Profiles in Bias

Media coverage of the more than 800 Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party protests, which took place in all fifty states on April 15, 2009 ranged from disdainful dismissal of their nature, significance and import, to outright hostility towards the events and individual participants, to crude sexual innuendo-based ridicule - all capped off by MSNBC bringing aboard actress Janeane Garofalo to scurrilously charge the rallies were only "about hating a black man in the White House." Here's a summary of the most-obnoxious and hostile coverage, illustrated with several videos, on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, as well as in USA... continue reading
For the past seven years, Harry Smith has co-hosted CBS's The Early Show , currently the third-place broadcast network morning news program. Smith previously co-hosted CBS's This Morning from 1987 to 1996 while also serving as a contributor to the CBS Evening News , 48 Hours , and various documentaries. In 1996, Smith left CBS to narrate various programs for the History Channel and A&E's Biography . Smith returned to CBS in 2002 to replace Bryant Gumbel as co-host of The Early Show ; he also occasionally fills in as host of Face the Nation and anchor of the CBS... continue reading
Even before ABC News tapped Diane Sawyer to take over as anchor of World News, she was a familiar face to millions of morning TV viewers as co-host of ABC's Good Morning America , part of a lengthy career she has enjoyed at the network. Previously, Sawyer co-anchored ABC's Primetime Live and 20/20 magazine programs after leaving CBS's 60 Minutes back in 1989. Before launching her national media career, Sawyer in the early 1970s worked in the Nixon White House's press office, reported on local news in Kentucky, and as a teenager won the America's Junior Miss pageant in 1963... continue reading