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.


Author Articles

Barbara Walters' Insightful Question to Michelle Obama: 'You Love' Barack, 'Don't You?'

Asking a wife if she loves her husband isn't exactly the most insightful question, but that's one of the softballs that Barbara Walters tossed to Michelle and Barack Obama during an hour long ...

Ex-Clinton Aide George Stephanopoulos Touts Call for Hillary to Resign Over WikiLeaks Scandal

Former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday hyped a call for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to resign over the revelations in the WikiLeaks release. While talking to Robert ...

George Stephanopoulos Hypes Christine O'Donnell Tweet on Hillary Clinton, Touts Scarborough Attack

A fascinated George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday analyzed a Tweet by Christine O'Donnell as a sign of support for Hillary Clinton. The ABC host played up the approving comment by the Republican ...

George Stephanopoulos Lobbies McCain to 'Move the President's Way' on 'Tax Cuts' for Millionaires

Playing the role of negotiator for the Democrats, Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday pressed Senator John McCain to "move the President's way" on extending the Bush tax cuts. ...

George Stephanopoulos Spins WikiLeaks Release of Documents as 'Important Information for the Public to Have'

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Monday offered a sympathetic take on the decision of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to release potentially damaging U.S. security documents. The ...

NBC Offers Soft Spin on Invasive TSA Screenings, ABC, CBS Highlight 'Outrage,' 'Probing Hands'

NBC's Today offered the most sympathetic take on the growing outrage over invasive pat downs being conducted at airports by the Transportation Security Administration. While ABC highlighted ...

Former ABC Reporter Jami Floyd Mocks Sarah Palin as an 'Extraordinary Ass' on MSNBC

Former ABC reporter Jami Floyd on Friday appeared on MSNBC and slammed Sarah Palin as an "extraordinary ass." Floyd's attack didn't register much of a shock with Jansing and Co. host Chris ...

CBS Spins Civilian Court Debacle of Detainee as a Setback for the 'Government,' No Mention of Obama

Of the three morning shows on Thursday, only CBS left out any mention of Barack Obama or Attorney General Eric Holder while reporting on the nearly complete acquittal of a former Guantanamo Bay ...

Activist and MSNBC Anchor Contessa Brewer Lectures Mormons, Hopes for More 'Progress' on Gay Rights

Gay rights activist and MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer continued to insert her politics into news reports on Wednesday. The News Live host discussed changes in how the Mormons view homosexuality and ...

Networks Allow a Scant Four Minutes on Rangel Conviction; Devote 120 Minutes to Royal Wedding

Tuesday's evening news broadcasts and Wednesday's morning shows allowed a scant four and a half minutes of coverage to the conviction of powerful Democrat Charlie Rangel over ethics charges. In ...

Sarcastic Bill Weir on Being a Careful Journalist: 'I've Drastically Scaled Down the Size of My Meth Lab'

Nightline co-anchor Bill Weir talked to TV Newser on Tuesday and offered a sarcastic answer to the question of how he must be careful as a journalist. Weir mocked, "Well, I've drastically scaled ...

George Stephanopoulos Chides Michele Bachmann: Why Is It 'Okay' to Extend Tax Cuts?

For the second time in two days, Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday lobbied for tax increases, wondering why it's "okay" for the "wealthiest Americans" to continue to receive ...

ABC's Dan Harris Gently Questions Carville: Do You 'Stand By' Prediction of 40 Year Dominance by Dems?

Good Morning America' s Dan Harris on Saturday gently coaxed an answer from James Carville as to whether the campaign operative still believed his 2009 prediction that the Democratic Party would ...

George Stephanopoulos Pesters Former Clinton Colleague With Krugman Complaints

Former top Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos on Monday pestered his old White House colleague Erskine Bowles on the need to let the Bush tax cuts expire. The Good Morning America co-host also ...

Ted Koppel Compares Cable News to Bernie Madoff, Hypes His 'Nonpartisan Sadness'

Former Nightline host Ted Koppel will use an op-ed appearing in Sunday's Washington Post to compare the current state of cable news to financial swindler Bernie Madoff and to express "nonpartisan ...

George Stephanopoulos: Debt Commission to Call the 'Bluff' of Voters Who Want to Cut Spending

According to Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos, a deficit commission suggesting deep cuts will call the "bluff" of voters who want to severely restrict government spending. The ABC host ...

Chris Matthews' New Thrill: Host Hyperbolically Compares Valerie Plame Movie to 'Casablanca'

Hardball host Chris Matthews on Monday rhapsodized over Fair Game, the new Sean Penn movie about the Valerie Plame scandal, even going so far as to compare the film to the classic Casablanca.

ABC Hosts Swoon Over 'American Icon' Michelle Obama, Compare Her to Jackie Kennedy

According to Good Morning America, Michelle Obama is the second coming of Jackie Kennedy. Co-host Robin Roberts enthused on Wednesday, "...First Lady Michelle Obama is drawing comparisons to the ...

Irritated Shepard Smith Decries 'Sour Grapes,' 'Slimy' Methods of Anti-Pelosi Democrats

A visibly annoyed Shepard Smith on Monday decried the "sour grapes" and "slimy motives" of a group of defeated House Democrats who are circulating a letter in opposition of Nancy Pelosi staying on ...

Cynthia McFadden Cajoles Secretary of Defense: Hillary Could Do Your Job, Right?

ABC's Cynthia McFadden on Tuesday pushed Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to agree that Hillary Clinton could do his job. Talking to both Clinton and Gates for Good Morning America, McFadden ...