PBS Swipes at GOP’s ‘Anger Caucus’ and ‘Dehumanizing’ Mike Johnson

November 25th, 2023 12:40 PM

The antipathy most inside-the-Beltway journalists have for conservatives was on display on Friday’s Washington Week on PBS. Viewers heard how the Republicans’ “anger caucus” was “willing to blow things up” in Washington, while new Speaker Mike Johnson was a “deeply, deeply religious conservative” who has “dehumanized the LGBTQ population in this country.”

PBS Plays Judge and Jury for Biden: ‘We Have Established…No Evidence’

September 18th, 2023 7:42 PM

On the latest edition of PBS’s weekly political journalist roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic, guest host Laura Barron-Lopez (a familiar face here at NewsBusters) set the tone right from the show’s introduction, of desperate Republicans hurling unsubstantiated accusations against the wall: "House Republicans in disarray.... Speaker Kevin McCarthy opens an impeachment inquiry…

PBS Roundtable Can't Believe 'Extraordinary' Biden Achievement Ignored

September 9th, 2023 10:50 PM

For the second week in a row, PBS’s weekly journalistic political roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic defended the elderly President Biden’s “mental acuity,” with the author of a new Biden biography, who also lectured the press on how to properly cover the president: By emphasizing how bad Trump is. Foer gave away his partisan leanings with a choice of pronoun: "...the recent…

PBS Roundtable's Laugh Line on Biden: ‘Mentally, He’s Quite Acute’

September 7th, 2023 8:07 AM

The awkwardly named Washington Week with The Atlantic, a weekly political roundtable of journalists which appears on tax-supported PBS, defended President Biden from scurrilous Republican questions about his age and fitness in last Friday’s edition. While the panel did address the important matter of the gerontocracy currently running the country, several of the panelists seemed to…


PBS Roundtable Hails Haley, But GOP ‘Emboldened to Say Racist Things'

August 26th, 2023 10:42 PM

It’s clear who would win PBS’s vote for the Republican Party nomination: Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who in the first GOP presidential debate bowed to “reality” by declaring a federal law against abortion a non-starter. Washington Week host Laura Barron-Lopez and NPR reporter Domenico Montanaro accused Tea Party activists and Tea Party rally attendees of racist thought,…


PBS, Atlantic Team to Tar DeSantis: Autocrat Dishing Violent Rhetoric

August 14th, 2023 6:32 AM

PBS’s weekly political roundtable show Washington Week has a new “editorial partner” and a new name but the same liberal philosophy. Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic monthly, is now moderator of the awkwardly rebranded Washington Week with The Atlantic. Under Goldberg’s tenure, The Atlantic has turned into a Democratic hive, and he’…


Washington Week Skips GOP Hearings Entirely, Lusts Over Trump in Jail

July 23rd, 2023 12:34 PM

The PBS journalist roundtable Washington Week would never put on a Fox News correspondent or a Washington Times reporter -- they're too opinionated? But on July 21, as they obsessed over a potential third Trump indictment, they brought on Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, whose partisanship knows no bounds.


PBS 'Washington Week' Forecasts Doom for DeSantis on 'Anti-Trans' Ad

July 8th, 2023 10:19 PM

On the Friday night PBS roundtable Washington Week, the journalists offered the usual servings for the two parties. The Democrats were merely described...and the Republicans were marked as doomed to lose. 

PBS’s Washington Week Showers Hunter, Presidential Pop With Sympathy

June 27th, 2023 5:41 PM

The PBS weekly political roundtable Washington Week on Friday used Hunter Biden’s surprise appearance at a White House state dinner held for India’s prime minister to actually linger over the Hunter Biden controversy, who attended the dinner just days after news of his plea agreement with the Department of Justice. But the panelists didn’t express shock at the appearance of…


PBS 'Washington Week' Insists Biden Is 'Independent' of DOJ on Trump

June 12th, 2023 1:15 PM

The PBS Friday night journalist roundtable show Washington Week sounded like State-Run TV as guest host Laura Barron-Lopez touted the “revealing and damning” Trump indictment by Biden’s Justice Department. It was the only topic for the half-hour. She methodically repeated the White House spin on the Justice Department's independence as her own take.


Journos on PBS Discuss Need to Prevent Airing Trump Live Like CNN Did

May 16th, 2023 2:40 PM

More public broadcasting arrogance was on display on the tax-funded PBS weekly political roundtable Washington Week Friday evening, as journalists huddled around their tax-supported digital fires to brainstorm ideas on how to trip up Republican candidate Donald Trump’s appeal in 2024 by denying him live coverage, as if the press is the first and final arbiter of who should speak…


Journos on PBS: House GOP Hasn't 'Landed a Punch' on Biden Scandals

April 23rd, 2023 8:15 AM

Friday’s PBS NewsHour pundits discussed Biden preparing to announce a re-election bid without mentioning this week’s big Hunter Biden scoops, and the same thing happened on the PBS journalist roundtable Washington Week. In the show’s last minute, they discussed House GOP investigations – but not Hunter’s name. Reporter Heather Caygle of Punchbowl News said “Have they landed a…

PBS 'Washington Week' Brings On Staunch Lefty Journo to Tout Kamala

February 13th, 2023 4:42 PM

Just as the PBS NewsHour can't stand the idea of a journalist from the conservative media doing the Friday "Week in Review," the Friday night journalist roundtable Washington Week can't imagine putting on a Fox News journalist to share reporting insights from the week. But woke anchor Yamiche Alcindor is perfectly happy to put on her fellow MSNBC pundit Errin Haines, an …

NBC, NPR Reporters See ‘White Supremacy,’ ‘Food Insecurity’ in Memphis

February 10th, 2023 2:30 PM

On PBS’s weekly journalist roundtable show Washington Week, National Public Radio Weekend Edition host Ayesha Rascoe and NBC News’ Ryan Nobles (formerly at CNN) discussed the brutal, fatal attack on Tyre Nichols, expanding from the killing to explore bizarre explanations for the attack by the five black police officers, including “white supremacy,” “food insecurity,” and even…