Massachusetts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1350/all en Gay and Godless on the Public School Stage http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/gay-and-godless-public-school-stage <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Liberals who demand church-state separation would pitch a fit if a public school decided to perform a play that reverently told stories of the Old Testament, whether it was the story of creation, the story of Noah, or Moses, or Joseph and his brothers.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/gay-and-godless-public-school-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Homosexuality Massachusetts Religion Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:30:45 +0000 tim.graham 43226 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Baldwin Parrots Dem Talking Point About Scott Brown's Wall St. Donors http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-baldwin-parrots-dem-talking-point-about-scott-browns-wall-st-donors <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/2012-10-25-CNN-Baldwin-Warren.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Reporting on the Massachusetts Senate race on Thursday, CNN's Brooke Baldwin played a Democratic card by noting the amount of Wall Street money Republican incumbent Scott Brown's campaign receives compared with his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, who has campaigned as a populist opponent of Wall Street. &nbsp;<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-baldwin-parrots-dem-talking-point-about-scott-browns-wall-st-donors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brooke Baldwin CNN Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Scott Brown Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:36:21 +0000 matt.hadro 41644 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Claims 'Awkward Stumble' for Scott Brown Admiring 'Ultra-Conservative' Justice Scalia http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-claims-awkward-stumble-scott-brown-admiring-ultra-conservative-justice-scalia <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> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-10-02-NBC-TDAY-O%27Donnell.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 168px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-claims-awkward-stumble-scott-brown-admiring-ultra-conservative-justice-scalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Antonin Scalia Campaign 2012 Elizabeth Warren Kelly O'Donnell Massachusetts NBC Scott Brown Today Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:17:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 41398 at http://www.mrc.org Front-Page NYT News: Romney's 'Aloof Manner' Hurting His Ability to Connect http://www.mrc.org/articles/front-page-nyt-news-romneys-aloof-manner-hurting-his-ability-connect <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was Mitt Romney's turn in the barrel for the New York Times' recurring front-page political profile feature, "The Long Run." <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/barbaro-leaves-out-wal-mart-employees-ties-left-wing-web-group">Walmart-hostile reporter Michael Barbaro</a> did the honors Saturday, scouring the former Massachusetts' governor's former associates and rivals in the Boston statehouse and devoting nearly 2,000 words to the same "sometimes awkward style and aloof manner" criticism that <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/seat-mate-gate-more-silly-sniping-aloofwooden-mitt-romney"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/front-page-nyt-news-romneys-aloof-manner-hurting-his-ability-connect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Massachusetts Michael Barbaro Mitt Romney Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:21:55 +0000 clay.waters 39409 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's 'Today' Frets Over Scott Brown Getting 'Nasty' and 'Personal' in Mass. Senate Race http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-frets-over-scott-brown-getting-nasty-and-personal-mass-senate-race <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/2011-10-07-NBC-TDAY-Brown.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>At the top of Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer wondered if a joke by Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown in response to a jab by Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was a <strong>"comeback or insult" </strong>and noted that <strong>"women's groups are giving him a big dressing down today."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-frets-over-scott-brown-getting-nasty-and-personal-mass-senate-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 ElizabethWarren KellyO'Donnell liberalmediabias Massachusetts MattLauer NBC ScottBrown Senate Today Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:20:00 +0000 38253 at http://www.mrc.org Uncritical Condition http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Uncritical_Condition_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 abc abcs administration admitted agenda AMA america Americans big bill called Cannon care cbs cited claim claims congress cost Costs coverage critics day Debate didnt Doctors electronic experts federal found free good government health House huge included including information institute insurance insurers issue jan johnson johnsons Journalists july june lower made make March market Massachusetts medical Medicare million morning national NBC network networks news number obama obamacare obamas option patients people percent plan plans policy president presidents private problem problems program programs proponents proposals public records reform report Reporters reports run save Senate solution Speech state stories story study system Today told trillion uninsured universal week year york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:33:00 +0000 admin 30587 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts Concord, Mass. Banning Bottled Water As 'Revolutionary Move' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-concord-mass-banning-bottled-water-revolutionary-move <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/2010-07-25-CBS-EN-BottledWa.jpg" /></div><p>At the end of Sunday's CBS Evening News, anchor Russ Mitchell celebrated the efforts of 82-year-old Jean Hill to ban the sale of bottled water in Concord, Massachusetts as: <strong>"...one woman's campaign for a greener America, one bottle at a time."</strong> He declared: "...you may remember the environmentalist mantra: 'Think globally, act locally'....[Hill] is trying to take that message to heart."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-concord-mass-banning-bottled-water-revolutionary-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BottledWaterBan cbs environment EveningNews JeanHill liberalmediabias Massachusetts RussMitchell Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:14:00 +0000 36400 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Devotes Another Full Story to Latest Micro-Protest Against Illegal Immigration Crackdown http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-devotes-another-full-story-latest-micro-protest-against-illegal-immigration-crackdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times can&#039;t get enough of these tiny protests in support of amnesty for illegal immigrants, while giving cursory coverage to far larger conservative protests like the Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill last September. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to get your protest covered in the Times? As long as you're pushing a politically correct cause, you don't need many actual protesters.<br /><br />Reporter Abby Goodnough hyped a tiny protest of illegal immigrant students in Friday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/us/11boston.html?scp=3&amp;sq=abby%20goodnough&amp;st=cse">Surprising Immigration Crackdown Advances</a>." The "surprise" is that the true blue state of Massachusetts is pondering a crackdown on illegal immigration in the wake of Arizona's new law.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-devotes-another-full-story-latest-micro-protest-against-illegal-immigration-crackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AbbyGoodnough DoubleStandards IllegalImmigration liberalmediabias Massachusetts NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:54:00 +0000 admin 7640 at http://www.mrc.org New Englanders: Not Nearly as Smart as They Were Eight Months Ago http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-englanders-not-nearly-smart-they-were-eight-months-ago <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Columnist Charles Blow has a change of heart after the Mass. Senate election. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>"In 1984, Ronald Reagan won every Northeastern state. Since then, the leadership of the G.O.P. has systematically shed its idealists in favor of ideologues, reducing itself to the current Cheney-Limbaugh illusionati whose strategy is to exploit faith and ignorance by fanning fear and hatred. But, Northeasterners are not so easily duped. Voters there tend to be wealthier, better educated, less religious and more progressive than those in other regions." - <b>Charles Blow in his May 23, 2009</b> <b>column</b>.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-englanders-not-nearly-smart-they-were-eight-months-ago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2010 CharlesBlow Conservatives DoubleStandards Gaffes liberalmediabias Massachusetts NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ScottBrown TimesWatch Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:52:00 +0000 admin 7344 at http://www.mrc.org Sentences She'd Like to Have Back, Massachusetts Edition http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/sentences-shed-have-back-massachusetts-edition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Abby Goodnough awaits the crowning of the new senator representing Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, and columnist Charles Blow finds New Englanders have morphed from educated progressives into an angry mob in just eight months. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <div align="center"><b>Sentences She'd Like to Have Back, Massachusetts Edition</b><br /></div><br />"Now poised to become the first female senator from Massachusetts, Ms. Coakley, 56, is seen as a highly disciplined, if not passionate, politician who rarely surprises or missteps." - <b>Reporter Abby Goodnough, December 10</b>.<br /><br />"A Brown win remains improbable, given that Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3 to 1 in the state and that Ms. Coakley, the state's attorney general, has far more name recognition, money and organizational support." - <b>Abby Goodnough, January 8</b>.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/sentences-shed-have-back-massachusetts-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TimesWatch AbbyGoodnough Campaign2010 CharlesBlow Conservatives FrankRich liberalmediabias MarthaCoakley Massachusetts NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ScottBrown TimesWatch Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:42:00 +0000 admin 8159 at http://www.mrc.org Times Watch Quotes of Note - Sentences She'd Like to Have Back, Massachusetts Edition http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-sentences-shed-have-back-massachusetts-edition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: Read the desperate, denialist Democrat spin by Times columnists and reporters upon Scott Brown&#039;s shocking Mass. Victory, and learn why Rush is a particularly vile human being. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><br />"Now poised to become the first female senator from Massachusetts, Ms. Coakley, 56, is seen as a highly disciplined, if not passionate, politician who rarely surprises or missteps." - <b>Reporter Abby Goodnough, December 10</b>.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-sentences-shed-have-back-massachusetts-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AbbyGoodnough CharlesBlow FrankRich liberalmediabias Massachusetts NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman RushLimbaugh ScottBrown TimesWatch Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:30:00 +0000 admin 7345 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Manages to Spin Resurgent Conservative Movement as Problem for GOP in 2010 http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-manages-spin-resurgent-conservative-movement-problem-gop-2010 <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It took a few days, but the New York Times has apparently hit upon a way to deal with Scott Brown's shock victory in the Mass. special election: Claim the win may actually spell trouble for the Republicans come the 2010 elections. That spin came through in three separate stories on the election, two of which made the front page.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-manages-spin-resurgent-conservative-movement-problem-gop-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AdamNagourney BiasAlert Campaign2010 CarlHulse KateZernike KatharineSeelye liberalmediabias Massachusetts Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:52:00 +0000 35590 at http://www.mrc.org Charles Blow Greets News of Mass. GOP Win: 'Welcome to the Mob' http://www.mrc.org/articles/charles-blow-greets-news-mass-gop-win-welcome-mob <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Columnist Charles Blow has his usual thoughtful take on the Mass. Senate race won by Republican Scott Brown: &quot;Welcome to the mob: an angry, wounded electorate, riled by recession, careening across the political spectrum, still craving change, nursing a bloodlust.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Saturday columnist Charles Blow is not happy about Republican Scott Brown's shock victory last week in the special election in Massachusetts, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/23/opinion/23blow.html?scp=2&amp;sq=charles%20blow&amp;st=cse">Mobs Rule</a>." Blow sees the Mass. vote not as a sign of conservative resurgence among voters, but the right-wing leading a bloodthirsty mob fired up by fear and dread.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/charles-blow-greets-news-mass-gop-win-welcome-mob" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2010 CharlesBlow Conservatives liberalmediabias Massachusetts NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ScottBrown TimesWatch Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:30:00 +0000 admin 7334 at http://www.mrc.org Race Over, Times Finally Lays Out Martha Coakley Gaffes It Ignored During Campaign http://www.mrc.org/articles/race-over-times-finally-lays-out-martha-coakley-gaffes-it-ignored-during-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times points out four gaffes made by Democrat Martha Coakley during her losing campaign to Republican Scott Brown. So why didn&#039;t the Times mention them during the actual campaign? </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Times had a big A1 rundown Thursday on the special Senate election in Mass by reporters Adam Nagourney, Jeff Zeleny, Kate Zernike, and Michael Cooper, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/us/politics/21reconstruct.htm">How the G.O.P. Captured a Seat Lost for Decades</a>." <br /><br />The online headline injected an element of underhandedness to the Republican win: "G.O.P. Used Energy and Stealth to Win Seat."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/race-over-times-finally-lays-out-martha-coakley-gaffes-it-ignored-during-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DoubleStandards Gaffes liberalmediabias MarthaCoakley Massachusetts NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ScottBrown Senate TimesWatch Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:38:00 +0000 admin 7323 at http://www.mrc.org Hulse Looks on the Democratic Bright Side: Mass. Loss May Be 'A Blessing In Disguise' http://www.mrc.org/articles/hulse-looks-democratic-bright-side-mass-loss-may-be-blessing-disguise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congressional reporter Carl Hulse sees the bright side for the Democrats, who just might turn this crushing defeat into an eventual victory: &quot;Amid the day&#039;s gloom, Democrats saw opportunity as well....Other centrist Democrats said the results in Massachusetts could become a blessing in disguise...&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congressional reporter Carl Hulse can be counted on to <a href="/TimesWatch/Articles/2009/20090518040840.aspx">find the Democratic spin on news</a>, and he reached for reasons for Democratic optimism after the G.O.P.'s stunning victory in Massachusetts in his Thursday "news analysis," "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/us/politics/21parties.html?ref=politics">Both Parties Seek Ways to Channel Populist Ire</a>."<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hulse-looks-democratic-bright-side-mass-loss-may-be-blessing-disguise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CarlHulse liberalmediabias Massachusetts NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ScottBrown Senate TimesWatch Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:21:00 +0000 admin 7322 at http://www.mrc.org