BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/user/register%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Result%3A%20no%20post%20sending%20forms%20are%20found%3B en WashPost Writer Steers Daughter from Redskins Outfit for Teddy Bear Because of Team’s ‘Blatantly Racist Name' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washpost-writer-steers-daughter-redskins-outfit-teddy-bear-because-teams-blatantly-racist <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>Washington Post</em>&nbsp;parenting writer Mari-Jane Williams&nbsp;<a target="_blank" _cke_saved_href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/08/18/my-kids-are-redskins-fans-but-i-wont-let-them-wear-the-sportswear/" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/08/18/my-kids-are-redskins-fans-but-i-wont-let-them-wear-the-sportswear/">took</a>&nbsp;to the paper’s Thursday "Local Living" section to continue the paper’s advocating the name “Redskins” be stripped from the city’s NFL team through a conversation she had with her seven-year-old daughter after she wan</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/washpost-writer-steers-daughter-redskins-outfit-teddy-bear-because-teams-blatantly-racist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Democrats football Joy Reid MSNBC Redskins The Washington Post Washington Redskins Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:52:04 +0000 curtis.houck 46978 at http://www.mrc.org Networks: Ferguson 'Relieved' By Eric Holder's Visit; 'A Step Towards Transparency' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ferguson-relieved-eric-holders-visit-step-towards-transparency <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> Between Wednesday's evening newscasts and Thursday's morning shows, NBC, CBS, and ABC all praised Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to Ferguson, Missouri. On Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, correspondent Ron Allen proclaimed: <strong>"Those demanding justice for Michael Brown are relieved that Eric Holder is here because they simply don't trust the local authorities."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-08-21-Nets-Holder.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/networks-ferguson-relieved-eric-holders-visit-step-towards-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Eric Holder Ferguson Missouri NBC Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:33:13 +0000 kyle.drennen 46976 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Fail to Cite Hamas Official Admitting to Group’s Kidnapping and Murder of Israeli Teens in June http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-fail-cite-hamas-official-admitting-groups-kidnapping-and-murder-israeli-teens-jun <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 morning news shows for the major broadcast networks came and went on Thursday and two of the three networks in ABC and NBC refused to mention a key revelation in the ongoing fighting between Israel and the Islamic terrorist group Hamas. After previously denying involvement, a senior Hamas official admitted to the group's involvement in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in early June that later led to the intense fighting throughout the summer.</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-fail-cite-hamas-official-admitting-groups-kidnapping-and-murder-israeli-teens-jun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning Gaza Strip Good Morning America Hamas Israel Natalie Morales NBC Norah O'Donnell Reuters Today Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:24:43 +0000 curtis.houck 46975 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Offers a Shockingly Positive Look at Women and Guns: A 'Great American Tradition' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-offers-shockingly-positive-look-women-and-guns-great-american-tradition <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>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Thursday offered something Americans rarely see on network television: A thoroughly positive look at guns and the affinity&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/guns-and-gardens-women-turn-target-shooting-into-recreational-pastime/">women have for shooting</a>. Reporter Jan Crawford told viewers that this is "completely removed" from gun violence.</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-offers-shockingly-positive-look-women-and-guns-great-american-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Gun Control Guns Jan Crawford Shooting Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:35:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 46973 at http://www.mrc.org Ed Schultz Examines Why Heartless Republicans 'Claim to be Christians' But Are 'Mean' to the Poor http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-examines-why-heartless-republicans-claim-be-christians-are-mean-poor <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>Liberal MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz on Wednesday examined a viewer question as to why heartless Republicans "claim to be Christians" while, at the same time, being "mean" to the poor. The&nbsp;<em>Ed Show&nbsp;</em>host ranted, "Well, they are mean to the poor because they don't recognize the poor. They think if you're poor and economically challenged in this country, it's your own damned fault."&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/ed-schultz-examines-why-heartless-republicans-claim-be-christians-are-mean-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Conservatives Ed Schultz Ed Show MSNBC Republicans Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:49:14 +0000 scott.whitlock 46970 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Refuse to Mention Latest Fast and Furious Development http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-mention-latest-fast-and-furious-development <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, the major broadcast networks ignored the latest news from the Fast and Furious scandal as a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over a list of documents regarding the botched gun-running scheme that was formally called Operation Fast and Furious.</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-refuse-mention-latest-fast-and-furious-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Darrell Issa Eric Holder Fast and Furious Fox Business Lou Dobbs NBC NBC Nightly News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:23:26 +0000 curtis.houck 46969 at http://www.mrc.org O’Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, a ‘Charlatan’ Who ‘Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-blasts-sharpton-ferguson-charlatan-who-only-cares-about-his-own-self-aggrandizeme <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 evening, Bill O’Reilly returned from vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel (FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown on August 9. In just over an eight-minute-long “Talking Points” segment, O’Reilly addressed multiple aspects of the story, but specifically slammed MSNBC host and activist Al Sharpton as<strong>&nbsp;“this charlatan”&nbsp;</strong>who<strong>&nbsp;“has the nerve to insult the American police community”&nbsp;</strong>while only caring<strong>&nbsp;“about his own self-aggrandizement.”</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/oreilly-blasts-sharpton-ferguson-charlatan-who-only-cares-about-his-own-self-aggrandizeme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Bill O'Reilly ferguson Fox News Channel Michael Brown The O'Reilly Factor Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:55:55 +0000 curtis.houck 46968 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Defends Michael Bloomberg from NRA, Claims They Are ‘Getting Personal’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-defends-michael-bloomberg-nra-claims-they-are-getting-personal <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 Wednesday, August 20,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;promoted a new ad campaign by the National Rifle Association “going after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg” a major gun control advocate.</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-defends-michael-bloomberg-nra-claims-they-are-getting-personal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Tracy CBS This Morning Michael Bloomberg NRA Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:00:25 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46966 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Hosts Thrilled By Joe Biden's Birthday Wishes to Al Roker http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-hosts-thrilled-joe-bidens-birthday-wishes-al-roker <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> After a <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/02/25/wounded-al-roker-jealous-seth-meyers-getting-joe-biden-guest" target="_blank">long-running "bromance"</a> between weatherman Al Roker and Vice President Joe Biden, the hosts of Wednesday's NBC Today arranged a surprise live appearance from Biden to wish Roker a happy 60th birthday. After Natalie Morales introduced the veep, sitting in a studio in Washington D.C., Roker gushed: <strong>"Oh, my gosh. Mr.</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/today-hosts-thrilled-joe-bidens-birthday-wishes-al-roker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Roker Joe Biden NBC Today Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:56:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 46963 at http://www.mrc.org Actor Russell Brand Bizarrely Proclaims: MSNBC is 'Extremely Conservative' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-russell-brand-bizarrely-proclaims-msnbc-extremely-conservative <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BrandTurks.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Tuesday, former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur uttered some of the wackiest media analysis you’ll ever hear when, on his Youtube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5EM_EbFbnI#t=43">show</a>, he declared: “In American media conservatives dominated almost exclusively before Keith Olbermann turned MSNBC a more progressive direction.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-russell-brand-bizarrely-proclaims-msnbc-extremely-conservative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Cenk Uygur MSNBC Russell Brand Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:40:17 +0000 geoff.dickens 46962 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Thrills Over Liberal Heckler Who Mocked Christie: 'She Sounded Like a Reporter!' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-thrills-over-liberal-heckler-who-mocked-christie-she-sounded-reporter <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>According to the hosts of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, an angry, liberal heckler fits the definition of "a reporter."&nbsp;The journalists on Wednesday played footage of a protester sparring with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/chris_christie_spars_with_nj_woman_over_bruce_springsteen.html">Chris Christie</a>&nbsp;over his use of Bruce Springsteen music at rallies. New Jersey resident Sandra Booket yelled, "I thought I heard that Bruce asked that none of his music was played at your events because he didn't believe in your politics."&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-thrills-over-liberal-heckler-who-mocked-christie-she-sounded-reporter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bruce Springsteen cbs CBS This Morning Chris Christie Vinita Nair Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:12:45 +0000 scott.whitlock 46961 at http://www.mrc.org Only NBC Acknowledges Gov. Jay Nixon Calling for ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ of Missouri Cop http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-nbc-acknowledges-gov-jay-nixon-calling-vigorous-prosecution-missouri-cop <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 Tuesday, August 19, Governor Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) called for the “vigorous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last week.&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-nbc-acknowledges-gov-jay-nixon-calling-vigorous-prosecution-missouri-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Jay Nixon Matt Lauer Megyn Kelly Michael Brown NBC The Kelly File Today Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:38:53 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46960 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, CBS Promote Governor Perry’s Courthouse Booking: ‘A Humiliating Experience’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-promote-governor-perrys-courthouse-booking-humiliating-experience <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 Tuesday night, both the CBS and NBC evening newscasts did their best to play up Texas Governor Rick Perry’s appearance at an Austin courthouse following his indictment on corruption charges. The Texas Republican was indicted after vetoing funding for the state’s Public Integrity Unit after its leader, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, refused to resign following her DWI arrest.&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-cbs-promote-governor-perrys-courthouse-booking-humiliating-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley NBC Nightly News Rick Perry Scott Pelley Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:23:06 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46958 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-pereira-bemoans-chicago-violence-taking-back-seat-headlines-cnn-barely-covers <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/2014-08-19-CNN-TH-Pereira.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />On Tuesday's <em>This Hour</em>, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson's take on the media's extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The liberal commentator pointed out that "this past weekend, we had over 30 people shot – seven of them died – in the neighborhoods in Chicago – many of them black and brown.</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/cnns-pereira-bemoans-chicago-violence-taking-back-seat-headlines-cnn-barely-covers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chicago Christine Romans CNN Crime Jake Tapper L.Z. Granderson Michael Brown Michaela Pereira This Hour Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:06:51 +0000 matthew.balan 46957 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Highlights Liberal Discomfort Over 'Sketchy' Indictment of Perry http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-liberal-discomfort-over-sketchy-indictment-perry <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>After deluging Americans with two days of heavy coverage of Rick Perry's indictment, the network morning shows on Tuesday eased up. Only&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;offered a story on the Republican's vigorous defense.</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-highlights-liberal-discomfort-over-sketchy-indictment-perry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Jan Crawford Rick Perry Texas Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:01:28 +0000 scott.whitlock 46956 at http://www.mrc.org