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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Clueless Bob Schieffer Befuddled by Idea Team Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices: ‘What’s That About?’

Another example of how out of touch the Washington press corps are with what is common knowledge amongst conservatives. On Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer was flummoxed by Mitt Romney’s ...
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Obama Administration Pulls Funding, But CBS Scolds Texas for Daring to Harm Sacrosanct Planned Parenthood

Obama administration officials in the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday they would pull all of Medicaid’s funding for Texas’ Women’s Health Program because the state ...
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Stephanopoulos Pushes Romney to ‘Show Some Distance’ from Conservatives; Does Hit Schumer on Maher Hypocrisy

Mitt Romney can’t close the deal with Republican primary voters because too many don’t trust that he’s a real conservative, but on Sunday’s This Week, host George Stephanopoulos pressured ...
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ABC Scolds GOP Candidates as ‘Cowards’ for Inadequately Rebuking Limbaugh: ‘Not Exactly Profiles in Courage’

ABC on Monday night rebuked the Republican presidential field for not adequately condemning Rush Limbaugh for his “slut” characterization of Sandra Fluke, for which he apologized on his Monday ...
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NBC’s Gregory Frets Romney Missed ‘Sister Souljah Moment’ to Denounce Limbaugh; Noonan Blasts Limbaugh as ‘Piggish’

No love on the Sunday morning television talk shows for Rush Limbaugh, not even a mild defense as the unifying theme was disappointment in Mitt Romney for not denouncing the leading national ...
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NBC: ‘A Firestorm of Outrage from Women After a Crude Tirade from Rush Limbaugh’

Serving as the arm of MSNBC which actually has a significant audience, Thursday’s NBC Nightly News promoted a left-wing effort to impugn and silence Rush Limbaugh. “A firestorm of outrage from ...
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Flashback: Andrew Breitbart, at MRC’s ‘DisHonors Awards,’ Accepts in Jest for Chris Matthews

About three years ago, Andrew Breitbart, who sadly passed away suddenly this morning in Los Angeles, joined the Media Research Center at our 2009 Gala, featuring the annual “DisHonors Awards,” ...
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For Schieffer, GOP ‘Too Far to the Right’ and Too Obsessed with Birth Control While Obama Presidency Succeeding

CBS’s Bob Schieffer, on Sunday morning’s Face the Nation, pressed Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over how Republicans have moved “too far to the right” to win before cuing up ...
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Judge on CBS Prime Time Drama Cheers ‘Amazing’ Occupy Protesters: ‘I Salute Them’

Occupy Wall Street earned a shout-out Sunday night on a CBS drama, the kind of Hollywood affirmation the Tea Party could never dream of receiving. “Before we begin,” a judge announced in a ...
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MTP’s Gregory Frames Election Through Liberal Prism: ‘The Year of Birth Control Moms’

“GOP says HHS mandate is about liberty, not contraception. Dems say it’s about contraception, not liberty. Media accept and amplify Democratic framing.” So the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes ...
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CBS Cues Up GM’s CEO to Proclaim Obama Saved GM – and the Country

“Did President Obama save General Motors?” CBS’s Dean Reynolds asked General Motors Chairman and CEO Daniel Akerson as both sat inside a GM plant. On Thursday’s CBS Evening News, Akerson ...
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ABC Showcases Chrysler Workers to Decry Romney’s Opposition to Bailout

Previewing the Michigan primary, ABC’s David Muir found three Chrysler workers to boast of how the Obama administration’s auto bailout “worked” and “it would have been devastating” if Mitt Romney ...
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Actress Who Plays Palin Found Her Selection ‘Pretty Terrifying’

The prospect of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 was “pretty terrifying” to actress Julianne Moore, who plays Palin in HBO’s upcoming Game Change movie about the ...
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Washington Post’s Ignatius Hails Obama’s Nimble Contraception Policy; Will Zings Bishops: ‘It Serves Them Right’

“I was struck looking at this,” Washington Post columnist and former foreign editor David Ignatius expressed on ABC’s This Week in admiring how Barack Obama on Friday adjusted the contraception ...
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Pew: Record High 67% See Political Bias in News Media

The downward slide of media credibility continues. A Pew survey released a few days ago found 67 percent of Americans see “a great deal” or “fair amount” of “political bias” in the news media, ...
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Santorum Nomination 'Completely Terrifies' Economist Magazine's Economics Editor

Friday night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Zanny Minton Beddoes, the economics editor for the Economist magazine, expressed dread that the possibility Rick Santorum could win the Republican ...
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CNN Reporters Call CPAC a ‘Conservative Petri Dish’

Shortly before noon Thursday, live from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), CNN political reporter Peter Hamby described the gathering as a “conservative petri dish” to ...

NBC Nightly News Finally Mentions Obama Mandate Imposition on Catholics; Still Waiting for ABC and CBS

NBC Nightly News on Monday lifted its two-plus week blackout of the Obama administration's decision to force religious institutions, such as Catholic hospitals and charities, to provide birth ...

Network Newscast Blackout of Mandate on Catholics Continues, But Sunday Talk Shows Take It Up

The broadcast network evening and morning newscast blackout, of the Obama administration plan to force health insurance offered by Catholic charities and hospitals to cover sterilization, ...

Alec Baldwin Names Thank You Call from Ted Kennedy the 'Greatest Moment' of His Life

Actor/left-wing activist Alec Baldwin, who on Sunday night won a Screen Actors Guild Award (best actor in a comedy series) for his role on NBC's 30 Rock, last week identified the "greatest single ...