Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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TV's Campaign '16 News: An Avalanche of Trump Coverage, Not Much for Others

There are currently 17 declared candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but viewers of the three broadcast evening news shows this year have mainly heard about just two of ...
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Bye-Bye Ed and Alex! The Worst Outbursts of Axed MSNBC Hosts

Due to extremely poor ratings, MSNBC formally announced Thursday it will bring down the ax on Ed Schultz and Alex Wagner. It turns out hate-mongering against conservative Republicans and ...
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Pinocchio Test: Is Univision as 'Fair and Balanced' as Anchor Says?

During a recent interview on CNN, Univision anchor María Elena Salinas made the bold claim that her network’s news coverage is "fair and balanced." The credibility of Salinas’ claim, however, ...
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Walloping Walker: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Wisconsin Governor

Scott Walker’s official entry into the 2016 presidential race has already been met with questions about his sophistication and readiness to be president by the liberal media.
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Big Three Networks Give 2X More Coverage to Confederate Flag than Westerners Joining ISIS

Despite briefly mentioning at least six reported instances of American citizens joining ISIS in June, and multiple FBI warnings about ISIS’s influence in the United States, the networks chose to ...
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June 2015: Gay Marriage Decision Dominates Net Coverage; Alleged Police Misconduct 3X More Than Police Deaths

Despite only being announced on June 26, the Supreme Court’s decision to mandate that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states got enough coverage to move it into the top five topics for the month.
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Crowning Christie as Corrupt: The Media's Rush to Judge NJ Governor

Despite the liberal media's disinterest in pursuing investigations into Barack Obama's scandals, the case of Republican Chris Christie proves the existence of a blatant double standard. The ...
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Jabbing Jindal: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Louisiana Governor

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s expected jump into the 2016 GOP presidential nomination race is bound to be met by skepticism, if not an outright dismissal, by the liberal media if their ...
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Boosting Bush: Liberal Media Pushes Jeb to Whack Conservatives

Jeb Bush’s entry into the 2016 GOP primary race hands the liberal media an establishment candidate that they enjoy using as a tool to whack conservatives. Bush’s stances on immigration, Common ...
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MRC Study: TV News Protects Obama from His ISIS Failures

In May, as ISIS terrorists captured the cities of Ramadi and Palmyra, and with FBI warnings of hundreds of radicalized sympathizers here in the U.S., ABC, CBS and NBC devoted a combined 84.5 ...
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