The official NewsBusters Open Thread for the CNN Democratic debate held on October 13, 2015.
Gushing that Hillary Clinton "might be the most overqualified candidate" for president since polymath Thomas Jefferson, liberal actress Ashley Judd was a no-brainer to win the 2015 Media Research Center's Celebrity Dumbass Award at last Thursday's MRC Gala and DisHonors Awards.
Appearing on the October 13 Cavuto Coast to Coast, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell discussed CNN's double standard as goes the Republican vs. Democratic debate. While the vast majority of questions in the Republican presidential debate were setups for arguments amongst the candidates, by all indications the Democratic debate would largely tee up the participants to attack the GOP, not take on each other over policy disagreements within the Democratic Party.
MSNBC journalist Ayman Mohyeldin’s biased coverage of Navy sniper Chris Kyle earned him the “Damn Those Conservatives to Hell” award at Thursday’s 2015 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards. Appearing on the January 29, 2015 edition of Morning Joe, Mohyeldin condemned Kyle’s “racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims as he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment.” The comment was so egregious that he went on to win the MRC’s quote of the year.
Conservative comedian and talk show host Joe Piscopo brought the laughter to Thursday night’s 2015 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards. While the rest of the dinner hammered the liberal media, “The Funnies” were a compilation of the year’s most humorous clips, as complied by the MRC.
Lefty writer and CNN contributor Sally Kohn, along with her fellow CNN panelists, earned the dubious honor of winning the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at last night's Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards.
He had stiff competition at Thursday night's MRC DisHonors Awards in Rachel Maddow and Charlie Rose, but MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell richly deserved his 2015 Puppy Love Award for gushing over President Obama as having written "the most honest and open book... ever written by a president" with his memoir Dreams of My Father.
"According to a new study, the average teenager lies five times a day. OR, as Hillary Clinton calls them: amateurs." -- NewsBusted's Jodi Miller.
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, a member of the SEAL team which killed Osama bin Laden, honored us at the Media Research Center by being our surprise guest at the 2015 Gala and DisHonors Awards. O'Neill appeared on stage after the presentation of the Celebrity Dumbass Award to actress Ashley Judd.
Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly on Thursday accepted the “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence” at the 2015 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards. MRC President Brent Bozell lauded the profound and ongoing role Schlafly has in the conservative movement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A raucous crowd of 900 attendees at Thursday night's 2015 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards dinner gave the dubious honor of Quote of the Year to NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin for this gem in which he trashed late U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle as having gone on "killing sprees" during his tours of duty.
MRC president Brent Bozell was interviewed Wednesday on the Fox Business program Varney & Co. about the MRC’s latest numbers on network evening news coverage of the Democratic presidential race. Hillary Clinton has dominated with 80 percent of the coverage, but a majority of it has dealt with her scandals, as Bozell explained.
Bernie Sanders has a much smaller share, but his coverage is all positive. None of the coverage focuses on his socialist extremism.
Appearing Friday morning on the Fox Business Network's Varney & Co. program, MRC president Brent Bozell blasted disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, who now covers breaking news on MSNBC, for immediately injecting a liberal gun control agenda into coverage of the Oregon college shooting on Thursday.
Bozell called it "obnoxious" and "offensive" for the media to push for liberal action without waiting for the facts, and saw a media double standard in the cheers for President Obama's choice to "politicize" the shooting, even as journalists condemned Rep. Kevin McCarthy earlier this week for allegedly politicizing the Benghazi inquiry.
"Pope Francis also visited the White House last week. But his Holiness was confused by Vice President Biden, who congratulated the Pope on the Cardinals having the best record in the league."
NewsBusters Executive Editor Tim Graham appeared Friday night on The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV to discuss the Pope and President Obama.
First they discussed the U.S. News website trying to argue the pope “echoed” Obama in attacking Christianity in his speech to Congress. That wasn’t true, Graham said.
"Hillary Clinton’s image continues to deteriorate. To give you an idea how bad it is, even Brian Williams is calling her a liar!" -- Jodi Miller of NewsBusted.
Jennifer Steinhauer of The New York Times displayed bias even in the breaking news, that Speaker John Boehner was resigning due to "extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference" over Planned Parenthood.
"Not a single network news outlet caught the visual and the words of Pope Francis turning and rebuking Barack Obama on religious liberty," Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell told Fox News's Neil Cavuto this afternoon. Instead, the liberal media focused on the pontiff's remarks on climate change.
During an appearance on FBN's Cavuto: Coast to Coast this afternoon, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell examined the media's eager promotion of Pope Francis in light of areas where he weighs in in favor of liberal pet causes like combating climate change by government intervention.
"In a speech supporting the Iran nuclear deal, Hillary Clinton said her approach will be 'distrust and verify'… which is the exact same approach Hillary takes with Bill." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller