Curtis Houck

News Analyst

Curtis Houck is a news analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division. He is returning full-time to the MRC after serving last summer as an intern with CNS News. Curtis is a 2014 graduate of Penn State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science. He also previous interned with The Heritage Foundation in fall 2013.

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Call for Equal, ‘24-hour’ Media Coverage If Christie is Officially Cleared

On Friday morning, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski joined the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein in calling for equal news coverage if Christie is officially exonerated in numerous ...
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Vets Walking Almost 300 Miles to Demand Action on Jailed Marine; Networks Ignore

On Wednesday night, it was reported that two Marine Corps veterans are walking from northern North Carolina to Washington D.C. and the White House to demand that President Obama take action to ...
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Double Standard: NBC Gives News Christie Innocent In Bridgegate Scandal Only 38 Secs; Devoted Nearly 5 Mins When Scandal Broke

An enormous development in the Bridgegate scandal broke late Thursday afternoon when federal officials reported that they have cleared New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) of any wrong-doing ...
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NYT Reports Dismal Poll Stats for Obama; CBS Still Ignores

On Thursday morning, CBS continued to ignore key results of the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, which show President Obama’s approval rating at 40 percent and his foreign policy approval ...
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Broadcast Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearing

The major broadcast networks on Wednesday refused to cover the first hearing held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi to begin assessing what happened in the 2012 attack that left U.S. ...
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CBS, NYT Ignore Own Poll Showing Obama Approval At 40%, Foreign Policy at Only 34%

On Wednesday, CBS and The New York Times made the point of omitting results from their own poll which show President Obama’s job approval at 40 percent and his approval on foreign policy at only ...
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Statements by Dempsey Open Possibility of Troops In Iraq; Nets Rush To Reiterate Obama's Promise None Will Go

On Tuesday night, the major broadcast networks worked to quickly remind viewers that President Barack Obama has promised that no United States combat troops will be on the ground in the Middle ...
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Networks Ignore Government Report That ObamaCare Plans Cover Abortions

On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report documenting how abortions are being funded by taxpayers under ObamaCare despite a provision in the law stating that ...
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Boston Globe Reporter: ‘Bush Had No Coalition’ for Iraq War

In a conversation on Twitter with Fox News Channel (FNC) contributor Richard Grenell, Boston Globe reporter Bryan Bender continued the media’s double standard of slamming then-President George W. ...
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CBS and NBC Continue Fawning Over Hillary In Iowa; Refuse to Cover Report Clinton Advisers Scrubbed Benghazi Docs

CBS and NBC continued to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night. The nearly three minutes of coverage ...
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ABC’s WNT Reports on Dangers of Driving High, Yet Mention Some ‘Studies Disagree’ That Problem Exists

Thursday night’s edition of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir included a report from ABC News correspondent Clayton Sandell on the growing problem in Colorado with law enforcement ...
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CNN’s Blitzer Refuses to Ask Susan Rice About Benghazi on Anniversary of Attack

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice during Thursday’s edition of The Situation Room and neglected to bring up the second anniversary of the tragic ...
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NBC’s Jansing: Midterm Outcome Could Change if Americans ‘Rally Around’ Obama

On Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing provided not only spin favorable to President Obama a day after his prime time speech on ISIS, but also suggested ...
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NBC’s Richard Engel Pans Obama’s ISIS Speech As ‘Wildly Off-Base’ and ‘an Oversimplification of the Problem’

After President Obama’s speech to the nation on Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow asked NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel what he thought of President Obama’s analogy that ...
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Carney, McCain Engage in Epic Battle on CNN Over Obama’s Handling of Iraq and ISIS

After President Obama’s speech to the nation on Wednesday night, CNN brought on its newly-minted senior political commenator and former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Republican ...
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CBS’s Schieffer Gushes Over Obama’s ISIS Speech; ‘Now This Represents a Major Change in American Strategy’

After President Obama’s speech on confronting the Islamic terrorist group ISIS on Wednesday night, each of the major broadcast networks offered some brief analysis before returning to regularly ...
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ABC, NBC Ignore Lack of Specifics in Previewing Obama’s ISIS Speech

On Tuesday night, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and NBC Nightly News omitted from their coverage any mention that President Obama’s upcoming speech to the country on Wednesday night ...
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ABC Skips Own Poll Showing Record Lows for Obama on Leadership and Foreign Policy

Tuesday evening marked a return to ignoring President Obama’s poll numbers for ABC News as its evening newscast, World News Tonight with David Muir, failed to report on the latest ABC ...
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Bill Maher Compares Mitt Romney to a Jellyfish; ‘Future Looks Bright If You’re a Spineless Glob of Goo’

Appearing on Monday night’s Late Show with David Letterman, liberal talk show host Bill Maher joked with David Letterman and the audience about the drought in California (where he lives) and after ...
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ABC Ignores Start of Ray Nagin's Prison Term; NBC Gives Story Only 15 Seconds

Beginning on Monday afternoon, Democrat and former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin began a 10-year prison sentence for corruption charges that were as result of his actions following the landfall ...