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

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 ...

The Rand Paul 'Chainsaw' Massacre: ABC's Apocalyptic Take on 'Radical,' 'Controversial' Senator

According to Nightline anchors Terry Moran and Bill Weir, new Republican Senator Rand Paul is "radical," "controversial" and longs to take a chainsaw to the Department of Education. Using ...

Networks Skip Democratic Congressman's Call for Union Protesters to 'Get a Little Bloody'

Wednesday's nightly newscasts and Thursday's morning shows completely ignored video of a Massachusetts congressman exhorting union protesters in Wisconsin to "get a little bloody" in the fight ...

George Stephanopoulos Touts Clinton Buddy Paul Begala While Hitting Rand Paul on Spending

George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday highlighted Paul Begala, his old friend from the Clinton White House, while critiquing Senator Rand Paul and the state of Kentucky. Without mentioning his ...

Wisconsin Unions vs. The Tea Party: A Classic Double Standard

ABC, CBS and NBC Repeatedly Denounced "Incivility" from the Tea Party, but Not a Peep About Nasty Signs from Union Protesters

ABC's Bob Woodruff Touts 'Amazing' Union Protests, Downplays Other Side

In a segment totaling just two and a half minutes on Monday, Good Morning America's Bob Woodruff managed to feature eight clips of pro-union protesters in Wisconsin and only two supporting Scott ...

Networks that Railed Against Rhetoric of Tea Parties Offer No Anger for Hitler, Dictator Signs at WI Protests

The same networks that assailed the allegedly extreme invective from the Tea Party have, thus far, not found anything interesting about signs implying that Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican ...

ABC's One-Sided Take on Wisconsin Protests Includes an Interview With Top Secret, Hidden Democrat

Good Morning America on Friday spun the protests in Wisconsin from the perspective of the unions and Democratic lawmakers who oppose Republican efforts to reform collective bargaining. Co-host ...

Fox News Highlights Nazi Signs in Wisconsin Pension Debate, Networks Skip Controversy

The network morning shows on Thursday failed to find any controversy in union protests from Wisconsin, ignoring the signs comparing Scott Walker, the state's Republican governor, to the Taliban, ...

George Stephanopoulos Badgers Michele Bachmann to Denounce Birthers, Defend President's Christianity

George Stephanopoulos on Thursday followed in the footsteps of other journalists who are lecturing Republicans on the need denounce birthers and declare Barack Obama a Christian. The co-anchor ...

Eager MSNBC Wonders If 2012 Election Is 'in the Bag' for Barack Obama?

Despite the fact that the 2012 presidential election is still 20 months away, MSNBC apparently has an idea who might win. On Monday's News Nation, a network graphic featured a picture of Barack ...

George Stephanopoulos Touts Michael Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Truck; ABC Parks It Outside Studio

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday conducted a softball interview with Michael Bloomberg, touting his new gun control campaign and never once calling the New York mayor a ...

ABC Highlights Victims of Obama's Budget Plan, CBS Touts New Spending as 'Investments'

The three nightly news broadcasts on Monday touted Barack Obama's new spending as "investments," highlighted victims of the White House's cuts and ignored key facts about the President's 2012 budget.

ABC News Frets Over PBS Cuts: 'Big Bird on the Chopping Block?'

The ABCNews.com website on Tuesday used the Sesame Street character Big Bird to worry about potential Republican cuts to PBS. Next to a picture of the forlorn puppet and some concerned children, a ...

Only ABC Hits Obama on Lack of Substantial Cuts in New Budget, NBC, CBS Downplay

Of the three morning shows on Monday, only ABC's Good Morning America aggressively pushed the Obama administration on a lack of substantial cuts in the 2012 budget. NBC's Today and CBS's Early ...

History Channel Bizarrely Credits 1980s Economic Recovery to the 'Reagan Tax Increases'

According to a new History Channel special on Ronald Reagan, the profound economic recovery of the early '80s can be credited to "the Reagan tax increases." The February 9 program contained this ...

Chris Matthews Rants: The 'Tea-Bag' Conservatives Don't Get Complexity of Egypt Crisis

Chris Matthews on Thursday used the ongoing developments in Egypt as a way to bash conservatives, deriding the "tea-bag" types who don't fully grasp the situation.

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell Twice Tags Disgraced Rep as 'Conservative,' All Three Network Mention GOP

All three evening newscasts on Wednesday and the morning shows on Thursday identified disgraced former Congressman Chris Lee as a Republican. On the February 10 Today, Kelly O'Donnell twice tagged ...