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We’ve Survived 2021! Here’s the Most-Read NewsBusters Blogs From 2021

December 30th, 2021 5:07 PM

Continuing what’s become a staple of our year-end packages, NewsBusters used our Google Analytics to compile our ten most-read stories from 2021, which saw four writers from our News Analysis Division seeing stories crack the top ten along with one from MRC Culture and two from MRC’s Free Speech America.

Artificial Insanity? YouTube Censors Issa for Pro-Vax Comments

November 10th, 2021 3:27 PM

YouTube appears to have censored a speech about COVID-19 vaccines by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA).

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GOP Rep Torches Jim Acosta on Afghanistan, CA Recall Race

August 22nd, 2021 11:40 PM

Hack journalist Jim Acosta couldn’t keep up as his Republican guest schooled him on his own show, Sunday, over President Biden’s Afghanistan debacle. Acosta repeatedly tried to blame President Trump for the Taliban takeover, but Issa exposed the journalist’s utter hypocrisy.

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Seriously? CNN Touts Claim Dana Loesch Has Threatened Journalists

September 5th, 2017 4:22 PM
CNN’s Brian Stelter continued his role as an unabashed liberal media cheerleader on Tuesday, promoting a pathetic statement from a media trade group claiming The Blaze host and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch incited violence against journalists in an April video denouncing media bias. While the group Digital Content Next decried Loesch’s phrase “[w]e’re coming for you” as a trigger for violence, a…
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Fake News: Matthews Claims GOPers Are Not Criticizing Trump’s Presser

August 15th, 2017 9:28 PM
On Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews irresponsibly dabbled in fake/false news by claiming that Republicans and those in GOP leadership haven’t spoken out against President Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville violence, including his Tuesday afternoon press conference. Matthews was squabbling with frequent Hardball guest and GOP strategist John Brabender when he went down that path…
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ABC, NBC Press for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump Campaign

February 27th, 2017 10:11 PM
Both ABC and NBC were desperately backing calls from partisan Democrats, Monday night, to have a special prosecutor investigate the Donald Trump’s campaign for evidence of collusion with Russia. But, took a liking to call from one particular Republican. “In Washington tonight, pressure is intensifying for an independent investigation on Russia, including a call from a leading Republican,”…
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CNN's Costello Fears Trump Has Secret Christian Agenda With Travel Ban

January 30th, 2017 12:03 PM
During the 9:00 hour of CNN Newsroom Monday morning, anchor Carol Costello grilled Republican Representative Darrell Issa on Trump’s executive order to put a temporary travel ban on immigrants from certain predominantly Muslim countries. Like the rest of the media, Costello wailed about the discriminatory impact of the ban on Muslims but she didn’t stop there. Costello even suggested the ban was…
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CNN's Keilar Frets Trump Too Quick to Call 'Radical Islamic Terrorism'

December 21st, 2016 10:56 AM
On Tuesday's The Situation Room on CNN, substitute anchor Brianna Keilar not only worried that President-elect Donald Trump was "jumping the gun" by calling the attacks in Turkey and Germany "radical Islamic terrorism" too soon "before any information was out there," but she also fretted that Trump was "dangerously close to making this look like a religious war."
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CNN’s Borger Slams Giuliani for ‘Hateful’ Comments, ‘Hijacked’ Debate

February 23rd, 2015 12:01 PM
On Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN’s Gloria Borger hosted three prominent Republican politicians to discuss the ongoing debate surrounding Rudy Giuliani and his suggestion that President Obama doesn’t love America. Throughout the combative segment, Borger hit the former New York City mayor for his “hateful” comments and went so far as to claim that he “kind of hijacked the conversation in a…

Sharyl Attkisson Slams Critics Who Won't 'Question Authority' Now

November 10th, 2014 11:48 AM
Former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, celebrated the launch of her new book Stonewalled at a private residence in Georgetown among an audience that consisted of members in the media, whistleblowers from other scandals, and the outgoing House Oversight committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. She told her media skeptics "if only you would occasionally apply that kind of skepticism to…
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Maddow Mocks Republican's Geography Mistake—But Recently Made Her Own

October 25th, 2014 7:15 AM
Let she who is without geography sin cast the first globe!  On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow mercilessly mocked Darrell Issa for confusing Guinea with Guyana. The Republican congressman made his mistake during a discussion of the country in which the latest Ebola outbreak began.  Issa said it was "Guyana," a South American country, whereas in fact it was Guinea, a West African one.…

Networks Dodge Huge IRS Scandal News as DOJ Attorney Says Lost Lerner

August 25th, 2014 9:15 PM
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton appeared on the Fox News Channel (FNC) Monday afternoon and informed viewers that a Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney admitted to his organization on Friday that the e-mails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner that were thought to be lost likely still exist. He declared to FNC’s Shannon Bream that the story of Lerner’s hard drive being damaged and…

Networks Refuse to Mention Latest Fast and Furious Development

August 21st, 2014 12:25 AM
On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks ignored the latest news from the Fast and Furious scandal as a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over a list of documents regarding the botched gun-running scheme that was formally called Operation Fast and Furious. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled in court hearing Wednesday that the DOJ will…

Liberal PBS Analyst Mark Shields Talks Trash: Boehner Lawsuit Is 'Bogu

June 28th, 2014 11:12 PM
In the Friday PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff lamented the current impasse in Washington: "I don’t know what else to call it, war between congressional Republicans and the president." She sounded shocked that Speaker John Boehner filed suit to protest the president's constant end-runs around Congress and legislating from the White House on Obamacare, immigration, and other issues. Shields…