Not National News: Philly's Once Heralded 'Soda Tax' Is a Train Wreck

August 12th, 2017 1:32 PM
The national press could barely hide its glee in June 2016 when Philadelphia passed a "soda tax" of 1.5 cents per ounce levied against non-alcoholic beverages containing "any form of artificial sugar substitute, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), saccharin, and advantame." Now that the predictions of opponents have virtually all come to pass,…

Philly Soda Tax Layoffs Begin; Press Doesn't Challenge City

March 6th, 2017 8:15 AM
What everyone knew would happen as a result of Philadelphia's 1.5 cents-per-ounce soda tax began materializing on Wednesday, as Pepsi announced that it would lay off roughly 20 percent of its workforce there over the next several months. Coverage at both and Associated Press allowed the city to engage in fantasy by claiming without meaningful challenge, or even clarification, that…

Bozell & Graham Column: The Ongoing Gosnell Blackout

January 24th, 2017 10:43 PM
Six years ago, a deeply disturbing story emerged from a poor neighorhood in Philadelphia. In a horrific 261-page report, prosecutors accused abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell of delivering seven babies alive and then killing them by snipping their spines with scissors. He also allowed a woman who had survived 20 years as a refugee in Nepal to be incompetently overmedicated. She died at his clinic.…

NB Year-in-Review: The Dopiest Media Quotes of 2016

December 29th, 2016 9:59 AM
All this week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2016. Today, brace yourself for some the dopiest news media quotes of 2016 — everything from claims that Melania Trump’s white outfit at the Republican Convention was proof of her husband’s racist agenda, to a journalist committed to raising her cats as “gender neutral,” to Brian Williams’s expert commentary telling…

Fashion Writer: Hillary in White, 'Hopeful'; Melania in White, Racist

August 2nd, 2016 9:26 AM

White is ok, so long as it’s worn by the Democratic nominee. Two weeks ago, Philadelphia Enquirer fashion critic Elizabeth Wellington bashed Melania Trump for daring to wear a white dress for her RNC speech. Wellington acknowledged that “on a strictly fashion note,” Melania pulled off an “angelic look.” But the white designer dress was a “scary statement,” and supposedly gave off the…

Fashion Writer: Melania's Dress Choice Implies 'White Is Always Right'

July 22nd, 2016 3:01 PM
Apparently, Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan isn’t the only newspaper dress-grader to drop political bombs into her critiques. Philadelphia Inquirer critic Elizabeth Wellington loved Melania Trump’s dress as an “an exquisitely put together if not angelic look.” But on a strictly political note, it apparently underlines her husband’s view that “white is always right.” She was a “not-so-…

ABC Ignores Dem Rep’s Criminal Indictment; NBC Mentions Ties to Wife

July 29th, 2015 8:53 PM
ABC failed to cover on Wednesday’s World News Tonight the criminal indictment of Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah (Penn.) on charges related to alleged racketeering and conspiracy that resulted in the misuse of campaign funds and federal grant money for his personal gain. Surprisingly, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News covered the story and labeled Fattah as a Democrat in news briefs…

Major Newspaper Editorials Ignore or Praise EPA Controls 90 Percent of

June 3rd, 2014 4:19 PM
When the government pushes to destroy America’s biggest source of energy, you can certainly trust the media to jump on board. On June 1, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled drastic new limits on carbon emissions, mandating steep emission cuts within 16 years. It’s a move that may cost  hundreds of thousands of jobs each year, but only 13 of the 20 major United States newspapers… Boss Endorses Democrat on Twitter, Will Lefty Media Critics

June 10th, 2013 3:19 PM
Of late, many left-wing media critics have been ostensibly interested in protecting the independence of journalism from hypothetical conservative media ownership. Unfortunately, as Howard Kurtz pointed out over the weekend, these people are remarkably cavalier when the left-leaning billionaires like Warren Buffett start buying up media outlets. Another example of how such critics are not very…

Morning Joe Covers Gosnell Trial—But Ex-Gov. Rendell Claims He Knew

April 15th, 2013 8:42 AM
Credit Joe Scarborough not just for devoting a significant Morning Joe segment to the Gosnell abortion-murder trial today--but for declaring that he will have a reporter covering the trial--Joe Slobodzian of the Philadelphia Inquirer--back again tomorrow and throughout the week. Ed Rendell—who was governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-10 while many of the horrors unfolded and the clinic went…

AP: ‘Abortions Are Typically Performed In Utero

March 21st, 2013 1:52 PM
As both Matthew Balan and Mark Steyn have noted, the mainstream media has for the most part gone missing in reporting the murder trial of late-term Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell, his wife Pearl, and eight employees stand accused of murdering seven newborn abortion survivors and one mother. Not only has MSM gone missing, when it does report on this horrendous story, it often…

Unbiased? 18 of 20 Top Newspapers Push Gun Control in Editorials

January 22nd, 2013 10:21 AM
At one time, newspapers were America’s source for news and current events. Today it’s a completely different story. While President Obama has declared a push to ban or limit types of guns, the nation’s major newspapers are nearly unanimous in their support of gun control. The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and other most-popular papers led the list. The consistent theme of almost…

The MRC @25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 4th, 2012 8:11 AM
Each morning, NewsBusters is showcasing 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 September 27. (Click here for ticket information) We’ve already published the worst quotes of 1988 and 1989; today, the worst of 1990. Highlights include…

Philadelphia Inquirer Front Page Mocks Chris Christie With ‘Huge and

August 29th, 2012 5:01 PM
The keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention spoke of the importance of respect early on in his speech last night, especially when it’s compared to the fleeting nature of popularity for anyone in a leadership role. But alas some in the liberal media were far too busy thinking of jokes they could make at the New Jersey governor’s expense rather than actually listen to what he had…