FLASHBACK: The Media Lovefest That Kicked Off Hillary’s 2016 Campaign
January 28th, 2023 9:20 AM
Ten years ago this week, CBS’s 60 Minutes eagerly assisted in producing what could be regarded as the first infomercial of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Flashback: The Media’s Clown Show Coverage of 2015 Terrorist Attack
December 3rd, 2022 12:35 PM
Seven years ago, the national media made a spectacle of themselves for both the speed and stupidity with which they seized upon a horrible mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, racing to promote their anti-gun agenda, bashing conservatives and prayer in the process.
Flashback: Media’s Tearful Eulogies for Cuba’s Communist Dictator
November 26th, 2022 12:15 PM
Six years ago today, November 26, 2016, news broke of the death of Fidel Castro, the former communist dictator of Cuba. His death was an opportunity for journalists to salute the prison state’s advances in health care, and to mindlessly babble about how Cubans supposedly preferred donkey carts to modern automobiles.
King Impressed By ‘Thoughtful’ Portrayal of Harassing Morning Host
September 24th, 2021 3:22 PM
During a Friday interview with actress Reese Witherspoon about season two of AppleTV+’s The Morning Show, real-life CBS Mornings host Gayle King was impressed with the “thoughtful” and “very interesting” way the fictional series dealt with the all-too-real topic of a network news anchor being fired for sexually harassing co-workers. Without mentioning her disgraced former co-…
FLASHBACK: DiCaprio Panicked It Was ‘Too Late’ to Save Us From Climate
January 9th, 2021 12:15 PM
Liberal celebrities and journalists keep telling us that it’s “too late” save the Earth from the coming climate change horror. Well, in this week’s FLASHBACK we found movie star Leonardo DiCaprio worrying that very thing four years ago. The same day, ABC’s Good Morning America used a child as a prop to fret about polar bears and global warming.
Bloomberg Company Ensnared in Creepy Charlie Rose's Sex Scandal
June 12th, 2020 9:42 AM
“A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.” That old saying is definitely not the case with disgraced sexual harasser Charlie Rose, who is still caught up in the ramifications of his bad behavior when working for CBS News. Even though it’s been three years since the #MeToo movement burst onto the public scene, the latest fallout is a new complaint filed in New York state against…
Amidst #MeToo Sex Claims, Tavis Smiley Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million
March 5th, 2020 10:33 AM
Fallout from the #MeToo sexual harassment accusations that began in 2017 continued to play out on Wednesday, when a former PBS talk show host was ordered by a judge to reimburse a total of nearly $1.5 million. The ruling calls for Tavis Smiley -- who was suspended by PBS on December 13, 2017 -- to pay the network $1.486 million after accusations arose that he violated the “morals clause” in his…
Media Loved Castro As Much As Bernie – Maybe More
February 24th, 2020 4:31 PM
Perhaps the reason why Monday’s network morning shows only spent a combined 74 seconds discussing socialist Senator Bernie Sanders singing the praises of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was because journalists on NBC, ABC, and CBS knew full well that they had provided even more effusive commentary on the communist autocrat.
Gross: Disgraced CBS Host Was Referred to as ‘Charlie Fu**ing Rose'
January 8th, 2020 5:24 PM
According to a Hollywood Reporter story, disgraced ex-CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose may have made a former intern watch an S&M scene, had a nickname of “Charlie Fuckin’ Rose” and intimidated his co-hosts who might stand up to his alleged sexual abuse. In the deposition, a lawyer asked, “Did you have a nickname in the studio, Charlie fuck'n Rose?” Rose responded in the affirmative
WORST OF THE DECADE: Media Heroes
December 23rd, 2019 9:00 AM
As the decade comes to a close, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the last 10 years. In today’s installment, we have the most outrageous examples of journalists fawning over liberal or left-wing icons.
Liberal Rant Earns Reporter Anchor Chair on Morning Show Drama
November 5th, 2019 6:30 PM
Apple TV+'s flagship series, The Morning Show, was inspired by a book by CNN's Brian Stelter and it shows. Clearly meant to be prestige television in the mold of HBO, the series is more preachy, self-indulgent Newsroom than juicy, story-driven Big Little Lies. The first three episodes of a 10 episode season were released with the premiere of Apple TV+ on November 1.
NBC & CBS Mark #MeToo Anniversary, Ignore Lauer and Rose
September 9th, 2019 4:44 PM
On Monday, both NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning marked the two-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement by interviewing the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story in the fall of 2017. However, missing from the coverage was any mention of the scandals that hit both networks just weeks following Weinstein, with the firings of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose.
The New Power Broker at CBS This Morning: Obama Friend, Dem Donor
May 6th, 2019 5:07 PM
Early on Monday, the news became official that co-host Norah O’Donnell is leaving CBS This Morning to become the new anchor of the Evening News. Also departing is co-host John Dickerson. Considering that disgraced co-host Charlie Rose departed in 2017 amidst sexual harassment claims, that leaves Gayle King as the incumbent star and power broker at This Morning. What does that mean for objectivity…
WashPost's Probe Into CBS and '60 Minutes' Boss Died in Darkness
April 2nd, 2019 1:52 PM
The Washington Post deserved credit for daring to report on another national media outlet when they outed the sexually aggressive behavior of CBS (and PBS) anchor Charlie Rose in November 2017. But Irin Carmon, a freelance reporter on that story alongside Post reporter Amy Brittain, is now spilling the beans in New York magazine on how the Post buckled on a follow-up story in 2018 on 60 Minutes…