California: Where Common Sense Goes to Die

June 7th, 2024 1:31 PM

The circus came to California a long time ago, and there are no signs it’s packing up any time soon. Some recent examples: California lawmakers set up a reparations panel for “black descendants of slaves” even though California was never a slave state. California has a budget deficit of close to $50 billion, and some put the price tag of the panel’s reparations recommendations at $800 billion…

Liberals Love the Minimum Wage — Though It Hurts People Liberals Love

April 5th, 2024 2:41 PM

On April 1, the new California $20-per-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers went into effect. In signing the bill, California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected the view that such a wage hike — 25% above the state’s current minimum wage — hurts teenagers who disproportionately benefit from fast-food jobs and for whom this becomes their entry into the job market. Newsom said: “That’s a romanticized…


‘Corrupt’ Newsom Dragged for Panera Bread Carveout

March 1st, 2024 4:44 PM

California Governor Gavin Newsom came under fire from several media outlets for apparently exempting Panera Bread from a new law imposing high minimum wage requirements on businesses.

NewsBusters Podcast: Welker's Decent Question to Newsom EDITED OUT

February 26th, 2024 11:04 PM

Meet the Press host Kristen Welker surprised us by asking California Gov. Gavin Newsom in which week abortion could be limited. He implied zero limits...while he attacked Republicans as extreme. Sadly, it turned out that clip was in the full interview on YouTube, but it was left on the cutting-room floor when it came to NBC's Sunday show.


Bill Maher Hearts Gov. Newsom, Can’t List One Accomplishment

February 10th, 2024 1:30 PM

Bill Maher has a new fan base after decades in show business.


Morano, Varney Warn America Could ‘Ban Gas Cars by 2035’

January 10th, 2024 7:38 PM

After California’s radical electric vehicle (EV) mandate came under EPA review, Climate Depot founder Marc Morano broke down what is at stake for the country. 


Meyers, Newsom Team Up To Attack Fox, 'Anti-Black' DeSantis

December 14th, 2023 10:06 AM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled over to NBC and Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday to recap his Fox News debate with GOP presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis where he smeared DeSantis as “anti-black” and, ironically considering he was on Late Night, lamented that Fox was an echo chamber. Meanwhile, Meyers wondered why Republicans are obsessed with…

Joe Biden Looks Doomed in 2024 — But Is He?

December 8th, 2023 3:07 PM

Gavin Newsom is so eager to run for president that he even campaigns to insist he’s not running. That’s what he did last week, when the California governor went on Fox News to debate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is officially in the race. Why does a Democratic governor appear on a Republican-leaning cable channel to debate a candidate, if he’s not a candidate himself? The devil’s in the…

The Kamala Conundrum: Why Democrats Are Stuck With Her

December 5th, 2023 1:25 PM

California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom desperately wants to run for president -- now rather than later. After all, Newsom, for reasons I discuss in my new book, “As Goes California,” beat back a recall attempt. Polls show most Democrats want a candidate other than President Joe Biden, whose poll numbers remain in the tank. Over 60% of Americans consider the country on the wrong track. Biden’s…

NewsBusters Podcast: Newsom, DeSantis, and Democrats at PolitiFact

December 1st, 2023 11:39 PM

The Sean Hannity-moderated debate between Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis drew a predictable outcome from PolitiFact. They tried to ignore the raw numbers on Californians leaving Florida (and the reverse) and proclaim Newsom accurate by using a "per capita" measurement for America's most populous state. That's playing with "alternative facts."


CBS Ducks as ABC Uses Trump Author Karl to Mock DeSantis, Hail Newsom

December 1st, 2023 4:01 PM

Friday’s CBS Mornings did its best to all but ignore Thursday night’s fiery debate on the Fox News Channel between Governors Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) by stashing it in the Eye Opener (which we at NewsBusters don’t formally account as most of it’s teases for segments), but the others stepped up to the plate with full stories on ABC’s Good Morning America and…


Fox Highlights L.A. Gun Owner Who Lost Permit After Defending Himself

November 22nd, 2023 9:20 AM

On Saturday's Fox & Friends Weekend, the show gave coverage to how atrocious California's gun rights situation is as the Fox weekend anchors spoke with a Los Angeles resident whose concealed carry permit was revoked after he used his firearm to fight off two armed home invaders who are still at large.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Streets of San Francisco

November 22nd, 2023 9:09 AM

At least California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, admits it. On the eve of a visit to San Francisco by China’s Xi Jinping, the city somehow, someway cleared out downtown homeless encampments. Newsom flat-out cops to the reason why. The governor said, “Folks say, ‘Oh they’re just cleaning up this place because all those fancy leaders are coming into town.’ That’s true.…

ABCCBSNBC Can't Xi Themselves Covering Newsom's Big SF Street Cleanup

November 13th, 2023 9:00 PM

San Francisco, an iconic American city known for its beauty and charm (but more recently known for having streets wracked with crime, lined with homeless and paved with human excrement) gets a long-overdue cleanup ahead of an important APEC summit wherein President Joe Biden shall meet Chinese dictator Xi Jinping. But the cleanup, inasmuch as it makes the wrong people look bad, garnered no…