BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/user/register en MSNBC's Ari Melber Shamefully Promotes Democratic Campaign Ad Labeled 'Mostly False' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-ari-melber-shamefully-promotes-democratic-campaign-ad-labeled-mostly-false <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC's Ari Melber seemed downright gleeful at the news that vulnerable Senate Democrats have started running campaign ads touting their support for ObamaCare. Filling in for host Lawrence O'Donnell on&nbsp;<em>The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell</em>&nbsp;on Monday April 21, Melber hyped how "there are signs that President Obama's new call to run on the Affordable Care Act has gotten through to Democrats."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-ari-melber-shamefully-promotes-democratic-campaign-ad-labeled-mostly-false" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ari Melber Kay Hagan MSNBC The Last Word Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:01:29 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46076 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Highlights Liberal Justice's 'Impassioned Dissent' on Affirmative Action http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-liberal-justices-impassioned-dissent-affirmative-action <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The journalists at&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning,&nbsp;</em>Wednesday, highlighted the "impassioned dissent" of liberal Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on affirmative action. All three networks covered the 6-2 ruling upholding a state's right to ban race as a factor in public universities. But it was CBS's Jan Crawford who focused on the liberal anger, noting that Sotomayor "took the unusual step of reading [her dissent] &nbsp;aloud."&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-23-CBS-TM-Crawford.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-liberal-justices-impassioned-dissent-affirmative-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Affirmative Action cbs CBS This Morning Jan Crawford race Supreme Court Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:17 +0000 scott.whitlock 46073 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Today: Caroline Kennedy 'More Dignitary Than Diplomat' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-caroline-kennedy-more-dignitary-diplomat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama began a week-long trip of Asia on Wednesday with a stop in Japan, and NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;dutifully heaped praise on the trip and the American Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. On April 23, Co-host Matt Lauer gushed at the "Historic trip. President Obama&nbsp;greeted by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy as he arrives in Japan this morning. The first state visit by a president there in nearly two decades and Ambassador Kennedy's first major summit in her new role."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-caroline-kennedy-more-dignitary-diplomat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Caroline Kennedy Matt Lauer NBC Peter Alexander Today Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:48:11 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46072 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Joy Reid Compares Affirmative Action Bans to Jim Crow http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-joy-reid-compares-affirmative-action-bans-jim-crow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-22-MSNBC-Hardball-Court.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 157px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /> On Tuesday's <em>Hardball</em>, fill-in host Joy Reid compared the Supreme Court upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action to upholding white supremacy.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-joy-reid-compares-affirmative-action-bans-jim-crow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Affirmative Action Hardball Joy-Ann Reid MSNBC Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:21:12 +0000 brent.baker 46071 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and ABC Feature Same Teenage Activist Supporting Affirmative Action; Omit Activist Label http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-feature-same-teenage-activist-supporting-affirmative-action-omit-activist-lab <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-22-ABC-WN-Activist.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /> Reporting on Tuesday's Supreme Court decision that enabled states' voters to ban affirmative action, the NBC and ABC evening newscasts featured a soundbite from the same teenage activist who called the ruling "disgusting" and charged it is "creating a new Jim Crow."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-feature-same-teenage-activist-supporting-affirmative-action-omit-activist-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC World News Affirmative Action CBS Evening News NBC Nightly News Supreme Court Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:01:34 +0000 brent.baker 46070 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Executive Editor Denies Liberal Bias; Paper Has 'Very Cosmopolitan, Inclusive Outlook' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-executive-editor-denies-liberal-bias-paper-has-very-cosmopolitan-inclusive-outlook <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-21-HuffPo-Abramson_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Jill Abramson of the <em>New York Times</em> denied that her newspaper has a liberal bias during a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/18/jill-abramson-with-marlo-_n_5174158.html?utm_hp_ref=marlothomas&amp;ir=Marlo%20Thomas" target="_blank"><em>Mondays with Marlo</em> interview</a> with actress Marlo Thomas posted on the Huffington Post site.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-executive-editor-denies-liberal-bias-paper-has-very-cosmopolitan-inclusive-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns huffington post James Grugnale Jill Abramson Marlo Thomas New York Times Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:36:32 +0000 matthew.balan 46069 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets">Washington Secrets</a>” column.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:33 +0000 brent.baker 44669 at http://www.mrc.org 44 People Shot in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago; CBS Ignores http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/44-people-shot-rahm-emanuels-bloody-chicago-cbs-ignores <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forty four people were&nbsp;<a href="http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/21/7-dead-37-wounded-in-weekend-shootings/">shot</a>&nbsp;over the weekend in a bloody epidemic sweeping Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. Yet, CBS has, thus far, ignored the ignored the crime wave. In contrast, ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday both briefly covered the violence in the city run by Barack Obama's former chief of staff.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/44-people-shot-rahm-emanuels-bloody-chicago-cbs-ignores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Chicago Rahm Emanuel violence Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:54:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 46060 at http://www.mrc.org TV Hosts Ignore Claire Shipman’s Marriage to Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney 75% of the Time http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tv-hosts-ignore-claire-shipmans-marriage-obama-press-secretary-jay-carney-75-time <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since Monday, April 14, ABC's Claire Shipman has been touring the network and cable news networks to promote her new book that she co-wrote with Katty Kay entitled "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance-What Women Should Know."&nbsp;<strong>Despite the eight television appearances Shipman has made since April 14, only two interviews openly acknowledged her marriage to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tv-hosts-ignore-claire-shipmans-marriage-obama-press-secretary-jay-carney-75-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Claire Shipman Jay Carney Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:45:34 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46059 at http://www.mrc.org No Bad News for Michelle: Nets Skip Protest Over First Lady's High School Graduation Speech http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-bad-news-michelle-nets-skip-protest-over-first-ladys-high-school-graduation-speech <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC, NBC and CBS routinely offer fawning coverage over&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremmer/2014/04/07/nbc-s-today-touts-michelle-obama-s-interview-high-school-student">Michelle Obama</a>&nbsp;and her role as First Lady. However, a growing protest related to a planned gradation speech in Kansas has been ignored by the networks.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-bad-news-michelle-nets-skip-protest-over-first-ladys-high-school-graduation-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division First Lady graduation Kansas Michelle Obama Topeka Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:29:21 +0000 scott.whitlock 46058 at http://www.mrc.org CBS This Morning Gushes Over Elizabeth Warren, Presses Her to Run for President http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-morning-gushes-over-elizabeth-warren-presses-her-run-president <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is often talked about as the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. As such, the hosts of&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;used their exclusive interview with the Massachusetts Democrat to press her on her presidential ambitions as well as promote her liberal agenda.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-morning-gushes-over-elizabeth-warren-presses-her-run-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Elizabeth Warren Gayle King Norah O'Donnell Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:04:21 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46057 at http://www.mrc.org Blunt Sharyl Attkisson on CNN: 'I Didn't Sense Any Resistance...Ever' to Negative Bush Stories at CBS http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blunt-sharyl-attkisson-cnn-i-didnt-sense-any-resistanceever-negative-bush-stories-cbs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/attkisson-cnn2.jpg" style="width: 275px; height: 155px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" /> Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson was blunt in her interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em>. Stelter tried to ask if CBS lost interest in investigative journalism to favor Obama or every administration.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/TimJGraham" target="_blank">Follow Tim Graham on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blunt-sharyl-attkisson-cnn-i-didnt-sense-any-resistanceever-negative-bush-stories-cbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS Evening News CNN Reliable Sources Sharyl Attkisson Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:16:00 +0000 brent.baker 46056 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Puffs Up Elizabeth Warren: 'On The Front Lines' of 'the Fight to Save the Middle Class' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-puffs-elizabeth-warren-front-lines-fight-save-middle-class <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-21-ABC-WN-Warren.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 157px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /> Monday's edition of ABC's<em> World News</em> did liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren a huge favor by touting her "fight to save the middle class," with no label of her as "liberal" and no question of her political motivations in the segment promoting the Massachusetts Senator's new book.<br /> <br /> The segment was over four minutes long, a huge chunk of the <em>World News</em>, and was full of admiration for Warren's efforts. Correspondent David Muir began his report hailing her as "the woman on the front lines" of "the fight to save the middle class." [Audio excerpt <a href="/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-21-ABC-WN-Warren.mp3">here</a>.]</p> <div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-puffs-elizabeth-warren-front-lines-fight-save-middle-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Audio David Muir Elizabeth Warren World News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:04:45 +0000 brent.baker 46055 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Puffs Legalized Pot in Colorado, Touts the Best Marijuana: 'Ghost Train Haze' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-puffs-legalized-pot-colorado-touts-best-marijuana-ghost-train-haze <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;journalist Barry Petersen on Monday offered a puff piece on legalized pot in Colorado, displaying no skepticism about health effects. Instead, he happily explained that "more than 60,000 gathered to party for 4/20. In marijuana lore, the day in April to celebrate all things pot." Petersen noted that the convention includes "an actual trophy for the best pot."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-21-CBS-TM-Petersen.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-puffs-legalized-pot-colorado-touts-best-marijuana-ghost-train-haze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barry Petersen cbs Colorado marijuana pot Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:29:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 46053 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's S.E. Cupp, Liberal Brazile Agree: 'Conservatives Have Got to Move On Gay Marriage' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-se-cupp-liberal-brazile-agree-conservatives-have-got-move-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-20-ABC-Cupp_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Sunday's <em>This Week</em> on ABC, CNN's S.E. Cupp called on social conservative Christians to drop their opposition to same-sex "marriage" and adoption: "<strong>I will say conservatives have got to move on gay marriage</strong>....[and] <strong>on gay adoption. If abortion is the abhorrent option – and I believe it is – then adoption by any two loving people has got to be the better option</strong>."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-se-cupp-liberal-brazile-agree-conservatives-have-got-move-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc abortionGwenMoore Bill Kristol CNN Conservatives Donna Brazile Jeff Zeleny Marriage Martha Raddatz S.E. Cupp This Week Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:51:38 +0000 matthew.balan 46052 at http://www.mrc.org