The NewsBusters Weekly Recap: April 21 to 27
According to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani committed "terrorism" when he suggested that the country would be "playing defense" if a Democrat was elected president in 2008. And this is the network that’s hosting a Republican presidential debate?
On Monday, an ABC graphic provided a shining example of media bias. Co-host Diane Sawer was discussing the recent surge by the stock market. During the segment, a graphic below her read, "Will Dow Hit 13,000 Today? Is Unstoppable Market Good or Bad?"
"Good Morning America" reacted to the departure of Rosie O’Donnell this week by claiming that the left-wing comedienne was a pioneer for women. (The morning program also ignored her 9/11 conspiracy theories.) Barbara Walters seemed to be channeling her liberal colleague on "The View" when she ranted about how George Bush disrupted her walk home. President Bush, she noted, is "not a king." Where would we be without journalists?
Please Ignore the Contradictions
In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, ABC News continued it’s crusade for gun control by citing the United Kingdom’s handgun ban. Reporter Dan Harris buried a pertinent fact in his report: Gun crime in England has risen in the past decade.
Finally, the media’s global warming crusade has found a new outlet: raising taxes. The "Today" show highlighted a proposed commuter tax to fight global warming.