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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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. ...

CBS Skips How Own Poll Finds Many More Think Spending Cuts Too Small Over Too Big

Running through the findings of a new CBS News/New York Times poll, on Thursday night Chip Reid highlighted how, after weeks of media hostility the Tea Party has lost popularity, as he located ...

CBS's Pelley Chafes: 'Only Budget Cuts and No Relief for Those Suffering in This Economy'

Framing a shortcoming in the debt deal as a liberal would and does, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley on Tuesday night regretted the how "the last time the President and the Congress ...

Top Newspapers Warn Debt Deal's Spending Cuts Will 'Weaken' and 'Undermine' Economy

Remarkable uniformity amongst some major national newspapers on Tuesday as they simultaneously worried about how the supposed spending "cuts" in the debt-ceiling deal will harm the economy. As USA ...

Sawyer and Williams Cue Up Pelosi to Expound on Her 'Fear' Debt Deal Will 'Hurt Real People'

Two network anchors cued up House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to despair the debt ceiling deal, presumably because of some future slight reductions in the projected rate of spending increases, ...

Fretting Obama's Moved Too Far to Right, Tea Party Like Reckless Teenagers, Journalists 'Scared of Being Labeled Liberal'

Three noteworthy spins on the Sunday morning interview shows. ABC, with "ALL CUTS, NO TAXES?" on screen: George Stephanopoulos hit the White House's David Plouffe from the left; CBS, Bob Schieffer ...

Networks Submerge Disastrous GDP Numbers Into Debt Ceiling Impact; ABC Spikes Revised 1st Q Flatline

The broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday night noted the very anemic second quarter GDP growth rate at 1.3 percent, but instead of stressing how it showed the weak economic state well ...

Brian Williams Demands of Mitch McConnell: 'Why Shouldn't Rich Folks Pay More?'

Running a brief excerpt from his Sunday night Dateline special, "Taking the Hill: Inside Congress," Brian Williams on Thursday evening showcased one and only one question he posed to Senate ...

CNN's Piers Morgan Rails Against Republicans for Not 'Compromising,' Slaps Anti-Tax Hike Stand as 'Crazy'

Acting as if he were trying out for a MSNBC gig, Piers Morgan used his half hour of CNN's prime time, following President Barack Obama's 9 PM EDT speech on the debt ceiling and House Speaker John ...

CBS's Schieffer Mimics Obama, Proposes Republicans 'the Party that Can't Say Yes to Anything?'

Adopting the spin of President Barack Obama - who on Friday insisted "one of the questions that the Republican Party is going to have to ask itself is: Can they say yes to anything?" ' on Sunday's ...