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)

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You Read It Here First: Media Pick-Ups of MRC Studies

Fox News host Sean Hannity picked up on MRC's study showing ABC gave six times more time to the outcry over Jim Bunning's attempt to slow the deficit than the scandal involving Charlie Rangel; ...

War in Iraq Low on Obama's Agenda; Compliant Media Move On, Too

"Despite persistent violence and a critical election coming up, President Obama hardly ever mentions the war in Iraq," Joseph Curl reports in Thursday's Washington Times. Curl discloses that "the ...

Documenting the Media's Lopsided Liberal Slant

MRC Details 40+ Surveys About Journalists' Liberal Opinions and Public's Growing Awareness of Bias

On MSNBC, HuffPo Reporter Backs Biden Claim Iraq Will Be Obama's 'Great Achievement'

Appearing during the 2pm ET hour of MSNBC Live on February 11, Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim not only agreed with Joe Biden that Iraq may be a 'great achievement' for President ...

CBS vs. CBS: Is Obama "Open to Ideas" or Demanding "Surrender"?

On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, Katie Couric and Chip Reid cast President Obama's push for "bipartisanship" in a favorable light: "working hard," "following through on a promise" and "open to ideas ...

MSNBC Host Lambastes FNC Exec for Daring 'Undermine' the MSM

NBC White House correspondent and MSNBC daytime host Chuck Todd called it "crazy" for Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon to say "the mainstream media hates the tea party movement ...

NBC's Guthrie on Deficits: $100 Billion Spending Plan No Big Deal, Blame Bush Instead?

Reporting on Obama's push for another $100 billion in "jobs" spending, NBC's Savannah Guthrie chose not to amplify critics who argue we can't afford more massive spending, and instead saluted the ...

Washington Post Details Conservative Surge on Internet, Features MRC's Bozell

In a lengthy front-page article, the Washington Post details how conservatives, including the Media Research Center, have capitalized on new media innovations over the past few years to become a ...

Newsweek's Fineman Applauds Obama's "Most Conservative" SOTU Speech

Despite its laundry list of liberal initiatives, Newsweek's Howard Fineman declared Wednesday's State of the Union address "one of the most conservative speeches that a Democratic president has ...

While CBS's Couric Gets Ferocious, ABC's Sawyer Lobs Softballs to Rahm Emanuel

Both ABC's Diane Sawyer and CBS's Katie Couric interviewed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as part of their networks' run-up to Wednesday's State of the Union address, but while Sawyer ...

Fox News Bests CNN As "Most Trusted Name In News"

After years of CNN touting itself as "the most trusted name in news," a survey released Tuesday from Public Policy Polling (PPP) discovers that among major news sources, only the Fox News Channel ...

Study: Only Fox News Offered Obama Historically Normal Scrutiny in 2009

A new study from the Center for Media and Public Affairs found President Obama fared far better on ABC, CBS and NBC during his first year in office than did Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush. ...

CBS: If Brown Wins, 'It's Going to Get Uglier' in Washington

Less than two hours before the polls closed in Massachusetts, CBS News political analyst John Dickerson argued on Tuesday's CBS Evening News that if Republican candidate Scott Brown wins, "it's ...

MSNBC Host Smears Brown As "Supporter of Violence Against Women"

In an obvious last-minute attempt to tip the vote in Massachusetts, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann unleashed against GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown on Monday's Countdown, calling him "an irresponsible, ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos Worries: If Coakley Goes Down, What's 'Plan B' for ObamaCare?

Assuming bad news for the Democrats in Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts, ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Monday worried about a "Plan B" for passing ObamaCare: "You have top ...

Rasmussen Reports: Voters See Media As Liberal, Biased, Too Powerful

A new survey from Scott Rasmussen finds that more than half of all voters (51%) believe "the average reporter is more liberal than they are," and two-thirds (67%) think the media have "too much ...

TV's Tilted Take on Harry Reid's "Negro" Remark

MRC Study: Race Controversy Buried After Four Days; Networks Gave Most Airtime to Reid Backers

Koppel: Obama 'Psyched Into' Overreacting to Undie Bomber by 'Yapping' Media

Thursday night on BBC's World News America, Ted Koppel insisted President Obama's first (non)reaction to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airline on Christmas Day "was the right one," but media ...

Democrat Stephanopoulos to Co-Anchor GMA; NPR's Totenberg Wanted to 'Puke' Over GOPer on CBS

Thursday morning, ABC News is expected to announce that former Clinton campaign operative George Stephanopoulos will start Monday as co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America. One yardstick for ...

ABC Still Silent on ClimateGate, Touts 'Growing Scientific Evidence' on Warming

ABC's Good Morning America maintained its blackout on ClimateGate this weekend, even as Sunday's show previewed the Copenhagen climate summit. Reporter Clayton Sandell showcased two scientists, ...