Conservative Leaders Call on Google: Stop Blocking Conservatives
August 20th, 2019 11:07 AM
On Tuesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and other conservative leaders released a letter calling on Google to explain reports and allegations that the search engine is attempting to block conservative sites and exclude voices that don’t fit the liberal narrative. (A similar letter has also been sent to members of Congress, asking them to investigate.) The letter…
Newsweek Pulls Franken Story; What About AP's False Nik Cruz Stories?
February 22nd, 2018 12:56 PM
Nina Burleigh really blew it this time. Wednesday morning, Newsweek retracted their reporter's Monday story on "How an Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken." Newsweek's move leads to a bigger question: When will the Associated Press correct or retract reports claiming Florida high school massacre perpetrator Nikolas Cruz was connected with white nationalism?
AP's Paul Wiseman Smears GOP Tax Plan as 'Trickle Down'
November 20th, 2017 11:56 PM
At the Associated Press on Friday, economics writer Paul Wiseman attempted to rewrite history, pretending that "trickle down" economics is a term Republicans have used for their economic plans since the days of Ronald Reagan, and that the current GOP tax plan which has made it through the House and is being considered by the Senate is more of the same thing. In fact, Reagan's…
Fake Fact Check: AP Won't Concede Truth of Trump's Economy Tweet
August 1st, 2017 7:30 AM
After a six-month respite, the Associated Press has started aggressively going after Donald Trump and his administration over conditions in the U.S. economy. In an opening salvo at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, the AP criticized as "not completely accurate" the following completely accurate Trump tweet: "Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in…
Press Ignores NY Times's Absurd 'Honest Mistake' Defense in Palin Suit
July 11th, 2017 8:55 PM
On Friday, a lawyer for the New York Times, arguing before a Manhattan federal judge, claimed that the paper made "an honest mistake in posting the editorial" claiming that Sarah Palin directly incited the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in 2011.
AP Howler: 'Many' Faced 'Insurmountable' Voting Barriers in Wisconsin
May 11th, 2017 7:57 PM
Desperate to make a case that voter-ID laws kept "many" people who should be allowed to vote from casting ballots in Wisconsin in November, two reporters at the Associated Press claimed "it is not hard to find" examples of Badger State residents who were "turned away." Left unexplained is how reporters Christina A. Cassidy and Ivan Moreno apparently could only…
'Fact Checkers' Overwhelmingly Target Right-Wing Pols and Pundits
April 14th, 2017 9:45 PM
Thursday at NewsBusters, I noted that all of the major-media "fact-checking" efforts recognized by Duke University's ReportersLab.org website lean left, and that almost all of them are quite decidedly on the left. That only begins to explain how the "fact-checkers" are distorting the news landscape.
NYT's Steinhauer Commits Two Big Errors Covering Abortion Funding Vote
April 3rd, 2017 7:22 AM
Reporter Jennifer Steinhauer has been at the New York Times since 1989, and has been covering Congress since 2010. Despite her decades of experience, she committed two horribly ignorant errors in her Thursday coverage of the Senate's vote to undo an Obama administration rule which had prevented states from "blocking funding for family planning clinics that also provide abortions.…
AP Takes One-Sided Hatchet to Trump's Tribute to Ryan and Carryn Owens
March 4th, 2017 10:22 AM
It's becoming quite obvious that the Associated Press, which has tilted ever more to the left for several decades, has been on the verge of going completely off the rails since their coordinated plan to elect Hillary Clinton failed in November. Naturally, the AP has directed its ever-increasing hostility at Donald Trump and his administration since that fateful day — seldom more…
Two Trump Nominees Pass Committee Votes, AP Portrays GOP As Bullies
February 3rd, 2017 4:08 PM
On Wednesday, an early Associated Press report following the confirmations of two of Donald Trump's cabinet nominees employed extraordinarily strident and bitter language, portraying Republican Senate Committee which approved those nominations as de facto bullies who were "unilaterally" imposing their will. An evening revision updating that afternoon report expanded that…
AP Melts Down Over Losing First-Question WH Presser Privilege
January 26th, 2017 1:26 AM
In a late Wednesday afternoon NewsBusters post, I commented on the extraordinary hostility reporters at the Associated Press exhibited towards Donald Trump and his administration during their first two full business days in power. In that post, I wondered if they might be carrying a childish grudge over not being able to ask the first question at Press Secretary Sean Spicer's…
Real AP Headline: 'Trump Staff Picks 'Injustice to America''
November 21st, 2016 11:15 PM
It's hardly a secret that establishment press news organizations have had a hard time coping with the reality that Donald Trump is this nation's President-Elect.
Having worked so zealously in their failed effort to push Hillary Clinton over the finish line while abandoning all remnants of journalistic standards, the Associated Press and its reporters appear to be among the hardest hit.…
NYT Critic: 'Truth' Is 'Beautifully Executed Journalistic Thriller'
October 16th, 2015 7:44 PM
The New York Times has not merely climbed aboard the bandwagon of Truth, which exalts the fraudulent September 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report about President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard Service. It's now serving as the film's de facto lead apologist.
The most recent example demonstrating how deeply in the tank the Old Gray Lady has gone is Stephen Holden's Thursday film…
McArdle: 'A Marshmallow Planet' More Likely Than Truth in 'Truth'
October 16th, 2015 12:50 AM
The disgraceful determination of Hollywood to rewrite history not favorable to the left, its causes and its personalities has perhaps reached its nadir with the laughably misnamed movie Truth.
The film is about Dan Rather's September 2004 60 Minutes report on President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard Service during the 1970s. In Rather's words, "The nuanced, not…