Our Fake Spending Debates
This week, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and President Joe Biden cut a deal to raise the debt limit. The breakthrough came after three months of Biden pledging not to even negotiate over the debt limit. Instead, Biden was forced to concede to a 1% cap on increases for non-military spending, a cutback on IRS funding, a clawback of some unspent COVID-19 allocations, and addition…
Wagner Throws a Fit Over Dems Needing to Work with GOP on Debt Deal
“Thieves! Fire! Murder!” This exclamation uttered by Radagast the Brown in the movie The Hobbit was not too far off from MSNBC’s Alex Wagner’s characterization of the GOP House Freedom Caucus members who opposed the McCarthy-Biden debt ceiling deal on her eponymous show on Tuesday night.
NY Times Encourages What Even Yellen Called a ‘Constitutional Crisis’
Shortly after recommending that President Joe Biden sign a fiscally irresponsible debt limit deal, the great minds at The New York Times pushed for what even Biden Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has called a “constitutional crisis.”
NBC, CBS Echo Dems On GOP's 'Cruel' Work For Welfare Debt Limit Demand
CBS Saturday Morning and NBC’s Today put their thumb on the scales for Democrats as the White House and House Republicans seek to negotiate a deal to raise the nation’s debt limit. When it came to the GOP demand to add some work requirements for certain welfare programs, both networks would provide Democratic statements denouncing the idea with no corresponding Republican statement.…
Study: Taxpayer-Subsidized PBS Whacks GOP with 85% Negative News
Given their government funding, citizens should expect public broadcasting’s news coverage to be scrupulously neutral, yet an exhaustive Media Research Center study of PBS NewsHour found coverage of the first four months of the new Congress has been heavily slanted against Republicans.
She Should Take KJP’s Job: ABC’s Bruce Spins for Biden on Border, Debt
Being a frequent NewsBusters reader and/or a trip to our taxonomy term for ABC chief White House correspondent Mary Bruce would give one the impression that Bruce is little more than a doormat for the Biden administration and loyally delivering the day’s preferred spin. Such was the case on Tuesday’s Good Morning America as she enthusiastically spun for President Biden on the border…
With the Debt Limit, It’s the Same Old Song
The very term “debt limit” makes a mockery of any kind of responsible budgeting. Each time the government reaches the “limit” it gets raised with the familiar scenarios that include threats of a government shutdown (an idea that increasingly appeals to some conservatives) and the claim that the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. is at stake. We have faith and credit? Who knew?
WashPost Hypes 'Far Right' Freedom Caucus 'Pledges Fiscal WAR'
On the top right of the Monday Washington Post came this glaring headline about "Far-right bloc is flexing muscle: Freedom Caucus pledges fiscal war." In the story, the reporters used the term "far-right" ten times to describe House Republicans. As they acknowledge, that neatly matches Biden's campaign rhetoric about "MAGA extremists."
WH Press Ignore KJP Rant on GOP Filling U.S. With Smog, ‘Melt Bones’
Prior to the weekend, more Hunter Biden headlines, and Monday’s media tsunami regarding Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon, there was Friday’s White House press briefing and it began with a rant from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre ghoulishly claiming House Republicans want to “fill our cities with smog,” “give asthma to our children,” and allow oil companies to use chemicals that…
CBS Blasts GOPs Rhetoric, Demand They Be Better ‘Steward’ of Democracy
On Friday’s CBS Mornings, there were numerous rhetorical finger-wags at Republicans for the crime of denouncing far-left, Soros-backed Manhattan DA’s indictment of former President Trump concerning the hush money paid to Stormy Daniels with one implication being they’re poor caretakers of our democracy and “adding fuel” to potential violence.
Kevin McCarthy: Trump Admin Was Right, TikTok Must Be U.S.-Owned
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on CNBC Tuesday that the Trump administration was right to give Chinese-owned TikTok an ultimatum: sell to an American company or be banned.
Cracking Down! McMorris Rodgers, McCarthy Pushing Action on TikTok
Multiple congressmen from both parties are calling to target or ban TikTok after the popular app’s CEO Shou Zi Chew testified to Congress.
Our Narrative Is 'News,' So Any Challenge to It Is 'Misleading'
At one time, the "news media" tried to give us something like just-the-facts journalism. But today they give us a liberal narrative and expect us to accept it as "news." Anything less than the liberal narrative is "misleading" or "false."
What We Weren’t Shown About January 6
Jan. 6 was, according to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, "the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War." Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer explained that the riot of Jan. 6 was a "violent insurrection." And in order to preserve democracy, Schumer stated, Fox News should take Tucker Carlson off the air. What, pray tell, did Carlson do that merited the Senate Majority…