NYT’s Strange, Soft Profile of Accused Killer: ‘An Attentive Father’

August 25th, 2018 10:01 AM
Saturday’s New York Times provided a soft profile of Cristhian Rivera, the accused killer of Mollie Tibbetts: “From Quiet Village in Mexico to a Lonely Furrow in an Iowa Cornfield.” They wrote: "Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the Mexican farmworker accused of killing a 20-year-old college student and concealing her body beneath corn leaves, seemed to have built a quiet,…
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MH-P Guest: Tsarnaev Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

April 25th, 2015 1:18 PM
Of all the rotten reasons not to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll give the booby prize to the one offered by Paul Raushenbush, a HuffPo religion editor and ordained American Baptist minister. On today's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Raushenbush imagined that in twenty years, Tsarnaev might become "a spokesperson for reconciling Islam with America. We don't know what this…

NY Times Pities Boston Bomber, Finds No Connection to Jihad, Yet Op-ed

April 16th, 2014 11:55 PM
The New York Times resolutely refused to see a pattern of jihad on the part of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in its sympathetic front-page Tuesday profile of his prison conditions. Yet on Wednesday the Times ran an op-ed that used an anti-Semitic killer in Kansas to represent the hidden domestic terror threat of military veterans. First, try not to shed a tear for Tsarnaev as you…

Bozell Column: Pop-Culture Titans Bow to the Pope

February 8th, 2014 7:47 AM
The nastiest corners of popular culture in Hollywood and Manhattan usually love nothing better than denying their filthiness by hectoring orthodox Christians for the sex scandals lurking behind their "judgmental" ways. But the last few weeks have shown that the current aura around Pope Francis, and the false hope that he'll "go native" with the permissive crowd, is…

Media Mash: Bozell, Hannity Slam MSNBC for Still Insisting Boston Bomb

August 16th, 2013 1:29 PM
One day before the one-year anniversary of Floyd Lee Corkins's failed terror attack on the Family Research Council -- he was inspired by a "hate map" by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- MSNBC brought on SPLC's Mark Potok to mislead viewers about the nature of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, insisting that the Tsarnaev brothers were not motivated by radical Islamic…

In WaPo Column, Georgetown Prof Equates Defending Tsarnaev, Ariel Cast

July 27th, 2013 3:05 PM
Abbe Smith, who has written an almost 1,500-word column for the Washington Post, is described as "a professor of law and the director of the Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic at Georgetown University." The title of her column is "What motivates a lawyer to defend a Tsarnaev, a Castro or a Zimmerman?" -- as if defending an alleged terrorist killer of three and…

Bozell Column: Terrorist Rocks Rolling Stone

July 20th, 2013 7:12 AM
The dwindling number of people still reading Rolling Stone know that just as MTV no longer is a music station, this is not just a music magazine. Nevertheless, the magazine’s covers are almost always rock and pop stars, and sometimes movie and TV actors. In recent months, that list has included glamorizing shots of Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber (who’s now “Hot…

MSNBC's Hayes Suggests He Defended Rolling Stone Cover Because Michell

July 19th, 2013 4:24 PM
On Thursday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes again demonstrated just how far left his views are when he admitted that he has had difficulty understanding the widespread criticism of Rolling Stone magazine over its provocative cover photo of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. To his credit, Hayes brought aboard someone with an opposing opinion from his own in the form of The List…

WashPost's Media Blogger Bemoans 'Tedious Outrage Machine' Upset with

July 17th, 2013 5:53 PM
Updated below: Wemple doubles down | Are you genuinely offended and angered by Rolling Stone magazine putting a glamour-style photograph of Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its August 1 edition, plugging its corresponding cover story, "The Bomber," by promising readers a look at "How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical…

CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens Refuse to Sell Rolling Stone's Boston Mara

July 17th, 2013 5:00 PM
As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Rolling Stone magazine's upcoming August issue features a picture of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. Within hours, CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid, and Walgreens have announced that they won't be selling this issue in their stores.

Walter E. Williams Column: Hating America

May 17th, 2013 5:42 PM
Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are accused of setting the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, attended the University of Massachusetts. Maybe they hated our nation before college, but if you want lessons on hating America, college attendance might be a good start. Let's look at it. "We need to think very, very clearly about who the enemy is. The enemy is the…

NYT Page One Story on 'Jihadists Push New Tactics' Includes Picture of

May 6th, 2013 11:07 PM
A New York Times story posted online Sunday evening and appearing at Column 1 on Page 1 in today's print edition included a picture of 1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh -- hardly a jihadist, at least not directly -- alongside that of three real jihadists: alleged Ft. Hood mass murderer Nidal Hasan, foiled Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, and accused Boston Marathon bomber…

President Obama's April 30 Press Conference Live Blog

April 30th, 2013 10:30 AM
President Barack Obama will take to the podium in the White House press briefing room at 10:30 a.m. Eastern for a press conference. The occasion: today is the 100th day of his second term in office. We at NewsBusters will be watching and I'll be live-blogging the questions from reporters. Pardon my inaccuracies as I'll be transcribing on the fly. In the comments section, leave some…

Daily Kos Week in Review: Turning Boston Into Bosnia

April 26th, 2013 11:03 PM
This past week, one Kossack alleged that conservatives' preferred response to the Boston Marathon bombing wasn't for law enforcement to track down the culprits and bring them to justice, but rather for mobs of their fellow right-wingers to engage in lethal violence against Muslim Americans.   As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.