HermanCain http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1004/all en CBS Interrogates Cain on Wife's Feelings, Defense Knowledge http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-interrogates-cain-wifes-feelings-defense-knowledge <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-03-CBS-Schieffer.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer led his interview of Herman Cain on Tuesday's Early Show by asking, "<strong>Why did you accept the invitation?</strong>" Cain must have been wondering that himself by the end of the segment, as Schieffer and Norah O'Donnell conducted a hostile interrogation of the entrepreneur, pressing him about his qualifications to be secretary of defense, and even asked about the state of his marriage.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-interrogates-cain-wifes-feelings-defense-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs HermanCain liberalmediabias Military NorahO'Donnell Republican TheEarlyShow Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:41:00 +0000 38832 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Harps on Newt's 'Baggage'; Cain Only Has 'Die-Hard' Support Left http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-harps-newts-baggage-cain-only-has-die-hard-support-left <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-02-CBS-Crawford.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>CBS's Jan Crawford played up Newt Gingrich's "<strong>baggage</strong>" on Friday's Early Show, underlining how the Republican presidential candidate is "<strong>going to be hit hard</strong> for his ties to corporate interests, the ethics allegations...even his personal relationships- his adulterous affairs." Crawford also spotlighted the claim that only Herman Cain's "<strong>die-hard supporters</strong>...<strong>think that he can stay in thi</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-harps-newts-baggage-cain-only-has-die-hard-support-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs GingerWhite HermanCain JanCrawford liberalmediabias NewtGingrich RonPaul TheEarlyShow Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:29:00 +0000 38478 at http://www.mrc.org George Stephanopoulos Convicts Cain, Refers to Accuser as His 'Girlfriend' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-convicts-cain-refers-accuser-his-girlfriend <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>George Stephanopoulos, who did his best in the '90s to extract Bill Clinton from charges of infidelity, on Friday continued his attacks on Herman Cain. Stephanopoulos appeared to convict the Republican presidential candidate, referring to the latest accuser as Cain's "girlfriend."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-convicts-cain-refers-accuser-his-girlfriend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica HermanCain liberalmediabias Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:20:00 +0000 38485 at http://www.mrc.org 'Crate-Gate' Continues; Collins Calls Cain, Other GOP Candidates 'Nutjobs' http://www.mrc.org/articles/crate-gate-continues-collins-calls-cain-other-gop-candidates-nutjobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gail Collins has now mentioned Mitt Romney&#039;s dog strapped to a crate on a car roof 28 times in columns. She also referred to Herman Cain and other GOP candidates as &quot;nutjobs,&quot; while her &quot;conservative&quot; foil David Brooks nodded along. </div> </div> </div> <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Crate-gate continues at the New York Times. Times Watch noted back on <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20111021104317.aspx">October 21</a> that columnist Gail Collins is obsessed with the story of Mitt Romney's dog, strapping in a crate on the roof of the car when the family took vacations to Canada. Collins had (according to a Nexis search) mentioned the dog's dilemma in 23 columns since her August 4, 2007 manifesto, 'Haunted by Seamus.' Since Times Watch reported that, Collins had repeated the anecdote five more times in only 11 columns. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/crate-gate-continues-collins-calls-cain-other-gop-candidates-nutjobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 Crate-gate DavidBrooks Dog GailCollins HermanCain liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:56:00 +0000 38644 at http://www.mrc.org Stephanopoulos Gloats: Will My Interview With New Accuser 'Spell the End' for Cain? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-gloats-will-my-interview-new-accuser-spell-end-cain <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-11-30-ABC-GMA-cain.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="177" /></div> <p>George Stephanopoulos, who as a Democratic operative in the '90s coordinated with ABC to save Bill Clinton from scandal, on Wednesday teased an exclusive with Herman Cain's accuser, openly gloating, "<strong>Will our interview spell the end of the one-time front-runner's presidential bid?</strong>" <strong>[MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-11-30-ABC-GMA-steph.mp3">here</a>. ]</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-gloats-will-my-interview-new-accuser-spell-end-cain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica HermanCain liberalmediabias Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:45:00 +0000 38473 at http://www.mrc.org Let's Kill Cain's Campaign http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/lets-kill-cains-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal reporters feel Herman Cain is no Bill Clinton. So there&#039;s no reason to delay adultery charges. They rushed on the air with the claims, followed by sneering political death notices. </div> </div> </div> <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One might think from the breaking news that a woman has claimed she had a 13-year affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain that someone is being seriously exposed as a hypocrite. That would be the press. The media can't deny they continue to display a lousy double standard. For Republican candidates, scandal news is instant. For Democrats, it's eventual, if at all!</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/lets-kill-cains-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell GenniferFlowers GingerWhite HermanCain Wed, 30 Nov 2011 03:34:00 +0000 38705 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Predict 'Death Blow' and 'Doom' for Cain, CBS Skips Accuser's Legal Problems http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-predict-death-blow-and-doom-cain-cbs-skips-accusers-legal-problems <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>All three morning shows on Tuesday trumpeted the latest woman to make accusations against Herman Cain, hyping this as a possible "death blow" and sign of coming "doom" for the "Sixth Sense" campaign. <strong>[MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-11-29-NBC-Todd.mp3">here</a>.]</strong><br /><br /> Ginger White insisted that she and Cain had engaged in a 13-year affair. CBS, unlike NBC and ABC, made no mention of the woman's past legal problems, which include claims of stalking.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-predict-death-blow-and-doom-cain-cbs-skips-accusers-legal-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs ChuckTodd EarlyShow GoodMorningAmerica HermanCain liberalmediabias NBC Today Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:44:00 +0000 38463 at http://www.mrc.org CNN 'Developing Story': 'Is Cain the Anti-Women Candidate?' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-developing-story-cain-anti-women-candidate <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-11-16-CNN-SitRoom-Cain.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="133" /></div> <p>Seeking to breathe new life into the political damage of unproven sexual harassment charges against him, CNN's Lisa Sylvester presented viewers with a "developing story" in the 4 p.m. hour Wednesday of <em>The Situation Room</em> entitled "Is Cain the Anti-Women Candidate?"<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-developing-story-cain-anti-women-candidate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Elections BiasAlert CNN HermanCain liberalmediabias LisaSylvester PoliticalScandals Wed, 16 Nov 2011 22:11:00 +0000 38422 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes Cain's Pause on Libya as 'Disqualifying Moment,' Dismisses Obama's 'Lazy' Remark http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-hypes-cains-pause-libya-disqualifying-moment-dismisses-obamas-lazy-remark <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-11-16-NBC-TDAY-CurryTodd.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry asked chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd about Herman Cain's long pause when answering a question about Libya: "How much do you think this new video is expected to add to Herman Cain's current slip already in the polls?" Todd proclaimed: <strong>"I think it's close to being the disqualifying moment for his campaign."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-hypes-cains-pause-libya-disqualifying-moment-dismisses-obamas-lazy-remark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 ChuckTodd HenryKissinger HermanCain KellyO'Donnell Lazy liberalmediabias Libya NBC Today Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:51:00 +0000 38426 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Pounce on 'Awkward' Herman Cain Moment, Question His 'Grasp' and 'Readiness' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-pounce-awkward-herman-cain-moment-question-his-grasp-and-readiness <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-11-15-ABC-GMA-Cain.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="178" /></div> <p>All three morning shows on Tuesday and the evening newscasts on Monday pounced on an "awkward" Herman Cain interview that questioned the Republican's "readiness to be commander in chief."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-pounce-awkward-herman-cain-moment-question-his-grasp-and-readiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow EveningNews GoodMorningAmerica HermanCain JohnBerman liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews Today WorldNews Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:19:00 +0000 38418 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Suggests Cain 'Sissy Pizza' Comment Means He's Hostile to Women http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-suggests-cain-sissy-pizza-comment-means-hes-hostile-women <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-11-14-CNN-SitRoom-Pizza2.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="133" /></div> <p>On Monday's The Situation Room, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked a female guest if she had a "problem" with Herman Cain's comment about a "manly" man not eating pizza loaded with vegetables. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-suggests-cain-sissy-pizza-comment-means-hes-hostile-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Elections BiasAlert CNN DonnaBrazile Feminism HermanCain liberalmediabias pizza Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:58:00 +0000 38406 at http://www.mrc.org CBS: Does Gingrich Need to 'Play A Little More Dirty' in GOP Contest? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-does-gingrich-need-play-little-more-dirty-gop-contest <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-11-14-CBS-Schieffer.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Monday's Early Show, CBS's Rebecca Jarvis wondered if Newt Gingrich would "<strong>have to play a little more dirty</strong>...<strong>to take on the other GOP contenders to win the bid</strong>." Bob Schieffer replied cynically that Gingrich would "<strong>save his criticism for attacking the media, which is always the safe thing to do</strong>." Chris Wragge prompted the former Speaker to criticize Herman Cain and Rick Perry on Friday, but</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-does-gingrich-need-play-little-more-dirty-gop-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs ChrisWragge HermanCain liberalmediabias MittRomney NewtGingrich RebeccaJarvis RickPerry TheEarlyShow Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:48:00 +0000 38404 at http://www.mrc.org Sunday Mag: Cain 'Seems Like Someone Who...Has Never Opened a Newspaper' http://www.mrc.org/articles/sunday-mag-cain-seems-someone-whohas-never-opened-newspaper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> T. A. Frank on Herman Cain, for the Times Magazine: &quot;Let us pause here to make a necessarily severe assessment: to say that Herman Cain has an imperfect grasp of policy would be unfair not only to George W. Bush in 1999 but also to Britney Spears in 1999. Herman Cain seems like someone who, quite frankly, has never opened a newspaper.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A hostile New York Times Sunday Magazine profile of GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain by T.A. Frank compared his policy knowledge unfavorably to that of Britney Spears: '...to say that Herman Cain has an imperfect grasp of policy would be unfair not only to George W. Bush in 1999 but also to Britney Spears in 1999. Herman Cain seems like someone who, quite frankly, has never opened a newspaper.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sunday-mag-cain-seems-someone-whohas-never-opened-newspaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 HermanCain liberalmediabias Magazine NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias T.A.Frank TimesWatch Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:40:00 +0000 admin 638 at http://www.mrc.org Herman Cain "Clearly" Guilty, But He's Still Better than Perry or Bachmann http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/herman-cain-clearly-guilty-hes-still-better-perry-or-bachmann <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 24, No. 23 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Nov142011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=773836" title="Nov142011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>"Clearly" Guilty Cain Still Better than Perry or Bachmann</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/herman-cain-clearly-guilty-hes-still-better-perry-or-bachmann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division BobSchieffer BrianWilliams Campaign2012 cbs ChrisMatthews HermanCain MicheleBachmann MSNBC NBC Newsweek NewYorkTimes OccupyWallStreet RickPerry Smoking tobacco Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:35 +0000 admin 8745 at http://www.mrc.org On Leno, Chris Matthews Tears Down GOP 2012 Candidates as Incompetent and 'Strange' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/leno-chris-matthews-tears-down-gop-2012-candidates-incompetent-and-strange <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-11-10-NBC-TS-Matthews2.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="184" /></div> <p>Appearing on Thursday's Tonight Show, MSNBC's Chris Matthews went after the Republican presidential candidates one by one, <strong>asserting Herman Cain's "bad, bad behavior" with women, Rick Perry being "not even competent to be in this – on that stage," and a "hypnotized" Michele Bachmann being a "strange person."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/leno-chris-matthews-tears-down-gop-2012-candidates-incompetent-and-strange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 ChrisMatthews HermanCain JayLeno liberalmediabias MicheleBachmann NBC Republicans RickPerry TonightShow Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:57:00 +0000 38395 at http://www.mrc.org