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PBS on 9/11 at 20: MAGA Is Much More Threatening to US Than ISIS

September 11th, 2021 10:13 AM

On the night before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the PBS NewsHour pundit team agreed on the proposition that Trump's backers are a bigger terrorist threat than ISIS. Jonathan Capehart proclaimed "I think MAGA and the domestic terror threat is much more worrisome than any foreign threat we could face," and David Brooks nodded in assent. 

Yamiche Alcindor at PBS Displays PERFECT Partisan Contrast on COVID

September 11th, 2021 6:46 AM

Sometimes, a contrast in events displays a pretty perfect example of partisan bias. It's just sad that the example comes from personnel at taxpayer-funded PBS. Twitchy reported on PBS White House reporter and Washington Week host Yamiche Alcindor. 

Nets Skip WH Pulling ATF Nominee After Accusations of Racism Surface

September 9th, 2021 10:46 PM

NewsBusters asked and the broadcast networks answered! On Thursday, the Biden administration was forced to pull the nomination of radical gun control activist David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives after evidence surfaced that he had targeted black agents with false negative reviews during promotions while at the bureau years ago. As expected, ABC, CBS,…

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On PBS, Capehart Says Afghanistan Mess Is a 'Momentary Blip' for Biden

September 4th, 2021 8:02 AM

On Friday's PBS NewsHour, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC weekend host Jonathan Capehart insisted the fiasco in Afghanistan would be a "momentary blip" in the President's approval numbers. 

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Column: The Media's 'Spectacular' Stand Against Prisons

August 6th, 2021 5:59 AM

The “mainstream media” love to pretend that they represent the sensible middle ground of the ideological spectrum, but any extended look at their coverage reveals that they are incapable of finding an unsuitable extreme on the left. For example, some leftists openly advocate for the end of prisons. Are they questioned for their sanity? No. They’re given platforms for their “poetry.”

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PBS Pundits on STACKED 1/6 Panel: 'Right Call,' GOP's '90 Percent BS'

July 31st, 2021 9:24 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to let Republicans pick their own members for her Select Committee on the January 6 riot, making the panel look obviously stacked. But on the Week in Review segment of Friday's PBS NewsHour, this was an unfortunate kerfuffle that should be overlooked. David Brooks called any complaints about the stacking "90 percent BS."

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Capehart on PBS: Pelosi Is a 'Devout Catholic' and Constitution Lover

July 3rd, 2021 6:54 PM

On Friday's PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff finished the week-in-review segment by asking Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks about the Democrats creating a select committee on the January 6 Capitol riot. Capehart took out a bucket of rhetorical sugar, insisting Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not just a "devout Catholic…

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Nets Give Seconds to NYC Ballot Count Snafu, 13x to Trump Org. Charges

June 30th, 2021 9:32 PM

New York City’s Democratic primary was an absolute debacle as, yet again, the board of election somehow included over 130,000 “sample test” ballots in their preliminary update. Seemingly because this embarrassment happened in their own backyard and to their party, the Wednesday evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC really didn’t want anything to do with the story. Instead, they…

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David Brooks on PBS: 'I'm No Progressive,' But Pass Biden's $6T Budget

May 31st, 2021 9:05 PM

David Brooks protested "I'm no progressive" on Friday night's PBS NewsHour, but he has consistently supported every trillion dollars in federal spending proposed by President Biden this year.

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PBS Loses Video of David Brooks Just When He's Set to Gush Over Biden

May 22nd, 2021 9:51 PM

On Friday, New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote a gushy column about an interview he had with President Biden. There is no way at this point Team Biden is going to grant an interview to a journalist who isn't completely "safe" for their PR plan. On Friday night, the NewsHour wanted to help him elaborate....but the remote camera froze, and it didn't happen.

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On PBS, Brooks Says Election Laws Are a 'Horrific Look' for the GOP

May 8th, 2021 6:50 AM

On Friday's PBS NewsHour, pseudoconservative panelist David Brooks guessed the new election laws being passed won't do much to tamp down voting, that they're a "Potemkin set of laws," but they're a "horrific look" for Republicans given America's history on civil rights. Anchor Judy Woodruff cued up Jonathan Capehart to insist they're a conspiracy to disenfranchise…

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MRC's Graham BLASTS Liberal Media's Double Standard on Kerry Bombshell

April 28th, 2021 3:59 AM

Appearing on Wednesday's post-midnight Eastern edition of Fox News @ Night, NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham railed against the liberal media's purposeful lack of interest in recordings purporting to show Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif bragging about former Secretary of State John Kerry having informed him of Israel intelligence operations against his…

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PBS Touts David Brooks for Column 'The GOP Is Getting Even Worse'

April 24th, 2021 8:13 AM

New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote a nasty column for Friday's paper headlined "The G.O.P. Is Getting Even Worse: Trumpians are having a venomous panic attack." Naturally, the PBS NewsHour singled it out for attention on Friday night, and his liberal counterpart loved it. "I read David's column, and I thought it was terrific."

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PBS's Woodruff Asks Boehner If GOP 'Demonizing' Pelosi Is 'Sexist'

April 17th, 2021 10:08 AM

On Thursday's PBS NewsHour, host Judy Woodruff pushed the sort of identity politics often employed by liberals as she fretted that it is "sexist" to be sharply critical of a liberal politician if she is a woman, as if men never receive similar scrutiny.