NewsBusters Podcast: PBS and The Atlantic Merge in the Liberal Bubble

March 27th, 2024 8:46 PM

Last August, PBS announced it was entering a partnership with the leftist magazine The Atlantic to rebrand its Friday night journalist roundtable show Washington Week. We've studied six months of this merger, and it's no surprise that it's dramatically anti-Trump and anti-Republican. Our PBS analyst Clay Waters shares his findings. 

Atlantic Magazine Begs Justice Sotomayor to Retire from Supreme Court

March 19th, 2024 10:14 AM

Josh Barro, writing for The Atlantic, is advocating for Justice Sonia Sotomayor to retire in order to preserve liberal interests on the U.S Supreme Court. He argues that if she retires in 2022, President Biden can nominate a reliably liberal replacement who will be easily confirmed due to the current Democratic control of the Senate. Barro views Sotomayor's potential retirement as a…

Atlantic Writer Blames Slow Electric-Vehicle Sales on Donald Trump

March 9th, 2024 6:19 PM

Andrew Moseman's Atlantic article delves into the declining sales of electric vehicles (EVs), dubbing 2024 the "lost year" for EVs. Moseman attributes the slowdown to various reasons, including higher costs of EVs compared to gasoline cars, software bugs, battery issues, and factory delays. He also blames the Trump administration's lack of support for EVs and the resistance of pickup truck…


Atlantic Magazine Reveals Lincoln Project Thuggery Against No Labels

February 29th, 2024 10:30 PM

John Hendrickson's Atlantic article exposed the Lincoln Project's threats against bipartisan group No Labels to keep the latter off the 2024 presidential ballots. The article cited an incident involving consultant Melissa Moss issuing intimidatory warnings. Furthermore, Jonathon V. Last and Rick Wilson were quoted making vehement statements against those associated with No Labels. Despite…

Former NYT Editor Behind Cotton Op-Ed Brings Receipts in EPIC Tell-All

February 26th, 2024 5:31 PM

After nearly four years of relative silence, former New York Times op-ed editor Adam Rubenstein sounded off Monday morning in a lengthy essay at The Atlantic about the embarrassing, pathetic, and disturbing episode from June 2020 in which Rubenstein was pushed out over the paper's publication of Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) infamous op-ed calling for using the military to…

Atlantic Magazine: Stop Trump Because He Causes Trump Derangement

February 22nd, 2024 10:27 PM

In a recent Atlantic magazine article, Conor Friedersdorf laid out an unconventional argument against Donald Trump's potential 2024 presidential run: Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Friedersdorf claims Trump's mere presence induces a degree of hysteria in his opponents, damaging the nation's unity. His argument asserts it's not about Trump's policies, character, or legal troubles, but…


PBS Mocks Trump's 'No Wars' Claim, Urges Reading WashPost Fact-Check

January 22nd, 2024 6:42 AM

PBS’s weekly political roundtable show Washington Week with The Atlantic lamented that Republican voters would never heed the wisdom of the Washington Post’s fact checker. In the latest edition, two Atlantic staffers responded to comments by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Youssef considering how potential candidates Biden and Trump could respond to the current…


The Atlantic Jokes About Taking Over PBS to Tout Trump-Panic Issue

January 1st, 2024 2:52 PM

A very special episode of Washington Week with The Atlantic aired Friday, devoted wholly to the magazine’s very special anti-Trump issue, already pushed on the PBS NewsHour. A liberal dream team of Atlantic magazine staff joined editor Jeffrey Goldberg took over the taxpayer-supported airwaves to fret over a potential second term for Trump.

Amanpour: Trump 'Doubling Down on His Vision of Being a Dictator'

December 12th, 2023 8:25 PM

Trump (Second-Term) Derangement Syndrome was on display in a very special issue of The Atlantic monthly magazine, dated January/February 2024 (see “The Atlantic Melts Down at a Second Trump Term ”) and the PBS-aired interview show Amanpour & Co. was on it, with an interview with Atlantic Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg. The Atlantic has tilted to the…

Atlantic Mag Urges Its Trump-Hating Readers Not to 'Go Bonkers' Again

December 12th, 2023 4:36 PM

The Atlantic magazine warns its readers that the left can't afford to "go bonkers" again if Trump wins in 2024.

The Atlantic Melts Down at a Second Trump Term

December 9th, 2023 4:00 PM

Even for the paranoia and hysteria that have become emblematic of Never Trumpers, the Trump-hating Atlantic magazine has outdone itself.

The SPASMIC Atlantic Berates Americans: ‘Inflation Is Your Fault’

December 4th, 2023 12:33 PM

The leftist Atlantic actually victim-blamed Americans for the crushing high prices they’re experiencing. In the same breath, the outlet billed President Joe Biden’s ridiculously bad economy as the cat’s pajamas.

The Atlantic Reports on Mike Johnson's Ancestor the 'Insurrectionist'

October 30th, 2023 5:15 PM

Atlantic magazine published an article claiming that new House Speaker Mike Johnson's great great great grandfather was an insurrectionist.

PBS Roundtable's Laugh Line on Biden: ‘Mentally, He’s Quite Acute’

September 7th, 2023 8:07 AM

The awkwardly named Washington Week with The Atlantic, a weekly political roundtable of journalists which appears on tax-supported PBS, defended President Biden from scurrilous Republican questions about his age and fitness in last Friday’s edition. While the panel did address the important matter of the gerontocracy currently running the country, several of the panelists seemed to…