ABC, NBC Seize on Palin 'Sparking New Controversy' in 'Feud' With PETA
January 5th, 2015 12:04 PM
On Monday, both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today hyped a supposed "controversy" between Sarah Palin and radical animal rights group PETA, after Palin shared a touching photo of her Down Syndrome son using his service dog as a step stool to reach the kitchen sink.
During a news brief on GMA, anchor Amy Robach announced: "Sarah Palin sparking new controversy, this…
Jonah Goldberg: Protecting the Protesters vs. Trashing the Tea Party
December 22nd, 2014 2:10 PM
Nearly four years ago, the media establishment swiftly and baselessly linked the Tea Party to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. But after this weekend’s murder of two New York City police officers, by a gunman who used the hashtag #ShootThePolice, there was no rush at ABC, CBS or NBC to condemn anti-police protesters who have employed the chant: “What do we want?…
While Media Obsesses Over GOP Aide, Dems Sell Hate, Authoritarianism
December 2nd, 2014 6:49 PM
Yesterday, I received an email from the Democratic National Committee informing me that they had a "Cyber Monday surprise" just for me.
How nice. All I had to do was click on the link to store.democrats.org. After the jump, readers will see the store's apparent "best sellers," raising a quite obvious question: Does anyone think the press would ignore analogous items on…
A Cornucopia of New York Times Thanksgiving Bias
November 27th, 2014 7:22 PM
Is there no beloved American tradition the liberal media won't try to sour? "A Warning on Nutmeg," a silly post from the New York Times' health section, failed to come close to justifying its alarmist headline, and functioned as a near parody of liberal media handwringing. But it's far from the first time the paper has flubbed Thanksgiving, either politically or by just…
Blogger: Fox News the Result of ‘Largely Bogus’ Claims of Media Bias
October 27th, 2014 9:48 PM
Josh Marshall writes that back in the day, right-wingers distorted the extent of media bias against them, and created FNC to balance the scales.
CNN's Costello Gleeful As She Hypes Palin Family Brawl Audio
October 22nd, 2014 3:38 PM
Carol Costello could barely contain herself on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, as she touted the recently-released audio of Bristol Palin giving her account of a fight involving her family to the police: "Okay. I'm just going to come right out and say it. This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we've ever come across – well, come across in a long time anyway.…
'Conservative' View Co-Host Wallace Trashes Palin, Defends Clinton
September 22nd, 2014 12:52 PM
Nicolle Wallace, The View's new "conservative" co-host, on Monday trashed Sarah Palin and defended Hillary Clinton against alleged sexism. Wallace, who worked for Palin in 2008, has previously attacked her former boss. Asked to talk about an alleged brawl that broke out at a Palin family party, the ex-political operative mocked, "I have political staffer version of PTSD. So,…
Networks Hype 'Palin Family Brawl': 'Like Episode of Jerry Springer'
September 12th, 2014 12:03 PM
On Friday, all three network morning shows seized on reports that Sarah Palin and her family were "caught in a massive brawl" during a house party in Anchorage, Alaska. ABC's Good Morning America opened with substitute co-host Lara Spencer declaring: "One witness saying it was like an episode of Jerry Springer, her kids throwing punches. What sparked this rumble in the tundra?…
NYT: Here Come Those Government-Reimbursed 'End-of-Life Talks
August 30th, 2014 10:20 PM
In a Saturday evening story to appear on Page A1 in its Sunday print edition, Pam Belluck at the New York Times tells readers that "paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year." This apparently blessed development is occurring "After Sarah Palin…
Ed Show Guest: Former NFL Coach Mike Ditka Was a 'Segregation-Era' Pla
August 28th, 2014 10:40 PM
To close out his MSNBC show on Thursday, Ed Schultz invited on a Native American social activist to discuss the push by liberals and sympathetic members of the sports media to force the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name.
In discussing recent supporters of the name in Sarah Palin and former NFL coach and player Mike Ditka, author and Native American activist Gyasi Ross…
Todd Takeover: A Top 10 List of the Most Liberal Outbursts from the Ne
August 14th, 2014 5:42 PM
On Thursday, NBC News sources confirmed that Chuck Todd will bump David Gregory from the Meet the Press host chair. And while Todd isn’t as liberal as his predecessor, he has played defense for the Barack Obama administration on a number of fronts.
Most recently he dismissed the IRS-Tea Party scandal by asking “are there any actual real victims?” and diminished Benghazi…
Joe 'Gaffe-omatic' Biden Strikes Again, Calling Africa a 'Nation'; AP
August 6th, 2014 12:37 AM
They had to invent Sarah Palin's supposedly most embarrassing gaffe when she was the vice-presidential nominiee in 2008. She never said, "I can see Russia from my house!" Comedienne Tina Fey did. As noted at NewsBusters several days ago, that hasn't altered the folklore.
You don't have to invent gaffes for Joe Biden, the man who became Vice President after the 2008…
MSNBC Uses Term 'Impeachment' More Than Four Times as Often as Fox New
July 31st, 2014 9:25 PM
Judging from reports carried by the three mainstream networks' news programs and most of the low-rated cable news channels, it seems that the Fox News Channel and conservative Republicans are totally consumed by the concept of impeaching Democratic President Barack Obama.
However, a Lexis-Nexis search of transcripts from the July programs on FNC and MSNBC indicated that for every mention…
ABC's Harris Falsely Hits Sarah Palin as the 'Woman Who Says She Can S
July 29th, 2014 5:45 PM
Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris on Monday night mocked Sarah Palin for her new internet channel and falsely identified the conservative as "the woman who says she can see Russia from her house." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] No, she didn't. It was Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey in 2008 who uttered this line.
In the tease for the report, Harris played the…