JohnDickerson http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1586/all en CBS's Dickerson: Herman Cain Needs to 'Moderate the Jester Act' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-dickerson-herman-cain-needs-moderate-jester-act <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>CBS political analyst John Dickerson might have stepped too close to calling GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain a minstrel on Tuesday's Early Show: "Now that he [Cain] is a top-tier candidate...<strong>he probably has to moderate the jester act a little bit, and show that he can</strong>...<strong>be seen by voters as a president</strong>." Dickerson was replying to Cain's recent controversial remark about an electrified border fence [audio <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-10-18-CBS-TES-Dickerson.mp3" target="_blank">available here</a>].<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-dickerson-herman-cain-needs-moderate-jester-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EricaHill HermanCain JohnDickerson liberalmediabias MittRomney Republicans TheEarlyShow Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:15:00 +0000 38294 at http://mrc.org CBS Plays Up Perry 'N' Word Controversy; ABC, NBC Punt http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-plays-perry-n-word-controversy-abc-nbc-punt <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/2011-10-03-CBS-TES-Crawford.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>CBS's Early Show was the only morning show of the Big Three networks on Monday to cover the controversy over a ranch leased by the family of Texas Governor Rick Perry that formerly used the racist "N" word in its name. Political analyst John Dickerson hinted that the Republican's<strong> presidential campaign may not "weather" the controversy, adding that "</strong>it's a real problem."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-plays-perry-n-word-controversy-abc-nbc-punt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs JanCrawford JeffGlor JohnDickerson liberalmediabias RickPerry TheEarlyShow Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:07:00 +0000 38227 at http://mrc.org CBS Wonders if U.S. 'Transfer of Power' in Libya Has 'Brushed Back' Criticism of Obama http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-wonders-if-us-transfer-power-libya-has-brushed-back-criticism-obama <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/2011-03-25-CBS-TES-Dickerso.jpg" /></div><p> On Friday's CBS Early Show, the network did its first full segment on criticism of the Obama administration's Libya policy, with co-host Chris Wragge declaring: "As the transfer of power gets set to happen, President Obama finds himself on the hot seat over his handling of the crisis." However, the segment that followed featured no input from the President's critics.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-wonders-if-us-transfer-power-libya-has-brushed-back-criticism-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs ChrisWragge congress EarlyShow JohnDickerson liberalmediabias Libya NATO U.S.Military Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:09:00 +0000 37504 at http://mrc.org CBS Sees Too Much 'Personal Baggage' for Gingrich; Other GOP 2012 Candidates Unable to Match Obama Fund-Raising http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-sees-too-much-personal-baggage-gingrich-other-gop-2012-candidates-unable-match-obama <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/2011-03-03-CBS-TES-Wragge.jpg" /></div><p>Discussing the possibility of Newt Gingrich running for president in 2012, on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted "big negatives" for the former House speaker: <b>"...baggage that he brings with him...the government shutdowns back in the '90s, to being forced out as speaker, to the fact that he's on his third marriage</b>, which is probably going to alienate some social conservatives." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-sees-too-much-personal-baggage-gingrich-other-gop-2012-candidates-unable-match-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 cbs ChrisWragge EarlyShow Fund-raising JohnDickerson liberalmediabias NewtGingrich Scandals Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:47:00 +0000 37415 at http://mrc.org CBS Declares Wisconsin Union Protests 'Tea Party Movement for the Left' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-declares-wisconsin-union-protests-tea-party-movement-left <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/2011-02-21-CBS-TES-Wragge.jpg" /></div><p>Discussing the union protests in Wisconsin with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge noted: <b>"You talk about this being a potential Tea Party movement for the Left."</b> In response, Dickerson proclaimed: <b>"...this is the energizing moment on the Left, progressives and unions have always been together....It's about the threat to their benefits."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-declares-wisconsin-union-protests-tea-party-movement-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget cbs ChrisWragge CynthiaBowers Democrats EarlyShow JohnDickerson liberalmediabias Liberals Protests Republicans TeaParty Unions Wisconsin Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:06:00 +0000 37371 at http://mrc.org CBS Follows NBC's Lead, Claims a 'Tough Week for House Republicans' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-follows-nbcs-lead-claims-tough-week-house-republicans <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/2011-02-12-CBS-EN-Mitchell.jpg" /></div><p>Discussing the state of the Republican Party with political analyst John Dickerson on Saturday's CBS Evening News, anchor Russ Mitchell concluded: <b>"...it has been a tough week for House Republicans."</b> On <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2011/20110210015749.aspx">Friday's NBC Today</a>, co-host Meredith Vieira made an identical observation, declaring: "It has been a rough, rough week for the Republicans, to say the very least." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-follows-nbcs-lead-claims-tough-week-house-republicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs congress CPAC EveningNews JohnDickerson liberalmediabias Republicans RussMitchell Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:57:00 +0000 37336 at http://mrc.org CBS: 'Sideshow' of ObamaCare Repeal A 'Test of Civility;' Palin's Statement on Shooting 'Not Her Best Moment' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-sideshow-obamacare-repeal-test-civility-palins-statement-shooting-not-her-best-momen <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/2011-01-14-CBS-TES-Hill.jpg" /></div><p>On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill noted President Obama "calling for a little bit of a detente" in the wake of the Tucson shooting and wondered, "is this civility going to last?" Political analyst John Dickerson argued: "There will be one small test next week as House Republicans bring up the repeal of the health care bill." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-sideshow-obamacare-repeal-test-civility-palins-statement-shooting-not-her-best-momen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs congress EarlyShow EricaHill GabrielleGiffords JohnDickerson liberalmediabias obamacare PoliticalRhetoric SarahPalin Shooting Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:23:00 +0000 37216 at http://mrc.org CBS Early Show Frets Republicans Want to 'Wipe Out' Dem 'Signature Achievement' of ObamaCare http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-early-show-frets-republicans-want-wipe-out-dem-signature-achievement-obamacare <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/2011-01-03-CBS-TES-Cordes.jpg" /></div><p>Reporting on Monday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes decried House Republicans attempting to repeal ObamaCare: "...they made it clear they'll try to <b>use their 49-vote advantage to wipe out key Democratic legislation from 2010. Including the President's signature achievement, health care reform."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-early-show-frets-republicans-want-wipe-out-dem-signature-achievement-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs congress Democrats EarlyShow EricaHill JohnDickerson liberalmediabias NancyCordes obamacare Republicans TeaParty Mon, 03 Jan 2011 21:40:00 +0000 37144 at http://mrc.org CBS 'Early Show' Touts Obama's 'Big Win;' Claims He's 'The Comeback Kid' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-early-show-touts-obamas-big-win-claims-hes-comeback-kid <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/2010-12-CBS-TES-Mitchell.jpg" /></div><p>On Saturday's Early Show fill-in co-host Russ Mitchell saw passage of the tax deal as a possible "turning point for Mr. Obama's presidency" and speculated that it was <b>"perhaps setting the stage for another victory as the Senate takes up the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-early-show-touts-obamas-big-win-claims-hes-comeback-kid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs Democrats EarlyShow JohnDickerson liberalmediabias Republicans RussMitchell taxes WhitJohnson Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:18:00 +0000 37096 at http://mrc.org CBS Frets Over Obama's Liberal Base Being Upset By Possible Tax Deal http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-frets-over-obamas-liberal-base-being-upset-possible-tax-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-12-03-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" /></div><p>On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith discussed a potential deal between the Obama administration and House Republicans on maintaining current tax rates, declaring: <b>"The Democrats are - their noses are out of joint about this."</b> Political analyst John Dickerson agreed: <b>"Very much so, because they want the President to stand up and fight."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-frets-over-obamas-liberal-base-being-upset-possible-tax-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs Democrats EarlyShow harrysmith JohnDickerson liberalmediabias Republicans taxes Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:09:00 +0000 37034 at http://mrc.org CBS's Rodriguez: Will Tea Party Drive Out GOP Moderates or 'Fade Away'? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-rodriguez-will-tea-party-drive-out-gop-moderates-or-fade-away <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/2010-11-03-CBS-TES-Rodrigue.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez painted a grim picture of the future of the tea party: <b>"...</b>they could either stay in the Republican Party and the<b> more moderate Republicans will either have to adjust or maybe do what Charlie Crist did down in Florida and become independents or the tea party could become its own political party or the tea party could just fade away."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-rodriguez-will-tea-party-drive-out-gop-moderates-or-fade-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2010 cbs JohnDickerson liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez Republicans TeaParty Wed, 03 Nov 2010 20:03:00 +0000 36895 at http://mrc.org CBS's Greenfield Offers Step-by-Step Campaign Advice to Dems http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-greenfield-offers-step-step-campaign-advice-dems <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/2010-10-05-CBS-TES-Greenfie.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>Touting "faint signs of hope" for Democrats in November, on Monday's CBS Evening News, political correspondent Jeff Greenfield outlined a strategy the DNC could use to stave off major Republican gains in Congress: <b>"So how could Democrats prevent, or at least minimize, their losses? There are three keys."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-greenfield-offers-step-step-campaign-advice-dems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2010 cbs Democrats EarlyShow EveningNews harrysmith JeffGreenfield JohnDickerson liberalmediabias NancyCordes Republicans Tue, 05 Oct 2010 20:29:00 +0000 36745 at http://mrc.org CBS Analyst Admits National Media Hoping O'Donnell Has 'Car Crash on Air' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-analyst-admits-national-media-hoping-odonnell-has-car-crash-air <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/2010-09-22-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>Agreeing with Christine O'Donnell's decision not to do anymore national media interviews, CBS News political analyst John Dickerson acknowledged on Wednesday's Early Show that <b>"the national media is not doing her any favors and, basically, a lot of people want her on so that she can have a car crash on air."</b> <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-analyst-admits-national-media-hoping-odonnell-has-car-crash-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs ChristineO'Donnell EarlyShow harrysmith JohnDickerson liberalmediabias MediaCoverage Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:48:00 +0000 36679 at http://mrc.org CBS's Rodriguez: Will Christine O'Donnell 'Play Media Victim' Like Palin? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-rodriguez-will-christine-odonnell-play-media-victim-palin <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;"> <object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkU8z2GkU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkU8z2GkU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>Following a report on Monday's CBS Early Show that slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell for comments she made on Bill Maher's </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-rodriguez-will-christine-odonnell-play-media-victim-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs ChristineO'Donnell EarlyShow JohnDickerson liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez NancyCordes SarahPalin Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:59:00 +0000 36659 at http://mrc.org CBS: Americans Support Dem Economic Policies, Just Upset With Incumbents http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-americans-support-dem-economic-policies-just-upset-incumbents <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/2010-09-16-CBS-TES-Poll.jpg" /></div><p>While acknowledging bad news for Democrats in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll on Thursday's CBS Early Show, White House correspondent Bill Plante worked to find a silver lining: <b>"But when it comes to who's at fault for the rotten economy there's a disconnect. 37% say the Bush administration is most to blame. Only 5% blame the Obama administration." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-americans-support-dem-economic-policies-just-upset-incumbents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillPlante Campaign2010 cbs EarlyShow economy EricaHill JohnDickerson liberalmediabias Polling Thu, 16 Sep 2010 18:18:00 +0000 36640 at http://mrc.org