PBS: AZ Abortion Ban Dates to Legalized Slavery, White-Men Only Voting

April 18th, 2024 7:30 AM

PBS took another bite out of the surprise decision that recently emerged out of Arizona’s Supreme Court, on the Saturday edition of PBS News Weekend, anchor John Yang really loaded the ideological dice in his introduction: “The near-total abortion ban that the Arizona Supreme Court revived this week dates back to when Arizona wasn’t a state yet, when slavery was legal, and…

NewsBusters Podcast: NPR Says Bye-Bye Berliner, Hello to Censoring CEO

April 17th, 2024 11:01 PM

After stirring up a hornet's nest at NPR about a leftist tilt, senior editor Uri Berliner resigned Wednesday, but that doesn't mean NPR types can refute his argument on their insularity and intolerance. New CEO Katherine Maher insulted Berliner as attacking staffers for "who they are," and as it turns out, at Wikipedia she refused to tolerate "misinformation" on COVID before they knew much…

Column: NPR Morning Star Lamely Swats at Their Suspended Dissident

April 17th, 2024 5:45 AM

National Public Radio senior editor Uri Berliner has been suspended for his unauthorized critique of the insular liberal bias of his network. NPR star and Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep took to his Substack blog to slam Berliner’s article as “filled with errors and omissions.” Inskeep did a lot of omitting himself. 

NPR Internal Critic SUSPENDED Without Pay for Going Public on Bias

April 16th, 2024 10:16 AM

In his latest company-man report, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik revealed that NPR senior editor Uri Berliner was suspended without pay for five days (beginning Friday) for deciding his years of internal advocacy for more fairness and balance in NPR's coverage had been fruitless, so he went public. 

PBS Copies Kamala: 2nd Trump Term Means 'More Bans, More Suffering'

April 15th, 2024 8:50 PM

After the surprise ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court to approve a Civil War-era law banning abortions except to save the life of the mother, the Friday edition of Amanpour & Co. (airing on PBS after first running on CNN International) hosted a predictably pro-choice liberal law professor as a guest. But the real liberal outrage spewed from guest host Bianna Golodryga,…

The NPR-Listening ‘Elite 1%’

April 15th, 2024 11:15 AM

Consider this proposition: “Suppose that your favorite candidate loses a close election. However, people on the campaign know that they can win by cheating without being caught. Would you rather have your candidate win by cheating or lose by playing fair?” Just 7% of Americans said, “Win by cheating.” This is from a startling new Scott Rasmussen poll.

PBS:AZ Abortion Ban Cuts off ‘Critical Release Valve,’ No More Fleeing

April 14th, 2024 8:02 PM

The PBS NewsHour led its Tuesday evening newscast with the week’s big issue: abortion, an issue of such apparent import (and perceived advantage to the Democratic Party in November) that both anchors took a crack at it. After a soundbite from Arizona’s Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs saying the “abortion ban is extreme and hurts women,” Bennett introduced journalist Carter Sherman, a…

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PBS Panel Touts Abortion as 'Great Issue for Democrats,' If 'Ghoulish'

April 14th, 2024 6:47 AM

Abortion is back in the news with a vengeance, after the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated a Civil War era ban on abortion and candidate Donald Trump reacted with a moderate, federalist stance on abortion. Friday’s episode of public television’s weekly roundtable panel Washington Week with The Atlantic was dominated by abortion politics as a life-saver for the Democrats (if not for the…

New NPR CEO Haunted by Woke, Anti-Trump Tweets As Editor Exposes Bias

April 13th, 2024 8:15 PM

“Our people represent America, our irreducibly complex nation,” Maher wrote Friday, in a response that did not address Berliner’s evidence of the news organization’s relentlessly leftist slant. “We succeed through our diversity.”

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Brooks Suggests Voting For Trump Makes Pro-Lifers Hypocritical

April 13th, 2024 10:00 AM

Donald Trump may have disappointed pro-life activists with his embrace of a federalist stance on abortion, but with President Joe Biden being a far-left abortion zealot, they will still vote for him. For New York Times columnist David Brooks on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, however, this is just another instance of “the power of Trump” and “above some of the core convictions.”

NewsBusters Podcast: Nina Totenberg Radio Exposed Again as Leftist Den

April 12th, 2024 10:39 PM

NewsBusters can tell you National Public Radio has demonstrated a leftist bent from the beginning. Nina Totenberg destroyed the Douglas Ginsburg nomination to the Supreme Court, then tried again with Clarence Thomas. This animus against conservatives didn't kick in when Donald Trump ran for president.

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PBS Misremembers William F. Buckley Jr.

April 12th, 2024 8:37 AM

Imagine making a documentary about one of the 20th century’s leading opponents of the Ku Klux Klan — without ever talking about the evil of the KKK itself. If that sounds like malpractice, consider PBS’s new documentary on the life of William F. Buckley Jr. “The Incomparable Mr. Buckley,” the latest installment in the “American Masters” series, has much to say about anti-Communism but never…

Column: 'Public' Radio Isn't Dedicated to the Masses

April 12th, 2024 6:18 AM

Is National Public Radio fair and balanced? Do they care what you think?

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PBS Touts Film About Being a Trans Man Embedded with the Taliban

April 11th, 2024 8:09 AM

PBS NewsHour may have some sort of quota to meet for the number of supportive stories they must file for the transgender lobby. On April 4, they touted a new documentary available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV under the headline "Documentary captures journalist’s gender transition while embedded with Taliban."