'When Did Chelsea Manning Become Chelsea Manning?' Time Asks in All Se

August 28th, 2013 4:33 PM
While honoring Bradley Manning's wish to be identified as a woman and called "Chelsea," Time magazine writer James Poniewozik wants to know exactly when did Bradley become Chelsea, posing various grammatical issues raised by journalists accepting Manning's self-delusion about his gender. "Since she’s a longtime figure in the news, in a case involving her actions…

NYTimes, AP Will Now Call Bradley Manning 'Chelsea,' Use Female Pronou

August 27th, 2013 3:43 PM
*Corrected from earlier | "Starting tomorrow, The New York Times and The Associated Press will refer to Bradley Manning as Chelsea Manning, 'formerly know as Pfc. Bradley Manning,' honoring the former soldier's request to be addressed as a female," Politico media reporter Dylan Byers noted yesterday* afternoon. Not only will AP and the Times refer to Manning with female…

Pronoun Wars: MSNBC Host Can’t Decide Whether Bradley Manning Is

August 27th, 2013 12:25 PM
It looks as if MSNBC has kowtowed to Bradley Manning’s request to be referred to as a woman. On Sunday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, fill-in host Mara Schiavocampo tried to honor Manning’s bizarre request, but kept slipping up and referring to Manning as “he.” In a teaser before the segment, Schiavocampo declared, “Bradley Manning is now Chelsea Manning. But…

NBC Sympathizes With 'Chelsea' Manning, Asks if 'She' Will 'Force' Gov

August 23rd, 2013 5:25 PM
In an exclusive interview with Bradley Manning's attorney David Coombs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie read a "bombshell announcement" from the convicted military leaker: "I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female." After referring to Manning as "he" throughout the segment, Guthrie immediately switched…

Unlike TIME, NBC's Savannah Guthrie, Reuters Refuses to Call Bradley M

August 22nd, 2013 6:34 PM
We at NewsBusters have repeatedly raked Reuters over the coals for years now on various issues -- particularly their steadfast refusal in numerous stories to call terrorists "terrorists." But today a kudos is in order as the news wire -- in reporting Private Bradley Manning's desire to undergo hormone therapy to take on the persona of a woman named Chelsea -- refuses to call…

Matthews Bemoans Manning Sentence: 'Frail Guy Who Doesn't Look Threate

August 21st, 2013 2:43 PM
So what if he disclosed information that potentially threatened American lives and security interests?  Manning's a "frail guy who doesn't look threatening to anyone." So you have to question the length of his sentence. Such was the bizarre logic that Chris Matthews—guest hosting for Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC today—employed as he bemoaned Bradley Mannings…

Networks Silent about Manning’s ‘Gay Soldier’ Defense

July 31st, 2013 4:26 PM
Bradley Manning must be terribly lonely. After all, how many gay men have made news the last few years without being celebrated in the media for their gayness? And a gay man who also “struggles with issues of gender identity” can pretty much write his own contract with MSNBC. But the media, and the broadcast networks especially, are oddly reticent about the sexual orientation and…

Supporting a Traitor: Hollywood Releases ‘I Am Bradley Manning’ Vi

June 4th, 2013 11:42 PM
With the start of the Bradley Manning court martial, a number of famous and not-so famous Hollywood liberals have released a video in support of their hero. It includes the likes of Oliver Stone, Russell Brand, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Moby, Tom Morello, Wallace Shawn, and the perilously liberal so-called journalists Matt Taibbi, Phil Donahue, and Chris Hedges (video follows with…

NPR's Talking-Head List on Manning the Massive Leaker? Left, Left, and

June 4th, 2013 7:12 AM
He may have committed the largest and most reckless  leak of national-security information in America’s history, but Bradley Manning had a happy Monday at National Progressive Radio. NPR’s Morning Edition ran a story by reporter Carrie Johnson that contained absolutely no one who could see Manning in a critical light. Johnson began: “In the three years since his arrest…

Michael Moore: Wikileaker Bradley Manning Ignited Occupy Wall Street M

November 7th, 2011 9:15 AM
Multimillionaire Occupy Wall Street supporter Michael Moore told protesters in San Francisco last month that the movement has its roots in Army Private Bradley Manning passing top secret classified information to Wikileaks. So enthusiastic was the crowd on hand that they voted to rename the area they were occupying Bradley Manning Plaza (video follows with transcript and commentary):

American Library Association Supports Wikileaks Suspect Manning

June 22nd, 2011 11:18 AM
It must be what's known in the military as "mission creep." Why else would an organization of professional librarians come out in support of the soldier alleged to be responsible for the largest security breach in U.S. military history? When it meets for its annual conference in New Orleans June 23, the American Library Association will vote on a resolution calling on the…

Media Ignored How Failed Gay Relationship, Violent Outbursts Impacted

June 21st, 2011 12:27 PM
In the wake of the largest security breach in U.S. military history, the mainstream media have struggled to report all the facts about Bradley Manning, the Iraq war soldier in the middle of the Wikileaks scandal. In an effort to pursue political correctness over truthful journalism, ABC, CBS and NBC ignored uncomfortable facts about Manning's sexual orientation and history of "…

WaPo Hearts Bleed Over Leaking Bradley Manning, But They Can't Place H

May 10th, 2011 7:14 AM
Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine carried a cover story that oozed with compassion for radical-left WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning. Just as they did in last August's "antiwar hero" story, the Post utterly failed to locate Manning and his supporters on the far left. They were merely "free-information activists." They were the same kind of folks who wanted…

Cenk: Why Not Treat Leaker Bradley Manning Like 'Hero

April 14th, 2011 9:03 PM
Cenk Uygur can't figure out why accused Army leaker Bradley Manning isn't being treated like a "hero".  Seriously. Uygur's guest on his MSNBC show this evening was P.J. Crowley, the former State Department spokesman who was forced out of his post for publicly criticizing the treatment of Manning while in detention awaiting trial. Cenk whined as to why Manning…