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New York Times Slams NRA as 'Grand Master' of Fear

October 30th, 2014 7:31 PM
With less than a week to go before the midterm elections arrive, David Firestone -- a member of the New York Times Editorial Board -- vented his anger in an attempt to diminish the influence the National Rifle Association has on the political process. In an article entitled “The NRA's Instant Classic Attack Ads,” Firestone accused the national organization of producing false…

On CBS 'Evening News,' Tucson Sheriff Dupnik Doubles Down

January 11th, 2011 6:07 PM
On Monday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric announced that Democratic Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik had "been thrust into the national spotlight for some remarks he made," adding, "he's not backing down." In the interview that followed, Dupnik asserted: "If you're in law enforcement and you're not a right-winger you get all kinds of heat from…

Enthralled White House Press Corps Pose Sycophantic ‘Questions’ to

December 22nd, 2010 8:38 PM
“There weren’t a lot of hard questions in this news conference,” FNC’s Bret Baier observed on Special Report in the understatement of the night. Indeed, in the first question posed at the late Wednesday afternoon session, Caren Bohan of Reuters reflected the collective glow of the White House press corp basking in Barack Obama’s glory: You racked up a lot of…

CBS Hypes: 'Doctors Who Perform Abortions Fear for Their Lives

October 28th, 2010 10:34 AM
On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric warned of violence against abortion doctors, based flyers being circulated by a pro-life group: "Their pictures are showing up on posters. Now doctors who perform abortions fear for their lives." The posters in question did not call for any violence whatsoever. Despite that fact, Couric later introduced the story by declaring…

CBS: Britain 'Gambling' With 'Massive Spending Cuts

October 21st, 2010 6:22 PM
On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric described British efforts to curb government spending: "Britain's new conservative government outlined the sharpest cuts in public spending in six decades....to see if that kind of severe belt-tightening can cure an ailing economy." Correspondent Mark Phillips warned of the fiscally conservative approach: "It's a…

CBS Finds 'Independent' Voters Who All Bash the Tea Party

October 15th, 2010 6:07 PM
On Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric talked to a group of supposedly independent voters in Pennsylvania, but touted how none of them were undecided about one thing: "...there was unanimous agreement in this group, the Tea Party isn't their cup of tea." [Audio available here] Following that declaration by Couric, each voter took their turn denouncing the…

CBS Features NY Mayor Bloomberg Speculating Bomber Was Mad About Obama

May 3rd, 2010 7:37 PM
With Katie Couric drawing him out, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg agreed the Times Square car bombing was likely “homegrown” as he proceeded, in an interview excerpt run on Monday's CBS Evening News, to speculate it could have been placed by “somebody with a political agenda who doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”Could be “anything,” but the first thing…

CBS Joins NBC, CNN & MSNBC in Mis-Ascribing Leftist LaRouche's Poster

August 13th, 2009 10:56 AM
Who says the media are monolithic in their thinking? Yesterday we informed you of the media's serial misuse of an Obama-as-Hitler poster from esoteric left-winger Lyndon LaRouche's website, as outlets like NBC (on their Nightly News and Meet the Press), CNN and MSNBC all ascribed the poster to sentiments roiled up by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh specifically and conservatives generally.  We were…

CBS Warns of 'Right-Wing' 'Anti-Government' Extremism

August 13th, 2009 10:50 AM
On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Bob Orr highlighted a report released by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center claiming a recent increase in the number of militias, and warning of the possibility of increased violence by anti-government, right-wing groups and individuals, angry at Democratic party control of the government and of a black President holding office. Orr warned:…

CBS Devotes More Time to Those Opposing New Gun Rights Law Than Suppor

July 22nd, 2009 2:33 AM
Tuesday's CBS Evening News gave attention to a proposed new gun law that would strengthen the right of gun owners who hold a concealed weapon permit to carry a weapon across state lines into states with more restrictive gun laws than where the permit was obtained. As he presented arguments both for and against passage of the law, while Orr presented two soundbites opposing the law and only one…