Even THEY Had It: Reporters Unleash on Psaki Over Return of Masks
July 27th, 2021 9:29 PM
When there’s a White House press briefing in which the press corps doesn’t appear friendly with the Biden administration, you know it was a tough day at the office. Tuesday’s briefing was one of those rare days as Fox’s Peter Doocy was joined by over a half dozen colleagues outlets in asking tough questions Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to answer about the return of masks, even for…
CLOWN SHOW: WH Press Corps Embarrass Themselves at Biden Presser
March 25th, 2021 4:38 PM
After 65 days in office, President Joe Biden’s handlers trotted him out for his first formal press conference and, unsurprisingly, the adoring and extremely supportive White House press corps debased themselves with an embarrassing affinity for the far-left administration and questions that largely guided the frail commander-in-chief toward their radical agenda.
No AP Attention to False Claim of Left 'Think Tank' About Amy Barrett
July 7th, 2018 5:30 PM
In mid-May, the Associated Press's Ken Thomas devoted over 800 words to the Center for American Progress's "Ideas Conference." Given that level of recognition, one might think that the AP and Thomas might have covered a blatantly false tweet the think tank published Monday about potential Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by now. Nope.
AP Resists, Tries to Distort Good News in Trump-Saudi Oil Discussion
July 2nd, 2018 10:28 AM
On Saturday afternoon, Ken Thomas and Jon Gambrell at the Associated Press demonstrated the wire service's chronic resistance to recognizing genuinely good news during the Trump era. The pair pretended in their story about Donald Trump's Saturday conversation with Saudi King Salman that the President could only "claim" that Saudi Arabia has agreed to significantly boost its oil production in…
WH Press Corps, Sanders Clash Over John Kelly, Obsessive Coverage
October 20th, 2017 4:05 PM
Friday’s White House press briefing devolved into a tense sparring session as liberal journalists circled the wagons around Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (Fla.) against criticism from Chief of Staff John Kelly while Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed the media’s obsessive coverage of the Gold Star family story. The question from AP correspondent Ken Thomas first raised the…
AP Treats Clinton-Russia Uranium Scandal As Merely a 2010 'Reprise'
October 19th, 2017 9:46 PM
Thursday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sharply criticized the establishment press for ignoring damning new information about how Russia, according to a blockbuster report at The Hill, gained "control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium supply." 2-1/2 days later, the Associated Press has finally reacted — by treating the report as a mere "reprise" of old news.
AP's 'Clarification' Fails to Clean Up '17 Agencies' Russia Fiction
July 1st, 2017 11:59 PM
If there's ever a "most pathetic correction ever" contest, the one posted by the Associated Press late Friday afternoon, conveniently ahead of what for many Americans will be a very long holiday weekend, has to be a serious contender. The wire service won't even acknowledge that it's a correction at its APnews.com site, instead calling it a "clarification." No one should be fooled. The AP's folly…
AP Melts Down Over Losing First-Question WH Presser Privilege
January 26th, 2017 1:26 AM
In a late Wednesday afternoon NewsBusters post, I commented on the extraordinary hostility reporters at the Associated Press exhibited towards Donald Trump and his administration during their first two full business days in power. In that post, I wondered if they might be carrying a childish grudge over not being able to ask the first question at Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefings, as they…
AP: DNC Now 'Positive,' Ignores Bernie Fans' 'Lock Her Up!' Chants
July 25th, 2016 11:38 PM
Though they haven't yet completed covering things up, Hillary Clinton's journalistic defense team at the Associated Press has swung into gear at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The headline at the wire service's 10:00 p.m. Monday evening story by reporters Julie Pace and Ken Thomas — "AFTER DISPUTES, DEM STARS TURN THEIR CONVENTION POSITIVE" — falsely told readers that the…
AP Avoids Reporting Obama's Callous 'We Have Contained ISIS' Statement
November 15th, 2015 11:44 AM
As of early this morning, Matt Drudge was carrying a link to a story headlining how President Obama is "under fire for saying ISIS 'contained' just hours before Paris attack."
Well, Obama is under some fire, but Drudge's link is to coverage at the UK Daily Mail. That's unfortunately unsurprising, because there is little to no mention of Obama's naive, foolish and callous statement in the U.S.…
Press Defines 'Joke' As Anything That Insults, Threatens a Republican
November 11th, 2015 11:39 PM
Just as a reality check, I asked a friend today what his reaction would be if I said with a sincere-sounding voice that he makes me want to strangle him. He said, "Almost sounds like a threat." I said, "No, it was supposed to be a joke." He said, "No it's not."
I also asked another person what her reaction would be if I earnestly called her "demented." She said, "You'd be insulting me." I asked…
NPR: Hillary Timed Keystone Announcement to Pope's Visit
September 23rd, 2015 10:46 PM
It would appear that Hillary Clinton's act is wearing thin even among the people at that liberal bastion known as NPR.
Tuesday afternoon, the headline at an NPR story about Mrs. Clinton's sudden decision to publicly announce her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline project indicated that her announcement was deliberately timed to coincide with Pope Francis's visit to the United States (HT…
Columbus Dispatch Fails to Note Largely Empty Room at Hillary Speech
September 11th, 2015 1:37 AM
Though it's not exactly a secret that supporting John Kasich is hardly an indicator of genuine conservatism, Buckeye State liberals frequently whine that the Columbus Dispatch is a right-wing rag which gets behind Ohio's Republican Governor at every turn.
If the Dispatch is so instinctively conservative, how does one explain reporter Darrel Rowland's apparent original exercise in cheerleading as…
At AP, Little Coverage of Dem Candidates' Complaints About Economy
September 8th, 2015 3:21 PM
Democrats' current and potential candidates for their party's 2016 presidential nomination continue to complain about various aspects of the economy. They continue to make no connection between their complaints and the fact that Democrat Barack Obama has been in the White House for over six years. Obama has for the most part operated either under the conditions created by the 2009-2010 Congress…