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PBS Uses Hostile TV Clips to Warn Trump Veep Picks Threaten Democracy

June 10th, 2024 10:13 AM

Friday's PBS NewsHour featured a discussion with congressional reporter Lisa Desjardins on what Donald Trump is looking for in a vice-presidential running mate (“loyalty….including whether the 2020 election had fraud in it or not”). But it took a turn into PBS’s new pro-Biden campaign angle, protecting American “democracy” from Trump’s potential vice-presidential picks. PBS put…

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PBS Mocks Non-Protesters: No Right to 'Convenient Path to the Library'

May 11th, 2024 12:22 PM

Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour actually brought on a critic of the pro-Hamas protesters currently infesting college campus quads across the country, which so far have gotten a nearly free ride from scrutiny (there’s certainly been little scrutiny of the pro-Biden groups funding them). New York Times columnist David French is no hard-core conservative, but his opinion that the “…

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PBS: Republicans ‘Were Not Listening to That Speech....Disrespectful'

March 8th, 2024 6:23 AM

PBS congressional reporter Lisa Desjardins after the speech: “You may have seen this on the screen. House Republicans were not listening to that speech, by and large. Not just out of defiance, they just seemed not to be paying attention. They were almost only here physically, almost bordering on a disrespectful way, and is something I've never seen to this degree before.”

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Ready for ‘24? Here’s a Look at 2023’s Most-Read Items on NewsBusters

December 31st, 2023 2:53 PM

2024 is bound to be not only one of the most monumental years in American history, it ventures to be among the most chaotic. So, before we dive head first into 2024 at midnight, let’s look back one last time at 2023 to look at what stories you, the readers, visited the most on NewsBusters. As always, we can’t thank you enough for not only your readership, but also financial support. Amid a…

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PBS Swipes at GOP’s ‘Anger Caucus’ and ‘Dehumanizing’ Mike Johnson

November 25th, 2023 12:40 PM

The antipathy most inside-the-Beltway journalists have for conservatives was on display on Friday’s Washington Week on PBS. Viewers heard how the Republicans’ “anger caucus” was “willing to blow things up” in Washington, while new Speaker Mike Johnson was a “deeply, deeply religious conservative” who has “dehumanized the LGBTQ population in this country.”

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PBS vs. PBS? NewsHour Assumes Trump Phone Call Guilt, Amanpour Doesn't

August 17th, 2023 9:30 PM

So just what was then-president Trump thinking when he called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in early January 2021, and asked him to “find 11,780 votes” in Georgia, which if really there, would have put Trump over Biden in the close Georgia race? NewsHour congressional reporter Lisa Desjardins seemed confident she knew just what Trump was thinking in her Tuesday evening…

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PBS Wrecks July Fourth: An ‘Ideological Tool’ of Right-Wing Extremists

July 8th, 2023 4:39 PM

The tax-funded PBS NewsHour marked the Independence Day holiday in its own inimitable style by trying to tie the patriotic celebration to right-wing extremism and the January 6 Capitol Hill riots. Congressional reporter Lisa Desjardins sat down with two liberal professors to decry the dangers of the right wing on Tuesday evening. Host Amna Nawaz set the scene for PBS’s attempt to…

PBS Welcomed DeSantis: Beatings, Forced Feedings, and ‘Wave of Deaths’

May 31st, 2023 11:32 PM

PBS reporter Lisa Desjardins gave Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis a chilly welcome to the 2024 presidential race on Wednesday, before his Twitter-hosted interview with Twitter owner Elon Musk. Desjardins included positive details about the new candidate, standard practice when introducing new candidates into the presidential race (at least Democratic ones). But she also poisoned the paragraph…

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Journos on PBS: House GOP Hasn't 'Landed a Punch' on Biden Scandals

April 23rd, 2023 8:15 AM

Friday’s PBS NewsHour pundits discussed Biden preparing to announce a re-election bid without mentioning this week’s big Hunter Biden scoops, and the same thing happened on the PBS journalist roundtable Washington Week. In the show’s last minute, they discussed House GOP investigations – but not Hunter’s name. Reporter Heather Caygle of Punchbowl News said “Have they landed a…

PBS Whines as DC Crime Bill Trounced: GOP ‘Pounced,’ Dems ‘Blindsided'

March 12th, 2023 4:06 PM

Congress used its constitutional authority to override a Washington, D.C. local crime bill that would have reduced penalties for murder, armed robbery, and sexual assault. Lisa Desjardins, the PBS NewsHour’s congressional reporter, who generally plays it fairly straight, definitely took a side in her Wednesday evening coverage of the controversial bill, which was overturned by a heavy…

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PBS Anchor Fights with GOP Rep. Chip Roy on 'Un-American' Border Bill

February 7th, 2023 10:20 AM

On Thursday's PBS NewsHour, co-host Amna Nawaz uncorked a contentious interview with Republican Congressman Chip Roy of Texas, especially on unprecedented illegal immigration and fentanyl pouring across the border under Biden. 

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PBS Offers Softballs to Democrat Leahy, Hardballs to Republican Davis

January 2nd, 2023 6:29 PM

In the final week of 2022, the PBS NewsHour put on display the kind of double standard that the liberal media typically show in its treatment of Republicans and Democrats as defeated Republican Congressman Rodney Davis and retiring Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy were interviewed within days of one another.

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LAME: Journos Suck Up to Biden on COVID, Trump Being ‘Threat’ to Power

November 16th, 2020 4:55 PM

Just as they did on November 10 in his first post-election press conference, liberal journalists played the role of lap dogs for Joe Biden, giving him free reign to attack President Trump and nudge him to the left on the coronavirus pandemic and the economy. NBC’s Geoff Bennett went first and set the tone. With a smile affixed to his face and invoking the coronavirus vaccine rollout plans,…

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PBS Turns to Totenberg to Lament Biden Failed to Ruin Clarence Thomas

August 19th, 2020 9:49 PM

In the hour leading up to Night Three of the Democrat convention, PBS aired a profile of Biden’s career by reporter Lisa Desjardins, starring liberal-bias legend Nina Totenberg of NPR. Biden was judged positively for beating Robert Bork’s nomination for the Supreme Court in 1987, and negatively for not helping Anita Hill enough to defeat Clarence Thomas in 1991.