BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en NBC’s Mitchell on Monica Lewinsky Speaking Publicly: ‘The Timing Couldn't be Worse’ for Clintons http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-monica-lewinsky-speaking-publicly-timing-couldnt-be-worse-clintons <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 Monday night, ABC and NBC offered segments on Monica Lewinsky’s first public comments in years that came during a conference in Philadelphia for millennials by Forbes and explained how she was the first victim of cyberbullying during her affair with then-President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s.&nbsp;</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/nbcs-mitchell-monica-lewinsky-speaking-publicly-timing-couldnt-be-worse-clintons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential abc Andrea Mitchell Bill Clinton Brian Williams cyberbullying David Muir Drudge Report forbes Hillary Clinton Jonathan Karl Matt Drudge Monica Lewinsky NBC NBC Nightly News Susan Page World News Tonight. David Muir Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:38:33 +0000 curtis.houck 47422 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Analyst Turns Activist: 'We Should Have Death With Dignity Laws' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-analyst-turns-activist-we-should-have-death-dignity-laws <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/2014-10-20-CNN-NR-Robbins.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CNN legal analyst Mel Robbins acted as an activist for a liberal cause on Monday's CNN Newsroom as the network covered the debate over euthanasia: "<strong>I disagree with the 45 states that make it illegal. I think that we should have death with dignity laws</strong>." Robbins later played up that "this is happening behind closed doors, and that's why I think <strong>these laws are important – to bring it out of the shadows</strong>."</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/cnn-analyst-turns-activist-we-should-have-death-dignity-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60 Minutes Anderson Cooper Brooke Baldwin cbs CNN CNN Newsroom Eutha Ira Byock Mel Robbins Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:19:20 +0000 matthew.balan 47421 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell: ‘Voting Restrictions’ Could Make It ‘Really Hard For Democrats’ In November http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-voting-restrictions-could-make-it-really-hard-democrats-november <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>Andrea Mitchell, NBC News&nbsp;Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, appeared on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;and did her best to make excuses for potential Democratic losses in the November midterm elections.</p><p>Speaking to moderator Chuck Todd,&nbsp;<strong>Mitchell complained that the “Texas Supreme Court decision on Saturday morning is going to be really telling, if there are more voter restrictions placed in some of those states, it's going to be really hard for Democrats.”</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/andrea-mitchell-voting-restrictions-could-make-it-really-hard-democrats-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms Andrea Mitchell Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC voter ID Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:14:23 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47417 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Welker: GOP Candidates ‘Stoking Public Fears’ On Ebola http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-welker-gop-candidates-stoking-public-fears-ebola <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 Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Nightly News</em>, Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent, scolded&nbsp;the GOP over their criticism of&nbsp;the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis.</p><p><strong>The NBC reporter maintained that “with public fears&nbsp;<span>spreading faster than the</span>&nbsp;<span>disease itself, some Republican candidates eyeing wins</span>&nbsp;<span>in the upcoming midterm elections are</span>&nbsp;<span>stoking public fears.”</span></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/nbcs-welker-gop-candidates-stoking-public-fears-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms Ebola Kristen Welker Lester Holt NBC Nightly News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:56:33 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47415 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Stubbornly Neutral’ Chuck Todd Shows His Partisan Colors While Attacking NRA http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/stubbornly-neutral-chuck-todd-shows-his-partisan-colors-while-attacking-nra <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>NBC’s Chuck Todd, who on Friday declared that he was “<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/10/18/chuck-todd-comes-under-fire-facebook-chat-i-am-stubbornly-neutral">stubbornly neutral</a>”, predictably peddled liberal talking points on Ebola by blaming the National Rifle Association for the country not having a Surgeon General.</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/stubbornly-neutral-chuck-todd-shows-his-partisan-colors-while-attacking-nra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Casey Chuck Todd Ebola Meet the Press NRA Roy Blunt Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:52:03 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47414 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s Stephanopoulos Rushes to Defend Obama’s Ebola Czar http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-rushes-defend-obamas-ebola-czar <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>During an appearance on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos did his best to deflect criticism away from President Obama’s decision to name Ron Klain, former&nbsp;Chief of Staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, as his Ebola czar.</p><p>Speaking to weekend&nbsp;<em>GMA</em>&nbsp;host Dan Harris,&nbsp;<strong>Stephanopoulos insisted that “Ron Klain is an expert in&nbsp;communications, he's an expert&nbsp;in management.&nbsp;That's what the government&nbsp;needs right now.”</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/abcs-stephanopoulos-rushes-defend-obamas-ebola-czar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Dan Harris Ebola George Stephanopoulos GMA Ron Klain Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:03:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47413 at http://www.mrc.org Frank Luntz on CBS: 'Collapse in Confidence' of Government, Media http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/frank-luntz-cbs-collapse-confidence-government-media <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>Appearing on Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Republican pollster Frank Luntz reacted to the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243332819/Oct14d-govt-institutions-CTM" target="_blank">latest CBS News poll </a>showing Americans having a "crisis of confidence" in government institutions: <strong>"The problem is that the institutions that have the greatest impact on us, the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, those that are responsible for our health and safety, are the ones that have had the biggest collapse.</strong> In fact, in some cases it's 20-30-point drop in just the last 15-18 months."</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/frank-luntz-cbs-collapse-confidence-government-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Frank Luntz government John Dickerson Polling Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:28:12 +0000 kyle.drennen 47410 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Accuses GOP Senators of ‘Ebola Trutherism’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-hayes-accuses-gop-senators-ebola-trutherism <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 Thursday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes took to bashing Republicans as the main culprits (and not the media) for causing fear in Americans over the current global Ebola outbreak during the first half of his show&nbsp;<em>All In</em>.</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/msnbcs-chris-hayes-accuses-gop-senators-ebola-trutherism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All In Chris Hayes MSNBC Rand Paul senators Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:05:03 +0000 curtis.houck 47408 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’s Charlie Rose: Ebola Travel Bans Are ‘Radical Answers’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-charlie-rose-ebola-travel-bans-are-radical-answers <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 Friday,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning&nbsp;</em>hosted CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and pollster Frank Luntz to discuss America’s declining trust in government including its recent handling of the Ebola crisis.</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/cbss-charlie-rose-ebola-travel-bans-are-radical-answers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Ebola Frank Luntz John Dickerson Nancy Cordes Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:59:50 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47409 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Continue Hyping ‘Fangate’, Yet Ignore Apology from Debate Organizers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-continue-hyping-fangate-yet-ignore-apology-debate-organizers <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>CBS and NBC continued on Thursday night to harp on the so-called refusal of Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott to initially debate his opponent, Democrat and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, on Wednesday because of Crist’s usage of a fan that broke the rules of the debate.</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-continue-hyping-fangate-yet-ignore-apology-debate-organizers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Andrea Mitchell Bret Baier Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Charlie Crist CNN Fox News Channel Governors Jim Axelrod NBC NBC Nightly News Rick Scott Special Report The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer Wyatt Andrews Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:00:09 +0000 curtis.houck 47403 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Ignores NY Times Scoop on Chemical Weapons in Iraq http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-ny-times-scoop-chemical-weapons-iraq <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/2014-10-15-CBS-CTM-NY_Times_Graphic.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />As of Thursday morning, NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the New York Times's <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html" target="_blank">front-page article</a> on Wednesday about Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpiles in Iraq, which were discovered by U.S. forces after the Iraq War.</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/nbc-ignores-ny-times-scoop-chemical-weapons-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning David Martin Good Morning America Iraq NBC NBC Nightly News New York Times NewsHour PBS PBS NewsHour Today WMD World News World News Tonight Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:03:01 +0000 matthew.balan 47402 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Slams GOP Over 'Irresponsible' 'Politics of Fear' on Ebola http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-slams-gop-over-irresponsible-politics-fear-ebola <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>After citing numerous Republicans on the campaign trail criticizing the Obama administration's handling of the ebola crisis, on Thursday, MSNBC <em>Daily Rundown</em> host Craig Melvin <strong>condemned such criticism as "the politics of fear" and "irresponsible."</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129940" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>NBC's senior political editor Mark Murray agreed with Melvin's accusation:</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/msnbc-slams-gop-over-irresponsible-politics-fear-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Craig Melvin Ebola Mark Murray MSNBC Republicans The Daily Rundown Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:19:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 47399 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Big Three' Pounce on ‘Fangate’: ‘An Awkward Moment That’s Blowing Up Online’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-pounce-fangate-awkward-moment-thats-blowing-online <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 Thursday morning, all three network morning shows hyped Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to appear on stage for a scheduled debate with his Democratic opponent, former Governor Charlie Crist, due to the appearance of an unapproved fan. Despite the “big three” enthusiastically covering the Republican governor’s “Fangate” episode, the networks have repeatedly refused to cover political controversies from Democrats running for office this year. &nbsp;</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-pounce-fangate-awkward-moment-thats-blowing-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms CBS This Morning Charlie Crist GMA Rick Scott Today Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:05:48 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47397 at http://www.mrc.org In 1,800 Word Profile of Tom Steyer, USA Today Fails to ID Him as Liberal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/1800-word-profile-tom-steyer-usa-today-fails-id-him-liberal <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/october/TomSteyer-CNN-2.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />Wednesday’s <em>USA Today</em> featured a laudatory front page profile of Tom Steyer, the far-left billionaire donor to efforts to elect liberals and un-seat Republicans of all stripes – especially if he can denigrate them as climate change “deniers.” <br /></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/1800-word-profile-tom-steyer-usa-today-fails-id-him-liberal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 fredreka Schouten USA Today Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:57:11 +0000 brent.baker 47396 at http://www.mrc.org O’Reilly Blasts CDC Director Frieden for ‘Spouting Nonsense’; Calls for His Resignation http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-blasts-cdc-director-frieden-spouting-nonsense-calls-his-resignation <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 night, Bill O’Reilly blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden and the federal government’s response to the Ebola epidemic during his Talking Points Memo at the top of his Fox News Channel (FNC) program.&nbsp;</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/oreilly-blasts-cdc-director-frieden-spouting-nonsense-calls-his-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill O'Reilly CDC Ebola FNC Fox News Channel O'Reilly Factor The O'Reilly Factor Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:53:40 +0000 curtis.houck 47394 at http://www.mrc.org