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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MSNBC Slams Rand Paul: Eight Segments Totaling 37 Minutes Attacking the Republican as Racist

MSNBC on Thursday went on the offensive against Republican and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul. In a single day, the cable network devoted 37 minutes over eight segments to implying that the Senate ...

CBS Allows Obama Official to Shift Oil Spill Blame to BP; NBC, ABC Morning Shows Grill Salazar

Early Show's Harry Smith on Thursday conducted a softball interview with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, allowing the Obama official to pass the oil spill blame to BP. He tossed this easy question ...

ABC's Robin Roberts Hits Rand Paul for 'Private Country Club' Victory Party

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts on Wednesday highlighted Rand Paul's primary victory party at a country club as an indicator that he's not a real outsider. After informing the Republican that ...

Former Dem Aide George Stephanopoulos Spins for White House on Arlen Specter

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday echoed White House talking points and attempted to prop up the beleaguered campaign of Arlen Specter. Talking to Joe Sestak, who is opposing ...

CBS Skips Any Mention of Dem Senate Candidate's Military Scandal, NBC Avoids Party ID

CBS's Early Show on Tuesday completely ignored the front page New York Times story on Democratic senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal and his claims to have "served in Vietnam," despite having ...

ABC Highlights Obama Cabinet Official to Tout His Fiancee, Reporter Bianna Golodryga

To highlight the announcement that Bianna Golodryga had been named co-anchor of the weekend Good Morning America, ABC blurred the lines of journalism on Sunday and brought on the host's fiancee, ...

MSNBC Seeks Analysis From WaPo Journalist Who Slammed Sarah Palin as Larry the Cable Guy

MSNBC's Alex Witt on Friday featured a rabidly anti-Sarah Palin journalist to explain why the former governor spoke at a National Rifle Association conference. Asked to comment, Cathy Areu ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Marvels That Obama Is 'Largely Escaping Blame' for Oil Spill

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday cited a new poll and marveled to viewers that Barack Obama "is largely escaping blame for his handling of the [oil spill] crisis." Reporter ...

George Stephanopoulos Laments Obama's Inability to Help Democrats

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday appeared frustrated that perceived successes by Barack Obama have failed to help his own party. The former Democratic operative turned ...

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Derides Obama for 'Going Overboard' With 'Pseudo' Kagan Interview

MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday actually expressed some journalistic outrage over a White House PR video disguised as an interview, deriding the administration for "crossing a number ...

CBS's Lesley Stahl Gushes: Obama Picked a 'Mediator' 'in His Own Image' for the Supreme Court

60 Minutes journalist Lesley Stahl on Monday appeared on Morning Joe and touted Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick as a "mediator" who was chosen "in his image." The CBS correspondent enthused that ...

MSNBC Plays Up Talking Point That Kagan May Not Be 'Liberal Enough'

Twice in the span of ten minutes, MSNBC on Tuesday ran segments touting left-wing complaints that Elena Kagan may not be "liberal enough." News Live host Peter Alexander seriously speculated of ...

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Lauds 'Pivotal' Illegal Aliens for 'Making Our Country Work'

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer on Thursday didn't try and hide her opinion on illegal immigration, spinning such lawbreakers as having a "pivotal role in making our country work." The News Live host ...

ABC Touts Columnist Tom Friedman Seeing Gulf Oil Spill as 'Opportunity'

GMA's hosts and producers know what to expect when they have columnist Thomas Friedman on: Requests for yet more taxes on the American public.

ABC Touts Tom Friedman to Lobby for Taxes on Oil and Carbon

Good Morning America on Thursday again brought on Tom Friedman to lobby for taxes on carbon and oil. Talking to host George Stephanopoulos, the New York Times columnist urged Barack Obama to "use" ...

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Gives 'Kudos' to Arizona Basketball Team for Protesting Immigration Law, 'a Slam Dunk'

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan on Wednesday gave "kudos" to the Phoenix Suns basketball team for protesting Arizona's tough new policy on illegal immigration. The host touted, "The team is set to wear Los ...

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer 'Frustrated' That Times Square Bomber Is a Muslim

MSNBC host Contessa Brewer appeared on the liberal Stephanie Miller radio show on Tuesday and lamented the fact that the person arrested for the attempted Times Square bombing is a Pakistani ...

Time Editor Thrills Over Obama Performance, Compares it to the Beatles

The hosts and guests of a special Sunday edition of Morning Joe fawned over Barack Obama's May 1 performance at the White House Correspondence Dinner. Time managing editor Richard Stengel appeared ...

NBC's Andrea Mitchell Sides With U.K. Prime Minister, Slams Voter as a Bigot

On Thursday's Morning Joe, NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell appeared and seemed to agree with Britain's Prime Minister that a voter he met was a bigot. Discussing Gordon Brown's April 28 comments, ...

ABC Thrills Over 'Rising Star' Charlie Crist's 'Declaration of Independence' From GOP, Grilled Lieberman

ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday gushed over "rising star" Charlie Crist's decision to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent in the Florida Senate race. Next to a graphic that ...