BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user en NBC Avoids the Word 'Illegal,' Highlights 'Migrant Families' and 'Immigrants' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-avoids-word-illegal-highlights-migrant-families-and-immigrants <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>The journalists at NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;on Friday made sure to avoid using the word "illegal" and instead favored "migrant families" and, simply, "immigrants." ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>followed a similar path, noting the "children crossing the border from Central America." Only&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;host Jeff Glor referred to "the flood of illegal immigrants."&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/nbc-avoids-word-illegal-highlights-migrant-families-and-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs illegals immigration NBC Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:21:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 46680 at http://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Crudely Accuses Washington of Screwing Over American People http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-crudely-accuses-washington-screwing-over-american-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Thursday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams made a sexually suggestive remark accusing politicians in Washington of essentially screwing over the American public, citing last year's government shutdown as the chief offense. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-10-NBC-NN-Williams.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/brian-williams-crudely-accuses-washington-screwing-over-american-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams congress government shutdown NBC Nightly News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:00:28 +0000 kyle.drennen 46677 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Covers Latest on Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama, Labels it 'Very Unusual' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-covers-latest-boehner-lawsuit-against-obama-labels-it-very-unusual <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 Friday, only <em>CBS This Morning</em> covered the latest developments on House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama over a 2013 executive order delaying the ObamaCare employer mandate. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-11-CBS-TM-Cordes.mp3">the audio</a></em>] NBC's <em>Today </em>and ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> completely ignored Boehner's office releasing the House resolution to sue the President.<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/only-cbs-covers-latest-boehner-lawsuit-against-obama-labels-it-very-unusual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning John Boehner Lawsuit Nancy Cordes Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:41:05 +0000 kyle.drennen 46675 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, Conservative Pollster Conway, Joy Behar Spar Over the Future of 'The View' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-conservative-pollster-conway-joy-behar-spar-over-future-view <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/2014-07-09-CNN-Tonight-Conway.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="154" width="280" />Kellaynne Conway and Joy Behar faced off on Wednesday's <em>CNN Tonight</em> over the future of ABC's <em>The View</em>, particularly in light of Rosie O'Donnell rejoining the cast. Host Don Lemon wondered, "Will the panel reflect American politics?" When Conway asserted that the program didn't need to be political, Behar sarcastically asked if the conservative pollster wanted the job.</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-conservative-pollster-conway-joy-behar-spar-over-future-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon Joy Behar Kellyanne Conway L.Z. Granderson LZ Granderson Rosie O'Donnell The View Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:45:23 +0000 matthew.balan 46673 at http://www.mrc.org Words Do Matter: CNN’s Bolduan Berates Perry on Immigration With Liberal Talk Points http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/words-do-matter-cnns-bolduan-berates-perry-immigration-liberal-talk-points <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>Thursday’s edition of&nbsp;<em>New Day&nbsp;</em>on CNN included co-host Kate Bolduan's continued efforts to loyally follow the Obama administration by lobbying and mocking anyone who dared suggest that they do not support the President or his immigration policy. Thursday's guest in the hot seat was Texas Governor Rick Perry.&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/words-do-matter-cnns-bolduan-berates-perry-immigration-liberal-talk-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Kate Bolduan New Day Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:19:15 +0000 curtis.houck 46671 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Censor Latest IRS Outrage, CBS Gives Story Only 19 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-censor-latest-irs-outrage-cbs-gives-story-only-19-seconds <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 width="280" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/june/Baier-SRBB-IRSplotThickens-2014-07-09.jpg" />On Thursday morning, ABC and NBC refused to cover the latest revelation in the IRS scandal.</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-censor-latest-irs-outrage-cbs-gives-story-only-19-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America IRS Targets Tea Party Jeff Glor Lois Lerner NBC New York Times Politico Today Washington Post Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:16:39 +0000 curtis.houck 46668 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Identifies Israel's Targets as 'Terrorists'; NBC and ABC See 'Militants' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-identifies-israels-targets-terrorists-nbc-and-abc-see-militants <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>Of the three morning shows on Thursday, only CBS allowed that Israel's targets in the ongoing violence could be called "terrorists." ABC and NBC described "militants " The networks all highlighted the plight of Palestinian civilians hurt or killed by Israel. But their journalists failed to wonder if Hamas was using people as human shields. Instead,&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>'s Alex Marquardt highlighted, "So far, around 80 Palestinians killed, the vast majority civilians.</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/only-cbs-identifies-israels-targets-terrorists-nbc-and-abc-see-militants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Gaza Israel NBC Palestinians Terrorism Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:08:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 46667 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Host: Is Perry Calling Border Crisis Obama's 'Katrina Moment' Just 'A Bunch of Bull'? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-perry-calling-border-crisis-obamas-katrina-moment-just-bunch-bull <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> Talking to political director John Dickerson on Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, co-host Norah O'Donnell tried to dismiss Texas Governor Rick Perry calling the current border crisis President Obama's "Katrina moment": <strong>"Is there some truth to that or is there, as we say in Texas, is that a bunch of bull?" </strong>[<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-10-CBS-TM-O%27Donnell.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/cbs-host-perry-calling-border-crisis-obamas-katrina-moment-just-bunch-bull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning Illegal Immigration Norah O'Donnell Rick Perry Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:49:09 +0000 kyle.drennen 46666 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Breaks 102-Day Blackout on Captive Marine; NBC Still Won’t Acknowledge Case http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-breaks-102-day-blackout-captive-marine-nbc-still-wont-acknowledge-case <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>U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi has been held in a Mexican prison for more than three months for accidentally crossing into Mexico with weapons and NBC News has yet to acknowledge the story.</p><p><strong>On Wednesday, July 9, Sergeant Tahmooressi made his first appearance in a Tijuana courtroom and on Thursday both ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;covered the developments whereas NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>remained silent.</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/cbs-breaks-102-day-blackout-captive-marine-nbc-still-wont-acknowledge-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrew Tahmooressi cbs NBC Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:41 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46663 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing <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/2014-07-09-ABC-WN-Sawyer.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />On Wednesday, ABC and CBS's evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin's Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for corruption.</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/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Democrats Diane Sawyer Hurricane Katrina Name That Party NBC NBC Nightly News Party Identification ray nagin Scott Pelley World News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:15:52 +0000 matthew.balan 46662 at http://www.mrc.org Unhinged MSNBC Host: Sarah Palin Made 'Treasonous Accusations' Against Obama http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unhinged-msnbc-host-sarah-palin-made-treasonous-accusations-against-obama <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>MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the conservative of committing "treason" against Barack Obama by calling for the President's impeachment.</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/unhinged-msnbc-host-sarah-palin-made-treasonous-accusations-against-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama impeachment Michael Eric Dyson MSNBC Sarah Palin Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:41:27 +0000 scott.whitlock 46660 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Baldwin Pushes CA Congressman for 'Exceptions' for Some Illegals to Stay http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-baldwin-pushes-ca-congressman-exceptions-some-illegals-stay <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, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin interviewed Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and continued the liberal media’s line of blaming House Republicans for the immigration crisis by not taking up the Senate bill passed last year. In addition, Baldwin repeatedly challenged Denham to make exceptions for allowing illegal immigrant children to be granted permission to stay in the United States. [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a _cke_saved_href="/sites/default/files/2012/2014-07-09-CNN-NR-Immigration.mp3" href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2014-07-09-CNN-NR-Immigration.mp3">here</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/cnns-baldwin-pushes-ca-congressman-exceptions-some-illegals-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brooke Baldwin CNN CNN Newsroom Illegal Immigration Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:17:16 +0000 curtis.houck 46659 at http://www.mrc.org Even Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Over Immigration Crisis http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/even-andrea-mitchell-rips-obama-over-immigration-crisis <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 an interview with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz on her Wednesday 12 p.m.</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/even-andrea-mitchell-rips-obama-over-immigration-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Illegal Immigration MSNBC Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:23:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 46657 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Mention VA Whistle-Blower Silencers Received $100K in Bonuses http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-mention-va-whistle-blower-silencers-received-100k-bonuses <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>During the barely two minutes of coverage they allotted to a House hearing on VA scandal whistle-blowers, ABC, CBS, and NBC on Wednesday morning refused to report that the VA officials who tried to silence their colleagues for reporting wrongdoing within the agency received over $100,000 in bonuses in 2013.</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-fail-mention-va-whistle-blower-silencers-received-100k-bonuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Good Morning America Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:47:17 +0000 curtis.houck 46655 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Laments Democrat's Contraception Legislation Won’t ‘Get Through Congress’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-laments-democrats-contraception-legislation-wont-get-through-congress <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>MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who is known for&nbsp;<a href="http://m.newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/03/msnbc-s-mitchell-cheers-planned-parenthood-asks-them-take-action-over">softball interviews</a>&nbsp;with pro-abortion activists, appeared distraught during her&nbsp;<em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em>&nbsp;program on Wednesday, July 9 at the chances of a Democratic bill meant to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby passing Congress.&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/andrea-mitchell-laments-democrats-contraception-legislation-wont-get-through-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell Reports Hobby Lobby MSNBC Patty Murray Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:48:07 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46653 at http://www.mrc.org