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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Boston Globe Reporter Drags 11-Year-Old Daughter to Occupy Boston

"Bring the Family: Looking for Adventure with the Kids" reads the tag line over a weekly series of tips to Boston Globe readers suggesting what to do with them on weekends. The headline announced ...

ABC Elevates Left-Wing Hit, Charges 'Limbaugh Hurls Racially-Charged Words at the First Lady'

Picking up on a blog post by a far-left group devoted to silencing Rush Limbaugh, ABC on Monday night dedicated an entire story to one word used by the radio host, a comment the other networks ...

Schieffer Calls Anti-Tax Pledge a 'Problem,' Presses Republican and Democrat to Raise Taxes

Highlighting Grover Norquist's upcoming appearance on 60 Minutes, CBS's Bob Schieffer, on Face the Nation, pointed to the anti-tax hike pledge Norquist asks politicians to sign as "one of the ...

ABC Hypes 'Massive' OWS Protest and NBC Touts 'Huge Crowds,' But CBS Sees Just 'a Thousand'

ABC anchor David Muir hyped "masses of people taking to the streets here in New York City," before Dan Harris referenced "this massive protest march tonight" and "this big protest." Yet on CBS, ...

ABC and CBS Spike Ohioans Rejection of ObamaCare Mandate, NBC Sees Voter Call for 'Restraint'

Conservatives had some significant victories in Tuesday's scattered elections across the country, but the broadcast network evening newscasts on Wednesday night ' with the exception of one topic ...

Amanpour, Agreeable with Pelosi, Pushes Boehner Repeatedly from Left to Raise Taxes

ABC's Christiane Amanpour, on Sunday's This Week, hit House Speaker John Boehner repeatedly from the left to raise taxes, a hostile, political agenda-driven approach she failed to apply a month ...

Sour Schieffer Scolds Cain for Ad: 'It's Not Funny to Me...I Don't Think It Serves the Country Well'

CBS's Bob Schieffer unintentionally played the foil to Herman Cain on Sunday's Face the Nation as Schieffer expressed his politically-correct displeasure with Cain's "downright bizarre" Web video, ...

Obama's Infrastructure Spending Wish 'Makes All of the Sense in the World,' Amanpour Enthuses

President Barack Obama's new infrastructure spending plan "makes all of the sense in the world" and is an "eminently sensible idea," ABC's Christiane Amanpour enthused Sunday morning on This Week ...

MSNBC and ABC Eager to Herald 'Vindication' for Obama in Qadhafi's Death

It's no surprise MSNBC hosts were quick to see "vindication" for President Barack Obama in the death of Moammar Qadhafi, but ABC's George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper were just as eager Thursday ...

Williams Hypes Protests 'Still Growing, Changing and Spreading,' CBS Delivers 'Series' of Genial Stories

The broadcast networks continued their enthusiastic coverage Friday night on behalf of the far-left Wall Street protesters, with NBC's Brian Williams the most excited while CBS anchor Scott Pelley ...

Sean Penn Calls Tea Party the 'Get the N-Word Out of the White House Party' Which Wants to 'Lynch' Obama

Left-wing actor Sean Penn slimed the Tea Party as motivated by racism, charging on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday evening that an impediment to Obama's success is "what I call the 'Get the ...

'Message' of Wall Street Protests 'Increasingly Resonating,' NBC's Williams Champions

In the face of their removal from a Manhattan park so it can be cleaned up, NBC anchor Brian Williams stepped up his praise Thursday night for the far-left protesters. "They share a heritage with ...

ABC and CBS Hit Cain's '9-9-9' Plan from the Left, Ignore Conservative Concerns

"A long list of economists say Cain's plan would hit the lower middle class hard," ABC's Jonathan Karl fretted Wednesday night. On CBS, Wyatt Andrew focused on "a double hit on low-income ...

Sawyer's Flub: Claims Wall Street Protests Have 'Spread to More Than a Thousand Countries'

So enthused about promoting the far-left protests, ABC anchor Diane Sawyer on Monday night's World News championed "the Occupy Wall Street movement" by ludicrously claiming that "as of tonight, it ...

ABC Enters Full Cheerleading Mode for Leftist Protests 'Growing in Size and Diversity'

ABC stepped up its promotion Sunday night on behalf of the far-left protesters, which they failed to label, making a special effort to explain and frame their grievances ' a service they never ...

Amanpour Touts Wall Street Protests as 'Revolution,' Pleased Politicians 'Finally' Recognize It

Offering the kind of respect, admiration and promotion ABC News has yet to offer Tea Party activists, Christiane Amanpour on Sunday asserted the far-left protesters are a "populist movement" ...

NBC: Occupy Wall Street Like an 'Arab Spring,' is 'Drawing Historical Comparisons'

Friday's NBC Nightly News once again promoted the anti-capitalist protests which Brian Williams non-ideologically described as "a protest against economic and social inequality." Reporter Chris ...

New Washington Post Reporter Proclaimed 'Ted Kennedy Has Been a Huge Inspiration to Me'

Melinda Henneberger, who in 2009 proclaimed "Ted Kennedy has been a huge inspiration to me" and boasted of a "longtime political crush on the man who either in spite of his flaws and losses or ...

Networks Again Trumpet What NBC's Williams Celebrates as 'the Protest of This Current Era'

CBS and NBC led Wednesday night with glowing stories about the growth and diversity of the far-left "Occupy Wall Street" protests, though without any ideological label applied nor any critics ...

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 ...