Carson Daly http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22705/all en NBC Tackles Claims of Anti-Muslim Bias in NFL, Skipped Islamic Extremism in Oklahoma Beheading http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-tackles-claims-anti-muslim-bias-nfl-skipped-islamic-extremism-oklahoma-beheading <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>On Tuesday, NBC's <em>Today</em> seized on accusations of anti-Muslim bias in the NFL after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was hit with a 15-yard penalty after appearing to pray in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots Monday night. This was the same network that <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-philbin/2014/09/29/nbc-silent-ok-beheaders-islamic-radicalism">censored any mention of the Islamic extremism</a> of an Oklahoma man who beheaded a co-worker on Thursday.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is Senior 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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-tackles-claims-anti-muslim-bias-nfl-skipped-islamic-extremism-oklahoma-beheading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly Islam Matt Lauer NBC nfl Tamron Hall Today Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:42:33 +0000 kyle.drennen 47264 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Hosts Object to Restaurant Charging Extra Fee After Minimum Wage Hike http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-hosts-object-restaurant-charging-extra-fee-after-minimum-wage-hike <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> On Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie noted a restaurant in Minnesota that found "a unique way to offset the added expense" of the state hiking its minimum wage: <strong>"The Oasis Café is now including a 'minimum wage fee' on bills. You see it right there on the bill. Totals 35 cents</strong>....the cafe's owners say this wage hike is going to cost them $10,000 a year, this is their way of protesting it..." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-08-07-NBC-TDAY-Hosts.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is Senior 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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-hosts-object-restaurant-charging-extra-fee-after-minimum-wage-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly minimum wage increase Minnesota NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:39:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 46883 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Creates Twitter Meme to Bash Congress During Government Shutdown http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-creates-twitter-meme-bash-congress-during-government-shutdown <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> In an effort to insulate President Obama from criticism during the government shutdown and focus all blame on members of Congress, NBC's <em>Today</em> created the Twitter topic <a href="http://www.today.com/news/you-shouldnt-be-getting-paid-viewers-send-shutdown-messages-congress-8C11306978" target="_blank">#DearCongress</a> to provide "a forum for you to vent." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-10-03-NBC-TDAY-TwitterMeme.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is Senior 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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-creates-twitter-meme-bash-congress-during-government-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly congress government shutdown NBC Peter Alexander Savannah Guthrie Today Twitter Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:48:26 +0000 kyle.drennen 44633 at http://www.mrc.org Woman on 'Today' Plaza: GOP to Blame for Shutdown, Obama 'Best President We Have Had In a Very Long Time' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/woman-today-plaza-gop-blame-shutdown-obama-best-president-we-have-had-very-long-time <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> On Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Carson Daly turned to a woman on the <em>Today </em>show plaza for her reaction to the government shutdown. "Judy from Chicago" proceeded to bash Republicans and praise President Obama: <strong>"I think all of this amounts to is the Republicans are against President Obama. They don't want the President to be successful. I think he is the best President we have had in a very long time."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-10-01-NBC-TDAY-Judy.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is Senior 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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/woman-today-plaza-gop-blame-shutdown-obama-best-president-we-have-had-very-long-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly government shutdown NBC President Obama Republicans Today Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:07:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 44610 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Asks: 'If I Answer the Wrong Question, Is My Teacher Going to Shoot Me?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-asks-if-i-answer-wrong-question-my-teacher-going-shoot-me <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> During a panel discussion on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> about some school districts arming teachers to defend against mass shootings, fill-in co-host Carson Daly teed up New Jersey American Federation of Teachers president Donna Chiera to slam the idea: "Donna, you're a teacher. What's the impact – what do you think the impact would be on a child if they knew their teacher was carrying a gun?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-08-01-NBC-TDAY-ArmedTeachers.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-asks-if-i-answer-wrong-question-my-teacher-going-shoot-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly Donna Chiera Guns NBC Schools Teachers Today Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:21:07 +0000 kyle.drennen 44167 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Show Panel Praises Pop Culture Being 'Ahead of the Courts' on Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-show-panel-praises-pop-culture-being-ahead-courts-gay-marriage <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> Leading off a panel discussion on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> applauding the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions, co-host Natalie Morales proclaimed: "Wednesday's historic ruling on same-sex marriage is being celebrated across the country, but it was sixteen years ago when Ellen Degeneres marked a milestone, breaking a huge barrier in front of millions of people on primetime TV." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-06-27-NBC-TDAY-Panel.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-show-panel-praises-pop-culture-being-ahead-courts-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly Gay Marriage Natalie Morales NBC Supreme Court Today Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:53:26 +0000 kyle.drennen 43914 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Panel: 'Conservative' Ruling on Gay Marriage Will Cause 'Backlash'; Traditional Marriage 'Archaic' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-panel-conservative-ruling-gay-marriage-will-cause-backlash-traditional-marriage-archa <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> During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, guest panelist Carson Daly, host of <em>The Voice</em>, ranted over the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on gay marriage: <strong>"The more conservative the Court decision is, the more backlash there'll be by the people....I can't believe that we're even discussing this, it still seems so archaic. Because there is a new normal out there. We gotta move on."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-03-26-NBC-TDAY-Panel.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-panel-conservative-ruling-gay-marriage-will-cause-backlash-traditional-marriage-archa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly Gay Marriage Matt Lauer Nancy Snyderman NBC Star Jones Supreme Court Today Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:14:02 +0000 kyle.drennen 43029 at http://www.mrc.org