By Scott Whitlock | July 8, 2013 | 12:28 PM EDT

The journalists at Good Morning America on Monday offered an assist to liberal politicians trying to avoid being associated with the scandal-plagued former Governor of New York. While announcing Eliot Spitzer's return to public life, news reader Paula Faris avoided any mention of the fact that Spitzer is a Democrat. As she noted his bid to be New York City's comptroller, Faris simply referred to the "disgraced former governor of New York."

Over on NBC's Today, correspondent Kristen Dahlgren hyped Spitzer as "the next comeback kid." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Comparing the ex-governor to Anthony Weiner, Dahlgren enthused, "2013 may go down as the year of the second chance." Despite connecting the two New York Democrats, Dahlgren also skipped any ideological label. It wasn't until the 8am hour that co-host Natalie Morales alerted, "The Democrat stepped down in 2008 over a prostitution scandal."

By Kyle Drennen | July 8, 2013 | 12:16 PM EDT

Appearing on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd blamed Republicans for ObamaCare beginning to collapse under its own weight: " could argue that there are some Republicans that are trying to sabotage the law, that they're hoping to not get it off the ground and then they can suddenly make the case, 'See, we've got to get rid of it.' And they've got some state governors that are openly trying to sabotage it." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Todd went on to attack Republican senators who protested an effort by the Obama administration to use the NFL to promote ObamaCare: "Look at what [Mitch] McConnell and [John] Cornyn did to the sports leagues? That was a shakedown. That was a threatening letter by the two leaders of the Senate Republicans, who essentially said, 'If you participate in this, if you help them try to enact this law of the land, be careful, there's going to be political repercussions.'"

By Noel Sheppard | July 7, 2013 | 5:23 PM EDT

The Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page made a comment about the country's political polarization this weekend that might raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.

Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Page said, "I blame the media" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 7, 2013 | 1:50 PM EDT

George Will made a marvelous observation Sunday about the so-called Affordable Care Act.

Appearing on ABC's This Week, Will said, "What Obamacare requires for it to work - mass irrationality, both on the part of employers to ignore that incentive and on the part of young people who are supposed to pay 3, 4, 5 times more for health insurance than it would cost them to just pay the fine and ignore it" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 7, 2013 | 12:54 PM EDT

Former President George W. Bush had a marvelous line during his interview aired on ABC's This Week Sunday.

Asked by Jonathan Karl what he and President Obama discussed in Africa last week when the cameras weren't rolling, Bush replied, "What a big pain the press is" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 6, 2013 | 10:51 AM EDT

CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman had a rather shocking thing happen to him while logging a live report from near Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday.

Members of the Egyptian military interrupted his report and took away CNN's camera (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 5, 2013 | 5:33 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, the folks at MSNBC have all but convicted George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

On Friday, viewers got to see more of MSNBC’s biases regarding this trial when a live audience watching the Ed Show at the Essence Festival in New Orleans broke out in applause as host Ed Schultz announced the judge in the case had denied defense’s motion for Zimmerman’s acquittal (video follows with commentary):

By Matt Hadro | July 5, 2013 | 11:01 AM EDT

After touting a Texas legislator's "epic" pro-choice filibuster, the media have turned to hyping her future as a possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state.

NewsBusters already documented the adulation that the media showed for Texas Democratic legislator Wendy Davis after she filibustered to stop a pro-life bill from passing the state senate last Wednesday. And after the initial hype over her filibuster passed, the networks and cable news began tossing out the idea of her running for Texas governor in 2014.

By Noel Sheppard | July 4, 2013 | 12:02 PM EDT

Have you ever wondered if conspiracy theorists actually live in their own world with little contact with anything close to reality?

Take Alex Jones for example who on a recent radio broadcast actually said, "I will defeat Rush Limbaugh in the free market of ideas. People, people like this show more than his" (video follows courtesy MoFoPolitics with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 3, 2013 | 6:28 PM EDT

For the second night in a row, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews made a stunning admission.

After telling his Hardball audience Tuesday that Democrats “believe in illegal immigration,” Matthews said Wednesday, “I'm surrounded by people who think he's guilty, Zimmerman. All my family, my liberal sons, my liberal wife. Everybody thinks the guy, Zimmerman’s the bad guy” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 3, 2013 | 4:46 PM EDT

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh had some harsh words Wednesday for the media's coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial.

As it becomes clearer and clearer the prosecution really didn't have any case, Limbaugh told his audience, "The media is totally invested in George Zimmerman being convicted as a racist 'white Hispanic'...and, as such, there's panic now. So much so, ladies and gentlemen, so much so that there is now talk and agitating for race riots" (video follows courtesy DailyRushbo with fuller transcript courtesy

By Noel Sheppard | July 2, 2013 | 6:43 PM EDT

In 2010, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said that he didn’t think Democrats wanted to stop illegal immigration.

On Tuesday’s Hardball, the host went even further saying that Democrats “believe in illegal immigration” and this is why they “don’t really believe in border enforcement” (video follows with transcript and commentary):