CBS’s Koppel Warns of Consequences of Another Trump Loss

June 4th, 2024 9:51 AM

On CBS News Sunday Morning, Ted Koppel visited the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg and urged Trump critics to “consider the consequences of another Trump defeat” rather than only fearing his win. He compared the celebrations following Fort Sumter being surrendered to Trump rallies and not-so subtly suggested another civil war was on the horizon.

The Media and The Hostages: In 1979 and Today

October 21st, 2023 4:00 PM

It was November 4, 1979. The President of the United States was Democrat Jimmy Carter. Carter was seen by many on the GOP side as a weak president, which was part of the reason Republican Ronald Reagan was making another try for the GOP nomination to face off with Carter in the soon-to-arrive 1980 presidential election.

Column: CBS Hates Talk Radio -- And Its Fans

October 19th, 2022 5:59 AM

Liberals like to think that conservatives are very closed-minded and can’t handle listening to an opposing opinion. But whenever "mainstream" journalists start discussing talk radio and how it’s “bad for America,” you can surmise that they often can’t handle the other side.


Koppel on Danger of Cancel Culture: 'Weapon' for 'Political Warfare'

May 2nd, 2021 1:46 PM

While many in the liberal media would either deny the existence of cancel culture or preach its perverse virtue, famous journalist Ted Koppel submitted a fairly balanced piece for CBS Sunday Morning that called out how many used cancel culture as a “social weapon” against their enemies in “political warfare.” In doing so, he discussed why it was used as a tool for many and why it was…


Down the Rabbit Hole: CBS Claims Trump Wants to ‘Suspend’ Constitution

August 16th, 2020 1:07 PM

CBS senior contributor Ted Koppel joined Alice down the rabbit hole during Sunday Morning as he spent his over 10-minute segment spinning a crackpot conspiracy theory which claimed President Trump was getting ready to activate so-called “Presidential Emergency Action Documents” or PEADs. The activation of these secret documents, according to Koppel and his cast of lefty loons, would…


Dark Conspiracy Theories on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? Nazi America?

January 29th, 2020 12:35 PM
The supposedly reasonable PBS on Tuesday abounded with dark conspiracy theories about the impeached Donald Trump fomenting violence in November after losing, as well as whether America is turning into Nazi Germany. Veteran journalist Ted Koppel shot down that theory, but engaged in the idea of mass violence by dejected Trump voters. 

A Tribute to My Mentors

September 24th, 2019 2:38 PM
They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy. My list of mentors is long. They were famous then, but most likely unknown to younger people today. Their signed pictures hang on my office wall,…

Couric: Trump's 'Behavior' Has Warranted 'Greater Scrutiny' by Media

April 8th, 2019 6:11 PM
Writing for PJ Media, video journalist (and former CNS News staffer) Nicholas Ballasy interviewed longtime liberal journalist Katie Couric as she attended last week's Free Expression Awards at the failing Newseum in Washington. And boy was Ballasy able to get Couric to talk, fretting that, concerning President Trump, he's “the most unconventional president we’ve ever witnessed” and thus…

Hey, Ted Koppel: The NY Times Was Biased 50 Years Ago Too

March 23rd, 2019 4:00 PM
As was noted right here at  NewsBusters by P.J. Gladnick in a session at the Carnegie Endowment for  International Peace with Marvin Kalb, former ABC anchor Ted Koppel, the epitome of the Establishment media, had something startling to say. And as P.J. noted, Koppel sounded downright NewsBuster-y. Said he, in this clip captured by Nicholas Ballasy (with emphasis supplied): “I’m terribly concerned…

Ted Koppel: Trump's 'Not Mistaken' That Liberal Media 'Out to Get Him'

March 18th, 2019 8:38 PM
This somehow slipped beneath the radar but it is highly significant considering who said it. In fact if you read just what the person said, you might even think most of  it was spoken by someone at NewsBusters. However, what is significant, is the words were uttered by former ABC News star Ted Koppel on March 7 during a discussion at  the Carnegie Endowment for  International Peace. 

Cray, Cray: Maher, Matthews Go Off, Wonder If Trump Will Leave WH

January 15th, 2019 11:50 PM
The crazy train flew off the tracks just five minutes into Tuesday’s Hardball, thanks to host Chris Matthews inviting on HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher for roughly 10 minutes of banter about the President, the Russia investigation, and how neither believe the President will leave on his own terms and perhaps not even then. Matthews began by lamenting that Maher has been off for some time (since…

Koppel UNLOADS: CNN’s Ratings ‘Would Be in the Toilet’ Without Trump

October 3rd, 2018 4:57 PM
Veteran journalist Ted Koppel absolutely unloaded on CNN, Brian Stelter, and the state of journalism in 2018. Appearing in a Kalb Report forum, Koppel told CNN host Brian Stelter that the network secretly loves fighting with Trump: “CNN’s ratings would be in the toilet without Donald Trump.” The former Nightline anchor also called for journalistic “humility” instead of “arrogance.” 

Ted Koppel Decries Trump's 'Brilliant' Distortion of Media Traditions

September 4th, 2018 5:17 PM
At almost the same moment as Chuck Todd, former ABC News star Ted Koppel has penned an op-ed on how Trump is ruining the media’s reputation for The Washington Post. The headline online was “Trump has drawn much of the media into a distortion of their traditional roles.” Supposedly, Trump has loosened the "strictures of objectivity" everyone had been closely observing.

More Mockery from Sacha Baron Cohen: Cheney Gets 'Dick Pic' Jokes

July 23rd, 2018 12:34 AM
If there was ever any doubt about the intentions of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who is America?, Sunday night’s episode settles it. Three out of the four segments in tonight’s episode of the Showtime series mocked conservatives while none mocked liberals.