troops http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2691/all en NBC 'Today' Panel Rips Chris Hayes: 'He Looks Like a Weenie' After Anti-Military Comments http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-today-panel-rips-chris-hayes-he-looks-weenie-after-anti-military-comments <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 a panel on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, liberal pundits Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Nancy Snyderman condemned left-wing MSNBC host Chris Hayes for <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2012/05/27/chris-hayes-im-uncomfortable-calling-fallen-military-heroes">suggesting fallen U.S. troops are not heroes</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-today-panel-rips-chris-hayes-he-looks-weenie-after-anti-military-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Hayes Donny Deutsch Memorial Day Nancy Snyderman NBC Star Jones Today troops Tue, 29 May 2012 15:06:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 40217 at http://www.mrc.org Media Let Left Play War Games with Libya http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-let-left-play-war-games-libya-0 <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>They're mostly backing Obama's attack on Libya or at least keeping quiet so they don't aid those evil conservatives intent on criticizing the president. More moderate lefties had once promised a third way. Now we find out that was a typo. It's not a third way, it's a third war.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-let-left-play-war-games-libya-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business abu attack attacked back bush chance chant claim complained Conservatives crowd evil find ghraib GOP home human innocent lefties Liberals list murdered neighbors obama outlets people Pink president protester protesting qaddafi Scandal sea secretary send sheehan soldiers Spending team terror troops Twitter wanted world years Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:33:00 +0000 admin 29996 at http://www.mrc.org Media Let Left Play War Games with Libya http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-let-left-play-war-games-libya <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Where have all the war protesters gone, long time passing?</p> <p>They're mostly backing Obama's attack on Libya or at least keeping quiet so they don't aid those evil conservatives intent on criticizing the president. More moderate lefties had once promised a third way. Now we find out that was a typo. It's not a third way, it's a third war.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-let-left-play-war-games-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Culture abu attack attacked back bush chance chant claim complained Conservatives crowd evil find ghraib GOP home human innocent lefties Liberals list murdered neighbors obama outlets people Pink president protester protesting qaddafi Scandal sea secretary send sheehan soldiers Spending team terror troops Twitter wanted world years Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:17:00 +0000 admin 2107 at http://www.mrc.org Media Try to Cool Down Oil Drilling Fever http://www.mrc.org/balance-sheet/media-try-cool-down-oil-drilling-fever <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <br /> <b><a href="http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080625151619.aspx" />Media Try to Cool Down Oil Drilling Fever</a></b><br /> <br /> Did you know a majority of Americans favor more domestic oil drilling? The mainstream media havent told you. Theyre too busy dismissing arguments for expanding the oil supply. <br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/balance-sheet/media-try-cool-down-oil-drilling-fever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Balance Sheet MRC Business troops Wed, 25 Jun 2008 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29405 at http://www.mrc.org Lizette Alvarez Still Supporting the Troops http://www.mrc.org/articles/lizette-alvarez-still-supporting-troops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The military&#039;s full of felons, says the same reporter who smeared soldiers as criminals in a front-page report in January. </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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Reporter Lizette Alvarez runs roughshod over the U.S. military again in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/22/washington/22waiver.html " target="_self">Army </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/22/washington/22waiver.html ">and Marine Corps Grant More Felony Waivers</a>." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lizette-alvarez-still-supporting-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Crime Felons IraqWar LizetteAlvarez NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:07:00 +0000 admin 6121 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Studies: Nets Minimize Iraq Success and Heroism, Emphasize Setbacks and Purported Atrocities http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-studies-nets-minimize-iraq-success-and-heroism-emphasize-setbacks-and-purpor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Studies: Nets Minimize Iraq Success and Heroism, Emphasize Setbacks and Purported Atrocities </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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </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/fax0303_1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=226412" title="fax0303.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- insert text here --> <p> <img src="http://www.mrc.org/stillshots/2008/mar/Car-Bombing.jpg" align="right" border="0" height="180" width="240" /> Five years ago this week, an international coalition of troops led by the U.S. invaded Iraq, overthrowing Saddam Hussein's tyrannical dictatorship in just three weeks.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-studies-nets-minimize-iraq-success-and-heroism-emphasize-setbacks-and-purpor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division coalition networks targetblank troops Mon, 17 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 2963 at http://www.mrc.org Times Arrives Late to Good News on Plunging Violence in Iraq http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-arrives-late-good-news-plunging-violence-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the other major newspapers either relayed the good news first or gave it more prominent play. </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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">New figures from the U.S. military and Iraq's interior ministry found a sharp decrease in casualties for both Iraqi civilians and American troops during the month of October.</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-arrives-late-good-news-plunging-violence-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Casualties Decline DoubleStandards IraqWar NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Fri, 02 Nov 2007 17:24:00 +0000 admin 5851 at http://www.mrc.org Ignoring Surge-Related Drop in Baghdad Violence, Times Frets Over Crowded Jails http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-surge-related-drop-baghdad-violence-times-frets-over-crowded-jails <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The numbers suggested that the security plan&#039;s emphasis on aggressive block-by-block sweeps of troubled neighborhoods in the capital had flooded Iraq&#039;s frail detention system, and appeared to confirm the fears of some human rights advocates who have been predicting that the new plan would aggravate already poor conditions.&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 Times finally reports on the results of the troop increase in Baghdad, which seems to have brought a measure of safety to some of the most dangerous areas of Iraq's capital - but Kirk Semple and Alissa Rubin's A1 article Wednesday ("<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/world/middleeast/28iraq.html?_r=" target=_self ? 1&oref='slogin&pagewanted=all"'>Sweeps </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/world/middleeast/28iraq.html?_r=" ? 1&oref='slogin&pagewanted=all"'>in Iraq Cram Two Jails With Detainees</a>") ignored that angle in favor of concern about...crowded jails.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-surge-related-drop-baghdad-violence-times-frets-over-crowded-jails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlissaRubin GeorgeW.Bush IraqWar KirkSemple NewYorkTimes NYTimes Priso Surge TalAfar TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Wed, 28 Mar 2007 19:05:00 +0000 admin 5496 at http://www.mrc.org Wong Finds a Way to Spin Early Success of the Troop "Surge" http://www.mrc.org/articles/wong-finds-way-spin-early-success-troop-surge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Edward Wong makes the worst out of some good news from Iraq: &quot;The heightened American street presence may already have contributed to an increase in the percentage of American deaths that occur in Baghdad.&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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Baghdad-based correspondent Edward Wong is the ever-pessimistic reporter <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061128121436.aspx " target="_self">who </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061128121436.aspx ">was itching </a>to declare Iraq in "civil war" over a year before the rest of the liberal media.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wong-finds-way-spin-early-success-troop-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Deaths EdwardWong Gaffes Iraq NewYorkTimes NYTimes Surge TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Mon, 19 Mar 2007 16:23:00 +0000 admin 5479 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Falsely Blames GOP for Denying Troop Debate http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-falsely-blames-gop-denying-troop-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;...Republicans were able to deny opponents of the troop increase a debate on a resolution challenging Mr. Bush.&quot; But which party is really trying to stop a full debate on Bush&#039;s plan for more troops in Iraq? </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>Precisely which political party is "blocking debate" on a resolution rebuking Bush for sending more troops to Iraq - Republicans or Democrats? </p><br /> <p>The Times continued to mislead in its Tuesday political wrap-up by reporter Jeff Zeleny, "But <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/20/us/politics/20cintro.html ">Wait, Senator, About the War..."</a></p><br /> <p>"A coalition opposed to President Bush's troop buildup plan says it is organizing 300 events across the country this week, trying to persuade, or pester, members of Congress. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-falsely-blames-gop-denying-troop-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CarlHulse Cloture congress Debate Headlines IraqWar JeffZeleny NewYorkTimes NYTimes Senate Surge TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:21:00 +0000 admin 5449 at http://www.mrc.org Times Apologizes for Showing Photo, Video of Dying Soldier http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-apologizes-showing-photo-video-dying-soldier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times &quot;expresses regret that the family suffered distress.&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 style="MARGIN: 12pt 0in">The Times today apologized to a soldier's family (though not in the newspaper itself)forpublishing a photo and a video (on its website)<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/29/world/middleeast/29haifa.html?ref=middleeast" target="_self">on Monday </a>of a soldier, Staff Sgt. Hector Leijadying of a gunshot wound in Baghdad. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-apologizes-showing-photo-video-dying-soldier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gaffes HoustonChronicle IraqWar NewYorkTimes NYTimes Sgt.HectorLei TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Thu, 01 Feb 2007 19:21:00 +0000 admin 5411 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Again Corrects Itself on Kerry's "Botched Joke" http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-again-corrects-itself-kerrys-botched-joke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times still can&#039;t nail down the basic details of what Sen. John Kerry said about U.S. troops being &quot;stuck in Iraq.&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>For the second time in less than three months, the Times is forced to correct basic facts in a story regarding Sen. John Kerry's "botched joke" about U.S. troops being "stuck in Iraq." (<a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20070125122255.aspx " target="_self">TimesWatch pointed </a>out the repeat flub yesterday.)</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-again-corrects-itself-kerrys-botched-joke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamNagourney Corrections Gaffes GeorgeW.Bush IraqWa KateZernike NewYorkTimes NYTimes Sen.JohnKerry TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Fri, 26 Jan 2007 13:20:00 +0000 admin 5399 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Botches Kerry's "Botched Joke" Once Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-botches-kerrys-botched-joke-once-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doesn&#039;t anyone at the Times know what John Kerry actually said? By repeating a pro-Kerry explanation for his &quot;botched joke,&quot; Adam Nagourney makes the same mistake his colleague made in November. </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>Why is it so hard for the Times to obtain the basic facts of Sen. John Kerry's "botched joke"? <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/NagourneySmall3.jpg" align="right" width="150" height="144" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-botches-kerrys-botched-joke-once-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamNagourney BotchedJoke Gaffes GeorgeW.Bus IraqWar KateZernike NewYorkTimes NYTimes Sen.JohnKerry TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:31:00 +0000 admin 5398 at http://www.mrc.org "Lifelong Republican" No Average Joe Sestak Supporter http://www.mrc.org/articles/lifelong-republican-no-average-joe-sestak-supporter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times quotes a &quot;lifelong Republican&quot; at an American Legion post in Pennsylvania opposing Bush&#039;s plan for more troops - but doesn&#039;t inform readers that not only did the Republican vote for the Democrat, he co-chaired the &quot;Veterans for Sestak&quot; committee. </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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Ian Urbina reports from <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/12/washington/12district.html " target="_self">Pennsylvania onFriday</a>and gauges reaction to Bush's speech calling for more troops in Iraq.</p><br /> <p>"Hunched over a beer with a crowd of other veterans at the American Legion here Thursday, Rocco Polidoro was sure of one thing: President Bush's plan to send some 20,000 more troops to Iraq would only make matters worse.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lifelong-republican-no-average-joe-sestak-supporter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress GeorgeW.Bush IanUrbina NewYorkTimes NYTimes Pennsylvania RoccoPolidoro TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Fri, 12 Jan 2007 19:33:00 +0000 admin 5378 at http://www.mrc.org TV's Pre-Emptive War Against Iraq "Surge" http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tvs-pre-emptive-war-against-iraq-surge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before Iraq Plan Unveiled, Reporters Said It Was Unpopular, Wouldn&#039;t Work &amp; War Was &quot;Lost Cause&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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </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/fax0111_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=210105" title="fax0111.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--- insert text here ---> <p> By the time President Bush delivered his Iraq speech Wednesday night, the news media had spent several days engaged in what the military calls "preparing the battlefield." The media's air war against the plan to try to actually win the Iraq war assured that most of Bush's audience would have already heard journalists claiming the new mission is wrong-headed and doomed to failure.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tvs-pre-emptive-war-against-iraq-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division border critics troops Thu, 11 Jan 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 2943 at http://www.mrc.org