PBS: Trump Is 'Uglier And Darker' Than 2016 On Immigration

July 20th, 2024 11:32 AM

PolitiFact may have teamed up with PBS for the remainder of the 2024 election cycle, but perhaps they should be checking PBS News Hour instead because on Friday, host Amna Nawaz falsely claimed Donald Trump was using “more dangerous, kind of, vicious language” in targeting “black and brown immigrants” than he was in 2016.

On PBS, Capehart Tells Sad Amy Walter: Stop, Biden's Doing Just FINE!

July 18th, 2024 1:28 PM

A debate broke out on Tuesday night between PBS's resident political analyst and forecaster Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and die-hard Democrat and columnist Jonathan Capehart.


PBS RNC Night 2: Echoing 'White Supremacist Notions,' No 'Illegals'

July 17th, 2024 5:15 PM

Night Two of coverage of the Republican National Convention was “Make America Safe Once Again,” with politicians and ordinary Americans making speeches relaying stories about crime and the illegal immigration that causes some of that crime. PBS reporters and anchors sounded the alarm from the start, warning that Republicans are trying to instill unwarranted fear and anxiety in voters. At 7:08…


PBS Hails Biden Press Conference, Compares Him To Reagan

July 13th, 2024 9:47 AM

Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks joined PBS News Hour host Geoff Bennett on Friday for their weekly recap of the news, which naturally included President Joe Biden’s Thursday press conference. Capehart urged Democrats to stop “self-immolating” over Biden’s candidacy, while Brooks compared him to President…


Tax-Funded MSNBC? PBS Anchor Amna Nawaz Rips Trump as Lying Tyrant

July 6th, 2024 6:42 AM

The PBS News Hour crew is clearly heartsick that the Democrats are in a crisis over Joe Biden's mental decline, and they know their liberal audience wants to change the subject back to Horrible Trump. Sounding like a taxpayer-funded MSNBC host, PBS anchor Amna Nawaz described the former president as a budding authoritarian full of lies in the Friday pundit roundtable with David Brooks…


PBS Argues Hunter Is A Political 'Victim,' But The GOP Is Hypocritical

June 15th, 2024 11:28 AM

PBS News Hour may have launched a rebranding campaign this week with a new studio and a new name that now makes News Hour two words instead of one, but that doesn’t mean the weekly Friday recap with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist and pinch hitter for Jonathan Capeheart, E.J. Dionne, was any better as the duo insisted…


PBS Pans 'Creepy' Hunter Trial That 'Has Nothing To Do With' Policy

June 8th, 2024 9:50 AM

When Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks recapped former President Donald Trump’s conviction on PBS NewsHour one week ago, they hailed it as a victory for the rule of law and warned that anyone who dissented was simply being political and a grave threat to institutions. When it came to discussing…


'Sounds Like Politics': PBS Mourns GOP Attacking Trump Verdict

June 1st, 2024 11:24 AM

PBS NewsHour’s weekly recap with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart had a lot to discuss on Friday as they discussed former President Donald Trump being found guilty in New York. The common thread throughout, however, was that in “the before times” Republicans and conservatives would have lined up to simply…


PBS Wonders Why College Protests Are Labeled Anti-Semitic

May 4th, 2024 10:02 AM

The cast of Friday’s PBS NewsHour was greatly confused. Host William Brangham didn’t understand why the anti-Israel college demonstrators, on the whole, have been branded as anti-Semitic, while Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart didn’t know why it is so hard for the demonstrators to protest Israel without degenerating into anti-Semitism.


PBS 'Frustrated' By Lack Of 'Nuance' On Reaction To Campus Encampments

April 27th, 2024 10:00 AM

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart both claimed to be “frustrated” on Friday's PBS NewsHour that the encampments occurring on college campuses are not being treated with the “nuance” they deserve. They both called for the anti-Semitic among the demonstrators to be expelled, but insisted most are honest and…


PBS Mourns 'Far-Right' Influence on GOP While Encouraging Far-Left

April 20th, 2024 10:12 AM

It was a foreign policy-heavy edition of PBS NewsHour’s weekly Friday news recap segment with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart. Together with host William Brangham, the duo would claim that the “far-right” threatens to throw the GOP into chaos for its opposition to Ukraine aid, but not only did the far-left…


Brooks Suggests Voting For Trump Makes Pro-Lifers Hypocritical

April 13th, 2024 10:00 AM

Donald Trump may have disappointed pro-life activists with his embrace of a federalist stance on abortion, but with President Joe Biden being a far-left abortion zealot, they will still vote for him. For New York Times columnist David Brooks on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, however, this is just another instance of “the power of Trump” and “above some of the core convictions.”


PBS NewsHour Uses Poll to Imply January 6 Energy of Trump Voters

April 7th, 2024 8:12 AM

In the Capehart & Brooks pundit segment on Friday's PBS NewsHour, anchor Amna Nawaz broke out the latest NPR/PBS poll showing Biden leading Trump 50-48. But Nawaz wanted the pundits to talk about their provocative question about violence being necessary, and how 28 percent of Republicans agreed. But what about other demographics?


PBS Attacks NBC's 'Gigantic Mistake' Of Hiring Ronna McDaniel

March 30th, 2024 10:04 AM

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart came together on Friday’s PBS NewsHour to lament NBC’s “gigantic mistake” of hiring former RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, whom they promptly fired after backlash from Capehart and his colleagues.