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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Diane Sawyer's Surprisingly Tough Interview With Geithner: Hits Massive Spending, Tax Increases

Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer on Tuesday conducted a surprisingly tough interview with Tim Geithner, grilling the Treasury Secretary on tax increases, spending and highlighting the ...

ABC's Bill Weir Frets Over 9/12 Rally Rage and 'Anger;' Worries About Lost 'Civility'

Over the weekend, ABC provided hyperbolic reporting on the 9/12 protest in Washington D.C. Good Morning America co-host Bill Weir opened the program on Saturday by fretting, "This morning, ...

O'Reilly to George Stephanopoulos: 'You're a Democrat; I'm an Independent'

Former Clinton operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Thursday's O'Reilly Factor and received a declaration from Bill O'Reilly that, while obvious, probably wasn't very ...

ABC's Jake Tapper: Joe Wilson Seeks Limelight 'Like a Moth to a Flame'

For the second day in a row, ABC's Jake Tapper inserted a snarky, left-leaning attack into a report on Good Morning America. Highlighting Joe Wilson's "You Lie!" outburst during Barack Obama's ...

ABC's Terry Moran Hyperventilates: The Ghost of Ted Kennedy Appeared in Congress

ABC's Terry Moran on Wednesday hyperbolically spun Barack Obama's congressional speech as a "bold call to action" and theatrically visualized, "There was another ghost in the chamber tonight, the ...

ABC's Jake Tapper: Obama Was the 'Principal' During Speech; Congress Full of 'Unruly School Kids'

ABC correspondent Jake Tapper on Thursday condescendingly described Barack Obama's address to Congress this way: "At times, it was almost like the President were a principal and Congress a bunch ...

ABC's Robin Roberts Coos to Obama: 'How Difficult Is It to Stay on Message?'

ABC's Robin Roberts conducted a fawning interview with Barack Obama on Wednesday's Good Morning America, downplaying controversy and instead offering fawning softballs such as "How difficult is it ...

ABC Glamorizes the 'Financial Terrorist' on a 'Crusade to 'Restore the American Dream'

Nightline correspondent Vicki Mabrey profiled self-described "financial terrorist" Bruce Marks on Friday, painting his actions in a religious light as a "revival of spirits" and "hopes." Co-host ...

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Attacks Those Who See 'Knee-jerk Liberal Media Bias'

MSNBC Political Director Chuck Todd and his First Read co-writers on Friday whined both about complaints against the "knee-jerk liberal media bias" and conservatives who are uncomfortable with ...

All Three Morning Shows Skip Any Reference to Radical Obama Czar and 9/11 Truthers

All three morning shows on Friday skipped any reference to the developing controversy over Obama administration Green Jobs Czar Van Jones and his connection to the 9/11 Truther movement. CBS's ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Attacks: Obama Must 'Intimidate Republicans' With Speech

Former Democratic strategist turned journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Thursday's Good Morning America to declare that President Obama's address to Congress on September 9 must ...

Wash Post Continues Relentless Attacks on McDonnell; Nine Stories in Five Days

The Washington Post continued to attack Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell on Thursday, highlighting the Republican's 1989 thesis three times and bringing the paper's grand total to ...

ABC Again Touts Toilet Paper-shunning Environmentalist; Downplays Liberalism

On Thursday's Good Morning America, for the third time in two years, Sam Champion interviewed an extreme environmentalist who shunned toilet paper for a year as part of a project to be carbon ...

Only ABC Highlights the Scope of How Fast Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling

Of the three morning shows, only ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday highlighted just how quickly and severely Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen. In a report on the subject, ...

Wash Post Ratchets Up Attacks on Republican Bob McDonnell; Six Articles in Four Days

The Washington Post on Wednesday increased its frenzied attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, featuring two stories in the paper's Metro section, an op-ed and a cartoon. ...

ABC Glamorizes German City With No Cars; Model for America?

On Saturday's Good Morning America, ABC touted a German city that has rid itself of all cars. Complimenting the citizens of Vauban, reporter Jim Sciutto cheered, "And residents don't mind one ...

ABC's Jonathan Karl: The Kennedys Are 'America's Family'

ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday hyperbolically declared that the Kennedys are "America's family." Reporting on the funeral of Ted Kennedy for Good Morning America, the reporter read a ...

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter: Rush Limbaugh Is the 'Great Blowhard of Our Time'

Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter appeared on Friday's Hardball and slammed Rush Limbaugh as the "great blowhard of our time." Host Chris Matthews prompted the quote when he discussed how Limbaugh ...

Andrea Mitchell Gratuitously Drags Up '88 Debate Slam During Quayle Interview

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Friday used an interview with Dan Quayle to gratuitously highlight Lloyd Bentsen's famous 1988 slam, "You're no Jack Kennedy." Although Quayle appeared on the network ...

ABC Buries Harsh Kennedy Obit, One That Labels Him a 'Failure,' in the Middle of the Night

In the early hours of Wednesday, reporter John Donvan narrated a tough, comprehensive look at the life of Ted Kennedy, one that went so far as to assert that the Senator was sometimes "a let down, ...