HBO's 'Newsroom' Cherry-Picks Soros-Funded Think Progress Video to Sme

July 23rd, 2012 9:35 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, HBO's The Newsroom has used information for its scripts from material provided to it by the far-left, George Soros-funded propaganda outlet Think Progress. On Sunday, the show cherry-picked six seconds - yes, I said six seconds! - from a highly-edited TP video to smear conservative businessmen Charles and David Koch (video follows with transcript and…

Sorkin's Newsroom Target Scott Walker, Citizens United

July 23rd, 2012 11:58 AM
Over the previous four episodes, Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom has become the liberal media's Sunday night darling. So, after the July 15th offering, which featured fictional news anchor Will MacAvoy comparing Tea Party members to sex offenders, a little conservative-bashing was expected. The July 22 episode did not disappoint, with the team at "Atlantic Cable News" delving into the Citizen's…

AP Report Claims GOP Governors Have 'Awkward Task' Explaining Their Su

July 15th, 2012 11:17 PM
Democrats are at it again, claiming that Republicans, particularly House Republicans, are sabotaging the economy, while ignoring the quite effective job President Barack Obama has done to ruin the economy both on his own (regulatory and anti-fossil fuel hostility, wasteful green "investments," etc.) and with the help of Congressional Democrats when they controlled both Houses of Congress (…

NewsBusters Interview: Sen. McConnell Strikes Back at the New York Tim

July 11th, 2012 7:15 PM
The New York Times on Sunday published an editorial highly critical of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) position on the Disclose Act. McConnell spoke with NewsBusters Wednesday about why he thinks the Times and other liberal media outlets are in favor of this controversial anti-free speech bill.

Episode Two of Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom: Conservatives Are Stupid and R

July 3rd, 2012 12:40 PM
During the June 24th premiere of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama, The Newsroom, viewers were introduced to Will MacAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels), a popular news anchor with scathing opinions about the United States. Episode two continued the liberal talking points, this time portraying conservative opinions on immigration as both racist and stupid. On the July 1 HBO broadcast, MacAvoy turned to…

AP Avoids Reporting Dems' Convention Money Problems, Fails to Mention

June 26th, 2012 10:50 PM
Despite several updates to the story first reported by Bloomberg last night that the Democratic National Convention's "move" of its "celebration" originally scheduled to take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway is really a cancellation likely driven by money problems, the Associated Press has not updated its virtual relay of the DNC's related press release published late last night.…

Matthews Sneers: 'Most Conservative' Supreme Court Would Have Upheld

June 25th, 2012 6:29 PM
Chris Matthews, clearly worried that the Supreme Court will overturn part or all of Obamacare, frothed about this "most conservative" court, Monday, insisting that the current right-leaning judges would have upheld "separate but equal" and struck down the 1964 Civil Right Act. Matthews sneered, "I wonder whether this court would have backed desegregation in the Brown case? I doubt this pack…

Psst! List of Prominent Pols Skipping Dem Convention in Charlotte Is U

June 23rd, 2012 10:07 AM
The count of prominent Democratic Party politicians who have decided not to attend the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte, thereby attempting to avoid direct association with the formal renomination of incumbent President Barack Obama, is up to seven. Press coverage has been sparse. One can only imagine how much media end-zone dancing there would have been in 2004 had one governor, one…

Three Leading W. Va. Dems Not Attending Party Convention; Will the New

June 18th, 2012 7:28 PM
At the rate things are going, it may be that the list of leading West Virginia Democrats attending the party's convention in Charlotte is going to be shorter than the list of those who aren't. The Associated Press reported the following in an unbylined item this evening in a terse three-paragraph squib with some pretty amusing attempts at impact-minimizing verbiage (bolds and numbered tags…

Charlie Daniels Column: This Election Year, Tune Out the Media

June 12th, 2012 11:29 AM
I don't know who is going to win this next election; conventional wisdom says it’s too close to call. Some of the most notable pundits are predicting a Republican rout in the Congress and Senate, but that is, at best, just an educated guess. Even if there is a complete changing of the guard in this election cycle, the American people will have to accept the fact that the building -- or in…

NYT's Harwood Leans on Discredited Exit Poll to Paint Brighter Picture

June 11th, 2012 2:56 PM
In the aftermath of Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker defeating a union-backed recall election, New York Times reporter John Harwood still saw bright hopes for Obama both in Wisconsin and nationwide, basing his Saturday "political memo" on a study from a liberal group, in "Demographic Shifts in Key States Could Aid Obama in Fall." That's slanted enough. But why is Harwood also relying on…

Rachel Maddow Backs Off Bogus Claim About Wisconsin Recall Polling

June 7th, 2012 5:52 PM
After getting slammed by NewsBusters for making a demonstrably false claim, Rachel Maddow refrained from repeating it when given the opportunity 24 hours later. Here's Maddow on her MSNBC show Monday, the eve of the epochal recall election in Wisconsin, saying this about pre-recall polling (video after page break) --

NBC's Brian Williams Decries 'People Who Had Never Been to Wisconsin

June 7th, 2012 5:17 PM
Remarking that Wisconsin voters had "decided to leave their governor in office" on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams contemptuously declared that "money flowed into that state from all over the country, from people who had never been to Wisconsin, had no connection to Wisconsin. Part of the new and unlimited spending that is changing politics in a hurry." [Listen to the audio…

CNN Questions Walker's 'Hard-Line Tactics' -- After He Wins Recall Vot

June 7th, 2012 3:15 PM
Did Erin Burnett just blow off the recall election results in Wisconsin? Even though the Governor Walker won his recall election by seven percentage points, the CNN host questioned the popularity of his "hard-line" tactics on Wednesday because of Obama beating Romney in the exit polls. Burnett even admitted the exit polls aren't completely reliable, but still asked conservative guest Grover…