Reagan-Hating PBS Reheats Old ‘October Surprise’ Election Conspiracy
PBS celebrated the return of the ancient “October Surprise” election conspiracy theory -- the unsubstantiated rumor that Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign, led by William Casey, delayed the release of the 52 American hostages in Iran in order to win election over Democrat Jimmy Carter. The original version was advanced by former Carter aide Gary Sick before being discredited…
Carter-Trump Cable Double Standard On Allowing Wives In Meetings
CNN's Poppy Harlow gushes "I love that" over a report that Jimmy Carter invited Rosalynn to attend cabinet meetings. But the liberal media was aghast over news Donald Trump permitted Melania into the Situation Room on one occasion.
CBS Crew Fascinated by Comrade Bernie’s Latest Far-Left Screed
Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made his second stop on the gauntlet of CBS shows on Monday’s CBS Mornings after a stop on Sunday’s Face the Nation (and ahead of Monday’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) promoting his book It’s Okay to Be Angry About Capitalism. While Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan pressed Sanders on his latest act of…
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.
Obama Warns About ‘Raw Sewage’ of Disinformation — Ignores Dem Garbage
In the wake of the “Twitter Files,” let’s revisit former President Barack Obama’s warning last April about the spread of misinformation: “You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw sewage. You just have to raise enough questions, spread enough dirt, plant enough conspiracy theorizing that citizens no longer know what to believe.”
PBS Humorist Blames Reagan For Increased American Ignorance
Political humorist and satirist Andy Borowitz joined Walter Isaacson on Friday’s Amanpour and Company on PBS to discuss his new book Profiles in Ignorance which purports to report on the country’s growing anti-intellectualism. However, Borowitz’s segment prove the book is actually just an anti-Republican screed as he blames the problem on Ronald Reagan and defends Democrats…
FLASHBACK: NYT Tried to Spin 1970s Stagflation to Protect Carter Too
Remember when The New York Times attempted to spin the 1970s stagflation crisis in order to protect former President Jimmy Carter’s political image before the 1980 elections? MRC Business does.
Government Propaganda, American Style
As with many things, propaganda can be used for good or for ill, depending on who dispenses it. During World War II, American propaganda was considered a necessary tool in the pursuit of victory in a moral cause. Germany and Japan had their own propaganda machines to advance an evil agenda. The Nazi propaganda effort was headed by Joseph Goebbels to whom the term “The Big Lie,” meaning if one…
WATCH: Fox Business Host Stuart Varney Warns of Incoming Stagflation
Fox Business host Stuart Varney predicted stagflation and an economic disaster of the highest magnitude in decades on Tuesday's Varney & Co.
CBS's Dickerson Interviews Three LIBS to Grade Biden on His First Year
On CBS's Sunday Morning, John Dickerson filmed a news segment for the show to discuss Biden's first year in office and how he has done. While filming a segment like this you would expect experts from both sides of the aisle to be interviewed, unfortunately, it appears that never crossed Dickerson's mind.
Uh-Oh! 'Morning Joe' Starts Discussing Biden-Carter Similarities
On Morning Joe, liberal Ed Luce of the Financial Times discusses his current column, in which he sees similarities between the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and that of Joe Biden. Luce twice describes a current sense of "drift."
CNN and Sellers Push Michelle Obama Ad, Decry 'Level of Malaise' in US
On New Day, Democrat Bakari Sellers, a CNN political commentator, speaks of "the malaise that we’re in now with the resurgence of the virus, inflation, et cetera." In doing so, Sellers echoed Kamala Harris, who over the weekend said America was at a "level of malaise."
FAIL: Recent CNN Poll Shows Voters Didn’t Buy Network’s Economic Spin
CNN has gone above and beyond the call of propaganda to spin economic coverage to benefit President Joe Biden’s White House. A new poll it released shows that effort has floundered.
‘Turn Down the Thermostat’: NBC Echoes Jimmy Carter on Fuel Costs
On Friday, NBC’s Today show echoed the infamous words of former President Jimmy Carter as it told Americans to “turn down the thermostat” in order to deal with wildly inflated fuel costs this winter. While the report mentioned pressure on current Carter-esque President Joe Biden to find a way to lower oil and gas prices, the network completely ignored the administration’s radical push…