The NewsBusters Weekly Recap: December 16 to 22
As 2006 draws to a close, the MRC has once again ranked the most egregiously biased quotes from members of the media. So, who made the cut as "the best of the worst?" Click here to find out.
Christmas may be arriving soon, but NPR chose the week before December 25 as the appropriate time to broadcast an atheist message of holiday intolerance. Showing that radio can still compete with television for extreme examples of bias, the taxpayer-supported NPR also wondered if ailing Senator Tim Johnson’s family "has the right" to ruin the Democratic majority.
The media’s flirtation with Senator Barack Obama doesn’t seem to have lessened their love affair with Hillary Clinton. "Today" show co-host Meredith Vieira told Mrs. Clinton that it’s now "more imperative that we need a village to raise healthy, secure children." The New York Senator also received a very warm welcome on "The View."
This week, Dan Rather appeared on CNN’s "Reliable Source" and claimed that Saddam Hussein was more honest than President Bush. Rather also reiterated his attacks on the Fox News Channel.
The morning shows ignored the revelations that former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger stole classified documents and then destroyed them. CNN’s "American Morning" gave the story just 24 seconds and only FNC’s "Fox and Friends" covered it extensively. Speaking of CNN, the cable network also attempted to pass off a left-wing activist as an everyday mom.
Finally, in celebrity news, actor Matt Damon recently parroted a line from Michael Moore and called on President Bush to send his daughters to Iraq. And the "The View’s" Joy Behar compared former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to Hitler. Aren’t tolerant liberals a wonderful thing?
From everyone at Newsbusters: Have a wonderful Christmas!