Scott Whitlock

Senior News Analyst

Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org. You can read his NewsBusters blogs here. Scott's blogs have been featured on the Drudge Report and in the Washington Times (see example here). He's also appeared on radio programs such as the Lars Larson Show to discuss MRC blogs and studies.

Scott lives in Northern Virginia and can be contacted at SWhitlock@mediaresearch.org. You can also follow Scott on Twitter.


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Nets Devote 146 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner, Skimp on Bad News for Obama

When network journalists decide a story is important, they make sure it dominates the airwaves. Over the course of three and a half days, ABC, CBS and NBC vigorously investigated a racist rant by ...
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ABC Buries Own Results, Allows 18 Seconds for Obama 'Facing Worst Poll' of His Presidency

The news that Barack Obama is "facing the worst poll numbers of his presidency" warranted a mere 18 seconds of attention from Good Morning America on Tuesday. This scant coverage is despite the ...
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In 36 Hours, Nets Devote 70 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner; No Mention of Democratic Donations

In just over 36 hours, the three network morning and evening shows have already devoted 70 minutes of coverage to racist comments apparently made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. ...
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Barbara Walters Gushes Over Elizabeth Warren: 'I Can See You Running for President'

With only weeks left before she retires, View co-host Barbara Walters on Wednesday found time to fawn over another liberal Democrat. The veteran journalist repeatedly hyped Senator Elizabeth ...
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CBS Highlights Liberal Justice's 'Impassioned Dissent' on Affirmative Action

The journalists at CBS This Morning, Wednesday, highlighted the "impassioned dissent" of liberal Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on affirmative action. All three networks covered the 6-2 ...
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44 People Shot in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago; CBS Ignores

Forty four people were shot over the weekend in a bloody epidemic sweeping Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. Yet, CBS has, thus far, ignored the ignored the crime wave. In contrast, ABC's Good Morning ...
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No Bad News for Michelle: Nets Skip Protest Over First Lady's High School Graduation Speech

ABC, NBC and CBS routinely offer fawning coverage over Michelle Obama and her role as First Lady. However, a growing protest related to a planned gradation speech in Kansas has been ignored by the ...
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CBS Puffs Legalized Pot in Colorado, Touts the Best Marijuana: 'Ghost Train Haze'

CBS This Morning journalist Barry Petersen on Monday offered a puff piece on legalized pot in Colorado, displaying no skepticism about health effects. Instead, he happily explained that "more than ...
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ABC Devotes Almost 13 Minutes to 'Royal' Clinton Baby, Nothing on Keystone Delay

Since word broke on Thursday night that Chelsea Clinton will be having a baby, ABC has fixated over the news, devoting 12 minutes and 47 seconds of coverage to the arrival of America's new "royal" ...
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ABC on Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy: 'Move Over, Prince George'; U.S. Has New 'Royal'

According to the liberal network journalists, being part of a Democratic family makes you "royalty." Reporters on ABC, CBS and NBC gushed over the announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. ...
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President's Publicity Machine: CBS Devotes Seven Minutes to Obama's 'Scary Powerful' Aide

After devoting 15 minutes to a Barack Obama interview in the last 24 hours, CBS piled on with another seven minutes devoted to a "scary powerful" top aide. Charlie Rose offered a puff piece on ...
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CBS Devotes 15 Minutes to Obama Interview: No IRS, Benghazi or Health Care

CBS News devoted 15 and a half minutes on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to an interview with Barack Obama. Despite April 15th having just passed, correspondent Major Garrett offered no ...
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NYT Praises 'Monk-Like Modesty' of Democratic Castro Brothers

Two Democratic politicians in Texas apparently warranted a front page, 1200 word story in Wednesday's New York Times. Writer Jason Horowitz profiled San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his ...
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Jonathan Alter: When Will Liberals Call for More Boycotts of 'Racist' Rush Limbaugh?

Former Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter appeared on The Ed Show, Tuesday, to lobby for more boycotts of the "racist" Rush Limbaugh. The radio host's crime, according to the writer, is making a few ...
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Excited Chris Matthews: Have Republicans 'Given Up on Beating' Hillary?

Barack Obama may have given Chris Matthews a "thrill" up his leg, but the MSNBC host is pretty excited about Hillary Clinton in 2016. Matthews is so worked up that on Monday night wondered if ...
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One Year Ago, Media Jumped to Blame Boston Bombing on 'Anti-Government' 'Extreme Right'

On April 15, 2013, one year ago, two Muslim extremists planted bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others. This tragic event was sadly exploited by some in the ...
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NBC Hails 'Fantastic' New Liberal Anti-E-Mail Policy from French: 'Vive La France!'

The journalists at NBC's Today on Friday rhapsodized over a liberal economic policy coming out of France. Regarding new rules that would bar some employers from e-mailing workers after hours, ...
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ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist

ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider has apologized for a story on his network that connected a CEO who supports traditional marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church and their offensive "God ...
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Networks: Kathleen Sebelius Exits on a 'Relatively High Note,' 'Decision to Leave Was Hers'

All three network morning shows on Friday highlighted the departure of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Good Morning America's Jon Karl insisted that the exit was a "chance ...
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Chris Matthews on Jimmy Carter's Failure to Cheer Hillary in 2016: A 'Sin of Omission'

Chris Matthews did his best on Wednesday to get Jimmy Carter to fulsomely endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, but just couldn't quite get a satisfying answer. In an interview on ...