Appearing on NewsmaxTV, CNN contributor and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette blasted his own network, calling it out for bias against Republicans, while adding that CNN has a “warped sense” of what’s actually news. -Al Weaver
“Every journalist has an agenda. We’re on MSNBC now, where close to 24 hours a day the agenda of President Obama and the Democratic Party are promoted, defended, glorified, the agenda of the Republican Party is undermined. That doesn’t mean the people who appear on MSNBC aren’t journalists, they are.” -Glenn Greenwald
Democrat, Liberal, Fraud, Press, Corruption, Media
One of the private Hillary Clinton emails released Friday reveals that an NBC source was leaking possible questions to the then-Secretary of State’s staff ahead of an appearance on Meet the Press. In an July 2009 email with the subject line “heads up,” Clinton staffer Lissa Muscatine wrote, “You probably already know this, but I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory will ask you about David Maziar, the Newsweek journalist arrested in Iran.”
Democrat, Liberal, Press
A sweeping study of some 130,213 news articles on the 2012 presidential match between President Obama and Mitt Romney has proven anew that there was a strong pro-Democratic bias in the U.S. and international press... "Overall, media reporting contained more frequently positive statements about the Democrats than the Republicans. Overall, the Republicans were more frequently the object of negative statements," wrote the study authors...
Democrat, Liberal, Election, Brilliance, Press, Media, Bias
CNN host Chris Cuomo made an off-the-cuff remark on air that underscores what many people believe: the media’s in the tank for Hillary. Cuomo said, “We couldn’t help her any more than we have. She’s got just a free ride so far from the media! We’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it better happen.”
Day in, day out, in every media market in America, Trump was savaged like no other candidate in memory. We were watching the total collapse of standards, with fairness and balance tossed overboard. Every story was an opinion masquerading as news, and every opinion ran in the same direction — toward Clinton and away from Trump.
For the most part, I blame the New York Times and the Washington Post for causing this breakdown. The two leading liberal newspapers were trying to top each other in their demonization of Trump and his supporters. They set the tone, and most of the rest of the media followed like lemmings.
Democrat, Liberal, Tax, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Press, Bias
The Big Three networks, in a frenzy over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's traffic headache dubbed “Bridgegate,” have devoted a whopping 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage to the affair in just the last 24 hours. By comparison, that's 17 times the two minutes, eight seconds devoted to President Obama's IRS scandal in the last six months, according to an analysis by the Media Research Center.
What's the point of the media if journalists can't be trusted to be accurate, fair and balanced in what they write, and to distinguish between opinion and evidence? In no area are these principles more important than in science writing. -Professor Sir Colin Blakemore
Liberal, Press, Bias
Republicans never expected to get a fair shake in the Big Three networks' coverage of the 16-day government shutdown, but the final tally of stories blaming the GOP is stunning: 41 stories blamed Republicans and zero blamed Democrats.
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops, Press, Lie, Ignorance
Obama Original quote: “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf – places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. – if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs.”... Here’s the quote after a member of the elite Associated Press Obama Gaffe Repair Team sprang into action: “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf – (and in) places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. – if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs.”
Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Obama, Character, Fraud, Press, Corruption, Bias
In conversations with POLITICO, some of the left's most influential voices in media said that, with the concerns of re-election over, they intend to be more critical of the president's performance and more aggressive in urging him to pursue a progressive agenda as the clock ticks on his last four years in office. "Liberals in the media are going to be tougher on Obama and more respectful at the same time," Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker's chief political commentator and a former speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, told POLITICO. "He was the champion of our side, he vanquished the foe….. [but] now liberals don't have to worry about hurting his chances for re-election, so they can be tougher in urging him to do what he should be doing."
Liberal, Guns, Character, Narrative, Oops, Press, Bias
Reporters waiting for the daily State Department press briefing were overheard slamming the NRA press conference for content as well as their inability to control the room. A woman added that Medea Benjamin and the other code pink protesters "did a really good job." The female reporter praised the Code Pink protesters for having big enough signs to cover the NRA Chair's head to obstruct it from being viewed by the cameras.
Based on my own experience — as an ex-Democrat who has been in the news business since 1986 — I long ago concluded that most journalists don’t notice liberal bias for the same reason fish don’t notice water. It’s everywhere, all around them, and it’s all they’ve ever known. -Robert Stacy McCain
Liberal, Hate, Character, Press, Smears, Bias
FoxNews: “Robert Bork, former Supreme Court nominee, dies” LA Times: “Robert Bork, failed Supreme Court nominee, dies at age 85″ It’s who they are. It’s what they do.
Character, Oops, Press, Bias
Both Michaels, 46, and Consiglio, 28, said frustration over the way they were allowed or told to do their jobs — something that has been steadily mounting for the last four years — became too much for them... “It’s a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper management practices that we both strongly disagreed with,” she explained. “It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”
Liberal, Press, Bias
A new study just released by the Pew Research Center found that in the final week of the just-ended presidential campaign, the "Lean Forward" network did absolutely no negative stories about President Obama or positive ones about Mitt Romney.
Liberal, Character, Oops, Press, Bias
Reporters overheard on politico live stream speculating before Romney event that there is "a 40% chance that he says something stupid."
Liberal, Character, Press, Bias
"I have said before… [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didn’t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain.” -Jake Tapper
Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Press, Bias
PLANTE (on-camera): "Well, the President did talk about the scandal last weekend when he was in Colombia. He said he'd be angry if the allegations turned out to be true. Now, the White House is trying to keep its distance, but Republicans keep pointing out several recent distractions: this incident, the troops posing with body parts in Afghanistan, and the big party that the General Services Administration threw itself in Las Vegas. And they're suggesting that, somehow, all this adds up to a lack of presidential leadership."
Editorial, Character, Press, Bias
There's a profile of the late Andrew Breitbart in the New York Times "Sunday Styles" section by reporter David Carr. Carr's a talented and fair journalist, by Times standards, and the piece is mostly fair enough. But in the middle of it is this striking sentence, or rather this striking parenthesis: "For good or ill (and most would say ill), no one did it like Mr. Breitbart."
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Press, Media, Bias
BBC director-general Mark Thompson has claimed Christianity is treated with far less sensitivity than other religions because it is ‘pretty broad shouldered’. He suggested other faiths have a ‘very close identity with ethnic minorities’, and were therefore covered in a far more careful way by broadcasters.
The AP: Republican majorities in the Virginia House and Senate pushed the bill to passage one year after a more modest GOP-sponsored voter identification law failed to prevent President Barack Obama from winning Virginia for the second presidential election in a row and a Democratic U.S. Senate victory. -Michelle Malkin
Liberal, Press, Politics, Bias
“Jim Rainey at the LA Times took a lot of our stuff,” the staffer continued. “So did Joe Garofoli at the San Francisco Chronicle. We’ve pushed stories to Eugene Robinson and E.J. Dionne [at the Washington Post]. Brian Stelter at the New York Times was helpful.”
Liberal, Oops, Press, Bias
MSNBC's Alex Wagner is caught muttering "Jesus" under her breath as a clip of Rick Santorum talking about classes in America plays. "There's a term I know that people use all the time called 'middle class.' As if there are classes in America," Santorum said. "Oh, Jesus," Wagner said as the candidate was talking.
Liberal, Hate, Character, AntiAmerican, Media, Bias
A few weeks later, I returned from a taping to the CLWG offices. I found everyone crowded around the TV. Reagan had just been shot. Everyone was cheering, laughing, clapping... Many begged for Reagan to die.
Liberal, Press, Demagoguery, Bias
RICHMOND, Va. — For nearly a year, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, Virginia’s crusading Republican attorney general, has waged a one-man war on the theory of man-made global warming.
“What they have not admitted is their complicity in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, or their unbelievable bias, and worse, their smearing of people, including Steve Bannon and others so that they could make some political points.”
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer continues to tout the Obama Administration’s spin that tax hikes on the wealthy are the only solution to the looming “fiscal cliff” catastrophe. According to an analysis from the Media Research Center’s Business and Media Institute, in the three weeks following President Obama’s re-election, World News devoted more than 10 minutes 18 seconds to talk of tax hikes and just 35 seconds to spending cuts. -MRC
Liberal, Press, Lie, Bias
“Hasidim and blacks clashed in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn through the day and into the night yesterday.” In all my reporting during the riots I never saw — or heard of — any violence by Jews against blacks. But the Times was dedicated to this version of events: blacks and Jews clashing amid racial tensions. To show Jewish culpability in the riots, the paper even ran a picture — laughable even at the time — of a chasidic man brandishing an open umbrella before a police officer in riot gear. The caption read: “A police officer scuffling with a Hasidic man yesterday on President Street.”
"On occasion, more than the media would probably like to admit, we have not told the story of conservative Americans - disenfranchised Americans - who believe that they are losing their country.
The story we have largely been telling is a story that is more or less in step with the arc of history as defined by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton."
Liberal, Funny, Press, Bias
"Last night at the Republican debate, some of the hopefuls, they hope to get your job, they defended the practice of waterboarding which is a practice you banned in 2009. Herman Cain said, quote, 'I don't see that as torture.' Michele Bachmann said that it's, quote, 'very effective.' So I'm wondering if you think that they're uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?" CNN's White House correspondent Dan Lothian asked President Obama in Hawaii.
Liberal, Government, Obama, Character, Media
Can we be visionary? Can we really step into what this moment is? And that's why I say I want him to be a great president. But we got to help. We can't abandon him now. We can't abandon our posts. What are we going to do to help make him a great president?
Liberal, Oops, Press, Bias
"Now this has taken a hit on the president politically. 44-percent approve of the job he’s doing, all time low of his presidency. A more important number that our pollsters say is in there is this idea that is this a long-term setback for him or a short-term one? 54-percent said long-term. Our pollsters are concerned. That’s kind of numbers you have when the public starts to give up on a president as a problem solver," NBC's Chuck Todd said on the "Nightly News."
By tomorrow night we’ll likely know the name of the next president. But we already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters. They’ve disgraced themselves. Conservatives have long complained about liberal bias in the media, and with some justification. But it has finally reached the tipping point. Not in our lifetimes have so many in the press dropped the pretense of objectivity in order to help a political candidate. The media are rooting for Barack Obama. They’re not hiding it. -Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
Liberal, Oops, Press, Bias
O'DONNELL : ...but you have Democrats saying he gave them everything they wanted and we got nothing.
Liberal, Press, Bias
The Main Stream Media seems to be constantly shocked at how poorly the American economy is doing under ObamaNomics. Whenever poor business, house, or job news comes out, they are quick to throw on the word "unexpectedly," pretending that the economy is actually doing great, but this one time it hiccuped. But the problem is, the poor economic news is quite expected because of President Obama's incompetence.
Liberal, Press, Smears, Bias
P.S. The headline has now been changed from “Wingnut debt ceiling demands” to “Goofy debt ceiling demands,” with no indication of the change.
The Washington Post’s managing editor, Raju Narisetti, opened his Twitter account on Monday morning with an anti-Defense Department, pro-Education Department tweet. “Thought encounter of the day: ‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’” Narisetti tweeted.
Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP National Convention in Houston. Predictably, his promise to repeal Obamacare was met with boos. However, his firm support of traditional marriage was met with applause (as was his support for the Keystone Pipeline and charter schools). You’d never know that, though, were you to watch mainstream media outlets.
Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would this declaration not immediately be front page news? Well, Barack Obama actually flat out told the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) that he was willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt in a January 17, 2008 interview. The result? Nothing.
Obama, Energy, Elitism
Text removed from original AP story: “Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.” Screenshot saved at this link.
During MSNBC's live coverage immediately following Saturday's attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), correspondent Luke Russert theorized that the shooting was probably a violent reaction to the passage of ObamaCare, for which Giffords cast an affirmative vote.
"Bias may not be the worst thing about the press. The worst thing is how shallow & dumb they mostly are."
HELENA, Mont. – With each bill, newly elected tea party lawmakers are offering Montanans a vision of the future.
Their state would be a place where officials can ignore U.S. laws, force FBI agents to get a sheriff's OK before arresting anyone, ban abortions, limit sex education in schools and create armed citizen militias.
It's the tea party world. But not everyone is buying their vision.
CBS chief Les Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, waited patiently for their wristbands. Obama, Moonves said, "has shown great leadership" on the issue of gay marriage. Though he heads a news division, Moonves said, "ultimately journalism has changed … partisanship is very much a part of journalism now."
The media, I think, want [Democratic presidential candidate John F.] Kerry to win. And I think they’re going to portray Kerry and [running mate John] Edwards…as being young and dynamic and optimistic and all, there’s going to be this glow about them that is going to be worth, collectively, the two of them, that’s going to be worth maybe 15 points…” - Newsweek's Evan Thomas
Editorial, Liberal, Press
News outlets that are focusing on the incendiary rhetoric of conservatives outside President Obama's town hall meeting Tuesday ignored the incendiary rhetoric -- and even violence -- of liberals outside an appearance by former President George W. Bush in 2002.
TV's Tea Party Travesty; How ABC, CBS and NBC Have Dismissed and Disparaged the Tea Party Movement: Executive Summary
Liberal, Funny, Press
During MSNBC's live coverage of Tuesday's presidential primary elections, after the speeches of Barack Obama and John McCain had aired, Chris Matthews expressed his latest over the top admiration for Obama's speaking skills as the MSNBC anchor admitted that Obama's speech created a "thrill" in his leg: "It's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often."
Democrat, Incitement, Union, Violence, Press
Wednesday's nightly newscasts and Thursday's morning shows completely ignored video of a Massachusetts congressman exhorting union protesters in Wisconsin to "get a little bloody" in the fight against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today and CBS's Early Show all skipped the extreme rhetoric by Democratic Representative Michael Capuano. Fox News on Wednesday and Thursday did cover the remarks.
Just before writing this article, I did a Google search and it's stunning to find out that the right wing media really isn't exaggerating -- proven death threats against politicians are being ignored by the supposedly honest media. If you've never agreed with a single thing that Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly et al have said about anything, you can't in any good conscience say that they don't have a point here. Death threats are wrong and if a story like Wisconsin is national news for days, then so are death threats.
Numerous death threats were made against Wisconsin Republican lawmakers last week, but you wouldn't know about it if your only news sources were ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR.
Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Narrative, Oops, Press, Bias
MRCTV's Joe Schoffstall ran into "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. When asked if he believes there is a liberal bias in the media, he responds,"I don't." When asked again, he walks away.