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Did PBS Edit Out Amanpour Saying GOP Is 'Weaponizing...Governance'?

January 12th, 2023 10:17 PM

In the Monday edition of Amanpour & Co on PBS, host Christiane Amanpour spoke with guest Rep. Delia Ramirez (D-IL) about Brazil, refugees, the Dreamers, and the House Speaker vote. Amanpour let Ramirez’s personal story as a first-generation immigrant stand in for actual journalism, while both host and guest compared the political chaos in Brazil to the Capitol riots of…

PBS Shrieks: All 20 McCarthy Vote Holdouts Were 'Election Deniers’

January 10th, 2023 5:19 PM

The Friday night edition of Amanpour & Co. on PBS, hosted by Bianna Golodryga, aired with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s elevation to Speaker still uncertain. Golodryga dubiously claimed that of the 20 holdouts denying McCarthy the House Speakership, “all 20 holdouts were all election deniers.”

PBS’s ‘Spectacular’ Smear of US Immigration Policy: ‘Racist...Journey'

January 10th, 2023 9:32 AM

As President Biden traveled to the Mexican border with a purported plan to stem the flow of refugees, public television is nudging the administration to the left to encourage and “embrace” refugees to come on up to America. In the PBS News Hour’s occasional "brief but spectacular" segment that closed the show on Sunday, a refugee from Nepal, Devashish Basnet, was given several minutes…

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PBS Fearmongers: GOP ‘Threats to Democracy Remain,’ Like Speaker Vote?

January 8th, 2023 7:00 AM

Not even the loss in November’s congressional elections of many so-called election deniers has stopped PBS from fear-mongering about dangers to democracy. Thursday’s PBS NewsHour featured two hosts and two professors in total agreement about the ongoing perfidy of the Republican Party and the threat to democracy it poses, even as vital electoral reforms like the Electoral Count Reform…

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CREEPY: OB-GYN Hypes Medication Abortion as 'Extrarordinarily Safe'

January 7th, 2023 7:19 PM

On Wednesday's PBS NewsHour, viewers received a bucket of happy talk about medication abortions from Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio. Twice, she insisted the use of mifepristone was "extraordinarily safe" -- but it's not safe for the unborn baby, who is expelled from the mother and killed.

PBS Pits McCarthy, ‘Hard-Line’ Right:‘Trump Is These People’s Demigod'

January 5th, 2023 5:19 PM

On the Tuesday edition of Amanpour & Co on PBS, host Christiane Amanpour interviewed former moderate Republican Rep. Will Hurd, who served three terms in office but didn’t seek reelection in 2020. Amanpour led off with the fight for Speaker of the House and with unsympathetic labeling of the “hard-line” opponents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

PBS’s Cold Benedict Obit: ‘Controversial Reign Ended' With Resignation

January 5th, 2023 5:59 AM

When PBS marked the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on its Saturday evening news program, the obituary was dominated by a fierce anti-Benedict voice railing against the former pope’s alleged neglect of sex abuse cases among Catholic clergy. PBS News Weekend anchor John Yang introduced the story with a brute, unfriendly summing up of Benedict’s tenure: Catholics in mourning. Pope Emeritus…

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PBS Offers Softballs to Democrat Leahy, Hardballs to Republican Davis

January 2nd, 2023 6:29 PM

In the final week of 2022, the PBS NewsHour put on display the kind of double standard that the liberal media typically show in its treatment of Republicans and Democrats as defeated Republican Congressman Rodney Davis and retiring Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy were interviewed within days of one another.

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Silly PBS Sendoff: Judy Woodruff Puffed as 'Neutral and Objective'

January 2nd, 2023 10:40 AM

One of the silliest myths in TV newscasting is that objectivity is still a lodestar. As PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff was wrapping up her last show in the anchor chair on Friday, pundits David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart both pretended Woodruff exemplified neutrality. Do they think Republicans never watch this show? 

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Adieu to 2022: Here’s the Ten Most-Read NewsBusters Blogs of the Year

December 31st, 2022 11:50 AM

With only a few hardened leftists stuck on COVID-19, 2022 represented a year in which more Americans moved on and, thankfully for the team at NewsBusters, the liberal media continued to provide us plenty of content. For our top ten most-read blogs of the year, the topics included Biden’s mental state, the free state of Florida, Hollywood elitism, and Ukraine. For this year, the News Analysis…

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NBC Gushes Over PBS 'Legend' Ken Burns and His New $75 Photo Book

December 29th, 2022 4:40 PM

The PBS-branded "American icon" Ken Burns appeared on Wednesday’s Today on NBC to plug his latest book of photographs, Our America: A Photographic History. This 5.75-pound coffee-table book will set you back $75 ($65 at Amazon). At Amazon, you can find the PBS logo hawking several Ken Burns products -- pretty slick for "non-commercial" TV. 

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PBS Openly Provides Forum for Liberal Activist Pushing Gun Control

December 28th, 2022 3:51 PM

On Friday's Amanpour & Co., Sara Sidner devoted a segment to promoting the agenda of a gun control advocate as the fill-in host made no serious effort to challenge her liberal guest's claims.

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WORST OF 2022: The Media Heroes Award

December 28th, 2022 12:15 PM

Today we present the WORST OF 2022: The Media Heroes Award. 

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WORST OF 2022: Damn Those Conservatives Award

December 27th, 2022 10:30 AM

Today we present the WORST OF 2022: The Damn Those Conservatives Award.