Media Reality Check http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/9/all en TV News Touts Trump Controversies, but Avoids His Past Liberalism http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-news-touts-trump-controversies-avoids-his-past-liberalism <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/01/28/tv-news-touts-trump-controversies-avoids-his-past-liberalism" target="_blank">http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/01/28/tv-news-touts-trump-co...</a> </div> </div> </div> Media Reality Check Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:52:22 +0000 kyle.drennen 49861 at http://www.mrc.org Bias by the Minute: Tallying the Network News Agenda in 2015 http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/bias-minute-tallying-network-news-agenda-2015 <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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Early last year, the Media Research Center set up a new project to keep tabs on all stories on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, categorizing each item by its topic and total airtime. Thanks to that effort, we can now precisely analyze the agenda and bias of the Big Three networks — what they covered, and what they failed to cover, in 2015.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/bias-minute-tallying-network-news-agenda-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs Climate Change Donald Trump Gun Control Hillary Clinton NBC obamacare police misconduct politics Radical Islam sanctuary cities Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:56:14 +0000 rich.noyes 49845 at http://www.mrc.org Crunching the Numbers: What to Watch For at the Next GOP Debate http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/crunching-numbers-what-watch-next-gop-debate <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After a five-week hiatus, the Republican presidential candidates meet tomorrow night for their next prime time debate, moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Based on how the various networks handled the first four debates, viewers should expect: 1) the questions will be aimed at getting the candidates to fight with one another; 2) Donald Trump will take more airtime than any of his competitors; 3) Blitzer and his colleagues will gobble up more speaking time than any of the individual candidates; and 4) the audience will be much higher than for the Democratic debates.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/crunching-numbers-what-watch-next-gop-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Ben Carson Carly Fiorina Chris Christie CNBC CNN Debate Donald Trump Fox News Jeb Bush Marco Rubio Ted Cruz Wolf Blitzer Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:07:00 +0000 rich.noyes 49810 at http://www.mrc.org Mauled in the Morning: GOP Candidates Hit from the Left http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mauled-morning-gop-candidates-hit-left <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/LauertoRubio2.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />As the Republican candidates prepare to meet in their fifth cable news debate, they’ve also been participating in what might be considered a year-long, slow-motion debate on the broadcast TV morning news shows. </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://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mauled-morning-gop-candidates-hit-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs Donald Trump Marco Rubio NBC Ted Cruz Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:06:48 +0000 geoff.dickens 49800 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Study: TV News Is Trying to Winnow the Field of GOP Candidates http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-tv-news-trying-winnow-field-gop-candidates <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">During the past three months, the big broadcast networks have essentially stopped covering most of the GOP presidential candidates, a lack of national news attention that presumably affects the national poll ratings used to determine which candidates are included in televised debates.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-tv-news-trying-winnow-field-gop-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Ben Carson Carly Fiorina cbs Donald Trump Jeb Bush Marco Rubio NBC Fri, 06 Nov 2015 22:32:54 +0000 rich.noyes 49753 at http://www.mrc.org Journalists vs. the 'Far Right,' 'Hardline' and 'Ultra-Conservative' House GOP http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/journalists-vs-far-right-hardline-and-ultra-conservative-house-gop <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/october/PelleyResigning.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="300" />Over the past four weeks, as the broadcast networks have covered the House leadership contest, reporters have gone out of their way to relentlessly paint House Republicans, especially the Freedom Caucus, as ideologues who are outside the American political mainstream.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/journalists-vs-far-right-hardline-and-ultra-conservative-house-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Chuck Todd Good Morning America John Boehner John Dickerson Jonathan Karl Kevin McCarthy Kristen Welker Nancy Cordes NBC Paul Ryan Today World News Tonight Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:07:35 +0000 rich.noyes 49740 at http://www.mrc.org Watch for Shenanigans! CNBC Debate Moderator’s Most Biased Moments http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/watch-shenanigans-cnbc-debate-moderators-most-biased-moments <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/HarwoodDebate.JPG" style="float: right;" width="300" />The RNC may regret its approval of John Harwood as lead moderator for Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate on CNBC if past history is any guide. The CNBC anchor and <em>New York Times</em> columnist admitted he and a producer helped make Rick Perry’s infamous “oops” moment even worse.</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://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/watch-shenanigans-cnbc-debate-moderators-most-biased-moments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Hillary Clinton John Harwood Marco Rubio Rand Paul Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:53:23 +0000 geoff.dickens 49739 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hand a Lifeline to Hillary on Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/media-hand-lifeline-hillary-benghazi <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/MitchellBenghazi.JPG" style="float: right;" width="300" />Hillary Clinton is set to testify before the Benghazi committee on Thursday but the liberal media have spent weeks laying the groundwork for her. Instead of putting the onus on Clinton, her now-discredited story of the attacks being spurred by an anti-Muslim video, and her shady scheme to bypass the State Department e-mail system, the media have led up to the hearings by touting the supposed partisanship of the investigators.<br /></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://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/media-hand-lifeline-hillary-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Benghazi Hillary Clinton John Dickerson Peter Alexander Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:29:48 +0000 geoff.dickens 49730 at http://www.mrc.org Will CNN Treat the Democrats the Same Way They Treated GOP? http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/will-cnn-treat-democrats-same-way-they-treated-gop <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/TrumpCarly.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />If CNN wants to be balanced in how it moderates the upcoming Democratic debate on Tuesday, it will ask questions that prompt the candidates on stage to fight with one another, because that’s exactly how they handled the GOP debate back on September 16. </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://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/will-cnn-treat-democrats-same-way-they-treated-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Carly Fiorina CNN Dana Bash Donald Trump Hugh Hewitt Jake Tapper Jeb Bush Marco Rubio Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:20:44 +0000 geoff.dickens 49720 at http://www.mrc.org Study: Hillary Gets the Most Press; Bernie and Biden Get the Best Press http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-hillary-gets-most-press-bernie-and-biden-get-best-press <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/september/CNNDebatePromo.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" width="300" />One week from tonight, the five Democratic presidential candidates will meet for their first debate of the 2016 campaign, and at least three of those five will be virtually unknown to TV news audiences, because the networks have covered the Democratic primary campaign as more of a coronation than a real contest.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-hillary-gets-most-press-bernie-and-biden-get-best-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Bernie Sanders campaign 2016 cbs David Muir Evening News Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Nancy Cordes NBC Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:13:15 +0000 rich.noyes 49703 at http://www.mrc.org Trump Coverage on Univision & Telemundo Exceeds ABC, CBS & NBC Combined http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/trump-coverage-univision-telemundo-exceeds-abc-cbs-nbc-combined <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Consistently Depicted as Racist, Enemy of Hispanic-Origin People </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/ken-oliver-mendez">Ken Oliver-Mendez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Normally, the leading evening news broadcasts of the nation’s top Spanish-language television networks, Univision and Telemundo, cover U.S. political developments significantly less than their top English-language counterparts, ABC, CBS and NBC.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/trump-coverage-univision-telemundo-exceeds-abc-cbs-nbc-combined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Media Politics Donald Trump Jorge Ramos Jose Diaz-Balart Maria Celeste Arraraz Maria Elena Salinas Telemundo univision Thu, 24 Sep 2015 19:43:32 +0000 ken.oliver-mendez 49693 at http://www.mrc.org It’s a Miracle! Pope Gets 8 Times Network Coverage of Trump http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-miracle-pope-gets-8-times-network-coverage-trump <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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>He’s only been in the US for a few days, but the Pope has already accomplished what 16 GOP presidential candidates haven’t been able to for months: getting more network coverage than Donald Trump. </p><p>During the first three days Pope Francis was in the U.S., the morning and evening news broadcasts on ABC, CBS and NBC spent eight times the amount of coverage on the Pope than they did on presidential hopeful Donald Trump.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/its-miracle-pope-gets-8-times-network-coverage-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Donald Trump Pope Francis Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:21:46 +0000 mike.ciandella 49695 at http://www.mrc.org Where Socialist Bernie Sanders Is Winning: The ABC, CBS and NBC Sunday Show Primary http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/where-socialist-bernie-sanders-winning-abc-cbs-and-nbc-sunday-show-primary <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sunday, Hillary Clinton will make her first appearance on the Sunday morning political shows as a 2016 presidential candidate when she sits down with CBS’s John Dickerson on<em> Face the Nation</em>. She’s getting a very late start: While Clinton has so far avoided interviews with the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) Sunday shows, 18 other presidential candidates have made a total of 106 appearances since January 1, with Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) topping the list with 12. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/where-socialist-bernie-sanders-winning-abc-cbs-and-nbc-sunday-show-primary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division 2016 abc Bernie Sanders cbs Face The Nation Hillary Clinton Jeb Bush Lindsey Graham Meet the Press Mike Huckabee NBC This Week Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:25:05 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 49668 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Prime Time Covers Trump 3X More Than All Others Combined http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/cnn-prime-time-covers-trump-3x-more-all-others-combined <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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="300" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/CNN%20Tonight%20With%20Don%20Lemon%20-%2010_28_19%20PM.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" />When the GOP candidates assemble on CNN's stage Wednesday night, they will be appearing on a network that has virtually ignored most of them, while spending vast amounts of time covering the now-frontrunner, businessman Donald Trump.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/cnn-prime-time-covers-trump-3x-more-all-others-combined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Politics 2016 campaign Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:29:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 49667 at http://www.mrc.org How the Media Rich Get Richer: TV News Obsesses Over Trump, Ignores Other Candidates http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/how-media-rich-get-richer-tv-news-obsesses-over-trump-ignores-other-candidates <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two weeks after the first GOP presidential debate of Campaign ’16, the broadcast networks continue to obsess over Donald Trump to the near-exclusion of the other sixteen Republican presidential candidates.<br /><br />An MRC analysis of the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news broadcasts during the two weeks prior to the August 6 debate (including weekends) found Trump accounted for 55% of all GOP candidate airtime. After the debate, Trump’s share of the coverage rose even higher, to an astonishing 72% of all GOP airtime.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/how-media-rich-get-richer-tv-news-obsesses-over-trump-ignores-other-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc campaign 2016 cbs Democrats Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Media Bias NBC Republicans TV news Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:23:01 +0000 rich.noyes 49633 at http://www.mrc.org