BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user/login en GMA, Today Yawn at Christian Escaping Sudan, Death Sentence for Her Christian Faith http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-today-yawn-christian-escaping-sudan-death-sentence-her-christian-faith <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 Friday, both ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>ignored the news that Meriam Ibrahaim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, fled Sudan with an Italian diplomat on an Italian jet to Rome Thursday and received a blessing from Pope Francis in a private meeting at the Vatican.</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/gma-today-yawn-christian-escaping-sudan-death-sentence-her-christian-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Christianity Good Morning America NBC Norah O'Donnell Radical Islam Today Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:14:42 +0000 curtis.houck 46784 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Condemn Attack on U.N. School in Gaza, Ignore Hamas Hiding Rockets in Schools http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-condemn-attack-un-school-gaza-ignore-hamas-hiding-rockets-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> While all three networks denounced the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday, NBC, ABC and CBS all failed to report on similar U.N. schools in the war-torn territory being used to hide Hamas rockets. As <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/22/hamas-hiding-rockets-in-schools-children-playgrounds-israel-and-un-agency-say/" target="_blank">Fox News reported</a> on Tuesday, "The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said the rockets were found in between two other UNRWA schools that are being used to host 1,500 displaced people."<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-condemn-attack-un-school-gaza-ignore-hamas-hiding-rockets-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Fox News Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians United Nations Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:07:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 46783 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, CBS Allow a Scant 43 Seconds to Hero Doctor Who Shot Crazed Gunman http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-allow-scant-43-seconds-hero-doctor-who-shot-crazed-gunman <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 the wake of the Newtown shooting, the networks highlighted President Obama's call for more gun control to rein in violence. However, NBC and CBS on Thursday night and Friday morning allowed a mere 43 seconds for the story of a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/24/shooting-wellness-center/13113555/">hero doctor</a>&nbsp;who used his own firearm to shoot a crazed gunman in Pennsylvania.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;reporter Ron Claiborne covered the story in a full report.</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-cbs-allow-scant-43-seconds-hero-doctor-who-shot-crazed-gunman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns Pennsylvania second amendment Shooting Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:59:19 +0000 scott.whitlock 46781 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Fails to Cite Immigration Expert’s Favoritism in Liberal Media, Past Contributions to Soros-Backed Group http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-fails-cite-immigration-experts-favoritism-liberal-media-past-contributions-soros-back <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;<em>CBS Evening New</em>s reported Thursday night on the issue of children fleeing from Central America and crossing into the United States illegally and included an interview with an Fulbright scholar who conducts research on why these children are leaving in large numbers for the U.S. However, an important detail left out by CBS News correspondent Manuel Borjorquez was that the scholar has scores of fans in the liberal media.</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-fails-cite-immigration-experts-favoritism-liberal-media-past-contributions-soros-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley George Soros Illegal Immigration immigration Manuel Bojorquez Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:48:33 +0000 curtis.houck 46780 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-grim-housing-report-focus-instead-selfie-queen-50-shades-grey-trailer <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>Both&nbsp;<em>ABC World News with Diane Sawyer</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em> on Thursday evening failed to mention a new, troubling&nbsp;<a target="_blank" _cke_saved_href="http://www.census.gov/construction/nrs/pdf/newressales.pdf" href="http://www.census.gov/construction/nrs/pdf/newressales.pdf">report</a>&nbsp;from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8%.&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/abc-nbc-ignore-grim-housing-report-focus-instead-selfie-queen-50-shades-grey-trailer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 50 Shades of Grey abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley housing market NBC NBC Nightly News Queen Elizabeth II Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:40:45 +0000 curtis.houck 46778 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Schultz Slams Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan; ‘Out There Selling the Turd in the Punch Bowl’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-slams-ryans-anti-poverty-plan-out-there-selling-turd-punch-bowl <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>Ed Schultz spent a portion of his opening monologue on his MSNBC show Thursday attacking Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his latest policy&nbsp;<a href="http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/expanding_opportunity_in_america.pdf" _cke_saved_href="http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/expanding_opportunity_in_america.pdf">proposal</a>&nbsp;to reform government welfare programs, declaring that Ryan is&nbsp;<strong>“more radical than ever”</strong>&nbsp;and he’s&nbsp;<strong>“out there selling the turd in the punch bowl.”</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/msnbcs-schultz-slams-ryans-anti-poverty-plan-out-there-selling-turd-punch-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz Government Welfare MSNBC Paul Ryan Poverty The Ed Show Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:25:17 +0000 curtis.houck 46777 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Decries ISIS's 'Brutal Crackdown' on Iraqi Christians; Big Three Networks Yawn http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ny-times-decries-isiss-brutal-crackdown-iraqi-christians-big-three-networks-yawn <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/2014-07-22-FNC-SR-Iraqi_Christians.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the dire situation of Christians in Iraq, particularly after ISIS's takeover of the key city of Mosul.</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/ny-times-decries-isiss-brutal-crackdown-iraqi-christians-big-three-networks-yawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Catholic Church cbs CBS Evening News CBS Morning News CBS This Morning christian Christianity Fox & Friends Fox and Friends Fox News Fox News Channel Good Morning America Ignatius Joseph III Iraq ISIS Islam Jonathan Morris NBC NBC Nightly News Nuri Al-Maliki World News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:11:00 +0000 matthew.balan 46776 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Finally Notice Criticism of Obama Fundraising Amid Crises, ABC Still Ignores http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-finally-notice-criticism-obama-fundraising-amid-crises-abc-still-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Both Wednesday's <em>CBS Evening News</em> and Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> offered full reports on President Obama being criticized for attending Democratic Party fundraisers at a time of international crises. ABC continued to remain silent on the growing controversy.<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-and-nbc-finally-notice-criticism-obama-fundraising-amid-crises-abc-still-ignores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs Fundraising NBC Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:08:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 46775 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Highlights Congressional Battle Over Border Security Bill http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-highlights-congressional-battle-over-border-security-bill <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>With less than two weeks until Congress departs Washington, D.C. for its summer break, Republicans and Democrats are battling over how to best stop the flood of illegal immigrants from Central America crossing over the Texas-Mexico border.&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/only-cbs-highlights-congressional-battle-over-border-security-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Illegal Immigration Nancy Cordes Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:25:50 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46773 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Notes Apollo 11 Astronauts' Meeting With Obama; Ignores Press Shut Out of Oval Office http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-notes-apollo-11-astronauts-meeting-obama-ignores-press-shut-out-oval-office <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/2014-07-22-NBC-NN-Apollo11_Obama.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right;" />On Tuesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, Brian Williams reported the Apollo 11 astronauts' meeting with President Obama to mark the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, but failed to mention that only photo journalists were permitted to cover the event.</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-notes-apollo-11-astronauts-meeting-obama-ignores-press-shut-out-oval-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams Buzz Aldrin Major Garrett Michael Collins Michael Griffin NBC NBC Nightly News Washington Times Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:45:30 +0000 matthew.balan 46771 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Montana Democrat Accused of Plagiarizing Masters Thesis http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-montana-democrat-accused-plagiarizing-masters-thesis <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, July 24, the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;revealed that Senator John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized his Master’s thesis from the United States Army College and that at least 25 percent of his paper “was either taken without attribution from other authors’ works or improperly sourced.”&nbsp;</p><p>Despite the embarrassing revelation,&nbsp;<strong><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;was the only network morning news show to report on the plagiarism scandal whereas NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>and ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;ignored the story.</strong>&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/abc-nbc-ignore-montana-democrat-accused-plagiarizing-masters-thesis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election abc cbs CBS This Morning GMA John Walsh NBC Today Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:46:02 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46769 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Spotlights Bloomberg Blasting FAA for Suspending Flights to Israel; ABC, CBS Omit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit <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>Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> was the sole Big Three evening newscast to notice the criticism of the Obama administration banning U.S. airliners from traveling to Israel. Prominent politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, including Senator Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have denounced this move by the FAA.</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-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CNN FAA Gaza Israel Michael Bloomberg NBC NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Ted Cruz The Lead Wolf Blitzer World News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:07:31 +0000 matthew.balan 46768 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore GAO's Study on ObamaCare Accepting Fake Applications; NBC Touts Enrollment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-gaos-study-obamacare-accepting-fake-applications-nbc-touts-enrollment <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 style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-23-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" />The Big Three networks' morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Government Accountability Office's investigation of ObamaCare's sign-up process that uncovered that fraudulent documents were able to procure federal health plans and subsidies.</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/networks-ignore-gaos-study-obamacare-accepting-fake-applications-nbc-touts-enrollment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amy Goldstein Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning GAO NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Washington Post Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:27:50 +0000 matthew.balan 46767 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Brooklyn Bridge 'Embarrassment' Occurred While NYC Mayor Was on European Vacation http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-brooklyn-bridge-embarrassment-occurred-while-nyc-mayor-was-european-vacation <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> While all three network morning shows on Wednesday covered the American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge being bleached white by unknown vandals, only NBC's <em>Today</em> mentioned that the incident occurred while left-wing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on vacation: <strong>"This embarrassment for the city comes while its mayor, Bill de Blasio, vacations in Europe, which itself has brought criticism."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-23-NBC-TDAY-Mott.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/nbc-brooklyn-bridge-embarrassment-occurred-while-nyc-mayor-was-european-vacation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill De Blasio Brooklyn Bridge NBC New York City Ron Mott Today Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:32:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 46766 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Obama’s West Coast Fundraising Trip Amid Turmoil in Ukraine and Israel http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-obamas-west-coast-fundraising-trip-amid-turmoil-ukraine-and-israel <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’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;continued to ignore President Obama’s fundraising trips across the country Wednesday morning as he spent Tuesday raising money for Democrats in California and Washington state. While&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;did mention that Obama was on the West Coast for fundraisers and that it has drawn criticism from Republicans, it lasted for only 27 seconds.</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-nbc-ignore-obamas-west-coast-fundraising-trip-amid-turmoil-ukraine-and-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama campaign fundraising cbs CBS This Morning Gayle King Good Morning America NBC Today Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:11:24 +0000 curtis.houck 46763 at http://www.mrc.org