George W. Bush
FLASHBACK: When Dan Rather’s Partisan Corruption Caught Up With Him
This month, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor ex-CBS News anchor Dan Rather, exactly 19 years after Rather’s most corrupt act as a journalist, his attempted an election-year hit job on then-President George W. Bush.
Media Spare Biden Bad Press Over Maui Blunders; Savaged Bush in ’05
The media's kid-gloves treatment of Joe Biden after his inept response to the horrific Maui firestorm on August 8 stands in stark contrast to the withering attacks unleashed against then-President George W. Bush in the wake of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.
CNN Denies Democrats Protested Recent Republican-Won Elections
Friday morning’s coverage of former President Trump’s most recent indictment for the election charges included a segment on CNN News Central where anchor Kate Bolduan discussed former Vice President Mike Pence’s [R-IN] involvement and opinions on the case with his former chief of staff, Marc Short. During this interview, Bolduan asked Short about recent growing distrust in the…
Flashback: Big Media’s Big Double-Standard on SCOTUS Blockbusters
A look back at four of the biggest Supreme Court cases of the past 25 years shows when liberals win a big victory, the media joyfully celebrate the “historic” final word. But when conservatives win a case, journalists fulminate about a discredited Court and lecture that the ruling has forever damaged the Court’s credibility and legitimacy.
Soft vs. Hard Bigotry With the Ladies of ‘The View’
When George W. Bush was running for president in 2000, he spoke to the NAACP’s 91st annual convention where he coined the phrase “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” By that he meant the attitude held by some that if one is Black, it automatically means they should not be expected to achieve much in life because so many start off in circumstances that are difficult, if not impossible, to…
With the Debt Limit, It’s the Same Old Song
The very term “debt limit” makes a mockery of any kind of responsible budgeting. Each time the government reaches the “limit” it gets raised with the familiar scenarios that include threats of a government shutdown (an idea that increasingly appeals to some conservatives) and the claim that the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. is at stake. We have faith and credit? Who knew?
'They Worked Together,' CNN Relitigates and Denies the 2000 Election
On Tuesday, some private letters belonging to former liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens were released to the public. Some of the letters were related to Bush v. Gore, which gave the cast of CNN This Morning the chance on Wednesday to relitigate the case because, apparently, election denialism is okay when liberals do it. Additionally, it would be argued that…
Dear Trump Haters: Can You Contain This Fire?
One can trace former President Donald Trump’s indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg back to the media/Democrat belief that Trump’s 2016 election was illegitimate. Sure, some, like Hillary Clinton, questioned former President Barack Obama’s birthplace. And, after the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision, some, for a time, groused and called George W. Bush “president select…
NewsBusters Podcast: There Was No Neocon Press Parade
On the 20th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, NewsBusters is determined to rebut the silly leftist allegation that the "mainstream media" were Bush-Cheney lackeys who never threw tough questions before and during war in Iraq. Bill Moyers of PBS even claimed the media resembled a cult engaged in a "collective Jonestown-like suicide."
Reid Marks Iraq War Anniversary to Compare It to Ukraine Invasion
Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, and it was entirely predictable that on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, the anti-American Joy Reid would find a way to compare then-President George W. Bush to a tyrannical dictator. Proving that Bush derangement syndrome was the original precursor to Trump derangement syndrome, Reid did exactly what many would have predicted.…
20 Years Later: The Truth About the Media and the Iraq War
For 20 years, lefties have blasted the press as weak or corrupt because the media did not prevent the Bush administration from launching the war in Iraq. It’s become an enduring myth amongst liberals — and one that an honest review of news coverage would quickly debunk.
Morning Joe Turns Gush Meter To 11 Over Biden's Ukraine Visit
Morning Joe turns the gush meter to 11 over Pres. Biden's trip to Ukraine, calling it "incredible, staggering, historic," and comparing Biden's bravery to that of Lincoln during the Civil War.
President’s Day Parade (of Quotes): Using History to Spin the News
Journalists love to use past presidents to measure today’s politicians, either to build up those who exemplify their historical liberal heroes, or to belittle conservatives with whom they disagree. Here’s a deep dive into the MRC’s archives showing how the media have used presidents from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to JFK as talking points in today’s political battles.
Reining in Government Spending? Let’s Get Real
Behind the refusal of the House Republican Party’s so-called freedom caucus to vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is the caucus’s skepticism that he will actually “rein in government spending.” I’ve never quite understood why all Republicans do not belong to the Freedom Caucus. If the Republican Party supports low taxes, light regulations and strong national security, why is a Freedom…