labels http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3411/all en Don't Know the Party of a Politician Caught in a Scandal? He's Probably a Democrat http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/dont-know-party-politician-caught-scandal-hes-probably-democrat <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-1-27-nwill-Redel.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Within the span of 40 seconds, <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams reported on two politicians caught in scandals, one a Republican the other a Democrat, but he gave the party affiliation of only one of the troubled politicians. Can you guess which one? &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/dont-know-party-politician-caught-scandal-hes-probably-democrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Bias by Omission Brian Williams labels ray nagin Trey Radel Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:02:42 +0000 geoff.dickens 45419 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and CBS Call the Food Police for 'Misleading Labels' http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-and-cbs-call-food-police-misleading-labels <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/anthony-kang">Anthony Kang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When the networks get a story involving food, labeling and health, they know just how to cover it: get reaction from their favorite lefty advocacy group, and paint consumers as defenseless patsies. That’s what&nbsp;CBS' "The Early Show"&nbsp;and ABC’s “Good Morning America” did on March 4.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-and-cbs-call-food-police-misleading-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health abc cbs CSPI labels Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:11:05 +0000 admin 27392 at http://www.mrc.org "Merciless" Criticism from a Republican Congressional Wunderkind and "Attack Dog" http://www.mrc.org/articles/merciless-criticism-republican-congressional-wunderkind-and-attack-dog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Luo profiles Republican Congressman Adam Putnam and his &quot;merciless&quot; criticism and &quot;attack dog&quot; tactics. </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 Michael Luo profiled 32-year-old Republican Congressman Adam Putnam of Florida in Monday's"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/26/washington/26putnam.html " target="_self">A Fresh </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/26/washington/26putnam.html ">Face Vows to Revive the G.O.P.</a>"</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/merciless-criticism-republican-congressional-wunderkind-and-attack-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress labels MichaelLuo NewYorkTimes NYTimes Rep.AdamPutnam Rep.HarryWaxman TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 27 Mar 2007 17:51:00 +0000 admin 5492 at http://www.mrc.org Extreme Conservatives vs. Unlabeled Liberals http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/extreme-conservatives-vs-unlabeled-liberals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study: Six Times More &quot;Conservative&quot; than &quot;Liberal&quot; Labels on Network News Since Election Day </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/fax0509.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=238761" title="fax0509.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--- insert text here ---> <p> In the six months since November's elections, network reporters have zeroed in on "conservatives" - especially "religious conservatives" - as an energized and unwelcome force in American politics. As TV told it, George W. Bush won re-election because of strong support from "social conservatives" and would pack the courts with "conservative" judges. It was "conservatives" who pushed Terri Schiavo's right-to-life case, and "conservatives" like Tom DeLay and John Bolton were embroiled in controversy.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/extreme-conservatives-vs-unlabeled-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division conservative Conservatives labels Mon, 09 May 2005 04:00:00 +0000 admin 2895 at http://www.mrc.org TV: Take the Fair and Balanced Challenge http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-take-fair-and-balanced-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Boston, Networks Avoided Labels, Social Issues, Anti-Kerry Vets, Quibbles on Facts or Policy Ideas </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</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/fax0826.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=238972" title="fax0826.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--- insert text here ---> <p> As much as network anchors like to protest that conventions are carefully crafted infomercials, the Boston convention last month often came to the Democrats packaged in gift wrap. The Democrats were presented as largely non-ideological, with no real divisions, with no exotic positions on social issues, with a convention that emphasized Kerry's manly military strength. Even their liberals were "liberal lions."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-take-fair-and-balanced-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division labels liberal networks Thu, 26 Aug 2004 04:00:00 +0000 admin 2857 at http://www.mrc.org Little Words, Big Impact http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/little-words-big-impact <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>It looks like Campaign 2004 is starting to heat up with Al Gore acting rested, ready, and ridiculous again. In Tennessee, Senor Stiff had a new pitch, telling old supporters he had erred in allowing himself to be too programmed by pollsters and consultants in the campaign. He promises a much different race if he runs in 2004 because this time he'd "just let it rip."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/little-words-big-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division conservative facearial labels liberal lifetime Tue, 02 Jul 2002 04:00:00 +0000 3924 at http://www.mrc.org Burying the Liberal Label on Network News http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/burying-liberal-label-network-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study: On Evening News Broadcasts, Conservative Tag Used Four Times More than Liberal Label </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/fax0625.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1132773" title="fax0625.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"> </span> <b>F</b>ormer CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg infuriated liberal journalists when he leveraged his 28 years of experience at a national news network into a damning indictment of his colleagues' liberal groupthink. <i> Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News</i> topped the <i> New York Times</i> bestseller list for weeks, prompting some unhappy scribes to launch vicious <i> ad hominem</i> attacks on the whistle-blower. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/burying-liberal-label-network-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division conservative labels liberal Tue, 25 Jun 2002 04:00:00 +0000 admin 2743 at http://www.mrc.org