Jabbing Jindal: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Louisiana Governor
June 24th, 2015 10:06 AM
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s expected jump into the 2016 GOP presidential nomination race is bound to be met by skepticism, if not an outright dismissal, by the liberal media if their reaction to his 2009 State of the Union response and his advocacy of fiscally and conservative views is any guide. Some in the media have even stooped to make an issue of his Indian-American heritage.
Selling Socialism: The Media's Campaign for ObamaCare
March 21st, 2012 10:00 AM
Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, but if the media were the judges, the Court would rule 9-0 in favor of it. During its coverage of the health care debate, the liberal press never permitted questions about ObamaCare’s legality to interfere with their dream of a government takeover of the health care sector.
Starting even before Barack…
CBS Omits Bill Ayers Context of Obama Clip Used in Romney Ad
November 23rd, 2011 5:16 PM
CBS's Early Show on Wednesday boosted a claim by Democrats that a recent Mitt Romney ad takes a line from a 2008 speech by then-candidate Barack Obama out of context. However, CBS noted at that time that Obama was using that line to counter a McCain campaign ad which played up the Democrat's association with left-wing terrorist Bill Ayers.
Anchor Erica Hill raised the controversy over the…
Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez Fired From CBS Early Show
November 30th, 2010 2:42 PM
A major staff shakeup has occurred on the CBS Early Show. Starting January 3, current co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez, along with weatherman Dave Price, will all be replaced. Saturday Early Show co-host Chris Wragge and the broadcast's current news reader Erica Hill will take over for Smith and Rodriguez, while former ABC weather person Marysol Castro will take the place of Price.…
CBS Early Show Frets Over 'Passenger Gridlock,' Glosses Over TSA Civil
November 23rd, 2010 12:08 PM
"Early Show" co-host Maggie Rodriguez today glossed over the TSA's use of intrusive pat-downs while drilling down on the potential for "gridlock" if distressed passengers cause "chaos" this weekend over the enhanced security measures.
"There is, as I'm sure you know, this online movement that's gaining more and more momentum calling for people tomorrow to opt-out of those full-body scanners…
NBC Offers Soft Spin on Invasive TSA Screenings, ABC, CBS Highlight 'O
November 22nd, 2010 12:22 PM
NBC's Today on on Monday offered the most sympathetic take on the growing outrage over invasive pat downs being conducted at airports by the Transportation Security Administration. While ABC highlighted "outrage" and CBS observed how some find the procedures "violating," Today host Matt Lauer worried about the government "caving" on the policy.
All three morning shows interviewed TSA…
CBS Early Show Declares Auto Bailout A Success, Celebrates 'GM's Big C
November 18th, 2010 4:20 PM
At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith cheered the public trading of General Motors stock as evidence that Obama administration's bailout of the auto industry had worked: "GM's big comeback. In a stunning turnaround, General Motors begins to sell it's stock less than 18 months after the government's massive $50 billion bailout."
Smith even went so far as to ask: "Will…
MRC's Bozell Addresses Media's Closing Campaign Pitch: Bashing the Tea
November 1st, 2010 12:09 PM
NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell appeared on last night's special Sunday edition of "Hannity" to address what's easily become the liberal media's closing campaign tactic for liberal Democrats: attempting to discredit the Tea Party movement and its candidates.
For example, in an October 26 interview with former president Jimmy Carter, Chris Matthews…
Only ABC Notes Racial Element in Pressuring Meek to Quit Florida Senat
October 29th, 2010 3:25 PM
On Friday, the CBS Early Show and NBC's Today avoided any discussion of the Democratic Party's racial insensitivity in trying to get black Florida senate candidate Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race. On ABC's Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos quoted Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on that very issue.
All three network morning shows conducted…
CBS Relays Dem Claims of ‘Dangerous’ & ‘Extreme’ GOP, NBC Sees
October 24th, 2010 8:51 PM
On Friday morning, after airing a full report on the Democratic strategy of painting Republican candidates as "dangerous" and "extreme," CBS’s The Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez seemed surprised when Republican guest Eric Cantor disagreed with her view that "there is no question these Tea Party Republicans are outside the Republican mainstream," and her suggestion that next year…
CBS's Smith Labels Bill O'Reilly 'Bloviator-in-Chief' Over 'View' Appe
October 15th, 2010 3:59 PM
On Friday's CBS Early Show, after news reader Erica Hill reported on Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's heated Thursday appearance on ABC's 'The View,' co-host Harry Smith proclaimed O'Reilly to be "the bloviater-in-chief" and that "he was in full bloviation mode yesterday."
Hill began her report by declaring: "When Barbara Walters introduced the conservative talk show host on 'The View'…
CBS 'Early Show' Praises Perez Hilton for Giving Up Bullying, But Prom
October 14th, 2010 4:45 PM
At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared that vicious gossip monger Perez Hilton "makes nice....with so much bullying going on he doesn't want to be a bully himself anymore." While the report that followed cheered Hilton's efforts to reform himself, the morning show has been happy to promote his bullying tactics in the past.
Correspondent Ben Tracy noted how…
CBS: Christine O'Donnell 'Grilled' on 'History of Controversial Commen
October 14th, 2010 12:41 PM
At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez teased an upcoming report on Wednesday's Delaware Senate debate by proclaiming: "U.S. Senate candidate and tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is grilled in her first highly-anticipated debate, where she addresses everything from witches, to China, to late-night TV jokes."
Rodriguez's declaration was later followed by a…
CBS's Rodriguez: 'Undignified' Obama 'Offering No Evidence' of GOP Tak
October 11th, 2010 4:37 PM
Grilling Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez questioned President Obama attacking Republicans over unproven claims of accepting foreign campaign donations: "Why did he spend so much time talking about the Republicans trying to steal the election? Offering no evidence of that. Isn't it a bit undignified for the President to resort to that?"