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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Only CBS Covers New Poll Labeling Obama as the 'Worst President' Since WW II

ABC and NBC on Wednesday night and Thursday morning avoided a bleak new poll labeling Barack Obama the "worst president" since World War II. Only CBS This Morning on Thursday bothered to cover the ...
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MSNBC: The Place to Question the Patriotism of Republicans

MSNBC analyst Howard Dean appeared on Now With Alex Wagner, Wednesday, to question the patriotism of Republicans. Discussing Barack Obama's attack on the congressional GOP, Dean sneered: "I'm ...
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VA Blackout: ABC, NBC Skip Veteran Being Approved for Treatment Two Years After Death

The network disinterest in the Veterans Affairs scandal intensified on Wednesday. NBC and ABC ignored the story of a man whose treatment was approved – two years after death. CBS This Morning ...
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Fade to Black? TV Coverage of VA Scandal Drops 84% in June

In May, Americans were horrified by the scandal enveloping Barack Obama's Veterans Affairs and the media seemed to agree. Yet, coverage dropped off 84 percent from May to June. 
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NYT Admits: 'Somewhat Late' on IRS Story, But Editor Swears 'We've Paid Copious Attention'

The New York Times's public editor on Friday responded to criticism about the paper's coverage of the IRS scandal, admitting: "The Times was somewhat late in beginning to cover the latest ...
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Excited George Stephanopoulos Rides Air Force One With Obama, Watches Soccer

An excited George Stephanopoulos on Friday recounted his flight on Air Force One and the thrill of watching the U.S. World Cup with Barack Obama. In the 8am hour, Stephanopoulos bragged to co-host ...
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Stephanopoulos to Obama: Are You 'Disappointed' in Americans for Losing Confidence in You?

In an exclusive interview with Barack Obama, George Stephanopoulos on Friday hinted that the President is disappointed in the American people. The overall interview actually included some tough ...
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New 'World News' Anchor David Muir Loves 'Cool Kid Obama,' Mocked Romney

ABC News announced on Wednesday that journalist David Muir would be replacing Diane Sawyer as the anchor of World News in September. Muir has a history of fawning over "cool kid" Barack Obama and ...
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Robin Roberts Shills for Obama, Touts 'Presidential Push for Working Moms'

Robin Roberts, the co-host of Good Morning America, is a favorite pick of top Democrats to host fawning, content-free interviews and panel discussions. On Tuesday's GMA, she showcased an exclusive ...
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ABC Gushes Over Celeb Friends of Clinton and Obama, Skips Hillary's Gaffe

Good Morning America's reporters on Saturday, Sunday and Monday swooned over the celebrity fans of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Yet, GMA's hosts found no time for the possible 2016 ...
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All Three Networks Skip Possible 2016 Dem Candidate's 'Gaydar' Gaffe

All three networks on Wednesday morning skipped a "gaydar" gaffe by a possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. Only CBS This Morning covered former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's ...
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Blackout: 400 Days Since ABC's 'Nightline' Covered IRS Scandal

As of June 19, 2014, it's been 400 days since Nightline, the once-serious news program, has covered the growing scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of Tea Party ...
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Sensitive MSNBC Host Warns Viewers About Someone Using the 'Racial Slur' 'Redskins'

MSNBC is the network where ex-host Martin Bashir suggested that someone defecate and urinate on Sarah Palin. Yet, the suddenly sensitive Joy Reid on Wednesday warned viewers that she was about to ...
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Networks Offer Scant Coverage of Dick Cheney 'Blasting' Obama on Iraq

Former Vice President Dick Cheney co-authored a blistering op-ed, deriding Barack Obama's handling of Iraq. But you wouldn't know it from the network coverage. ABC's Good Morning America ...
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CBS Puffs Pot as an Empowerment Tool for Women: 'Breaking the Grass Ceiling'

CBS This Morning on Tuesday continued its role as the biggest cheerleader of legalized marijuana. Reporter Barry Petersen hailed the role of women in Colorado's expanding pot industry. A network ...
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Watergate-Obsessed Journalists Mourn the Loss of 'World's Most Famous Parking Garage'

The journalists at ABC and NBC on Monday couldn't manage to cover the revelation that the IRS lost two years- worth of Lois Lerner's e-mails. Yet, reporters on all three networks mourned the loss ...
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CBS Blurbs Hillary's Description of Herself in a New Book: 'A Portrait of Doggedness!'

The journalists on CBS This Morning devoted nine minutes to excitedly reviewing Hillary Clinton's new book. Despite the fact that the publisher, Simon & Schuster, is a division of CBS, co-host ...
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One-Sided CBS Promotes Pink Floyd's Tirade Against 'Racist Regime' of Israel

CBS This Morning reporter Anthony Mason uncritically promoted Pink Floyd's campaign to boycott the "racist regime" of Israel and attack the Rolling Stones for performing in Tel Aviv. After a clip ...
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Ed Schultz Dismisses the Release of Taliban Prisoners: Were They Really 'the Absolute Worst?'

A near-hysterical Ed Schultz on Wednesday lashed out against Republicans for questioning the prisoner swap made by President Obama that released five terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. The MSNBC ...
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NBC, CBS Skip Latest Developments in VA Scandal as It Explodes to New States

The Veterans Affairs scandal engulfing the Obama administration has spread into Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, but only ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday found time to cover the ...