TheEarlyShow http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1187/all en CBS Promoted 'Humanized' Hillary in '08; Hounds Romney in 2012 http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-promoted-humanized-hillary-08-hounds-romney-2012 <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/2012-01-04-CBS-TES-Romney.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS revealed its double standard in its treatment of Republican presidential candidates versus Democratic ones on Wednesday's Early Show, as Jim Axelrod and Nancy Cordes pressed Mitt Romney about the challenges ahead in the race the day after he won in Iowa. By contrast, then-anchor Katie Couric gushed over a "<strong>humanized</strong>" and "<strong>emotional</strong>" Hillary Clinton the day after the 2008 New Hampshire primary.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-promoted-humanized-hillary-08-hounds-romney-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs HillaryClinton JimAxelrod KatieCouric liberalmediabias MittRomney NancyCordes NewtGingrich TheEarlyShow Wed, 04 Jan 2012 20:09:00 +0000 38837 at http://mrc.org CBS Interrogates Cain on Wife's Feelings, Defense Knowledge http://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://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://mrc.org CBS Hosts Guest Who Implicates Climate Change in Disasters of 2011 http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-hosts-guest-who-implicates-climate-change-disasters-2011 <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/2011-12-29-CBS-TES-Sanjayan1.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>On Thursday's <em>The Early Show</em>, CBS hosted a guest who implicated climate change as one of the factors contributing to many weather disasters in 2011, and he ended up warning of more droughts in the future. After asserting that 2011 was an unusually active year for natural disasters, Dr. M. Sanjayan of the Nature Conservancy included climate change in the list of influences:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-hosts-guest-who-implicates-climate-change-disasters-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs DebbyeTurnerBell JeffGlor liberalmediabias TheEarlyShow Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:53:00 +0000 38696 at http://mrc.org CBS Team Laughs at House GOP 'Cave,' ABC Plays Up Republican Defeat http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-team-laughs-house-gop-cave-abc-plays-republican-defeat <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/2011-12-23-CBS-TES-Axelrod1.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>As the broadcast network morning newscasts on Friday all reported on House Republicans backing down on a temporary extension of the payroll tax cut without extracting additional concessions from Democrats, the CBS team on <em>The Early Show</em> saw humor in the House Republican move as substitute co-anchor Jim Axelrod quipped that "the word of the day in Washington will be 'cave,'" evoking laughter.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-team-laughs-house-gop-cave-abc-plays-republican-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AnnCurry BarackObama BiasAlert cbs congress GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica JimAxelrod JohnBoehner JonathanKarl KellyO'Donnell liberalmediabias NBC RebeccaJarvis Republican SharylAttkisson taxes TheEarlyShow Today Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:55:00 +0000 38568 at http://mrc.org CBS's Hill to Bachmann: House GOP 'Risks Looking Like The Grinch' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-hill-bachmann-house-gop-risks-looking-grinch <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/2011-12-21-CBS-Bachmann.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>CBS's Erica Hill invoked an infamous Christmas season villain on Wednesday's Early Show, stating that "[House] <strong>Republicans</strong>...<strong>risk looking like the Grinch here four days before Christmas</strong>" for their refusal to sign onto the Senate's proposed two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday. Hill made that claim during an interview of Rep. Michele Bachmann, and pressed her about the payroll tax issue.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-hill-bachmann-house-gop-risks-looking-grinch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert congress EricaHill HarryReid liberalmediabias MicheleBachmann taxes TheEarlyShow Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:44:00 +0000 38562 at http://mrc.org CBS Let 'Biggest Lie of the Year' in Politics Go Unanswered for Months http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-let-biggest-lie-year-politics-go-unanswered-months <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/2011-12-20-CBS-TES-Adair.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>Tuesday's Early Show on CBS brought on PolitiFact's Bill Adair to reveal what he labeled as the "biggest lie of the year" inside politics, which was "<strong>the claim by many Democrats that the Republicans voted to end Medicare</strong>." But CBS let Democratic operatives spout that falsehood several times without scrutiny earlier in 2011.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-let-biggest-lie-year-politics-go-unanswered-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillAdair cbs CBSEveningNews DebbieWassermanSchultz liberalmediabias NancyCordes PaulRyan PolitiFact RobertZimmerman TheEarlyShow Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:52:00 +0000 38558 at http://mrc.org Schieffer: Romney 'Has Taken Such a Hard Line' on Illegal Immigration http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-romney-has-taken-such-hard-line-illegal-immigration <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/2011-12-18-CBS-Schieffer.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> CBS's Bob Schieffer displayed his liberal leanings on Sunday's Face the Nation when he raised the issue of illegal immigration. Schieffer claimed during an interview of Newt Gingrich that "<strong>Mitt Romney has taken such a hard line, it seems to me, on immigration that some within the Republican Party are saying he is simply running off Hispanic voters</strong>."<br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-romney-has-taken-such-hard-line-illegal-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs EricaHill IllegalImmigration liberalmediabias MittRomney NewtGingrich TheEarlyShow Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:31:00 +0000 38551 at http://mrc.org CBS Spotlights Democratic Attack on Romney as 'Too French' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-spotlights-democratic-attack-romney-too-french <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>On Wednesday's Early Show, CBS somehow thought a Democratic super PAC's cynical ad aimed at discouraging Republican primary voters from voting for Mitt Romney was newsworthy. Correspondent Chip Reid outlined that Romney's French-speaking ability might be "<strong>political poison</strong>," and cited how French fries were renamed "freedom fries" in 2003 and how John Kerry was accused of looking French in 2004 [audio clips <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-12-14-CBS-TES-Reid.mp3" target="_blank">available here</a>].<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-spotlights-democratic-attack-romney-too-french" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs Democrats JeffGlor JohnKerry liberalmediabias MittRomney RebeccaJarvis TheEarlyShow Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:44:00 +0000 38534 at http://mrc.org Big Three Nets Play Up Lowe's 'Outrage' of Pulling Ads from Muslim Show http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/big-three-nets-play-lowes-outrage-pulling-ads-muslim-show <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/2011-12-12-CBS-TES-Brown.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning shows on Monday all used news briefs to highlight how home improvement giant Lowe's is "<strong>facing a backlash</strong>" after it pulled its ads from TLC's <em>All-American Muslim</em> reality TV series. All three noted that the company reacted to a complaint from a "<strong>conservative</strong>" or "<strong>Christian</strong>" group who threatened a boycott.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/big-three-nets-play-lowes-outrage-pulling-ads-muslim-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert boycott cbs christian conservative GoodMorningAmerica Islam JeffGlor JoshElliott liberalmediabias Lowe's NatalieMorales NBC TheEarlyShow tlc Today Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:56:00 +0000 38522 at http://mrc.org ABC and CBS Highlight Rick Perry 'Oops' Moment http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-cbs-highlight-rick-perry-oops-moment <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/2011-12-10-CBS-TES-Mitch1.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>ABC's<em> Good Morning America</em> and CBS's the <em>The Early Show</em> on Saturday, as well as Friday's <em>World News</em> on ABC, seized on GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry forgetting the name of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as the Texas governor criticized President Obama's tendency to appoint activist judges.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-cbs-highlight-rick-perry-oops-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert Campaign2012 cbs dianesawyer GoodMorningAmerica JakeTapper JanCrawford JohnBerman liberalmediabias RickPerry RussMitchell SoniaSotomayor TheEarlyShow WorldNews Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:25:00 +0000 38517 at http://mrc.org CBS Gives Blagojevich's Party ID in Sentencing Preview; ABC, NBC Punt http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-gives-blagojevichs-party-id-sentencing-preview-abc-nbc-punt <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/2011-12-07-CBS-TES-Blago.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>The Big Three network morning shows on Wednesday highlighted the upcoming sentencing of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, but only CBS's Early Show identified the disgraced politician as a Democrat and devoted a full segment to him. ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today omitted his party ID, and just gave news briefs on the convict's possible sentence.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-gives-blagojevichs-party-id-sentencing-preview-abc-nbc-punt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert CBC CynthiaBowers GoodMorningAmerica JeffGlor JoshElliott liberalmediabias NBC RodBlagojevich SavannahGuthrie TheEarlyShow Today Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:59:00 +0000 38501 at http://mrc.org CBS Hypes Threat to 'Abortion Rights' from 'Staunch' Opponents http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-hypes-threat-abortion-rights-staunch-opponents <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/2011-12-06-CBS-TES-Bowers.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Tuesday's Early Show, CBS's Cynthia Bowers let abortion advocates decry new pro-life legislation at the state level, barely letting supporters speak in her report. Bowers slanted by a three to one margin in the number of soundbites that she played from "abortion rights" supporters versus those from pro-lifers. She labeled Kansas Gov.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-hypes-threat-abortion-rights-staunch-opponents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion BiasAlert cbs ChrisWragge CynthiaBowers liberalmediabias RebeccaJarvis TheEarlyShow Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:08:00 +0000 38492 at http://mrc.org On CBS, Joe Klein Sneers Newt Is Doomed: He 'Cannot Stand Prosperity' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-joe-klein-sneers-newt-doomed-he-cannot-stand-prosperity <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/2011-12-05-CBS-Dickerson.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Monday's Early Show, CBS's John Dickerson and Time's Joe Klein harped on Newt Gingrich's overwhelming "liabilities." Klein hinted that the former House Speaker's ego would get the better of him: "<strong>This is a guy who cannot stand prosperity</strong>....[He] <strong>cannot control his ego when he is riding high</strong>." Dickerson played up how Gingrich's "<strong>negatives were very, very high when he left Washington in the mid-'90s</s</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-joe-klein-sneers-newt-doomed-he-cannot-stand-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs JeffGlor JoeKlein liberalmediabias NewtGingrich RebeccaJarvis TheEarlyShow Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:27:00 +0000 38489 at http://mrc.org CBS Harps on Newt's 'Baggage'; Cain Only Has 'Die-Hard' Support Left http://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://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://mrc.org CBS Omits Bill Ayers Context of Obama Clip Used in Romney Ad http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-omits-bill-ayers-context-obama-clip-used-romney-ad <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/2011-11-23-CBS-Crawford.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="140" /></div> <p>CBS's Early Show on Wednesday boosted a claim by Democrats that a recent Mitt Romney ad takes a line from a 2008 speech by then-candidate Barack Obama out of context. However, CBS noted at that time that Obama was using that line to counter a McCain campaign ad which played up the Democrat's association with left-wing terrorist Bill Ayers.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-omits-bill-ayers-context-obama-clip-used-romney-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BillAyers cbs ChrisWragge EricaHill GoodMorningAmerica JakeTapper JanCrawford JeffGlor JohnMcCain KristenWelker liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez MittRomney NBC TheEarlyShow ThomasDeFrank Today WorldNews Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:40:00 +0000 38451 at http://mrc.org