NewsBusters Podcast: Media Hang Tough on Afghanistan, But Can It Last?

September 1st, 2021 6:57 PM

With a torrent of news to discuss about the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, weekday evening/Sunday morning analyst Nick “Night Train” Fondacaro and I had plenty to talk about on Wednesday’s episode of the NewsBusters podcast. We first dove into litany of liberal journalists that have provided admirable and stinging coverage holding the Biden administration to account on…

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Biden Went Back on ‘Pledge’: Tapper Grills WH on Abandoned Americans

August 31st, 2021 5:39 PM

The day after he pulled all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, abandoning some 200 Americans in a terrorist safe haven, President Biden delivered an address to the nation where he literally shouted at the majority of Americans who knew he was responsible for the evacuation disaster. And CNN’s Jake Tapper wasn’t going to let the issue of Americans getting left behind stand during Tuesday’s edition…

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Tapper RIPS Biden’s Afghan Speech: 'Full of Finger-Pointing and Blame'

August 16th, 2021 5:26 PM

On Monday’s edition of The Lead, CNN’s Jake Tapper probably put it best when he said that President Biden had to be “forced” to make a public statement about his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, which left thousands of Americans and allies trapped in Kabul and scrambling for their lives. Immediately after Biden delivered his address and left without taking questions – to return…

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STUDY: MSNBC Ignores Buddy Michael Avenatti Being Sentenced to Jail

July 9th, 2021 12:06 AM

Liberal media darling and “creepy porn lawyer” Michael Avenatti was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to two and a half years in prison for attempting to extort Nike, ending the first of three trials in which Avenatti could spend much of his remaining years behind bars. But unfortunately, MSNBC refused to cover it on any of the nine shows since Judge Paul Gardephe handed down his sentence.

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CNN vs. CNN: Tapper Presses GOP Governor From Left on Abortion

June 8th, 2021 10:33 AM

On Sunday's State of the Union show. CNN host Jake Tapper fretted over a Mississippi law that tries to abolish abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, bringing up the issue of the bill not allowing rape as an exception to the 15-week rule.

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Column: The Hunter Biden Omission Continues

June 1st, 2021 6:02 AM

It’s a feeling you get that echoes last fall, a sense that every new example of investigative journalism on the Hunter Biden laptop is going to be ignored by the “mainstream media.” The latest New York Post report is as ignored as the first. 

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CNN Spends Nearly 3x More in 12 Hrs on Cheney Than Economic Crises

May 13th, 2021 1:10 AM

On Wednesday, CNN showed a further commitment to unseriousness and a refusal to engage in basic journalism by spending nearly three times (2.72) times more time over a 12-hour period on Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) losing a role in House GOP leadership than the multiple economic crises facing the country, ranging from the Colonial pipeline hack to gasoline shortages to inflation to…

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REWIND: CNN, MSNBC Spent 50 Mins Analyzing Trump’s West Point Visit

March 19th, 2021 8:13 PM

On Friday morning, President Joe Biden repeatedly fell up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base and almost immediately, comparisons ensued as conservatives and Republicans recalled the liberal media’s wall-to-wall coverage of then-President Trump holding of a water glass and walking slowly down a ramp at the June 13, 2020 West Point commencement. A NewsBusters analysis has…

CNN FINALLY Covers Cuomo Claims...But Gives It 96 Seconds in Two Days

February 25th, 2021 11:43 PM

After over 24 hours of silence, CNN decided to acknowledge on Thursday Lindsey Boylan’s sexual harassment claims against Prime Time host Chris Cuomo’s brother and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and the latest blows in the state’s nursing home scandal, but only tossed scraps to the viewers they treat like small-brained proles with only 96 seconds over two news briefs. Worse yet, neither…

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Jake Tapper Doubts Paralyzed Vet Is Committed to America After No Vote

January 13th, 2021 5:19 PM

Wednesday afternoon during the second Trump impeachment vote, CNN’s The Lead and State of the Union co-host Jake Tapper lobbed a disgusting and vile attack on Republican Congressman Brian Mast (FL) for voting against impeachment, questioning whether the Army veteran and double-amputee is truly committed to upholding and defending the Constitution and American democracy.

CNN Gives 23 Mins to Nurse’s Dubious Claims Trashing COVID Patients

November 23rd, 2020 5:53 PM

In the latest blow to CNN’s claim to be a news organization, National Review and Wired found last week that their much-heralded November 16 interview with South Dakota nurse Jodi Doering trashing her patients had more than a few holes. While Doering’s story drew widespread attention by over a half dozen CNNers, neither outlet find anyone to confirm Doering’s claims of…

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Tapper Leads Off Election Eve Coverage With Venomous Rant

November 3rd, 2020 4:43 PM

On Monday afternoon’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, CNN host Jake Tapper led off his show with a venomous attack on President Trump. Tapper accused Trump of being “incredibly reckless” for hosting campaign events on the eve of the election and claimed that America “is on edge” due to Trump.

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Tapper Aids Biden in Trump Hate-Fest, Lets Him LIE About NoKo Talks

September 10th, 2020 6:08 PM

While CNN host Jake Tapper would eventually press Democratic nominee Joe Biden on his support for NAFTA and “favored country status” for China, his interview with the former Vice President (taped Wednesday and aired Thursday) was largely a Trump-bashing session. It featured Tapper repeatedly teeing up his 2020 candidate to take swings at his favorite hate object. Tapper even let Biden lie…

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CNN IN LOVE: Kamala Is a ‘Fighter,’ ‘Remarkable Moment’ for America

August 11th, 2020 5:50 PM

Having received word Tuesday afternoon that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) would be Joe Biden’s running mate, CNN was smitten and thus Zuckerville citizens had their marching orders. In the moments after the announcement, she was hailed as a “fighter,” “historic” figure making for a “remarkable moment” that will help “expand” America’s “imagination” “about who can lead.”