SpecialElection http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/687/all en NBC Offers Scant Coverage of Big Dem Loss in NY Special Election http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-offers-scant-coverage-big-dem-loss-ny-special-election <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-09-14-ABC-GMA-berman.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="177" /></div> <p>The Today show, which is a four hour program, on Wednesday devoted a scant 43 seconds of air time to a surprising loss by Democrats in a New York special congressional election. Both CBS and ABC offered more expansive coverage.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-offers-scant-coverage-big-dem-loss-ny-special-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BobTurner cbs DavidWeprin EarlyShow GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias NBC NewYork SpecialElection Today Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:46:00 +0000 38148 at http://mrc.org GOP Already Doomed in 2012, Says the NY Times After Special Election http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/gop-already-doomed-2012-says-ny-times-after-special-election <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>The New York Times provided big play to Tuesday's special congressional election to fill New York's 26th congressional district near Buffalo, a race in which Democrat Kathy Hochul upset Republican Jane Corwin. Reporter Raymond Hernandez was quick to assume this one special race spells bad news for Republican plans to reform Medicare, and their prospects in the national elections 18 months away. But how does the Times typically react when Republicans win special and off-year elections?<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/gop-already-doomed-2012-says-ny-times-after-special-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 JenniferSteinhauer liberalmediabias MichaelPowell RaymondHernandez SpecialElection Thu, 26 May 2011 00:07:00 +0000 37738 at http://mrc.org GOP Already Doomed in 2012, Says the Times After Special Election http://mrc.org/articles/gop-already-doomed-2012-says-times-after-special-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raymond Hernandez is quick to see &quot;a blow to the national Republican Party&quot; in the results of a special congressional election, confidently asserting the G.O.P.&#039;s Medicare reform plan &quot;appears to have become a liability heading into the 2012 elections.&quot; But the Times dismissed a Republican boom after GOP wins in 2009. </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> The New York Times provided big play to Tuesday's special congressional election to fill New York's 26th congressional district near Buffalo, a race in which Democrat Kathy Hochul upset Republican Jane Corwin. Reporter Raymond Hernandez was quick to assume this one special race spells bad news for Republican plans to reform Medicare, and their prospects in the national elections 18 months away. But how does the Times typically react when Republicans win special and off-year elections?<br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gop-already-doomed-2012-says-times-after-special-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2011 DoubleStandards JenniferSteinhauer KathyHochul liberalmediabias Medicare MichaelPowell NewYorkState NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RaymondHernandez SpecialElection TimesWatch Wed, 25 May 2011 17:46:00 +0000 admin 327 at http://mrc.org Networks Claim Nonexistent 'Deep Cuts' to Medicare in GOP Budget Plan Led to 'Seismic' Dem Win in NY Special Election http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-claim-nonexistent-deep-cuts-medicare-gop-budget-plan-led-seismic-dem-win-ny-spe <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>All three network morning shows on Wednesday cheered Democrat Kathy Hochul winning the special election in New York's 26th congressional district and framed the outcome as a rejection of Republican plans to reform Medicare. On NBC's Today, news reporter Ann Curry proclaimed: <strong>"The race hinged on Hochul's opposition to a Republican-led plan to make deep cuts in Medicare." [<a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-05-25-Networks-NY-26.mp3">Audio available here</a>]</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-claim-nonexistent-deep-cuts-medicare-gop-budget-plan-led-seismic-dem-win-ny-spe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs liberalmediabias Medicare NBC NewYork Republicans SpecialElection Wed, 25 May 2011 17:22:00 +0000 37736 at http://mrc.org The Times Knows Medicare 'Clearly Providing...Momentum' to Dem in Special NY State Election http://mrc.org/articles/times-knows-medicare-clearly-providingmomentum-dem-special-ny-state-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times can&#039;t get enough of House Speaker John Boehner coming to the aid of a Republican in a special election allegedly tightening due to the G.O.P.&#039;s controversial Medicare plan. But actual victories by Republicans in special and off-year elections bring only yawns and rehashes of liberal conventional wisdom that the wins were meaningless. </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> The Times' pro-Democratic election enthusiasm is showing. Metro reporter Raymond Hernandez has written two stories in two days about House Speaker John Boehner coming to aid a Republican candidate in a special election May 24 in upstate New York. Monday's story previewed Boehner's visit in support of Jane Corwin, who is running a "struggling campaign...for a vacant seat in Congress": "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/nyregion/boehner-to-visit-upstate-to-aid-candidate.html?ref=" target=_self ?<p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-knows-medicare-clearly-providingmomentum-dem-special-ny-state-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2011 DoubleStandards JohnBoehner liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RaymondHernandez SpecialElection TimesWatch Tue, 10 May 2011 18:32:00 +0000 admin 301 at http://mrc.org No Liberals in Louisiana? That's What Adam Nossiter Thinks http://mrc.org/articles/no-liberals-louisiana-thats-what-adam-nossiter-thinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Discussing an upcoming special congressional election, Nossiter says the word &quot;liberal&quot; is &quot;an unlikely appellation in a state where at most a handful of black politicians from the larger cities meet the definition.&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> <p>More cheerleading for Democrats, albeit a "conservative" one, in Adam Nossiter's Friday story from Baton Rouge on a special congressional election in Louisiana ("<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/02/us/02louisiana.html?scp=1&sq=adam+nossiter&st=nyt" target="_self">Louisiana</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/02/us/02louisiana.html?scp=1&sq=adam+nossiter&st=nyt"> Democrat Holds His Party at Bay for a Chance at Victory</a>").</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/no-liberals-louisiana-thats-what-adam-nossiter-thinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AdamNossiter congress LabelingBias Louisiana NewYorkTimes NYTimes SpecialElection TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 02 May 2008 17:21:00 +0000 admin 6145 at http://mrc.org