After Shooting, CBS Anchor Raises January 6 to Former Speaker McCarthy

July 15th, 2024 7:40 AM

CBS ran a news special on Sunday night after President Biden’s remarks in the Oval Office. CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell interviewed former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and dragged him right back to January 6 to discuss how rhetoric has grown hotter. Typically, CBS didn’t include itself in the atmosphere of overheated rhetoric.

Who Wants to Be House Speaker?

April 4th, 2024 4:56 PM

Mel Brooks said it’s good to be the king — but is it good to be speaker of the House of Representatives? You’re the most powerful legislator in Congress, if not the world, and just two heartbeats away from being president. If you’re a Republican, though, your task is thankless and possibly hopeless. It looks that way for Speaker Mike Johnson right now.

The New York Times Has No Self-Awareness

October 7th, 2023 4:00 PM

Ya gotta love the sheer self-unawareness at The New York Times. In the wake of the GOP rebellion in the House that cost GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy his job, The Times headlined this:


UH-OH! NPR Morning Anchor Steve Inskeep Infuriates the Left on MSNBC

October 7th, 2023 3:07 PM

NPR morning anchor Steve Inskeep appeared on MSNBC's Alex Wagner Tonight and infuriated leftist Joan Walsh for suggesting the Democrats were acting in their own interests (and not on principle!) in voting to dump Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Another leftist said he won't listen to NPR, or "Nice Polite Republicans," because of Inskeep.


FLASHBACK: Media Blamed GOP ‘Hard Right’ After Boehner’s Exit, Too

October 7th, 2023 8:42 AM

Since Tuesday’s ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, journalists have slammed House Republicans as radicals and extremists. If it sounds familiar, it’s because that’s exactly what viewers heard after Republican Speaker John Boehner stepped down eight years ago.


Meyers Finds It 'Infuriating' That GOP Attacks Dems After Speaker Vote

October 6th, 2023 10:02 AM

For years, NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers has demanded that Republicans put the country above their partisan self-interest, but when Republicans recently attacked Democrats for not doing so during the Speaker vote, Meyers essentially told Republicans on Thursday that they deserve it.

Entitlements, Spending Are the Real Problem (Not Kevin McCarthy)

October 5th, 2023 5:59 PM

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley got to the heart of the government shutdown fireworks in her appearance on Fox News Sunday. “Let's be clear what the Freedom Caucus is really trying to do; they are trying to cut spending.” That's of course correct. One would be hard-pressed to find any Republican, Freedom Caucus member or not, who does not understand the gravity of the state of…


MSNBC's Hayes FREAKS! Claims Media Blames Democrats for 'GOP Chaos'

October 4th, 2023 9:39 PM

On MSNBC’s All In, host Chris Hayes had a mini meltdown during his opening monologue Wednesday night due to his mistaken belief that the media is in the habit of blaming Democrats for the mistakes Republicans allegedly make. Frequent NewsBusters readers will realize how laughable it is that someone is claiming this with a straight face. 


Guest Triggers Mitchell By Defending Booting Pelosi From Her Office

October 4th, 2023 2:08 PM

Andrea Mitchell isn’t just a midday MSNBC host, she is also arguably former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s number one media fan, so naturally she got triggered when former communications advisors to former Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan, Brendan Buck defended Republicans booting Pelosi out of her office in the Capitol in the aftermath of Democrats joining with eight Republicans to unseat Kevin…


Hayes Gushes Over Pelosi Amid Speaker Drama

October 4th, 2023 10:09 AM

MSNBC All In host Chris Hayes traveled over to NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday to discuss the state of the political world including the situation surrounding House Republicans, Kevin McCarthy, and Matt Gaetz. For Hayes, one of the big takeaways was that the whole episode shows just how awesome former Speaker Nancy Pelosi was.


Networks Throw Tantrums Over 'Hard-Right' GOP Ousting Kevin McCarthy

October 3rd, 2023 8:18 PM

On Tuesday, a group of conservatives led by Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz ousted House Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy over what they describe as broken promises made during McCarthy’s election as Speaker. Later that evening, all three evening news networks pounded their chests in rage and shock over McCarthy’s ouster. 


Kevin McCarthy Shows How CBS Host Acts Like a Hostile Democrat Debater

October 2nd, 2023 6:00 AM

One obvious way the Sunday morning shows betray a partisan bias is how many times Republicans get interrupted and debated. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appeared on CBS's Face the Nation, and host Margaret Brennan was constantly interrupting him and challenging his premises. But later in the same show. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) wasn't constantly interrupted -- or challenged on…


PBS Attacks GOP 'Nihilistic Performance Artists' Not $33 Trillion Debt

September 23rd, 2023 10:00 AM

For PBS NewsHour’s regular weekly recap on Friday with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart, the news that the national debt surpassed $33 trillion was deemed so unimportant that it was not mentioned. What was considered important are the internal power dynamics within the Republican Party.


ABC, CBS, NBC Scold House GOP for Holding Up More Ukraine Aid

September 21st, 2023 9:03 PM

On Thursday, Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a visit to Washington D.C. to meet with President Joe Biden and congressional leadership to ask for more money to fight off Russia. Despite billions already spent and earmarked for the Ukraine effort, the three evening news broadcasts scolded House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his Republican members for being reluctant to spend even more…