judges http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2824/all en NYT's Hulse Accused of 'Regurgitation of Senate Democrats' One-Sided Talking Points' http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-hulse-accused-regurgitation-senate-democrats-one-sided-talking-points <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>Ed Whelan at National Review <a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/342653/distorted-nyt-article-dc-circuit-nominations-and-filibusters-ed-whelan">didn't much like </a>congressional reporter Carl Hulse's front page report Saturday on the successful Republican filibuster of left-wing Obama nominee Caitlin Halligan’s nomination to be a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-hulse-accused-regurgitation-senate-democrats-one-sided-talking-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Carl Hulse Ed Whelan filibuster judges Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:20:34 +0000 clay.waters 42883 at http://mrc.org Miss America Contestant Tepid about Occupy Wall Street, Loses Competition http://mrc.org/articles/miss-america-contestant-tepid-about-occupy-wall-street-loses-competition <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years, the Miss America and Miss USA pageants have been places viewers can see how well-poised, educated women field tough questions about divisive issues the country is facing. The 2012 Miss America competition was no exception, as Miss New York was asked about Occupy Wall Street. But similar to Carrie Prejean's pro-traditional marriage answer from the 2009 Miss USA competition, Miss New York's reasonable answer to a hot button political question may have landed her as the runner up.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/miss-america-contestant-tepid-about-occupy-wall-street-loses-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture america ANSWER competition controversy exception gay hilton judges liberal Marriage miss occupy street support traditional wall Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:52:00 +0000 38742 at http://mrc.org Where's the Outrage at 'X-Factor' Flasher? http://mrc.org/articles/wheres-outrage-x-factor-flasher <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Popular British reality singing competition "The X Factor" aired in the U.S. Sept. 21 to a TV audience of roughly <a href="http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/09/22/wednesday-final-ratings-the-x-factor-modern-family-the-middle-revenge-and-others-adjusted-up/104596/">12 million</a>, all tuning in to hear the raw pipes of undiscovered talent. But the studio audience, judges and Fox TV viewers got more than they bargained for, when an unassuming contestant let it all out on stage.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/wheres-outrage-x-factor-flasher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family audience godley judges Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:26:00 +0000 admin 2127 at http://mrc.org NYT Shows Sudden Concern for Partisan Judges After GOP-Appointed Judge Rules Against Obama-Care http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-shows-sudden-concern-partisan-judges-after-gop-appointed-judge-rules-against-obama-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After downplaying partisanship of federal judges in rulings involving immigration and gay marriage, the Times plays up the fact that an anti-Obama-care ruling was done by a Republican-appointed judge: &quot;The opinion by Judge Hudson, who has a long history in Republican politics in Northern Virginia, continued a partisan pattern in the health care cases. Thus far, judges appointed by Republican presidents have ruled consistently against the Obama administration, while Democratic appointees have found for it. That has reinforced the notion - fueled by the White House - that the lawsuits are as much a political assault as a constitutional one.&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>A federal judge in Virginia ruled a vital part of Obama-care (the individual health insurance mandate) unconstitutional on Monday, leading to health reporter Kevin Sack's big lead story on Tuesday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/health/policy/14health.html?ref=policy&amp;pagewanted=all">Core Of Health Care Law Is Rejected by a U.S. Judge - Mandatory Insurance Is Called Unconstitutional</a>." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-shows-sudden-concern-partisan-judges-after-gop-appointed-judge-rules-against-obama-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Health DoubleStandards immigration judges KevinSack liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Obama-Care RandalArchibold TimesWatch Tue, 14 Dec 2010 18:54:00 +0000 admin 7983 at http://mrc.org False "Moderation" from Legal Reporter Neil Lewis http://mrc.org/articles/false-moderation-legal-reporter-neil-lewis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With the first judicial pick of the Obama administration, the Times carries on its tradition of calling liberal judges (like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) &quot;moderate.&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>Liberally <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080528143214.aspx ">slanted </a>legal reporter Neil Lewis has a scoop-let on President Obama's anticipated first court appointment, the "moderate" Judge David Hamilton, to the federal appeals court in Chicago ("<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/us/politics/17nominate.html?_r=" target=_self ? 1&hp?>Moderate Is Said to Be Pick for Court</a>"). <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/NeilLewis3.jpg" align="right" width="240" height="176" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/false-moderation-legal-reporter-neil-lewis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObam DavidHamilton judges LabelingBias NeilLewis NewYorkTimes NYTimes SupremeCourt TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 17 Mar 2009 19:28:00 +0000 admin 6726 at http://mrc.org Neil Lewis's Reporting on Court Packed With Bias http://mrc.org/articles/neil-lewiss-reporting-court-packed-bias <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Neil Lewis&#039;s latest slanted story on &quot;conservative&quot; judges vs. Obama&#039;s non-ideological ones: Conservatives want to &quot;roll back affirmative action&quot; and are &quot;restrictive of abortion rights&quot; and &quot;less accommodating to criminal defendants.&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">Supreme Court reporter Neil Lewis again displayed a stark double standard while speculating about what kind of judges President Obama would appoint to federal appeals courts, in Wednesday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/us/politics/11judges.html" target="_self">Obama's Court</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/us/politics/11judges.html">Nominees Are Focus of Speculation</a>." The text box read: "A watch has begun for signs of an ideological shift on the bench." <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/NeilLewis2.jpg" align="rig</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/neil-lewiss-reporting-court-packed-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama judges LabelingBias NeilLewis NewYorkTimes NYTimes SupremeCourt TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:25:00 +0000 admin 6716 at http://mrc.org Judges Throw Up Roadblocks as Communities Struggle to Enforce Laws Against Illegal Immigrants - and the Media Fail to Tell the Story http://mrc.org/articles/judges-throw-roadblocks-communities-struggle-enforce-laws-against-illegal-immigrants-and-me <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/david-niedrauer">David Niedrauer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Some federal courts have declared jihad on the efforts of communities to crack down on illegal immigrants – apparently an issue of little interest to Big Media.    </p> <br /> <p >Immigrants, many unwilling to disclose their names or immigration status, have successfully sued Mamaroneck, NY; Hazleton, PA; Redondo Beach, CA; Escondido, CA; Valley Park, MO; Freehold, NJ; and Farmers Branch, TX to block enforcement of locally passed immigration restrictions and city ordinances. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/judges-throw-roadblocks-communities-struggle-enforce-laws-against-illegal-immigrants-and-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education courts FarmersBranch Freehold Hazleton immigration judges Mamaroneck media RedondoBeach Wed, 13 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27800 at http://mrc.org Washington Post Ignores Qualifications to Paint Picture of Judicial Cronyism http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-ignores-qualifications-paint-picture-judicial-cronyism <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/jan-larue-esq">Jan LaRue, Esq.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p ><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The Washington Post</i> frets that the “recent pattern of hiring immigration judges” is proof the Bush administration is politicizing the process (“<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/10/AR2007061001229.html" />Immigration Judges Often Picked Based On GOP Ties</a>,” June 11, 2007, p. A01).</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-ignores-qualifications-paint-picture-judicial-cronyism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education BruceTaylor immigration judges WashingtonPost Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27803 at http://mrc.org Judges vs. the FCC http://mrc.org/bozells-column/judges-vs-fcc <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> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> The nation's leading champions of televised profanities celebrated a victory for the "First Amendment" when the Manhattan-based Second Circuit Court of Appeals rebuffed the FCC's attempt to fine Fox Entertainment for dropping F- and S-bombs on prime-time television by Cher and Paris Hilton's pal Nicole Richie, in front of millions of young children. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/judges-vs-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division broadcast facetimes judges Fri, 08 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4478 at http://mrc.org Judges vs. the FCC http://mrc.org/articles/judges-vs-fcc <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> </div> <p >The nation's leading champions of televised profanities celebrated a victory for the “First Amendment” when the Manhattan-based Second Circuit Court of Appeals rebuffed the FCC's attempt to fine Fox Entertainment for dropping F- and S-bombs on prime-time television by Cher and Paris Hilton's pal Nicole Richie, in front of millions of young children. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/judges-vs-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education courts FCC foullanguage Fox judges profanity Fri, 08 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27807 at http://mrc.org A Liberal Dose of Labeling Bias http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-dose-labeling-bias <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How many &quot;conservative&quot; labels will fit in one paragraph? </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">There'sa labeling overdose by congressional reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/31/washington/31nominations.html" target="_self">President to Renominate Five To Seats on Appeals Court</a>" on Thursday morning.</p><br /> <p>"With just a few weeks to go before lawmakers break for their fall campaigns, and with Democrats and <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">even some Republicans</b> objecting to the nominees, their confirmation is in doubt." ("Even some Republicans" are the Times' favorite kind of Republican.)</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-dose-labeling-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch GeorgeW.Bush judges LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes SherylGayStolberg TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 01 Sep 2006 15:13:00 +0000 admin 5143 at http://mrc.org Bad Quotes, Awful Year http://mrc.org/bozells-column/bad-quotes-awful-year <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> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> 2004 should be remembered as the year when the nation's media elite were so committed to the goal of turning President Bush out of office that some were willing to sacrifice their own reputations for it. Their supposed commitment to fairness and balance evaporated in the public mind. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/bad-quotes-awful-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont judges rather sizefontppfont Tue, 21 Dec 2004 05:00:00 +0000 4146 at http://mrc.org Tenderness For Pledge-Trashers http://mrc.org/bozells-column/tenderness-pledge-trashers <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> </div> <p><span class="normal"> </span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/tenderness-pledge-trashers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division circuit facearial judges liberal pledge Tue, 09 Jul 2002 04:00:00 +0000 3925 at http://mrc.org When Celebs Attack, Common Sense Suffers http://mrc.org/bozells-column/when-celebs-attack-common-sense-suffers <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> </div> <p><span class="normal">Master of ceremonies: "Good evening and welcome to 'Showbiz Showdown.' Tonight, the Actors battle the Comedians to determine which team is more politically foolish, based on statements our players have recently made. Our panel of judges will score the celebrities' remarks on a ten-point scale. Let's begin with the Actors. First up, Noah Wyle, who plays young Dr. Carter on 'ER.'" </span> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/when-celebs-attack-common-sense-suffers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division clanormalmc country judges Tue, 06 Jul 1999 04:00:00 +0000 3723 at http://mrc.org