BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en NYT Executive Editor Denies Liberal Bias; Paper Has 'Very Cosmopolitan, Inclusive Outlook' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-executive-editor-denies-liberal-bias-paper-has-very-cosmopolitan-inclusive-outlook <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-21-HuffPo-Abramson_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Jill Abramson of the New York Times denied that her newspaper has a liberal bias during a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/18/jill-abramson-with-marlo-_n_5174158.html?utm_hp_ref=marlothomas&amp;ir=Marlo%20Thomas" target="_blank">Monday interview</a> with Marlo Thomas of Huffington Post.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-executive-editor-denies-liberal-bias-paper-has-very-cosmopolitan-inclusive-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns huffington post James Grugnale Jill Abramson Marlo Thomas New York Times Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:36:32 +0000 matthew.balan 46069 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-0 <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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:33 +0000 brent.baker 44669 at http://www.mrc.org 44 People Shot in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago; CBS Ignores http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/44-people-shot-rahm-emanuels-bloody-chicago-cbs-ignores <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>Forty four people were&nbsp;<a href="http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/21/7-dead-37-wounded-in-weekend-shootings/">shot</a>&nbsp;over the weekend in a bloody epidemic sweeping Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. Yet, CBS has, thus far, ignored the ignored the crime wave. In contrast, ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday both briefly covered the violence in the city run by Barack Obama's former chief of staff.&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/44-people-shot-rahm-emanuels-bloody-chicago-cbs-ignores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Chicago Rahm Emanuel violence Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:54:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 46060 at http://www.mrc.org TV Hosts Ignore Claire Shipman’s Marriage to Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney 75% of The Time http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tv-hosts-ignore-claire-shipmans-marriage-obama-press-secretary-jay-carney-75-time <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>Since Monday, April 14, ABC's Claire Shipman has been touring the network and cable news networks to promote her new book that she co-wrote with Katty Kay entitled "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance-What Women Should Know."&nbsp;<strong>Despite the eight television appearances Shipman has made since April 14, only two interviews openly acknowledged her marriage to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.</strong></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/tv-hosts-ignore-claire-shipmans-marriage-obama-press-secretary-jay-carney-75-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Claire Shipman Jay Carney Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:45:34 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46059 at http://www.mrc.org No Bad News for Michelle: Nets Skip Protest Over First Lady's High School Graduation Speech http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-bad-news-michelle-nets-skip-protest-over-first-ladys-high-school-graduation-speech <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, NBC and CBS routinely offer fawning coverage over&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremmer/2014/04/07/nbc-s-today-touts-michelle-obama-s-interview-high-school-student">Michelle Obama</a>&nbsp;and her role as First Lady. However, a growing protest related to a planned gradation speech in Kansas has been ignored by the networks.&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/no-bad-news-michelle-nets-skip-protest-over-first-ladys-high-school-graduation-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division First Lady graduation Kansas Michelle Obama Topeka Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:29:21 +0000 scott.whitlock 46058 at http://www.mrc.org CBS This Morning Gushes Over Elizabeth Warren, Presses Her to Run for President http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-morning-gushes-over-elizabeth-warren-presses-her-run-president <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 Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is often talked about as the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. As such, the hosts of&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;used their exclusive interview with the Massachusetts Democrat to press her on her presidential ambitions as well as promote her liberal agenda.</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/cbs-morning-gushes-over-elizabeth-warren-presses-her-run-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Elizabeth Warren Gayle King Norah O'Donnell Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:04:21 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46057 at http://www.mrc.org Blunt Sharyl Attkisson on CNN: 'I Didn't Sense Any Resistance...Ever' to Negative Bush Stories at CBS http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blunt-sharyl-attkisson-cnn-i-didnt-sense-any-resistanceever-negative-bush-stories-cbs <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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/attkisson-cnn2.jpg" style="width: 275px; height: 155px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" /> Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson was blunt in her interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em>. Stelter tried to ask if CBS lost interest in investigative journalism to favor Obama or every administration.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/TimJGraham" target="_blank">Follow Tim Graham on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blunt-sharyl-attkisson-cnn-i-didnt-sense-any-resistanceever-negative-bush-stories-cbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS Evening News CNN Reliable Sources Sharyl Attkisson Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:16:00 +0000 brent.baker 46056 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Puffs Up Elizabeth Warren: 'On The Front Lines' of 'the Fight to Save the Middle Class' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-puffs-elizabeth-warren-front-lines-fight-save-middle-class <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-21-ABC-WN-Warren.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 157px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /> Monday's edition of ABC's<em> World News</em> did liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren a huge favor by touting her "fight to save the middle class," with no label of her as "liberal" and no question of her political motivations in the segment promoting the Massachusetts Senator's new book.<br /> <br /> The segment was over four minutes long, a huge chunk of the <em>World News</em>, and was full of admiration for Warren's efforts. Correspondent David Muir began his report hailing her as "the woman on the front lines" of "the fight to save the middle class." [Audio excerpt <a href="/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-21-ABC-WN-Warren.mp3">here</a>.]</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/abc-puffs-elizabeth-warren-front-lines-fight-save-middle-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Audio David Muir Elizabeth Warren World News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:04:45 +0000 brent.baker 46055 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Puffs Legalized Pot in Colorado, Touts the Best Marijuana: 'Ghost Train Haze' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-puffs-legalized-pot-colorado-touts-best-marijuana-ghost-train-haze <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><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;journalist Barry Petersen on Monday offered a puff piece on legalized pot in Colorado, displaying no skepticism about health effects. Instead, he happily explained that "more than 60,000 gathered to party for 4/20. In marijuana lore, the day in April to celebrate all things pot." Petersen noted that the convention includes "an actual trophy for the best pot."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-21-CBS-TM-Petersen.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></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/cbs-puffs-legalized-pot-colorado-touts-best-marijuana-ghost-train-haze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barry Petersen cbs Colorado marijuana pot Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:29:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 46053 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's S.E. Cupp, Liberal Brazile Agree: 'Conservatives Have Got to Move On Gay Marriage' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-se-cupp-liberal-brazile-agree-conservatives-have-got-move-gay-marriage <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-20-ABC-Cupp_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Sunday's <em>This Week</em> on ABC, CNN's S.E. Cupp called on social conservative Christians to drop their opposition to same-sex "marriage" and adoption: "<strong>I will say conservatives have got to move on gay marriage</strong>....[and] <strong>on gay adoption. If abortion is the abhorrent option – and I believe it is – then adoption by any two loving people has got to be the better option</strong>."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-se-cupp-liberal-brazile-agree-conservatives-have-got-move-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc abortionGwenMoore Bill Kristol CNN Conservatives Donna Brazile Jeff Zeleny Marriage Martha Raddatz S.E. Cupp This Week Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:51:38 +0000 matthew.balan 46052 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Devotes Almost 13 Minutes to 'Royal' Clinton Baby, Nothing on Keystone Delay http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-devotes-almost-13-minutes-royal-clinton-baby-nothing-keystone-delay <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>Since word broke on Thursday night that Chelsea Clinton will be having a baby,&nbsp;<strong>ABC has fixated over the news, devoting 12 minutes and 47 seconds of coverage</strong>&nbsp;to the arrival of America's new "royal" child. Yet, the same network totally ignored the latest delay of the Kyestone XL pipeline by the Obama administration (and the political ramifications that go with it).&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/abc-devotes-almost-13-minutes-royal-clinton-baby-nothing-keystone-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Chelsea Clinton Hillary Clinton keystone Martha Raddatz Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:17:56 +0000 scott.whitlock 46049 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC vs. NBC: Did Democratic Donor Influence Latest Keystone Delay? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbc-vs-nbc-did-democratic-donor-influence-latest-keystone-delay <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>On&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-administration-delays-keystone-xl-pipeline-review/">Friday April 18</a>, the Obama Administration announced yet another delay on whether or not to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline.</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/cnbc-vs-nbc-did-democratic-donor-influence-latest-keystone-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNBC keystone pipeline NBC Squawk Box Tom Steyer Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:08:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46048 at http://www.mrc.org GMA Proclaims Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Will Help Hillary Counter Her ‘Cold And Calculating’ Image http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-proclaims-chelsea-clintons-baby-will-help-hillary-counter-her-cold-and-calculating-im <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>Chelsea Clinton announced this week that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, and the big three networks dutifully heaped enormous praise on the entire Clinton family.</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/gma-proclaims-chelsea-clintons-baby-will-help-hillary-counter-her-cold-and-calculating-im" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Chelsea Clinton Good Morning America Hillary Clinton Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:01:27 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46047 at http://www.mrc.org No Skepticism as ABC and CBS Cheer ‘Major Milestone’ for ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-skepticism-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/March/ObamaCare8Million.jpg" style="float: right; margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" height="153" width="280" />Both ABC and CBS carved out a few seconds on their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts to boost President Obama’s claims of success for his ObamaCare program.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-skepticism-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Barack Obama cbs David Muir obamacare Scott Pelley Sharon Alfonsi Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:57:29 +0000 rich.noyes 46042 at http://www.mrc.org ABC on Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy: 'Move Over, Prince George'; U.S. Has New 'Royal' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-us-has-new-royal <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>According to the liberal network journalists, being part of a Democratic family makes you "royalty." Reporters on ABC, CBS and NBC gushed over the announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America's</em>&nbsp;Bianna Golodryga enthused, "<strong>Move over, Prince George, though. This morning, Americans have their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby, to look forward to.&nbsp;</strong>"&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/abc-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-us-has-new-royal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bianna Golodryga Bill Clinton cbs Chelsea Clinton Hillary Clinton Jan Crawford NBC Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:09:49 +0000 scott.whitlock 46041 at http://www.mrc.org