BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user en ‘Meet The Press’ Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit <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>Following Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Iowa Freedom Summit, which hosted several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the panel on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday morning happily scolded the GOPers for attending the prominent conservative gathering.&nbsp;</p><p>During the discussion,&nbsp;<strong>Helene Cooper, correspondent for&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>, argued that Republicans “in many, many ways are their own worst enemies. They go so far to the right in order to out-conservative everybody else.”&nbsp;</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/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Election Chuck Todd Helene Cooper Meet the Press NBC Tom Brokaw Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:23:21 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48090 at http://www.mrc.org Cokie Roberts: GOP ‘Should Stay Out of Iowa Altogether’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cokie-roberts-gop-should-stay-out-iowa-altogether <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>Over the weekend, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) hosted the Iowa Freedom Summit, which featured several potential Republican presidential candidates and on Sunday's&nbsp;ABC’s&nbsp;<em>This Week with George Stephanopoulos,&nbsp;</em>Cokie Roberts, correspondent for NPR,&nbsp;eagerly took a shot at the gathering of influential conservatives.&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/cokie-roberts-gop-should-stay-out-iowa-altogether" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election abc Cokie Roberts This Week Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:41:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48089 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Finds No Fault In Obama Refusing To Meet With Netanyahu http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-finds-no-fault-obama-refusing-meet-netanyahu <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>Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, appeared on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;to preview his upcoming show and to discuss the fallout following the White House’s announcement that President Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the United States in March.</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-finds-no-fault-obama-refusing-meet-netanyahu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Chuck Todd Israel NBC Today Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:05:39 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48088 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Harwood Hails College Savings Tax as 'Redistribution Obama-Style' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-hails-college-savings-tax-redistribution-obama-style <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 CNBC's <em>Power Lunch</em> at 1 p.m. ET Friday, the business network's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood touted President Obama's proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts:<strong> "If you want to change the distribution of income in this country, you've got to take from some to give to the other, and that's precisely what the President wants to do.</strong> Middle class families...have stagnated for a long time...while people at the top have done much better.</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/cnbcs-harwood-hails-college-savings-tax-redistribution-obama-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNBC college tuition John Harwood taxes Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:09:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 48087 at http://www.mrc.org FNC’s Kurtz Pans Obama’s YouTube Interview; Maybe Its How He Wants the ‘WH Press Corps to Act Around Him’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/fncs-kurtz-pans-obamas-youtube-interview-maybe-its-how-he-wants-wh-press-corps-act-around <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>Appearing on the Fox News Channel (FNC) program&nbsp;<em>The Kelly File</em>&nbsp;on Thursday,&nbsp;<em>MediaBuzz</em>&nbsp;host Howard Kurtz gave his critique of President Obama’s interviews with three YouTube personalities by describing it as&nbsp;<strong>“beneath the dignity of the office”</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>“maybe”</strong>&nbsp;the way that&nbsp;<strong>“the President wants the White House press corps to act around him.”</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/fncs-kurtz-pans-obamas-youtube-interview-maybe-its-how-he-wants-wh-press-corps-act-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bethany Mota Fox News Fox News Channel GloZell Hank Green Howard Kurtz Megyn Kelly President Barack Obama President Obama The Kelly File YouTube Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:59:00 +0000 curtis.houck 48086 at http://www.mrc.org Today Show Confessions: Sex Dreams, Nudity, and Drunkenness http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-show-confessions-sex-dreams-nudity-and-drunkenness <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 playing a game of "Never Have I Ever" on Friday, the hosts of NBC's <em>Today</em> made a series of embarrassing confessions – everything from admitting to having "sexy dreams" about each other, to being drunk on air, to seeing each other naked.</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/today-show-confessions-sex-dreams-nudity-and-drunkenness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Roker Matt Lauer NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:46:46 +0000 kyle.drennen 48083 at http://www.mrc.org YouTube or ABC? Internet Star's Question Is the Same as Barbara Walters http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/youtube-or-abc-internet-stars-question-same-barbara-walters <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>All three networks on Friday morning promoted Barack Obama's "interesting," "unconventional" interviews with YouTube personalities, including one who is famous for taking a bath in milk and Fruit Loops. &nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>journalist Amy Robach cheered the President for reaching&nbsp;"people who might not otherwise have heard what he had to say."&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/youtube-or-abc-internet-stars-question-same-barbara-walters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bethany Mota GloZell Good Morning America YouTube Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:24:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 48082 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Combine for Two Minutes on Fall of Yemen’s Government; Spend 11 Minutes on Deflategate http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-combine-two-minutes-fall-yemens-government-spend-11-minutes-deflategate <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, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC each covered the news that the United States-backed government in Yemen&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/aden-ports-reopened-but-rebels-still-outside-presidential-palace-and-residence/2015/01/22/d3563d88-a1ba-11e4-91fc-7dff95a14458_story.html?hpid=z1" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/aden-ports-reopened-but-rebels-still-outside-presidential-palace-and-residence/2015/01/22/d3563d88-a1ba-11e4-91fc-7dff95a14458_story.html?hpid=z1" target="_blank">had fallen</a>&nbsp;after rebels stormed the capital</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-combine-two-minutes-fall-yemens-government-spend-11-minutes-deflategate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir Deflategate Drone Strikes Drones foreign policy Martha Raddatz Middle East NBC News NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Scott Pelley War on terrorism World News Tonight Yemen Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:00:57 +0000 curtis.houck 48080 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s David Muir Continues Networks Fawning Over Clinton Baby; Hillary ‘Trying Her Hand at Lullabies’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-david-muir-continues-networks-fawning-over-clinton-baby-hillary-trying-her-hand-lull <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, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News Tonight</em>&nbsp;and anchor David Muir restarted the media promotion of Chelsea Clinton’s new baby with Bill and Hillary Clinton as grandparents by spending 24 seconds informing viewers of the competition between Bill and Hillary for<strong>&nbsp;“who gets to read to Charlotte.”</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/abcs-david-muir-continues-networks-fawning-over-clinton-baby-hillary-trying-her-hand-lull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc baby Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton David Muir Hillary Clinton World News Tonight Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:52:04 +0000 curtis.houck 48078 at http://www.mrc.org Rolling Stone's Taibbi: 'American Sniper' 'Ludicrous and Idiotic'; Chris Kyle 'Kind of A D**k' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rolling-stones-taibbi-american-sniper-ludicrous-and-idiotic-chris-kyle-kind-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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/MattTaibbi.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" height="175" width="300" />In a <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/american-sniper-is-almost-too-dumb-to-criticize-20150121?page=3" target="_blank">nasty screed</a> against <em>American Sniper</em> on Wednesday, <em>Rolling Stone</em> contributing editor Matt Taibbi claimed the Oscar-nominated film was <strong>"almost too dumb to criticize"</strong> but proceeded to do so anyway, declaring: "Even by the low low sta</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/rolling-stones-taibbi-american-sniper-ludicrous-and-idiotic-chris-kyle-kind-dk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division American Sniper Chris Kyle Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:40:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 48077 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Mitchell Slams Obama-Castro Comparison...Over Age Differences http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-slams-obama-castro-comparisonover-age-differences <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 Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, has been reporting from Cuba since Wednesday, covering the first face-to-face meetings between U.S. and Cuban officials in decades, and has used her visit&nbsp;as an opportunity to promote the country of Cuba.&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/nbcs-mitchell-slams-obama-castro-comparisonover-age-differences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell Reports Barack Obama Cuba Fidel Castro MSNBC Raul Castro Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:37:33 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48075 at http://www.mrc.org TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tv-news-priorities-68-minutes-under-inflated-footballs-mere-seconds-obamas-release-terror <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 three major networks, through Thursday morning, have devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/sen-graham-it-insane-be-letting-these-people-out-gitmo">release</a>&nbsp;of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1.&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/tv-news-priorities-68-minutes-under-inflated-footballs-mere-seconds-obamas-release-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Deflategate football Guantanamo Bay NBC nfl Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:37:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 48076 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Barely Notices Obama Plan to Hike Taxes on College Savings, ABC & CBS Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-barely-notices-obama-plan-hike-taxes-college-savings-abc-cbs-ignore <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>Introducing a segment on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> about parents saving for college, co-host Matt Lauer and the show's financial editor Jean Chatzky spent a scant twenty-four seconds on President Obama's recently announced proposal to hike taxes on college savings accounts. Lauer noted: "Talk to me a little bit about what President Obama was referring to when he gave the State of the Union address and he talked about proposing changes to 529 accounts."</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-barely-notices-obama-plan-hike-taxes-college-savings-abc-cbs-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama college tuition Jean Chatzky Matt Lauer NBC taxes Today Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:12:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 48074 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Boosts Hillary Clinton Trying ‘Her Hand At Comedy’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-boosts-hillary-clinton-trying-her-hand-comedy <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, NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>gave Hillary Clinton some free publicity following a policy speech she gave in Canada on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>During a news brief in the 7:00 a.m. hour,&nbsp;<strong>Natalie Morales gushed how Mrs. Clinton “may try her hand at comedy. During a policy speech in Canada on Wednesday, Clinton described a mock conversation that Vladimir Putin had with himself about becoming Russia’s president again after initially leaving office.”</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/nbc-boosts-hillary-clinton-trying-her-hand-comedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hillary Clinton Natalie Morales NBC Today Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:32:09 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48073 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s 'Today' Hails ‘Historic Talks’ Between U.S. And Cuba http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-hails-historic-talks-between-us-and-cuba <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>Following&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>’&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2015/01/22/nbcs-williams-frets-influx-american-money-will-damage-cuban-revolution">infomercial</a>&nbsp;for Cuba&nbsp;on&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2015/01/21/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-stage-full-fledged-cuban">Wednesday night</a>, on Thursday morning, NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>offered up more of the same as the network eagerly cheered the “historic talks” between the United States and Cuba.&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/nbcs-today-hails-historic-talks-between-us-and-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Cuba NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:29:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48072 at http://www.mrc.org