TimPawlenty http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1378/all en From Democratic Promoters to Republican Destroyers http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/democratic-promoters-republican-destroyers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Tossed Friendly Liberal Questions to Democratic Candidates in 2007, but 2011 Republicans Treated as Ideological Adversaries </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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/RealityCheck/uploads/2011-04-13-Bachmann.jpg" border="0" height="180" width="240" /></div> <p>For most Americans, the 2012 presidential campaign will be experienced on television, and voters will evaluate the candidates based on their performances at televised debates, daily news coverage, and in long-form interviews.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/democratic-promoters-republican-destroyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc AnnCurry BarackObama cbs dianesawyer GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica HillaryClinton JohnEdwards JonHuntsman MattLauer MeredithVieira MicheleBachmann MittRomney NBC TimPawlenty Today Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:55:00 +0000 admin 3029 at http://www.mrc.org By 20-to-1, Nets Apply Ideological Labels to Republicans Over Democratic Presidential Candidates http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/20-1-nets-apply-ideological-labels-republicans-over-democratic-presidential-cand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Pile on 62 Conservative Labels This Year, vs. a Mere 3 Liberal Tags in 2007 </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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year's crop of GOP presidential candidates includes strong conservatives, just like the top Democratic candidates four years ago — Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards — were all staunch liberals. But a major, glaring difference between today's campaign coverage and the early coverage of the 2007 Democratic nomination race is the impulse of journalists to repeatedly brand the 2012 GOP candidates as 'conservative' despite offering extremely few 'liberal' labels four years ago. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/20-1-nets-apply-ideological-labels-republicans-over-democratic-presidential-cand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division BarackObama campaigns conservative Elections HillaryClinton JohnEdwards liberal MicheleBachmann RickSantorum TimPawlenty Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:59:00 +0000 admin 3023 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Gregory Grills Pawlenty on GOP 'Purity Test' on Taxes http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-gregory-grills-pawlenty-gop-purity-test-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-07-10-NBC-MTP-Gregory.jpg" border="0" width="239" height="184" /></div> <p>In an interview with Tim Pawlenty on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory cited New York Times columnist David Brooks slamming Republican opposition to tax increases in debt ceiling negotiations as "fanaticism" and proclaimed: <strong>"There is this purity test which is no tax increases, no revenue increases at all."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-gregory-grills-pawlenty-gop-purity-test-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 DavidGregory DebtCeiling liberalmediabias MeetthePress NBC Republicans taxes TimPawlenty Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:39:00 +0000 37906 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Whines About Tim Pawlenty's 'Counterintuitive' Tax Plan http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/andrea-mitchell-whines-about-tim-pawlentys-counterintuitive-tax-plan <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/alex-fitzsimmons">Alex Fitzsimmons</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell scolded Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Thursday over the former Minnesota governor's proposed plan to reduce taxes and cut spending, decrying the conservative measures as "counter-intuitive."<br /><br /> "What makes you think that a plan to actually increase the deficit by cutting taxes is the right way to go right now?" groused NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/andrea-mitchell-whines-about-tim-pawlentys-counterintuitive-tax-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AndreaMitchell BiasAlert Campaign2012 liberalmediabias MSNBC taxcuts TimPawlenty Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:15:00 +0000 37808 at http://www.mrc.org Ex-CNN Reporter Slams Tim Pawlenty's Plan as Creating 'Oligarchy' of the 'Very Wealthy' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-cnn-reporter-slams-tim-pawlentys-plan-creating-oligarchy-very-wealthy <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="177" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-09-MSNBC-Franken.jpg" /></div><p>Ex-CNN Washington correspondent Bob Franken - who in 2009 <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2009/20090810125113.aspx">denounced</a> citizens protesting ObamaCare a "crazed group of people" engaged in "organized intimidation" and who now writes a column for Hearst and the New York Times called "<a href="http://www.bobfranken.tv/the_hill/">Franken Sense</a>" - appeared on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon to slam Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty's </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-cnn-reporter-slams-tim-pawlentys-plan-creating-oligarchy-very-wealthy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobFranken CenkUygur CNN liberalmediabias MSNBC TimPawlenty Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:26:00 +0000 37800 at http://www.mrc.org George Stephanopoulos Lectures Pawlenty on How Obama Has Kept His Promises, Ignores Gitmo http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-lectures-pawlenty-how-obama-has-kept-his-promises-ignores-gitmo <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-06-ABC-GMA-Steph.jpg" /></div><p>Interviewing presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Friday, George Stephanopoulos lectured the Republican that Barack Obama can say I've "kept my promises" for the war on terror. The Good Morning America anchor ignored examples such as the failure to close Guantanamo Bay.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-lectures-pawlenty-how-obama-has-kept-his-promises-ignores-gitmo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos liberalmediabias TimPawlenty Fri, 06 May 2011 16:48:00 +0000 37660 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews Questions Sanity of 'Zany' CPAC Attendees http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-questions-sanity-zany-cpac-attendees <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/2011-02-14-Matthews.jpg" /></div><p> On Monday's Hardball Chris Matthews, who devoted much of last week's shows to Egypt, got caught up on some conservative bashing as he mocked those who attended CPAC as "zany" and likened the conference to a "carnival act." The MSNBC host, joined by fellow liberals David Corn of Mother Jones magazine and Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo, led the show by describing the event as a "right wing jamboree that puts the zany in the same room as the zan</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-questions-sanity-zany-cpac-attendees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChrisMatthews DavidCorn DickCheney DonaldRumsfeld JoshMarshall liberalmediabias MittRomney SarahPalin TimPawlenty Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:43:00 +0000 37340 at http://www.mrc.org On Today: NBC's Vieira Hits Tim Pawlenty for Daring to Call Obama a Fiscal Chicken http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-nbcs-vieira-hits-tim-pawlenty-daring-call-obama-fiscal-chicken <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/2011-02-09-VieiraPawlenty.jpg" /></div><p> NBC's Meredith Vieira, on Thursday's Today show, challenged former Minnesota Republican Governor and potential presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty for daring to call Barack Obama a fiscal "chicken" as she (citing his Democratic successor Mark Dayton) accused him of not being a fiscal conservative.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-nbcs-vieira-hits-tim-pawlenty-daring-call-obama-fiscal-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert liberalmediabias MeredithVieira TimPawlenty Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:52:00 +0000 37325 at http://www.mrc.org George Stephanopoulos: 'No Evidence' Shooter Was Motivated by Politics, Focuses On It Anyway http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-no-evidence-shooter-was-motivated-politics-focuses-it-anyway <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-01-11-ABC-GMA-Steph.jpg" /></div><p>According to Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos, there's "no evidence" that the Arizona shooter was motivated by political ideology. But, that didn't stop the ABC host from speculating during a discussion with possible Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-no-evidence-shooter-was-motivated-politics-focuses-it-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc BiasAlert GabrielleGiffords GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias TimPawlenty Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:24:00 +0000 37199 at http://www.mrc.org George Stephanopoulos Touts Democratic Talking Points, Urges Pawlenty to Denounce Tea Party Candidate http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-touts-democratic-talking-points-urges-pawlenty-denounce-tea-party- <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 height="194" width="240"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdaGqG2GQu&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=XdaGqG2GQu&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" height="194" width="240"></embed></object></div><p>Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday parroted Democratic <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20007243-503544.html">ta</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-touts-democratic-talking-points-urges-pawlenty-denounce-tea-party-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias TimPawlenty Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:40:00 +0000 36224 at http://www.mrc.org Gov. Tim Pawlenty 'Encouraging People To Assault Government Property' Like Austin Suicide Pilot? http://www.mrc.org/articles/gov-tim-pawlenty-encouraging-people-assault-government-property-austin-suicide-pilot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Columnist Gail Collins continued to express anxiety over CPAC speakers, even likening the rhetoric of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to Austin suicide pilot Joe Stack: &quot;The overall strangeness of this thought aside, consider the timing. An angry man had just smashed his airplane into an I.R.S. office in Austin, Tex., killing one federal employee, injuring others and breaking quite a few windows. Does this seem like the very best time to be encouraging people to assault government property? Pawlenty&#039;s defenders will undoubtedly say that he did not want his listeners to literally grab a golf club and hit something. But it is my experience that many Americans do not totally understand the concept of a metaphor.&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> After fretting about scary conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Thursday, Times columnist Gail Collins continued to demonstrate anxiety about the rhetoric of CPAC speakers in her Saturday column "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/opinion/20collins.html?scp=2&sq=gail%20collins&st=cse">The Wages of Rages</a>," even bringing in the Austin suicide pilot Joe Stack.<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gov-tim-pawlenty-encouraging-people-assault-government-property-austin-suicide-pilot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Columnists CPAC GailCollins JoeStack liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch TimPawlenty Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:15:00 +0000 admin 7390 at http://www.mrc.org Huffington Repeats Charge of 'Disturbing' & 'Violent Imagery' at CPAC on ABC's This Week http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/huffington-repeats-charge-disturbing-violent-imagery-cpac-abcs-week <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/2010-02-21-ABC-TW-Huf.jpg" /></div><p>Appearing during the "Roundtable" segment on Sunday's This Week on ABC, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington continued her campaign to portray conservatives as promoters of violence as she recounted what she referred to as the "violent imagery" of Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's speech at CPAC in which he, alluding to Tiger Woods' troubles, suggested that a golf club should be used to "smash a window out of big government."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/huffington-repeats-charge-disturbing-violent-imagery-cpac-abcs-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AriannaHuffington BiasAlert CPAC HuffingtonPost liberalmediabias ThisWeek TimPawlenty Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:44:00 +0000 35704 at http://www.mrc.org