NewsBusters podcast: broadcasters yawn at Biden asking Afghan leader to say all is well
ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC avoided mentioning a Reuters story in a July phone call between President Biden and then-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, where Biden implored Ghani to project the perception of victory over the Taliban. , if it was “true”. or not.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that she did not want to engage in a “private conversation.” But in the Trump years, Psaki demanded the release of a tape and the transcript of a 2019 call between President Trump and Ukrainian leader Vlodomyr Zelensky. Democrats used that discussion as evidence in their first impeachment attempt against Trump.
We also discussed the networks that were driven wild by the Supreme Court’s apparent failure to stop Texas’ new anti-abortion law, based on what CBS called “so-called fetal heartbeats.” ABC was saddened that the death rate at Planned Parenthood centers has plummeted.
Finally, a new Pew Research Center poll on the “crater” of conservative confidence in the liberal media is causing great distress on CNN and other liberal lounges. One professor blamed the conservative media for showing that “Flooding the area with shit works.” CNN’s Brian Stelter naturally assumed that Fox News was unleashing this smelly tsunami.
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