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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Pornographer Exhibits Higher Journalistic Standards than CNN Anchor

On Sunday's Newsroom, CNN anchor Don Lemon begged Hustler publisher Larry Flynt to reveal uncorroborated and unverified "tips" and "hints" about other politicians who might face their own sex ...

Video Flashback: In 2008, CNNers Derided Eliot Spitzer as 'Self-Righteous' 'Narcissist'

Monday brings the debut of CNN's 8pm ET "Parker Spitzer," co-hosted by the ex-Democratic Governor of New York who resigned in disgrace two years ago. As a reality check on CNN's effort to ...

ABC and CBS Butt Heads Over GOP 'Pledge to America'

Covering the GOP's "Pledge to America" Thursday night, CBS's Nancy Cordes cast it as pro-Tea Party, "littered with references to the Constitution and promises to reduce the federal debt." But ...

ABC Runs White House Produced Pro-ObamaCare Video as "News"

On Thursday's World News, ABC ran as a "news" item an excerpt from a White House-produced video of President Obama taking a phone call from a cancer patient who, Sawyer informed viewers "is now ...

CNN's John Roberts Anguishes Over Need to 'Bump Up' Govt's 'Revenue Stream'

A majority of economists support extending the Bush tax cuts for all income groups, a CNN/Money survey found. But on Monday's American Morning, co-anchor John Roberts rued the conundrum of needing ...

Smearing America as "Islamophobic"

MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Tilt Debate Over Ground Zero Mosque by Hyping Accusations of Public's Supposed Intolerance

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 ...
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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