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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25 Years After the Berlin Wall, How the News Media Covered Communism

Looking back at journalism’s track record on communism, one finds a press that was too willing to act as a mouthpiece for the world’s worst dictatorships, and too accepting of the perverse claim ...
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Flashback: How the News Media Celebrated Democratic Win in ’06

On CBS This Morning: Saturday, the network’s political director, John Dickerson, warned Republicans that if they win the Senate on Tuesday, it will be on their shoulders to find a way to work ...
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TV News Blacks Out This Year’s Bad Election News for Democrats

In less than two weeks, voters head to the polls in midterm elections that seem certain to yield strong Republican gains, if not outright control of the U.S. Senate. Such a political sea change is ...
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Eric Holder's Fast and Furious Fiasco Was Media Scandal, Too

Thanks to his stonewalling of the House of Representatives investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal, in 2012 Eric Holder became the first Attorney General held in contempt by Congress. ...
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TV Buries the Bad News on Public’s Rejection of Obama’s Presidency

As President Obama’s approval ratings have tumbled in 2014, polling news has practically vanished from the Big Three evening newscasts — in stunning contrast to how those same newscasts ...
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Reuters Editor at Large Likens U.S. Death Penalty to ISIS Beheaders

While promoting a book of news photography on CBS This Morning on Saturday, Sir Harold Evans, editor at large of the Reuters news agency, called the electric chair a “monstrosity” and said ...
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Analysis: The News Media’s Double Standard on Political Scandals

When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left ...
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Poll Shows Public Confidence in News Media Sinking to Record Low

In its annual survey of the public's faith in 17 key institutions, TV news has fallen to a new low, with only the U.S. Congress ranking below it in terms of public esteem. Just 18 percent of ...
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Jill Abramson, Ousted as Editor, Consistently Denied the New York Times's Liberal Tilt

Less than three years after she was tapped to succeed Bill Keller as Executive Editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson was fired from that position on Wednesday. As Executive Editor, Abramson ...
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The Burying of a Scandal: TV News Hides the Facts on the IRS’s Targeting of Conservatives

After a partisan report last June absurdly suggested that progressive groups were just as likely to be scrutinized as conservative ones, ABC, CBS and NBC essentially abandoned their coverage of ...
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NBC: Pretty Tough for ‘Conservative’ Jeb Bush to Be ‘Joyful’ in Today’s GOP

NBC’s Today devoted a full story Thursday morning to speculation that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush might run for President in 2016. Correspondent Andrea Mitchell vouched for Bush’s ...
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No Skepticism as ABC and CBS Cheer ‘Major Milestone’ for ObamaCare

Both ABC and CBS carved out a few seconds on their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts to boost President Obama’s claims of success for his ObamaCare program. ABC World News anchor ...
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What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle

The showdown between federal authorities and rancher Cliven Bundy is one of those rare topics from the libertarian-conservative news agenda that actually made its way into the establishment ...
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Hispanic Media in the Balance

A four-month study of the Univision and Telemundo evening newscasts found a marked leftward tilt in both networks’ news coverage, particularly in reporting U.S. domestic policy news, with ...
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MRC Study: Network TV Buries ObamaCare’s Bad News

So far this year, the three network evening newscasts have minimized, spun or ignored every negative development about ObamaCare, while at the same time touting staged pro-ObamaCare publicity ...
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It’s Not Just One Tweet: MSNBC’s Despicable Record of Smearing Conservatives as Racists

The MRC has compiled a long list of instances in which the network’s anchors have committed character assassination disguised as journalism, unjustly smearing conservatives, Republicans and ...
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MRC Study: Utah Newspapers Pound Mike Lee for Leading Anti-ObamaCare Fight

An MRC study of the two largest newspapers in Utah determined that conservative Senator Mike Lee faced voluminous, and largely hostile, local coverage of his strategy of using the federal ...
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MRC Study: How the Broadcast Networks Spun the Shutdown Obama’s Way

The broadcast networks invariably blamed Republicans for the impasse; spotlighted dozens of examples of how Americans were being victimized; and ran scores of soundbites from furloughed federal ...
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MRC Study: Even Before Shutdown, Networks Dumped Most Blame on Conservatives

MRC's analysis shows the Big Three broadcast networks spent the two weeks prior to the shutdown almost universally pinning the blame on congressional Republicans, especially conservative/Tea Party ...
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Networks That Touted Tom DeLay’s 2010 Conviction Now Silent About His Acquittal

Back in 2010, when ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was convicted on money laundering charges related to campaign fundraising, all three network morning and evening news shows made sure to tell ...