Brent Baker

the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications

Brent H. Baker, the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center (MRC), has been a central figure at the MRC since its 1987 founding. In 2001, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes dubbed Baker “the scourge of liberal bias.” In 2005, Baker spearheaded the launch of the MRC’s NewsBusters blog (his blog postings).

Follow Baker via Twitter. (Full bio) Washington Examiner's weekly "Mainstream Media Scream" with Baker's scream rating (archive of January 2012-June 2013).

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Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment

New on Dec. 15: A CNN panel endorsed a discredited theme out of Ferguson, putting up their hands: “Hand Up, Don’t Shoot!” Panelist: “We want you to know that our hearts are out there marching with ...
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Jonah Goldberg on FNC: ‘Transmission Belt of Liberal Journalists’ Reaffirmed Gruber’s Mendacity

National Review’s Jonah Goldberg went on a tear on Monday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, connecting the circles of lies by the White House and Jonathan Gruber that had impact thanks to liberal ...
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CBS’s Schieffer Empathizes with Obama: Did You Ever Say ‘Are We Ever Going to Get a Break?’

In his pre-recorded Face the Nation sit-down with President Barack Obama, CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked about putting more troops into Iraq, fighting ISIS, giving Congress a chance to act first ...
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PBS Journalist: GOP Midterm Victories Mean Americans Have ‘Turned Their Backs on the Planet’

The latest in the annals of hyperventilating, far-left, excessive environmental panic turned into personal demonization. When results came in Tuesday night which put Republicans into the ...
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HBO Mini-Series on Limbaugh: ‘He’s a Liar and a Hatemonger – Makes Me Want to Puke’

Monday night on HBO viewers heard one of their stars call Rush Limbaugh an “idiot” and charge “he’s a liar and a hatemonger – makes me want to puke.” But it wasn’t Bill Maher. It was actress ...
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George Will: Media’s ‘Seinfeld Election’ Claim an Effort to ‘Preemptively Deny’ GOP Mandate

Responding on Fox News Sunday to a question from a Facebook user about the lack of a Republican agenda in this election, George Will zinged the media’s effort to undermine the expected GOP ...
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In 1,800 Word Profile of Tom Steyer, USA Today Fails to ID Him as Liberal

Wednesday’s USA Today featured a laudatory front page profile of Tom Steyer, the far-left billionaire donor to efforts to elect liberals and un-seat Republicans of all stripes – especially if ...
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Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment (June-Dec 2013)

This post contains all the “Mainstream Media Screams” starting with June 17, 2013, the day the Washington Examiner became an online-only publication, through the end of 2013.
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U.S. President In ABC Prime Time: ‘Right to Bear Arms’ in Constitution and ‘So Was Slavery’

ABC’s Scandal, which has a fresh episode tonight (Thursday), last week featured “President Fitzgerald Grant,” supposedly a Republican, channeling Piers Morgan as he used the State of the ...
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Actor on Morning Joe: ‘I Get All My News from MSNBC. Which Is Probably Not Wise’

Prompted by Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski to confirm “you watch Morning Joe, I take it?”, actor/author Ron Perlman affirmed: “I get all my news from MSNBC.” He then quickly quipped: “Which ...
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MRC’s ‘DisHonors Awards’ Winners and Buckley Award for Mark Levin

Mark Levin, Congressman Jim Jordan, Alan Robertson, Stacey Dash, Larry Kudlow and Cleta Mitchell highlighted the MRC’s “2014 Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously ...
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Sunday Shows Hype Liberal Hopes: ‘Anti Anti-Tax Fever’ and GOP Mid-Term ‘Momentum Stalling’

If it’s Sunday, it’s time to advance liberal hopes. NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos both opened by plugging segments which forwarded the hope ...
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Fox News ‘Would Have Loved’ to Show Video of FDR at ‘His Most Helpless’

The potshot of the weekend illustrates the visceral disgust in academia toward the Fox News Channel. If Franklin Roosevelt were a candidate or President today, FNC “would have loved” to show ...
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Schieffer Undermines Obama Campaign’s Anti-al-Qaeda Talking Point He Advanced

CBS’s Bob Schieffer on Thursday night used the 9/11 anniversary as a chance to chastise Presidents Bush and Obama for making declarations that the war on terrorism had been won, but two and a ...
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‘Starstruck’ Actress ‘Cried’ When She Met ‘Icon’ Hillary Clinton

“What really gets” actress Chloe Grace Moretz “going” is Hillary Clinton, a USA Today reporter discovered in meeting her for a profile piece on the 17-year-old star of If I Stay, the movie which ...
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Laugh of the Week: ‘Barack Obama Never Had Reporters Eating Out of His Hand’

Reid Cherlin, an Assistant Press Secretary during the first two years plus of the Obama administration, managed to deliver two laugh-worthy howlers in a piece for Rolling Stone posted this ...
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Maher: ObamaCare ‘So Much More of a Significant Achievement than Landing on the Moon’

Citing the 45th anniversary last week of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, Bill Maher on Friday night sneered: “I always hear that the moon landing was the last great thing that America did. ...
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Chris Matthews, Yes Matthews, Admiringly Recalls Reagan’s Response to KAL-007 Shootdown

Amazingly, Chris Matthews concluded Thursday’s Hardball by playing clips of how President Ronald Reagan reacted the Soviet shootdown of a Korean Air Lines 747 passenger jet in 1983 – even ...
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Obama-Nominated Justice Kagan Officiates at Wedding of CBS News Reporter to Ex-Obama Staffer

Julianna Goldman, who endured a marriage to former MSNBC host/reporter David Shuster, got married on Saturday, in Aspen, Colorado, to Michael Gottlieb, a former associate White House counsel ...
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Bill Maher: ‘Liberals Are Just Sometimes Useless Obama Hacks’

For a few brief seconds on Friday night, Bill Maher made sense. Maher, who could be described as a “useless Obama hack” – after all, he’s a big donor to Obama and a constant defender of him ...