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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MSNBC Screamer Ed Schultz Decries Fox News as Inflammatory

On Monday's show, MSNBC shouter Ed Schultz pointed his finger (literally) at Fox News for supposedly inciting its audience to "think that doing something radical is the right thing to do," but ...

After Two Years of Disrespect, CNN Teams Up with Tea Party for GOP Debate

CNN recently announced plans to team up with the Tea Party Express to co-sponsor a GOP presidential debate in September. Yet over the past two years, CNN's supposedly objective correspondents and ...

By 6-to-1 Margin, Networks Paint Debate Over 'Tax Cuts,' Not Raising Rates

Even with Monday's deal between President Obama and top Republicans, no American's income tax rates will actually decline on January 1. Yet throughout this debate, the broadcast networks have ...

Network Double Standard: Obama's TSA Gropers vs. Bush's NSA Eavesdroppers

While the broadcast networks have generally empathized with the distress of airline passengers over TSA's intrusive airport searches, they have not impugned the Obama administration as launching a ...

CNN Claims 'No Favorites,' But New MRC Data Documents Its Liberal Skew

CNN has launched a new advertising campaign, claiming to be the only cable network without an ideological ax to grind. But an MRC review of the network's primetime shows in October shows liberal ...

ABC Election Night: Admiring Nancy Pelosi; Claiming GOP Split on Taxes, ObamaCare and Stimulus

Shortly after ABC News projected the GOP House takeover, co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer, plus Democratic contributor Donna Brazile, waxed effusive of Nancy Pelosi, the object of ...

Flashback: Media Decried Voters in 1994, Argued Conservatives Had "No Mandate"

MRC's archives show a trend on nights when conservative candidates do well: smug journalists slamming "angry" or stupid voters; claims there's no mandate for conservative policies; slams that ...

A Week Late, NBC Nightly News Reports Obama's 'Punish Our Enemies' Crack

A full seven days after President Obama told Hispanic voters they should "punish our enemies" on Election Day, NBC Nightly News finally got around to reporting it as a "potential attack" that ...

Sappy Ann Curry: I Wish All Weapons Were Inflatable Toys

The frequently-maudlin Ann Curry outdid herself on Wednesday's Today show. Narrating a short video item about Russia unveiling a new set of inflatable weapons designed to fool spy satellites, ...

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