Nets Rediscover Menendez Trial After Just 9 Mins Before Guilty Ruling

July 16th, 2024 10:15 PM

Prior to Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the corruption trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), the major broadcast networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC spent only nine minutes (8:56) on their flagship morning and evening newscasts and Sunday morning political talk shows. But by Tuesday night, they came out of the wilderness with six minutes of coverage (6:08).


STUDY: Despite Massive Media Attack, Trump Popularity Has Grown

July 16th, 2024 8:31 AM

A  new Media Research Center study found ABC, CBS and NBC devoted massive quantities of airtime (a whopping 1,608 minutes on just the three evening newscasts) to promoting the legal efforts against Trump, nearly all of it (95%) fiercely negative. Yet the liberal media’s crusade against the former president has utterly boomeranged.


Daily Show Asks Wade If Willis Affair Was Worth Ending Democracy

June 19th, 2024 2:34 PM

For the Tuesday installment of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Marlon Wayans broke out his Quan character as he interviewed former Fulton County special prosecutor Nathan Wade to ask if the affair with D.A. Fani Willis was worth ending democracy.

The NY Post Gets It: The NY Times Still Struggles With Laptop Reality

June 15th, 2024 4:00 PM

So over there at the conservative New York Post, a decided rival to the Establishment liberal “Gray Lady” the New York Times?


PBS Argues Hunter Is A Political 'Victim,' But The GOP Is Hypocritical

June 15th, 2024 11:28 AM

PBS News Hour may have launched a rebranding campaign this week with a new studio and a new name that now makes News Hour two words instead of one, but that doesn’t mean the weekly Friday recap with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist and pinch hitter for Jonathan Capeheart, E.J. Dionne, was any better as the duo insisted…


Comedy Shows Use Hunter Verdict To Push Gun Control, Attack GOP, Trump

June 12th, 2024 2:41 PM

All five of the late night comedy talk show hosts managed to acknowledge the existence of Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict on their Tuesday shows, but mentioning something is not the same thing as joking about it. Instead, the quintet used the verdict to go after Donald Trump, Republicans, and lament the lack of gun control in America.


MSNBC: Hunter Verdict Proves Biden Is 'Embodiment Of The Rule Of Law'

June 11th, 2024 1:47 PM

When the news came down on Tuesday that Hunter Biden had been found guilty of the gun-related charges against him, the cast of Jose Diaz-Balart Reports only did what comes naturally to MSNBC: hype his father as the “embodiment of the rule of law” and promote his re-election campaign.


STUDY: Kinder, Gentler Coverage for Hunter Biden’s Criminal Trial

June 11th, 2024 9:50 AM

A Media Research Center analysis shows the networks have done their best to keep their coverage of Hunter Biden's criminal trial to a minimum, avoiding any discussion of the more serious legal allegations surrounding Hunter’s business dealings. ABC, CBS and NBC have also shown consistent sympathy towards an obviously dysfunctional First Family.

FLASHBACK: How TV News Botched Clinton’s 1996 ‘Filegate’ Scandal

June 9th, 2024 9:58 AM

After the confidential files of hundreds of Republicans were found in Democrat Bill Clinton’s White House safe, journalists decided quickly to chalk it up to the “general incompetence” of Clinton’s youthful staff, and instead blasted Republicans for making “ugly” charges in an election year.


PBS Pans 'Creepy' Hunter Trial That 'Has Nothing To Do With' Policy

June 8th, 2024 9:50 AM

When Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks recapped former President Donald Trump’s conviction on PBS NewsHour one week ago, they hailed it as a victory for the rule of law and warned that anyone who dissented was simply being political and a grave threat to institutions. When it came to discussing…


Hunter Trial Watch: Nets Hawk ‘Controversial’ Laptop on ‘Painful’ Day

June 5th, 2024 5:30 PM

On Wednesday morning, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC continued to surprisingly give full segment to the Hunter Biden trial, but this left the overall tally at 37 minutes (37:11) versus the 71 minutes (70:43) at this point in the Trump trial. On the substance, they all casually brought up Hunter Biden’s “controversial” laptop despite years of either denying its existence or brushing it…


Daily Show Boos Ex-GOP Rep. Saying Trump Isn't Hypocritical On Verdict

June 4th, 2024 2:18 PM

Of all the late night comedians to react on Monday to former President Donald Trump’s conviction in New York, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart was the only one to invite someone on to disagree with him about the appropriateness of the trial. That somebody was former Rep. Ken Buck, who, despite not being a Trump fan, pointed to several reasons why the trial was inappropriate and debunked Stewart’s…


Late Night Celebrates Trump Verdict With Whiskey, Blu-Rays, And More

June 4th, 2024 11:25 AM

Monday provided many of the late night comedians with their first opportunities to react to former President Trump being found guilty in his New York trial. They invoked everything from advent calendars holding whiskey to Blu-ray recorders to bad Hunter Biden analogies to applaud the verdict and attack Republicans for condemning it.


Hunter Biden Trial: Nets Whine ‘Sad & Sordid’ Tale Is ‘Punching Bag’

June 3rd, 2024 2:41 PM

Surprisingly, the major broadcast networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC had full reports on their flagship morning news shows about the start of the first Hunter Biden trial to the tune of eight minutes and 43 seconds, but were crestfallen over the “sad and sordid” trial getting underway that’s already taken “a real personal toll” on President Biden as a lead GOP “political punching bag”.