BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en On NBC, Dem Senator Blames Obama Disapproval in South on Not Being ‘Friendliest Place for African-Americans’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-dem-senator-blames-obama-disapproval-south-not-being-friendliest-place-african-americ <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’s<em>&nbsp;NBC Nightly News</em>, Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu (who faces reelection on Tuesday)&nbsp;told NBC News political director and&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator Chuck Todd that President Barack Obama is unpopular in the South because the region&nbsp;<strong>“has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans”</strong>&nbsp;and thus&nbsp;<strong>“[i]t’s been a difficult time for the President to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”</strong></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-dem-senator-blames-obama-disapproval-south-not-being-friendliest-place-african-americ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd Louisiana Mary Landrieu NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Racism Senate South Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:44:22 +0000 curtis.houck 47497 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Excuses Hillary Saying Businesses Don’t Create Jobs; ‘Just Overshot’ Trying to Please Liberal Base http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-excuses-hillary-saying-businesses-dont-create-jobs-just-overshot-trying-please-libera <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>The&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/10/28/networks-ignore-hillary-clinton-claim-businesses-dont-create-jobs" target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/10/28/networks-ignore-hillary-clinton-claim-businesses-dont-create-jobs">broadcast network blackout</a>&nbsp;of Hillary Clinton telling an audience that corporations and businesses don’t create jobs ended on Thursday night as the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley&nbsp;</em>brought it up during a segment that continued the liberal media’s hammering of New Jersey R</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-excuses-hillary-saying-businesses-dont-create-jobs-just-overshot-trying-please-libera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Chris Christie Double Standard Hillary Clinton John Dickerson new jersey Scott Pelley Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:25:05 +0000 curtis.houck 47496 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Jumps Aboard Florida 'Pot Bus' to Tout Midterm Marijuana Vote http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-jumps-aboard-florida-pot-bus-tout-midterm-marijuana-vote <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 the only full report on the upcoming midterm election on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent Gabe Gutierrez shared his journey aboard the "Pot Bus" in Florida, a campaign effort urging voters to back legalized medical marijuana in the state: "...supporters say that they've made about 200 stops over the past few months to rally support....<strong>It's a ride full of high hopes."</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/130215" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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-jumps-aboard-florida-pot-bus-tout-midterm-marijuana-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Florida Gabe Gutierrez marijuana NBC Today Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:29 +0000 kyle.drennen 47494 at http://www.mrc.org Anonymous Obama Staffer Trashes Netanyahu; ABC and NBC Fail to Cover http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/anonymous-obama-staffer-trashes-netanyahu-abc-and-nbc-fail-cover <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>As of Thursday morning, both ABC and NBC have ignored the latest rift in the relationship between the United States and Israel as&nbsp;<strong>“a senior Obama administration official”</strong>&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/the-crisis-in-us-israel-relations-is-officially-here/382031/" href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/the-crisis-in-us-israel-relations-is-officially-here/382031/" target="_blank">told</a>&nbsp;Jeffrey Goldberg of&nbsp;<em>The Atlantic</em>&nbsp;that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wa</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/anonymous-obama-staffer-trashes-netanyahu-abc-and-nbc-fail-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc anti-Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Bias by Omission Bill Plante cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Charlie Rose foreign policy Good Morning America Israel Major Garrett NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama Scott Pelley Today Show World News Tonight Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:55:34 +0000 curtis.houck 47495 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Watch Jon Stewart Call Chris Christie A D**k! http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-watch-jon-stewart-call-chris-christie-dk <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 NBC <em>Today</em>, while scolding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his handling of a heckler, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared: <strong>"Christie's week has been a lot like a series of battle rounds</strong>, from tangling with nurse Kaci Hickox over [Ebola] quarantine conditions....to the verbal towel snap Christie delivered in a live Today interview when Matt referred to the nurse's lawyer as talented....to federal health officials who loudly criticized his rules but recommended their own."</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-watch-jon-stewart-call-chris-christie-dk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Christie Kelly O'Donnell Matt Lauer NBC Today Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:16:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 47490 at http://www.mrc.org ABC: Chris Christie 'Lashes Out' While Hillary Shows 'Softer Side' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-chris-christie-lashes-out-while-hillary-shows-softer-side <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>Good Morning America'</em>s Jon Karl on Thursday couldn't help but contrast Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as "lashing out" vs. the "softer side." Featuring the two possible 2016 contenders, George Stephanopoulos chided, "We're going to turn to politics now and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lashing out on the stump." An ABC graphic underlined, "Caught on Camera: Chris Christie Lashes Out."&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-chris-christie-lashes-out-while-hillary-shows-softer-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 abc Chris Christie Good Morning America Hillary Clinton Jon Karl Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:43:30 +0000 scott.whitlock 47489 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Pounces On Governor Christie's Fight With Heckler: ‘Don’t Poke The Bear’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-pounces-governor-christies-fight-heckler-dont-poke-bear <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>After ABC and NBC played up Governor Chris Christie’s (R-N.J.) confrontation with a heckler at an event marking the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy during their Wednesday night broadcasts, all three network morning shows (ABC's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/10/30/abc-chris-christie-lashes-out-while-hillary-shows-softer-side">Good Morning America</a>, CBS This Morning, and NBC's <em><a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/10/30/nbc-watch-jon-stewart-call-chris-christie-dk">Today</a></em>)&nbsp;predictably continued to pile on against the R</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-pounces-governor-christies-fight-heckler-dont-poke-bear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Chris Christie Gayle King Jan Crawford Norah O'Donnell Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:56:40 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47487 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’s Cordes Laments Campaign Spending in N.C. Senate Race; Blames Citizens United Decision http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-cordes-laments-campaign-spending-nc-senate-race-blames-citizens-united-decision <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 News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes profiled the North Carolina Senate race during Wednesday night’s&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelle</em>y and devoted much of her report highlighting the fact that the race between incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger and State House Speaker Thom Tillis&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/can-hagan-hang-on-in-north-carolina-senate-race/" href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/can-hagan-hang-on-in-north-carolina-senate-race/" target="_blank">has become</a>&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/cbss-cordes-laments-campaign-spending-nc-senate-race-blames-citizens-united-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Citizens United Kay Hagan Nancy Cordes North Carolina Scott Pelley Thom Tillis Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:06:28 +0000 curtis.houck 47486 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Skip Midterms; Spend Time Attacking Christie for Flying ‘Off the Handle’ at Heckler http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-skip-midterms-spend-time-attacking-christie-flying-handle-heckler <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>ABC and NBC failed&nbsp;to cover the upcoming midterm elections during their Wednesday evening broadcasts, but instead devoted over three-and-a-half minutes to going after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) for confronting a protestor earlier in the day during an event marking the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.</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-skip-midterms-spend-time-attacking-christie-flying-handle-heckler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Chris Christie David Muir Jonathan Karl Kelly O'Donnell NBC NBC Nightly News new jersey World News Tonight. David Muir Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:29:11 +0000 curtis.houck 47485 at http://www.mrc.org Carol Costello on Rocket Mishap: 'Can NASA Really Trust Private Companies?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/carol-costello-rocket-mishap-can-nasa-really-trust-private-companies <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/uploads/2014-10-29-CNN-NR-Costello_Chiao.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Carol Costello's liberal bias emerged yet again on Tuesday's <em>CNN Newsroom</em>, as she covered the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket during a launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.</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/carol-costello-rocket-mishap-can-nasa-really-trust-private-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom Leroy Chiao Nasa Rachel Crane Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:51:50 +0000 matthew.balan 47484 at http://www.mrc.org Bernie Goldberg: Only Way to Stop Media Bias is for Slanted Reporters to Be 'Publicly Fired' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bernie-goldberg-only-way-stop-media-bias-slanted-reporters-be-publicly-fired <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 Fox News's <em>O'Reilly Factor</em> Tuesday night, media analyst Bernard Goldberg praised reporter Sharyl Attkisson for calling out the liberal bias of her former employer, CBS News, in her upcoming book. He then lamented the difficultly in ending such bias: "But here's why the problem is not going to go away. Even if top management wants to eliminate this liberal bias, there are too many producers and reporters in important positions at all the networks who are liberal, and who let their liberalism affect their journalism."</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/bernie-goldberg-only-way-stop-media-bias-slanted-reporters-be-publicly-fired" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bernard Goldberg cbs Fox News Sharyl Attkisson The O'Reilly Factor Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:41 +0000 kyle.drennen 47483 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Spins Pope on Evolution as Science Vs. 'Conservatives' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spins-pope-evolution-science-vs-conservatives <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&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Wednesday weighed in on the Pope's comments about the Big Bang theory and evolution, spinning them as a battle between science and "conservatives." Reporter Allen Pizzey opened the segment by cheering, "Fresh from having taken on conservatives" at a meeting with Bishops, "Pope Francis sided with science over dogma."&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/cbs-spins-pope-evolution-science-vs-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Allen Pizzey cbs Evolution pope Pope Francis Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:34:52 +0000 scott.whitlock 47478 at http://www.mrc.org On MSNBC, Graham Nash Blasts Koch Bros.; 'Execution' of Michael Brown http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-graham-nash-blasts-koch-bros-execution-michael-brown <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/2014-10-28-MSNBC-MJ-Graham_Nash.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Monday's <em>Morning Joe</em>, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough prompted hippie icon Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame to promote his new song about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Nash wildly contended that "what happened with...<strong>almost, the execution of Michael Brown, we had to say something</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/msnbc-graham-nash-blasts-koch-bros-execution-michael-brown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ferguson Missouri Graham Nash Joe Scarborough Koch Brothers Michael Brown Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe MSNBC Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:15 +0000 matthew.balan 47475 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails Obama for ‘Hitting Back’ in ‘Fight Over Quarantines' for Returning Ebola Aid Workers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-obama-hitting-back-fight-over-quarantines-returning-ebola-aid-workers <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><em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;showered praise on President Obama regarding his Ebola response on Tuesday night, proclaiming that Obama was<strong>&nbsp;“hitting back”</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>“[came] out swinging in this fight over quarantines”</strong>&nbsp;against those who demanded and then implemented quarantines for aid workers returning from West Africa.</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-hails-obama-hitting-back-fight-over-quarantines-returning-ebola-aid-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Chris Christie Ebola Kate Snow NBC Nightly News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:52:14 +0000 curtis.houck 47474 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Wonders If a Scott Walker Loss Will ‘Send a Message’ Nationwide About His ‘Policies and Politics’? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-wonders-if-scott-walker-loss-will-send-message-nationwide-about-his-policies-and-poli <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>With the midterm elections one week away from Tuesday, the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>&nbsp;profiled&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_walker_vs_burke-4099.html" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_walker_vs_burke-4099.html">the race in Wisconsin for governor</a>&nbsp;as incumbent Governor and Republican Scott Walker faces off against Democratic candidate Mary Burke.&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/cbs-wonders-if-scott-walker-loss-will-send-message-nationwide-about-his-policies-and-poli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Dean Reynolds gubernatorial Mary Burke Scott Pelley Scott Walker Wisconsin Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:10:12 +0000 curtis.houck 47473 at http://www.mrc.org