Jay Leno http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20411/all en On 'Tonight Show,' Bush and Leno Take Jabs at NBC http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tonight-show-bush-and-leno-take-jabs-nbc <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 Tuesday's <em>Tonight Show</em>, former President George W. Bush got a laugh from the audience with this one-liner: <strong>"We've always had such great relations with NBC."</strong> Host Jay Leno added to the joke by taking his own shot at the network: <strong>"I'm glad one of us has."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-11-19-NBC-TS-Bush.mp3" target="_blank">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/tonight-show-bush-and-leno-take-jabs-nbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division George W. Bush Jay Leno NBC Tonight Show Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:53:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 44991 at http://www.mrc.org Leno Tougher on How President 'Lied' About ObamaCare Than NBC Reporters http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leno-tougher-how-president-lied-about-obamacare-nbc-reporters <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's NBC <em>Tonight Show</em>, host Jay Leno provided harsher criticism of President Obama falsely claiming that Americans could keep their current health insurance plans under ObamaCare than any of the network's reporters. Leno told the audience: <strong>"Well, it's being reported that the President has known for three years that people would lose their coverage. The press is now saying the President lied."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-10-29-NBC-TS-Leno.mp3" target="_blank">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/leno-tougher-how-president-lied-about-obamacare-nbc-reporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Jay Leno NBC obamacare Tonight Show Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:01:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 44839 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Gives Obama a Pass Amidst Major Coverage of His Leno Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gives-obama-pass-amidst-major-coverage-his-leno-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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-08-07-CNN-NewDay-Obama.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN had extensive coverage on Wednesday of President Obama's interview with NBC's Jay Leno, but only two CNN hosts actually challenged some of the President's claims during the 11 different news hours that played clips of the interview.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gives-obama-pass-amidst-major-coverage-his-leno-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bias by Omission CNN Jake Tapper Jay Leno Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:18:17 +0000 matt.hadro 44233 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS and NBC Morning Shows Bypass Obama's Gaffes on Jay Leno http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-morning-shows-bypass-obamas-gaffes-jay-leno <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/ObamaLeno.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President's verbal mishaps. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-morning-shows-bypass-obamas-gaffes-jay-leno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs Good Morning America Jay Leno NBC This Morning Today Vladimir Putin Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:49:22 +0000 geoff.dickens 44227 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Hype Obama on Leno, But Skip This Whopper: 'We Don't Need a Huge Government' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-hype-obama-leno-skip-whopper-we-dont-need-huge-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some comments are so unbelievable, one would think even liberal journalists would be forced to challenge them. However, even though all three morning shows on Wednesday covered Barack Obama's&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/08/07/leno-wimps-out-becomes-obama-s-willing-accomplice-again">appearance</a>&nbsp;on the August 6&nbsp;<em>Tonight Show</em>, none of them noticed his claim to be a supporter of small government.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-hype-obama-leno-skip-whopper-we-dont-need-huge-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama debt Jay Leno Spending Tonight Show Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:09:48 +0000 scott.whitlock 44219 at http://www.mrc.org Poor Obama? CBS Touts Study Showing Obama Most-Joked About; Skips Decades of Anti-GOP Barbs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/poor-obama-cbs-touts-study-showing-obama-most-joked-about-skips-decades-anti-gop-barbs <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> <img src="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/CBS This Morning - 08_09_06 AM.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; float: right; margin: 6px;" width="267" />On Tuesday, <em>CBS This Morning</em> pounced on a new study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) showing that President Obama is now the butt of more jokes on late night TV than any other politician.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/poor-obama-cbs-touts-study-showing-obama-most-joked-about-skips-decades-anti-gop-barbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning Charlie Rose David Letterman Jay Leno Jeff Pegues Jimmy Fallon late night jokes studies Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:37:37 +0000 rich.noyes 44212 at http://www.mrc.org On Leno: Kids Ask Obama the Darndest Questions http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leno-kids-ask-obama-darndest-questions <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/2013-05-20-NBC-Leno.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Ever since he announced he was stepping down as<em> Tonight Show</em> host Jay Leno has seemingly been harder on Barack Obama. Well on Monday's <em>Tonight Show with Jay Leno</em> that trend continued as Leno featured a skit of schoolchildren peppering the President with the tough questions that the press should be hammering him with on a daily basis.</p><p>The following bit was aired on the May 20 edition of NBC's <em>The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leno-kids-ask-obama-darndest-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Barack Obama Jay Leno Tue, 21 May 2013 14:20:28 +0000 geoff.dickens 43632 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Guthrie: Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' By Gun Bill Failure, But At Least He Passed ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-obama-deeply-disappointed-gun-bill-failure-least-he-passed-obamacare <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 Monday's <em>Tonight Show</em>, NBC <em>Today</em> co-host Savannah Guthrie told Jay Leno that President Obama was "deeply disappointed" by gun control legislation being voted down, prompting the late night host to complain: "Why do you think he's not able to close a deal? This seems to happen a lot....how come Obama hits this wall sometimes?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-05-06-NBC-TS-LenoGuthrie.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-obama-deeply-disappointed-gun-bill-failure-least-he-passed-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Guns Jay Leno NBC Savannah Guthrie Tonight Show Tue, 07 May 2013 21:20:20 +0000 kyle.drennen 43504 at http://www.mrc.org Piers Morgan Pushes Gun Control on The Tonight Show http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-pushes-gun-control-tonight-show <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 style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-31-Tonight-Morgan.JPG" height="135" width="240" />Speaking on a different show but making the same tired liberal points, CNN's Piers Morgan hit the American "mentality" on guns and attacked the NRA on Thursday's <em>The Tonight Show</em>. Of course, Morgan probably reached more of an audience at NBC than on his own CNN show.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-pushes-gun-control-tonight-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Jay Leno Piers Morgan Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:58:33 +0000 matt.hadro 42489 at http://www.mrc.org Leno Hails Obama’s ‘Compassion for Regular People,’ Insists Republican ‘War on Women’ Is Real http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leno-hails-obamas-compassion-regular-people-insists-republican-war-women-real <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Defending President Obama to guest Dennis Miller, <strong>Jay Leno admired Obama for how “he has compassion for regular people” </strong>that’s “missing” from <strong>the Republican Party which is carrying out “this sort of war on women.”</strong> When, on Monday’s <em>Tonight Show</em>, Miller mocked the idea of such a Republican “war on women,” Leno insisted: “I think it is.”<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leno-hails-obamas-compassion-regular-people-insists-republican-war-women-real" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Audio Barack Obama Dennis Miller Jay Leno Tonight Show Video Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:27:46 +0000 brent.baker 41028 at http://www.mrc.org Martin Short Hits 'Crazy Catholic' Santorum, 'Taliban'-like Bachmann http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/martin-short-hits-crazy-catholic-santorum-taliban-bachmann <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-06-05-NBC-TTS-BigShort.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Monday's <em>The Tonight Show</em> with Jay Leno on NBC, actor and comedian Martin Short lambasted several of the GOP presidential candidates, as he called Rick Santorum a "crazy Catholic," compared Michele Bachmann to the Taliban while questioning her intelligence, and suggested that Mitt Romney has sent jobs to other countries.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/martin-short-hits-crazy-catholic-santorum-taliban-bachmann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Faith Politics Barack Obama Campaign 2008 Campaign 2012 Catholics Jay Leno Martin Short Mel Gibson Michele Bachmann Mitt Romney NBC Republicans Rick Santorum Sarah Palin Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:41:02 +0000 40296 at http://www.mrc.org Donny Deutsch Lauds Obama on Gay Marriage Vs. Romney 'Bullying' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/donny-deutsch-lauds-obama-gay-marriage-vs-romney-bullying <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-05-14-NBC-TTS-BigDeuts.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Monday's <em>The Tonight Show</em> on NBC, advertising executive and former CNBC host Donny Deutsch praised President Obama for voicing support for same-sex marriage, and predicted that voters will prefer Obama as a person, in contrast with Mitt Romney, as Deutsch raised the story of Romney allegedly bullying a fellow classmate in high </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/donny-deutsch-lauds-obama-gay-marriage-vs-romney-bullying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Donny Deutsch Homosexuals Jay Leno NBC Same sex marriage The Tonight Show Tue, 15 May 2012 12:24:25 +0000 40076 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Gregory: Romney's Mormon Faith An 'Issue' Because It's 'The Core of Who He Is' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-gregory-romneys-mormon-faith-issue-because-its-core-who-he <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 Wednesday's NBC Tonight Show, host Jay Leno asked Meet the Press host David Gregory if Mitt Romney's religion would be fair game in the general election: "...with Obama....you know, 'Oh, he's a Muslim. He's not a Christian.' Do you think that Romney will get the same thing about his faith that Obama got?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-04-04-NBC-TS-Gregory.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-gregory-romneys-mormon-faith-issue-because-its-core-who-he" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Campaign 2012 David Gregory Jay Leno Mitt Romney mormon NBC Tonight Show Fri, 06 Apr 2012 16:26:31 +0000 kyle.drennen 39772 at http://www.mrc.org Reporters Get Stars in Their Eyes over Hollywood Writers' Strike http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporters-get-stars-their-eyes-over-hollywood-writers-strike <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/genevieve-ebel">Genevieve Ebel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; “On Strike; Shut it Down; Hollywood’s a Union town.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;That was one of the many chants of the Hollywood writers on strike – and network news was union-friendly November 5 as reporters took the writers’ side.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; “The writers are up against some wealthy media conglomerates,” said ABC’s Brian Rooney on “World News with Charles Gibson.” ABC didn’t offer any view from the other side. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporters-get-stars-their-eyes-over-hollywood-writers-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Labor hollywood Jay Leno network show strike Tina Fey tv Union writer writers Tue, 06 Nov 2007 23:13:40 +0000 admin 25255 at http://www.mrc.org Moore Urges Leno Audience to Threaten Doctors and Insurers http://www.mrc.org/articles/moore-urges-leno-audience-threaten-doctors-and-insurers <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Michael Moore is attempting to circumvent the free market system of health care by urging people to threaten health care professionals and insurance companies.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/moore-urges-leno-audience-threaten-doctors-and-insurers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Insurance Jay Leno MediaBias Michael Moore Socialized Medicine Fri, 27 Jul 2007 22:03:35 +0000 admin 25424 at http://www.mrc.org