ABC, CBS Distort History to Mark Trayvon Martin's Death in 2012
February 28th, 2022 6:26 AM
As ABC and CBS ran reports commemorating the 10th anniversary of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin being shot to death by George Zimmerman, both networks misinformed their viewers, and ABC even imitated the same smear that NBC News was forced to apologize for 10 years ago.
Scarborough: Hawley 'Most Responsible' for Capitol Cop Who Died
February 11th, 2021 9:26 AM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough says, regarding the Capitol breach: "Josh Hawley . . . you’re the person most responsible for a police officer being beaten to death. You’re the person most responsible for the cop killing."
Do Reporters CARE That a BLM Protester Attacked a Journalist?
August 27th, 2020 6:15 PM
One organization that has received more than its fair share of publicity recently is Black Lives Matter, which seeks to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black communities by the state and vigilantes.” The group got exactly the wrong sort of publicity on Tuesday, when Alpha News, a Minneapolis-based company “that covers stories the local…
Scarborough Tiptoes Past Harris & Warren Ferguson 'Murder' Allegations
August 20th, 2019 1:11 PM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough covers for the false and defamatory tweets made by Democrat presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who accused a policeman in Ferguson, MO of having "murdered" Michael Brown. Scarborough cryptically says: "there, there, uh, were a few, uh, members, uh, a few members of the US Senate that, uh, tweeted some things, uh, about Ferguson that were…
Carlson Highlights Media Double Standard on Selective Editing
June 5th, 2019 5:32 PM
Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighed in Tuesday night on his Fox News Channel show about The Daily Beast’s doxing of an African-American Trump supporter who allegedly created last week’s doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slowed down to make it look like she was slurring her words. Along with the entire premise of doxxing a private individual being way off base, Carlson also called out…
CNN Has Double-Digit Monthly Ratings Loss in Primetime … Again
June 5th, 2019 9:20 AM
If it weren’t for bad luck, CNN would have no luck at all -- especially when it comes to ratings during the network’s vitally important primetime schedule. In May, the channel lost 16 percent of its weekday evening audience from the previous month, falling to just 761,000 viewers and winding up dead last among such cable networks as liberal rival MSNBC and the dominant Fox News Channel.
BLM Student on Cable Drama: ‘The Media Is Biased Against Us’
March 1st, 2017 5:19 AM
On a very special Black Lives Matter episode of Freeform’s Switched at Birth, the show switches its focus from its main white and Latino characters to feature the stories of 3 black students at University of Missouri – Kansas City. It's about as preachy, melodramatic, and self-important as you'd expect, but it really strains credulity with an unintentionally comedic lecture on media bias.
Harris-Perry: I Hope Trayvon ‘Whooped the Sh**’ Out of Zimmerman
February 26th, 2015 2:18 PM
While it's performing a long overdue housecleaning, MSNBC should point its broom in Melissa Harris-Perry's direction and sweep her off the network for her anti-democratic, violence-advocating rant earlier this week at Cornell University.
Among other things, Harris-Perry told her audience that George Zimmerman deserved whatever injuries he received at the hands of Trayvon Martin in the violent…
Sharpton Hits Back at Critic Who Called Him 'Coon' for Seeking Publici
August 14th, 2014 11:23 PM
Soon after 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by an unidentified policeman on Sunday afternoon in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, Rev. Al Sharpton arrived on the scene to “speak up for the family of the victim” and spend a great deal of time in the spotlight.
However, the host of MSNBC's weekday afternoon PoliticsNation program quickly became the target of several critics, one…
WaPo's Wemple Details NBC News's Efforts to Dismiss Zimmerman Lawsuit
May 2nd, 2014 12:35 PM
Attorneys for NBC News are feverishly working to get a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman, claiming, oddly enough, that Mr. Zimmerman's prior work seeking to get justice for a homeless black man made him a "limited purpose" public figure. Nevermind that that's a side of Zimmerman's community involvement which the peacock network didn't really care to report as its…
Scarborough, Who Branded Zimmerman A 'Murderer,' Condemns Conservative
April 24th, 2014 8:11 AM
If there was anyone in America who recklessly rushed to prematurely proclaim a position on George Zimmerman, it was Joe Scarborough. Before Zimmerman had even been arrested, at a time when even Al Sharpton was being relatively cautious with his language, Scarborough used his Morning Joe platform to brand Zimmerman a "murderer."
But there was Scarborough on today's show with the gall to…
Nancy Grace Slams Piers: 'It's Not Really Right For A Brit To Jump Up
February 18th, 2014 12:44 PM
Nancy Grace blasted Piers Morgan on the latter's CNN program on Monday for unsurprisingly forwarding gun control in the middle of a panel discussion on the controversial Michael Dunn case: "It's not really right for a Brit to jump up and start talking to us about gun control." Morgan shot back by condescending to the HLN host specifically and to Americans in general: "It seems like it's…
Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby Offers Four New Year's Resolutions to Stop
January 4th, 2014 6:24 PM
Conservative Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby has offered some New Year’s resolutions for the news business. He began by noting legendary columnist H. L. Mencken in his day at the Baltimore Sun said he was hard-pressed to to name five papers that conducted themselves as fairly and honestly “as the average nail factory.”
“If Mencken were alive today, would his opinion of the news business…
Spike Lee Sued For Erroneous George Zimmerman Tweet
November 12th, 2013 10:02 AM
As NewsBusters previously reported, film director Spike Lee last March retweeted a posting supposedly including the address of George Zimmerman.
Now the couple who actually reside at that address are suing Lee.