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

Ted Koppel Longs for the Old Media and an 'Objective Accounting' of 'What's Really Important'

Former Nightline host Ted Koppel appeared on Sunday's Reliable Sources and wistfully called for a return to "more serious objectivity" and the need for reporters who can tell audiences "what's ...

Brian Williams Spins for Obama on 'Late Night,' Then Declares: 'I Don't Work' for White House

A defensive Brian Williams appeared on Wednesday's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to explain away Barack Obama's handling of the situation in Libya. He also hit the show's for having a "political ...

ABC Knocks the 'Most Controversial,' 'as Conservative as They Come' Michele Bachmann

Covering a possible 2012 presidential run by Michele Bachmann, Good Morning America's Juju Chang on Thursday spun the Congresswoman as "one of the most controversial freshmen [sic] members of ...

Diane Sawyer Ignores Lack of Congressional Approval for Libya, Is Fascinated by Hillary's 'Decisive Role'

ABC anchor Diane Sawyer on Tuesday interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for World News and Nightline, but offered no questions about the Obama administration's failure to seek ...

Lack of Congressional Approval for Libyan Strike Doesn't Bother CBS, NBC

Of the three morning shows, only ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday highlighted anger and dismay on Capitol Hill that Barack Obama did not seek congressional approval for air strikes against ...

'Big Fan' Jake Tapper Offers One-Sided Puff Piece on Vulgar Mormon Musical

According to Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, reporter Jake Tapper is a "big fan" of South Park. His affection showed on Friday as he interviewed the program's creators, the duo behind a ...

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Spins for Obama on NCAA Picks: 'The Schedule Is the Schedule'

MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday fretted over the blame Barack Obama is enduring for making televised NCAA picks during the ongoing crises in Libya and Japan. After gushing over the President's ...

Nothing to See Here: Chuck Todd Skips Controversy in Obama Making NCAA Picks During Crises

MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Wednesday hyped the fact that Barack Obama will be making his NCAA tournament picks on ESPN. The Daily Rundown anchor enthused, "You got about 27 hours to get your brackets ...

Violent Imagery? Time Magazine Wonders If WI Governor is a 'Dead Man Walker'

For the last two years, members of the media have scolded conservatives and members of the Tea Party of using incendiary language. Yet, a Time.com headline on Saturday blasted, "Wisconsin's ...

ABC Touts Anti-Nuke Activist, Ex-Aide to a Lefty Organization as Experts on Crisis in Japan

Good Morning America on Monday featured two liberal experts to explain the escalating crisis in Japan, but didn't identify the leftist background of either. Co-host George Stephanopoulos ...

Andrea Mitchell's Revelation to GOP Congressman: 'You and I Are Both White'

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Thursday brought the specter of bigotry into Representative Peter King's hearings on the threat of radical Islam in America. While interviewing Congressman Dan ...

CBS Ignores, NBC Downplays Sting Tape of NPR Exec Slamming 'Racist' Tea Party

Only ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday highlighted claims by a NPR executive, caught in an undercover sting operation, that Tea Party members are "seriously racist" people. CBS's Early Show ...

ABC's Prank News Show Hunts for Secret, Anti-Gay Bigotry in a NJ Diner

ABC's undercover news show, What Would You Do, on Friday continued to search for examples of bigotry across America. Anchor John Quinones narrated a segment featuring two men pretending to be gay ...

Networks Allow Scant Coverage of Obama's 'Stunning Reversal' on Guantanamo, Harassed Bush

The three evening newscasts on Monday and the morning shows on Tuesday mostly ignored Barack Obama's abandonment of a campaign pledge to close Guantanamo Bay and end trials of detainees there. ...

Christiane Amanpour Gets Cozy with Tina Brown, Touts Newsweek Editor's List of Important Women, Including Amanpour

Newsweek and Daily Beast editor Tina Brown flattered This Week host Christiane Amanpour by placing her on a list of 150 women who "shake the world." The ABC anchor responded to this praise by ...

20 Months Before Election, ABC's John Berman Mocks GOP Contenders for Not Joining 2012 Race

Even though there's still a year and eight months to go until the 2012 presidential election, Good Morning America's John Berman on Monday derided the GOP field for not joining the race yet. As a ...

After Repeatedly Hyping John Edwards' Marriage, ABC Now Highlights Sordid Details of Affair

Good Morning America's Brian Ross on Friday highlighted the sordid details of John Edwards' affair during the 2008 presidential election campaign. Yet, GMA was the same program that repeatedly ...

New MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Lashes Out at 'Disingenuous' Move by Tea Party Congressman

On his first day at MSNBC, new host Martin Bashir immediately adopted the network's liberal line, attacking a conservative Congressman for advocating severe spending cuts, deriding it as "the most ...

ABC's The View Features 9/11 Truther Alex Jones, Barbara Walters Fails to Denounce Conspiracy Theories

Alex Jones, a 9/11 truther and promoter of other conspiracy theories, appeared on ABC's The View Monday to defend his friend Charlie Sheen, but diverted the interview into slamming George W. Bush ...

Why Is MSNBC Allowing Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones to Hype His Truther Website?

MSNBC anchors, such as Chris Matthews, often rail about a supposed failure by conservatives and Republicans to denounce birthers from their ranks. Yet, host Contessa Brewer interviewed 9/11 ...