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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New York Times' Puff Piece Highlights 'Deficit Lover With a Following'

How does a multi-millionaire plutocrat earn good press from the New York Times? Apparently, espousing some of the far-Left's most radical economic theories is a good start. Friday morning's paper ...
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AP Phone Records Furor Breaks 335 Days of Silence on Obama Leak Scandal

The media furor that began Monday night over the Justice Department obtaining two months of phone records from the Associated Press marks the first time since June 12, 2012 that any of the Big ...
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Flashback: Media Liberals Vilified Thatcher as 'Uncaring,' 'Shrill,' 'Ruthless' and a 'Dictator'

As the world remembers legendary British Prime Minister Margeret Thatcher, it's worth recalling how the liberal media were horrified at her conservative policies. Just as they do now, liberal ...
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Marching for Life in the Face of a Pro-Abortion Media

As long as abortion has been a national political issue, the national media have overwhelmingly sided with pro-abortion forces and showed hostility to the pro-life side of the debate.
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Nets Cover ‘Devastating’ Benghazi Report, But ABC Ignores Finding of ‘No Protest Prior to the Attacks’

News of the State Department report on the U.S. government’s failures surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, broke too late for the ABC, CBS and NBC Tuesday ...
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Five Ways Media Bias Tipped the Scales In Favor of Obama

In such a close race, and with the obvious disadvantages of bad economic times, the media’s aid and comfort were essential to Barack Obama's narrow victory on Tuesday. Reviewing the just-concluded ...
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The Media’s Coverage of the Libya Attacks: From Slanted to Suppressed

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libay, all three broadcast networks touted the political angle that the events would bolster President Obama and damage Mitt Romney. ...
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Media's Heavy-Handed Liberals Race to Exploit Hurricane Tragedy

Like ambulance-chasing lawyers, the heavy-handed liberal activists who populate much of the media raced to exploit Hurricane Sandy even as the storm was lashing the East Coast on Monday night, ...
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Debate Night: Will Liberal Bob Schieffer Be the Next Candy Crowley?

A review of the record shows moderator Bob Schieffer has tilted left in his previous visits to the presidential debate stage, and his approach as a CBS correspondent and anchor is that of a ...
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Candy Crowley Aids Obama With 2-to-1 Liberal Agenda & Validation of Libya Falsehood

The liberal tilt of questions selected by CNN’s Candy Crowley was so obvious, even the gang on NBC’s Today — hardly a conservative bastion — thought it remarkable. Correspondent Chuck Todd opined ...
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MRC Study: By 2-to-1 Margin, Journalists Favor Liberal Questions at Town Hall Debates

If history is a reliable guide, Mitt Romney has twice the chance of facing a hostile liberal question Tuesday night as Barack Obama has of facing a question based on a conservative agenda, as the ...
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Debate Moderator Tilts to Obama; ABC Colleagues Cheer: 'Martha Raddatz for President'

Reviewing the questions posed at Thursday night's vice presidential debate, ABC correspondent Martha Raddatz clearly favored Team Obama, but not entirely. Out of 48 discrete questions and ...
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Networks Silent on Obama’s Fourth Consecutive Trillion-Dollar Deficit

None of the Big Three broadcast networks noted the release Friday of the Congressional Budget Office’s final determination of the fiscal year 2012 federal budget deficit: $1.1 trillion, the ...
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George Stephanopoulos: Reliably Crowning Democrats as Debate Winners

In eight out of the last nine general election presidential debates (every one since he joined ABC News in 1997), George Stephanopoulos has gone on his network’s airwaves to claim victory for the ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2012

Today, the worst bias of 2012 (so far): Newsweek sees Barack Obama as “grotesquely underappreciated,” afflicted by critics who are simply “dumb;” Chief Justice John Roberts becomes a media ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2011

Today, the worst bias of 2011: Paul Krugman calls the anniversary of 9/11 “an occasion for shame;” ABC’s Diane Sawyer fawns over the left-wing “Occupy” movement; and Esquire’s Steven Marche ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2010

Today, the worst bias of 2010: Journalists attack the Tea Party as Nazi “goons;” Arizona’s attempt to thwart illegal immigration is likened to the Nazi occupation of Denmark; and Katie ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2009

The worst bias of 2009: Journalists are thrilled by Barack Obama’s arrival in the Oval Office, with ABC’s Terry Moran suggesting he’s the “first President since George Washington to be ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2008

The worst bias of 2008: Keith Olbermann shrieks at President Bush to “shut the hell up!” while his colleague Chris Matthews gets a tingle over hearing Barack Obama: “I felt this thrill going ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2007

The worst bias of 2007: ABC fawns over newly-installed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Rosie O’Donnell insults the troops; and a McClatchy headline writer finds a downside to good news in ...