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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Networks Devote 72 Minutes to Veterans Scandal, But Just 5 Seconds of Criticism for Obama

Since a massive scandal involving the Veterans Affairs department became public, the three networks have devoted a combined 71 minutes and 55 seconds (or 38 stories) to investigating a secret list ...
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Chris Matthews Fumes at 'Kamikaze,' 'SOB,' 'Killer Dog' Karl Rove

An agitated Chris Matthews on Wednesday fumed over Karl Rove's recent questioning of Hillary Clinton's medical condition. Throwing all the invective he could at the Republican strategist, Matthews ...
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CNN Hosts Thrill Over Clinton Reaction to Rove: 'Well Done,' 'Nobody Better,' 'Effective'

Wolf Blitzer and his fellow journalists on Wednesday thrilled over how Bill Clinton responded to comments by Karl Rove about Hillary. His reaction was "well done," "effective" and there's "nobody ...
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Excited Ronan Farrow Plays Hillary Audio Book: Will It 'Melt' the 'Coldest of GOP Hearts?'

MSNBC anchor Ronan Farrow on Monday used part of his show to listen to Hillary Clinton's new audio book, enthusing over its touching nature.  Stopping a discussion cold, the host instructed, ...
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Benghazi Watch for Friday: NBC Skips New Investigation; ABC Offers 12 seconds

The House on Thursday voted to create a select committee to investigate Benghazi, but NBC's Today, a four hour program, on Friday totally ignored the story. In contrast, the show spent two ...
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NBC Finally Covers Veterans Health Care Scandal, Still Ignores Obama

After ignoring a massive health care scandal at Barack Obama's Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), NBC finally offered substantial coverage on Wednesday night. But the network failed to make any ...
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Fawning Robin Roberts Tosses Softballs to Hillary: ‘Are You Satisfied With’ Benghazi Investigation?

ABC on Thursday morning highlighted more of Robin Roberts’ fawning interview with Hillary Clinton. On the issue of Benghazi and the revelation that the White House had a direct hand in creating ...
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After Big Promotional Push By Networks, Democrat Clay Aiken Leads By 372 Votes

After a big promotional push by ABC and NBC, Democratic House candidate Clay Aiken leads his primary opponent by 372 votes out of 28,000 cast on Tuesday. According to Good Morning America on ...
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CBS Features Lynne Cheney to Talk James Madison, But Hectors on Hillary, Gay Marriage

The hosts of CBS This Morning on Tuesday featured Lynne Cheney to talk about her new book on James Madison. However, predictably, the topics drifted towards a grilling on gay marriage and her ...
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Censorship: NBC Continues to Hide Obama's Scandal Impacting Veterans

In another example of censoring a Barack Obama scandal, NBC has ignored the brewing controversy impacting American veterans and a shocking lack of access to hospital care. Though the news of up to ...
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CBS Downplays Ugly Side of Protests Against Condoleezza Rice's Commencement Address

In April, CBS and NBC found no time to cover the protests against Michelle Obama's planned graduation speech to high school students in Kansas. But both networks hyped the bullying of Condoleezza ...
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CBS Puffs 'Pot Lobbyist' in D.C.: 'Making Friends in High Places'

CBS This Morning journalists on Friday continued the show's obsession with legalized pot, offering an uncritical puffing of a new marijuana lobbyist in Washington D.C. Gayle King touted, ...
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CBS: Law on Drug Abuse While Pregnant Limits 'What Women Can' Do With Their Bodies?

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Thursday skeptically examined a new law in Tennessee that allows criminal charges for pregnant women who abuse drugs. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell warned, ...
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Ed Schultz: GOP Not Raising the Minimum Wage Is 'Every Bit as Racist' as Donald Sterling

MSNBC's Ed Schultz on Wednesday found a way to connect conservatives to NBA owner Donald Sterling's racist rant. Talking about Republicans in Congress, he sneered, "Not raising the wage, the ...
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CBS Wakes Up to the Dangers of 'Edible Pot,' Notes Deaths in Colorado

Ten days after touting the best marijuana in Colorado, CBS This Morning journalists woke up to some potential dangers for the state's decision to legalize pot. Gayle King informed viewers, ...
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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 ...