National Rifle Association http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22341/all en Former CNN Pundit Roland Martin Rips 'Cowardly Bullies' at the NRA http://mrc.org/biasalerts/former-cnn-pundit-roland-martin-rips-cowardly-bullies-nra <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://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-10-09-TVOne-Martin.jpg" style="float: right; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" height="158" width="280" />In a Thursday column for The Daily Beast, former CNN contributor Roland Martin attacked the supposed "<strong>cowardly bullies</strong>" at the National Rifle Association for opposing President Obama's surgeon general nominee.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/former-cnn-pundit-roland-martin-rips-cowardly-bullies-nra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama congress Democrats Ebola National Rifle Association Republicans Roland Martin Senate The Daily Beast Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:51:20 +0000 matthew.balan 47355 at http://mrc.org Matthews on Arizona Gun Range Tragedy: ‘This Is Where You Get When You Go All the Way With Gun Rights’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matthews-arizona-gun-range-tragedy-where-you-get-when-you-go-all-way-gun-rights <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chris Matthews devoted a segment during his MSNBC show <em>Hardball</em> on Wednesday evening to the tragic shooting death of a firearms instructor at a Arizona gun range after a nine-year-old girl accidently shot him with an Uzi submachine gun. Instead of discussing how tragic this incident was or possible safety measures to take in the future, Matthews and his guests chose to rail against the National Rifle Association (NRA) for somehow being connected to this terrible incident.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matthews-arizona-gun-range-tragedy-where-you-get-when-you-go-all-way-gun-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BradyCampaign cbs CBS Evening News Chris Matthews Gun Control Hardball Joe Fryer John Blackstone MSNBC National Rifle Association NBC NBC Nightly News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:56:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47021 at http://mrc.org NBC: NRA Convention Comes 'In the Middle of a National Gun Fight' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nra-convention-comes-middle-national-gun-fight <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/2012/2013-05-03-NBC-TDAY-NRA.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 167px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nra-convention-comes-middle-national-gun-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gabe Gutierrez Guns National Rifle Association NBC Today Fri, 03 May 2013 15:12:23 +0000 kyle.drennen 43463 at http://mrc.org NYT's Michael Luo Confidently Asserts Gun Restrictions on Violent Men Would Have Saved Lives http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-michael-luo-confidently-asserts-gun-restrictions-violent-men-would-have-saved-lives <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Monday's lead <em>New York Times</em> story was a long investigation by Michael Luo into what the <em>Times </em>sees as an NRA-fueled failure to properly protect women from former spouses by allowing the men to keep guns: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/us/facing-protective-orders-and-allowed-to-keep-guns.html?hp&amp;pagewanted=all">Ruled a Threat to Family, But Allowed to Keep Guns – Weapons Advocates Oppose States' Efforts to Bolster Orders of Protection</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Michael_Luo_0.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" hei</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-michael-luo-confidently-asserts-gun-restrictions-violent-men-would-have-saved-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gun Control Michael Luo National Rifle Association Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:33:12 +0000 clay.waters 42957 at http://mrc.org On Inauguration Day, Joe Scarborough Continues Assault on NRA and Their 'Big Lie' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/inauguration-day-joe-scarborough-continues-assault-nra-and-their-big-lie <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/2012/2013-01-21-MSNBC-MJ-Scarborough2.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="165" width="300" /></p><p>MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who now spends much of his&nbsp;<em>Morning&nbsp;Joe&nbsp;</em>program&nbsp;trashing the Republican Party and various conservatives, used the inauguration of Barack Obama as another chance to slime the National Rifle Association. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/inauguration-day-joe-scarborough-continues-assault-nra-and-their-big-lie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Joe Scarborough National Rifle Association NRA Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:04:15 +0000 scott.whitlock 42314 at http://mrc.org NBC Slams NRA for 'Escalated Rhetoric' and 'Raising Money' After Newtown Shooting http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-slams-nra-escalated-rhetoric-and-raising-money-after-newtown-shooting <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 a report for Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, correspondent Andrea Mitchell smeared the National Rifle Association as a group benefitting from tragedy: <strong>"Even as America was shaken by the horror of Newtown, the NRA escalated its rhetoric, claiming to add more than 100,000 new members, and taking a no-compromise stand....the NRA is raising money, e-mailing supporters to upgrade their membership for what it calls, 'the fight of the century.'"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-16-NBC-NN-Mitchell.mp3">the audio&lt;</a></em></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-slams-nra-escalated-rhetoric-and-raising-money-after-newtown-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell David Keene Guns National Rifle Association NBC Savannah Guthrie Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:46:02 +0000 kyle.drennen 42282 at http://mrc.org NRA Ad Identifies NBC's David Gregory as 'Elitist Hypocrite' on Gun Control http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nra-ad-identifies-nbcs-david-gregory-elitist-hypocrite-gun-control <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/2012/2013-01-16-NRA-Gregory.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 176px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nra-ad-identifies-nbcs-david-gregory-elitist-hypocrite-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Guns National Rifle Association NBC Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:11:05 +0000 kyle.drennen 42267 at http://mrc.org NBC: NRA 'Getting Personal' With Gun Ad 'Targeting' Obama Daughters http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nra-getting-personal-gun-ad-targeting-obama-daughters <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> At the top of Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer hyperventilated over a newly released ad from the National Rifle Association pointing out the hypocrisy of President Obama on gun control: <strong>"Getting personal. The National Rifle Association out with a powerful new ad this morning, bringing the President's family into the gun debate."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-16-NBC-TDAY-Todd.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nra-getting-personal-gun-ad-targeting-obama-daughters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chuck Todd Guns Matt Lauer National Rifle Association NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:11:24 +0000 kyle.drennen 42260 at http://mrc.org