Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Nets Devote 146 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner, Skimp on Bad News for Obama

When network journalists decide a story is important, they make sure it dominates the airwaves. Over the course of three and a half days, ABC, CBS and NBC vigorously investigated a racist rant by ...
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Omission Outrage! Big Three Networks Censor Huge IRS Scandal Developments

At this point it might take a dead body to get the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks to give the IRS-Tea Party scandal any sort of real coverage. Huge developments in the last week – like IRS ...
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Lefty Letterman: A Top Ten List of the Outgoing CBS Host's Most Liberal Outbursts

David Letterman shocked the late night talk show world, last week, when he announced he was going to retire in 2015. But over the last few years Letterman had been losing the ratings war to his ...
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American Horror Story: Tales of ObamaCare Victims Untold by the Big Three Networks

If a government program signed into law by former President George W. Bush was causing cancer patients to go broke, brain tumor victims to pay more for their insurance, and was leaving ...
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MRC Study: Network TV Buries ObamaCare’s Bad News

So far this year, the three network evening newscasts have minimized, spun or ignored every negative development about ObamaCare, while at the same time touting staged pro-ObamaCare publicity ...
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Bye-Bye Piers! A Top 10 Countdown of the Soon-to-Be Ex-CNN Host's Most Outrageous Outbursts

This week marks the end of Piers Morgan’s show on CNN and his run has been full of effusive praise for liberals and damnation of conservatives. Even before Morgan began his show, back in 2010, he ...
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Nets Spend 100 Times More Coverage on Plugging Obama Joke Interview Than Low Enrollment!

This week, anchors and reporters practically fell over themselves laughing at Barack Obama’s Funny or Die collaboration with comedian Zach Galifianikis as they hailed the ObamaCare promotional ...
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More 'Newsworthy' than Latest ObamaCare Delay: Dry Cleaner Scams, Corvettes and Dating Apps

In a nakedly political move designed to ease election year pressure on Democrats the Obama administration has delayed, yet again, another aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and again the Big ...
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Two New MSNBC Hosts Bring News Media-Obama Revolving Door to 30

With two political activists, who toiled for Barack Obama, starting hosting duties today with new shows on MSNBC (Ronan Farrow and Joy-Ann Reid), the MRC’s list of those revolving between ...
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Bad News for ObamaCare? No, Just a 'Hiccup' Say Big Three Nets

In the last couple of weeks ObamaCare has been dealt two serious setbacks: yet another delay in the employer mandate, and a devastating CBO report that claimed it will cost the equivalent of ...
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