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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Ed Schultz, Who Sneered at 'Bastard,' 'Slut' Conservatives, Now Decries 'Vile' Glenn Beck

Considering that Ed Schultz has been forced to apologize for calling Laura Ingraham a "slut" and for deceptively editing Rick Perry, one might think he would accept the apology of others who ...
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CBS's Gayle King: Unless Illegal Immigrants Are Doing Something 'Illegal,' Leave Them Alone

According to CBS This Morning host Gayle King on Monday, unless an illegal alien is doing something "illegal," Americans should leave him or her alone. Mike Hogan from Vanity Fair appeared on the ...
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From 2009 to 2014, Networks Have Saluted Obama on His Special Day: 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President'

From 2009 to 2014, every year of Barack Obama's presidency, the networks have observed his birthday, often wishing him a special day. A graphic for CBS This Morning on Monday touted, "Happy ...
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Ex-Bill Clinton Aide George Stephanopoulos Spins for His Old Boss on Bin Laden

Former Bill Clinton operative turned Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos on Friday spun for his ex-boss in the wake of newly released audio about Osama bin Laden. In the recording from ...
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ABC's Harris Falsely Hits Sarah Palin as the 'Woman Who Says She Can See Russia from Her House'

Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris on Monday night mocked Sarah Palin for her new internet channel and falsely identified the conservative as "the woman who says she can see Russia from her house." ...
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CBS Hypes Obama's 'Telephone Diplomacy' With Foreign Leaders, But Downplayed Critics

CBS This Morning correspondent Bill Plante on Tuesday hyped a new report about Barack Obama's "telephone diplomacy" as an example of just how the President is focused on the multiple foreign ...
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CBS, NBC Highlight Downside to NYT's Call for Pot Legalization

As the New York Times launched a high profile editorial to federally legalize marijuana, NBC and CBS surprisingly showcased the downside of the pro-pot movement in states such as Colorado and ...
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NBC, CBS Allow a Scant 43 Seconds to Hero Doctor Who Shot Crazed Gunman

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, the networks highlighted President Obama's call for more gun control to rein in violence. However, NBC and CBS on Thursday night and Friday morning allowed a ...
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Amid Deluge of Foreign Crises, Network News Shuts Out Obama Critics

Amid an escalating crisis in the Middle East and the shooting down of an airliner in Europe, the three evening newscasts have shut out critics of Barack Obama's response. 
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ABC Derides Perry's Border Move: 'Not Needed' and Comes With a 'Hefty Price Tag'

All three morning shows on Tuesday worried about Governor Rick Perry's "controversial," expensive move to send the National Guard to the Texas border. But it was ABC's Good Morning America on ...
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Networks Ignore: As Chaos Breaks Out, White House Claims Obama Has Brought 'Tranquility'

The week of July 13 to 19 saw increased violence between Israel and the Palestinians, an act of terror as a plane was blown out of the sky in Ukraine, and simmering tensions between Mexico and the ...
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NBC, ABC Yawn as Rick Perry Sends National Guard to the Border

As the border crisis in Texas intensifies, only one network on Monday bothered to cover Governor Rick Perry sending the National Guard to the border. CBS This Morning allowed 20 seconds to the ...
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Networks Ignore: Joe Biden Goes Left at Netroots Convention, Gets Heckled By Far-Left

Joe Biden's appeal on Thursday to the left at the liberal Netroots Nation conference went unmentioned by the networks. The fact that the Vice President got heckled by the far-left was also ...
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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 ...