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.


Author Articles

ABC's GOP Debate Questions 6 to 1 Liberal, 25% on Contraception, Gay Rights

ABC's GOP presidential debate on Saturday overflowed with liberal questions. Of the 48 queries by George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer and others, 20 came from the left, three were from the right ...

Martin Bashir: Stop Newt Gingrich's Food Stamp Talk Before Someone Gets Killed

MSNBC's Martin Bashir on Friday offered an offensive, bewildering comparison, linking the murder of a black British teenager in 1993 to supposedly offensive comments by Republican presidential ...

Chris Matthews: Rick Santorum Wants a 'Theocracy' That Will 'Trump' the Constitution

An angry Chris Matthews on Thursday denounced Rick Santorum, smearing the Republican as wanting a "theocracy" to "trump" the Constitution. The MSNBC anchor ranted about birth control after playing ...

ABC Hails Obama's Dubious Recess Appointment: A 'Consumer Champion'

World News' Diane Sawyer on Wednesday hailed a questionably legal recess appointment by Barack Obama, praising the incoming arrival of a "consumer champion" who will "help" Americans with their ...

Stephanopoulos' Spin: Romney's 'Reassuring' of Conservatives Will 'Turn Off' Moderates?

Former top Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday wondered if Mitt Romney's attempt to "reassure" conservative voters would end up "turning off" moderates and ...

CBS Skips Alan Colmes' 'Cruel' Attack on Rick Santorum and His Dead Child

Nightline co-host Terry Moran on Monday condemned the "cruel" and "inaccurate" attacks liberal Fox News anchor Alan Colmes made about Rick Santorum and the "crazy" way he handled the death of his ...

An Indignant George Stephanopoulos Huffs to Santorum: 'How Can You Say' Obama Is Weak?

An indignant George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday demanded that Rick Santorum explain his harsh attacks on Barack Obama. After reading off a quote from the Republican presidential candidate and then ...

Barbara Walters' Slobbering Interview with Obama: What Super Power Do You Want?

Barbara Walters, who famously asked Katherine Hepburn what type of tree she was, may have outdone herself in a slobbering interview with Michelle and Barack Obama. In previews of Friday's 20/20 ...

Terry Moran to Rick Perry: Is Your 'Controversial' Campaign 'Denigrating' Non-Christians?

Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran on Tuesday huffed that Rick Perry's "controversial" ad, combined with a presidential campaign that could be seen as "denigrat[ing]" "non-Christians" and "gay ...

Whoopi Goldberg: Communism Is 'a Great Concept' That 'Makes Perfect Sense' on Paper

According to The View's Whoopi Goldberg, communism is a "great concept" that "makes perfect sense" on paper. The comedienne and co-host made the rather astounding comment on Tuesday while ...

NBC, ABC Knock GOP for 'Messing Up' Payroll Tax Cut: 'Holiday Cheer Gone Sour'

NBC and ABC on Monday and Tuesday knocked House Republicans for potentially "messing up" an extension of the payroll tax cut. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell derided this as "holiday cheer gone sour."

Flashback: Ted Turner Dismissed Threat of Brutal Kim Jong Il: 'Didn't Look' Evil

Will the death of despotic dictator Kim Jong Il lead to less pandering and naive reporting on North Korea? Not if the past is any indicator. On September 19, 2005, CNN founder Ted Turner appeared ...

Time Life Photographer: Kim Jong Il's Cult Like Bush's 'Very Controlled' White House

A newly posted Time Life magazine photo montage showcased pictures of North Korea and touted photographer Christopher Morris comparing brutal dictator Kim Jong Il to the "very controlled ...

ABC and NBC Tout Attacks on 'Bully' Joe Arpaio for 'Bigotry' and Racism

Both NBC and ABC's newscasts on Thursday highlighted outrage at the "accusations of abuse and bigotry" from "bully" sheriff Joe Arpaio. Faced with new claims from Barack Obama's Justice ...

Radio Host Nails Chris Matthews: 'You're Clearly Working for the Re-Election of Barack Obama'

MSNBC's Chris Matthews ran into trouble on Thursday when a local Iowa radio host mocked the TV personality: "I just want to make sure we're starting with some honesty. You're clearly working for ...

MSNBC Anchor Who Smeared 'KKK' Romney Wonders If Obama Will Win in a 'Landslide'

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, who on Wednesday linked Mitt Romney to the Ku Klux Klan, on Thursday wondered if Barack Obama is headed for a "landslide" reelection. Teasing an interview, Roberts hyped, ...

24 Hours Later, Thomas Roberts Apologizes for His 'Appalling' KKK Smear of Romney

Twenty four hours after linking Mitt Romney to the Ku Klux Klan, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts apologized for his "appalling" smear. The News Live host on Thursday waited until the show was 50 minutes ...

Matthews Apologizes for MSNBC's KKK Smear of Romney: 'Appalling Lack of Judgment'

MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday apologized for his network's "appalling lack of judgment" in comparing a Mitt Romney campaign slogan to the Ku Klux Klan. The Hardball host conceded, "It was ...

ABC's Surprisingly Positive Take on Tim Tebow: 'Inspired,' 'Lifted Up,' 'Strengthened'

Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran delivered a surprisingly positive assessment of Tim Tebow on Monday night, lauding the Christian quarterback as "inspired," "lifted up" and "strengthened" by "a ...

Hyperbolic John Berman on Newt vs. Romney: 'Boom!' 'Political Shivs' Are Coming Out

All three morning shows on Tuesday hyped the fight between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, but it was snarky John Berman who offered the most hyperbolic take, exclaiming on "Good Morning America," ...