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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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."

George Stephanopoulos Lectures Pawlenty on How Obama Has Kept His Promises, Ignores Gitmo

Interviewing presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Friday, George Stephanopoulos lectured the Republican that Barack Obama can say I've "kept my promises" for the war on terror. The Good Morning ...

Chris Matthews Dreams Up Silly GOP Debate Questions: Do You 'Fundamentalist' Christians Hate Science?

Chris Matthews apparently misses moderating Republican debates and hectoring the candidates with bizarre questions. On Thursday's Hardball, the cable anchor dreamed up hypothetical queries he ...

Chris Matthews Bizarrely Mocks Rush Limbaugh as a 'Walrus Underwater' for bin Laden Response

MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday mocked Rush Limbaugh's response to the killing of Osama bin Laden, deriding the conservative as a "walrus underwater." Matthews also made an odd grunting noise ...

ABC News Religion Correspondent: I Can't Judge Whether bin Laden Was 'Evil'

According to the man ABC News relies on for religious analysis, it's impossible to say whether Osama bin Laden was "evil." Father Edward Beck, the network's religion correspondent, appeared with ...

ABC Yawns: Not Interested in Whether Waterboarding Helped Kill bin Laden

ABC's World News on Tuesday continued to demonstrate the network's lack of interest in whether enhanced interrogation methods such as waterboarding played a part in the killing of Osama bin laden. ...

While Hyping Barack Obama's Killing of bin Laden, Chris Matthews Lashes Out at 'Sadist' Dick Cheney

On Tuesday's Hardball, while praising President Obama's handling of the killing of Osama bin Laden, MSNBC's Chris Matthews excoriated Dick Cheney as a "sadist."

ABC Not Interested in Whether Enhanced Interrogation Helped Kill bin Laden

In the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, ABC has shown very little interest in whether enhanced interrogation, such as waterboarding, led to the terrorist's ultimate demise. NBC, however, ...

On Osama's Death Day, Chris Matthews Waits Just 43 Seconds to Launch Into Another Birther Rant

Chris Matthews' obsession with birthers didn't take a break on the day after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Only 43 seconds into Monday's show on the terrorist, the Hardball anchor connected, ...

Richard Clarke on ABC: Bin Laden Killing 'Doesn't Mean Much' for U.S. Security

The day after terrorist Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. military action, Good Morning America brought on consultant Richard Clarke to downplay the death as a "propaganda victory" that will ...

Joy Behar and Barbara Walters Politicize Bin Laden Death: Just Cancel 2012 Election Now

View co-hosts Joy Behar and Barbara Walters on Monday immediately politicized the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. After giving credit to Barack Obama for the successful strike, ...