On this episode of the NewsBusters Podcast, I host with senior research analyst Bill D’Agostino by my side. Listen as was rip apart NBC’s praise for a garbage “study” that claims conservatives consume more fake news and misinformation (as labeled by so-called “fact-checkers”) than liberals. We also examine and call out the liberal media’s scant coverage of President Biden finally acknowledging his 4-year-old granddaughter.
First up, Bill walks us through his takedown of NBC misinformation reporter Brandy Zadrozy’s gooey and factually inaccurate praise for a study that examined Meta’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program. Bill notes that two articles negatively fact-checked by biased fact-checkers were all that was needed to label an entire website as “untrustworthy.” Meanwhile, outlets that claimed Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation” likely didn’t get dinged.
Speaking of Hunter, I wanted to discuss the liberal media largely trying to omit any mention of Joe finally acknowledging his granddaughter. ABC and CBS skipped it the story night the Bidens put out their statement and then only gave it 64 seconds the next day.
Meanwhile, on Monday, NBC’s Today was trying to lionize Joe with flowery language about how this was just a “shift in Biden family dynamics” and how “the Biden family is taking its first steps to include Hunter’s youngest daughter in their tight circle.”
Of course, there was no mention of Hunter refusing to let the kid have his last name.
And since I’m hosting, you know I had to squeeze in a mention of The View. We listen and react to faux-conservative Ana Navarro attacking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) by suggesting he was getting beaten in the polls like a slave, and hoping he would learn some skills from it.