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  • Chris Matthews Suggests: 'Witch Hunt' to Impeach Trump for Covering Up Affairs

    12/10/2018 8:14:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 10, 2018 | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Chris Matthews suddenly struck by some semblance of fairness? Or is the Bill Clinton fan, and the man who has described notorious womanizer JFK as a "hero," reluctant to condemn presidents for their peccadilloes? On his Hardball show this evening, Matthews suggested that impeaching a President over sexual misbehavior would be a "witch hunt." Said Matthews, posing the question to Dem Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Chris Matthews: 'Witch Hunt' to Impeach Trump for Covering Up Affairs CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you think you can actually impeach a President for basically covering up sexual misbehavior? I mean, we had this with Clinton....
  • FNCs Baier Stunned Media Didnt Correct False Cohen Bombshell

    08/24/2018 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 24, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    During a panel discussion on Thursday’s Special Report, Fox News anchor Bret Baier was amazed that the same network news organizations that hyped anonymous claims Donald Trump knew in advance about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign aides and a Russian lawyer refused to correct the record when it was revealed on Wednesday that such claims were completely false.   “There was a story that [former Trump attorney Michael] Cohen was going to say to Mueller and his investigators that President Trump, candidate Trump, knew about the...Trump Tower meeting beforehand...” Baier explained. He added: “And everybody went crazy with...
  • Stephanopoulos Defends Democrats, Desperately Tries to Connect Trump to Page

    02/06/2018 11:05:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 6, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos tried desperately to connect President Trump to former campaign adviser Carter Page, presenting him as a Russian agent working with the Kremlin during an interview on the ABC morning show. However, no matter how hard the former Clinton staffer pressed Page, he didn’t gain any ground in proving his Democrat-agenda-driven talking points. The ABC anchor started off the interview by graciously letting Page argue his defense first, before trying to tear it apart. “You say this Republican memo that was released shows the abuse of your civil rights was even worse than you imagined. Why?”...
  • 'Nation' Writer on Russia 'Hacking': 'Ive Never Seen Media Malpractice Like This'

    12/16/2017 8:13:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 16, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, Fox News's Tucker Carlson interviewed Stephen F. Cohen, a contributing editor at The Nation. Cohen sharply criticized coverage at the Washington Post and the New York Times, and more generally stated that he has "never seen media malpractice" like the establishment press's year-long effort to breathe life into what he insists has been a completely ginned-up claim that Russia tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Given that it has leaned hard-left during its entire existence, it might stun readers here to know that Cohen, who is married to magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, strongly believes, based on...
  • TIME Honors Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' As 'Top Non-Fiction Book' of the Year

    11/24/2017 5:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    Time magazine is already celebrating their Best of 2017, and their favorite "Non-Fiction" book of the year is....Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir What Happened. Time assistant managing editor Claire Howorth gushed, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." It came complete with buying instructions from Amazon, and Hillary Clinton quickly tweeted out how "honored" she was: "I loved writing this book, & Im honored to be in such great company on this list!" Number two on the...
  • NY Times Obsesses Over Fox News, Others for Actually Reporting on Hillary-Russia Ties

    11/04/2017 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 4, 2017 | Clay Waters
    New York Times political reporter Jeremy Peters on Saturday joined the odd new trend in the mainstream press of attacking Fox News for actually covering political stories besides Donald Trump -- especially those involving Hillary Clinton’s and Russia. Fox and other right-leaning outlets were also mocked for not obsessing as much as the rest of the press on President Trump’s Russia controversies in “As Russia Inquiry Widens, an Alternative Narrative Emerges on the Right.” Another Times article accuses the network of “pushing its own version of reality,” as if that’s not what the Times does every day. It’s apparently easier to...
  • Bias: 1,000 Minutes for Trump/Russia 'Collusion' vs. 20 Seconds for Hillary/Russia Scandal

    10/25/2017 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 25, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    Here’s one top takeaway from network news coverage in 2017: Sneaky Russian influence in American politics is a huge story if it involves Republicans/Donald Trump, but a non-story if it involves Democrats/Hillary Clinton. MRC analysts have been tracking all evening news coverage of the Trump administration since Inauguration Day. From Inauguration Day, January 20, through last Friday, October 20, these broadcasts have aired an astonishing 1,000 minutes of coverage discussing Russia’s attempt to boost Trump in 2016, and speculation that Trump’s campaign may have colluded with the Russians in this project. Last week, The Hill published new information about Russian...
  • NYT Reporter: Thumbs Up for 'Trenchant Satire' 'To Kill the President', Excuses Lefty Hate

    10/21/2017 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Clay Waters
    New York Times reporter Dan Bilefsky devoted a long review-interview in Saturday Arts to left-wing British journalist Jonathan Freedland’s "trenchant satire" novel about the assassinating of a president, “Trump Is Stranger Than Fiction.” He dutifully passed along the suggestion that such assassination porn was inevitable “when the top guy in the White House appears to be recklessly lurching toward global destruction....” Bilefsky, a foreign reporter for the paper, has previously blamed Brexit for hate crimes, but betrays no concern that this novel may provoke in similar fashion, and registers nothing objectionable about the epidemic of imagined presidential assassinations among liberal...
  • NYTs Flegenheimer Cant Stand Cruz, But Adores Liberal Female Senators

    09/09/2017 4:11:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 9, 2017 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times featured another jab at Senator Ted Cruz, a reliable target of liberal media loathing, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Reporters have been tittering at the thought of the fiscal conservative being obliged to change his tune to secure help for his home state of Texas, battered by Hurricane Harvey. NYT reporter Matt Flegenheimer took his turn in Saturday's “Trump and Harvey Push Cruz to Adjust His Style.” The text box: “A fiscal conservative shifts to constituent service when disaster strikes his hometown.” The online headline was slightly smarmy: “Ted Cruz 2.0? Senator Adjusts With Trump in...
  • Whoopi, Behar In Denial: We Will Never Know Why Clinton Lost Election

    09/08/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 8, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Friday on The View, hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar revealed they were still in denial over the 2016 election results. Discussing the leaked excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir, the two die-hard liberals at the table clashed with moderate hosts Paula Faris and Jedediah Bila, over the reasons why Clinton lost the election. Joy Behar even went so far as to claim that Clinton really did “win” the election, while Whoopi went into conspiracy theory land, saying we would “never know” why Clinton really lost. The conversation started by discussing Bernie Sanders recent television appearance, where he told Clinton...
  • Michael Moore Admits: Donald Trump Outsmarted Us All

    08/18/2017 5:42:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 18, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Promoting his one-man anti-Trump Broadway show on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers early Friday morning, left-wing activist Michael Moore admitted the reality of the President’s 2016 election victory: “You have to say, ‘Donald Trump outsmarted us all.’ And then deal with the throw-up that’s in your mouth....It’s the truth.”      Earlier in the exchange, Meyers promoted: “...one of the things in your show is the 12-step program for helping people sort of deal with this Trump presidency. And you’ve just added a another step.” Moore replied: “Yes, yes. The new step, I just added it last night, was...
  • CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Has 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades'

    08/16/2017 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson claimed that the Republican party has been "playing the race card" for "many decades" as she commented on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's recent comments in which he seemed to give cover to white racist rally participants in Charlottesville. At 9:08 a.m. ET, after recounting Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's reaction to Trump's comments, Henderson continued: CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Have 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades' I think you have Republicans who are going to have to figure out what they're going...
  • Hello, Media Fact Checkers! Hillary Claims She Beat Trump, and Nixon Was Impeached

    05/28/2017 8:54:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 28, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    The Associated Press, PolitiFact, CNN, Snopes and all of the other "fact-checkers" should be busy this weekend and well into next week vetting the howlers contained in Rebecca Traister's New York Magazine Friday afternoon interview of a politician who has been in the public eye for decades. But it's a virtual lock that they won't bother, because the person Traister interviewed was Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton's montage of mendacity is virtually guaranteed to escape the scrutiny of "fact-checkers" because, as I noted at NewsBusters in mid-April, they "overwhelmingly select facts presented by Republican and conservative politicians and pundits, while ignoring similar howlers generated by...
  • PBS 'Frontline' Director Wrongly Claims 7-Year Navy Vet Steve Bannon Had Zero Military Experience

    05/24/2017 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    On Tuesday night, the leftish PBS documentary series Frontline aired a documentary titled “Bannon’s War” which seemed awfully reminscent of their anti-Cheney documentary suggestively titled “The Dark Side.” If you’re not a liberal PBS fanatic, it was another boring and predictable slog, attacking Bannon and Trump with lots of black and white photos and scary-sounding orchestral music. It was more eye-opening to see the Frontline director and writer Michael Kirk appearing on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to promote his anti-Bannon film on Tuesday morning, where made a flat-out false statement about Bannon’s resume, saying “He’d never been in the military.” What?...
  • Tucker Carlson Rips Ex-MSNBCer Krystal Ball's Absurd Impeachment Arguments

    05/19/2017 11:17:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 18, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On the left, there is obsessive talk of impeaching Donald Trump. Despite the fact that the press reports which supposedly form the foundation of such talk are almost always based on anonymous sources, and despite the fact that the Trump administration has successfully refuted most if not all of them, the obsession continues. On his Wednesday night show, after successfully swatting away pathetic pro-impeachment arguments made by guest Krystal Ball and her citations of weak-kneed Republicans who can't seem to resist bending with the Beltway wind, Tucker Carlson got fed up. The segment (posted in full here) opened with a...
  • Condoleezza Rice Smacks Down The View For Suggesting Hacking Delegitimized Election

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on Tuesday’s The View, where she was pummelled with partisan questions aimed to bait her into admitting that Hillary Clinton should’ve won the 2016 election and attack Donald Trump. Rice didn’t fall for any of the liberal hosts’ traps though and held her own, even earning the panel’s listening ear, something most Republicans don’t get when guests on The View. Host Joy Behar began by trying to get Rice to comment on current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s attachments to Russia. Rice explained that as former CEO of Exxon, of course he would...
  • NBC Finally Finds Trump Voter With Buyers Remorse...Hes a Democrat

    04/27/2017 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 27, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    After spending months trying to get Trump voters to express regret for their support of the President, on Thursday, NBC News political analyst Nicolle Wallace took to the Today show to eagerly announce that she finally found a regretful supporter. He turned out to a liberal millennial who backed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary before voting for Donald Trump in the general election.          Wallace led off the segment by reminding viewers of her crusade to understand Trump voters: “So we began this journey five months ago with the goal of meeting and listening to the people...
  • Graphic Fail: USA Today Thought MOAB Was Almost As Destructive as Hiroshima A-Bomb

    04/15/2017 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 15, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangahar Province in Afghanistan. Shortly after that, USA Today posted a breathtakingly ignorant graphic purporting to show that the MOAB contained over 70 percent of the destructive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This epic fail occurred even though the following comparison was known early on: The MOAB has the force of 11 tons of TNT. For comparison, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 had the force of 15 thousand tons of TNT. The destructive force of the...
  • Meet the Press Debates If Hillary Lost Because of the Countrys Misogyny

    04/09/2017 12:59:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 9, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a ridiculous discussion that sounded as though it belonged in a forum of a left-wing website, the panel on Sunday’s Meet the Press bemoaned how the country’s attitude towards women cost Hillary Clinton the White House. Moderator Chuck Todd read from the recent NYT column of Nicholas Kristof, who described Clinton’s idea of Trump voters as “I don’t agree with him, I’m not sure I really approve of him, but he looks like somebody who’s been president before.” Paraphrasing Clinton, Todd suggested that “she believed misogyny played a much larger role in this than it’s been analyzed by many...
  • CNN's Don Lemon Loses It: Won't 'Aid And Abet' Trump's Surveillance Claim

    04/04/2017 6:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 4, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    The wagon-circling campaign to protect Obama administration and intelligence community officials who surveilled Donald Trump and his transition team during his presidential campaign and post-victory transition is moving into hyperdrive. On Monday, CNN's Don Lemon proclaimed that "there is no evidence whatsoever" supporting Donald Trump's claim about having been "spied on illegally" (note the inclusion of the word "illegally," which is crucial), and declared that he would not "aid and abet the people who are trying to misinform you." Lemon's stridency as he delivered his rant on CNN Tonight appeared to betray "he protests too much" behavior, while subsequent events...