Media Mostly Ignores Trump 'Sexism' Critic Machado's Sordid Past
September 28th, 2016 3:43 PM
At Monday night's presidential debate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made a big deal of how Republican nominee Donald Trump supposedly treated Alicia Machado after the 1996 Miss Universe winner gained a significant amount of weight during the year she held the title. Mrs. Clinton alleged that Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." Trump denies it…
Nets Deflect Reports of Clinton Birtherism as Only CNN Presses Kaine
September 18th, 2016 10:25 PM
As Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine appeared on five Sunday talk shows, only CNN's Jake Tapper brought up Friday's reports that longtime Hillary Clinton friend and advisor Sidney Blumenthal tried to push anti-Obama birtherism into the media during the 2008 presidential campaign by pitching it to McClatchy's then-Washington bureau chief. The other Sunday talk shows failed…
CNNers Deflect Reports Clinton Advisor Pushed Anti-Obama Birtherism
September 17th, 2016 9:34 PM
For much of Friday evening, CNN viewers could witness various on-air personalities of the news network put in the awkward position of trying to repeatedly argue that the Hillary Clinton campaign of 2008 had nothing to do with promoting anti-Obama birther conspiracy theories, even while news was breaking that accused close Clinton confidant and advisor Sidney Blumenthal of personally trying…
8 Years Late, McClatchy Reports Investigating Obama 'Birther' Rumors
September 17th, 2016 10:42 AM
Friday night, yours truly detailed the latest evidence demonstrating that the Hillary Clinton campaign and a close confidant of Mrs. Clinton herself were involved in early 2008 in spreading the “birther” rumors, i.e., that then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Despite this news and other longstanding items, the Associated Press and others still insist that there…
Charlotte Paper Applauds Hollywood Boycotts Over Bathroom Law
May 10th, 2016 2:53 PM
In a column that showcases the leftist belief that the ends justify the means, the Charlotte Observer and its parent company McClatchy have expressed nothing short of support for the economic boycotts of North Carolina in light of Republicans remaining defiant after Governor Pat McCrory signed a bathroom bill to ensure that people use the bathroom according to the gender they were born with.
Media Wages Ethnic Disqualification War Against Cruz in Two Languages
February 18th, 2016 5:33 PM
The media is attempting to ethnically vitiate Sen. Ted Cruz across multiple platforms and in different languages.
USA Today Initially Fails to Identify 6-2 Majority in Supremes' Mich
April 22nd, 2014 12:34 PM
In his story (saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes — and in case it gets edited later today; Update: It did) on the Supreme Court's decision this morning upholding Michigan voters' 2006 approval of a ban on race-, ethnic- and gender-based preferences in university admissions, USA Today's Richard Wolf failed to identify the size of the court…
NYT Bemoans August Al Qaeda Plot Leak After Blowing Open Bush Admin Fi
September 30th, 2013 8:17 PM
Isn't this rich? The New York Times, in a Sunday story placed on the front page of Monday's print edition, took shots at another news organization for leaking sensitive intelligence. The Old Grey Lady must think we all have short memories.
Unfortunately, Dylan Byers at the Politico does have a short memory — either that, or he's protecting the sacred Times and its history-…
Bernanke's 'If We Were to Tighten, the Economy Would Tank' Comment Ign
July 17th, 2013 11:27 PM
Today, as the wire service AFP reported in a story carried at Yahoo.com, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in the question and answer exchange after his prepared testimony, told the House Financial Services Committee that "If we were to tighten (monetary) policy, the economy would tank."
That assessment of the economy's fragility qualifies as news, especially given the…
Pope Plugging Leaks Is News at AP; But Not Obama's Insider Threat Prog
July 11th, 2013 12:26 PM
A report today from Nicole Winfield at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, headlines the news that Pope Francis's revision and update of Vatican City laws "criminalizes leaks." Meanwhile, searches on relevant terms at the AP's national web site ("leaks"; "insider threat" "McClatchy"; all not in quotes) return either…
Much of the Press Calls Now-Nixed Partial Account Seizure in Cyprus a
March 20th, 2013 10:29 AM
Much of the press is describing the EU's demand that Cyprus seize a portion of bank account holders' deposits, a demand rejected yesterday by the island nation's legislature, as a "tax."
I think it's reasonable to suggest that this characterization is designed to minimize the frightening authoritarianism the EU has just attempted. In a bit of a pleasant surprise, one…
Lee Judge's Tasteless Chris Kyle Cartoon Is Only His Latest Smear Of C
February 14th, 2013 6:45 PM
Today, our friends at Twitchy reported that Lee Judge, a left-wing political cartoonist, illustrated a depraved caricature depicting the grave of ex-sniper, and Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle – with the caption “if only there had been a good guy around.” This is wholly insensitive, and a craven attempt to smear an American hero who was tragically slain by a fellow veteran whom he…
The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of
September 21st, 2012 8:03 AM
NewsBusters continues to showcase 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 on Thursday, September 27.
Click here for blog posts recounting the worst of 1988 through 2006. Today, the worst bias of 2007: ABC fawns over newly-…
Reporters Visiting WH for Off-the-Record Lunch Work For Pubs That Dema
August 13th, 2010 9:59 PM
File the news in this report filed late yesterday afternoon by Michael Calderone and John Cook at Yahoo's Upshot Blog under "D" for Double Standards: White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past…