race http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3583/all en 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 Media Ignore César Chávez’s Opposition to Illegal Immigration, Racial Advocacy http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-c%C3%A9sar-ch%C3%A1vezs-opposition-illegal-immigration-racial-advocacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite Chávez’s actual views, liberal media, then and now, use his legacy to promote their agenda. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Rather than dismissing his contrary views as sour grapes, the media simply ignore César Chávez’s opinions that stray from liberal orthodoxy.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-c%C3%A9sar-ch%C3%A1vezs-opposition-illegal-immigration-racial-advocacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Labor Media Politics 1960s cesar chavez delano grape strike history Illegal Immigration immigration La Raza Labor labor union latino race revisions strikes unionization Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:01:15 +0000 julia.seymour 45850 at http://mrc.org CNN Legal Analyst Rips Mall's Hoodie Ban: 'Akin...to Stop and Frisk'; 'Racial Profiling' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-legal-analyst-rips-malls-hoodie-ban-akinto-stop-and-frisk-racial-profiling <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/2014-03-06-CNN-Hostin_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Sunny Hostin blasted an Indiana mall's ban of people wearing raised hoodies on Thursday's <em>New Day</em>: "This is...<strong>akin, in my view</strong>...<strong>to 'stop and frisk'</strong> – to the pretext of 'stop and frisk' – and I think many courts have found that this type of behavior is unacceptable, and <strong>downright unconstitutional</strong>."<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/cnn-legal-analyst-rips-malls-hoodie-ban-akinto-stop-and-frisk-racial-profiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Cuomo CNN Indiana New Day race Racial Profiling Sunny Hostin Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:18:36 +0000 matthew.balan 45693 at http://mrc.org It’s Not Just One Tweet: MSNBC’s Despicable Record of Smearing Conservatives as Racists http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-not-just-one-tweet-msnbcs-despicable-record-smearing-conservatives-racists <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/january/Cheerios.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="267" />On Thursday, MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized for <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/01/30/msnbc-slimes-right-wing-racist-over-cheerios-ad-featuring-biracial-ki"><strong>a Twitter post</strong></a> suggesting conservatives (“the rightwing”) are racists who would “hate” a cute new Cheerios ad because it featured a biracial family: “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheer</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-not-just-one-tweet-msnbcs-despicable-record-smearing-conservatives-racists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division character assassination Chris Matthews Keith Olbermann Lawrence O'Donnell Martin Bashir MSNBC race Racism Thomas Roberts Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:15:00 +0000 rich.noyes 45452 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Lauds Obama Admin Push to Reduce 'Harsh Punishment' of Problem Students http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-obama-admin-push-reduce-harsh-punishment-problem-students <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-08-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />As he ended his <em>PoliticsNation</em> show on Wednesday, January 8, MSNBC's Al Sharpton praised Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for issuing guidelines pushing for schools to reduce "harsh punishment" of students, which the MSNBC host labeled a "national problem," and griped about black students disproportionately receiving d</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-obama-admin-push-reduce-harsh-punishment-problem-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Education Al Sharpton Crime Eric Holder MSNBC PoliticsNation race Schools Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:42:54 +0000 45261 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Wolffe Finds GOP 'Excluding' People As It Gets 'More Male and Older and Whiter' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-wolffe-finds-gop-excluding-people-it-gets-more-male-and-older-and-whiter <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-11-12-MSNBC-PN-Wolffe.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On MSNBC's <em>PoliticsNation</em> show, MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe -- formerly of <em>Newsweek</em> -- recounted that the Republican base is getting "more male and older and whiter," and asserted that they are "excluding more than half the population" as he asserted that Republicans are "not ready for power yet."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-wolffe-finds-gop-excluding-people-it-gets-more-male-and-older-and-whiter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics MSNBC PoliticsNation race Republicans Richard Wolffe Women Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:20:08 +0000 44952 at http://mrc.org Obama's Presidency "Marred by Racist Backlash"; Distressed by the Whiteness of Obama's Opponents http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/obamas-presidency-marred-racist-backlash-distressed-whiteness-obamas-opponents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 17 </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/Sept22013.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=756177" title="Sept22013.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><b>Obama’s Presidency “Marred by Racist Backlash”</b></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/obamas-presidency-marred-racist-backlash-distressed-whiteness-obamas-opponents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Associated Press cbs Chris Cuomo Chris Matthews CNN David Gregory Gwen Ifill Meet the Press MSNBC PBS President Obama race race relations Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:40:59 +0000 rich.noyes 44392 at http://mrc.org Snubs, Plantations, and Liberal Dreams: The Worst of CNN's MLK Anniversary Coverage http://mrc.org/biasalerts/snubs-plantations-and-liberal-dreams-worst-cnns-mlk-anniversary-coverage <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/2013-08-28-CNN-WorstOf.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />This week, CNN provided extensive coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington, hosting many of the original civil rights activists for interviews. The appearances became chances for Democrats to shill for liberal policies, and sometimes the rhetoric descended into the ridiculous and inflammatory.</p> <p> Here are the five worst moments from CNN's coverage Saturday through Wednesday:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/snubs-plantations-and-liberal-dreams-worst-cnns-mlk-anniversary-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Martin Luther King race Racism Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:49:24 +0000 matt.hadro 44391 at http://mrc.org Double Standard: CNN Rips Allen West's 'Plantation' Remark, Ignored Leftist Cornel West Using Same Metaphor http://mrc.org/biasalerts/double-standard-cnn-rips-allen-wests-plantation-remark-ignored-leftist-cornel-west-using- <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/2013-08-27-CNN-Costello-GOP.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="142" width="240" />CNN showed a complete double standard by smacking Republican Allen West for his "plantation" remarks while giving liberal Cornel West a pass for the same offense.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/double-standard-cnn-rips-allen-wests-plantation-remark-ignored-leftist-cornel-west-using-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Allen West Carol Costello CNN Cornel West race Racism Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:39:52 +0000 matt.hadro 44360 at http://mrc.org Film Director on CNN: America 'More Racist' During Obama's Presidency; People 'Showing Their True Colors' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/film-director-cnn-america-more-racist-during-obamas-presidency-people-showing-their-true- <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/2013-08-19-Morgan-Daniels-Racism.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Lee Daniels, director and producer of the new film "The Butler," lashed out on Monday's <em>Piers Morgan Live</em> at Americans who are "angry that [Obama] is president" and who are "showing their true colors."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/film-director-cnn-america-more-racist-during-obamas-presidency-people-showing-their-true-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Lee Daniels Lenny Kravitz Piers Morgan Piers Morgan Live race Racism Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:13:32 +0000 matt.hadro 44320 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's O'Donnell Distorts O'Reilly, Touts 'Proof' Out-of-Wedlock Birth Not So Bad http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-distorts-oreilly-touts-proof-out-wedlock-birth-not-so-bad <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-08-05-MSNBC-TLW-Odonnell.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Monday's <em>The Last Word</em> on MSNBC, host Lawrence O'Donnell claimed to present "proof" that FNC's Bill O'Reilly was wrong in his <a href="http://www.billoreilly.com/b/Bill-OReilly:-President-Obama-and-the-race-problem/945823226264545887.html">July 22 comments on race</a> to warn about the negative effects of out-of-wedlock births on the black popula</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-distorts-oreilly-touts-proof-out-wedlock-birth-not-so-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Barack Obama Bill O'Reilly FNC George Zimmerman Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC race The Last Word Trayvon Martin Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:16:09 +0000 44213 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Retracts Claim Whites More Likely to Commit Interracial Murder http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-retracts-claim-whites-more-likely-commit-interracial-murder <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> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-26-MSNBC-AI-Hayes3.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On the Monday, July 29, <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes had to make a retraction for incorrectly citing statistics on Friday suggesting that a higher percentage of black murder victims are murdered by whites than the percentage of white murder victims killed by blacks.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-retracts-claim-whites-more-likely-commit-interracial-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media All In Bill O'Reilly Blacks Chris Hayes Crime MSNBC murder race Trayvon Martin whites Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:00:08 +0000 44148 at http://mrc.org Sherri Shepherd Doesn't Want Bill O'Reilly to Have 'License' to Criticize Black Community http://mrc.org/biasalerts/sherri-shepherd-doesnt-want-bill-oreilly-have-license-criticize-black-community <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>After CNN's Don Lemon <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/07/27/cnns-don-lemon-bill-oreilly-right-about-problems-black-community-does">cited</a> Bill O'Reilly's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/07/23/bill-oreilly-blasts-entertainment-media-encouraging-violence-amon">critique</a> of problems in the black community, ABC's <em>The View</em> co-host Sherri Shepherd wouldn't listen to O'Reilly.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/sherri-shepherd-doesnt-want-bill-oreilly-have-license-criticize-black-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill O'Reilly Don Lemon race Sherri Shepherd The View Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:20:23 +0000 matt.hadro 44145 at http://mrc.org CNN Anchor Tells Guest He Has Racial Blind Spot Because of White 'Privilege' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-tells-guest-he-has-racial-blind-spot-because-white-privilege <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/2013-07-20-CNN-Lemon-Ferguson.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN anchor Don Lemon lectured conservative radio host Ben Ferguson for being quick to pan President Obama's Friday address on race, during Saturday's 4 p.m. ET hour of <em>Newsroom</em>.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-tells-guest-he-has-racial-blind-spot-because-white-privilege" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Ferguson CNN Don Lemon race Racism Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:17:49 +0000 matt.hadro 44070 at http://mrc.org CNN Anchor on Same-Sex Marriage: 'It Seems Absurd' to 'Deny Civil and Human Rights to Anyone' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-same-sex-marriage-it-seems-absurd-deny-civil-and-human-rights-anyone <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/2013-06-26-CNN-Lemon-Stonewall.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />In an <a href="http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/current-issue/2013/07/15/black-gay-american-don-lemon">essay</a> for gay and lesbian magazine <em>Advocate</em>, CNN's openly-gay anchor Don Lemon insisted that the public has accepted the gay and lesbian lifestyle and anyone who opposes it is a loon.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-same-sex-marriage-it-seems-absurd-deny-civil-and-human-rights-anyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division advocate CNN Don Lemon Homosexuality race Racism Same-Sex Marriage Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:49:44 +0000 matt.hadro 44043 at http://mrc.org