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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ABC Features James Carville for Weiner Lecture, NBC Frets Over 'Damage' to Hillary

ABC and NBC on Thursday continued to fret over the implications the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal will have on Hillary Clinton. Today's Matt Lauer worried, "By association, does this do damage to ...
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Chris Matthews Snarls: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee Are 'Terrorists'

Angry liberal Chris Matthews on Wednesday foamed at Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, deriding the conservatives at "terrorists." The Hardball anchor repeated the smear over ...
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ABC Spins Obama's 'Grand Bargin': Why Would GOP 'Reject a Tax Cut for Corporations?'

Although most of the evening newscasts on Tuesday and morning shows on Wednesday ignored Barack Obama's plan for a "grand bargain," ABC's Good Morning America covered the latest budget move and ...
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Barbara Walters Spins Spitzer Scandal: Prostitution Is 'in the Realm of Normalcy'

According to Barbara Walters on Tuesday, prostitution is "sort of in the realm of normalcy." The View co-host and longtime ABC journalist was attempting to differentiate Eliot Spitzer's call girl ...
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ABC Touts the Official Word on Weiner: Bill and Hillary Clinton's 'Patience Has Run Out'

Tuesday's Good Morning America, just as NBC did on Monday, offered concern about how the Weiner scandal would impact Bill and Hillary Clinton. Reporter Linsey Davis breathlessly explained that for ...
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Chris Matthews: Republicans Are Like Whites in South Africa Who Defended Apartheid

A bitter Chris Matthews on Monday compared Republican efforts with voter ID laws to apartheid in South Africa. Talking to civil rights leader Wade Henderson, Matthews introduced his sneering ...
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Networks That Yawn Over IRS Scandal Find Time for 50-Year-Old JFK Vacation Video

The same networks that have been minimizing and ignoring the growing scandal at the Internal Revenue Service all found time to fawn over 50-year-old footage of President Kennedy vacationing with ...
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Unhinged Chris Matthews on Conservative Opposition to Obama: 'Hate,' 'Hate,' 'Hate,' 'Hate'

In case you weren't sure, Chris Matthews wants viewers to know: Conservative opposition to Barack Obama is made up mostly by racist "haters." In a two minute rant on Thursday's Hardball, Matthews ...
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News You Can Use: ABC Investigates Whether Sexting 'Really' 'Counts' as Cheating?'

Now that former Democratic Congressman and current mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has been caught, again, sending sexually explicit texts to women, the hosts of ABC's Good Morning America ...
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In Three Days, Network Morning Shows Devote More Airtime to Royal Baby Than All of IRS Scandal

In a mere three days, the Big Three network morning shows have devoted more coverage to the birth of the British royal baby then they gave to news of the IRS scandal since that story broke 74 days ...
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Priorities: Networks Devote an Additional 85 Minutes to Royal Baby, Still Mum on IRS Latest

The three network morning shows on Tuesday predictably lost all perspective over the birth of the royal baby, devoting a staggering 85 minutes of coverage to Britain's new prince. Yet, ABC, NBC ...
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Chris Matthews Pollutes Royal Baby Coverage: Brits Like Us Even When We're the 'Bad Guy'

Not even the birth of the royal baby could keep Chris Matthews from making a snide liberal attack. In a closing commentary, Monday night, the Hardball anchor touted the special relationship ...
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The Deluge Begins: Morning Shows Devote 73 Minutes to Royal Baby; Ignore IRS

The deluge of royal baby coverage went into overdrive on Monday with all three morning shows devoting a staggering 73 minutes total to the impending birth and the child's gender. At the same time, ...
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George Stephanopoulos: 'Passionate,' 'Tenacious' Helen Thomas Got a 'Bit' 'Biased'

According to George Stephanopoulos, the late Helen Thomas, who passed away on Saturday, was a "passionate," "tenacious" journalist who only got a "bit" "biased" at the end of her career. The ...
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On Detroit Bankruptcy, All Three Networks Skip the Sky High Taxes, 50 Years of Democratic Control

All three networks on Thursday night and Friday morning avoided key factors in the bankruptcy of Detroit, skipping the city's astronomically high tax rate and ignoring Democratic dominance for the ...
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ABC's Top Five Lamest Hidden Camera Attempts to Expose American Bigotry

Tomorrow marks the end of the latest season of What Would You Do?, a hidden-camera production of ABC News hosted by longtime correspondent John Quinones that uses actors to stage uncomfortable ...
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Movie Mad Matthews: Dick Cheney Packed Liz Into 'Missile' to 'Continue the 'Life Form' in Wyoming

During an angry rant over the announcement that Liz Cheney will be running for the United States senate in 2014, Chris Matthews offered up one of his typically bizarre movie reference to explain ...
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Feds Targeted Tax Records of Political Candidates; All Three Networks Ignore

The tax records of political candidates and certain donors were improperly accessed by government officials, but the Justice Department has refused to prosecute, according to the Washington Times. ...
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MSNBC's Toure on Zimmerman: 'We Still Live in the Same America That Emmett Till Lived in'

According to MSNBC co-host Toure, the acquittal of George Zimmerman on Saturday is proof that America in 2013 is just like the one of 1955 where an African American boy was murdered in Mississippi ...
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The View's New Host: Catholic-Mocking, Conspiracy Theorist Jenny McCarthy

ABC has officially announced that one of the vacant spots on The View will be filled by Catholic-bashing, anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Jenny McCarthy. In a statement, creator/co-host Barbara ...