Politico's Roger Simon: Being Racist Helps in Republican Primaries

October 30th, 2011 2:47 PM
There are times when I'm sickened by what I see so-called journalists do on television. Sunday was one of those times when Politico's Roger Simon, appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, said being "a little bit racist perhaps, gives you good bona fides in a Republican primary. It shows them you're on the same side as they are" (video follows with transcript and…

Chris Matthews: Fox Should Hire Weiner to Play 'Typical Liberal' Talki

June 16th, 2011 7:19 PM
Chris Matthews on Thursday said Fox News ought to hire disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to play the "typical liberal with all the lifestyle qualities of a typical liberal" to talk about "the latest scandal every night." Politico's Ben Smith responded to the "Hardball" host, "I asked them about it today. They didn’t buy it. They…

AP's Full Description of Herman Cain as Godfather's CEO: 'Rescued by S

May 22nd, 2011 12:20 AM
In their coverage of Herman Cain's official announcement that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, Associated Press reporters Shannon McCaffrey and Greg Bluestein limited their description of Cain's tenure as chief executive of Godfather's Pizza to the following: He worked at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and Burger King before taking the helm…

Democrats Worried Jon Stewart Rally Will Hurt Them On Election Day

September 20th, 2010 1:39 PM
Although the media took last week's announcement of comedian Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" like it was manna falling from heaven, some Democrats are concerned it could hurt them in the upcoming midterm elections.Scheduling such an event on the Saturday before Election Day, when field operatives should be diligently working on Get Out The Vote efforts in their districts, could…

Vanity Fair Reporter Admits Error In Sarah Palin Hit Piece

September 4th, 2010 10:41 AM
For almost two years, Sarah Palin has been complaining about media members making things up about her.On Friday, one finally admitted it.As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Vanity Fair's October issue has a hit piece on its cover about the former Alaska governor that Palin-hating press members have been predictably fawning and gushing over.Now, the Associated Press is reporting that the author,…

Newsweek Hysterically Accuses Media of Helping Tea Party in Indiana

May 5th, 2010 10:33 PM
On Wednesday, Newsweek's Andrew Romano celebrated news out of Indiana that "establishment" Republican Dan Coats fended off two conservative opponents in the Senate primary. Romano's obvious delight came through loud and clear starting with the headline, "The Tea Party is Now Irrelevant in Indiana." You see, one loss in a Senate primary was enough to declare the movement DOA…

Media Pounces on Bizarre Study Claiming Only 67,000 in Tea Party

April 23rd, 2010 5:58 PM
Is the Tea Party movement nothing but a mirage? That’s the impression left by an odd confluence of recent reports.First, the Christian Science Monitor’s Patchwork Nation blog reported that the entire Tea Party movement consists of just 67,000 members. PBS NewsHour cross-posted the story on its The Rundown blog the same day. The next day, CNN reported the findings on its Political Ticker blog and…

Politico Snarks: 'Most Transparent White House Ever' Prevents Reporter

April 20th, 2010 5:35 PM
While mainstream media reporters are generally pretty supportive of the Obama administration, they bristle, and rightly so, at incidents where the administration is less than transparent or actively seeks to impede journalists from working.Last week it was liberal Post columnist Dana Milbank snarking about how the nuclear summit was closed off to press scrutiny. Today it's Politico's Ben Smith,…

Obama-Loving Spammer 'Ellie Light' Dupes 42 Newspapers

January 23rd, 2010 11:02 PM
In January, an anonymous person supposedly named "Ellie Light" launched a massive PR campaign on behalf of President Barack Obama.The goal appears to have been to infiltrate as many newspapers as possible to spread pro-Obama propaganda -- as if the press needed the help. Light's plan was simple enough: write a compelling letter to the editor, pretend to be a concerned reader in the…

DCCC Categorizes Pro-Free Market Cato Institute as a 'Right Wing Extre

January 20th, 2010 6:12 PM
Last night, after Scott Brown took one of the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seats, there was a call by some in the media and even among some prominent Democrats to modulate by shifting away from the so-called "far left." One might think a start would be to tone down some of the rhetoric, take a step back and consider retooling the strategy, instead of lobbing more bombs. But the Democratic…

Anita Dunn: How We Created Obama's Cult of Personality

October 20th, 2009 10:45 AM
For months NewsBusters has been reporting how the media aided and abetted the creation of Barack Obama's Cult of Personality leading to his eventual election as the 44th President of the United States. Eight days before his inauguration, Obama's Fox News-hating communications director Anita Dunn and his digital strategist Ben Self, while at a conference in the Dominican Republic hosted by the…

CNN Introduces Christie Hefner as One of Its 'Economic Analysts

February 2nd, 2009 5:54 PM
On Monday’s American Morning, CNN anchor John Roberts interviewed former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner, and introduced her as being “added to our roster of economic analysts.” Roberts also failed to mention Hefner’s long-time support for President Obama during the segment.The interview, which started just before the bottom-half of the 8 pm Eastern hour of the CNN program, began with Roberts giving…

2006 NY Daily News Podcast Interview With Rahm Emanuel On Compulsory S

November 11th, 2008 6:44 PM
 **Updated with more transcription 11/12/08 As a follow up to my previous post on the media blowing off President-elect Barack Obama's conscription plan(which seems to be disappearing from the Obama transition team's site among many other agenda items, as Newsbuster Tom Blumer has discovered), Naked Emperor News has found some interesting audio of Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff appointee…

Politico.com Mistaken on McCain Advisor 'Ouster

May 16th, 2008 12:27 PM