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 Tout 'Extra Spectacular' Gay Pride Parades and 'Victory Laps' from 'Hero' Andrew Cuomo

The network morning shows on Monday hyped the "extra spectacular" gay pride parades in the wake of New York's newly passed same sex marriage legislation. Both ABC and NBC highlighted the "hero's ...

Piers Morgan Insists 'No Partisanship' at CNN; Reality Says Otherwise

According to cable host Piers Morgan, CNN is bias-free. On his June 22 program, the anchor declared of his network: "What it doesn't have is partisanship, which is a very different thing from ...

During Journalistic Lovefest on CNN, 'Queen of England' Christiane Amanpour Swears She's Objective

Former CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour appeared on Wednesday's Piers Morgan show and was praised as being like "the queen of England" and "Beyonce." The Piers Morgan Tonight host also allowed ...

Chris Matthews Slams 'Evil' Rush Limbaugh for Spreading Climate Change 'Lies'

A frothing Chris Matthews on Wednesday excoriated Rush Limbaugh as "evil" for spreading "lies" about global warming.

ABC and CBS Heap Praise on 'Baby Whisperer' Barack Obama and His 'Magic' Touch

The ABC and CBS morning shows on Wednesday gushed over "baby whisperer" Barack Obama. Both Good Morning America and the Early Show played White House-produced video of the President comforting a ...

After Touting Huntsman's Promise to be 'Civil,' ABC Slams Republican with Obama Talking Points

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday played up presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's promise for "a civil campaign" and an ABC graphic reminded, "Huntsman's Promise to be ...

ABC Freaks Out Over the 'Political Calamity' of John McCain Linking Illegals to Forest Fires

Good Morning America's reporters on Tuesday hyperbolically attacked John McCain for creating a "firestorm" and a "political calamity" by suggesting that illegal immigrants have been responsible ...

MSNBC's President Trumpets Lefty Identity: Our Network Is the 'Place to Go for Progressives'

In an interview with the AP, MSNBC President Phil Griffin bragged about life after Keith Olbermann, touting the cable channel as "really the place to go for progressives."

ABC Alert for 'Foot-in-Mouth' 'Gaffes' by the GOP, Skipped Obama's ATM Blunder

Just seconds after donating a fawning interview to Barack Obama about the meaning of being a father, the journalists at Good Morning America on Friday provided White House spin with a look at the ...

ABC Devotes 15 Minutes to Softball Obama Profile, Highlights Questions from Drew Brees, D-Wade

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts on Friday conducted a softball, light-hearted interview with Barack Obama, devoting 15 minutes to the President and even included questions from sports ...

Chris Matthews: Weiner Press Conference 'Sort of Like the Hanging of Saddam Hussein'

Chris Matthews came up with a bizarre analogy on Thursday, suggesting that Anthony Weiner's resignation press conference was "sort of like the hanging of Saddam Hussein." While offering criticism ...

Brian Williams Skips Vindication of Scott Walker's Union Law, Finds Time for Spider-Man

In a combined ten hours of programming, Wednesday, the networks devoted a mere 41 seconds to an important ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court that allowed Scott Walker's collective bargaining ...

Networks that Excused Nazi Signs for Scott Walker's Collective Bargaining Law Now Skim Over Its Vindication

The network morning shows on Wednesday offered a scant 41 seconds to a major Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling permitting the state's collective bargaining law to go into effect. These are the same ...

Chris Matthews' New Thrill? Hardball Hosts Flips and Praises 'Serious,' 'Informed' Bachmann

MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who once trashed Michele Bachmann as a "zombie" and a "nutcase," on Tuesday praised the Congresswoman as "poised, informed and serious." Touting Bachmann's performance in ...

Networks Chide: GOP Debate Was a 'Race to 'Out-Bash the President' with 'Anti-Obama Soundbites'

The morning shows on Tuesday used loaded terms to describe Monday's Republican presidential debate. According to Good Morning America's John Berman, it was a "two-hour race to out-bash the ...

Thomas Roberts Mocked Palin's Revere 'Flub,' But Thinks LBJ Was Never Elected President

According to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, who last week seemed to enjoy correcting Sarah Palin for her historical "flub," President Lyndon Johnson "was never actually elected Commander in Chief." The ...

Chris Matthews: Not Since Abraham Lincoln Has Someone 'Caused' Strife Like Sarah Palin

According to Chris Matthews, Sarah Palin is the most divisive figure since Abraham Lincoln "caused" the Civil War. In an odd historical analogy, the Hardball host marveled at Palin's bus tour: ...

ABC's John Berman: Sarah Palin Makes Mitt Romney Seem 'More Reasonable' and 'More Secure'

Good Morning America correspondent John Berman on Thursday offered a sarcastic take on Sarah Palin's tour, dismissing it as a "magical mystery bus." He also spun a possible 2012 run by Palin as ...

Rahm Emanuel for President in 2016? George Stephanopoulos Touts His White House Buddy

Continuing his cozy relationship with powerful Democrats, George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday interviewed his good friend, and newly elected mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. The Good Morning America ...

Chris Matthews Links Dennis Kucinich to Churchill and Lebron James, Promises 'Enthusiastic' Coverage

MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Tuesday could barely contain a tingle as he fawned over left-wing Congressman Dennis Kucinich, connecting the Representative to World War II hero Winston Churchill and ...