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

Stephanopoulos Gloats: Will My Interview With New Accuser 'Spell the End' for Cain?

George Stephanopoulos, who as a Democratic operative in the '90s coordinated with ABC to save Bill Clinton from scandal, on Wednesday teased an exclusive with Herman Cain's accuser, openly ...

Networks Predict 'Death Blow' and 'Doom' for Cain, CBS Skips Accuser's Legal Problems

All three morning shows on Tuesday trumpeted the latest woman to make accusations against Herman Cain, hyping this as a possible "death blow" and sign of coming "doom" for the "Sixth Sense" ...

ABC Dumps on Anti-Romney Candidates, Hits 'Disastrous' Perry, Bachmann's 'Historical Flubs'

Good Morning America's David Kerley on Sunday ran down the attempts of various Republican candidates to become the "anti-Romney" choice, decrying the "disastrous" debate performance of Rick Perry ...

All Three Networks Hype 'Ugly' Pepper Spray 'Outrage,' Played Down Occupy Crimes

The three network morning shows, which have been mostly ignoring crimes at the Occupy Wall Street protests, hyped the "ugly" and "disturbing" "outrage" of students at the University of California, ...

ABC Parrots White House Spin for Booing of Michelle Obama: 'Not Clear' What Intent Was

Good Morning America's Josh Elliott on Monday repeated White House talking points in regard to the booing of Michelle Obama at a NASCAR event on Sunday. News reader Elliott played a clip of the ...

Matthews, Who Once Compared the Tea Party to the Muslim Brotherhood, Now Admits the Group 'Has a Point'

Chris Matthews, who has repeatedly denounced the "hateful" Tea Partiers and once compared them to the Muslim Brotherhood, admitted on Thursday that the conservative protesters have "a point." The ...

Networks Jokingly Highlight 'Unhate' Campaign Featuring Pope in Gay Kiss

The network morning shows on Thursday took a mostly light-hearted look at clothing company Benetton's ad campaign featuring the Pope kissing a Muslim cleric. The ads, which have now been pulled ...

ABC Hypes Gingrich Connection to Freddie Mac, Ignores New CEO Bonuses

ABC's World News on Wednesday and Good Morning America on Thursday both reported on the revelation that Newt Gingrich received almost $2 million while consulting for Freddie Mac over an eight year ...

Liberal Mayors Continue to Rail Against Occupiers; Reporters Now Highlight Crime, Squalor

Now that Democratic mayors have turned on the Occupy Wall Street crowd, several media outlets have adopted a more critical tone, highlighting crime and squalor at such protests. A front-page ...

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Slimes: Problem With the GOP Is 'They Hate So Much'

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews isn't one for subtlety. On Tuesday's show he summarized the problems with the 2012 GOP presidential field as this: "They hate....They hate so much they are not in the ...

Networks Pounce on 'Awkward' Herman Cain Moment, Question His 'Grasp' and 'Readiness'

All three morning shows on Tuesday and the evening newscasts on Monday pounced on an "awkward" Herman Cain interview that questioned the Republican's "readiness to be commander in chief." ...

GMA's Robin Roberts Bashes ABC's Tabloid Obsession: 'I Don't Want to Sell My Soul'

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts bashed her own network, Monday, decrying GMA's obsession with tabloid stories. In a Daily Beast article, she lamented, "I'll be honest, it's been an ...

NBC, ABC Skip Obama Administration's Delay of Pipeline That Could Create 20,000 Jobs

ABC and NBC completely ignored a decision by the Obama administration that could kill up to 20,000 jobs. Only CBS's Evening News on Thursday reported that a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to ...

ABC's John Berman Mocks FEMA-Like 'Disaster' Rick Perry

Good Morning America's John Berman on Friday made no effort to hide his derision of Rick Perry, noting that former FEMA Director Joe Allbaugh is running his campaign. Berman openly mocked, ...

Networks Curb Cain Obsession as They Pounce on Rick Perry's Forgetfulness

After 117 stories over ten days, what would it take for the big three networks to ease up on their unending obsession with the Herman Cain sexual harassment story? The opportunity to go after ...

Chris Matthews Ignores Reality, Spins: 'Most Voters' Went Dem on Tuesday

According to Chris Matthews, Tuesday's off-year elections were a big win for liberalism. The MSNBC host proclaimed, "From Ohio to Mississippi, from Arizona to New Jersey to Maine and beyond, most ...

Networks Hit Cain With 117 Stories; ABC: Accusers Seek 'Safety in Numbers' from Cain

Good Morning America's Brian Ross on Wednesday highlighted fears that Herman Cain supporters might physically attack the women who have accused the Republican of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, the ...

CBS, NBC Ignore Embarrassing Gaffe: Obama Caught Mocking Israel's Prime Minister

The CBS and NBC morning shows on Tuesday both ignored an embarrassing gaffe committed by Barack Obama: Being caught on an open mic, mocking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Only ABC's ...

Network Deluge: 99 Stories on Cain Harassment Charges in Less Than Nine Days

In only eight and a half days, NBC, CBS and ABC have devoted a staggering 99 stories to sexual harassment charges against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. In comparison, eight days ...

Defensive Networks Devote 84 Stories to Herman Cain Scandal, Hit Him for 'Lashing Out'

From Friday night through Sunday morning, the big three networks devoted an additional 21 reports to the Herman Cain sexual harassment story, bringing the networks' grand total to 84 in one week.