Cry More: MSNBC Lights Itself on Fire over Alito Flags,Recusal Refusal

May 30th, 2024 4:29 PM

It didn’t take long for Justice Samuel Alito’s refusal to recuse himself from January 6th-related cases to incur the wrath of MSNBC’s Joy Reid. On Wednesday night’s episode of The ReidOut, she and legal analyst Melissa Murray vented their indignation over Alito’s alleged mockery of the American public through his decision.


Burnett to Raskin: 'You Would Hope' Alito Caves To Recusal Pressure

May 30th, 2024 12:51 PM

On Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin wrote a truly insane New York Times op-ed where he argued that the Justice Department has the right to force Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves and in the evening, he went on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront to discuss it. Burnett was not interested in challenging his looney theories, instead claiming that “you would hope” the…

NB Podcast: Bighorn Sheep, Murder Fantasies, & a Whole Lot of Waiting

May 29th, 2024 11:08 PM

Pivoting back to the news of the week after our big interview with Mary Margaret Olohan on release day for her book on trangenderism, I was joined by Associate Editor Nick Fondacaro as poked fun at the ratings of CNN’s pitiful primetime lineup with some help from a new piece by our own Bill D’Agostino. Isn’t it amazing that there are more wild Bighorn Sheep and female forklift operators than…


PBS Surprise:CBS’s O’Keefe Slaps Down NPR Hysteria on Alito Flag Issue

May 28th, 2024 1:31 PM

During a segment entitled “Alito Under Fire,” the latest episode of PBS’s Friday political roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic aired some less-collegial-than-usual exchanges between CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe and Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, concerning the flag controversies the media is wrapping around conservative Justice Samuel Alito, with Democrats…


In One Segment, PBS Makes Alito an Insurrectionist and Trump Hitler

May 28th, 2024 9:51 AM

Before it compared Trump to Hitler, Thursday’s edition of the PBS NewsHour made the Justice Alito flag controversy an all-encompassing scandal. First the network’s Supreme Court expert Marcia Coyle discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a Republican-drawn congressional district in South Carolina to stand, but segued into the controversy over two flags being flown over two of…

WashPost Reveals It Passed On Alito-Upside Down Flag Story In 2021

May 25th, 2024 2:00 PM

The conservative reaction to the freakout over Justice Samuel Alito’s flags has been to argue that this is a phony scandal ginned up by liberals and journalists (but we repeat ourselves) to delegitimize the Supreme Court. A Saturday report from the Washington Post appears to confirm those beliefs, as Justin Jouvenal and Ann Marimow reported that the Post passed on the story…


MSNBC: 'Through Line' Between Alito, Thomas Is Opposing Voting Rights

May 25th, 2024 10:07 AM

The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal joined MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes on Friday for a profoundly unenlightening conversation about all of the Supreme Court’s recent news and  nontroversies. In Mystal’s mind, “the through line” between Justice Samuel Alito’s flags and Clarence Thomas’s “coup story” is that they don’t support voting rights for black people.

NewsBusters Podcast: Alito Flag Hubbub Shows Journos Need Real Hobbies

May 24th, 2024 9:18 PM

Alongside Associate Editor Nick Fondacaro for this Friday edition of the show, we dove into the wholly manufactured liberal media storyline (courtesy of The New York Times) of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and flags outside his homes as a sign he’s ethically and morally compromised as a jurist and – gasp – a far-right extremist! Simply put, the obsession over this story and the…


Colbert, Daily Show Smear Alito as Trying To Overthrow The Government

May 24th, 2024 10:26 AM

CBS’s Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central’s Michael Kosta and Troy Iwata continued the left-wing efforts to smear Justice Samuel Alito as some sort of insurrectionist or theocrat on their respective Thursday installments of The Late Show and The Daily Show for flying a Revolution-era Appeal to Heaven flag at his home.


CNN Insists Justice Alito Tied to January 6 Because of Historic Flag

May 24th, 2024 9:20 AM

On Wednesday, CNN’s Laura Coates referred to the “Appeal to Heaven” flag flown outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as controversial and questioned his legitimacy in overseeing important election cases. Despite the fact that the “Appeal to Heaven” flag symbolized the unyielding pursuit of liberty and justice, Coates asks former FBI attorney Andrew Weissmann if Alito should be…


Reid Smears Justice Alito as Flag-Flying 'Lawless Individual'

May 23rd, 2024 4:33 PM

Joy Reid, host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut, seized the opportunity to smear Justice Samuel Alito for flying what The New York Times classified as a “provocative flag” at his vacation home in New Jersey. At the end of her Wednesday conversation with Maya Wiley, a New York lawyer, and Tim Miller, self-proclaimed Never Trumper, Reid came to the ludicrous conclusion that Alito was a “…


Networks Rally to Run New Alito Conspiracy Theory Up the Flagpole

May 23rd, 2024 1:03 PM

The liberal media seem determined to declare anything a “symbol” of January 6 if they could use it to smear a conservative U.S. Supreme Court justice and manipulate upcoming rulings involving former President Trump. That much was clear during the Thursday morning newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC when they rallied to try to run a new conspiracy theory about Justice Samuel Alito up the flagpole to…


ABC, CBS Join The New York Times’ Recusal Op Against Justice Alito

May 22nd, 2024 11:37 PM

Tonight’s ABC and CBS evening newscasts aired reports in furtherance of the ongoing campaign to pressure a sitting Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, into recusing himself from upcoming opinions that have a direct effect on the ongoing federal prosecutions against former President Donald Trump.

PBS: Alito, an Insurrectionist Opposed to Peaceful Transfer of Power?

May 22nd, 2024 4:13 PM

Taxpayer-funded PBS took another bite out of the Justice Alito flag controversy on Sunday’s edition of PBS News Weekend, interviewing New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, who made the front page with her scoop that the American flag briefly flew upside down outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in January 2021. Laura Barron-Lopez, perhaps the network’s most…