AnitaDunn http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11944/all en ABC News Exec Joins Left Wing Firm Which Boasts 'Far-Reaching Role' in Electing Obama http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-exec-joins-left-wing-firm-which-boasts-far-reaching-role-electing-obama <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/EmilyLenzner.jpg" height="184" width="235" /></div><p>Emily Lenzner, Executive Director of Communications at ABC News for its DC-based shows, <b>who spent eight months in 2007-2008 as editorial producer for This Week with George Stephanopoulos (for whom she also toiled inside the Clinton White House)</b>, has left ABC News for <a href="http://www.skdknick.com/our-team/SquierKnappDunn/AnitaDunn.aspx" target="_blank">Anita Dunn</a>'s "strategic communications firm." <a href="http://www.skdknick.com/" target="_blank</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-exec-joins-left-wing-firm-which-boasts-far-reaching-role-electing-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sThisWeek AnitaDunn BiasAlert EmilyLenzner liberalmediabias RevolvingDoor Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:38:00 +0000 36624 at http://mrc.org CBS's Smith Calls Out Fmr. Obama Comm. Director As Not 'Honest' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-calls-out-fmr-obama-comm-director-not-honest <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-01-27-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div>Previewing the State of the Union on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith spoke with former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who claimed the GOP "made a decision a year ago that they weren't going to cooperate on anything." Smith replied: <b>"I don't think you can say what you just said and look at what happened with health care, especially in the last month, and be honest about it."</b><br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-calls-out-fmr-obama-comm-director-not-honest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnitaDunn BarackObama BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow harrysmith liberalmediabias obamacare Republicans StateoftheUnion Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:15:00 +0000 35601 at http://mrc.org Omitting for Obama: http://mrc.org/special-reports/omitting-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How the Old Media Deliberately Censored New Media Scoops in 2009 </div> </div> </div> <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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/obamaomit.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=571355" title="obamaomit.pdf">PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Executive Summary</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/omitting-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division ACORN AnitaDunn obama VanJones Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:39:27 +0000 kristine.lawrence 39667 at http://mrc.org Reporters Still Buying That Wright Mess Was Obama's Finest Hour http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/reporters-still-buying-wright-mess-was-obamas-finest-hour <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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2008-03-17-ABC-WNCG-Wright11.jpg" /></div><p>On Monday, Washington Post reporter Howard Kurtz <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/17/AR2010011702883.html?hpid=news-col-blog">assessed the new book Game Change</a> by liberal elite journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and questioned its anonymous sourcing.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/reporters-still-buying-wright-mess-was-obamas-finest-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnitaDunn BarackObama BiasAlert DavidAxelrod GameChange HowardKurtz liberalmediabias MarkHalperin WashingtonPost Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:05:00 +0000 35564 at http://mrc.org Lauer Sticks Up for Obama On Charge He's Soft on Terror: 'Get Rid of It' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/lauer-sticks-obama-charge-hes-soft-terror-get-rid-it <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="179" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-01-06-NBC-Lauer.jpg" /></div><p>NBC's Matt Lauer dismissed the idea that Barack Obama was weak on terrorism, as the Today co-anchor, on Wednesday's show, wanted to<strong> "get rid"</strong> of the notion that "the President doesn't take the threat of terrorism seriously enough because he's not out there talking about it every day." Lauer, in a political roundup segment in the 7am half hour, also spun the retirements of Democratic Senators Chris Dodd and Byron Dorgan as something &lt;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/lauer-sticks-obama-charge-hes-soft-terror-get-rid-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnitaDunn BarackObama BiasAlert DanaPerino liberalmediabias MattLauer Wed, 06 Jan 2010 17:10:00 +0000 35507 at http://mrc.org