George Stephanopoulos http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17872/all en Advising GOP to Ditch Conservatives; 'Republicans Have a Problem with Science' http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/advising-gop-ditch-conservatives-republicans-have-problem-science <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 3 </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Feb92015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=434342" title="Feb92015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Helpful Journalists Advise GOP to Ditch Conservatives</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132384" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></span> “Republicans should stay out of Iowa altogether. What happens to them is that they get pushed so far to the right in those venues that it gives them a terrible time in the general election.”<br /><strong>— Cokie Roberts on ABC’s <em>This Week</em>, January 25.</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/advising-gop-ditch-conservatives-republicans-have-problem-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Chris Matthews CNN Conservatives George Stephanopoulos Liberals MSNBC NBC New York Times race Religion Republicans Scott Pelley Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:18:50 +0000 rich.noyes 48185 at http://mrc.org ABC's Stephanopoulos Frets Over Bobby Jindal Mentioning 'God' at Religious Event http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-frets-over-bobby-jindal-mentioning-god-religious-event <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>Leading off an interview with Bobby Jindal on ABC's <em>This Week</em> on Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos played a clip of the Louisiana governor and potential Republican 2016 contender speaking about his faith during a religious event on Saturday: "We can't just elect a candidate and fix what ails our country. We can't just pass a law and fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails our country. It is like God has given us the book of life....And on the last page, our God wins."</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/abcs-stephanopoulos-frets-over-bobby-jindal-mentioning-god-religious-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bobby Jindal campaign 2016 George Stephanopoulos Religion This Week Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:47:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 48098 at http://mrc.org Championing Obama's Big Government 'Generosity,' Slapping GOP 'Pettiness' and 'Disrespect' http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/championing-obamas-big-government-generosity-slapping-gop-pettiness-and-disrespect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 2 </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Jan262015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=438143" title="Jan262015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>As If Media Bias Had Nothing to Do with It</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/january/ChuckToddHoneymoon.jpg" width="300" /></span> “He [President Obama] got the post-election honeymoon, not the Republicans.”<br /><strong>— NBC’s Chuck Todd on<em> Nightly News</em> before the State of the Union on January 20.</strong><br /><br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/championing-obamas-big-government-generosity-slapping-gop-pettiness-and-disrespect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc American Sniper Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd Communism Cuba George Stephanopoulos Matt Lauer MSNBC NBC State of the Union Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:45:45 +0000 rich.noyes 48085 at http://mrc.org ABC’s Stephanopoulos Finds It Credible Barack Obama Can Be Another Ronald Reagan http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-finds-it-credible-barack-obama-can-be-another-ronald-reagan <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><img class="image-blog_body-100" src="http://www.newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-100/s3/images/Steph2015SOTU.jpg?itok=Ftu0lx0V" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" />Without laughing, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday’s <em>World News Tonight</em> advanced the White House hope that Barack Obama will be seen as Ronald Reagan was in 1987, as a President who rescued the economy and was rewarded by voters.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-finds-it-credible-barack-obama-can-be-another-ronald-reagan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama economy George Stephanopoulos Ronald Reagan State of the Union World News Tonight Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:48:31 +0000 rich.noyes 48054 at http://mrc.org Networks: American Sniper 'Igniting Debate' as It 'Glorifies Killing'? http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-american-sniper-igniting-debate-it-glorifies-killing <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> <p>All three network morning shows on Tuesday spun&nbsp;<em>American Sniper</em>&nbsp;as controversial and possibly as a movie that "glorifies killing." ABC, CBS and NBC played up attacks by Michael Moore, but they ignored the most incendiary part of the liberal filmmaker's comments. &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-american-sniper-igniting-debate-it-glorifies-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc American Sniper Byron Pitts cbs George Stephanopoulos hollywood NBC Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:17:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 48052 at http://mrc.org ABC Thrills Over Good Numbers for Obama, Downplayed Past Polls http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-thrills-over-good-numbers-obama-downplayed-past-polls <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> <p><em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;journalists on Monday eagerly promoted good news for Barack Obama. Co-host George Stephanopoulos hyped an ABC News/<em>Washington Post</em>&nbsp;survey "showing the President going to a pretty high approval ratings, going up to 50 percent, the highest he's had in 18 months."&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-thrills-over-good-numbers-obama-downplayed-past-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC News Barack Obama George Stephanopoulos Poll Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:59:06 +0000 scott.whitlock 48040 at http://mrc.org Flashback: Journalists Thrilled By All of Obama’s State of the Union Speeches http://mrc.org/biasalerts/flashback-journalists-thrilled-all-obamas-state-union-speeches <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/january/ABC2014SOTU.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="300" />Tuesday night, Barack Obama delivers his second-to-last State of the Union address, this time as a lame duck President with relatively <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html" target="_blank"><strong>low approval ratings</strong></a> and facing a Congress entirely controlled by the opposition party.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/flashback-journalists-thrilled-all-obamas-state-union-speeches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs Chris Matthews George Stephanopoulos MSNBC NBC State of the Union Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:21:29 +0000 rich.noyes 48037 at http://mrc.org ABC's George Stephanopoulos Fawns Over 'Heroic' Jimmy Carter: Still 'Going Strong' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-george-stephanopoulos-fawns-over-heroic-jimmy-carter-still-going-strong <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> <p>Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Friday fawned over Jimmy Carter. Though much of the interview with the "heroic" ex-President focused on his humanitarian work, Stephanopoulos also prompted Carter to push his liberal agenda.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-george-stephanopoulos-fawns-over-heroic-jimmy-carter-still-going-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Jimmy Carter Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:57:42 +0000 scott.whitlock 48031 at http://mrc.org ABC Hypes IRS Delaying Tax Refunds, More Identity Theft Due to Lacking of Funding from Congress http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-irs-delaying-tax-refunds-more-identity-theft-due-lacking-funding-congress <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 Wednesday, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>had a segment that promoted how, due to budget cuts, the IRS will be forced to&nbsp;<strong>“delay those refund checks,”&nbsp;“increase the risk of identity theft,”&nbsp;</strong>conduct&nbsp;<strong><strong>“46,000 fewer audits,”&nbsp;</strong></strong>and maintain an&nbsp;<strong>“IRS help line”&nbsp;</strong>that<strong>&nbsp;“is going to become much less helpful.”</strong></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/abc-hypes-irs-delaying-tax-refunds-more-identity-theft-due-lacking-funding-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc David Muir federalfunding funding George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America internal revenue service John Koskinen Jonathan Karl World News Tonight Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:12:24 +0000 curtis.houck 48013 at http://mrc.org 2015: Will GOP Congress Cooperate with Obama? 2007: Democrats Should Impeach Bush! http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/2015-will-gop-congress-cooperate-obama-2007-democrats-should-impeach-bush <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 style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BrianWilliamsShock.jpg" width="300" />This week the media greeted the new GOP Congress with fears about a conservative “kamikaze caucus,” pushing “confrontation with Obama,” and stressed that if Republicans were to be successful they needed to look less “scary,” as they pointed out the 114th Congress was “80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent of its members are Christian.” <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://mrc.org/media-reality-check/2015-will-gop-congress-cooperate-obama-2007-democrats-should-impeach-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs Charlie Gibson Diane Sawyer George Stephanopoulos Jonathan Karl Luke Russert Nancy Pelosi NBC Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:53:01 +0000 geoff.dickens 47966 at http://mrc.org Fox News Guest Slams Empty-Headed ABC: 'Like the Worst Local News' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fox-news-guest-slams-empty-headed-abc-worst-local-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Good Morning America's</em>&nbsp;keys to success: Replace hard news with tabloid stories&nbsp;and viral videos, that according to&nbsp;<em>Baltimore Sun</em>&nbsp;critic David Zurawik. The columnist appeared on Fox News, Sunday, and derided ABC's&nbsp;obsession with superficial topics: "This is what it looks like on a daily basis when video is driving what you do. And it's astonishing." &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fox-news-guest-slams-empty-headed-abc-worst-local-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Fox News George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Howard Kurtz Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:37:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 47940 at http://mrc.org Media Myth Exposed! Greg Orman Was No Independent http://mrc.org/biasalerts/media-myth-exposed-greg-orman-was-no-independent <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/GregOrman.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The campaign's worst-kept secret was uncovered when the <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article4332030.html"><em>Kansas City Sta</em>r</a>, on Sunday, reported that Democrats had financially backed so-called independent candidate Greg Orman in his race to unseat Republican incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/media-myth-exposed-greg-orman-was-no-independent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd George Stephanopoulos Greg Orman Kansas City Star Kelly O'Donnell Nancy Cordes Pat Roberts Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:11:43 +0000 geoff.dickens 47819 at http://mrc.org GMA Promotes Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program http://mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-promotes-michelle-obamas-school-lunch-program <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>provided First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program, entitled the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/HHFKA_080112.pdf"><em>Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act</em></a>, with some&nbsp;free publicity.</p><p>Co-host&nbsp;<strong>George Stephanopoulos touted how “new federal guidelines pushed by the First Lady have cafeterias serving up healthier foods. And a new study finds those lunches may be better than the ones parents pack for their kids.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-promotes-michelle-obamas-school-lunch-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Claire Shipman George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Michelle Obama school lunch Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:13:42 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47583 at http://mrc.org Halperin on ABC: GOP Must Take Risk and Confront Their Base http://mrc.org/biasalerts/halperin-abc-gop-must-take-risk-and-confront-their-base <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Appearing on ABC’s&nbsp;<em>This Week w/ George Stephanopoulos</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, Mark Halperin co-host of&nbsp;<em>With All Due Respect&nbsp;</em>on Bloomberg, pressed the GOP to take “take some risks” after winning control of the Senate during this year’s midterm elections.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking during a panel discussion,&nbsp;<strong>Halperin argued that the GOP runs the risk “standing up to the Tea Party caucus and talk radio” but that they must take risks “if they want to do what's good for their politics and good for the country.”&nbsp;</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/halperin-abc-gop-must-take-risk-and-confront-their-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc George Stephanopoulos John Heinemann Mark Halperin This Week Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:27:59 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47578 at http://mrc.org ABC Insists ‘The Republican Brand Is Still Very Damaged’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-insists-republican-brand-still-very-damaged <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite the Republican Party taking control of both houses of Congress as well as winning additional&nbsp;governors mansions, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;made sure to throw some cold water on the GOP victory.</p><p>On Wednesday morning,&nbsp;<strong>co-host George Stephanopoulos and ABC News Political Analyst Matthew Dowd pushed the line that despite the GOP's midterm victory&nbsp;“the Republican brand is still very damaged.”</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/130345" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-insists-republican-brand-still-very-damaged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms abc George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Matthew Dowd Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:49:08 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47534 at http://mrc.org