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

An Emotional George Stephanopoulos Coos: Murtha Made Congress 'Work,' Skips Smear on Marines

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday became emotional over the passing of John Murtha, named by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as one of Congress' most ...

Editor Tina Brown Admits: Obama 'Got the Best Press Known to Man'

Two prominent journalists appeared on Friday's Good Morning America and casually admitted that Barack Obama has received glowing coverage from the press. Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor ...

For Third Time in Less Than a Week, MSNBC Tries to Link Conservatives and Birthers, Touts Embarrassing Video of Sarah Palin

On Thursday, MSNBC continued its quest to link conservatives with birthers. Previewing an unrelated segment on this weekend's tea party convention, Norah O'Donnell played a clip of Obama ...

ABC's Robin Roberts Lauds Pay Czar for Slamming CEOs: 'We Can Feel the Fire in Your Belly''

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts didn't even try for objectivity on Wednesday when she talked to pay czar Kenneth Feinberg about his attempts to stop AIG CEOs from receiving bonuses. "We ...

MSNBC's David Shuster Smears: 'Most Republicans' Are Birthers

MSNBC's David Shuster on Tuesday used a poll by the liberal website Daily Kos to assert that "most Republicans" don't believe Barack Obama was born in America and, thus, are birthers. Shuster ...

MSNBC's Tamron Hall: Is Birtherism the Definition of Conservatism?

MSNBC's Tamron Hall on Monday interrogated a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and tried to associate conservatism with believing in a conspiracy theory. Talking to Patrick Hughes of ...

ABC Devotes Over 60 Minutes to John Edwards, Avoids Labeling Him a Democrat

Since Friday, ABC has devoted 60 minutes to interviews covering the most salacious details of John Edwards' sex scandal. Yet, the network's anchors have refrained from referring to him as a ...

Morning Shows Tout Risk to Republicans for 'Continuing to Say No,' Vieira Corrects Biden Gaffe

The three morning shows on Thursday reacted to Barack Obama's State of the Union address by highlighting the risk Republicans run in continuing to oppose the President's agenda. On NBC's Today, ...

Networks Pounce on 'Louisiana Watergate' Story After Only 17 Hours, Buried ACORN Scandal

All three morning shows on Wednesday highlighted the revelation that a conservative activist had been arrested in connection to an attempt to tamper with the phones of Democratic Senator Mary ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Frets to McCain: Tax Cuts Will 'Increase the Deficit'

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos played defense for the White House on Tuesday. While talking with John McCain about Obama's 2010 proposals, he sounded annoyed that the Senator's ideas ...

Rosie O'Donnell Lectures George Stephanopoulos: Don't Grill Me; He Doesn't

Rosie O'Donnell appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning America and lectured host George Stephanopoulos, "You just have to relax and remember that not everyone's a politician. And you don't have to ...

Chris Matthews Spins: MSNBC Delivers 'Context' and 'Excitement' That 'You Don't Get Elsewhere'

In an appeal for viewers to watch MSNBC's coverage of the State of the Union, Chris Matthews on Monday enthused that his network is a "great place to watch." He added, "You get a lot of context ...

NBC Trumpeted the Launch of Liberal 'Counterweight' Air America, Skips Demise of Radio Network

When the liberal radio network Air America debuted on March 31, 2004, NBC trumpeted it as the "counterweight" to the "right-wing bent" of talk radio. Katie Couric enthused that Al Franken and his ...

ABC Fawns Over Elizabeth Edwards as an 'Adored,' 'Passionate' 'Heroine,' Downplays Negative Portrayal

On Friday's Good Morning America, Claire Shipman gushed over Elizabeth Edwards as a "smart, passionate, sometimes fierce woman with many different sides to her personality." She lauded the wife of ...

Irony Alert: Ex-Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos Wonders How Edwards Thought He Could Cheat and Run for Office

With a complete lack of irony, Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday commented on the revelation that John Edwards had fathered a love child. The former top aide to Bill Clinton ...

Bitter David Shuster Rants About Hitler Posters of Tea Partiers, 'Far-Right Elements'

MSNBC's David Shuster on Wednesday used the victory of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts as another opportunity to trash the tea party movement. Teasing an interview with one of the ...

ABC's Brian Ross Hyperventilates Over 'Secret Bible Codes' on Military Guns

Nightline's Brian Ross on Monday filed a hyperbolic report on "secret Jesus codes" that are on the sights of rifles used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Ross featured two voices highly ...

A Glum Stephanopoulos: Dems 'Hoping for a Miracle' in Mass, Party Braced for 'Big Defeat'

On Tuesday's Good Morning America, former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared glum about the prospects of Democrats in Massachusetts' special Senate election. He ...

Ad for Chris Matthews Special Derides Tea Party Protesters Who Are 'Threatened' by Black President

An ad for a new Chris Matthews special featured the MSNBC host complaining about tea party protesters who are "threatened" by an African American President. As pictures of protests appeared ...

MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie on Possible Dem Loss: 'This Is Bad'

Perhaps providing a window into the mind of journalists, MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie on Friday appeared shocked that a Democrat might lose in next week's Massachusetts Senate election. "This is bad," ...