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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Author Articles

ABC and NBC Champion Left-Wing Anti-Capitalist Protests, Fueled by Cookies from a 'Grandmother in Idaho'

Very much unlike how they greeted the Tea Party protests, the networks are embracing the new left-wing/anti-capitalist protests, even failing to condemn their unruly behavior which resulted in 700 ...

Andy Rooney Recognized Media's Liberalism and Espoused It Himself

Andy Rooney delivered his final commentary Sunday night at the end of 60 Minutes and while the now 92-year old curmudgeon's pieces usually dealt with non-serious topics, he should be credited for ...

Networks Focus on Victims as They Paint 'Severe' Alabama Law as 'Arizona on Steroids'

Matching the pattern set in coverage of Arizona's immigration enforcement law, the broadcast network evening newscasts on Thursday night all framed their stories on Alabama's "severe" new law ...

'The Good Wife' Actor Charges Tea Party Imbued with 'Homophobia and Racism'

Actor Alan Cumming, who was born in Britain and plays the scheming campaign manager "Eli Gold" on The Good Wife which has its season premiere tonight on CBS, contended on CNN's Piers Morgan ...

ABC and NBC Spike Solyndra Execs Taking the 5th, CBS Gives It 25 Seconds

Appearing Friday before a House subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the CEO and CFO of Solyndra both invoked their 5th amendment right against self-incrimination. But instead of ...

CNN's King Forwards Bush 41's 'Courage' to Hike Taxes as Model for Current GOP

Interviewing former Vice President Dick Cheney at the Reagan library, CNN's John King recalled how former President George H.W. Bush "made an incredibly tough personal and political choice" to ...

ABC Trumpets 'Fairness' of Obama's 'Buffett Rule' Tax Hike Quest

"President Obama has declared it is time to take action on taxes because people in the middle class are paying a larger percentage of income tax than the super-rich," ABC anchor Diane Sawyer ...

Gregory Contends 'Awkward' Moments at Debates 'Challenge Notion' GOP is 'Party of Life'

Meet the Press host David Gregory contented the fact a GOP presidential debate audience applauded Rick Perry for allowing the death penalty, and three in an audience of hundreds shouted "yeah" to ...

'An Especially Amateurish Example of Media Bias' from CNN

"The Republican Party is split right down the middle between Tea Party movement supporters and those who do not support the two-and-a-half-year-old movement, according to a new national survey," a ...

Williams Frets Plight of Blacks Dismissed as Focus is Instead on 'Tax Cuts for the Wealthy'

Monday's NBC Nightly News featured Brian Williams' questions from the left to President Barack Obama about liberal exasperation with the President and on Thursday night Williams re-purposed that ...

After Hitting GOP Candidates from Left, NBC's Williams Presses Obama from Left

A few days after he hit Republicans from the left when he moderated a presidential candidates debate on MSNBC, NBC's Brian Williams pressed President Barack Obama with the concerns of Obama ...

NBC Debate Moderators Pepper Republicans with Questions from the Left

NBC's Brian Williams and Politico's John Harris peppered the NBC News/Politico debate inside the Air Force One pavilion at the Reagan Library with questions from the left, repeatedly pressing the ...

Wallace Shows Cheney the Today Show's 'Investigate Cheney' Protest Sign

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace displayed to former Vice President Dick Cheney how NBC's Today show on Tuesday had ended Matt Lauer's interview with him by pulling back to highlight an Amnesty ...

ABC's Jobs Solution: 'Spend and Build,' a 'Stimulus Program as Big as the One That Was Launched in World War II'

In the midst of the failure of President Obama's "stimulus spending" program, ABC on Friday night asserted the solution to the devastating report, of zero jobs created in August, is...more ...

MSNBC's Post-GOP Debate Analysis Will Be Dominated 10-to-2 By Hostile Left Wingers

Following Wednesday's NBC News/Politico Republican presidential debate which will last one hour and forty five minutes, MSNBC will devote more time, two hours and fifteen minutes, to a group of ...

Gregory Hails Booker for Delivering Pizza, Suggests Calamities Justify More Federal Spending

If only George W. Bush had ordered home delivery of some pizzas during Katrina. On Meet the Press, David Gregory relayed how Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivered a few pizzas to a shelter, then ...

In Midst of Obamamania Media Journalists Fret Obama Victim of the 'Worst PR Machine in History'

President Barack Obama continues to benefit from a fawning media of which past Presidents could only dream, yet on Sunday's This Week two journalists fretted he's not getting enough credit for his ...

CBS's O'Donnell Contends Perry's Views on Global Warming and Social Security Make Him Unelectable

CBS's Norah O'Donnell, filling in on Face the Nation, just couldn't comprehend how a candidate espousing true conservative views could possibly capture the White House. Referring to Rick Perry, ...

Actress/Singer Alicia Witt Sticks with Obama Who Gave Her 'Passion' for America

Actress/singer Alicia Witt, who came to semi-fame playing Cybill Shepherd's teenage daughter "Zoey" on the late 1990s CBS sit-com Cybill, traveled to Washington, DC this past week, which she told ...

USA Today's Neuharth Slams Newsweek as 'Inaccurate and Unfair Left-Wing Propaganda Machine'

Prompted by Newsweek's Michele Bachmann cover picture choice, USA Today founder Al Neuharth, a pretty consistent liberal, recognized the magazine's political agenda: "Under Tina Brown, it is an ...