race http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3583/all en Is FOX’s Empire Perpetuating Racial Tensions? http://mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/foxs-empire-perpetuating-racial-tensions <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://projectcasting1.projectcasting.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/28JPEMPIRE4-articleLarge.jpg" style="float: right;" height="241" width="362" />Whether you look at the social effects of <i>The Cosby Show</i> or <i>Will &amp; Grace, </i>it is clear that television can influence public opinion for better or for worse. The question, then, is why does <i>Empire</i> (FOX) choose to shape it for the worse?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/foxs-empire-perpetuating-racial-tensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Constitution Politics Black lives matter empire race Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:51:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 48496 at http://mrc.org ABC’s Scandal Reimagines Ferguson With Guilty, Racist White Cop http://mrc.org/articles/abcs-scandal-reimagines-ferguson-guilty-racist-white-cop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fiction does not mirror reality, but that never stopped entertainment media. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A white police officer shoots and kills an unarmed black teen who fit the description of an earlier cell phone shoplifting incident. The African-American community responds in outrage and protests while the boy’s body lies on the ground for hours. The cop insists it was self-defense. Sound familiar? This was the plot on last night’s episode of <i>Scandal</i> where a real-life murder case was turned into a liberal fantasy. </p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ferguson1.JPG" style="float: left; border: 3px solid black;" width="350" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abcs-scandal-reimagines-ferguson-guilty-racist-white-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment ferguson police race Scandal Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:37:14 +0000 dan.gainor 48393 at http://mrc.org Advising GOP to Ditch Conservatives; 'Republicans Have a Problem with Science' http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/advising-gop-ditch-conservatives-republicans-have-problem-science <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 3 </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Feb92015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=434342" title="Feb92015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Helpful Journalists Advise GOP to Ditch Conservatives</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132384" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></span> “Republicans should stay out of Iowa altogether. What happens to them is that they get pushed so far to the right in those venues that it gives them a terrible time in the general election.”<br /><strong>— Cokie Roberts on ABC’s <em>This Week</em>, January 25.</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/advising-gop-ditch-conservatives-republicans-have-problem-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Chris Matthews CNN Conservatives George Stephanopoulos Liberals MSNBC NBC New York Times race Religion Republicans Scott Pelley Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:18:50 +0000 rich.noyes 48185 at http://mrc.org CNN's Cuomo Stumbles, Labels French Islamist 'African-American' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-stumbles-labels-french-islamist-african-american <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2015-01-09-CNN-TH-Cuomo.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CNN's Chris Cuomo made a "colorful" gaffe on Friday's <em>@ This Hour</em>, as he reported live from Paris, France. Minutes after police stormed both sites where Islamists had barricaded themselves, Cuomo labeled one of the dead French terrorists "<strong>African-American</strong>." Anderson Cooper quickly corrected his colleague: "<strong>Not American – the man of African descent</strong>." Cuomo replied, "Right – African descent. Thank you.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-stumbles-labels-french-islamist-african-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper At This Hour Charlie Hebdo Chris Cuomo CNN France Islam Paris race Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:31:56 +0000 matthew.balan 47983 at http://mrc.org Ferguson Protesters Dominate CBS's 'Young Adults' Panel on Race http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ferguson-protesters-dominate-cbss-young-adults-panel-race <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/images/2014-12-12-CBS-EN-Ferguson_Panel.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />CBS Evening News</em>'s liberal bias was blatant on Friday, as their "young adults" panel discussing the issue of "<strong>the excessive use of force by police – especially against minorities</strong>" was made up entirely of people who have participated in the protests decrying the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ferguson-protesters-dominate-cbss-young-adults-panel-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News Elaine Quijano Eric Garner Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown shooting race Scott Pelley Sat, 13 Dec 2014 02:28:08 +0000 matthew.balan 47860 at http://mrc.org CNN's Cooper Hounds NYC Police Union Head About 'Inherent Bias' on Race http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cooper-hounds-nyc-police-union-head-about-inherent-bias-race <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-08-CNN-AC360-Cooper.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded common liberal talking points on race on the Monday and Tuesday editions of his program.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cooper-hounds-nyc-police-union-head-about-inherent-bias-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Bill De Blasio CNN New York City NYPD Patrick Lynch race Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:49:09 +0000 matthew.balan 47832 at http://mrc.org Don Lemon Spars With Tavis Smiley Over Obama's Handling of Race http://mrc.org/biasalerts/don-lemon-spars-tavis-smiley-over-obamas-handling-race <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-08-CNN-Tonight-Lemon_Smiley.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Don Lemon rushed to President Obama's defense on Monday's <em>CNN Tonight</em>, after guest Tavis Smiley attacked the Democrat from the left over supposedly not doing enough to help blacks. Smiley criticized Obama using his recent BET interview to "<strong>lecture black folk</strong>," and then doing the "<strong>jokey-joke thing</strong>" on Stephen Colbert's program.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/don-lemon-spars-tavis-smiley-over-obamas-handling-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon race Tavis Smiley Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:21:55 +0000 matthew.balan 47820 at http://mrc.org No Charges in Ferguson = Grand Jury 'Failure,' While Time Asks, 'Is Rioting So Wrong?' http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/no-charges-ferguson-grand-jury-failure-while-time-asks-rioting-so-wrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 23 </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Dec12014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=447309" title="Dec12014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>No Charges in Ferguson = Grand Jury “Failure”</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/november/WilliamFailure.JPG" width="300" /></span> “The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has failed to come up with an indictment for the police officer in the shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown....The bottom line is, this grand jury sitting 25 days, failed to come up with charges after 70 hours and 60 witnesses in all.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/no-charges-ferguson-grand-jury-failure-while-time-asks-rioting-so-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Amnesty Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs chelsea CNN ferguson immigration Katie Couric MSNBC NBC police race Racism Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:05:22 +0000 rich.noyes 47744 at http://mrc.org Tavis Smiley on CNN: 'Racism, Poverty and Militarism' Behind Ferguson Shooting http://mrc.org/biasalerts/tavis-smiley-cnn-racism-poverty-and-militarism-behind-ferguson-shooting <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-11-CNN-Tonight-Smiley.jpg" style="float: right;" height="156" width="280" />PBS's Tavis Smiley shamelessly invoked Dr.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/tavis-smiley-cnn-racism-poverty-and-militarism-behind-ferguson-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon Martin Luther King Michael Brown race Tavis Smiley Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:44:52 +0000 matthew.balan 47124 at http://mrc.org Chris Matthews Plots Strategy With Dems on How to Use Ferguson Unrest for Midterms http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-plots-strategy-dems-how-use-ferguson-unrest-midterms <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> <p>It's not surprising that MSNBC's Chris Matthews would frame the racial unrest in Ferguson through a political lens. The liberal host on Monday brought on two prominent Democrats to plot strategy on how the fallout from the Michael Brown shooting could be appropriated.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-plots-strategy-dems-how-use-ferguson-unrest-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews ferguson Hardball Midterms MSNBC race Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:11:17 +0000 scott.whitlock 47009 at http://mrc.org Racing to Bury Perry After 'Ridiculous' Indictment; Fretting How Obama Is 'Stifled at Every Angle' http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/racing-bury-perry-after-ridiculous-indictment-fretting-how-obama-stifled-every-ang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 16 </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Aug252014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=427771" title="Aug252014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Media Race to Bury Perry After “Ridiculous” Indictment</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/racing-bury-perry-after-ridiculous-indictment-fretting-how-obama-stifled-every-ang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Chuck Todd CNN David Remnick MSNBC NBC New York Times race Racism Rick Perry Tea Party Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:28:27 +0000 rich.noyes 46986 at http://mrc.org CNN's Tapper Spotlights Democratic Rep. Thompson's 'Uncle Tom' Blast at Clarence Thomas http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-tapper-spotlights-democratic-rep-thompsons-uncle-tom-blast-clarence-thomas <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-30-CNN-Thompson_Bash_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Wednesday, Jake Tapper set aside a full segment on his CNN program to Rep. Bennie Thompson's "Uncle Tom" insult of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Tapper spotlighted the "<strong>racially-charged</strong>" and controversial" remarks, where the Mississippi Democrat also denigrated Senator Mitch McConnell and opponents of ObamaCare in general as "racists."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-tapper-spotlights-democratic-rep-thompsons-uncle-tom-blast-clarence-thomas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bennie Thompson Clarence Thomas CNN Dana Bash Jake Tapper Mitch McConnell race The Lead Thu, 01 May 2014 00:57:38 +0000 matthew.balan 46136 at http://mrc.org ABC Notes Sean Hannity's Support of Cliven Bundy, But Ignores His Condemnation of Bundy's Racism http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-notes-sean-hannitys-support-cliven-bundy-ignores-his-condemnation-bundys-racism <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-24-ABC-WN-Bundy.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />For the first time on their weekday evening newscasts, the broadcast networks picked up Cliven Bundy's standoff with the federal government – but only after Bundy's racist comments went viral and his conservative supporters denounced them.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-notes-sean-hannitys-support-cliven-bundy-ignores-his-condemnation-bundys-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Cliven Bundy NBC race Racism Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:56:54 +0000 matt.hadro 46089 at http://mrc.org CBS Highlights Liberal Justice's 'Impassioned Dissent' on Affirmative Action http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-liberal-justices-impassioned-dissent-affirmative-action <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> <p>The journalists at&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning,&nbsp;</em>Wednesday, highlighted the "impassioned dissent" of liberal Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on affirmative action. All three networks covered the 6-2 ruling upholding a state's right to ban race as a factor in public universities. But it was CBS's Jan Crawford who focused on the liberal anger, noting that Sotomayor "took the unusual step of reading [her dissent] &nbsp;aloud."&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-23-CBS-TM-Crawford.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-liberal-justices-impassioned-dissent-affirmative-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Affirmative Action cbs CBS This Morning Jan Crawford race Supreme Court Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:17 +0000 scott.whitlock 46073 at http://mrc.org Top Democrat Charges 'Not All' GOP Colleagues Are Racist; Broadcast Networks Ignore http://mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore <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> <p> Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/04/israel-not-all-republican-lawmakers-racist-186783.html">charged</a> on CNN on Sunday morning that some of his GOP colleagues, as well as a "significant extent" of the GOP base, are racist, yet none of the broadcast networks picked it up on Monday evening.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Candy Crowley CNN Democrats race Racism Republicans Steve Israel Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:43:06 +0000 matt.hadro 46004 at http://mrc.org