BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user en 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 Networks Continue to Provide Minimal Coverage of VA Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-provide-minimal-coverage-va-scandal <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, July 22, Robert McDonald, President Obama’s nominee to take over as Secretary for the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, appeared before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, yet his testimony received a&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/07/22/abc-cbs-ignore-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-today-will-networks-c">minuscule 24 seconds</a>&nbsp;on ABC, CBS, and NBC.&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/networks-continue-provide-minimal-coverage-va-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs IRS scandal NBC Robert McDonald Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:27:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46762 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Discovers Hypocrisy of Michael Moore's Wealth; Used Him to Bash Wall Street in Past http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-discovers-hypocrisy-michael-moores-wealth-used-him-bash-wall-street-past <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 Wednesday, NBC's <em>Today</em> offered a surprising full report on "filmmaker and liberal activist" Michael Moore tarnishing his "blue-collar, anti-capitalist image" after it was revealed during divorce proceedings that Moore and his now ex-wife lived in a Michigan mansion, "the 10,000-square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna and Bruce Willis." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-23-NBC-TDAY-Gutierrez.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-discovers-hypocrisy-michael-moores-wealth-used-him-bash-wall-street-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gabe Gutierrez Michael Moore NBC Today wealth Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:28:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 46759 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Continues Blackout of Latest ObamaCare Rulings http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-continues-blackout-latest-obamacare-rulings <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, July 22 ObamaCare was dealt a mixed bag via two different rulings from federal appeals courts. At issue is the constitutionality of IRS tax subsidies given to individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal exchange rather than through their state-run exchange. &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-continues-blackout-latest-obamacare-rulings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:59:50 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46758 at http://www.mrc.org CBS News Relegates Latest In IRS Scandal To Its Website http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-news-relegates-latest-irs-scandal-its-website <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, July 22, CBS News’ Stephanie Condon got around to reporting that the IRS may in fact be able to recover Lois Lerner’s missing emails despite previous claims that they were permanently lost. In testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Thomas Kane, deputy associate chief counsel to the IRS, maintained that “there is an issue as to whether or not there is a - that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the six-month retention schedule.”</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-news-relegates-latest-irs-scandal-its-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS News CBSNews.com IRS Lois Lerner Stephanie Condon Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:11:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46757 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Ignore Conflicting Court Rulings on Future of ObamaCare Subsidies http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-ignore-conflicting-court-rulings-future-obamacare-subsidies <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, July 22, two&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/22/federal-appeals-court-invalidates-some-obamacare-subsidies-in-blow-to-health/">federal appeals courts</a>&nbsp;ruled in different directions over the constitutionality of tax subsidies given to individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal ObamaCare exchange. At issue, was language in the law where subsidies would be given to individuals who purchased health insurance in an exchange “established by the state.”</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-nbc-ignore-conflicting-court-rulings-future-obamacare-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:59:17 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46756 at http://www.mrc.org The View Crew: Stop Trying to Shame Hillary with Bill's Mistresses! http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/view-crew-stop-trying-shame-hillary-bills-mistresses <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/BillView.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The women of<em> The View</em> are sick and tired of people using Bill Clinton’s mistresses to get in the way of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. </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/view-crew-stop-trying-shame-hillary-bills-mistresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton Jason Biggs Jenny McCarthy Sherri Shepherd Sunny Hostin Whoopi Goldberg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:21 +0000 geoff.dickens 46755 at http://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Grills Netanyahu, Then Touts Hamas Calling Him A 'War Criminal' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-grills-netanyahu-then-touts-hamas-calling-him-war-criminal <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 Benjamin Netanyahu aired on Monday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams hyped how the Israeli Prime Minister was "under increasing fire for the civilian deaths we've seen in Gaza" and proceeded to hammer Netanyahu on the topic: <strong>"Last night our network aired scenes of the largest hospital in Gaza having to turn away dead bodies at the hospital morgue.</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/brian-williams-grills-netanyahu-then-touts-hamas-calling-him-war-criminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Hamas Israel NBC Nightly News Palestinians Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:11:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 46754 at http://www.mrc.org 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