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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 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 ...
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Sudden Respect for John Roberts: 'The Man of the Hour' Who 'Might Have Saved' the Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts may have angered conservatives with his decisive vote in favor of ObamaCare, but he was, in CBS anchor Scott Pelley’s words, the “man of the hour” on all three network ...
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How Would a Consistent News Media Cover a Supreme Court Ruling Against ObamaCare?

How the media might cover a Supreme Court ruling tossing out ObamaCare remains to be seen, but the MRC studied how the networks covered multiple Court rulings tossing out key elements of George W. ...
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Breaking Bias: CNN Slants Toward Obama After Amnesty Flip-Flop

In the hours immediately after the Obama administration announced it would not deport young illegal immigrants who met certain criteria, CNN invited on a parade of pro-Obama guests who applauded ...
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Where’s the Media Outrage Over Team Obama’s National Security Leaks?

ABC, CBS and NBC quickly lost interest in the criminal investigation into whether top Obama national security officials divulged classified information to the New York Times, a far cry from their ...
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Katie Couric's Whiny Commencement Speech: 'Mistreated' and 'Cheated' at CBS News?

Katie Couric, who made $15 million a year anchoring the CBS Evening News for a half-hour each weeknight, delivered a remarkably self-pitying commencement address at the University of Virginia on ...
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Longtime Admirer Brian Williams Rewarded With Obama-Promoting 'Exclusive'

Of the three evening news anchors, by far the most admiring of Obama is NBC’s Brian Williams who has -- no big surprise -- been rewarded with exclusive access to the White House Situation Room for ...
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Don't Believe It: The Media Aren't Beating Up on Barack Obama

Six months ago, Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) came out with a report claiming that the GOP candidates received more positive press coverage than President Obama. Monday ...