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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Even As Democrats Stand Against Public Opinion, Times Sees GOP Jeopardy Over AZ Law

The front page of Saturday's New York Times screamed how "Arizona Law Reveals Split Within GOP." Fair enough. But the Democrats are ostensibly in worse shape, having publicly and visibly denounced ...

NBC and CBS Touted Lib Boycott of AZ; Silent on Offer to Turn Out L.A.'s Lights

All three broadcast evening newscasts have repeatedly touted, as if it is a valid representation of national sentiment, the "boycott" of Arizona by liberal municipalities such as San Francisco and ...

Arlen Specter Embattled; Media Long Used Senator as Club to Bash "Far-Right" GOP

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter could find himself out of a job Tuesday night, if his newly-adopted Democratic Party refuses to renominate the 80-year-old incumbent for a sixth term. For the ...

Network Double Standard: Elena Kagan vs. Samuel Alito

In the 36 hours after President Bush nominated Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in 2005, network reporters explicitly labeled him "conservative" ten times. Over the same period this time, Obama ...

ABC Live Coverage: No Kagan Criticism, Conservative Support?

During ABC's 10am ET special report, the network failed to mention any of the controversies surrounding Supreme Court pick Elena Kagin, while correspondent Terry Moran - citing the Obama White ...

Twenty Years of Advocacy, Not Journalism, on Global Warming

Even After ClimateGate Scandal, Reporters Have Pushed a One-Sided "Sky Is Falling" Mantra on Climate Change
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TV's Tea Party Travesty

How ABC, CBS and NBC Have Dismissed and Disparaged the Tea Party Movement

ABC Casts Democrats as Profiles in Courage, Republicans as Grief-Exploiting Meanies

Back-to-back reports at the top of ABC's Good Morning America on March 20 provided a good illustration of the liberal media trope that Republicans sink to using offensive hardball tactics while ...

ObamaCare Aided by Big Doses of Media Spin

MRC Details 12 Months of Friendly Coverage for Liberals, Hostility for Government Health Care Foes

USA Today Lends Helping Hand to Battered "ClimateGate" Scientist

Four months after "ClimateGate" exposed top climate scientists trying to manipulate data and suppress dissent, USA Today has brought forth a front-page feature article that seems aimed at ...

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 ...