Guantanamo Bay http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19415/all en TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tv-news-priorities-68-minutes-under-inflated-footballs-mere-seconds-obamas-release-terror <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>The three major networks, through Thursday morning, have devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/sen-graham-it-insane-be-letting-these-people-out-gitmo">release</a>&nbsp;of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1.&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/tv-news-priorities-68-minutes-under-inflated-footballs-mere-seconds-obamas-release-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Deflategate football Guantanamo Bay NBC nfl Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:37:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 48076 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Barely Covers Release of Gitmo Detainees; Airs 19-Second Brief http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-barely-covers-release-gitmo-detainees-airs-19-second-brief <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/2015-01-15-CNN-ND-Pereira.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />As of 6 pm Eastern on Thursday, CNN has devoted <strong>just 19 seconds</strong> of air time to the release of five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay detention facilities – a news brief during the <em>New Day</em> program. This is still more coverage than CBS and NBC, as both Big Three networks ignored the story on their Thursday morning newscasts.</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-barely-covers-release-gitmo-detainees-airs-19-second-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN congress Guantanamo Bay Michaela Pereira New Day Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:32:19 +0000 matthew.balan 48023 at http://www.mrc.org Only ABC Covers Latest Release of Gitmo Prisoners, Allows 16 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-abc-covers-latest-release-gitmo-prisoners-allows-16-seconds <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>Of the three networks, only ABC on Thursday reported that Barack Obama's administration has transferred five more detainees out of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/13/top-gop-senators-look-to-restrict-obama-on-guantanamo/">Guantanamo Bay</a>. The network allowed a scant 16 seconds to the news, but CBS and NBC totally skipped it.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>'s&nbsp;Amy Robach briefly summarized "The men were accused of fighting for Al Qaeda. The release sparking protests in Congress."&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/only-abc-covers-latest-release-gitmo-prisoners-allows-16-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach CBS This Morning Good Morning America Guantanamo Bay Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:00:49 +0000 scott.whitlock 48019 at http://www.mrc.org Kristen Stewart: ‘Judging the Detainees at Guantanamo Bay is ‘F*cking Evil’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristen-stewart-judging-detainees-guantanamo-bay-fcking-evil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Camp X-Ray’ movie bashes military, humanizes terrorists. </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/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rOZy2AW8vdg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><i>Authors Note: Explicit Language</i></p><p>Example #5,784,236 of Hollywood’s contempt for America, its interests and its soldiers: the Sundance film called “Camp X-Ray” and its not-so-bright star Kristen Stewart. Opening on Friday, October 17, the anti-military, pro-terrorist indy drama casts Stewart as a soldier assigned to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristen-stewart-judging-detainees-guantanamo-bay-fcking-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Islamification Patriotism Politics Guantanamo Bay hollywood Kristen Stewart War on Terror Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:22:07 +0000 mike.ciandella 47383 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Williams Skips V.A. Scandal in Obama Interview; Omits Reid's Claim on Bergdahl Swap http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-skips-va-scandal-obama-interview-omits-reids-claim-bergdahl-swap <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/2014-06-06-NBC-Williams_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 136px; float: right;" />Brian Williams glossed over the V.A. scandal during his interview of President Obama on Friday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> conducted in France amongst D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration.</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/nbcs-williams-skips-va-scandal-obama-interview-omits-reids-claim-bergdahl-swap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Afghanistan Barack Obama Bowe Bergdahl Brian Williams congress Edward Snowden Guantanamo Bay Military NBC NBC Nightly News Stanley Dunham taliban Veterans Affairs Sat, 07 Jun 2014 03:52:06 +0000 matthew.balan 46421 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Latest Moves to Close Gitmo a Mere Blip On Networks' Radar http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obamas-latest-moves-close-gitmo-mere-blip-networks-radar <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/2013-10-10-CBS-Rose_large.JPG" height="134" width="240" />Charlie Rose's 18-second news brief on Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> is the sole Big Three network mention so far of the Obama administration's decision to review the cases of dozens of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay in preparation for the possible release. Both ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> and NBC's <em>Today</em> ignored this latest development in the ongoing controversy over the Islamist detainees at the U.S. military base.</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/obamas-latest-moves-close-gitmo-mere-blip-networks-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Carold Rosenberg cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Good Morning America Guantanamo Bay Miami Herald NBC Today Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:05:46 +0000 matthew.balan 44691 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Amanpour Mocks 'Roughty-Toughty' Rumsfeld, Calls Gitmo 'Not American' http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/cnns-amanpour-mocks-roughty-toughty-rumsfeld-calls-gitmo-not-american <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> CNN's Christiane Amanpour and Jeffrey Toobin continued to push for Guantanamo Bay to be closed on Thursday's 10 p.m. ET hour of <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em>. "It's just not American," Amanpour insisted.<br /> <br /> Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, knocked the "roughty-toughty Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld decided no Geneva Conventions" for the detainees. Toobin, CNN's senior legal analyst, challenged the law passed by Congress mandating that Guantanamo be kept open. "That doesn't mean it was right," he said of its bipartisan passage.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/cnns-amanpour-mocks-roughty-toughty-rumsfeld-calls-gitmo-not-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers News Analysis Division Amy Holmes Anderson Cooper 360 Ari Fleischer Christiane Amanpour CNN Guantanamo Bay Jeffrey Toobin Fri, 03 May 2013 21:54:50 +0000 matt.hadro 43472 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Ignores Todd Grilling President Over ObamaCare 'Train Wreck' to Hit from the Left on Gitmo http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-todd-grilling-president-over-obamacare-train-wreck-hit-left-gitmo <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><img style="width: 300px; height: 167px; margin: 3px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-04-30-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-todd-grilling-president-over-obamacare-train-wreck-hit-left-gitmo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd Guantanamo Bay NBC Nightly News obamacare Wed, 01 May 2013 19:12:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 43440 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Plante Trumpets Hunger Strike at Guantanamo: 'Is It Any Surprise...That They Would Prefer Death?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-plante-trumpets-hunger-strike-guantanamo-it-any-surprisethat-they-would-prefer-death <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 alt="Bill Plante, CBS News Correspondent; Screen Cap From 30 April 2013 White House Press Conference With President Barack Obama | MRC.org" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-04-30-CBS-Plante_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />During a Tuesday press conference at the White House, CBS's Bill Plante channeled his colleague Bob Schieffer's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2009/05/22/cbs-s-schieffer-admits-cheney-winning-security-debate" target="_blank">2009 "open sore" pronouncement</a> about Guantanamo Bay as he asked P</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-plante-trumpets-hunger-strike-guantanamo-it-any-surprisethat-they-would-prefer-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bill Plante Bob Schieffer cbs Guantanamo Bay Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:18:10 +0000 matthew.balan 43422 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Looks on Bright Side: '72 Percent' of Released Gitmo Detainees Not Out Committing Terror http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-looks-bright-side-72-percent-released-gitmo-detainees-not-out-committing-terror <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><em>New York Times</em> legal reporter Charlie Savage displayed a novel angle on terrorist recidivism in his story on recent outbreaks of violence among the terrorist suspects at&nbsp; Guantanamo Bay: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/us/guantanamo-prison-revolt-driven-by-inmates-despair.html?hp&amp;pagewanted=all ">Despair Drives U.S. Detainees To Stage Revolt</a>." (Is your heart breaking yet?)<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Charles_Savage_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="194" width="259" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-looks-bright-side-72-percent-released-gitmo-detainees-not-out-committing-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Charlie Savage Gaffes Guantanamo Bay Hunger Striker Recidivism War on Terror Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:06:42 +0000 clay.waters 43321 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Touts Gitmo Prisoner's 'Powerful' Op-Ed http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-touts-gitmo-prisoners-powerful-op-ed <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-04-15-CNN-Gitmo-OpEd.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On Monday afternoon, CNN's Suzanne Malveaux and Michael Holmes both touted an op-ed by a Guantanamo prisoner titled "Gitmo Is Killing Me," where he tells of his hunger strike and complains of being force-fed, while held without trial for 11 years. Malveaux hailed it as a "powerful piece" and Holmes questioned U.S. hypocrisy on human rights:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-touts-gitmo-prisoners-powerful-op-ed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Guantanamo Bay Michael Holmes Suzanne Malveaux Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:07:19 +0000 matt.hadro 43207 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: 'Hopes' of Gitmo Terror Detainees Were 'Crushed' By Obama's Failure to Close Prison http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hopes-gitmo-terror-detainees-were-crushed-obamas-failure-close-prison <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 a report for Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff reported on plans for a $150 million renovation of the Guantanamo Bay prison still housing 166 terror detainees and sympathetically described how "despite improvements in recent years" of the facility, <strong>"the detainees' hopes of getting released were crushed when President Obama stopped talking about closing it."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-03-21-NBC-TDAY-Isikoff.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hopes-gitmo-terror-detainees-were-crushed-obamas-failure-close-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Guantanamo Bay Michael Isikoff NBC Terrorism Today Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:55:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 43002 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Silent as Obama Gives Up on Closing Guantanamo, Previously Praised President as Bold http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-silent-obama-gives-closing-guantanamo-previously-praised-president-bold <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/guantsign.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="180" width="240" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-silent-obama-gives-closing-guantanamo-previously-praised-president-bold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Guantanamo Bay State Department Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:07:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 42418 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Morgan Was 'Absolutely Thrilled' When Obama Pledged to Close Guantanamo http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-morgan-was-absolutely-thrilled-when-obama-pledged-close-guantanamo <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-05-23-CNN-PMT-BigMorga.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's <em>Piers Morgan Tonight</em>, during an interview with Obama supporter and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, host Piers Morgan declared that he was "absolutely thrilled" when President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay, and showed disappointment that Obama "broke that promise."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-morgan-was-absolutely-thrilled-when-obama-pledged-close-guantanamo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Campaign 2012 CNN Guantanamo Bay Piers Morgan Piers Morgan Tonigh War on terrorism Fri, 25 May 2012 10:55:04 +0000 40196 at http://www.mrc.org As Most Liberals Now Want Guantanamo Kept Open, Rosenthal Shifts Blame from Obama to GOP http://www.mrc.org/articles/most-liberals-now-want-guantanamo-kept-open-rosenthal-shifts-blame-obama-gop <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>A new Washington Post/ABC News poll with a striking finding has Editorial Page editor Andrew Rosenthal in dismay: 53 percent of self-described liberal Democrats support keeping Guantanamo Bay open. Does this mean their previous virulent opposition was not based on concern for civil liberties, but was just partisan Bush-hatred? Of course not.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/most-liberals-now-want-guantanamo-kept-open-rosenthal-shifts-blame-obama-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Andrew Rosenthal Guantanamo Bay Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:12:45 +0000 clay.waters 39082 at http://www.mrc.org