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PBS Sees Dangerous GOP, Is Sad That Hunter Trial May Make Joe Unhappy

May 20th, 2024 8:28 PM

It was a livelier-than-usual roundtable on Friday’s Washington Week with The Atlantic, as the import of former President Trump’s polling strength in the face of multiple trials seemed to be causing panic among the press corps. Moderator Jeffrey Goldberg led the feisty journalists in the discussion, including Laura Barrón-López of PBS NewsHour, Eugene Daniels of Politico,…

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PBS Pundit Pals Hail Speaker Johnson Finding 'Inner Reagan' on Ukraine

April 21st, 2024 6:23 AM

The latest, foreign-policy-facing episode of Washington Week with The Atlantic found the weekly journalistic roundtable quite comfortable with both American hard and soft power -- as long as President Biden and the Democrats hold the reins. There was a scattering of hostile labeling, with three “far right” labels foisted on Republicans, but what was most striking was the panel’s…

PBS:Biden 'Came Out Swinging' vs. GOP's 'False Advertising' on His Age

March 30th, 2024 10:02 PM

The tax-funded weekly PBS political roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic continued to provide support for the Democratic candidate during the runup to the November election, tempting fate and more after-the-fact embarrassment by again defending Joe Biden’s mental acuity and vigor, even attacking Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report again. 

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PBS Roundtable: Just How 'Authoritarian' Is Trump? Let's Ask Jon Karl

March 25th, 2024 7:42 PM

Jonathan Karl is chief Washington correspondent for ABC News and author of Tired of Winning, Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party. It’s his third expose of Trump’s one-term presidency, and he even admitted to writing this one as a warning to voters. Naturally, PBS’s tax-supported political roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic invited Karl on to…

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STUDY: 'Washington Week' Media Roundtable on PBS Hates Republicans

March 25th, 2024 1:45 PM

Last August, The Atlantic magazine took over the long-running Friday night journalists' roundtable Washington Week. Since then, a Media Research Center study reveals a dramatic tilt to the Left. Republicans were analyzed more than twice as much as Democrats and the commentary was 90 percent negative. Republicans were branded as "extreme" 11 times, and Democrats never were. …

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PBS Anchor Pounces on Polish PM's Tweet to Rebuke GOP: 'Shame on You!'

February 13th, 2024 10:52 PM

Shame on the Republican Party! That was the message from Washington Week with The Atlantic panelist (and PBS NewsHour co-anchor) Amna Nawaz on Friday’s show. Nawaz, who doesn’t exactly hide her liberal leanings as anchor, was even more freewheeling from her novel perch around public television’s weekly political roundtable, using as anti-Republican ammunition the words of….…

PBS Mounts 'Gratuitous' Defense of Biden From Hur's Hurtful Report

February 12th, 2024 9:26 PM

The latest edition of Washington Week with The Atlantic waited until the 20th minute of the 26-minute episode (after an admittedly busy news week) to address concerns about President Joe Biden’s age and memory, after the release of Robert Hur’s alarming special report on Biden’s handling of classified documents. Moderator Jeffrey Goldberg said "obviously it's a legitimate…

‘Mentally, He’s Quite Acute’:Biden’s Pathetic Presser Mocks PBS Praise

February 10th, 2024 6:00 PM

President Joe Biden held a truly disastrous off-the-cuff press conference Thursday night, spurred by a damning special counsel report from Robert Hur on Biden’s unauthorized retention of classified documents. While Hur said no criminal charges were warranted, his report included the devastating argument that it would be hard to convict the president given that “Mr. Biden would likely present…

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Media Lied for YEARS About Biden's Mental State; We Have the Receipts

February 9th, 2024 1:12 PM

Hell has frozen over, and some in the left-wing corporate media have finally begun to entertain the notion that our 81-year-old President might, in fact, have some cognitive issues. Now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of how desperate these same journalists were to dismiss that idea as a “right-wing” conspiracy theory cooked up by cynical Republicans and “Russian television,” until…

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PBS Mocks Trump's 'No Wars' Claim, Urges Reading WashPost Fact-Check

January 22nd, 2024 6:42 AM

PBS’s weekly political roundtable show Washington Week with The Atlantic lamented that Republican voters would never heed the wisdom of the Washington Post’s fact checker. In the latest edition, two Atlantic staffers responded to comments by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Youssef considering how potential candidates Biden and Trump could respond to the current…

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The Atlantic Jokes About Taking Over PBS to Tout Trump-Panic Issue

January 1st, 2024 2:52 PM

A very special episode of Washington Week with The Atlantic aired Friday, devoted wholly to the magazine’s very special anti-Trump issue, already pushed on the PBS NewsHour. A liberal dream team of Atlantic magazine staff joined editor Jeffrey Goldberg took over the taxpayer-supported airwaves to fret over a potential second term for Trump.

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PBS Touts Media 'Obligation' to Trash Trump in the Name of 'Democracy'

December 23rd, 2023 6:08 AM

It was a triple-liberal-team up against Donald Trump on Tuesday’s edition of the taxpayer-supported PBS NewsHour with an interview segment headlined online, “How media organizations are facing the task of covering Trump’s anti-democratic rhetoric.” (Ironically, the segment on the dangers Trump posed to democracy was introduced with news that Trump had been removed from the ballot in…

Amanpour: Trump 'Doubling Down on His Vision of Being a Dictator'

December 12th, 2023 8:25 PM

Trump (Second-Term) Derangement Syndrome was on display in a very special issue of The Atlantic monthly magazine, dated January/February 2024 (see “The Atlantic Melts Down at a Second Trump Term ”) and the PBS-aired interview show Amanpour & Co. was on it, with an interview with Atlantic Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg. The Atlantic has tilted to the…

PBS Roundtable Can't Believe 'Extraordinary' Biden Achievement Ignored

September 9th, 2023 10:50 PM

For the second week in a row, PBS’s weekly journalistic political roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic defended the elderly President Biden’s “mental acuity,” with the author of a new Biden biography, who also lectured the press on how to properly cover the president: By emphasizing how bad Trump is. Foer gave away his partisan leanings with a choice of pronoun: "...the recent…