News Analysis Division http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19165/all en CBS, NBC Skip Obama Saluting Marines With Coffee Cup in Hand http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-skip-obama-saluting-marines-coffee-cup-hand <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>When President Barack Obama stepped off of Marine One today in New York City on Tuesday for a series of meetings at the United Nations, he&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://instagram.com/p/tS2r-hwina/?utm_source=partner&amp;utm_medium=embed&amp;utm_campaign=video" href="http://instagram.com/p/tS2r-hwina/?utm_source=partner&amp;utm_medium=embed&amp;utm_campaign=video" target="_blank">chose to salute</a>&nbsp;the two U.S. Marines saluting him at the bottom of the helicopter with a coffee cup in hand in what many have seen as an unprofessional gesture.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-skip-obama-saluting-marines-coffee-cup-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir marines NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:25:35 +0000 curtis.houck 47212 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Reporters Thrilled U.S. In 'Position of Strength'...On Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-reporters-thrilled-us-position-strengthon-climate-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 her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host and NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, along with chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson, gushed over President Obama's effort to push the climate change agenda. Mitchell touted how Obama "will be delivering remarks at the United Nations Climate Action Summit" and "is expected to <strong>call on world leaders to follow the U.S. lead on climate change..."</strong><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-reporters-thrilled-us-position-strengthon-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Anne Thompson Barack Obama Climate Change MSNBC Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:15:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 47211 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Williams Praises Global Warming Marchers Despite ‘Mountains of Trash Left Behind’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-praises-global-warming-marchers-despite-mountains-trash-left-behind <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>Leading the way in promoting them was&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor Brian Williams, who told viewers in a 25-second news brief that the&nbsp;<strong>“coordinated marches calling attention to climate change drew some huge crowds in big cities”</strong>&nbsp;and brushed off the fact that there were&nbsp;<strong>“nay-sayers</strong><strong>&nbsp;pointing to the&nbsp;mountains of trash left behind and the carbon footprint of the traffic jams that were caused by the march”</strong>&nbsp;as reason to criticize the hundreds of thousands marching.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-praises-global-warming-marchers-despite-mountains-trash-left-behind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Climate Change Global Warming NBC NBC Nightly News Protesters Scott Pelley Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:58:19 +0000 curtis.houck 47210 at http://www.mrc.org Oops: NY Times Corrects Its False Claim About Bush's Iraq Coalition http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oops-ny-times-corrects-its-false-claim-about-bushs-iraq-coalition <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/NYT_0.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />The New York Times fessed up in its Tuesday edition about an erroneous claim it made nearly two weeks earlier. Mark Landler, in his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/world/middleeast/obama-speech-isis.html">reporting </a>on President Obama's September 10, 2014 prime time address on ISIS, asserted in an article the following morning that "<strong>unlike Mr. Bush in the Iraq war, Mr. Obama has sought to surround the United States with partners</strong>."</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/oops-ny-times-corrects-its-false-claim-about-bushs-iraq-coalition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama George W. Bush Iraq Mark Landler New York Times Syria Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:30:31 +0000 matthew.balan 47208 at http://www.mrc.org Ed Schultz's Ratings Plummet as He Obsesses Over Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultzs-ratings-plummet-he-obsesses-over-climate-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ed Schultz's ratings&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/friday-cable-ratings-msnbcs-ed-schultz-drops-to-41k-in-demo/">continued to plummet</a>&nbsp;last week, falling to just 41 thousand in a key demographic. So, how did the MSNBC host respond to the&nbsp;bad news? He opened his show on Monday by demanding that other journalists focus more on climate change. Regarding a global warming protest&nbsp;in New York City, Schultz demanded, "Ask yourself a question.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultzs-ratings-plummet-he-obsesses-over-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Climate Change Ed Schultz Ed Show Global Warming MSNBC ratings Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:47 +0000 scott.whitlock 47205 at http://www.mrc.org Bill Clinton Praises Charlie Rose: 'You Interview Everybody the Same' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bill-clinton-praises-charlie-rose-you-interview-everybody-same <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>Sitting down with <em>CBS This Morning</em> co-host Charlie Rose at Monday's Clinton Global Initiative conference, former President Bill Clinton fawned over the longtime PBS interviewer: <strong>"The reason I like your program is you interview everybody the same.</strong> And you ask hard questions, just like you threw a few zingers at me, but you always give people the chance to tell their story....<strong>You never go into an interview...with the purpose of really just screwing the person you're interviewing..."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a target="_blank" href="/sites/default/files/uploads</em></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/bill-clinton-praises-charlie-rose-you-interview-everybody-same" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Clinton Global Initiative PBS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:52 +0000 kyle.drennen 47204 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0 <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><a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets">Washington Secrets</a>” column.</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="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:33 +0000 brent.baker 44669 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Refuse to Cover DOJ Baring Media from Ferguson Town Halls http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-cover-doj-baring-media-ferguson-town-halls <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>Starting on Monday night, a series of town hall meetings in Ferguson, Missouri began taking place in light of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in conjunction with the Department of Justice (DOJ) that will be closed to the media. When it came to the major broadcast networks reporting this censoring of the press, none of them chose to cover it.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-cover-doj-baring-media-ferguson-town-halls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley DOJ ferguson Ferguson Missouri Justice Department Michael Brown Michael Brown shooting Missouri MSNBC NBC NBC Nightly News World News Tonight Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:25:25 +0000 curtis.houck 47203 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Nightly News Spins ‘Thought-Provoking’ Piece on Teachers With Guns Story As Big Risk http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-spins-thought-provoking-piece-teachers-guns-story-big-risk <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 Monday night’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, the program took a look at how Utah is now allowing teachers to obtain concealed carry permits to have firearms in their schools after training and continually passing background checks.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-spins-thought-provoking-piece-teachers-guns-story-big-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Cynthia McFadden Gun Control NBC NBC Nightly News Sandy Hook shooting Utah Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:06:36 +0000 curtis.houck 47202 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Brian Stelter Hints Liberal Anthony Weiner is Non-Partisan http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-brian-stelter-hints-liberal-anthony-weiner-non-partisan <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/2014-09-21-CNN-RS-Stelter.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />On Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em>, CNN's Brian Stelter touted a disgraced former representative as a non-partisan pundit and as an expert on media bias: "<strong>Now, I could bring in two partisan commentators now to argue about the media</strong>, but I'd rather from someone who's been in the <strong>glare of the news media</strong> – someone who's all too familiar with what happens <strong>when you go from darling </strong></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/cnns-brian-stelter-hints-liberal-anthony-weiner-non-partisan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Weiner Brian Stelter CNN Fox News Fox News Channel Media Bias MSNBC Reliable Sources Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:58:35 +0000 matthew.balan 47201 at http://www.mrc.org Ken Burns Excuses Media Covering Up 'Distracting' 'Gotcha Things' for JFK and FDR http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ken-burns-excuses-media-covering-distracting-gotcha-things-jfk-and-fdr <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>In an interview with Ken Burns on Sunday's web-based <em>Meet the Press</em> feature <em>Press Pass</em>, moderator Chuck Todd asked the historian and film-maker about his PBS documentary on the Roosevelts: "It's amazing what the press didn't cover....I mean, and if they had, obviously it could have changed history." Burns responded: </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/ken-burns-excuses-media-covering-distracting-gotcha-things-jfk-and-fdr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd FDR JFK Ken Burns NBC Press Pass Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:22:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 47200 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Ignore Leon Panetta’s Criticism of Obama’s ISIS Strategy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-ignore-leon-panettas-criticism-obamas-isis-strategy <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>Starting Friday night, CBS began previewing an exclusive <em>60 Minutes</em> interview with Leon Panetta, which aired Sunday night, where the former Secretary of Defense said he had advised President Obama to arm the Syrian rebels as early as 2012.</p><p>Despite Panetta’s criticism of President Obama’s strategy to combat ISIS, ABC and NBC have ignored the story altogether&nbsp;since the preview for the interview first aired on Friday’s&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News w/ Scott Pelley</em>.</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-and-nbc-ignore-leon-panettas-criticism-obamas-isis-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs ISIS Leon Panetta NBC Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:12:57 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47193 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hosts Gush: Dem Senator Helping With Keg Stand 'Wins Her Votes' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hosts-gush-dem-senator-helping-keg-stand-wins-her-votes <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>The hosts on NBC's <em>Today</em> spent over a minute of air time on Monday applauding Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu for helping a fan tailgating at an LSU football game do a keg stand. Co-host Matt Lauer touted how <strong>Landrieu "may do just about anything to get your vote"</strong> given that she was "in the middle of a really tough reelection campaign."<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-hosts-gush-dem-senator-helping-keg-stand-wins-her-votes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hoda Kotb LSU Mary Landrieu Matt Lauer NBC Today Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:12:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 47192 at http://www.mrc.org Sunday Shows Hype Liberal Hopes: ‘Anti Anti-Tax Fever’ and GOP Mid-Term ‘Momentum Stalling’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sunday-shows-hype-liberal-hopes-anti-anti-tax-fever-and-gop-mid-term-momentum-stalling <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>If it’s Sunday, it’s time to advance liberal hopes. NBC’s <em>Meet the Press with Chuck Todd</em> and ABC’s <em>This Week with George Stephanopoulos</em> both opened by plugging segments which forwarded the hope liberal Democratic dreams are becoming reality.</p><p>“Some Americans suddenly saying tax cutting has gone too far,” NBC host Chuck Todd announced, leading into a soundbite from a man in Kansas: “It’s been a train wreck.” Todd picked up: “Could Republicans now become the victims of a new anti anti-tax fever?”</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="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sunday-shows-hype-liberal-hopes-anti-anti-tax-fever-and-gop-mid-term-momentum-stalling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional Chuck Todd Meet the Press This Week Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:33:33 +0000 brent.baker 47190 at http://www.mrc.org Media Upset by Amnesty Delay; Double Standard on Coalitions http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-upset-amnesty-delay-double-standard-coalitions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 18 </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/Sept222014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=604299" title="Sept222014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Media Slam Obama from the Left on Amnesty Delay</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img width="267" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/2014-09-07-Univision-Ramos.jpg" style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" /></span>&nbsp;“President @BarackObama once again delays action on immigration. He promised on June 30th to act before the end of the summer. Now he won’t.”<br />&nbsp;“A promise is a promise/ Una promesa es una promesa”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-upset-amnesty-delay-double-standard-coalitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Amnesty Bill Maher cbs Chuck Todd CNN immigration ISIS Joe Klein Jorge Ramos NBC New York Times Terrorism univision Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:07:44 +0000 rich.noyes 47189 at http://www.mrc.org