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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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 ...
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The Media vs. Conservatives, 2013 Edition: Virginia Newspapers’ Viciously Negative Coverage of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

Just as the national media helped tip the scales in the 2012 presidential contest, an MRC study of the four largest newspapers in Virginia found that GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken ...
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Broadcast Networks Drop the Ball on Obama’s Smarmy ‘Phony Scandal’ Mantra

For more than two weeks, President Obama and his spokesmen have scoffed at the various investigations of potential wrongdoing surrounding his administration, belittling them as “phony scandals” ...
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Both Congress and IRS Union Squirm to Get Out of ObamaCare; Networks Punt

Thursday evening, Politico reported that the Office of Personnel Management - after the unusual personal involvement of President Obama himself - had decided to issue new regulations this ...
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The Censorship Election

An MRC review of the ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast evening news coverage from January 1 through Election Day found that while the networks gave intensive coverage to inconsequential mistakes ...
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New York Times' Puff Piece Highlights 'Deficit Lover With a Following'

How does a multi-millionaire plutocrat earn good press from the New York Times? Apparently, espousing some of the far-Left's most radical economic theories is a good start. Friday morning's paper ...
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AP Phone Records Furor Breaks 335 Days of Silence on Obama Leak Scandal

The media furor that began Monday night over the Justice Department obtaining two months of phone records from the Associated Press marks the first time since June 12, 2012 that any of the Big ...
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Flashback: Media Liberals Vilified Thatcher as 'Uncaring,' 'Shrill,' 'Ruthless' and a 'Dictator'

As the world remembers legendary British Prime Minister Margeret Thatcher, it's worth recalling how the liberal media were horrified at her conservative policies. Just as they do now, liberal ...
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Marching for Life in the Face of a Pro-Abortion Media

As long as abortion has been a national political issue, the national media have overwhelmingly sided with pro-abortion forces and showed hostility to the pro-life side of the debate.
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Nets Cover ‘Devastating’ Benghazi Report, But ABC Ignores Finding of ‘No Protest Prior to the Attacks’

News of the State Department report on the U.S. government’s failures surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, broke too late for the ABC, CBS and NBC Tuesday ...
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Five Ways Media Bias Tipped the Scales In Favor of Obama

In such a close race, and with the obvious disadvantages of bad economic times, the media’s aid and comfort were essential to Barack Obama's narrow victory on Tuesday. Reviewing the just-concluded ...