Why Does Our Government Need So Many Guns?
August 25th, 2022 11:37 AM
“Astanding military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison. Conspiracy theories sometimes have at least a thread of truth in them, which is what makes them valid to some on the far right. One of those theories is that the federal government is not on their side. Concern has been raised in conservative circles about the hiring of…
Morning Joe: Slap Steve Bannon 'In Handcuffs' and Force Him to Testify
October 14th, 2021 4:30 PM
On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle, says he wants to "see Steve Bannon—in handcuffs—brought to the Capitol and forced to testify under oath [before the January 6th committee.] Period!" Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough promptly second Barnicle's suggestion.
The Memo and the Truth
February 6th, 2018 1:56 PM
Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That's human nature. Such is the case with the "memo" released last Friday by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee. The four-page document alleges, in the words…
VINDICATION: IRS Settles Lawsuit with Tea Party Groups, Nets Censor
October 27th, 2017 1:06 PM
Finally! Tea Party groups that were targeted by Barack Obama’s IRS have vindication. But you wouldn’t know it, if you got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. While the liberal Washington Post (page A3) and New York Times (page A18) covered the momentous decision in their Friday print editions, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have yet to mention the settlement. Sadly, it’…
From Cincy to D.C.: How Lois Lerner's IRS Targeted the Tea Party
July 2nd, 2016 12:11 PM
Lois Lerner’s confession at that conference did contain one small truth. The IRS targeting scandal did indeed start in “Cincy”—as D.C. headquarters refers to that outpost. On a cold late February day in 2010, a Cincinnati screener named Jack Koester found himself focused on an application from a local Tea Party group.
It’s Been 513 Days Since Any Big 3 Network Has Touched IRS Scandal
March 24th, 2016 1:36 PM
The latest stunning development in the IRS targeting scandal, that a federal appeals court on Tuesday scolded the IRS for failing to turn over its full list of groups it targeted, has yet to be reported on any of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows. However, as NewsBusters’ Scott Whitlock reported, all three networks on Thursday found time to gush over Barack Obama’s “…
Networks Censor Justice Department Ending Probe Into IRS Scandal
October 23rd, 2015 8:56 PM
ABC, CBS, and NBC's evening newscasts on Friday all failed to cover the Justice Department announcing that it would be ending its investigation into the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. The Big Three networks' news program did find time to air reporting on the top Google searches for Halloween costumes, the fewer number of turkeys available for upcoming Thanksgiving dinners, and the…
Lois Lerner, AKA ‘Toby Miles,’ in Trouble Again, Networks Censor
August 25th, 2015 11:40 AM
First it was a destroyed hard drive, then it was a busted BlackBerry and now we find out Lois Lerner used another personal e-mail account to conduct government business that utilized the alias “Toby Miles.” This IRS targeting scandal has more twists than an old episode of Law and Order, but it’s still not enticing the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) to go back to covering it.
Nets Refuse to Report New IRS Scandal Revelations
July 29th, 2015 11:10 AM
The cover-up behind the IRS targeting scandal continues to unravel, despite President Barack Obama’s absurd protest to the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart last week that “the truth of the matter is there was not some big conspiracy.” This week’s revelations provided the perfect opportunity to catch Obama in a “gotcha” moment but so far ABC, CBS and NBC have reacted with total silence.
Networks Yawn at News IRS Destroyed 24,000 Lois Lerner E-Mails
June 26th, 2015 1:04 AM
On Thursday night, the major broadcast networks ignored a new development in the IRS scandal that the agency erased 422 backup tapes and in turn destroyed 24,000 e-mails of embattled former official Lois Lerner. With ABC, CBS, and NBC on the sidelines, the Fox News Channel’s Special Report offered a full report on Thursday’s House Oversight Committee hearing concerning the multi-year scandal.…
Networks Dodge and Downplay Poor Economic News, Break in IRS Scandal
April 30th, 2015 12:09 AM
In the Wednesday edition of bias by omission, five of the English and Spanish network evening newscasts again refused to report on a troubling sign for the U.S. economy while all six omitted any mention of a new development in the IRS scandal. After completely ignoring the story all together Wednesday morning, the CBS Evening News stepped up to mention that the U.S. economy has screeched to a…
Nets Ignore Discovery of 'Lost' Lois Lerner E-Mails
April 29th, 2015 11:46 AM
Despite a combined eight hours of air time on Wednesday, all three network morning shows ignored the revelation that 6,400 "lost" e-mails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner have been found. On cable, Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer alerted viewers, reminding, "The IRS claimed the emails were lost when learner's computer crashed three years ago. They will now be examined by the Senate Finance Committee…
Shocker! Obama’s DOJ Won’t Charge Lerner, Nets Ignore
April 2nd, 2015 3:06 PM
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced it would not be seeking contempt charges against Lois Lerner for refusing to testify to Congress on the IRS targeting scandal. The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, so far, have refused to report on this big development in the Obama IRS scandal that they apparently just don’t want to talk about any more.
Nets More Interested in Dresses Than IRS Scandal
February 27th, 2015 11:35 PM
On Friday evening, the Big Three networks continued their blackouts on the Thursday revelation that the Treasury Department's deputy inspector general, Timothy Camus, is conducting an "active investigation" into the "potential criminal activity" at the IRS over Lois Lerner's supposedly missing e-mails. Instead, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News all devoted full…