Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Amid Deluge of Foreign Crises, Network News Shuts Out Obama Critics

Amid an escalating crisis in the Middle East and the shooting down of an airliner in Europe, the three evening newscasts have shut out critics of Barack Obama's response. 
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The Border Crisis Stories the Networks Aren't Telling You About

Government officials restricting reporter access to illegal immigrants at detention centers. Border patrol agents being infected with diseases “not seen in decades.” The general in charge of the ...
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Fade to Black? TV Coverage of VA Scandal Drops 84% in June

In May, Americans were horrified by the scandal enveloping Barack Obama's Veterans Affairs and the media seemed to agree. Yet, coverage dropped off 84 percent from May to June. 
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Networks Let Obama Escape Blame for Yet Another Crisis of His Making

Since coverage began on June 8 the Big Three networks have done their best to avoid blaming Obama for scores of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the U.S. border. From June 8 through June ...
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UPDATE: Networks Refuse to Report Obama Role in Humanitarian Border Crisis

Late last week, detention centers along the U.S.-Mexican border were crushed with a new surge of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children, yet two of the Big Three networks have barely touched ...
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What They Said Then: How the Liberal Media Savaged Reagan

Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s passing and a look through the MRC’s archives shows during his presidency many in the liberal media couldn’t withhold their ...
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In a Month, TV News Gives Less Airtime to VA Scandal than Christie Controversy Received in Four Days

In nearly four and a half weeks, CBS, NBC and ABC offered 110 minutes to covering an evolving scandal involving secret lists designed to keep veterans from receiving proper medical treatment. Yet ...
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Networks Devote 72 Minutes to Veterans Scandal, But Just 5 Seconds of Criticism for Obama

Since a massive scandal involving the Veterans Affairs department became public, the three networks have devoted a combined 71 minutes and 55 seconds (or 38 stories) to investigating a secret list ...
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Bye-Bye Barbara! The Top 20 Worst of Walters Countdown

Friday marks Barbara Walters’ retirement from ABC’s The View. On that show and throughout her career at ABC the longtime reporter has shown an inclination to suck-up to liberal heroes like ...
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The Burying of a Scandal: TV News Hides the Facts on the IRS’s Targeting of Conservatives

After a partisan report last June absurdly suggested that progressive groups were just as likely to be scrutinized as conservative ones, ABC, CBS and NBC essentially abandoned their coverage of ...
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