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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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 ...

CBS Comes to Obama's Defense on Vacation Time After They Cue Him Up to Prognosticate on the Economy

Just as criticism builds over President Obama's plan to vacation on Martha's Vineyard while the economy flounders, the CBS Evening News came to his defense. While "Obama has taken 61 days of ...

Network Newscasts Apoplectic Over Perry, NBC's Williams: 'White House Tells Him to Watch What He Says'

"Republican presidential contender Rick Perry rustles up a controversy when he appears to threaten the head of the Federal Reserve," CBS anchor Scott Pelley teased Tuesday night in taking ...

Networks Embrace Buffett's Call for Higher Taxes on 'Mega-Rich,' ABC Salivates Over Spending It

"Billionaires on notice," ABC anchor Diane Sawyer teased Monday's World News in trumpeting, as did CBS and NBC, a New York Times op-ed by liberal billionaire Warren Buffett. Sawyer heralded ...

Ex-CNN Exec 'Outs' Self as Liberal, Laughably Claims Counterpoint Needed to Conservative Media Dominance

"I think there's a lot of time on radio and television and on the Web that actually is conservative points of view. There's not a lot of time for the left," long-time CNN executive David Bohrman, ...

Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Don't Blame Obama 'for Anything That's Wrong in This Country'

Asked how Iowans view President Barack Obama, Michael Gartner, the President of NBC News from 1988 to 1993, insisted on this weekend's Bloomberg TV's Political Capital: "I think people have a ...

CBS Looks at 'Cost' and 'Tragedy' of Rick Perry's Refusal to Raise Taxes, Skips Anti-ObamaCare Ruling

Friday night's CBS Evening News examined Rick Perry's record in Texas, citing his claims his policies led to job creation but then pivoting to how "Perry's bedrock pledge to never raise taxes also ...

Romney's 'Corporations Are People' Called a 'Gaffe' as Nets Disguise Agenda of Leftist Hecklers in Iowa

ABC's Jake Tapper scolded Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a "gaffe" over his assertion that "corporations are people" since "everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the ...

NY Times Vet Recounts His Insular World: Didn't Meet Any Republicans Until Well Into Adulthood

Recalling how he was raised in heavily Democratic Providence, R.I., New York Times columnist Joe Nocera revealed: It wasn't until I moved to Washington after college that I got to know any ...

Flashback: Newsweek's Adulatory 2008 Obama Cover Portraits

With outrage from right to left over Newsweek's "Queen of Rage" cover story photo of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann in which she looks crazy, or at least empty-headed, a look ...

NBC's Williams Prods Obama to Force Congress Into 'Sudden Breakout of Sanity'

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who the week before last cited "the debt ceiling, which rational people agree needs to be raised," on Monday evening again seemed to take a shot at Tea ...

Gore and Olbermann Tap CNN, NBC and ABC Veteran Bohrman to Run Current TV

TV Newser reported Monday afternoon the news that David Bohrman, the long-time Washington Bureau Chief for CNN, has been hired by Al Gore's Current TV, the cable home of Keith Olbermann which is ...

Hollywood Mogul Katzenberg Rails Against Tea Party's 'Extremism'

A reminder Hollywood moguls aren't just enthralled with Barack Obama. They are also ideological liberals who have disgust for conservatives and are especially enraged by the Tea Party's success. ...