NewsBusters


NewsBusters, a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), America’s leading media watchdog in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.

Most Recent Articles by NewsBusters:

Weirdo: Matthews Bashes How House GOPers Dress, Longs for When There Were Fewer News Sources

Mar 6, 2019 — NewsBusters

After being away for two weeks that included a vacation to New Zealand, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in rare form on day two of his return, questioning the dress habits of Republican men on the House Oversight Committee for not being as formally dressed as he’d like and wearing scowls.

Then later in the show, Matthews and liberal celebrity loon Rob Reiner complained about the lack of control news outlets have over the American people compared to the 1970s when there were only three network news outlets.—MORE…


Lefty UK Paper Says ‘Hate Crime Laws Should Apply to All of Us’: Convict Comics, Ban Books

Mar 4, 2019 — NewsBusters


Obsession: CNN, MSNBC Spend 428 Minutes on Cohen, 12 on NoKo Summit

Mar 2, 2019 — NewsBusters

For all the liberal media’s prior pontifications about Wednesday being a “split screen” between two major events for President Trump, the congressional testimony of his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the denuclearization summit with North Korea, they were sure to only give the latter just a few pixels.

During the prime time and night hours on CNN and MSNBC (7:00 p.m. Eastern and 12 a.m. Eastern), the nine liberal hosts spent a combined 428 minutes and 19 seconds obsessing over the testimony of convicted liar Michael Cohen, and plotting how it could be used to bring down the Trump presidency. CNN’s share was 225 minutes and 10 seconds, while MSNBC sat at 203 minutes and nine seconds.—More….


Networks: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report

Feb 15, 2019 — NewsBusters

It’s been two days since NBC’s exclusive reporting that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no material evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and as of yet none of the three major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have given it even a single second of coverage in their evening newscasts. Considering these networks have given the Russia probe a massive 2,202 minutes of airtime, their silence on this major development is deafening.

MRC analysts examining all coverage on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News found that those 2,202 minutes spent on the Russia investigation accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting between January 21, 2017 and February 10, 2019. However none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since NBC’s report came out on February 12.—More…


Network Blackout of Investigation Finding Covington Kids Did Nothing Wrong

Feb 14, 2019 — NewsBusters

The liberal media took another massive blow on Wednesday after an independent investigation found that the high school students of Covington Catholic didn’t harass anyone last month at the Lincoln Memorial. Effectively proving that the liberal media reports about them were smears and lies, all three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and principal Spanish-language networks (Telemundo and Univision) omitted the findings from their evening reports.

Just before the 3:00 p.m. hour of CNN Newsroom began, host Brooke Baldwin came back from a commercial break with the news that was “just in.” “The students involved in that high profile encounter while attending last month’s March for Life rally in Washington have been exonerated,” she declared as if they were accused and on trial for an actual crime.—More…..


Twitter Sued for Banning Journalist for ‘Misgendering’ Transgender Users

Feb 14, 2019 — NewsBusters

Twitter wants to regulate the kind of speech that’s allowed on its platform. But there will be some backlash from those who are banned.

On February 11, Canadian feminist journalist Megan Murphy filed a lawsuit against Twitter. Murphy had been permanently banned in November for saying that “women aren’t men tho.” In a YouTube video, Murphy explained that “Twitter has begun silencing individuals and political views they don’t want heard.”— More….


Video Venom: 33 TV Shows in Jan. Slam ‘Terrorist’ Trump, Praise Abortion

Feb 12, 2019 — NewsBusters

Entertainment TV is far worse than news when it comes to progressive bias and hatred for conservative people and views. A cross section of nightly programming on major networks, cable TV or popular streaming services is loaded with anti-conservative, anti-Trump propaganda. January features at least 33 separate entertainment programs that attack conservative values and/or President Donald Trump while promoting a hardcore progressive agenda.

This aggressive lefty programming calls President Donald Trump a “racist,” and a “terrorist” who is holding America “hostage,” ridicules Second Lady Karen Pence and her husband’s “BDSM late night kink sessions,” insinuates that Democracy has “died” in America, joked that the president watches Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show with his “pants off,” and trashed proponents of border enforcement.—More…


Adorable: Fake News Jim to Publish Book to Make Us Feel Bad for Him

Jan 25, 2019 — NewsBusters

With much fanfare from the Associated Press and the CNN Public Relations team — err, Media team, it was announced Thursday that CNN chief White House correspondent, carnival barker, and pompous newsman Jim Acosta will be releasing a book on June 11 entitled The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America. Yes, really.

HarperCollins Publishers must have decided it was worth giving the man who’s now lampooned with a “Dear Diary” slogan (started by the great @neontaster on Twitter) some dead trees to make a book about himself and how Trump’s made the world a dangerous place to live…or something.—MORE…


CNN, Politifact Downplay 2,000 Homicides Committed by Illegals

Jan 18, 2019 — NewsBusters

On Thursday’s New Day, CNN senior political analyst John Avlon presented another of his infamous “Reality Check” segments, which is more akin to liberal spin than an actual effort to clearly inform viewers about the issues.

The CNN analyst argued against a border wall as he cited Politifact to dismiss claims of 2,000 homicides being committed by illegal immigrants in one year being reported by ICE for FY2018.—MORE…


Nets Ignore Dem Congresswoman Accused of Firing a Rape Accuser

Jan 18, 2019 — NewsBusters

On Thursday, news broke that Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was named in a lawsuit accusing her of firing a female staffer in retaliation for their plan to sue the Congressional Black Caucus for an alleged rape she was a victim of. While the news was slow to circulate, it broke in the afternoon and thus gave the broadcast networks plenty of time to get a report together. But neither ABC, CBS, nor NBC decided to cover it that evening.

While leading into a report about the lawsuit, Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed it was a “pretty amazing story that’s not getting enough attention tonight.”—More…


Surprise! CNN Hires Another Anti-Trump Republican, John Kasich, as Political Commentator

Jan 16, 2019 — NewsBusters

Losing “Never Trump” Republicans keep seeming to find new jobs on cable news. In an unsurprising move, CNN announced Tuesday that they’ve hired former Ohio governor and vocal Trump critic John Kasich as a senior political commentator for the network. The network also recently hired never-Trump Republican Rep. Mia Love, who lost her re-election for Congress this past Fall, as political commentator.

It seems a Republican who can bash the administration for them, certainly has its appeal to cable networks like CNN and MSNBC. CNN’s media reporter and host Brian Stelter even admitted in the announcement that Kasich’s fame is largely centered on his criticism of the president:— More….


CNN Analyst Accuses David Webb of Having ‘White Privilege,’ He’s Black

Jan 16, 2019 — NewsBusters

We’ve all heard the Boy Scouts motto: “Be prepared.” Unfortunately, CNN legal analyst Areva Martin didn’t have that in mind when she was a guest on David Webb’s Sirius XM radio show on Tuesday, when she accused the host of benefiting from “white privilege,” according to Mediaite’s Pardes Saleh.

When Webb asked why she said that, his guest replied that he has the privilege of doing things “that people of color” can’t do. The host responded by telling Martin that she “should’ve been better prepped. I’m black.” Ouch.—More…




Men Don’t like Being Told Manliness Is a Malady. WashPost Doesn’t Get Why

Jan 15, 2019 — NewsBusters

Here’s an outside-the-box—not to say crazy (are you allowed to say crazy anymore?)—suggestion for the gang at the American Psychology Association: If you’re going to issue what Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse calls an “an indictment … of rigid, traditional masculinity,” you might want to talk to some “traditional” men first.

That way, you won’t be blindsided when some folks think your research belongs under the scientific classification of “crap.”—More…


PC Mouthpiece Bill Maher Hilariously Called Out in Hollywood Billboards

Jan 15, 2019 — NewsBusters

It turns out there are still a few good-humored, politically-incorrect folks in Hollywood after all. Over the weekend, lefty-bashing street artist provocateurs publicly slammed HBO’s Bill Maher with a satirical billboard depicting him not as the thought leader he imagines himself to be, but as a rote purveyor of mainstream liberal propaganda. Specifically he was made fun of as being an “NPC.”

On Sunday pranksters from conservative street artist group “The Faction” decided to point out the fact that Maher might actually belong to this category, going after a Real Time with Bill Maher billboard located at the corner of La Cienega Boulevard & West Holloway in West Hollywood. “The Faction” spray painted a gray, expressionless face over Maher’s and changed the image’s tagline from “The Whole Truth and Nothing But” to “The Whole Narrative and Nothing But.” They also changed “HBO” to “NPC.”—MORE…


Conservative Leaders: Amazon Must Remove Anti-Christian Products That Violate Policies

Jan 14, 2019 — NewsBusters

 

On Friday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released the following joint letter to Amazon President Jeff Bezos calling on him to remove anti-Christian products that are available on the Amazon marketplace despite being a clear violation of company policies.

The full text of the letter is below:

January 11, 2019

Mr. Jeffrey Bezos
Amazon
410 Terry Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Dear Mr. Bezos,

We are horrified to learn that Amazon is selling products containing some of the most disgusting and offensive anti-Christian images and messages we have ever seen. We are writing today to bring this matter to your attention, ask you to review the site for such materials, and remove these products immediately.—MORE…


Watch: Even Lyin’ Brian Williams, Guests Thought the Democratic Response Was Cringeworthy!

Jan 10, 2019 — NewsBusters

On Tuesday’s 11th Hour, host Brian Williams tag-teamed with guests James Carville and Michael Steele to trash President Trump’s primetime address, but even this — um — special trio couldn’t escape two segments talking about the night’s events without absolutely lampooning the much-maligned and parodied Democratic response by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Williams pivoted after some Trump bashing (check the transcript to read about that) to the Democrats, telling Carville he should inform him “why responses are so bad tonight” as “this Chuck and Nancy visual tonight launched 1,000 memes while they were still talking.”—More…




Watch: Former Border Patrol Chief Obliterates Liberal Media’s ‘Fact-Checks’ of Tru

Jan 10, 2019 — NewsBusters

In the moments following President Trump’s address to the nation about border security on Tuesday, the liberal media sprinted to “fact-check” the President’s statements and claimed they were full of lies and misinformation. But in an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, former Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan argued that it was the media that didn’t know what they were talking about.

Before rebuking the “fact-checks,” Morgan ripped the liberal media for acting as their own “self-appointed experts” who spout off their own opinions. “Go to the experts that are really working that,” he told them. “I’ll say, the President has done that. The President is talking to the leadership of CBP and the Border Patrol, and the rank in & file, and those are experts and they’re saying, ‘the wall works’. It doesn’t work everywhere. It’s not the end all to be all, but it works.”—More…




MSNBC’s Deutsch: Trump to Base—Black, Brown or Jewish Man ‘Coming to Take Your Wife’

Jan 5, 2019 — NewsBusters

Just when you thought the liberal media couldn’t sink any lower in its demented attacks on President Trump, along comes Donny Deutsch. On today’s Morning Joe, Deutsch plumbed odious new depths with an allegation that Trump’s last card is to prey on the sexual fears or insecurities of his supporters.

Said Deutsch:

“This is all [Trump] has left. That one metaphor, that one thing that talks to that 39, 40, 41% base that says: either the black man, or the brown man, or the Jewish man, or the media man, or the banker man is coming to take your wife. It’s not your—you’re not in the position you’re in because of you—it’s cause everybody else. That’s all he has left.”—More…


Really, NY Times? Desperate Paper Links ‘Trump County’ to Child Cancer

Jan 5, 2019 — NewsBusters

The New York Times Thursday ran a long investigative piece by climate reporter Hiroko Tabuchi, “E.P.A. Retreat Leaves Wound In Small Town.” The online headline made it political: “A Trump County Confronts the Administration Amid a Rash of Child Cancers.” It’s the old “cancer cluster” concept that alarmist reporters use to push business regulations or in this case protect regulations from repeal, with the Times trying to imply a link that isn’t proven or even substantiated, even by the scientists quoted, while keeping the Trump administration (which had nothing to with the underlying pollution) front and center and suggesting hypocrisy by Trump supporters.

The children fell ill, one by one, with cancers that few families in this suburban Indianapolis community had ever heard of. An avid swimmer struck down by glioblastoma, which grew a tumor in her brain. Four children with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Fifteen children with acute lymphocytic leukemia, including three cases diagnosed in the past year.—MORE…


NB Year in Review: Media Swooning Over Their Liberal Heroes

Dec 25, 2018 — NewsBusters

As 2018 comes to a close, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the year. In today’s installment, we have the most outrageous examples of journalists fawning over liberal or left-wing icons. Examples include MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gushing over Barack Obama: “His mind is too supple, too complex, too rich compared to my own.”

The media also swooned over Beto O’Rourke, as they compared the Texas Senate Democratic loser to Abraham Lincoln. The New York Times’s Frank Bruni fell in love with the “peppy, rangy, toothy progressive.”—More…