On Thursday’s edition of her CNN/PBS show, Christiane Amanpour invited on the New York Times’ Jonathan Mahler and James Rutenberg to promote their three-part investigative piece on Rupert Murdoch and indict Fox News as an “anti-immigrant” network that spewed the kind of “ethno-nationalist agenda” that stoked the New Zealand mosque shooter.
In the wake of the announcement on Sunday that Robert Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia,” many in the news media are visibly upset with the Special Counsel for not being more aggressively anti-Trump. On Monday’s New Day, for example, CNN legal analyst Laura Coates exclaimed that it was “really atrocious” that Mueller refused to make a legal conclusion about whether the President had committed obstruction of justice, while over on NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie fretted: “Is that a cop out? Isn’t this his job?”
This week’s NewsBusters Time Machine looks back at a mammoth PBS documentary on Ronald Reagan that aired 21 years ago this week. The 270 minute film, which aired on February 24,1998, included the usual tropes about Reagan not caring about the poor. But it also seemed to blame the conservative president for the rise of... Donald Trump?
In the aftermath of the House of Representatives passing two Democratic-supported gun control bills that expand background check requirements to private purchases and transfers, and lengthens the allowed background check period, CNN and MSNBC have been celebrating by having liberal guests come on their shows and going along with their gun control myths without any conservative guests to counter them.
Friday night's pundit segment on the PBS NewsHour began in a predictable way, as both pseudoconservative David Brooks and liberal Mark Shields rained fire on President Trump declaring a national emergency to secure federal funding for a border wall. But after both pundits agreed that Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was "impressive," Brooks was gently asked if the Democrats were getting too progressive, and he dropped a bomb. They were "somewhere to the left of Che Guevara."
For the past few decades, Elizabeth Warren has claimed that she is an “Indian American” and has used this falsehood to take advantage of programs supporting minorities, a tactic that eventually resulted in the Massachusetts Democrat being elected to the U.S. Senate. However, Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican from the same chamber, learned recently that he had a distant relative who was a Native American, which gives him at least twice as much of that ancestry as the liberal candidate for the 2020 presidential election.
The liberal media took another massive blow on Wednesday after an independent investigation found that the high school students of Covington Catholic didn’t harass anyone last month at the Lincoln Memorial. Effectively proving that the liberal media reports about them were smears and lies, all three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and principal Spanish-language networks (Telemundo and Univision) omitted the findings from their evening reports.
Often, when the PBS NewsHour pundits David Brooks and Mark Shields agree on something, they're creating a liberal/Democrat consensus. But the week's events altered the formula dramatically. First, they both agreed that Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam's blackface/KKK yearbook photo was appalling. Then they agreed that the notion of abortion during birth or after birth was extreme.
On the Martin Luther King Day edition of PBS NewsHour, host Judy Woodruff gave far-left Reverend William Barber a forum to push his anti-poverty agenda in which he claimed that there is so much "voter suppression" that there are fewer voting rights than there were in 1965.
The journalists at PBS and CNN are very forgiving when it comes to accusations of bigotry and hate. Well, as long as you’re a Democrat. A tweet of now-Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has resurfaced in which she calls Israel “evil” and says the nation has “hypnotized the world.” Yet, PBS journalist Christiane Amanpour asked the Democrat to simply “put that in context.” CNN wondered “what your message” is to explain away the statements. This is not the kind of media coverage Congressman Steve King received for his disturbing remarks.
Between Monday evening and Wednesday morning, a significant number of journalists and regular commentators across CNN, MSNBC, and even Fox News have cited claims from a handful of flawed studies claiming that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than do American citizens. But, as previously documented by NewsBusters, the conclusions of these studies are highly questionable while a few studies have suggested a higher crime rate by illegals.
Last month, normally progressive PBS provided a transparent portrayal of the devastation abortion inflicts on the African American community. The special, titled “Anti-Abortion Crusaders: Inside the African American Abortion Battle,” surprised conservative media critics by giving voice to the message that “the most dangerous place for an African American child is in the womb.”