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

MSNBC's Mike Barnicle Smears John McCain: More Afraid of J.D. Hayworth Than of North Vietnamese

During a discussion of John McCain's drift rightward on Wednesday's Morning Joe, MSNBC's Mike Barnicle smeared the Arizona Senator as more scared of J.D. Hayworth than he was of his Vietnamese ...

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Touts McVeigh Special, Warns U.S. Is Seeing 'Upswing' in 'Anti-government Extremism'

Liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow appeared on the Daily Show, Tuesday, to promote her new Timothy McVeigh special and to compare, "The dark side of it is that [McVeigh] really did see himself as ...

Ted Koppel Slams Undisciplined Internet Journalism, Longs for the 'Good Old Days' of CBS, ABC and NBC

Former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel appeared on Monday's edition of BBC World News America and longed for the "good old days" when the big three networks didn't have to compete with cable. Speaking ...

George Stephanopoulos in Russia: Skips Violence Against Journalists, Highlights Russian President's Love of Pink Floyd

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos reported live from Russia on Monday and Tuesday and, despite devoting 32 minutes to interviewing the country's President and other officials, never ...

Rachel Maddow Special to Link McVeigh to Violence From Present-day 'Anti-Government' Extremists

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow will host an April 19 special on Timothy McVeigh's 1995 act of terrorism and how it "puts into perspective the threat posed by anti-government extremism."

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Prompts Obama to Tout His Legacy

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday interviewed Barack Obama from Russia and prompted the President to tout his legacy. The former Democratic operative also pressed Obama to ...

Network Morning Shows Trumpet 'Historic,' 'Landmark' Nuke Treaty, Only ABC Allows for 'Controversy'

The network morning shows on Thursday trumpeted Barack Obama's nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as "historic," with only Good Morning America allowing that the reduction plan could be ...

CBS, NBC Skip Conservative Outrage Over Obama Nuke Policy, Today's Mike Viqueira: 'A Start in the Right Direction'

Of the three network morning shows, only Good Morning America has highlighted conservative outrage over Barack Obama's decision to limit the situations in which the America can use nuclear ...

Suspended: Is the Era of David Shuster Lashing Out at 'Nutty,' Far Right' Conservatives Over?

MSNBC on Tuesday announced that anchor David Shuster has been "suspended indefinitely" after filming a pilot at CNN. If this is the end of the liberal host's tenure on MSNBC, he'll leave behind a ...

ABC's Bill Weir and Guest Gush Over 'Beautiful' Obama Graphic, Tout Clever Axelrod

ABC's Bill Weir and Reuters editor Chrystia Freeland on Saturday gushed over Obama administration talking points on the new unemployment numbers. After Weir talked about a White House-created ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Touts GOP Discord Over Michael Steele, Highlights Critical 'Poll of Insiders'

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Monday played up GOP divisions over Michael Steele and even touted a "poll of insiders" that showed party leaders think the Republican National ...

Lefty Rachel Maddow to Host MSNBC Special Linking Timothy McVeigh to 'Today's Anti-government Extremists'

Liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will anchor an April 19 retrospective on terrorist Timothy McVeigh and whether his murder of 168 people could be linked to "today's anti-government extremists."

NBC's Brian Williams Knocks 'Hatred,' 'Venom' in Health Care Fight, Touts Objectivity

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams appeared on the BBC podcast Americana on Sunday and asserted that "hatred" and "venom" were part of the health care debate. He then hyperbolically claimed, ...

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Rants Over Drilling: Is President Obama 'Nothing More Than a Democrat in Name Only?'

According to MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan, Barack Obama is nothing more than a shill for the Republican Party. The liberal anchor on Wednesday railed against the President's plan to allow limited ...

Not Interested: NBC, CBS Skip Arrest of Man Plotting to Kill Eric Cantor

CBS's Early Show and NBC's Today on Tuesday ignored the arrest of a man who was plotting to kill Republican Congressman Eric Cantor. ABC's Good Morning America mentioned the story only in a news ...

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Touts Left-wing Group to Convict Sean Hannity Over Freedom Concerts

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan on Monday eagerly attempted to convict Sean Hannity for the supposed misuse of funds by a pro-troop organization he supports, a claim already investigated and debunked. ...

MSNBC's David Shuster Rips Sarah Palin for 'Dem Hit List,' Brings on Liberal Radio Hater to Trash Governor

MSNBC's David Shuster on Monday continued to hit Sarah Palin for supposedly inciting hate against liberals and Democrats on her Facebook page. The cable channel's graphic hyperbolically ...

ABC's Environmental Alarmist Sam Champion Hypes 'Earth Hour,' Skipped ClimateGate

Good Morning America's weatherman and environmental alarmist Sam Champion on Friday touted Earth Hour, a call for people to sit in the dark on Saturday and reflect on climate change. Champion ...

ABC's David Wright Warns: Sarah Palin's 'Tactics' 'May Backfire,' Skips Attack on Republican's Office

Good Morning America's David Wright on Friday ominously warned that Sarah Palin's "tactics," which include encouraging conservatives to politically "reload" and putting cross-hairs over Democrats ...

GMA Highlights Threats Against Bart Stupak, Ignored 'Living Hell' Congressman Suffered Before Vote

Good Morning America's Pierre Thomas on Thursday played up the threats and intimidation that Bart Stupak has suffered since he voted for the health care bill. However, last week, the same program ...