Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Bashing Ben: Media’s Worst Attacks on Doctor Turned Presidential Candidate

Newly-announced presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke onto the national scene at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 when he, while sharing the same stage as the President, ...
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Excusing the Rioters: How the Media Have Shifted the Blame in Baltimore

The Baltimore riots surrounding the death of Freddie Gray became a moment for liberal reporters and commentators to take the blame off those who destroyed cars, looted businesses, burned a ...
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Study: How the Broadcast Networks Have Deleted Hillary’s E-Mail Scandal

Over the past five weeks, all three broadcast networks have essentially walked away from covering the ex-Secretary of State’s secret extra-governmental e-mail server and the possible loss of ...
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Ripping Rubio: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Florida Senator

Not long after he arrived on the national scene in 2010 Republican Senator and forthcoming presidential candidate Marco Rubio was exploited by the liberal media as a way to depict Republicans as ...
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CBS Oozes ‘Giant of Journalism,’ 'Amazing' Bob Schieffer Retiring

Following CBS reporter Bob Schieffer announcing his retirement this summer, his colleague Charlie Rose deemed Schieffer a “giant of journalism” who had a “legendary career” at CBS News. While ...
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Roughing Up Rand: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Kentucky Senator

Since newly announced presidential candidate Rand Paul first arrived on the national scene, as part of the Tea Party wave of 2010, the Kentucky Republican Senator has been depicted as a ...
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Crushing Cruz: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the GOP Presidential Candidate

Ted Cruz’s announcement that he is running for president was immediately greeted with hostility from the liberal media. On Monday, MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter questioned, “Is this 1964 when the ...
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Nets Devote Only 11 Minutes to Clinton Foundation Scandals in 2015

News of yet another shady donation to the Clinton Foundation, this time by a construction company with close ties to the Chinese government that happens to have a long history of worker abuse, ...
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Study: Nets Bury Obama's Iran Deal Under Criticism of GOP Letter

A new study by the Media Research Center has found ABC, CBS and NBC gave three times more coverage to critics of the GOP letter than to supporters, and more than eight times as much airtime ...
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Nets Refuse to Report Latest IRS Scandal Developments, ABC Hasn’t Touched in 10 Months

Today House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued more subpeonas for documents and hardware in the IRS scandal probe. Just last week, the IRS watchdog charged with investigating Lois ...
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