PBS Runs Down GOP Candidates on 'Slavery' Curriculum, Transgender Kids
The taxpayer-supported PBS NewsHour program caught up to the second Republican presidential debate on Thursday evening and predictably characterized it as a sad mess. One of the paper’s most Republican-hostile reporters, White House correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez, pounced on some of the Republican responses and fact-checked them after the fact, in keeping with the show’s progressive…
Trump Takes the Wheel? PBS Promotes Cassidy Hutchinson, No Fact Checks
Even on a newscast preceding that night’s GOP presidential debate, the tax-supported PBS NewsHour kept its focus on former president Donald Trump, inviting former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson on to promote her book, Enough, about her traumatic experiences in the Trump White House and how dangerous it would be for Trump to win a second term of office. You may remember…
PBS’s Amanpour Fawns Over UK Guest As They Bash Boris, Brexit, Murdoch
Host Christiane Amanpour interviewed former UK Tory minister and Member of Parliament Rory Stewart on Monday’s Amanpour & Co., and they got right down to smearing Stewart’s former Conservative Party in Britain, and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson in particular, as dangerous extremist “nationalists.” Amanpour eagerly introduced Stewart, who in turn eagerly slimed his former…
Pro-Choice? NPR Can Mourn a Miscarriage, Happily Air Audio of Abortion
On Thursday night's All Things Considered, NPR aired what someone might call a heart-tugging pro-life story. But NPR wouldn't. They are "pro-choice," meaning that an unborn baby is a loved human being when that's what the mother decides it is. When the woman decides it's like a tumor that must be removed, there is no humanity to be identified.
Rupert Rant: NPR’s Folkenflik Rips ‘Corrosive…Right-Wing’ Fox on PBS
The "public" broadcasting elite loathes Fox News. When news broke that 92-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Fox News founder and chairman of News Corp, is stepping down in favor of his son Lachlan, that encouraged tax-funded PBS to trot out Murdoch-bashing journalist David Folkenflik of tax-funded National Public Radio on Thursday evening to lament the chairman’s "corrosive" right-…
PBS Attacks GOP 'Nihilistic Performance Artists' Not $33 Trillion Debt
For PBS NewsHour’s regular weekly recap on Friday with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart, the news that the national debt surpassed $33 trillion was deemed so unimportant that it was not mentioned. What was considered important are the internal power dynamics within the Republican Party.
PBS Pundit David Brooks Confesses: My Inflation Tweet Was So 'STUPID'
New York Times columnist David Brooks went viral on "Twitter" on Wedneday for a tweet displaying a burger, fries, and a glass of booze. "This meal just cost me $78 at Newark Airport. This is why Americans think the economy is terrible." Brooks was so roundly mocked that on Friday's PBS NewsHour, he offered an apology that he was "stupid" and insensitive.
'Stabbed in the Back,' PBS, Al Gore Attack British PM on Climate
PBS’s Christiane Amanpour welcomed former Vice President Al Gore to her Wednesday program to join her in attacking British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement that he will be delaying certain aspects of the country’s climate initiatives with Gore going so far as to declare young people feel “stabbed in the back.”
Column: 'Public Broadcasting' Bored Silly by Republican Hearings
Attorney General Merrick Garland offered a “fiery defense” in a “grueling hearing” of a House Judiciary Committee “stocked with far-right stalwarts,” as The New York Times described it. A special bucket of opprobrium should go to what they call “public broadcasting,” PBS and NPR. On the PBS NewsHour, they could barely manage a two-minute story on the Garland hearing.
MSNBC Fawns Over ‘Powerful,’ ‘Positive’ Biden Speech at the U.N.
President Biden made his 2023 address Tuesday morning to the United Nations General Assembly and, as predicted, the liberal media were there to swoon over it like North Korean propagandists. MSNBC played that role, touting it as a “comprehensive” set of remarks with “powerful” and “positive” messaging that showed concern for climate change and Ukraine.
PBS Plays Judge and Jury for Biden: ‘We Have Established…No Evidence’
On the latest edition of PBS’s weekly political journalist roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic, guest host Laura Barron-Lopez (a familiar face here at NewsBusters) set the tone right from the show’s introduction, of desperate Republicans hurling unsubstantiated accusations against the wall: "House Republicans in disarray.... Speaker Kevin McCarthy opens an impeachment inquiry…
PBS Hypes ‘Popular Authoritarian Movement Within the Republican Party'
On Thursday’s taxpayer-supported PBS NewsHour, notoriously liberal correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez interviewed two Harvard professors about their new anti-Republican tome: "Can you first establish when you, as someone who is an expert in the collapse of democracies, diagnosed that there is now a popular authoritarian movement within the Republican Party?"
PBS Hosts Rip Elon Musk: Racist, Sexist, 'Potentially Dangerous Man'
Two shows that air on tax-funded PBS, the NewsHour and Amanpour & Co., invited journalist and Amanpour regular Walter Isaacson to discuss his new biography of entrepreneur Elon Musk who now owns X (formerly Twitter). The results were less cozy than the usual journalist-to-journalist validation, with the reliably liberal Isaacson getting testy over some of the questions…
PBS Warns GOP 'Cheapening' Impeachment Without a 'Holy Cow' Moment
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart joined PBS NewsHour host Geoff Bennett on Friday for their regularly scheduled recap of the week’s top stories. The trio warned that because Republicans have “no evidence” or “holy cow” moment, they are “cheapening the whole impeachment process.”