LisaMyers http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1326/all en Nets Hype Social Media 'Torrent' in Komen Uproar, Keep Pro-Abortion Slant http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-hype-social-media-torrent-komen-uproar-keep-pro-abortion-slant <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/2012-02-03-NBC-NN-Holt.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="184" /></div> <p>ABC, CBS, and NBC spotlighted the Komen foundation's about-face on funding Planned Parenthood on their Friday evening newscasts, and played up the apparent role of social media in getting the charity to reverse its earlier decision. On World News, ABC's Diane Sawyer trumpeted the "<strong>dramatic day for people power</strong>," while on Nightly News, NBC's Lester Holt concluded, "<strong>score one for the power of social media</strong>."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-hype-social-media-torrent-komen-uproar-keep-pro-abortion-slant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert catholic cbs dianesawyer Komen LesterHolt liberalmediabias LisaMyers NancyCordes NBC PlannedParenthood Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:10:00 +0000 39014 at http://mrc.org Media Go to Bat for Abortion Giant, Ignore Catholics vs. Obama Controversy http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/media-go-bat-abortion-giant-ignore-catholics-vs-obama-controversy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Study: 76% of Soundbites Favored Planned Parenthood Over Komen </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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-02-01-NBC-NN-WilliamsKomen.jpg" align="right" border="0" width="240" height="179" />When the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the U.S.'s largest breast cancer charity, announced on February 1 that it would no longer be donating to Planned Parenthood, the Big Three networks - ABC, CBS, NBC - rushed to the defense of the left-wing organization, which is the largest abortion conglomerate in the United States. <strong>Over the course of about 60 hours, ABC, CBS, and NBC emphasized the controversy with a whopping 13 morning and evening news stories.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/media-go-bat-abortion-giant-ignore-catholics-vs-obama-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc BrianWilliams catholic cbs CecileRichards ClaireShipman Komen LisaMyers NancyBrinker NancyCordes NBC PlannedParenthood Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:35:00 +0000 39031 at http://mrc.org NBC Slams Komen: 'Why Did It Cut Off Funds for Critical Breast Cancer Screenings?' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-slams-komen-why-did-it-cut-funds-critical-breast-cancer-screenings <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/2012-02-01-NBC-NN-WilliamsKomen.jpg" border="0" width="241" height="179" /></div> <p>Since announcing that it would no longer provide funding to Planned Parenthood on Wednesday, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been subject to a vicious smear campaign by the abortion provider, a campaign which NBC News has worked to advance over the past 48 hours.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-slams-komen-why-did-it-cut-funds-critical-breast-cancer-screenings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion BiasAlert BrianWilliams liberalmediabias LisaMyers NancySnyderman NBC NightlyNews PlannedParenthood SusanG.Komen Today Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:04:00 +0000 39001 at http://mrc.org NBC Delivers Brief Against 'Cry Baby' Gingrich and His Speakership Marked by 'Chaos, Polarization...' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-delivers-brief-against-cry-baby-gingrich-and-his-speakership-marked-chaos-polarizati <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/NBCNightlyNews-crybaby-2011-12-06-240.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p><em>NBC Nightly News </em>anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday evening promised a look 'back at some of the hits, runs and errors' of Newt Gingrich's years as Speaker of the House, but other than a sentence from Lisa Myers about how<strong> 'working with President Clinton, </strong>Gingrich piled up real achievements: a balanced budget, an historic welfare reform,' <strong>she focused her entire piece on how 'his speakership also was marked by chaos, polari</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-delivers-brief-against-cry-baby-gingrich-and-his-speakership-marked-chaos-polarizati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBCNightlyNews NewtGingrich Wed, 07 Dec 2011 03:15:00 +0000 38505 at http://mrc.org Networks Continue to Hype Herman Cain 'Firestorm'; 12 More Stories in 24 Hours http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-continue-hype-herman-cain-firestorm-12-more-stories-24-hours <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-11-01-NBC-NN-Cain.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="177" /></div> <p>The network evening newscasts on Tuesday and the morning shows on Wednesday continued to hype the Herman Cain "firestorm," creating 12 more stories in less than 24 hours. Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos led the show on Wednesday by trumpeting, " Republican front-runner Herman Cain changes his story again as one of his accusers now says she wants to go public on charges of sexual harassment."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-continue-hype-herman-cain-firestorm-12-more-stories-24-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs ChuckTodd HermanCain liberalmediabias LisaMyers MattLauer NBC Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:38:00 +0000 38359 at http://mrc.org ABC, CBS Skip Investigation Into Solyndra; NBC Highlights Obama Connections http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-cbs-skip-investigation-solyndra-nbc-highlights-obama-connections <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-09-23-NBC-Today-regsolyndra.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="177" /></div> <p>ABC and CBS on Friday skipped any coverage of a congressional investigation into Solyndra and the appearance of its two top executives to plead the Fifth.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-cbs-skip-investigation-solyndra-nbc-highlights-obama-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBC Solyndra Today Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:10:00 +0000 38192 at http://mrc.org Democratic Senate Refuses to Approve FAA Funding, NBC Still Blames House GOP http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/democratic-senate-refuses-approve-faa-funding-nbc-still-blames-house-gop <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/2011-08-02-NBC-NN-Myers.jpg" border="0" width="223" height="167" /></div> <p>On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams fretted: "There's still enough congressional gridlock to go around....One thing that did not get resolved today, a stalemate over the Federal Aviation Administration budget. And partisan bickering on this one is costing real Americans, tens of thousands of workers, costing them their paychecks."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/democratic-senate-refuses-approve-faa-funding-nbc-still-blames-house-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget congress Democrats FederalAviationAdministration liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBC NightlyNews Republicans Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:01:00 +0000 37990 at http://mrc.org NBC: 'Critics Blast' 'Bad Case' Against John Edwards, 'Did Government Overreach?' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-critics-blast-bad-case-against-john-edwards-did-government-overreach <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 height="196" width="262" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-06-NBC-TDAY-Myers.jpg" /></div><p> At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted objections to the indictment of former Democratic Senator John Edwards: <strong>"Som</strong><strong>e</strong><strong> critics blast the government's case against the former presidential c</strong><strong>andidate. Why they say what he did may not have been against the law."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-critics-blast-bad-case-against-john-edwards-did-government-overreach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChrisMatthews Indictment JohnEdwards liberalmediabias LisaMyers MSNBC NBC Today Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:13:00 +0000 37787 at http://mrc.org 'The Blingriches': NBC Continues to Hit Gingrich and Wife Over Tiffany's Jewelry Debt http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/blingriches-nbc-continues-hit-gingrich-and-wife-over-tiffanys-jewelry-debt <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-26-NBC-TDAY-Blingriches.jpg" /></div><p> On Thursday's NBC Today, senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers kept up the attack on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for having a line of credit with the jeweler Tiffany's five years ago: "Gingrich has always described himself as frugal and fiscally conservative, which is why this story about a huge line of credit at Tiffany's just won't go away."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/blingriches-nbc-continues-hit-gingrich-and-wife-over-tiffanys-jewelry-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 debt Jewelry liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBC NewtGingrich Today Thu, 26 May 2011 18:44:00 +0000 37740 at http://mrc.org Media Play the Big Bird Card; Circling the Wagons Around "Straight-Shooting" NPR http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-play-big-bird-card-circling-wagons-around-straight-shooting-npr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 24, No. 6 </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/Mar212011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=792707" title="Mar212011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><b>After NPR's Bias Exposed, Media Play the Big Bird Card</b></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-play-big-bird-card-circling-wagons-around-straight-shooting-npr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc AndreaMitchell BigBird cbs ChrisMatthews CPB DavidBrooks funding JakeTapper LisaMyers MSNBC NationalPublicRadio NBC NewtGingrich NinaTotenberg NPR PBS Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:30 +0000 admin 8728 at http://mrc.org ABC and NBC Resort to Using 'Bert and Ernie' and 'Big Bird' to Undermine Effort to De-Fund NPR http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-nbc-resort-using-bert-and-ernie-and-big-bird-undermine-effort-de-fund-npr <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;"><object width="240" height="194"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG8zkUkU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed width="240" height="194" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG8zkUkU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>Demonstrating how the mainstream media are an obstacle to any efforts to make any cuts to any federal spending, NBC and ABC on Wednesday night </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-nbc-resort-using-bert-and-ernie-and-big-bird-undermine-effort-de-fund-npr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget JakeTapper liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBCNightlyNews NPR PBS WorldNews Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:20:00 +0000 37450 at http://mrc.org Flashback to 1994: Brokaw Declared Contract with America 'Long on Promises, But Short on Sound Premises' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/flashback-1994-brokaw-declared-contract-america-long-promises-short-sound-premises <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;"><object width="250" height="202"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkUkUaG6U&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkUkUaG6U&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="250" height="202"></embed></object></div><p>With House Republicans set today (Thursday) to unveil their "Pledge to America" if they win a majority of seats in November, a look back at how </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/flashback-1994-brokaw-declared-contract-america-long-promises-short-sound-premises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaigns&Elections#Conservatives&Republicans liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBCNightlyNews NewtGingrich TomBrokaw Video Thu, 23 Sep 2010 06:16:00 +0000 36686 at http://mrc.org 'Today' Praises Bank of America's New Overdraft Policy, Fails to Explore Negative Side of Coming Regulation http://mrc.org/articles/today-praises-bank-americas-new-overdraft-policy-fails-explore-negative-side-coming-regulat <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/anthony-kang">Anthony Kang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>NBC’s “Today” gave backhanded praise to Bank of America (BofA) on March 11 because of its decision to stop charging overdraft fees for debit-card transactions.</p><p>“This is clearly an effort by Bank of America to repair its battered image,” senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers said. “But it’s also a meaningful step that will save consumers money and keep families from spending more than they have.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/today-praises-bank-americas-new-overdraft-policy-fails-explore-negative-side-coming-regulat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment BankofAmerica creditcard LisaMyers NBC Regulation Today Fri, 12 Mar 2010 21:43:07 +0000 admin 27372 at http://mrc.org ABC, CBS and NBC Verdict: Obama's 'Stimulus' a Success, CBS Frets Public Refuses to See It http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-verdict-obamas-stimulus-success-cbs-frets-public-refuses-see-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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Xdnznz8zuz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Xdnznz8zuz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0&amp;sm=1"></embed></object></div><div style="float: right;"></div><p>On the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration's "stimulus" spending bill, ABC, CBS and NBC all e</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-verdict-obamas-stimulus-success-cbs-frets-public-refuses-see-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert Budget CBSEveningNews ChipReid JakeTapper liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBCNightlyNews ObamaWatch Stimulus unemployment Thu, 18 Feb 2010 03:16:00 +0000 35692 at http://mrc.org CBS and NBC Finally Catch Up to ACORN Scandal; Express Sympathy for the Left-Wing Group http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-and-nbc-finally-catch-acorn-scandal-express-sympathy-left-wing-group <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/2009-09-15-CBS-EN-Bowers[1].jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>In the first story on CBS since the scandal broke last week, on Tuesday's Evening News, anchor Katie Couric reported: "The grassroots community organization called ACORN helps low-income Americans find affordable housing and gets tens of millions of dollars in government funding. But as Cynthia Bowers reports, that may be coming to an end after a scandal caught on tape."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-and-nbc-finally-catch-acorn-scandal-express-sympathy-left-wing-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ACORN BiasAlert cbs CynthiaBowers KatieCouric liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBC Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:00:00 +0000 35112 at http://mrc.org