BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en 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 Statements by Dempsey Open Possibility of Troops In Iraq; Nets Rush To Reiterate Obama's Promise None Will Go http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/statements-dempsey-open-possibility-troops-iraq-nets-rush-reiterate-obamas-promise-none-w <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 night, the major broadcast networks worked to quickly remind viewers that President Barack Obama has promised that no United States combat troops will be on the ground in the Middle East to fight the Islamic terrorist group ISIS despite congressional testimony by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, on Tuesday that U.S. troops returning to Iraq could still be a possibility.</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/statements-dempsey-open-possibility-troops-iraq-nets-rush-reiterate-obamas-promise-none-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Martin David Muir Iraq Islamic Jihad Margaret Brennan NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Syria War on Terror World News Tonight Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:54:52 +0000 curtis.houck 47152 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Government Report That ObamaCare Plans Cover Abortions http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-government-report-obamacare-plans-cover-abortions <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, the Government Accountability Office (GAO)&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://gao.gov/products/GAO-14-742R" href="http://gao.gov/products/GAO-14-742R" target="_blank">released</a>&nbsp;a new report documenting how abortions are being funded by taxpayers under ObamaCare despite a provision in the law stating that abortions will not be covered under ObamaCare insurance plans. When the Tuesday evening newscasts for the major broadcast networks had passed, however, none of them devoted even a second to the story.</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/networks-ignore-government-report-obamacare-plans-cover-abortions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc abortions Bret Baier Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir Fox News Channel Government Accountability Office NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Special Report World News Tonight Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:06:29 +0000 curtis.houck 47151 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Guest Likens 'Hurtful and Harmful' Spanking to 'Segregated Schools' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-guest-likens-hurtful-and-harmful-spanking-segregated-schools <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/2014-09-16-CNN-AC-Areva_Martin.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Areva Martin brought in the specter of Jim Crow on Monday's <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em> on CNN, as she commented on the child abuse case against NFL player Adrian Peterson. Martin contended that "<strong>corporal punishment, in any form, is abusive</strong>," and emphasized, "We used to not wear helmets when we rode bikes. Women used to smoke when they were pregnant. <strong>We used to send our kids to segregated schools.</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-guest-likens-hurtful-and-harmful-spanking-segregated-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Adrian Peterson Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Areva Martin Charles Blow CNN Jeffrey Toobin nfl Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:50:47 +0000 matthew.balan 47150 at http://www.mrc.org PBS Doc: Teddy Roosevelt An 'Imperialist' 'Killer' Who Glorified War http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbs-doc-teddy-roosevelt-imperialist-killer-who-glorified-war <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>During the first installment of PBS's <em>The Roosevelts: An Intimate History</em> on Sunday, historian Clay Jenkinson and former Newsweek editor turned historian Evan Thomas slammed Theodore Roosevelt as a bloodthirsty "imperialist" who promoted the "glorification of war" and built up a "cult" of personality. [<em>Listen to <a target="_blank" href="/sites/default/files/uploads/mp3/2014-09-14-PBS-TR-JenkinsonThomas.mp3">the audio</a></em>] <br /></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/pbs-doc-teddy-roosevelt-imperialist-killer-who-glorified-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Clay Jenkinson Evan Thomas PBS Theodore Roosevelt Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:44:10 +0000 kyle.drennen 47149 at http://www.mrc.org Rosie O'Donnell Stunned at Idea That Obama Doesn't 'Love People' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rosie-odonnell-stunned-idea-obama-doesnt-love-people <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 property="content:encoded" class="field-item even"><p>Rosie O'Donnell appeared shocked by the suggestion that Barack Obama "doesn't love people."&nbsp;<em>The View</em>&nbsp;co-host&nbsp;on Tuesday sparred with Republican Nicolle Wallace over the President&nbsp;and&nbsp;demonstrated&nbsp;that she's still obsessed with George W. Bush.</p></div><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-stunned-idea-obama-doesnt-love-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama George W. Bush Nicolle Wallace Rosie O'Donnell The View Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:49:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 47145 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Over 100,000 About to Lose ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-over-100000-about-lose-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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/2014-09-16-ObamaCare.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="180" width="300" />NBC, ABC, and CBS completely ignored the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/more-than-100-000-enrollees-are-likely-to-lose-obamacare-coverage-20140915">latest setback for ObamaCare</a> after news broke Monday that around 115,000 people were expected to lose health insurance coverage at the end of September due to their failure to verify their legal status as United States citizens.<br /></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/networks-ignore-over-100000-about-lose-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs NBC obamacare Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:57:53 +0000 kyle.drennen 47142 at http://www.mrc.org Boston Globe Reporter: ‘Bush Had No Coalition’ for Iraq War http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/boston-globe-reporter-bush-had-no-coalition-iraq-war <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/september/2014-09-15-BostonGlobe-ReporterTweets1.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; float: right;" width="280" />In a conversation on Twitter with Fox News Channel (FNC) contributor&nbsp;Richard Grenell,&nbsp;<em>Boston Globe</em>&nbsp;reporter Bryan Bender continued the media’s double standard of slamming then-President George W. Bush’s international coalition for the Iraq War and President Obama’s current coalition for fighting the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.&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/boston-globe-reporter-bush-had-no-coalition-iraq-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Boston Globe Double Standard Fox News Channel George W. Bush Iraq War Richard Grenell Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:24:36 +0000 curtis.houck 47140 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Continue Fawning Over Hillary In Iowa; Refuse to Cover Report Clinton Advisers Scrubbed Benghazi Docs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-continue-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub <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 to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night after both networks&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-time" target="_blank">gushed</a>&nbsp;over her appearance in their morning shows and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-demcrats-2016" target="_blank">wondered&nbsp;on Sunday</a> if she might not be liberal enough for Iowa Democrats in 2016.</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-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Benghazi Bill Clinton Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Hillary Clinton Iowa Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Sharyl Attkisson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:08:04 +0000 curtis.houck 47139 at http://www.mrc.org 'View' Crew to Nicolle Wallace: 'When Did You Want to Pop' Sarah Palin? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/view-crew-nicolle-wallace-when-did-you-want-pop-sarah-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition to 9/11 truther&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/09/15/rosie-odonnell-its-natural-football-players-extend-violence-private">Rosie O'Donnell</a>, two other hosts debuted on&nbsp;<em>The View</em>, Monday, moderate Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/09/04/liberal-rosie-perez-join-liberal-rosie-odonnell-and-palin-basher-new">Rosie Perez</a>. Wallace famously worked for – and then publicly trashed – Sarah Palin. Perez quizzed, "One, what was it like when you first met her?</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/view-crew-nicolle-wallace-when-did-you-want-pop-sarah-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Nicolle Wallace Rosie O'Donnell The View Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:50:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 47138 at http://www.mrc.org Charlie Rose Fawned Over 'Friend' Hillary Clinton, Grills Rand Paul http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-fawned-over-friend-hillary-clinton-grills-rand-paul <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>Charlie Rose has repeatedly fawned over his "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/07/18/ugh-charlie-rose-starts-interview-friend-hillary-clinton-gooey-maya-an">friend</a>" Hillary Clinton, even reading a poem to her. But when Rand Paul appeared on&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>, Monday, Rose and his co-hosts grilled the possible 2016 presidential contender. Citing the&nbsp;<em>Washington Post</em>, Gayle King derided, "You were described as an isolationist..."&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/charlie-rose-fawned-over-friend-hillary-clinton-grills-rand-paul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Rand Paul Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:25:20 +0000 scott.whitlock 47137 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Progressive' Pope; Ignores Francis's Defense of Traditional Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-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/2014-09-15-CBS-TM-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Don Dahler played up how Pope Francis presiding at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica is "<strong>yet another example of just how progressive</strong> [he] <strong>has been</strong>." Dahler zeroed in on how "according to the Church, s<strong>ome of these couples are technically living in sin</strong>. Many have been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism.</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/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Don Dahler Elisabetta Povoledo Marriage New York Times Pope Francis Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:24 +0000 matthew.balan 47136 at http://www.mrc.org 'Meet the Press' Panel: Losing the Senate Would Actually Be Good for Democrats http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-losing-senate-would-actually-be-good-democrats <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 preparation for Democrats possibly losing control of the Senate in the midterm election, <em>Meet the Press</em> moderator Chuck Todd and his panel actually tried to preemptively spin such a defeat as a good thing for the Democratic Party.</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-losing-senate-would-actually-be-good-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Democrats Meet the Press NBC Senate Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:56:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 47135 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Suggests If Kansas Gov. Loses It's ‘Because He Cut Taxes Too Much’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-suggests-if-kansas-gov-loses-its-because-he-cut-taxes-too-much <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>Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sat down with<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday, September 14, to promote his new book “The Way Forward” and was met with a barrage of questions challenging his conservative principles.</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/chuck-todd-suggests-if-kansas-gov-loses-its-because-he-cut-taxes-too-much" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Paul Ryan Sam Brownback Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:34:29 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47131 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and CBS Gush Over Hillary In Iowa: 'Can She Do It This Time?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After fretting on Sunday's <em>Meet the Press</em> that <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/09/14/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-dems-2016" target="_blank">Hillary Clinton may not be liberal enough</a> for 2016 Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent Andrea Mitchell eagerly touted the Clinton campaign machine: "This time, Clinton organizers say they've learned their lesson, busing in volunteers from all over the country."<br /></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/nbc-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton campaign 2016 CBS This Morning Hillary Clinton Iowa NBC Today Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:35:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 47132 at http://www.mrc.org