BiasAlerts

Daily BiasAlerts, a product of the MRC's News Analysis Division, detail the latest instances of media bias by analyzing national media coverage of politics and policy. As of February 2015, they are no longer posted on MRC.org, but can be read on the CyberAlerts page of our NewsBusters blog.


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TV Journalists Praise Obama's 'Brilliant' Handling of McChrystal Controversy

President Obama's decision to relieve General Stanley McChrystal of command in Afghanistan and replace him with General David Petraeus was met with a chorus of praise in the media, as anchors and ...

Networks Ignore Misleading Obama Report on Drilling Moratorium and Opposition of Experts

All three network news shows on Tuesday skipped a report that eight of 15 experts consulted by the Obama administration opposed the government's plan to halt deepwater oil drilling for six months. ...

ABC Frets Over Pickle McChrystal Has Put Obama Into: Look 'Petulant' or 'Weak'

ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos despaired over the position in which General McChrystal has put Obama. Sawyer fretted that Obama "now faces a mind-boggling choice," before ...

Is Illegal Immigration Raising Arizona's Crime Rate? NYT Says No, But Relevant Figures Say Yes

New York Times reporter Randal Archibold cites FBI crime statistics in Arizona to accuse immigration enforcement advocates of stirring up irrational fear of violent crime on the Arizona-Mexico ...

Awkward: ABC Skips Report That Bianna Golodryga's Fiance Is Leaving the White House

Good Morning America on Tuesday skipped the news that Peter Orszag, Barack Obama's budget director, is resigning from the White House. Perhaps not coincidentally, Orszag is also the fiance of ...

CBS Poll Finds Tough Numbers for Obama on Oil Leak, But Couric Hides Them

Katie Couric opened Monday's CBS Evening News by touting how "in a CBS News/New York Times poll out tonight, 43 percent of Americans approve of President Obama's handling of the spill. Only 13 ...

CBS Fawns Over Pay Czar Feinberg: He Speaks With 'Moral Authority' and Knows the Value of Human Life

On the June 20th edition of Sunday Morning, CBS reporter Richard Schlesinger conducted a glowing interview with pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, lauding him as someone who speaks with "moral authority" ...

The New York Times' Randy Cohen: Ethicist, Columnist, Socialist?

New York Times ethics columnist Randy Cohen asks: "...how does it defame a person to call him a 'socialist' (outside of nutty far-right circles) - a set of ideas many advanced Western democracies ...

Network Morning Shows Rage Against BP CEO's Yachting Trip, Ignore Obama's Golf Outing

All three morning shows on Monday railed against BP CEO Tony Hayward for attending a yachting race in England on Saturday, but they found no such anger for Barack Obama's golf outing on the same ...

ABC and NBC Describe Arizona Law as 'Anti-Immigration' and 'Harsh'

Network anchors can't resist misconstruing Arizona's upcoming immigration enforcement law. The latest instances came Friday night when Diane Sawyer erroneously described the anti-illegal ...
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