Don Lemon inspired giggles by claiming "The House speaker, Kevin McCarthy, has had his hands on the gavel for just over two weeks now, and if you're a person in power, you better believe your expert fact checker Daniel Dale is watching your words."
CNN helped Nancy Pelosi in her legacy-boosting business on the Sunday night show Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?
Chris Wallace: “Is that part of your superpower, just be tougher?”
Nancy Pelosi: “Just get it done, baby!”
On Monday's Amanpour & Co., MRC's Clay Waters noticed a chunk of Christian Amanpour's final question to Rep. Delia Ramirez about Republicans "weaponizing government" going back to Gingrich from CNN didn't make the PBS cut.
On December 18, the CBS program 60 Minutes devoted time to exploring how the Catholic Church investigates miraculous cures that happen to people who visit the pilgrimage site of Lourdes, France, where church lore says the Virgin Mary appeared to a French girl, now declared St. Bernadette.
On Wednesday's PBS NewsHour, viewers received a bucket of happy talk about medication abortions from Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio. Twice, she insisted the use of mifepristone was "extraordinarily safe" -- but it's not safe for the unborn baby, who is expelled from the mother and killed.
One of the silliest myths in TV newscasting is that objectivity is still a lodestar. As PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff was wrapping up her last show in the anchor chair on Friday, pundits David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart both pretended Woodruff exemplified neutrality. Do they think Republicans never watch this show?
John Yang's report on PBS NewsHour offered one perfunctory soundbite from Benjamin Netanyahu, followed by a parade of nasty critics.
On Thursday's Deadline White House, Nicolle Wallace suggested she was interested in the "truth" about domestic terrorism and January 6, but MSNBC analyst Donell Harvin uncorked a wild claim that somehow, the national media were "ignoring" violent right-wing extremists like Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph since the 1990s. That is completely false, but this is MSNBC, so no one questioned it.
NBC Today co-hosts Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker fell all over themselves on Wednesday promoting PBS star Ken Burns and his latest $75 coffee-table book of photographs. Who needs to pay for infomercials when NBC gives them to PBS stars for free?
On Friday, PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff asked their regular pundits David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart who should be on Santa's Naughty List and Nice List. Brooks suggested a model train set for "long-suffering, neglected" White House chief of staff Ron Klain, since "The White House has had a good year." Capehart put voters on the Nice list for keeping the GOP red wave to a trickle.