NorahO&#039;Donnell http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1353/all en Charlie Rose: Obama Campaign 'So Giddy That They Want to Run Naked' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/charlie-rose-obama-campaign-so-giddy-they-want-run-naked <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>Charlie Rose boosted a jaw-dropping line from Politico's Roger Simon on Friday's CBS This Morning, which concluded that the Republican presidential debates were hurting the party's chances at defeating President Obama: "<strong>It is said that in Chicago, where they are running the Obama campaign, that they're so giddy that they want to run naked in Millennium Park</strong>" [audio <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-27-CBS-CTM-Rose.mp3" target="_blank">available here</a>].<br /><br />Simon's actual sentence in his Thursday piece was more graphic: </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/charlie-rose-obama-campaign-so-giddy-they-want-run-naked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs CBSThisMorning CharlieRose GayleKing liberalmediabias NorahO'Donnell Politico RogerSimon Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:46:00 +0000 38968 at http://www.mrc.org The Real State of the Union: Big Three Networks Covering Up Obama's Failures http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/real-state-union-big-three-networks-covering-obamas-failures <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/stateoftheunion240.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>By many measures, Barack Obama has left the State of the Union in tatters, but the liberal media, led by the highly rated Big Three network (ABC, CBS, NBC) news shows, have attempted to cover up those holes in the Union by mostly ignoring the Obama administration's greatest failings.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/real-state-union-big-three-networks-covering-obamas-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division BarackObama DebbieWassermanSchultz foodstamps JakeTapper keystone NorahO'Donnell RobertGibbs SharylAttkisson Solyndra Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:49:00 +0000 38823 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Interrogates Cain on Wife's Feelings, Defense Knowledge http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-interrogates-cain-wifes-feelings-defense-knowledge <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/2012-01-03-CBS-Schieffer.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer led his interview of Herman Cain on Tuesday's Early Show by asking, "<strong>Why did you accept the invitation?</strong>" Cain must have been wondering that himself by the end of the segment, as Schieffer and Norah O'Donnell conducted a hostile interrogation of the entrepreneur, pressing him about his qualifications to be secretary of defense, and even asked about the state of his marriage.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-interrogates-cain-wifes-feelings-defense-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs HermanCain liberalmediabias Military NorahO'Donnell Republican TheEarlyShow Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:41:00 +0000 38832 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Cheer Obama's 'Extraordinarily Bold' Speech, 'Robust Defense of Government' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-and-nbc-cheer-obamas-extraordinarily-bold-speech-robust-defense-government <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-09-08-CBS-SR-ODonnell.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>Throughout coverage of President Obama's address to Congress Thursday night, anchors and correspondents on both CBS and NBC gave fawning reviews of the new jobs plan, in some cases, even before the speech began. In contrast, ABC took a much more skeptical tone, with a focus on the President's falling poll numbers. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-and-nbc-cheer-obamas-extraordinarily-bold-speech-robust-defense-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc address BarackObama BiasAlert cbs congress DavidGregory GeorgeStephanopoulos jobs liberalmediabias NBC NorahO'Donnell ScottPelley Fri, 09 Sep 2011 18:57:00 +0000 38130 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's O'Donnell Contends Perry's Views on Global Warming and Social Security Make Him Unelectable http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-odonnell-contends-perrys-views-global-warming-and-social-security-make-him-unelecta <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/FacetheNation-Perrybook2011-08-21-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>CBS's Norah O'Donnell, filling in on <em>Face the Nation</em>, just couldn't comprehend how a candidate espousing true conservative views could possibly capture the White House. Referring to Rick Perry, she demanded: <strong>'Can the Republican Party elect someone President who doesn't believe in global warming?'</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-odonnell-contends-perrys-views-global-warming-and-social-security-make-him-unelecta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert FacetheNation GlobalWarming liberalmediabias NorahO'Donnell Mon, 22 Aug 2011 01:48:00 +0000 38064 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Omits Tea Partier's Face-off With Obama; Played Up 'Anger' at Romney http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-omits-tea-partiers-face-obama-played-anger-romney <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/2011-08-16-NBC-Obama.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Monday's CBS Evening News and Tuesday's Early Show, CBS failed to cover an Iowa Tea Party activist's confrontation with President Obama. Both ABC's GMA and NBC's Today mentioned the encounter. Just days earlier, CBS and ABC spotlighted how left-wing protesters heckled Mitt Romney at an Iowa appearance and how the Republican apparently made a "gaffe" in reply.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-omits-tea-partiers-face-obama-played-anger-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert cbs CBSEveningNews ChuckTodd GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias MittRomney NBC NBCNightlyNews NorahO'Donnell RyanRhodes TheEarlyShow Today WorldNews Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:23:00 +0000 38042 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Pushes Liberal Talking Point About Tea Party 'Downgrade' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-pushes-liberal-talking-point-about-tea-party-downgrade <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/2011-08-08-CBS-TES-ODo.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Monday's Early Show, CBS's Norah O'Donnell promoted the left-of-center talking point that Standard & Poor's recent lowering of the U.S.'s credit rating is a "<strong>Tea Party downgrade</strong>." O'Donnell played three soundbites of notable liberals using this line of attack, versus only one opposing from a center-right politician. She also spun Treasury Geithner's decision to stay as "<strong>good news for the President</strong>."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-pushes-liberal-talking-point-about-tea-party-downgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs DavidAxelrod HowardDean JohnKerry liberalmediabias LindseyGraham NorahO'Donnell TeaParty TheEarlyShow TimothyGeithner Mon, 08 Aug 2011 22:14:00 +0000 38008 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's O'Donnell Suggests Obama's Reelection is a Done Deal http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-odonnell-suggests-obamas-reelection-done-deal <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/2011-08-02-CBS-TES-O'Donnel.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>CBS's Norah O'Donnell played the role of a clairvoyant on Tuesday's Early Show as she hinted that President Obama's reelection is assured in 2012. Anchor Erica Hill asked O'Donnell how the White House viewed the debt ceiling bill. She replied, "I think they feel like this was... not necessarily a victory for the President.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-odonnell-suggests-obamas-reelection-done-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs EricaHill GabbyGiffords liberalmediabias NancyCordes NorahO'Donnell TheEarlyShow Tue, 02 Aug 2011 23:09:00 +0000 37987 at http://www.mrc.org Giddy NBC: 'Irish Eyes Are Smiling' on Obama and His 'Community Organizer' Ancestors http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/giddy-nbc-irish-eyes-are-smiling-obama-and-his-community-organizer-ancestors <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="167" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-23-NBC-TDAY-ODonnell.jpg" /></div><p> On Monday's Today on NBC, correspondent Norah O'Donnell excitedly touted President Obama's stop in Ireland on his latest European trip as she proclaimed: <strong>"The Irish eyes are smiling today as this country welcomes President Obama. </strong>And I can tell you that the people here in Moneygall are overjoyed that Obama has Irish roots."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/giddy-nbc-irish-eyes-are-smiling-obama-and-his-community-organizer-ancestors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Ireland liberalmediabias NBC NorahO'Donnell Today Mon, 23 May 2011 18:20:00 +0000 37720 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Touts Washington Post Columnist 'Taking Apart' GOP Budget Argument by Claiming U.S. 'Not Broke' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-touts-washington-post-columnist-taking-apart-gop-budget-argument-claiming-us-not-b <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 style="width: 240px; height: 181px; margin: 3px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-03-16-MSNBC-AMR-ODonne.jpg" />On Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, fill-in host Norah O'Donnell spoke with liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne about his claim that the United States is "not broke," but simply needs to "raise revenue" through higher taxes. She teased the segment by wondering: <strong>"Is Washington really as broke as lawmakers make it seem?"</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-touts-washington-post-columnist-taking-apart-gop-budget-argument-claiming-us-not-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget Democrats E.J.Dionne liberalmediabias MSNBC NorahO'Donnell Republicans taxes WashingtonPost Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:27:00 +0000 37481 at http://www.mrc.org Norah O'Donnell Skips Wisconsin Governor's Motives for Budget Cuts http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/norah-odonnell-skips-wisconsin-governors-motives-budget-cuts <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="152" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/noraho_main.jpg" /></div><p>In the midst of outcry that Wisconsin teachers were skipping school to protest the governor's new budget bill and demand collective bargaining rights, NBC's Norah O'Donnell on Friday provided the teachers' motives as an argument for their side. She failed, however, to mention why Wisconsin Gov. Walker cut into their benefits in the first place.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/norah-odonnell-skips-wisconsin-governors-motives-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert LaborUnions liberalmediabias NorahO'Donnell Protests ScottWalker Wisconsin Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:17:00 +0000 37368 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Bolster Accusers of Christine O'Donnell, Ignore Liberal Nature of Watchdog CREW http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-bolster-accusers-christine-odonnell-ignore-liberal-nature-watchdog-crew <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-12-30-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" /></div><p> As the broadcast network morning newscasts on Thursday each interviewed former Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell regarding allegations that she misused campaign money, in the setup piece on each network, the correspondent failed to inform viewers of credibility weaknesses on the part of O'Donnell's accusers and omitted O'Donnell's contention that she did not use campaign money to pay for rent on her home.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-bolster-accusers-christine-odonnell-ignore-liberal-nature-watchdog-crew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AnnCurry BiasAlert cbs ChristineO'Donnell GoodMorningAmerica.TheEarlyShow harrysmith JanCrawford liberalmediabias NBC NorahO'Donnell RobinRoberts RobNelson Today Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:04:00 +0000 37134 at http://www.mrc.org Wash Post's Ezra Klein Laments 'Confusing' Nature of Old Constitution http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/wash-posts-ezra-klein-laments-confusing-nature-old-constitution <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;"><object width="240" height="194"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hd6UkU6UZu&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=hd6UkU6UZu&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>The Washington Post's Ezra Klein appeared on MSNBC's Daily Rundown, Thursday, to mock the incoming Republicans for their stated fixation on t</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/wash-posts-ezra-klein-laments-confusing-nature-old-constitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert constitution EzraKlein liberalmediabias MSNBC NorahO'Donnell Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:38:00 +0000 37130 at http://www.mrc.org On Today: NYT Editor Feebly Tries to Explain Away Success of Conservative Books http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-nyt-editor-feebly-tries-explain-away-success-conservative-books <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="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-12-03-Schuessler.jpg" /></div><p>During a Norah O'Donnell report, on Friday's Today, about how well books written by the likes of Sarah Palin, George W. Bush and Glenn Beck are selling, the New York Times' Jenny Schuessler rationalized the only reason conservative books are outpacing liberal ones is because "conservatives have some really strong media personalities" like Beck and Bill O'Reilly " that have a platform that they can promote their books from."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-nyt-editor-feebly-tries-explain-away-success-conservative-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillO'Reilly GeorgeW.Bush GlennBeck JennySchuessler JonStewart KeithOlbermann liberalmediabias NorahO'Donnell SarahPalin Fri, 03 Dec 2010 20:31:00 +0000 37032 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's O'Donnell: Palin 'Rips the Heart Out of Her Opponents' in New Book http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-odonnell-palin-rips-heart-out-her-opponents-new-book <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-11-23-NBC-Today-ODonnell.jpg" /></div><p>NBC correspondent Norah O'Donnell hyped Sarah Palin's criticism of her liberal opponents on Tuesday's Today show, stating that the former governor "<strong>rips the heart out of some of her opponents</strong>" in her new book. O'Donnell stated that Palin, "<strong>in very personal terms, also questions the President's</strong> [Obama's] <strong>patriotism, concluding he has 'a stark lack of faith in the American people.'</strong>"<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-odonnell-palin-rips-heart-out-her-opponents-new-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert liberalmediabias NBC NewYorkTimes NorahO'Donnell RobertDraper SarahPalin Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:44:00 +0000 36997 at http://www.mrc.org