Brian Williams https://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17874/all en Wincing When Hillary's Honesty Questioned; Brian Williams, 'Purveyor of Truth and Justice' https://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/wincing-when-hillarys-honesty-questioned-brian-williams-purveyor-truth-and-justice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 29, 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="https://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="https://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/Feb82016.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=299249" title="Feb82016.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Holt to Hillary: I “Winced” When You Were Called Dishonest</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/143643" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></span> “I want to ask you about a moment at the town hall the other day. A young man, a Bernie Sanders supporter, stood up and said young people don’t trust you....And when he said that, I winced. And I was wondering, you’ve obviously been in tough battles, political battles, but do you get your feelings hurt sometimes?”</p><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/wincing-when-hillarys-honesty-questioned-brian-williams-purveyor-truth-and-justice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs Chris Matthews Hillary Clinton Lee Cowan Lester Holt MSNBC NBC presidential candidates Rachel Maddow Ted Cruz Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:33:00 +0000 rich.noyes 49870 at https://www.mrc.org Flashback: 15 Times the Media Politicized Hurricane Katrina https://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/flashback-15-times-media-politicized-hurricane-katrina <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/KatrinaSatellite2.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and it wasn’t long after the devastation that liberal reporters, hosts and columnists politicized the tragedy - from the left. Everything from George W. Bush’s “big oil” buddies to America’s racism to even tax cuts were blamed for the high human toll. <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="https://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/flashback-15-times-media-politicized-hurricane-katrina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Brian Williams cbs CNN George W. Bush Howell Raines Hurricane Katrina MSNBC Nancy Giles NBC Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:58:26 +0000 geoff.dickens 49631 at https://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Reporting https://www.mrc.org/cartoons/brian-williams-reporting <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2449" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="https://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-T-Ball.jpg?1435344515" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 24, 2015 - 2:46pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Media baseball Brian Williams cartoon Humor MSNBC news t-ball Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:48:35 +0000 julia.seymour 49242 at https://www.mrc.org Boosting Bush: Liberal Media Pushes Jeb to Whack Conservatives https://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/boosting-bush-liberal-media-pushes-jeb-whack-conservatives <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/JebJumpsIn.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Jeb Bush’s entry into the 2016 GOP primary race hands the liberal media an establishment candidate that they enjoy using as a tool to whack conservatives. Bush’s stances on immigration, Common Core and other issues have drawn praise from the likes of Chris Matthews who cooed: “He wants to run on his own terms. He’s not going to become a wacko bird. He’s not going to join the clown car...he believes in Common Core education. He believes in immigration.” </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="https://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/boosting-bush-liberal-media-pushes-jeb-whack-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Brian Williams Chris Matthews Diane Sawyer E.J. Dionne Jeb Bush Peter Alexander Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:36:13 +0000 geoff.dickens 49137 at https://www.mrc.org Ripping Rubio: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Florida Senator https://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ripping-rubio-medias-worst-attacks-florida-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/2013-02-13-CNN-Blitzer-Career-Ender.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Not long after he arrived on the national scene in 2010 Republican Senator and forthcoming presidential candidate Marco Rubio was exploited by the liberal media as a way to depict Republicans as anti-immigrant. Anchors like ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Rose portrayed him as a token Latino in the GOP. MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch actually hurled a racial slur against Rubio, calling him a “coconut.” &nbsp;<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="https://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ripping-rubio-medias-worst-attacks-florida-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Brian Williams Donny Deutsch George Stephanopoulos Marco Rubio Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:18:58 +0000 geoff.dickens 48659 at https://www.mrc.org Amidst NBC News Shakeup, MRC's Brent Bozell Asks: Will New Leadership Make Any Difference? https://www.mrc.org/press-releases/amidst-nbc-news-shakeup-mrcs-brent-bozell-asks-will-new-leadership-make-any-differenc <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/NBCAndrewLack.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" width="300" height="175" />RESTON, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after it was announced that NBCUniversal is shaking up its news division in the wake of a string of embarrassing scandals that have culminated in its suspension of Brian Williams, anchor of <em>NBC Nightly News</em>. For several years, NBC News has been plagued with controversy and ineptitude.</p><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/press-releases/amidst-nbc-news-shakeup-mrcs-brent-bozell-asks-will-new-leadership-make-any-differenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases Andrew Lack brent bozell Brian Williams MSNBC NBC Pat Fili-Krushel Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:05:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 48391 at https://www.mrc.org Delaying Obama’s Amnesty = Putting History on Hold https://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/delaying-obamas-amnesty-putting-history-hold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 4 </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="https://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="https://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/February232015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=298685" title="February232015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Delaying Obama’s Amnesty = Putting History on Hold</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/february/HoltImmigration.JPG" width="300" /></span>“The showdown over immigration takes a dramatic turn: A last-minute ruling dashes American dreams for millions of families under the threat of deportation.”<br /><strong>— Fill-in anchor Lester Holt opening the <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, February 17.</strong><br /></p><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/delaying-obamas-amnesty-putting-history-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Brian Williams cbs Chris Matthews Climate Change CNN immigration Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC Muslims NBC Racism Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:49:50 +0000 rich.noyes 48289 at https://www.mrc.org MRC Poll: Most Americans Say Brian Williams Should Have Been Fired, Should Still Resign https://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-poll-most-americans-say-brian-williams-should-have-been-fired-should-still-resign <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">RESTON, VA – A new poll commissioned by the Media Research Center reveals that the tales Brian Williams told – which led to his eventual suspension without pay – have severely undermined his credibility with the American people.</p><p>In a survey of 1,007 respondents:</p><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-poll-most-americans-say-brian-williams-should-have-been-fired-should-still-resign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Brian Williams NBC Polls public opinion Scandal Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:17:01 +0000 Claire Chretien 48280 at https://www.mrc.org MRC's Bozell: NBC Chooses Dishonest Superstar Over Professionalism and Ethics https://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-bozell-nbc-chooses-dishonest-superstar-over-professionalism-and-ethics <p><em>MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Tuesday night in reaction to NBC's decision to suspend </em>Nightly News<em> anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months:</em></p><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-bozell-nbc-chooses-dishonest-superstar-over-professionalism-and-ethics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Brian Williams ethics honesty NBC Nightly News Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:36:40 +0000 rich.noyes 48213 at https://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Promoting Congressional Medal of Honor in 2013: ‘We Can All Be Honest Here’ https://www.mrc.org/articles/brian-williams-promoting-congressional-medal-honor-2013-we-can-all-be-honest-here <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Williams sits on board of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While promoting a curriculum produced by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, NBC anchor Brian Williams stated “now I’m cleansed, I’ve made my bias out in the open. We can all be honest here.” These statements became ironic in light of Williams’ now debunked claim that a helicopter he was in during the Iraq War came under RPG fire.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/articles/brian-williams-promoting-congressional-medal-honor-2013-we-can-all-be-honest-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Media Patriotism Brian Williams Medal of Honor Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:02:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 48210 at https://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Sits on Board of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation https://www.mrc.org/articles/brian-williams-sits-board-congressional-medal-honor-foundation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Williams fabricated Iraq War story in 2003, sat on foundation board since 2005. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Oh, the irony … Brian Williams, the NBC “Nightly News” anchor who fabricated a story about being shot at by an RPG while in a helicopter in Iraq, is “a member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation,” according to his bio on the <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3667173/ns/nbc_nightly_news_with_brian_williams-about_us/t/brian-williams/#.VNOae2h4p4d">NBC News website</a>. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/articles/brian-williams-sits-board-congressional-medal-honor-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Brian Williams Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:07:40 +0000 mike.ciandella 48170 at https://www.mrc.org Championing Obama's Big Government 'Generosity,' Slapping GOP 'Pettiness' and 'Disrespect' https://www.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="https://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="https://www.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="https://www.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 https://www.mrc.org Networks Combine for Two Minutes on Fall of Yemen’s Government; Spend 11 Minutes on Deflategate https://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-combine-two-minutes-fall-yemens-government-spend-11-minutes-deflategate <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 Thursday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC each covered the news that the United States-backed government in Yemen&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/aden-ports-reopened-but-rebels-still-outside-presidential-palace-and-residence/2015/01/22/d3563d88-a1ba-11e4-91fc-7dff95a14458_story.html?hpid=z1" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/aden-ports-reopened-but-rebels-still-outside-presidential-palace-and-residence/2015/01/22/d3563d88-a1ba-11e4-91fc-7dff95a14458_story.html?hpid=z1" target="_blank">had fallen</a>&nbsp;after rebels stormed the capital</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="https://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-combine-two-minutes-fall-yemens-government-spend-11-minutes-deflategate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir Deflategate Drone Strikes Drones foreign policy Martha Raddatz Middle East NBC News NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Scott Pelley War on terrorism World News Tonight Yemen Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:00:57 +0000 curtis.houck 48080 at https://www.mrc.org NBC’s Williams Frets Influx of American Money Will Damage Cuban Revolution https://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-frets-influx-american-money-will-damage-cuban-revolution <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/january/BWilliams-Cubanwoman-NBCNN-2015-01-21.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />Talking to a Cuban woman in Havana, <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams despaired over what an influx of American tourists would mean to the wonders of the communist “revolution” with its 50-plus year-old cars: “When Americans are here and planes and hotels and the cars are 2015 cars and not 1958 cars, what happens to the revolution?”<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="https://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-frets-influx-american-money-will-damage-cuban-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Cuba NBC Nightly News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:12:29 +0000 brent.baker 48069 at https://www.mrc.org NBC’s Chris Jansing Gushes Over ‘an Energized, Combative President’; Scolds Boehner for Inviting Netanyahu https://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-chris-jansing-gushes-over-energized-combative-president-scolds-boehner-inviting-neta <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>NBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing did her best to provide some White House spin during Wednesday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, hailing President Obama as&nbsp;<strong>“an energized, combative President”</strong>&nbsp;whose policies made for a<strong>&nbsp;“carefully choreographed, populist message with the details generally panned by Republicans.”</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="https://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-chris-jansing-gushes-over-energized-combative-president-scolds-boehner-inviting-neta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams Chris Jansing Conservatives and Republicans David Muir economy Jonathan Karl Liberals & Democrats NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama State of the Union World News Tonight Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:22:28 +0000 curtis.houck 48067 at https://www.mrc.org