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 Highlights Victims of Obama's Budget Plan, CBS Touts New Spending as 'Investments'

The three nightly news broadcasts on Monday touted Barack Obama's new spending as "investments," highlighted victims of the White House's cuts and ignored key facts about the President's 2012 budget.

ABC News Frets Over PBS Cuts: 'Big Bird on the Chopping Block?'

The ABCNews.com website on Tuesday used the Sesame Street character Big Bird to worry about potential Republican cuts to PBS. Next to a picture of the forlorn puppet and some concerned children, a ...

Only ABC Hits Obama on Lack of Substantial Cuts in New Budget, NBC, CBS Downplay

Of the three morning shows on Monday, only ABC's Good Morning America aggressively pushed the Obama administration on a lack of substantial cuts in the 2012 budget. NBC's Today and CBS's Early ...

History Channel Bizarrely Credits 1980s Economic Recovery to the 'Reagan Tax Increases'

According to a new History Channel special on Ronald Reagan, the profound economic recovery of the early '80s can be credited to "the Reagan tax increases." The February 9 program contained this ...

Chris Matthews Rants: The 'Tea-Bag' Conservatives Don't Get Complexity of Egypt Crisis

Chris Matthews on Thursday used the ongoing developments in Egypt as a way to bash conservatives, deriding the "tea-bag" types who don't fully grasp the situation.

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell Twice Tags Disgraced Rep as 'Conservative,' All Three Network Mention GOP

All three evening newscasts on Wednesday and the morning shows on Thursday identified disgraced former Congressman Chris Lee as a Republican. On the February 10 Today, Kelly O'Donnell twice tagged ...

Donald Rumsfeld Condemns False Newsweek Story on Koran Flushing: You Can't Apologize to the Dead

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld appeared on Tuesday's Hannity and recounted the harm Newsweek did in 2005 with a false report about U.S. soldiers flushing a Koran down the toilet at ...

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Declares Obama a 'Fairly Conservative Democrat'

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Tuesday argued that, based on Barack Obama's record, it would be fair to label the President a "fairly conservative Democrat." Talking to Ashley Bell, a Georgia ...

George Stephanopoulos Demands Rumsfeld Apologize for Not Supporting Troop Surge, Skips Media Hostility

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday repeatedly hectored Donald Rumsfeld, goading the former Defense Secretary to apologize for not supporting a troop surge in Iraq. At no point ...

Anti-Reagan Media Now Lecturing Conservatives on 'Appropriating' His Legacy, ABC Mocks 'Church of Reagan'

Ronald Reagan endured harsh, vitriolic rhetoric from journalists throughout his career, but that hasn't stopped some in the media from lecturing present-day conservatives on who best represents ...

Chris Matthews Rips Obama's Handling of Egypt Crisis: 'I Feel Ashamed As an American'

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews appeared on Morning Joe, Friday, to slam President Obama's handling of the escalating crisis in Egypt, saying it made him "ashamed as an American." Matthews, who ...

ABC Sets Up Sting Operation to Find Racism in AZ Immigration Law, Hires Actor to Play a Bigot

ABC and reporter John Quinones on Thursday stretched the bounds of journalism, hiring an actor to play a racist security guard as a way of testing how the people of Arizona would react to the ...

Andrea Mitchell Spins Health Care Decision as the 'Most Politically Written and Charged' Yet

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday repeated Democratic talking points in the wake of Monday's ruling by a federal judge that Barack Obama's health care legislation is unconstitutional. She spun ...

ABC Uses Health Care Ruling Against Obama to Hit Romney from the Right, CBS and NBC Downplay

Rather than bring in a top Obama official to respond to a federal judge declaring Obamacare unconstitutional, ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday used the occasion to attack possible ...

ABC News Publishes, Quickly Removes Lefty Mother Jones Article on GOP 'Redefining Rape'

ABCNews.com on Monday republished, then removed an article from Mother Jones magazine on Republicans "redefining rape." The piece briefly appeared on the network's website with no explanation that ...

ABC Declares: Claire Shipman, Wife of New Obama Press Secretary, Will No Longer Cover the White House

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper on Friday addressed the fact that Barack Obama's New press secretary, Jay Carney, is the wife of ABC reporter Claire Shipman. ...

Robin Roberts Fawns Over Michelle Obama: Will You Attend Prince William's Wedding?

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts conducted yet another fawning interview with Michelle Obama on Friday, offering 11 minutes and two segments to such important topics as whether the First Lady ...

Claire Shipman's Husband Named New Obama Press Secretary; Conflict of Interest for ABC?

The White House on Thursday named Jay Carney, the husband of ABC News reporter Claire Shipman, to be the new White House Press Secretary. Carney is also an ex-journalist, formerly of Time magazine.

ABC, CBS Provide Skeptical Looks at Obama's Plan to Spend More, Cut the Deficit; NBC Avoids

Of the three evening newscasts, only NBC's Chuck Todd on Wednesday offered no critical analysis of Barack Obama's call for both new spending and deficit reduction. ABC's Jake Tapper actually ...

ABC Hypes State of the Union With Dramatic, Movie Trailer-Style Promo

ABC on Tuesday introduced Barack Obama with an opening that looked and sounded more like a movie trailer for an action film. As dramatic, pounding tones played throughout, an announcer began, "The ...