BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/user/index.php en Networks Yawn at Possible Terrorist Attack on Americans in Saudi Arabia http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-possible-terrorist-attack-americans-saudi-arabia <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/2015-01-30-FNC-HN-Saudi_Graphic.jpg" style="float: right;" width="280" height="158" />None of the Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday covered the shooting of an American citizen in eastern Saudi Arabia earlier in the day. A <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-saudi-shooting-idUSKBN0L31IU20150130" target="_blank">Friday item</a> by Reuters reported that "a vehicle carrying two U.S.</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/networks-yawn-possible-terrorist-attack-americans-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Kellogg Carol Costello cbs CBS Evening News CNN CNN Newsroom Fox News Channel Michelle Obama NBC NBC Nightly News Nic Robertson Saudi Arabia Scott Pelley World News Tonight Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:14:16 +0000 matthew.balan 48135 at http://www.mrc.org Ashley Judd Goes 'Cuckoo' for Hillary: 'Most Overqualified Candidate We've Had Since...Jefferson' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ashley-judd-goes-cuckoo-hillary-most-overqualified-candidate-weve-had-sincejefferson <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/2015-01-30-Ora-LarryKing-Ashley_Judd.jpg" style="float: right;" width="280" height="158" />Left-wing actress Ashley Judd likened Hillary Clinton to two Founding Fathers during a Friday interview with Larry King for online channel Ora. Judd gushed, "<strong>Obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton</strong>," and hyped that Mrs. Clinton "<strong>might be the most overqualified candidate we've had since – you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington</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/ashley-judd-goes-cuckoo-hillary-most-overqualified-candidate-weve-had-sincejefferson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election Ashley Judd Hillary Clinton Larry King Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:44:54 +0000 matthew.balan 48134 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Host Scolds McCain for Calling Anti-War Protesters 'Scum' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-host-scolds-mccain-calling-anti-war-protesters-scum <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>Even as his fellow <em>Morning Joe</em> co-hosts praised John McCain on Friday for denouncing Code Pink anti-war protesters who attempted to disrupt a Senate hearing <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/01/29/mccain-get-out-of-here-you-low-life-scum/" target="_blank">as "low-life sum,"</a> MSNBC's Thomas Roberts lectured the Republican Senator for shutting down the intruders: <strong>"If people want to show up and protest, right? They should be allowed to hear their voices.</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/msnbc-host-scolds-mccain-calling-anti-war-protesters-scum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Capitol Hill Code Pink John McCain Morning Joe MSNBC Thomas Roberts Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:31:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 48132 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Continue to Show No Interest in Covering Senate’s Passage of Keystone Pipeline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline <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 nation’s major broadcast networks continued their blackout on Friday morning of not covering the U.S. Senate’s&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/">passage</a>&nbsp;of the Keystone XL oil pipeline with zero mentions on their morning newscasts.</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-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Alisyn Camerota Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning CNN congress Conservatives and Republicans Fox and Friends Fox News Channel Good Morning America Howard Dean John Heilemann Katty Kay keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats Morning Joe MSNBC NBC News New Day Senate Today Show Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:49:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48131 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Skip Sheriff's Congressional Slam of Eric Holder and His 'Ugly' Comments http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-skip-sheriffs-congressional-slam-eric-holder-and-his-ugly-comments <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 same networks that have repeatedly defended Eric Holder in the past are now quietly ignoring the congressional testimony of a Milwaukee sheriff who has slammed the Attorney General. Despite a combined eight hours of air time,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>,&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;avoided covering David Clarke's outrage: "The incendiary rhetoric used by Eric Holder created a pathway for a false narrative that then became the rallying cry for cop haters across America."&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/nets-skip-sheriffs-congressional-slam-eric-holder-and-his-ugly-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Attorney General cbs David Clarke Eric Holder NBC Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:28:01 +0000 scott.whitlock 48130 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell: White House 'Furious' Netanyahu Speaking to Congress; 'A Really Bad Idea' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-white-house-furious-netanyahu-speaking-congress-really-bad-idea <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>On her Thursday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell was aghast at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to speak before a joint session of Congress during an upcoming U.S. visit without consulting the Obama administration: <strong>"The White House is furious, furious at Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and also a little bit angry at Speaker Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress, to a joint meeting of Congress without even consulting the administration – protocol would dictate that."</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/andrea-mitchell-white-house-furious-netanyahu-speaking-congress-really-bad-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Reports Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu congress Israel MSNBC Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:04:23 +0000 kyle.drennen 48129 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Cover News Taliban Detainee Swapped for Bergdahl Trying to Rejoin Terrorist Group http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-news-taliban-detainee-swapped-bergdahl-trying-rejoin-terrorist-group <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></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-fail-cover-news-taliban-detainee-swapped-bergdahl-trying-rejoin-terrorist-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Afghanistan BarbaraStarr Bowe Bergdahl CNN Fox News Channel taliban War on terrorism Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:01:16 +0000 curtis.houck 48128 at http://www.mrc.org English and Spanish Networks Combine to Ignore Senate Voting to Approve Keystone Pipeline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-keystone-pipeline <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 U.S. Senate took the step Thursday of&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" target="_blank">approving</a>&nbsp;the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bipartisan fashion by a margin of 62-to-36, with nine Democrats joining 53 Republicans to pass it for the first time after failing to do so under the previous Congress.&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/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans energy FNC Fox News Channel Judy Woodruff keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats MariaCantwell NBC News NBC Nightly News PBS NewsHour President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report Telemundo univision World News Tonight Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:33:36 +0000 curtis.houck 48127 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Mohyeldin Asserts Real American Sniper a 'Racist' Who Went on 'Killing Sprees' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mohyeldin-asserts-real-american-sniper-racist-who-went-killing-sprees <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>During an appearance on Thursday's&nbsp;<em>Morning Joe</em>, Ayman Mohyeldin, NBC News foreign correspondent, make some highly controversial remarks about the Academy Award nominated film <em>American Sniper.</em> </p><p>Speaking to the MSNBC panel, Mohyeldin proclaimed that "people have described his [Chris Kyle] racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq."</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132511" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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-mohyeldin-asserts-real-american-sniper-racist-who-went-killing-sprees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division American Sniper Ayman Mohyeldin Morning Joe MSNBC Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:07:20 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48124 at http://www.mrc.org Kevin Costner Doubles Down on Michael Moore Criticism: 'American Sniper' Comments 'Really Wrong' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/kevin-costner-doubles-down-michael-moore-criticism-american-sniper-comments-really-wrong <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 Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> to promote his new film Black or White, actor Kevin Costner stood by his criticism of left-wing activist Michael Moore, following <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/01/19/american-sniper-brings-out-leftist-bile-michael-moore-calls-snipers" target="_blank">Moore's remarks</a> slamming military sniper Chris Kyle as a "coward": <strong>"I just felt that those comments were, from my point of view, really wrong."</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/kevin-costner-doubles-down-michael-moore-criticism-american-sniper-comments-really-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division American Sniper Kevin Costner Matt Lauer Michael Moore NBC Today Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:40:21 +0000 kyle.drennen 48121 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post's Milbank: Obama on Track to Be As Popular As Reagan http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-milbank-obama-track-be-popular-reagan <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>On MSNBC's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on Tuesday, host Al Sharpton touted liberal <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Dana Milbank making a "bold prediction" about the remainder of Barack Obama's presidency: <strong>"...you wrote, quote, 'If the economy continues on its current trajectory, as most expect, he'll leave office a popular president and leave the 2016 Democratic nominee with a relatively easy past to victory.'"</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/washington-posts-milbank-obama-track-be-popular-reagan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division approval rating Barack Obama Dana Milbank MSNBC PoliticsNation Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 48119 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Evening News Omits AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Saying Illegals Have a Right to Work in America http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-evening-news-omits-ag-nominee-loretta-lynch-saying-illegals-have-right-work-america <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, the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley&nbsp;</em>was the lone network evening newscast to cover the&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/28/loretta-lynch-defends-obama-immigration-policies/" href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/28/loretta-lynch-defends-obama-immigration-policies/" target="_blank">confirmation hearings</a>&nbsp;of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but though CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes featured numerous soundbites from Senate Republicans</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/cbs-evening-news-omits-ag-nominee-loretta-lynch-saying-illegals-have-right-work-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Attorney General cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives HotAir Illegal Immigration Liberals & Democrats Loretta Lynch Nancy Cordes Scott Pelley SenateConfirmationHearings Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:23:55 +0000 curtis.houck 48118 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Cover WH Spokesman Refusing to Call the Taliban a Terrorist Organization http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization <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 daily White House press briefing on Wednesday, Deputy Spokesman Eric Schultz had an exchange with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl where he&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" target="_blank">declined</a>&nbsp;to label the Taliban as a terrorist organization, instead insisting it's&nbsp;<strong>“an armed ins</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/networks-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Afghanistan Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charles Krauthammer foreign policy Fox News Channel Jonathan Karl NBC News NBC Nightly News Special Report taliban War on terrorism White House World News Tonight Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:07:47 +0000 curtis.houck 48117 at http://www.mrc.org Campbell Brown Jabs Boehner and McConnell for ‘Whining’ About Obama in 60 Minutes Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview <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>Filling in for John Heilemann on the Monday edition of Bloomberg’s&nbsp;<em>With All Due Respect</em>, Campbell Brown took a shot at House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for&nbsp;<strong>“whining about President Obama”</strong>&nbsp;in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>.</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/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama bloomberg BloombergTV Campbell Brown congress Conservatives and Republicans John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Mark Halperin Mitch McConnell President Barack Obama President Obama Senate Speaker John Boehner with all due respect Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:08:25 +0000 curtis.houck 48116 at http://www.mrc.org PBS's Charlie Rose Chides Republican's 'State-Run News Service' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-charlie-rose-chides-republicans-state-run-news-service <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>Veteran journalist Charlie Rose is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pbs.org/charlierosetheweek/home/">an anchor</a>&nbsp;on the state-sponsored PBS.</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/pbss-charlie-rose-chides-republicans-state-run-news-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Charlie Rose Mike Pence Norah O'Donnell PBS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:48:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 48111 at http://www.mrc.org