BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en CBS Uses Ferguson to Lament Burdens on Obama Regarding Race Relations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-uses-ferguson-lament-burdens-obama-regarding-race-relations <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>The&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>&nbsp;used the conclusion of its Tuesday night broadcast to lament and highlight the instances in which President Barack Obama has commented on the issue of race and how the events in Ferguson, Missouri have&nbsp;<strong>“tested once more”&nbsp;</strong>the President who has&nbsp;<strong>“willingly shouldered the burden of a nation fractured along racial lines”</strong>&nbsp;despite his&nbsp;<strong>“unrealistic expectations of healing”&nbsp;</strong>these divisions.</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-uses-ferguson-lament-burdens-obama-regarding-race-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley ferguson Ferguson Missouri Major Garrett Michael Brown President Barack Obama President Obama Race Issues race relations Scott Pelley Trayvon Martin Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:26:31 +0000 curtis.houck 47732 at http://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Laments Ferguson Grand Jury ‘Failed To Come Up With Charges’ Against Darren Wilson http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-laments-ferguson-grand-jury-failed-come-charges-against-darren-wilson <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, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri found no probable cause to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Following the grand jury’s ruling, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) all broke from their regular prime time programming to announce the decision. Unlike ABC and CBS,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor Brian Williams failed to mention any of the actual facts of the case or legal rationale for the grand jury’s decision when he expressed his dissatisfaction with the case’s outcome.&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/brian-williams-laments-ferguson-grand-jury-failed-come-charges-against-darren-wilson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Darren Wilson Michael Brown NBC Nightly News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:25:09 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47731 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Wonders If Ferguson Prosecutor Should 'Overrule the Grand Jury' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-wonders-if-ferguson-prosecutor-should-overrule-grand-jury <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 width="280" height="158" style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-25-CNN-ES-Cuomo.jpg" />Two CNN anchors channeled the supporters of Michael Brown's family on Tuesday's <em>Early Start</em>, as they played up how St. Louis County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch presented the Brown case to a grand jury, instead of pursuing charges himself.</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/cnn-wonders-if-ferguson-prosecutor-should-overrule-grand-jury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BenFerguson Chris Cuomo CNN Deborah Feyerick Early Start Michael Brown Michael Brown shooting Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:02:26 +0000 matthew.balan 47730 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-1 <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 href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank"><img style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream" target="_blank">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank">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-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:15 +0000 brent.baker 47425 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Panelist: 'Foundation of This Country Is Racism' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-panelist-foundation-country-racism <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>According to MSNBC panelist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenation.com/blogs/mychal-denzel-smith">Mychal Denzel Smith</a>, the problem with the Ferguson decision is that people are not dealing with the inherent "racism" and "white supremacy" of America.&nbsp;<em>The Nation</em>&nbsp;magazine blogger appeared on&nbsp;<em>The Reid Report</em>&nbsp;to praise the protests as a way to make "the people in these privileged and powerful positions uncomfortable with all of the death that we are facing, the terrorization that we are facing as a community."&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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-panelist-foundation-country-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ferguson Joy Reid Michael Brown MSNBC Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:58 +0000 scott.whitlock 47729 at http://www.mrc.org Rudy Rebukes Dyson's 'White Supremacy' Jab: 'I Said the Same Thing' Obama Said http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rudy-rebukes-dysons-white-supremacy-jab-i-said-same-thing-obama-said <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/2014-11-25-CNN-ND-Giuliani.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Rudy Giuliani fired back at Michael Eric Dyson on CNN's <em>New Day</em> on Tuesday for the MSNBC analyst's "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/11/24/msnbcs-dyson-attacks-rudy-giuliani-he-has-white-supremacy-mindset" target="_blank">white supremacy</a>" attack on the former New York City mayor.</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/rudy-rebukes-dysons-white-supremacy-jab-i-said-same-thing-obama-said" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alisyn Camerota Barack Obama CNN Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown shooting Michael Eric Dyson MSNBC New Day Rudy Giuliani Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:13:51 +0000 matthew.balan 47728 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skips Latest on VA Scandal, Hypes Holiday Sales Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-latest-va-scandal-hypes-holiday-sales-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite a four-hour running time, NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday completely ignored the latest developments in the still evolving Veterans Affairs scandal. ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning&nbsp;</em>allowed a combined 30 seconds to the news that the head of the Phoenix VA hospital&nbsp;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/apnewsbreak-va-fires-phoenix-hospital-director-27146247">has been fired</a>.&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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-latest-va-scandal-hypes-holiday-sales-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs NBC Veterans Affairs Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:01:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 47725 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Supporter and Former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-awards-medal-freedom-supporter-and-former-nbc-anchor-tom-brokaw <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>President Barack Obama <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/obama-award-presidential-medal-freedom-084028413--politics.html" target="_blank">awarded</a> the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18 individuals on Monday afternoon with one of them being former&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor and reliably liberal supporter&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/journalists/tom-brokaw" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/journalists/tom-brokaw">Tom Brokaw</a>.</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/obama-awards-medal-freedom-supporter-and-former-nbc-anchor-tom-brokaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Brian Williams NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Tom Brokaw Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:16:53 +0000 curtis.houck 47723 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC, Telemundo, Univison Ignore News 30K Lost Lois Lerner Emails Have Been Recovered http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-telemundo-univison-ignore-news-30k-lost-lois-lerner-emails-have-been-recovered <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 Friday afternoon, it became known that as many as 30,000 emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner that were thought to be lost&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/lois-lerner-irs-emails-113124.html" href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/lois-lerner-irs-emails-113124.html" target="_blank">had&nbsp;been recovered</a>.</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/abc-nbc-telemundo-univison-ignore-news-30k-lost-lois-lerner-emails-have-been-recovered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Mason Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America IRS Targets Conservatives IRS Targets Tea Party Lois Lerner NBC News NBC Nightly News ScandalWatch Telemundo Today Show univision Washington Examiner World News Tonight Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:26:39 +0000 curtis.houck 47722 at http://www.mrc.org 'Time' Touts 'Advocate and Agitator' Jorge Ramos as 'America's Anchor' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/time-touts-advocate-and-agitator-jorge-ramos-americas-anchor <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/RamosJorge.JPG" style="float: right;" width="300" />In the December 1 issue&nbsp;of&nbsp;<em>Time&nbsp;</em>magazine, reporter Michael Scherer promoted Univision anchor Jorge Ramos as "<a href="http://time.com/3596958/jorge-ramos-americas-new-anchor/">America's news anchor</a>." Scherer allowed that the host "is not just a newscaster but also an advocate and agitator." Yet, his 2410 word&nbsp;story hyped this decidedly liberal style. &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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/time-touts-advocate-and-agitator-jorge-ramos-americas-anchor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division immigration Jorge Ramos Time univision Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:41:10 +0000 scott.whitlock 47720 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Covers Sex Abuse Case Against Obama 'Friend,' As Big Three Censor Story http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-covers-sex-abuse-case-against-obama-friend-big-three-censor-story <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/2014-11-23-CNN-NR-Obama_Bean.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />CNN stood out on Sunday and Monday for actually covering the sex abuse charges against Terry Bean, a "<strong>major fundraiser for President Obama</strong>," as correspondent Erin McPike labeled him. The cable network devoted three full segments and two news briefs to the criminal charges against Bean, who is also the co-founder of the left-wing homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign.</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/cnn-covers-sex-abuse-case-against-obama-friend-big-three-censor-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Barack Obama CNN CNN Newsroom Deborah Feyerick Early Start Erin McPike Fredricka Whitfield New Day Terry Bean Victor Blackwell Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:57:02 +0000 matthew.balan 47719 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson Attacks Rudy Giuliani: He Has A ‘White Supremacy’ Mindset http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-michael-eric-dyson-attacks-rudy-giuliani-he-has-white-supremacy-mindset <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 Sunday morning, a heated debate broke out on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;between former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson surrounding a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri’s eventual decision on whether or not to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.</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/msnbcs-michael-eric-dyson-attacks-rudy-giuliani-he-has-white-supremacy-mindset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Meet the Press Michael Eric Dyson NBC Rudy Giuliani Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:15:08 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47716 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Asks If GOP Should ‘Drop the Benghazi Conspiracy Theories?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-asks-if-gop-should-drop-benghazi-conspiracy-theories <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>Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>, spoke with Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Sunday to discuss a variety of issues including President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration as well as&nbsp;the Benghazi terrorist attack.</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/chuck-todd-asks-if-gop-should-drop-benghazi-conspiracy-theories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:10:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47714 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd: Republicans Are Toxic and Confused After Obama’s Executive Action http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-republicans-are-toxic-and-confused-after-obamas-executive-action <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>Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, appeared on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;to preview his show and had some harsh words for Republicans in the wake of President Obama’s&nbsp;executive action on immigration.&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/chuck-todd-republicans-are-toxic-and-confused-after-obamas-executive-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chuck Todd Erica Hill immigration reform NBC Today Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:43:46 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47713 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC: ‘Campaign-Style Fervor’ for ‘Combative’ President ‘Chastising’ GOP on Immigration http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-campaign-style-fervor-combative-president-chastising-gop-immigration <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>The evening following President Barack Obama’s announcement of his executive action on illegal immigration, major broadcast networks CBS and NBC sought to carry water for the President on Friday night as he made a trip to a Las Vegas high school to promote his move that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.</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-campaign-style-fervor-combative-president-chastising-gop-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amnesty Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Executive Order Illegal Immigration immigration Jim Axelrod Kristen Welker Major Garrett NBC News NBC Nightly News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:30:55 +0000 curtis.houck 47712 at http://www.mrc.org