Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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In a Month, TV News Gives Less Airtime to VA Scandal than Christie Controversy Received in Four Days

In nearly four and a half weeks, CBS, NBC and ABC offered 110 minutes to covering an evolving scandal involving secret lists designed to keep veterans from receiving proper medical treatment. Yet ...
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Networks Devote 72 Minutes to Veterans Scandal, But Just 5 Seconds of Criticism for Obama

Since a massive scandal involving the Veterans Affairs department became public, the three networks have devoted a combined 71 minutes and 55 seconds (or 38 stories) to investigating a secret list ...
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Bye-Bye Barbara! The Top 20 Worst of Walters Countdown

Friday marks Barbara Walters’ retirement from ABC’s The View. On that show and throughout her career at ABC the longtime reporter has shown an inclination to suck-up to liberal heroes like ...
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The Burying of a Scandal: TV News Hides the Facts on the IRS’s Targeting of Conservatives

After a partisan report last June absurdly suggested that progressive groups were just as likely to be scrutinized as conservative ones, ABC, CBS and NBC essentially abandoned their coverage of ...
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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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