Kelly O&#039;Donnell http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19564/all en Networks Fret Conservatives Posed ‘a Thorny Obstacle’ for Boehner; Will Force Him to be ‘More Confrontational’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-conservatives-posed-thorny-obstacle-boehner-will-force-him-be-more-confront <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 Tuesday night, each of the major broadcast networks devoted time to covering the swearing in of the 114th Congress and the race for House Speaker that saw John Boehner retain his post, but not without 25 conservatives <a target="_blank" href="http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/06/25-republicans-not-vote-john-boehner/">voting in dissent</a> against the incumbent Republican.</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-fret-conservatives-posed-thorny-obstacle-boehner-will-force-him-be-more-confront" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress Conservatives and Republicans David Muir John Boehner Jonathan Karl Kelly O'Donnell keystone pipeline Liberals & Democrats Nancy Cordes NBC News NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Senate Speaker John Boehner World News Tonight Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:33:36 +0000 curtis.houck 47950 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails Elizabeth Warren ‘the Liberal Wing’s Newest Star’; Blasted Cruz Over 2013 Funding Fight http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-elizabeth-warren-liberal-wings-newest-star-blasted-cruz-over-2013-funding-fight <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>During Thursday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell heaped praise on far left Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), anointing her<strong>&nbsp;“the liberal wing’s newest star”</strong>&nbsp;as one of many to speak against the $1 trillion government funding bill being considered by Congress (which passed the House late Thursday night).&nbsp;</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-hails-elizabeth-warren-liberal-wings-newest-star-blasted-cruz-over-2013-funding-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams congress Conservatives and Republicans dodd-frank Double Standards Elizabeth Warren FinancailReform Kelly O'Donnell Liberals & Democrats NBC News NBC Nightly News Reguations Sen. Elizabeth Warren Senate Ted Cruz Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:29:11 +0000 curtis.houck 47853 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and ABC Tout Democrats' 'Anger' at Budget Bill; Omit GOP Complaints http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-tout-democrats-anger-budget-bill-omit-gop-complaints <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/2014-12-10-ABC-WNT-Muir.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />The Wednesday editions of <em>NBC Nightly News</em> and ABC's <em>World News Tonight</em> both spotlighted many Democratic lawmakers' objections to portions of a proposed budget compromise in Congress.</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-and-abc-tout-democrats-anger-budget-bill-omit-gop-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Budget cbs CBS Evening News congress David Muir Elizabeth Warren John Boehner Kelly O'Donnell Michelle Obama Nancy Pelosi NBC NBC Nightly News World News Tonight Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:45:15 +0000 matthew.balan 47834 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Nightly News Breaks Silence on Jonathan Gruber 32 Days After First Video Surfaced http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-breaks-silence-jonathan-gruber-32-days-after-first-video-surfaced <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>After a month in which&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/ten-stories-nbc-nightly-news-aired-instead-covering-gruber-scandal">gave more prominence</a>&nbsp;to ugly Christmas sweaters, grape salad, Al Roker's 34-hour weather report, and a live broadcast of Peter Pan starring Brian Williams' daughter, Allison, the broadcast finally discovered Jonathan Gruber.</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-breaks-silence-jonathan-gruber-32-days-after-first-video-surfaced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Conservatives and Republicans Health Care Jonathan Gruber Kelly O'Donnell NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare oversight Political Scandals Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:23:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47821 at http://www.mrc.org Media Myth Exposed! Greg Orman Was No Independent http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-myth-exposed-greg-orman-was-no-independent <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/GregOrman.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The campaign's worst-kept secret was uncovered when the <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article4332030.html"><em>Kansas City Sta</em>r</a>, on Sunday, reported that Democrats had financially backed so-called independent candidate Greg Orman in his race to unseat Republican incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-myth-exposed-greg-orman-was-no-independent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd George Stephanopoulos Greg Orman Kansas City Star Kelly O'Donnell Nancy Cordes Pat Roberts Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:11:43 +0000 geoff.dickens 47819 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Watch Jon Stewart Call Chris Christie A D**k! http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-watch-jon-stewart-call-chris-christie-dk <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 Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, while scolding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his handling of a heckler, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared: <strong>"Christie's week has been a lot like a series of battle rounds</strong>, from tangling with nurse Kaci Hickox over [Ebola] quarantine conditions....to the verbal towel snap Christie delivered in a live Today interview when Matt referred to the nurse's lawyer as talented....to federal health officials who loudly criticized his rules but recommended their own."</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-watch-jon-stewart-call-chris-christie-dk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Christie Kelly O'Donnell Matt Lauer NBC Today Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:16:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 47490 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Skip Midterms; Spend Time Attacking Christie for Flying ‘Off the Handle’ at Heckler http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-skip-midterms-spend-time-attacking-christie-flying-handle-heckler <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>ABC and NBC failed&nbsp;to cover the upcoming midterm elections during their Wednesday evening broadcasts, but instead devoted over three-and-a-half minutes to going after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) for confronting a protestor earlier in the day during an event marking the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.</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-and-nbc-skip-midterms-spend-time-attacking-christie-flying-handle-heckler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Chris Christie David Muir Jonathan Karl Kelly O'Donnell NBC NBC Nightly News new jersey World News Tonight. David Muir Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:29:11 +0000 curtis.houck 47485 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Ignores Lois Lerner E-Mails Slamming Conservative 'Crazies;' CBS and NBC Notice http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice <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/2014-07-30-CBS-EN-Brown_Lerner.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />ABC's <em>World News</em> stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to not cover the release of Lois Lerner's e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as "a**holes" and "crazies." Instead, the news program devoted full reports to the water main that burst on the campus of UCLA and the controversy over usage charges on cell phone bills.<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/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Chip Reid congress dave camp IRS James Brown Kelly O'Donnell Lois Lerner NBC NBC Nightly News World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:48:07 +0000 matthew.balan 46822 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails Hillary Clinton Book as 'Opening Argument for Her Next Presidential Campaign' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-hillary-clinton-book-opening-argument-her-next-presidential-campaign <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 Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie gushed over the network getting an advanced copy of Hillary Clinton's new book: <strong>"Well, here it is. It's the memoir that a lot of people are talking about, waiting to read, <em>Hard Choices</em> by Hillary Clinton.</strong> We happened to find this copy actually at a bookstore in Los Angeles just days ahead of the official release." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-06-NBC-TDAY-O%27Donnell.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-hails-hillary-clinton-book-opening-argument-her-next-presidential-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hillary Clinton Kelly O'Donnell memoir NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:54:13 +0000 kyle.drennen 46418 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 ABC Ignores Correspondent Grilling Carney Over V.A. Scandal; Exalts Walters' Exit Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-correspondent-grilling-carney-over-va-scandal-exalts-walters-exit-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-05-16-ABC-Sawyer_large.JPG" />Friday's <em>World News</em> on ABC mentioned the ongoing scandal surrounding the Veterans Administration only in passing, despite the fact their own chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, hounded Press Secretary Jay Carney at the regular White House press briefing on the issue.</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/abc-ignores-correspondent-grilling-carney-over-va-scandal-exalts-walters-exit-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Barbara Walters cbs CBS Evening News Diane Sawyer Eric Shinseki Jay Carney Jon Karl Jonathan Karl Kelly O'Donnell NBC NBC Nightly News Veterans Administration World News Sat, 17 May 2014 03:29:18 +0000 matthew.balan 46284 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Promotes Democrat Clay Aiken Running for Congress: 'From Pop Singer to Politician' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-democrat-clay-aiken-running-congress-pop-singer-politician <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 Friday, NBC's <em>Today</em> kicked off its 2014 midterm election coverage by doing a fawning puff piece on former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken running for Congress in North Carolina as a Democrat. Co-host Willie Geist proclaimed: "A race that's getting a lot of attention. <strong>Clay Aiken is used to being at the mercy of the voters.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-democrat-clay-aiken-running-congress-pop-singer-politician" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Clay Aiken Kelly O'Donnell NBC North Carolina Today Fri, 02 May 2014 16:10:55 +0000 kyle.drennen 46151 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes Spat Between McCain and 'One of the Tea Party's Most Provocative Figures' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-spat-between-mccain-and-one-tea-partys-most-provocative-figures <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="240" height="133" style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-03-07-NBC-NN-Williams_large.JPG" />Friday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> played up the latest dust-up between Senators John McCain and Ted Cruz over the latter's criticism of three of the Republican Party's presidential candidates, including Bob Dole.</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-spat-between-mccain-and-one-tea-partys-most-provocative-figures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Dole Brian Williams John McCain Kelly O'Donnell NBC NBC Nightly News Republicans Tea Party Ted Cruz Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:16:36 +0000 matthew.balan 45710 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Hype 'Bombshell:' Christie 'Thrown Under Bus'; Spotlight Call for Resignation http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-hype-bombshell-christie-thrown-under-bus-spotlight-call-resignation <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/uploads/2014-01-31-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" /></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/networks-hype-bombshell-christie-thrown-under-bus-spotlight-call-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Chris Christie David Wildstein Diane Sawyer Elaine Quijano Jim Avila Katy Tur Kelly O'Donnell NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley World News Sat, 01 Feb 2014 04:35:29 +0000 matthew.balan 45450 at http://www.mrc.org As CBS and ABC Move On, NBC Continues to Hype GOP Congressman's Tussle With Reporter http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-abc-move-nbc-continues-hype-gop-congressmans-tussle-reporter <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> NBC's <em>Today</em> on Thursday decided to make Republican Congressman Michael Grimm's verbal attack on a reporter after Tuesday's State of the Union a two-day story, with fill-in co-host Tamron Hall proclaiming: <strong>"Well, there's more fallout this morning from an ugly scene following the President's State of the Union address."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-30-NBC-TDAY-O%27Donnell.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/cbs-and-abc-move-nbc-continues-hype-gop-congressmans-tussle-reporter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Kelly O'Donnell Michael Grimm Michael Scotto NBC Today Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:39:02 +0000 kyle.drennen 45429 at http://www.mrc.org