Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is stepping down. She came to Fox in 2013 after almost ten years at ABC's The View. She wants to devote more of her time to her three children, the network said. She's expected to continue on the morning show until late December.
Brad Dayspring, a well-known beltway establishment Republican operative, has a history of antagonizing conservatives, both on the national and grassroots level, smearing them on countless occasions.
"According to the Globe, Barack and Michelle Obama’s marriage is on the rocks: Friends say Michelle tries to talk to him about their problems, but the president offers no solutions. Only empty rhetoric." – Jodi Miller, NewsBusted.
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on the Fox Business program Varney & Co. on Tuesday to discuss the network reporters getting feisty with President Obama in Antalya, Turkey on Monday.
Fox ran video of reporters from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN challenging the president’s grip on ISIS. CNN’s Jim Acosta even recalled Obama calling ISIS a “JV team” and used the word “bastards” to sum up. Bozell agreed the media were tough, but predicted it wouldn't last.
"Jeb Bush has a new campaign slogan: 'Jeb Can Fix It!' But a more appropriate slogan for Jeb is, 'I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up!'" – NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.
Matching his post-debate statement, MRC president appeared on the Fox Business show Varney & Co to express appreciation for the Fox Business debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
"You can say on the one hand it was going to be very easy to defeat CNBC, because of the embarrassment that CNBC was. But let’s face it. There was a whole lot of people in the press who would have loved to say that Fox Business blew it last night." And they didn't.
MRC president Brent Bozell expressed support for Fox Business and its moderators in the two presidential debates:
"Fox Business promised to best CNBC in the management of a debate. Fox did not best CNBC, Fox utterly humiliated their competition. Quite simply, this network did a fantastic job moderating both of tonight’s GOP primary debates. They asked fair serious, substantive questions, and did so respectfully."
Here's a little something to kick off today's afternoon open thread: RedState.com's Leon Wolf has an interesting metaphor for what animals the liberal media are most like.
Last week, a Media Research Center study documented how ABC, CBS and NBC were using loaded labels to paint House Republicans, especially the Freedom Caucus, as ideologues who are outside the American political mainstream. Now, several leading conservative Congressmen have sent us statements blasting the networks for their slant. “Only in this town does doing what you told voters you said you were going to do mean you are ‘ultra-conservative’ or ‘far-right,’ Freedom Caucus chairman Jim Jordan told NewsBusters.
One of the Media Research Center's famous "Don't Believe the Liberal Media" signs made a live appearance on MSNBC on Friday — minutes after Rachel Maddow completed a forum with the three remaining Democratic presidential candidates. Chris Matthews got Maddow's take on the how the forum went and the candidates' answers/reactions. The sign appeared right between the two liberal TV personalities as they immediately went on-camera.
The Fox News programs The O'Reilly Factor and Fox & Friends featured video with MRCTV's Dan Joseph on Thursday night and Friday morning. Dan asked voters at Colorado University in Boulder whether they had heard of Kate Steinle or "Kate's Law" named on her behalf. They had not.
On July 1 of this year, Steinle was shot in the aorta and killed by an illegal alien who had been deported five times, but returned to San Francisco, a "sanctuary city" that protects illegal immigrants from deportation.
"In Omaha, a 15-year-old boy has been arrested for groping his 28-year-old female teacher. When reached for comment, the school’s principal said they will now enforce a strict rule against students making the first move." -- NewsBusted's Jodi Miller.
Have fun with it, folks.
MRC President Brent Bozell on Monday slammed CNBC’s biased presidential debate, mocking it as a "debacle." Appearing on Varney and Co., Bozell attacked, “I think it was a complete debacle for the entire NBC brand and frankly it was probably the final straw. There was like no pretense of objectivity here.”
There is still time to vote in our NewsBusters poll on "Who had the best anti-media slam of the debate?"
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A Media Research Center analysis of the questions posed by moderators John Harwood, Carl Quintanilla and Becky Quick at CNBC's Republican presidential debate found nearly two-thirds (65%) hit the candidates with negative spin, personal insults or ad hominem attacks. In contrast, all of the questions posed by CNBC personalities Jim Cramer, Rick Santelli and Sharon Epperson focused on policy matters and were phrased in a constructive, respectful tone.
"Joe Biden, Jim Webb, AND Lincoln Chafee all dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination last week. That’s good news for Martin O’Malley… he now has a firm hold on last place!" -- Jodi Miller, NewsBusted.
Appearing on the Thursday edition of FBN's Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell hailed how the GOP presidential candidates spontaneously banded together and "made mince meat" of the biased moderators conducting the debate.
Appearing on the Fox Business Network's Varney & Company, MRC President Brent Bozell castigated the "smarmy, condescending, arrogant" moderators of CNBC's Republican presidential debate for their liberal questions designed to pick fights with the candidates, and delighted in the participants' fierce counter-attack against the obvious bias: "It was better than sex." That cracked Varney up.
Best anti-media slam in CNBC's Republican debate?