Anthony Weiner http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21443/all en ABC Ignores Anthony Weiner's Mocking of GOP 'Grandpa' at AARP Event http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-anthony-weiners-mocking-gop-grandpa-aarp-event <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's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>, which&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/07/24/dont-examine-weiner-abc-fails-identify-scandal-marred-candidate-demo">first covered&nbsp;</a>the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal by ignoring that the politician was a Democrat, did grow to embrace the tawdry aspects of the story. Yet, the morning show on Wednesday avoided the mayoral candidate's latest gaffe: Calling his Republican opponent "<a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/weiner_has_senior_moment_owNi1o1Nqu7TarYtP3kj5M">grandpa</a>" at an AARP candidate forum.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-anthony-weiners-mocking-gop-grandpa-aarp-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Weiner Good Morning America sexting Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:49:37 +0000 scott.whitlock 44225 at http://mrc.org The Daily Beast: Weiner not that Different from Your Sexting Teen http://mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-weiner-not-different-your-sexting-teen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> … and why be ‘stressed over something so ‘mundane?’ </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-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Parents can hardly criticize New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner for his latest sexting escapade when their teens commit the same deed (and have done so for years) – or so says The Daily Beast.<img style="float: right;" src="http://www1.whdh.com/images/news_articles/492x260/130522_anthony_weiner_for_mayor.jpg" height="149" width="282" />&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-weiner-not-different-your-sexting-teen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family Politics Anthony Weiner Lizzie Crocker sexting The Daily Beast Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:57:18 +0000 matt.philbin 44220 at http://mrc.org ABC Features James Carville for Weiner Lecture, NBC Frets Over 'Damage' to Hillary http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-features-james-carville-weiner-lecture-nbc-frets-over-damage-hillary <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 and NBC on Thursday continued to fret over the implications the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal will have on Hillary Clinton.&nbsp;<em>Today's</em>&nbsp;Matt Lauer worried, "<b>By association, does this do damage to Hillary Clinton?"&nbsp;</b>Over on&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>, George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton campaign operative, pointed out that Weiner refused to leave the race "even as another supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton come forward, urging him to drop out."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-features-james-carville-weiner-lecture-nbc-frets-over-damage-hillary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Weiner Good Morning America Hillary Clinton James Carville NBC Today Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:57:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 44168 at http://mrc.org Nets Minimize Filner Scandal Coverage, Won't ID Him As A Democrat http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-minimize-filner-scandal-coverage-wont-id-him-democrat <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> ABC and CBS both failed to point out San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Democratic party affiliation on their Wednesday morning newscasts. <em>Good Morning America</em> devoted just one 17-second news brief to the ongoing Filner scandal. <em>CBS This Morning</em> didn't do much better, with two news briefs on the former congressman. NBC's <em>Today</em> didn't set aside any air time to the controversy.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-minimize-filner-scandal-coverage-wont-id-him-democrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Weiner Bob Filner cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Elaine Quijano Gayle King Good Morning America Josh Elliott Linsey Davis NBC Stephanie Gosk Today Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:51:59 +0000 matthew.balan 44161 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Frets 'McCarthyism' of FNC's Hannity, Shocked by NYT's Maureen Dowd on Weiner's Wife http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-frets-mccarthyism-fncs-hannity-shocked-nyts-maureen-dowd-weiners-wife <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/2013-07-30-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Tuesday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC's Chris Hayes recalled that "my mouth opened" and declared that "I could not believe this was in the paper," as he recounted that liberal <em>New York Times</em> columnist Maureen Dowd raised questions about whether former Rep.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-frets-mccarthyism-fncs-hannity-shocked-nyts-maureen-dowd-weiners-wife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics All In Anthony Weiner Chris Hayes FNC Huma Abedin Maureen Dowd MSNBC Muslims New York Times Sean Hannity Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:02:16 +0000 44158 at http://mrc.org NBC Touts Hillary Keeping 'Safe Distance' from Weiner at Obama Lunch http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-hillary-keeping-safe-distance-weiner-obama-lunch <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 Monday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams declared that Hillary Clinton's lunch with President Obama put the possible 2016 Democratic contender <strong>"a safe distance from the scandal in New York that now includes a longtime aide."</strong> Introducing a report on the meeting, Williams noted how <strong>"Bill and Hillary Clinton are trying to keep their distance from any associations with Anthony Weiner</strong>, whose wife is a longtime Hillary Clinton aide and confidante..." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-07-29-NBC-NN-W</em></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-hillary-keeping-safe-distance-weiner-obama-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Anthony Weiner Brian Williams Hillary Clinton NBC Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:44:19 +0000 kyle.drennen 44150 at http://mrc.org Neglect at The New York Times http://mrc.org/bozells-column/neglect-new-york-times <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> </div> <p> After a long three-year gap since their last exclusive sit-down interview with President Obama, you might think The New York Times would be ready to ask tough questions on the most contentious issues of the day, beginning with the deepening Obama scandals.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/neglect-new-york-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Anthony Weiner Barack Obama New York Times Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:43:58 +0000 tim.graham 44223 at http://mrc.org Barbara Walters Spins Spitzer Scandal: Prostitution Is 'in the Realm of Normalcy' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/barbara-walters-spins-spitzer-scandal-prostitution-realm-normalcy <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>According to Barbara Walters on Tuesday, prostitution is "sort of in the realm of normalcy." The&nbsp;<em>View&nbsp;</em>co-host and longtime ABC journalist was attempting to differentiate Eliot Spitzer's call girl scandal and Anthony Weiner's sexting controversy.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/barbara-walters-spins-spitzer-scandal-prostitution-realm-normalcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Weiner Barbara Walters Eliot Spitzer The View Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:09:14 +0000 scott.whitlock 44142 at http://mrc.org ABC Touts the Official Word on Weiner: Bill and Hillary Clinton's 'Patience Has Run Out' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-touts-official-word-weiner-bill-and-hillary-clintons-patience-has-run-out <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>Tuesday's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>, just as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-weiner-scandal-terribly-painfulfor-hillary-clinton">NBC did on Monday</a>, offered concern about how the Weiner scandal would impact Bill and Hillary Clinton. Reporter Linsey Davis breathlessly explained that for&nbsp;the power couple, "...<strong>Patience has run out." An ABC graphic worried, "Clintons Put Pressure on Candidate: Upset at 'Comparisons' With Weiner."</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-touts-official-word-weiner-bill-and-hillary-clintons-patience-has-run-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Weiner Bill Clinton Good Morning America Hillary Clinton Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:06:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 44138 at http://mrc.org NBC: Weiner Scandal 'Terribly Painful'...for Hillary Clinton http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-weiner-scandal-terribly-painfulfor-hillary-clinton <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 Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, following a report on the latest fallout from the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, Hillary Clinton sycophant Andrea Mitchell fretted over the impact of the controversy on the former Secretary of State: <strong>"This is terribly painful....this is getting to the point where it is really splashing up against the Clintons because it's almost unavoidable that people are making comparisons to the way Hillary Clinton handled Bill Clinton's difficulties in the 1992 campaign."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files</em></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-weiner-scandal-terribly-painfulfor-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Anthony Weiner Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin NBC Today Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:31:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 44130 at http://mrc.org News You Can Use: ABC Investigates Whether Sexting 'Really' 'Counts' as Cheating?' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/news-you-can-use-abc-investigates-whether-sexting-really-counts-cheating <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>Now that former Democratic Congressman and current mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has been caught, again, sending sexually explicit texts to women, the hosts of ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;decided to ask the important question: What is cheating?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/news-you-can-use-abc-investigates-whether-sexting-really-counts-cheating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Weiner sexting Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:03:16 +0000 scott.whitlock 44101 at http://mrc.org NBC: Huma Abedin Learned from 'Master' Hillary Clinton, Her 'Political Role Model' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-huma-abedin-learned-master-hillary-clinton-her-political-role-model <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> Throughout the coverage of the latest Anthony Weiner sex scandal on Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, hosts and correspondents repeatedly made comparisons between Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, and her long-time boss Hillary Clinton. At one point, <em>Morning Joe</em> host Mika Brzezinski declared that <strong>Abedin "has learned from the master, Hillary Clinton"</strong> on how to deal with scandal. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-07-24-NBC-TDAY-HillaryAbedin.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-huma-abedin-learned-master-hillary-clinton-her-political-role-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Weiner Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin NBC Today Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:52:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 44097 at http://mrc.org Zero Air Time on CBS Evening News for Latest Weiner Sex Scandal http://mrc.org/biasalerts/zero-air-time-cbs-evening-news-latest-weiner-sex-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> <em><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-07-24-CBS-Weiner_large.JPG" height="134" width="240" />CBS Evening News</em> stood out among the Big Three evening newscasts on Tuesday in their failure to cover former Rep. Anthony Weiner's admission that he sent lewd text messages even after his resignation in 2011. The CBS show apparently deemed the British royal family's new baby, the doping scandal in baseball, and whale watching to be more important news items.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/zero-air-time-cbs-evening-news-latest-weiner-sex-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Weiner cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Huma Abedin Jan Crawford Labeling NBC NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell World News Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:50:55 +0000 matthew.balan 44087 at http://mrc.org Joe Scarborough: Anthony Weiner is 'Chuck Yeager of Sex Scandals' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/joe-scarborough-anthony-weiner-chuck-yeager-sex-scandals <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 Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, MSNBC <em>Morning Joe</em> host Joe Scarborough made a strange analogy while discussing the latest Anthony Weiner sex scandal: <strong>"You know, let's just say he is the Chuck Yeager of sex scandals, he is constantly pushing the envelope, and breaking – I mean this is like <em>The Right Stuff</em> for sex scandals.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/joe-scarborough-anthony-weiner-chuck-yeager-sex-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Weiner Joe Scarborough NBC Sex Scandal Today Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:48:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 44086 at http://mrc.org As Democrats Turn on Weiner, ABC Follows: 'Disgraced' 'Controversial' 'Liar' Attempts Comeback http://mrc.org/biasalerts/democrats-turn-weiner-abc-follows-disgraced-controversial-liar-attempts-comeback <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>Initially, the networks covered Anthony Weiner's entry into the New York City mayoral race as the "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/05/22/networks-play-promotional-video-comeback-kid-anthony-weiner-fighting">comeback kid</a>" fighting for a "second chance." However, over the last several days, top state Democrats have recoiled at the campaign of the scandal-scarred congressman. Governor Andrew Cuomo mocked,&nbsp;<a href="http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/05/23/gov-cuomo-shame-on-us-if-we-elect-weiner/">"shame on us</a>," should Weiner win.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/democrats-turn-weiner-abc-follows-disgraced-controversial-liar-attempts-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Weiner Tue, 28 May 2013 17:04:05 +0000 scott.whitlock 43682 at http://mrc.org