Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Bieber Obsessed Nets Ignore NYT's Front Page IRS Scandal Scoop

A Thursday front page New York Times reported that Friends of Abe, a group made up of Hollywood conservatives like actors Gary Sinise and Kelsey Grammer, became the latest right-leaning ...
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Priorities! Nets Spend Twice as Much Time on Michelle Obama's Birthday Bash Than Benghazi

On Wednesday the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a devastating report that blamed the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s State Department for security failures leading up to the ...
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Deluge: Now 44 Times More TV Coverage of Christie's Traffic Scandal Than in Last Six Months on IRS

In less than 48 hours, ABC, CBS and NBC deluged viewers with coverage of Chris Christie's traffic jam scandal, devoting a staggering 88 minutes to the story. In comparison, these same news outlets ...
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Networks That Skipped Bashir's Gross Attack on Palin Were Outraged By Limbaugh Fluke Joke

When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks went ballistic, making the conservative talk show host a centerpiece in their campaign to tarnish Mitt Romney ...
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Multiple Obamagasms: Top 10 Most "Tingling" Quotes from Chris Matthews

Fawning over President Obama is incredibly common among journalists, but Matthews has taken it to a whole new level. According to the network host, Obama is a "perfect," "cool," brilliant ...
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What They Said Before the Train Wreck: The Top 10 Worst Quotes Pushing ObamaCare

While the liberal media may finally be admitting the obvious -- that the ObamaCare rollout has been an “embarrassing,” “botched” failure that has thrown millions off their insurance -- that’s not ...
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The Top 20 Worst Chris Matthews Quotes Calling Obama Critics Racist

In Chris Matthews’ mind, any opposition to the President is due to racism on the right. Name almost any issue that Barack Obama has faced confrontation on, and the MSNBC host has cited racism ...
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MRC Study: Utah Newspapers Pound Mike Lee for Leading Anti-ObamaCare Fight

An MRC study of the two largest newspapers in Utah determined that conservative Senator Mike Lee faced voluminous, and largely hostile, local coverage of his strategy of using the federal ...
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MRC Study: How the Broadcast Networks Spun the Shutdown Obama’s Way

The broadcast networks invariably blamed Republicans for the impasse; spotlighted dozens of examples of how Americans were being victimized; and ran scores of soundbites from furloughed federal ...
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The Top 8 Nastiest Liberal Media Quotes Blaming the GOP for the Shutdown

The liberal media have taken sides in the government shutdown debate and not surprisingly holds only one party to blame - the GOP.  In the last week liberal anchors, reporters and writers ...
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