Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17871/all en Roughing Up Rand: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Kentucky Senator http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/roughing-rand-medias-worst-attacks-kentucky-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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-03-20-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Since newly announced presidential candidate Rand Paul first arrived on the national scene, as part of the Tea Party wave of 2010, the Kentucky Republican Senator has been depicted as a racist, sexist and heartless slasher of programs for the poor by the liberal media. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/roughing-rand-medias-worst-attacks-kentucky-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Howard Fineman Mika Brzezinski Rand Paul Tea Party Terry Moran Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:36:37 +0000 geoff.dickens 48608 at http://www.mrc.org Media Double-Standard: Protecting the Protesters vs. Trashing the Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-double-standard-protecting-protesters-vs-trashing-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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nearly four years ago, the media establishment swiftly and baselessly linked the Tea Party to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. But after this weekend’s murder of two New York City police officers, by a gunman who used the hashtag #ShootThePolice, there was no rush at ABC, CBS or NBC to condemn anti-police protesters who have employed the chant: “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now.”</p><p><em>National Review</em>’s Jonah Goldberg highlighted the outrageous double standard on Sunday’s<em> MediaBuzz </em>on the Fox News Channel:</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-double-standard-protecting-protesters-vs-trashing-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division demonstrators Double Standard Jonah Goldberg police shootings Protesters Sarah Palin Tea Party Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:34:45 +0000 rich.noyes 47909 at http://www.mrc.org The Worst of Brian Williams: Marking His 10 Years as Anchor of NBC Nightly News http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/worst-brian-williams-marking-his-10-years-anchor-nbc-nightly-news <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/WorstofWilliams.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Brian Williams marks ten years as anchor of<em> NBC Nightly News </em>on December 2 and it’s been a decade full of absurdly softball interviews with Barack Obama and trashing of Republicans and Tea Partiers. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/worst-brian-williams-marking-his-10-years-anchor-nbc-nightly-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams Hillary Clinton NBC Nightly News Tea Party Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:49:16 +0000 geoff.dickens 47745 at http://www.mrc.org No Mandate for Conservatives After Election Sweep; GOP Now Needs to Ditch Tea Party & Talk Radio http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/no-mandate-conservatives-after-election-sweep-gop-now-needs-ditch-tea-party-talk-r <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 22 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/Nov172014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=432227" title="Nov172014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Denying Mandate for Conservatives After Election Sweep</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/no-mandate-conservatives-after-election-sweep-gop-now-needs-ditch-tea-party-talk-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer campaign cbs Chris Matthews Conservatives election Liberals Mark Halperin Media Bias MSNBC NBC talk radio Tea Party Tom Brokaw Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:08:04 +0000 rich.noyes 47649 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post: Tea Party Supporters Primarily Rich, White Racists http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-tea-party-supporters-primarily-rich-white-racists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blog post written by professor tied to liberal billionaire George Soros </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p id="docs-internal-guid-f0b5658d-2f31-9505-6e22-63e0883194b3" dir="ltr"><span>Liberal billionaire activist George Soros doesn't like the Tea Party. Now a professor at the university he founded has publicly attacked the group in The Washington Post, claiming Tea Party supporters are primarily old, white, upper middle class, and racist.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-tea-party-supporters-primarily-rich-white-racists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business soros Tea Party The Washington Post Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:15:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 47420 at http://www.mrc.org ‘UnFair: Exposing The IRS’ Movie to Show Abuse Often Ignored by Media http://www.mrc.org/articles/unfair-exposing-irs-movie-show-abuse-often-ignored-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conservative filmmaker argues IRS scandals date back to agency’s inception, calls for Fair Tax. </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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The liberal media did a terrible job covering the IRS scandal, but one conservative set out to expose the government agency with a documentary film.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/unfair-exposing-irs-movie-show-abuse-often-ignored-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Government Media Politics Taxes conservative groups Craig Bergman documentary film Fair Tax films government agencies income tax IRS IRS targeting Lois Lerner Scandal taxation taxes Tea Party Unfair: Exposing the IRS Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:28:03 +0000 julia.seymour 47330 at http://www.mrc.org Journalists In Screech Advocacy Mode http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/journalists-screech-advocacy-mode <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>It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize -- always from a leftist perspective -- just about anything in the news. No matter what the issue, there's the spin, always the spin, especially in the "analysis" reports where "journalists" go in screech advocacy mode while projecting a sober, dispassionate evaluation.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/journalists-screech-advocacy-mode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Geraldo Rivera Tea Party Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:51:10 +0000 tim.graham 47119 at http://www.mrc.org Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC on How to Cover the IRS Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sharyl-attkisson-schools-abc-cbs-nbc-how-cover-irs-scandal <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> <p><span style="color: #888888;"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/attkisson.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" /></span>Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points behind the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sharyl-attkisson-schools-abc-cbs-nbc-how-cover-irs-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission FBN IRS Sharyl Attkisson Tea Party Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:41:39 +0000 geoff.dickens 47017 at http://www.mrc.org Blackberry Blackout: Nets Refuse to Report IRS Destroyed Lerner's Phone After Probe Began http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackberry-blackout-nets-refuse-report-irs-destroyed-lerners-phone-after-probe-began <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/blackberry.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On the heels of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer admitting to Judicial Watch that Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails do exist comes another stunning revelation.</p> <p> On Monday evening the <em>New York Observer</em> reported “the IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after it knew her computer had crashed and after a Congressional inquiry was well underway.” Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network coverage of this fishy behavior on the part of the IRS and Lerner? 0 seconds. &nbsp;</p> <div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackberry-blackout-nets-refuse-report-irs-destroyed-lerners-phone-after-probe-began" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs IRS Lois Lerner NBC Tea Party Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:16:10 +0000 geoff.dickens 47006 at http://www.mrc.org Racing to Bury Perry After 'Ridiculous' Indictment; Fretting How Obama Is 'Stifled at Every Angle' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/racing-bury-perry-after-ridiculous-indictment-fretting-how-obama-stifled-every-ang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 16 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Aug252014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=427771" title="Aug252014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Media Race to Bury Perry After “Ridiculous” Indictment</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/racing-bury-perry-after-ridiculous-indictment-fretting-how-obama-stifled-every-ang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Chuck Todd CNN David Remnick MSNBC NBC New York Times race Racism Rick Perry Tea Party Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:28:27 +0000 rich.noyes 46986 at http://www.mrc.org If GOP Ruled, IRS Scandal 'Would Be a National Obsession' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/if-gop-ruled-irs-scandal-would-be-national-obsession <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 14 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/July142014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=619131" title="July142014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>If GOP Ruled, IRS Scandal “Would Be a National Obsession”</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/if-gop-ruled-irs-scandal-would-be-national-obsession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Carol Costello Chuck Todd CNN Hobby Lobby immigration IRS scandal Mark Halperin MSNBC Murrieta NBC obama Tea Party Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:56:05 +0000 rich.noyes 46679 at http://www.mrc.org Journalists Plead with Hillary to Run: 'If Not You, Who?' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/journalists-plead-hillary-run-if-not-you-who <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 13 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/June232014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=685109" title="June232014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Pleading With Hillary to Run: “If Not You, Who?”</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/127713" width="267" height="150" frameborder="0"></iframe></span> “I was stunned. It takes two pages to cover the list of countries that have already had a woman leader....It includes Bangladesh, Indonesia, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, of course. Are we waiting for alphabetical order?...If not you, who? Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016 if not you?”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/journalists-plead-hillary-run-if-not-you-who" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division cbs Chris Matthews Christiane Amanpour CNN Conservatives Eric Cantor Hillary Clinton Jane Pauley MSNBC Scott Pelley Tea Party Ted Cruz Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:53:38 +0000 rich.noyes 46518 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews, Meet Chris Matthews http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/chris-matthews-meet-chris-matthews <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>Ronan Farrow, considered the “boy wonder” of cable hosts by MSNBC executives, interviewed his colleague Chris Matthews on June 11 over the stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor. </p><p> Farrow was shocked that the winner David Brat had dared to campaign among the Tea Party rabble, being the professor he is: “Is it rare to see that kind of brazen intellectualism, particularly in populist candidates like this?” Translation: how did he win among knuckle-dragging Virginia racists with that spiel?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/chris-matthews-meet-chris-matthews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Chris Matthews MSNBC Tea Party Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:56:21 +0000 tim.graham 46528 at http://www.mrc.org IRS Claims to Have Lost Over Two Years of Lois Lerner's Emails, Will Networks Report? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/irs-claims-have-lost-over-two-years-lois-lerners-emails-will-networks-report <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Lerner.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Apparently two years of Lois Lerner’s emails have been lost, according to the IRS. The <a href="http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=384506">disappearance</a> of the emails caused House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp to blast: “The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to Congressional inquiries.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/irs-claims-have-lost-over-two-years-lois-lerners-emails-will-networks-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission IRS Lois Lerner Tea Party Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:14:09 +0000 geoff.dickens 46468 at http://www.mrc.org Lois Lerner Sent Confidential Taxpayer Info to FBI Right Before 2010 Midterms, Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lois-lerner-sent-confidential-taxpayer-info-fbi-right-2010-midterms-networks-ignore <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/IRSGraphicB.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Monday, the House Oversight Committee investigating the IRS targeting scandal released new e-mails that showed Lois Lerner sent a database of tax exempt organizations to the FBI right before the 2010 midterm elections. <br /><br />So what was the reaction of anchors and reporters at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC ) networks to the release of federally protected confidential taxpayer information? A big fat yawn. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lois-lerner-sent-confidential-taxpayer-info-fbi-right-2010-midterms-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission FBI IRS Lois Lerner Tea Party Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:21:59 +0000 geoff.dickens 46448 at http://www.mrc.org