BiasAlerts http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en Plenty of Praise for July Jobs Report from Networks http://mrc.org/biasalerts/plenty-praise-july-jobs-report-networks <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>Released on Friday morning, the latest&nbsp;<a target="_blank" _cke_saved_href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf" href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf">jobs report</a>&nbsp;from the Labor Department touted a net growth of 209,000 jobs in July. On Friday evening, the report was promoted on all three of the major broadcast networks, ranging from news briefs by ABC and NBC to a full report from CBS. While there was plenty of praise and even an ounce of positive news, the networks mostly failed to note that the economy still has a long way to go.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/plenty-praise-july-jobs-report-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Anthony Mason Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Diane Sawyer economy Heritage Foundation James Brown jobs market NBC NBC Nightly News unemployment Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:37:14 +0000 curtis.houck 46841 at http://mrc.org Nets Declare Israeli Response to Captured Solider ‘Furious,’ ‘Pounding’; Tout Palestinians Praising the Kidnapping http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-declare-israeli-response-captured-solider-furious-pounding-tout-palestinians-praisin <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 night, the major broadcast networks all covered the latest developments in the conflict between the Israelis and Hamas as a three-day cease-fire collapsed after an Israeli solider was captured during an ambush while the two sides fought in an underground tunnel. In their coverage, the networks used some harsh language in describing the Israeli offensive to seek out those responsible and two networks touted Palestinians praising the capture.&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-declare-israeli-response-captured-solider-furious-pounding-tout-palestinians-praisin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Barry Petersen Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Diane Sawyer Gaza Hamas Israel James Brown NBC NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Terry Moran Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:12:18 +0000 curtis.houck 46840 at http://mrc.org Now Substitute Host Ezra Klein Fails to Ties to Vox and Vox Reporter Appearing as Guest http://mrc.org/biasalerts/now-substitute-host-ezra-klein-fails-ties-vox-and-vox-reporter-appearing-guest <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>Serving on Friday as the substitute host for&nbsp;<em>Now with Alex Wagner</em>,&nbsp;<em>Vox</em>&nbsp;founder and Editor-In-Chief Ezra Klein had a science reporter from Vox.com on to discuss the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa and the arrival of two Americans who were working there to an Atlanta-area hospital.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/now-substitute-host-ezra-klein-fails-ties-vox-and-vox-reporter-appearing-guest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ezra klein MSNBC NOW with Alex Wagner Vox Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:13:04 +0000 curtis.houck 46839 at http://mrc.org Giddy Chuck Todd Cheers Democrats 'Walking With Confidence,' Most 'Pep' Since 2012 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/giddy-chuck-todd-cheers-democrats-walking-confidence-most-pep-2012 <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>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em> on Friday, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd made a celebratory declaration: <strong>"Look, Democrats, for the first time probably in 18 months, you see them walking with confidence. This White House seems confident again</strong>....the Republicans in a 48-hour period gave Democrats something to run on.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/giddy-chuck-todd-cheers-democrats-walking-confidence-most-pep-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Chuck Todd Democrats MSNBC Republicans Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:12:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 46838 at http://mrc.org Seth Meyers to Megyn Kelly: Was It 'Terrifying' to Interview Dick Cheney? http://mrc.org/biasalerts/seth-meyers-megyn-kelly-was-it-terrifying-interview-dick-cheney <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> Talking to Megyn Kelly on Thursday's NBC <em>Late Night</em>, host Seth Meyers touted how the Fox News anchor had recently "sort of grilled" former Vice President Dick Cheney and "called him to task for...the things he was wrong about with Iraq." Meyers worried: <strong>"...was that terrifying? Is it terrifying to call out Dick Cheney?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-08-01-NBC-LN-MeyersKelly.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://mrc.org/biasalerts/seth-meyers-megyn-kelly-was-it-terrifying-interview-dick-cheney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Dick Cheney Fox News Late Night with Seth Myers Megyn Kelly NBC Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:55 +0000 kyle.drennen 46835 at http://mrc.org Ex-Bill Clinton Aide George Stephanopoulos Spins for His Old Boss on Bin Laden http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-bill-clinton-aide-george-stephanopoulos-spins-his-old-boss-bin-laden <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>Former Bill Clinton operative turned&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;host George Stephanopoulos on Friday spun for his ex-boss in the wake of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/bill-clintons-lost-tape-i-could-have-killed-osama-bin-n170111">newly released audio</a>&nbsp;about Osama bin Laden.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-bill-clinton-aide-george-stephanopoulos-spins-his-old-boss-bin-laden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Clinton Brian Ross George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Osama bin Laden Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:15:15 +0000 scott.whitlock 46834 at http://mrc.org Before Being Obama Flack, Jay Carney Claims He Was 'Old-Fashioned Journalist' Who 'Didn't Take Sides' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/being-obama-flack-jay-carney-claims-he-was-old-fashioned-journalist-who-didnt-take-sides <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 CBS's <em>Late Show</em> with David Letterman on Wednesday, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney asserted that he had been a completely objective reporter for <em>Time</em> magazine before becoming a spin doctor for the Obama administration: "Right after the election in 2008, I was the Washington bureau chief for <em>Time</em>. And <strong>I was an old-fashioned journalist, not an advocate, didn't take sides in my job.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/being-obama-flack-jay-carney-claims-he-was-old-fashioned-journalist-who-didnt-take-sides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs David Letterman Jay Carney Late Show Time Magazine White House Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:44:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 46833 at http://mrc.org CNN's Costello Rips Congress for Adjourning While 'Rome Burns'; Hounds GOP Rep. On Impeachment http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-costello-rips-congress-adjourning-while-rome-burns-hounds-gop-rep-impeachment <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/2014-07-31-CNN-NR-Costello_Salmon.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 157px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />Carol Costello badgered Congressman Matt Salmon on Thursday's 9 AM EDT hour of <em>CNN Newsroom</em> over Congress choosing to go into recess instead of dealing with issues like illegal immigration: "<strong>Congress is again the butt of jokes on late-night TV.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-costello-rips-congress-adjourning-while-rome-burns-hounds-gop-rep-impeachment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom congress immigration impeachment Matt Salmon Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:14:31 +0000 matthew.balan 46832 at http://mrc.org CNN’s Bill Weir Slams Fox Nation Web Site: ‘You Willfully Ignorant F***sticks’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bill-weir-slams-fox-nation-web-site-you-willfully-ignorant-fsticks <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/july/BillWeir-tweet-fucksticks.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />Late Thursday morning, Mediaite’s Eddie Scarry&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-anchor-bill-weir-to-fox-nation-you-willfully-ignorant-fcksticks/" _cke_saved_href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-anchor-bill-weir-to-fox-nation-you-willfully-ignorant-fcksticks/" target="_blank">came&nbsp;</a>across a particularly disparaging <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/BillWeirCNN/status/494670062092296192">tweet</a> that CNN anchor Bil</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bill-weir-slams-fox-nation-web-site-you-willfully-ignorant-fsticks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Weir Climate Change CNN Fox News Global Warming Twitter Washington Times Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:34:50 +0000 curtis.houck 46830 at http://mrc.org Not a Peep on CNN About Investigation Into New York Governor Cuomo http://mrc.org/biasalerts/not-peep-cnn-about-investigation-new-york-governor-cuomo <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 past week, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has been embroiled in a political scandal following his decision to cancel his own Moreland Commission, created to expose political corruption in the state capitol.&nbsp;On July 23, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-the-short-life-of-the-moreland-commission.html"><em>New York Times</em></a>&nbsp;reported “that the governor’s office deeply compromised the panel’s work, objecting whenever the commission focused on groups with ties to Mr.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/not-peep-cnn-about-investigation-new-york-governor-cuomo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrew Cuomo Chris Cuomo CNN Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:56 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46827 at http://mrc.org NBC's Guthrie to Israeli Ambassador: Is Israel 'Minting the Next Generation of Terrorists?' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-israeli-ambassador-israel-minting-next-generation-terrorists <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> In an interview with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie noted how "anti-Israel protests around the world" "have taken a disturbing turn and become anti-Semitic in nature," but proceeded to blame Israel for the prejudice: <strong>"Do you ask yourselves, 'Okay, we may be winning militarily but are we losing the larger battle, the PR war?' And perhaps, as one headline put it yesterday, minting the next generation of terrorists?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-31-NBC-TD</em></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-israeli-ambassador-israel-minting-next-generation-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:02:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 46826 at http://mrc.org Brian Williams Fails to Mention Star of NBC's Upcoming Peter Pan Telecast is His Own Daughter http://mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-fails-mention-star-nbcs-upcoming-peter-pan-telecast-his-own-daughter <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.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-30-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="134" width="240" />On Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, Brian Williams left out a key detail from his news brief about his network's upcoming live production of Peter Pan. Williams noted that "<strong>Allison Williams will play the role of Peter Pan</strong>," but left out that the actress is his first-born child.<br /> </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-fails-mention-star-nbcs-upcoming-peter-pan-telecast-his-own-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Allison Williams Brian Williams Chris Matthews NBC NBC Nightly News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:26:04 +0000 matthew.balan 46823 at http://mrc.org ABC Ignores Lois Lerner E-Mails Slamming Conservative 'Crazies;' CBS and NBC Notice http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice <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/2014-07-30-CBS-EN-Brown_Lerner.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />ABC's <em>World News</em> stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to not cover the release of Lois Lerner's e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as "a**holes" and "crazies." Instead, the news program devoted full reports to the water main that burst on the campus of UCLA and the controversy over usage charges on cell phone bills.<br /> </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Chip Reid congress dave camp IRS James Brown Kelly O'Donnell Lois Lerner NBC NBC Nightly News World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:48:07 +0000 matthew.balan 46822 at http://mrc.org Jorge Ramos Hits Hillary from the Left on Immigration: 'Do You Think You Have a Latino Problem?' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/jorge-ramos-hits-hillary-left-immigration-do-you-think-you-have-latino-problem <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> In an <a target="_blank" href="http://fusion.net/Leadership/video/hillary-clinton-discusses-child-migrants-cuban-embargo-feminism-905604">interview with Hillary Clinton</a> aired Tuesday on his Fusion show <em>America</em>, anchor Jorge Ramos repeatedly pressed the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate from the left on the ongoing illegal immigration crisis, demanding: <strong>"Do you think you have a Latino problem?</strong>...I'm saying it because recently you said about the Central American children coming to the United States that we have to send them back." [<em</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/jorge-ramos-hits-hillary-left-immigration-do-you-think-you-have-latino-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Fusion Hillary Clinton Illegal Immigration Jorge Ramos Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:43:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 46820 at http://mrc.org Geraldo: 'Shame On Drudge' for Trying to 'Stir Up Civil War' with His Border Crisis Stories http://mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-shame-drudge-trying-stir-civil-war-his-border-crisis-stories <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 width="300" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Geraldo2.jpg" />On Monday, <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-every-time-you-say-illegals-its-fingernails-blackboard">Geraldo Rivera</a> barked at his fellow FNC hosts for using the term “illegals” around him. On Wednesday, he amped up his attacks on conservatives when, on his WABC radio show, he accused Matt Drudge of “doing his best to stir up a civil war” because he was posting so many border crisis stories.</p> <p> Rivera also attacked him on Twitter: “Shame on Drudge. His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’”</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-shame-drudge-trying-stir-civil-war-his-border-crisis-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Geraldo Rivera immigration Matt Drudge Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:26:16 +0000 geoff.dickens 46819 at http://mrc.org