BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/node/add en Media Double-Standard: Protecting the Protesters vs. Trashing the Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-double-standard-protecting-protesters-vs-trashing-tea-party <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nearly four years ago, the media establishment swiftly and baselessly linked the Tea Party to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. But after this weekend’s murder of two New York City police officers, by a gunman who used the hashtag #ShootThePolice, there was no rush at ABC, CBS or NBC to condemn anti-police protesters who have employed the chant: “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now.”</p><p><em>National Review</em>’s Jonah Goldberg highlighted the outrageous double standard on Sunday’s<em> MediaBuzz </em>on the Fox News Channel:</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-double-standard-protecting-protesters-vs-trashing-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division demonstrators Double Standard Jonah Goldberg police shootings Protesters Sarah Palin Tea Party Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:34:45 +0000 rich.noyes 47909 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’s Nancy Cordes Only Plays Up Split in GOP on Cuba; Frets Blockage of Ambassador http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-nancy-cordes-only-plays-split-gop-cuba-frets-blockage-ambassador <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&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley&nbsp;</em>on Thursday, CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the continued response from members of Congress to the move by President Obama to normalize relations with Cuba, but chose to exclusively play up the split among those in the Republican Party on the issue.&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/cbss-nancy-cordes-only-plays-split-gop-cuba-frets-blockage-ambassador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress Conservatives and Republicans Cuba cubans foreign policy John McCain Liberals & Democrats Marco Rubio Nancy Cordes Rand Paul Scott Pelley Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:22:09 +0000 curtis.houck 47903 at http://www.mrc.org MRC's Bozell: Castro a 'Mythological Figure to Left-Wing Press' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrcs-bozell-castro-mythological-figure-left-wing-press <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb-staff/2014/12/19/mrcs-bozell-hannity-cubas-castro-mythological-figure-left-wing-press" target="_blank">http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb-staff/2014/12/19/mrcs-bozell-hannity-cubas-castr...</a> </div> </div> </div> BiasAlerts Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:45:27 +0000 kyle.drennen 47902 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skewers Uber in One-Sided Segment; Hypes ‘a Rough Ride’ and ‘New Concerns’ About Company http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skewers-uber-one-sided-segment-hypes-rough-ride-and-new-concerns-about-company <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 style="text-align: left;">In addition to its&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/12/18/nbc-continues-shrug-criticism-obamas-move-cuba-frets-theyll-keep-door" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/12/18/nbc-continues-shrug-criticism-obamas-move-cuba-frets-theyll-keep-door" target="_blank">slanted coverage</a>&nbsp;of the news regarding Cuba,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;on Thursday offered up a biased segment against the growing transportation company Uber by using two incidents involving its drivers to conclude that Uber’s curren</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/nbc-skewers-uber-one-sided-segment-hypes-rough-ride-and-new-concerns-about-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division anti-capitalism Brian Williams Free Market Janet Shamlian NBC News NBC Nightly News taxi cab Taxis Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:37 +0000 curtis.houck 47901 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Continues to Shrug Off Criticism of Obama’s Move on Cuba; Frets They’ll ‘Keep’ the Door ‘Shut’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-continues-shrug-criticism-obamas-move-cuba-frets-theyll-keep-door-shut <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, NBC&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/12/18/nbc-cheers-new-era-us-cuba-relations-barely-notices-opposition" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/12/18/nbc-cheers-new-era-us-cuba-relations-barely-notices-opposition" target="_blank">continued</a>&nbsp;to shower praise in the direction of President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with the communist country of Cuba and brush off any criticism of the policy shift.&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/nbc-continues-shrug-criticism-obamas-move-cuba-frets-theyll-keep-door-shut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams NBC News NBC Nightly News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:02:52 +0000 curtis.houck 47900 at http://www.mrc.org David Muir Muses: Just When Can Cuba Get Off That Terrorism List? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-muir-muses-just-when-can-cuba-get-terrorism-list <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>World News</em>&nbsp;anchor David Muir on Wednesday scored an exclusive interview with Barack Obama to talk about normalizing relations with Cuba. While Muir offered a couple pointed questions about the poor human rights record of the communist nation, he mostly lobbed softballs.&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/david-muir-muses-just-when-can-cuba-get-terrorism-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Cuba David Muir World News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:50:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 47897 at http://www.mrc.org Gergen: Obama's 'Most Significant' Foreign Policy Achievement is Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gergen-obamas-most-significant-foreign-policy-achievement-climate-change <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/2014-12-17-CNN-Gergen.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Wednesday, David Gergen ranked a supposed foreign policy accomplishment of President Obama higher than the killing of Osama bin Laden during CNN's special coverage of the Democrat's "historic..decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba," as anchor Erin Burnett put it. Gergen contended that "<strong>ultimately, he's going to be judged very favorably by history – not by conservatives today</strong> – but by history <strong>on climate change.</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/gergen-obamas-most-significant-foreign-policy-achievement-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ana Navarro Barack Obama CNN Cuba David Gergen Douglas Brinkley Erin Burnett Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:14:36 +0000 matthew.balan 47896 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Cheers 'New Era' in U.S.-Cuba Relations, Barely Notices Opposition http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cheers-new-era-us-cuba-relations-barely-notices-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>During the five minutes of coverage that Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> provided on President Obama reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, only twenty-three seconds was devoted to critics of the controversial move. In addition, the only opponent featured was Republican Senator Marco Rubio, despite Democratic Senator Robert Menendez equally <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/227400-top-senate-dem-slams-obama-on-cuba" target="_blank">condemning the presidential action</a>.</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-cheers-new-era-us-cuba-relations-barely-notices-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Cuba Diplomacy Mark Potter NBC Republicans Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:55:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 47895 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Offers Little Criticism for Obama's Cuba Move: It 'Helped Thaw a Cold War' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-offers-little-criticism-obamas-cuba-move-it-helped-thaw-cold-war <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 journalists of&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Thursday cheered Barack Obama's efforts to "help thaw a Cold War" and offered little in the way of criticism for the President's actions to normalize relations with Cuba. Reporter Jim Avila hyped, "Well soon many more Americans will be able to hop a plane to Havana, take a tour, even legally buy one of those famous cigars." The words "human rights" were not uttered until the 8am hour.&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-offers-little-criticism-obamas-cuba-move-it-helped-thaw-cold-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Cold War Cuba Fidel Castro Good Morning America Jim Avila Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:51:38 +0000 scott.whitlock 47894 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Brings On Obama Supporter Colin Powell To Endorse New Cuba Policy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-brings-obama-supporter-colin-powell-endorse-new-cuba-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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;interviewed Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and supporter of President Obama, to discuss whether or not the president made the right call in normalizing relations 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/cbs-brings-obama-supporter-colin-powell-endorse-new-cuba-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Colin Powell Cuba Raul Castro Norah O'Donnell Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:24 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47893 at http://www.mrc.org WashPost Editorial Board Tears Into Obama’s Move on Cuba; ‘an Undeserved Bailout’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washpost-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout <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 style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" class="image-blog_body-50" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" width="280" /><span></span>In the lead editorial for Thursday’s paper,<em>&nbsp;The Washington Post</em>&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-obama-administration-extends-the-castro-regime-in-cuba-a-bailout-it-doesnt-deserve/2014/12/17/</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-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Communism Communists Cuba cubans Editorial editorial board Fidel Castro foreign policy President Barack Obama President Obama Raul Castro The Washington Post Washington Post Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:23:49 +0000 curtis.houck 47892 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Barely Mention Brutality of Castro Regime or Cuba Being Communist http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-barely-mention-brutality-castro-regime-or-cuba-being-communist <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>Following the trend&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/12/17/nbc-hails-momentous-day-obama-opening-us-relations-cuba" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/12/17/nbc-hails-momentous-day-obama-opening-us-relations-cuba" target="_blank">set</a>&nbsp;when news broke early Wednesday, the major broadcast networks continued their praising of the move by President Obama to seek normalized relations with Cuba on their Wednesday night newscasts.&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/networks-barely-mention-brutality-castro-regime-or-cuba-being-communist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Communists Cuba David Muir Fidel Castro foreign policy Mark Potter NBC News NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell Raul Castro World News Tonight Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:55:24 +0000 curtis.houck 47891 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Mark Potter Blames Cuba’s Poor Economy on ‘the Long-Standing U.S. Embargo’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mark-potter-blames-cubas-poor-economy-long-standing-us-embargo <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 Wednesday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, correspondent Mark Potter reported from Havana, Cuba on the news that President Obama was altering U.S. relations with the communist state and parroted a long-standing liberal argument as to why Cuba’s economy has struggled for over half a century.</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/nbcs-mark-potter-blames-cubas-poor-economy-long-standing-us-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Communists Cuba cubans Embargo Fidel Castro foreign policy international trade Mark Potter NBC News NBC Nightly News Raul Castro Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:24:10 +0000 curtis.houck 47890 at http://www.mrc.org Ed Schultz: Cuba Move is Obama's 'Tear Down This Wall, Mr. Castro' Moment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-cuba-move-obamas-tear-down-wall-mr-castro-moment <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/2014-12-17-MSNBC-TES-Schultz.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Ed Schultz one-upped colleague Chuck Todd on his MSNBC program on Wednesday.</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/ed-schultz-cuba-move-obamas-tear-down-wall-mr-castro-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Cuba Ed Schultz Fidel Castro Henry Fernandez MSNBC Raul Castro Ronald Reagan The Ed Show Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:38:11 +0000 matthew.balan 47889 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails 'Momentous Day' of Obama Opening U.S. Relations With Cuba http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-momentous-day-obama-opening-us-relations-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During an NBC News Special Report on Wednesday, <em>Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams could barely contain his excitement over President Obama announcing the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba: <strong>"A momentous day, especially for those Americans old enough to remember the Cold War.</strong> The curtain came down between Cuba and the United States in January of 1961 and in just a moment diplomatic relations, at least the first steps to which, will be reestablished....<strong>It is a day of momentous change, fast-moving change..."</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/nbc-hails-momentous-day-obama-opening-us-relations-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams Cuba Diplomacy NBC Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:57:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 47888 at http://www.mrc.org