PBS Tries to Mansplain ‘Barbie’ Oscar Sexism to WashPost Movie Critic

January 27th, 2024 10:39 PM

PBS’s arts and culture reporter Jeffrey Brown performed the trick of making the Washington Post’s liberal movie critic Ann Hornaday sound objective and reasonable, on Wednesday evening’s edition of the NewsHour, in a segment on the Oscar nominations that appeared online under the heading, “Oscar nominations spark controversy with snubs of Barbie’s Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig…

Not Smart: Alec Baldwin Bumbles Into Blaming Weinstein's Victims

November 5th, 2017 10:53 PM
John Sexton at Hot Air reports that Alec Baldwin committed a gaffe in an interview on Friday’s PBS NewsHour. Anchor Jeffrey Brown asked about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Baldwin made the mistake of making it sound like the victims like Rose McGowan made it worse by agreeing to confidential settlements instead of going public.

Dishonest PBS Can't Describe How Obscene These Dirty Pictures Are

May 7th, 2016 2:28 PM
On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, they devoted almost seven minutes to leftist porn-art icon Robert Mapplethorpe, about a month after the HBO documentary honoring him. The only difference? PBS censored all the most outrageous images, since it’s a broadcast network. (Not that they’d have to worry much about Obama’s FCC.) PBS correspondent Jeffrey Brown explained “Mapplethorpe was best known for his…

PBS’s Woodruff Lectures Gates, Asks Him If He’s Worried About Hurt

January 16th, 2014 11:52 AM
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been facing criticism and scorn from some media members for having the audacity to mildly criticize President Obama and some administration officials while Obama is still in office. On Tuesday, Gates appeared on the PBS NewsHour to face another round of questioning about his newly released memoir. Midway through the interview, anchor Judy Woodruff…

PBS Anchor Seems Panicked That Alan Grayson Opposes War Even If It Hur

September 6th, 2013 7:22 PM
Ultraliberal Congressman Alan Grayson was interviewed on Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, and struck a fierce pose against missile strikes in Syria in a peace-sign tie. Anchor Jeffrey Brown repeatedly questioned how cavalier Grayson seemed in protecting a president of his own party. From Obama’s corner, Brown began by asking what kind of message inaction would send to Syria. Grayson said “if you…

Palin-Trashing HBO 'Game Change' Producer Tells PBS His Propaganda Fil

August 29th, 2013 6:50 AM
Anyone who’s actually seen the cartoonish Sarah Palin as a mentally imbalanced fruitcake in the HBO movie “Game Change” would laugh (or throw their remote-control) at the sound of the movie’s Jay Roach appearing on the PBS NewsHour on Tuesday night. PBS assembled a panel of political-entertainment makers.   Anchor Jeffrey Brown asked Roach, “How do you fictionalize what you see, you said you…

PBS NewsHour Mentions ‘Worry’ From Supporters, Omits Union Critici

July 19th, 2013 2:18 PM
PBS led off Thursday’s NewsHour with a story about President Obama’s efforts to defend his healthcare law amid increasing public skepticism. But the taxpayer-funded network managed to avoid mentioning the recent harsh criticism of the law from three prominent labor union leaders, despite a vague reference to “worry from some supporters.” Anchor Jeffrey Brown, who narrated the package,…

PBS Laughably Claims Gosnell Trial Has Gotten ‘A Lot of Attention

May 2nd, 2013 3:41 PM
For the second time in a regular news story, PBS mentioned the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell on Tuesday’s NewsHour. And yet Gosnell was not the subject of the story in question. The mention came at the tail end of a piece on the battle over abortion restrictions in state legislatures. Anchor Jeffrey Brown presented the trial as the concern of “anti-abortion activists…

Gay Rights Activist Slams Conservative Values 'From The Last Century

February 8th, 2013 6:31 PM
With the Boy Scouts now in the national spotlight, Scouts for Equality founder and gay rights activist Zack Wahls was featured on the PBS NewsHour on Wednesday night opposite Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.  While intended as a civil, constructive conversation, Wahls insinuated that Land was a bigot since, for people like him, “this is…

PBS Anchor Tries, Fails to Get Al Gore to Blame Corporations for Lack

February 1st, 2013 2:55 PM
Another day, another iteration of the left-wing criticism of Al Gore’s sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera. On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, co-anchor Jeffrey Brown interviewed the former vice president and, predictably, the sale of Gore’s television channel came up. Like Matt Lauer and Andrea Mitchell before him, Brown failed to question Gore’s decision to sell to a network with a history of espousing…

PBS Panelists Call Obama’s Inaugural Address ‘Communitarian’ Rat

January 22nd, 2013 6:27 PM
During PBS’ coverage of the 2013 Inauguration, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Gwen Ifill, and Yale University’s Beverly Gage seemed to have forgotten what the definition of liberal is within the context of Obama’s second inaugural address.  In fact, Gage said that this wasn’t an “endorsement of collective liberalism,” and Shields called it more “humanitarian.”  The non-taxpayer subsidized…

PBS Features Former Harvard President Arguing Govt. Should Engineer Ha

June 3rd, 2010 5:36 PM
Is it the government’s job to spread happiness? A former president of Harvard University, who was profiled on the June 2 PBS “NewsHour,” seems to think so. Derek Bok, author of The Politics of Happiness, believes the government should be in the business of manufacturing happiness.“I think a government that tries, systematically, to relieve what causes lasting misery and emphasize what gives…