Media BiASS: Ignoring Truth…

Networks Refuse to Report Latest IRS Scandal Revelations

 

The saga of Lois Lerner’s missing emails took a bunch of twists and turns this past week, but you wouldn’t know that if you only got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. On July 21, it was reported that even more IRS officials had their hard drives crash on them, including employees who “routinely corresponded” with Lerner. What a coincidence! On that same day it was revealed that a top IRS official was uncertain if backup tapes of Lerner’s lost emails still existed. The next day the story changed again when it was reported that Lerner’s hard drive was only “scratched” and the data was recoverable.

 

CBS and NBC Continue to Ignore Federal Judge Overturning D.C. Gun Ban

 

On Saturday, July 26, federal judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ruled that Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying a gun in public was unconstitutional and since the decision the “big three” networks have remained virtually silent on the Second Amendment victory. BeginningSaturday night and continuing through the evening of Monday, July 28 only ABC’s Good Morning America has acknowledged the ruling. ABC’s Ron Claiborne gave the story a scant 18 seconds on Sunday morning whereas CBS and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts, as well as ABC’s World News have ignored the story altogether.

 

Geraldo: Every Time You Say ‘Illegals’ It’s Like Fingernails on a Blackboard!

 

Geraldo Rivera hates it whenever any one around him refers to people illegally crossing the border as “illegals.” On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered he challenged FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt when she dared to use that phrase in his presence. Rivera barked: “Every time you say ‘illegals,’ it’s like fingernails on a black board!”

 

CBS’s Rose Allows Hamas Leader to Compare Palestinian Terrorism to U.S. Defeating British in Revolutionary War

 

CBS This Morning aired multiple excerpts on Monday morning of co-host Charlie Rose’s interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, that will air on Rose’s PBS show on Mondaynight. In the excerpts that were aired, Rose allowed him to compare the Palestinian people in their fighting with Israel to Americans waging war with the British in the America Revolution. Further, Meshaal denied any possibility that, in his mind, a state of Israel could co-exist with any Palestinian state. After dimissing a quote from former President Bil Clinton about Hamas having a strategy “designed to force Israel to kill their own civilians so the rest of the world will condemn them,” Meshaal launched into into a ridiculous comparison between the Palestinians fighting the Israelis and the Americans fighting the British during the American Revolution: “You in America, the American Revolution, was it peaceful? Did you not kick the British out?”

 

NBC Reporter Frets Over Hamas Getting ‘Nothing’ in Cease-Fire With Israel

 

On Monday’s NBC Today, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel worried that Hamas was not getting enough out of a temporary cease-fire agreement with Israel: “What is Hamas getting in return? So far, nothing. No deal, no immediate lifting of the closure of the Gaza Strip. Just a reprieve from Israel’s assault that has flattened entire Gaza neighborhoods and killed more than a thousand Palestinians, many of them civilians, many of them children.”Engel continued to outline the demands from the Palestinian terrorist organization: “The war could easily escalate again. Hamas wants an agreement to end the fighting, not for Israel to unilaterally scale back the assault on its own terms.”

 

CBS Promotes Obama Fist Bump In Wake of New Study on Reducing Spread of Germs

 

On Monday night, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley used a new study showing that high fives are five times more hygienic than shaking hands as a way of promoting President Obama’s use of the fist bump. Fill-in anchor James Brown, who hosts The NFL Today on CBS, gushed at how “in his line of work, President Obama does a healthy amount of handshaking but a study out today says high fives will be more hygienic. They transfer only about half as many bacteria.”

Media BiASS: Covering Up Obama Fail….

MSNBC’s Harris-Perry Compares Rick Perry to Segregationists Trying to Stop Integration of Public Schools

 

MSNBC Weekend MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry her weekend platform to disgustingly compare Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) and his decision to sent National Guard troops to the border to that of southern Democrats blocking African American children from integrating into previously all-white public schools: “Rick Perry was preceded in his call to send armed troops to confront children by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubas. He, of course, called the National Guard to stop the Little Rock Nine from their first day of school at Central High.”

 

Meet the Press’ Panel Laments ‘Do-Nothing Nature’ of Republicans In Congress

 

A common theme among liberal journalists is to blame a “do-nothing Congress” when liberal policies fail to become law. Such was the case during a panel discussion on Sunday’s Meet the Press when moderator David Gregory and his entire panel lamented the lack of legislative action on Capitol Hill, mainly in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Gregory summed up the panel’s sentiment when he bemoaned how “until the incentives are changed, a desire for some compromise or even meeting challenges that Americans want dealt with, will not get done. Because nobody will give the other side even a small win in this climate.”

 

David Gregory Suggests Paul Ryan Doesn’t Have ‘A Lot of Sympathy’ for Poor People

 

Meet the Press moderator David Gregory did his best to condemn Congressman Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal during an interview on Sunday. The NBC host played a clip of Ryan from 2013 in which he criticized a “dependency culture” in America which Gregory interpreted as not sounding “like there’s a lot of sympathy for people you think need the government’s help. What you seem to be saying is that people have a problem with their own dependency here the government is only furthering.”

 

NBC, CBS Allow a Scant 43 Seconds to Hero Doctor Who Shot Crazed Gunman

 

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, the networks highlighted President Obama’s call for more gun control to rein in violence. However, NBC and CBS on Thursday night and Fridaymorning allowed a mere 43 seconds for the story of a hero doctor who used his own firearm to shoot a crazed gunman in Pennsylvania. Good Morning America reporter Ron Claiborne covered the story in a full report. The ABC journalist recounted, “…A psychiatric patient with a criminal past got into an argument with his caseworker, opened fire on her allegedly and then the doctor pulled out his gun and shot the gunman.”

 

Networks Condemn Attack on U.N. School in Gaza, Ignore Hamas Hiding Rockets in Schools

 

While all three networks denounced the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday, NBC, ABC and CBS all failed to report on similar U.N. schools in the war-torn territory being used to hide Hamas rockets. As Fox News reported on Tuesday, “The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said the rockets were found in between two other UNRWA schools that are being used to host 1,500 displaced people.” On Wednesday’s Special Report, anchor Bret Baier read a statement from the office of the U.N. Secretary General condemning Hamas for the action. Panelist Charles Krauthammer blasted the international organization: “The U.N. workers, UNRWA, have collaborated with Hamas for years and years. They know that there are missiles in the schools, in the hospitals, in the mosques, and they know what’s going to happen. Kids will be killed and that’s going to be on television.”

 

Maher: ObamaCare ‘So Much More of a Significant Achievement than Landing on the Moon’

 

Citing the 45th anniversary last week of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, Bill Maher on Friday night sneered: “I always hear that the moon landing was the last great thing that America did. I think the last great thing America did was giving health care to 30 million people.” That prompted a roar of applause from the Los Angeles audience for Maher’s July 25 Real Time show on HBO, and after it died down a bit, Maher insisted: “I find that to be so much more of a significant achievement than landing on the moon.

Media BiASS!!

ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

 

Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News on Thursday evening failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8 percent. The CBS Evening News did cover this story, but it only was in the form of a 12-second news brief from anchor Scott Pelley. Pelley grimly reported: “Today’s report on the housing market is raising concerns about the economic recovery. Sales of new homes dropped sharply last month, more than 8%, and that’s the largest decline in nearly a year.”

 

MSNBC’s Schultz Slams Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan; ‘Out There Selling the Turd in the Punch Bowl’

 

Ed Schultz spent a portion of his opening monologue on his MSNBC show Thursdayattacking Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his latest policy proposal to reform government welfare programs, declaring that Ryan is “more radical than ever” and he’s “out there selling the turd in the punch bowl.” After trumpeting the long-standing liberal policy of increasing the minimum wage, Schultz moved to attack Ryan and a speech he madeThursday in which he offered, among many topics, plans to consolidate government welfare programs and reform federal education spending.

 

CBS and NBC Finally Notice Criticism of Obama Fundraising Amid Crises, ABC Still Ignores

 

Both Wednesday’s CBS Evening News and Thursday’s NBC Today offered full reports on President Obama being criticized for attending Democratic Party fundraisers at a time of international crises. ABC continued to remain silent on the growing controversy. On Evening News, White House correspondent Major Garrett reported: “President Obama arrived late today in Los Angeles for his fifth meeting with big donors in two days.” A clip played of Garrett challenging Press Secretary Josh Ernest: “Could you address what many Americans believe is either the trivial or unnecessarily-distracting obligation of presidents – including this one – to raise money in the course of conducting important matters of state?”

 

NBC Notes Apollo 11 Astronauts’ Meeting With Obama; Ignores Press Shut Out of Oval Office

 

On Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams reported the Apollo 11 astronauts’ meeting with President Obama to mark the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, but failed to mention that only photo journalists were permitted to cover the event. Williams spotlighted Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’s visit to the White House, and how “with them in spirit in the Oval Office today was the late, great Neil Armstrong.”

 

ABC, NBC Ignore Montana Democrat Accused of Plagiarizing Masters Thesis

 

On Thursday, July 24, the New York Times revealed that Senator John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized his Master’s thesis from the United States Army College and that at least 25 percent of his paper “was either taken without attribution from other authors’ works or improperly sourced.” Despite the embarrassing revelation, CBS This Morning was the only network morning news show to report on the plagiarism scandal whereas NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America ignored the story.

 

NY Times Decries ISIS’s ‘Brutal Crackdown’ on Iraqi Christians; Big Three Networks Yawn

 

ABC, CBS, and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the dire situation of Christians in Iraq, particularly after ISIS’s takeover of the key city of Mosul. The Islamic extremist group drove most of the Christians out of the city, and issued an ultimatum to those who remained: covert to Islam, pay a hefty tax, or face death. Refreshingly, the New York Times spotlighted the crisis in a Thursday op-ed, and noted that the Christian community in Mosul has lived there for nearly 2,000 years.

Media BiASS: Meh….

Networks Ignore GAO’s Study on ObamaCare Accepting Fake Applications; NBC Touts Enrollment

 

The Big Three networks’ morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Government Accountability Office’s undercover tests of ObamaCare’s sign-up systems that uncovered that fraudulent documents were able to procure federal health plans and subsidies. On Wednesday, Amy Goldstein of the Washington Post reported that “undercover GAO investigators tried to obtain health plans for a dozen fictitious applicants….All but one of the fake applicants ended up getting subsidized coverage — and have kept it.” Brian Williams skipped this GAO investigation on Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, but set aside 21 seconds of air time to tout the latest enrollment numbers for ObamaCare.

 

ABC, NBC Ignore Obama’s West Coast Fundraising Trip Amid Turmoil in Ukraine and Israel

 

ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today continued to ignore President Obama’s fundraising trips across the country Wednesday morning as he spent Tuesday raising money for Democrats in California and Washington state. While CBS This Morning did mention that Obama was on the West Coast for fundraisers and that it has drawn criticism from Republicans, it lasted for only 27 seconds. Among the news stories covered at the top of the 8:00 a.m. hour, co-host Gayle King read a news brief in which she stated that “President Obama faces criticism this morning for following through with a fund-raising trip to the West Coast.” King mentioned that Obama made stops in two states to raise money for Democrats and added that: “Many Republicans say that his priorities should be focused on the tensions with Russia and the turmoil in the Middle East.”

 

NBC Spotlights Bloomberg Blasting FAA for Suspending Flights to Israel; ABC, CBS Omit

 

Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News was the sole Big Three evening newscast to notice the criticism of the Obama administration banning U.S. airliners from traveling to Israel. Prominent politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, including Senator Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have denounced this move by the FAA. Senator Cruz accused the administration of using the “federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel.”

 

NBC Discovers Hypocrisy of Michael Moore’s Wealth; Used Him to Bash Wall Street in Past

 

On Wednesday, NBC’s Today offered a surprising full report on “filmmaker and liberal activist” Michael Moore tarnishing his “blue-collar, anti-capitalist image” after it was revealed during divorce proceedings that Moore and his now ex-wife lived in a Michigan mansion, “the 10,000-square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna and Bruce Willis.” Back in 2009, the morning show invited Moore on the broadcast to bash big bonuses for Wall Street executives. In part, Moore ranted against the wealthy business leaders living in “gated communities” and “castles with moats around them.” Perhaps Moore should have remembered that people living in giant mansions shouldn’t throw stones.

Media BiASS: LIEberal Talking Heads…..

Amid Global Chaos, Al Roker Asks Michelle Obama: ‘Who’s the Best Cook’ in the First Family?

 

Despite the continuing fallout from the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and Israel’s incursion into Gaza, Monday’s NBC Today devoted over four minutes of air time to weatherman Al Roker conducting a fawning interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. In what Roker teased as a “revealing conversation,” he asked Obama: “Who’s the best cook in the family?” Roker had the friendly chat with the First Lady while attending the Kids State Dinner at the White House on Friday, something he promoted during the segment: “The tiniest top chefs from all fifty states with a seat at the White House table, serving recipes they submitted….if you give a kid a meal, they’ll eat for one meal. It’s the old saying. You teach somebody how to fish or how to make the healthy meal, they eat that way for a lifetime.”

 

Networks Ignore: As Chaos Breaks Out, White House Claims Obama Has Brought ‘Tranquility’

 

The week of July 13 to 19 saw increased violence between Israel and the Palestinians, an act of terror as a plane was blown out of the sky in Ukraine, and simmering tensions between Mexico and the United States over a border crisis. With that as a backdrop, the networks skipped White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s July 14 claim that Barack Obama has “improved the tranquility of the global community.” The journalists at NBC, CBS and ABC, so far, have ignored the remark, offering no skepticism.

 

‘Big Three’ Ignore IRS Official Saying Backup of Lois Lerner’s Emails May Not Exist

 

On Monday, IRS deputy associate chief council Thomas Kane told the House Oversight Committee that he is unsure whether or not backup tapes of the lost Lois Lerner emails exist. Despite the potential bombshell surrounding the investigation into the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, all three network evening news shows, ABC’s World News with Diane SawyerCBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and the NBC Nightly News, ignored the revelations on Monday, July 21.

 

Charlie Rose Waits Almost a Full Hour to Ask Hillary About Benghazi

 

PBS’s Charlie Rose opened his 62 minute-long interview with Hillary Clinton, aired in two parts on Thursday and Friday’s Charlie Rose show, by reciting a Maya Angelou poem dedicated to the former Secretary of State. Almost an hour later Rose finally asked Clinton about the Benghazi scandal. In the second part of the interview, aired at the end of Friday’sshow, Rose waited until his last question, with just a little over 3 minutes of interview time left, to finally bring up Benghazi. Even then Rose sheepishly tip-toed up to the topic as he told Clinton that if he didn’t ask the question he was worried “a thousand people will write me.”

 

NBC Hails Elizabeth Warren as ‘Celebrity’ for ‘Disillusioned, Disappointed Liberals’

 

While discussing potential 2016 presidential contenders on Sunday’s NBC Meet the Press, correspondent Andrea Mitchell argued that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren could be “real issue” for Hillary Clinton, touting Warren being “greeted as such a celebrity” at the left-wing Netroots Nation conference. Moderator David Gregory confirmed Warren “getting a huge, huge response” at the event. Mitchell declared that Warren “was all but a candidate” and could make a move for 2016 “if there were a slip, or if there were any reason where Hillary Clinton has to take a step back, and if the foreign policy becomes an issue, which she has to own part of.”

 

McCain Fires Back at Jon Stewart: ‘Gets Away’ With Being ‘Absolutely Wrong;’ Jabs Media

 

On Sunday’s Media Buzz on FNC, Senator John McCain brushed off Jon Stewart’s latest blast at him over the Iraq War. Host Howard Kurtz wondered, “Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?” McCain bluntly answered, “No, but it doesn’t matter really. He’s a comedian.” When Kurtz brought up Stewart’s “sizable following among young people,” the Republican contended that “he’s a very entertaining and funny guy, but…when he says things…that are absolutely wrong, he gets away with it.”

Media BiASS: NBC, ABC, CBS, All Crap…

Chris Matthews, Yes Matthews, Admiringly Recalls Reagan’s Response to KAL-007 Shootdown

 

Amazingly, Chris Matthews concluded Thursday’s Hardball by playing clips of how President Ronald Reagan reacted the Soviet shootdown of a Korean Air Lines 747 passenger jet in 1983 – even conceding, after a clip of Reagan charging the Soviets with terrorism and a “flagrant lie,” that “he was speaking for the American people.” At Point Mugu Naval Air Station, on Friday, September 2, 1983, Reagan asserted: “What can we think of a regime that so broadly trumpets its vision of peace and global disarmament and yet so callously and quickly commits a terrorist act to sacrifice the lives of innocent human beings? What can be said about Soviet credibility when they so flagrantly lie about such a heinous act?”

 

CBS, NBC Refuse to Cover News DOJ to Investigate Lost IRS E-Mails; ABC Gives News Measly 22 Seconds

 

Both CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today chose to ignore the latest news in the IRS scandalThursday morning that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be investigating the disappearance and destruction of emails pertaining to former IRS official Lois Lerner. Meanwhile, ABC’s Good Morning America did cover the news, but only devoted 22 seconds to the story in the form of a news brief during the 7:00 a.m. hour. News reader Amy Robach reported “[a]nd in Washington, a major development in the IRS targeting scandal. The agency is accused of targeting conservative groups. Well now there is word the Justice Department will investigate the disappearance of e-mails the agency claims were lost when a computer crashed. The e-mails were to and from Lois Lerner, a key former IRS official who has refused to testify.”

 

ABC Finally Discovers Disease Danger at the Border: ‘Pneumonia and Influenza’

 

The growing threat of pneumonia, influenza and other serious diseases at the border has not been a concern for ABC. Since June 8, the network completely ignored the potentially grave threat as illegals stream into America. Yet, on Thursday, Good Morning America’s Jim Avila warned, “…Some children are leaving border patrol processing centers with high fevers, flu-like symptoms and other contagious diseases.” Highlighting children flown from a screening center in California, Avila noted that the youths were sick with “fevers and coughing.” He added, “Others had chicken pox and Coxsackie virus.”

 

NBC’s Lauer Frets: Is Army ‘Succumbing to Public Pressure’ By Investigating Bergdahl’s Desertion?

 

In an interview with Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s attorney on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried that the former Taliban captive and possible deserter was being unfairly investigated by the military: “There was so much fanfare after his release. The President met in the Rose Garden with Sergeant Bergdahl’s parents. Top military officials were quoted as saying they didn’t think he would face any major punishment. And then the criticism started and then the controversy started. Now there’s a full-fledged investigation. Do you think the military is succumbing to public pressure on this?”

 

NBC Ignores Latest on Illegal Immigration Crisis, Mocks GOP Lawmaker Instead

 

The only coverage of the ongoing border crisis featured on Thursday’s NBC Today was report focused on ridiculing a Republican state lawmaker in Arizona for mistaking a bus filled with YMCA campers for one carrying illegal immigrant children. Co-host Matt Lauer teased: “…why one lawmaker is saying he’s sorry this morning.” Fill-in news reader Tamron Hall hyped the gaffe: “Yeah, this is a big one.” In the report that followed, correspondent Tom Llamas declared: “Oracle, Arizona, is the latest town torn in two as protesters await the possible arrival of buses carrying migrant children….At the scene Tuesday, state lawmaker Adam Kwasman, a Republican running for Congress….It turns out that bus was actually filled with YMCA kids heading to day camp…”

Media BiASS; NBC, Nothing But Crap…….

NBC Continues Blackout of Latest VA Hearing, Highlights Giant African Snails Instead

 

On Monday night, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a highly contentious hearing featuring Allison Hickey, chief of the VA’s benefits division and VA whistleblower Kristen Ruell. Despite the new details in the VA scandal, NBC has yet to acknowledge the hearings’ existence on any of its morning or evening news broadcasts. The evening of Tuesday, July 15 saw only the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley cover the VA scandal, with both ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News ignoring the congressional hearing. During their Tuesday morning newscasts, ABC’s Good Morning America gave the VA hearing a mere 23 seconds whereas NBC’s Today continued its tradition of ignoring the testimony.

 

NBC Ignores VA Whistle-Blower Hearing; ABC Gives News Only 23 Seconds

 

On Tuesday morning, NBC’s Today refused to cover the latest news in the Veterans Affairs scandal as the House Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony Monday night from additional whistle-blowers who faced punishment from superiors for identifying allegedly manipulated response times for veterans who filed benefit and disability claims. Coverage of the latest news saw only two minutes and 26 seconds of air time total with only 23 seconds of that from ABC’s Good Morning America. Meanwhile, CBS This Morning spent two minutes and three seconds on the story during the 7:00 a.m. hour.

 

NBC Reporter Acts As Hamas Spokesman, Denies Terror Group Uses Civilians As Human Shields

 

Reporting from the Gaza Strip during MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on July 14, NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, formerly of Al Jazerra and CNN, parroted Hamas denials that it deliberately placed missile batteries in civilian buildings in Gaza: “They definitely reject the labeling of using civilians as human shields….Hamas military wing people that we’ve been speaking to and others – not just on these past few days, but in the past several years, because this is an issue that always comes up against Hamas – they will say that this is the nature of the battlefield that they have to fight in. That this is not an issue by design, but as a reality of what Gaza is like because it’s so densely populated.”

Media BiASS: Ignore It…Maybe It Will Go Away…

CNN’s Cuomo Mocks IRS Scandal During Immigration Segment; Asks ‘Where is the Humanity’ to Help Kids at Border?

 

On Monday, viewers of CNN saw the hosts of New Day continue their championing of the Obama administration on illegal immigration with co-host Chris Cuomo asking for the rule of law to be set aside. Cuomo also mocked Republicans for being obsessed with the IRS scandal and not responding with compassion to the “flood of child humanity.” Cuomo soon mocked: “You spend weeks subpoenaing emails, on you know, on – what’s going on with the IRS, but you really not going to fight your way into these kids? It’s cause you don’t want to.”

 

ABC and NBC Continue to Ignore Latest In VA Scandal

 

ABC and NBC continued their tradition of ignoring the latest controversy surrounding the Veterans Affairs department. On Monday morning, only CBS This Morning covered the news that the VA has problems paying veterans for service-related injuries with NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America ignoring the developments. On the evening of July 14, only the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley covered the latest revelations while ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News were nowhere to be found. The CBS Evening News provided a full 2 minute and 19 second report on how “some employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs altered records to make it appear that vets were receiving disability checks faster than they actually were.”

 

ABC, NBC Ignore Latest on VA Scandal; CBS Allows a Scant 21 Seconds

 

Of the three morning shows on Monday, NBC and ABC ignored the latest controversy enveloping the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs department. Only CBS This Morning bothered to cover the news that the VA has problems paying men and women compensation for service-related injuries. This Morning co-host Charlie Rose sped through the story in just 21 seconds. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Rose quickly related, “The agency is now accused of sloppiness and improper work, paying claims to veterans injured while serving.”

 

CNN’s Whitfield Tosses Softballs at ‘Inspirational,’ ‘Visionary’ Marion Barry

 

Fredricka Whitfield put on the kid gloves for Marion Barry on Sunday’s CNN Newsroom, and acclaimed the former D.C. mayor as a “visionary.” Whitfield skirted mentioning every single controversy Barry has been involved in through his long career save one – his “infamous drug bust in 1990.” She also spotlighted the Democrat’s conspiracy theory that the FBI set up the sting to take him down for helping the poor: “You draw that correlation that all of those things that you did for the underserved community…and the design of this drug bust.” The anchor deferentially let Barry take credit for everything supposedly going well with the city of Washington, D.C., but failed to bring up the fact that the District became the “murder capital” of the U.S. during his tenure as mayor.

 

Martha Raddatz Laments: With So Many International Crises, John Kerry Can’t ‘Prioritize’

 

Echoing past defenses of Jimmy Carter, Good Morning America’s Martha Raddatz on Monday indicated that there are simply too many international flare-ups for John Kerry and the Obama administration to focus on just one. Referring to the ongoing violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Raddatz lamented, “But diplomats really only so much bandwidth when they’re dealing with things. They have to prioritize.”

 

Obama-Nominated Justice Kagan Officiates at Wedding of CBS News Reporter to Ex-Obama Staffer

 

Julianna Goldman, who endured a marriage to former MSNBC host/reporter David Shuster, got married on Saturday, in Aspen, Colorado, to Michael Gottlieb, a former associate White House counsel for Obama. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, a former colleague of Gottlieb’s at the White House, “officiated.” Goldman was Bloomberg’s White House correspondent until a few weeks ago. “Next month,” the NY Times item noted, “she is to join CBS News as a television correspondent in its Washington bureau.”

Media BiASS: Alphabet News, Irrelevant!!

ABC and NBC Censor Latest IRS Outrage, CBS Gives Story Only 19 Seconds

 

On Thursday morning, ABC and NBC refused to cover the latest revelation in the IRS scandal. Politico reported on Wednesday afternoon that former IRS official Lois Lerner cautioned her colleagues about what they write in emails in case any of them come under congressional investigation. Wednesday night’s broadcast evening newscasts were similarly uninterested in the latest IRS development, though FNC’s Special Report with Bret Baier, at6 PM EDT, ran a full story from Carl Cameron and discussed it during its panel segment.CBS This Morning did not do much better than ABC ior NBC on Thursday morning, as the news warranted only a 19 second mention during the 7:30 a.m. half hour when covering headlines from publications across the country.

 

Words Do Matter: CNN’s Bolduan Berates Perry on Immigration With Liberal Talk Points

 

Thursday’s edition of New Day on CNN included co-host Kate Bolduan’s continued efforts to loyally follow the Obama administration by lobbying and mocking anyone who dared suggest that they do not support the President or his immigration policy. Thursday’s guest in the hot seat was Texas Governor Rick Perry. From start to finish in the eight minute plus interview, Bolduan attacked Perry on everything from securing the border to solving the issue of the undocumented illegal immigrant children to whether he “could get past the politics” and support President Obama.

 

CBS Host: Is Perry Calling Border Crisis Obama’s ‘Katrina Moment’ Just ‘A Bunch of Bull’?

 

Talking to political director John Dickerson on Thursday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O’Donnell tried to dismiss Texas Governor Rick Perry calling the current border crisis President Obama’s “Katrina moment”: “Is there some truth to that or is there, as we say in Texas, is that a bunch of bull?” Dickerson flippantly replied: “Well, you know, the Katrina moment since that disaster has gotten kind of thrown around, it’s become something of a political cliche. I think this might be the President’s maybe twentieth Katrina moment.”

 

CBS Breaks 102-Day Blackout on Captive Marine; NBC Still Won’t Acknowledge Case

 

U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi has been held in a Mexican prison for more than three months for accidentally crossing into Mexico with weapons and NBC News has yet to acknowledge the story. On Wednesday, July 9, Sergeant Tahmooressi made his first appearance in a Tijuana courtroom and on Thursday both ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning covered the developments whereas NBC’s Today remained silent.

 

Only CBS Identifies Israel’s Targets as ‘Terrorists'; NBC and ABC See ‘Militants’

 

Of the three morning shows on Thursday, only CBS allowed that Israel’s targets in the ongoing violence could be called “terrorists.” ABC and NBC described “militants ” The networks all highlighted the plight of Palestinian civilians hurt or killed by Israel. But their journalists failed to wonder if Hamas was using people as human shields. Instead, Good Morning America’s Alex Marquardt highlighted, “So far, around 80 Palestinians killed, the vast majority civilians.”

 

On CNN, Conservative Pollster Conway, Joy Behar Spar Over the Future of ‘The View’

 

Kellaynne Conway and Joy Behar faced off on Wednesday’s CNN Tonight over the future of ABC’s The View, particularly in light of Rosie O’Donnell rejoining the cast. Host Don Lemon wondered, “Will the panel reflect American politics?” When Conway asserted that the program didn’t need to be political, Behar sarcastically asked if the conservative pollster wanted the job. Conway replied, “No, no, no. I think they’re not really looking for a real conservative.”

Media BiASS: Alphabet Networks Report Nothing……

89 Percent of Network Stories Omit Obama’s Role in Causing Border Crisis

 

While all three networks played clips of Barack Obama on Monday blaming the GOP for the border crisis, they have been reluctant to cite the President’s own failure to enforce immigration laws as a cause for thousands of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. From June 8 through the morning of July 1 ABC, CBS and NBC have offered a total of 45 stories on the border crisis, on their evening and morning shows, and in only 5 (11 percent) have they brought up Obama immigration policies as a possible cause for the most recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied children, crossing the border.

 

NBC Promotes Twitter Handle For Illegal Immigrants: #RefugeeRiders

 

On Wednesday morning, NBC’s Today went beyond avoiding using the term “illegal” to describe the immigrants being bussed from Texas into California but the Peacock network has created a Twitter handle to show its support for the illegal immigrants. Following a report by NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, Today anchor Matt Lauer triumphantly declared: “We want you to weigh in on this. Share your comments using the #RefugeeRiders.”

 

ABC, NBC Fail to Use the Term ‘Illegal’ In Story On Illegal Immigrants Being Bused Across Country

 

On Tuesday, all three network evening newscasts hyped a protest in Murrieta, California where residents objected to busloads of illegal immigrants being sent to their town to be processed by border patrol agents. While all three networks covered the story, only the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley actually called the 140 passengers “illegal immigrants” with ABC and NBC choosing to call them “migrants” and “undocumented immigrants” respectively.

 

ABC, NBC Ignore Obama’s Immigration Rant; CBS Pits Obama, Boehner Against GOP

 

The broadcast network morning newscasts came and went on Tuesday with NBC’s Todayand ABC’s Good Morning America ignoring President Obama’s latest rant against Republicans. CBS This Morning devoted a full 2 minutes and 45 seconds to Obama’s rant against House Republicans for refusing to accept his parameters for immigration reform and bucking their own Speaker on his willingness to take up the matter. In his report, CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante cast Obama in a heroic light, heralding how “[t]he president went to the Rose Garden and teed off on Republicans and Congress for not allowing a vote on the immigration reform bill even though many members personally supported it. As a result, he says, he will take matters into his own hands.”

 

ABC’s GMA Yawns at Hobby Lobby Ruling; Spotlights ‘Running of the Interns’

 

NBC and ABC omitted covering the Supreme Court’s final two rulings from their Tuesdaymorning newscasts, despite the fact that the decisions came down after their Mondayepisodes aired. Only CBS This Morning set aside air time for the ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, which upheld the religious liberty rights of closely held corporations. Viewers of ABC’sGood Morning America might have guessed that the Supreme Court handed down some decisions, as the morning show devoted a full segment to the “running of the interns,” where the summer interns of media outlets run copies of Court’s “big rulings” to the journalists outside. GMA even held their own intern race, where the competitors run cups of iced coffee to the anchors inside the studio.