United States http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20233/all en NBC's Gregory Frets Over U.S. 'Hypocrisy' in Standing Up to Russia http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-gregory-frets-over-us-hypocrisy-standing-russia <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 Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator David Gregory touted the United Nations slamming the "human rights record" of the U.S. as it condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine: <strong>"You know, when we deal with Vladimir Putin, this issue of hypocrisy comes up....The United Nations pointedly criticized the U.S.'s human rights record over drone strikes, NSA surveillance, the death penalty."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-03-16-NBC-MTP-Gregory.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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-gregory-frets-over-us-hypocrisy-standing-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Russia ukraine United Nations United States Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:36:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 45771 at http://mrc.org 'New Yorker' Editor: U.S. Lacks 'Historical Leverage' Against Russia Because it Has Invaded Other Countries Too http://mrc.org/biasalerts/new-yorker-editor-us-lacks-historical-leverage-against-russia-because-it-has-invaded-othe <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> Appearing on NBC's <em>Today</em> on Monday, <em>New Yorker</em> magazine editor and former Washington Post Moscow correspondent David Remnick fretted that the United States lacked the moral authority to oppose Russia's invasion of Ukraine: <strong>"The United States also does not have the leverage it wants in historical terms. Invading countries is something the United States knows about from really raw experience.</strong> And Russia knows that and asserts that day in and day out on Russian television all the time.</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/new-yorker-editor-us-lacks-historical-leverage-against-russia-because-it-has-invaded-othe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Remnick NBC New Yorker Russia Savannah Guthrie Today ukraine United States Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:03:19 +0000 kyle.drennen 45662 at http://mrc.org NBC's Brokaw: U.S. Anti-Communism Efforts During Cold War A 'National Obsession' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-us-anti-communism-efforts-during-cold-war-national-obsession <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/2014-02-15-NBC-Olympics-Brokaw.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 136px; float: right;" />During NBC's Saturday coverage of the Winter Olympics, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw spun the United States' worldwide campaign against communism during the Cold War: "In Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, and space, <strong>the U.S. spared little to defeat communism – at times, it seemed like a national obsession</strong>." [<strong>video below</strong>]<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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-us-anti-communism-efforts-during-cold-war-national-obsession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division NBC Olympics Russia Soviet Union Tom Brokaw United States Winter Olympics Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:07:29 +0000 matthew.balan 45578 at http://mrc.org On NBC's 'Today,' BBC's Katty Kay Laments American Desire for Limited Government http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-bbcs-katty-kay-laments-american-desire-limited-government <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 report about "why we love the British" on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, special correspondent Tom Brokaw declared: "In one of our election years, the British watch America with a sense of bewilderment." Left-wing BBC anchor Katty Kay sniffed: <strong>"When we talk about God, guns, and government, those are the three big things we don't understand."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-08-09-NBC-TDAY-Kay.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-bbcs-katty-kay-laments-american-desire-limited-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BBC Britain government Katty Kay NBC Today Tom Brokaw United States Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:48:36 +0000 kyle.drennen 40844 at http://mrc.org NBC's Mitchell: Queen Had to 'Put Up With' the 'Indignity' of Celebrating U.S. Bicentennial http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-queen-had-put-indignity-celebrating-us-bicentennial <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> As part of NBC's wall-to-wall <em>Today</em> show coverage of Britain's Queen Eliz<img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-06-05-NBC-TDAY-Mitchell.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 184px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />abeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell listed ways in which the United States has supposedly slighted the monarch over the years: <strong>"...she's put up with a lot from her forme</strong><strong>r subjects.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-queen-had-put-indignity-celebrating-us-bicentennial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Bicentennial NBC Queen Elizabeth II Today United States Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:01:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 40300 at http://mrc.org CNN's Dobbs Accuses Ford Motor Co. of Funding Terrorism http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-dobbs-accuses-ford-motor-co-funding-terrorism <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CNN’s Lou Dobbs often worries that Detroit is dying because of trade with Japan and other car-producing countries. But on his November 28 program, Dobbs turned his ire to one of Detroit’s Big Three, declaring a fatwa on Ford Motor Company (NYSE: <a href="http://finance.google.com/finance?q=f"></a>F) for supposedly “bankrolling terrorism.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-dobbs-accuses-ford-motor-co-funding-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Patriotism auto car Dobbs Ford Media Bias Terrorism United States Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:26:13 +0000 admin 24947 at http://mrc.org