CBS Evening News http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17904/all en NBC Spotlights Bloomberg Blasting FAA For Suspending Flights to Israel; ABC, CBS Omit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit <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>Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> was the sole Big Three evening newscast to notice the criticism of the Obama administration banning U.S. airliners from traveling to Israel. Prominent politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, including Senator Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have denounced this move by the FAA.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CNN FAA Gaza Israel Michael Bloomberg NBC NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Ted Cruz The Lead Wolf Blitzer World News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:07:31 +0000 matthew.balan 46768 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore GAO's Study on ObamaCare Accepting Fake Applications; NBC Touts Enrollment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-gaos-study-obamacare-accepting-fake-applications-nbc-touts-enrollment <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-23-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />The Big Three networks' morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Government Accountability Office's investigation of ObamaCare's sign-up process that uncovered that fraudulent documents were able to procure federal health plans and subsidies.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-gaos-study-obamacare-accepting-fake-applications-nbc-touts-enrollment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amy Goldstein Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning GAO NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Washington Post Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:27:50 +0000 matthew.balan 46767 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's Flip-Flop http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-archie-taking-bullet-gay-friend-inadvertently-reveals-publishers-flip-flop <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-16-CBS-EN-Archie_Cover.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's <em>CBS Evening News</em>, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie <strong>takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend</strong>." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "<strong>trying to make a political statement with this comic book</strong>" [MP3 audio <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/de</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-archie-taking-bullet-gay-friend-inadvertently-reveals-publishers-flip-flop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Mason Archie Andrews cbs CBS Evening News Guns Homosexuality Jon Goldwater Scott Pelley Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:10:34 +0000 matthew.balan 46723 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Shamelessly Hypes Climate Change Will Cause More Turbulence for Airplanes http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-shamelessly-hypes-climate-change-will-cause-more-turbulence-airplanes <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><img style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-16-CBS-EN-Pelley.JPG" />Wednesday's <em>CBS Evening News</em> unsurprisingly spotlighted a recent study that asserted that turbulence will become more common due to climate change during a news brief about the injuries on an international flight that encountered such unsettled air.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-shamelessly-hypes-climate-change-will-cause-more-turbulence-airplanes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News Climate Change Global Warming NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley World News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:25 +0000 matthew.balan 46715 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Continues Blackout of Latest VA Hearing, Highlights Giant African Snails Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-continues-blackout-latest-va-hearing-highlights-giant-african-snails-instead <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 night, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a highly contentious hearing featuring Allison Hickey, chief of the VA’s benefits division and VA whistleblower Kristen Ruell. Despite the new details in the VA scandal, NBC has yet to acknowledge the hearings’ existence on any of its morning or evening news broadcasts.&nbsp;</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-continues-blackout-latest-va-hearing-highlights-giant-african-snails-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer cbs CBS Evening News NBC NBC Nightly News VA Scandal Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:20:41 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46702 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-09-ABC-WN-Sawyer.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />On Wednesday, ABC and CBS's evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin's Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for corruption.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Democrats Diane Sawyer Hurricane Katrina Name That Party NBC NBC Nightly News Party Identification ray nagin Scott Pelley World News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:15:52 +0000 matthew.balan 46662 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Ignores Protests in Hong Kong; CBS and ABC Cover, But Won't Label Chinese Govt. Communist http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-protests-hong-kong-cbs-and-abc-cover-wont-label-chinese-govt-communist <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-02-CBS-EN-Pelley.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Tuesday. That day, ABC's <em>World News</em> labeled the demonstration "<strong>one of the largest marches in Hong Kong's history</strong>" during an 18-second news brief, but failed to mention that the communist Chinese government was the target of the participants.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-protests-hong-kong-cbs-and-abc-cover-wont-label-chinese-govt-communist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning China communist David Muir Good Morning America Hong Kong Margaret Brennan NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Seth Doane Today World News Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:25:03 +0000 matthew.balan 46613 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Ignore SCOTUS Ruling Against Unions and New V.A. Chief Nomination http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-ignore-scotus-ruling-against-unions-and-new-va-chief-nomination <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, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to labor unions seeking to obtain more control over public employees who do not want to join the union.&nbsp;<strong>Despite the setback for union bosses,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News&nbsp;</em>was the only network evening news broadcast&nbsp;to cover the ruling on Monday evening.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-ignore-scotus-ruling-against-unions-and-new-va-chief-nomination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS Evening News NBC Nightly News SCOTUS VA Scandal Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:17:32 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46594 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Ignores 'Scathing' New Report on V.A. Scandal; CBS and NBC Cover http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-scathing-new-report-va-scandal-cbs-and-nbc-cover <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><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-27-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" height="158" width="280" />Friday's <em>World News</em> on ABC glossed over the release of Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rob Nabors's report on the scandal at the Veterans Administration. President Obama had sent Nabors to look into the long wait times at veterans hospitals nationwide. Instead, the evening newscast set aside almost two minutes of air time to a woman, who is eight months pregnant, competing in a track and field competition.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-scathing-new-report-va-scandal-cbs-and-nbc-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News NBC NBC Nightly News Rob Nabors Scott Pelley Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs World News Wyatt Andrews Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:07:49 +0000 matthew.balan 46583 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Finally Covers House Speaker's Lawsuit Against Obama Administration http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-finally-covers-house-speakers-lawsuit-against-obama-administration <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><img style="width: 280px; height: 158px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-26-CBS-TM-ODonnell.JPG" />CBS lifted its blackout of House Speaker John Boehner's planned lawsuit against the Obama White House with a 15-second news brief on Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>. The network follows in the footsteps of NBC, which first mentioned the story a day earlier on Wednesday's <em>Today</em>, and ABC on Wednesday's <em>World News</em>.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-finally-covers-house-speakers-lawsuit-against-obama-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning congress Good Morning America John Boehner NBC Norah O'Donnell Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:59:07 +0000 matthew.balan 46571 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Maintains Blackout on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama White House http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-maintains-blackout-speaker-boehners-lawsuit-against-obama-white-house <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-25-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />Wednesday's <em>CBS Evening News</em> ignored House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its use of executive orders.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-maintains-blackout-speaker-boehners-lawsuit-against-obama-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News congress Diane Sawyer John Boehner NBC NBC Nightly News World News Thu, 26 Jun 2014 02:08:39 +0000 matthew.balan 46566 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Finally Notice IRS's 'Black Eye' Due to 'Lost' Lois Lerner E-Mails http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-finally-notice-irss-black-eye-due-lost-lois-lerner-e-mails <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><img style="width: 280px; height: 157px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-20-NBC-Williams_large.JPG" />The Big Three networks' Friday evening newscasts finally noticed the latest development in the IRS scandal (they <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lois-lerners-hard-drive-destroyed-big-three-evening-newscasts-ignore">omitted it</a> on Thursday), after Rep. Paul Ryan grilled Commissioner John Koskinen earlier in the day.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-finally-notice-irss-black-eye-due-lost-lois-lerner-e-mails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News David Muir IRS Jeff Zeleny John Koskinen Lois Lerner Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News Paul Ryan Sharyn Alfonsi World News Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:52:52 +0000 matthew.balan 46521 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Uses Father of California Shooting Victim to Push Gun Control http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-uses-father-california-shooting-victim-push-gun-control <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><em>CBS Evening News&nbsp;</em>seems to have shifted from merely reporting the news to becoming an advocate. On Tuesday, June 17, fill-in host Jeff Glor introduced a segment on gun control that sounded more like anti-gun propaganda from Michael Bloomberg than an actual news report.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Glor began by hyping “Today, the man who reenergized the movement for stricter gun laws took his fight to the nation's capital.&nbsp; Last month, Richard Martinez lost his son, one of six student shots or stabbed to death near the University of California Santa Barbara.”</strong>&nbsp;</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-uses-father-california-shooting-victim-push-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News gun control Nancy Cordes Jeff Glor Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:43:01 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46490 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Too Busy With O.J. Simpson Police Chase Anniversary To Cover V.A. Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-too-busy-oj-simpson-police-chase-anniversary-cover-va-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-11-CBS-Pelley_large.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 154px; float: right; margin: 3px;" /><em>CBS Evening News</em> was the only Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to report that the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the V.A. scandal. Neither ABC's <em>World News</em> nor <em>NBC Nightly News</em> covered this latest development in the ongoing controversy. Instead, both programs devoted air time to the 20th anniversary of O.J.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-too-busy-oj-simpson-police-chase-anniversary-cover-va-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News David Muir Elaine Quijano FBI James Comey Josh Mankiewicz NBC NBC Nightly News O.J. Simpson Rebecca Jarvis Scott Pelley Veterans Affairs World News Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:05:54 +0000 matthew.balan 46454 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Big Three’ Networks Ignore Latest ObamaCare Delay http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-networks-ignore-latest-obamacare-delay <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 Tuesday, June 10, the Obama Administration<strong>&nbsp;issued a delay that will allow 18 states not to implement a portion of ObamaCare’s small business health insurance exchange until 2016.</strong></p><p>Despite the delay, which was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, all three network evening news broadcasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC ignored the story on Tuesday evening.&nbsp;</p><p>From&nbsp;<a href="http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/208859-administration-allows-new-o-care-delay-for-18-states">The Hill</a>:&nbsp;</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-networks-ignore-latest-obamacare-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News cbs CBS Evening News NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:50:49 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46441 at http://www.mrc.org