BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/node/add en ABC, NBC Continue to Ignore Report on Violent Illegals; Cover Real Housewives Jail Sentence, Marlins Fan Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-continue-ignore-report-violent-illegals-cover-real-housewives-jail-sentence-marli <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/october/MarlinsMan-NBCNightlyNews-2014-10-23.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />On Thursday night, ABC and NBC continued to make no mention of a&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/" target="_blank">damning report by&nbsp;<em>USA Today</em></a>&nbsp;that the Obama administration co</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-continue-ignore-report-violent-illegals-cover-real-housewives-jail-sentence-marli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress illegal aliens Illegal Immigration NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama USA Today World News Tonight Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:05:14 +0000 curtis.houck 47446 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Carol Costello Apologizes for Laughing at Assault of Bristol Palin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-carol-costello-apologizes-laughing-assault-bristol-palin <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BristolPalinCNN.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />After being <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/cnns-carol-costello-apologizes-for-comments-about-palin-brawl/">“roundly criticized”</a> for laughing at audio of Bristol Palin’s account of being assaulted by a man and thrown to the ground, CNN’s Carol Costello issued an apology to the Palin family. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-carol-costello-apologizes-laughing-assault-bristol-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bristol Palin Carol Costello CNN Newsroom Sarah Palin Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:43:46 +0000 geoff.dickens 47445 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Frets: Will Canada 'Discriminate' Like U.S. After 9/11? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-frets-will-canada-discriminate-us-after-911 <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>Talking to a Canadian member of Parliament on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell wondered about the threat of bigotry in that country's reaction to&nbsp;a terrorist shooting. Comparing Canada to the United States, she worried, "But do you fear, do you worry that there is going to be this reaction as, frankly, we had after 9/11?"&nbsp;</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/andrea-mitchell-frets-will-canada-discriminate-us-after-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 9/11 Andrea Mitchell Canada MSNBC Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:05:42 +0000 scott.whitlock 47444 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Harwood Reacts to MRC Study, Excuses Media Silence on Midterms http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-reacts-mrc-study-excuses-media-silence-midterms <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 Thursday's <em>Squawk Box</em> on CNBC, host Joe Kernen cited the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats" target="_blank">Media Research Center's latest study</a> showing the Big Three network evening newscasts have barely noticed the anti-Obama midterm election of 2014 but provided wall-to-wall coverage in 2006: <strong>"...they breathlessly reported the Democratic takeover of Capitol Hill in the anti-Bush election of 2006....the coverage of this current situation, 6 to 1 disparity.</strong> There were 159 stories about the D</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/cnbcs-harwood-reacts-mrc-study-excuses-media-silence-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 CNBC Joe Kernen John Harwood Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:53:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 47443 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skips Harsh Report on Violent Illegals, Makes Time for Horror Films http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-harsh-report-violent-illegals-makes-time-horror-films <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>ABC and NBC on Thursday ignored a shocking new report from&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/">USA Today</a></em>&nbsp;that the Obama administration has covered up the release of illegals&nbsp;involved with rapes and murders. Only&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;covered the story, managing a mere 20 seconds.</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/nbc-skips-harsh-report-violent-illegals-makes-time-horror-films" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Illegal Immigration illegals NBC Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:01:37 +0000 scott.whitlock 47439 at http://www.mrc.org Rosie O'Donnell Uses Canadian Terror Attack to Push Gun Control http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rosie-odonnell-uses-canadian-terror-attack-push-gun-control <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>Liberal&nbsp;<em>View</em>&nbsp;co-host (and&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/08/09/pay-attention-abc-rosie-o-donnell-just-reaffirmed-her-belief-911-tru">9/11 truther</a>) Rosie O'Donnell wasted no time on Thursday in taking the shooting in Canada and spinning it into a plea for gun control in America. The comedienne cited a comment from model Chrissy Teigen.</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/rosie-odonnell-uses-canadian-terror-attack-push-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Canada Gun Control Guns Rosie O'Donnell Terrorism The View Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:11:39 +0000 scott.whitlock 47438 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Covers UNC Academic Fraud Scandal, Yet Skipped Academically Fraudulent Democratic Senator http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-covers-unc-academic-fraud-scandal-yet-skipped-academically-fraudulent-democratic-sena <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-10-10-FNC-Gretchen-JohnWalsh1.JPG?itok=ogJHt8JH" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-10-10-FNC-Gretchen-JohnWalsh1.JPG?itok=ogJHt8JH" class="image-blog_body-50" style="float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" width="280" />On July 24, it&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/politics/montana-senator-john-walsh-plagiarized-thesis.html?_r=0" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/politics/montana-senator-john</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-covers-unc-academic-fraud-scandal-yet-skipped-academically-fraudulent-democratic-sena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley John Walsh Montana NBC NBC Nightly News NCAA North Carolina Political Scandals Senator John Walsh World News Tonight Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:23:13 +0000 curtis.houck 47436 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Ignore Results of Michael Brown’s Autopsy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-ignore-results-michael-browns-autopsy <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday, the results of the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.stltoday.com/online/pdf-autopsy-report-for-michael-brown/pdf_ce018d0c-5998-11e4-b700-001a4bcf6878.html" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.stltoday.com/online/pdf-autopsy-report-for-michael-brown/pdf_ce018d0c-5998-11e4-b700-001a4bcf6878.html">St.</a></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-ignore-results-michael-browns-autopsy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir ferguson Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown Missouri NBC NBC Nightly News steve osunsami World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:21:01 +0000 curtis.houck 47435 at http://www.mrc.org O'Reilly on 'Today': Obama Administration 'Blew It' on Ebola Response http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-today-obama-administration-blew-it-ebola-response <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 Wednesday, <em>Today</em> co-host Matt Lauer began an interview with Bill O'Reilly by citing liberal <em>New York Times </em>columnist Frank Bruni <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-the-virus-of-cynicism.html?_r=0" target="_blank">actually criticizing</a> the Obama administration's handling of the Ebola crisis: "One dimension of the disease's toll is clear. It's ravaging Americans' already tenuous&nbsp; faith in the competence of our government and its bureaucracies."</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/oreilly-today-obama-administration-blew-it-ebola-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bill O'Reilly Ebola Matt Lauer NBC Today Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:37:26 +0000 kyle.drennen 47433 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Yawn at Midterms, But 'Love' 'Cute' Story of Obama Teasing a Voter http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-yawn-midterms-love-cute-story-obama-teasing-voter <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>With the Democrats facing bad news in the coming midterms, the networks have largely been&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/10/22/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats">ignoring</a>&nbsp;the possible electoral wave. Yet, NBC and CBS couldn't resist the "cute" story of Barack Obama bantering with a woman and her boyfriend on Monday.</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/nets-yawn-midterms-love-cute-story-obama-teasing-voter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Barack Obama cbs Midterms NBC Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:06:03 +0000 scott.whitlock 47432 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Big Three’ Ignore Democratic Debate No-Show But Promoted ‘Fangate’ Controversy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-democratic-debate-no-show-promoted-fangate-controversy <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Senator Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and her Republican opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, are currently locked in a close Senate race, but with less than two weeks until Election Day Senator Hagan declined to participate in debate Tuesday night. Despite Senator Hagan’s absence, all three network morning shows ignored the story on their Wednesday morning broadcasts.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-democratic-debate-no-show-promoted-fangate-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Kay Hagan NBC Thom Tillis Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:26:26 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47431 at http://www.mrc.org 'Meet the Press' Panel: If GOP Wins Senate, They'd Better Not Oppose ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-if-gop-wins-senate-theyd-better-not-oppose-obamacare <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>At the end of Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator Chuck Todd led his panel of guests in warning Republicans against any effort to oppose ObamaCare if they win the Senate majority in the upcoming midterm election: "...the biggest, I would argue, false promise of the...midterm campaign has been about [repealing] the Affordable Care Act....[Mitch McConnell's] never gonna have the ability to do it."</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/meet-press-panel-if-gop-wins-senate-theyd-better-not-oppose-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC obamacare Republicans Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:32:56 +0000 kyle.drennen 47430 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Omit Any Mention of Midterm Elections on Day Two Weeks from Election Day http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-omit-any-mention-midterm-elections-day-two-weeks-election-day <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday, ABC and NBC made no mention of the upcoming midterm elections, which were two weeks away from Tuesday and include numerous Senate races that will decide whether Republicans or Democrats control the U.S. Senate.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-omit-any-mention-midterm-elections-day-two-weeks-election-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans Good Morning America Liberals & Democrats Major Garrett Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Scott Pelley Today Show World News Tonight Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:23:37 +0000 curtis.houck 47429 at http://www.mrc.org As Lewinsky Returns, ABC and CBS Gloss Over Clinton Culpability http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lewinsky-returns-abc-and-cbs-gloss-over-clinton-culpability <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>All three networks on Tuesday hyped the return of Monica Lewinsky in the form of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/10/20/full-transcript-monica-lewinsky-speaks-out-on-ending-online-abuse/">a speech</a>&nbsp;on Monday, but ABC and CBS mostly glossed over the embarrassing details of Bill Clinton's culpability.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;kept the focus on the former White House intern and it was only at the very end of the segment that Jon Karl allowed: "Lewinsky's campaign against cyber-bullying just happens to be getting under way as we are about to sta</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/lewinsky-returns-abc-and-cbs-gloss-over-clinton-culpability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Clinton cbs Monica Lewinsky NBC Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:03:28 +0000 scott.whitlock 47426 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets">Washington Secrets</a>” column.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:15 +0000 brent.baker 47425 at http://www.mrc.org