Eye Roll: CNN Brings on Karem to Defend, Trumpet His Crazy Outburst
June 14th, 2018 10:50 PM
These people can be so predictable. Hours after his angry outburst during Thursday’s White House Press Briefing, Playboy writer, Sentinel Newspapers editor, and CNN political analyst Brian Karem was given a hero’s welcome on Erin Burnett OutFront to expand on his squabble with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the detention of illegal immigrant children.
CNN's Acosta Shouts Out DACA Questions — At WH Easter Egg Roll
April 3rd, 2018 6:44 PM
As Scott Whitlock noted Tuesday afternoon, CNN's perpetually aggrieved Jim Acosta was at it again, hinting at a conspiracy behind a lost broadcast connection: "I won’t read into why we lost connection just a few moments ago." Acosta's Tuesday whining shouldn't cause us to forget or ignore what he did on Monday, when he set a new low for journalistic rudeness by shouting questions at President…
Daily Beast Finds Sam Donaldson to Praise Acosta: 'As Good As It Gets'
March 12th, 2018 8:33 AM
Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon is a regular guest on CNN's Reliable Sources, so it shouldn't be the slightest bit surprising that the Daily Beast is rushing to provide aid and comfort to CNN's "courageous" screamer in the White House briefing room. The latest article by Lloyd Grove is headlined in tabloid style: "CNN’s Jim Acosta: The Trump Trolls Who Want Me Dead." Lloyd Grove went to…
Acosta Follows Press Tradition: Harass GOP Admins, Go Easy on Dems
December 13th, 2017 6:51 AM
CNN's insufferably self-important Jim Acosta made the news all about himself once again on Tuesday. This time, as reported by Randy Hall at NewsBusters, following in the footsteps of ABC's detestable Sam Donaldson during the Reagan administration, Acosta, despite being warned not to, interrupted a bill-signing ceremony to shout out a question at President Donald Trump. Acosta's press cohorts…
Bozell & Graham Column: Fawning Farewells? Not for Republicans
January 10th, 2017 6:11 PM
For weeks, the liberal media have celebrated all that Barack Obama means...to them. CNN produced a two-hour documentary on the Obama legacy that never mentioned things like annual trillion-dollar deficits. Fareed Zakaria wrapped up the show: “He ran an administration that was largely scandal-free and did it all the while under a microscope. Because he looked different.”
On NPR, Sam and Cokie Recall When the GOP 'Became Much More Racist'
July 20th, 2016 5:11 PM
The one-time ABC Sunday hosting duo of Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts appeared together on Tuesday morning on NPR's Morning Edition to discuss convention history. Roberts is still an NPR analyst. They began with the 1964 GOP convention, and Donaldson said "I think this was the first convention of the modern Republican hard-right conservatism." Roberts said "Absolutely right," noting "Nelson…
ABC’s 'This Week' Criticizes Reagan’s ‘Tattered Civil Rights Image’
January 18th, 2015 11:41 AM
Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and on Sunday morning, ABC’s This Week decided it was the perfect opportunity to scold the Republican over his civil rights record. During the show’s weekly “powerhouse puzzler” segment, guest host Martha Raddatz asked the This Week panel “which president signed a law making MLK’s birthday a…
What They Said Then: How the Liberal Media Savaged Reagan
June 3rd, 2014 1:35 PM
Thursday (June 5) marks the 10th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s passing and a look through the MRC’s archives shows that during his presidency many in the liberal media couldn’t withhold their contempt of the conservative icon.
From depicting Reagan as a puppet of the rich whose economic policies were cruel towards the poor and minorities, to denying his foreign policy vision helped…
Sam Donaldson Tells Tea Partiers 'It's Not Your Country Anymore - It's
December 24th, 2012 3:47 PM
Sam Donaldson went after the Tea Party this weekend.
During a discussion about 2012's biggest game changers on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Donaldson said, "The greatest slogan that I hated during this last campaign was 'We want to take back our country.' Guys, it's not your country anymore - it's our country" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ABC Analyst Sam Donaldson to Face Trial for DUI Charge
December 21st, 2012 4:47 PM
ABC analyst Sam Donaldson was arrested and will face trial for a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. The liberal former White House correspondent was arrested in Lewes, Delaware, near Rehoboth Beach on December 1st.
According to a local radio station, Donaldson decided to waive the formal public reading of the charges against him. The 78-year-old does not currently have a trial…
Sam Donaldson: Fox's Ed Henry 'One of the Best' on the White House Bea
December 6th, 2012 1:29 PM
In an AP profile of Fox News White House reporter Ed Henry, longtime ABC News vet Sam Donaldson said he considers Henry "one of the best" on the beat now. "It's not that they are all afraid and cringe, because they don't," Donaldson said. "But it's so much tougher to do it in every way."
As a young reporter, Henry said, he looked up to Donaldson, best known for shouting questions at Ronald…
Sam Donaldson: 'If Obama Comes to the Next Two Debates With the Same D
October 7th, 2012 5:05 PM
Sam Donaldson had some harsh words this weekend for President Obama's performance at Wednesday's debate.
Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the former ABC White House correspondent said, "If he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, he’s losing" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of
September 11th, 2012 8:00 AM
Each morning, 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 September 27. (Click here for details and ticket information.)
If you’ve missed a previous blog, recounting the worst of 1988 through 1996, you can…
Sam Donaldson Tells NewsBusters 'Real Journalism' Is 'A Dying Breed
August 27th, 2012 1:10 PM
"I think there’s some real journalism left, but it’s a dying breed.”
So said ABC's Sam Donaldson during an impromptu interview with NewsBusters at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Monday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):