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 Locates Victims of Shutdown That Hasn't Happened Yet, Pleases President Obama

An ABC report that preemptively identified possible victims of a government shutdown was so close to White House spin that Barack Obama touted it at a news conference, Wednesday. The President ...

Chris Matthews Rants Over Republicans 'Killing' Birth Control, 'Playing Politics with Women's Health'

Hardball host Chris Matthews on Wednesday frothed that Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are out to "kill" birth control and are "playing politics with women's health."

Lack of Military Pay, No Museums or Passports, ABC Highlights Liberal Warnings

Not paying U.S. military officers, closed museums and a lack of passports were just some of the potential problems highlighted by Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Wednesday. The ABC reporter ...

ABC Allows a Scant 65 Seconds of Coverage for Obama's Reversal on 9/11 Terror Trials

Over two programs totaling two and half hours of air time, ABC allowed only 65 seconds of coverage for Barack Obama's decision to break a campaign promise and try 9/11 terror suspects at ...

ABC Preemptively Hits GOP for 'Steep Price' of Budget Cuts to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Although a government shutdown hasn't occurred yet, ABC's Good Morning America has already begun showcasing the possible dire impacts of such a budget impasse. Reporter Jake Tapper highlighted ...

Chris Matthews Links Murder and Violence in Afghanistan to GOP 'Zealots at Home'

Chris Matthews on Monday's Hardball linked the "zealots" in Afghanistan who encouraged and participated in the murders of United Nations workers to Republican "fanatics" and "zealots at home" who ...

George Stephanopoulos Hosts 9/11 Truther Jesse Ventura to Rant About 'Nazi' U.S. Government

For the second time in less than six months, Good Morning America offered 9/11 truther Jesse Ventura a platform to hype his conspiracy theories and smear the U.S. government as "Nazi." This ...

Bianna Golodryga Spins for Clinton, Worries Obama Is 'Giving in Too Much' to GOP on Budget

Good Morning America's Bianna Golodryga conducted a fawning interview with Bill Clinton on Monday and fretted that Barack Obama is "giving in too much to Republican demands" on the 2011 budget.

Only ABC Investigates Whether Obama Administration Is 'Playing Favorites' with Green Loans

Only ABC's World News on Thursday investigated whether the Obama administration is "playing favorites" with investments related to a prominent fund-raiser for the Democratic President.

ABC's Jon Karl Touts Liberal Advocacy Group's Claim That 'Tea Party Darlings' Are 'Hypocrites'

Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Thursday used a new study by the liberal Environmental Working Group [EWG] to deride the calls of spending cuts by certain Tea Party Republicans as hypocritical.

Chuck Schumer Caught on Tape Instructing Fellow Dems on How to Spin Media, Networks Ignore

New York Senator Chuck Schumer was caught on tape Tuesday instructing his Democratic colleagues on how to spin the media with regard to "extreme" Republicans and their budget cuts. "I always use ...

NBC, CBS Morning Shows Gloss Over Low Support for Obama's Libya Attacks, Harsh Criticism

Only Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Tuesday pointed out the relatively low public support for Barack Obama's military actions in Libya and the harsh criticism from both the right and the left.

Ted Koppel Longs for the Old Media and an 'Objective Accounting' of 'What's Really Important'

Former Nightline host Ted Koppel appeared on Sunday's Reliable Sources and wistfully called for a return to "more serious objectivity" and the need for reporters who can tell audiences "what's ...

Brian Williams Spins for Obama on 'Late Night,' Then Declares: 'I Don't Work' for White House

A defensive Brian Williams appeared on Wednesday's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to explain away Barack Obama's handling of the situation in Libya. He also hit the show's for having a "political ...

ABC Knocks the 'Most Controversial,' 'as Conservative as They Come' Michele Bachmann

Covering a possible 2012 presidential run by Michele Bachmann, Good Morning America's Juju Chang on Thursday spun the Congresswoman as "one of the most controversial freshmen [sic] members of ...

Diane Sawyer Ignores Lack of Congressional Approval for Libya, Is Fascinated by Hillary's 'Decisive Role'

ABC anchor Diane Sawyer on Tuesday interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for World News and Nightline, but offered no questions about the Obama administration's failure to seek ...

Lack of Congressional Approval for Libyan Strike Doesn't Bother CBS, NBC

Of the three morning shows, only ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday highlighted anger and dismay on Capitol Hill that Barack Obama did not seek congressional approval for air strikes against ...

'Big Fan' Jake Tapper Offers One-Sided Puff Piece on Vulgar Mormon Musical

According to Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, reporter Jake Tapper is a "big fan" of South Park. His affection showed on Friday as he interviewed the program's creators, the duo behind a ...

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Spins for Obama on NCAA Picks: 'The Schedule Is the Schedule'

MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday fretted over the blame Barack Obama is enduring for making televised NCAA picks during the ongoing crises in Libya and Japan. After gushing over the President's ...

Nothing to See Here: Chuck Todd Skips Controversy in Obama Making NCAA Picks During Crises

MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Wednesday hyped the fact that Barack Obama will be making his NCAA tournament picks on ESPN. The Daily Rundown anchor enthused, "You got about 27 hours to get your brackets ...