Shooting http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/235/all en CBS Offers a Shockingly Positive Look at Women and Guns: A 'Great American Tradition' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-offers-shockingly-positive-look-women-and-guns-great-american-tradition <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><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Thursday offered something Americans rarely see on network television: A thoroughly positive look at guns and the affinity&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/guns-and-gardens-women-turn-target-shooting-into-recreational-pastime/">women have for shooting</a>. Reporter Jan Crawford told viewers that this is "completely removed" from gun violence.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-offers-shockingly-positive-look-women-and-guns-great-american-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Gun Control Guns Jan Crawford Shooting Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:35:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 46973 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, CBS Allow a Scant 43 Seconds to Hero Doctor Who Shot Crazed Gunman http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-allow-scant-43-seconds-hero-doctor-who-shot-crazed-gunman <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>In the wake of the Newtown shooting, the networks highlighted President Obama's call for more gun control to rein in violence. However, NBC and CBS on Thursday night and Friday morning allowed a mere 43 seconds for the story of a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/24/shooting-wellness-center/13113555/">hero doctor</a>&nbsp;who used his own firearm to shoot a crazed gunman in Pennsylvania.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;reporter Ron Claiborne covered the story in a full report.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-allow-scant-43-seconds-hero-doctor-who-shot-crazed-gunman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns Pennsylvania second amendment Shooting Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:59:19 +0000 scott.whitlock 46781 at http://www.mrc.org Superficial GMA Devotes More Time to Britney Spears, 'Dancing With the Stars' Than Massacre http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/superficial-gma-devotes-more-time-britney-spears-dancing-stars-massacre <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>A mass shooting couldn't halt <em>Good Morning America's</em> continuing disintegration from a news program to a tabloid-focused entertainment show. On Tuesday, the show devoted more time to Britney Spears's new Las Vegas show and Dancing With the Stars than to the slaughter of 12 people in Washington D.C. The journalists at <em>GMA</em> allowed nine minutes and 24 seconds to the massacre at the Navy Yard. However, an interview with Spears and a full report on dissecting <em>Dancing With the Stars</em> (another ABC program) amounted to 11 minutes and 54 seconds.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/superficial-gma-devotes-more-time-britney-spears-dancing-stars-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Navy Yard Shooting Washington D.C. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:32:32 +0000 scott.whitlock 44504 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Alex Wagner Dismissed By Reporter After She Goes Political on D.C. Shooting http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alex-wagner-dismissed-reporter-after-she-goes-political-dc-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div id="content-inner"><p>Second Amendment foe Alex Wagner on Monday predictably attempted to use the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. to push for gun control. Reporter Pete Williams, appearing on MSNBC to simply offer facts on the unfolding situation, completely dismissed the left-wing question from Wagner.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alex-wagner-dismissed-reporter-after-she-goes-political-dc-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alex Wagner Gun Control Guns MSNBC Shooting Washington D.C. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:26:56 +0000 scott.whitlock 44495 at http://www.mrc.org Ten Outrageous Anti-Gun ’Journalists’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/ten-outrageous-anti-gun-journalists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media push agenda against 2nd Amendment while masquerading as objective. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The media agenda against guns is nothing new. But recent mass shootings have encouraged supposedly neutral journalists to push for gun regulation instead of reporting the facts surrounding the tragedies.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ten-outrageous-anti-gun-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Constitution Aurrora Gun Control Guns Newtown Piers Morgan Shooting Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:22:54 +0000 dan.gainor 42166 at http://www.mrc.org Excuses for Carnage in NYT: 'Rejection and Discrimination' in France Helped Send Islamic Killer of Jewish Children Over Edge http://www.mrc.org/articles/excuses-carnage-nyt-rejection-and-discrimination-france-helped-send-islamic-killer-jewish-c <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><em>New York Times</em> Paris correspondent Scott Sayare reported from a predominantly Muslim slum in Toulouse, France on Thursday, following up on the massacre earlier this year by Mohammad Merah, a resident of the projects, of three solders, a rabbi, and three Jewish children.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/excuses-carnage-nyt-rejection-and-discrimination-france-helped-send-islamic-killer-jewish-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DomesticTerrorism France Mohammed Merah Muslims Racism Religion Scott Sayare Shooting Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:33:30 +0000 clay.waters 42087 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Gets Job Done in FRC Shooting Follow-Up Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gets-job-done-frc-shooting-follow-story <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 <em>New York Times</em> followed up Thursday's buried and brief item on the politically motivated shooting at Family Research Council headquarters in D.C. with a solid and balanced story on Friday by Theo Emery and Michael Schmidt, "<a href=" http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/us/family-research-council-shooting-possibly-driven-by-politics.html?ref=todayspaper">Role of Politics Is Seen in Shooting of Guard at the Offices of a Conservative Group</a>." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gets-job-done-frc-shooting-follow-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Family Research Council Floyd Corkins Gay Rights Michael Schmidt Shooting Theo Emery Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:10:21 +0000 clay.waters 40940 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes Brief and Vague on Possible Lefty Political Motivations of Family Research Council Shooter http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-brief-and-vague-possible-lefty-political-motivations-family-research-council-shoote <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 shooting of a security guard at the D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council, a social conservative group, by a volunteer for a pro-gay charity, failed to raise the <em>New York Times</em>'s usual politically motivated concerns about harmful and hateful rhetoric it's shown in the past. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-brief-and-vague-possible-lefty-political-motivations-family-research-council-shoote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Family Research Council Gay Marriage Shooting Theo Emery Washington Post Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:54:15 +0000 clay.waters 40925 at http://www.mrc.org NBC And CBS Aiding and Abetting Anti-Conservative Hatred http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/nbc-and-cbs-aiding-and-abetting-anti-conservative-hatred <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Completely Omit LGBT Activist Gunman&#039;s Motive </div> </div> </div> <p>ALEXANDRIA, VA – Late yesterday morning, an armed LGBT activist allegedly opened fire at the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters in Washington, DC with the intent to kill FRC staffers. He was subdued by a heroic FRC security officer who was shot in the arm by the alleged gunman. The FBI has classified the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/nbc-and-cbs-aiding-and-abetting-anti-conservative-hatred" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell Family Research Council LGBT Shooting Tony Perkins Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:25:27 +0000 scooter.schaefer 40924 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews, Who Linked Palin to Giffords Attack, Skips Shooting at Conservative Organization http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-who-linked-palin-giffords-attack-skips-shooting-conservative-organization <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 style="margin: 3px; float: right; width: 240px; height: 133px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-08-15-MSNBC-HB-Matthews.jpg" />Liberal MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, who previously linked <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2011/01/10/matthews-links-palinbachmann-giffords-shooting-portrays-us-gun-cra">Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman</a> to the attempted killing of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, completely ignored the <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SECURITY_GUARD_SHOOTING?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CT</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-who-linked-palin-giffords-attack-skips-shooting-conservative-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Family Research Council Hardball MSNBC Shooting Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:33:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 40917 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Plays Up Bloomberg's Call for More Gun Control, But Admits It Won't Happen http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-plays-bloombergs-call-more-gun-control-admits-it-wont-happen <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/2012-07-23-ABC-GMA-Steph.jpg" style="margin: 3px; float: right; width: 240px; height: 178px;" /><em>Good Morning America</em> Sunday co-host Bianna Golodryga played up calls by liberal Mayor Michael Bloomberg for more gun control in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. This occurred even as George Stephanopoulos conceded that no new gun control legislation would be passed.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-plays-bloombergs-call-more-gun-control-admits-it-wont-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Aurora Bianna Golodryga Colorado George Stephanopoulos Shooting Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:06:04 +0000 scott.whitlock 40717 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Newscasts Give Scant Coverage to Muslim Terror Attack at German Airport http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-nbc-newscasts-give-scant-coverage-muslim-terror-attack-german-airport <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> <p>Two US airmen were killed by a Muslim terrorist in Germany<img style="width: 240px; height: 180px; float: right;" src="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-03-02-ABC-WorldNews-Jihad.jpg" /> yesterday, but neither CBS nor NBC thought it worthy of more than 30 seconds of coverage on their evening newscasts Wednesday night.<br /><br /> While ABC devoted a full segment of the March 2 World News to the issue, the CBS Evening News and the NBC Nightly News offered only scant news briefs and buried the story deep into their broadcasts.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-nbc-newscasts-give-scant-coverage-muslim-terror-attack-german-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs Germany Islam liberalmediabias NBC Shooting Terrorism Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:10:00 +0000 37416 at http://www.mrc.org Editor Bill Keller Blasts Fox News' 'Unhealthy' Impact on National Discourse http://www.mrc.org/articles/editor-bill-keller-blasts-fox-news-unhealthy-impact-national-discourse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Editor Bill Keller blasts Fox News and brings up the Arizona shootings: &quot;I make no connection between the guy who shot those people in Tucson and the national discourse. But it is true that the national discourse is more polarized and strident than it has been in the past, and to some extent, I would lay that at the feet of Rupert Murdoch.&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> Executive Editor Bill Keller and Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet were interviewed at the <a target="" href="http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Scenesatthe">National Press Club Monday night</a> by Marvin Kalb for "New York Times Behind the Scenes," which aired on C-Span.<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/editor-bill-keller-blasts-fox-news-unhealthy-impact-national-discourse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillKeller FoxNews GabrielleGiffords liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RupertMurdoch Shooting TimesWatch Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:24:00 +0000 admin 122 at http://www.mrc.org Special Edition: Conservatives in the Crosshairs http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/special-edition-conservatives-crosshairs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 24, No. 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Jan242011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=779096" title="Jan242011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><b>First Impulse: Let's Blame Conservatives</b></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/special-edition-conservatives-crosshairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc BillMaher BobSchieffer cbs CNN crosshairs dishonest GabrielleGiffords innuendo MSNBC NBC NewYorkTimes PaulKrugman SarahPalin Shooting smear TeaParty Tucson Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:29 +0000 admin 8724 at http://www.mrc.org After Lecturing Conservatives on Civility, Times Buries Dem's Nazi Rant Against GOP http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-lecturing-conservatives-civility-times-buries-dems-nazi-rant-against-gop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After two weeks of lectures on the need for conservatives like Sarah Palin to cool their political vitriol, a Democrat Congressman likening Republican rhetoric on Obama-care to Joseph Goebbels and Hitler&#039;s &quot;Big Lie&quot; wasn&#039;t even worth its own story in the Times. </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> The House of Representatives held a perfectly "civil" health care debate before voting to repeal Obama-care - well, except for the Democrat taking to the House floor to compare Republican rhetoric to Nazi propaganda. That's how the Times covered it, anyway.<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-lecturing-conservatives-civility-times-buries-dems-nazi-rant-against-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Arizona GabrielleGiffords IllegalImmigration JenniferSteinhauer JohnMcCain liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Shooting TimesWatch Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:19:00 +0000 admin 97 at http://www.mrc.org