Stelter Pushes Fact-Checking Moderators, Shot Down by Debate Veterans

September 25th, 2016 3:55 PM
With the first presidential debate right around the corner CNN’s Brian Stelter amped up his call for debate moderators to be fact-checkers, during Sunday’s Reliable Sources. Of course, most of his concern is focused on Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton being an afterthought, seeing as he lambasted NBC’s Matt Lauer for not doing it. “Does a unique candidate like Donald Trump require a different…

MRC's Tim Graham Talks About Obama Cussing Out Press on Fox Business

December 10th, 2014 8:55 AM
NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared Tuesday night on “Cavuto” on the Fox Business Channel to discuss former ABC reporter Ann Compton’s revelation that President Obama unleashed angry, even “profanity-laced” tirades at the press in off-the-record briefings. "My guess in this case, it's safe to uncork a profanity laced tirade when you’re off the record,” Graham said. “I would argue…

Ann Compton on Obama: He Has 'Profanity-Laced' Tirades Against Press

December 8th, 2014 12:42 PM
According to retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton, Barack Obama has launched into "profanity-laced" tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. In a C-SPAN interview, Compton also derided the President for leading "the most opaque" administration of "any I have covered."

ABC's Ann Compton Cites Gracious Note From Elder Bush as Favorite Mome

August 25th, 2014 5:40 PM
Ever notice that you seldom see Ann Compton, longtime White House correspondent for ABC News, appear on this site? What she said yesterday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" helps explain why. After covering seven presidents and every presidential campaign since the Bicentennial in 1976, Compton is retiring and Stephanopoulos paid tribute yesterday with a nostalgic look back at her…

White House Press Briefing Live Blog [Feb

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White House Press Briefing Live Blog

January 23rd, 2009 1:20 PM

ABC Bizarrely Hypes Non-scandal Over Bush Dinnerware

January 7th, 2009 12:45 PM
"Good Morning America" hosts and reporters on Wednesday bewilderingly touted a total non-scandal, the "brewing brouhaha" over the new set of presidential dinnerware that President Bush and the first lady have ordered. Despite the fact that a private organization is paying the $485,000 bill, a salient point not revealed until late in the story, co-host Robin Roberts fretted, "So, why wait to give…

LiveBlog: President Bush's July 15 News Conference

July 15th, 2008 10:18 AM
Update (13:40 EDT): You can see in bold some of the questions I thought particularly biased. I've clipped Mark Smith's first question about turning the thermostat down and driving less and posted that video on You can find it embedded at right. [Official White House transcript available here.] 10:17 EDT: President Bush will hold a press conference in a few minutes, I'll be watching…

LiveBlog: Bush Press Conference on the Economy

April 29th, 2008 10:31 AM
President Bush is holding a press conference on the U.S. economy. I'll be blogging the questions to the president below. Video of Bush/Raddatz clash here (audio available here).Video of Stolberg and Ryan on recession here (audio here)My bottom line analysis (11:25): The two R's of bias from this Rose Garden presser: Martha Raddatz on Syria and numerous reporters on the dreaded R-word, recession.…

At Presidential Press Conference, Reporters Push Bush to Agree to Rais

August 10th, 2007 1:44 AM
At President Bush's Thursday morning press conference, an Associated Press reporter pressed Bush about raising the gas tax to pay for bridge repairs, an ABC News correspondent described Bush's refusal to hike taxes, while paying for the Iraq war, as in conflict with doing “justice” for “government needs” for bridges and housing and, afterward, CBS's Katie Couric rued how Bush “seemed to dismiss…