PBS Roundtable Can't Believe 'Extraordinary' Biden Achievement Ignored
September 9th, 2023 10:50 PM
For the second week in a row, PBS’s weekly journalistic political roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic defended the elderly President Biden’s “mental acuity,” with the author of a new Biden biography, who also lectured the press on how to properly cover the president: By emphasizing how bad Trump is. Foer gave away his partisan leanings with a choice of pronoun: "...the recent…
Morning Joe On Musk Twitter: 'We All Believe In Free Speech, BUT...'
April 26th, 2022 5:47 PM
Morning Joe has given a general thumbs-down on Elon Musk's Twitter takeover. there was an exchange between Mika and NYT Washington bureau chief, Bumiller. The latter uttered that classic line, "we all believe in free speech, BUT . . . " Bumiller went on to fret about the "guardrails" coming down, and claimed Twitter has become "a platform for a lot of misogyny." A terrified Mika recited a…
PATHETIC NY Times Covers for Biden: Bad Jobs Numbers a 'Real Fluke'
May 11th, 2021 12:15 PM
Joe Biden was all geared up to go out last week and boast about the one million jobs the economy had added in April. But then the actual numbers came out, and . . . psych! Only 266,000 new jobs, 73% less than Biden was planning to brag about! But not to worry, Joe: the New York Times has got your back! Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Elisabeth Bumiller, the NYT's Washington bureau chief,…
NYTimes Snarks at ‘Earpiece’ Conspiracy on Right, Skips When THEY Did!
October 2nd, 2020 4:59 PM
New York Times reporter Kevin Roose, eternally hypersensitive to the dangers of the right-wing on the internet, elevated some brief online scuttlebutt about an alleged Biden debate “earpiece” into a full-blown history that mostly mocked the right: “The Long History of ‘Hidden Earpiece’ Conspiracy Theories.” But one of the left-leaning conspiracists could be found very close to home.…
Morning Joe Wishin' & Hopin' for Nasty Hill GOP Break from Trump
January 30th, 2019 9:52 AM
The Morning Joe panel devotes a segment to looking/hoping for signs of a break from President Trump by congressional Republicans. New York Times Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller encapsulates the sentiment: "We're always looking for signs of a break with Republicans on the Hill—a public break—from Trump."
NYT Salutes John McCain, But 2008 Campaign Coverage Was Classless
August 26th, 2018 10:40 AM
Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero who suffered five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp in Vietnam, and who became an independent, influential senator, has died at 81. The New York Times obituary was broadly admiring. But the Times hasn’t always treated Sen. McCain so respectfully. Look back to the 2008 campaign. Reporters suggestied McCain was…
Scarborough Claims 'Most People Have Hardly Covered' Stormy Daniels
March 8th, 2018 5:29 PM
In an astounding display of obliviousness, panelists on MSNBC’s Morning Joe claimed multiple times on Thursday that the Stormy Daniels story had not been given much media attention.
MSNBC: Trump Is Like Kim-Jong-un, Journalism Is Having a 'Renaissance'
August 11th, 2017 1:50 PM
Two days after informing viewers that his “job...actually is to scare people to death” about war with North Korea, MSNBC host Brian Williams and guests served up more kooky thoughts on Thursday’s The 11th Hour by comparing President Trump to Kim Jong-un and swooning over a “renaissance” in American journalism. Oh, and that was all within the show’s opening segment, aka the A-Block.
NY Times Won't Take Responsibility for Its Error on Climate 'Scoop'
August 10th, 2017 7:27 AM
In April of 2004, New York Times White House correspondent Elisabeth Bumiller rudely challenged President George W. Bush: “Two and a half years later, do you feel any personal responsibility for September 11?” Bumiller is now the paper’s Washington bureau chief, and she can’t even take personal responsibility when her newspaper falls flat on its factual face.
The Times is under fire for its un-…
NY Times DC Bureau Chief Won't Confess to Bad March for Life Coverage
February 6th, 2016 9:01 AM
In April of 2004, New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller stood up at a press conference with President Bush and uncorked this question: “Two and a half years later, do you feel any sense of personal responsibility for September 11th?”
Oh, the irony: Now that Bumiller is running the Washington bureau of the Times, she won't take any responsibility for the paper shamelessly low-balling this…
The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of
September 18th, 2012 8:04 AM
Since September 2, NewsBusters has been showcasing the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala next week.
Click here for blog posts recounting the worst of 1988 through 2003. Today, the worst bias of 2004: CBS’s Morley Safer eulogized Ronald…