NewsBusters Podcast: Dana Bash & John King Lament Iowa's Right-Wingers

August 11th, 2023 10:44 PM

CNN's John King talked to Republicans in Iowa and lamented they would break CNN's "fact check machine." Dana Bash added they held crazy conspiracy theories from conservative media.

NPR's Top Fox-Hater Touts Effort: Murdoch's 'Unfit to Own TV Stations'

August 10th, 2023 5:35 PM

NPR media reporter David Folkenflik filed yet another of his anti-Fox News Channel pieces for Wednesday's Morning Edition. The headline? "A former Fox executive now argues Murdoch is unfit to own TV stations.": This means Folkfenlik has filed 44 anti-Fox News stories so far in 2023.

NPR Host, NYT Reporter Go Label-CRAZY on 'Far Right,' 'Hard Right' GOP

August 10th, 2023 6:53 AM

Terry Gross, host of the National Public Radio talk show Fresh Air, conducted two separate interviews on succeeding days with Annie Karni, a former White House correspondent for the New York Times who is now congressional correspondent for the paper, a discussion dominated by fears of the “far-right” Congress. The loaded ideological labeling that emanated from both…


PBS/NPR Polling Push: The World Is Melting, Republicans to Blame

August 8th, 2023 10:07 AM

Two publicly funded media outlets, National Public Radio and the PBS NewsHour, sponsored a Marist poll to find out how Republicans feel about an issue the press has decided is urgent -- “climate change.” To their horror, it found Republicans would rather preserve living standards for humans rather than throw their money at somehow stopping the temperature from rising. NPR’s…

NPR: Jason Aldean Song/Video Attacks Cities 'Using Racist Dog Whistle'

July 27th, 2023 11:04 AM

Amanda Marie Martinez, a country-music focused contributor to National Public Radio issued a print piece in response to a media-manufactured controversy Saturday, “Jason Aldean's 'Small Town' is part of a long legacy with a very dark side.” Martinez’s ideological alarmism about Aldean’s song, which survived industry cancellation and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, an amazing…

NPR Enables Rep. Castro to RIP Gov. Abbott as 'Barbaric' at the Border

July 25th, 2023 10:15 PM

Underlining the notion that's there is not much difference between MSNBC and NPR, leftist Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) appeared on The Reidout and on NPR's Morning Edition on Monday. Co-host A Martinez (not the actor) set up Castro to denounce Gov. Greg Abbott's actions as "barbaric and inhumane."

NPR, VA Media Lose It Over Youngkin’s New School Transgender Policy

July 25th, 2023 2:21 PM

In reaction to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s (R-VA) new policy unveiled last week for schools regarding transgenderism, local media in the D.C. market (including an NPR affiliate) and across the Potomac in Virginia again twisted themselves into nervous knots over how on Earth voters in the Commonwealth could have elected someone in a platform of parental involvement in education.

NYT, NPR Bash Popular 'Sound of Freedom' Film on Child-Trafficking

July 21st, 2023 10:18 PM

The New York Times’ initial review of Sound of Freedom, a thriller based on child-trafficking-buster Tim Ballard, was negative but nonpolitical. But now that Trump has spoken up, the Times has jumped back into the media-manufactured controversy, as did taxpayer-supported National Public Radio. The Times and NPR unearthed “experts” to offer petulant…

Column: When Republicans Win, The Media Are Hearings-Impaired

July 21st, 2023 5:48 AM

Scandal coverage is the most obvious subject to demonstrate a pro-Democrat bias, and live coverage of scandal hearings is even more obvious. When the Pelosi-Picked Panel on January 6 held hearings, they were broadcast live on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. Nobody is airing House Republican hearings live for hours. Some can't even notice a hearing happened.

NPR Couldn't Do ONE SECOND on the House Hearing on Hunter Biden Probe

July 20th, 2023 9:00 AM

The PBS NewsHour offered five minutes of coverage on Wednesday of the House Oversight Committee hearings on slow-walking the Hunter Biden investigation, but National Public Radio could not find one second to cover the hearing on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Even the top-of-hour newscasts had nothing, even as they promoted how Trump was facing prison time in the wave of…

NPR Hates Fox: Jesse Watters Is a 'Clown' Next to Carlson, O'Reilly

July 18th, 2023 5:30 PM

On Monday night, Jesse Watters took the plum spot of 8 pm on the Fox News Channel – the O’Reilly/Tucker hour – so it’s not surprising that NPR’s professional Fox-hater David Folkenflik tried to ruin the moment on Monday’s Morning Edition. His story was headlined “Fox's newest star Jesse Watters boasts a wink, a smirk, and a trail of outrage.” But his theme was that unlike his…


NPR Hates Fox: Media Reporter Airs Two Stories Touting Ray Epps Suit

July 16th, 2023 7:49 AM

While NPR couldn’t find time on its programs for a full story on the failed Secret Service investigation of cocaine found at the White House, it ran two Folkenflik stories publicizing January 6 protester Ray Epps suing Fox News for defamation. Five of his last seven reports are critical of Fox News.

FOUL AIR: NPR Talk Show Boosts Author Who Wants to 'Eliminate' Dissent

July 13th, 2023 9:14 AM

When you're a journalist writing books panicking people on the climate and demanding a government-ordered end to fossil fuels, you can count on taxpayer-funded public broadcasting to help you push your radical agenda. Jeff Goodell scored a PBS interview on Monday for his book The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Earth, and on Wednesday he was awarded 36 minutes…

NewsBusters Podcast: NPR Coddles Kamala Harris... Again

July 5th, 2023 10:23 PM

It's your tax dollars at work, National Public Radio conducting another softball interview with Vice President Kamala Harris, with questions such as "what's your message?" and "what does an event like this mean to you?" Kamala gets to unspool ponderous long answers with zero fear of hardballs or interruptions.