MSNBC's Wagner, Panel Conflate Boston Bombings with ObamaCare Oppositi

August 16th, 2013 2:34 PM
MSNBC host Alex Wagner appeared to tie Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to ObamaCare opposition and libertarianism on Wednesday’s Now, with liberal guests Jared Bernstein and Mark Potok taking part in the anti-conservative argument. Wagner suggested that ObamaCare “extremism would seem to be of a piece with this radicalized rhetoric” that influenced the terrorist Tsarnaev.…

Media Mash: Bozell, Hannity Slam MSNBC for Still Insisting Boston Bomb

August 16th, 2013 1:29 PM
One day before the one-year anniversary of Floyd Lee Corkins's failed terror attack on the Family Research Council -- he was inspired by a "hate map" by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- MSNBC brought on SPLC's Mark Potok to mislead viewers about the nature of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, insisting that the Tsarnaev brothers were not motivated by radical Islamic…

Media Research Center Scarier Than NSA, Claims Delusional Ed Schultz

June 17th, 2013 8:25 PM
Whatever it takes to divert attention from Dear Leader as he struggles through yet another scandal. Once again Ed Schultz resorts to misdirection, trying to deflect attention from the burgeoning controversy over domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency and its damaging fallout for the Obama administration. (Audio clips after the jump)

Walter E. Williams Column: Hating America

May 17th, 2013 5:42 PM
Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are accused of setting the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, attended the University of Massachusetts. Maybe they hated our nation before college, but if you want lessons on hating America, college attendance might be a good start. Let's look at it. "We need to think very, very clearly about who the enemy is. The enemy is the…

NYT Page One Story on 'Jihadists Push New Tactics' Includes Picture of

May 6th, 2013 11:07 PM
A New York Times story posted online Sunday evening and appearing at Column 1 on Page 1 in today's print edition included a picture of 1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh -- hardly a jihadist, at least not directly -- alongside that of three real jihadists: alleged Ft. Hood mass murderer Nidal Hasan, foiled Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, and accused Boston Marathon bomber…

President Obama's April 30 Press Conference Live Blog

April 30th, 2013 10:30 AM
President Barack Obama will take to the podium in the White House press briefing room at 10:30 a.m. Eastern for a press conference. The occasion: today is the 100th day of his second term in office. We at NewsBusters will be watching and I'll be live-blogging the questions from reporters. Pardon my inaccuracies as I'll be transcribing on the fly. In the comments section, leave some…

Candy Crowley Apologizes For Saying Boston Bomber Posted 'Islamic' Vid

April 28th, 2013 10:30 AM
As NewsBusters has been reporting, many in the media have done their darnedest to avoid connecting the Boston Marathon bombers to radical Islam. On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, host Candy Crowley actually apologized for doing so (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Bombing the Hand That Fed Them: Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Family Received

April 24th, 2013 8:23 AM
The Boston Herald has broken the story -- a scoop even the Boston Globe has acknowledged -- that "Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism." A responsible national establishment press would treat this as an important story, because, as the Herald's Chris Cassidy…

Matthews on Tsarnaevs: 'What Difference Does It Make Why They Did It I

April 23rd, 2013 6:36 PM
Last week, MSNBC's Chris Matthews was seen shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings wondering whether they had anything to do with "Tax Day" (which it wasn't in Massachusetts; it was Patriots' Day, a state holiday, and the tax filing deadline there was not until the next day) and asserting that "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right.…

WashPost Suggests It's Not the Tsarnaevs That Are Sick, But Islamophob

April 23rd, 2013 2:33 PM
The Washington Post tried to turn the camera lens around on the violent Tsarnaev brothers. Their arrogant liberal assumption: the real question is what this says about us backwards Americans, not about the bombers. The headline in huge type was “Who do we think they are? The answer says a lot about who we are.” What we are, apparently, is a sad gathering of “Islamophobes,…

Georgetown Professor: Tamerlan Tsarnaev Motivated as Much By Rap as Ji

April 22nd, 2013 11:29 PM
An angry and violent jihadist who also loves rap -- gee, who could see that one coming? As part of MSNBC's ardent efforts over the weekend to downplay any possible connection between the religion that can't be named and the Boston Marathon bombings, Rachel Maddow spoke with Georgetown University professor Charles King, author of "The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus.…

Boston Marathon Bombing: Scarborough Blames 'Radicalism'—But Doesn't

April 22nd, 2013 8:42 AM
Joe Scarborough has dropped the f-word on live TV.  But does he dare drop the I-word: Islam? On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough to his credit rejected the maudlin pseudo-introspection of those [including panelist Richard Haass] who would somehow blame America's failure to integrate the Tsarnaev brothers into society for their decision to bomb the Boston Marathon. Scarborough…

Imagine That: Mosque Tamerlan Tsarnaev Attended Gave Money to Two Terr

April 21st, 2013 11:30 PM
Both the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News, the latter crediting wire service assistance, have reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the now deceased older brother accused of committing the Boston Marathon bombings, was thrown out of a service at the Islamic Society of Boston, the Cambridge mosque he attended, about three months ago. I wonder if anyone in the media will notice the terror…

Liberal Columnist Cautions: Too Soon to Say Islamic Extremism Motivate

April 21st, 2013 2:28 PM
In a column published Friday, Megan Garber, a staff writer at “The Atlantic” proffers some sage advice to members of the media: Stop pinning labels on people whose names end up in the headlines because of dastardly deeds. The title of piece — “The Boston Bombers Were Muslim: So?” — is meant as an admonition. And so are the opening paragraphs, which…