Raging Media Critic: Fox Is a ‘Danger to Democracy,’ Must Be Targeted

April 25th, 2021 3:44 PM

Over the course of the Trump presidency, Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik had become steadily more and more unglued. Now, during an appearance on CNN’s so-called Reliable Sources on Sunday, Zurawik was teed up by fill-in host John Avlon to attack Fox News. And Zurawik didn’t disappoint, suggesting CNN’s heavyweight competitor was a “danger to democracy” and needed to…

NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Stelter Finds His New Trump in Tucker

March 15th, 2021 8:32 PM

We have a small announcement. The NewsBusters Podcast is expanding to three days a week. Today, Brian Stelter and the CNN Reliable Sources gang have now decided that the way to crumble Fox News is to compare Tucker Carlson to Donald Trump. He complains Tucker does this "they're out to get you" thing...but Stelter has made it clear CNN is out to get Fox News canceled.…


JEALOUS? Brian Stelter Bemoans 'Fire Starter' Tucker Carlson's Ratings

March 15th, 2021 5:08 PM

CNN’s least talented anchor, Brian Stelter, dedicated more than ten minutes of Sunday’s Reliable Sources arguing that Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson is the “new Donald Trump.” In an awkward fit of rage and demonstrable jealousy over Carlson’s unprecedented ratings, Stelter denigrated both Fox News personnel and viewers. The unhinged host accused Carlson of rewriting…


Hysterics on CNN: ‘People Are Dying' Because Trump 'Acting a Fool'

April 12th, 2020 2:31 PM
CNN’s so-called “Reliable Sources” was known for being a place where professional journalism was shunned in favor of hysterics and theatrics. During Sunday’s edition of the show, frequent guest David Zurawik, a media critic for The Baltimore Sun newspaper, was unhinged from the get-go as he blamed the over 20,000 Wuhan Virus deaths in the U.S. on President Trump, who was…

On Stelter Show, Zurawik Trashes Trump as 'Adolescent Psychopath'

September 23rd, 2019 9:44 PM
CNN’s Brian Stelter devoted an entire segment of Sunday’s Reliable Sources to complaining about “Trump’s Anti-Media Playbook.” The chyron at the bottom of the screen suggested that President Trump treats the media with “hostility and mockery,” apparently failing to realize those adjectives perfectly describe the media’s treatment of President Trump…

TV Columnist: ‘Our Democracy Is Made Stronger’ by Lyin’ Brian Working

August 28th, 2019 5:57 PM
I mean, the guy was at D-Day and the signing of the Constitution, so perhaps Baltimore Sun TV columnist David Zurawik’s was right that “our democracy is made stronger by having [Brian] Williams and this production” of MSNBC’s The 11th Hour “at the end of each weeknight to offer perspective” anchored by a modern day Edward R. Murrow. (That first part was a joke…

Baltimore Journo: Trump on ‘Road of Evil’, Media Should Oppose in 2020

July 28th, 2019 1:21 PM
In another organized effort by the liberal media to amplify their narrative about President Trump allegedly being a racist, CNN’s so-called “Reliable Sources” introduced a panel loaded with media folks from Baltimore in order to denounce the President, after a Twitter battle with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) about his district.

Stelter Blames ‘Right-Wing Message Boards’ for Synagogue Shooting

April 28th, 2019 3:32 PM
What makes tragic shootings like the one at Chabad of Poway on Saturday even worse was how predictable the liberal media were when it came to politicizing it. During Sunday’s so-called Reliable Sources on CNN, host Brian Stelter teased his coverage of the attack by wondering if it was “another case of a killer radicalized on right-wing message boards”. Baltimore Sun media critic…

On CNN, Media Critic Says 'I'm Fine' with Forcing Tucker Off the Air

March 18th, 2019 4:23 PM
Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik endorsed the effort to pull Fox News host Tucker Carlson off the air as a result of a series of comments he made when speaking with shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge more than a decade ago. According to Zurawik, “I don’t like an ideological group necessarily starting the boycott but you know what…

On CNN, David Frum Suggests Trump 'Mentally Unstable or a Criminal'

December 10th, 2018 10:02 PM
During Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources, the panel engaged in quite a bit of hyperbole when reacting to the latest developments in the Mueller investigation. Baltimore Sun Media Critic David Zurawik likened the Trump v. Mueller narrative, which he described as “a man of rectitude who believes in the rule of law versus a man who will say anything, who scorns law,” to a…

CNN Guest Contrasts 'Journalistic' Legacy Media With 'Political' Fox

November 26th, 2018 3:10 PM
During Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter and his panel spent the first ten minutes of the show trying to paint Fox News as an “unreliable source;” beginning by trashing the network for failing to adequately report on the “big climate change report.” David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun argued that the legacy media is “doing their job of…

Stelter Boasts: CNN Refused to Sell Airtime for Trump’s Immigration Ad

November 4th, 2018 4:00 PM
President Trump sent the liberal media into a tailspin last week when he put out a midterm campaign ad that highlighted the murders committed by illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes and denounced the Democrats for their views on illegal immigration. CNN in particular, rushed to call the ad racist and during Sunday’s Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter boasted about how his network refused to…

CNN Commentator: Assume Trump Always Lying, 'Fact-Check Him Backwards'

August 26th, 2018 3:05 PM
In a segment titled “So many lies, So little time” on his Sunday show Reliable Sources, CNN's Brian Stelter complained about the hardship of fact-checking every one of President Trump's statements: “Should there be a bug in the corner of the screen that says, ‘Warning, the president's probably misleading you again’?” A panelist later…

Media Critic on CNN: Bee's Offensive Comments Are Trump's Fault

June 4th, 2018 12:22 PM
During a CNN panel debate Sunday on whether or not Samantha Bee deserved to be compared to Roseanne Barr, host Brian Stelter and his liberal guests somehow turned the conversation back to blame Trump for the female comedians’ offensive comments.