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ABC Skips Historic March for Life as CBS, NBC Offer Nearly 7 Minutes

January 23rd, 2023 1:24 PM

On Friday, NewsBusters looked at the past decade of broadcast network coverage of the March for Life and found 25 minutes and 50 seconds from 2013 to 2022 (with over half coming from 2017). For 2023, the total clocked out at six minutes and 52 seconds on their flagship Friday night and Saturday morning news programs, but it all came from CBS and NBC. ABC’s World News Tonight and

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ABC/NBC J6 Committee Better, More ‘Thorough’ Than DOJ Investigators

December 19th, 2022 6:23 PM

With the January 6 Committee having held their final hearing on Monday by sending criminal referrals against former President Trump and others to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the liberal broadcast networks swooned for their friends on the committee. ABC and NBC suggested the committee was better at conducting investigations than the DOJ. Meanwhile, CBS was itching to see soon-to-be former…

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ABC, CBS Whine Sinema Dealt ‘Big Blow’ to Dem Senate Majority

December 9th, 2022 7:53 PM

A couple of the broadcast networks had a serious case of the sads Friday morning as Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced she was ditching the Democratic Party label and becoming an independent. This was much to the chagrin of ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS Mornings as they lamented the Democratic Party majority in the Senate unexpectedly shrink after initially…

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CBS Uses Trump Calling to End Constitution to Dismiss Twitter Files

December 5th, 2022 1:53 PM

Three days after Twitter head Elon Musk and journalist Matt Taibbi released the first report on the Twitter Files showing liberal censorship of New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop stole the 2020 election, ABC and NBC have yet to acknowledge these bombshell claims on their flagship morning and evening newscasts, remaining in a world of censorship denialism. CBS arrived…

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Nets Tout Oprah Backing Fetterman as CBS Trumpets Failed Kamala Flack

November 4th, 2022 4:19 PM

Friday on the “big three” network morning shows from ABC, CBS, and NBC, the trio eagerly touted Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement of the handicapped Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) over longtime colleague and Fetterman’s GOP challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz. Also on the crazy train, two of them insisted Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was in a tough reelection fight and, on another, they brought in a failed…

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CBS, NBC Blame ‘Far-Right Extremism,’ Tea Party Wave for Pelosi Attack

November 1st, 2022 11:39 AM

Tuesday’s CBS Mornings and NBC’s Today followed up their attempts Monday to smear tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans as responsible for Friday’s brutal attack on Paul Pelosi by insisting the suspect was engaged in “far-right extremism” and tied to both the Tea Party movement and the 2010 GOP wave.

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CBS Wails: It's The End of Democracy if Democrats Don't Win Midterms!

October 30th, 2022 4:23 PM

CBS’s Sunday Morning started off with their anchor Jane Pauley fearmongering that if Republicans win in the 2022 midterm elections, “democracy” could end in the United States. Plugging an upcoming segment by correspondent Robert Costa, Pauley fretted that “the very future of our democracy” is on the ballot in 2022. 

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Nothing to See Here: Nets Downplay Fetterman’s Struggles at Debate

October 26th, 2022 1:45 PM

On Wednesday, ABC, CBS and NBC attempted to channel Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars during their morning news shows by telling viewers to move along and dismiss what they saw Tuesday as Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D-PA) showed severe cognitive impairment on a debate stage against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat.

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CBS to PA Voters: SHUT UP About Fetterman’s Mental, Physical State

October 25th, 2022 1:55 PM

Just as the liberal broadcast networks tried to keep former Gov. Charlie Crist’s (D-FL) campaign afloat, CBS Mornings did its best to pull Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) across the finish line in his close race against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz. Thanks to chief campaign and election correspondent Robert Costa, CBS had one simple message for voters weighing Fetterman’s health…

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CBS Tries Desperately to Insist Lefty Tim Ryan Has Chance to Win Ohio

October 18th, 2022 12:00 PM

The midterms segment on Tuesday’s CBS Mornings descended into what’s almost certainly a tall tale as the co-host Tony Dokoupil and chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa attempted to tell viewers that liberal Congressman (and frequent guest on the long-since axed Ed Show) Tim Ryan has a real shot to triumph in the Buckeye State over Republican J.D. Vance.

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CBS Laments GOP Remains in 'Lockstep' with NRA

May 28th, 2022 10:31 AM

As the National Rifle Association holds its convention in Houston, CBS Saturday Morning lamented that Republicans “remain in lockstep with” with the organization and decried the partisanship showed at the convention, but of course they only meant Republican partisanship. Accusing people of killing children is just the other perspective for CBS.

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CBS Anti-NRA, 'Assault Rifles' Narrative Upended by Its Own Reporter

May 27th, 2022 10:15 AM

CBS chief political analyst John Dickerson had the tough job of breaking some bad news to the cast of CBS Mornings on Friday as he informed them that the reason why there won’t be an assault weapons ban after Uvalde is because nobody agrees on what an assault weapon even is. Nor is the NRA responsible for the lack of gun control, rather Republican members of Congress are simply…

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‘No Spark’; CBS Sneers at ‘Debunked’ GOP Claims About Jackson

March 23rd, 2022 6:43 PM

Wednesday’s CBS Mornings went above and beyond to prop up Biden Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson with almost 11 minutes of eye-rolling spin, denouncing Republican queries as unrelated to Jackson and instead to please their base, mocked concerns about her history on sentencing child sex predators as having “no there there,” and described Republicans as having failed to “…

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Shameless CBS Strategizes on How to Help Biden Plot Midterms Comeback

February 14th, 2022 1:22 PM

Monday’s CBS Mornings welcomed in newly-minted CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa with a strategy session for the table to diagnose how President Biden and their fellow Democrats can weather the storms of bad polling, a tough economy, and the crisis in Ukraine. Most of all, it concluded presidents have little control over the economy and Democrats haven’t talked…