Racism http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/260/all en Stewart Attacks FNC; Claims ‘Every Person of Color’ has Experienced Racism in ‘Last Couple Hours’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/stewart-attacks-fnc-claims-every-person-color-has-experienced-racism-last-couple-hours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A lecture on racism from The Daily Show. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Just back from his summer hiatus on Aug. 26, Jon Stewart had a lot of hate to unload on Fox News, and a lot of sanctimonious posturing on race. </p> <p class="normal">After lamenting the death of the 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darrell Wilson, Stewart went on to bash Fox News for suggesting that the mainstream media was automatically making this case a race issue. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/stewart-attacks-fnc-claims-every-person-color-has-experienced-racism-last-couple-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Media Politics Daily Show ferguson Fox News Channel Jon Stewart Racism Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:49:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 47015 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and CBS Skip Harry Reid's Questionable Asian Joke: It's Hard to Keep 'My Wongs Straight' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-skip-harry-reids-questionable-asian-joke-its-hard-keep-my-wongs-straight <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>NBC and CBS have ignored a questionable joke about Asian Americans by Harry Reid on Thursday. Only Friday's&nbsp;<em>World News&nbsp;</em>highlighted the "foot-in-mouth" moment from the Senate Majority Leader.</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-and-cbs-skip-harry-reids-questionable-asian-joke-its-hard-keep-my-wongs-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Harry Reid NBC Racism Senate Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:28:39 +0000 scott.whitlock 46995 at http://www.mrc.org Racing to Bury Perry After 'Ridiculous' Indictment; Fretting How Obama Is 'Stifled at Every Angle' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/racing-bury-perry-after-ridiculous-indictment-fretting-how-obama-stifled-every-ang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 16 </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/Aug252014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=427771" title="Aug252014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Media Race to Bury Perry After “Ridiculous” Indictment</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/racing-bury-perry-after-ridiculous-indictment-fretting-how-obama-stifled-every-ang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Chuck Todd CNN David Remnick MSNBC NBC New York Times race Racism Rick Perry Tea Party Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:28:27 +0000 rich.noyes 46986 at http://www.mrc.org The Media's Sharpton Agenda In Ferguson http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/medias-sharpton-agenda-ferguson <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, “10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next door.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/medias-sharpton-agenda-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Ferguson Missouri Racism Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:47:48 +0000 tim.graham 46994 at http://www.mrc.org GOP Wants to Impeach Obama Just for Being Black http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/gop-wants-impeach-obama-just-being-black <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 15 </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/Aug42014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=599486" title="Aug42014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>GOP Wants to Impeach Obama Just for Being Black</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/gop-wants-impeach-obama-just-being-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Bill Maher Chris Matthews Ed Schultz Gaza Hillary Clinton immigration Israel Jorge Ramos MSNBC Paul Ryan Racism Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:25:55 +0000 rich.noyes 46842 at http://www.mrc.org Eric Holder, Media-Spoiled Brat http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/eric-holder-media-spoiled-brat <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Attorney General Eric Holder granted an exclusive interview to ABC’s “This Week” from London, where he was portrayed by ABC as deeply concerned about the global terrorist threat. What stands out from this very rare session – Holder hasn’t been on Sunday network television in four years – is that Holder pulled out the oldest, lamest card in the Obama political deck: Obama and he are opposed by people who should be suspected of racism.<br /> <br /> And darned if he didn’t get away with it again.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/eric-holder-media-spoiled-brat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Eric Holder Pierre Thomas Racism Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:21:05 +0000 tim.graham 46711 at http://www.mrc.org Blackout: ‘Big Three’ Ignore AG Holder’s Claim That ‘Racial Animus’ Behind Dislike of Obama’s Policies http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-big-three-ignore-ag-holders-claim-racial-animus-behind-dislike-obamas-policies <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><strong>Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with ABC’s Pierre Thomas over the weekend and made&nbsp;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/eric-holder-palin-good-vp-candidate-worse-judge/story?id=24539828&amp;page=2">highly controversial comments</a>&nbsp;in which he claimed that the lack of support for President Obama’s policies was a result of “racial animus.”&nbsp;</strong></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/blackout-big-three-ignore-ag-holders-claim-racial-animus-behind-dislike-obamas-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Eric Holder Iraq War NBC Racism Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:52:47 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46703 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails Redskins Trademark Being Revoked As 'A Victory for Native Americans' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-redskins-trademark-being-revoked-victory-native-americans <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 <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams seized on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revoking the trademark of the Washington Redskins as part of the liberal crusade to force the team to change it's name: <strong>"Taking a hit. The feds go after the Redskins where it hurts the most, money from team merchandise, as the controversy over the team's name takes a surprise turn."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-18-NBC-NN-Redskins.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/nbc-hails-redskins-trademark-being-revoked-victory-native-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Kristen Welker NBC Nightly News Racism Redskins Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:13:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 46509 at http://www.mrc.org TV 'News' Enlists in Obama's Climate Crusade; Benghazi Just a GOP Voodoo Cult http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/tv-news-enlists-obamas-climate-crusade-benghazi-just-gop-voodoo-cult <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 10 </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/May122014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=630279" title="May122014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>TV “News” Enlists in Obama’s Climate Crusade</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/tv-news-enlists-obamas-climate-crusade-benghazi-just-gop-voodoo-cult" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Benghazi Bob Schieffer Bryant Gumbel Chris Matthews Chuck Todd Climate Change Donald Sterling Ginger Zee Global Warming Meet the Press MSNBC Racism Sat, 10 May 2014 22:11:42 +0000 rich.noyes 46220 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Devote 146 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner, Skimp on Bad News for Obama http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-devote-146-minutes-racist-nba-owner-skimp-bad-news-obama <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 width="300" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-30-ABC-GMA-Sterling.JPG" /></p><p>When network journalists decide a story is important, they make sure it dominates the airwaves. Over the course of three and a half days, ABC, CBS and NBC vigorously investigated a racist rant by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, offering 146 minutes and 39 seconds of coverage since Saturday night. CBS devoted the most, a whopping 52 minutes and 13 seconds.&nbsp;</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/media-reality-check/nets-devote-146-minutes-racist-nba-owner-skimp-bad-news-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Donald Sterling NBA NBC Racism Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:08:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 46127 at http://www.mrc.org In 36 Hours, Nets Devote 70 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner; No Mention of Democratic Donations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/36-hours-nets-devote-70-minutes-racist-nba-owner-no-mention-democratic-donations <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 just over 36 hours, the three network morning and evening shows have already devoted&nbsp;<strong>70 minutes of coverage</strong>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/376641/racist-clippers-owner-donald-sterling-democrat-tim-cavanaugh">racist comments</a>&nbsp;apparently made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Yet, ABC, CBS and NBC have ignored Sterling's long history of supporting Democrats, including Senator Patrick Leahy, Bill Bradley and Gray Davis.&nbsp;</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/36-hours-nets-devote-70-minutes-racist-nba-owner-no-mention-democratic-donations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Democrats Donald Sterling Los Angeles Clippers NBA Racism Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:11:24 +0000 scott.whitlock 46108 at http://www.mrc.org Bryant Gumbel: Sterling Comments 'Tip of the Iceberg' of Racism in America http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bryant-gumbel-sterling-comments-tip-iceberg-racism-america <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 NBC's <em>Meet the Press</em> on Sunday, HBO <em>Real Sports</em> host and former <em>Today</em> show co-host Bryant Gumbel argued that alleged racist comments by NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling were an indication of broader racism in America: <strong>"We historically, whether it's Donald Sterling or Cliven Bundy or Trayvon Martin, we look at a tip of the iceberg and we ignore the mass underneath it.</strong></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/bryant-gumbel-sterling-comments-tip-iceberg-racism-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bryant Gumbel David Gregory Donald Sterling Meet the Press NBC Racism Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:21:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 46105 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Notes Sean Hannity's Support of Cliven Bundy, But Ignores His Condemnation of Bundy's Racism http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-notes-sean-hannitys-support-cliven-bundy-ignores-his-condemnation-bundys-racism <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-24-ABC-WN-Bundy.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />For the first time on their weekday evening newscasts, the broadcast networks picked up Cliven Bundy's standoff with the federal government – but only after Bundy's racist comments went viral and his conservative supporters denounced them.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-notes-sean-hannitys-support-cliven-bundy-ignores-his-condemnation-bundys-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Cliven Bundy NBC race Racism Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:56:54 +0000 matt.hadro 46089 at http://www.mrc.org Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/veterans-blast-ny-times-op-ed-stereotypes-them-potential-domestic-terrorists <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/images/2014-04-16-NYT-Belew_OpEd_large.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 179px; float: right;" />An unsigned <a href="http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/304160060/Veterans-slam-New-York-Times-piece-linking-vets-hate-groups" target="_blank">Wednesday article</a> in the <em>Military Times</em> spotlighted how veteran groups have rebuked the <em>New York Times</em> for an opinion piece that played up the recent shootings at two Jewish community centers as apparent proof that white veterans are susceptible to joining hate groups.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/veterans-blast-ny-times-op-ed-stereotypes-them-potential-domestic-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Kathleen Belew Military Military Times New York Times Paul Rieckhoff Racism veterans Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:54:13 +0000 matthew.balan 46022 at http://www.mrc.org Top Democrat Charges 'Not All' GOP Colleagues Are Racist; Broadcast Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/04/israel-not-all-republican-lawmakers-racist-186783.html">charged</a> on CNN on Sunday morning that some of his GOP colleagues, as well as a "significant extent" of the GOP base, are racist, yet none of the broadcast networks picked it up on Monday evening.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Candy Crowley CNN Democrats race Racism Republicans Steve Israel Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:43:06 +0000 matt.hadro 46004 at http://www.mrc.org