PBS Wrecks Texas for Abbott's Pardon: 'White Right-Wing Conservatives'

May 18th, 2024 5:27 PM

The PBS NewsHour on Friday questioned Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s pardon of “convicted killer Daniel Perry” as a sop to the white right. Host Geoff Bennett loaded his lead to tar Abbott’s decision right from the start. "Abbott had faced pressure to issue the pardon from white right-wing conservatives, including then FOX News host Tucker Carlson."


PBS 'News' Bias: Upside-Down Alito Flag Bigger Than Kavanaugh Assassin

May 18th, 2024 11:57 AM

On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, the Week in Review segment dove into the New York Times “scoop” that the flag flew upside down for a few days in January 2021 outside the home of Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito. This was Big News? Two years ago, when a man showed up outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house intending to assassinate him, the NewsHour didn’t find…

PBS Takes Pro-Hamas Line on Israel: 'Mass Expulsion' of Palestinians

May 17th, 2024 10:11 PM

Wednesday’s edition of the PBS NewsHour forwarded pro-Hamas historical talking points to paint Palestinians as endless victims of yet another war they launched against Israel, matching up with the network’s consistently slanted coverage of the current Israel-Hamas war. It’s been 76 years since Arab countries attacked the fledgling state of Israel en masse in 1948 to strangle the…

PBS NewsHour Touts Abortion as a Boon for Democrats as GOP Bumbles It

May 15th, 2024 7:51 PM

The PBS NewsHour on Monday attempted to bolster the struggling Biden re-election campaign by focusing on a purported Democratic issue, abortion, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. Reporter Laura Barron-Lopez presented Democrats on the move and Republicans on the defensive.


PBS Repeats Debunked Hamas-Published Child Casualty Statistics

May 15th, 2024 2:05 PM

PBS/CNN host Christiane Amanpour likes to say that journalists should “be truthful, not neutral,” but when she welcomed author Reza Aslan to Wednesday’s Amanpour and Company to promote his new children’s book on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, she could not be bothered to fact-check his debunked casualty estimates from Gaza.


PBS Mocks Non-Protesters: No Right to 'Convenient Path to the Library'

May 11th, 2024 12:22 PM

Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour actually brought on a critic of the pro-Hamas protesters currently infesting college campus quads across the country, which so far have gotten a nearly free ride from scrutiny (there’s certainly been little scrutiny of the pro-Biden groups funding them). New York Times columnist David French is no hard-core conservative, but his opinion that the “…


Capehart On Biden's Israel Critics: 'Haven't Been Paying Attention'

May 11th, 2024 10:00 AM

Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart told Friday’s PBS NewsHour that anyone who believes that President Joe Biden is playing politics by withholding aid from Israel hasn’t “been paying attention.” Unfortunately, for both Capehart and Biden, the latter’s previous comments about Israel and its enemies are resurfacing and they put that claim very much in doubt.

PBS: Trump's Wild Gestapo Remarks vs. Biden Faces 'Jaded Electorate'

May 9th, 2024 6:10 AM

The “Politics Monday” segment of the PBS NewsHour, as hosted by substitute anchor William Brangham, was spicier than usual. Brangham found “controversy” on Trump’s side (no surprise there) but President Biden eluded blame for his poor polling -- blame a “jaded electorate” instead. Brangham: "It's already shaping up to be a busy political week, as Republicans navigate the fallout from…


Here Are the Best & Worst Parts of the NPR Hearing with MRC’s Graham

May 8th, 2024 5:45 PM

On Wednesday, the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations during a hearing on the decades-long liberal boondoggle that is National Public Radio (NPR). Not surprisingly, he came armed with examples of their virulent bias and hate for conservatives.

FLASHBACK: Lefties Frowned As America Cheered bin Laden’s Demise

May 5th, 2024 10:24 AM

While nearly all Americans were united in celebrating the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden 13 years ago, the Sourpuss Left instead deplored fretted the “mindless jubilation” and “jingoistic hubris” of those cheering the elimination of an avowed enemy who had ordered the deaths of thousands of innocent people.


PBS Hails ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Win for Minors, Including Mastectomy

May 5th, 2024 6:04 AM

The PBS NewsHour was back to its old rhetorical tricks this week on the LGBTQ front. Lately the outlet has been reacting with pro-transgender alarm when yet another state restricts transgender surgery for minors. But it had cause to celebrate on Tuesday, covering a “groundbreaking ruling” that somehow didn’t shake up the other media outlets enough to cover.


PBS Wonders Why College Protests Are Labeled Anti-Semitic

May 4th, 2024 10:02 AM

The cast of Friday’s PBS NewsHour was greatly confused. Host William Brangham didn’t understand why the anti-Israel college demonstrators, on the whole, have been branded as anti-Semitic, while Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart didn’t know why it is so hard for the demonstrators to protest Israel without degenerating into anti-Semitism.


PBS’s Amanpour Lauds ‘Heart of Pro-Palestinian Campus Peace Movement'

May 3rd, 2024 5:04 AM

On Monday’s Amanpour & Co., which runs on PBS and CNN International, host Christiane Amanpour took the side of the pro-Hamas campus protesters who are spewing anti-Jewish rhetoric on “progressive” college campuses nationwide -- no surprise given her long-standing journalistic hostility toward Israel. Against all evidence she insisted that the campus occupiers (i.e. the “heart of…

PBS's Favorite 'Republican' Claims the Party Is Now 'Autocratic'

May 2nd, 2024 10:27 AM

Stuart Stevens is senior adviser of the Lincoln Project, a never-Trump “Republican” outfit whose pathetic anti-GOP stunts and scandals have discredited it everywhere but in the mainstream media, where it remains a reliable source for smears of the modern-day Republican party as fascistic. Stuart took his familiar act to Tuesday’s edition of Amanpour & Co., which airs on PBS. Host…