RichardBesser http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3577/all en For Top TV News Docs, the Diagnosis Is Bias http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/top-tv-news-docs-diagnosis-bias <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC Health Care Reporters: Democratic Donors and Proponents of Government Health Care </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 style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-05-01-GMABesser.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>ABC was embarrassed last week by the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2009/20090730015910.aspx">MRC's exposure</a> of how their new senior medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser of the federal Centers for Disease Control, donated $400 to Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, presumably an indication of his political sympathies.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/top-tv-news-docs-diagnosis-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc BarackObama cbs Democraticdonations healthcare JonathanLaPook NancySnyderman NBC RichardBesser TimJohnson Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:55:00 +0000 admin 2987 at http://www.mrc.org MRC President Brent Bozell's Letter to ABC News President David Westin http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-president-brent-bozells-letter-abc-news-president-david-westin <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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <br />July 30, 2009<br /><br /><br />David Westin<br />President, ABC News<br />77 West 66th Street<br />New York, New York 10023<br /><br />Dear Mr. Westin,<br /><br />It was reported today that you have hired Dr. Richard Besser as your new Senior Medical Editor. By now you also know <a target="" href="/biasalert/2009/20090730015910.aspx">Besser is a Barack Obama donor</a>, having contributed $400 to his campaign in 2008. <br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-president-brent-bozells-letter-abc-news-president-david-westin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division abc BrentBozell DavidWestin obama pressrelease RichardBesser Thu, 30 Jul 2009 20:41:00 +0000 admin 3320 at http://www.mrc.org New ABC Health Correspondent Is an Obama Donor http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/new-abc-health-correspondent-obama-donor <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-05-01-GMABesser.jpg" /></div><p>ABC's newly hired senior medical editor is also an Obama donor, having contributed $400 to the Democratic presidential candidate in 2008. <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/the_revolving_door/abc_news_hires_cdc_doc_ups_dr_tim_johnson_to_chief_medical_editor_123053.asp">TV Newser</a> reported on Thursday that Dr. Richard Besser, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, would assume the position in September.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/new-abc-health-correspondent-obama-donor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert healthcare liberalmediabias RichardBesser TimothyJohnson Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:51:00 +0000 34919 at http://www.mrc.org