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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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 ...
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Unhinged Ed Schultz Questions Ted Cruz's Patriotism on Prisoner Swap: 'Nothing American'

A furious Ed Schultz on Monday questioned Ted Cruz's patriotism after the Senator spoke out against the prisoner swap deal that involved top Taliban leaders and a U.S. soldier. The Ed Show host ...
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CBS Hails 'Groundbreaking' New EPA Regulations on Climate Change, Skips Job Risk

CBS and NBC's morning shows on Monday avoided any mention of the potential job killing-harm that new Environmental Protection Agency rules will create. The three networks spent a scant 61 seconds ...
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CBS Investigates the Latest on 'Ugly' VA Scandal Without Mentioning Obama's Name

CBS journalists on Thursday morning investigated the latest details of the expanding Veterans Affairs scandal. Yet despite calling the newest revelation "ugly," correspondent Nancy Cordes somehow ...
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Chris Cuomo Surprisingly Grills John Kerry Over Obama's International 'Weakness'

John Kerry appeared on all three network news programs, Wednesday, but it was an interview on CNN that provided a surprise. New Day anchor Chris Cuomo actually grilled the Secretary of State on ...
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ABC Hypes Michelle Obama's 'Rare Political Move' Against Republicans

Although Good Morning America on Tuesday found no time to discuss what NBC called a "potentially dangerous mistake" by the White House, reporter Jon Karl devoted a report to promoting Michelle ...
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Nets Excited Over Hillary's Audio Book: 'Making Choices With Her Head and Her Heart'

All three morning shows on Tuesday deemed it news worthy to listen to audio excerpts from Hillary Clinton's upcoming book. On the same day that Good Morning America ignored the leaking by the ...
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CBS's Rose Sympathizes on VA Scandal: Is It 'Premature' to Call for Shinseki's Resignation?

CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose scored an exclusive interview with Chuck Hagel on Friday. But rather than grill the Secretary of Defense on the latest details of the Veterans Affairs ...
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In a Month, TV News Gives Less Airtime to VA Scandal than Christie Controversy Received in Four Days

In nearly four and a half weeks, CBS, NBC and ABC offered 110 minutes to covering an evolving scandal involving secret lists designed to keep veterans from receiving proper medical treatment. Yet ...
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ABC's Diane Sawyer, Who Linked Hillary Clinton to Jesus, Lands Exclusive Interview

World News anchor Diane Sawyer, who once summarized Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign by connecting the Democrat to Jesus Christ, has landed the exclusive first interview as the potential 2016 ...
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CBS and NBC: Tea Party 'Reeling' After Losses, Skip Big Defeat for Hillary

NBC and CBS on Wednesday hyped a win by Senator Mitch McConnell as an example of a major setback to the Tea Party movement. But it was only ABC's Good Morning America that highlighted the "big ...
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ABC Offers 12 Minutes on Strippers, Models and TV Shows, Skips New Veterans Revelation

On Tuesday's Good Morning America, the show's hosts devoted 12 minutes and 22 seconds to full reports on a college student stripper, a super model trying to lose weight and Dancing With the Stars. ...
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Surprised? Scandal for 'Rising Republican Star' Prompts ABC Coverage on Election 2014

Good Morning America is a profoundly superficial show. The ABC program on Monday devoted air time to Full House star Jonathan Stamos responding a blogger's criticism of the '90s show. So, what ...
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CBS Showcases Suppression of Speech at Colleges, Avoids Liberal Label

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday actually showcased the growing problem of suppression of speech on college campuses, in this case at commencement addresses. Reporter Don Dahler even ...
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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 ...