CPAC http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/394/all en If GOP Nominates a Conservative, Expect a "Goldwater Moment" in 2016 http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/if-gop-nominates-conservative-expect-goldwater-moment-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 6 </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/Mar172014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=742266" title="Mar172014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Pick a Conservative and Get a “Goldwater Moment” in 2016</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/if-gop-nominates-conservative-expect-goldwater-moment-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Cadillac ad Chris Cuomo Chris Matthews CNN Conservatives CPAC Democrats Liberals MSNBC obamacare Republicans Sarah Palin ukraine Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:59:12 +0000 rich.noyes 45766 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Gregory: 'Thank God the Media's Still Here' for CPAC to 'Kick Around' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-gregory-thank-god-medias-still-here-cpac-kick-around <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 Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, host David Gregory wondered if New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's 2016 presidential chances were "done" following the bridgegate scandal. In response, National Journal's Ron Fournier cited Christie's Friday CPAC address: "Ironically, he might have done himself some good with the Republican primary audience because he now can beat up on the media." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-03-09-NBC-MTP-Gregory.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/nbcs-gregory-thank-god-medias-still-here-cpac-kick-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CPAC David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Republicans Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:33:11 +0000 kyle.drennen 45716 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Uses Low CPAC Panel Attendance to Claim GOP Doesn't Care About Minorities http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-uses-low-cpac-panel-attendance-claim-gop-doesnt-care-about-minorities <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 MSNBC's <em>Daily Rundown</em> on Friday, NBC political director and host Chuck Todd used low attendance at a Conservative Political Action Conference panel discussion to take a cheap shot at Republicans:<strong> "For a party struggling to change its demographic destiny, this picture taken by a Brookings Institution fellow of an almost empty ballroom at a panel on Republican outreach into minority communities, should be a bit of a warning.</strong></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/chuck-todd-uses-low-cpac-panel-attendance-claim-gop-doesnt-care-about-minorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd CPAC Minorities MSNBC Republicans The Daily Rundown Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:41:55 +0000 kyle.drennen 45700 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews Bizarrely Compares CPAC to Star Wars Cantina http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-bizarrely-compares-cpac-star-wars-cantina <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> MSNBC's Chris Matthews compared the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to the cantina from Star Wars in a bizarre rant on Thursday's <em>Hardball</em>. Matthews trashed the gathering and took aim at "the Joe McCarthy imitator" Sen. Ted Cruz.<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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-bizarrely-compares-cpac-star-wars-cantina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews CPAC Hardball MSNBC Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:07:43 +0000 matt.hadro 45697 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell Blasts CPAC Over Invitation to American Atheists http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-cpac-over-invitation-american-atheists <p>Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Tuesday:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-cpac-over-invitation-american-atheists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases atheists brent bozell CPAC Religion Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:30:30 +0000 rich.noyes 45623 at http://www.mrc.org Former WH Reporter for NY Times Calls CPAC "Aviary for Far-Right 'Wacko Birds'" http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds <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><em>New York Times</em> columnist Frank Bruni, a former White House reporter for the <em>Times</em>, followed Sen. John McCain in mocking attendees of the latest Conservative Political Action Conference (aka CPAC) as "wacko birds" in his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/bruni-marriage-and-the-supremes.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">column Sunday </a>on gay marriage at the Supreme Court.&nbsp;<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Frank_Bruni_03_14_13_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="208" width="298" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts CPAC Frank Bruni Gay Marriage Labeling Bias SCOTUS Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:12:50 +0000 clay.waters 43018 at http://www.mrc.org Former WH Reporter for NY Times Calls CPAC "Aviary for Far-Right 'Wacko Birds'" http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds <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><em>New York Times</em> columnist Frank Bruni, a former White House reporter for the Times, followed Sen. John McCain in mocking attendees of the latest Conservative Political Action Conference (aka CPAC) as "wacko birds" in his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/bruni-marriage-and-the-supremes.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all ">column Sunday </a>on gay marriage at the Supreme Court. <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Frank_Bruni_03_14_13_0.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="208" width="298" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-wh-reporter-ny-times-calls-cpac-aviary-far-right-wacko-birds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CPAC Frank Bruni Gay Marriage Labeling Bias SCOTUS Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:08:54 +0000 clay.waters 43016 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon Hypes Isolated CPAC Incident as Potential 'Monkey Wrench' for GOP http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-hypes-isolated-cpac-incident-potential-monkey-wrench-gop <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/2013-03-17-CNN-Lemon-Racism.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />After a random CPAC attendee defended the benefits of slavery over the weekend, CNN's Don Lemon played it up as more baggage to a Republican party struggling to connect with minorities, on Sunday night's <em>Newsroom</em>.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-hypes-isolated-cpac-incident-potential-monkey-wrench-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Conservatives CPAC Don Lemon Race Issues Racism Republicans Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:56:11 +0000 matt.hadro 42951 at http://www.mrc.org Headline Duel at NYT: 'Divisions Fester' at CPAC, But Business as Usual at Lefty Netroots Nation http://www.mrc.org/articles/headline-duel-nyt-divisions-fester-cpac-business-usual-lefty-netroots-nation <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>There was nothing but festering distress and especially "division" on the right at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference held last week, at least according to the <em>New York Times</em>. CPAC, the annual meeting of conservative activists which took place this year on the National Harbor in Maryland, generated headlines like this one from Saturday: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/us/politics/conservatives-take-up-question-of-change-at-retreat.html ">G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/headline-duel-nyt-divisions-fester-cpac-business-usual-lefty-netroots-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Conservatives CPAC Double Standards George Will Headlines Labeling Bias Netroots Nation Paul Krugman Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:37:26 +0000 clay.waters 42937 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes 'Republican Infighting' at CPAC for GOP 'Trying to Rehabilitate Its Image' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-republican-infighting-cpac-gop-trying-rehabilitate-its-image <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 Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, news reader Natalie Morales hyped how <strong>"Republican infighting broke out this weekend </strong>at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference." In the report that followed, political director Chuck Todd bolstered the meme: <strong>"...the party is trying to rehabilitate its image, solve an identity crisis, and it means that feuds are breaking out all over..."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-03-18-NBC-TDAY-Todd.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-republican-infighting-cpac-gop-trying-rehabilitate-its-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd CPAC Natalie Morales NBC Republicans Today Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:09:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 42936 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Costello Pesters CPAC Chair About Inclusion of Gay Republicans http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-costello-pesters-cpac-chair-about-inclusion-gay-republicans <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/2013-03-15-CNN-Costello-CPAC.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-costello-pesters-cpac-chair-about-inclusion-gay-republicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Cardenas Carol Costello CNN Conservatives CPAC Homosexuality Republicans Same-Sex Marriage Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:14:03 +0000 matt.hadro 42929 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Portman Joins 'Growing List' of Republicans for Gay Marriage as GOP Faces 'Identity Crisis' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-portman-joins-growing-list-republicans-gay-marriage-gop-faces-identity-crisis <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 Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer touted "breaking news" that Ohio Senator Rob Portman, "a leading figure in the Republican Party," was now in favor of gay marriage after learning that his son was gay. Leading off the report that followed, White House correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed that <strong>Portman "...is now joining a growing list of Republicans to come out in support of gay marriage..."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-03-15-NBC-TDAY-Alexander.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-portman-joins-growing-list-republicans-gay-marriage-gop-faces-identity-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CPAC Gay Marriage Matt Lauer NBC Peter Alexander Republicans Rob Portman Today Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:52:19 +0000 kyle.drennen 42922 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Christie in 'Battle' With 'Right Wing' After CPAC 'Snub,' Won't 'Kowtow' to 'Hardliners' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-christie-battle-right-wing-after-cpac-snub-wont-kowtow-hardliners <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> Reacting to Chris Christie not being invited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), on Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer melodramatically announced: <strong>"...another battle for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today. But this time, he's at odds with the right wing of his own party."</strong> The headline on screen throughout the segment read: "Cold Shoulder for Christie; NJ Governor Snubbed By Conservative Conference." [<em>Listen to <a href="/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-27-NBC-TDAY-Mitchell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> <br /> In the report that follow, correspondent Andrea Mitchell eagerly touted Christie's willingness to buck the GOP: <strong>"The latest sign that Chris Christie won't kowtow to Republican hardliners</strong>, his annual budget speech Tuesday, signing on to ObamaCare..." After describing the "very public snub" from CPAC, Mitchell declared: "...some Republicans see a bigger problem, the party's refusal to broaden its base." A sound bite followed of former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson hyperventilating: <strong>"If the Republican future does not include a place for people like Chris Christie, the Republican Party doesn't have a future."</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-christie-battle-right-wing-after-cpac-snub-wont-kowtow-hardliners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Chris Christie CPAC Matt Lauer NBC Today Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:37:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 42767 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Goes to "Great Lengths" to Call People at Conservative Political Action Conference "Conservative" http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-goes-great-lengths-call-people-conservative-political-action-conference-conservative <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>New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny reported Saturday from Mitt Romney’s speech to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C., “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/us/politics/romneys-record-as-governor-resumes-central-role-in-nomination-fight.html?ref=todayspaper">Romney’s Record as Governor Resumes Central Role in Nomination Fight</a>,” and noted that Mitt Romney used the “conservative” label “at least 25 times during a 25-minute speech.” Funny Zeleny should mention that, considering a <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2012/02/10/nytimes-reporters-p</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-goes-great-lengths-call-people-conservative-political-action-conference-conservative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CPAC Jeff Zeleny Labeling Bias Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:34:22 +0000 clay.waters 39120 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Writers Rush to Obama's Defense Like It's Their Job http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-writers-rush-obamas-defense-its-their-job <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>New York Times reporter Erik Eckholm (pictured), whose previous reporting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110218015029.aspx">betrays no conservative sympathies</a>, listened to former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday afternoon and winced at her attacks on President Obama.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-writers-rush-obamas-defense-its-their-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Arthur Brisbane CPAC Erik Eckholm Michelle Bachman Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:41:43 +0000 clay.waters 39090 at http://www.mrc.org