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NBC: Unsigned Michael Sam Would’ve Been ‘NIghtmare Situation’ for NFL

Posted on 04 September 2014

With less than an hour to go until kickoff on the 2014 NFL season, NBC Sports kicked off a new season of predictably left-of-center political pontifications.

Holding that dubious honor tonig…

Shock: CNN’s Lemon Strongly Hints Islam is ‘More Violent’ Than Other Religions

Posted on 04 September 2014

Don Lemon surprisingly shot down a common moral equivalency argument in defense of the Islamic faith during a panel discussion on Wednesday’s CNN Tonight. Lemon asked, “Is Islam a more violent religion than other faiths?” When CNN analyst Tom Fuentes answered, “Yes, it must be,” guest Arsalan Iftikhar retorted by playing up that “Christian extremist organizationshave bombed gay nightclubs andabortion clinics in the name of Christendom.”

The CNN anchor interrupted Iftikhar as he made that talking point, and zeroed in on the vastly different death tolls between abortion clinic bombings and Islamist terrorist attacks: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]

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ABC Ignores Growing Bipartisan Criticism of Obama’s ISIS Indecision

Posted on 04 September 2014

While both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning on Thursday highlighted Republicans and Democrats in Congress taking President Obama to task for failing to have a strategy to combat the ISIS terror network, ABC’s Good Morning America skipped any mention of the growing bipartisan frustration with the White House.

On This Morning, correspondent Nancy Cordes reported: “Lawmakers from both sides tell us they believe the President has the authority to act right away….they want to see signs that he is crafting a plan and they want the White House to share that plan with them as soon as possible….[they] want more than just promises. They want evidence that a strategy is taking shape.”

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Liberal Rosie Perez Joins Liberal Rosie O’Donnell and a Palin-Basher as New ‘View’ Hosts

Posted on 04 September 2014

ABC officially announced on Thursday that liberal actress Rosie Perez will join liberal comedienne Rosie O’Donnell and Sarah Palin-Basher Nicolle Wallace as the three new hosts of The View. The female-oriented chat show will now have no conservative voice for its 18th season, debuting in September.  

In 2012, Perez campaigned for Barack Obama and starred in an ad bashing Mitt Romney. In the spot, she sneered, “Unfortunately for you, Mitt, you were cursed with the hard-knock life of growing as up the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive.” The actress also appeared on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show in December of 2012. She fawned over the Democratic activist, enthusing, “It’s an honor. I’ve been a fan of yours and respect you immensely.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

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Chris Matthews Eager for Biden Challenge to Hillary: ‘I’m Dyin’ for a Race Like This’

Posted on 03 September 2014

Here at NewsBusters, we’ve documented how Chris Matthews has gushed about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and how she could be a “truly great president.” We’ve also noted how Matthews did his best to spin Mrs. Clinton’s bumpy book tour, comparing it to a rehearsal run in New Haven before a Broadway production goes live on the Great White Way.

But now it seems the Hardball host has a thrill up his leg for the prospect of Vice President Biden jumping into the ring, perhaps beating Clinton to the punch by declaring his candidacy before she does. Matthews discussed the prospect tonight with Washington Post reporter Perry Bacon and former Biden speechwriter Matthew Littman. When the latter laid out the case for why Biden should “want to run,” Matthews interjected:

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NBC Reporter: ‘Ridiculous’ That Obama Has No Strategy to Fight ISIS; Military Officials ‘Apoplectic’

Posted on 03 September 2014

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Wednesday, NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel ripped into President Obama having no strategy to combat ISIS terrorists: “This has been going on for over three years. The buildup of ISIS has not been rapid, it has been quite slow. It has been quite well-documented….I met an ISIS fighter and I broadcast it on Nightly News….So that we have no strategy to deal with ISIS is quite – is quite ridiculous at this stage.”

That followed Engel revealing on Sunday’s Meet the Press that military officials “are apoplectic” over the President’s failure to act on the crisis. “They think that this is a clear and present danger. They think something needs to be done. One official said that this was a Freudian slip, that it shows how the United States does not have a policy to deal with Syria,” he added. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

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CNN’s Lemon Spotlights Obama’s Briefing on ISIS A Year Ago; NYT’s Kristof Downplays Report

Posted on 03 September 2014

On Tuesday’s CNN Tonight, Don Lemon spotlighted the scoop that President Obama received briefings on ISIS “for at least a year” before the extreme Islamist group’s blitzkrieg across northern Iraq – something the Big Three networks failed to do the same evening. During a segment with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, Lemon pointed out that the President was “briefed on this a year ago, and thenlooked the other way – didn’t take it seriously enough.”

Kristof did his best to brush this reporting aside: “I don’t think it’s quite right to say he didn’t take it seriously enough. I think that the problem there is that there aren’t good options.” The CNN anchor also wondered if the liberal politician should take a stronger stance against ISIS, as one of his main counterparts did: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]

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Networks: ‘Tough’ Obama ‘Wasted No Time’ Issuing ‘Fighting Words’ Against ISIS

Posted on 03 September 2014

After President Obama admitted on Thursday that he had “no strategy” for dealing with the ISIS terrorist network, on Wednesday, the network morning shows rushed to portray the aimless commander-in-chief as a tough-talking leader ready to “destroy” the radical killers.

At the top of ABC’s Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos hyped: “President Obama’s tough words to the ISIS terrorists who executed American journalist Steven Sotloff.” In the report that followed, correspondent Brian Ross proclaimed: “President Obama vowed that ISIS will pay the price for the murder of a second American journalist. The President delivered fighting words this morning…” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

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NewsBusted: Yup, Obama’s Just About That Unpopular

Posted on 02 September 2014

President Obama’s job approval rating is at the lowest point of his presidency. And to give you an idea how unpopular Obama is, his new Secret Service codename is “Ebola.”

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NewsBusted: Yup, Obama’s Just About That Unpopular

Posted on 02 September 2014

President Obama’s job approval rating is at the lowest point of his presidency. And to give you an idea how unpopular Obama is, his new Secret Service codename is “Ebola.”

To subscribe to NewsBusted via email, sign up here. To watch the Tuesday, September 2 edition, click play on the embed below the page break. To subscribe at YouTube, visit the NewsBusted channel here.

MSNBC’s Mika Bemoans ‘Unprecedented’ Foreign Policy ‘Crises’ Obama Has to Deal With

Posted on 02 September 2014

On Monday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski felt sorry for President Obama and all the crises overseas that he is currently facing: “You look at just the President, and the incoming on foreign policy crises, I think it’s possibly unprecedented, except for extreme times of war.”

Moments earlier, the morning newscast played a montage of video clips looking back at all the tumultuous events from the summer. Joe Scarborough expressed his disbelief at the amount of chaos, while Brzezinski replied to the mash-up by setting up her lament for the chief executive: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]

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MSNBC’s Mika Bemoans ‘Unprecedented’ Foreign Policy ‘Crises’ Obama Has to Deal With

Posted on 02 September 2014

On Monday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski felt sorry for President Obama and all the crises overseas that he is currently facing: “You look at just the President, and the incoming on foreign policy crises, I think it’s possibly unprecedented, except for extreme times of war.”

Moments earlier, the morning newscast played a montage of video clips looking back at all the tumultuous events from the summer. Joe Scarborough expressed his disbelief at the amount of chaos, while Brzezinski replied to the mash-up by setting up her lament for the chief executive: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]

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ABC to Phil Robertson: ‘Would You Consider Yourself a Homophobe?’

Posted on 02 September 2014

Although Phil Robertson appeared on Tuesday’s Good Morning America to promote his new book, reporter Ryan Owens couldn’t resist portraying the reality show personality as an anti-gay bigot. Owens reminded viewers of the Duck Dynasty star’s interview with GQ where he called homosexuality a sin. Owens pressed, “Would you consider yourself a homophobe?” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] 

Robertson retorted, “I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.” ABC has not been consistent in pressing liberal celebrities about their controversial views. GMA hosts have repeatedly hyped Rosie O’Donnell without questioning the comedienne’s 9/11 conspiracy views.

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ABC to Phil Robertson: ‘Would You Consider Yourself a Homophobe?’

Posted on 02 September 2014

Although Phil Robertson appeared on Tuesday’s Good Morning America to promote his new book, reporter Ryan Owens couldn’t resist portraying the reality show personality as an anti-gay bigot. Owens reminded viewers of the Duck Dynasty star’s interview with GQ where he called homosexuality a sin. Owens pressed, “Would you consider yourself a homophobe?” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] 

Robertson retorted, “I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.” ABC has not been consistent in pressing liberal celebrities about their controversial views. GMA hosts have repeatedly hyped Rosie O’Donnell without questioning the comedienne’s 9/11 conspiracy beliefs.

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Satire Fail: Colbert Wrongly Claims Brent Bozell, Others Wanted Zero Coverage of Ferguson

Posted on 29 August 2014

Stephen Colbert tells his interview guests that they’re about to be interviewed by a moron. Sometimes he sounds like that during the rest of the show. On Wednesday night, Colbert mocked …

Bill Maher Dares Dick Cheney to Virtually ‘Douse [Himself] in Gasoline’ to ‘Wipe Out Malaria in Our Lifetime’

Posted on 28 August 2014

Left-wing comedian Bill Maher is not one to hide his disdain for conservative politicians he disdains, but he really pushed the envelope today with the help of comedian Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die website. 

Noted David Edwards of RawStory.com:

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Hannity Spars With Islamist Choudary, Who Claims ISIS’s Atrocities are Western ‘Falsehood’

Posted on 28 August 2014

Sean Hannity confronted Anjem Choudary on his Fox News Channel program on Wednesday over the Islamist’s unapologetic support of ISIS. The two repeatedly talked over each other, with the American talk show host hounding Choudary if he supported the terrorist group’s genocidal campaign in Iraq and Syria.

The U.K.-based radical Muslim contended that the multiple account of atrocities by ISIS forces, especially against Christians and Yazidis in northern Iraq, were lies that were being used to discredit the Islamist group: [video below the jump]

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NBC and ABC Ignore Obama Fundraising Trip Snarling Holiday Travel, CBS Barely Mentions

Posted on 28 August 2014

Despite a Thursday New York Post report that President Obama’s upcoming Labor Day weekend fundraising junket would shut down airspace across the northeast and hurt business for local pilots, neither NBC’s Today nor ABC’s Good Morning America covered the controversy. CBS This Morning offered a mere 18-second news brief on the topic.

This Morning fill-in co-host Vinita Nair informed viewers: “…the FAA is forcing no-fly zones beginning Friday. That includes grounding sea planes from the Hamptons to Nantucket. One company says it is a major hit on their busiest weekend of the year.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

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Chuck Todd: Women Reject GOP ‘Crazy White Guys’ With ‘Crazy Theories’ About Contraception

Posted on 28 August 2014

In an interview with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown on Thursday, host and incoming Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd proposed a cause for the GOP’s difficulty in attracting women voters: “…do the arguments about contraception end up…putting the party on mute with those same women voters who may like your economic proposals but say, ‘You know what? There’s just too many crazy white guys who have crazy theories about my reproductive system and I’m not listening.'” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Priebus rejected the notion: “No, I don’t think that’s the case at all.” Todd continued, this time imagining the thoughts of Hispanic voters: “And Hispanics, same thing. Hispanics who maybe on some social issues would be with you, but the immigration talk says, ‘You know what? I can’t trust because they’ve got a whole bunch of crazy guys that talk crazy on immigration.’ Isn’t that an issue?”

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PBS Bemoans Philippines ‘Diluting’ Population Control Law to Protect Religious Liberty

Posted on 27 August 2014

Mark Litke hyped the “population explosion – what some are calling a crisis” in the Philippines on Sunday’s PBS NewsHour Weekend, and played up how poor “families in Asia’s most Catholic countryhave had little or no access to contraception or family planning advice.” Litke confronted a retired Catholic archbishop on his Church’s teaching against birth control: “If the people of the Philippines are in support of…contraception…why would the Church oppose any of that?

The former ABC correspondent later lamented how the Supreme Court of the Philippines protected the religious liberties of Catholic institutions in the country as it upheld a “new reproductive health care law” that subsidizes birth control: [video below the jump]

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Networks Fret Over Burger King ‘Defecting’ to Canada to Pay Lower Taxes

Posted on 27 August 2014

As news broke on Tuesday of Burger King buying Tim Hortons and moving its corporate headquarters to Canada, the broadcast networks quickly adopted the liberal talking point that the fast food chain was being unpatriotic by avoiding high U.S. tax rates. On Tuesday’s ABC World News, anchor Diane Sawyer proclaimed: “Burger King, home of the Whopper, accused of doing something a lot of Americans question, defecting. Heading north of the border to Canada and saving a lot of tax money.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

On Wednesday’s Today, correspondent John Yang touted “a whopper of a controversy” over the move and announced: “…just the idea of moving the headquarters to Canada has some once-loyal Burger King subjects ready to revolt….On Burger King’s Facebook page, nearly 5,000 posts, most critical. ‘You abandon the America that made you and we will abandon you.'”

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ABC, NBC Ignore Possible Obstruction of Justice in Growing VA Scandal

Posted on 27 August 2014

Wednesday’s morning shows on ABC and NBC ignored the latest details of the growing scandal engulfing the Veterans Affairs department. Only CBS bothered to report on the story, allowing a scant 20 seconds. This Morning co-anchor Gayle King revealed, “USA Today says the VA scandal now includes obstruction of justice allegations. Ninety three health care facilities are being investigated by the VA’s inspector general.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

She added that the “Justice Department and FBI are joining this probe.” USA Today reporter Gregg Zoroya wrote, “The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans’ health care and ‘attempting to obstruct OIG (Office of Inspector General) and other investigative efforts.'”

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ABC, NBC Ignore Possible Obstruction of Justice in Growing VA Scandal

Posted on 27 August 2014

Wednesday’s morning shows on ABC and NBC ignored the latest details of the growing scandal engulfing the Veterans Affairs department. Only CBS bothered to report on the story, allowing a scant 20 seconds. This Morning co-anchor Gayle King revealed, “USA Today says the VA scandal now includes obstruction of justice allegations. Ninety three health care facilities are being investigated by the VA’s inspector general.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

She added that the “Justice Department and FBI are joining this probe.” USA Today reporter Gregg Zoroya wrote, “The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans’ health care and ‘attempting to obstruct OIG (Office of Inspector General) and other investigative efforts.'”

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O’Reilly: Al Sharpton ‘Almost Single-Handedly Has Corrupted NBC News’

Posted on 27 August 2014

On his show Monday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly declared that MSNBC host and Ferguson, Missouri activist Al Sharpton “has become so controversial in America that it’s hard to explain how a news agency, NBC, can even have him on the payroll.” Mediabuzz host Howard Kurtz agreed, labeling Sharpton’s employment with the network “a travesty.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Kurtz pointed to Sharpton “delivering a pretty political speech at the funeral” of Michael Brown and being “the go-to guy for the Obama White House on Ferguson,” proclaiming: “It is amazing to me, this just reeks that MSNBC thinks this is acceptable.” Moments later, O’Reilly concluded: “I believe that Sharpton almost single-handedly has corrupted NBC News.”

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MSNBC’s Matthews Hits Obama for Handling of ISIS; ‘It Doesn’t Sound Real’

Posted on 26 August 2014

Last week I noted how MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who usually has tingles down his leg for the president, was taken aback by Barack Obama’s statement regarding the ISIS beheading of American freelance journalist James Foley. 

Tonight a frustrated Matthews expressed his frustration with Mr. Obama once again, asking his guests Bobby Ghosh and Howard Fineman why the president didn’t couch the U.S. response to the bloodthirsty Islamist terrorists as a defense of American honor. Why, Matthews wondered, did Obama stick to business as usual “playing golf last week when he had the American people’s attention?” Why doesn’t Obama “fight like a street fighter when it comes to defending the lives of Americans”? The relevant transcript appears below the page break (emphais mine; MP3 audio here; video follows page break):

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