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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After Highlighting Outrage Over Military Death Benefits, ABC Barely Notices Harry Reid's Failure to Act

ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday rightly highlighted the "outrage" over the delay of death benefits to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers. A day later, the program's hosts barely had time ...
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On Shutdown, Chris Matthews Snarls at 'Troglodyte,' 'Planet of the Apes' Conservatives

Chris Matthews, who has publicly insisted that he doesn't like "cheap shots," on Tuesday trashed conservatives in the House as "troglodytes" from the movie Planet of the Apes. According to the ...
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Barack Obama Compliments Softball Questions at News Conference: 'That's a Great Example'

One way to know if a journalist is asking a softball question is when the President of the United States compliments the reporter after he or she asks it. That happened twice on Tuesday as Barack ...
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'View' Crew Love 9/11 Truther Jesse Ventura: Run for President!

ABC's mid-morning talk show The View has repeatedly featured anchors and guests who promote the debunked 9/11 truther movement. That tradition continued on Tuesday as conspiracy theorist Jesse ...
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MSNBC's Ed Schultz Declares John Boehner Guilty of 'Treason'

Hard-left MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Monday took his assault on the Republican Party to a new level, declaring that John Boehner is a "traitor" to America for not giving in to Barack Obama on the ...
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Democratic Talking Points HQ: George Stephanopoulos Dumps the Shutdown Blame on Boehner

Who does George Stephanopoulos work for? ABC News or the Democratic Party? In a This Week Interview on Sunday, the former operative to Bill Clinton foisted the blame for the government shutdown on ...
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Poor Obama: Nets Fret Over Shutdown That Left Obama With 'No Choice' on Canceling Summit

The three network morning shows on Friday worried about President Obama and the fact that he had "no choice" but to cancel an Asian summit as the government shutdown drags on. On ABC's Good ...
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Chris Matthews Finds New Love for Ronald Reagan: Better Than Obama

MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Tuesday night mocked his Fox News competition, wondering when someone would write a book entitled Killing O'Reilly. The Hardball anchor appeared on the Colbert Report ...
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RNC Chairman Schools MSNBC Host on Shutdown: 'Just Apply for a Job in the Obama Administration!'

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday fired back at the liberal, Obama-friendly talking points from MSNBC host Thomas Roberts. At one point, a disgusted Priebus, ...
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ABC Ignores Its Own Question Assigning Shutdown Blame to Obama, Touts 'Outrage' Against GOP

As Barack Obama wrapped up a speech from the White House on Tuesday, reporter Jon Karl of ABC actually shouted a tough question at the President, wondering, "...If you won't negotiate, how can you ...
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Shutdown Showdown: ABC Predicts GOP Will 'Blink First'; NBC Hypes Closed Museums

All three networks on Tuesday morning hyped the partial government shutdown with reports from closed museums in Washington D.C. and live shots of the Statue of Liberty. The journalists of ABC's ...
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ABC's Jeff Zeleny Finds GOP 'Cracks Emerging'-- From Rep Who Already Opposed Shutdown

ABC reporter Jeff Zeleny on Tuesday afternoon excitedly told viewers that "cracks" are "emerging" in the Republican opposition to the government shutdown. His example of this? A GOP congressman ...
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George Stephanopoulos and Old Boss Bill Clinton Avoid Benghazi, Charity's Scandal

George Stephanopoulos scored an interview on Sunday with his old boss, Bill Clinton. In return for this exclusive, the former Democratic operative turned journalist avoided any mention of a ...
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ABC Mocks Ted Cruz and Fight Against ObamaCare: 'Absurdities Were on Display'

The journalists at ABC News have not made an effort to hide their disgust with the conservative effort to oppose funding ObamaCare. On Wednesday, Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos ...
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Unlike 'Bizarre,' 'Long-Winded' Ted Cruz, Media Loved Protest of 'Political Star' Wendy Davis

The networks reacted negatively to Ted Cruz's "long-winded protest." On Wednesday, George Stephanopoulos derided it as "bizarre." This is not exactly the reception Democratic state senator Wendy ...
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Networks Deride Ted Cruz's 'Bizarre,' 'Long-Winded Protest' Against ObamaCare

The networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning derided the conservative uprising against ObamaCare, mocking Senator Ted Cruz's "bizarre," "long-winded protest" against funding for the law. ...
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New York Magazine Fawns Over the Clintons: 'Most Celebrated Political Marriage in American History'

Several media outlets have eagerly picked up the political gossip coming out of a New York magazine story on Hillary Clinton and her possible 2016 run. The article itself is a fawning profile of ...
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ABC Puffs Bill and Hillary Clinton Enjoying 'Long Walks,' Skips New Scandal

The journalists at Good Morning America on Monday hyped a puff piece on whether Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2016, but ignored a critical look at the Clinton Global Initiative and its ...
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Bob Schieffer: Anti-ObamaCare GOPers Are Like Japanese WWII Vets Who Don't Know Fight Is 'Over'

The network morning shows on Friday derided the move by House Republicans to defund ObamaCare as simply "bowing to demands" from the Tea Party. But it was CBS's Bob Schieffer who made no attempt ...
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Chris Matthews Sneers: 'Looney Tunes' GOPers Want to 'Kill the Recovery' While Carrying Guns

Chris Matthews on Wednesday continued his assault on conservatives who oppose the funding of ObamaCare in the coming fiscal showdown, sneering that the "looney tunes" Republicans want to "kill the ...