2012Presidential http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1372/all en NBC Nightly News Finally Mentions Obama Mandate Imposition on Catholics; Still Waiting for ABC and CBS http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-nightly-news-finally-mentions-obama-mandate-imposition-catholics-still-waiting-abc-a <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/NBCNN-Jesus-2012-02-06-240.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p><em>NBC Nightly News </em>on Monday lifted its two-plus week blackout of the Obama administration's decision to force religious institutions, such as Catholic hospitals and charities, to provide birth control coverage in health insurance provided to employees, but ABC's <em>World News</em> and the <em>CBS Evening News</em> have still yet to utter a syllable about what has enraged people across the political spectrum while having plenty of time to champion Planned</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-nightly-news-finally-mentions-obama-mandate-imposition-catholics-still-waiting-abc-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert ChuckTodd liberalmediabias MedicalInsurance NBCNightlyNews obamacare Tue, 07 Feb 2012 01:38:00 +0000 39017 at http://www.mrc.org Appalled Schieffer Blasts 'Vulgar' and 'Rude' Brewer: 'We're a Better People Than This' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/appalled-schieffer-blasts-vulgar-and-rude-brewer-were-better-people <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/CBSEN-PelleySchieffer-2012-01-26-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>A question we've never posed and likely no one outside of CBS News has ever considered: <strong>'We wondered what Bob Schieffer thinks of all of this?' </strong>Yet that's how <em>CBS Evening News </em>anchor Scott Pelley on Thursday night cued up Schieffer to take up CBS air time to convey his personal disgust with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for supposedly failing to show the proper respect to President Barack Obama on the tar</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/appalled-schieffer-blasts-vulgar-and-rude-brewer-were-better-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert BobScheiffer CBSEveningNews JanBrewer liberalmediabias Fri, 27 Jan 2012 01:31:00 +0000 38963 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Mitchell: 'Very Hard to Say Obama Apologizing for America,' Hails 'Exquisite Contrast' with Romney http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-mitchell-very-hard-say-obama-apologizing-america-hails-exquisite-contrast-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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/NBCStateoftheUnion-Capitol-2012-01-24-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>After President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address, on NBC Andrea Mitchell set to work to convince viewers of how he had discredited Mitt Romney's campaign trail criticisms of him. As to how 'this President apologizes for America,' she countered: <strong>'Any viewer watching this...would look at this speech and it would be very hard to say that he is apologizing for America.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-mitchell-very-hard-say-obama-apologizing-america-hails-exquisite-contrast-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential AndreaMitchell BiasAlert BobSchieffer BritHume DavidGregory liberalmediabias NBC StateoftheUnion Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:43:00 +0000 38950 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Use Romney's Taxes to Advance Obama's False 'Fairness' Narrative http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-use-romneys-taxes-advance-obamas-false-fairness-narrative <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/ABCWorldNews-Romneytaxes-2012-01-24-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="183" /></div> <p>Hours before President Barack Obama's third State of the Union address in which he will push higher tax rates on the wealthiest under the guise of 'fairness,' pivoting off the poster woman for higher rates, Warren Buffett's secretary who supposedly pays a higher income tax rate than her boss, ABC and NBC advanced the narrative which confuses tax brackets with effective tax rates.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-use-romneys-taxes-advance-obamas-false-fairness-narrative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential AndreaMitchell BiasAlert DavidMuir dianesawyer liberalmediabias taxes Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:30:00 +0000 38949 at http://www.mrc.org TV Pundits, Left and Right, Insist Gingrich Cannot Win, Would Drag Down Entire Party in Fall http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/tv-pundits-left-and-right-insist-gingrich-cannot-win-would-drag-down-entire-party-fall <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/MeetthePress-Newtunfav-2012-01-22-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="183" /></div> <p>Given his high unfavorable rating, Newt Gingrich 'cannot win a national election,' MSNBC's very liberal host Lawrence O'Donnell insisted early Saturday night when it became clear Gingrich would win the South Carolina primary, 'it's impossible.' O'Donnell's assessment, however, is held beyond left-wingers animating MSNBC shows. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/tv-pundits-left-and-right-insist-gingrich-cannot-win-would-drag-down-entire-party-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert BritHume DavidGregory FoxNewsChannel GeorgeWill JoeScarborough liberalmediabias MeetthePress MikeMurphy NewtGingrich ThisWeek Mon, 23 Jan 2012 03:55:00 +0000 38937 at http://www.mrc.org Maher Brings Aboard Moyers Who's Glad He Has 'Confederate Money' in Case Gingrich Wins http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-brings-aboard-moyers-whos-glad-he-has-confederate-money-case-gingrich-wins <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> <p>Bill Moyers returned this month to PBS stations to once again peddle his far-left hatred of conservatives. On Friday night he took to HBO to discredit the Republican presidential field with the first refuge of liberals unable to sustain an argument: racial smears.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-brings-aboard-moyers-whos-glad-he-has-confederate-money-case-gingrich-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential Audio BiasAlert BillMaher BillMoyers HBO liberalmediabias PBS RealTime Video Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:49:00 +0000 38929 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Karl Despairs GOP Has 'Lost Only Candidate...Concerned About Climate Change' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-karl-despairs-gop-has-lost-only-candidateconcerned-about-climate-change <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/ABCWN-Huntsmantweet-2012-01-16-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="182" /></div> <p>'With Huntsman gone,' ABC's Jonathan Karl despaired Monday night, 'the field of Republican candidates has lost the only candidate who favored civil unions for gay couples and said he was concerned about climate change.' In his <em>World News</em> report, Karl recalled how Hunstman once 'tweeted: 'To be clear, I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.''<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-karl-despairs-gop-has-lost-only-candidateconcerned-about-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert JanCrawford JonathanKarl JonHuntsman liberalmediabias WorldNews Tue, 17 Jan 2012 03:08:00 +0000 38902 at http://www.mrc.org Schieffer Warns Viewers DeMint is 'South Carolina's Very Conservative Senator' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-warns-viewers-demint-south-carolinas-very-conservative-senator <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-Schieffer-2012-01-15-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer decided his viewers needed a special warning about how far out of the mainstream an upcoming guest dwells, plugging at the top of Sunday's <em>Face the Nation</em> how he'd have as guests Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – and then: <strong>'for context on how it's going, we'll bring in South Carolina's very conservative Senator, Jim DeMint.'</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-warns-viewers-demint-south-carolinas-very-conservative-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert BobSchieffer FacetheNation JimDeMint Labeling liberalmediabias Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:17:00 +0000 38901 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Scolds Gingrich: To Cut Deficit You Must Increase Taxes http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-scolds-gingrich-cut-deficit-you-must-increase-taxes <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/CBSEN-Reynolds-2012-01-02-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="182" /></div> <p>In a series of <em>CBS Evening News</em> reports Monday night on how the top Republican presidential contenders plan to reduce the deficit, reporter Dean Reynolds pleaded to Newt Gingrich:<strong> 'Absolutely no tax increases?'</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-scolds-gingrich-cut-deficit-you-must-increase-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert CBSEveningNews DeanReynolds liberalmediabias NewtGingrich taxes Tue, 03 Jan 2012 12:26:00 +0000 38833 at http://www.mrc.org Moderating a Debate About Size of Government, Amanpour Takes the Liberal Side http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/moderating-debate-about-size-government-amanpour-takes-liberal-side <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/ThisWeek-debatestage-2011-12-18-240.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>In her next to last week hosting <em>This Week</em>, ABC's Christiane Amanpour moderated a show-long debate, touted as 'The Great American Debates,' devoted to the proposition: 'There's Too Much Government.' George Will and Congressman Paul Ryan took up the affirmative case, squaring off against Robert Reich and Congressman Barney Frank. But Amanpour was hardly neutral.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/moderating-debate-about-size-government-amanpour-takes-liberal-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour liberalmediabias ThisWeek Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:46:00 +0000 38553 at http://www.mrc.org Amanpour Despairs 'Sanest' Huntsman with 'Eminently Sensible Positions' Losing to 'Bombastic' Gingrich http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-despairs-sanest-huntsman-eminently-sensible-positions-losing-bombastic-gingrich <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/ThisWeek-Amanpourfists-2011-12-11-240.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>ABC's Christiane Amanpour just can't comprehend why Jon Huntsman, with his <strong>'eminently sensible' anti-conservative positions, could be losing to Newt Gingrich who is full of 'bombast'</strong> and 'does say some pretty alarming things, some might say outrageous things.' More upsetting, Hunstman is supposedly 'reversing' himself on those 'eminently sensible positions.' <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-despairs-sanest-huntsman-eminently-sensible-positions-losing-bombastic-gingrich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour JonHuntsman liberalmediabias NewtGingrich ThisWeek Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:30:00 +0000 38526 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and CBS Eat Up Obama's 'Sharp' and 'Pointed' Retorts http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-cbs-eat-obamas-sharp-and-pointed-retorts <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/ABCWorldNews-Muir-2011-12-08-240.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>'In the presidential campaign,' CBS anchor Scott Pelley announced Thursday night, <strong>'President Obama fired back today at Republican opponents</strong> who criticized his foreign policy using words like 'timid,' 'weak' and 'appeasement.''<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-cbs-eat-obamas-sharp-and-pointed-retorts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert CBSEveningNews DavidMuir ForeignPolicy liberalmediabias ObamaWatch ScottPelley WorldNews Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:07:00 +0000 38515 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Delivers Brief Against 'Cry Baby' Gingrich and His Speakership Marked by 'Chaos, Polarization...' http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Sour Schieffer Scolds Cain for Ad: 'It's Not Funny to Me...I Don't Think It Serves the Country Well' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/sour-schieffer-scolds-cain-ad-its-not-funny-mei-dont-think-it-serves-country-well <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-CainSchieffer-2011-10-30-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer unintentionally played the foil to Herman Cain on Sunday's <em>Face the Nation</em> as Schieffer expressed his politically-correct displeasure with Cain's 'downright bizarre' Web video which briefly shows Cain's chief of staff smoking, was flummoxed by Cain's sense of humor ('You also said at one point that you might want to back that fence up with a moat and fill it with alligators.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/sour-schieffer-scolds-cain-ad-its-not-funny-mei-dont-think-it-serves-country-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential Audio BiasAlert BobSchieffer FacetheNation HermanCain liberalmediabias Video Mon, 31 Oct 2011 02:27:00 +0000 38345 at http://www.mrc.org New Washington Post Reporter Proclaimed 'Ted Kennedy Has Been a Huge Inspiration to Me' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/new-washington-post-reporter-proclaimed-ted-kennedy-has-been-huge-inspiration-me <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/2009-08-27-MSNBC-HB-Hennen.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>Melinda Henneberger, who in 2009 proclaimed <strong>'Ted Kennedy has been a huge inspiration to me' </strong>and boasted of<strong> a 'longtime political crush on the man who either in spite of his flaws and losses or because of them accomplished more than anyone else in my lifetime for causes that liberals (and other Americans) care about,'</strong> has joined the <em>Washington Post</em> where, per a Thursday announcement posted by <a hre</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/new-washington-post-reporter-proclaimed-ted-kennedy-has-been-huge-inspiration-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert liberalmediabias MediaBiasDebate MelindaHenneberger WashingtonPost Mon, 10 Oct 2011 04:07:00 +0000 38263 at http://www.mrc.org