Ann Curry http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17908/all en CBS, NBC Censor Pope's Blast at Abortion, Euthanasia; ABC Barely Covers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-censor-popes-blast-abortion-euthanasia-abc-barely-covers <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/2014-11-16-ABC-GMA-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CBS and NBC's morning and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday ignored Pope Francis's condemnation of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and in-vitro fertilization during a Saturday meeting with Catholic doctors in Italy.</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-nbc-censor-popes-blast-abortion-euthanasia-abc-barely-covers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Abortion Ann Curry Catholic Church cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Euthanasia Good Morning America NBC NBC Nightly News Pope Francis Ron Claiborne Today Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:02:30 +0000 matthew.balan 47659 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes 'Often-Scrutinized' Hillary's 'Uncharacteristically Revealing' Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-often-scrutinized-hillarys-uncharacteristically-revealing-interview <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/2014-06-04-NBC-NN-Hillary.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 154px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 3px;" width="280" />Ann Curry, on Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, trumpeted that Hillary Clinton supposedly gave a "<strong>uncharacteristically revealing interview</strong>" to People magazine. Kelly O'Donnell filed a gushing report about how Mrs. Clinton apparently "has plenty to say," and spotlighted the former Secretary of State's new book.<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/nbc-hypes-often-scrutinized-hillarys-uncharacteristically-revealing-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Anne Kornblut Betsy Gleick campaign 2016 Hillary Clinton Kelly O'Donnell Monica Lewinsky NBC NBC Nighly News PeopleMagazine Washington Post Thu, 05 Jun 2014 01:48:52 +0000 matthew.balan 46401 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Continues to Fear Monger on Climate Change: ‘A Sobering Forecast’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-continues-fear-monger-climate-change-sobering-forecast <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>Once again, NBC was out to scare its viewers about the threat of man-made climate change. Appearing on the Sunday, May 4&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, Ann Curry narrated a 2 minute 30 second piece that attempted to instill panic in its viewers about the supposed dire state of the world’s climate.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Curry began her report by showing video of cars falling off of a street in Baltimore, Maryland after a heavy rainstorm before bemoaning that this “is one example of extreme weather events that may be more common in the future.”</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/nbc-continues-fear-monger-climate-change-sobering-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Climate Change Lester Holt NBC Nightly News Mon, 05 May 2014 13:14:13 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46163 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Documentary Ignores Skeptics, Insists ‘97 Percent’ Agree on Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-documentary-ignores-skeptics-insists-97-percent-agree-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ann Curry links ‘extremes’ cold, heat, drought, fire and more to global warming in spite of scientists who disagree. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The “Green is Universal” network is at it again, warning about the threat of man-made climate change. Ann Curry’s latest NBC production, “Our Year of Extremes” was billed as a documentary even though it was thoroughly alarmist and ignored plenty of scientific disagreement.</p><p dir="ltr">In the hour-long program Curry, kept up the hype about a connection between “extreme” weather events and global warming, presented “controversial” science about ice melt and staved off skepticism with claims of a 97 percent “consensus” on the issue of climate change.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-documentary-ignores-skeptics-insists-97-percent-agree-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media Politics 97 percent alarmist Ann Curry climate Climate Change consensus drought environment extreme weather Global Warming greenland heat ice melt NBC polar melt Roger Pielke Jr. Science scientific consensus Skeptics Weather Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:30:56 +0000 julia.seymour 45956 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Promotes Global Warming Special: 'Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-global-warming-special-did-climate-change-just-hit-home <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> Teasing an upcoming special on global warming hosted by Ann Curry, on Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, news anchor Natalie Morales hyped the danger: "The head of the World Bank is warning that climate change will lead to violent conflict over shortages of food and water. And this Sunday night, <strong>NBC's Ann Curry shows us how ordinary people are already witnessing the impact of rising global temperatures."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-04-NBC-TDAY-Morales.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-global-warming-special-did-climate-change-just-hit-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Global Warming Natalie Morales NBC Today Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:57:48 +0000 kyle.drennen 45930 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Applauds Budget Deal Ending 'Harshest Spending Cuts'; Bemoans 'Crisis' of Not Extending Jobless Benefits http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-applauds-budget-deal-ending-harshest-spending-cuts-bemoans-crisis-not-extending-joble <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> On Tuesday's <em>Nightly News</em>, after news broke of a budget deal in Congress, Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell announced: "...the usual Washington dysfunction is on hold tonight." She touted the agreement to anchor Brian Willams by noting: <strong>"It would also roll back some of the harshest automatic spending cuts</strong>, the sequester for the Pentagon and domestic programs." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-12-11-NBC-NN-BudgetDeal.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-applauds-budget-deal-ending-harshest-spending-cuts-bemoans-crisis-not-extending-joble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Budget congress Kelly O'Donnell NBC Nightly News unemployment benefits Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:30:33 +0000 kyle.drennen 45138 at http://www.mrc.org NBC 'Sounding the Alarm' on Climate Change: 'Industrialized World' Using More Than 'Fair Share' of Fossil Fuels http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-sounding-alarm-climate-change-industrialized-world-using-more-fair-share-fossil-fuels <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> Hyping a story on global warming for Tuesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, fill-in anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: <strong>"Sounding the alarm. A leaked report about the danger happening all around us tonight."</strong> Introducing the segment, Holt declared that the study "from one of the world's most prestigious groups of scientists...has a lot of people taking notice because of the alarming conclusions about climate change." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-08-20-NBC-NN-Curry.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-sounding-alarm-climate-change-industrialized-world-using-more-fair-share-fossil-fuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Climate Change fossil fuels ice NBC Nightly News Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:39:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 44325 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Parrots Iranian Propaganda: New 'Moderate' President 'Promising Sweeping Change' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-parrots-iranian-propaganda-new-moderate-president-promising-sweeping-change <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> On Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent Ann Curry reported from Tehran on the installation of new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, touting how the cleric "promises to change virtually everything Mahmoud Ahmandinejad has done." Moments later, she announced: <strong>"...today Iran has a moderate president promising sweeping change."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-08-05-NBC-CurryIran.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-parrots-iranian-propaganda-new-moderate-president-promising-sweeping-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Hassan Rouhani Iran NBC Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:06:59 +0000 kyle.drennen 44202 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Rock Center’ Blames America, and Texaco in Anti-Oil Tirade http://www.mrc.org/articles/rock-center-blames-america-and-texaco-anti-oil-tirade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBC pits tribes in ‘paradise’ against Ecuador’s government, U.S. and American oil company. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Ecuadorian villagers are upset and ready to fight to protect their rainforest homeland, from the government of Ecuador which has “launched a new oil boom,” according to NBC’s Ann Curry. But Curry turned this battle into an attack on the U.S. and Texaco, now owned by Chevron.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/rock-center-blames-america-and-texaco-anti-oil-tirade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment International Media Ann Curry Chevron donald moncayo drilling Ecuador Ecuador tribe energy kelly swing Lawsuit oil oil production Rock Center texaco Wed, 08 May 2013 18:46:55 +0000 julia.seymour 43512 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Curry: U.S. to Blame for 'Toxic Legacy' of Oil Drilling in the Amazon http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-curry-us-blame-toxic-legacy-oil-drilling-amazon <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> Previewing an upcoming story for NBC's <em>Rock Center</em> on Friday's <em>Today</em>, correspondent Ann Curry warned that tribes of the Amazon rain forest "are sharpening their spears and preparing their blow guns to fight Ecuador's new plan to auction as much as 8 million acres of the rain forest for oil drilling." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-05-03-NBC-TDAY-Curry.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-curry-us-blame-toxic-legacy-oil-drilling-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amazon Ann Curry environment NBC oil Today Fri, 03 May 2013 19:13:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 43467 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Reports Obama Administration Knew Terrorists Carried Out Libya Attack; NBC, CBS Out to Lunch http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-reports-obama-administration-knew-terrorists-carried-out-libya-attack-nbc-cbs-out-lun <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_375/main_photos/2012/September/2012-09-28-ABC-WN-Tapper.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />ABC's Jake Tapper's Thursday report on <em>World News</em> stands alone as the only Big Three coverage so far of what <em>The Daily Beast</em>'s Eli Lake <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/26/u-s-officials-knew-libya-attacks-were-work-of-al-qaeda-affiliates.html" target="_blank">reported on Wednesday</a> -- that U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-reports-obama-administration-knew-terrorists-carried-out-libya-attack-nbc-cbs-out-lun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Ann Curry cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Chris Stevens Jake Tapper John Miller Libya Margaret Brennan NBC Today Tom Brokaw World News Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:35:00 +0000 matthew.balan 41376 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's GMA, NBC's Today Fail to Report Susan Rice's Now-Disputed Claims About Libya Consulate Attack http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-gma-nbcs-today-fail-report-susan-rices-now-disputed-claims-about-libya-consulate-att <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_375/main_photos/2012/September/2012-09-16-ABC-ThisWeek-Rice_0.jpg" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> hasn't once reported on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's claim on the September 16 edition of <em>This Week</em> that the terrorist attack on the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-gma-nbcs-today-fail-report-susan-rices-now-disputed-claims-about-libya-consulate-att" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Ann Curry Brian Williams Good Morning America Jonathan Karl Lama Hasan Libya Lisa Myers Meet the Press Natalie Morale NBC Susan Rice This Week Today Fri, 28 Sep 2012 03:49:38 +0000 matthew.balan 41364 at http://www.mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2012 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2012 <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> The Media Research Center has been showcasing the most egregious bias we have uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of our 25 years, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big <a href="http://www.mrc.org/gala2012"><strong>25th Anniversary Gala</strong></a> tomorrow evening. (Click <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/mrc-25th-anniversary"><strong>here</strong></a> for posts recounting the worst of <strong>1988 through 2011</strong>.)<br /> <br /> Today, the worst bias of <strong>2012</strong> (so far): <em>Newsweek</em> sees Barack Obama as “grotesquely underappreciated,” afflicted by critics who are simply “dumb;” Chief Justice John Roberts becomes a media hero by voting to save ObamaCare; and an ex-CNN correspondent charges Republicans are trying to take the country back “to the good old days of Jim Crow.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Barack Obama Bob Franken MRC 25th Anniversary NBC Newsweek Paul Ryan Racism Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 rich.noyes 41322 at http://www.mrc.org Oops: Alessandra Stanley Imagines a Farewell 'Highlight Reel' for Ann Curry http://www.mrc.org/articles/oops-alessandra-stanley-imagines-farewell-highlight-reel-ann-curry <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>Alessandra Stanley, the New York Times error-prone television-beat reporter, messed up another tribute to a fellow journalist. The paper attached this corection to the online version of Stanley's Friday "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/arts/television/ann-currys-tearful-goodbye-from-today.html">TV Watch</a>" column on Ann Curry's final appearance as host of the NBC Today show:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/oops-alessandra-stanley-imagines-farewell-highlight-reel-ann-curry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Alessandra Stanley Ann Curry Corrections Gaffes Television Today Show Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:25:29 +0000 clay.waters 40551 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Are Obama Daughters the President's 'Secret Weapon'? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-are-obama-daughters-presidents-secret-weapon <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> Trying to do some cheerleading for President Obama on Friday, NBC's <em>Today</em> touted the First Daughters as a major boon to his reelection, as co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: "...with the ele<img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-06-22-NBC-TDAY-ObamaGirls.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 179px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />ction just about five months away, Malia and Sasha are stepping forward a little bit. <strong>So are they a good way to connect with </strong><strong>voters?...are they his secret weapon in the upcoming campaign?"</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-are-obama-daughters-presidents-secret-weapon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Barack Obama Campaign 2012 Kristen Welker Matt Lauer NBC Tdoay Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:21:12 +0000 kyle.drennen 40475 at http://www.mrc.org