Daily Beast's Moynihan: Let's Not Whitewash Pete Seeger's Sympathy for

January 29th, 2014 5:25 PM
"[I]t’s important to remember that [Pete] Seeger, once an avowed Stalinist, was a political singer devoted to a sinister political system--a position he held long after the Soviet experiment drenched itself in blood and collapsed in ignominy." With lines like that, the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan might find himself crossed off a few Christmas card lists and curiously…

MSNBC Panel Concedes 'Moral Failing' of Mandela, 'Associated With' 'Ga

December 9th, 2013 5:38 PM
On the Friday, December 6, All In with Chris Hayes show on MSNBC, during a discussion of Nelson Mandela's support for violent resistance, the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan admitted that the former South African leader had a "moral failing" because he "associated with" dictators who "did the same things to their people" as "was done to him."…

Rest In Whitewash: Networks Set to Ignore Mandela's Communist Party Ti

December 7th, 2013 7:07 PM
At the Daily Beast, Michael Moynihan attempted to overcome the tendency of journalists and celebrities to make Nelson Mandela a secular saint. Moynihan recalled that when Margaret Thatcher died, these same people denounced her for here "indulgence" of right-wing dictators like Agosto Pinochet in Chile, who allowed his country to become a democracy. ABC called her reign an “…

Daily Beast's Moynihan: Sorry, CNN, But New Iranian President Rouhani

September 26th, 2013 11:07 AM
The Daily Beast is no stranger to criticism from yours truly nor from NewsBusters in general, but today I have to give kudos to Michael Moynihan for his excellent critique of sloppy journalism from CNN. In "What Hassan Rouhani Really Said About the Holocaust," the Daily Beast culture news editor took the news network to task for reporting that the newly-installed Iranian president,…