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'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 ...

ABC Seeks out John Avlon of the Lefty Daily Beast to Bash 'Weak' GOP, 'Extreme' Primary Process

Good Morning America on Saturday looked to political columnist John Avlon of the liberal Daily Beast to bash the "fairly weak" Republican field and chide the primary process for creating "extreme" ...

George Stephanopoulos Hits Ron Paul on Flooding and bin Laden, Ignores Taxes and Debt Limit

Given the issues Ron Paul speaks out on, it seems likely that subjects such as raising the debt ceiling or taxes would come up as questions for an interview. However, Good Morning America's George ...

ABC's Jake Tapper: Rapper Who Called for Burning George W. Bush 'Is Not Particularly Controversial'

According to Good Morning America reporter Jake Tapper, a rapper who called for the burning of George W. Bush "is not particularly controversial." The artist, known as Common, has repeatedly ...

Chris Matthews: 'Shameless,' 'Nasty' Newt Gingrich Robs 'Joy and Humanity' Like Freddy Krueger

A frothing Chris Matthews on Thursday excoriated the "nasty," "shameless" Newt Gingrich for robbing "the political arena of joy and humanity." Matthews even compared Gingrich to horror movie ...

Flashback: ABC Tossed Softballs to bin Laden's Son and Touted His 'Glamorous' Wife

While Good Morning America covered the news that Omar bin Laden, the son of the terrorist mastermind, has condemned the U.S. for his father's killing, no mention was made of GMA's January 22, 2008 ...

George Stephanopoulos Cherry Picks High Obama Polling, Skips Lower Numbers

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday hyped the best polling data available for President Obama, ignoring surveys finding much lower numbers. The co-anchor enthused, "And a new ...

Ed Schultz Tangles With a Guest More Liberal Than Him, Spins Obama as 'on the Footsteps of Greatness'

MSNBC's Ed Schultz is so pro-Barack Obama that he wasn't the most liberal person on his Monday program. The Ed Show host hyperbolically praised the President as "on the footsteps of greatness" and ...

MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'Torture Advocate' Dick Cheney Should Waterboard Karl Rove

MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Monday continued to obsess over Dick Cheney, deriding the former Vice President as a "torture advocate" who should waterboard Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby.

Juan Williams Refers to the 'Murder' of bin Laden

While discussing what role President Bush and enhanced interrogations played in the death of Osama bin Laden, Fox News Sunday panelist Juan Williams referred to the terrorist's death as "murder."