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Media BiASS: Nothing But Crap, Obama Crap!!

NBC Continues Savaging Netanyahu; ‘Why Should President Obama Trust You?’

 

Despite decisively winning reelection, NBC Nightly News sustained its badgering and excoriating of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the fourth straight newscast with Thursday’s show including an interview Netanyahu gave to Andrea Mitchell that featured numerous, obnoxious questions, ranging from chastising him for promising that he would be opposed to Palestinian state to wondering “[w]hy President Obama should trust you.” Mitchell made no effort to pin the strain of the U.S-Israel relationship on the President.

Andrea Mitchell to Netanyahu: Congratulations, Your Victory is ‘Costing You’

 

Starting off her interview with newly reelected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell acknowledged his win – then told him how bad it was: “Prime Minister, congratulations on your victory. But – there’s always a but – critics and analysts here and around the world are saying, ‘At what cost?’ Your hard turn right on the Palestinian issue, what you said about the Arab voters coming out in droves, they say, are costing you, costing you support around the world.”

Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Easily, New York Times Writers Spill Vitriol

 

The morning after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprisingly easy victory against left-wing opposition, the New York Times was still sore. Columnist Thomas Friedman: “It is hard to know what is more depressing: that Netanyahu went for the gutter in the last few days in order to salvage his campaign — renouncing his own commitment to a two-state solution with the Palestinians and race-baiting Israeli Jews to get out and vote because, he said, too many Israeli Arabs were going to the polls — or the fact that this seemed to work.”

Katie Couric Lectures Romney: ‘Plenty of Politicians’ ‘Use Personal E-mail’

 

According to Katie Couric, “plenty of politicians” use private e-mail for work and it’s not a big a deal. The veteran journalist interviewed Mitt Romney for Yahoo on Thursday and pressed the 2012 Republican nominee on why Hillary Clinton’s secret e-mail system is a source of concern.

NBC Touts Obama’s Call for Mandatory Voting, Hosts Urge Easier Process

 

Thursday’s NBC Today seized on President Obama’s seeming advocacy for mandatory voting in the United States during a town hall event on Wednesday, with fill-in news anchor Tamron Hall declaring: “The President said the U.S. should be making it easier to vote, not harder. He says if everyone voted, it would completely change the political map.”

ABC and CBS Skip Dick Durbin’s ‘Back of the Bus’ Slur Against GOP

 

ABC and CBS on Wednesday night and Thursday morning ignored Democratic Senator Dick Durbin’s smear that Republicans are keeping attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch in the “back of the bus.” NBC mentioned the liberal politician’s attack, but featured no critical analysis or questioning of the remark.

Jimmy Fallon Jokes About Obama’s Economic Record, Blaming Bad News on the GOP

 

During his Thursday monologue, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon turned to the Obama administration for the source of his current events jokes as President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and even the scandal-ridden Secret Service each saw a few jests sent their respective ways.

Media BiASS: Nothing But Crap!

NBC Touts Petition Alleging 47 GOP Senators Committed Treason with Letter to Iran

 

Unlike ABC and CBS, the NBC Nightly News dedicated a full segment on its Wednesday show to the continued reaction concerning the letter signed by 47 Republican Senators and sent to Iranian leaders. Predictably, the segment took to scolding the GOP by promoting a tweet from Hillary Clinton on the matter as well as a petition which calls for charges to be brought against the signers under the Logan Act.

NBC Tries to Change the Subject from E-Mails, Touts Hillary Bashing GOP Over Iran Letter

 

To its credit, Wednesday’s NBC Today actually brought on Republican Senator Rand Paul to react to Hillary Clinton’s Tuesday press conference regarding the email scandal. However, co-host Matt Lauer used the second half of the interview to parrot Clinton’s attacks on the GOP: “…she talked about this open letter that you and forty-six other Republican senators wrote and then signed and sent off to the leaders of Iran during very delicate negotiations over this nuclear deal. She said that you and the others were either trying help Iran or undermine…the commander-in-chief.”

ABC Moves on from Hillary Clinton E-Mail Scandal; CBS Devotes Only 20 Seconds

 

In what may be the beginning of a move by networks to bury Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir ignored the story in its Wednesday night broadcast with the CBS Evening News following close behind with only a 20-second news brief. Over on NBC Nightly News, Andrea Mitchell updated viewers on the scandal in a full segment, including news of a report by the State Department’s Inspector General (IG) that revealed droves of e-mails from State Department employees were not properly archived.

Huh? ABC’s Nicolle Wallace: Media ‘Hate’ Hillary Clinton

 

According to View co-host Nicolle Wallace, supposedly the “conservative” voice on the show, members of the media “hate” Hillary Clinton more than “my party.” On Wednesday, Wallace offered a bewildering analysis of the likely 2016 Democratic candidate: “The media, they hate her the most, okay? More than my party. They hate her.”

Andrea Mitchell Blames Media for Hillary’s Use of Private E-Mail System

 

Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell blamed the press coverage of Hillary Clinton in the 1990s for why she created a wall of secrecy. Mitchell also complained about having to cover Hillary’s self-inflicted e-mail controversy instead on a women’s rights report: “The Clinton Foundation and Gates Foundation report on the no ceilings report was very important and had a lot of data in it, and I wish we had been working on that, frankly.”

ABC and NBC Continue to Ignore Obama Administration’s Bullet Ban Reversal

 

On Wednesday, CBS This Morning was the only network morning show to cover the Obama administration’s decision to drop their proposed ban on ammunition that is commonly used in the AR-15. After the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) all ignored the bullet ban reversal during their Tuesday night broadcasts, CBS’s Charlie Rose devoted a mere 20 seconds to the decision by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, And Explosives (ATF) to not ban the specific type of ammunition. ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today ignored the story altogether.

Media BiASS: Today’s News. Nothing…

NBC: Senate GOP Letter ‘Patronizes’ Iran; Gives More Airtime to Zarif than Cotton

 

On Monday, NBC Nightly News featured a full report on the letter signed by 47 Republican Senators to the leaders of Iran concerning its negotiations with the Obama administration over its nuclear program, but took the step of describing the letter as one that “patronizes Iranian leaders.” In addition, the report by NBC’s Peter Alexander gave three times the airtime to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and President Obama than Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton (who authored the letter).

 

CNN’s Costello to Jerusalem Mayor: Isn’t Netanyahu ‘Being Used’ By Republicans?

 

CNN’s Carol Costello badgered Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday’s CNN Newsroom over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Costello played up how “some say the relationship between Israel and the United States has become partisan for the first time ever,” and asked Mayor Barkat if he agreed. The anchor later asked her guest, “Couldn’t you argue that Benjamin Netanyahu is being used by the Republicans in the American Congress?”

 

Andrea Mitchell Hits Clinton on Scandals, then Gushes Over Her ‘Extraordinary’ Favorability Ratings

 

During Monday’s NBC Nightly News, Andrea Mitchell hit Hillary Clinton hard over her email scandal and the millions the Clinton Foundation had received from foreign governments, but still found time to fawn over “a path-breaking speech” Clinton gave “in Beijing 20 years ago” on women’s rights and her “extraordinary” levels of support among Democratic voters.

 

CBS and NBC Skip VA Official Mocking Returning Veterans Who Commit Suicide

 

The Indianapolis Star reported on Monday that it had obtained emails from an employee at the Indianapolis VA hospital who mocked returning combat veterans who were facing mental health issues and committed suicide. On Monday night, both the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and NBC Nightly News failed to cover this story.

 

James Carville Slams ‘Right-Wing’ NY Times for Covering Clinton E-Mail Scandal

 

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday, longtime Democratic operative and Clinton adviser James Carville bizarrely claimed press coverage of the Hillary Clinton email scandal was just part of some right-wing plot: “All of this is just the same cockamamie stuff that we go through. The [New York] Times gets something from some right-wing talking points, they print the story….It’s all about nothing.”

 

Norah O’Donnell Fawns Over Caroline Kennedy: ‘Like a Head of State’

 

The media’s decades-long love for all things Kennedy continued on Monday’s CBS This Morning. Co-host Norah O’Donnell reported from Japan to fawn over U.S. ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Previewing an upcoming 60 Minutes story, O’Donnell enthused, “She’s almost greeted like a head of state here in Japan. Incredibly popular.”

 

Martin Bashir Doubles His CBS Airtime…to Six Seconds

 

A week after getting his face on screen for three seconds as host of a cable TV program showing on a TV in a restaurant in a scene on CBS’s Madame Secretary, Bashir earned six seconds on Sunday night’s episode. Bashir is 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.

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: Little News and Nothing But Crap #NBC

NBC Blasts Netanyahu Ahead of His ‘Controversial Speech’ to Congress

 

Introducing a one-sided report on Monday’s NBC Today that featured no criticism of President Obama, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived ahead of a controversial speech to Congress tomorrow. And that visit at the invitation of Republicans is threatening to further strain the Obama administration’s relations with Israel.”

 

NBC Continues Scolding Netanyahu for Creating a ‘Storm of Controversy’ Ahead of Speech to Congress

 

Following a morning in which NBC’s Today offered only criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his visit to the United States, Monday’s NBC Nightly News continued piling on the denunciation of Netanyahu for creating a “storm of controversy” during “a tense and critical moment” in U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations. Fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie proclaimed that a “storm of controversy” was brewing “as the Israeli Prime Minister arrives in Washington to deliver a warning to America.”

 

Networks Cover Hillary’s Email Controversy, ABC, NBC Ignore Foundation’s Funding Problem

 

On Tuesday, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) morning shows all covered a New York Times report exposing how during her tenure as Secretary of State Mrs. Clinton conducted all government business with her personal email account, and when asked by the State Department to turn over the emails her staff “decided which ones to turn over.”

 

Only NBC Notices Supreme Court Case That Could Send ObamaCare Into ‘Death Spiral’

 

On Monday, only NBC’s Today mentioned the “important news” that the Supreme Court was set to hear a case that could potentially dismantle ObamaCare. In a news brief in the 7 a.m. ET hour, anchor Natalie Morales reported: “…the Supreme Court is gonna hear this week a challenge to President Obama’s signature health care policy that could deal it a crippling blow.”

 

ABC and NBC Offer Mushy Briefs on Retiring Democratic Senator Mikluski; Refuse to Label Her a Liberal

 

The Monday editions of ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News aired news briefs on the announcement that Maryland Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski will retire. They both failed to label Mikulski a liberal and heaped only effusive praise on her. On ABC, anchor David Muir hailed the announcement as “the end of an era in Washington” for the 78-year old “longest serving woman in Congress” who was “the daughter of a grocer.”

 

Networks Skip Judge Ruling EPA Lied and Discriminated Against Conservative Group

 

The major broadcast networks all ignored on their Monday night newscasts reports that a federal judge ruled earlier in the day that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had lied to Landmark Legal Foundation in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and warned the agency to cease discriminating against other conservatives. In a 25-page opinion, Washington D.C.-based Judge Royce C. Lambreth declared that the EPA’s conduct was “suspicious” and showed “apathy and carelessness” in carrying out the multi-year FOIA request.

 

CBS Exposes Porn-Watching Government Employees Who Can’t Be Fired

 

CBS This Morning on Monday exposed the difficulty of firing derelict government employees, even ones who watch porn while on the job. Journalist Don Dahler also highlighted the bullying, harassing individual who threatened coworkers, but hasn’t been terminated. Dahler began by observing, “In the private sector, if you’re caught viewing porn on company time or intimidating a co-worker, you’d probably be fired immediately.”

 

The View Slams Sen. Inhofe for Bringing Snowball to Senate Floor

 

On Monday, all four co-hosts on ABC’s The View eagerly mocked Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for appearing on the floor of the U.S. Senate last week with a snowball to illustrate his skepticism surrounding climate change. The segment began with Rosie Perez bashing Inhofe and insisting that “[w]hat was very upsetting to me is that a man of his stature, a man of his age, doesn’t understand what climate change really means.”

Media BiASS: Bleh…

Staples Pushes Back on Obama Smear, Networks Ignore

 

In an interview with BuzzFeed on Tuesday, President Obama attacked office supply chain Staples over accusations that the company was cutting back on worker hours to avoid the ObamaCare health insurance coverage mandate for their employees: “…when I hear large corporations that make billions of dollars in profits trying to blame our interest in providing health insurance as an excuse for cutting back workers’ wages, shame on them.”

 

Washington Post Devotes 2,223 Words to Probing Scott Walker’s College Life

 

The Washington Post on Thursday conducted another of its obsessive investigations into the younger life of a Republican presidential candidate. This time, it was 2,223 words probing Scott Walker, his activities while at Marquette University and why the future governor did not graduate. Writer David A. Fahrenthold focused on allegations that Walker didn’t work hard in French class and that his supporters in a student election stole copies of the campus newspaper.

 

NBC Ignores Militant Atheism, Liberalism of Accused Killer of Muslims

 

NBC’s Today on Thursday ignored the militant atheism and liberalism of a North Carolina man accused of executing three Muslims on Tuesday night. ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning at least mentioned Craig Stephen Hicks’s hatred of faith, but none of the networks highlighted the individual’s affinity for programs such as the Rachel Maddow show.

 

ABC and CBS Ignore Keystone Pipeline Passing Congress; NBC Only Gives News 11 Seconds

 

When it came to the major broadcast networks covering the full congressional passage of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on their Wednesday night newscasts, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley chose to ignore the story completely and left their viewers in the dark on this issue. Meanwhile, NBC Nightly News made it the second topic covered on its broadcast and while it was the first network evening news mention of Keystone since all three did on January 6

 

CBS’s Pelley Fondly Remembers Bob Simon’s ‘Rage for Every Injustice’

 

As CBS mourned the loss of veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon after he was killed in a car accident on Wednesday, Thursday’s CBS This Morning invited CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley to share his thoughts on the late journalist. While eulogizing his longtime friend and colleague, Pelley took an odd turn when he praised Simon’s advocacy, not objectivity: “Bob had a sharp intolerance for injustice and he had equal-opportunity rage for every injustice committed in every corner of this Earth.”

 

Chris Hayes: Killing of Three Muslims in N.C. Serves as a ‘Trayvon Martin’ and ‘Michael Brown Moment’

 

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes took about a minute and a half out of his show All In on Thursday night in between guests to give his thoughts on the recent killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina and, naturally, he brought their minority status into the picture by proclaiming their deaths to be a “galvanizing” “Trayvon Martin moment” and “Michael Brown moment for Muslim-Americans.”

 

Biden Affectionately Refers to Former Iowa Congressman as His ‘Old Butt Buddy’; Networks Ignore

 

Speaking at Drake University in Iowa on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden was running through a list of dignitaries that were there for his remarks and referred to former Iowa Democratic Representative Neal Smith as his “old butt buddy” and told Smith that “I miss you man.” On Thursday night, the major networks ignored the story and didn’t even one of its lighthearted news briefs to it (as the networks often do in the second half of their programs).

 

Charlie Sheen Hails Brian Williams As ‘True Patriot’ and ‘Hero’

 

Adding to the myriad of problems for Brian Williams, actor Charlie Sheen has voiced his support for the embattled NBC Nightly News anchor. In an open letter released on Wednesday, the famously erratic celebrity praised Williams [grammar as written]: “First off, THANK YOU, for 24 years of inimitable professionalism and top shelf brilliance, as a stone cold passion driven and (PERFECTLY) fact based journalist….Now and forever you are a true Patriot and a Hero of mine until the day i leave this star crossed imperfect Rock we call Earth…”

Media BiASS: No News…Just Gibberish…

Former CNN Journalist: Williams’s Lie Not as Bad as Bush ‘Telling Lies About Iraq’

 

On Wednesday’s CNN Newsroom, Mark Feldstein channeled Michael Moore’s take on the Brian Williams scandal. The former CNN journalist acknowledged that Williams likely wouldn’t recover the “traditional credibility that he had as a news anchor,” but later fell into the same Bush bashing as Moore: “Is it as bad a scandal as telling lies about the Iraq War to get us into it, as the Bush administration did? No. But in journalistic circles, telling a lie is the cardinal sin.”

 

NBC Nightly News Drops Brian Williams from Title, Graphics, Twitter, and Website; Lester Holt Addresses Suspension

 

On its first broadcast since the announcement of anchor Brian Williams’s suspension, NBC Nightly News took the step of dropping both Williams’s name from the program’s title, opening graphics, recorded introduction, mastead of the show’s website, and Twitter account. Following four teasers from now-interim anchor Lester Holt, the opening theme of the program was played as normal, but instead of a recorded announcement from actor Michael Douglas, a separate recording by another voice was used that told viewers “this is NBC Nightly News” and “reporting tonight, Lester Holt.”

 

‘Big Three’ Networks Mourn Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Departure

 

On Tuesday night, liberal comedian Jon Stewart announced that he was stepping down as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show after 16 years and on Wednesday, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) morning shows eagerly praised Stewart’s tenure. NBC’s Matt Lauer introduced Today by declaring “Stewart Stunner..The announcement that’s rocking Hollywood, Washington and his millions of fans” and ABC’s Lara Spencer proclaimed Stewart’s show to be a “comedy cultural juggernaut.”

 

ABC’s World News Tonight Skips Brian Williams’s Suspension to Fawn Over Jon Stewart

 

On Wednesday, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir was the lone network evening newscast to not mention the news that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams had been suspended indefinitely for six months without pay. The program instead devoted just under two minutes to the ongoing liberal media fawning over Jon Stewart and the announcement that he will be stepping down from the anchor desk of The Daily Show sometime this year.

 

ABC and CBS Ignore Keystone Pipeline Passing Congress; NBC Only Gives News 11 Seconds

 

When it came to the major broadcast networks covering the full congressional passage of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on their Wednesday night newscasts, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley chose to ignore the story completely and left their viewers in the dark on this issue.

 

And So Brian Williams Walks Into a Strip Club…

 

On Tuesday night, David Letterman presented the Top Ten “Things Brian Williams Said that May or May Not Be True.” After reading #2, “I’ve never been to a strip club,” viewers saw video of Williams walking into Flash Dancers, “a gentlemen’s club” across the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater – where the Late Show is produced – on Broadway in New York City.