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

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 ...

ABC Gins Up 'Epic Political Showdown' Between 'Female Favorites' Palin and Bachmann

ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday offered a dismissive take on two conservative females, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. Reporter Jon Karl brushed aside Palin's bus tour as "another reality ...

Morning Shows Tout White House Claim that 'Distraction' Sarah Palin Is 'Re-Election Insurance'

Covering the growing buzz that Sarah Palin might mount a 2012 presidential campaign, the morning shows on Friday repeated liberal talking points proclaiming that it would be a disaster. Good ...

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Trashes 'Anti-Science,' 'Troglodyte,' 'Dunderhead' Republicans

Hardball host Chris Matthews on Thursday continued to lash out and deride the Republican Party as "anti-science" and "troglodytes." Playing off a comment by GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, ...

Networks Skip Ed Schultz's Smearing of Laura Ingraham as a 'Right-Wing Slut,' Hyped Imus' 'Ho' Scandal

The network evening news programs on Wednesday and morning shows on Thursday skipped covering the suspension of MSNBC host Ed Shultz for trashing Laura Ingraham as a "right-wing slut." Yet, these ...

Networks Skip Democrat Label While Covering John Edwards Indictment, Touted Disgraced 'Conservative'

The network morning shows on Wednesday all avoided party labels for Democrat John Edwards in the wake of the announcement that the former presidential candidate will be indicted by the Justice ...

Chris Matthews Called Conservative Political Talk 'Ugly,' But Laughs at Murdering Grandma

A clearly amused Chris Matthews narrated and laughed at a liberal ad showing Republican Paul Ryan murdering an elderly woman by throwing her off a cliff. This is the same MSNBC anchor who railed ...

NBC Skips Supreme Court Ruling Freeing Thousands of Criminals and Scalia's Warning of 'Terrible Things'

NBC's Nightly News on Monday and the Today show on Tuesday ignored a controversial, ideologically divided Supreme Court ruling that ordered California to release at least 38,000 prisoners. ABC, ...

Morning Shows Bombard Pawlenty With Attacks from a Liberal 'Republican,' Demand Higher Taxes

All three morning shows on Monday bombarded Tim Pawlenty with a variety of liberal complaints and demands. ABC and NBC singled out an Obama-supporting Republican who slammed the presidential ...

George Stephanopoulos Badgers GOP Candidate; Four Years Ago, ABC Was Gentle With Dems

Good Morning America co-anchor George Stephanopoulos conducted a confrontational interview with possible Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Friday, challenging the moderate governor ...

Networks Skip Coverage of Obamacare Waivers for Wealthy Pelosi Liberals

According to the three major networks, the granting of numerous waivers to Barack Obama's health care law, including 38 in April alone to wealthy, entertainment businesses in Nancy Pelosi's San ...

Clinton Spinners Carville and Stephanopoulos Slam Schwarzenegger's 'Risky' Personal Life

With a supreme lack of irony or self-awareness, former Clinton operatives George Stephanopoulos and James Carville on Tuesday chided the "amazing" revelation that Arnold Schwarzenegger had an ...

Frothing Chris Matthews Denounces Tea Partiers as Haters Ten Times in Under Two Minutes

MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Monday excoriated the Tea Party as full of "hate," using the term ten times in less than two minutes. Comparing the alliance between Republicans and the Tea Party to a ...

ABC's Jon Karl Belittles 'Problem'-Filled GOP Field, 'Boring' Tim Pawlenty

The 2012 GOP field is filled with an unimpressive bunch, according to ABC's Jon Karl. Reporting on the race for Monday's Good Morning America, the correspondent said of Mike Huckabee's ...