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Media BiASS: No News, Nothing But Crap….

Hopeful NYT: ‘A Pleasant Surprise’ for Government That Kennedy Might Flip on ObamaCare

 

The New York Times on Thursday sounded a hopeful tone about oral arguments regarding ObamaCare, yet again in the Supreme Court. The headline for the Adam Liptak story trumpeted, “At Least One Justice Is in Play as Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case.” After noting that “the court’s four liberal members voiced strong support for the administration’s position,” Liptak hyped, “In a pleasant surprise for the administration, however, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who was in dissent in 2012, made several comments indicating that his vote was in play.”

 

CBS and NBC Omit Video of Hillary Clinton Hitting Bush Administration in 2007 Over E-Mails

 

On Thursday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News neglected to mention video that had surfaced earlier in the day of Hillary Clinton attacking the Bush administration in 2007 over their supposed email practices. Instead of mentioning this latest example of hypocrisy by a Clinton, CBS touted a Democratic Congressman who lamented that this story is merely “in the realm of presidential politics” while NBC’s Andrea Mitchell pushed a Clinton-camp talking point and dubbed the scandal as just “fuss.”

 

Wife of Chris Matthews ‘Likely’ Running for Congress as Democrat

 

Politico reports that Kathleen Matthews, wife of liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews and former news anchor for WJLA-ABC 7 in Washington, DC, is likely to run for Congress as a Democrat. Matthews will seek the seat being vacated by Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who plans to run for U.S. Senate, replacing the retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski.

 

Martin Bashir Returns to TV In Prime Time on CBS

 

Martin Bashir, infamous for charging that Sarah Palin deserved to be punished by having someone defecate into her mouth, a vile diatribe which forced him off of MSNBC in late 2013, popped up — for a mere three seconds — on this past Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Madame Secretary. His role didn’t take much of a stretch: He played a cable TV news host whose show could be seen on a wall-mounted television in the background during a scene set in a restaurant.

 

Witty Remarks By Stan Evans, RIP, at the MRC’s 2006 ‘DisHonors Awards’

 

Sad news today (Tuesday) that M. Stanton Evans, newspaper editor, founder of the National Journalism Center, conservative leader and author who wrote ten books, passed away at age 80. In 2006, Stan rewarded the Media Research Center and our audience, at the 2006 MRC Gala and DisHonors Awards, by accepting in jest, on behalf of Rosie O’Donnell, the “I’m Not a Political Genius But I Play One on TV Award.”

 

More Humor from Stan Evans, RIP, Including His ‘Evans’ Law of Inadequate Paranoia’

 

Following up on the Tuesday post, “Witty Remarks By Stan Evans, RIP, at the MRC’s 2006 ‘DisHonors Awards,’” video of the late M. Stanton Evans serving as Master of Ceremonies a few years earlier for the Media Research Center’s very first “DisHonors Awards” in 1999. Evans, who sadly passed away on Tuesday at age 80, delivered humorous reflections and quips about the politics of the time as host of the MRC event.

Media BiASS: News? We Make It Up!!!

Chuck Todd Defends Hillary from Claims She Can’t Connect With Public

 

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director, one again played the role of Hillary Clinton apologist as he defended the former Secretary of State from suggestions that she doesn’t understand the challenges facing the average American. Speaking to his panel, Todd argued that Hillary’s inability to connect with voters was “not necessarily her fault. I mean, she’s had Secret Service protection for 22 years. That is tough.” Todd’s comments came in response to clips of former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) and Ms. Clinton speaking about the challenges of political life. The Meet the Pressmoderator excused Ms. Clinton’s problem relating to voters and pointed out that for “twenty-two years, she hasn’t walked alone.”

 

Four Times in One Show, Chris Matthews Compares Ted Cruz to Joe McCarthy

 

In case MSNBC viewers didn’t understand that Ted Cruz is the new Joe McCarthy, Hardball’s Chris Matthews on Thursday repeated the attack four times. Smearing the Texas Republican as unhinged and paranoid is a favorite of Matthews. This time, the host lashed out against Cruz’s opposition to Barack Obama’s executive order amnesty. At 7:35, Matthews jeered, “Big surprise there. Joe McCarthy is at it again.” Five minutes later, at 7:40, the cable host ranted about “this plan by the new Joe McCarthy which is always to blame the government as lawless.”

 

Predictable CNN Suggests Tea Party Could Destroy GOP

 

On Sunday, CNN’s Inside Politics spent several minutes hyping the supposed headache Tea Partiers could give GOP leadership despite the Republican Party winning their 54th Senate seat following Saturday’s runoff in Louisiana. During the discussion, Robert Costa of The Washington Post insisted that Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying “to govern responsibly and he wants to set the party up for major gains in ’16. And that started in 2014 by pushing back the Tea Party and it starts now by making sure that all the passions and eagerness in the House don’t overtake the party.”

 

NBC: White GOP Congressional Districts Preventing Immigration Reform

 

During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report argued that the reason comprehensive immigration reform wasn’t getting passed was because of the racial makeup of House Republican districts: “Here’s the problem with the House, at the end of the day, the House does not look like the country.” CNBC’s Rick Santelli, immediately pushed back: “Who sent them there? Come on!” Walter continued: “Well, that’s right, they sit in districts – no listen, the average House – the average House Republican district is 75% white.” Moderator Chuck Todd chimed in his agreement: “That’s the problem.”

 

Networks Failed to Expose Doubts in Rolling Stone Rape Story; Devoted 11 Minutes on Evening Shows to Initial Report

 

When the now-retracted article by the Rolling Stone magazine about a brutal gang rape of a first-year student at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia was published on November 19, the major broadcast networks rushed to the story and devoted multiple segments to both the article and reaction on the school’s campus. In doing so, they failed to point out its flaws that brought an apology from the liberal magazine on Friday afternoon after it came to realize that many of the key facts in the story were in doubt.

 

Nets Obsessed Over Bridgegate Scandal, Yawn at Clearing of Christie

 

In January, the networks deluged Americans with coverage on Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal, offering a staggering 88 minutes in less than 48 hours. Late on Thursday night, a Democrat-led investigation failed to find evidence conclusively linking the New Jersey governor to the 2013 traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. On Friday morning, CBS and NBC allowed a scant 32 seconds to this important development.

 

CNN Spends 26 Seconds on Bridgegate Report Clearing Christie; Devoted 8.5 hours on First Day of Allegations

 

Back in January, when the Bridgegate scandal surfaced, CNN offered wall-to-wall coverage totaling just over eight hours and 35 minutes of coverage on its first full day and featured the Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, at the center of it all. So, when news surfaced on early Friday morning that a Democrat-led investigation cleared Christie of any wrongdoing, CNN chose to adopt a different approach and all but ignore this news. Through 5:30pm ET, the cable network had spent a scant 26 seconds on the report’s exoneration of Christie.

Media BiASS; Lies of the Talking Heads…

Chris Matthews Suggests Joni Ernst ‘Has Talked About Killing Politicians She Doesn’t Agree With’

 

During his MSNBC show on Thursday night, Chris Matthews discussed a soundbite of Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst stating her stance on the Second Amendment from two years ago and interpreted it as “pretty radical” to the point that “[s]he has talked about killing politicians she doesn’t agree with.” Here is what Ernst actually said (which was uncovered in a Huffington Post story from Wednesday): “I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, nine millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere, but I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family, whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from a government should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”

 

Meet the Press’ Complains About Money In Politics: It’s ’Like the Cold War’

 

Liberals love to complain that there’s far too much money in politics and on Sunday’s Meet the Press, the entire panel predictably fretted that political spending could spell the demise of American democracy. NBC’s Luke Russert introduced the segment by lamenting how “there’s real concern about the role money is playing in our politics with some even going as far to argue our democracy is being bought and sold.” While the NBC reporter did complain about political spending on both sides of the political spectrum, Russert did his best to paint the conservative Koch brothers as having a far bigger influence on the so-called problem of money in politics.

 

‘Big Three’ Sunday Political Shows Ignore Hillary Claiming Businesses Don’t Create Jobs

 

During a campaign rally for Martha Coakley, Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made some controversial comments about private businesses not being job creators. Speaking on Friday, Clinton told a Democratic audience to ignore people who say “corporations and businesses create jobs.” Despite the potential 2016 presidential candidate expressing far left anti-business sentiments, all three network Sunday morning political shows (ABC’s This Week, CBS’s Face The Nation, and NBC’s Meet the Press) conveniently ignored Ms. Clinton’s remarks during their midterm coverage.

 

CNN Plays Up GOP ‘Impediment’ to Obama Nominee in Ebola Response

 

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota promoted a liberal talking point about the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak on Friday’s New Day, as she interviewed Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Camerota spotlighted “many Democrats…say that Republicans in the Senate have blocked the President’s nominee for a surgeon general that we could have had one year ago – but Republicans have been an impediment.”

 

Far-Left Celebrity Russell Brand Is ‘Open’ to 9/11 Trutherism

 

Liberal celebrity Russell Brand on Thursday announced he’s “open” to the idea that the United States government may have been behind the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. Talking to a British reporter, Brand theorized, “Do you trust the American government? Do you trust the British government? What I do think is very interesting is the relationship that the Bush family have had for a long time with the Bin Laden family.” Pressed on the issue, the comedian declared, “We have to remain open-minded to any kind of possibility.”

 

Liberal Pundits Rush to Reject MRC Study Showing Media Midterm Double Standard

 

Since the Media Research Center first published its study on Wednesday showing a glaring double standard in how the network evening newscasts covered the anti-Republican wave in the 2006 midterm election vs the likely anti-Democratic wave in 2014, various liberal pundits and journalists took to the airwaves in an effort to dismiss the findings. On CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday, chief Washington correspondent John Harwood argued: “Well, look, I don’t know what data they were using for that….” Later that afternoon, on Fox News’s The Five, co-host Bob Beckel was so exasperated he could barely come up with an answer to the numbers.

 

O’Reilly Cites ‘Stunning’ MRC Study on Nets Ignoring Midterms; Carville Tries to Dismiss It

 

On his Fox News show Thursday night, host Bill O’Reilly cited the Media Research Center study on the network evening newscasts censoring coverage of the 2014 midterms: “Eight years ago, the nightly network newscasts went full out to cover the campaigns, which Democrats were favored to win….But this time around, the graph is far different. At this point in time, ABC News did 36 election reports eight years ago. So far this year, zero, nothing. CBS, 58 in year 2006. 14 this year. NBC, 65 eight years ago. 11 this year. Simply stunning.” O’Reilly turned to Democratic strategist James Carville for reaction, who promptly tried to defend the lack of coverage: “I think the more plausible explanation is, you know, President Obama hasn’t been able to change politics and inspire people, and politics is not selling very well on network news….I think the network people are striving for ratings and to make money. I don’t think that ideology is the first thing they think about.”

Media BiASS: Idjits…

NBC Reveals Latest Poll on Scandal-Plagued Administration…Of the NFL

 

On Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer brought on political director and Meet the Pressmoderator Chuck Todd to discuss the latest NBC News/Marist poll on a major American institution being rocked by scandal. It wasn’t the Obama administration getting the bad press, it was the National Football League. That’s right, NBC News conducted an entire poll just on the controversies surrounding the NFL and then put its chief political expert on air to analyze the findings. Not a single mention of President Obama’s sinking poll numbers was mentioned during the Today segment, not even any reference to politics.

 

NBC Continues Miniscule Coverage of Gov. Christie Innocence But Jumped At Initial Allegations

 

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice told NBC News that Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) was innocent of any wrong-doing relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge. Despite Governor Christie’s reported innocence, ABC and CBS have yet to cover the NBC story, but when the story originally broke in January, all three networks eagerly jumped on it. So far NBC has devoted only two news briefs on its Thursday night andFriday morning broadcasts totaling 59 seconds.

 

NPR Hypes Political Fallout from “Bridgegate” Scandal, Ignores Christie Innocence

 

Talk about tone deaf at National Public Radio. On Thursday’s All Things Considered, NPR reporter Don Gonyea ran a segment on Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) traveling to New Hampshire to campaign with Scott Brown as he seeks to become the next senator from New Hampshire. Unsurprisingly, the NPR reporter did his best to play up the “Bridgegate” controversy despite the Department of Justice clearing Christie of any wrongdoing in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. The accompanying story on the NPR website blared “Will bridge scandal jam Gov. Christie’s road show?”

 

Chris Matthews Assailed Christie as New Nixon, Skips Clearing

 

When the Bridgegate scandal engulfed Chris Christie in January, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews went wild, repeatedly comparing the controversy to Watergate. On Thursday afternoon, federal officials revealed that the New Jersey governor had no prior knowledge of the planned traffic backup. Somehow, the Hardball anchor ignored the development. On January 8, 2014, the day the story broke, Matthews muttered, “Nixonian. It’s so Nixonian.” On January 10, Matthews theorized, “I grew up during Watergate. I got to tell you, it follows a certain pattern.” On January 15, the cable journalist fixated, “Well, this is not yet a Watergate, but the more we learn about Chris Christie, the more he does look like Richard Nixon.

 

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Call for Equal, ‘24-hour’ Media Coverage If Christie Is Officially Cleared

 

On Friday morning, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski joined the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein in calling for equal news coverage if Christie is officially exonerated in numerous investigations into his involvement of the scandal known as Bridgegate to the non-stop coverage when it broke in January. During a discussion with their panel on Friday’sMorning Joe, they discussed news that a source informed NBC News on Thursday that a federal investigation has found no evidence that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ( R) knew of or ordered lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.

 

Billy Crystal Remembers the Time Robin Williams Realized Michael Dukakis Was a Loser

 

On Thursday’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, comedian Billy Crystal reminisced about Robin Williams and recounted a hilarious moment, way back in 1988, when his longtime friend and fellow Democrat realized they had a stinker on their hands with presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. “So he continued the speech and Robin stands next to me. And as Dukakis is droning on, Robin says ‘No way this mother [bleep] wins.’”

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: News You Can’t Believe!!

Chris Matthews Proclaims Boehner Lawsuit Occurs ‘In Third World Countries Before They Have a Coup’

 

Chris Matthews’ disdain for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his decision to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders reached a fever pitch on his Hardball program Monday night. Speaking to David Corn of the liberal Mother Jones and Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, Matthews maintained that Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit “is the kind of Mickey Mouse that goes on in third world countries before they have a coup because people were just sick of it.”

 

ABC Ignores Own Reporter Confronting White House Press Secy. Over Deportation of Illegal Immigrants

 

On Monday, July 7, Jonathan Karl, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent, challenged White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, over whether or not the Obama Administration was deporting illegal immigrants at the rate they claim to be. Despite the contentious back-and-forth in which the ABC reporter accused the White House of providing “disinformation” on the number of illegal children being deported, ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyerignored Karl’s questioning of Earnest on Monday night.

 

NBC Laments ‘Undocumented Immigrants’ Who ‘Find Themselves In the Middle of a Raging Debate’

 

In a report on Monday’s NBC Today, correspondent Miguel Almaguer portrayed illegal immigrants surging across the U.S. border as bystanders caught up in politics: “As most Americans celebrated Independence Day, thousands of undocumented immigrants from Central America – mostly women and children – find themselves in the middle of a raging debate with an uncertain future…” Almaguer touted “a show of support for Central American immigrants in San Diego” while also noting “five protesters arrested during a demonstration against those same immigrants” in Murrieta, California.

 

The View Crew: Obama is Not the Worst President!

 

A Quinnipiac poll that listed Barack Obama as the worst President since World War II had the ladies of ABC’s The View quite upset. On Thursday’s show, Jenny McCarthy defended Obama’s last place finish by asking: “isn’t the sitting President always considered the worst President?” She then griped that Obama has had to deal with the “worst Congress ever.” Sherri Shepherd spoke up for all the “happy” people on ObamaCare and guest-host Ana Ortiz played the race card as the Devious Maids actress complained: “It’s 1400 people and 73 percent of those people were white. I have never been asked a poll question ever.”

 

Skeptical NBC: Israeli Air Strike Hit ‘So-Called Terror Sites’

 

ABC, NBC and CBS offered slanted coverage of violence between Israelis and Palestinianson Monday. Today co-host Natalie Morales recounted the deaths of seven Hamas members in an air strike and qualified, “Israel says it carried out air strikes on at least fourteen so-called terror sites.”

 

For Two Days in a Row, CBS Touts Hillary Clinton as John McCain’s ‘Favorite Democrat’

 

CBS journalists over the weekend were thrilled at the possibility that Hillary Clinton might be John McCain’s “favorite Democrat.” Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer on Sunday talked to the Arizona Senator and enthused, “Hillary Clinton has said that you are her favorite Republican and I just want to ask you is she your favorite Democrat?” On Monday, CBS This Morning replayed the question and included a graphic that hyped, “favorite Democrat?”