Nets Bash Christie on Temper, Bridgegate Feeding 'Image as a Bully'
June 30th, 2015 9:45 PM
The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC were out in full force on Tuesday night following New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie’s 2016 presidential announcement to attack Christie over his temper and use the Bridgegate scandal to argue that it’s “fed his image as bully” leading to “a long road ahead” for the nomination. CBS and NBC also earned the distinction of featuring a clip of Christie…
NBC Moves on from Hillary's E-Mail Scandal, But Raises Bridgegate
April 15th, 2015 11:12 PM
On Wednesday night, ABC and CBS continued to ignore the latest development in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal while NBC moved on to instead ask Republican Governor Chris Christie (N.J.) if “your moment” had “passed” as the Republican front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination due to the Bridgegate scandal.
Nets Skip Gruber, ObamaCare, Hong Kong During Year in Review Roundups
December 31st, 2014 11:33 AM
Each of the network morning shows devoted some time on Wednesday to looking back at the biggest news stories of year and, while they certainly could not have included every story in the allotted time, they all failed to spend even a few seconds on topics such as Jonathan Gruber, pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, President Obama’s unpopularity, and the Hobby Lobby case to name a few.
Nets Obsessed Over Christie Charges, Allow 48 Seconds to Clearing
December 9th, 2014 12:08 PM
Last Friday, a Democrat-led investigation failed to find evidence linking Chris Christie to the 2013 traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. After initially ignoring the report, ABC allowed 16 seconds on Friday's World News. Anchor David Muir briefly deemed this "welcome news" for the New Jersey Governor and 2016 contender.
CNN Spends Scant 26 Seconds on Bridgegate Report Clearing Christie
December 5th, 2014 5:35 PM
Back in January, when the Bridgegate scandal surfaced, CNN offered wall-to-wall coverage totaling just over eight hours and 35 minutes of coverage on its first full day and featured the Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, at the center of it all.
So, when news surfaced on early Friday morning that a Democrat-led investigation cleared Christie of any wrongdoing, CNN chose to adopt…
Nets Obsessed Over Bridgegate Scandal, Yawn at Clearing of Christie
December 5th, 2014 11:34 AM
In January, the networks deluged Americans with coverage on Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal, offering a staggering 88 minutes in less than 48 hours. Late on Thursday night, a Democrat-led investigation failed to find evidence conclusively linking the New Jersey governor to the 2013 traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. On Friday, CBS and NBC allowed a scant 32 seconds to this important…
CBS Excuses Hillary Saying Businesses Don’t Create Jobs
October 30th, 2014 10:14 PM
The broadcast network blackout of Hillary Clinton telling an audience that corporations and businesses don’t create jobs ended on Thursday night as the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley brought it up during a segment that continued the liberal media’s hammering of New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie for confronting a heckler at an event on Wednesday. While CBS deserves some credit for…
Scarborough, Brzezinski Call for Equal Coverage if Christie's Cleared
September 19th, 2014 6:14 PM
On Friday morning, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski joined the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein in calling for equal news coverage if Christie is officially exonerated in numerous investigations into his involvement of the scandal known as Bridgegate to the non-stop coverage when it broke in January.
During a discussion with their panel on Friday’s Morning Joe, they discussed news that a…
NBC Gives News Christie Cleared of Charges In Bridgegate Only 38 Secs
September 18th, 2014 9:09 PM
An enormous development in the Bridgegate scandal broke late Thursday afternoon when federal officials reported that they have cleared New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) of any wrong-doing relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.
When it came to the major broadcast networks covering this huge development, ABC and CBS punted on the story and refused…
MRC Study: After Hyping Christie’s ‘Bridgegate,’ CNN Buries Andr
August 15th, 2014 9:47 AM
It has been over three weeks since The New York Times published a front-page investigation unmasking the actions of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) shuttering an anti-corruption commission. In reaction, the U.S. Attorney has now begun investigating Cuomo’s administration for possible “witness tampering and obstruction of justice,” according to The New York Post.
Despite these serious…
Ed Schultz Proudly Displays His Shabby Contempt for Constitutional Rig
February 5th, 2014 7:47 PM
One of my favorite memories from watching MSNBC -- not that there are many -- came a few years back when Rachel Maddow in full-blown, arms-waving smarm insisted that the Constitution does not have a preamble. "That would be the Declaration of Independence," Maddow declared emphatically.
It's one thing for an MSNBC pundit to publicly reveal her ignorance of the Constitution (and Maddow made…