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.


Author Articles

Networks Allow Scant Coverage of Obama's 'Stunning Reversal' on Guantanamo, Harassed Bush

The three evening newscasts on Monday and the morning shows on Tuesday mostly ignored Barack Obama's abandonment of a campaign pledge to close Guantanamo Bay and end trials of detainees there. ...

Christiane Amanpour Gets Cozy with Tina Brown, Touts Newsweek Editor's List of Important Women, Including Amanpour

Newsweek and Daily Beast editor Tina Brown flattered This Week host Christiane Amanpour by placing her on a list of 150 women who "shake the world." The ABC anchor responded to this praise by ...

20 Months Before Election, ABC's John Berman Mocks GOP Contenders for Not Joining 2012 Race

Even though there's still a year and eight months to go until the 2012 presidential election, Good Morning America's John Berman on Monday derided the GOP field for not joining the race yet. As a ...

After Repeatedly Hyping John Edwards' Marriage, ABC Now Highlights Sordid Details of Affair

Good Morning America's Brian Ross on Friday highlighted the sordid details of John Edwards' affair during the 2008 presidential election campaign. Yet, GMA was the same program that repeatedly ...

New MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Lashes Out at 'Disingenuous' Move by Tea Party Congressman

On his first day at MSNBC, new host Martin Bashir immediately adopted the network's liberal line, attacking a conservative Congressman for advocating severe spending cuts, deriding it as "the most ...

ABC's The View Features 9/11 Truther Alex Jones, Barbara Walters Fails to Denounce Conspiracy Theories

Alex Jones, a 9/11 truther and promoter of other conspiracy theories, appeared on ABC's The View Monday to defend his friend Charlie Sheen, but diverted the interview into slamming George W. Bush ...

Why Is MSNBC Allowing Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones to Hype His Truther Website?

MSNBC anchors, such as Chris Matthews, often rail about a supposed failure by conservatives and Republicans to denounce birthers from their ranks. Yet, host Contessa Brewer interviewed 9/11 ...

The Rand Paul 'Chainsaw' Massacre: ABC's Apocalyptic Take on 'Radical,' 'Controversial' Senator

According to Nightline anchors Terry Moran and Bill Weir, new Republican Senator Rand Paul is "radical," "controversial" and longs to take a chainsaw to the Department of Education. Using ...

Networks Skip Democratic Congressman's Call for Union Protesters to 'Get a Little Bloody'

Wednesday's nightly newscasts and Thursday's morning shows completely ignored video of a Massachusetts congressman exhorting union protesters in Wisconsin to "get a little bloody" in the fight ...

George Stephanopoulos Touts Clinton Buddy Paul Begala While Hitting Rand Paul on Spending

George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday highlighted Paul Begala, his old friend from the Clinton White House, while critiquing Senator Rand Paul and the state of Kentucky. Without mentioning his ...

Wisconsin Unions vs. The Tea Party: A Classic Double Standard

ABC, CBS and NBC Repeatedly Denounced "Incivility" from the Tea Party, but Not a Peep About Nasty Signs from Union Protesters

ABC's Bob Woodruff Touts 'Amazing' Union Protests, Downplays Other Side

In a segment totaling just two and a half minutes on Monday, Good Morning America's Bob Woodruff managed to feature eight clips of pro-union protesters in Wisconsin and only two supporting Scott ...

Networks that Railed Against Rhetoric of Tea Parties Offer No Anger for Hitler, Dictator Signs at WI Protests

The same networks that assailed the allegedly extreme invective from the Tea Party have, thus far, not found anything interesting about signs implying that Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican ...

ABC's One-Sided Take on Wisconsin Protests Includes an Interview With Top Secret, Hidden Democrat

Good Morning America on Friday spun the protests in Wisconsin from the perspective of the unions and Democratic lawmakers who oppose Republican efforts to reform collective bargaining. Co-host ...

Fox News Highlights Nazi Signs in Wisconsin Pension Debate, Networks Skip Controversy

The network morning shows on Thursday failed to find any controversy in union protests from Wisconsin, ignoring the signs comparing Scott Walker, the state's Republican governor, to the Taliban, ...

George Stephanopoulos Badgers Michele Bachmann to Denounce Birthers, Defend President's Christianity

George Stephanopoulos on Thursday followed in the footsteps of other journalists who are lecturing Republicans on the need denounce birthers and declare Barack Obama a Christian. The co-anchor ...

Eager MSNBC Wonders If 2012 Election Is 'in the Bag' for Barack Obama?

Despite the fact that the 2012 presidential election is still 20 months away, MSNBC apparently has an idea who might win. On Monday's News Nation, a network graphic featured a picture of Barack ...

George Stephanopoulos Touts Michael Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Truck; ABC Parks It Outside Studio

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday conducted a softball interview with Michael Bloomberg, touting his new gun control campaign and never once calling the New York mayor a ...

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 ...