CNN http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1159/all en Networks Yawn at Possible Terrorist Attack on Americans in Saudi Arabia http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-possible-terrorist-attack-americans-saudi-arabia <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> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2015-01-30-FNC-HN-Saudi_Graphic.jpg" style="float: right;" width="280" height="158" />None of the Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday covered the shooting of an American citizen in eastern Saudi Arabia earlier in the day. A <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-saudi-shooting-idUSKBN0L31IU20150130" target="_blank">Friday item</a> by Reuters reported that "a vehicle carrying two U.S.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-possible-terrorist-attack-americans-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Kellogg Carol Costello cbs CBS Evening News CNN CNN Newsroom Fox News Channel Michelle Obama NBC NBC Nightly News Nic Robertson Saudi Arabia Scott Pelley World News Tonight Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:14:16 +0000 matthew.balan 48135 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Continue to Show No Interest in Covering Senate’s Passage of Keystone Pipeline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The nation’s major broadcast networks continued their blackout on Friday morning of not covering the U.S. Senate’s&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/">passage</a>&nbsp;of the Keystone XL oil pipeline with zero mentions on their morning newscasts.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Alisyn Camerota Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning CNN congress Conservatives and Republicans Fox and Friends Fox News Channel Good Morning America Howard Dean John Heilemann Katty Kay keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats Morning Joe MSNBC NBC News New Day Senate Today Show Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:49:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48131 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Cover News Taliban Detainee Swapped for Bergdahl Trying to Rejoin Terrorist Group http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-news-taliban-detainee-swapped-bergdahl-trying-rejoin-terrorist-group <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-news-taliban-detainee-swapped-bergdahl-trying-rejoin-terrorist-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Afghanistan BarbaraStarr Bowe Bergdahl CNN Fox News Channel taliban War on terrorism Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:01:16 +0000 curtis.houck 48128 at http://www.mrc.org Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005 <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CNN Conservatives and Republicans Dick Cheney Double Standard Holocaust Joe Biden Liberals & Democrats MSNBC NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times Poland President Barack Obama President Obama The Washington Post World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:40:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48107 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Barely Covers Release of Gitmo Detainees; Airs 19-Second Brief http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-barely-covers-release-gitmo-detainees-airs-19-second-brief <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> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2015-01-15-CNN-ND-Pereira.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />As of 6 pm Eastern on Thursday, CNN has devoted <strong>just 19 seconds</strong> of air time to the release of five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay detention facilities – a news brief during the <em>New Day</em> program. This is still more coverage than CBS and NBC, as both Big Three networks ignored the story on their Thursday morning newscasts.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-barely-covers-release-gitmo-detainees-airs-19-second-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN congress Guantanamo Bay Michaela Pereira New Day Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:32:19 +0000 matthew.balan 48023 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Religion Editor: France's Treatment of Muslims Akin to Ferguson http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-religion-editor-frances-treatment-muslims-akin-ferguson <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> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2015-01-15-CNN-NR-Burke.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Curtis Kalin of CNSNews.com (a division of the Media Research Center) <a href="http://cnsnews.com/blog/curtis-kalin/cnn-editor-compares-france-ferguson#.VLbCIgVXmP4.facebook" target="_blank">spotlighted how</a> CNN religion editor Daniel Burke likened French society's treatment of Muslims to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri around the time of the shooting of Michael Brown.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-religion-editor-frances-treatment-muslims-akin-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom Daniel Burke Ferguson Missouri Islam Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:37:30 +0000 matthew.balan 48021 at http://www.mrc.org Muslim Journalist Blames Fox News for 'Unfair Burden on Islam' to Denounce Terrorism http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/muslim-journalist-blames-fox-news-unfair-burden-islam-denounce-terrorism <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> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2015-01-12-CNN-ATH-Shihab_Eldin.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />Ahmed Shihab-Eldin attacked Fox News and others on Monday's <em>@This Hour</em> on CNN for placing "<strong>an unfair burden on Islam</strong>," particularly in the wake of Islamist terrorist attacks.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/muslim-journalist-blames-fox-news-unfair-burden-islam-denounce-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ahmed Shihab-Eldin At This Hour Christianity CNN France Islam Michaela Pereira Paris Roger Cohen Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:09:49 +0000 matthew.balan 47996 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Cuomo Stumbles, Labels French Islamist 'African-American' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-stumbles-labels-french-islamist-african-american <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> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2015-01-09-CNN-TH-Cuomo.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CNN's Chris Cuomo made a "colorful" gaffe on Friday's <em>@ This Hour</em>, as he reported live from Paris, France. Minutes after police stormed both sites where Islamists had barricaded themselves, Cuomo labeled one of the dead French terrorists "<strong>African-American</strong>." Anderson Cooper quickly corrected his colleague: "<strong>Not American – the man of African descent</strong>." Cuomo replied, "Right – African descent. Thank you.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-stumbles-labels-french-islamist-african-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper At This Hour Charlie Hebdo Chris Cuomo CNN France Islam Paris race Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:31:56 +0000 matthew.balan 47983 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC, Others Decline to Show Charlie Hebdo Cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammad (UPDATED) http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-others-decline-show-charlie-hebdo-cartoons-islamic-prophet-mohammad-updated <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following the deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday, major broadcast networks ABC and NBC joined other news outlets in not showing any of the controversial cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad from the&nbsp;<em>Charlie Hebdo</em>&nbsp;magazine during their evening newscasts.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-others-decline-show-charlie-hebdo-cartoons-islamic-prophet-mohammad-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anjem Choudary Associated Press Bias by Omission Buzzfeed cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charlie Hebdo Chris Cuomo CNN Elizabeth Palmer FNC Fox and Friends Fox News Channel France MSNBC muhammad MuhammadCartoons NBC News NBC Nightly News New Day New York Daily News New York Times Paris The Washington Post USA Today World News Tonight Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:19:09 +0000 curtis.houck 47969 at http://www.mrc.org The Media’s Super Mario: Decades of Journalistic Ardor for Cuomo’s Liberal Advocacy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-super-mario-decades-journalistic-ardor-cuomos-liberal-advocacy <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thirty years ago, journalists’ enthusiasm for Mario Cuomo reached national proportions after the then-New York Governor offered a full-throated liberal attack on Ronald Reagan’s conservative policies in his keynote address to the 1984 Democratic national convention.</p> <p>“Governor Cuomo’s speech showed it was possible for a Democrat to combat President Reagan on television with philosophy and metaphor, that passion could be the party’s engine and oratory its modern weapon,” the <em>New York Times</em> declared in a July 21, 1984 “news analysis” following the convention.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-super-mario-decades-journalistic-ardor-cuomos-liberal-advocacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Moyers cbs CNN Gail Collins Harry Smith Joe Klein Liberalism Liberals Mario Cuomo Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:57:54 +0000 rich.noyes 47932 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Chris Moody: Optics of Obama Forcing Army Couple to Move Wedding ‘Hilariously Bad’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-chris-moody-optics-obama-forcing-army-couple-move-wedding-hilariously-bad <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday afternoon, CNN’s&nbsp;<em>Wolf&nbsp;</em>covered the controversy surrounding President Obama’s playing of golf on a Hawaii golf course that&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/29/soldiers-relocate-hawaii-wedding-so-obama-can-play-golf/" href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/29/soldiers-relocate-hawaii-wedding-so-obama-can-play-golf/" target="_blank">forced</a>&nbsp;an Army couple about to be married there to move their wedding during which CNN’s Chris Moody called the optics of the move&nbsp;<strong>“hilariously bad.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-chris-moody-optics-obama-forcing-army-couple-move-wedding-hilariously-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division army Barack Obama Brianna Keilar CNN golf Hawaii Military President Barack Obama President Obama Rebecca Berg vacation wedding Zeke Miller Mon, 29 Dec 2014 22:35:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47920 at http://www.mrc.org Gergen: Obama's 'Most Significant' Foreign Policy Achievement is Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gergen-obamas-most-significant-foreign-policy-achievement-climate-change <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> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-17-CNN-Gergen.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Wednesday, David Gergen ranked a supposed foreign policy accomplishment of President Obama higher than the killing of Osama bin Laden during CNN's special coverage of the Democrat's "historic..decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba," as anchor Erin Burnett put it. Gergen contended that "<strong>ultimately, he's going to be judged very favorably by history – not by conservatives today</strong> – but by history <strong>on climate change.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gergen-obamas-most-significant-foreign-policy-achievement-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ana Navarro Barack Obama CNN Cuba David Gergen Douglas Brinkley Erin Burnett Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:14:36 +0000 matthew.balan 47896 at http://www.mrc.org Media Promote Twitter Meme for Nonexistent Anti-Muslim 'Backlash' in Australia http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-promote-twitter-meme-nonexistent-anti-muslim-backlash-australia <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> <p>Before the hostage standoff with an Islamic gunman in Sydney had even ended on Monday, the media had already seized on a social media campaign that offered protection to Australian Muslims against imagined bigotry that had not occurred. On <em>Good Morning America</em>, co-host George Stephanopoulos touted: "The #IllRideWithYou trending worldwide on Twitter. <strong>It's a message of tolerance from Sydney residents offering solidarity with Muslims in the cities. Locals concerned people in religious attire could be harassed."</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-promote-twitter-meme-nonexistent-anti-muslim-backlash-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Australia cbs CNN MSNBC Muslims Twitter Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:24:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 47878 at http://www.mrc.org UVA Student on CNN: Rolling Stone Writer Had An 'Agenda' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/uva-student-cnn-rolling-stone-writer-had-agenda <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> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-14-CNN-RS-Stelter.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />On CNN's <em>Reliable Sources</em> on Sunday, University of Virginia student Alex Pinkleton revealed how Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the disputed Rolling Stone story on alleged rape at the college, acted more like an "<strong>advocate</strong>" than a reporter as she interviewed people for the article.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/uva-student-cnn-rolling-stone-writer-had-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN College Rape Reliable Sources Rolling Stone Sabrina Rubin Erdely University of Virginia Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:16:14 +0000 matthew.balan 47869 at http://www.mrc.org America No Better 'Morally' than Our Enemies; Gruber Scandal Just a Big 'Nothing Burger' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/america-no-better-morally-our-enemies-gruber-scandal-just-big-nothing-burger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 24 </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/Dec152014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=442537" title="Dec152014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>America: “Morally” No Better than Our Enemies?</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-12-09-NBC-NN-Hayden1.JPG?itok=pgkJ-afa" width="300" /></span>“How are we better than our enemies morally, in light of what we all read about today?...What if you, God forbid, members of your family, had to undergo some of the treatments we are reading about in this report?”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/america-no-better-morally-our-enemies-gruber-scandal-just-big-nothing-burger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Chris Matthews CIA CNN Gruber Jorge Ramos MSNBC NBC War on Terror Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:20:17 +0000 rich.noyes 47862 at http://www.mrc.org