TonightShow http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1401/all en On Leno, Chris Matthews Tears Down GOP 2012 Candidates as Incompetent and 'Strange' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/leno-chris-matthews-tears-down-gop-2012-candidates-incompetent-and-strange <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/2011-11-10-NBC-TS-Matthews2.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="184" /></div> <p>Appearing on Thursday's Tonight Show, MSNBC's Chris Matthews went after the Republican presidential candidates one by one, <strong>asserting Herman Cain's "bad, bad behavior" with women, Rick Perry being "not even competent to be in this – on that stage," and a "hypnotized" Michele Bachmann being a "strange person."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/leno-chris-matthews-tears-down-gop-2012-candidates-incompetent-and-strange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 ChrisMatthews HermanCain JayLeno liberalmediabias MicheleBachmann NBC Republicans RickPerry TonightShow Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:57:00 +0000 38395 at http://mrc.org Network Morning Shows Tout 'Comedian in Chief' Obama Mocking GOP on Leno http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/network-morning-shows-tout-comedian-chief-obama-mocking-gop-leno <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/2011-10-26-ABC-GMA-ObamaLeno.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>All three network morning shows on Wednesday cheered President Obama's Tuesday appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. At the top of ABC's Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts declared: <strong>"Comedian in chief. The President hits late-night TV talking about all the people taking swings at him right now. </strong>And why what he's really worried about is what the First Lady's giving out for Halloween."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/network-morning-shows-tout-comedian-chief-obama-mocking-gop-leno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 cbs GoodMorningAmerica JayLeno liberalmediabias NBC Republicans TheEarlyShow Today TonightShow Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:45:00 +0000 38334 at http://mrc.org Chris Matthews Rips GOP 2012 Candidates on Leno, Then Claims: 'I Want to Be Somewhat Nonpartisan' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-rips-gop-2012-candidates-leno-then-claims-i-want-be-somewhat-nonpartisan <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/2011-03-14-NBC-TS-Matthews.jpg" /></div><p>On Monday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews slammed the potential crop of 2012 Republican presidential contenders as <b>"the weakest list of candidates I have ever seen."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-rips-gop-2012-candidates-leno-then-claims-i-want-be-somewhat-nonpartisan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 ChrisMatthews liberalmediabias NBC Republicans TonightShow Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:30:00 +0000 37474 at http://mrc.org Maher Credits 'Tea Baggers' for Health Care Passage, Palin First to Know About Killing 'Useless' People http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-credits-tea-baggers-health-care-passage-palin-first-know-about-killing-useless-peo <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 style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-03-31-NBC-Tonight-Maher.jpg" /></p><p>Bringing his belittling commentary toward conservatives - disguised as comedy - to a wider audience, on Wednesday's Tonight Show on NBC Bill Maher repeated some of the lines he's spewed in recent weeks on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher">his HBO show</a>. Maher used the sexually-derogatory "tea baggers" term as he credited Tea Party activists for getting the health care bill passed:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-credits-tea-baggers-health-care-passage-palin-first-know-about-killing-useless-peo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillMaher healthcare liberalmediabias obamacare TeaParties TonightShow Thu, 01 Apr 2010 06:38:00 +0000 35905 at http://mrc.org Leno's Success Prompts Union Writing Controversy http://mrc.org/articles/lenos-success-prompts-union-writing-controversy <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you can’t win, just rewrite the rules. That might be the Writers Guild of America’s new motto. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lenos-success-prompts-union-writing-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Media america audience comedy guild JayLeno LateNight ratings show strike TonightShow tv Union WGA writers writing Fri, 04 Jan 2008 19:10:54 +0000 admin 26454 at http://mrc.org