Brent Baker

the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications

Brent H. Baker, the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center (MRC), has been a central figure at the MRC since its 1987 founding. In 2001, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes dubbed Baker “the scourge of liberal bias.” In 2005, Baker spearheaded the launch of the MRC’s NewsBusters blog (his blog postings).

Follow Baker via Twitter. (Full bio) Washington Examiner's weekly "Mainstream Media Scream" with Baker's scream rating (archive of January 2012-June 2013).

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Not All Presidential Offspring Equal: Newscasts Which Ignored Bush Pregnancy Now Trumpet Chelsea Clinton’s

On Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, Jenna Bush Hager Bush announced on NBC’s Today show that she was expecting. That evening, the NBC Nightly News allocated 33 seconds to the revelation ...
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Obama Campaign Donor/Volunteer Jane Pauley Jumps to CBS News

Jane Pauley, who, while campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, declared “I want to see the cool, steady hand of Barack Obama on that Bible on Inauguration Day,” has joined CBS News as a ...
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NBC Today Show Co-Host Guthrie Marries a Clinton-Gore Operative

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is married to ABC News Washington correspondent Claire Shipman and now there’s another cozy media-Democratic political world power couple with the ...
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FX’s The Americans Returns Tonight; Last Season: Reagan ‘Chicken Hawks,’ SDI a ‘Fantasy’ of Deluded Reagan

Season 2 debuts tonight of The Americans, the FX drama centered around husband and wife KGB undercover agents (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as “Philip and Elizabeth Jennings”) who live with ...
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Toobin Calls Clarence Thomas ‘Disgraceful,’ CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Hails ‘Excellent Article’

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer brought Jeffrey Toobin aboard Monday’s The Situation Room to expound on his New Yorker magazine blog, “Clarence Thomas’s Disgraceful Silence,” posted on Friday. After ...
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Two New MSNBC Hosts Bring News Media-Obama Revolving Door to 30

With two political activists, who toiled for Barack Obama, starting hosting duties today with new shows on MSNBC (Ronan Farrow and Joy-Ann Reid), the MRC’s list of those revolving between ...
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Hayes and Krauthammer Scoff at Media Claim of ‘Austerity’ Under Obama: ‘An Assault on the Dictionary’

Steve Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, on Friday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, scoffed at the Washington Post’s front page characterization that President Barack Obama’s expected budget ...
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Steve Hayes Pleads: ‘Where is the Mainstream Media’ on Obama’s Lawlessness? If This Were Bush...

“Where is the mainstream media on this?” Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard pleaded on Tuesday’s Special Report with Bret Baier in reference to President Obama’s latest decision to change the ...
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George Will: Obama Knows He Has Media Covering for Him on IRS

George Will zinged the media’s duplicity in how they have approached the IRS scandal versus past major scandals when a Republican was President, a lack of interest President Obama recognizes ...
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Star of Showtime Series Delights in Britain’s ‘Amazing...Free Health Care’

Emmy Rossum, the 27-year-old star of Showtime’s Shameless, which had its fourth season debut Sunday night (Jan 12), on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live marveled at the “amazing” and “free health ...
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First Runners-Up Quotes in the MRC’s Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting

The first runner-up quotes in the MRC’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013: The Twenty-Sixth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting.” As announced in a December 18 CyberAlert Special, the ...
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Winning Quotes in the MRC’s Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting

The winning quotes in the MRC’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013: The Twenty-Sixth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting.” As announced in a December 18 CyberAlert Special, the awards ...
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You Read It Here First: George Will Cites CNN on Global Warming Causing Asteroids

George Will marveled in his column late last week over how “a CNN anchor wondered if an asteroid that passed by Earth on Feb. 15 was ‘an effect of, perhaps, global warming.’” That quote, ...
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NBC Prime Time: Voting for Obama ‘One of the Most Meaningful Things I’ve Ever Done’

A prime time plug Thursday night for the joy of voting for Barack Obama. “I’m really into this. You know, elections and voting, it really means a lot to me. I mean, casting my ballot for Obama ...
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ABC and Dan Rather Perpetuate Myth Right Wing Hate Killed Kennedy

Lee Harvey Oswald was far-left defector to the Soviet Union, but you’d never know that from Sunday’s ABC This Week which focused on Dallas as a cauldron of segregationist hate for President ...
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As Food Stamp Spending Soars, NBC Despairs Recipients Can’t Afford Halloween Candy

Exhibit A on Friday night for how the news media are an impediment to any rational discussion of reining in federal spending. “The ax falls for more than 47 million Americans struggling to put ...
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ABC Excuses Obama’s False Promise: Canceled ‘Cheap’ Policies Are ‘Dangerous’

Jumping in to excuse President Obama for making the false promise (“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan”), ABC News on Tuesday night rationalized how ObamaCare is simply saving ...
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USA Today Editor-in-Chief Assures: ‘In the End, HealthCare.gov Fiasco Will Be a Footnote’

David Callaway, Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, is so upset by Republicans using the HealthCare.gov roll-out mess to discredit ObamaCare, that he penned an op-ed for Friday’s edition of the ...
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Friends on CBS’s ‘Good Wife’ Appalled by Man Who Supports Palin and Owns Guns

Some more bashing of Sarah Palin on Sunday night’s episode of CBS’s The Good Wife, but the scene also managed to deliver an illustrative dramatization of liberals in a bubble displaying ...
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Schieffer Rues: If Only ObamaCare Had Been Enacted Before Opponents Could Attack It

From the debate over ObamaCare over the past few years, Bob Schieffer learned not of all the problems that need to be addressed or that it lacks public support, but that it should have been ...