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

John Berman's Stale Comedy: Mocks Bush's Pronunciation, Rehashes 2000 'Rats' Ad

ABC's John Berman on Thursday continued his habit of trying to force stale, anti-conservative jokes into his reporting, mocking the pronunciation habits of former President George W. Bush. In a ...

A Day After Juvenile 'Mitt Happens' Joke, Jake Tapper Dismisses Romney as 'Elmer Fudd'

According to Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Friday, Mitt Romney is "Elmer Fudd" to Newt Gingrich's "Bugs Bunny." This remark came one day after the reporter made a vulgar joke that "Mitt ...

New Tone: Howard Fineman Smears Newt Gingrich as a Mad Bomber

Former Newsweek editor Howard Fineman on Wednesday trashed Newt Gingrich as a mad bomber, smearing, "...Newt's main appeal and his main skill is as a guy who knows exactly where to put the ...

Former AP Writer Touts Obama's 'Searing,' 'Historically Poignant' Call for More Taxes

Former Associated Press writer Ron Fournier on Tuesday praised Barack Obama's call for higher taxes as "one of his best, a searing and historically poignant account of the greatest challenge of ...

Chris Matthews Mocks 'Reign of Terror' Republicans Who 'Tear Down Statues'

According to Chris Matthews on Monday, the Republican presidential candidates are engaging in a "reign of terror" and "don't like democratic government." In a possible (though confusing) allusion ...

Disgraced CNN Journalist Who Accused U.S. Troops of Atrocities to Produce GOP Debate

A former top CNN executive who accused U.S. troops in Iraq of attempting to murder reporters will produce a Republican debate to be hosted by Donald Trump. As Michelle Malkin noted, a press ...

ABC Hypes Occupy Protest 'Within Sight of the White House'; They Aren't

According to Good Morning America's Josh Elliott on Monday, the Occupy "protests within sight of the White House turned violent over the weekend." Actually, the protests occurred at McPherson ...

MSNBC Touts Touts Tax Evader Charlie Rangel as an Ethics Expert Against Gingrich

MSNBC's Martin Bashir on Friday offered tax evader Charlie Rangel the opportunity to deride Newt Gingrich for being insufficiently concerned about the poor. Talking to Rangel, who was censured on ...

George Stephanopoulos Convicts Cain, Refers to Accuser as His 'Girlfriend'

George Stephanopoulos, who did his best in the '90s to extract Bill Clinton from charges of infidelity, on Friday continued his attacks on Herman Cain. Stephanopoulos appeared to convict the ...

ABC Forecasts Doom for GOP Candidates: Can Cain 'Survive?' Is Romney 'on the Ropes?'

Good Morning America's reporters and hosts on Thursday continued to hype their own impact in the Herman Cain scandal. Co-anchor Robin Roberts gloated that Cain is "under a lot of pressure right ...

Ex-Clinton Operative Stephanopoulos Attacks Cain's 'Honesty' and 'Judgment'

Former top Clinton aide turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday derided Herman Cain for his lapses in "honesty" and "judgment." Asked by World News anchor Diane Sawyer if Cain can ...

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 ...