Journalists Forget Their Own Predictions: Millions of Americans to Die

The liberal media certainly has a convenient memory.Recently, as noted here by NewsBusters's own Tim Graham, much was being made that 100,000 Americans had died of the virus. The New York Times devoted its entire front page to listing the dead.  Let’s be plain: 100,000 dead Americans from the virus is horrific. Every human life is important. But there is a curious something missing in all the many stories about the death toll of 100,000. Tim notes this question to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany from Politico and CNN’s Ryan Lizza:  “We’re about to cross the 100,000 dead Read More

Inside the Media's Desperate Cover-Up of 'Obamagate'

How does Watergate differ from Obamagate? Journalists led the charge to uncover the first. But now? Now journalists are leading the coverup of the second. Over there at Real Clear Investigations, J. Peder Zane has illustrated the media coverup exactly. A sample from Zane: “This week’s news that at least 39 Obama officials had unmasked Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s private conversations during the last month of their administration seemed a little shocking. Today, major media outlets are telling readers and viewers that the practice is “routine.” A CNN headline told readers, “Trump pushes 'Obamagate' conspiracy based on routine intel Read More

The Media's Long History of Covering for Joe Biden

In a nearby flashback, this September, 2019 post from NB colleagues Rich Noyes and Scott Whitlock  recalled the 1987 flame-out of then Delaware Senator Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign over the issue of plagiarized speeches.The flashback caught my eye because, as I have mentioned over time in other venues, I was involved. And were the situation to occur in today’s media world, there is no question I would have proceeded differently. Biden’s problem arose when the campaign manager for the rival campaign of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis leaked a video that had side-by-side comparisons of a Biden speech and Read More

The Times vs. Sean Hannity Showcases the Paper's Spectacular Fall

Well, this wasn’t good.On Monday, Fox star Sean Hannity sent off waves of bad publicity for The New York Times, as seen with this headline from Fox: “Sean Hannity demands retraction from New York Times over 'defamatory' coverage.” The essence, as reported in that Fox story: “Attorneys for Fox News’ Sean Hannity have formally demanded The New York Times issue an apology and retract coverage of his remarks on the coronavirus outbreak on the cable news network. Hannity’s legal team on Monday fired off a detailed letter to the newspaper over three separate pieces by columnist Ginia Read More

The Liberal Media's Latest Corona Attack on Trump

It is unreal to watch.Supposedly sensible adults in the national media deliberately - say again deliberately - twisting the words of the President of the United States in the middle of a national emergency. Bad enough under any circumstances, but now? Here are some samples of liberal media Fake News in full hysteria mode: The Washington Post: “Trump comments prompt doctors, and Lysol, to warn against injecting disinfectants.” Vox: “Don’t do this. President Trump’s dangerous suggestion that the coronavirus be treated with bleach injections, explained. This is not true. Don’t do this.” The New York Times: “Read More

San Francisco Chronicle Spins for Pelosi’s Corona Chinatown Invite

On January 31st, President Trump announced a travel ban from China. And was promptly denounced as a racist and xenophobe by both Democrats and the media. There, for example, was former Vice President Joe Biden tweeting this: “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.” On February 24th House Speaker Nancy Pelosi conducted a quite public made-for-the-TV cameras visit to San Francisco’s Chinatown, Read More

The Liberal Media Cover Up on Joe Biden’s Sex Abuse

I know the late summer and fall of 2018 seems a world away in today’s virusland. But recall the headlines of the period. Headlines like these:The Washington Post: “California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault.” NPR: “Who Is Christine Blasey Ford, The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault?” The New York Times: “For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn From a Quiet Life in Academia.” CNN: “Kavanaugh accuser will testify in open hearing on Thursday.” MSNBC: “Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s sister-in-law speaks, says ‘no doubt she’s Read More

Liberal Media Blanket Country With Virus Untruths

So let’s take a look at just what the Leftist State Media has been dishing during the coronavirus crisis.From Vox on January 31st: “Is this [coronavirus] going to be a deadly pandemic? No.” From The Washington Post on February 3rd: “Why we should be wary of an aggressive government response to coronavirus. Harsh measures tend to scapegoat already marginalized populations.” The essence? The China travel ban is racist. From The New York Times on February 5th: “Who Says It’s Not Safe to Travel to China? The coronavirus travel ban is unjust and doesn’t work anyway.” Yes Read More