Politico http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1252/all en Politico Smears Conservative Group Opposed to New FCC Regulations http://www.mrc.org/articles/politico-smears-conservative-group-opposed-new-fcc-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> American Commitment says its 1.6 million comments were legitimate and can prove a vendor was responsible for technical error. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Opposing new FCC “net neutrality” mandates is suspicious, according to <em>Politico</em>. The politics insider site recently cast suspicion on a conservative group over emails asking legislators to oppose the FCC’s new Internet regulations. </p><p dir="ltr">As part of American Commitment’s campaign opposing net neutrality regulations the limited-government, free-market group helped hundreds of thousands of people send emails to their congressmen requesting they oppose the FCC’s Internet takeover. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/politico-smears-conservative-group-opposed-new-fcc-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media American Commitment Emails FCC Internet Koch Brothers Net Neutrality Phil Kerpen Politico Regulation Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:27:31 +0000 julia.seymour 48628 at http://www.mrc.org Politico: ‘The Democrats’ Favorite Denier’ Senator Jim Inhofe http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politico-democrats-favorite-denier-senator-jim-inhofe <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>​<span>With the GOP set to officially take control of the United States Senate in January,&nbsp;<em>Politico&nbsp;</em>decided it was the perfect time to play up Democrats’ criticism of Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), incoming Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, for being “the Hill’s most flamboyant critic of climate research.”</span></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politico-democrats-favorite-denier-senator-jim-inhofe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Climate Change Jim Inhofe Politico Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:30:16 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47601 at http://www.mrc.org CNN President: 'Complete Confidence' in Zakaria, Despite New Plagiarism Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-president-complete-confidence-zakaria-despite-new-plagiarism-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-09-24-CNN-NR-Zakaria.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />CNN President Jeff Zucker is standing by Fareed Zakaria, despite new allegations that the host plagiarized in multiple venues.</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-president-complete-confidence-zakaria-despite-new-plagiarism-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Dylan Byers Fareed Zakaria Fareed Zakaria GPS Hadas Gold Politico Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:42:51 +0000 matthew.balan 47227 at http://www.mrc.org AP, Politico, WashPo Reporters Fail to Completely Read Report on Phoenix VA Hospital http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ap-politico-washpo-reporters-fail-completely-read-report-phoenix-va-hospital <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>As <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-obamas-promise-fix-va-and-ig-report-despite-concerns-whistle-blower" target="_blank">reported</a> on Tuesday night, two of the three major broadcast networks covered a new&nbsp;<a target="_blank" _cke_saved_href="http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-02603-267.pdf" href="http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-02603-267.pdf">report</a>&nbsp;from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs on the scandal-ridden agency and its Phoenix VA hospital that led to a nationwide investigation of delayed wait times and secret </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/ap-politico-washpo-reporters-fail-completely-read-report-phoenix-va-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Associated Press Bias by Omission Politico The Washington Post VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:06:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47027 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Omits Coverage of Agreement on VA Hospital Bill; Mentions Robots in South Korean Ballpark Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-omits-coverage-agreement-va-hospital-bill-mentions-robots-south-korean-ballpark-inste <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>Over the weekend, leaders from the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees reached an agreement on legislation to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs with the full details unveiled during a press conference Monday afternoon.</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/nbc-omits-coverage-agreement-va-hospital-bill-mentions-robots-south-korean-ballpark-inste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Nancy Cordes NBC Politico Today VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:58:45 +0000 curtis.houck 46793 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Censor Latest IRS Outrage, CBS Gives Story Only 19 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-censor-latest-irs-outrage-cbs-gives-story-only-19-seconds <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><img width="280" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/june/Baier-SRBB-IRSplotThickens-2014-07-09.jpg" />On Thursday morning, ABC and NBC refused to cover the latest revelation in the IRS scandal.</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-and-nbc-censor-latest-irs-outrage-cbs-gives-story-only-19-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America IRS Targets Tea Party Jeff Glor Lois Lerner NBC New York Times Politico Today Washington Post Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:16:39 +0000 curtis.houck 46668 at http://www.mrc.org Lois Lerner's Hard Drive Destroyed; Big Three Evening Newscasts Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lois-lerners-hard-drive-destroyed-big-three-evening-newscasts-ignore <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> "Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightning rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources," <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/irs-lois-lerner-emails-108044.html">Politico's Rachael Bade reported Wednesday evening</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lois-lerners-hard-drive-destroyed-big-three-evening-newscasts-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Government abc cbs Evening News Lois Lerner NBC NBC Nightly News Politico Rachael Bade World News Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:44:11 +0000 ken.shepherd 46512 at http://www.mrc.org Politico Spins Education Debate, Underestimates Grassroots Opposition http://www.mrc.org/articles/politico-spins-education-debate-underestimates-grassroots-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite more than 15,000 comments criticizing new regulations, Politico reported only 1,500 as part of anti-industry attack. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is easy to spin the truth when you use blatantly incorrect data.</p> <p>The Department of Education concluded its public comment period on May 28 to consider increased regulations on for-profit education. That morning, <a href="http://www.politico.com/morningeducation/0514/morningeducation14082.html">Politico Magazine published</a> a biting article criticizing “industry” opposition to further regulations. Then Politico incorrectly asserted “more than 1,500 comments,” comments were submitted, downplaying grassroots opposition to increased bureaucratic controls.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/politico-spins-education-debate-underestimates-grassroots-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Education Government bias College education Politico Fri, 30 May 2014 14:06:28 +0000 dan.gainor 46365 at http://www.mrc.org Politico Notices TV Meteorologists 'More Skeptical' of Climate Change Than Other Scientists http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politico-notices-tv-meteorologists-more-skeptical-climate-change-other-scientists <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/images/2014-05-07-CBS-Climate_Change_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Politico's Darren Goode surprisingly highlighted the skepticism of many on-air meteorologists in a Monday item about President Obama's interviews with "some of television's most popular celebrities — weather forecasters — to ratchet up the volume on the administration's latest scientific assessment of climate change." Goode pointed out that "<strong>not all broadcast meteorologists have been conducive to the climate sc</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/politico-notices-tv-meteorologists-more-skeptical-climate-change-other-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Darren Goode John Coleman Keith Seitter Politico The Weather Channel Wed, 07 May 2014 21:04:34 +0000 matthew.balan 46194 at http://www.mrc.org Politico Reporter to Obama: Is it Time for Dems to Campaign 'Loudly' on ObamaCare? Will You 'Lead that Charge?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politico-reporter-obama-it-time-dems-campaign-loudly-obamacare-will-you-lead-charge <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Devore.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />At Thursday afternoon’s presidential press conference there were no questions about the latest IRS scandal developments (<a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-developments"><em>Media Reality Check</em> rundown</a>) or Benghazi, but the presser did give Politico’s <a href="http://www.politico.com/reporters/Edward-IsaacDovere.html">Edward-Isaac Dovere</a> a chance to tee one up for the President. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politico-reporter-obama-it-time-dems-campaign-loudly-obamacare-will-you-lead-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Edward Isaac Devore obamacare Politico Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:30:44 +0000 geoff.dickens 46035 at http://www.mrc.org 17 News Companies Support FOIA Lawsuit Against Michael Mann http://www.mrc.org/articles/17-news-companies-support-foia-lawsuit-against-michael-mann <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AP, Reuters, Washington Post and others become unlikely allies in lawsuit over access to climate scientist’s emails. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A group seeking access to climate scientist Michael Mann’s emails through Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) has a surprising new group of news media allies.</p><p dir="ltr">From wire agencies to liberal Atlantic Media, Inc., 17 news groups have supported the release of documents, according to <a href="http://www.cjr.org/the_observatory/michael_mann_versus_the_press.php">Columbia Journalism Review</a>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/17-news-companies-support-foia-lawsuit-against-michael-mann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media AP CJR Columbia Journalism Review FOIA freedom of the press Gannett Ken Cuccinelli law Lawsuit legal Michael Mann michael mann's emails news companies news outlets Politico press freedom Reuters University of Virginia VFOIA Washington Post Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:00:55 +0000 julia.seymour 45842 at http://www.mrc.org Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS; Kept Spotlight on Benghazi, Fast and Furious http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sharyl-attkisson-resigns-cbs-kept-spotlight-benghazi-fast-and-furious <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/images/2014-02-04-CBS-Attkisson_large.jpg" style="float: right;" height="132" width="240" />Sharyl Attkisson, whose coverage of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal won <em>CBS Evening News</em> an <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57451678/cbs-evening-news-wins-2012-murrow-award/" target="_blank">Edward R.</a></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/sharyl-attkisson-resigns-cbs-kept-spotlight-benghazi-fast-and-furious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi cbs Dylan Byers Fast and Furious Politico Sharyl Attkisson Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:52:19 +0000 matthew.balan 45724 at http://www.mrc.org Ted Cruz, "The David Koresh of the Republican Party;" Hating ObamaCare More Than They Love America http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/ted-cruz-david-koresh-republican-party-hating-obamacare-more-they-love-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 21 </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/documents/Oct282013.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=783103" title="Oct282013.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3 style="text-align: left;"><strong>Ted Cruz = “The David Koresh of the Republican Party”</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/ted-cruz-david-koresh-republican-party-hating-obamacare-more-they-love-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division cbs Daily Beast Ed Schultz MSNBC NBC obamacare Politico shutdown Ted Cruz The Good Wife Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:50:04 +0000 rich.noyes 44806 at http://www.mrc.org Roger Simon Wishes Death on Ted Cruz, Accuses Him of Waging a ‘War Against Babies’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/roger-simon-wishes-death-ted-cruz-accuses-him-waging-war-against-babies <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> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/RogerSimon.jpg" width="300" />In his Monday <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/government-shutdown-racism-roger-simon-98272.html?hp=l3">column</a>, Politico’s Roger Simon unleashed an anti-GOP rant where he accused the Republican Party of letting “racism out of the closet,” accused it of waging “a war against babies” and wished death on two of its leaders, Ted Cruz and John Boehner. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/roger-simon-wishes-death-ted-cruz-accuses-him-waging-war-against-babies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division John Boehner Politico Roger Simon Ted Cruz Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:00:51 +0000 geoff.dickens 44717 at http://www.mrc.org Politico's Roger Simon: 'Extreme Right-Wing' Is Taking the GOP 'Hostage' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politicos-roger-simon-extreme-right-wing-taking-gop-hostage <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-10-01-CNN-Simon.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On CNN Tuesday, <em>Politico</em>'s Roger Simon slammed the "extreme right-wing" for using "food as a political weapon," for taking the GOP "hostage," and for denying "health care to eleven million people" in favor of a shutdown.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politicos-roger-simon-extreme-right-wing-taking-gop-hostage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN obamacare Politico Republicans Roger Simon Tea Party Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:47:18 +0000 matt.hadro 44612 at http://www.mrc.org