Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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ABC-NBC-PBS-NPR-NYT-LAT-AP Censor Gruber 'Stupid' Americans Video

Just imagine the reaction of the liberal media if a video had surfaced of a George W. Bush administration official admitting that “lack of transparency” was “a huge political advantage” in ...
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25 Years After the Berlin Wall, How the News Media Covered Communism

Looking back at journalism’s track record on communism, one finds a press that was too willing to act as a mouthpiece for the world’s worst dictatorships, and too accepting of the perverse claim ...
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Eight Democratic Candidates That Are Embarrassing Their Party and What the Networks Aren't Telling You About Them

Despite a plethora of Democratic candidates this year who have embarrassed their party – from  Wendy Davis attacking her opponent’s disability to Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison ...
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TV News Blacks Out This Year’s Bad Election News for Democrats

In less than two weeks, voters head to the polls in midterm elections that seem certain to yield strong Republican gains, if not outright control of the U.S. Senate. Such a political sea change is ...
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Network Priorities: 57X More Coverage of NFL Scandals Than Obama Scandals

In the crucial weeks leading up to the midterm elections, the broadcast networks were obsessed with scandals, but not any of the Obama administration controversies that might influence how ...
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Victims' Families Speak Out Against Obama, Networks Don't Care

The mother of ISIS beheading victim James Foley told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, on September 11, that she was “embarrassed and appalled” by the White House’s handling of her son’s kidnapping. On ...
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ABC, CBS, NBC Morning Shows Refuse to Cover Benghazi Anniversary, Do Find Time for Dancing Bear

On this 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC appropriately devoted time to commemorating that tragic day in our history. But today also marks the second anniversary of ...
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TV Buries the Bad News on Public’s Rejection of Obama’s Presidency

As President Obama’s approval ratings have tumbled in 2014, polling news has practically vanished from the Big Three evening newscasts — in stunning contrast to how those same newscasts ...
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Liberals Behaving Badly: Political Scandals the Networks Are Hiding from You

The indictment case against Republican Governor Rick Perry, that even liberals have described as “weak,” is just the latest GOP controversy that the networks have jumped on to taint Republicans in ...
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Analysis: The News Media’s Double Standard on Political Scandals

When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left ...
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