CNN Fondly Reminisces on Obama Election, Paints Tea Partiers as Nuts

August 13th, 2018 5:40 PM
Despite the first half or so of CNN’s The 2000s episode on the 2008 election and the early Obama years being largely pain-free on the bias front, the liberal media’s overwhelming love for Barack Obama burst through when it hit Election Day 2008 and the two years afterward. In all, CNN swooned over the Obama election with zero objectivity, portrayed Obama as trying to be bipartisan, and subtly…

Flashback: In 2009, Nets Slobbered Over Obama’s ‘Sacred Event’

January 20th, 2017 6:05 AM
As Donald Trump is inaugurated the 45th president today, it’s not likely that the three networks will suggest that seagulls were “awed” by the “sacred” event, one that “pilgrims” trekked to Washington to see. But that happened on January 20, 2009 as Barack Obama became the 44th president. ABC, CBS and NBC reporters were beside themselves and compared the event to a religious experience. 

NBC’s ‘Dateline’ Obama Hour Special — All Gush, Censors Scandals

January 16th, 2017 12:58 PM
Friday’s edition of Dateline NBC featured the long-planned hour-long special Reality of Hope dedicated to outgoing President Barack Obama and, naturally, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt stayed clear of all Obama scandals in lieu of gush over his so-called accomplishments. 

CBS, NBC Go Numb in Obama Farewell Preview; ‘The Embodiment of Hope'

January 10th, 2017 8:19 PM
To the surprise of probably no one who visits NewsBusters, CBS and NBC went soft in their Tuesday evening newscasts previewing President Obama’s farewell address, touting Obama as having been “the embodiment of hope and the personification of change.”

CNN Smears GOP as Raging Racist Opposition in Obama Legacy Special

December 8th, 2016 12:37 AM
In their two-hour-long documentary, The Legacy of Barack Obama, Wednesday, CNN allowed former Obama adviser Fareed Zakaria to set his sights on Congressional Republicans as he claimed their opposition was fueled by a deep-seated racism. “That fierce, unrelenting opposition, would haunt the next eight years and what began as whispers is now discussed openly,” he pontificated as ominous music…

Pat Buchanan Schools Eleanor Clift: 'You Don't Read What the Founding

January 27th, 2013 9:37 AM
Newsweek's Eleanor Clift got a much-needed education about the Founding Fathers and gay rights this weekend. After she predictably gushed and fawned over President Obama's inaugural address on PBS's McLaughlin Group, syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan scolded, "If you think the Stonewall riot in a gay bar in Greenwich Village can be traced all the way back to Bunker Hill and the Founding…

Romney Reduced to 'Smelly Hobo', Chuckles Humor-Challenged Stephanie M

January 25th, 2013 7:00 PM
Never ceases to amaze me how little it takes for liberals to amuse themselves. It wasn't enough for left-wing radio host Stephanie Miller to criticize Mitt Romney as petty for not attending President Obama's second inaugural, as one could reasonably do. No, Miller and her sidekicks denigrated Romney as someone now reduced to weeping in a fetal position (hence, less than fully human), pumping…

HuffPo: Obama Inaugural Ignored Rights of Transgendered Preteens

January 24th, 2013 2:08 PM
Well, this will teach President Obama’s speech writers to double check their pander list. It seems his special shout-out to gays in his inaugural speech – though widely praised by the Left as a “historic” moment – just wasn’t enough. Not for the Huffington Post and the parents of 11-year-old ‘Sadie,’ who is “transgender” (a boy pretending to be a girl). Obama needed to call out for…

CNN's Breaking News: Beyonce Lip-Synced National Anthem

January 23rd, 2013 11:59 PM
After CNN televised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Congressional testimony on the Benghazi attack, on the 5 pm segment of The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer provided some analysis, including an interview with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).  Then Blitzer announced there was breaking news.  He turned to CNN national correspondent Jim Acosta, who reported that Beyonce had - hold onto your remote…

Wrong Again, Maddow - Several Groups Pulled Permits to Protest Obama I

January 23rd, 2013 7:46 PM
Ah, that obsessive devotion to facts remains rigorous and unshakable. Anchoring her network's coverage of President Obama's second inauguration, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow describes an aspect of the event that few people notice, aside from keen observers like her. (video clip after page break)

New York Times' Andrew Rosenthal Again Accuses GOP of Anti-Obama Racis

January 23rd, 2013 3:30 PM
New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal again accused Republicans of opposing Barack Obama because of his race, in a Monday post after Obama's second inauguration. That came after he confessed to feeling "the same thrill" as he had the first time around. The consensus on TV this morning was that Barack Obama’s second inauguration wasn’t as amazing as his first. The crowd was…

NBC Cheers 'Invigorated' and 'Emboldened' Obama Pushing 'Broad Liberal

January 23rd, 2013 2:39 PM
On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Kristen Welker touted President Obama gearing up for his second term: "An invigorated President Obama joined in a prayer service this morning....On Monday, resolve, defending entitlements and calling for action on climate change and gay rights, a broad liberal agenda." Welker then heralded Obama appeasing the Democratic base in his…

On CBS, John Dickerson Defends His 'Destroy the GOP' Column

January 23rd, 2013 1:24 PM
On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, John Dickerson stood by his Friday column for Slate where he concluded that President Obama "can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP." Dickerson answered conservative critics of his piece by claiming that he "wasn't trying to give advice. I was trying to highlight, in a very stark way, what seems like an impossible-to-avoid conclusion about this second…

Bozell, Hannity Review Media's Over-the-Top Praise for Obama at Second

January 23rd, 2013 12:23 PM
"Chris Matthews has it exactly wrong!" NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Sean Hannity on the January 22 "Media Mash" segment, reacting to the Hardball host's effusive praise on Monday for what he insisted was a Lincolnesque inaugural address by the president. "The Gettysburg Address was an attempt at healing the nation's wounds" from the Civil War while "Obama's speech... was a left-wing…