Crime http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/831/all en Bill Maher Asks If Abortion Is Responsible for Less Crime http://www.mrc.org/articles/bill-maher-asks-if-abortion-responsible-less-crime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But creator of American Crime suggests many other factors, not abortion, for dropping crime rates. </div> </div> </div> <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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/133748" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">It might be aborted babies who are today’s (would-be) criminals, according to comedian Bill Maher’s line of thinking.</p><p dir="ltr">John Ridley, the creator, writer and director of ABC's American Crime and writer of the film 12 Years a Slave, appeared as a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher on March 6. Maher asked Ridley about America’s dropping crime rates and suggested abortion could be the reason because then “less unwanted babies are born.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bill-maher-asks-if-abortion-responsible-less-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Life Media Abortion American Crime Bill Maher Crime crime rate crime statistics John Ridley Real Time with Bill Maher TV show Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:53:43 +0000 julia.seymour 48406 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Chris Hayes: NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Been Subject to ‘Brutal Attacks’ by NY Police Union http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-hayes-nyc-mayor-de-blasios-been-subject-brutal-attacks-ny-police-union <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 his MSNBC show&nbsp;<em>All In&nbsp;</em>on Monday, Chris Hayes put up his best defense of far-left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio against criticism from NYPD officers and their union, lamenting that de Blasio has been subject to&nbsp;<strong>“brutal attacks”&nbsp;</strong>over the past few weeks while praising him for a drop in crime during 2014.</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-chris-hayes-nyc-mayor-de-blasios-been-subject-brutal-attacks-ny-police-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All In Bill De Blasio Chris Hayes Crime mayors MSNBC New York New York City police Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:59:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47943 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Ignore Police Investigating Inflammatory Comments From Michael Brown’s Stepfather http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-ignore-police-investigating-inflammatory-comments-michael-browns-stepfather <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>Major broadcast networks CBS and NBC failed to cover the news that police in Missouri&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/02/police-consider-charging-michael-brown-stepfather/19777847/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/02/police-consider-charging-michael-brown-stepfather/19777847/" target="_blank">are looking</a>&nbsp;into inflammatory comments made by Michael Brown’s stepfather in the aftermath of a grand jury’s announcement on November 24 that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in connection to Brown’</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-and-nbc-ignore-police-investigating-inflammatory-comments-michael-browns-stepfather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Crime David Muir ferguson Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown NBC News NBC Nightly News Race Issues steve osunsami World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:44:31 +0000 curtis.houck 47767 at http://www.mrc.org Farrakhan Praises Ferguson Violence and ‘Law of Retaliation’; Networks Fail to Cover http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/farrakhan-praises-ferguson-violence-and-law-retaliation-networks-fail-cover <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 a speech in Baltimore on Saturday, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan&nbsp;<a href="http://youtu.be/97Y9FjtQ5Wc" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://youtu.be/97Y9FjtQ5Wc">justified</a>&nbsp;the violence that took place in Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the grand jury decision and called on African-Americans to&nbsp;<strong>“die for something”&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>“tear this goddamn country up”&nbsp;</strong>as peaceful protests only benefit<strong>&nbsp;“white folks.”</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/farrakhan-praises-ferguson-violence-and-law-retaliation-networks-fail-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs Crime ferguson Ferguson Missouri LouisFarrakhan Michael Brown NBC News Race Issues race relations Racism Religion violence Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:30:58 +0000 curtis.houck 47756 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-pereira-bemoans-chicago-violence-taking-back-seat-headlines-cnn-barely-covers <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: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />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-bemoans-chicago-violence-taking-back-seat-headlines-cnn-barely-covers" 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 Science Blogger Backs Prof Who Wants Climate ‘Deniers’ Tried for ‘Criminal Negligence’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/science-blogger-backs-prof-who-wants-climate-deniers-tried-criminal-negligence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philosophy professor just latest to call for prosecution of skeptics. </div> </div> </div> <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Science blogger and biological anthropologist Greg Laden once said that taking away the future from generations by promoting climate denial was a “criminal act.” He doubled down on that March 16, saying that was only “<a href="http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/03/16/are-the-climate-science-deniers-criminals/#.UyZAlcuyptU.twitter">wishful thinking</a>” at the moment and defending a professor who said denialists ought to be charged with “criminal negligence.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/science-blogger-backs-prof-who-wants-climate-deniers-tried-criminal-negligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Government climate climate alarmism Climate Change climate science deniers Crime criminal deniers Global Warming global warming alarmism greg laden Grist lawrence torcello nuremberg prosecution violent language Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:53:28 +0000 julia.seymour 45780 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Lauds Obama Admin Push to Reduce 'Harsh Punishment' of Problem Students http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-obama-admin-push-reduce-harsh-punishment-problem-students <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-08-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />As he ended his <em>PoliticsNation</em> show on Wednesday, January 8, MSNBC's Al Sharpton praised Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for issuing guidelines pushing for schools to reduce "harsh punishment" of students, which the MSNBC host labeled a "national problem," and griped about black students disproportionately receiving d</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-obama-admin-push-reduce-harsh-punishment-problem-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Education Al Sharpton Crime Eric Holder MSNBC PoliticsNation race Schools Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:42:54 +0000 45261 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Slams 'Right' Over 'Knockout Game' and IRS Scandal, 'Want to Stoke Issues of Race' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-slams-right-over-knockout-game-and-irs-scandal-want-stoke-issues-race <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-30-MSNBC-PN-Reid.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On special edition of MSNBC's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on Monday in which a panel of MSNBC regulars selected awards for the year 2013, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid asserted that the "Knockout Game" was the "most overrated story of the year," as she complained that conservatives "went absolutely ballistic" and "wanted[ed] to stoke issues of race."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-slams-right-over-knockout-game-and-irs-scandal-want-stoke-issues-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Crime IRS Jimmy Williams Joy Reid Knockout Game Krystal Ball MSNBC Racism Tea Party Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:30:28 +0000 45205 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Derides FNC 'Obsession' with 'Knockout Game' That Targets Whites http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-derides-fnc-obsession-knockout-game-targets-whites <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-23-MSNBC-AI-Hayes2.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Monday's<em> All In with Chris Hayes</em>, host Hayes for a second time griped over Fox News giving attention to reports of primarily black teens playing a "knockout game" in which they target white victims for violence, suggesting that the game does not really exist.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-derides-fnc-obsession-knockout-game-targets-whites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media All In Chris Hayes Crime FNC MSNBC Racism Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:10:22 +0000 45194 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Alter Suggests Releasing Criminals from U.S. Prisons to Honor Mandela http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alter-suggests-releasing-criminals-us-prisons-honor-mandela <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-05-MSNBC-PN-Alter.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's<em> PoliticsNation</em>, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter played the liberal caricature by actually suggesting that, in light of former South African President Nelson Mandela's passing, Americans should practice "forgiveness" toward "hundreds of thousands of people" who are serving life prison sentences.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alter-suggests-releasing-criminals-us-prisons-honor-mandela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Crime Jonathan Alter MSNBC Nelson Mandela Prisons South Africa Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:27:04 +0000 45112 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Guest Links David Dinkins to Lower NYC Crime, Ignores Giuliani http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-guest-links-david-dinkins-lower-nyc-crime-ignores-giuliani <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-08-15-MSNBC-PN-Jeffries.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, as host Al Sharpton devoted a segment to discrediting the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy, Democratic Rep.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-guest-links-david-dinkins-lower-nyc-crime-ignores-giuliani" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Crime David Dinkins Hakeem Jeffries MSNBC New York City Rudy Giuliani Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:57:43 +0000 44299 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Retracts Claim Whites More Likely to Commit Interracial Murder http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-retracts-claim-whites-more-likely-commit-interracial-murder <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-26-MSNBC-AI-Hayes3.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On the Monday, July 29, <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes had to make a retraction for incorrectly citing statistics on Friday suggesting that a higher percentage of black murder victims are murdered by whites than the percentage of white murder victims killed by blacks.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-retracts-claim-whites-more-likely-commit-interracial-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media All In Bill O'Reilly Blacks Chris Hayes Crime MSNBC murder race Trayvon Martin whites Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:00:08 +0000 44148 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes: 'Frustrating' That 'More People in Prison' While 'Crime is Going Down' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-frustrating-more-people-prison-while-crime-going-down <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-26-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes did not seem to recognize that putting criminals in jail contributes to reducing crime as he declared that it was "frustrating" to him that there has been more "incarceration" while "crime is going down."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-frustrating-more-people-prison-while-crime-going-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All In Bill O'Reily Chris Hayes Crime MSNBC Racism Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:56:14 +0000 44129 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's O'Donnell Slams 'Vicious' Attempt to Ban Violent Criminals from Welfare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-slams-vicious-attempt-ban-violent-criminals-welfare <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-05-22-MSNBC-TLW-Odonnell.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On the Wednesday, May 22, <em>The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell</em> show on MSNBC, host O'Donnell called for the defeat of a "vicious" Senate amendment pushed by Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter which would bar people convicted of some violent crimes from receiving welfare benefits.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-slams-vicious-attempt-ban-violent-criminals-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Crime David Vitter Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC Senate Welfare Thu, 23 May 2013 21:07:22 +0000 43660 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Follows Up Front-Page Accusations of NYPD Racial Profiling With Undermining -- on Page 25 http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-follows-front-page-accusations-nypd-racial-profiling-undermining-page-25 <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>New York Times</em>' claims of racially motivated "stop and frisk" procedures by the NYPD are disintegrating, but casual <em>Times</em> readers would never know it. <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/stop_and_frisk_Sharpton_NYPD.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="207" width="338" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-follows-front-page-accusations-nypd-racial-profiling-undermining-page-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Crime Double Standards Joseph Goldstein NYPD Racial Profiling Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:01:55 +0000 clay.waters 43231 at http://www.mrc.org