Supreme Court http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19910/all en Liberal Loathing for 'Troll-Like,' Sub-Human Ted Cruz http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/liberal-loathing-troll-sub-human-ted-cruz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 29, No. 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Feb222016_1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=316964" title="Feb222016.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Liberal Loathing for “Troll-Like,” Sub-Human Ted Cruz</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img width="300" src="http://www.newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2016-02-10-MSNBC-MJ-Matthews.JPG" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></span> “There’s a troll-like quality to Cruz. He operates below the level of human life....There’s something about that guy — who’s always reminded me of Joe McCarthy — and there’s something about him that is negative and menacing.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/liberal-loathing-troll-sub-human-ted-cruz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Bernie Sanders Chris Matthews Joy Behar Justice Scalia Lester Holt Marco Rubio MSNBC NBC New York Times Supreme Court Ted Cruz USA Today Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:40:06 +0000 rich.noyes 49878 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's 'Best Week Ever' = Irreversible Lefty 'Transformation' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/obamas-best-week-ever-irreversible-lefty-transformation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 14 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/July132015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=301171" title="July132015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>One Week = Irreversible Lefty “Transformation”</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/obamas-best-week-ever-irreversible-lefty-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Al Hunt Antonin Scalia Bernie Sanders bloomberg Chuck Todd CNN conservative Donald Trump Gay Marriage Hillary Clinton liberal NBC PBS President Obama Supreme Court Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:02:56 +0000 rich.noyes 49375 at http://www.mrc.org Media Cheer SCOTUS Ruling: 'ObamaCare 2, Conservatives 0!' and ObamaCare: 'Quite Literally a Lifesaver' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-cheer-scotus-ruling-obamacare-2-conservatives-0-and-obamacare-quite-literall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 13 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/June292015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=353087" title="June292015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Hurray for the Court! “ObamaCare 2, Conservatives 0!”</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-cheer-scotus-ruling-obamacare-2-conservatives-0-and-obamacare-quite-literall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Charleston Chris Matthews Climate Change CNN NBC obama obamacare Racism Supreme Court Terry Moran Washington Post Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:54:57 +0000 rich.noyes 49243 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore SCOTUS Rule Against Government Raisin Robbery http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-scotus-rule-against-government-raisin-robbery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Supreme Court rules against the USDA in favor of farmers who refused to surrender their crops without compensation. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/136812" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New Deal-era farm program on June 22, saying it was unconstitutional for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to force raisin farmers to give the government their crops without payment. </p><p dir="ltr">ABC, CBS and NBC never reported on the legal fight or the latest court decision, which was more than a decade in the making.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-scotus-rule-against-government-raisin-robbery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media abc cbs court decisions court ruling Farming government programs NBC private property property rights raisin raisin reserve SCOTUS Supreme Court USDA WWII Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:10:10 +0000 julia.seymour 49225 at http://www.mrc.org We Asked Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Supporters: How Do the Media Treat You? http://www.mrc.org/articles/we-asked-same-sex-marriage-supporters-how-do-media-treat-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SCOTUS protestors give mixed messages about the media. </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/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Same-sex “marriage” activists aren’t happy with the media – because, as some argued, there isn’t <i>enough</i> support.</p><p>On April 28, the United States Supreme Court heard a controversial case, Obergefell v. Hodges, which questioned the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. During the arguments, hundreds of LGBT supporters of the case gathered outside. We asked them how they think the media treat gay “marriage." </p><p> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y6fAuSZFcAE" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/we-asked-same-sex-marriage-supporters-how-do-media-treat-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Constitution Faith Family Politics Gay Marriage Supreme Court Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:03:02 +0000 mike.ciandella 48783 at http://www.mrc.org Wrong: Chuck Todd Claims Overturning Roe V. Wade Makes Abortion 'Illegal' http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Networks Celebrate Gay Marriage Decision With Kiss-Cam Images http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-celebrate-gay-marriage-decision-kiss-cam-images <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eight gay kisses, at least 20 gay wedding photos, just one conservative interview. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Network coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals regarding gay marriage turned into a propaganda-laden effort that more closely resembled a ballpark Kiss-Cam.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC, CBS and NBC filled their Oct. 6 evening news broadcasts with celebrating gays and lesbians – including at least 20 separate wedding photos and eight separate homosexual kissing scenes. Throw in NBC’s failure to disclose its close connection to one of the talking heads and it was a typical night for network coverage.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-celebrate-gay-marriage-decision-kiss-cam-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Government Media abc appeals courts cbs Gay Marriage Homosexuality Marriage NBC Supreme Court Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:07:42 +0000 julia.seymour 47325 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's GMA Yawns at Hobby Lobby Ruling; Spotlights 'Running of the Interns' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-gma-yawns-hobby-lobby-ruling-spotlights-running-interns <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/2014-07-01-ABC-GMA-Intern_Court.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />NBC and ABC omitted covering the Supreme Court's final two rulings from their Tuesday morning newscasts, despite the fact that the decisions came down after their Monday episodes aired. Only <em>CBS This Morning</em> set aside air time for the ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, which upheld the religious liberty rights of closely held corporations.<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/abcs-gma-yawns-hobby-lobby-ruling-spotlights-running-interns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Cecile Richards Charlie Rose Gio Benitez Good Morning America HHS Mandate Hillary Clinton Hobby Lobby Jan Crawford Michael Strahan NBC Supreme Court Today Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:55:07 +0000 matthew.balan 46600 at http://www.mrc.org MRC's Brent Bozell Reacts to Hobby Lobby Decision http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-brent-bozell-reacts-hobby-lobby-decision <p>On Monday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-brent-bozell-reacts-hobby-lobby-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell Hobby Lobby Media Research Center religious freedom Supreme Court Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:21:03 +0000 rich.noyes 46592 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Plays Up 'Tough Year' for Obama White House in Wake of Supreme Court Rulings http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-plays-tough-year-obama-white-house-wake-supreme-court-rulings <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/2014-06-30-CNN-TH-Berman_Pereira.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />On Monday's <em>This Hour</em>, CNN's John Berman underlined that the Supreme Court's ruling against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate was "<strong>another setback to the administration, in what has been a difficult year for this White House</strong>." Berman later asserted that "this has to be very frustrating for them. They feel blocked politically, legally, foreign policy-wise.</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-plays-tough-year-obama-white-house-wake-supreme-court-rulings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN HHS Mandate Jeffrey Toobin John Berman Michaela Pereira obamacare Rihan Salam Sally Kohn Supreme Court This Hour Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:45:42 +0000 matthew.balan 46589 at http://www.mrc.org Networks: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Protect Women from 'Violent' and 'Offensive' Pro-Life Protests http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-abortion-clinic-buffer-zones-protect-women-violent-and-offensive-pro-life-protes <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> Despite Thursday's unanimous Supreme Court ruling that so-called "buffer zones" banning pro-life protests near abortion clinics was a violation of the First Amendment, all three network evening newscasts hyped assertions by abortion advocates that such unconstitutional measures "prevent violence at clinic entrances." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-26-Nets-AbortionBufferZones.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is Senior 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/networks-abortion-clinic-buffer-zones-protect-women-violent-and-offensive-pro-life-protes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Abortion buffer zones cbs NBC Supreme Court Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:42:18 +0000 kyle.drennen 46580 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Cover Unanimous SCOTUS Ruling, Only CBS Notes Obama Admin Defended Warrantless Cell Phone Searches http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-cover-unanimous-scotus-ruling-only-cbs-notes-obama-admin-defended-warrantless-cell-p <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="border: 2px solid black; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/abccellphoneruling580.jpg" height="158" width="280" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-cover-unanimous-scotus-ruling-only-cbs-notes-obama-admin-defended-warrantless-cell-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Constitution Government abc cbs cell phones Jan Crawford NBC Obama Administration Pete Williams privacy Supreme Court Terry Moran Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:55:07 +0000 ken.shepherd 46565 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Asks if Allowing Prayer at Government Meetings Is ‘Essentially Oppressing Religious Minorities’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-asks-if-allowing-prayer-government-meetings-essentially-oppressing-religious-minoriti <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 May 5, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/supreme-court-upholds-prayer-public-meetings-n97221">Supreme Court ruled</a>&nbsp;in a 5-4 decision that government meetings can include an opening prayer without violating the United States Constitution and NPR did its best to spin the ruling as severely troubling for religious minorities.</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/npr-asks-if-allowing-prayer-government-meetings-essentially-oppressing-religious-minoriti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All Things Considered Carrie Johnson Nina Totenberg NPR Supreme Court Wed, 07 May 2014 14:38:36 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46186 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, ABC Ignore Supreme Court Ruling Giving EPA Broad Power to Regulate Air Pollution http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-abc-ignore-supreme-court-ruling-giving-epa-broad-power-regulate-air-pollution <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 Tuesday April 29, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-2 decision that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate air pollution from power plants that cross state lines yet NBC and ABC failed to cover the story.</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/nbc-abc-ignore-supreme-court-ruling-giving-epa-broad-power-regulate-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs EPA NBC Supreme Court Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:25:42 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46128 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Highlights Liberal Justice's 'Impassioned Dissent' on Affirmative Action http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-liberal-justices-impassioned-dissent-affirmative-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The journalists at&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning,&nbsp;</em>Wednesday, highlighted the "impassioned dissent" of liberal Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on affirmative action. All three networks covered the 6-2 ruling upholding a state's right to ban race as a factor in public universities. But it was CBS's Jan Crawford who focused on the liberal anger, noting that Sotomayor "took the unusual step of reading [her dissent] &nbsp;aloud."&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-23-CBS-TM-Crawford.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</strong></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/cbs-highlights-liberal-justices-impassioned-dissent-affirmative-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Affirmative Action cbs CBS This Morning Jan Crawford race Supreme Court Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:17 +0000 scott.whitlock 46073 at http://www.mrc.org