CNN Runs To The Defense of Obama White House's $400 Million to Iran
August 4th, 2016 6:04 PM
On Thursday's New Day, CNN's John Berman did his best to defend the Obama administration's secret shipment of $400 million to Iran right before the Islamist regime released four American prisoners. Former Rep. Mike Rogers criticized the payment, but Berman countered that "the President...said money was going there...We did not have the details about the plane...the euros —…
AP Offers Predictably Uncritical Coverage of Obama's Sunday Speech
December 7th, 2015 2:04 AM
At the Associated Press Sunday evening, White House Correspondent Julie Pace's coverage of President Obama's Oval Office address was predictably weak.
One could cite at least a half-dozen problems with Pace's story, but two of them were particularly disingenuous.
Daily Beast: Special Forces Frustrated with Obama Hamstringing Them
May 22nd, 2015 11:59 AM
Kimberly Dozier of Daily Beast has an excellent piece today you might not see picked up by many in the Obama-puffing national media: "Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already."
NYT Pentagon Correspondent: Government-Media ‘Dysfunctional Marriage
July 13th, 2014 9:18 PM
Well, this explains a lot.
A Justin Lynch column ("Wartime Press") originally posted at the Weekly Wonk and republished at Time.com with a more foreboding title ("Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State") really ends up being an attempted justification by those Lynch quoted for having a close alliance between the government and "journalists…
AP 'Fact Check' Tells Readers 'Obama's Syria Case Still Lacks Proof
September 11th, 2013 10:20 AM
For well over two weeks, the Obama administration has been urging military action against the Assad regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons.
At the Associated Press, in a "Fact Check" item at its "Big Story" site, Calvin Woodward told readers that "President Barack Obama voiced his conviction Tuesday night that Syrian President Bashar Assad was to blame for…
Abuse of Power: Obama/Holder DOJ Admits It Obtained Two Months of AP J
May 13th, 2013 8:45 PM
In a move which appears conveniently timed to coincide with a wave of other arguably more damaging bad news for the administration, the Associated Press has reported that the Department of Justice informed the wire service on Friday that it had secretly obtained two months of reporters' and editors' telephone records.
In the words of AP's Mark Sherman, in coverage late this…
War on Terror Over? AP's Dozier Says 'No,' With Evidence
April 30th, 2012 1:12 AM
A week ago, National Journal's Michael Hirsh quoted an unnamed State Department official who claimed that "The war on terror is over. Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism." If it's so over, then why were government…
CBS: ‘Anti-Muslim Propaganda’ To Blame for U.S. Homegrown Terroris
December 14th, 2009 6:15 PM
On the CBS Evening News on Saturday, correspondent Kimberly Dozier reported on a recent rise in homegrown Islamic extremism in the United States and explored the motivation behind it: “... terrorism experts agree militant Islam is becoming an American problem....the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan make potent recruiting tools. They’re portrayed by the militants as America’s war on Islam.” Dozier…
ABC and NBC Acknowledge 'ClimateGate,' But Remain Undeterred: 'Science
December 7th, 2009 12:23 AM
More than two weeks after ClimateGate broke, ABC's World News finally got around to mentioning it on Sunday evening, but not to explore how the e-mails discredited leading scientists who insist mankind is causing global warming as, instead, ABC declared “the science is solid” and NBC assured viewers “the evidence is overwhelming that man is behind climate change.”ABC reporter Clayton Sandell…
CBS Reports ClimateGate During Show Preempted By Football
December 6th, 2009 3:27 PM
CBS on Saturday finally covered the growing ClimateGate scandal, but did so when its "Evening News" program was going to be preempted by college football in most of the country.With the SEC Championship game between the universities of Florida and Alabama starting at 4PM EST, few would see CBS's report on this controversy unless they read an article at the network's website.There, the…
CBS’s Mitchell: Health Care Debate ‘Nasty National Shouting Match
August 12th, 2009 5:46 PM
At the top of the 8:00AM ET hour of Wednesday’s Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cited protests at health care reform town hall meetings as evidence that the debate was "turning into a nasty national shouting match." After playing a clip of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce ad opposing the health care plan, Mitchell observed: "Democratic lawmakers pushing reform are being jeered at testy…
CBS: Sotomayor Known for ‘Dance-offs’ and ‘Can’t-miss Christma
August 10th, 2009 1:37 PM
Reporting on Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Saturday’s CBS Evening News, correspondent Wyatt Andrews declared: "...she’s not always the reserved, work-aholic judge she portrayed in the Senate hearings....The judge is also known for her can't-miss Christmas parties, which included salsa dancing inside the federal court of appeals in Manhattan." [Audio/video (1:25…
ABC and CBS Lead with Powell v Cheney & Limbaugh, GOP Too Conservative
May 25th, 2009 12:39 AM
ABC and CBS, which two weeks ago gave short-shrift to Dick Cheney choosing Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell as the better representative of the Republican Party (brief anchor-read items), both led Sunday night with Powell push back against Cheney and Rush Limbaugh. “Colin Powell hitting back at Dick Cheney and other Republican critics, saying he's still a member of the party, a party he says has…
CBS Anchor on Pelosi: 'Is This Over?'; ABC Hails Obama's 'Masterstroke
May 16th, 2009 10:21 PM
A night after the CBS Evening News ignored CIA Director Leon Panetta's rebuke of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Saturday's newscast continued the blackout as anchor Jeff Glor only mentioned Pelosi in setting up a question by explaining she “put herself in a very awkward position” when “she said the CIA lied to her or misled her about water-boarding,” before he asked Time magazine veteran John…