Ruth Marcus http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22150/all en 'Meet the Press' Panel Laments ‘Do-Nothing Nature’ of Republicans In Congress http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-laments-do-nothing-nature-republicans-congress <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>A common theme among liberal journalists is to blame a “do-nothing Congress” when liberal policies fail to become law. Such was the case during a panel discussion on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;when moderator David Gregory and his entire panel lamented the lack of legislative action on Capitol Hill, mainly in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-laments-do-nothing-nature-republicans-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Brooks David Gregory Judy Woodruff Meet the Press NBC Nia-Malika Henderson Ruth Marcus Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:04:05 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46788 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Cheers Obama's 'Triple Win' on Equal Pay, Downplays WH Hypocrisy as 'Inconvenient' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-cheers-obamas-triple-win-equal-pay-downplays-wh-hypocrisy-inconvenient <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 live coverage of President Obama signing two executive orders on "equal pay" on Tuesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell announced: "He is basically signing an executive order which will be a big deal for federal contractors – think about all the federal contracts in the defense and intelligence communities alone – but it's also a big political issue." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-08-MSNBC-AMR-MitchellMarcus.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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-cheers-obamas-triple-win-equal-pay-downplays-wh-hypocrisy-inconvenient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama gender pay gap MSNBC Ruth Marcus Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:52:59 +0000 kyle.drennen 45957 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Columnist: Rand Paul Deserves 'Scrooge Award of the Year' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-post-columnist-rand-paul-deserves-scrooge-award-year <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 her Monday 1 p.m.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-post-columnist-rand-paul-deserves-scrooge-award-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell MSNBC Rand Paul Ruth Marcus unemployment benefits Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:56:07 +0000 kyle.drennen 45117 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post's Marcus: 'Unions Aren't Going to Survive When People Have a Choice' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-marcus-unions-arent-going-survive-when-people-have-choice <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 MSNBC's <em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em> on Tuesday, liberal <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Ruth Marcus lashed out against passage of Michigan's right-to-work law: "Unions are reeling, and the more states that enact measures like this, the more unions will be reeling....<strong>unions aren't going to survive when people have a choice of whether to ante up the dues or to get the benefit of being free-riders."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-11-MSNBC-AMR-Marcus.mp3">the audio</a></em>]</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-marcus-unions-arent-going-survive-when-people-have-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Michigan MSNBC right-to-work Ruth Marcus Unions Washington Post Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:49:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 42021 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post's Marcus Claims Rice's False Benghazi Comments Were 'Basically Right' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-marcus-claims-rices-false-benghazi-comments-were-basically-right <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> In an attempt to dismiss Republican criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's misleading September 14 Sunday show statements about Benghazi, on Thursday's MSNBC <em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em>, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Ruth Marcus asserted: <strong>"I don't think this is really about some comments that were basically right, that she made on Sunday talk shows."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-29-MSNBC-AMR-MitchellMarcus.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> <br /> Marcus was prompted to make the declaration after Mitchell tried to paint GOP critics as a combination of sexist and racist: <strong>"There have been issues raised as to whether she was being attacked, criticized because she's a woman, because she's African-American....</strong>is there a double standard here? Have we had others who've gone on Sunday television talk shows, made mistakes, and not been punished as severely as Susan Rice?"</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-marcus-claims-rices-false-benghazi-comments-were-basically-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Benghazi MSNBC Republicans Ruth Marcus Susan Rice Washington Post Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:50:45 +0000 kyle.drennen 41925 at http://www.mrc.org