Scott Whitlock

Senior News Analyst

Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org. You can read his NewsBusters blogs here. Scott's blogs have been featured on the Drudge Report and in the Washington Times (see example here). He's also appeared on radio programs such as the Lars Larson Show to discuss MRC blogs and studies.

Scott lives in Northern Virginia and can be contacted at SWhitlock@mediaresearch.org. You can also follow Scott on Twitter.


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CBS's Mellody Hobson, Whose Husband George Lucas Is Worth $7 Billion, Slams Rich CEOs

CBS analyst Mellody Hobson, whose husband George Lucas is worth $7.3 billion, appeared on This Morning to slam excessive salaries for corporate bosses. Discussing income inequality and Barack ...
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Chris Matthews Uses Mike Huckabee to Trash 'Cro-Magnon' GOP 'Wacko Birds'

Chris Matthews played his favorite type of game on Thursday, using the comments of one Republican to generalize the entire conservative movement. This time, the Hardball host pounced on remarks by ...
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CBS Touts 'Cannabis Capitalism' and 'Pot Tours' That Cure the 'Marijuana Munchies'

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday appeared excited over the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, hyping the "cannabis capitalism" in the state and a new "pot tour" business that has ...
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Excited Chris Matthews: Hillary Might Win 60% of the Vote in 'Sweeping' 2016 Landslide!

Excited about the possibility of New Jersey governor Chris Christie no longer being a viable presidential contender, Hardball host Chris Matthews on Wednesday swooned about the Democratic ...
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ABC Ignores Its Own Reporter, Yawns as Jon Karl Grills White House on First Lady's Birthday Bash

ABC reporter Jon Karl on Wednesday broke from the official journalistic fawning over Michelle Obama's birthday, asking White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about the cost and whether the ...
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CBS Hypes Lefty San Francisco Tax on Buses as a 'Symbol of Income Inequality'

CBS This Morning journalists on Wednesday pushed a new San Francisco tax on buses as a symbol of "income inequality" and failed to identify a liberal organization supporting the move. The ...
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Unlike NBC, CNN Investigates Wendy Davis's 'Stretching the Truth' With 'Misleading' Bio

Unlike the journalists at NBC, who last week offered a fawning profile of "overnight sensation" Wendy Davis, CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night actually investigated the "misleading" claims ...
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After Comparing Christie to Nixon for Nine Days, Chris Matthews Discovers That ‘Facts’ Should Decide Case

On every program since Chris Christie’s bridge scandal broke on January 8, the MSNBC Chris Matthews has smeared the Republican governor as just like Richard Nixon in Watergate. Matthews has done ...
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Gloating Networks Hype Chris Christie’s Inauguration 'Crisis': Not Exactly ‘His 'Glory Days'

All three networks on Tuesday morning continued to pile on Chris Christie, offering gloating coverage about how his “glory days” have gone terribly wrong.  After recounting everything ...
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Watergate 2? For Over a Week, Chris Matthews Has Hyped Christie as the New Nixon

For seven straight days, Chris Matthews and his Hardball guests have hyperbolically compared Chris Christie's bridge scandal in New Jersey to the constitutional crisis that ended Richard Nixon's ...
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Eager Chris Matthews Connects TrafficGate: Christie 'Looks Like' Richard Nixon

Chris Matthews, always eager for hyperbolic predictions of Republican doom, on Wednesday insisted that Chris Christie's bridge scandal in New Jersey is pretty much like Richard Nixon's Watergate. ...
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It's the End of the World as ABC Knows It, Spinning Another Story as 'Armageddon'

Spinning liberal-friendly stories as the end of the world is a popular thing at ABC. Good Morning America's Jim Avila on Wednesday hyped the scandal involving Chris Christie as "traffic ...
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Vapid ABC Thrills Over 'Revealing,' 'Elegant' Michelle Obama and Her Extended 'Vacay'

On the same day that the latest report on the terrorist attack in Benghazi was released, the journalists at Good Morning America chose to obsess over an "exclusive first look" at People magazine's ...
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A Gloating Chris Matthews: 'Only' Christie Could Have Beaten Hillary in 2016

A gloating Chris Matthews on Tuesday appeared on The View and labeled the wounded Chris Christie as the "only" candidate who could have beaten Hillary Clinton in 2016. The Hardball anchor sneered, ...
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CBS Hypes Michelle Obama's Latest 'Fashion Milestone,' Skimps on Health Care Setback

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday hyperventilated over the latest "fashion milestone" for Michelle Obama, donating four minutes to the First Lady's second inaugural dress appearing at ...
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Deluge: Now 44 Times More TV Coverage of Christie's Traffic Scandal Than in Last Six Months on IRS

In less than 48 hours, ABC, CBS and NBC deluged viewers with coverage of Chris Christie's traffic jam scandal, devoting a staggering 88 minutes to the story. In comparison, these same news outlets ...
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There’s Already 17 Times More Coverage on Christie Scandal Than in Last Six Months of IRS

In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they've allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama's ...
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Networks Ignore Gun Company Putting U.S. Troops First, Rejecting $15 Million Deal With Pakistan

A Utah-based gun manufacturer turned down a $15 million contract with Pakistan in the name of keeping weapons from falling into the hands of America's enemies. ABC, CBS and NBC, networks that ...
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NBC Skips Big Win for Second Amendment, Hypes Bigfoot Reality Show Instead

Both ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Tuesday covered a big win for the Second Amendment in the courts. NBC's Today couldn't make time for the ruling by a federal judge that ...
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ABC Gushes Over Michelle Obama's 'Extended Vacation,' Shows No Interest in Cost

The journalists at Good Morning America on Tuesday offered a gushing, excited look at Michelle Obama's "extended vacation" in Hawaii, offering no questions or skepticism about what the trip will ...