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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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Ex Newsweek Editor: GOP Candidates Are 'Advertising Their Ignorance'

Former Newsweek editor Howard Fineman appeared on Wednesday's Hardball to mock Republican presidential candidates as simplistic. He exclaimed, "But, they're advertising their ignorance, is what ...

Networks Continue to Hype Herman Cain 'Firestorm'; 12 More Stories in 24 Hours

The network evening newscasts on Tuesday and the morning shows on Wednesday continued to hype the Herman Cain "firestorm," creating 12 more stories in less than 24 hours. Good Morning America's ...
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Networks Hype Vague Cain Charges, Ignored Sexual Harassment Claims Against Clinton

The three networks have aggressively covered vague charges of sexual harassment against Herman Cain, but brushed aside far more serious and specific claims against Bill Clinton.

While Recounting JFK Assassination, Chris Matthews Links 'Vicious' 'Right-Wing' 'Hate'

While hyping his new book on John F. Kennedy, Friday, Chris Matthews seemed to connect "vicious" "right-wing" "hate" to the assassination of the nation's 35th president. At no time in his Hardball ...

All Three Networks Hype 'Bombshell Blast' Against Herman Cain

All three morning shows on Monday hyped a "bombshell blast" against Herman Cain, playing up a story in Politico charging the Republican presidential candidate with sexual harassment back in the ...

Toure, MSNBC's 9/11 Truther, Slams Rick Perry as a Birther

MSNBC analyst Touré, who is a 9/11 truther, appeared Friday on the News Nation show to denounce Rick Perry as a birther. Speaking of the Republican presidential candidate, he slammed, "...I see ...

ABC's Theme of the Day: Trash GOP Candidates like 'National Distraction' Cain

It was Bash Republicans Day on Good Morning America. Reporter Jon Karl highlighted past Mitt Romney statements to spin the candidate as a flip flopper. In a follow up segment, Democrat James ...

MSNBC's Bashir Mocks 'Chicken Hawk' Herman Cain, Despite Dept. Of Navy Service

MSNBC's Martin Bashir on Wednesday wondered if Herman Cain, who worked for the Department of the Navy during Vietnam, is a "chicken hawk" because he criticized the President's pull out of Iraq.

Networks Spin Violent 'Occupy' Protesters as 'Pushing Back,' Minimize Rock Throwing

According to the network morning shows, violent Occupy Wall Street protesters are fighting back against government officials who are trying to rein them in. Early Show's Erica Hill highlighted ...

Cartoon Chris Matthews: GOP Wants to 'Get Rid' of Cops, 'Cause Cruel Pain'

MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Tuesday reiterated his cartoon view of the Republican Party as a political organization that wants to cause "cruel pain on people" and intends to "get rid" of cops and ...

Networks and Cable Still Mostly Silent on Anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street Protests

Journalistic outlets, which were all too eager to accuse the Tea Party of bigotry, have been mostly silent in response to examples of anti-Semitism at the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests. ...

MSNBC's Bashir Compares Rick Perry to Putin: They Both 'Shoot to Kill'

Liberal MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir on Monday compared Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry to former KGB agent Vladimir Putin, citing the fact that both supposedly love guns and "shoot to ...

ABC Exposes Govt. Loan to Build Cars in Finland, Skips Company's Ties to Dem Fundraisers

ABC's Brian Ross on Friday investigated a $500 million government loan to a car company that is now operating in Finland. Ross highlighted how Vice President Joe Biden in 2009 claimed this would ...

Unhinged Chris Matthews Fumes: Gingrich Is 'Demonic,' Speaks With a 'Forked Tongue'

Chris Matthews despises many conservatives, but saves some of his most vitriolic comments for Newt Gingrich. On Wednesday's Hardball, he slammed the Republican presidential candidate as "demonic."

ABC Spikes Tapper's Fast and Furious Question to Obama but Makes Time for Exchange on Children's Books

ABC's Jake Tapper on Tuesday pressed Barack Obama on the Fast and Furious gun scandal, but his network didn't allow the question to appear on Nightline, World News or Good Morning America. (All ...

Will Other Journalists Follow Martin Bashir and Highlight Anti-Semitism at Wall Street Protests?

The reliably liberal Martin Bashir on Tuesday questioned anti-Semitism at the Occupy Wall Street protests, pushing artist/activist Russell Simmons to respond to bigoted signs and messages seen in ...

Scarborough Lashes Out at Cain and Bachmann: They Don't Understand 'Basic Policy'

According to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann"don't even understand basic policy, basic economics, basic foreign policy." The Morning Joe anchor on Tuesday expounded on a ...

Networks Gush Over 'Rock Star' Bill Clinton's Birthday Bash with Lady Gaga

The network newscasts over the weekend proved that no occasion is too small to fawn over "rock star" Bill Clinton. Over the course of three days, the morning shows and evening newscasts donated ...

Andrea Mitchell Lauds 'Living Legacy' of Anita Hill, Knocks Clarence Thomas

According to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Clarence Thomas' accuser, Anita Hill, is a "living legacy." The cable anchor on Wednesday fawned over the woman who, 20 years ago, charged the now-Supreme ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Grills 'Pizza Man' Herman Cain

Surging Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, identified as "pizza man" by an ABC graphic, finally appeared on Good Morning America, Wednesday, but was grilled by George Stephanopoulos on ...