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).

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Washington Post Veteran Disparages Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin as 'Right-Wing Nutjobs' with 'Wacky Conspiracy Theories'

Another bit of evidence emerged Thursday about how deeply ingrained anti-conservative hatred is inside America's newspapers, even amongst those who don't cover politics. John Kelly, a Washington ...

ABC Highlights Crank Shouting at Romney: 'Will You Fire the Baby?'

ABC on Tuesday night decided to showcase one guy yelling at Mitt Romney, as if it proved how media-liberal distortions of Mitt Romney's "I like to fire people" remark will surely hurt him and ...

Flashback: Humorous Snippet of Tony Blankley from 2003

Sad news came Sunday that Tony Blankley, the long-time leading conservative thinker, author and columnist, who served House Speaker Newt Gingrich and later ran the editorial pages for the ...

Tapper Acknowledges in 2008 the Media 'Tilted on the Scales a Little Bit' for Obama

In pointing out how Barack Obama only won in 2008 by a slim margin, so this year's Republican nominee doesn't have to win over all that many Americans, ABC's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning listed ...

CBS Evening News Touts Huntsman, the 'Sane Republican' with an 'Impressive Resume'

An hour before CNN screamed "Breaking News" Thursday night over the Boston Globe's endorsement of Jon Huntsman (basically for not being "pushed" to the right like Mitt Romney), the CBS Evening ...

ABC Exploits Kim Kardashian Gimmick to Champion Left-Wing Quest to Raise Tax Rates

Showing how no left-wing effort to raise taxes is too silly or embarrassing for ABC News to embrace, World News on Wednesday night jumped to promote a Web video, created by a group founded by a ...

Fourth Runners-Up Quotes in MRC's Best of NQ Annual Awards for Year's Worst Reporting; Media Pick Ups

The fourth runners-up quotes in the MRC's "Best Notable Quotables of 2011: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting." In addition to discussions on numerous talk radio shows ...

CBS Scolds Gingrich: To Cut Deficit You Must Increase Taxes

In a series of reports Monday night on how Republican presidential contenders plan to reduce the deficit, Dean Reynolds pleaded to Newt Gingrich: "Absolutely no tax increases?" He noted "critics ...

60 Minutes Coddled Obama But Pounds Cantor from the Left as Gridlock-Causing Rigid Tea Party Ideologue

Three weeks after CBS's 60 Minutes delivered a friendly sit-down with President Barack Obama, the show didn't even attempt a matching approach to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Instead, Lesley ...

Third Runners-Up Quotes in the MRC's Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

The third runners-up quotes in the MRC's "Best Notable Quotables of 2011: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting." Some categories: "Hopeless Dopes Award for Discrediting ...

Second Runners-Up Quotes in the MRC's Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

The second runners-up quotes in the MRC's "Best Notable Quotables of 2011: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting." Some categories: "Tying Granny to the Train Tracks Award ...

First Runners-Up Quotes in the MRC's Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

The first runners-up quotes in the MRC's "Best Notable Quotables of 2011: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting." To determine this year's winners, a panel of 48 radio ...

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 2011: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting." The awards issue was posted, with videos, on Monday, December 19. ...

Moderating a Debate About Size of Government, Amanpour Takes the Liberal Side

In her next to last week hosting This Week, ABC's Christiane Amanpour moderated a show-long debate, touted as "The Great American Debates," devoted to the proposition: "There's Too Much ...

In 2009, ABC's Sciutto Touted Kids Saying 'Yes, We Can!' Now He's Joined the 'Yes, We Can' Team

"After 13 years with ABC News, correspondent Jim Sciutto is leaving the network and TV news. He's moving to China where he'll be Chief of Staff to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke," TVNewser's ...

Kroft Avoids Scandal with Obama, Presses Him to Respond to Liberal Disappointments

CBS's Steve Kroft challenged President Barack Obama a few times during the two-part 60 Minutes interview aired Sunday night, but managed to ignore the scandals (Solyndra, Fast & Furious and ...

Amanpour Despairs 'Sanest' Huntsman with 'Eminently Sensible Positions' Losing to 'Bombastic' Gingrich

ABC's Christiane Amanpour just can't comprehend why Jon Huntsman, with his "eminently sensible" anti-conservative positions, could be losing to Newt Gingrich who is full of "bombast" and "does say ...

ABC and CBS Eat Up Obama's 'Sharp' and 'Pointed' Retorts

"In the presidential campaign," CBS anchor Scott Pelley announced Thursday night, "President Obama fired back today at Republican opponents who criticized his foreign policy using words like ...

NBC Delivers Brief Against 'Cry Baby' Gingrich and His Speakership Marked by 'Chaos, Polarization...'

NBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday evening promised a look "back at some of the hits, runs and errors" of Newt Gingrich's years as Speaker of the House, but other than a sentence from Lisa Myers ...

Upcoming HBO Drama: Dan Rather 'Got It Right' on Bush and National Guard

A not so creative liberal fantasy. Dan Rather "got it right" in his 2004 story about President George W. Bush's avoidance of National Guard duty, a hit piece discredited because of Rather's ...