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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Hypocritical Cable Networks Eagerly Bash Rush But Embrace Crude Bill Maher

Both MSNBC and CNN have devolved into a feeding frenzy over Rush Limbaugh’s crack about a Georgetown law student. But an MRC review finds those networks had no negative reaction to far more vulgar ...
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How Network News Has Twisted Obama's War on Religion Into a Conservative War Against Women

It’s been nearly three weeks since President Obama faced a political backlash over his plan to force religious institutions to bow to government bureaucrats when it came to supplying birth ...

NBC's Brian Williams Shocked at Jan Brewer's Finger Pointing, But...

After cameras caught Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing her finger at President Obama during a discussion on an airport tarmac, NBC's Brian Williams acted appalled. "Who have you ever seen ...
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No Matter the State of the Union, Reporters Love Obama's Speeches

Tuesday night, President Obama delivers his third State of the Union address, and his sixth speech to a joint session of Congress since taking office in 2009. But there's no need to spend a ...

Brian Williams Recites Mockery of CNBC Guest Who Criticized Obama

Brian Williams could not suppress his smirk Tuesday night as he took a shot at a guest who had appeared earlier that day on CNBC. Businessman Ken Langone said President Obama's anti-business ...

CBS: 'Root of Stalemate' Was GOP Push to 'Cut' Taxes

On Monday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Nancy Cordes listed only one cause of the supercommittee failure, how Republicans pushed "to make the Bush-era tax cuts permanent for everyone." And ...
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Still Thrilled by Obama

Four years ago, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning shows celebrated the “rock star” Democrats running to replace George W. Bush, and no candidate set journalists’ pulses racing faster than Barack Obama. ...
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Networks Hype Vague Cain Charges, Ignored Sexual Harassment Claims Against Clinton

The three networks have aggressively covered vague charges of sexual harassment against Herman Cain, but brushed aside far more serious and specific claims against Bill Clinton.

Debunking Claims of an Anti-Obama Media Bias

The national media have certainly NOT been giving Barack Obama a rougher ride than the GOP candidates, but a new study by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism is fueling the myth that, as ...
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Networks Keeping Viewers In the Dark on Solyndra Scandal

ABC, CBS and NBC Bury News of Taxpayer Money Squandered on Obama-Linked Solar Energy Company

Recent Veterans Most Supportive of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars; Networks Tout Anti-War Sentiment

A new Pew Research Center poll of military veterans found those serving after 9/11 were significantly more supportive of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than either the general public or veterans ...

Media Silence on Allegations of Partisanship in Hiring Career Lawyers at DOJ

American Spectator senior editor Quin Hillyer appeared on the Fox News Channel Sunday to highlight the media's continued silence about the Obama administration's use of liberal ideology as a ...

By Record Margin, Public Sees Media as 'Politically Biased'

Two polls released Thursday show the public now sees the media as liberal, biased, inaccurate, untrustworthy, harmful to democracy and even immoral. A poll of 1501 adults conducted by the Pew ...
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From Democratic Promoters to Republican Destroyers

MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Tossed Friendly Liberal Questions to Democratic Candidates in 2007, but 2011 Republicans Treated as Ideological Adversaries

NBC Interrupts 9-11 Commemoration to Scold Iraq War

Just as they did right after the killing of Osama bin Laden back in May, NBC's Brian Williams and Richard Engel interrupted Sunday morning's ceremonies marking the tenth annivesary of the 9/11 ...
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Ten Years After September 11, Recalling the Outrageousness of the Hollywood Left

Ten years after the attacks of September 11, it's worth recalling how the immediate reaction of some on the far Left was to blame the United States foreign policy for instigating the attacks, ...
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The Media's War Against Dick Cheney

The Liberal Press Has Mocked and Vilified Cheney's Conservatism and Terror-Fighting Policies for More than a Decade

By 20-to-1, Nets Apply Ideological Labels to Republicans Over Democratic Presidential Candidates

MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Pile on 62 Conservative Labels This Year, vs. a Mere 3 Liberal Tags in 2007

Matthews Links Giffords' Shooting with 'Violent Level of the Right-Wing'

During a live 7pm ET edition of MSNBC's Hardball to cover the House vote on the debt ceiling increase, host Chris Matthews interrupted his panel's supportive reaction to the appearance of injured ...

The Liberal Media Empire Strikes Back

During Month-Long Debt Talks, Liberal Media Savaged Tea Party Conservatives as Ignorant, Irrational, Irresponsible and Even Terrorists