Gore Vidal http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21513/all en NBC: Gore Vidal 'Unquestionably Brilliant'; William F. Buckley 'Paid Dearly for Some of His Words' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gore-vidal-unquestionably-brilliant-william-f-buckley-paid-dearly-some-his-words <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 src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-08-01-NBC-NN-Williams.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /> In a glowing tribute to radical left-wing commentator Gore Vidal on Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams could barely contain his adoration for the "prolific writer" who was "unquestionably brilliant." Williams further gushed that <strong>Vidal, "got his larger wish in life, to be remembered as both a polemicist and a man of letters. One of the most active and agile minds of his generation."</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gore-vidal-unquestionably-brilliant-william-f-buckley-paid-dearly-some-his-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Gore Vidal NBC Nightly News Obituary William F. Buckley Jr. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:49:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 40789 at http://mrc.org CBS Applies Multiple Ideological Tags to Ted Cruz But Refuses to Label Gore Vidal http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-applies-multiple-ideological-tags-ted-cruz-refuses-label-gore-vidal <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> <strong>“A conservative Republican was beaten by an even more conservative Tea Party candidate,”</strong> <em>CBS Evening News </em>anchor Scott Pelley announced Wednesday night in reporting Ted Cruz’s victory in the Texas Republican primary. Sharyl Attkisson relayed how the candidate Cruz defeated, David Dewhurst, “is considered a very conservative Republican,” yet <strong>“Cruz spent months tacking even further to the right.”</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-applies-multiple-ideological-tags-ted-cruz-refuses-label-gore-vidal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Congressional CBS Evening News Gore Vidal Labeling Ted Cruz Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:35:12 +0000 brent.baker 40783 at http://mrc.org Nets Sing Praises of 'Brilliant' and 'Witty' Gore Vidal; Omit His Left Wing Ideology http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-sing-praises-brilliant-and-witty-gore-vidal-omit-his-left-wing-ideology <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/main_photos/2012/August/2012-08-01-CBS-CTM-Rose.jpg" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />The Big Three networks enthusiastically paid tribute to leftist author Gore Vidal on their Wednesday morning newscasts, but not one mentioned his political ideology. NBC's <em>Today</em> devoted two briefs to the "<strong>sardonically witty</strong>" Vidal, who died late Tuesday.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-sing-praises-brilliant-and-witty-gore-vidal-omit-his-left-wing-ideology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King Good Morning America Gore Vidal NBC Today Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:50:01 +0000 matthew.balan 40779 at http://mrc.org