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Media Bias Debate
CNN Boss Chris Licht’s Fatal Mistake: The Inmates Still Run the Asylum
Starting Friday with a 15,000-word tome by The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta, CNN boss Chris Licht’s legitimacy took on a deluge of water with one story after another seeking to end Licht’s tenure beset by a disastrous morning show, a lack of network cohesion, and sagging ratings. Licht was hired by Discovery head honcho David Zaslav to move CNN to the center and away from the permanent…
Morning Joe On Anniversary of RFK Assassination Never Mentions Sirhan
Morning Joe's segment on the anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy never mentions his assassin, the Palestinian Sirhan B. Sirhan, or that Sirhan's motive was RFK's support for Israel, or that Sirhan was an ardent supporter of Communism.
Ruhle Blames The Media For Lack Of Confidence In Biden's Economy
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle is not if not consistent in her efforts to blame the news media for the lack of confidence in the economy. On Friday’s The 11th Hour, Ruhle claimed that “we instilled this fear and unhappiness in people” right before going on to blame consumers for inflation.
Scarborough Decries People On TV Paid To Say Things Are Catastrophic
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, in a moment of utter obliviousness, praising Biden and McCarthy for acting like adults in reaching a debt limit deal, says: "There are days we should wake up and say, you know what? Things are getting done. And it's not always quite as bleak and catastrophic as people who get paid a lot of money to say it is."
MSNBC's Phang Angry Other Networks Giving Airtime to GOP Candidates!
On her MSNBC show on Sunday, Katie Phang denounces Fox News and CNN for scheduling townhalls with Donald Trump and Mike Pence. She goes further, suggesting that no Republican presidential candidates should be given airtime. As she plaintively put it to a former Dem congresswoman: "What does it tell you that there are media outlets that are providing platforms for potential GOP primary…
STUDY: 64 Reasons AP Is Nothing More than an Eco-Extremist Mouthpiece
The Associated Press has been running wild with leftist climate change propaganda while being paid millions by eco-extremist organizations. And yet AP still has the audacity to pretend it's engaging in objective reporting.
Amanpour Rips Her Own Network's Trump Town Hall In Commencement Speech
The internal dissent at CNN over the town hall with Donald Trump erupted into public view on Wednesday as Christiane Amanpour accepted the Columbia Journalism Award during the school’s commencement ceremonies. During her speech, Amanapour also encouraged the graduates to put neutrality aside in the pursuit of liberal ideas, or in her words “truth.”
NY Times Publisher: No Liberal Bias, Just a ‘Metropolitan Sensibility'
The Columbia Journalism Review on Monday published a 12,500-word essay, “Journalism’s Essential Value,” by A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times since 2018, succeeding his father, Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger Jr. The thesis: Out with “journalistic objectivity,” in with “journalistic independence.” And what’s that? “Independence is the…
Journos on PBS Discuss Need to Prevent Airing Trump Live Like CNN Did
More public broadcasting arrogance was on display on the tax-funded PBS weekly political roundtable Washington Week Friday evening, as journalists huddled around their tax-supported digital fires to brainstorm ideas on how to trip up Republican candidate Donald Trump’s appeal in 2024 by denying him live coverage, as if the press is the first and final arbiter of who should speak…
On PBS, Liberal Journos Trade Tips on Deplatforming Trump for ‘24
Thursday's PBS News Hour featured liberal journalistic handwringing over 2024 candidate Donald Trump’s CNN live town hall from New Hampshire, filled with adoring fans and questioning from CNN’s Kaitlin Collins. Online the segment went by “CNN town hall highlights media’s struggle with how to cover Trump and his lies.” Indeed, the segment featured three facets of the liberal…
MSNBC Host: Daniel Penny Guilty of 'Murder' In Death of Jordan Neely
On her Saturday MSNBC show, Katie Phang said that Daniel Penny was guilty of "murder" in the subway death of Daniel Neely. MSNBC legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne pushes back, saying the facts don't support a murder charge, and that second-degree manslaughter is the proper charge. She says it's likely there will be a hung jury.
Brooks Blames 'Arrogant' Media For Trump's Popularity
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart mixed up their usual Friday routine on PBS NewsHour and actually had, by PBS standards, a contentious argument on whether or not media arrogance partly explains Donald Trump’s popularity.
Politico Preview on Trump's CNN Town Hall: 'Farrago of Falsehoods'
Hours ahead of Donald Trump's appearance on a CNN town hall, Politico Playbook described him as a purveyor of a "farrago of falsehoods."