MaxBaucus http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11383/all en CNN's Kurtz: 'Stunning Lapse in Judgment' for CNN to Ignore Baucus Scandal, CBS's Reid Sees 'No Scandal' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-kurtz-stunning-lapse-judgment-cnn-ignore-baucus-scandal-cbss-reid-sees-no-scandal <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-12-06-CNN-RS-Kurtz.jpg" /></div><p>On Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN's Howard Kurtz brought up the scarcity of media attention paid to the revelation that high-profile Democratic Senator Max Baucus nominated his girlfriend to be a U.S. attorney for his home state of Montana, as the CNN host even took to task CNN for ignoring the scandal, calling it a "stunning lapse in judgment," and recounted that he had monitored the news channel on Saturday and did not see Baucus mentioned.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-kurtz-stunning-lapse-judgment-cnn-ignore-baucus-scandal-cbss-reid-sees-no-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BiasByOmission ChipReid CNN'sReliableSources EliotSpitzerProstitutionScandal HowardKurtz liberalmediabias MaxBaucus Sun, 06 Dec 2009 21:57:00 +0000 35411 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts Baucus Health Care Bill 'Pays For Itself,' 'Saves Billions' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-baucus-health-care-bill-pays-itself-saves-billions <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-10-08-CBS-TES-Cordes[1].jpg" /></div><p>Following the talking points of the Democratic Party, at the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared a win for health care legislation being pushed by Montana Senator Max Baucus: <b>"President Obama's health care plan gets a green light from the Congressional Budget Office, as a key bill not only pays for itself, but actually saves billions."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-baucus-health-care-bill-pays-itself-saves-billions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbo cbs Deficit HealthCareReform liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez MaxBaucus NancyCordes Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:00:00 +0000 35187 at http://www.mrc.org