NPR's TV Critic Laments 'Copaganda' Shows, Elon, and Stelter Firing
December 29th, 2022 2:55 PM
National Public Radio television critic Eric Deggans issued a left-wing-tinged, year-end lament on the state of the media: “Six ways media took a big step backward in 2022.” Deggans was particularly obsessed with Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, but spared some sadness for (former) CNN media reporter Brian Stelter and (former) lefty late-night host Samantha Bee.
NPR Reporter: Fox Covering Gas Prices to Hurt Biden's Popularity
March 13th, 2022 3:36 PM
While many middle class Americans are struggling to pay to fill up their cars to get to work, CNN’s Brian Stelter had NPR television critic Eric Deggans on his show Reliable Sources to spread conspiracy theories that Fox News is only reporting on skyrocketing gas prices to prevent Americans from rallying around President Biden while he deals with the crisis in Ukraine.
Sorry Forrest: NPR Blasts Hanks for Encouraging 'White Exceptionalism'
June 14th, 2021 1:25 PM
Tom Hanks is a well-meaning liberal. He shares all the obligatory lefty pieties of Hollywood, but he doesn't hate America. Not like, say, an NPR employee does. So when Hanks penned a New York Times op-ed calling for U.S. schools to teach the Tulsa Massacre and other episodes of American racism, he probably expected a pat on the back. What he got was race-obsessed bile.
Column: Media Make Mountain of 'Dr. Jill' Molehill
December 16th, 2020 5:55 AM
The pro-Biden media is obsessing over the tiniest kerfuffle imaginable: Jill Biden wanting to be called "Dr. Jill Biden," based on her Doctor of Education degree (not an M.D.). The elites exploded in fury when The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Joseph Epstein, who professed this honorific “sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic.” These people aren't…
NPR Hypes New Star Trek Series' Nod To 'Diversity'; Jabs At Trump
September 26th, 2017 4:56 PM
NPR's Eric Deggans fawned over the "triumph" of the new TV series, Star Trek: Discovery, on Monday's All Things Considered. Despite his praise for the "diversity" in this latest installment in the sci-fi franchise, Deggans still managed to jab at it from the left by noting that "it was odd as a black man to see the bad guy T'Kuvma and many of his followers were the darkest-colored Klingons we've…
Bozell & Graham Column: Do the Oscars Need Quotas?
January 30th, 2016 7:58 AM
For a conservative, perhaps nothing in popular culture is more amusing than watching leftist Hollywood beat itself up with the battle cry “Oscars So White.” For a group of people that can’t possibly assemble at awards shows without making egregious displays of what passes for “progressive thought,” this fight over putative racism is as entertaining as the movies themselves. Grab some popcorn.
CNN, FNC Slam ‘Outrageous’ NYT for Deleting Obama Quote on Cable News
December 21st, 2015 4:43 PM
Both of the media-centered programs on CNN and FNC covered on Sunday the move by the New York Times from Friday to delete a line from an article about President Obama not fully realizing “the anxiety” of Americans following terror attacks due to his lack of exposure to cable news. Other than NPR TV critic Eric Geggans rushing to Obama’s defense on CNN’s Reliable Sources, the other panelists both…
NPR's TV Critic Laments All-White Late Night Shows, Completely Ignores
April 6th, 2014 7:55 AM
NPR's new TV critic Eric Deggans took to NPR’s “race, culture, and ethnicity” page to complain “Who Will Replace Letterman? Probably Another White Guy.” Deggans asked (his italics): “Why are there so many white guys dominating late night talk show television?”
It’s the target audience, he said: “So daytime TV is bursting with Ellens and Oprahs, Latifahs and Katies, Barbaras and Julies, while…
NPR TV Critic Says MSNBC's a 'Great Place' for Obama to Launch Attacks
December 10th, 2013 3:22 PM
On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, new host Brian Stelter turned to President Obama the press critic. At the end of his cakewalk “Hardball” interview last week, Obama called out the media for being divisive. “The American people are good and they are decent. And yes, we get very divided partly because our politics and our media specifically tries to divide them and splinter them.”…
CNN 'Reliable Sources' Guest Host Claims Calling Obama Racist Is Someh
November 25th, 2013 7:46 AM
Eric Deggans of National Public Radio sat in the guest-host chair on CNN's "Reliable Sources" show on Sunday, and pressed Amy Holmes of TheBlaze TV several times on how she should be more forgiving of Martin Bashir's outrageous remarks about Sarah Palin. First, he suggested, "Martin Bashir apologized for his comments. He reached out to the Palin family.Is there really a problem here? Or are…
Bozell Column: Sharpton Leans Forward to Blur MSNBC
August 27th, 2013 10:59 PM
MSNBC obliterated the notion of separating cable-news hosts and their political activism when the network brass gave Rev. Al Sharpton a nightly show two years ago. It was just another day at the office when Sharpton held a rabble-rousing rally for Trayvon Martin in the afternoon, and then covered it on his show hours later.
But Saturday's rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial…
CNN Host: 'Media Profit By Playing Off Prejudice and Encouraging Peopl
August 25th, 2013 4:32 PM
Eric Deggans, the TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, made a bold statement Sunday guaranteed to anger liberals and their minions in the press.
Hosting CNN's Reliable Sources, Deggans finished with a message about the media's role in stoking racial tensions in America saying, "I'm convinced one aggravating factor is media outlets that profit by playing off prejudice and encouraging…
NPR Wraps Election With Talk of 'Race Baiters' and O'Reilly
November 2nd, 2012 1:31 PM
NPR doesn’t interview authors who find liberal bias in the news media. But it does interview its own contributors when they attack Fox News and media that feeds "fear and prejudice." On Thursday’s Talk of the Nation, host Neal Conan welcomed on Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times to discuss his new book for a half hour. It's titled "Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a…
NPR's Scott Simon: Shootings Just 'Didn't Happen When 63 Million Watch
January 16th, 2011 5:26 PM
Long past the time when it was debunked that Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner might have been motivated by talk radio or TV, NPR was still entertaining the "vitriol" attack line, as anchor Scott Simon interviewed liberal St. Petersburg Times TV critic Eric Deggans on Saturday morning's Weekend Edition. Simon even bizarrely claimed that this kind of violence didn't happen when "63…