The national media watch group
Updated: 2 hours 17 min ago
Bob Schieffer is right that "a lot of people" think the Democrats should move to the "center"--especially journalists and pundits, who have been saying this for at least 30 years. There's no reason to think it's especially good advice, but that doesn't seem to matter.
NPR's Scott Simon didn't ask Bill Cosby about the sexual assault allegations made against him by numerous women. There was no "rape question."
The Keystone XL pipeline is back in the news. But some of the coverage is as bad as ever--if not worse.
60 Minutes went to Liberia to cover the ebola crisis. The segment by correspondent Lara Logan was moving and dramatic; but who was missing? George W. Bush is back in the news and still peddling some tall tales about the Iraq War. Plus the Fox News Channel manages to sneak a little climate change denial into a brief mention of the latest IPCC report. Fair and balanced.
Politico says bankers are fond of Hillary Clinton, in part because of "Obama’s hot, anti-Wall Street rhetoric." What are they talking about?
Zakaria has a different standard for ignorant citizens and ignorant politicians--not to mention ignorant media pundits.
CBS presented a very moving and dramatic account of the fight against ebola in Liberia. But no Liberians spoke in the piece.
Perhaps it is fitting that George W. Bush would say, "When you say something as president, you better mean it"--and then say something so demonstrably false.