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MSNBC: 'RepubliKlan' Trump Putting 'Segregationists' on the Courts

October 22nd, 2017 4:41 PM
On Sunday's AM Joy, one left-wing MSNBC guest portrayed Republicans as a "RepubliKlan party" promoting "white supremacy," and another guest tried to paint one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees as a "segregationist" as he also smeared former Senator Jesse Helms as "one of the most notorious racists in American politics."  

Liberal Senator Who Left the GOP Hailed By NBC As 'A Giant of Vermont

August 23rd, 2014 10:31 PM
When conservative Sen. Jesse Helms died in 2008, Brent Bozell wrote about how NBC substitute anchor Lester Holt could only talk about what he opposed: "He staked out firm positions against everything from communism and foreign aid to civil rights and modern art." NBC reporter Martin Savidge called Helms an "ultra-rightist." But when Sen. Jim Jeffords died – a man…

Maddow Piously Labels Jesse Helms' 'Hands' Ad as 'Almost Evil

June 3rd, 2014 5:41 PM
In the endearing but largely forgotten film "Heaven Can Wait", Los Angeles Rams quarterback Joe Pendleton is killed in an accident and sent to the afterlife, prematurely as it turns out due to a snafu by the celestial powers that be. They can't return him to his previous life, since Pendleton has been cremated, so he is sent back to the body of a wealthy industrialist who's…

The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 11th, 2012 8:00 AM
Each morning, NewsBusters has been showcasing the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala September 27. (Click here for details and ticket information.) If you’ve missed a previous blog, recounting the worst of 1988 through…

The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 9th, 2012 7:59 AM
For the past week, NewsBusters has been showcasing the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala September 27. (Click here for ticket information.) If you’ve missed our recounting of the worst quotes from 1988 through 1994,…

Maddow's Kneejerk Response to Romney's Welfare Reform Ad: It Is 'Dog-W

August 10th, 2012 5:11 PM
For more than a decade, liberals have insisted on the presumption of innocence for all manner of poor, misunderstood jihadists intent on slaughtering as many infidels as possible. But when it comes to alleged racism from conservatives, the burden of proof quickly turns lenient. All it takes is a left winger claiming it so, a perverse dynamic long predating the war on terror. (video after…

MRC's Bozell on 'Fox & Friends' Discusses NPR's Double Standard on Con

October 22nd, 2010 9:03 AM
Juan Williams's firing from National Public Radio (NPR) earlier this week was not only animated in part by the liberal George Soros-backed radio network's disdain of Fox News, it also reeks of a double standard, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told viewers of Friday's "Fox & Friends" program. "If [Juan Williams] had said those words on the Charlie Rose…

Democrats and Double Standards at the NYT: 'Respected Voice' Robert By

June 28th, 2010 4:32 PM
The New York Times marked the death early Monday morning of veteran Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who served a record 51 years in the U.S. Senate, with an online obituary by former Times reporter Adam Clymer. While acknowledging Byrd's Klan past and his pork-barrel prodigiousness, Clymer's lead also emphasized Byrd's proud fight as the keeper of Congressional prerogatives. The…

Fox's Wallace Highlights NYT's Kennedy v Helms Obit Contrast

August 31st, 2009 1:00 PM
On the August 30 Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace seemed to pick up on Clay Waters' NewsBusters item, earlier posted at TimesWatch, pointing out the blatant double standard between the New York Times obituary for conservative Republican Senator Jesse Helms and that of liberal Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy.Near the end of Sunday's show, Wallace read from the first paragraph from each obituary…

NYT's Ted Kennedy Obit Avoids the Jesse Helms Treatment

August 26th, 2009 3:41 PM
News of Sen. Ted Kennedy's death late Tuesday night didn't make the Wednesday print edition of the New York Times, but a 6,000-word obituary by John Broder was posted on nytimes.com this morning: "Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Dies." Broder's obituary left room for the lowlights of Kennedy's career, including Mary Jo Kopechne's death at Chappaquiddick and Kennedy's ruthless personal…

Olbermann Slams 'Homophobe' Jesse Helms

July 17th, 2008 12:47 AM

WaPo Website Resurrects 2001 'Racist' Charge Against Helms

July 7th, 2008 3:09 PM
My colleague Tim Graham brought to my attention earlier today that WashingtonPost.com's front page today teased two opinion pieces on the late Sen. Jesse Helms. The first was by a former Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer who lauded the late North Carolina Republican as a champion of liberty and staunch opponent of Communist repression. The second was a rehashed column from seven years…

Financial Times: Jesse Helms 'Little Less Than a Monster

July 5th, 2008 6:26 PM
London-based broadsheet the Financial Times spilled vials of poisonous ink in a July 5 obituary marking the death of former North Carolina senator Jesse Helms, going strong out the gate by charging that Helms was "little less than a monster" to "many around the world."Writer Jurek Martin boiled down the political career of Helms, "The reviled Republican courted by his…

Netroots Celebrate Helms's Death With Vulgar Attacks

July 5th, 2008 12:59 PM
NewsBusters readers are likely aware of my frequent appeal for civility in our comments sections due to my unwavering belief that despite political differences, when the sun sets, we're all Americans.Such reverence should be crucial on the day someone that has tirelessly served this nation for thirty years passes away.Apparently devoid of such human decency, the folks in the Netroots, within…