HodaKotb http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11537/all en Today Co-Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Endorse New Bloomberg Smoking Ban http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-co-hosts-kathie-lee-gifford-and-hoda-kotb-endorse-new-bloomberg-smoking-ban <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-09-16-KotbGifford.jpg" /></div><p>In the fourth hour of Thursday's Today show NBC's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb took a strong stance against the right to smoke, pretty much everywhere, as both endorsed Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban that goes several steps further than just restaurants.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-co-hosts-kathie-lee-gifford-and-hoda-kotb-endorse-new-bloomberg-smoking-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert HodaKotb KathieLeeGifford liberalmediabias Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:56:00 +0000 36641 at http://mrc.org Today Show Cares More About Fiorina Gaffe Than Sestak Scandal http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-show-cares-more-about-fiorina-gaffe-sestak-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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-10-NBC-Fiorina.jpg" /></div><p>As of this Friday, NBC's Today show has yet to mention the Joe Sestak scandal, (as noted by the MRC's Tim Graham in this<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/06/10/media-reality-check-team-obamas-grubby-federal-job-dangling-not-news-abc"> Media Reality Check</a>) however they did find time to poke fun at Republican California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina making fun of Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer's hair in an open mic moment.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-show-cares-more-about-fiorina-gaffe-sestak-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarbaraBoxer BiasAlert CarlyFiorina HodaKotb KathieLeeGifford liberalmediabias MattLauer MeredithVieira Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:21:00 +0000 36220 at http://mrc.org E! Talk Show Host Chelsea Handler Calls Sarah Palin 'Really Stupid' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/e-talk-show-host-chelsea-handler-calls-sarah-palin-really-stupid <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Xd8znzuz8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Xd8znzuz8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0&amp;sm=1"></embed></object></div></div><div style="float: right;"></div><p>Late night talk show host and author Chelsea Handler was invited on Tuesd</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/e-talk-show-host-chelsea-handler-calls-sarah-palin-really-stupid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChelseaHandler HodaKotb KarlRove KathieLeeGifford liberalmediabias SarahPalin Tue, 09 Mar 2010 21:41:00 +0000 35781 at http://mrc.org Move Over Polar Bear, the Arctic Fox is the New Furry Face of Global Warming http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/move-over-polar-bear-arctic-fox-new-furry-face-global-warming <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdaG2G6Uuz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdaG2G6Uuz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0&amp;sm=1"></embed></object></div></div><div style="float: right;"></div><div style="float: right;"></div><p>On Wednesday's Today show, the co-hosts o</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/move-over-polar-bear-arctic-fox-new-furry-face-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert DavidMizejewski HodaKotb KathieLeeGifford liberalmediabias Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:13:00 +0000 35456 at http://mrc.org NBC Drops the Ball on Teen Sex http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-drops-ball-teen-sex <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >NBC had a great opportunity on Wednesday night to start a meaningful discussion of teen pregnancy, but squandered it. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-drops-ball-teen-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education BabyBorrowers BirthControl DrewPinsky HodaKotb NBC Pregnancy sex teensex Fri, 08 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28125 at http://mrc.org NBC's Today Promotes Nude Vacations http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-today-promotes-nude-vacations <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/julia-seward">Julia Seward</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Kathie Lee Gifford showcased brochures promoting nude vacations on the <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Today</i> show this morning, asserting with a smile that a nude vacation is “lots of fun.” </p> <br /> <p >Gifford asked co-anchor Hoda Kotb if she had ever been to a nude beach.  Kotb replied, “Everyone was so comfortable, and nobody cared what their bodies looked like. . . . There's just like a sense of I'm fat, I don't care.  I'm thin, I don't care.  I'm old, I don't care.  And just enjoy themselves.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-today-promotes-nude-vacations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education HodaKotb KathieLeeGifford NBC nudevacations nudity Today Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28171 at http://mrc.org Pregnant 'Man' Photos Make Morning Shows Squeamish http://mrc.org/articles/pregnant-man-photos-make-morning-shows-squeamish <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Today's broadcasts of <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Good Morning America</i> and <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Today</i> used the pronouns “she,” “he” and “it” while discussing the gender-bending gestation of Thomas Beatie, the pregnant “man” who is in reality a woman.   Unlike previous reporting on Beatie's pregnancy, this time around the reporters and anchors discussing the story were a little more squeamish and a little less politically correct.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pregnant-man-photos-make-morning-shows-squeamish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education ABCGoodMorningAmerica dianesawyer DrudgeReport HodaKotb KathieLeeGifford NBCToday Oprah pregnantman RyanOwens ThomasBeatie Mon, 09 Jun 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28221 at http://mrc.org Kirk Cameron's Faith Embraced on The View http://mrc.org/articles/kirk-camerons-faith-embraced-view <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The ladies on <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The View </i>do know how to treat Christianity respectfully.  It just has to come from a former teen idol. </p> <br /> <p >Kirk Cameron, aka Mike Seaver from <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Growing Pains, </i>stopped by <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The View </i>on May 28<i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> </i>to talk about his newly released autobiography, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Still Growing.</i></p> <p ><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> </i></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/kirk-camerons-faith-embraced-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc Bella Christianity EduardoVerastegui ElisabethHasselbeck HodaKotb JoyBehar KathieLeeGifford KirkCameron NBC SherriShepherd TheView Today WhoopiGoldberg Thu, 29 May 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28234 at http://mrc.org NBC Showcases Heartthrob with a Message http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-showcases-heartthrob-message <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >When <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Bella, </i>the pro-life, award-winning independent film hit theaters last October, mainstream media outlets virtually ignored it.  On May 6, however, the day the <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Bella </i>DVD was released, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Today</i> host Kathie Lee Gifford lavished attention on the film and the film's very attractive star, Eduardo Verastegui.  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-showcases-heartthrob-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Bella EduardoVerastegui HodaKotb KathieLeeGifford NBC Today Tue, 06 May 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28262 at http://mrc.org