Give Them Credit! CNN Grills Mayorkas on Trump Assassination Attempt

July 15th, 2024 6:11 PM

Monday morning began with a flood of information regarding the failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump Saturday afternoon. Following a clear fluke by the secret Service, pressures mount for a claim for such a clear failure. Yet, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who oversees the Secret Service, ignored questions from CNN's Kate Bolduan on the topic, deflecting the blame…

NewsBusters Podcast: Downplaying the Cocaine Keystone Kops

July 14th, 2023 10:06 PM

The Secret Service concluded on Thursday that they couldn’t locate a suspect for this baggy of illegal white powder -- it was cocaine, an illegal drug. This is a story of incompetence, that needs some accountability. But ABC and NPR couldn't bother to care, and PBS did a bland 20 seconds.


MSNBC's Weissmann: Secret Service Cocaine Probe Looks Incompetent

July 13th, 2023 11:49 PM

How bad did the United States Secret Service bungle their investigation into the bag of cocaine left in the West Wing? All you need to know is that even disgraced FBI bureaucrat and Russiagate hoaxer Andrew Weissmann is critical. During a Thursday night appearance on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour, Weissmann told host Stephanie Ruhle that “this is really just not a sufficient investigation.”…

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Joe Scarborough Still Freaking Out Jan. 6, Cries 'Fascist' 12 Times

July 21st, 2022 10:44 AM

On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough angrily calls out Attorney Merrick Garland. Yelling, "hey, Merrick!" Scarborough demands that Garland charge Trump's "lackeys" in the Secret Service with perjury in connection with the deletion of Secret Service text messages from the January 6th period, convict them, and have them "thrown in jail."


CNN: Resort Breach Evidence Trump Administration Loose With US Secrets

April 3rd, 2019 12:07 AM
On Tuesday, we learned of a Saturday incident at President Trump’s Mara-a-Lago resort where the Secret Service’s apparent incompetence struck again when a Chinese national managed to bluff her way past them only to be stopped by the receptionist. But according to a discussion of national security and cybersecurity experts on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, it was somehow indicative of an…

Ummm: King Asks If Pence's Christianity Disqualifies Them for Security

January 18th, 2019 4:28 PM
Amidst the liberal media’s long-delayed realization that perhaps their friends in the Women’s March are anti-Semites, CNN host John King leveled an attack Friday on Christianity through the lens of the Second Family, wondering if the conservative Christianity espoused by the Pences disqualifies Second Lady Karen Pence from Secret Service protection. Earth to John King — Joy Behar tried pulling a…

Matthews Makes Excuses for Clinton's 'Pig' Snub of Secret Service

April 9th, 2015 8:58 PM
In the midst of discussing Kate Andersen Brower's new book The Residence -- a behind-the-scenes look at the White House told from the perspectives for domestic staff there -- Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to innocently explain away an account in the book where first daughter Chelsea Clinton referred to Secret Service agents as "pigs." 

Obama Avoids Discussing Punishment Received by Dissident Saudi Blogger

January 27th, 2015 6:00 PM
During an interview with the Cable News Network's Fareed Zakaria in India on Tuesday, Barack Obama avoided directly addressing the severe punishment of 1,000 lashes -- 50 at a time -- received by Raif Badawi, a blogger who criticized the government of Saudi Arabia even though that nation has been a longtime ally of the U.S. When asked by Zakaria why Saudi Arabia remains a close partner with…

Michelle Bernard Rushes to Defend Obama Staffer Who Patronized Hooker

October 9th, 2014 9:39 PM
Self-proclaimed "victims' rights advocate" and MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard wasted no time on Thursday's edition of Hardball defending former White House volunteer Jonathan Dach -- now employed at the State Department in the Office on Global Women's Issues -- from charges that he patronized a prostitute while on official business as an Obama advance man in Cartagena, Colombia.   

ABC, NBC Ignore Report That W.H. Involved in Prostitution Cover-Up

October 9th, 2014 10:07 AM
On Thursday morning, the Washington Post reported that senior White House officials knew that an Obama volunteer hired a prostitute during the infamous Colombia prostitution scandal of 2012 but Team Obama tried to cover up such information during the official investigation. Despite the Post report, CBS This Morning was the only network morning show to acknowledge the story during its Thursday…

ABC, NBC Ignore Latest Secret Service Scandal

October 7th, 2014 9:43 AM
The Secret Service just can’t seem to catch a break these days. Following a disastrous couple of weeks in which the agency let a fence jumper enter the White House as well as revelations that the Secret Service failed to adequately protect the president, another stain for the agency has emerged. On Tuesday, CBS This Morning was the only network morning show to cover a Washington Examiner report…

Liberal Media Won't Keep a Good Myth Down

October 1st, 2014 9:14 PM
I've barely been paying attention to the news, except to check Senate polls every night, because, as some of you may have noticed, I've been in the bat-cave under Swiss Guard protection, writing my next book. But based on only about an hour of media consumption a week, I've recently noticed mainstream "news" outlets telling huge whoppers, long ago disproved and forgotten.

'Morning Joe' Friction: Was Pierson Affirmative Action Hire?

October 1st, 2014 8:27 AM
Imus would call it a "tension convention." There was palpable friction among members of the Morning Joe team today on the question of whether Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was an affirmative action hire. By the end, the almost unfailingly affable Willie Geist was smirking in frustration at Mika Brzezinski. When Brzezinski first broached the sensitive-for-liberals subject, she suggested…

Hardball Panel Briefly Kicks Around Secret Service Conspiracy Theory

September 30th, 2014 9:18 PM
During a panel discussion on the September 30 program, MSNBC Hardball panelists briefly discussed how some folks may feel that recent lapses in Secret Service security are not accidental but in some way intentional, borne out of a dislike or hatred for the president within the agency's ranks.