Terrorism http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/377/all en Only CBS Identifies Israel's Targets as 'Terrorists'; NBC and ABC See 'Militants' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-identifies-israels-targets-terrorists-nbc-and-abc-see-militants <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>Of the three morning shows on Thursday, only CBS allowed that Israel's targets in the ongoing violence could be called "terrorists." ABC and NBC described "militants " The networks all highlighted the plight of Palestinian civilians hurt or killed by Israel. But their journalists failed to wonder if Hamas was using people as human shields. Instead,&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>'s Alex Marquardt highlighted, "So far, around 80 Palestinians killed, the vast majority civilians.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-identifies-israels-targets-terrorists-nbc-and-abc-see-militants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Gaza Israel NBC Palestinians Terrorism Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:08:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 46667 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Holds Obama Accountable for Iraq Chaos, NBC and ABC Avoid http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-holds-obama-accountable-iraq-chaos-nbc-and-abc-avoid <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> While all three network morning shows covered the ongoing terrorist invasion of Iraq on Tuesday, only <em>CBS This Morning</em> made the connection between President Obama's foreign policy and the chaos in the country. In an interview with former U.S.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-holds-obama-accountable-iraq-chaos-nbc-and-abc-avoid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Iraq Jan Crawford Terrorism Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:18:23 +0000 kyle.drennen 46486 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell: Obama Administration 'Oughta Know Something About Iraq,' 'We Were There for 10 Years' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-obama-administration-oughta-know-something-about-iraq-we-were-there-10-ye <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> On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host and NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was unusually critical of the Obama administration's handling of terrorists seizing control of large portions of Iraq: <strong>"Where is our intelligence? We were there for ten years. We oughta know something about Iraq. This isn't North Korea."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-12-MSNBC-AMR-Mitchell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-obama-administration-oughta-know-something-about-iraq-we-were-there-10-ye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Iraq MSNBC Terrorism Tim Kaine Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:17:04 +0000 kyle.drennen 46461 at http://www.mrc.org Tony Blair Rejects David Gregory's 'Nonsense' That Iraq War to Blame for Terrorism http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tony-blair-rejects-david-gregorys-nonsense-iraq-war-blame-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In an interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, host David Gregory attempted to blame the war in Iraq for ongoing Islamic terrorism by citing the former head of Britain's MI-5 claiming the conflict "increased the terrorist threat by convincing more people that Osama bin Laden's claim that Islam was under attack was correct" and "provided an arena for the jihad for which he had called." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-27-NBC-MTP-GregoryBlair.mp3">the audio</a></em>]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tony-blair-rejects-david-gregorys-nonsense-iraq-war-blame-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Iraq Meet the Press NBC Terrorism Tony Blair Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:42:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 46107 at http://www.mrc.org One Year Ago, Media Jumped to Blame Boston Bombing on 'Anti-Government' 'Extreme Right' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/one-year-ago-media-jumped-blame-boston-bombing-anti-government-extreme-right <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>On April 15, 2013, one year ago, two Muslim extremists planted bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others. This tragic event was sadly exploited by some in the media who quickly speculated that "extreme right" and "anti-government" individuals could be responsible for the mayhem.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>[See below for a round-up, including video, of the worst examples of journalistic malpractice.]</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/one-year-ago-media-jumped-blame-boston-bombing-anti-government-extreme-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Boston Bombing Boston Marathon cbs Conservatives NBC Terrorism Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:52:33 +0000 scott.whitlock 46006 at http://www.mrc.org Marvel's Agents of... Hydra? http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/marvels-agents-hydra <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/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="175" width="265" alt="Hydra Signia" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/Marvel%27s%20Agents%20of%20S.H.I.E.L.D.%20-%20Turn%2C%20Turn%2C%20Turn%20-%2008_57_11%20PM.jpg" style="float: right; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" />Well, they finally did it. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD finally combined an interesting television show (the show has been steadily building up steam so to speak) and the full force of the Marvel world.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/marvels-agents-hydra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Culture and Media Institute Agent Ward Hydra Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. shield Terrorism Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:05:33 +0000 emantel 45960 at http://www.mrc.org 5 Years After: 7 Worst Media Attacks on Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-years-after-7-worst-media-attacks-tea-party-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists call group ‘terrorists,’ ‘racist,’ murderers and more. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Five years ago, the Tea Party launched itself onto the American political scene – pushing hard against ObamaCare, the $787-billion stimulus and Big Government. On Feb. 27, 2009, Tea Party protests were held in more than <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/us-news-blog/2012/feb/27/tea-party-happy-third-birthday">40 cities</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-years-after-7-worst-media-attacks-tea-party-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Politics Anderson Cooper attacks on tea party aurora shooting Bailouts Brian Ross Confederacy Gabby Giffords Joe Nocera murder New York Times Paul Krugman protest movement Rachel Maddow Racism sexual innuendo Tavis Smiley taxes Tea Party Terrorism wingnuts Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:03:56 +0000 julia.seymour 45640 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Mitchell to CIA Lawyer Who Backed Waterboarding: 'How Can You Live With Yourself?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-cia-lawyer-who-backed-waterboarding-how-can-you-live-yourself <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> Introducing her interrogation of former CIA attorney John Rizzo about his new memoir, aired on Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell proclaimed: "...this is an insider's account of the CIA – <em>Company Man</em> – and the key decisions that led to waterboarding and other controversial techniques that were later outlawed. <strong>All from this veteran CIA lawyer who offers no apologies and few regrets."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-10-NBC-TDAY-Mitchell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-cia-lawyer-who-backed-waterboarding-how-can-you-live-yourself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell CIA John Rizzo NBC Terrorism Today waterboarding Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:48:24 +0000 kyle.drennen 45272 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Skirt Tying Russian Bombings to Islam http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-skirt-tying-russian-bombings-islam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, NBC, and CBS never mention ‘Islamic terrorists.’ </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>Islamic terrorists were suspected in the terrorist bombings that just killed dozens in Russia. &nbsp;But reporters at ABC, NBC and CBS went out of their way to avoid the obvious connection or even to call the suspects “terrorists,” preferring instead the squishy word “militant.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-skirt-tying-russian-bombings-islam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Government International Islamification Islam muslim Olympics Russia Terrorism Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:34:23 +0000 dan.gainor 45207 at http://www.mrc.org Unhinged Ed Schultz: GOP Committing 'Economic Terrorism,' 'Coup d'Etat' With Shutdown http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unhinged-ed-schultz-gop-committing-economic-terrorism-coup-detat-shutdown <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>For the second time in one day, an MSNBC anchor accused Republicans of betraying the United States. According to Ed Schultz on Tuesday, House GOP members who won't agree to all of Barack Obama's demands on the government shutdown are committing "economic terrorism" and plotting a "coup d'etat" against the President.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unhinged-ed-schultz-gop-committing-economic-terrorism-coup-detat-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division congress Ed Schultz GOP MSNBC shutdown Terrorism Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:57:44 +0000 scott.whitlock 44737 at http://www.mrc.org Remember, He'll Negotiate with Iran, but ... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/remember-hell-negotiate-iran <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="1895" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI%3DTerror.jpg?1380653908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 1, 2013 - 2:55pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Culture and Media Institute Politics Tea Party Terrorism White House Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:58:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 44602 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews Snarls: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee Are 'Terrorists' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-snarls-ted-cruz-rand-paul-and-mike-lee-are-terrorists <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>Angry liberal Chris Matthews on Wednesday foamed at Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, deriding the conservatives at "terrorists." The&nbsp;<em>Hardball&nbsp;</em>anchor repeated the smear over and over, even going too far for former Obama political aide David Axelrod. Previewing the segment, Matthews threatened, "Finally, let me finish with the&nbsp;<strong>political terrorists of the right...</strong>Their names are Cruz, Paul and Lee."<b>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-07-31-MSNBC-HB-Matthews.mp3">here</a>.]</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-snarls-ted-cruz-rand-paul-and-mike-lee-are-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Hardball Mike Lee MSNBC Rand Paul Ted Cruz Terrorism Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:34:59 +0000 scott.whitlock 44160 at http://www.mrc.org Terrorist Rocks Rolling Stone http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/terrorist-rocks-rolling-stone <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>The dwindling number of people still reading Rolling Stone know that just as MTV no longer is a music station, this is not just a music magazine. Nevertheless, the magazine’s covers are almost always rock and pop stars, and sometimes movie and TV actors. In recent months, that list has included glamorizing shots of Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber (who’s now “Hot, Ready, Legal”). </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/terrorist-rocks-rolling-stone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Boston Marathon Bombing Rolling Stone Terrorism Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:10:52 +0000 tim.graham 44093 at http://www.mrc.org New Sundance Film ‘The East’ Focuses on Anarchist, Eco-Terrorist Group http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-sundance-film-east-focuses-anarchist-eco-terrorist-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Director dismisses criticism saying: ‘sweet’ of people ‘to think that people holding corporations accountable is evil.’ </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“We are The East ... We want all those who are guilty to experience the terror of their crimes,” begins the <a href="http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/movie-trailers/6742-The-East-Trailer">trailer for a new Sundance Film Festival</a> movie, set for limited release on May 31. One of the stars has said she thinks “there is an element of wish fulfillment” in the film, which depicts the group targeting businesspeople.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-sundance-film-east-focuses-anarchist-eco-terrorist-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Business brit marling CEO corporations Domestic Terrorism eco-terrorism Ellen Page evil film Glenn Beck Movies sundance Sundance Film Festival Terrorism The East zal batmanglij Wed, 29 May 2013 19:22:26 +0000 julia.seymour 43699 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes: 'We Should Respond to Terrorism' By 'Calmly' Saying 'You Will Lose' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-we-should-respond-terrorism-calmly-saying-you-will-lose <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/2013-05-24-MSNBC-AI-3Hayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />After initially ignoring news that two Muslim extremists in London savagely murdered a British soldier in broad daylight, MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Friday finally included the story on his <em>All In</em> show as he began the segment with the news of retaliatory anti-Muslim attacks on London mosques.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-we-should-respond-terrorism-calmly-saying-you-will-lose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division International All In Britain Chris Hayes MSNBC Terrorism War on terrorism Tue, 28 May 2013 21:07:42 +0000 43689 at http://www.mrc.org