Brooks Blames 'Arrogant' Media For Trump's Popularity
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart mixed up their usual Friday routine on PBS NewsHour and actually had, by PBS standards, a contentious argument on whether or not media arrogance partly explains Donald Trump’s popularity.
Capehart Laughs At Idea Dems Are Targeting Thomas Because Of Politics
Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart spent Friday’s PBS NewHour laughing at GOP allegations that Democrats are going after Justice Clarence Thomas simply because they do not like the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, implausible arguing this is just about transparency. Meanwhile, New York Times columnist David Brooks tried to find a centrist middle ground…
Media VILIFIED GOP Budget-Cutters During 2011 Debt Fight
During the 2011 debt ceiling fight, the media relentlessly harassed Republican attempts to rein in spending, as journalists demanded tax increases and blasted conservatives as hostage takers and bomb-toting terrorists.
Ignoring Hunter Revelations, PBS Hypes Biden 2024: No 'Big Scandals'
The weekly table discussion on PBS NewsHour between Washington Post Associate Editor Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks spent some time on Friday discussing President Biden’s upcoming re-election campaign. Ignoring all the week’s developments surrounding Hunter, Brooks claimed Biden’s in a good spot, “There hasn't been any obvious gaffes, big…
PBS: Bragg, Soros Criticisms 'Anti-Semitic' With 'Racist Undertones'
PBS NewsHour twice accused GOP critics of Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg and left-wing political donor George Soros of anti-Semitism on Friday’s show. Those doing the accusing were not cantankerous liberal guests, but host Amna Nawaz and White House correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez.
Capehart Declares Parental Rights Is about 'Targeting' 'Trans Kids'
Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart obsessively used the words “target” and “targeting” when describing GOP efforts to advance parental rights in education on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, claiming the whole thing is just a cover for going after “trans kids.”
PBS: CPAC Now a Hotbed of ‘White Grievance Politics’ and ‘Anti-LGBTQ’
PBS NewsHour anchor Amna Nawaz introduced an unfriendly segment on the Conservative Political Action Conference's (CPAC) annual gathering on the Potomac. Laura Barron-Lopez’s solemnly intoned field report Friday evening was interspersed with her own opinions about the “white grievance politics” and “false belief” about teaching Critical Race Theory on display.
Capehart on Docs: Comparing Trump and Biden 'Apples and Basketballs'
Public television’s idea of a balanced political debate: Friday's PBS NewsHour punditry found little daylight between “conservative” New York Times columnist David Brooks and liberal Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, nodding in agreement that the new Biden classified document controversy had no comparison to Trump’s.
Silly PBS Sendoff: Judy Woodruff Puffed as 'Neutral and Objective'
One of the silliest myths in TV newscasting is that objectivity is still a lodestar. As PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff was wrapping up her last show in the anchor chair on Friday, pundits David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart both pretended Woodruff exemplified neutrality. Do they think Republicans never watch this show?
On PBS, David Brooks Puts Biden Aide Ron Klain on Santa's 'Nice' List
On Friday, PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff asked their regular pundits David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart who should be on Santa's Naughty List and Nice List. Brooks suggested a model train set for "long-suffering, neglected" White House chief of staff Ron Klain, since "The White House has had a good year."
Both PBS Pundits Scold Democrats to Back 'Successful' Biden in 2024
In just the latest evidence that the PBS NewsHour has a Friday night panel of liberal echoes, their pundits Jonathan Capehart and David Brooks completely agreed that Democrats should stop being a "big pain in the rear end" and back "successful" President Biden for a second term in 2024.
On PBS, David Brooks Expresses Desire for 'European-Style' Gun Laws
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, New York Times columnist David Brooks responded to a question about lame-duck legislation after several mass shootings. He was pessimistic about anything passing, but touted the idea of "a massive cultural shift" to "regard our common good, more frankly, in a European style," instead of our terribly "individualistic" gun culture.
PBS Hails Election As Win For Abortion, Defeat Of Putin, Xi, And Trump
When Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks joined PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff for their Friday recap of the week’s news, the natural topic of conversation was the election results. Capehart’s big takeaway was that things other than the economy, like abortion, saved Democrats while Brooks cheered the demise of…
Capehart Declares Liberals Are Right To 'Feel Apocalyptic'
Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart joined New York Times columnist David Brooks and PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff on Friday for their weekly recap of the news that was. Capehart declared that as the country heads into the midterms, people are right to “feel apocalyptic” because “they are personally at risk.”