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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Diane Sawyer Ready to Credit Obama's 'Tough Stand' With 'Getting a Dictator to Back Down'

Barack Obama appeared on all three networks (as well as CNN, FNC and PBS) Monday night to try and salvage support for his planned strike against Syria. But it was World News anchor Diane Sawyer ...
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Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Scoffs at '15-Year-Old Survey' Exposing Liberal Media Bias

In the fictional world of HBO's Newsroom, the Aaron Sorkin program about the lives of cable TV journalists, the idea of a liberal media bias is something to be scoffed at. On Sunday's episode, the ...
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Priorities: President's Dog Gets More Airtime than Move to Defund ObamaCare

According to the three networks, the serious effort by conservatives to defund ObamaCare isn't worth as much coverage as the addition of a new dog to the President's family. In just a 24-hour ...
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Jon Karl Dares to Grill Obama on Syria: 'It's a Pretty Basic Question'

In a break from the usual softballs that Barack Obama receives at news conferences, the President on Friday endured some tough questions, including a testy exchange with ABC's Jon Karl. The White ...
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Tabloid Nightline Devotes More Time to Sexy Songs, Jogging and 'Amish Mafia' Than Syria

Nightline, the show born out of a crisis in the Middle East, has devolved into a superficial, tabloid-heavy program that has hardly bothered with the growing crisis in Syria and Barack Obama's ...
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Chris Matthews: GOP 'Hate' of Obama Will Propel 2016 Contenders to Vote No on Syria

According to Chris Matthews on Wednesday, there's one reason prominent Republicans will vote against a resolution allowing Barack Obama to bomb Syria. Of course, the motive behind 2016 ...
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New MSNBC Ad Appropriates Martin Luther King to Push 'Dream' of Liberal Hosts

MSNBC commercials have a long history of explicitly touting the network's liberalism. But a new ad combines that style with the exploitation of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. In the ...
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Chris Matthews Slams Obama's 'Disastrous' Syria Plan: 'We'll Be Killing Poor People'

Chris Matthews channeled his inner-Helen Thomas on Tuesday, railing against Barack Obama's "disastrous" plan for military action against Syria. The Hardball host mocked the proposed goal of ...
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Flashback: ABC's Diane Sawyer Dished With Assad Over His Love of Shania Twain and Ipods

While covering Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, Martha Raddatz described the Syrian dictator as "looking poised and immaculately dressed." This light-hearted description is reminiscent of some of the ...
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ABC Again Offers One-Sided Spin on Fast Food Protests, Touts 'Living Wage'

ABC on Thursday night again offered a one-sided take on the fast food "strikes," promoting the "living wage." Economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis featured multiple clips of angry protesters, ...
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ABC Touts Liberal-Backed Fast Food Strike, Links It to MLK's March on Washington

When conservatives rally or march over an issue, such as the yearly March for Life, they don't get much attention. Yet, ABC offered two reports on Thursday promoting a liberal-backed strike on ...
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George Stephanopoulos Loves Obama's Speech on MLK Anniversary: 'Teacher,' 'Preacher'

ABC provided immediate and enthusiastic praise to Barack Obama's speech, Wednesday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" address. Anchoring live coverage, he ...
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ABC Eagerly Promoted Michelle Obama's Healthy Eating Plan, But Skips First Lady When It Fails

Good Morning America on Wednesday conceded that school districts across the country are dropping a new government-imposed lunch program because, as one student put it, "the food is just nasty." ...
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Ed Schultz Rails Against 'Conservative Separatist Movement,' Compares GOP to White Supremacists

Liberal MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Tuesday denounced what he imagined to be the "conservative separatist movement" in America. The newly installed 5pm anchor connected Republicans such as Rand Paul ...
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Self-Aggrandizing Ed Schultz Returns to 5PM Slot: 'Lying' Republicans Hate Saving Lives

In his hilariously over-the-top, self-aggrandizing return to MSNBC's 5pm EDT hour, Ed Schultz slammed the Republicans for spending the summer "lying." As I Want It All by Queen blared, Schultz ...
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Following Syria's Devastating Chemical Weapons Attack, Will Media Remember Hillary's Touting of 'Reformer' Assad?

Even though it's August of 2013, Hillary Clinton's possible 2016 presidential bid has already been heavily hyped by journalists. Yet, it seems that these same reporters aren't interested in ...
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With Sleazy Democratic Mayor Finally Set to Resign, ABC and NBC Again Skip Party ID

Why should things change now? NBC and ABC on Thursday night and Friday morning yet again refused to identify San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, accused of sexually harassing 18 women, as a Democrat. ...
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CNN Donates 42 Minutes to Puff Obama Interview: Hypes New Dog, But Not IRS Scandal

CNN's Chris Cuomo scored an exclusive interview with Barack Obama on Friday and donated a whopping 42 minutes of his three hour New Day program to playing (and replaying) the discussion with the ...
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ABC, Which Didn't Identify Sleazy Mayor as a Democrat, Hits Scandal of 'Rising Republican Star'

The journalists on Good Morning America, Wednesday, again ignored the fact that San Diego's mayor, accused of sexually harassing 18 women, is a Democrat. Yet, on the very same program, reporter ...
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MSNBC, the Network With a 9/11 Truther Host, Smears Climate Skeptics as 'Truthers'

MSNBC, which is the home of 9/11 Truther Toure, on Wednesday smeared Republicans skeptical of climate change as "truthers." During a segment on the latest United Nations report on global warming, ...