BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user%3Fpage%3D8%3Fpage%3D286 en 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, &nbsp;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, Stelter Cheer Left-Wing Activists That Pushed Out Commencement Speakers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-pereira-stelter-cheer-left-wing-activists-pushed-out-commencement-speakers-0 <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: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />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-stelter-cheer-left-wing-activists-pushed-out-commencement-speakers-0" 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 Despite Vicious Swipes Against Perry, Even NYT Sides With Him Against ‘the Product of an Overzealous Prosecution’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/despite-vicious-swipes-against-perry-even-nyt-sides-him-against-product-overzealous-prose <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>One of the editorials in Tuesday’s&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/opinion/is-gov-perrys-bad-judgment-really-a-crime.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;module=c-column-top-span-region&amp;region=c-column-top-span-region&amp;WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&amp;_r=0" _cke_saved_href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/opinion/is-gov-perrys-bad-judgment-really-a-crime.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;module=c-column-top-span-region&amp;region=c-column-top-span-region&amp;WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&amp;_r=0" target="</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/despite-vicious-swipes-against-perry-even-nyt-sides-him-against-product-overzealous-prose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division investor's business daily New York Times Rick Perry Texas Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:50:58 +0000 curtis.houck 46955 at http://www.mrc.org David Gregory's Liberal Tenure at 'Meet the Press': More Mouthpiece Than Moderator http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregorys-liberal-tenure-meet-press-more-mouthpiece-moderator <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> Filling in as host of NBC's August 17 <em>Meet the Press</em>, Andrea Mitchell <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/andrea-mitchell-reflects-david-gregorys-time-mtp-moderator-n182546" target="_blank">looked back</a> at departing moderator David Gregory's years anchoring the broadcast. The tribute followed Thursday's announcement that Gregory was being <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/08/14/todd-takeover-top-10-list-most-liberal-outbursts-new-meet-press-ho" target="_blank">replaced by political director Chuck Todd</a> and leaving the network.</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/david-gregorys-liberal-tenure-meet-press-more-mouthpiece-moderator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:39:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 46954 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-0 <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 target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets">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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:33 +0000 brent.baker 44669 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Continues Network Cheerleading of Perry Indictment: ‘A Kind of High Noon’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-continues-network-cheerleading-perry-indictment-kind-high-noon <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 “big three” networks (ABC, CBS, NBC)&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/two-days-networks-devote-25-minutes-rick-perrys-indictment">devoting 25 minutes</a>&nbsp;to the indictment of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) in the story’s first two days, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News with Diane Sawyer</em>&nbsp;continued the network obsession with the potential 2016 presidential candidate.&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/abc-continues-network-cheerleading-perry-indictment-kind-high-noon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Diane Sawyer Jim Avila Rick Perry Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:05:22 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46953 at http://www.mrc.org In Two Days, Networks Devote 25 Minutes to Rick Perry's Indictment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/two-days-networks-devote-25-minutes-rick-perrys-indictment <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>In just two days, the three network morning and evening shows deluged viewers with over 25 minutes of coverage (17 stories) on the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry. These programs made sure to speculate as to whether the controversy could "end any chance" for the Republican in 2016.&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-08-16-NBC-Today-Holt.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</strong>The indictment came after<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Perry lobbied for Texas District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunk driving conviction. &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/two-days-networks-devote-25-minutes-rick-perrys-indictment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Indictment NBC Rick Perry Texas Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:33:27 +0000 scott.whitlock 46948 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Guest Who Blasted 'Bully' Limbaugh in 2009 Claims She Avoids 'Opinion' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-guest-who-blasted-bully-limbaugh-2009-claims-she-avoids-opinion <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/2014-08-17-CNN-RS-Saltz.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />On Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em> on CNN, Dr. Gail Saltz blasted Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow for his jab at Michelle Obama's weight: "<strong>To be criticizing people, kind of, willy-nilly is – I don't think meets the Hippocratic Oath</strong>." She played up how Dr.</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/cnn-guest-who-blasted-bully-limbaugh-2009-claims-she-avoids-opinion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN Fox News Fox News Channell Gail Saltz Keith Ablow Michelle Obama Reliable Sources Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:50:15 +0000 matthew.balan 46949 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Halperin on Perry Indictment: ‘This Is the Stupidest Thing I've Seen, I Think, in My Entire Career’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-halperin-perry-indictment-stupidest-thing-ive-seen-i-think-my-entire-career <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 Monday’s&nbsp;<em>Morning Joe</em>&nbsp;on MSNBC, MSNBC contributor and Managing Editor of&nbsp;<em>Bloomberg Politics</em>&nbsp;Mark Halperin slammed the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) by an Austin, Texas-area grand jury for threatening to veto funding for a Democratic District Attorney’s public integrity unit after she was convicted of a DUI as&nbsp;<strong>“the stupidest thing I’ve seen, I think, in my entire career.</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/msnbcs-halperin-perry-indictment-stupidest-thing-ive-seen-i-think-my-entire-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Joe Scarborough Mark Halperin Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe MSNBC Nicole Wallace Rick Perry TexasTribune Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:58:18 +0000 curtis.houck 46945 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Continue to Hype Perry Indictment, Ignore Prominent Liberals Defending Him http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-hype-perry-indictment-ignore-prominent-liberals-defending-him <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> All three network morning shows on Monday continued to hype the Friday indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, but none of the broadcasts mentioned prominent liberals like Obama adviser David Axelrod or Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz coming to Perry's defense and dismissing the charges as politically motivated.<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-continue-hype-perry-indictment-ignore-prominent-liberals-defending-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Indictment NBC Rick Perry Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:28:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 46943 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Mitchell Declares Al Sharpton In Ferguson ‘On a Peace Mission’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-declares-al-sharpton-ferguson-peace-mission <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>Filling in as host on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, Andrea Mitchell, NBC's Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC's&nbsp;<em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em>, rushed to defend her colleague Al Sharpton for his involvement in the Ferguson protests.</p><p>During a discussion with the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley,&nbsp;<strong>Mitchell declared that Sharpton was in Ferguson “on a peace mission” and not in the words of Riley to “continue to blame whites” for the death of Michael Brown.&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/nbcs-mitchell-declares-al-sharpton-ferguson-peace-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Andrea Mitchell Jason Riley Meet the Press NBC Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:46:32 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46942 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Hype Perry Indictment, Promote ‘Political Embarrassment of a Mugshot’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-hype-perry-indictment-promote-political-embarrassment-mugshot <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>Following the indictment of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) for threatening to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit after a Democratic District Attorney refused to resign for a drunk driving incident, ABC and CBS did their best to play up the charges against the Texas Republican.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>CBS reporter Manuel Bojorquez provided the most hyperbolic commentary by proclaiming “even if he is eventually cleared of these charges, he may have to deal with the political embarrassment of a mugshot.”&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/abc-cbs-hype-perry-indictment-promote-political-embarrassment-mugshot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News cbs CBS Evening News NBC NBC Nightly News Rick Perry Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:43:13 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46941 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Spotlights American Yazidis' Anguish for Iraqi Kin Persecuted By ISIS; ABC, CBS Yawn http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-spotlights-american-yazidis-anguish-iraqi-kin-persecuted-isis-abc-cbs-yawn <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/2014-08-15-NBC-NN-ISIS.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right;" /><em>NBC Nightly News</em> was the sole Big Three evening newscast on Friday to cover ISIS's ongoing rampage against non-Muslims in northern Iraq. Chris Jansing filed a full report on the heartbreak for a Yazidi community in Nebraska, who have lost family to the Islamist group's campaign of terror.</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/nbc-spotlights-american-yazidis-anguish-iraqi-kin-persecuted-isis-abc-cbs-yawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC World News cbs CBS Evening News Chris Jansing Iraq ISIS Lester Holt NBC NBC Nightly News Yazidis Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:12:41 +0000 matthew.balan 46940 at http://www.mrc.org Chicago's Little League Team Alerts GMA to Violence in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chicagos-little-league-team-alerts-gma-violence-rahm-emanuels-bloody-chicago <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>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;has a history of ignoring the spasms of bloody violence that rock Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. The city's little league baseball team prompted ABC to mention the problem.</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/chicagos-little-league-team-alerts-gma-violence-rahm-emanuels-bloody-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Chicago Good Morning America Murders Rahm Emanuel violence Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:35:38 +0000 scott.whitlock 46938 at http://www.mrc.org