African-Americans http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11813/all en Vanden Heuvel: ‘Rising American Electorate’ Uneasy When Dems Dissed Obama Before Midterms http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/vanden-heuvel-rising-american-electorate-uneasy-when-dems-dissed-obama-midterms <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>During MSNBC’s <em>All In with Chris Hayes</em>, the show’s panel fretted over the droves of Democrats that ran campaigns against President Barack Obama in the midterm elections (instead of embracing him) and that led<em> The Nation</em>’s Katrina vanden Heuvel to wonder if such a tactic affected turnout among certain demographics due to <strong>“the dissing of a President.”</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/vanden-heuvel-rising-american-electorate-uneasy-when-dems-dissed-obama-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 midterms African-Americans All In Barack Obama Chris Hayes Josh Barro Katrina vanden Heuvel Millenials MSNBC President Barack Obama President Obama The Nation Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:44:42 +0000 curtis.houck 47552 at http://www.mrc.org WashPost's Capehart: Republicans 'Told Women,' Minorities to 'Go Bleep Yourself' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-capehart-republicans-told-women-minorities-go-bleep-yourself <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-30-MSNBC-TLW-Capehart.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing on the Monday, December 30, <em>The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell</em> on MSNBC, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Jonathan Capehart charged that, in the year 2013, Republicans had "told" women, young people and minorities to "go bleep yourself" as he divulged his choices for "worst political move" of the year.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-capehart-republicans-told-women-minorities-go-bleep-yourself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Blacks Campsign 2012 Hispanics Homosexuals Jonathan Capehart Minorities MSNBC Republicans The Last Word Women Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:35:09 +0000 45208 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's O'Donnell Distorts O'Reilly, Touts 'Proof' Out-of-Wedlock Birth Not So Bad http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-distorts-oreilly-touts-proof-out-wedlock-birth-not-so-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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-08-05-MSNBC-TLW-Odonnell.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Monday's <em>The Last Word</em> on MSNBC, host Lawrence O'Donnell claimed to present "proof" that FNC's Bill O'Reilly was wrong in his <a href="http://www.billoreilly.com/b/Bill-OReilly:-President-Obama-and-the-race-problem/945823226264545887.html">July 22 comments on race</a> to warn about the negative effects of out-of-wedlock births on the black popula</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-distorts-oreilly-touts-proof-out-wedlock-birth-not-so-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Barack Obama Bill O'Reilly FNC George Zimmerman Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC race The Last Word Trayvon Martin Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:16:09 +0000 44213 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes: 'Super Racist' O'Reilly 'Rant' 'Gives a Cheap Crack-Like High to' FNC's 'Old Fearful White Audience' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-super-racist-oreilly-rant-gives-cheap-crack-high-fncs-old-fearful-white-audi <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-23-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Tuesday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC's Chris Hayes attacked FNC's Bill O'Reilly for what he called a "super racist rant" because of a commentary the FNC host gave on Monday's <em>The O'Reilly Factor</em> about racial issues.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-super-racist-oreilly-rant-gives-cheap-crack-high-fncs-old-fearful-white-audi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division African-Americans Bill O'Reilly Blacks Chris Hayes FNC MSNBC Racism Republicans whites Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:36:30 +0000 44096 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes: FNC and Conservatives Treating Black Americans Like Zimmerman Treated Trayvon Martin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-fnc-and-conservatives-treating-black-americans-zimmerman-treated-trayvon-mar <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> <p><img class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-10-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.JPG" style="float: right;" />On Wednesday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes complained of a "right-wing trope about the specter of racial violence" if George Zimmerman is acquitted, and suggested that FNC hosts like Bill O'Reilly are trying to manipulate their audience by frightening them, cracking that "a good Fox News audience is a fearful Fox News audience."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-fnc-and-conservatives-treating-black-americans-zimmerman-treated-trayvon-mar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media African-Americans All In Bill O'Reilly Blacks Chris Hayes Conservatives FNC George Zimmerman MSNBC Racism Trayvon Martin Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:04:13 +0000 44005 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Harris-Perry: E.W. Jackson Winning 'Makes Me Feel Icky All Over' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-ew-jackson-winning-makes-me-feel-icky-all-over <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-05-25-MSNBC-MHP-5Perry.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Saturday's <em>Melissa Harris-Perry</em> show, MSNBC host Harris-Perry trashed Virginia Lieutenant Governor candidate E.W. Jackson as she took exception with some of his "pretty disgusting" conservative views, and ended up proclaiming that the thought of the African-American Republican winning in November "just makes me feel icky all over. Ewww."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-ew-jackson-winning-makes-me-feel-icky-all-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Blacks Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC Republicans Virginia Tue, 28 May 2013 19:41:55 +0000 43687 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Harris-Perry: Romney Used NAACP to Get 'Red Meat to Feed to His Base' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-romney-used-naacp-get-red-meat-feed-his-base <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> <p><img class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-07-15-MSNBC-MHP-BigPer.jpg" style="float: right;" />On the Sunday, July 15,&nbsp;<em>Melissa Harris-Perry</em> show, MSNBC host Harris-Perry went on a rant about Mitt Romney's speech to the NAACP as she accused the GOP presidential candidate of only attending the convention for the purpose using negative audience reaction as "red meat to feed to his base," making African-Americans as "props." She began:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-romney-used-naacp-get-red-meat-feed-his-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Blacks Campaign 2012 Melissa Harris-Perry Mitt Romney MSNBC NAACP obamacare Presidential race Racism Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:59:39 +0000 40652 at http://www.mrc.org Margaret Carlson: Romney 'Wanted the Boos' from NAACP, 'So Proud of Them' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/margaret-carlson-romney-wanted-boos-naacp-so-proud-them <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-05-01-BigCarlson.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a panel member on Friday's <em>Inside Washington </em>on PBS, <em>Bloomberg View</em>'s Margaret Carlson - formerly of <em>Time</em> magazine - asserted that Mitt Rommey "wanted the boos" he received as he delivered his speech to the NAACP.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/margaret-carlson-romney-wanted-boos-naacp-so-proud-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Blacks Campaign 2012 Inside Washington Margaret Carlson Mitt Romney NAACP PBS Presidential race Mon, 16 Jul 2012 04:27:55 +0000 40639 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Panel Paints White Voters as Rejecting Democrats as 'Black Party' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-panel-paints-white-voters-rejecting-democrats-black-party <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-06-17-MSNBC-MHP-BigPer.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Sunday's <em>Melissa Harris-Perry</em> show on MSNBC, as host Harris-Perry led a discussion of what the presidential candidates will need to do to appeal to white voters, panel member and CNBC contributor Keith Boykin asserted that Republicans have "carefully caricatured" the Democratic Party as the "party of black people," and suggested that Americans have</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-panel-paints-white-voters-rejecting-democrats-black-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Barack Obama Bill Clinton Blacks Keith Boykin Melissa Harris-Perry Michael Tomasky MSNBC Newsweek Racism Republicans whites Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:22:30 +0000 40432 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Highlights Complaints About Voter ID Law in South Carolina http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-highlights-complaints-about-voter-id-law-south-carolina <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-16-CBS-EN-Cordes3.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>Monday's <em>CBS Evening News</em> ran a report by correspondent Nancy Cordes bolstering complaints by Democrats that the new voter ID law in South Carolina would make it more difficult for minorities to vote, and even incorrectly claimed that only Republican state legislatures have pushed such laws recently in other states.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-highlights-complaints-about-voter-id-law-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division African-Americans BiasAlert cbs EveningNews liberalmediabias NancyCordes SouthCarolina Voting Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:43:00 +0000 38914 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Cafferty Quotes Liberal Columnist to Suggest Gingrich Is 'Clueless' About African-Americans http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-cafferty-quotes-liberal-columnist-suggest-gingrich-clueless-about-african-americans <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/2012-01-17-CNN-Cafferty-GOP dos.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="133" /></div> <p>CNN's Jack Cafferty pulled from a liberal news site to emphasize Newt Gingrich's ignorance in race relations, on Tuesday's The Situation Room. He began his commentary with a blunt assessment that Gingrich is "clueless" about African-Americans, then attributed the words to liberal Daily Beast columnist Peter Beinart.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-cafferty-quotes-liberal-columnist-suggest-gingrich-clueless-about-african-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Elections African-Americans BiasAlert CNN DailyBeast JackCafferty JuanWilliams liberalmediabias NewtGingrich PeterBeinart race Racism SouthCarolinaDebate TheSituationRoom Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:58:00 +0000 38908 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC and NYT Surprised Black GOP Candidates Aligned With 'Racist' Tea Parties http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-and-nyt-surprised-black-gop-candidates-aligned-racist-tea-parties <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;"> <object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Xd6U8zVrvk&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Xd6U8zVrvk&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>Near the end of Wednesday's 10AM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC, correspondent Luke Russert highlighted a report in Tuesday's New York Times</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-and-nyt-surprised-black-gop-candidates-aligned-racist-tea-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division African-Americans BiasAlert Campaign2010 JenniferSteinhauer liberalmediabias LukeRussert MSNBC NewYorkTimes Racism Republicans TeaParties Wed, 05 May 2010 17:20:00 +0000 36050 at http://www.mrc.org