Apology http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/920/all en NBC's Brian Williams Apologizes to Arsenio Hall http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brian-williams-apologizes-arsenio-hall <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/WilliamsArsenio.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />It’s funny how quickly liberals are willing to apologize when one of their own is upset with them. On Wednesday’s <em>Nightly News</em> NBC’s Brian Williams said he was sorry to Arsenio Hall for leaving him out of their <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/things-make-you-go-hmm-arsenio-calls-out-brian-williams-forgetting-about-black-host">overview</a> of the late-night talk show scene.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brian-williams-apologizes-arsenio-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Apology Arsenio Hall Brian Williams NBC Nightly News Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:02:51 +0000 geoff.dickens 45594 at http://mrc.org Low Class MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering http://mrc.org/biasalerts/low-class-msnbc-tasteless-ronan-farrow-compares-war-heros-struggles-congressional-bickeri <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/ronanfarrow/status/428366053794529281">tweeted</a>, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'"</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/low-class-msnbc-tasteless-ronan-farrow-compares-war-heros-struggles-congressional-bickeri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Apology MSNBC Phil Griffin Ronan Farrow State of the Union Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:49:31 +0000 scott.whitlock 45439 at http://mrc.org NBC Hypes President's 'Direct Apology' for ObamaCare Failures http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-presidents-direct-apology-obamacare-failures <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Touting chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd's exclusive interview with President Obama on Thursday, <em>Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams proclaimed: <strong>"We are all about to hear the President of the United States apologize</strong>, and not just for the troubled rollout of this new health care website, but for the fact that his promise to the American people that 'If they like their current health insurance, they can keep it,' has not held true for all." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-11-08-NBC-ObamaApology.mp3" tar</em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-presidents-direct-apology-obamacare-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Apology Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd Matt Lauer NBC obamacare Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:01:35 +0000 kyle.drennen 44911 at http://mrc.org ABC, CBS Acknowledge Obama's 'Broken Promise,' But Knock Americans' 'Sub-Par Insurance' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-acknowledge-obamas-broken-promise-knock-americans-sub-par-insurance <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC and CBS on Thursday and Friday reacted to Barack Obama's health care apology by acknowledging&nbsp;his "broken promise." At the same time, both networks attempted to spin <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-president-didnt-intentionally-lie-about-obamacare">the NBC interview</a> with qualifiers on the millions of Americans who will be losing their health insurance.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-acknowledge-obamas-broken-promise-knock-americans-sub-par-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Apology Barack Obama George Stephanopoulos Jon Karl obamacare Scott Pelley White House Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:04:13 +0000 scott.whitlock 44908 at http://mrc.org Russell Simmons Apologizes For ‘Harriet Tubman Sex Tape’ http://mrc.org/articles/russell-simmons-apologizes-harriet-tubman-sex-tape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huffington Post Live panelists doubts sincerity. </div> </div> </div> <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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It turns out “comedy” does have limits, as Russell Simmons discovered when he allowed the outrageous “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” to be posted to his YouTube channel.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/russell-simmons-apologizes-harriet-tubman-sex-tape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Apology comedy Ebony harriet tubman huffington post Parody Race Issues rape russell simmons sex tape sexual activity Slavery Video Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:31:28 +0000 julia.seymour 44293 at http://mrc.org Bozell Rejects NBC's False Apology http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-rejects-nbcs-false-apology <p>April 4, 2012 - Last week, NBC’s “Today Show” doctored George Zimmerman’s 9-1-1 call so that his motive for shooting Trayvon Martin appeared racial.&nbsp; Over the weekend, NBC reported to <i>The Washington Post</i> that an investigation would be forthcoming after the Media Research Center exposed their fraud.&nbsp; It appears NBC’s investigation has been completed.&nbsp; Last night, NBC issued a two sentence explanation on it.&nbsp; Media Research President Brent Bozell says that this is as dishonest as the original piece.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-rejects-nbcs-false-apology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases Apology brent bozell Comcast NBC Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:05:18 +0000 scooter.schaefer 39739 at http://mrc.org NYT Ombudsman Finds Editors Who Don't Mind Joe Nocera Comparing Tea Party to Terrorists http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-ombudsman-finds-editors-who-dont-mind-joe-nocera-comparing-tea-party-terrorists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The paper&#039;s Public Editor Arthur Brisbane did not mention that columnist Joe Nocera is far from the only Times columnist to liken Tea Party supporters or conservative congressmen to terrorists. </div> </div> </div> <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Times' Public Editor (or ombudsman) Arthur Brisbane weighed in on columnist Joe Nocera, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/opinion/sunday/in-an-age-of-vitriol-what-is-out-of-bounds.html">who apologized in print last week</a> for having compared Tea Party members to terrorists in a column August 2.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-ombudsman-finds-editors-who-dont-mind-joe-nocera-comparing-tea-party-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Apology ArthurBrisbane JoeNocera liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PublicEditor TeaParty Terrorism TimesWatch Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:56:00 +0000 admin 473 at http://mrc.org Bozell: Letterman "Apology" Is Slippery and Clintonian http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-letterman-apology-slippery-and-clintonian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Letterman issued what many are calling a full and complete apology to Governor Sarah Palin, her daughters, family and &quot;everybody else who was outraged&quot; by his raunchy sex &quot;joke&quot; that he told and later defended with a sarcastic apology aimed at the Palin family including her daughter. </div> </div> </div> <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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><b>Alexandria, VA</b> - David Letterman issued what many are calling a full and complete apology to Governor Sarah Palin, her daughters, family and "everybody else who was outraged" by his raunchy sex "joke" that he told - and later defended with a sarcastic apology - aimed at the Palin family including her daughter. But according to Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center, it is far from an unequivocal apology:<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-letterman-apology-slippery-and-clintonian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Apology BrentBozell DavidLetterman joke pressrelease SarahPalin Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:31:00 +0000 admin 3305 at http://mrc.org Barack Obama: He's Even a Good Apologizer http://mrc.org/articles/barack-obama-hes-even-good-apologizer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama&#039;s quick apology for his &quot;Special Olympics&quot; crack impresses the Times. Would Bush have gotten the same understanding treatment? </div> </div> </div> <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Even Obama's apologies are impressive, reporter <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/us/politics/21special.html " target="_self">David </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/us/politics/21special.html ">Stout</a>indicated inhis Saturday story about Obamahaving "quickly apologized" for making an ill-advised joke on NBC's "Tonight Show" comparing his bowling skill to that of the mentally handicapped: "It was like the Special Olympics or something."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/barack-obama-hes-even-good-apologizer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Apology BarackObama Bowling JayLeno NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 23 Mar 2009 18:00:00 +0000 admin 6731 at http://mrc.org The New Republic Folds on Baghdad Diarist, but Times Hypes NRO Errors http://mrc.org/articles/new-republic-folds-baghdad-diarist-times-hypes-nro-errors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patricia Cohen lumps in an apparent fabulist at TNR with unconfirmed reporting at NRO: &quot;Tough days for The New Republic and a rival, National Review.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The infamous case of Army private Scott Thomas Beauchamp came to a disgraceful end this weekend: The New Republic said it could no longer stand behind the tale told by Beauchamp, its discredited "Baghdad Diarist," who in a July issue of the magazine told a wild tale of how the Iraq war had dehumanized him, of how he and his pals had made fun of a disfigured woman in a mess hall in Iraq, how a fellow soldier loved to run over dogs with his Bradley vehicle, and how another fashioned a helmet out of a child's skull evacuated from a mass grave. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-republic-folds-baghdad-diarist-times-hypes-nro-errors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Apology DoubleStandards FranklinFoer IraqWar NationalReview NewYorkTimes NYTimes PatriciaCohen ScottBeauchamp TheNewRepublic TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 04 Dec 2007 17:57:00 +0000 admin 5890 at http://mrc.org Saints and Swearing http://mrc.org/bozells-column/saints-and-swearing <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> The NFL's pro football playoffs are a ratings bonanza, attracting millions upon millions of viewers, including millions of little boys who love the game, one of whom is my ten-year-old son Reid. The most intriguing story line of these playoffs is the dramatic turn-around of the New Orleans Saints, not only their wins on the field, but their dramatic recovery from hurricane Katrina. The Superdome has been transformed from a site of post-flooding nightmares to a gleaming and triumphant setting for victory.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/saints-and-swearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Apology facetimes fontppfont sizefontppfont Fri, 19 Jan 2007 05:00:00 +0000 4457 at http://mrc.org Networks Stress How Bush Didn't Apologize for Prisoner Treatment --5/6/2004 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-stress-how-bush-didnt-apologize-prisoner-treatment-562004 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>Networks Stress How Bush Didn't Apologize for Prisoner Treatment </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-stress-how-bush-didnt-apologize-prisoner-treatment-562004" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Apology percent president rumsfeld Thu, 06 May 2004 04:00:00 +0000 33427 at http://mrc.org