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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ABC Finally Discovers Disease Danger at the Border: 'Pneumonia and Influenza'

The growing threat of pneumonia, influenza and other serious diseases at the border has not been a concern for ABC. Since June 8, the network completely ignored the potentially grave threat as ...
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Andrea Mitchell: 'How Long Can Israel Withstand This Kind of International Pressure?'

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday followed up a story on four children who were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza by marveling, "How long can Israel withstand this kind of international ...
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ABC, NBC Ignore Latest on VA Scandal; CBS Allows a Scant 21 Seconds

Of the three morning shows on Monday, NBC and ABC ignored the latest controversy enveloping the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs department. Only CBS This Morning bothered to cover the news that ...
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Martha Raddatz Laments: With So Many International Crises, John Kerry Can't 'Prioritize'

Echoing past defenses of Jimmy Carter, Good Morning America's Martha Raddatz on Monday indicated that there are simply too many international flare-ups for John Kerry and the Obama administration ...
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NBC Avoids the Word 'Illegal,' Highlights 'Migrant Families' and 'Immigrants'

The journalists at NBC's Today on Friday made sure to avoid using the word "illegal" and instead favored "migrant families" and, simply, "immigrants." ABC's Good Morning America followed a similar ...
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Only CBS Identifies Israel's Targets as 'Terrorists'; NBC and ABC See 'Militants'

Of the three morning shows on Thursday, only CBS allowed that Israel's targets in the ongoing violence could be called "terrorists." ABC and NBC described "militants " The networks all highlighted ...
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Unhinged MSNBC Host: Sarah Palin Made 'Treasonous Accusations' Against Obama

MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the conservative of committing "treason" against Barack Obama by calling for the President's impeachment. The guest ...
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CBS Returns to Puffing Pot: 'High Times' in Seattle

For the second day in a row, CBS This Morning reported live from Seattle as Washington State officially legalizes marijuana. The on-screen graphic for the segment promoted the "high times" sure to ...
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Rosie O'Donnell, 9/11 Truther and Hater of 'Radical Christianity,' Returns to 'The View'

According to TMZ, 9/11 truther and denouncer of "radical Christianity" Rosie O'Donnell has signed a deal with ABC to once again be a permanent host of The View. In the wake of the retirement of ...
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CBS Shocker: Network Promotes 'Gun-Toting Waitresses' Without Bias

CBS isn't known to be a network friendly to gun rights. So, it was shocking to see a positive, pro-Second Amendment-rights story on Tuesday. This Morning reporter Barry Petersen profiled a ...
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Skeptical NBC: Israeli Air Strike Hit 'So-Called Terror Sites'

ABC, NBC and CBS offered slanted coverage of violence between Israelis and Palestinians on Monday. Today co-host Natalie Morales recounted the deaths of seven Hamas members in an air strike and ...
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For Two Days in a Row, CBS Touts Hillary Clinton as John McCain's 'Favorite Democrat'

CBS journalists over the weekend were thrilled at the possibility that Hillary Clinton might be John McCain's "favorite Democrat." Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer on Sunday talked to the ...
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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 ...