Credible? Biased NewsGuard OKs 7 Non-Autocratic State Media Outlets

March 9th, 2022 3:49 PM

Does biased NewsGuard automatically favor state-affiliated media? The liberal online “credibility” arbiter gave seven traditionally non-autocratic state-affiliated media outlets around the world an average score of 98.6/100.

Fireworks: White House Reporters Squabble Over Press Access

March 7th, 2022 7:51 PM

On Monday afternoon after the White House press briefing, the Briefing Room became the site of a contentious and, at times, heated debate about who gets to ask questions and how many as, thanks to longstanding power bestowed on the AP reporter slot, the Q&A portion of the briefing only lasted about 39 minutes.

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What a Shame: Psaki Suffers Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

September 28th, 2021 9:19 PM

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki found herself as a modern reincarnation of the boy Alexander from the famous children’s book as she faced a torrent of tough questions from reporter after reporter on Afghanistan, the border, and spending. And with little in the way of answers to defend President Biden and his administration’s failures, shortcomings, and spin, the questions…

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MSNBC Contributor Spews HATE: Fox Is Al Jazeera, Trump Is Bin Laden

August 1st, 2021 6:50 PM

Jonathan Capehart's Sunday show on MSNBC devoted a segment today to slamming Fox News for its coverage of the January 6th Capitol breach. And NBC contributor Dean Obeidallah slimed Fox News as Al Jazeera and analogized Donald Trump to the greatest mass-murdering terrorist in US history.

Facebook Oversight Board to Review Pro-Hamas Al Jazeera Post

July 1st, 2021 4:10 PM

The Facebook Oversight Board is once again changing how it operates. The pseudo-regulatory body has decided to take up a case entailing not only the removal, but also the reinstatement, of a pro-Hamas post originating from the verified page of state-controlled media outlet Al Jazeera. Hamas has been on the official State Department list of “Foreign Terrorist Organizations” since the Bill…

Qatar-Funded Al Jazeera Fights Facebook Over ‘State-Controlled’ Label

December 16th, 2019 1:39 PM
Facebook announced a new policy to label state-funded media on its platform. Qatar-backed outlet Al Jazeera has a problem with that. In a letter sent by the media outlet’s lawyers to Facebook’s Vice President Jennifer Gillian Newstead and Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert, Al Jazeera wrote that Facebook’s policy would cause “substantial and irreparable harm” to its reputation.

‘Reliable Sources?’ Lib Journos Loved Holocaust-Denying Al Jazeera

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May 20th, 2019 3:11 PM
Being a lefty journalist means never having to say you’re sorry. Good thing, too. You’d be so busy wiping egg from your face you’d barely have time to scream about climate change causing pregnant hens to fly. Take media-types’ early, swooning support for Al Jazeera’s attempts to enter the U.S. market. Sure, character witnesses Nicholas Kristof, Brian Stelter and the Boston Globe said, The…

Al Jazeera Reporter: 'Islamophobic' To Link Sri Lankan Attack to Imam

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April 22nd, 2019 12:23 PM
Al Jazeera’s never exactly been a reliable source of news when it comes to Islamist atrocities. So it’s not surprising that an Al Jazeera English reporter cried “Islamophobia” in response to reports that an outspoken extremist Muslim leader had a part in the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people and injured 500 others visiting local Christian Churches for Easter Sunday services.  

Media Accept Poll Ranking U.S. 3rd in Women’s ‘Sexual Violence’

Culture
June 29th, 2018 12:05 PM
An arm of the “world’s biggest news and information provider” is suggesting #MeToo helped the U.S. becoming one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women. That puts it on par with Syria – a country accused by the U.N. of government-endorsed rape.  
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WH Reporters Demand Israel Show ‘Restraint,’ Blame Them for Violence

May 14th, 2018 4:27 PM
Considering the liberal media’s history of being anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian, Monday’s White House Press Briefing featured plenty of leading questions for Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah suggesting that Israel was responsible for the deadly protests by Palestinians along with the Israeli/Gaza border. This all came as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem.

Chopped? Al Jazeera May Not Survive Middle East Diplomatic Crisis

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June 6th, 2017 12:39 PM
There’s probably nobody to root for in the sudden diplomatic standoff between Qatar and the rest of the Arab Middle East. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the rest are accusing Qatar of supporting terror. In other news, the pot had some interesting things to say about the kettle. But something good can come out of the situation: buh-bye Beheading Channel.
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Eight Kooky Things Heard on Thursday Night’s ‘Hardball’

March 17th, 2017 2:16 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball featured not one or two particularly crazy moments in Thursday night’s installment by host Chris Matthews, but rather a whole host of notable exchanges, insinuations, and quotes from both Matthews and a few of his guests. Without any further adieu, here’s the top eight loony moments (presented in chronological order).   
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Reporters Fret to WH That People ‘Will Suffer' Under Trump Budget

March 16th, 2017 8:01 PM
Before White House press secretary Sean Spicer threw down with reporters over President Trump’s wiretap claims on Thursday, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney faced left-leaning questions on the President’s budget that included fears people will “suffer” as a result of the conservative proposals.
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ABC, NBC Punt on Al Jazeera America Shutting Down, GE Moving HQs

January 13th, 2016 9:16 PM
On Wednesday, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News neglected to cover two separate stories on the business and news media fronts as Al Jazeera America announced that it will cease operations while General Electric made clear that it will move its headquarters to Boston after 41 years in Connecticut because of high taxes. In contrast, the CBS Evening News offered dual news briefs on both…