BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en Over 300,000 Face Deadline to Prove Eligibility for ObamaCare Subsidies; Nets Omit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/over-300000-face-deadline-prove-eligibility-obamacare-subsidies-nets-omit <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>Tuesday marked the deadline for hundreds of thousands Americans with insurance through ObamaCare to provide proper verification of their income levels or risk losing their government subsidies used to purchase health care plans. When it came to marking this critical deadline for ObamaCare, the major broadcast networks dodged coverage of the story in both their morning and evening 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/over-300000-face-deadline-prove-eligibility-obamacare-subsidies-nets-omit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Good Morning America Health Care Health Insurance health insurance exchanges NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Show Wall Street Journal World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:05:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47267 at http://www.mrc.org 2014 Midterms: CBS Sees 'Very Conservative,' 'Far Right' Problem in Kansas http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/2014-midterms-cbs-sees-very-conservative-far-right-problem-kansas <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>Polls and prognosticators suggest a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/off-to-the-races/republicans-hold-the-advantage-in-senate-races-20140929">Republican takeover</a>&nbsp;of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. Yet, the networks continue to offer scant coverage of the various races. The&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>&nbsp;on Sunday managed to briefly look at the Senate elections in Kansas and Colorado.</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/2014-midterms-cbs-sees-very-conservative-far-right-problem-kansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 cbs CBS Evening News Kansas Midterms Pat Roberts Senate Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:57:40 +0000 scott.whitlock 47266 at http://www.mrc.org On Hannity, Imams Deny ISIS's War Crimes, Islamic Faith of Beheading Suspect http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hannity-imams-deny-isiss-war-crimes-islamic-faith-beheading-suspect <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/2014-09-29-FNC-Hannity-Choudary.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Monday's Fox News's <em>Hannity</em>, Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary accused the Western media and Blackwater of framing ISIS for the atrocities that the terrorist group has freely admitted to. When host Sean Hannity raised the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, Choudary contended that "<strong>the information that we received</strong>...<strong>is very biased</strong>....<strong>I don't take my news from Fox News or the BBC</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/hannity-imams-deny-isiss-war-crimes-islamic-faith-beheading-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anjem Choudary Christianity Fox News Fox News Channel Hannity ISIS Islam Muhammad Siddeeq Sean Hannity Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:21:57 +0000 matthew.balan 47265 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Tackles Claims of Anti-Muslim Bias in NFL, Skipped Islamic Extremism in Oklahoma Beheading http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-tackles-claims-anti-muslim-bias-nfl-skipped-islamic-extremism-oklahoma-beheading <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 Tuesday, NBC's <em>Today</em> seized on accusations of anti-Muslim bias in the NFL after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was hit with a 15-yard penalty after appearing to pray in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots Monday night. This was the same network that <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-philbin/2014/09/29/nbc-silent-ok-beheaders-islamic-radicalism">censored any mention of the Islamic extremism</a> of an Oklahoma man who beheaded a co-worker on Thursday.<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-tackles-claims-anti-muslim-bias-nfl-skipped-islamic-extremism-oklahoma-beheading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly Islam Matt Lauer NBC nfl Tamron Hall Today Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:42:33 +0000 kyle.drennen 47264 at http://www.mrc.org Rosie O'Donnell: Penalizing Muslim NFL Player 'Propels Us to War' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rosie-odonnell-penalizing-muslim-nfl-player-propels-us-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>According to&nbsp;<em>View&nbsp;</em>co-host and&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/08/09/pay-attention-abc-rosie-o-donnell-just-reaffirmed-her-belief-911-tru">9/11 truther</a>&nbsp;Rosie O'Donnell, a Muslim NFL player being&nbsp;penalized for praying after a touchdown is the kind of thing that "propels us to war." Talking to the other women of the show about Kansas City Chiefs safety&nbsp;Husain Abdullah, Whoopi Goldberg wondered if Americans are "feeding into Muslim fear."&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/rosie-odonnell-penalizing-muslim-nfl-player-propels-us-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc football Muslims nfl Rosie O'Donnell The View Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:31:43 +0000 scott.whitlock 47263 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Finally Notices 'Push-Back' Against Obama's ISIS Claims http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-finally-notices-push-back-against-obamas-isis-claims <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>After ignoring criticism on Monday of President Obama's claim to <em>60 Minutes</em> that the intelligence community was to blame for having "underestimated" ISIS, Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> finally caught up with the story as co-host Norah O'Donnell declared: "...intelligence officials sort of brustled [sic] at hearing the President say that the intelligence community may have underestimated this threat. I mean, publicly, there's a paper trail of intelligence officials before Congress saying ISIS is a problem."<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/cbs-finally-notices-push-back-against-obamas-isis-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60 Minutes Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose ISIS Norah O'Donnell Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:05:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 47262 at http://www.mrc.org Senate Democrats Push Amendment that Could Neuter Saturday Night Live, Nets Don't Care http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/senate-democrats-push-amendment-could-neuter-saturday-night-live-nets-dont-care <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><em><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/SNLPratt.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Saturday Night Live</em> returned from its summer hiatus this week but if Democrats had succeeded in their September 11 vote to amend the Constitution there wouldn’t be any more political skits on the 40 year-old comedy institution. <br /></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/senate-democrats-push-amendment-could-neuter-saturday-night-live-nets-dont-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Campaign Finance cbs NBC Saturday Night Live Ted Cruz Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:02:58 +0000 geoff.dickens 47259 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’s World News Tonight Gives Clinton Baby News Nearly Twice the Coverage of Democracy Protests in Hong Kong http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-gives-clinton-baby-news-nearly-twice-coverage-democracy-protests- <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>ABC World News Tonight with David Muir</em>, the program not only spent the fewest time covering the democracy protests in Hong Kong than fellow networks CBS and NBC, but&nbsp;<strong>it spent nearly twice as much time gushing over the newest member of the Clinton family than the protests that now number in the tens of thousands.</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/abcs-world-news-tonight-gives-clinton-baby-news-nearly-twice-coverage-democracy-protests-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton David Muir Hillary Clinton Hong Kong World News Tonight. David Muir Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:19:19 +0000 curtis.houck 47258 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and CBS Ignore News That the Intelligence Community Actually Did Warn Obama About ISIS Threat http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cbs-ignore-news-intelligence-community-actually-did-warn-obama-about-isis-threat <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>Throughout the day on Monday, several sources in the intelligence community disputed President Obama’s comments in an interview with CBS’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>&nbsp;that aired on Sunday night that the intelligence community and Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper are to blame for not recognizing the threat posed by ISIS.</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-and-cbs-ignore-news-intelligence-community-actually-did-warn-obama-about-isis-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60 Minutes abc Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Bias by Omission Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley intelligence Iraq Islamic Jihad NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Richard Engel Scott Pelley Steve Kroft Syria World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:05:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47257 at http://www.mrc.org Gayle King to Paul Ryan: 'Some People Don't Think' the Country 'Needs Saving' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gayle-king-paul-ryan-some-people-dont-think-country-needs-saving <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/2014-09-29-CBS-CTM-King.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />Open <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-donor-gayle-king-acclaims-romney-binder-remark-its-going-be-joke-keeps-giving" target="_blank">Obama supporter</a> Gayle King made sure she got her liberal viewpoint across on Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> as she interviewed Rep. Paul Ryan.</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/gayle-king-paul-ryan-some-people-dont-think-country-needs-saving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King Norah O'Donnell Paul Ryan Republicans Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:19:43 +0000 matthew.balan 47256 at http://www.mrc.org Lauer Lectures Media: 'Don't Jump to Conclusions'...Like NBC http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lauer-lectures-media-dont-jump-conclusionslike-nbc <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 Ben Affleck on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer observed that the actor's new murder mystery thriller <em>Gone Girl</em> was "a little hostile to the institution of the media." Affleck agreed but reassured Lauer: "Yeah, it's not media broadly. It's not you guys or <em>The New York Times</em> or even the news. It's about that stripe of media that's the sort of the cable, 24-hour, 'Who killed somebody today?,' you know, kind of hustle."<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/lauer-lectures-media-dont-jump-conclusionslike-nbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Affleck Matt Lauer media criticism NBC Today Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:01:45 +0000 kyle.drennen 47255 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Skips Own Reporter's Battle With White House, Gushes Over Clooney http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-skips-own-reporters-battle-white-house-gushes-over-clooney <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 viewers of ABC News might not know it, but one of the network's senior reporters, Jon Karl, grilled White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday about claims that al Qaeda had been "decimated." From Friday to Monday, ABC ignored the contentious exchange and Earnest's doubling down. Yet, over that same period, the network's news programs devoted over 20 minutes to the deeply superficial topic of George Clooney's wedding in Venice.&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-skips-own-reporters-battle-white-house-gushes-over-clooney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Jon Karl Josh Earnest White House Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:53:43 +0000 scott.whitlock 47252 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails 'Candid' Obama As He Passes the Buck On ISIS Failure http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-candid-obama-he-passes-buck-isis-failure <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 President Obama clearly attempted during a Sunday <em>60 Minutes</em> interview to blame others for his failure to recognize ISIS as a growing threat in the Middle East, <strong>Monday's NBC <em>Today</em> spun the buck-passing as a "very candid" admission by the commander-in-chief.</strong><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-hails-candid-obama-he-passes-buck-isis-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama ISIS Matt Lauer NBC Richard Engel Today Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 47249 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Continues Network Obsession With Clinton Baby, Declares Her ‘Political Royalty’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-continues-network-obsession-clinton-baby-declares-her-political-royalty <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>While ABC and NBC have moved on from their over-the-top gushing over&nbsp;Chelsea Clinton’s baby, CBS felt the need to continue to obsess over the announcement on Monday’s&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>.</p><p><strong>Reporter Bill Plante offered up a healthy dose of Clinton cheerleading when he proclaimed the baby to be the “newest member of a family of political royalty.”</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129573" 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/cbs-continues-network-obsession-clinton-baby-declares-her-political-royalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Plante CBS This Morning Chelsea Clinton Hillary Clinton Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:12:31 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47248 at http://www.mrc.org