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).

Author Articles

NBC News Twists Its Network's Pledge Censorship Into Slam at Rick Perry's Intolerance

Trying to submerge its own network's "under God" censorship into a greater narrative, Monday's NBC Nightly News managed to combine into one disjointed story the NBC Sports decision to remove ...

Washington Post Ombudsman Undermines His Claim Paper's E-Mail Quest Didn't Prove Anti-Palin Bias

Put the lie in your lead and the truth deeper into your story, Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney relayed on Sunday in passing along advice he got from his late father. A few pages away, ...

ABC on Terror Suspect, Everything But a Muslim: 'Marine Lance Corporal,' a 'Marine Reservist,' an 'Ethiopian' and a 'Lone Wolf'

Add ABC's World News and the NBC Nightly News to the news outlets which refused to identify Yonathan Melaku, who was caught in Arlington Cemetery with suspicious material and a notebook praising ...

ABC Uniquely Highlights Report Showing Obama Worse than Bush on Paying Off Donors

Wednesday's World News on ABC led with a report from the left-leaning Center for Public Integrity documenting Barack Obama's failure to meet his promise to "change" politics as usual and thus not ...

CNN Gives Maher Platform to Accuse GOP Candidates of 'Horrible Society-Killing Ideas,' Call Cheney 'More Psychotic' Than Weiner

The night after CNN's debate with seven Republican presidential candidates, Anderson Cooper brought aboard left-wing "comedian" Bill Maher to ridicule them. Asked if he "had to vote" for one of ...

CBS's Schieffer Trumpets Coburn's 'Candor' on Willingness to Hike Taxes, Rues Others Lack Such 'Courage'

Previewing Tuesday's Early Show town hall meeting with Republicans on the economy, CBS's Bob Schieffer, who pushes his Face the Nation guests to agree taxes must be raised, hailed a Republican, ...

NBC the Most Excited by Palin's E-Mail, Yet Fails to Dig Up Any 'Bombshells'

Much of the media made fools of themselves with their excited obsession over the release of Sarah Palin's e-mails, but NBC went the furthest, sending reporters to Juneau as the network uniquely ...

CBS Worries Weiner's Scandal Means Obama Will Lose a Vital Critic from the Left

Asked by new CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley why Congressman Anthony Weiner "matters," Nancy Cordes maintained he's vital as a critic pushing Obama from the left. "The President has a lot of ...

ABC's Amanpour Chafes Over Focus on Debt, Pushes for 'Another Stimulus' Big Spending Bill

Looking at government as the best job creator, on Sunday's This Week ABC's Christiane Amanpour pushed her guests to agree the stagnant economy and growing unemployment argue for less concern about ...

ABC Scurrilously Implies Trimming Federal Spending Will Lead to More Deaths

In a story which ironically included a soundbite from Republican Congressman Paul Ryan denouncing demagoguery on budget decisions, ABC's Jake Tapper on Wednesday night sank to employing some of ...

Unlike ABC and CBS, NBC's Williams Spikes Weinergate Yet Has Time for Christie's Helicopter 'PR Problem'

ABC and CBS on Wednesday night allocated full stories to Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner and the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account, but not the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. ...

AP's Babington Warns of Damage 'Hard-Right' Positions Cause GOP White House Hopefuls

"GOP presidential contenders drift to the right," reads the headline over a dispatch by the AP's Charles Babington who devoted an entire story to fears "Republican candidates are drifting ...

CBS's Smith Wonders If Tea Party 'Losing' Its Appeal, More Sunday Pleas to Raise Taxes

"Do you think the Tea Party is losing some of its appeal?" So Harry Smith cued up a hardly independent guest on Sunday's Face the Nation: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the DNC. Meanwhile, ...

On Saturday Night C-SPAN Will Air the MRC's 'DisHonors Awards'

Saturday night (May 28) C-SPAN will air the Media Research Center's "DisHonors Awards," and presentation of the "William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence," which took place May 7 at the ...

Nets Douse a Potential Palin Presidential Bid: Too 'Divisive' and 'Polarizing'

The evening newscasts on Thursday night eagerly devoted time to fresh speculation, prompted by Sarah Palin's upcoming bus trip from Washington, DC to New Hampshire, that she may jump into the ...

After Ed Schultz Calls Laura Ingraham a 'Right-Wing Slut,' MSNBC Suspends Him and He Apologizes: 'I Am Sorry, Very Sorry'

In full retreat, a humiliated and somber Ed Schultz opened his MSNBC show on Wednesday night by apologizing to Laura Ingraham for using, on his radio show, "vile and inappropriate language" to ...

CBS Concerned 'Palestinians Were Not Impressed' by Netanyahu's Address

Plugging an upcoming story on Tuesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Russ Mitchell highlighted that "Congress gives Israel's Prime Minister dozens of standing ovations but," Mitchell warned as if it ...

Diane Sawyer on Tornadoes: 'This Is the Evidence of a Kind of Preview of Life Under Global Warming?'

ABC's Diane Sawyer on Monday night presumed everyone lives inside her media bubble obsessed with "global warming" as she set out to blame the Missouri tornadoes on it ' but not even the CEO of a ...

NBC's Andrea Mitchell Regrets Republicans Lack 'Courage' to Raise Taxes

NBC's Andrea Mitchell on Sunday conceded "Paul Ryan has shown considerable guts" with his Medicare plan, but she declared liberal Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen is "correct that nobody on ...

Couric's Review of CBS Years Finds New Way to Embarrass Palin, Lets Fox and Plame Rage

Ending her final night as anchor of the CBS Evening News with a "five years in five minutes" video retrospective, Katie Couric went out in sync with how she conducted herself since 2006 ' ...