Birthers http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/444/all en MSNBC's Wolffe: Ted Cruz 'Inflaming' 'Fringe' Who Are 'Racist' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-wolffe-ted-cruz-inflaming-fringe-who-are-racist <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/2013-11-19-MSNBC-PN-Wolffe.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Tuesday's <em>PoliticsNation</em>, MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe accused Texas Senator Ted Cruz of "encouraging, inflaming and yes, flirting" with "fringe elements" who are "very ugly" and "racist" as he responded to a clip of the Texas Republican suggesting that the House could have grounds to impeach President Obama.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-wolffe-ted-cruz-inflaming-fringe-who-are-racist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Barack Obama Birthers impeachment MSNBC PoliticsNation Richard Wolffe Ted Cruz Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:18:09 +0000 44997 at http://mrc.org WashPost's Henderson Sees 'Raucous' GOP 'Freelance Artists' Playing to 'Overwhelmingly White' Districts http://mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-henderson-sees-raucous-gop-freelance-artists-playing-overwhelmingly-white-distr <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/2013-08-06-MSNBC-PN-Henderson.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Tuesday's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, after host Al Sharpton complained that House Speaker John Boehner's refusal to condemn birtherism feeds an inability to compromise with President Obama, <em>Washington Post</em> political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson agreed with Sharpton and asserted that Speaker Boehner "has not tried very hard to get the more</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-henderson-sees-raucous-gop-freelance-artists-playing-overwhelmingly-white-distr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Birthers congress John Boehner MSNBC Nia-Malika Henderson Republicans Washington Post Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:41:48 +0000 44218 at http://mrc.org Matthews Charges 'They Practically Frisked' Obama, 'Get Out of Your Car' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matthews-charges-they-practically-frisked-obama-get-out-your-car <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/2012-05-01-MSNBC-BigMatthew_0.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />At about 1:26 a.m. during MSNBC's live coverage of election night, co-anchor Chris Matthews obsessed over critics of President Obama who "practically frisked" President Obama and told him, "get out of your car, show me your birth certificate, who are you?"<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matthews-charges-they-practically-frisked-obama-get-out-your-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Birthers Chris Matthews MSNBC Racism Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:40:23 +0000 41738 at http://mrc.org Colorful NYT Editorial Lumps in Birthers With John McCain Criticizing Obama Administration http://mrc.org/articles/colorful-nyt-editorial-lumps-birthers-john-mccain-criticizing-obama-administration <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>Wednesday 's lead <em>New York Times </em>editorial, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/opinion/conspiracy-world.html?ref=todayspaper">Conspiracy World – Behind every nonpartisan institution, the right sees the malevolent hand of a liberal cabal</a>," is at least more colorful than the paper's standard&nbsp; editorial offering.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/colorful-nyt-editorial-lumps-birthers-john-mccain-criticizing-obama-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Birthers Conspiracy Theories Editorial John McCain unemployment Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:55:19 +0000 clay.waters 41477 at http://mrc.org Matthews on Obama: 'The Fact That He's Black' Is Why 'They're Asking for His Papers' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matthews-obama-fact-hes-black-why-theyre-asking-his-papers <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 class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-09-05-MSNBC-BigMatthews.jpg" style="float: right;" />During the midnight hour of MSNBC's Thursday night Democratic National Convention coverage, host Chris Matthews managed to squeeze in another charge of racism against a black President by "right wingers" as he brought up the birther movement and asserted:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matthews-obama-fact-hes-black-why-theyre-asking-his-papers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Birthers Chris Matthews MSNBC Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:57:19 +0000 41163 at http://mrc.org NBC's Lauer: Romney Questioned 'The Very Legitimacy of the President of the United States's Citizenship' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-romney-questioned-very-legitimacy-president-united-statess-citizenship <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 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer was aghast at an off-the-cuff joke by Mitt Romney on Friday: "...he said, 'No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate,' an obvious reference to the birther debate. Is it – <strong>he says it was a joke.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-romney-questioned-very-legitimacy-president-united-statess-citizenship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Birthers Campaign 2012 Chris Christie Matt Lauer Mitt Romney NBC Today Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:29:10 +0000 kyle.drennen 41032 at http://mrc.org CNN Showcases Romney's Connection to Trump, But Had No Initial Inquiry of Bill Maher and Obama http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-showcases-romneys-connection-trump-had-no-initial-inquiry-bill-maher-and-obama <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/2012-05-31-CNN-Trump3.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />CNN jumped all over Donald Trump's "birther" remarks on Tuesday as Trump hosted a fund raiser for Mitt Romney. CNN ran the story almost every single hour on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, hyping Romney's message getting "Trumped" by his supporter's controversial statements.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-showcases-romneys-connection-trump-had-no-initial-inquiry-bill-maher-and-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bill Maher Birthers CNN Donald Trump Election 2012 Mitt Romney Thu, 31 May 2012 23:45:35 +0000 matt.hadro 40271 at http://mrc.org On Osama's Death Day, Chris Matthews Waits Just 43 Seconds to Launch Into Another Birther Rant http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/osamas-death-day-chris-matthews-waits-just-43-seconds-launch-another-birther-rant <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;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2G8znz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2G8znz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>Chris Matthews' obsession with birthers didn't take a break on the day after the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/osamas-death-day-chris-matthews-waits-just-43-seconds-launch-another-birther-rant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Birthers ChrisMatthews Hardball liberalmediabias MSNBC OsamabinLaden Mon, 02 May 2011 22:39:00 +0000 37635 at http://mrc.org Kate Zernike Finds Political Conspiracy Theories Driven by Conservative Themes, Racism http://mrc.org/articles/kate-zernike-finds-political-conspiracy-theories-driven-conservative-themes-racism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zernike, whose Tea Party coverage is marked by hostility and accusations of racism, found a source to selectively pluck out links between conspiracy theorizing and conservative values, plus racism: &quot;As [professor Robert Alan] Goldberg writes....&#039;Conspiracy theory draws power by merging with and reinforcing traditional American values and beliefs: a sense of mission, Protestant supremacy, concerns about encroachments on liberty, anti-elitism, maintenance of the racial order, and the sanctity of private property.&#039;&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> New York Times Tea Party reporter Kate Zernike made the front of the Sunday Week in Review with "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/weekinreview/01conspiracy.html?_r=1&sq=zernike&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=all">Conspiracies Are Us - The endless debate over Obama's birth certificate and the paranoid style in American politics</a>." While mentioning in passing the left-wing conspiracy theory that 9-11 was plotted by the Bush administration, Zernike used her selective sources to point toward historical conservatism as a grand villain.<br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/kate-zernike-finds-political-conspiracy-theories-driven-conservative-themes-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Birthers Conservatism DoubleStandards KateZernike liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Racism TimesWatch Mon, 02 May 2011 18:31:00 +0000 admin 288 at http://mrc.org Joy Behar Exploits Birther Debate to Slam Swift Boat Vet 'Lies' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/joy-behar-exploits-birther-debate-slam-swift-boat-vet-lies <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> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaGaGQu2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaGaGQu2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p> Apparently, the Left will never get over John Kerry's loss in the 2004 presidential election.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/joy-behar-exploits-birther-debate-slam-swift-boat-vet-lies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2004Elections BarackObama BiasAlert Birthers DonaldTrump HLN JohnKerry JoyBehar JoyBeharShow liberalmediabias SwiftBoat Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:01:00 +0000 37629 at http://mrc.org Chris Matthews Smears: 'Haters' Now 'Have a Party to Call All Their Own, the GOP' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-smears-haters-now-have-party-call-all-their-own-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaGaGZuqG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaGaGZuqG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div><p>MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Thursday continued to obsess over his favorite issue, the birthers.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-smears-haters-now-have-party-call-all-their-own-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Birthers ChrisMatthews Hardball liberalmediabias MSNBC Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:05:00 +0000 37626 at http://mrc.org Jake Tapper Highlights Obama's 'Untruth' About Pro-Birther Bias Online, But Skips It on ABC Broadcast http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/jake-tapper-highlights-obamas-untruth-about-pro-birther-bias-online-skips-it-abc-broadca <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/2011-04-27-ABC-WN-Tapper.jpg" /></div><p>After Barack Obama bitterly complained that the "birther" issue dominated the news instead of budget matters in recent weeks, ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper on Wednesday exposed an "untruth" by the President online, but skipped the same information while reporting for World News.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/jake-tapper-highlights-obamas-untruth-about-pro-birther-bias-online-skips-it-abc-broadca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert Birthers JakeTapper liberalmediabias WorldNews Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:16:00 +0000 37627 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Touts 'Reasonable' Obama on Birth Certificate, Gregory Chides 'Low-Minded' RNC Chairman http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-touts-reasonable-obama-birth-certificate-gregory-chides-low-minded-rnc-chairman <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;"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaGaG2G2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaGaG2G2G&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div><p>Meet the Press host David Gregory on Wednesday derided the Republican National Committee Chairman as "low-minded" for his response to the relea</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-touts-reasonable-obama-birth-certificate-gregory-chides-low-minded-rnc-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Birthers DavidGregory liberalmediabias MSNBC SavannahGuthrie Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:02:00 +0000 37616 at http://mrc.org Birthers vs. Truthers: The New York Times' Double Standard on Conspiracy Theories http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/birthers-vs-truthers-new-york-times-double-standard-conspiracy-theories <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>Real estate mogul Donald Trump, acting like a presidential candidate, is garnering attention by latching on to the "birther" issue - the discredited notion that President Obama was not born in Hawaii but in another country, thus making him ineligible for the presidency.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/birthers-vs-truthers-new-york-times-double-standard-conspiracy-theories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AlanFeuer BiasAlert Birthers CharlesBlow DonaldTrump DoubleStandards liberalmediabias Polls Truthers Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:10:00 +0000 37619 at http://mrc.org Birthers vs. Truthers: The Times' Double Standard on Conspiracy Theories http://mrc.org/articles/birthers-vs-truthers-times-double-standard-conspiracy-theories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Birthers vs. Truthers: The Times&#039; double standard on conspiracy theories. While GOP response to a Times poll question on Obama&#039;s birthplace has caused anxiety and discussion, the paper has ignored a 2006 poll showing Democrats embracing a far more pernicious conspiracy theory: That Bush either had advance knowledge of the 9-11 attacks or instigated the attacks himself. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Real estate mogul Donald Trump, acting like a presidential candidate, is garnering attention by latching on to the "birther" issue - the discredited notion that President Obama was not born in Hawaii but in another country, thus making him ineligible for the presidency.<p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/birthers-vs-truthers-times-double-standard-conspiracy-theories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlanFeuer Birthers CharlesBlow DonaldTrump DoubleStandards liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Polls TimesWatch Truthers Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:47:00 +0000 admin 278 at http://mrc.org