BillO&#039;Reilly http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/234/all en FNC's Rivera Slams 'Hypocrite' Romney as 'Most Virulent Anti-Illegal Immigration Person' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fncs-rivera-slams-hypocrite-romney-most-virulent-anti-illegal-immigration-person <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-13-FNC-TOF-Rivera.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>As he appeared on the Friday, January 13, <em>The O'Reilly Factor</em>, FNC's Geraldo Rivera complained that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney never mentions that his father, George Romney, was born in Mexico while campaigning as the "most virulent anti-illegal immigration person" and ended up calling the former Massachusetts governor a "hypocrite."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fncs-rivera-slams-hypocrite-romney-most-virulent-anti-illegal-immigration-person" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillO'Reilly Campaign2012 FNC GeraldoRivera IllegalImmigration liberalmediabias mexico MittRomney TheO'ReillyFactor Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:03:00 +0000 38897 at http://mrc.org 'Right-Wing Blowhard' Bill O'Reilly Featured in Sunday Magazine Cover Story on Colbert http://mrc.org/articles/right-wing-blowhard-bill-oreilly-featured-sunday-magazine-cover-story-colbert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the Times Sunday Magazine cover story profile of Comedy Central political parodist Stephen Colbert: &quot;Though Colbert doesn&#039;t much resemble [Fox host Bill] O&#039;Reilly physically, the persona has mastered some of O&#039;Reilly&#039;s pen-wielding, hand-stabbing gestures, and his credentials as a right-wing blowhard are beyond doubt.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times Sunday Magazine cover features a profile by Charles McGrath of actor-comedian Stephen Colbert, host of the satirical news show The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, in which Colbert plays a caricature of a conservative political personality.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/right-wing-blowhard-bill-oreilly-featured-sunday-magazine-cover-story-colbert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillO'Reilly CharlesMcGrath liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias StephenColbert TimesWatch Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:14:00 +0000 38771 at http://mrc.org NBC's Lauer to O'Reilly: Did Obama 'Erase' Idea of GOP Being Tougher on National Security? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-lauer-oreilly-did-obama-erase-idea-gop-being-tougher-national-security <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 an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer cited recent foreign policy successes for President Obama and wondered: <strong>"Republicans have run on a perception that they are tougher on national security, that they're the ones who can keep Americans safe....has Barack Obama done a lot to erase that perception?"</strong> [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-10-25-NBC-TDAY-Lauer.mp3"><em><strong>Audio available here</strong></em></a>]<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-lauer-oreilly-did-obama-erase-idea-gop-being-tougher-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BillO'Reilly Campaign2012 ForeignPolicy liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC Republicans Today Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:35:00 +0000 38324 at http://mrc.org George Stephanopoulos's Pro-Obama Spin Rejected by Bill O'Reilly http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopouloss-pro-obama-spin-rejected-bill-oreilly <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>Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday dismissed the pro-Obama talking points repeated by Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos. After quoting the President regarding 2012, Stephanopoulos parroted, "And it's clear that the President and his team, there's a strategy here. They think that the Republican base is way outside of the mainstream right now."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopouloss-pro-obama-spin-rejected-bill-oreilly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BillO'Reilly GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:30:00 +0000 38207 at http://mrc.org Liberal Diane Sawyer Swears Neutrality: 'People Will Know What the Truth Is' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/liberal-diane-sawyer-swears-neutrality-people-will-know-what-truth <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> <div style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/103490" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>World News host Diane Sawyer swears she simply "brings the facts" and makes sure people "know what the truth is." The anchor appeared on Thursday's O'Reilly Factor to promote her new special on kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/liberal-diane-sawyer-swears-neutrality-people-will-know-what-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BillO'Reilly dianesawyer liberalmediabias WorldNews Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:53:00 +0000 37902 at http://mrc.org ABC News Religion Correspondent: I Can't Judge Whether bin Laden Was 'Evil' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-religion-correspondent-i-cant-judge-whether-bin-laden-was-evil <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-03-FNC-OReilly.jpg" /></div><p>According to the man <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/gma/spirituality">ABC News</a> relies on for religious analysis, it's impossible to say whether Osama bin Laden was "evil." <a href="http://fatheredwardbeck.blogspot.com/2008/04/faith-matters-now-04112008.html">Father Edward Beck</a>, the network's religion correspondent, appeared with Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday and offered moral equivalence on the subject of the terrorist's death. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-religion-correspondent-i-cant-judge-whether-bin-laden-was-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillO'Reilly EdwardBeck FoxNews liberalmediabias O'ReillyFactor ObamabinLaden Wed, 04 May 2011 21:02:00 +0000 37644 at http://mrc.org FNC's O'Reilly Calls Out ABC and NBC for 'Big Omission' of Planned Parenthood Video Sting http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fncs-oreilly-calls-out-abc-and-nbc-big-omission-planned-parenthood-video-sting <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> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdqGSUqG2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdqGSUqG2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>On Friday's O'Reilly Factor, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly held ABC and NBC News to account for failing to cover the recent Planned Parenthood vi</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fncs-oreilly-calls-out-abc-and-nbc-big-omission-planned-parenthood-video-sting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Abortion BiasAlert BillO'Reilly FNC liberalmediabias LiveAction NBC PlannedParenthood VideoSting Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:09:00 +0000 37341 at http://mrc.org Bill Maher Calls Bill O'Reilly 'Unpatriotic' for Obama Interview http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/bill-maher-calls-bill-oreilly-unpatriotic-obama-interview <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/alex-fitzsimmons">Alex Fitzsimmons</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><object width="240" height="192"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdqGkUqG2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdqGkUqG2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87" allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="192"></embed></object></div><p>On the February 8 edition of MSNBC's Last Word, left-wing comedian Bill Maher disparaged Bill O'Reilly as "unpatriotic" for the way in which the veteran Fox News</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/bill-maher-calls-bill-oreilly-unpatriotic-obama-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillMaher BillO'Reilly Labeling LastWord LawrenceO'Donnell liberalmediabias MSNBC Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:22:00 +0000 37327 at http://mrc.org Reporters Defend Paper's Coverage of Tucson Shootings, Denies NYT Blamed the Right Wing http://mrc.org/articles/reporters-defend-papers-coverage-tucson-shootings-denies-nyt-blamed-right-wing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who blamed conservatives? Not us: &quot;Commentators on the right were quick to condemn their perennial adversaries, including The New York Times, for drawing a cause-and-effect relationship between overheated political rhetoric and the shootings....&quot; The Times also defensively claims &quot;direct accusations against conservative talk radio and pundits were leveled by people online, not members of the mainstream media.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Media reporters Jeremy Peters and Brian Stelter sounded a little defensive in Monday's Business section story on the political blame game that immediately followed the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of six others in Tucson. The confusing headline: "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/business/media/17media.html?scp=2&sq=jeremy%20peters%20brian%20stelter&st=cse">After Tucson, Blanket Accusations Leave Much to Interpretation</a>."<br /><br /><blockquote>For every action in politics today, there's an overwhelming and opposite reaction.<br /></blockquote><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/reporters-defend-papers-coverage-tucson-shootings-denies-nyt-blamed-right-wing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillO'Reilly BrianStelter JeremyPeters liberalmediabias MarkosMoulitsas NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman Shootings TimesWatch Tucson Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:16:00 +0000 admin 90 at http://mrc.org Classless NYT Columnist Krugman Said Shooting Was Political Before Killer Even Identified http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/classless-nyt-columnist-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified <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>Economist turned liberal hack New York Times columnist Paul Krugman didn't do his reputation for fairness or class any good with a <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/assassination-attempt-in-arizona/?src=twt&amp;twt=Nytimes">posting</a> on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on his nytimes.com blog Saturday, even before the suspect's name or anything about him had been released. He put a foot wrong right out of the gate, suggesting that the shooter, who all now agree has the characteristics of paranoid schizophrenia, was a political assassin:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/classless-nyt-columnist-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillO'Reilly GabrielleGiffords GlennBeck JaredLoughner liberalmediabias OklahomaCityBombing PaulKrugman Shooting Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:26:00 +0000 37195 at http://mrc.org Classless Krugman Said Shooting Was Political Before Killer Even Identified http://mrc.org/articles/classless-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Krugman on Monday: &quot;When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen? Put me in the latter category. I&#039;ve had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach ever since the final stages of the 2008 campaign. I remembered the upsurge in political hatred after Bill Clinton&#039;s election in 1992 - an upsurge that culminated in the Oklahoma City bombing.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Economist turned liberal hack columnist Paul Krugman didn't do his reputation for fairness or class any good with a <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/assassination-attempt-in-arizona/?src=twt&amp;twt=Nytimes">posting</a> on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on his nytimes.com blog Saturday, even before the suspect's name or anything about him had been released. He put a foot wrong right out of the gate, suggesting that the shooter, who all can now agree has the characteristics of paranoid schizophrenia, was a political assassin:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/classless-krugman-said-shooting-was-political-killer-even-identified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillO'Reilly GabrielleGiffords GlennBeck JaredLoughner liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OklahomaCityBombing PaulKrugman Shooting TimesWatch Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:13:00 +0000 admin 71 at http://mrc.org Times Editor Feebly Tries to Explain Away Success of Conservative Books on NBC's Today Show http://mrc.org/articles/times-editor-feebly-tries-explain-away-success-conservative-books-nbcs-today-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> During a Today show report about how well books written by the likes of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are selling, the Times&#039; Jenny Schuessler rationalized that the only reason conservative books sales are outpacing liberal ones is because &quot;conservatives have some really strong media personalities&quot; like Beck and Bill O&#039;Reilly &quot;that have a platform that they can promote their books from.&quot; </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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During a Norah O'Donnell report, on Friday's Today show, about how well books written by the likes of Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, and Glenn Beck are selling, the Times' Jenny Schuessler rationalized the only reason conservative books are outpacing liberal ones is because "conservatives have some really strong media personalities" like Beck and Bill O'Reilly "that have a platform that they can promote their books from."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-editor-feebly-tries-explain-away-success-conservative-books-nbcs-today-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillO'Reilly Books GlennBeck JennySchuessler liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 06 Dec 2010 19:07:00 +0000 admin 7965 at http://mrc.org On Today: NYT Editor Feebly Tries to Explain Away Success of Conservative Books http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-nyt-editor-feebly-tries-explain-away-success-conservative-books <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-12-03-Schuessler.jpg" /></div><p>During a Norah O'Donnell report, on Friday's Today, about how well books written by the likes of Sarah Palin, George W. Bush and Glenn Beck are selling, the New York Times' Jenny Schuessler rationalized the only reason conservative books are outpacing liberal ones is because "conservatives have some really strong media personalities" like Beck and Bill O'Reilly " that have a platform that they can promote their books from."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-nyt-editor-feebly-tries-explain-away-success-conservative-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillO'Reilly GeorgeW.Bush GlennBeck JennySchuessler JonStewart KeithOlbermann liberalmediabias NorahO'Donnell SarahPalin Fri, 03 Dec 2010 20:31:00 +0000 37032 at http://mrc.org Krauthammer on 'Inside Washington' Bias: 'Tag Team Wrestling In Which I Don't Have A Team' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/krauthammer-inside-washington-bias-tag-team-wrestling-which-i-dont-have-team <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-11-30-TOF-Krauthammer.jpg" /></div><p>Appearing on Tuesday's O'Reilly Factor on FNC, columnist Charles Krauthammer described his role on the political panel show 'Inside Washington': <b>"...it's a very liberal show....it's tag team wrestling in which I don't have a team. It's three on one which I think the odds are rather good that way - for me....we do this exercise every week and it's a good workout."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/krauthammer-inside-washington-bias-tag-team-wrestling-which-i-dont-have-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BillO'Reilly CharlesKrauthammer FNC InsideWashington liberalmediabias PBS Thu, 02 Dec 2010 19:35:00 +0000 37024 at http://mrc.org Whoopi Goldberg Decries Fact-Challenged Bloggers, But Spreads Misinformation Herself on the View http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/whoopi-goldberg-decries-fact-challenged-bloggers-spreads-misinformation-herself-view <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-11-19-ABC-TV-Goldberg.jpg" /></div><p>Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Huckabee show on FNC, Whoopi Goldberg - co-host of ABC's The View - complained that bloggers disseminate inaccurate information about her without the need to "fact check," and that "they poop on you and they walk away." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/whoopi-goldberg-decries-fact-challenged-bloggers-spreads-misinformation-herself-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BillO'Reilly Bloggers FNC GroundZeroMosque huckabee liberalmediabias TheView WhoopiGoldberg Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:06:00 +0000 36987 at http://mrc.org