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

ABC's Terry Moran: 'Happy Warrior' Kennedy Brought 'Joy'; Ignores Nasty Bork Speech

ABC's Terry Moran on Wednesday spun Ted Kennedy's political career as one of a "happy warrior" who should be looked to for direction in "these bitter times." However, it's hard to square this ...

MSNBC Cheerleads for 'Health Care Momentum Shift'; Could 'Tide' Be Turning?

MSNBC News Live hosts David Shuster and Tamron Hall on Tuesday embraced a contrarian notion that the tide is shifting in favor of liberal health care reform. Shuster tried to be optimistic: "...If ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Pleads With McCain to Denounce Death Panel Claims

During an interview with John McCain on Sunday's This Week, George Stephanopoulos practically begged with the Arizona senator to repudiate "death panel" claims by former Governor Sarah Palin. ...

Karl Marx Is 'Back in Vogue,' Times Book Reviewer Enthuses

The Times' Dwight Garner rhapsodizes over a revisionist biography of Engels, the friendly, "jovial" co-writer of "The Communist Manifesto."

'Churlish,' 'Pugnacious' Novak Couldn't Always Document Scoops, Times Chides

In Novak obituary, Times reporters Douglas Martin and Jacques Steinberg insert snide, snarky jibes into a piece on the conservative journalist.

MSNBC Guest Inserts Gratuitous Palin Slam Into College Football Story

Nation magazine sports editor Dave Zirin appeared on MSNBC's News Live on Tuesday to discuss college football and ended up trashing Sarah Palin. Talking with host David Shuster, Zirin frothed that ...

Focus on 'Futile Treatments' for End-of-Life Elderly, Times Again Argues

Times health columnist Jane Brody asserts that GOP is fear-mongering on end-of-life care; critiques "futile treatments at or near the end of life."

Times Devotes Op-ed Space to 'Wasteful' Care of Elderly; Krugman Rant

Columnist Paul Krugman raved on Monday about the "gullibility of voters" on health care and right-wing "lies." A second author attacked "wasteful" treatment to the elderly.

Former NYT Reporter Cheers Hurricane Katrina Book as 'Powerful Indictment' of U.S. Under Bush

Times blogger and former NYT reporter Timothy Egan applauds a new Hurricane Katrina book as a "powerful indictment of America's dystopia in the Bush era."

NY Times Critic: 'Certain Radio and Television Hosts' Fueling 'Terrorism?'

Times critic Deborah Solomon quizzes DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano: "But do you think certain radio and television hosts are feeding intolerance and even terrorism?"

The Times Links Death Panel Concerns to Birthers, Obama-is-a-Muslim Rumors

Reporters Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes fret about right-wing fear-mongering on death panels, linking them to "Internet campaigns that dogged Mr. Obama last year, falsely calling him a Muslim ...

CBS Silent on Clinton Comparing Bush v. Gore to Massive Corruption in Africa

Of the three major networks, only CBS has managed, thus far, to ignore controversial comments from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that compared America's disputed election in 2000 to political ...

ABC's David Wright Spins for Obama With Lefty Health Care 'Fact Check'

On Tuesday's World News, for the second day in a row, ABC delivered a "fact check" on the health care bill, offering up perspectives sympathetic to the sweeping legislation. Confusing opinions for ...

ABC's Kate Snow Shifts Course; Notes GOP Opposition in Story on End-of-life Care

ABC's Kate Snow, who early on Monday couldn't find time to show any Republican opposition to a controversial provision in the health care plan, reversed course on World News and briefly ...

MSNBC Frets About 'Unhinged' Conservatives Who Are 'Scaring' Seniors

MSNBC's graphics department on Monday provided some obnoxious examples of media bias, fretting about "unhinged" conservatives and "health care hysteria." The left-leaning cable network featured ...

ABC Decries 'Shouting'' and 'Screaming' in One-sided Story on End-of-life Care

ABC's Good Morning America on Monday presented an extremely one-sided take on the controversial end-of-life provisions in the health care bill, decrying all the "screaming" and "shouting" at town ...

ABC's Nightline Celebrates Sotomayor's 'Jackie Robinson Moment'

ABC's "Nightline" on Thursday celebrated Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court as a "Jackie Robinson moment" and also highlighted cheering crowds at an event put on by the left-wing ...

WaPo Slams Obama/Joker Posters as 'Coded,' 'Racially Charged' Stereotypes

An article in Thursday's Washington Post lashed out at the viral Obama-as-the-Joker posters, attacking them as promoting "coded," "racially charged" images. Art critic Philip Kennicott smeared the ...

NBC, CBS Skip Study on Massive New Obama Spending

Of the three network morning shows, only ABC touted a new study by the Heritage Foundation that reported how the federal government's massive spending will average almost $34,000 per household in ...

MSNBC's Deutsch Slams Rush as a 'Moron' and a 'Putz'; Trashes 'Stupid' GOPers

MSNBC host Donny Deutsch frothed about "right-wing racism" on Thursday and trashed Rush Limbaugh as a both a "moron" and a "putz." The former CNBC anchor talked with liberal journalist Joan Walsh ...