Gaffes http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/174/all en CNN’s Cuomo on Biden After Latest Gaffe: ‘I Still Love Biden for What He Is...His Candor Is Refreshing’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-biden-after-latest-gaffe-i-still-love-biden-what-he-ishis-candor-refreshing <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the conclusion of the 6:30 a.m. news briefing during Friday’s&nbsp;<em>New Day</em>&nbsp;on CNN, substitute news reader John Berman played video of Vice President Joe Biden jokingly asking Harvard University’s student body vice president if he finds his job&nbsp;<strong>“a b****”&nbsp;</strong>after the student introduced himself to ask a question.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-biden-after-latest-gaffe-i-still-love-biden-what-he-ishis-candor-refreshing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Cuomo CNN Double Standard Double Standards Gaffe Gaffes Joe Biden John Berman Michaela Pereira New Day vice president Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:57:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47300 at http://mrc.org MSNBC: Joe Biden's Offensive Gaffes Make Him 'Real' and 'Authentic' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-joe-bidens-offensive-gaffes-make-him-real-and-authentic <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>During a segment on Thursday's <em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em> on MSNBC, fill-in host Kristen Welker noted Joe Biden making a string of gaffes – which included <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/17/politics/joe-biden-jewish-term/">using an anti-Semitic slur</a> – during a trip to Iowa, but then she and her guests proceeded to excuse his offensive remarks as merely being part of his charm.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-joe-bidens-offensive-gaffes-make-him-real-and-authentic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Reports Chris Cillizza Gaffes Joe Biden Julie Pace Kristen Welker MSNBC Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:44:34 +0000 kyle.drennen 47173 at http://mrc.org Networks Defend Obama as ‘Critics Pounced’ and Took 'Too Literally' His ‘No Strategy Yet’ Remarks on ISIS http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-defend-obama-critics-pounced-and-took-too-literally-his-no-strategy-yet-remarks- <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday morning, the major broadcast networks were out in full force to defend President Obama after his remarks at a press conference Thursday afternoon in which he said that&nbsp;<strong>“we don’t have a strategy yet”&nbsp;</strong>in how to militarily address the Islamic terrorist group ISIS in Syria.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-defend-obama-critics-pounced-and-took-too-literally-his-no-strategy-yet-remarks-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Mason Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Chuck Todd David Muir Gaffes Gayle King Good Morning America Iraq Islamic Jihad Keir Simmons Martha Raddatz Matt Lauer NBC Syria Terrorists Today Show Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:58:58 +0000 curtis.houck 47032 at http://mrc.org Joe Biden, The Media's Secret Quayle http://mrc.org/bozells-column/joe-biden-medias-secret-quayle <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Hidden just below the surface of the liberal media is a barely noticed trend of patronizing contempt: Joe Biden is the Democrats' Dan Quayle, but because he is a Democrat they'll do anything to avoid treating him like they treated Dan Quayle.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/joe-biden-medias-secret-quayle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Dan Quayle Gaffes Joe Biden Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:30:12 +0000 tim.graham 45569 at http://mrc.org Bruni the Clueless? NYT Columnist Mocks 'Clueless' Americans and 'Mean' Justice Scalia, But Botches Poll Facts http://mrc.org/articles/bruni-clueless-nyt-columnist-mocks-clueless-americans-and-mean-justice-scalia-botches-poll- <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> <p>In his Sunday <em>New York Times</em> column, former White House reporter Frank Bruni took&nbsp; a whack at "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/bruni-america-the-clueless.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">America the Clueless</a>" and Republicans in particular, but made a couple of pretty clueless errors of his own.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/bruni-clueless-nyt-columnist-mocks-clueless-americans-and-mean-justice-scalia-botches-poll-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Antonin Scalia Frank Bruni Gaffes Tue, 14 May 2013 14:32:37 +0000 clay.waters 43569 at http://mrc.org NYT's Gillis, Writing Under False Headline, Rants Against Warming Skeptics With 'Little Scientific Credibility' http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gillis-writing-under-false-headline-rants-against-warming-skeptics-little-scientific-c <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> <p><em>New York Times</em>' environmental reporter Justin Gillis earned an unusual two-column lead story part in Saturday's paper, part of his long-running scarefest series, "Temperatures Rising." The latest entry: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html?ref=todayspaper">Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears</a>." (Though that headline turns out to be upon further review a bit premature.) Carbon dioxide is closely linked by many environmental scientists to rising temperatures, though there are other factors i</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-gillis-writing-under-false-headline-rants-against-warming-skeptics-little-scientific-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Carbon Dioxide environment Gaffes Global Warming Headlines Justin Gillis Mon, 13 May 2013 17:48:28 +0000 clay.waters 43552 at http://mrc.org After Snarling at Business Fliers as 'People With Money,' NYT Releases Special Business Travel Section http://mrc.org/articles/after-snarling-business-fliers-people-money-nyt-releases-special-business-travel-section <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> <p>The <em>New York Times</em> devoted a special section Wednesday to Business Travel, with sympathetic articles like "Dispatches From the Foxholes of Business Travel" and "Frustrated Air Travelers, the T.S.A. Chief Shares Your Pain."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Biz_Travel.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="184" width="276" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/after-snarling-business-fliers-people-money-nyt-releases-special-business-travel-section" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Business Travel Editorials FAA Gaffes Sequestration Thu, 02 May 2013 19:42:52 +0000 clay.waters 43455 at http://mrc.org NY Times' Latest Liberal Parody of a Headline: 'Recession Worsened Wealth Gap For Races' http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-latest-liberal-parody-headline-recession-worsened-wealth-gap-races <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> <p><em>New York Times</em> economics reporter Annie Lowrey's story on the front of Monday's Business section has a headline that just begs for the old joke ("World Ends: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit") on the <em>Times</em>' traditional knee-jerk liberalism: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/business/racial-wealth-gap-widened-during-recession.html?ref=annielowrey">Recession Worsened Wealth Gap For Races</a>." </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-latest-liberal-parody-headline-recession-worsened-wealth-gap-races" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Annie Lowrey Blacks economy Gaffes Hispanics Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:46:52 +0000 clay.waters 43423 at http://mrc.org NY Times Looks on Bright Side: '72 Percent' of Released Gitmo Detainees Not Out Committing Terror http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-looks-bright-side-72-percent-released-gitmo-detainees-not-out-committing-terror <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> <p><em>New York Times</em> legal reporter Charlie Savage displayed a novel angle on terrorist recidivism in his story on recent outbreaks of violence among the terrorist suspects at&nbsp; Guantanamo Bay: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/us/guantanamo-prison-revolt-driven-by-inmates-despair.html?hp&amp;pagewanted=all ">Despair Drives U.S. Detainees To Stage Revolt</a>." (Is your heart breaking yet?)<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Charles_Savage_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="194" width="259" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-looks-bright-side-72-percent-released-gitmo-detainees-not-out-committing-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Charlie Savage Gaffes Guantanamo Bay Hunger Striker Recidivism War on Terror Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:06:42 +0000 clay.waters 43321 at http://mrc.org Gillis Finds Yet Another Study Proving Global Warming, Ignores How His Previous One Was Discredited http://mrc.org/articles/gillis-finds-yet-another-study-proving-global-warming-ignores-how-his-previous-one-was-disc <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> <p>The <em>New York Times</em>' most alarmist environmental reporter Justin Gillis offers still more "proof" of global warming in Friday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/world/americas/1600-years-of-ice-in-perus-andes-melted-in-25-years-scientists-say.html?ref=todayspaper">In Sign of Global Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Peru’s Andes Melted in 25 Years</a>."&nbsp; Meanwhile the <em>Times</em> has <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/latest-global-warming-scare-report-crumbles-wheres-new-york-times-follow">ignored</a> in print the disintegration of Gillis's last alarmist global war</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gillis-finds-yet-another-study-proving-global-warming-ignores-how-his-previous-one-was-disc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Andres Elisabeth Rosenthal Gaffes Glaciers Global Warming Justin Gillis Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:38:02 +0000 clay.waters 43106 at http://mrc.org NYT Spreads Obama's Bad '40 Percent' Figure on Background Checks for Gun Buys http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-spreads-obamas-bad-40-percent-figure-background-checks-gun-buys <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> <p>The <em>New York Times</em>' Michael Shear passed along the Obama administration's unsubstantiated claim that 40% of gun purchases take place without a background check, in Wednesday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/us/background-checks-still-stumbling-block-in-gun-law-overhaul.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Background Checks Are Still Stumbling Block in Gun Law Overhaul</a>."</p><p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Michael_Shear_20.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="186" width="243" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-spreads-obamas-bad-40-percent-figure-background-checks-gun-buys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Background Checks Gaffes Glenn Kessler Gujn Control Michael Shear Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:15:59 +0000 clay.waters 43086 at http://mrc.org Pro-Democrat Labeling: Fewer Illegal Immigrants, More 'Undocumented' Ones in the NYTimes http://mrc.org/articles/pro-democrat-labeling-fewer-illegal-immigrants-more-undocumented-ones-nytimes <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> <p>The <em>New York Times</em>' politically correct evolution on immigration issues continues apace.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pro-democrat-labeling-fewer-illegal-immigrants-more-undocumented-ones-nytimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gaffes Illegal Immigration Labeiing Bias Margaret Sullivan undocumented Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:52:19 +0000 clay.waters 43082 at http://mrc.org End of a Sorry Student Testing Saga for the New York Times and Beverly Hall http://mrc.org/articles/end-sorry-student-testing-saga-new-york-times-and-beverly-hall <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> <p>Saturday's front-page <em>New York Times</em> story by education writer Michael Winerip on a school testing scandal involving Beverly Hall, former superintendent of Atlanta public schools: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/us/former-school-chief-in-atlanta-indicted-in-cheating-scandal.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">35 Indicted in Test Scandal at Atlanta Schools.</a>"<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/atlanta_schools_Brian_Williams.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="170" width="263" /> Hall is "charged with racketeering, thef</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/end-sorry-student-testing-saga-new-york-times-and-beverly-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Atlanta Beverly Hall Crime education Gaffes Michael Winerip Shaila Dewan Test Scores Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:55:55 +0000 clay.waters 43061 at http://mrc.org The NY Times' Mortifying Easter Error: 'Resurrection Into Heaven of Jesus, Three Days After He Was Crucified' http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-mortifying-easter-error-resurrection-heaven-jesus-three-days-after-he-was-crucifie <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> <p>Who says the <em>New York Times</em> is ignorant of religion? <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Pope_Francis_easter.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="201" width="266" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-mortifying-easter-error-resurrection-heaven-jesus-three-days-after-he-was-crucifie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Easter Elisabetta Povoledo Gaffes Pope Francis Resurrection Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:36:44 +0000 clay.waters 43059 at http://mrc.org Say Again? New York Times Book Critic Faults Fox News for Political Slant http://mrc.org/biasalerts/say-again-new-york-times-book-critic-faults-fox-news-political-slant <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> <p><em>New York Times</em> book critic Michiko Kakutani reviewed Tuesday a new biography by Zev Chafets of Fox News president Roger Ailes under the headline, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/books/roger-ailes-off-camera-by-zev-chafets.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">A Soft-Focus Look at Fox's Tough-Talking Tough Guy</a>." Kakutani faulted it for relying on familiar stories and of course, for Fox's conservatism: "There is little cogent analysis in these pages about how Fox News frames its reports from a conservative point of view, or the effect that this has had </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/say-again-new-york-times-book-critic-faults-fox-news-political-slant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts biography Books Fox News Gaffes Michiko Kakutani Roger Ailes Zev Chafets Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:25:03 +0000 clay.waters 42995 at http://mrc.org