Column: The Media Avoid Every Biden Policy Fiasco

August 31st, 2022 5:44 AM

If you never looked at a poll and watched only the network news to stay informed, you might think Joe Biden is a very successful and popular president. That’s not an accident. There’s a lot of well-designed embroidery and energetic omissions. They pretend Biden has never mismanaged anything or caused a single problem in America.

CHAOS: One Year of the Nets Hiding Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster

August 29th, 2022 10:00 AM

Just over one year ago, on August 26, 2021, 11 Marines, a soldier, and a sailor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a device at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The horrific incident was the culmination of Joe Biden’s disastrous pull-out of American troops. And while the month of August 2021 saw heavy network evening newscast coverage of the disaster, 409 minutes, it quickly fell off…

NewsBusters Podcast: Media Fractured on Biden's Student Loan Bailout

August 26th, 2022 7:44 PM

On this episode of the NewsBusters Podcast, Managing Editor Curtis Houck and I examine the media's scattered coverage of President Biden's constitutionally dubious student loan bailouts as different factions voice outrage. We also speak with NewsBusters research director Scott Whitlock about the lack of coverage of the anniversary of the botch withdrawal from Afghanistan, which killed 13…

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NBC Marks ‘Goodnight Moon’ Anniversary, NOT Afghan Suicide Bombing

August 26th, 2022 11:30 AM

One year ago on Friday, August 26, 2021, 11 Marines, a soldier and a sailor were killed in a suicide bombing during the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops. The network morning shows on Friday (and the evening shows on Thursday night) couldn’t be bothered to mark the somber one year anniversary. There was no mention on the NBC Nightly News, Today, ABC’s World News…

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Joe Who? ABC Avoids Biden’s Name on ‘Sad,’ ‘Hungry’ Afghanistan

August 15th, 2022 12:26 PM

ABC on Monday avoided the words “Joe Biden” while recounting one year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Reporter Ian Pannell lamented how “sad,” “isolated” and “hungry” the country has become in the wake of the takeover, but never mentioned the President who presided over the collapse. NBC and CBS Didn’t do much better, saying Biden’s name just once each. 

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ABC Rediscovers Afghanistan Withdrawal Disaster, Avoids Blaming Biden

August 11th, 2022 8:46 PM

Now that we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal which left thirteen American service members dead and hundreds of Americans trapped at the hands of the Taliban after their inevitable takeover, ABC’s World News Tonight decided to revisit the story after ignoring it for months. 

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ABC Rediscovers Afghanistan Debacle, But Just 3 Seconds to Biden

August 8th, 2022 3:22 PM

After almost a year of burying Joe Biden’s Afghanistan disaster, ABC on Monday rediscovered the ongoing debacle. But even though Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos devoted four minutes and 12 seconds to reminding Americans of what happened last August, only a scant three seconds of that included any mention of Biden. 

Buzzword Foreign Policy Makes for Failure

August 5th, 2022 10:55 AM

This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan, determined to make a statement about American support for the democratic country under constant threat from its tyrannical Chinese neighbor. That trip prompted spasms of apoplexy from the Chinese government, which vowed serious consequences; China, in the end, engaged mainly in some military posturing. There is no question that Pelosi…

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Doocy, Kirby Clash on Biden ‘Giving’ Afghanistan to ‘Terrorists

August 3rd, 2022 11:14 AM

As he did on Monday (and numerous times before that), National Security Council spokesman John Kirby helmed much of Tuesday’s White House press briefing to assist the inept Karine Jean-Pierre, but there were was still some tough exchanges and softballs. Of course, Fox’s Peter Doocy was in the middle of it as he battled Kirby over the inevitability of Afghanistan returning to its place as a…

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Oof: ABC, NBC Challenge Biden WH on al-Qaeda Threat After Drone Strike

August 2nd, 2022 8:33 PM

Amid the welcome news that a recent U.S. drone strike had eliminated al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today provided welcome pushback Tuesday to the Biden administration’s attempted victory lap by pressing National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on the fact that last August’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan allowed Zawahiri to…

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ABC Thumbs Nose at Afghan Withdrawal Critics After al-Zawahiri Killed

August 1st, 2022 9:45 PM

In the immediate aftermath of the Biden administration’s announcement that the CIA had killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, ABC’s Cecilia Vega leaped into action to note how President Biden was right that the United States could still fight terrorism in Afghanistan without having a presence on the ground there. 

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MSNBC Blames Lack of Equal WNBA/NBA Pay For Griner Imprisonment!

July 30th, 2022 6:42 PM

On Tiffany Cross's MSNBC show on Saturday morning, Nayyera Haq, a former Obama aide, speaking of the imprisonment in Russia of WNBC player Brittney Griner, said: "We know the reason that she was in Russia was because she was not able to make equal pay here in the United States that NBA stars would make. That points to the disparity in American life." Cross gave a one-word response: "terrifying…

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Press Still Burying These Biden Afghanistan Disasters

July 21st, 2022 5:10 PM

As we get ready to head into August, it will soon be the one year anniversary of the disaster in Afghanistan. We at NewsBusters will be using August to recount just what happened last summer and what the media’s been ignoring since. But it’s also important to note what’s happening right now. 

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Curtains Down! Here’s Some of the Top Moments From The Psaki Show

May 13th, 2022 11:43 AM

Friday marked the end of an era with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki departing the Biden administration after over 200 editions of The Psaki Show, filled with humorous and tense moments. Simply put, Psaki was effective in having served as the chief spin officer and lying propagandist for President Biden amid a litany of crises as he himself has spent much of his presidency hiding from…