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CNN's Fareed Zakaria Hypes: 'Fox News is a Favorite of ISIS'

May 12th, 2015 4:09 PM
CNN's Fareed Zakaria inserted a thinly-veiled shot at Fox News Channel during his Monday special on ISIS. Zakaria underlined that "the angry rhetoric of cable news fits right into the script [of ISIS]."  He continued that "CNN makes an occasional appearance" in the Islamist terrorist group's propaganda, but then played up that "Fox News is a favorite of ISIS…

The Media’s Ferocious Reaction to Netanyahu’s Election Victory

March 21st, 2015 9:08 AM
This week, the media’s reaction to the Israeli election seemed indistinguishable from the reaction of the Obama White House. Not only were journalists surprised by Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory on Tuesday (they apparently believed pre-election surveys showing his party trailing by 2 to 4 seats; they ended up winning by 6 seats), but they seemed distressed by the result.

Netanyahu Wins Easily, New York Times Writers Spill Vitriol

March 19th, 2015 12:00 AM
The morning after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's surprisingly easy victory against left-wing opposition, the New York Times was still sore. Columnist Thomas Friedman: "It is hard to know what is more depressing: that Netanyahu went for the gutter in the last few days in order to salvage his campaign -- renouncing his own commitment to a two-state solution with the…

Thomas Friedman's Vietnam Quicksand

November 3rd, 2014 1:10 PM
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently opined on ''Vietnam's Lessons in Iraq and Syria." Here's the problem--his Lessons from Vietnam are either learned from communist/leftist propaganda, or he simply invented the “lessons” to support his pontification on current day Iraq and Syria. The Vietnam War is not the mysterious, misunderstood, unfathomable mess…
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Scarborough Scoffs at Friedman's Idea To Stop ISIS: A Carbon Tax

September 8th, 2014 10:51 AM
Joe Scarborough scoffs at Thomas Friedman's suggestion that the way to confront ISIS is for the US to adopt a carbon tax and permit oil exports.

Broadcast Networks Ignore Obama Describing Republican Consensus as 'Wa

August 11th, 2014 5:25 PM
On the August 11 edition of Morning Joe, the MSNBC morning show aired a clip from Obama’s interview with Thomas Friedman that was transcribed in print in the August 9 edition of The New York Times. In the video, Friedman asked the president to comment on “the biggest difference between Democrats and Republicans.” According to Obama, the Democratic “consensus” is…

Obama and Showtime Admit to Exploiting Extreme Weather Events to ‘Sh

June 10th, 2014 3:43 PM
If you suspected that Showtime had a liberal agenda, the June 9 finale of “Years of Living Dangerously” confirmed it. The finale of Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” wrapped up a long effort to push climate alarmism with an interview between New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and President Barack Obama. Friedman and Obama agreed on the need to…

Peggy Noonan on Release of Bowe Bergdahl: ‘I Would Be Sleeping Bette

June 8th, 2014 12:22 PM
Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan had some tough words for the Obama Administration following its decision to release five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, June 8, Noonan argued “I would be sleeping better if I had a sense that the administration had a real plan as opposed to a…

Passive Foreign Policy? Blame Lack of Carbon Taxes, Not Obama, Claims

May 4th, 2014 10:26 AM
While his New York Times columnist colleague Maureen Dowd made liberals nervous with some pungent punches at the Clintons (their "opprobrium and well-known taste for vengeance") in her Sunday Review piece, Thomas Friedman's "It's Not Just About Obama" was surely soothing, as he rose in "partial defense" of Obama's passive foreign policy, saying that the…

Salon: New York Times Opinion Section Is Insufficiently Liberal

April 23rd, 2014 11:13 PM
Common-ground alert: Salon's Alex Pareene doesn't think much of the New York Times's opinion columnists as a group, and neither, presumably, do NewsBusters readers. As for the reasons why, well, let's just say most of Pareene's almost certainly aren't the same as yours.  Pareene blasts Maureen Dowd for "sloppiness, not to mention rote repetition of themes…

CBS Touts Showtime's 'Groundbreaking,' 'Well-Done' New Series Hyping C

April 12th, 2014 8:58 PM
Friday's CBS This Morning set aside almost six and a half minutes of air time to promote Showtime's upcoming series about climate change, which features liberal New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and CBS's Lesley Stahl. Charlie Rose heralded the "groundbreaking new documentary series," and let Friedman spotlight Arab environmentalists, who supposedly "understand…

Thomas Friedman On Questioning Global Warming: ‘That’s Not Conserv

April 6th, 2014 1:23 PM
“New York Times” columnist Thomas Friedman took a nasty swipe at conservatives over the subject of climate change on Sunday April 6. Friedman appeared alongside Heidi Cullen of Climate Central on Sunday’s CBS This Morning and proceeded to mock conservatives who question human-caused climate change. Speaking to host Bob Schieffer, Friedman claimed that 97 percent of…

NYT’s Friedman Defends Obama, Distorts Reagan, G.W. Bush on Russia

March 19th, 2014 12:05 PM
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman went on PBS’s Charlie Rose show Monday night and defended President Obama’s soft foreign policy approach to the crisis in Ukraine. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] Of that approach, which so far has consisted of sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials, Friedman said:

Washington Post Blogger Agrees: Thomas Friedman Is a Tiresome Blowhard

February 9th, 2014 8:19 AM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple has cried foul against a New York Observer article titled “The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page." Wemple is right that this article by Ken Kurson is loaded with negative attacks from anonymous Times “insiders,” but stops short of saying this is exactly what the Times (and the Post) do to politicians they don’…