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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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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," ...

Unhinged Chris Matthews Shrieks: 'Deadly,' Satanic Newt Gingrich Is a 'Political Killer'

Hardball's Chris Matthews on Monday spewed hatred for Newt Gingrich, excoriating him as voicing "deadly" contempt for Barack Obama. Matthews trashed, "He's a political killer, a gun for hire."

George Stephanopoulos Wonders Just how 'Damaging' Romney's 'Bad Bet' Is

All three morning shows on Monday hyped Mitt Romney's $10,000 wager from Saturday's Republican debate. Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos wondered just how "damaging" Romney's "bad bet" ...

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 ...