NYT's Sudden Concern for Logan Act Fact-Checking With Kerry the Target

May 8th, 2018 6:10 PM
Former Democratic secretary of state John Kerry has been doing a little free-lance meddling with Iranian ministers on behalf of the now-kaput Iran deal, and an unhappy Trump accused Kerry on Twitter of “possible illegal Shadow Diplomacy” (i.e. violating the Logan Act). New York Times fact-checker Linda Qiu pounced: “Trump Lobs Legal Threat At Kerry. Scholars Shrug.”

Nets Ignore Kerry Possibly Violating the Logan Act, Reported Flynn

May 7th, 2018 9:51 PM
What could make Kerry’s actions illegal was the possibility he was in violation of the Logan Act, a law that forbids private citizens from negotiating on America’s behalf. It’s a rule that’s rarely enforced, but it made headlines last year when it came out that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was talking to the Russians during the transition. But this time around, the major network…

MSNBC Gave Flynn’s Lie 18 Times More Coverage Than McCabe’s

March 15th, 2018 7:18 PM
NewsBusters analyzed MSNBC’s coverage of the first eight hours that followed after both the Flynn and McCabe stories broke. Within these designated periods, the network spent a total of 379 minutes (78.9 percent of the full eight hours) discussing Flynn’s alleged transgression, but only 21 minutes (4.4 percent) on McCabe’s, amounting to roughly 18 times more coverage of Flynn.

All 3 Networks Ignore ABC’s Brian Ross Suspension Over False Report

December 4th, 2017 9:43 AM
Monday morning all three major broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS failed to update their viewers with the news that ABC correspondent Brian Ross had been suspended over the weekend for his false “bombshell” report that led the media’s Russia reports Friday morning.

Former Bush AG Shoots Down Media’s ‘Speculation’ About Flynn Deal

December 3rd, 2017 11:58 AM
The Sunday morning shows were dominated by wild fantasies from the liberal media regarding what was to come next in the Russia investigation after Michael Flynn’s plea deal on Friday. But during an appearance on ABC’s This Week, former Attorney General for George W. Bush, Michael Mukasey, wrote off the press’s hopes as just “speculation” and “heavy breathing.”

About Time: ABC Suspends Ross Without Pay for False Flynn Scoop

December 2nd, 2017 7:16 PM

Early Saturday night, ABC suspended chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross for only four weeks without pay for the latest and most egregious error of the journalist’s career, falsely claiming on Friday that candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials.

Lauer and Flynn: A Look at How the Media Plays the Game

December 2nd, 2017 4:00 PM
So let’s see how this game works. Matt Lauer — come on, you can remember Matt Lauer — was a news anchor of NBC’s Today show from 1994 - 1997 and co-anchor from 1997 to 2017. This last week he was fired by NBC News for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”

Yikes! Ross Airs Embarrassing ‘Clarification’ on Bombshell Flynn Scoop

December 1st, 2017 7:54 PM
On Friday’s World News Tonight, ABC chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross issued an embarrassing correction to a bombshell scoop he offered hours earlier about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, revealing that Flynn was told by President-elect Trump and not candidate Trump to reach out to Russian officials.

MSNBC Hopes Flynn Flip Brings GOP Agenda to ‘Screeching Halt’

December 1st, 2017 5:11 PM
During MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle on Friday, the liberal co-anchors were giddy at the prospect that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI in the Russia investigation would bring the entire Republican legislative agenda to a “screeching halt.”

'Like Christmas!' 'View' Overjoyed by Flynn Plea: 'An American Moment'

December 1st, 2017 2:06 PM
The View’s reaction to the breaking news Friday that Michael Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI was just about what you would expect from the super partisan show.

ABC Giddy: Flynn Is ‘Prepared to Testify’ Against Trump [UPDATED]

December 1st, 2017 12:26 PM
UPDATE, 8:08 p.m. Eastern: Turns out, ABC shouldn’t have gotten too excited about their massive report. Ross eventually had to recant part of this story under the pathetic guise of a “clarification” that Flynn was ordered by Trump as President-elect (and not a candidate) to speak with Russians.

Seriously? CNN Touts Claim Dana Loesch Has Threatened Journalists

September 5th, 2017 4:22 PM
CNN’s Brian Stelter continued his role as an unabashed liberal media cheerleader on Tuesday, promoting a pathetic statement from a media trade group claiming The Blaze host and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch incited violence against journalists in an April video denouncing media bias. While the group Digital Content Next decried Loesch’s phrase “[w]e’re coming for you” as a trigger for violence, a…

Chris Cuomo Mocks Sen. Mike Lee, Calls Him Partisan

June 1st, 2017 5:19 PM
Thursday morning, CNN’s New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota had to be reminded by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) that then-FBI Director James Comey testified on May 3 that he had received no pressure to end any FBI investigation...

CNN Trashes Nunes, Nothing to See Here with Unmaskings

June 1st, 2017 1:48 PM
On Thursday morning, CNN's New Day was at it again, pushing Democratic talking points. Co-host Alisyn Camerota and CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux were perplexed that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) would subpoena for information regarding the unmasking of Americans’ names, such as Michael Flynn’s, in intelligence reports.