PBS Wrecks Texas for Abbott's Pardon: 'White Right-Wing Conservatives'

May 18th, 2024 5:27 PM

The PBS NewsHour on Friday questioned Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s pardon of “convicted killer Daniel Perry” as a sop to the white right. Host Geoff Bennett loaded his lead to tar Abbott’s decision right from the start. "Abbott had faced pressure to issue the pardon from white right-wing conservatives, including then FOX News host Tucker Carlson."

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PBS Hails ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Win for Minors, Including Mastectomy

May 5th, 2024 6:04 AM

The PBS NewsHour was back to its old rhetorical tricks this week on the LGBTQ front. Lately the outlet has been reacting with pro-transgender alarm when yet another state restricts transgender surgery for minors. But it had cause to celebrate on Tuesday, covering a “groundbreaking ruling” that somehow didn’t shake up the other media outlets enough to cover.

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PBS Back on Its Bogus ‘Gender-Affirming Care' Bandwagon After Ohio Ban

January 28th, 2024 10:28 PM

The PBS News Hour Thursday evening circled back to its gender obsession (already documented in our study on PBS’s coverage of gender identity issues). Field reporter Stephanie Sy commiserated with an old favorite source, The 19th News, a gender-obsessed outlet named after the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the vote to women but now dismisses their…

PBS Notices COVID Learning Loss, Doesn’t Notice Cause: Teachers Unions

July 14th, 2023 1:05 PM

The media may occasionally observe the massive learning loss caused by shuttered schools during the COVID pandemic, an unnecessary and actively harmful measure encouraged by left-wing teachers unions, which protested reopening schools, sometimes with disgusting anti-back-to-school protests, even after it was obvious that children were the group least affected by COVID. But there was no mention…

PBS Hits L.A. Dodgers for 'Sin' of Disinviting Anti-Catholic 'Nuns'

May 25th, 2023 6:22 PM

Tuesday’s edition of the taxpayer-supported PBS NewsHour devoted a full segment to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team re-inviting the offensive Catholic-mocking drag troupe “The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” (i.e. a troupe of men who dress as nuns, founded in San Francisco in 1979, their motto "Go forth and sin some more!”) to the team’s 10th annual “Pride Night” in…

Media Outlets Fault Cops for Misgendering Nashville Trans Mass Killer

March 30th, 2023 7:54 AM

After the horrific shooting murder of three children and three adults at a Christian school in Nashville on Monday, public broadcasting and the New York Times joined the rest of the press in emphasizing the real crime: Misgendering the shooter, “trans man” Audrey Hale, who was stopped and killed by the brave officers who arrived at the scene -- a woman who identified as a man. On…

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PBS: School Board Debates Over ‘Gender ID’ Increase LGBTQ Suicide Risk

February 21st, 2023 9:15 PM

Host Amna Nawaz introduced Monday evening’s PBS News Hour segment: “Teenage girls in the U.S. are experienced record high levels of violence and sadness. That is according to a recent CDC report,” leading into Stephanie Sy’s interview with Sharon Hoover of the National Center for School Mental Health. The discussion really went off the rails when Sy and Hoover managed to link “gender…

'World News' Plays Populism Card: Bashes Wall St. Bonuses; Ignores Fan

January 11th, 2010 12:21 PM
Just in time for what they call "bonus season," ABC's "World News" treated its viewers to a little anti-Wall Street populism Sunday night. On "World News" Jan. 10, weekend anchor Dan Harris explained there was "backlash" against Wall Street for bonuses that haven't even been paid out yet. But the ABC report made no mention of bonuses paid to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives. "This week on…

'Republican Right's First Scalp,' Nets Portray Van Jones as Victim of

September 6th, 2009 9:07 PM
Instead of focusing on how the Obama administration found it appropriate to hire a man who added his name to a petition asserting the Bush administration deliberately allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur -- or the incompetence displayed in not knowing about it -- ABC and NBC on Sunday night painted Van Jones as a victim, “a target for conservatives,” while “the Republican Right” claimed “its first…

ABC Warns That Cutting Food Costs Can Lead to Obesity

February 2nd, 2009 4:27 PM
ABC's "World News Sunday" found a new twist on the obesity crisis Feb. 1. Apparently, recession can "lead to a spike in obesity." Anchor Dan Harris introduced the "counterintuitive" report saying, "Americans are cutting back on food spending which could actually lead to a spike in obesity." Why? Because "eating healthy can cost more," ABC's Stephanie Sy reported.Sy worried about "cheap treats" "…