Rich Noyes

Research Director

Rich Noyes is the MRC’s Research Director and one of the nation’s foremost experts on the news media and politics. Noyes has discussed the media’s liberal bias on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and dozens of radio talk shows, and has authored articles which have appeared in the Journal of Political Science, New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Roll Call and Human Events. (More)

Author Articles

Five of Six Networks Press Unyielding Gibbs on Crediting Bush

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the rounds of the six broadcast and cable morning news shows on Tuesday morning to help set the table for the President's speech marking the end of ...

Labeling Contrast: Beck a 'Controversial Conservative,' Al Sharpton Just an 'Activist'

Just like NBC and ABC, CBS's Early Show had a hostile take Friday morning on Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally. All three networks labeled Beck as "conservative," with CBS calling him a ...

Levi Johnston Recants Apology to Palins, CBS Rewards with Four-Minute 'Exclusive'

Continuing their obsession with the credibility-challenged Levi Johnston, CBS's The Early Show on Friday devoted more than four minutes to an "exclusive" interview with the "reality star" and how ...

How Convenient: CBS Asks Pro-Stimulus Economist to Rate the Stimulus

On Thursday's Early Show, CBS invited pro-stimulus economist Mark Zandi to rate the effectiveness of Obama's $862 billion stimulus. "The recession ended about a year ago, in large part because of ...
Media Research Center

The Real Radio Hatemongers

Left-Wing Radio Hosts' Track Record of Vile and Vicious Rhetoric

As Obama Affirms End to Combat in Iraq, Only ABC Credits Troop Surge that Obama Opposed

All three broadcast evening newscasts on Monday ran full reports on President Obama's declaration that all combat troops would leave Iraq by the end of this month. But only ABC's World News ...

CNN Anchor Now Says He Was Wrong to Let Shirley Sherrod's Smear Go Unchallenged

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper now says it was a mistake for him not to challenge Shirley Sherrod when she appeared on his Anderson Cooper 360 on July 22 and claimed Andrew Breitbart was a "vicious" ...

On Independence Day, CBS Frets Congress Becoming 'Paralyzed' Over 'Fear of the Deficit'

West coast viewers got to see a July 4 CBS Evening News interim "report card" on Congress's performance so far. Under the headline of "unfinished business," correspondent Wyatt Andrews and his ...

Fact Checking ABC's This Week: Most 'False' Statements Uttered by Democrats

Back in April, as ABC's Jake Tapper took over as interim host of This Week, the show asked the fact-checkers at PolitiFact to evaluate the truthfulness of statements made on the show. The results ...

Kagan Hearings, Day 1: Evening Newscasts Downplay; NBC Offers Just 24 Seconds

All three network evening newscasts on Monday downplayed the start of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, with NBC Nightly News squeezing in just 24 seconds for Kagan at the ...

Media Blackout of Supreme Court "Battle"

MRC Analysis: ABC, CBS and NBC Virtually Ignore Kagan Controversies; No Soundbites from Conservative Groups

Wash Post Columnist: Divorced Conservatives and Palin Hypocrites If They Criticize Obama

The Washington Post's Colbert I. King is a regular TV commentator and a Pulitzer prize winner, but the column he churned out for Saturday's paper amounted to little more than a lazy ad hominem ...

ABC Touts Entrepreneur Seeking Backing of Government 'Lawyers and Lobbyists'

On Wednesday's World News, ABC's Dan Harris decried the U.S. government for failing to back a solar panel manufacturer, as if "congressional staffers, lawyers and lobbyists" were the only route ...

Double Shock: ABC Shows Residents Panning Obama Speech; Net's Focus Group Actually Praised Bush Post-Katrina

ABC's Sam Champion presented Gulf coast reaction to President Obama's oil spill speech, and surprisingly found three critics and no outright defenders. Back in 2005, ABC's correspondent seemed ...

Rasmussen Finds Most "Angry" with Liberal, Pro-Obama Media

A Rasmussen survey finds most Americans (51%) say the average reporter is more liberal than they are, and nearly as many (48%) think the media are "are trying to help" pass President Obama's ...

Nets Skip Democratic Rep's Street Scuffle; ABC Pounced on Fiorina's Catty Hair Crack

None of the three broadcast evening newscasts had even a few seconds last night for video of Democrat Bob Etheridge physically grabbing an unidentified student attempting to ask him a question. ...

GOP Women Win Primaries, ABC News Thanks Hillary Clinton

All three network morning shows touted the good showing by a Republican women in Tuesday's primaries, but ABC's Elizabeth Vargas suggested credit should really go to Hillary Clinton, because she ...

CBS Reporter: Thin-Skinned White House Won't Tolerate Reports Elena Kagan Is Liberal

On Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS's Jan Crawford revealed the Obama White House is "strongly" pushing back against her unsurprising report last week that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan "stood ...

Helen Thomas: Israeli Jews Should 'Go Home' to Germany; Long List of Liberal Eruptions

Longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas was captured on video telling an interviewer that Israeli Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Germany and Poland. Thomas ...

The AG vs. BP: Little Skepticism on ABC and NBC, While Lefty Talker Blasts Holder as 'Corporatist' Pretender

American lawyers who represent captured terrorists are simply fulfilling their duty to provide representation, it is often argued by those who seem to enjoy mucking up efforts to curtail future ...