Labeling http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/842/all en Leaked Al Jazeera English Email Bans Staff from Using Terms ‘Terrorist,’ ‘Militant,’ ‘Islamist’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist <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 Tuesday afternoon, Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online (NRO) <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/397320/internal-emails-show-al-jazeera-english-banning-use-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist">reported</a> on the latest leaked email from Al Jazeera English that showed executive Carlos van Meek telling employees not to sure the terms&nbsp;<strong>“extremist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“Islamist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“militant,”&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>“terrorist”</strong>&nbsp;in their news coverage to&nbsp;<strong>“avoid characterizing people.”</strong</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/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division al jazeera Al Jazeera English Islam Labeling Libya National Review Terrorism Terrorists Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:32:51 +0000 curtis.houck 48105 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Nightly News Declines to Label Retiring California Senator Barbara Boxer a Liberal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-declines-label-retiring-california-senator-barbara-boxer-liberal <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>In a news brief on Thursday,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;reported that one of Californi’s two Democratic Senators, Barbara Boxer, would not seek reelection in 2016 and instead retire following&nbsp;“a decade in the House”&nbsp;and her first election to the Senate in 1992. When it came to labeling where she stood politically, however, NBC shied away from labeling her a liberal or progressive.&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/nbc-nightly-news-declines-label-retiring-california-senator-barbara-boxer-liberal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarbaraBoxer Brian Williams California congress Double Standard Labeling Liberals & Democrats NBC News NBC Nightly News Senate Fri, 09 Jan 2015 02:59:35 +0000 curtis.houck 47973 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Goofs: 'Pro-Communist,' 'Right-Wing Radicals' Assault U.S. 'Soldiers' in Turkey http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-goofs-pro-communist-right-wing-radicals-assault-us-soldiers-turkey <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/2014-11-13-MSNBC-DR-Miklaszewski.jpg" style="float: right;" height="156" width="280" />On Thursday's <em>Daily Rundown</em> on MSNBC, Jim Miklaszewski misidentified the political ideology of the protesters that attacked three American sailors in Istanbul, Turkey.</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/msnbc-goofs-pro-communist-right-wing-radicals-assault-us-soldiers-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Daily Rundown Jim Miklaszewski Labeling Military MSNBC Peter Alexander Ronan Farrow Ronan Farrow Daily The Daily Rundown Turkey Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:34:45 +0000 matthew.balan 47635 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Ignore Far-Left Agenda of 'Fringe' Mob's Attack on U.S. Sailors in Turkey http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-ignore-far-left-agenda-fringe-mobs-attack-us-sailors-turkey <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/2014-11-12-ABC-WNT-Turkish_Youth_Union.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's evening newscasts on Wednesday glossed over the radical left-wing ideology of the Turkish protesters who assaulted three U.S. sailors in Istanbul earlier in the day.</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/nets-ignore-far-left-agenda-fringe-mobs-attack-us-sailors-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News David Martin Labeling Martha Raddatz Military NBC NBC Nightly News Turkey World News Tonight Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:37:14 +0000 matthew.balan 47622 at http://www.mrc.org Analysis: The News Media’s Double Standard on Political Scandals http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/analysis-news-medias-double-standard-political-scandals <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What’s the difference between a political scandal involving a Republican and one involving a Democrat? When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left out of the story. <br /><br />There are exceptions to this rule, of course, but not many. To document the point, here’s how ABC, CBS and NBC have identified (or failed to identify) the figures in 16 political scandals — 8 Democrats, 8 Republicans — during the past few years:<br /><br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/analysis-news-medias-double-standard-political-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs Democrats double-standards Labeling Media Bias NBC Republicans Scandals Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:07:43 +0000 rich.noyes 46939 at http://www.mrc.org Barbara Walters Fawns Over 'Most Fascinating' Hillary One Last Time on 'The View' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/barbara-walters-fawns-over-most-fascinating-hillary-one-last-time-view <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/2014-05-16-ABC-Walters_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />Barbara Walters gushed over Hillary Clinton, who made a surprise appearance on the ABC personality's last episode of <em>The View</em> on Friday. Walters wasted little time before exclaiming to Clinton, "<strong>Why don't you just take my place on the show?</strong>" The host later exalted the former First Lady as "someone we admire – and, for me, <strong>it's more than admiration – it's very deep affection</strong>."<br /> </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/barbara-walters-fawns-over-most-fascinating-hillary-one-last-time-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election abc Barbara Walters Hillary Clinton Labeling Sherri Shepherd The View Fri, 16 May 2014 22:44:25 +0000 matthew.balan 46283 at http://www.mrc.org Joe Scarborough and Company Refuse to Admit Obama ‘Lied’ About ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/joe-scarborough-and-company-refuse-admit-obama-lied-about-obamacare <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/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> You can give MSNBC’s <em>Morning Joe</em> crew credit for this much: they spent almost half an hour on Tuesday’s show discussing the NBC News report that President Obama knew that millions of Americans would lose their current health insurance plans because of ObamaCare. Host Joe Scarborough seemed appropriately outraged that the president knew about this even as he repeatedly insisted that those who liked their health insurance could keep it.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/joe-scarborough-and-company-refuse-admit-obama-lied-about-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Health Care Joe Scarborough Julie Pace Labeling Morning Joe MSNBC obamacare Sam Stein Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:41:23 +0000 paul.bremmer 44834 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Presses Krauthammer to Diagnose GOP: 'Do You Think The Party Needs Some Psychiatry?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-presses-krauthammer-diagnose-gop-do-you-think-party-needs-some-psychiatry <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gayle-king-attends-obama-fundraiser-abc-omits-shes-cbs-anchor" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-10-22-CBS-King_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Obama donor</a> Gayle King and Charlie Rose strongly hinted that conservatives/Republicans needed psychiatric help during a segment with Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>.</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/cbs-presses-krauthammer-diagnose-gop-do-you-think-party-needs-some-psychiatry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charles Krauthammer Charlie Rose Gayle King Labeling Norah O'Donnell obamacare Republicans Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:41:43 +0000 matthew.balan 44784 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Norah O'Donnell Heralds Obama as Shutdown's 'Grown-Up in the Room' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-norah-odonnell-heralds-obama-shutdowns-grown-room <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 width="240" height="134" style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-10-17-CBS-ODonnell_large.JPG" />Norah "<a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/norah-we-shouldnt-editorialize-odonnell-forgets-she-regularly-editorializes">we shouldn't editorialize</a>" O'Donnell boosted President Obama mere seconds after the liberal politician finished his Thursday presser about the end of the partial government shutdown.</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/cbss-norah-odonnell-heralds-obama-shutdowns-grown-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Budget cbs Charlie Rose congress Democrats Labeling Norah O'Donnell Republicans Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:58:43 +0000 matthew.balan 44755 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Split' in House GOP Between 'Staunch' Tea Party and 'Mainstream' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-split-house-gop-between-staunch-tea-party-and-mainstream <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/2013-10-14-CBS-Chip_Reid_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />Monday's <em>CBS Evening News</em> unsurprisingly ginned up the ideological struggle inside the Republican Party as it covered the ongoing partial government shutdown. Chip Reid spun the face-off inside the House Republican caucus as being between "<strong>staunch</strong>" Tea Party-aligned representatives inside the House and "<strong>mainstream</strong>" Republicans.<br /> </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/cbs-hypes-split-house-gop-between-staunch-tea-party-and-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget cbs CBS Evening News Chip Reid congress John Boehner Labeling Republicans Tea Party Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:13:37 +0000 matthew.balan 44718 at http://www.mrc.org Dan Rather: Wendy Davis Likely to Lose, But 'Let Her Rip' at 'Hardcore Conservative' Abbott http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/dan-rather-wendy-davis-likely-lose-let-her-rip-hardcore-conservative-abbott <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/2013-10-04-MSNBC-Rather_large.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 1px;" height="133" width="230" />On Friday's <em>Rachel Maddow Show</em> on MSNBC, Dan Rather poured cold water on Wendy Davis' chances of winning the Texas gubernatorial race, but maintained a glimmer of hope: "I'm not predicting she'll win. If you have to bet the trailer money, you bet she loses. But overnight's a long time in politics – a week is forever – and we're talking about an election that doesn't happen [until] a year from now.</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/dan-rather-wendy-davis-likely-lose-let-her-rip-hardcore-conservative-abbott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Dan Rather Democrats Greg Abbott Labeling MSNBC Rachel Maddow Republicans Texas Wendy Davis Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:28:27 +0000 matthew.balan 44668 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Stunned By Climate Change 'Inconvenient Truth...On the Way to the Apocalypse' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-stunned-climate-change-inconvenient-truthon-way-apocalypse <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/2013-09-26-CBS-Phillips_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />Thursday's <em>CBS Evening News</em> was practically shocked by a fact that threatens the agenda of radical environmentalists – global temperatures have simply not risen in 15 years.</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/cbs-stunned-climate-change-inconvenient-truthon-way-apocalypse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benny Peiser Brian King cbs CBS Evening News Climate Change Global Warming Labeling Mark Phillips Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:03:35 +0000 matthew.balan 44580 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Fail to Label Scandal-Tarred Jesse Jackson Jr. a Democrat http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-fail-label-scandal-tarred-jesse-jackson-jr-democrat <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-08-15-CBS-CBSThisMorning-Rose.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On Thursday morning, neither ABC nor CBS labeled former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. a Democrat as they reported on his 30 month jail sentence. NBC's <em>Today</em> did not report Jackson's sentence on Thursday, but on Wednesday they covered it without identifying him as a Democrat.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-fail-label-scandal-tarred-jesse-jackson-jr-democrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Double Standard Good Morning America Jesse Jackson Jr. Labeling Political Scandals Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:58:47 +0000 matt.hadro 44289 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, CBS Minimize Coverage of Jesse Jackson, Jr. Sentencing; Skip Party ID http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-minimize-coverage-jesse-jackson-jr-sentencing-skip-party-id <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> <em><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-08-14-NBC-Morales_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />CBS This Morning</em> and NBC's <em>Today</em> couldn't be bothered to give Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s political affiliation as they devoted just 35 seconds of air time on Wednesday to his upcoming sentencing. Both morning newscasts merely identified the onetime Democratic politician as a former congressman.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-minimize-coverage-jesse-jackson-jr-sentencing-skip-party-id" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Jesse Jackson Jr. Labeling Natalie Morales NBC Norah O'Donnell Today Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:55:20 +0000 matthew.balan 44268 at http://www.mrc.org Zero Air Time on CBS Evening News for Latest Weiner Sex Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/zero-air-time-cbs-evening-news-latest-weiner-sex-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <em><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-07-24-CBS-Weiner_large.JPG" height="134" width="240" />CBS Evening News</em> stood out among the Big Three evening newscasts on Tuesday in their failure to cover former Rep. Anthony Weiner's admission that he sent lewd text messages even after his resignation in 2011. The CBS show apparently deemed the British royal family's new baby, the doping scandal in baseball, and whale watching to be more important news items.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/zero-air-time-cbs-evening-news-latest-weiner-sex-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Weiner cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Huma Abedin Jan Crawford Labeling NBC NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell World News Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:50:55 +0000 matthew.balan 44087 at http://www.mrc.org