NewsBusters Podcast: Suggesting Only One Party Has 'Sham Impeachments'

January 31st, 2024 10:34 PM

As the immigration issue begins to panic Democrats and House Republicans push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the newspapers and networks channel Democrat objectives and imply that only one party's impeachment efforts are a partisan "sham" with "no evidence." They insist Democrat impeachments are glorious.

Managing editor Curtis Houck joins the show to discuss the TV anchor antics. On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, ABC News was the worst, with David Muir shaming the action: "With Senate Republicans and Democrats signaling they're the closest in years on an immigration solution, the House signaling they're not interested." George Stephanopoulos declared the Republicans didn't have any evidence against Mayorkas. NBC, both at morning and evening, only offered a few sentences from congressional reporter Ryan Nobles.

The Wednesday newspapers buried the House hearings into Mayorkas. The Wall Street Journal was best by merely having any mention on the front page at all -- one paragraph to notify you the story was on page A-4. The New York Times and The Washington Post couldn't even mention it anywhere on the front page. But the Times found space on the front page to investigate "far right" influencers claiming pop singer Taylor Swift's affair with pro football player Travis Kelce was a left-wing "psy-op."

Pro-Biden journalists imply the House Republicans have no solutions to offer, which irresponsibly omits that the House passed H.R. 2  They ignore that and paint Speaker Mike Johnson as a do-nothing obstructionist, when in fact the House was the first to pass legislation addressing the border crisis. They just don't favor it. It's not a "solution" if they hate it. 

The Democrats can enforce a narrative on the border far better than they enforce the border. Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you listen to podcasts.