Media Malpractice: Where Are The 2008 Perpetrators Now

November 1st, 2012 10:22 PM
Very early on in the 2008 presidential election cycle I decided that I needed to produce a documentary film called “Media Malpractice” about the unprecedented media bias that I was sure would result in Barack Obama’s election. In May of that year I purchased the website URL for that purpose.   In addition to the successful and very well received film, we put out two…

Shock Poll: '45% Mistakenly Believe Joe Paterno May Have Been A Child

August 16th, 2012 3:52 PM
Just how bad has the media's coverage of the Penn State University sex scandal been? According to a new poll created by our friend John Ziegler, 45 percent of Americans mistakenly believe famed football coach Joe Paterno may have actually been involved in the child molestations (picture courtesy AP):

Palin Documentarian John Ziegler Speaks Out About 'Game Change' and Ba

March 13th, 2012 9:28 PM
NewsBusters readers know John Ziegler as the documentarian that created the fabulous "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted." With the release of HBO's Palin-bashing film "Game Change," I had an e-chat with Ziegler to discuss his impressions of the movie and how it relates to today's politics:

NB Interview: John Ziegler Discusses 'Media Malpractice' Re-release, P

November 22nd, 2010 12:06 AM
NewsBusters readers should be quite familiar with John Ziegler, the independent filmmaker that produced the spectacular documentary about the 2008 presidential campaign "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin was Targeted." In the past few weeks the film has been re-released using a different marketing format, and Ziegler was kind enough to answer some questions about this and…

John Ziegler Calls For NBC To Fire Palin-Hating Norah O'Donnell

November 23rd, 2009 10:47 AM
Without question one of the most vehement, unapologetic Sarah Palin haters on national television is NBC's Norah O'Donnell.So contemptuous of the former Alaska Governor is O'Donnell that she actually went to a Palin book signing event last week armed with crib notes to attack fans of the outspoken conservative.Seeing this as the straw that broke the camel's back, Palin documentarian John Ziegler…

John Ziegler Talks to NB About Olbermann Bet and Palin's Future

October 27th, 2009 4:46 PM
Since he burst onto the scene in January with an exclusive interview with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, John Ziegler has been a NewsBusters favorite.As a result of last week's $100,000 challenge to debate MSNBC's Keith Olbermann about all things related to Palin, NewsBusters decided it was time to catch up with Ziegler to see if the "Countdown" host had responded.What followed was a…

Ziegler Offers Olbermann $100K To Debate About Sarah Palin

October 23rd, 2009 10:27 AM
Sarah Palin documentarian John Ziegler has offered Keith Olbermann $100,000 if the MSNBC host invites him on "Countdown" to debate issues related to the former Alaska governor.According to Mediate, Olbermann made some remarks on his show Monday about Ziegler's recent scuffle with the American Conservative Union's David Keene at the Western CPAC conference last Saturday.  In characteristic…

On NAACP's 100th Anniversary Media Ignore Boxer's Racist Treatment of

July 18th, 2009 12:22 PM
On Thursday, NewsBusters asked if the media would notice Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.) being called out by the CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce for her racist and condescending treatment of him during a Senate hearing.Such seemed a particularly important question as this disgraceful event occurred on the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. Yet, according to LexisNexis, not one major media…

John Ziegler Exposes How Palin Derangement Syndrome Works

July 3rd, 2009 11:22 AM
Although almost eight months have passed since last year's elections, Palin Derangement Syndrome continues to manifest itself throughout America's press.As NewsBusters' Mike Sargent reported Tuesday, Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum is gravely afflicted with the illness, and needs to see a team of doctors quickly if he ever wants to be taken seriously by anyone other than the extreme Left.With that in…

Brewer Spars With Ziegler About Palin, Shuts Off His Mike

June 10th, 2009 1:18 PM
UPDATE at end of post: Ziegler discusses incident with John Gibson, Brewer discusses it with tweeters!MSNBC's Contessa Brewer invited documentarian John Ziegler on her program Wednesday, and got into quite a battle with him over why Sarah Palin should have been at all insulted by David Letterman saying she dresses like a "slutty flight attendant" and her daughter was recently "knocked-up by Alex…

Review: Ziegler's 'Media Malpractice' an Absolute Must-see

May 2nd, 2009 7:38 PM
Very frightening, I think, what the media was able to get away with this go round.So said Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the beginning of John Ziegler's must-see documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted." After a nicely spliced introduction that included many of the disgraceful moments NewsBusters reported throughout the campaign, just before the opening…

Palin 'Media Malpractice' Documentarian Thrown Off USC Campus

April 16th, 2009 4:38 PM
"Media Malpractice" documentarian John Ziegler was thrown off the USC campus in southern California Wednesday by security guards.Ziegler was attempting to interview people attending The Annenberg Norman Lear Center's excellence in journalism awards ceremony at which CBS's Katie Couric was to be honored for her "Evening News" segments with Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.…

Interviews from NewsBusters at CPAC

March 5th, 2009 9:38 PM
There were many famous people at CPAC this year and I was lucky enough to run into some of them. And some of those I ran into even let me ask them a few questions about media bias. The resulting videos are embedded below the fold.The four interviews I was able to get where with Joe the Plumber, John Ziegler, George Phillips, and Roger Simon. Each have unique experiences with liberal media bias…

Defensive Lauer Forced to Admit Palin Not An Idiot

February 23rd, 2009 4:08 PM
Confronted by Sarah Palin documentarian John Ziegler, on Monday's "Today" show, NBC's Matt Lauer was forced to admit that the media perception of the Alaska governor as an "idiot" was "a lie." However Lauer displayed some disbelief that the media heavily pushed that line during the campaign as he professed, "I don't think that everybody in the media ran out saying, 'Sarah Palin is an idiot.'"…