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‘Divested’ From Reality: PBS Cheers Hamas-Supporting Campus Protests

June 18th, 2024 10:00 AM

How did taxpayer-funded media cover the anti-Jewish, pro-Hamas protests that dominated college campuses this spring? A new Media Research Center study analyzed the words used by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) reporters, guests, and talking heads over 36 days of protest coverage and found PBS’s flagship news program NewsHour/News Weekend to be overwhelmingly on the side of the…

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PBS: GOP Hurls ‘Baseless Accusations’ at Joe Biden As Dems Respect Law

June 16th, 2024 12:57 PM

Hunter Biden, son of the president, was found guilty by a Wilmington, Delaware jury Tuesday of three felonies related to a gun purchase he made in 2018 while under the influence of drugs. PBS NewsHour reporter Laura Barron-Lopez empathy-fueled story hailed President Joe Biden both as father figure and defender of the judicial process, while Trump "repeating baseless accusations…

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PBS Argues Hunter Is A Political 'Victim,' But The GOP Is Hypocritical

June 15th, 2024 11:28 AM

PBS News Hour may have launched a rebranding campaign this week with a new studio and a new name that now makes News Hour two words instead of one, but…

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NPR Treats Hunter's Verdict as Less Vital Than Alito, Secretly Taped

June 13th, 2024 7:57 AM

On taxpayer-funded National Public Radio, All Things Considered has an online listing of story order. Hunter Biden's verdict was #9! Guess what was #1: Sam Alito. “Secret audio raises new questions about Supreme Court Justice's impartiality.”

PBS Taps Activist Psychiatrist to Advocate Gender Surgeries for Youth

June 12th, 2024 4:34 PM

Transgender youth researcher and psychiatrist Dr. Jack Turban once again appeared on PBS News Weekend, this time plugging his new book Free to Be: Understanding Kids and Gender Identity. Turban is director of the Gender Psychiatry Program at the University of California, San Francisco and of course a strong supporter of controversial gender identity…

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PBS Uses Hostile TV Clips to Warn Trump Veep Picks Threaten Democracy

June 10th, 2024 10:13 AM

Friday's PBS NewsHour featured a discussion with congressional reporter Lisa Desjardins on what Donald Trump is looking for in a vice-presidential running mate (“loyalty….including whether the 2020 election had fraud in it or not”). But it took a turn into PBS’s new pro-Biden campaign angle, protecting American “democracy” from Trump’s potential vice-presidential picks. PBS put…

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PBS Hosts Obama-Biden Lawyer To Warn Trump Will Prosecute Opponents!

June 8th, 2024 10:51 PM

Thursday evening’s PBS NewsHour warned of Trump persecuting his political opponents in a second term, and they pretended that no one is presently prosecuting his political opponents in their first term. Anchor Amna Nawaz dragged out the "without evidence" swagger.

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PBS Pans 'Creepy' Hunter Trial That 'Has Nothing To Do With' Policy

June 8th, 2024 9:50 AM

When Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks recapped former President Donald Trump’s conviction on PBS NewsHour one week ago, they hailed it as a victory for the rule of law and warned that anyone who dissented was simply being political and a grave threat to institutions. When it came to discussing…

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PBS Can’t Decide on Biden Border Bluff: Better Than Trump or Hypocrisy

June 6th, 2024 10:46 PM

President Biden’s surprise executive order to limit (on paper, anyway) the number of migrants seeking asylum on the southern border led the PBS NewsHour on Tuesday, in a story and a following interview that alternately covered for President Biden (he’s no immigrant-hating Trump!) and chided Biden from the pro-open-borders left (though there is doubt among conservatives as to how tough…

PBS Touts Focus Group of Two-Time Trump Voters Switching to Biden

June 2nd, 2024 7:07 PM

The PBS NewsHour quickly rounded up its semi-regular focus group of Republican voters one day after Donald Trump’s conviction in a Manhattan courtroom on 34 felony counts for falsifying business records. They touted that six of nine in their collection of PBS-approved 2016 and 2020 Trump voters said that Trump’s conviction had made them less likely to vote Trump in 2024. Only one was…

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CIVIL? PBS Cues Ex-Republican to Slam 'Far Right, Gun-Loving Kook'

June 2nd, 2024 6:10 AM

Taxpayer-funded PBS is just like CNN or MSNBC as it paints the Republicans as falling off a "far-right" cliff, while the Democrats have no "far left" extreme. The PBS NewsHour brought on disgruntled ex-Republican Joe Walsh to slam one primary challenger in Texas as a "far-right, gun-loving kook." So much for civility on PBS.

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'Sounds Like Politics': PBS Mourns GOP Attacking Trump Verdict

June 1st, 2024 11:24 AM

PBS NewsHour’s weekly recap with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart had a lot to discuss on Friday as they discussed former President Donald Trump being found guilty in New York. The common thread throughout, however, was that in “the before times” Republicans and conservatives would have lined up to simply…

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In One Segment, PBS Makes Alito an Insurrectionist and Trump Hitler

May 28th, 2024 9:51 AM

Before it compared Trump to Hitler, Thursday’s edition of the PBS NewsHour made the Justice Alito flag controversy an all-encompassing scandal. First the network’s Supreme Court expert Marcia Coyle discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a Republican-drawn congressional district in South Carolina to stand, but segued into the controversy over two flags being flown over two of…

PBS Anchor Whines to Maher: Trump's Scandals Should Be 'Disqualifying'

May 23rd, 2024 10:29 AM

PBS NewsHour host Geoff Bennett complained to Bill Maher: "What do you think accounts for the durability of Donald Trump as a political figure? By any objective or rational standard, the challenges facing him, the scandals, the criminal trials -- all of that should be disqualifying. And yet he's competitive!" Maher said: "He's winning...and in the states that matter."