State Department http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21437/all en A New Evangelizing Foreign Policy http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/new-evangelizing-foreign-policy <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In the Bush years, liberals were routinely shock-and-awed that the Bush administration would obliterate their sacred wall of separation between church and state. They frowned on federal faith-based initiatives and worried about the bureaucracy being invaded by frightening people with college degrees from Christian schools like Liberty University or Regent University or Catholic University.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/new-evangelizing-foreign-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Gay Rights Hillary Clinton State Department Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:57:07 +0000 tim.graham 46632 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Gushes Over 'Outspoken Road Warrior' John Kerry; Touts 'Bromance' With Leonardo DiCaprio http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gushes-over-outspoken-road-warrior-john-kerry-touts-bromance-leonardo-dicaprio <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> Following a <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/06/19/nbcs-guthrie-grills-john-kerry-arent-chickens-coming-home-roost-iraq-a" target="_blank">tough grilling</a> of Secretary of State John Kerry in the first part of her interview aired on Thursday, on Friday, NBC <em>Today</em> co-host Savannah Guthrie revealed that the rest of her time spent with Kerry was mostly devoted to fluff and softballs: "From breakfast with senators and the ceremonial duties of office to back-to-back trips to the White House, <strong>Secretary of State John Kerry has taken his new jo</strong></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/nbc-gushes-over-outspoken-road-warrior-john-kerry-touts-bromance-leonardo-dicaprio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division John Kerry NBC Savannah Guthrie State Department Today Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:03:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 46514 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's John Dickerson: Obama White House Scandals are 'Little Fires' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-john-dickerson-obama-white-house-scandals-are-little-fires <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="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-06-13-CBS-Dickerson_large.JPG" height="134" width="240" />John Dickerson downplayed most of the recent scandals surrounding the Obama administration on Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, asserting that the White House was "trying to get something done on immigration....<strong>they're trying to stay focused on the things that really matter to this presidency, and only trying to spend a small amount of time putting out these little fires</strong>."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-john-dickerson-obama-white-house-scandals-are-little-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King IRS John Dickerson ScandalWatch State Department Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:19:34 +0000 matthew.balan 43796 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Minimize New State Department Sex and Drugs Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-minimize-new-state-department-sex-and-drugs-scandal <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="135" style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-06-11-ABC-Hillary_Clinton_large.JPG" />The latest State Department scandal, involving a possible cover-up of sexual misconduct by an ambassador and security officials, was only newsworthy enough to merit one full report each on ABC and NBC's morning and evening newscasts before the two networks moved on. NBC led Tuesday's <em>Today</em> with the "<strong>damaging documents</strong>" concerning the "possibly illegal...behavior", but ignored it the following morning.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-minimize-new-state-department-sex-and-drugs-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Chuck Todd Good Morning America Hillary Clinton Jonathan Karl NBC NBC Nightly News State Department Today World News Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:02:17 +0000 matthew.balan 43783 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Gushes Over Hillary on Twitter, a Sad Sam Champion Laments: Clinton Didn't Respond to My Tweet http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-gushes-over-hillary-twitter-sad-sam-champion-laments-clinton-didnt-respond-my-tweet <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><em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;hasn't made time to cover a possible prostitution scandal involving Hillary Clinton's State Department, but the show's hosts gushed over the politician's debut on&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton">Twitter</a>. News reader Josh Elliott thrilled, "Hillary Clinton has arrived on Twitter. And, boy, does she have people talking because in part of her description of herself."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-gushes-over-hillary-twitter-sad-sam-champion-laments-clinton-didnt-respond-my-tweet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Good Morning America Hillary Clinton State Department Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:38:30 +0000 scott.whitlock 43773 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Commits Journalism, Investigates 'Not True' White House Statements on Libya and Editing of Documents http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-commits-journalism-investigates-not-true-white-house-statements-libya-and-editing-doc <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>ABC journalist Jon Karl actually followed up on Wednesday's Benghazi hearings, exposing that CIA talking points on the&nbsp;September 11, 2012&nbsp;terrorist attack were "dramatically edited" a total of 12 times by the administration. In a report airing on Friday's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>, Karl explained to viewers that, between the first version&nbsp;and the last, "<b>all references to al Qaeda and all references to CIA warnings before the attack about the terror threat in Benghazi" were removed.</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-commits-journalism-investigates-not-true-white-house-statements-libya-and-editing-doc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Good Morning America Jon Karl Libya State Department Fri, 10 May 2013 15:36:49 +0000 scott.whitlock 43538 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Bids Hillary Fawning Farewell: Secretary of State's Departure Had 'Energy of a Campaign Rally' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-bids-hillary-fawning-farewell-secretary-states-departure-had-energy-campaign-rally <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> Marking Hillary Clinton's final day as Secretary of State on Friday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell gushed: <strong>"Clinton's State Department farewell was bittersweet. She took time to tour the building, saying goodbye to cafeteria workers....[her] departure had the energy of a campaign rally. As she left, some women were shouting, '2016.'"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-02-NBC-HillaryClinton.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-bids-hillary-fawning-farewell-secretary-states-departure-had-energy-campaign-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Hillary Clinton Kristen Welker NBC Nightly News State Department Today Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:36:43 +0000 kyle.drennen 42502 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Hard for Clinton to Be Successful Secretary of State After 'Crisis the Obama Team Inherited' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hard-clinton-be-successful-secretary-state-after-crisis-obama-team-inherited <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> The headline NBC chose promote from chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell's Tuesday interview with outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was that Clinton really couldn't accomplish much given the situation she "inherited" from the Bush administration, with <em>Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams proclaiming: <strong>"...[Clinton] said, among other things, it's tougher these days to pull off the sweeping diplomatic achievements of the old days."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-30-NBC-MitchellClinton</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hard-clinton-be-successful-secretary-state-after-crisis-obama-team-inherited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Brian Williams Hillary Clinton NBC State Department Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:38:57 +0000 kyle.drennen 42435 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Silent as Obama Gives Up on Closing Guantanamo, Previously Praised President as Bold http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-silent-obama-gives-closing-guantanamo-previously-praised-president-bold <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/guantsign.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="180" width="240" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-silent-obama-gives-closing-guantanamo-previously-praised-president-bold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Guantanamo Bay State Department Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:07:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 42418 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Celebrate Hillary Clinton's Return to Work and 'Prank Gift' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-celebrate-hillary-clintons-return-work-and-prank-gift <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><img style="width: 300px; height: 167px; margin: 3px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-07-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-celebrate-hillary-clintons-return-work-and-prank-gift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Hillary Clinton NBC State Department Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:51:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 42167 at http://www.mrc.org U.S.-Funded Program Teaches About U.S. Media Suppression http://www.mrc.org/articles/us-funded-program-teaches-about-us-media-suppression <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is State Department-funded exchange program demonizing FNC to foreign students? </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/taylor-hughes-honorable-leon-weil-scholar">Taylor Hughes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your tax dollars are paying to teach both domestic and foreign students that the <st1:country-region>United States</st1:country-region> suppresses it’s media to the same degree as <st1:country-region>India</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region>Pakistan</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region>Tajikistan</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region>Turkmenistan</st1:country-region>, and <st1:country-region><st1:place>Uzbekistan</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/us-funded-program-teaches-about-us-media-suppression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Government International Media Patriotism Politics Fox News Channel State Department Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:56:01 +0000 matt.philbin 40660 at http://www.mrc.org