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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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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1998

The worst bias of 1998: Journalists disparage Ken Starr for investigating Bill Clinton's tawdry scandals, while an ex-Time magazine correspondent reveals the depth of her appreciation for ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1997

Today, the worst bias of 1997: Fawning over Bill Clinton as a candidate for Mt. Rushmore; impugning conservative Senator Jesse Helms as a “terrorist;” and a classic New York Times headline: ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1996

The worst bias of 1996: Implicating Republicans in the burning of black churches; seeking prayers for children in the wake of welfare reform; and admiration for the environmental terrorist ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1995

Today, the worst bias of 1995, when Time magazine blamed the Oklahoma City bombing on “hot talk on the radio” even as NPR’s Nina Totenberg wished one of Jesse Helms’ grandchildren would get ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1994

The worst bias of 1994. Highlights include ABC’s Peter Jennings calling voters “two-year-olds” for electing a Republican Congress (“the voters had a temper tantrum last week”), and a USA Today ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1993

Among our 1993 bias highlights: the Washington Post smears Christian conservatives as "poor, uneducated and easy to command," Dan Rather fawns over Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Helen Thomas ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1992

The worst bias of 1992 includes Eleanor Clift ogling the new Democratic ticket of Clinton and Gore (“I was struck by the expanse of their chests. They may have to put out their stats”), and ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1991

Highlights: journalists salute Anita Hill while disparaging Clarence Thomas (“if you gave Clarence Thomas a little flour on his face, you’d think you had [former KKK Grand Wizard] David Duke ...
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Ferocious With Ryan, Media Fall Flat on Elizabeth Warren’s False Facts

For six days and counting, the broadcast networks entertained the idea that Paul Ryan was lying in his convention speech last week, even though as NBC’s Chuck Todd conceded on Thursday’s ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1990

Each morning, the Media Research Center is showcasing the most egregious bias we have uncovered over the years. Today, the worst of 1990. Highlights include: Time magazine saluting Mikhail ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1989

Every day for the next few weeks, the MRC is showcasing the most egregious bias the we have uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all ...
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The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1988

Every day for the next few weeks, the Media Research Center will showcase the most egregious bias we have uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes ...
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CBS Trumpets Obama's Lead Among Women, Silent on Romney's Lead With Men

CBS News has talked quite about their latest poll released Tuesday, especially how Mitt Romney is trailing Barack Obama by 10 points among women voters -- bad news for the Republican, of ...
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Rudy Giuliani Shuts Down CBS's Lame Attempt to Excuse Obama’s National Security Leaks

Appearing during the 8am hour of CBS This Morning, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani scoffed when co-host Charlie Rose suggested the flurry of national security leaks coming from the Obama ...
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CBS’s Norah O’Donnell Has Trouble Grasping Romney 'Tax Cut' Plan

Republican keynote speaker Chris Christie had to combat and correct several of his hosts’ liberal assumptions on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. CBS’s Norah O’Donnell had trouble grasping that Mitt ...
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CBS This Morning Looks for a Touchy-Feely Mitt Romney

Setting up the stakes for Mitt Romney and the Republican National Convention on Monday’s CBS This Morning, journalists and pundits kept insisting that the candidate had to show his touchy-feely ...
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The Media vs. the GOP: Intolerant, Anti-Women, and Always Too Conservative

It doesn’t matter whether the nominee is a conservative like Ronald Reagan, or a moderate like John McCain — network reporters always seem to scold Republican delegates ...
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Ryan’s Not the First: Media’s History of Trashing GOP Vice Presidential Picks

Network reporters have already stepped forward to define Paul Ryan as a heartless budget-slasher who might repel as many votes as he might attract to the GOP ticket. A review finds that after ...
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Networks Falsely Paint Ryan as Spending Cutter Who Could ‘Destroy’ Medicare

Previewing the choice of Paul Ryan as the GOP vice presidential candidate, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning shows all used Democratic framing to describe the House GOP budget plan that Ryan ...
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ABC Wraps Ryan in "Conservative" Tags; No "Liberal" Label for Biden in 2008

Breaking the news that Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate, ABC’s Good Morning America on Saturday employed no fewer than seven “conservative” labels to label Ryan and his ...