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NBC's 'Today' Skips Midterms, Fawns Over JFK Wedding Photos Instead

October 7th, 2014 4:27 PM
While ignoring any mention of the pivotal midterm election less than a month away that could decide control of the United States Senate, on Tuesday, NBC's Today instead devoted a full two-minute segment in its first hour to newly discovered photos of John and Jackie Kennedy's wedding – from 61 years ago. Co-host Matt Lauer introduced the segment by announcing "a stunning series of never-before-…
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PBS Doc: Teddy Roosevelt An 'Imperialist' 'Killer' Who Glorified War

September 16th, 2014 3:56 PM
During the first installment of PBS's The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on Sunday, historian Clay Jenkinson and former Newsweek editor turned historian Evan Thomas slammed Theodore Roosevelt as a bloodthirsty "imperialist" who promoted the "glorification of war" and built up a "cult" of personality. [Listen to the audio] Speaking on Roosevelt's command of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-…

PBS’s ‘Inside Washington’: Single-Payer System Solves ObamaCare

October 26th, 2013 6:01 PM
Even before the disastrous ObamaCare launch, many conservative pundits have said the so-called “Affordable Care Act” was the first step toward a single-payer, universal healthcare system in America. On PBS’s Inside Washington Friday, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Politico’s Evan Thomas both advanced single-payer as the solution to all that ails us with host Gordon Peterson agreeing (…

‘Inside Washington’ Ends Program Calling Ted Cruz a Joe McCarthy-L

October 19th, 2013 2:36 PM
This wasn’t the first time liberal media members likened Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) to Joe McCarthy or called him a demagogue. But it didn't seem appropriate for PBS’s Inside Washington to end its program Friday on such a defamatory and arguably false note regarding a sitting senator (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Flashback: In 2009, Media Cringed That Fort Hood Killer Was Muslim Sin

August 6th, 2013 4:25 PM
The military trial of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan began Tuesday, with the government arguing that the onetime Army psychiatrist was motivated by “a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible,” while Hasan —  representing himself —  seemed to agree, arguing: “Evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter and the dead bodies will show the war is an ugly thing.” But in the hours and…

Politico’s Evan Thomas: Ted Cruz a ‘Potentially Dangerous’ Demag

February 28th, 2013 4:00 PM
The liberal media’s effort to demonize Sen. Ted Cruz continues. On last Friday’s episode of PBS’s Inside Washington, the mostly left-leaning panel of journalists piled on the criticism of the junior senator from Texas. The attacks were focused on Cruz’s questioning of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during Hagel’s confirmation battle. Moderator Gordon Peterson presented the topic like this: “The…

Evan Thomas: Sequester 'A Failure of Leadership' By Obama - 'He's Just

February 23rd, 2013 2:23 PM
Another liberal media member has broken ranks and pointed the finger of blame for the looming budget sequester on Barack Obama. After the Washington Post's Bob Woodward correctly wrote Friday that sequestration was indeed the Obama administration's idea in 2011, former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas hours later said on PBS's Inside Washington this whole standoff is "a failure of leadership by…

Evan Thomas Slams Paul Krugman on PBS's 'Inside Washington

February 9th, 2013 12:44 PM
Despite his awful track record and penchant for making stuff up when it fits his agenda, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is one of the liberal media's most beloved economic darlings. That's why it was quite a shock to see former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas slam him on PBS's Inside Washington Friday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Politico's Thomas Views 2nd Amendment as 'Limited to Muskets,' But Se

January 20th, 2013 8:38 AM
Appearing in his role as regular panel member on Friday's Inside Washington on PBS, Politico's Evan Thomas -- formerly of Newsweek -- made known his view that the Second Amendment was meant to be "limited to muskets," but went on to undermine the talk of more gun laws as a "side show" as he asserted that "it's a diversion from what we really need to do, which is deal with bigger issues like…

Newsweek Makes It Official: Obama’s Inauguration Is ‘The Second Co

January 18th, 2013 9:03 PM
Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today, Newsweek – at least what’s left of it, an online product for tablets and e-readers – made it official. Next to a side shot of Obama’s head, the “Inauguration 2013” cover story pronounces: “The Second Coming.”

Evan Thomas: 'White Men Dropping Out of the Workforce' - 'Not Doing An

December 29th, 2012 10:40 AM
Former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas made a bizarre statement on PBS's Inside Washington Friday. "Unexplored story of the year: white men dropping out - dropping out of the workforce, dropping out of elections, just plain dropping out, getting social security, not doing anything, going hunting, fishing, just not in the game" (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

If Romney Wins, Democratic Senate Will Let Him Overcome Tea Party ‘C

November 4th, 2012 10:48 AM
Former Newsweek Washington Bureau Chief and Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas saw an upside if Mitt Romney does manage to win the presidency, but Democrats continue to hold the Senate. On Inside Washington, Thomas avowed “that would allow Romney to tell the crazies in his own party ‘I have to make a deal with the Democrats.’ It would free him a little bit from the Tea Party.” In other…

'Inside Washington' Panel Unanimously Says Obama Wins If Election Held

October 27th, 2012 11:50 AM
The national and battleground state polls are all showing tremendous momentum for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney since the first debate. Despite this, with the absence of conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, the entire panel of PBS’s Inside Washington Friday – comprised of the Washington Post’s Colby King, PBS’s Mark Shields, Politico’s Evan Thomas, and NPR’s Nina…

The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 23rd, 2012 8:05 AM
NewsBusters is 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 on Thursday night. Click here for posts recounting the worst of 1988 through 2008. Today, the worst bias of 2009: Journalists are thrilled by Barack Obama’s arrival in the…