NewsBusters Podcast: Biden-Shielding Omissions and Joy Reid Emissions
The network news this week did a lot of hiding new details on the Biden family influence-peddling business, while Jen Psaki inspired laugh riots by saying MSNBC has a very high standard with facts uttered on air. Kevin Tober joins the show and we run through Joy Reid's wacky outbursts of the week that would disturb an actual "independent fact-checker."
NewsBusters Podcast: Big Tech Mangling of COVID, Climate, and Hunter
The "misinformation" police in Big Tech (and its affiliated "fact checkers") have squashed entire story lines in the last three years, from COVID and its origins in Wuhan to Hunter Biden's laptop to the rebuttals of "climate deniers." MRC Free Speech America chief Dan Schneider joins the show to discuss these topics, the "Christchurch Call to Action," and the broader strokes of Western…
NewsBusters Podcast: Oscar Bait and Media 'Amplifying Hate'
Sunday night's Oscars show in Hollywood had some fun with CNN morning host Don Lemon, with Best Actress winner Michelle Yeoh telling women "never let them say you're past your prime." Meanwhile, ex-CNN host was leading a panel at the South by Southwest conference in Texas on how to fix the media that are "amplifying hate." (Let's guess they mean Fox.)
NewsBusters Podcast: Journalism In a Post-Truth World
The Catholic cable network EWTN and Franciscan University are holding a journalism conference on Friday and Saturday in DC. I was invited to bring our perspective to how media bias distorts the news. Despite naming our website NewsBusters, we want to be pro-journalism, but so much of the media-elite product isn't reporting as much as it is messaging.
NewsBusters Podcast: The Media Can't Handle the Tucker Clips
The unglued freakout over Fox host Tucker Carlson airing Capitol Police clips of the January 6 riot underlines that the Left cannot stand any attempt to undercut the Pelosi-Picked Plotline. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer told Rupert Murdoch he shouldn't allow Carlson to air a second night of January 6 counter-testimony.
NewsBusters Podcast: Democrats and Media Going Soft on Crime
Whether it's in Washington, DC or Atlanta, the media struggle with upsetting the far left on crime and policing. Reporters relayed the anger at President Biden for agreeing with Republicans that the DC City Council revision of the criminal code was unacceptable. The allegedly anti-rioter media struggles with Antifa hotheads throwing Molotov cocktails at an Atlanta police training facility.…
NewsBusters Podcast: Fox News, Krakengate, and 'Reliable Sources'
The Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News has uncovered an embarrassing collection of messages underlining that Fox's owner and stars had contempt for wild claims about Trump winning the 2020 election, but aired lawyers like Sidney Powell, who pledged to "release the Kraken" of truth....that never arrived. Conservative journalists and conservative media critics and conservative…
NewsBusters Podcast: The Lib Media’s Hostility to COVID Leak Theory
With CPAC on the horizon, Managing Editor Curtis Houck and I dive into the liberal media’s hostility to the lab leak theory for COVID-19’s origin and how they’re now blaming former President Trump’s criticism of China for rejecting it.
NewsBusters Podcast: Biden WH Forces Press to Consider Lab Leak Theory
Associate Editor Nick Fondacaro and I were back behind the microphones to kick off a new week, which began with a bombshell that the Biden Department of Energy believes it’s likely the COVID-19 pandemic was borne out of a lab leak. We also discussed the initial media coverage as well as one new tidbit about the Asbury revival, the latest silliness from The View, and ABC becoming a…
NewsBusters Podcast: Behar’s Disdain for East Palestine Trump Country
On this episode of the NewsBusters Podcast, managing editor Curtis Houck and I are back to fill in for our executive editor Tim Graham. We examine the vile comments of Joy Behar, who viciously suggested that the residents of East Palestine, Ohio got what was coming to them since they voted for former President Trump who supposedly was to blame for the derailment. They also discussed The…
NewsBusters Podcast: When They Make Crystal Meth Jokes on MSNBC
Ron DeSantis is Public Enemy #1 on the left-wing TV networks, as he stands falsely accused of ending the teaching of slavery. On The Reidout, MSNBC guest host Jason Johnson said DeSantis can't successfully run for president from Florida, which is seen as the state of "crystal meth and alligators." Someone confusing actual Florida with an episode of Miami Vice?
NewsBusters Podcast: Is It Time to Fire Don Lemon?
Are "embattled" anchor Don Lemon's days at CNN numbered? The New York Post reported top executives were meeting to discuss his future after rude remarks about Nikki Haley being past her "prime." Then they reported Lemon has "zero defenders" left at CNN.
NewsBusters Podcast: Hating Nikki Haley Saying America’s Not Racist
Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced her presidential campaign with a video defending America and attacking the Left. Some think are founding principles are bad, they say the promise of freedom is just made up.” Over images of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and an MSNBC video segment about the "1619 Project," Haley objected to the notion that America hasn't overcome systemic racism…
NewsBusters Podcast: Ohio Toxic Train Story Trailed Off Into Silence
A study by NewsBusters found that after an original burst of coverage, ABC, CBS and NBC stopped covering the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals near Youngstown, Ohio around February 8, once the EPA and railroad officials said it was safe. In the last 24 hours, the networks have returned the story.