Excerpt from 'Useful Idiots': Liberal Fawning Over a Communist Tyrant

December 3rd, 2016 10:58 AM
In her 2003 book, Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got it Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First, conservative writer Mona Charen offered an excellent juxtaposition of the horrors of the island prison Fidel Castro established with the fawning treatment he received from American journalists. Written after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening of the archives of the once…

Clinton Staffers Laughably Whine About Softball NBC Interview

October 17th, 2016 5:03 PM
In one of the latest batches of Hillary Clinton campaign e-mails released by WikiLeaks on Monday, communications director Jennifer Palmieri can be seen complaining to fellow staffers about a supposedly “outrageous” interview NBC conducted with Bill Clinton about the Clinton Foundation in 2015. In reality, it was a friendly exchange that touted “heartwarming stories” about the organization’s…

NBC Lectures Dad of Murdered Family on ‘Controversial’ Death Penalty

August 26th, 2016 1:19 PM
In an interview aired on Friday’s NBC Today with Dr. William Petit – the sole survivor of a brutal home invasion in which his wife and two daughters were murdered – correspondent Cynthia McFadden pressed the now-candidate for Connecticut’s state house on his support for the death penalty: “The two men who committed the crime were sentenced to death, but then Connecticut voted to eliminate the…

Journalists Lead the Cheers for Hillary for President

July 13th, 2016 9:32 AM
Today, the seventh (and next-to-last) installment of NewsBusters’ special report, “Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club,” documenting how the media have helped fuel Clinton’s political campaign by showering her with fawning news coverage, from NBC’s Willie Geist touting, “Can you think of a more qualified human being,” to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews thrilled by the idea of Hillary becoming “a truly great…

ABC, CBS Brush Over Huma, NBC Chats with Alleged Clinton Server Hacker

May 5th, 2016 9:53 PM
A new development in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal broke Thursday. Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin was finally questioned by the FBI. Throughout the day most news outlets praised it as a sign that the investigation was coming to a close. ABC's World News Tonight dedicated a quick news brief to the topic, while CBS Evening News only allowed it two sentences. While its competitors…

Network Evening Shows Spend 15 Mins Hyping Climate Change Agenda

November 30th, 2015 9:56 PM
Seeking to boost President Barack Obama and backers of the Paris climate change summit, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted on Monday night over 15 minutes of airtime across six segments touting the summit, a Discovery Channel documentary on climate change, a hashtag campaign, and climate scientists in the Arctic Circle -- to name a few examples. CBS anchor Scott Pelley: "…

NBC Treks to Alaska to Find ‘America’s First Climate Change Refugees'

September 1st, 2015 9:53 PM
As part of President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska this week to promote climate change, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News showcased investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden’s trek to Arctic Alaska ahead of Obama to meet “some of America’s first climate change refugees” due to rising seas near their villages.

NBC Clinton Interview Moves Past Scandals With 'Heartwarming Stories'

May 4th, 2015 12:00 PM
In an interview with Bill Clinton aired on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Cynthia McFadden pressed him on the scandal swirling around the Clinton Foundation, but she quickly moved on to gush over the "heartwarming stories" of the charity's work in Africa. McFadden, traveling with former president in Africa, began the segment by declaring: "Bill Clinton is making no apologies as he tours some…

Kevin Spacey Slams GOP: They 'Block Every Single Thing' Obama Wants

February 23rd, 2015 10:11 AM
During an interview with House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey for NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, correspondent Cynthia McFadden noted: "A life-long Democrat, Spacey says he, like many Americans, is frustrated with Washington." Spacey proclaimed: "I think that what is truly unfortunate is when an entire party makes a decision that they're going to block every single thing that a president wants to…

NBC Offers Sunday Amen to 80-Year-Old Radical 'Dynamo' 'Woman Priest'

January 18th, 2015 8:51 PM
Is there anything less newsworthy than the mostly American “womenpriest” movement protesting the Roman Catholic Church? Is there anything that’s more of a stale rerun? On Sunday's Today, feminist NBC correspondent celebrated 80-year-old "dynamo" doing "something radical" and "sticking a well-manicured finger in the eye of the established Catholic Church."

NBC Asks America for Meaning of Christmas: 'Jesus' Didn't Make the Cut

December 26th, 2014 1:01 PM
NBC Nightly News offered two stories on Christmas in their December 25 newscast, including a show-ender about “what Christmas means to me.” Somehow, this perfectly pleasant three-minute segment included lot of talk about family time and presents, and even someone saying “Happy Hanukkah,” but included no one uttering the name “Jesus.” No one defined Christmas as about Christ, NBC?

NBC Hypes 'Thought-Provoking' Piece on Teachers With Guns

September 22nd, 2014 9:57 PM
On Monday night’s NBC Nightly News, the program took a look at how Utah is now allowing teachers to obtain concealed carry permits to have firearms in their schools after training and continually passing background checks. As the media has done countless times, they found a way to turn it into coming across as a bad thing. NBC News senior legal and investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden…

NBC’s McFadden Lobbies Valerie Jarrett to Support Hillary: ‘Poised

June 29th, 2014 1:21 PM
NBC’s Cynthia McFadden did what she does best during an interview with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, lobby for Hillary Clinton to run for president.  Appearing during a taped interview that aired on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, June 29, McFadden hyped how “There's no question that the person who is poised at this moment to break that ultimate glass ceiling is Hillary…

MSNBC's Matthews: 'Dead Broke' Was a Mere 'Half Gaffe' by Hillary

June 11th, 2014 10:10 PM
Comparing Hillary Clinton's book tour to an "out of town play getting ready in New Haven," MSNBC's Chris Matthews tonight dismissed the former secretary of state's tone-deaf "dead broke" line from her interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer as a "small kind of gaffe, or even a half gaffe." [MP3 audio here; video embed follows page break] "Once she said we were $12 million in the hole, I think…