GeorgeW.Bush http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/312/all en Soledad O'Brien Falsely Labels Bush as 'Food Stamp President' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/soledad-obrien-falsely-labels-bush-food-stamp-president <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-01-31-CNN-StartingPoint-FoodStamps dos.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>On Tuesday, for the second time in two weeks, CNN's Soledad O'Brien insisted that President Bush, not President Obama, is the "food stamp president" – even though data show her argument is ridiculous. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/soledad-obrien-falsely-labels-bush-food-stamp-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert CNN economy foodstamps GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias SoledadO'Brien Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:35:00 +0000 38982 at http://mrc.org NBC's Brian Williams Shocked at Jan Brewer's Finger Pointing, But... http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-brian-williams-shocked-jan-brewers-finger-pointing <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 style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/FingerPointingNow.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="182" /></div> <p>After cameras caught Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing her finger at President Obama during a discussion on an airport tarmac last week, NBC's Brian Williams acted appalled. "Who have you ever seen talking to the President like this?" Williams demanded to know on the January 26 <em>Nightly News</em>, later adding: "You don't see that often, or maybe ever."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-brian-williams-shocked-jan-brewers-finger-pointing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BrianWilliams GeorgeW.Bush JanBrewer liberalmediabias NBC Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:53:00 +0000 38972 at http://mrc.org Maher Mocks Conservatives as Racists and Defends Liberal Hatred of Bush http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-mocks-conservatives-racists-and-defends-liberal-hatred-bush <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/2012-01-27-HBO-RTBM-Maher1.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="166" /></div> <p>On Friday's <em>Real Time with Bill Maher</em> on HBO, host Maher repeatedly made jokes about conservatives being racists, and at one point even acknowledged that the main criticism that conservatives make about him is his tendency to make cracks about them being racists.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-mocks-conservatives-racists-and-defends-liberal-hatred-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BillMaher Conservatives GeorgeW.Bush HBO liberalmediabias Racism RealTime Sat, 28 Jan 2012 12:21:00 +0000 38970 at http://mrc.org MRC's Top 10 Most Obnoxiously Liberal Today Show Quotes http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrcs-top-10-most-obnoxiously-liberal-today-show-quotes <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/BradyBunch240x180.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>This week the <em>Today </em>show is celebrating 60 years of being on the air, and for over 20 of those years the MRC has been documenting the NBC morning show's liberal agenda. From past anchors like Bryant Gumbel blaming "right wing" talk radio for the Oklahoma City bombing and Katie Couric trashing Ronald Reagan as an "airhead," up through current anchor Matt Lauer wondering how Barack Obama would "manage the expectations" of being called "The Messiah," </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrcs-top-10-most-obnoxiously-liberal-today-show-quotes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division BarackObama BillClinton BryantGumbel EdRabel FidelCastro GeorgeW.Bush HillaryClinton KatieCouric KeithMiller MariaShriver MattLauer MeredithVieira RonaldReagan ScottSimon Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:08:00 +0000 38821 at http://mrc.org No, George Bush Didn't 'Go It Alone' in Iraq http://mrc.org/articles/no-george-bush-didnt-go-it-alone-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This time reporter Mark Landler furthers the Times myth that President George W. Bush led America into a &quot;unilateral invasion&quot; of 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>New York Times reporter Mark Landler's 'White House Memo' on Sunday furthered the myth that President George W. Bush unilaterally invaded Iraq: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/us/politics/iraq-war-shaped-obamas-foreign-policy-white-house-memo.html?ref=marklandler&pagewanted=all">Iraq, a War Obama Didn't Want, Shaped His Foreign Policy</a>.'</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/no-george-bush-didnt-go-it-alone-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Gaffes GeorgeW.Bush IraqWar liberalmediabias MarkLandler NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Unilateral Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:48:00 +0000 38676 at http://mrc.org On NBC's Meet the Press, Bachmann Schools Gregory on National Debt http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-meet-press-bachmann-schools-gregory-national-debt <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>As Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made the point on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that the national debt has increased dramatically under President Obama compared to under President Bush, host David Gregory interrupted and attempted to dismiss that fact:<strong> "Congresswoman, that just misstates the record....For accuracy, the debt exploded under the Bush administration."</strong> [<em><strong><a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-12-18-NBC-MTP-GregoryBachmann.mp3">Audio available here</a></strong></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-meet-press-bachmann-schools-gregory-national-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert DavidGregory GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias MeetthePress nationaldebt NBC Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:40:00 +0000 38555 at http://mrc.org John Berman's Stale Comedy: Mocks Bush's Pronunciation, Rehashes 2000 'Rats' Ad http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/john-bermans-stale-comedy-mocks-bushs-pronunciation-rehashes-2000-rats-ad <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-09-ABC-NL-RATS.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="177" /></div> <p>ABC's John Berman on Thursday continued his habit of trying to force stale, anti-conservative jokes into his reporting, mocking the pronunciation habits of former President George W. Bush. In a segment on subliminal ads that "mess with your brain," the correspondent rehashed Bush's 2000 "rats" ad.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/john-bermans-stale-comedy-mocks-bushs-pronunciation-rehashes-2000-rats-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert GeorgeW.Bush JohnBerman liberalmediabias Nightline Rats Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:19:00 +0000 38513 at http://mrc.org CNN's Morgan Asks Powell If He Felt 'Used' on Iraq, Compares to Libya War http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-morgan-asks-powell-if-he-felt-used-iraq-compares-libya-war <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/2011-11-10-CNN-PMT-Morgan1.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>As he interviewed former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday's <em>Piers Morgan Tonight</em>, CNN host Piers Morgan seemed to suggest that the war against Muammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya was perhaps better run than the war in Iraq, and went on to ask Powell if he felt "used" when he presented to the United Nations the Bush administration's case for invading Iraq.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-morgan-asks-powell-if-he-felt-used-iraq-compares-libya-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert CNN ColinPowell GeorgeW.Bush Iraq liberalmediabias Libya PiersMorgan PiersMorganTonight Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:23:00 +0000 38398 at http://mrc.org Piers Morgan Tries to Bait Musician to Blame Bush for Katrina Fiasco http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/piers-morgan-tries-bait-musician-blame-bush-katrina-fiasco <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-10-24-CNN-PiersMorgan-Connick dos.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="133" /></div> <p>Although interviewee Harry Connick Jr. was unwilling to cast blame towards any specific person or agenda over the failed response to the Hurricane Katrina in 2005, CNN's Piers Morgan thrice tried to bait him into doing so on Monday. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/piers-morgan-tries-bait-musician-blame-bush-katrina-fiasco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN GeorgeW.Bush HurricaneKatrina liberalmediabias PiersMorgan Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:22:00 +0000 38326 at http://mrc.org Media Silence on Allegations of Partisanship in Hiring Career Lawyers at DOJ http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/media-silence-allegations-partisanship-hiring-career-lawyers-doj <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 style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/HillyerBreen240 copy.jpg" border="0" height="180" width="240" /></div> <p><em>American Spectator</em> senior editor Quin Hillyer appeared on the Fox News Channel's <em>America's News Headquarters</em> program on Sunday to highlight the media's continued silence about the Obama administration's use of liberal ideology as a criterion in hiring lawyers for career Justice Department positions, even though the media leaped on similar accusations during the Bush years.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/media-silence-allegations-partisanship-hiring-career-lawyers-doj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert EricHolder GeorgeW.Bush hiring JusticeDepartment liberalmediabias obama QuinHillyer Scandal Mon, 26 Sep 2011 20:47:00 +0000 38195 at http://mrc.org NYT's Keller: With Obama's Term Two-Thirds Over, Everything Is Still Bush's Fault http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nyts-keller-obamas-term-two-thirds-over-everything-still-bushs-fault <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>Bill Keller, who earlier this month stepped down as New York Times executive editor, wrote a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/opinion/filling-in-the-blanks.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&pagewanted=all">column</a> for Monday, September 19, 2011 (32 months into Barack Obama's presidency, or two-thirds of his term), blaming George W. Bush and 'Republican resistance amounting to sabotage' for Obama's political decline.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nyts-keller-obamas-term-two-thirds-over-everything-still-bushs-fault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BillKeller Campaign2012 GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes Republicans Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:15:00 +0000 38167 at http://mrc.org Keller: With Obama's Term Two-Thirds Over, Everything Is Still Bush's Fault http://mrc.org/articles/keller-obamas-term-two-thirds-over-everything-still-bushs-fault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After 32 months in office, who is to blame for Obama&#039;s low numbers? Just guess: &quot;The decline in Obama&#039;s political fortunes, the Great Disappointment, can be attributed to four main factors: the intractable legacy bequeathed by George W. Bush; Republican resistance amounting to sabotage...&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>Bill Keller, who earlier this month stepped down as Times executive editor, wrote a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/opinion/filling-in-the-blanks.html?_r=1&amp;ref=opinion&amp;pagewanted=all">column</a> for Monday, September 19, 2011 (32 months into Barack Obama's presidency, or two-thirds of his term), blaming George W. Bush and 'Republican resistance amounting to sabotage' for Obama's political decline.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/keller-obamas-term-two-thirds-over-everything-still-bushs-fault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama BillKeller Campaign2012 GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Republicans TimesWatch Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:52:00 +0000 admin 532 at http://mrc.org Krugman Offensive Again on 10th Anniversary of 9-11: Bush, Giuliani 'Fake Heroes' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/krugman-offensive-again-10th-anniversary-9-11-bush-giuliani-fake-heroes <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/Krugman_2010.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>So much for respectful commemoration of a tragedy. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is getting a lot of heat for scraping for political points in a nytimes.com blog post on Sunday, the morning of the 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks - '<a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/the-years-of-shame/">The Years of Shame</a>,' in which he claimed 'Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/krugman-offensive-again-10th-anniversary-9-11-bush-giuliani-fake-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anniversary BiasAlert GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias PaulKrugman September11 Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:48:00 +0000 38136 at http://mrc.org Clift's 9/11 Regret: It Sparked Our 'Obsessive Focus' on Terrorism http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/clifts-911-regret-it-sparked-our-obsessive-focus-terrorism <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;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/105525" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>Of all the major regrets she could have about 9/11, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift whined that the attacks on that tragic day sparked this nation's <strong>"Obsessive focus on terrorism." </strong>As part of a panel retrospective on 9/11, aired on the syndicated McLaughlin Group over the weekend, Clift complained that George W.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/clifts-911-regret-it-sparked-our-obsessive-focus-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert EleanorClift GeorgeW.Bush JohnMcLaughlin liberalmediabias RichLowry Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:47:00 +0000 38134 at http://mrc.org Krugman Offensive Again on 10th Anniversary of 9-11: Bush, Giuliani Among 'Fake Heroes' http://mrc.org/articles/krugman-offensive-again-10th-anniversary-9-11-bush-giuliani-among-fake-heroes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;What happened after 9/11 - and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not - was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.&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>So much for respectful commemoration of a tragedy. Times columnist Paul Krugman is getting a lot of heat for scraping for political points in a nytimes.com blog post on Sunday, the morning of the 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks - '<a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/the-years-of-shame/">The Years of Shame</a>,' in which he claimed '<strong>Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/krugman-offensive-again-10th-anniversary-9-11-bush-giuliani-among-fake-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch 9-11 GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman TimesWatch Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:52:00 +0000 admin 523 at http://mrc.org