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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Star of Showtime Series Delights in Britain’s ‘Amazing...Free Health Care’

Emmy Rossum, the 27-year-old star of Showtime’s Shameless, which had its fourth season debut Sunday night (Jan 12), on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live marveled at the “amazing” and “free health ...
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First Runners-Up Quotes in the MRC’s Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting

The first runner-up quotes in the MRC’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013: The Twenty-Sixth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting.” As announced in a December 18 CyberAlert Special, the ...
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Winning Quotes in the MRC’s Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting

The winning quotes in the MRC’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013: The Twenty-Sixth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting.” As announced in a December 18 CyberAlert Special, the awards ...
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You Read It Here First: George Will Cites CNN on Global Warming Causing Asteroids

George Will marveled in his column late last week over how “a CNN anchor wondered if an asteroid that passed by Earth on Feb. 15 was ‘an effect of, perhaps, global warming.’” That quote, ...
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NBC Prime Time: Voting for Obama ‘One of the Most Meaningful Things I’ve Ever Done’

A prime time plug Thursday night for the joy of voting for Barack Obama. “I’m really into this. You know, elections and voting, it really means a lot to me. I mean, casting my ballot for Obama ...
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ABC and Dan Rather Perpetuate Myth Right Wing Hate Killed Kennedy

Lee Harvey Oswald was far-left defector to the Soviet Union, but you’d never know that from Sunday’s ABC This Week which focused on Dallas as a cauldron of segregationist hate for President ...
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As Food Stamp Spending Soars, NBC Despairs Recipients Can’t Afford Halloween Candy

Exhibit A on Friday night for how the news media are an impediment to any rational discussion of reining in federal spending. “The ax falls for more than 47 million Americans struggling to put ...
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ABC Excuses Obama’s False Promise: Canceled ‘Cheap’ Policies Are ‘Dangerous’

Jumping in to excuse President Obama for making the false promise (“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan”), ABC News on Tuesday night rationalized how ObamaCare is simply saving ...
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USA Today Editor-in-Chief Assures: ‘In the End, HealthCare.gov Fiasco Will Be a Footnote’

David Callaway, Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, is so upset by Republicans using the HealthCare.gov roll-out mess to discredit ObamaCare, that he penned an op-ed for Friday’s edition of the ...
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Friends on CBS’s ‘Good Wife’ Appalled by Man Who Supports Palin and Owns Guns

Some more bashing of Sarah Palin on Sunday night’s episode of CBS’s The Good Wife, but the scene also managed to deliver an illustrative dramatization of liberals in a bubble displaying ...
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Schieffer Rues: If Only ObamaCare Had Been Enacted Before Opponents Could Attack It

From the debate over ObamaCare over the past few years, Bob Schieffer learned not of all the problems that need to be addressed or that it lacks public support, but that it should have been ...
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The Tea Party ‘Must Be Making Jefferson Davis Proud Today,’ Spews Washington Post’s King

The Washington Post’s Colby King took another stab Saturday at impugning and discrediting the Tea Party as a bunch of racists who are little more than an extension of the Confederacy. In a ...
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Flashback to 1995/96: Networks Mourn Victims of Shutdown, Single Out Republicans for Blame

“After the President vetoed several spending bills, not one story blamed him for the shutdown, but nearly two dozen declared the GOP culpable. Furloughed workers and other ‘victims’ were ...
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CBS’s Schieffer Frets ‘Ultra-Conservatives’ Blocking Congress from ‘Addressing the Country’s Problems’

Resurrecting an ideological tag from the 1980s media era, on Monday’s CBS Evening News, the network’s chief Washington correspondent, Bob Schieffer, fretted over how “ultra-conservatives” in ...
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CBS’s Bob Schieffer Falsely Claims ‘Polls Say That Most People Favor’ ObamaCare

In defiance of reality illustrated in numerous polls, on Sunday’s Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer scolded Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn when she correctly asserted “there is ...
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MRC's ‘DisHonors Awards’ Event Held Thursday Night

Senator Mike Lee, Steve Hayes, Monica Crowley, Jim DeMint, Cal Thomas and Charles Krauthammer highlighted the MRC’s “2013 Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased ...
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Smiley Takes to NBC to Deride ‘American Exceptionalism,’ Government Shutdown the End of Democracy

PBS put its late-night leftism on display on Meet the Press when PBS host Tavis Smiley used his slot, on the Sunday morning NBC News show’s panel, to regret President Barack Obama’s supposed ...
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Stephanopoulos Rationalizes Obama’s Economic Failures: ‘It’s Bigger than Washington’

Imagine a major news network anchor, in 1985, telling President Reagan that five years into his presidency rising income inequality wasn’t his fault. Ludicrous, given how the media used the ...
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Stephanopoulos Misquotes Obama, Leaves Off ‘Just’ in Claim Congressional Approval Not ‘a Political Ploy’

Friday in Russia, President Obama let slip that putting Congress on the hook, or in a political bind, was part of his calculus in asking for their approval for an attack on Syria, but twice on ...
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PBS NewsHour Paints Obama as Victim of ‘Racial Gridlock,’ Hails: ‘You’ve Been Able to Help the Country in Many Ways’

PBS’s Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill provided a tag team of Obama idolatry in their interview with President Barack Obama at the White House following Wednesday’s March on Washington anniversary ...