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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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 ...
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Updated for 2012: The MRC's 'Media Bias 101'

The Media Research Center has just concluded an update of our “Media Bias 101” Web package, with more than 40 articles detailing scholarly research of the past 30 years showing the mostly ...
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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. ...