FNC http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1255/all en NBC Skips Obama’s George Washington Beer Gaffe; Spent Three Straight Nights on Palin’s Paul Revere Tale http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-obamas-george-washington-beer-gaffe-spent-three-straight-nights-palins-paul-rev <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 a live interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on Sunday, President Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/02/02/ignored-gaffe-obama-says-washington-who-never-lived-white-house-made" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/02/02/ignored-gaffe-obama-says-washington-who-never-lived-white-house-made" target="_blank">told</a>&nbsp;her how, at the White House,<strong>&nbsp;“[w]e make beer – the first president since George Washington to make some booze in the White House.”&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-obamas-george-washington-beer-gaffe-spent-three-straight-nights-palins-paul-rev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Americanhistory Barack Obama Bias by Omission brent bozell Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Double Standard FNC Fox News Channel history NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Sarah Palin Special Report World News Tonight Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:38:25 +0000 curtis.houck 48141 at http://mrc.org English and Spanish Networks Combine to Ignore Senate Voting to Approve Keystone Pipeline http://mrc.org/biasalerts/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-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 U.S. Senate took the step Thursday of&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" target="_blank">approving</a>&nbsp;the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bipartisan fashion by a margin of 62-to-36, with nine Democrats joining 53 Republicans to pass it for the first time after failing to do so under the previous Congress.&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans energy FNC Fox News Channel Judy Woodruff keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats MariaCantwell NBC News NBC Nightly News PBS NewsHour President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report Telemundo univision World News Tonight Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:33:36 +0000 curtis.houck 48127 at http://mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama’s Decision to Back Down from Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts <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>In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" target="_blank">moved</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley College Conservatives and Republicans FNC Fox News Channel Higher Education John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Nancy Pelosi NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times personalfinance President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report State of the Union World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:19:33 +0000 curtis.houck 48106 at http://mrc.org ABC, NBC, Others Decline to Show Charlie Hebdo Cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammad (UPDATED) http://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://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://mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama’s Shaky Footing on Publishing Depictions of Muhammad http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-shaky-footing-publishing-depictions-muhammad <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 Wednesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC ignored the contradicting statements made by President Obama in condemning the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris as an attack on free speech, but stating in a 2012 speech at the United Nations that&nbsp;<strong>“the future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-shaky-footing-publishing-depictions-muhammad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charlie Hebdo Ed Henry FNC Fox News Channel France NBC News NBC Nightly News Paris President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report Terrorism World News Tonight Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:39:15 +0000 curtis.houck 47968 at http://mrc.org Networks Dodge News Judge Has Ruled Parts of Obama’s Executive Amnesty Unconstitutional http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-news-judge-has-ruled-parts-obamas-executive-amnesty-unconstitutional <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>A federal judge in Pennsylvania&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/12/16/district-court-declares-obama-immigration-action-unconstitutional/" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/12/16/district-court-declares-obama-immigration-action-unconstitutional/">ruled</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday that portions of President Barack Obama’s presidential action on immigration were unconstitutional as<strong>&nbsp;“Congress's lawmaking power is not subject to presidential supervision or control”&nbsp;</strong>and th</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-news-judge-has-ruled-parts-obamas-executive-amnesty-unconstitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amnesty Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Illegal Immigration immigration NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Shannon Bream Special Report World News Tonight Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:21:22 +0000 curtis.houck 47880 at http://mrc.org Networks Yawn at Second Benghazi Hearing; Find Time for Royal Twins in Monaco, Slovakian Lake Instead http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-second-benghazi-hearing-find-time-royal-twins-monaco-slovakian-lake-instead <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 House Select Committee on Benghazi that is looking into the 2012 terror attacks in Libya held another hearing on Wednesday and focused on the lack of sufficient security that was in place in Benghazi which, based on the hearing, remains the case across many State Department facilities.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-second-benghazi-hearing-find-time-royal-twins-monaco-slovakian-lake-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Bias by Omission Bret Baier Catherine Herridge cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Libya NBC News NBC Nightly News Special Report World News Tonight Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:39:01 +0000 curtis.houck 47835 at http://mrc.org Fox News Airs 55 Minutes of Live Gruber Hearing Coverage, CNN and MSNBC? 0 Seconds http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fox-news-airs-55-minutes-live-gruber-hearing-coverage-cnn-and-msnbc-0-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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/IssaGruber.jpg" style="float: right;" width="300" />Tuesday’s congressional hearing that featured Jonathan Gruber being grilled about his controversial ObamaCare remarks was carried live by Fox News for 54 minutes, and 53 seconds. </p><p>CNN and MSNBC didn’t bother to air any of the hearing live. The hearing lasted from 9:30am ET to about 1:35 pm ET, but the total amount of the Gruber hearing shown during that time on CNN and MSNBC came in the form of a handful of soundbites of Gruber’s apology. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/fox-news-airs-55-minutes-live-gruber-hearing-coverage-cnn-and-msnbc-0-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN FNC Jonathan Gruber MSNBC Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:57:27 +0000 geoff.dickens 47818 at http://mrc.org Networks Dodge Senate Democrat Saying the Timing of ObamaCare’s Passage Was a Mistake http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-senate-democrat-saying-timing-obamacares-passage-was-mistake <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>In speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, New York’s senior Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer expressed regret over how Democrats handled their large majorities following the 2008 election in passing ObamaCare when they should have focused first on economic issues to address the recession.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-senate-democrat-saying-timing-obamacares-passage-was-mistake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Affordable Care Act Bias by Omission cbs Charles Schumer Chuck Schumer FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Health Care jim angle Liberals & Democrats NBC News obamacare Obamacare impact Sen.CharlesSchumer Special Report Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:01:15 +0000 curtis.houck 47742 at http://mrc.org ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News Remain Silent on Gruber http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-remain-silent-gruber <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, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News Tonight with David Muir&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;continued to ignore the news surrounding videos unearthed of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber praising&nbsp;<strong>“lack of transparency”&nbsp;</strong>as a&nbsp;<strong>“political advantage”&nbsp;</strong>and insulting voters as stupid regarding the law’s passage and contents. With tonight’s omissions, the blackout of coverage on Gruber from these two programs now stands at ten days.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-remain-silent-gruber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Health Care Jonathan Gruber NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare Special Report World News Tonight Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:07:50 +0000 curtis.houck 47663 at http://mrc.org ABC and NBC Continue to Blackout Gruber Video; CBS Ignores Clip of Pelosi Praising Gruber in 2009 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-continue-blackout-gruber-video-cbs-ignores-clip-pelosi-praising-gruber-2009 <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 ABC and NBC continued to censor any mention of the disparaging comments&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/11/10/jonathan-gruber-obamacare-deception-video-goes-viral-newsbusters-was" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/11/10/jonathan-gruber-obamacare-deception-video-goes-viral-newsbusters-was" target="_blank">made</a>&nbsp;by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber from their Thursday night newscasts, CBS aired second story on Gruber with this one (and the&nbsp;other&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-continue-blackout-gruber-video-cbs-ignores-clip-pelosi-praising-gruber-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CNN FNC Health Care Jake Tapper Jonathan Gruber Nancy Pelosi obamacare Scott Pelley Special Report The Lead Wyatt Andrews Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:52:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47630 at http://mrc.org Networks Ignore Video of ObamaCare Architect Crediting Law’s Passage to ‘the Stupidity of the American Voter’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-video-obamacare-architect-crediting-laws-passage-stupidity-american-voter <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 Friday, the group American Commitment&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://youtu.be/G790p0LcgbI" data-cke-saved-href="http://youtu.be/G790p0LcgbI">uploaded</a>&nbsp;a video to YouTube of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/11/10/jonathan-gruber-obamacare-deception-video-goes-viral-newsbusters-was" data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/11/10/jonathan-gruber-obamacare-deception-video-goes-viral-newsbusters-was">telling</a>&nbsp;a group of healthcare economists in 2013 that the&nbsp;<str</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-video-obamacare-architect-crediting-laws-passage-stupidity-american-voter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley FNC Fox News Channel Jonathan Gruber NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare Obamacare impact Scott Pelley Special Report Telemundo univision Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:05:03 +0000 curtis.houck 47591 at http://mrc.org O’Reilly Blasts CDC Director Frieden for ‘Spouting Nonsense’; Calls for His Resignation http://mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-blasts-cdc-director-frieden-spouting-nonsense-calls-his-resignation <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 Wednesday night, Bill O’Reilly blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden and the federal government’s response to the Ebola epidemic during his Talking Points Memo at the top of his Fox News Channel (FNC) program.&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-blasts-cdc-director-frieden-spouting-nonsense-calls-his-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill O'Reilly CDC Ebola FNC Fox News Channel O'Reilly Factor The O'Reilly Factor Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:53:40 +0000 curtis.houck 47394 at http://mrc.org Actor Russell Brand Drags 'Angry' Fox News Viewers into Eulogy of Robin Williams http://mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-russell-brand-drags-angry-fox-news-viewers-eulogy-robin-williams <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/BrandFinger.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Actor Russell Brand’s hatred for Fox News is so intense he couldn’t get through his eulogy of Robin Williams without taking a shot at the network’s “angry” viewers. <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://mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-russell-brand-drags-angry-fox-news-viewers-eulogy-robin-williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division FNC Fox News Robin Williams Russell Brand Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:16:36 +0000 geoff.dickens 46910 at http://mrc.org Rocker Gene Simmons Schools Obama: When You Draw a Line in the Sand, Stick to It! http://mrc.org/biasalerts/rocker-gene-simmons-schools-obama-when-you-draw-line-sand-stick-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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/GeneSimmons.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Gene Simmons is tired of watching the world walk all over the President. On Thursday’s edition of FNC’s<em> Outnumbered</em> the frontman for the rock band Kiss railed against Barack Obama: “I think that our president is not being a leader. He is not stepping up and drawing the line in the sand and sticking to it.”<br /> <br /> During a discussion about Vladimir Putin defying the United States on a number of fronts Simmons told the panelists he’s seen this story before with Obama<strong><em>.</em></strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/rocker-gene-simmons-schools-obama-when-you-draw-line-sand-stick-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama FNC Gene Simmons Harris Faulkner Kimberly Guilfoyle Outnumbered Vladimir Putin Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:39:53 +0000 geoff.dickens 46888 at http://mrc.org