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FLASHBACK: Nets Hid That This RACIST President Was a Democrat

August 1st, 2020 12:15 PM

This summer has seen a historical reckoning with how the country views the past. Yet when liberals and Democrats are the target of reassessment, journalists get nervous. Whether it’s the racism of Planned Parenthood’s founder or Woodrow Wilson, the media would rather you not ask too many questions. 

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FLASHBACK: Norah O’Donnell Loves Journalists Like Norah O’Donnell

July 25th, 2020 12:17 PM

One of CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell’s favorite things is to praise journalists (like her) as instrumental in making this country works. One year ago this week, on July 19, 2019, O’Donnell told Late Show host Stephen Colbert she had been reading a Walter Cronkite biography: “One of the things he said is, ‘Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.’ And I so…

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FLASHBACK: Ilhan Omar and ‘The Squad’ ‘Love This Country So Much’

July 18th, 2020 12:15 PM

As the 2020 presidential election shifts into high gear, we see journalists questioning every motive and action of Donald Trump. That is NOT something they were interested in doing to the hard-left new congresswomen of the Democratic Party. One year ago today, on July 18, 2019, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King acted as a propaganda mouth piece for Representatives…

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CNN Worried 2019 Trump July Fourth Rally Would 'Foam' With 'Violence'

July 4th, 2020 10:30 AM

In 2019, in a pre-pandemic age, Donald Trump addressed a packed Fourth of July crowd at the Lincoln Memorial. Yet, leading up to the speech, CNN fretted over the coming address as dangerous and potentially provoking violence. New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota talked to Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post and worried

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FLASHBACK: Biden’s ‘Oh That Joe’ Gaffes Are ‘Charming’

June 27th, 2020 12:15 PM

Journalists shilling and protecting Joe Biden didn’t start doing so in 2020. The need to spin Biden’s cringe-inducing gaffes as delightful was well under way when he was vice President. In this week’s FLASHBACK, reporter Mary Bruce covers for Biden’s many stumbles. 

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FLASHBACK: Reporters Awed By Flyswatter-in-Chief Obama

June 20th, 2020 12:15 PM

The relentlessly negative coverage of Donald Trump has been repeatedly documented by the Media Research Center. Everything that Trump does is wrong. So it’s always helpful to remember that, according to most journalists, nearly everything Barack Obama did was wonderful and “amazing,” to quote MSNBC. It was 11 years ago this week that the network’s hosts absolutely gushed over the Democrat’s…

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FLASHBACK: Using Memorial Day to Trash Trump and Question 'Heroes'

May 25th, 2020 11:00 AM
This Memorial Day weekend, the MRC’s FLASHBACK series has already reminded you of MSNBC's Chris Hayes admitting he was “uncomfortable” referring to fallen military members as heroes. But there are other examples of the media using this holiday for their own purposes. On the 2019 Memorial Day edition of Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski tried (and failed) to get…
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FLASHBACK: MSNBC Host ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Soldiers ‘Heroes’

May 23rd, 2020 12:15 PM
It was exactly eight years ago, Memorial Day weekend 2012, that MSNBC's Chris Hayes admitted he was “uncomfortable” calling fallen military members “heroes.” Appearing on his weekend show Up With Chris Hayes, the host attempted to explain why the word hero bothers him so. 
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FLASHBACK: Rather Thought You Can Lie A Lot and Be 'Honest'

May 16th, 2020 12:15 PM
Though the term fake news has only become popular in the Trump era, deceptive, dishonest liberal journalists are not new. After the 2004 presidential election, Dan Rather lost his CBS Evening News anchor job after the network used phony documents in an attempt to smear George W. Bush’s Vietnam record. But that’s not our FLASHBACK for today. Another, earlier example forshadowed…

NBC Prez Declared We Are Winning War With Trump (Fired Days Later)

May 9th, 2020 12:15 PM
Usually, our NewsBusters FLASHBACK items showcase liberal news media examples a little older than a week. But this one is too good to forget. On April 27, NBC News President Andy Lack published a haughty op-ed for the network’s website Think. It was titled, “Journalism is under attack from coronavirus and the White House. But we're winning.” One week after this op-ed was…
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FLASHBACK: NBC Employed Lauer, But Buries Tara Reade Sex Abuse Story

May 2nd, 2020 12:15 PM
The networks and cable channels have been dragged, very slowly to the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden. After not covering it at all, CNN last Saturday broke down and offered stories. So did ABC on Thursday. NBC finally did so on Thursday, previewing Biden on Friday's Morning Joe. But what took the network so long? Well, one might recall that NBC hired…
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FLASHBACK: Remember THIS Biden Blunder? The Press Hope You Don't

April 18th, 2020 12:15 PM
Journalists in the news media are used to covering for Joe Biden’s gaffes. In the spring of 2020, the networks have been maintaining silence over accusations of sexual abuse against the ex-vice president by a former staffer. But considering that both Biden and China are very much in the news these days, we thought it might be instructive to look back at another Biden Blunder. On August 21,…
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FLASHBACK: Nets Excoriated ‘The Passion’ as Inflammatory, Anti-Semitic

April 11th, 2020 12:15 PM
As Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate Easter on Sunday, some will choose to rewatch Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ during Holy Week. The movie, which came out 16 years ago on February 25, 2004, was a massive hit. It skyrocketed to a worldwide gross of $611 million. But to the journalists and hosts on ABC, CBS and NBC, it was a project to approach with…
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FLASHBACK: Remember That 49 State Democratic Landslide in 2016?

April 4th, 2020 12:15 PM
We live in chaotic times. The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on our country and our economy. The 2020 election is, justifiably, a secondary concern for many Americans. But journalists are still assisting the Democrats, ignoring sex abuse allegations against Joe Biden. And it won’t be long before they start making dire predictions about GOP doom. In that spirit, let’s take a look at…