34 Years After Tiananmen: Dumbest Media Quotes About Chinese Communism

June 3rd, 2023 8:56 AM

American reporters aren’t shy about “speaking truth to power” when it comes to American politicians. But when it comes to the far nastier conduct of the Chinese dictatorship, the media lions too often turn into pussycats.


Eco-Rioters Burn, Shoot and Throw Bombs; CBS Sees Only 'Activists'

October 28th, 2016 12:28 PM
Violent rioters on Thursday burned a bridge, shot at police and threw bombs in order to stop the building of a pipeline in North Dakota. Yet, the journalists at CBS This Morning saw only “activists” and kept the focus on their plight. Reporter Barry Petersen interviewed four of the radical protesters, but just one representative attempting to stop the chaos. He also ignored the Molotov cocktails…

CBS Highlights Florida Green Project Turned Eco-Disaster

December 18th, 2015 11:11 AM
Environmentalism is a disaster. CBS Evening News reported that Ft. Lauderdale found itself in an ecological disaster after a local government sponsored the dumping of millions of tires in the city’s waters. In its Dec. 16 broadcast, CBS said that used tires, originally intended to form artificial reefs for new fish, dispersed and created an untenable living space for the city’s wildlife.

NBC, CBS Hype Catholic Church's 'Alleged Corruption and Infighting'

November 3rd, 2015 6:32 PM
NBC's Today on Monday aired a sensationalistic report on the upcoming release of two books that are "exposing alleged corruption and infighting within the Catholic Church." Keir Simmons boosted a statement from one of the publishers involved, who claimed that "if the Vatican were a company they'd be in Chapter 11, and heads would be rolling from all the mistrust and financial abuses." Simmons…

CBS Puffs the Joys of Pot: 'Weed Pimps' and Marijuana on the Radio

May 21st, 2015 5:29 PM
CBS This Morning on Thursday returned to a favorite topic of the network's journalists: Legalized pot. This time, reporter Barry Petersen hyped an all marijuana radio station. With no hint at any downside, co-host Norah O'Donnell introduced, "A Colorado radio station is fine-tuning its format to reach a higher audience in the land of legalized marijuana." 

CBS This Morning Promotes ‘Pot Entrepreneurs’ In Colorado

May 19th, 2015 12:43 PM
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning’s resident marijuana correspondent Barry Petersen filed yet another pro-pot piece and highlighted how “[t]his new business is still figuring out how to be a business."

CBS, NBC Again Rip Netanyahu; ‘Hard-line Rhetoric’ Came with 'a Price'

March 18th, 2015 11:57 PM
After blasting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News returned yet again Wednesday evening to attack and dimish Netanyahu’s victory by chalking it up to “hard-line rhetoric” and “a hard right turn” that returned him to office “at a price.” CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley ruled that the Likud Party leader’s “hard-line rhetoric” …

ABC, NBC Hit Netanyahu Win: ‘Not A Triumph for U.S.-Israeli Relations'

March 18th, 2015 9:45 AM
On Wednesday, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today repeatedly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his resounding victory on Tuesday night with ABC’s Alex Marquardt insisting that “this is not a triumph for U.S.-Israeli relations.” He made sure to note that “there’s a lot of disappointment at the White House this morning, realizing they have to try to work with…

CBS, NBC Bash Netanyahu; 'Could Destroy' Chances for Peace with Win

March 17th, 2015 10:54 PM
In their coverage of the election in Israel, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News took aim at incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday night by, among other things, framing him as the candidate with a campaign pledge that “could destroy any chance” of forging peace with the Obama administration and the Palestinians, respectively. NBC anchor Lester Holt freted “[t]he dramatic…

Only CBS Points Out Top Obama Aide Is Working to Defeat Netanyahu

March 17th, 2015 11:13 AM
On Monday night and Tuesday morning, all three networks covered the down-to-the-wire election in Israel. But only CBS noticed that Barack Obama's 2012 national field director is hard at work trying to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu. This Morning reporter Barry Peterson explained that the left-leaning Labor Party "hired Jeremy Bird who ran the Obama campaign ground game in 2008 and 2012." 

Nets Declare Israeli Response to Captured Solider ‘Furious,’ ‘Po

August 1st, 2014 11:20 PM
On Friday night, the major broadcast networks all covered the latest developments in the conflict between the Israelis and Hamas as a three-day cease-fire collapsed after an Israeli solider was captured during an ambush while the two sides fought in an underground tunnel. In their coverage, the networks used some harsh language in describing the Israeli offensive to seek out those responsible…

Networks Condemn Attack on U.N. School in Gaza, Ignore Hamas Hiding Ro

July 25th, 2014 3:44 PM
While all three networks denounced the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday, NBC, ABC and CBS all failed to report on similar U.N. schools in the war-torn territory being used to hide Hamas rockets. As Fox News reported on Tuesday, "The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said the rockets were found in between two other UNRWA schools that are being used to host 1,500 displaced people…

CBS, NBC Push Puff Pieces on Pot, Dream of ‘Light Up and Write Up

July 7th, 2014 5:15 PM
On Monday, all three broadcast network morning news shows gave mention to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Washington state with sales set to begin on Tuesday. In particular, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today devoted entire segments to the drug and not only were both stories positive, a statement from the former President of Drug Watch International on Today was the only…

CBS Puffs Pot as an Empowerment Tool for Women: 'Breaking the Grass Ce

June 17th, 2014 12:30 PM
CBS This Morning on Tuesday continued its role as the biggest cheerleader of legalized marijuana. Reporter Barry Petersen hailed the role of women in Colorado's expanding pot industry. A network graphic touted, "Breaking the Grass Ceiling." Except for one throw-away line, the entire segment avoided the health dangers of marijuana. Instead, Petersen hyped women and pot: "And as in other…