Meet the Press http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19453/all en Chuck Todd Scolds Boehner’s Decision to ‘Antagonize’ Israel-U.S. Relations http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-scolds-boehners-decision-antagonize-israel-us-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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator Chuck Todd took House Speaker John Boehner to task for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without notifying the White House ahead of time.&nbsp;</p><p>During an interview with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI),&nbsp;<strong>Todd accused Boehner of trying to “antagonize the relationship between the two sides" and wondered "is that worth doing?”&nbsp;</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132586" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-scolds-boehners-decision-antagonize-israel-us-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benjamin Netanyahu Chuck Todd John Boehner Meet the Press NBC Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:33:19 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48136 at http://mrc.org Wrong: Chuck Todd Claims Overturning Roe V. Wade Makes Abortion 'Illegal' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/wrong-chuck-todd-claims-overturning-roe-v-wade-makes-abortion-illegal <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>While badgering Mike Huckabee on Sunday,&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press&nbsp;</em>anchor Chuck Todd inaccurately claimed that overturning Roe V. Wade would make abortion "illegal." The NBC journalist highlighted statements the former Republican governor has made about gay marriage. Todd worried, "Are you advocating essentially nullification here by the states if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage?"&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/wrong-chuck-todd-claims-overturning-roe-v-wade-makes-abortion-illegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion Chuck Todd Meet the Press Mike Huckabee Roe V. Wade Supreme Court Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:27:28 +0000 scott.whitlock 48091 at http://mrc.org Meet the Press Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit,’ Going ‘So Far to the Right’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit-going-so-far-right <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>Following Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Iowa Freedom Summit, which hosted several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the panel on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday morning happily scolded the GOPers for attending the prominent conservative gathering.&nbsp;</p><p>During the discussion,&nbsp;<strong>Helene Cooper, correspondent for&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>, argued that Republicans “in many, many ways are their own worst enemies. They go so far to the right in order to out-conservative everybody else.”&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit-going-so-far-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Election Chuck Todd Helene Cooper Meet the Press NBC Tom Brokaw Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:23:21 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48090 at http://mrc.org Chuck Todd Hypes 'State of the Union Curse' Plaguing GOP Response http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-hypes-state-union-curse-plaguing-gop-response <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>At the top of NBC's <em>Meet the Pres</em>s on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd wondered if a Republican rising star could overcome a major obstacle that has occurred "year after year" for the GOP: <strong>"Can Iowa's Joni Ernst avoid becoming the latest victim of the curse of the State of the Union response?" &nbsp;</strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-hypes-state-union-curse-plaguing-gop-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Republicans State of the Union Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:09:00 +0000 kyle.drennen 48047 at http://mrc.org NBC Reporter Relays View U.S. Foreign Policy to Blame for Islamic ‘Radicalization’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-reporter-relays-view-us-foreign-policy-blame-islamic-radicalization <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, NBC’s<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;spent the majority of its program discussing the fallout of the terrorist attack in Paris, France and how the world should respond. While much of the program focused on the challenges associated with identifying and stopping such attacks, NBC News reporter Ayman Mohyeldin chose to partially blame American foreign policy for the rise of&nbsp;Islamic extremism.&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-reporter-relays-view-us-foreign-policy-blame-islamic-radicalization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ayman Mohyeldin Islam Meet the Press NBC Terrorism Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:22:48 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47987 at http://mrc.org Chuck Todd Worries About Media Bias...When the Left Complains http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-worries-about-media-biaswhen-left-complains <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 NBC's <em>Meet the Press</em> on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd fretted that after the show he would be inundated with complaints about his news coverage, but not from conservatives: <strong>"I'm going to get a ton of emails today, 'Gosh darn you, <em>Meet the Press</em>, great news on the economy, and you haven't done anything giving President Obama praise.'"</strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-worries-about-media-biaswhen-left-complains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chuck Todd economy Meet the Press NBC Rick Santelli Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:44:22 +0000 kyle.drennen 47809 at http://mrc.org NBC: White GOP Congressional Districts Preventing Immigration Reform http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-white-gop-congressional-districts-preventing-immigration-reform <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>During a panel discussion on NBC’s <em>Meet the Press</em> on Sunday, Amy Walter of the <em>Cook Political Report</em> argued that the reason comprehensive immigration reform wasn’t getting passed was because of the racial makeup of House Republican districts: <strong>“Here’s the problem with the House, at the end of the day, the House does not look like the country.”</strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-white-gop-congressional-districts-preventing-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amy Walter Chuck Todd Illegal Immigration Meet the Press NBC Republicans Rick Santelli Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:35:13 +0000 kyle.drennen 47801 at http://mrc.org Chuck Todd Defends Hillary from Claims She Can't Connect With Public http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-defends-hillary-claims-she-cant-connect-public <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’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director, one again played the role of Hillary Clinton apologist as he defended the former Secretary of State from suggestions that she doesn't understand the challenges facing the average American.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking to his panel,&nbsp;<strong>Todd argued that Hillary’s inability to connect with voters was “not necessarily her fault. I mean, she's had Secret Service protection for 22 years. That is tough.”</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-defends-hillary-claims-she-cant-connect-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Hillary Clinton John Stanton Meet the Press NBC Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:41:34 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47799 at http://mrc.org MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson Attacks Rudy Giuliani: He Has A ‘White Supremacy’ Mindset http://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://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://mrc.org Chuck Todd Asks If GOP Should ‘Drop the Benghazi Conspiracy Theories?’ http://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://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://mrc.org Todd Hit Jindal from the Left On Medicaid Expansion, Befuddled Public Doesn't See ObamaCare Successes http://mrc.org/biasalerts/todd-hit-jindal-left-medicaid-expansion-befuddled-public-doesnt-see-obamacare-successes <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, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La.) sat down with&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press&nbsp;</em>moderator Chuck Todd and was repeatedly hit from the left over his refusal to expand Medicaid as part of ObamaCare.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Todd began the interview by asking Jindal: “But obviously, expanding Medicaid coverage, you'd have more people off of the uninsured roles in Louisiana if you did it. Why aren't you doing it?”&nbsp;</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/130670" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/todd-hit-jindal-left-medicaid-expansion-befuddled-public-doesnt-see-obamacare-successes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bobby Jindal Chuck Todd Medicaid Meet the Press NBC Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:14:06 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47652 at http://mrc.org On Sunday Chat Shows, ABC and NBC Finally Acknowledge Existence of Gruber Videos http://mrc.org/biasalerts/sunday-chat-shows-abc-and-nbc-finally-acknowledge-existence-gruber-videos <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><strong>It took&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/11/15/abc-nbc-lat-continue-censorship-gruber-eight-days-after-first-video">nine days,</a>&nbsp;but ABC and NBC finally covered the controversial videos of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber making disparaging remarks about the American voters.&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/sunday-chat-shows-abc-and-nbc-finally-acknowledge-existence-gruber-videos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Jonathan Gruber Meet the Press NBC This Week Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:18:34 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47651 at http://mrc.org Chuck Todd: Both Parties Have ‘Nuclear Bombs’ That Could Bring Gridlock http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-both-parties-have-nuclear-bombs-could-bring-gridlock <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,&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator Chuck Todd continued to push the line that Washington is broken and despite the GOP now controlling both houses of Congress, gridlock will likely continue.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking to his political panel,&nbsp;<strong>Todd argued that both the Republicans and Democrats have “two nuclear bombs it sounds like to me. Is that a fair way to put it?&nbsp;That each side has potentially, and it could, gridlock comes back like that.”&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-both-parties-have-nuclear-bombs-could-bring-gridlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms Amy Walter Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:14:48 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47580 at http://mrc.org Chuck Todd Hits Scott Walker from the Left On Economy, Unions http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-hits-scott-walker-left-economy-unions <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, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) appeared on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;to discuss his reelection victory last week and was met with a barrage of questions from moderator Chuck Todd.</p><p>During the interview,<strong>&nbsp;the&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator repeatedly pressed the Republican governor from the left over his economic record and wondered “is it possible that the idea of cutting taxes as a way to create jobs and stimulate the economy just isn't working in Wisconsin?”&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-hits-scott-walker-left-economy-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Scott Walker Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19:28:43 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47579 at http://mrc.org On Meet the Press, NBC Journalists Insist Repealing ObamaCare Is ‘So Retro’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-nbc-journalists-insist-repealing-obamacare-so-retro <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, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) spoke with&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator Chuck Todd to discuss the future of the Republican Party. Following the conclusion of the interview the&nbsp;<em>MTP</em>&nbsp;panel eagerly criticized the Kentucky Republican&nbsp;for daring to call for a repeal of ObamaCare if the Republicans win control on the Senate.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, argued&nbsp;that&nbsp;repealing&nbsp;ObamaCare was “a waste of time, it contributes to gridlock…it’s so retro.”&nbsp;</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-nbc-journalists-insist-repealing-obamacare-so-retro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC obamacare Rand Paul Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:29:59 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47504 at http://mrc.org