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CBS Moves on from Afghan Debacle, ABC Forgets Americans Left Behind

September 1st, 2021 8:43 PM

Unbelievably, the CBS Evening News thought the day after President Biden’s arbitrary deadline to get Americans out of Afghanistan was the perfect time to drop the subject completely. There was absolutely no mention of Afghanistan on their Wednesday newscast but they found the time to dedicate over two minutes (2:05) to bashing and decrying Texas’s new pro-life law. And while they…

NewsBusters Podcast: Media Hang Tough on Afghanistan, But Can It Last?

September 1st, 2021 6:57 PM

With a torrent of news to discuss about the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, weekday evening/Sunday morning analyst Nick “Night Train” Fondacaro and I had plenty to talk about on Wednesday’s episode of the NewsBusters podcast. We first dove into litany of liberal journalists that have provided admirable and stinging coverage holding the Biden administration to account on…

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CensorTrack With TR: Big Tech SILENCES Congressman, Mourning Mother

September 1st, 2021 2:30 PM

It’s Week One of MRC’s newest video series, CensorTrack with TR. This week, we talked about Shana Chappell whose heroic son was killed in Afghanistan on August 26th. Her heartfelt lament on Instagram regarding her son’s death granted her a disabled account. We also discussed Congressman Thomas Massie R-KY who posted what Twitter called a  “misleading” tweet regarding vaccine vs natural…

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Psaki Runs into Buzzsaw of Journos After Biden Ducks Afghan Questions

September 1st, 2021 10:13 AM

President Biden stuck to form Tuesday by refusing to take questions after his speech on the end of the war in Afghanistan, so they fell to Press Secretary Jen Psaki and she found a cadre of reporters who were loaded with queries on topics such as Biden’s “angry” tone, Biden checking his watch during Sunday’s dignified transfer or remains, blaming Americans for not getting out in time, and…

FDR vs. JFK vs. JRB

September 1st, 2021 1:39 AM

In his address to Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt said: “… we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us. Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.…

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Mixed: ABC, NBC Journos Slam Biden While Others on CBS, NBC Go Soft

August 31st, 2021 10:20 PM

On Tuesday afternoon following President Biden’s address about the end of the war in Afghanistan, some broadcast network journalists slammed President Biden’s speech as an angry, defiant, and misleading while others fawned over his claims about the withdrawal as “largely a success” and said his firm deadline will be “reward[ed]” by voters.

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Biden Went Back on ‘Pledge’: Tapper Grills WH on Abandoned Americans

August 31st, 2021 5:39 PM

The day after he pulled all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, abandoning some 200 Americans in a terrorist safe haven, President Biden delivered an address to the nation where he literally shouted at the majority of Americans who knew he was responsible for the evacuation disaster. And CNN’s Jake Tapper wasn’t going to let the issue of Americans getting left behind stand during Tuesday’s edition…

The Crisis of Our Third Century

August 31st, 2021 2:31 PM

As a global pandemic raged and governments began locking down and sheltering citizens in place, the United States Congress allocated $46.5 billion in rental assistance. With a moratorium in place to prevent evictions, Congress was mindful landlords would need help paying the mortgages on their rental properties. Renters would need help paying rent. Over the last year, only $1.7 billion of the…

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ABC Warns Americans Abandoned in Safe Haven for Islamic Terrorists

August 30th, 2021 11:51 PM

Americans were left outraged Monday after the Biden administration completely pulled out of Afghanistan and left behind some 250 American citizens to be hostages and targets of the Taliban. And in their infinite wisdom, officials anticipated that the Taliban would be kept busy fighting ISIS-K. But in a Special Report and on World News Tonight, ABC News warned viewers that Americans…

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NBC Buries Biden WH Over ‘Humbling’ End to War, Warns of New Bin Laden

August 30th, 2021 9:56 PM

NBC didn’t pull any punches Monday when it came to slamming the Biden administration following the announcement that the final U.S. plane had left Afghanistan, officially ending the war. Over the course of Special Report and NBC Nightly News, foreign correspondent Richard Engel and fellow NBC liberals gave a remarkable amount of historical context, criticism of the Biden…

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What About the Abandoned? CBS Rips Biden Admin Spinning Afghan Crisis

August 30th, 2021 9:09 PM

With the final military planes off the tarmac and out of Afghan airspace, the Biden administration was desperate to try to paint their deadly disaster as some sort of success. Each of the press secretaries and top officials at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon parroted the same talking point that it was the largest airlift in U.S. history. But CBS News popped their bubble Monday…

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No Doocy, No Problem: WH Journos Step Up, Hammer Psaki on Afghanistan

August 30th, 2021 6:39 PM

Hours before the U.S. military announced the official end of the war in Afghanistan, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took heavy fire on Monday afternoon from a litany of establishment liberal media outlets, Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich, and usual cast member Philip Wegmann over the administration’s handling of the withdrawal, what to say to those being left behind, and whether America is now…

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CNN, NBC Press Biden Admin Officials on Giving Taliban a 'Kill List'

August 29th, 2021 3:22 PM

Late last week, Politico put out a disturbing report that the Biden administration – desperate to play nice with murderous terrorists – handed over what a Pentagon official called a “kill list” of American and Afghan allies’ names to the Taliban. Obviously, Americans were outraged and CNN anchor Jake Tapper and NBC political director Chuck Todd grilled National Security advisor Jake Sullivan…

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ABC’s Raddatz Calls Out Blinken Telling Americans to 'Trust' Taliban

August 29th, 2021 10:21 AM

As much as they claimed it wasn’t, the Biden administration’s “plan” to get trapped Americans and allies out of Afghanistan was to “trust” the Taliban with their lives. And during an interview on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, fill-in host Martha Raddatz went toe-to-toe with Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the fact that their only plan after August 31 was to tell those people to…