NPR Reporters Worry Biden's Losing to Republican 'Disinformation'

January 8th, 2024 6:43 AM

On The NPR Politics Podcast on Friday, a trio of NPR reporters expressed alarm that Joe Biden’s “better angel speech” at Valley Forge wasn’t winning the day, that opinion polls show backsliding on January 6 and Republican “disinformation” is taking over. Congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales brought up a Washington Post poll that found the percentage of Americans who say Trump…

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Power Pals: ABC, CNN, MSNBC Begin New Year with Softballs for KJP

January 2nd, 2024 2:06 PM

On Tuesday morning as more Americans returned to work, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN This Morning, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe partnered with their allies in the Biden administration to forcefeed viewers White House propaganda in the form of softball interviews with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

FLASHBACK: Media’s Crisis of Credibility Got Even Worse in 2023

December 30th, 2023 8:40 AM

It’s hardly a secret that large swaths of the public have soured on the news media as reliable communicators of factual information. A series of new polls released in 2023 showed the public’s distrust of the media elite has gotten worse, not better.

White House 'Deeply Frustrated' with Media Over Bad Polls for Biden

December 26th, 2023 6:26 AM

On Christmas Eve, The Hill newspaper reported anonymous sources "in the Biden orbit" indicated the White House is "deeply frustrated" over the media’s “disproportionate media focus on the polls that show Biden losing while ignoring polls that show him winning."

TV Says You’re Wrong, Joe Biden’s Economy Is Really Wonderful

December 15th, 2023 11:50 AM

As polls show Joe Biden’s re-election is in peril because of the public’s negative opinion of how he’s handled the economy, TV viewers woke up Friday morning to a round of happy talk telling them that, despite what they might think, the economy is really quite spectacular.

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Geist: 'Ideally,' Young People Will Vote For 'Pro-Choice' Candidates

December 5th, 2023 9:50 PM

On Morning Joe, Willie Geist says that when young, pro-choice voters go to the polls to vote for referenda promoting abortion rights, "ideally" they will also vote for "pro-choice" candidates.

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Newsmax’s Rosen Calls Out KJP Over WH’s Double Standard on Polls

November 21st, 2023 11:07 AM

On Monday, Newsmax’s James Rosen brought the rhetorical curtains down on the last White House press briefing ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday (and President Biden’s departure to Nantucket) with a series of probing questions to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about polling with being Rosen’s thesis: “[A]re only certain polls valid in your eyes – the ones that support your agenda?”

Biden Doesn’t Seem to Be Having Any Success Fooling Voters

November 21st, 2023 10:29 AM

Few politicians say things that immortalize their words. Abraham Lincoln was a notable exception. The 16th president’s comment about fooling voters resonates today: “ You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” That wise statement is becoming increasingly evident as we head into the 2024…

NewsBusters Podcast: Media Panic Erupts at Polls Showing Biden Losing

November 20th, 2023 10:47 PM

All the panic and the tumult and the flop sweat is becoming public. More and more polls make it plausible that Donald Trump could actually beat Joe Biden in 2024 and serve a second term. NBC's new poll of more than 1,000 voters is just the latest. 

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Forget Our Poll! Scarborough Yawns Past Biden's Bad Polling Graveyard

November 20th, 2023 11:15 AM

On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, feigning a lack of concern, literally yawns at the latest NBC News poll trailing Donald Trump by two points. 

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Meet the Panic! Kornacki Shows New NBC Poll Finds Trump Leading Biden

November 20th, 2023 7:10 AM

The one thing that forces negative coverage of President Biden is negative polling. On Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC's Steve Kornacki explained the latest NBC News findings, which show an erosion of Biden's standing, even among young Democrats. The war in Gaza is taking a toll, and Donald Trump now leads Biden.

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PBS Anchor Misrepresents Own Poll To Portray Israel's War As Divisive

November 17th, 2023 1:45 PM

PBS NewsHour anchor Amna Nawaz joined the Friday edition of Jose Diaz-Balart Reports on MSNBC where she misrepresented PBS’s own polling data in order to portray Israel’s war against Hamas as much more polarizing than it actually is.

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Meyers FREAKS OUT Over Polls Showing Trump Ahead

November 7th, 2023 2:33 PM

NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers freaked out on Monday over polling that showed Donald Trump comfortably beating Joe Biden in various battleground states. The terrified Meyers would bring out six bleep buttons, four fake cigarettes, and one bottle of alcohol help him deal with his problems.

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Meacham On Morning Joe: Biden's 'Not On Trial Here, I Think We Are'

November 6th, 2023 2:52 PM

On Morning Joe, historian and occasional Biden speechwriter Jon Meacham suggested that, given all the tough issues he is dealing with, Americans should vote for Biden out of "empathy."