NewsBusters Podcast: Hunter Biden Scoops, Michelle Obama's 'Epic' Goop

April 21st, 2023 10:48 PM

Surprise! Stories broke about the Hunter Biden investigation this week, and some networks actually covered them for a bit. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama drew typical goop about her "epic lines" and whether she would please her superfans by running for president someday.

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Fallon Fawns Over Michelle Obama and Her 'Epic' 'We Go High' Line

April 20th, 2023 1:33 PM

Former First Lady Michelle Obama reignited her book tour on Wednesday as she stopped by NBC’s The Tonight Show for an interview with host Jimmy Fallon, who was espicially interested in one specific chapter.

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'Merry Christmas,' Late Night Hosts Celebrate Trump's Indictment

March 31st, 2023 10:39 AM

For the late night comedy show hosts and their audiences, the Thursday indictment of former President Trump was more of a chance to enjoy a cathartic experience than anything else. However, buried beneath their joy was the sense that they haven’t completely thought through the ramifications.

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Comedy Shows Accuse 'Fascist' DeSantis Of Banning History

March 1st, 2023 3:26 PM

CBS’s Stephen Colbert and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers all spent part of their Tuesday shows falsely claiming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to ban the teaching of history in the state as they reacted to different parts of the DeSantis-driven news cycle.

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'Stay in Your Lane!' Late Night Downplays DOE's Lab Leak Conclusion

February 28th, 2023 10:26 AM

Monday provided the late night comedians their first opportunity to react to the Wall Street Journal’s reporting that the Department of Energy has concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic began as a lab leak. Of those who covered the story, most dismissed it due to the DOE having “low confidence” in its conclusion.

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STUDY: Five Months Of Late Night: 93 Liberal Guests, 1 Conservative

February 6th, 2023 10:43 AM

The late night comedy shows ended 2022 with a unanimously liberal guest count and that trend continued into the first month of 2023, a NewsBusters study has revealed.

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Meyers: GOP Criticizing Biden In 'The Dumbest Way Possible' On Scandal

January 12th, 2023 11:03 AM

All of the late night comedy hosts discussed day one of the Biden document scandal on their Tuesday shows to differing degrees of hackery. When Wednesday brought revelations of a second batch of documents, only three could manage to discuss with NBC’s Seth Meyers and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel main takeaway being how terrible Republicans are.

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Meyers Targets Tucker as Late Night Reacts to Biden Document Scandal

January 11th, 2023 11:23 AM

NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers reacted on Tuesday to the revelations that classified materials were found at The Penn Biden Center from President Biden’s tenure as vice president with a random shot at Fox News host Tucker Carlson photoshopped The Joker. Beyond Meyers, the men of late night varied greatly in their response to the news, but all managed to cover it.

STUDY: 47 Liberals, 0 Conservatives on Late Night During Fall Campaign

November 14th, 2022 1:30 PM

The late-night comedy scene has been reliably liberal for a long time, but the 2022 midterm election was a regular messaging machine for the Democrats, a NewsBusters study has revealed.

MRC analysts found that during the fall campaign, from Labor Day through the Monday night before Election Day, liberal guests outnumbered conservative guests 46 to 0.

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Late Night Hosts Sound the Literal Alarm in Final Election Pitches

November 8th, 2022 11:11 AM

From literal alarms over abortion to satirical Christmas songs to the typical anti-Republican diatribe, the men of the late night comedy shows used their Monday programs to deliver one last pitch to voters on why they should vote Democrat.

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Noah Seeks To Make Filibusters Great Again With Wendy Davis MSNBC Doc

October 14th, 2022 10:18 AM

Trevor Noah wants to make the filibuster and the disruption of legislative proceedings great again. Now that he is set to leave The Daily Show, Noah has signed on to be the executive producer of a series of MSNBC documentaries entitled The Turning Point, the first of which is about former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis called Shouting Down Midnight and on Thursday,…

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Bad Joke: Fallon Asks Hillary Clinton About Document Security

September 7th, 2022 9:59 AM

The late night comedy shows returned for their new season on Tuesday and for NBC The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon that meant welcoming Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to promote their new Apple TV show. It also meant asking Hillary, of all people, about document security and the war in Ukraine.

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Leftist Trevor Noah: 'America Never Forgets … Unless It’s Slavery'

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August 4th, 2022 2:51 PM

Can anyone still take these late-night talking heads seriously anymore?! Big-time leftist and terminally unfunny Daily Show host Trevor Noah goes out every night to make sure they don’t.

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Meyers Uses Show To Hype Abortion, Noah Calls Justices 'Full of S***'

June 28th, 2022 1:48 PM

NBC host of Late Night Seth Meyers reacted to the demise of Roe v. Wade by turning his Monday show into an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, while Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah used The Daily Show to say that the justices are “full of shit.” NBC’s other late night host, Jimmy Fallon, was less bitter, but still lamented the Court is not in tune with public opinion…