BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en NBC's Mohyeldin Suggests Real American Sniper a 'Racist' Who Went on 'Killing Sprees' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mohyeldin-suggests-real-american-sniper-racist-who-went-killing-sprees <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>During an appearance on Thursday's&nbsp;<em>Morning Joe</em>, Ayman Mohyeldin, NBC News foreign correspondent, make some highly controversial remarks about the Academy Award nominated film "American Sniper." </p><p>Speaking to the MSNBC panel, Mohyeldin proclaimed that "people have described his [Chris Kyle] racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq."</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132511" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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-mohyeldin-suggests-real-american-sniper-racist-who-went-killing-sprees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division American Sniper Ayman Mohyeldin Morning Joe MSNBC Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:07:20 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48124 at http://www.mrc.org Kevin Costner Doubles Down on Michael Moore Criticism: 'American Sniper' Comments 'Really Wrong' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/kevin-costner-doubles-down-michael-moore-criticism-american-sniper-comments-really-wrong <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 Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> to promote his new film Black or White, actor Kevin Costner stood by his criticism of left-wing activist Michael Moore, following <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/01/19/american-sniper-brings-out-leftist-bile-michael-moore-calls-snipers" target="_blank">Moore's remarks</a> slamming military sniper Chris Kyle as a "coward": <strong>"I just felt that those comments were, from my point of view, really wrong."</strong></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/kevin-costner-doubles-down-michael-moore-criticism-american-sniper-comments-really-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division American Sniper Kevin Costner Matt Lauer Michael Moore NBC Today Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:40:21 +0000 kyle.drennen 48121 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post's Milbank: Obama on Track to Be As Popular As Reagan http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-milbank-obama-track-be-popular-reagan <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 MSNBC's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on Tuesday, host Al Sharpton touted liberal <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Dana Milbank making a "bold prediction" about the remainder of Barack Obama's presidency: <strong>"...you wrote, quote, 'If the economy continues on its current trajectory, as most expect, he'll leave office a popular president and leave the 2016 Democratic nominee with a relatively easy past to victory.'"</strong></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/washington-posts-milbank-obama-track-be-popular-reagan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division approval rating Barack Obama Dana Milbank MSNBC PoliticsNation Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 48119 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Evening News Omits AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Saying Illegals Have a Right to Work in America http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-evening-news-omits-ag-nominee-loretta-lynch-saying-illegals-have-right-work-america <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, the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley&nbsp;</em>was the lone network evening newscast to cover the&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/28/loretta-lynch-defends-obama-immigration-policies/" href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/28/loretta-lynch-defends-obama-immigration-policies/" target="_blank">confirmation hearings</a>&nbsp;of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but though CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes featured numerous soundbites from Senate Republicans</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-evening-news-omits-ag-nominee-loretta-lynch-saying-illegals-have-right-work-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Attorney General cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives HotAir Illegal Immigration Liberals & Democrats Loretta Lynch Nancy Cordes Scott Pelley SenateConfirmationHearings Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:23:55 +0000 curtis.houck 48118 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Cover WH Spokesman Refusing to Call the Taliban a Terrorist Organization http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization <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 daily White House press briefing on Wednesday, Deputy Spokesman Eric Schultz had an exchange with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl where he&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" target="_blank">declined</a>&nbsp;to label the Taliban as a terrorist organization, instead insisting it's&nbsp;<strong>“an armed ins</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/networks-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Afghanistan Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charles Krauthammer foreign policy Fox News Channel Jonathan Karl NBC News NBC Nightly News Special Report taliban War on terrorism White House World News Tonight Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:07:47 +0000 curtis.houck 48117 at http://www.mrc.org Campbell Brown Jabs Boehner and McConnell for ‘Whining’ About Obama in 60 Minutes Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview <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>Filling in for John Heilemann on the Monday edition of Bloomberg’s&nbsp;<em>With All Due Respect</em>, Campbell Brown took a shot at House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for&nbsp;<strong>“whining about President Obama”</strong>&nbsp;in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>.</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/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama bloomberg BloombergTV Campbell Brown congress Conservatives and Republicans John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Mark Halperin Mitch McConnell President Barack Obama President Obama Senate Speaker John Boehner with all due respect Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:08:25 +0000 curtis.houck 48116 at http://www.mrc.org PBS's Charlie Rose Chides Republican's 'State-Run News Service' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-charlie-rose-chides-republicans-state-run-news-service <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>Veteran journalist Charlie Rose is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pbs.org/charlierosetheweek/home/">an anchor</a>&nbsp;on the state-sponsored PBS.</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/pbss-charlie-rose-chides-republicans-state-run-news-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Charlie Rose Mike Pence Norah O'Donnell PBS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:48:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 48111 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Notices Obama Abandoning College Savings Tax Amid Bipartisan Opposition http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-notices-obama-abandoning-college-savings-tax-amid-bipartisan-opposition <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/2014/2015-01-28-CBS-TM-Obama.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" width="300" height="175" />After all three <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2015/01/27/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings" target="_blank">network evening newscasts ignored</a> President Obama dropping his controversial plan to tax 529 college savings accounts on Tuesday, only Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> noticed the development, giving it a mere seventeen seconds.</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-notices-obama-abandoning-college-savings-tax-amid-bipartisan-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning college tuition Norah O'Donnell taxes Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:09:22 +0000 kyle.drennen 48109 at http://www.mrc.org Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005 <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>Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage.</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/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CNN Conservatives and Republicans Dick Cheney Double Standard Holocaust Joe Biden Liberals & Democrats MSNBC NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times Poland President Barack Obama President Obama The Washington Post World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:40:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48107 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama’s Decision to Back Down from Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts <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>In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" target="_blank">moved</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).</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-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley College Conservatives and Republicans FNC Fox News Channel Higher Education John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Nancy Pelosi NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times personalfinance President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report State of the Union World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:19:33 +0000 curtis.houck 48106 at http://www.mrc.org Leaked Al Jazeera English Email Bans Staff from Using Terms ‘Terrorist,’ ‘Militant,’ ‘Islamist’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist <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 afternoon, Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online (NRO) <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/397320/internal-emails-show-al-jazeera-english-banning-use-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist">reported</a> on the latest leaked email from Al Jazeera English that showed executive Carlos van Meek telling employees not to sure the terms&nbsp;<strong>“extremist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“Islamist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“militant,”&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>“terrorist”</strong>&nbsp;in their news coverage to&nbsp;<strong>“avoid characterizing people.”</strong</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/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division al jazeera Al Jazeera English Islam Labeling Libya National Review Terrorism Terrorists Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:32:51 +0000 curtis.houck 48105 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo's Stein Claims Clintons Need to Win Lotto to 'Catch Up' With Koch Brothers in 2016 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/huffpos-stein-claims-clintons-need-win-lotto-catch-koch-brothers-2016 <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 MSNBC's <em>Morning Joe</em> on Tuesday, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein worried that the Clinton political machine would be unable to compete with funding from Charles and David Koch during the 2016 presidential campaign: <strong>"I mean, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will be scratching lotto tickets, I think, for the next week just trying to catch up with the $889 million that the Koch brothers are going to put in here."</strong></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/huffpos-stein-claims-clintons-need-win-lotto-catch-koch-brothers-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2016 Campaign Finance Hillary Clinton Koch Brothers Morning Joe MSNBC Sam Stein Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:37:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 48104 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1 <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 href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank"><img style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream" target="_blank">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank">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-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:15 +0000 brent.baker 47425 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, Guest Use Blizzard to Complain about GOP, ‘Big Oil Industry’ ‘Fighting’ Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alex-wagner-guest-use-blizzard-complain-about-gop-big-oil-industry-fighting-climat <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 her MSNBC show&nbsp;<em>Now</em>&nbsp;on Monday, Alex Wagner featured Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, who took advantage of the blizzard set to strike New York City and New England to invoke climate change and blame the<em>&nbsp;</em><strong>“big oil industry”</strong>&nbsp;and Republicans for<strong>&nbsp;“voting down science”</strong>&nbsp;in a Senate vote last week.</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-alex-wagner-guest-use-blizzard-complain-about-gop-big-oil-industry-fighting-climat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alex Wagner Big Oil Blizzard Climate Change Conservatives and Republicans earth institute Global Warming Jeffrey Sachs MSNBC New York City Northeast NOW with Alex Wagner oil industry Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:46:39 +0000 curtis.houck 48100 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Stephanopoulos Frets Over Bobby Jindal Mentioning 'God' at Religious Event http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-frets-over-bobby-jindal-mentioning-god-religious-event <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>Leading off an interview with Bobby Jindal on ABC's <em>This Week</em> on Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos played a clip of the Louisiana governor and potential Republican 2016 contender speaking about his faith during a religious event on Saturday: "We can't just elect a candidate and fix what ails our country. We can't just pass a law and fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails our country. It is like God has given us the book of life....And on the last page, our God wins."</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/abcs-stephanopoulos-frets-over-bobby-jindal-mentioning-god-religious-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bobby Jindal campaign 2016 George Stephanopoulos Religion This Week Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:47:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 48098 at http://www.mrc.org