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ABC, NBC OMIT SCOTUS’ Refusal To Halt Idaho Ban On Child Mutilation

April 15th, 2024 11:36 PM

The United States Supreme Court today lifted an injunction against Idaho’s ban on so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors, which includes cross-sex hormones and sex-change surgeries. The removal of the injunction allows Idaho to begin enforcing the law immediately. Only one of the major corporate networks even pretended to cover the story on their evening newscast.

PBS:AZ Abortion Ban Cuts off ‘Critical Release Valve,’ No More Fleeing

April 14th, 2024 8:02 PM

The PBS NewsHour led its Tuesday evening newscast with the week’s big issue: abortion, an issue of such apparent import (and perceived advantage to the Democratic Party in November) that both anchors took a crack at it. After a soundbite from Arizona’s Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs saying the “abortion ban is extreme and hurts women,” Bennett introduced journalist Carter Sherman, a…

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PBS Panel Touts Abortion as 'Great Issue for Democrats,' If 'Ghoulish'

April 14th, 2024 6:47 AM

Abortion is back in the news with a vengeance, after the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated a Civil War era ban on abortion and candidate Donald Trump reacted with a moderate, federalist stance on abortion. Friday’s episode of public television’s weekly roundtable panel Washington Week with The Atlantic was dominated by abortion politics as a life-saver for the Democrats (if not for the…

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Brooks Suggests Voting For Trump Makes Pro-Lifers Hypocritical

April 13th, 2024 10:00 AM

Donald Trump may have disappointed pro-life activists with his embrace of a federalist stance on abortion, but with President Joe Biden being a far-left abortion zealot, they will still vote for him. For New York Times columnist David Brooks on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, however, this is just another instance of “the power of Trump” and “above some of the core convictions.”

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PBS Misremembers William F. Buckley Jr.

April 12th, 2024 8:37 AM

Imagine making a documentary about one of the 20th century’s leading opponents of the Ku Klux Klan — without ever talking about the evil of the KKK itself. If that sounds like malpractice, consider PBS’s new documentary on the life of William F. Buckley Jr. “The Incomparable Mr. Buckley,” the latest installment in the “American Masters” series, has much to say about anti-Communism but never…

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PBS Touts Film About Being a Trans Man Embedded with the Taliban

April 11th, 2024 8:09 AM

PBS NewsHour may have some sort of quota to meet for the number of supportive stories they must file for the transgender lobby. On April 4, they touted a new documentary available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV under the headline "Documentary captures journalist’s gender transition while embedded with Taliban."

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Column: PBS Brings Tar and Feathers for William F. Buckley

April 10th, 2024 6:25 AM

This PBS American Masters documentary by Barak Goodman is neither a valentine to William F. Buckley nor a fair-and-balanced recitation of his life and times. Conservatives are interviewed, but the final product carries the distinct odor of PBS’s liberal arrogance.

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NBC Hopes Biden Student Loan Bailout Will Attract Disaffected Youth

April 9th, 2024 12:45 AM

Under normal circumstances, a new student loan bailout program would garner significant evening newscast airtime. But with Eclipsemania ongoing, only NBC Nightly News made time to talk about Biden’s new schemes, and only then as a device with which to segue to the real story: that the youths are extremely dissatisfied with President Joe Biden.

FLASHBACK: Celebrating Liberal Justice Jackson, the ‘American Dream’

April 7th, 2024 10:15 AM

Two years ago, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Eighteen months earlier, liberal journalists fumed when a nearly mirror-image Senate vote elevated federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, but Jackson’s confirmation was a time for “celebration” of a new Justice who “represents excellence” and the “American Dream.”

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PBS NewsHour Uses Poll to Imply January 6 Energy of Trump Voters

April 7th, 2024 8:12 AM

In the Capehart & Brooks pundit segment on Friday's PBS NewsHour, anchor Amna Nawaz broke out the latest NPR/PBS poll showing Biden leading Trump 50-48. But Nawaz wanted the pundits to talk about their provocative question about violence being necessary, and how 28 percent of Republicans agreed. But what about other demographics?

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PBS Host Favorably Quotes Trump to Own a Florida Pro-Life Leader!

April 5th, 2024 5:34 PM

On Tuesday, PBS NewsHour interviewed a pro-life activist. But that’s not the term anchor Geoff Bennett wanted to use. He said "anti-abortion" over and over. He also favorably quoted Donald Trump saying a six-week abortion ban as "a terrible thing and a terrible mistake." 

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PBS Blames Churches Following The Bible For Politicizing Religion

April 5th, 2024 2:02 PM

Correspondent Sarah McCammon joined her NPR colleague Michel Martin on Thursday’s Amanpour and Company on PBS to discuss her book, The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. Naturally, Evangelicals’ relationship with Donald Trump and the “politicization of religion” was a big part of the conversation, but McCammon made it clear that her…

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Column: PBS 'News' Hounds Are OK with Biden's Inflammatory Rhetoric

April 5th, 2024 5:50 AM

They call themselves the PBS NewsHour, but if you watch them routinely, you might call them the PBS Opposition Research Hour. They often sound like a Democrat consulting firm as they analyze Donald Trump as a dangerously extreme figure. hen they can turn around and proclaim that Joe Biden is very bipartisan in negotiating “objectively historical achievements,” like they're…

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Amanpour Tries to Hide Smiling at Israel Being Told 'To Go F Itself'

April 4th, 2024 2:12 PM

PBS’s Amanpour and Company is, apparently, where irony goes to die. On the Wednesday show, first aired on CNN International, host Christiane Amanpour welcomed alleged comedian Bassem Youssef, who has family in Gaza, to lament double standards in media coverage on Israeli and Palestinian suffering while the latter told Israel “to go F itself,” something no media personality would ever…