NewsBusters Time Machine
It’s Not Just Joe Biden. Remember the Media Squashing THESE Scandals?
Some scandals are more important than others. This week, media outlets are doing their best to contain the fallout from a bombshell story by the New York Post alleging secret evidence of Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings with a Ukrainian gas company, as well as Joe Biden’s knowledge. Yet, four years ago this week, journalists were doing everything they could to protect former…
Deja Vu All Over Again? How the Media Got It Wrong in 2016
Election Day is now just 17 days away, and we’re beginning to hear the media dismiss Trump’s chances, just as they did four years ago. But we all know what happened four years ago. At this point in that campaign, ABC’s Jonathan Karl was suggesting “not just a loss, but a blowout,” while then-CBS anchor Scott Pelley assured liberals: “No candidate down this far this late has ever recovered.”…
FLASHBACK: Todd Whined About Trump Humiliating Clinton With Accusers
Another week has passed and journalists are again upset with the Trump/Pence 2020 team for how they handled a debate. This time, Chuck Todd hammered Mike Pence for being “evasive” and “deflecting.” Four years ago today, on October 10, 2016, things were exactly the same. NBC’s Todd was horrified when Donald Trump brought Bill Clinton’s sexual accusers to a debate.
FLASHBACK: At 2016 VP Debate, Reporters Brushed Off Dem Interruptions
NBC on Tuesday excoriated “bully” Donald Trump for interrupting and turning the first presidential debate into a “train wreck.” Next week is the vice presidential debate featuring Mike Pence and Democratic Senator Kamala Harris. Four years ago, on…
FLASHBACK: ABC Attacked 'Controversial' Pick Before Knowing Who It Was
In just a few hours, at 5 PM on Saturday, Donald Trump will announce his third Supreme Court. With wide speculation that it might be Judge Amy Coney Barrett, we thought it would be good to look back at the last Supreme Court nominee, one that journalists worried would send “shivers” down the spines of liberals. At 7:23 PM ET on July 9, 2018, ABC’s Nightline tweeted that Trump’s…
FLASHBACK: Unlike Today’s Late Night Hacks, Carson Zinged Biden
It was 33 years ago this week that Joe Biden’s first of three presidential campaigns was embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, one that would torpedo the bid in controversy. While journalists and late night hosts in 2020 don’t seem interested in revisiting the scandal, it’s worth remembering that Johnny Carson had no problem mocking Biden in 1987.
FLASHBACK: How the Lefty Media Abused the Memory of 9/11
Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. While many Americans continue to solemnly observe the day 2,977 of our fellow citizens were murdered, it’s worth remembering that some in the liberal media used and abused the memory of 9/11 to trash Republicans and promote conspiracy theories. Let’s take a little refresher course. Two years ago,…
FLASHBACK to CBS in 2016: 341 Electoral Vote Landslide for Hillary
he 2020 presidential race is tightening with close races in the battleground states. But most journalists still expect Trump to lose handily to Joe Biden. Some perspective from 2016 should help any reporter who might get too excited. The day after Labor Day weekend four years ago, CBS predicted a 341 electoral vote landslide win for Hillary Clinton.
FLASHBACK: Nets Hid That This RACIST President Was a Democrat
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.
FLASHBACK: Norah O’Donnell Loves Journalists Like Norah O’Donnell
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…
FLASHBACK: Ilhan Omar and ‘The Squad’ ‘Love This Country So Much’
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…
CNN Worried 2019 Trump July Fourth Rally Would 'Foam' With 'Violence'
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
FLASHBACK: Biden’s ‘Oh That Joe’ Gaffes Are ‘Charming’
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.
FLASHBACK: Reporters Awed By Flyswatter-in-Chief Obama
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…