Thomas Roberts http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19727/all en MSNBC Host Scolds McCain for Calling Anti-War Protesters 'Scum' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-host-scolds-mccain-calling-anti-war-protesters-scum <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>Even as his fellow <em>Morning Joe</em> co-hosts praised John McCain on Friday for denouncing Code Pink anti-war protesters who attempted to disrupt a Senate hearing <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/01/29/mccain-get-out-of-here-you-low-life-scum/" target="_blank">as "low-life sum,"</a> MSNBC's Thomas Roberts lectured the Republican Senator for shutting down the intruders: <strong>"If people want to show up and protest, right? They should be allowed to hear their voices.</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/msnbc-host-scolds-mccain-calling-anti-war-protesters-scum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Capitol Hill Code Pink John McCain Morning Joe MSNBC Thomas Roberts Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:31:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 48132 at http://mrc.org It’s Not Just One Tweet: MSNBC’s Despicable Record of Smearing Conservatives as Racists http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-not-just-one-tweet-msnbcs-despicable-record-smearing-conservatives-racists <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/january/Cheerios.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="267" />On Thursday, MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized for <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/01/30/msnbc-slimes-right-wing-racist-over-cheerios-ad-featuring-biracial-ki"><strong>a Twitter post</strong></a> suggesting conservatives (“the rightwing”) are racists who would “hate” a cute new Cheerios ad because it featured a biracial family: “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheer</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-not-just-one-tweet-msnbcs-despicable-record-smearing-conservatives-racists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division character assassination Chris Matthews Keith Olbermann Lawrence O'Donnell Martin Bashir MSNBC race Racism Thomas Roberts Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:15:00 +0000 rich.noyes 45452 at http://mrc.org Alan Grayson's KKK Smear of Tea Party Is Avoided By Networks, But Chided on MSNBC http://mrc.org/biasalerts/alan-graysons-kkk-smear-tea-party-avoided-networks-chided-msnbc <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>All three networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning avoided discussing Congressman Alan Grayson's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/alan-grayson-tea-party-kkk-98673.html">smear of the Tea Party&nbsp;</a>as just like the Ku Klux Klan. In a new fund-raising e-mail, the controversial Democrat linked the grass roots organization to violent racists, complete with a burning cross.</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/alan-graysons-kkk-smear-tea-party-avoided-networks-chided-msnbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Alan Grayson cbs KKK MSNBC NBC Tea Party Thomas Roberts Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:57:08 +0000 scott.whitlock 44790 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Slimes GOP Rep: 'Do You Hate ObamaCare More Than You Love Your Country?' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-thomas-roberts-slimes-gop-rep-do-you-hate-obamacare-more-you-love-your-country <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>MSNBC morning host Thomas Roberts on Tuesday continued in his role as one of MSNBC's most rabidly partisan, openly liberal anchors. Talking to Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn about the partial government shutdown, he questioned her patriotism, sneering, "<b>Congresswoman, let me ask you though, when it comes to ObamaCare, do you hate ObamaCare more than you love your country?" [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-10-15-MSNBC-Live-Roberts.mp3">here</a>.]</b></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/msnbcs-thomas-roberts-slimes-gop-rep-do-you-hate-obamacare-more-you-love-your-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division congress Marsha Blackburn MSNBC obamacare shutdown Thomas Roberts Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:49:45 +0000 scott.whitlock 44729 at http://mrc.org RNC Chairman Schools MSNBC Host on Shutdown: 'Just Apply for a Job in the Obama Administration!' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/rnc-chairman-schools-msnbc-host-shutdown-just-apply-job-obama-administration <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>Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday fired back at the liberal, Obama-friendly talking points from MSNBC host Thomas Roberts. At one point, a disgusted Priebus, appearing to discuss the shutdown, slammed MSNBC, attacking, "<strong>T</strong><b><strong>h</strong>is is a joke. I think you ought to just apply for a job in the Obama administration or the communications department of the DNC." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-10-03-MSNBC-Roberts-Priebus.mp3">here</a>.]</b></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/rnc-chairman-schools-msnbc-host-shutdown-just-apply-job-obama-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division MSNBC Reince Priebus RNC shutdown Thomas Roberts Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:58:56 +0000 scott.whitlock 44629 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Host Loses It: 'I Want to Challenge This Network' to Implement 'I Am Other' Agenda http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-host-loses-it-i-want-challenge-network-implement-i-am-other-agenda <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 his 11 a.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Monday, host Thomas Roberts condemned America's current social contract as being "so wrong," launching into an angry rant about the supposed persecution of certain groups in the country and making demands of his liberal network to move even farther left: "I want to challenge this network. We had to have an 'I am other' agenda..." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-07-15-MSNBC-LIVE-Roberts-Other.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-host-loses-it-i-want-challenge-network-implement-i-am-other-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division MSNBC Thomas Roberts Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:35:31 +0000 kyle.drennen 44025 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Hosts in Awe of Obama's Africa Trip Making Ailing Mandela Smile http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-hosts-awe-obamas-africa-trip-making-ailing-mandela-smile <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 Tuesday, successive MSNBC hosts used the failing health of former South African president Nelson Mandela to promote President Obama's upcoming trip to Africa. <em>Daily Rundown</em> host Chuck Todd lead the way when he announced: "We have some developing news that we just have to share. Nelson Mandela's daughter, Zindzi Mandela, tells NBC that she was with Nelson Mandela, that she told him of President Obama's upcoming visit to South Africa.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-hosts-awe-obamas-africa-trip-making-ailing-mandela-smile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Africa Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Chuck Todd MSNBC Nelson Mandela Thomas Roberts Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:36:21 +0000 kyle.drennen 43892 at http://mrc.org Thomas Roberts Uses Dumb Tweets By the Teenage Son of a Republican Rep to Prove GOP Racism http://mrc.org/biasalerts/thomas-roberts-uses-dumb-tweets-teenage-son-republican-rep-prove-gop-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>Liberal MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Friday used the dumb tweets of a Republican Senator's teenage son to prove GOP homophobia and racism. In a segment on Marco Rubio's comments about not including gays in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Roberts sneered, "Marco Rubio going on the record that he is not interested, really hasn't even looked at the employment nondiscrimination act, but isn't interested in being able to look out for people based on sexual orientation."&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/thomas-roberts-uses-dumb-tweets-teenage-son-republican-rep-prove-gop-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gays Marco Rubio MSNBC Thomas Roberts Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:28:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 43805 at http://mrc.org Trashing a Tea Partier: Top 10 Most Vicious Anti-Bachmann Quotes http://mrc.org/biasalerts/trashing-tea-partier-top-10-most-vicious-anti-bachmann-quotes <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/2010-11-02-MatthewsBachmann.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Republican Congresswoman and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann’s announcement on Wednesday that she is not running for re-election marks the end of a four-term congressional career full of vicious attacks from liberal journalists. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/trashing-tea-partier-top-10-most-vicious-anti-bachmann-quotes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Maher Chris Matthews Michele Bachmann MSNBC Thomas Roberts Wed, 29 May 2013 22:16:09 +0000 geoff.dickens 43705 at http://mrc.org CNN Won't Call Out Barney Frank for Politicizing Boston Bombing, But MSNBC Did http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-wont-call-out-barney-frank-politicizing-boston-bombing-msnbc-did <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/2013-04-16-CNN-SP-Frank.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Former Democratic congressman Barney Frank shamelessly used the Boston Marathon atrocity to promote his liberal political agenda on CNN and MSNBC on Tuesday morning, yet only MSNBC <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremmer/2013/04/16/msnbc-s-thomas-roberts-calls-out-barney-frank-politicizing-boston-mara">called him out</a> for "making political hay" of the bombing.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-wont-call-out-barney-frank-politicizing-boston-bombing-msnbc-did" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barney Frank Budget CNN John Berman MSNBC Starting Point taxes Thomas Roberts Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:04:52 +0000 matt.hadro 43217 at http://mrc.org MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Attacks GOP Strategist for Comparing Donald Trump to 'Great' Biden http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-thomas-roberts-attacks-gop-strategist-comparing-donald-trump-great-biden <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>According to Thomas Roberts, Vice President Biden is a political god who deserves no criticism.&nbsp; That’s the message the host sent to former Rick Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley on <em>MSNBC Live</em> Tuesday.&nbsp; </p><p>The two men were discussing the political implications for Mitt Romney attending a fundraiser with Donald Trump when Gidley compared the bombastic Trump to gaffe-prone Vice President Biden.</p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/113421" width="475" height="267" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-thomas-roberts-attacks-gop-strategist-comparing-donald-trump-great-biden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Joe Biden MSNBC Thomas Roberts Wed, 30 May 2012 21:02:13 +0000 scott.whitlock 40247 at http://mrc.org RNC Chair Reince Priebus Mocks the Liberal Bias of MSNBC: 'I Don't Buy Your Argument!' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/rnc-chair-reince-priebus-mocks-liberal-bias-msnbc-i-dont-buy-your-argument <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>Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday mocked the liberal, pro-abortion bias of MSNBC, educating anchor Thomas Roberts about the so-called "war on women." After Priebus denied such an attack on females existed, Roberts dismissed, "But Chairman, how can you say that it's a fiction if you stand on the record on what the Republican Party has said and done?"<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/rnc-chair-reince-priebus-mocks-liberal-bias-msnbc-i-dont-buy-your-argument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division MSNBC Reince Priebus Thomas Roberts Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:58:18 +0000 scott.whitlock 39807 at http://mrc.org Spin Cycle: MSNBC Excuses Bad March Jobs Report http://mrc.org/articles/spin-cycle-msnbc-excuses-bad-march-jobs-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anchors and guests cover for Obama’s dismal data. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The March jobs report which showed only 120,000 jobs gained, when roughly 200,000 were expected, was a <a href="http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/04/09/is-disappointing-jobs-report-cause-for-concern/">disappointment</a> and some reason for concern about the recovery, according to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-hiring-slowed-sharply-inmarch-unemployment-fell-to-82-percent/2012/04/06/gIQAroNXzS_story.html">The Washington Post</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/spin-cycle-msnbc-excuses-bad-march-jobs-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Alex Witt BLS Chuck Todd Employment expectations jobs jobs report march jobs report Martin Bashir MSNBC NBC Thomas Roberts unemployment william cohan Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:37:37 +0000 julia.seymour 39803 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: Is Tough Presidency 'Just Too Much to Ask from' Obama? http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-thomas-roberts-tough-presidency-just-too-much-ask-obama <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> Apparently the problem for President Obama is that he is just cares too much about America.&nbsp; That, or he's similar to Jimmy Carter, the last president who caused liberals to wonder if the presidency was "too much." In an interview with <em>Newsweek’s</em> Allison Samuels, <em>MSNBC Live</em> host Thomas Roberts sympathetically asserted, “...<strong>President Obama [was] elected to repair the economy, get us out of two wars...repair equality divides in this country and also heal a racial divide. Is it just too much to ask from one president?"</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-thomas-roberts-tough-presidency-just-too-much-ask-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Campaign 2012 MSNBC Thomas Roberts Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:57:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 39784 at http://mrc.org Ron Reagan Attacks Rush Limbaugh: He's 'Race Baiting All the Time' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ron-reagan-attacks-rush-limbaugh-hes-race-baiting-all-time <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/2012-02-29-MSNBC-Reagan.jpg" style="float: right;" height="180" width="240" />Ron Reagan Jr.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ron-reagan-attacks-rush-limbaugh-hes-race-baiting-all-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ron Reagan Rush Limbaugh Thomas Roberts Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:10:27 +0000 geoff.dickens 39285 at http://mrc.org