BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en ABC, CBS Ignore Upcoming VA Secretary Confirmation Hearing; Will Networks Cover News Tonight? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-ignore-upcoming-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-will-networks-cover-news-tonigh <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&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;both ignored the news Tuesday morning that President Obama’s nominee to become the next Secretary of the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs will testify today on Capitol Hill in his confirmation hearing.&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-cbs-ignore-upcoming-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-will-networks-cover-news-tonigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Associated Press cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Natalie Morales NBC Today VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:25:17 +0000 curtis.houck 46753 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Derides Perry's Border Move: 'Not Needed' and Comes With a 'Hefty Price Tag' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-derides-perrys-border-move-not-needed-and-comes-hefty-price-tag <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 morning shows on Tuesday worried about Governor Rick Perry's "controversial," expensive move to send the National Guard to the Texas border. But it was ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday that offered the most annoyed commentary.&nbsp;<em>GMA</em>&nbsp;correspondent Jim Avila began his report by lecturing, "But the border patrol says [National Guard troops are] not needed because federal law prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws."&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-derides-perrys-border-move-not-needed-and-comes-hefty-price-tag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc border Good Morning America Illegal Immigration Jim Avila Rick Perry Texas Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:23:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 46751 at http://www.mrc.org S.E. Cupp's 'View': 'Discipline Was Necessary' Against CNN and NBC Reporters With Anti-Israel Bias http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/se-cupps-view-discipline-was-necessary-against-cnn-and-nbc-reporters-anti-israel-bias <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 as a guest on ABC's <em>The View</em> on Monday, CNN <em>Crossfire</em> co-host S.E. Cupp – who is reportedly <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/07/se-cupp-in-talks-with-the-view-191938.html" target="_blank">in talks to join the daytime talk show</a> – told the hosts it was justified for CNN correspondent Diana Magnay and NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin to be removed from reporting in the Gaza Strip after both expressed Anti-Israel bias.</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/se-cupps-view-discipline-was-necessary-against-cnn-and-nbc-reporters-anti-israel-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc CNN Israel NBC Palestinians S.E. Cupp The View Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:24 +0000 kyle.drennen 46748 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Ignores Gov. Rick Perry Sending National Guard to Border http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-gov-rick-perry-sending-national-guard-border <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 Monday, July 21, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he was deploying up to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/21/texas-gov-rick-perry-plans-to-deploy-1000-guardsmen-to-border/">1,000 National Guard troops</a>&nbsp;to the Texas-Mexico border to help deal with the ongoing crisis of thousands of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States from Central America. &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-ignores-gov-rick-perry-sending-national-guard-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Illegal Immigration NBC NBC Nightly News Rick Perry Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:57:32 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46747 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Big Three’ Ignore IRS Official Saying Backup of Lois Lerner’s Emails May Not Exist http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-irs-official-saying-backup-lois-lerners-emails-may-not-exist <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 Monday, IRS deputy associate chief council Thomas Kane told the House Oversight Committee that he is unsure whether or not backup tapes of the lost Lois Lerner emails exist.</p><p>Despite the potential bombshell surrounding the investigation into the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, all three network evening news shows, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News with Diane Sawyer</em>,&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley&nbsp;</em>and the&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, ignored the revelations on Monday, July 21.&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/big-three-ignore-irs-official-saying-backup-lois-lerners-emails-may-not-exist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs IRS Targets Conservatives Lois Lerner NBC Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:02:09 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46746 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore: As Chaos Breaks Out, White House Claims Obama Has Brought 'Tranquility' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-chaos-breaks-out-white-house-claims-obama-has-brought-tranquility <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 week of July 13 to 19 saw increased violence between Israel and the Palestinians, an act of terror as a plane was blown out of the sky in Ukraine, and simmering tensions between Mexico and the United States over a border crisis. With that as a backdrop, the networks skipped White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's July 14 claim that Barack Obama has "improved the tranquility of the global community."&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/networks-ignore-chaos-breaks-out-white-house-claims-obama-has-brought-tranquility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Israel Josh Earnest Seth Meyers Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:52:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 46745 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Diaz-Balart Broadcasts from La Raza Convention; Fails to Mention They're Giving Him Award http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-diaz-balart-broadcasts-la-raza-convention-fails-mention-theyre-giving-him-award <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 the Monday edition of his MSNBC show, Jose Diaz-Balart rolled out the red carpet for liberal activists in favor of amnesty by broadcasting from the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) conference in Los Angeles. This included inviting an illegal immigrant activist to promote her agenda and pushing another guest to blame House Republicans for the lack of immigration reform. Oh, and he failed to mention that the NCLR was giving him an award at the conference’s closing gala.</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-diaz-balart-broadcasts-la-raza-convention-fails-mention-theyre-giving-him-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Illegal Immigration immigration Jose Diaz-Balart MSNBC National Council of La Raza Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:16:00 +0000 curtis.houck 46744 at http://www.mrc.org McCain Fires Back at Jon Stewart: 'Gets Away' With Being 'Absolutely Wrong;' Jabs Media http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mccain-fires-back-jon-stewart-gets-away-being-absolutely-wrong-jabs-media <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/2014-07-20-FNC-Kurtz.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 154px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" />On Sunday's <em>Media Buzz</em> on FNC, Senator John McCain brushed off Jon Stewart's latest blast at him over the Iraq War. Host Howard Kurtz wondered, "Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?" McCain bluntly answered, "<strong>No, but it doesn't matter really.</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/mccain-fires-back-jon-stewart-gets-away-being-absolutely-wrong-jabs-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Comedy Central Fox News Fox News Channel Howard Kurtz John McCain Jon Stewart Media Buzz Meghan McCain The Daily Show Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:16:03 +0000 matthew.balan 46743 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails Elizabeth Warren as 'Celebrity' for 'Disillusioned, Disappointed Liberals' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-elizabeth-warren-celebrity-disillusioned-disappointed-liberals <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 discussing potential 2016 presidential contenders on Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, correspondent Andrea Mitchell argued that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren could be "real issue" for Hillary Clinton, <strong>touting Warren being "greeted as such a celebrity" at the left-wing Netroots Nation conference.</strong> Moderator David Gregory confirmed <strong>Warren "getting a huge, huge response" at the event.</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-20-NBC-MTP-Mitchell.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-hails-elizabeth-warren-celebrity-disillusioned-disappointed-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell campaign 2016 David Gregory Elizabeth Warren Meet the Press NBC Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:31:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 46742 at http://www.mrc.org Charlie Rose Waits Almost a Full Hour to Ask Hillary About Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-waits-almost-full-hour-ask-hillary-about-benghazi <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/RoseHillary.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />PBS’s Charlie Rose opened his 62 minute-long interview with Hillary Clinton, aired in two parts on <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-starts-interview-friend-hillary-clinton-gooey-maya-angelou-poem">Thursday</a> and Friday’s <em>Charlie Rose</em> show, by reciting a Maya Angelou poem dedicated to the former Secretary of State. Almost an hour later Rose finally asked Clinton about the Benghazi scandal. <br /></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/charlie-rose-waits-almost-full-hour-ask-hillary-about-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Charlie Rose Hillary Clinton PBS Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:23:15 +0000 geoff.dickens 46741 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, ABC Yawn as Rick Perry Sends National Guard to the Border http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-abc-yawn-rick-perry-sends-national-guard-border <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>As the border crisis in Texas intensifies, only one network on Monday bothered to cover Governor Rick Perry sending the National Guard to the border.&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;allowed 20 seconds to the latest development. NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;and ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;avoided the story.&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/nbc-abc-yawn-rick-perry-sends-national-guard-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division National Guard Rick Perry Texas Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:29:44 +0000 scott.whitlock 46739 at http://www.mrc.org Amid Global Chaos, Al Roker Asks Michelle Obama: 'Who's the Best Cook' in the First Family? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/amid-global-chaos-al-roker-asks-michelle-obama-whos-best-cook-first-family <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> Despite the continuing fallout from the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and Israel's incursion into Gaza, Monday's NBC <em>Today</em> devoted over four minutes of air time to weatherman Al Roker conducting a fawning interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. <strong>In what Roker teased as a "revealing conversation," he asked Obama: "Who's the best cook in the family?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-21-NBC-TDAY-RokerObama.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/amid-global-chaos-al-roker-asks-michelle-obama-whos-best-cook-first-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Roker Kids State Dinner Michelle Obama NBC Today White House Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:07 +0000 kyle.drennen 46736 at http://www.mrc.org Sunday Morning Shows Ignore Report Showing Obama Admin. ‘Warned of Brewing Border Crisis’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sunday-morning-shows-ignore-report-showing-obama-admin-warned-brewing-border-crisis <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>The front-page of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-aides-were-warned-of-brewing-border-crisis/2014/07/19/8b5d2282-0d1b-11e4-b8e5-d0de80767fc2_story.html?hpid=z4"><em>Washington Post&nbsp;</em></a>on Sunday, July 20 had a damning headline accusing the Obama administration of “being warned of brewing border crisis” but only&nbsp;<em>Fox and Friends Sunday</em>&nbsp;covered the report.&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/sunday-morning-shows-ignore-report-showing-obama-admin-warned-brewing-border-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc border crisis cbs CNN Fox News NBC Washington Post Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:54:13 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46734 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Promotes Anonymous Palestinian Official Declaring Israeli Military Strike ‘A War Crime In The Making’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-anonymous-palestinian-official-declaring-israeli-military-strike-war-crime-m <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>In the wake of the Israeli military launching a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip to prevent Hamas militants from continuing to fire rockets into their country, NBC has repeatedly taken jabs at Israel and its military.&nbsp;</p><p>In a report filed on&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, July 20,&nbsp;<strong>Richard Engel, NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent, provided a fairly biased report on the ongoing violence in the Middle East which concluded by the reporter hyping a Palestinian official saying Israel’s ground attack “was a war crime in the making.”&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/nbc-promotes-anonymous-palestinian-official-declaring-israeli-military-strike-war-crime-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gaza Strip Israel NBC Richard Engel Today Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:03:13 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46733 at http://www.mrc.org Katrina Vanden Heuvel Bashes Ukrainian President; Says ‘Demonization of Putin’ By U.S. ‘is Not a Policy’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/katrina-vanden-heuvel-bashes-ukrainian-president-says-demonization-putin-us-not-policy <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’s&nbsp;<em>Now With Alex Wagner</em>, the editor of the far-left magazine&nbsp;<em>The Nation</em>, Katrina vanden Heuvel, declared to viewers that they keep in mind that the President of Ukraine has waged war&nbsp;<strong>“against his own people in southeastern Ukraine”</strong>&nbsp;and even though Russian President Vladimir Putin&nbsp;<strong>“is an authoritarian leader,”</strong>&nbsp;demonizing him&nbsp;<strong>“is not a policy</strong>” that the United States should continue.</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/katrina-vanden-heuvel-bashes-ukrainian-president-says-demonization-putin-us-not-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Katrina vanden Heuvel MSNBC NOW with Alex Wagner Russia ukraine Vladimir Putin Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:20:13 +0000 curtis.houck 46732 at http://www.mrc.org