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  • Hello, Media Fact Checkers! Hillary Claims She Beat Trump, and Nixon Was Impeached

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

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

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

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

    04/19/2017 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 19, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During Wednesday’s White House briefing, NBC reporter Hallie Jackson asked if President Trump was “expending too much political capital on a race that Republicans should be winning easily,” referring to Georgia’s special congressional election. In response, Press Secretary Sean Spicer blasted the absurd liberal media narrative that it was a “symbolic” or “emotional” victory for Democrats despite their candidate falling short. "“I thought that some of the coverage was a little intriguing as I watched it....Democrats went all in on this race. They spent over $8.3 million. They said on the record that their goal was to win this race....
  • Graphic Fail: USA Today Thought MOAB Was Almost As Destructive as Hiroshima A-Bomb

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

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

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

    03/18/2017 4:54:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 18, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    He's done it before, but he quadrupled down this time. CNN's serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria, who insists that former President Barack Obama's administration was "largely scandal-free," contended on Don Lemon's CNN Tonight show Friday evening that Donald Trump owes his whole life, his success and his election to the presidency to "bullsh*tting." As Matthew Balan at NewsBusters observed in early August, Zakaria described Trump as a "bullsh*t artist," and went to the left's favorite characterization of anyone they disagree with or don't like: CNN's Fareed Zakaria ripped Donald Trump with an uncensored expletive on Monday's Wolf program over the billionaire's...
  • Desperate Andrea Mitchell Badgers Ed Rendell for Possible Vote Recount

    11/23/2016 3:50:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 23, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    MSNBC’s resident Hillary Clinton super-fan, Andrea Mitchell, came across as particularly desperate Wednesday as she dedicated a segment of Andrea Mitchell Reports to dreaming of a possible recount in three key swing states. “Some Clinton supporters are trying to mount a campaign to ask for an audit in key states to see if a recount should be ordered,” she reported, “According to a group of election lawyers and computer scientists… there is quote, ‘Persuasive evidence that election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan may have been manipulated or hacked.’” The report Mitchell was staking her hopes and dreams on was...
  • NBCs Andrea Mitchell Is Distraught over Comey Letter to Congress

    10/30/2016 3:50:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 30, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following the recent discovery of e-mails, possibly pertinent to the Hillary Clinton private server investigation on a device belonging to Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Friday to inform them. Beyond the waves that the letter created, it appears to have left NBC’s reporter and Clinton super-fan Andrea Mitchell absolutely distraught over when this means for her candidates’ campaign. “This is just the worst possible situation for the FBI, for the country, for Hillary Clinton certainly,” Mitchell exclaimed during Meet the Press on Sunday. Mitchell praised Clinton for going “nuclear” on the FBI director as...
  • WATCH: Sharpton Struggles Against Project Veritas Videos, Voter Fraud

    10/23/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 23, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Tax dodger and riot starter Al Sharpton had a bone to pick with GOP nominee Donald Trump, on his MSNBC Sunday show Politics Nation, for playing coy with accepting the outcome of the election. Sharpton brought on Trump’s Senior Campaign Adviser Boris Epshteyn to browbeat him over the comments saying, “Boris, just how big would Clinton's win have to be for Trump to admit it is, quote, “Not questionable?”” But Epshteyn quickly turned the tables and left Sharpton confused by merely mentioning the explosive new Project Veritas videos. Sharpton was on the attack right out of the gate. The MSNBC host, without...
  • CNN's Stelter: Its False and Ludicrous that the Media Colluded with Clinton Campaign

    10/16/2016 2:31:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 16, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following the recent reporting from major news sources about Donald Trump’s alleged sexual assaults against numerous women, he has railed against the media for colluding with Hillary Clinton campaign. In spite of Media Research Center data which shows how lopsided recent coverage of the candidates had been, CNN’s Brian Stelter denied any such effort by the media to sway the election on Reliable Sources Sunday. “This is not just false, it's ludicrous and it's damaging,” he complained. “In Trump's world, journalists are really just Clinton campaign workers in disguise collaborating with her in an attempt to rig the election,” he...
  • WashPost: Anti-Hillary Authors Look Dirty and Desperate on Clinton Scandals-

    10/09/2016 3:54:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 9, 2016 | Tim Graham
    The nation's top liberal newspapers found "beauty" in a New York Times book review comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. The Washington Post has a new opinion article this weekend titled "Donald Trump is a walking, talking example of the tyrannical soul." Post book reviewer Carlos Lozada recently claimed "it is impossible to miss the similarities between Trump and totalitarian figures in American literature — in rhetoric, personal style and even substance."But when authors sound hyperbolic about Hillary Clinton, they are clearly out of control. On page one of Sunday's Washington Post, they promoted Lozada's latest review: "These books will help you hate Hillary...
  • Max Boot Freaks Out over GOP Ruined by Rush Limbaugh and Conservative Media

    10/08/2016 6:52:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 8, 2016 | Jeffrey Lord
    Over there in the Washington Post there is yet another mainstream media jab at Rush. This time it is Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, freaking out about….Rush Limbaugh specifically and conservative media in general. The header on his Post piece reads: Republicans are paying the price for their addiction to their own media Boot says, in part, this: “This election year is memorable for many reasons but among the most important is showing Republicans the cost of their infatuation with “alternative” news sources. The rise of the conservative alternative media can be traced back...
  • Stop citing media 'fact-checkers' as authoritative arbiters of truth

    10/03/2016 3:51:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The entire genre is a fraud, and deserves to be called out as such The worst thing about a presidential campaign year - and Lord knows there are many contenders for that dishonor - may not be the terrible ads or the awful debates. The worst thing in my view is the growing prominence of the media fact-check genre of journalism. If you ever engage in online discussions about politics, Im sure youve seen it. Person A makes an assertion about something. Person B responds not by saying anything at all, but by posting a link to a media fact-check...
  • Howard Dean Doubles Down on Trump 'Using Coke?';

    09/28/2016 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During Monday night's presidential debate, former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted: "Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?" Even the tabloid site TMZ described Dean's tweet as a "low blow." Unbowed, Dean doubled down at MSNBC on Tuesday, to the point where a clearly uncomfortable Kate Snow tried to maneuver him into backing away a bit. He wouldn't, which is fine with Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, who told the network's Peter Alexander on Wednesday that "we should probably be talking more about" Dean’s speculation. At the Washington Free Beacon Tuesday afternoon, David Rutz reported that...
  • ABCs Debate Moderator Grills Pence, No Proof Clinton Campaign Used Birtherism in 2008

    09/18/2016 4:29:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 18, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Governor Mike Pence appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, where their Presidential Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz relentlessly grilled him about Donald Trump’s involvement in the “Birther movement.” Under pressure, Pence defended himself by reminding Raddatz that members of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign leaned on questions of citizenship to take jabs at then Senator Barack Obama. But Raddatz wasn’t having any of it, “I want to talk about the facts. What's the proof of that?” At first, Pence tried to stick to the issues by noting that the American people don’t care about the birther issue and are not talking...
  • Theres Nothing Better Than a Scared, Rich Candidate

    09/09/2016 1:25:26 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | OCTOBER 2016 ISSUE | Molly Ball
    [snip]At the presidential level, Hillary Clintons push for the Democratic nomination was nearly derailed by a candidate whose campaign manager was a comic-book-store owner with no experience in elections outside of Vermont. And while Clintons staff-heavy operation ultimately prevailed, her worst showings came in caucusesthe sort of contests where on-the-ground organizing is supposed to make the biggest difference. Clintons campaign manager, Robby Mook, is a field-organizing specialist. On the Republican side, the most expensive and professional presidential campaigns proved remarkably ineffective. Ted Cruzs campaign paid almost $6 million to a state-of-the-art analytics firm that touted its slicing and dicing of...
  • Huma Abedin Campaigns For Clinton In Muslim Community

    08/26/2016 2:02:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 8/26/16 | Team DML
    DEARBORN Huma Abedin, vice chair for the Hillary for America campaign, met with Arab and Muslim American leaders on Aug. 11, to discuss issues that matter to the community. Community representatives included heads of organizations, small business owners, doctors, lawyers and other professions. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and the retired dean of Congress, John Dingell, were also present at the discussion at Habibs Cuisine. Abedin was joined by Farooq Mitha, national director of Muslim Outreach for Hillary for America. Abedin praised the Muslim and Arab American communities for their political engagement. She highlighted the contrasts between Clinton and...