NYT's Rutenberg Tries to Enlist GOP to Defend Media, Oppose Trump

February 26th, 2017 11:26 AM
Sunday’s New York Times featured the latest installment in easily-freaked media reporter Jim Rutenberg’s crusade against President Trump: “Trump’s Undermining Reporters May Haunt Republicans.” The online headline foreshadowed Rutenberg’s unlikely attempt to enlist Republicans in defense of the press and against Trump: “Will the Real Democracy Lovers Please Stand Up?” while the text box delivered…

CBS’s Bob Schieffer Recounts ‘Enduring Images of Barack Obama’

January 20th, 2017 12:07 AM
With President-elect Donald Trump set to take the oath of office in less than a day, CBS Evening News ended Thursday with anchor Scott Pelley turning the microphone over to former anchor Bob Schieffer to pontificate about how he imagines President Barack Obama. “In the early days, most Americans never saw their presidents or even their likenesses,” he began his gushy rambling, “In the modern era…

Pelley Swoons Obama ‘Is Not Going Gently into that Good Night’

January 18th, 2017 3:33 PM
Prior to President Obama’s final press conference, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley seized the opportunity to gush that Obama “will be leaving the presidency in less than 46 hours and he is not going gently into that good night.” 

Clueless Reporters Deny the Reality of Partial-Birth Abortion

October 20th, 2016 10:11 AM
On Thursday morning, journalists on CBS and CNN were aghast at Donald Trump bluntly and accurately describing Hillary Clinton’s support for partial-birth abortion. Attempting to fact-check the Republican nominee on CBS This Morning, former Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer falsely asserted: “...no woman carries a child for eight and a half months and then decides she wants to have an…

Schieffer, Mitchell Bemoan Debate: 'How Have We Come to This?'

October 10th, 2016 3:13 AM
After a presidential primary in which the major broadcast networks assigned more than a lion’s share of coverage to Donald Trump overtopping his opponents, the lack of self-awareness following Sunday’s presidential debate was palpable as two network veterans bemoaned “how have we come to this” with so much “venom” between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Nets Push Clinton Effort to Exploit Hurricane for Political Gain

October 7th, 2016 11:46 AM
On Friday, all three network morning shows dutifully advanced concerns from Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Hurricane Matthew could impact voter registration in Florida and touted the Democratic nominee’s demand that the state’s deadline for registration be extended to help her get more support at the ballot box in November.

TV's Convention News: Condemning Republicans, Cheering Democrats

July 29th, 2016 12:45 PM
With both the Republican and Democratic conventions now concluded, it’s time to judge the news media on how fairly they covered the two parties. Media Research Center analysts looked at various aspects of coverage, all of which demonstrate that journalists obviously favored the Democratic gathering.

CBS, NBC: GOP Have 'Big Hate for Hillary,' Accuse Her of 'Everything'

July 20th, 2016 2:09 AM
NBC’s Tom Brokaw and CBS’s Bob Schieffer appeared near the conclusion of the hour-long Republican National Convention (RNC) specials on their respective networks and after they whined about the “dark” and “divisive” first night, they went off the rails to complain about Republicans “work[ing] up a big hate for Hillary” and “accused of everything from who'd a thought it to the diphtheria epidemic…

Networks Warn of ‘Dark,' 'Divisive’ Night at GOP Convention

July 19th, 2016 12:08 AM
During live coverage of the Republican National Convention, Monday, the three networks chided the “dark” and “divisive” tone of the GOP’s opening night. CBS’s Bob Schieffer offered a closing commentary in which he suggested that Trump in 2016 could end up like the landslide losses of 1964 and 1972. Regarding a single Code Pink protester, ABC’s Terry Moran blamed, “It was the kind of unsettled…

CBS Hints: Will Congress Will 'Finally Turn This Corner' on Guns?

July 8th, 2016 12:24 PM
The major broadcast networks were relatively calm, professional, and sober on Friday morning in their reporting of the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas, but there were still a few moments in which the issue of gun control or criticism of police was prevalent with CBS This Morning offering a few examples.

Saluting Hillary’s 'Dazzling Political Mastery'

July 6th, 2016 9:23 AM
NewsBusters is continuing to document the news media’s role in enabling Hillary Clinton’s political career, showing how reporters showered were with positive news coverage while they savaged her opponents. Today, a collection of quotes showing reporters in awe over Hillary’s “dazzling” political mastery.”

Nets Hail ‘History’ for Hillary, Urge Sanders to Get Out

June 7th, 2016 5:00 PM
On Tuesday, all three network morning shows celebrated the news that Hillary Clinton had won enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie heralded: “Making history. NBC News declares Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee. The first woman in history to be nominated on a major party ticket.”

Schieffer: GOP May Be Headed for 49 State Disaster, Like Dems in ‘72

April 6th, 2016 12:16 PM
Veteran CBS journalist Bob Schieffer thinks that the Republicans might be headed for a disaster similar to the ones faced by Democrats in 1972. Appearing on CBS This Morning, he also speculated that, regardless of who GOP voters ultimately pick, there is no good option. Drawing a historical comparison, the former Face the Nation anchor imagined, “We may be seeing, for the Republicans, something…

CBS's Dickerson Claims Democrats Are 'Moving Towards the Center'

March 2nd, 2016 4:46 AM
As part of CBS’s hour-long special on Super Tuesday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan remarked that, sadly, she “believe[s] we are seeing a great political party shatter before our eyes” with the rise of Donald Trump. Moments after fellow panelist Jamelle Bouie of Slate blamed the rise of Trump on “the fruit of a lot of backlash politics, a lot of resentment, racially and otherwise,”…