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

Double Standard: Networks Hyped GOP E-mailer Mark Foley, Minimized Democratic Groper Eric Massa

With a disparity of five-to-one, the same network morning and evening news programs that displayed an eager interest in Mark Foley's E-mail scandal minimized the groping and tickling of Democrat ...

MSNBC's David Shuster Hits 'Far Right' Protesters Who Are 'Going Nuts' on Capitol Hill

MSNBC host David Shuster on Tuesday demonstrated his condescension for conservative tea party activists, deriding protesters who had arrived in Washington as "far right" and "going nuts." Talking ...

ABC's Jake Tapper Touts White House's Official Victim of Health Care

Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Monday interviewed a woman selected by the White House to represent victims of the health care industry. Tapper emphasized the sad case of Natoma Canfield, a ...

ABC Features Chorus of Liberal Voices to Sympathize with Patrick Kennedy, Eric Massa

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday moderated a group of mostly liberal voices to sympathize with Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy and, at times, former Representative ...

Lefty Jon Stewart Hits Bush Speechwriter for Living in 'Selective World,' Tells Him to Respond on Internet

Liberal comedian Jon Stewart featured a rare conservative voice on Tuesday's Daily Show, former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen. As he often does during the occasions he talks to right-leaning ...

ABC's Jake Tapper Shoehorns Patrick Kennedy Rant Into Unrelated Health Care Story

Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Thursday forced a completely unrelated rant by Representative Patrick Kennedy into a story entirely on health care. The Rhode Island Democrat's March 10 ...

MSNBC Grilled Conservative Teen, Tosses Softballs to Child Promoting ObamaCare

On Tuesday's edition of MSNBC News Live, host David Shuster tossed softballs to an 11-year-old supporter of Obamacare. However, back in 2009, reporter Norah O'Donnell grilled a conservative teen ...

David Shuster Defends His Attack on GOP for Using Phrase 'Harlem Democrat,' Silent on Luke Russert Doing Same Thing

MSNBC Host David Shuster on Tuesday continued to attack the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) for the organization's reference to Charlie Rangel as a "Harlem Democrat." He ...

George Stephanopoulos Goes Easy on Gibbs, Shows No Interest in Naked Shower Fight Between Emanuel and Massa

ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday showed little interest in grilling Robert Gibbs over serious allegations made by a Democratic Congressman. Talking to the White House press secretary, he ...

MSNBC's David Shuster Hits Republicans as Racist for Calling Charlie Rangel a 'Harlem Democrat'

MSNBC's David Shuster on Monday attacked Republicans as racist for calling embattled Congressman Charlie Rangel a "crooked, Harlem Democrat." Talking to ex-Virginia Governor Doug Wilder, the host ...

ABC Devotes Almost Six Times More Coverage to Jim Bunning's Non-scandal Than to Charlie Rangel's Actual Scandal

Over the last three days, ABC's World News devoted almost six times as much coverage to Senator Jim Bunning and his temporary hold-up of an unemployment bill as the program did for the ongoing ...

George Stephanopoulos Frets Over Bart Stupak and His 'Mutiny' Over Health Care

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday put the responsibility for passing health care on the shoulders of the pro-life Bart Stupak, worrying that the Congressman is "now ...

ABC's Jonathan Karl Continues to Slam Bunning for Creating a 'Mess,' 'Snapping at Reporters'

ABC on Wednesday continued to berate Senator Jim Bunning for daring to hold up a $10 billion spending bill, despite the fact that the Kentucky Republican has since allowed the unemployment ...

MSNBC Highlights 'Right-wing Fringe' Tea Partiers and Their 'Threat' to Mainstream Republicans

MSNBC host David Shuster on Tuesday touted the threat that "right-wing fringe candidates" could pose to "more mainstream Republican" politicians. The segment, which aired on News Live, identified ...

Sam Champion Nixes Idea That Snow Discounts Global Warming

Liberal weatherman Sam Champion appeared on Friday's Nightline to attack the idea that global warming could be dismissed because of the snowy winter suffered by much of the country. He complained, ...

Former and Current Dems Stephanopoulos and Carville Tout Passing Health Care Bill as Only Option

Former Democratic aide turned journalist George Stephanopoulos interviewed current Democratic operative James Carville on Monday's Good Morning America. The two good friends agreed that Democrats ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Hypes Democratic Spin on Reconciliation

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday offered liberal spin for the issue of using reconciliation to pass the health care bill, a process that would allow legislation to go through ...

ABC's Diane Sawyer Touts Rachel Maddow, Hypes Objectivity: 'No One Knows My Politics'

World News anchor Diane Sawyer touted her objectivity in an interview for the February 28 Parade magazine. The ABC journalist seriously asserted, "I think no one knows my politics." Continuing to ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Plays Up Divisions Between Republicans, Cites Facebook as Proof

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday interviewed Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and attempted to play up divisions within the Republican Party over new Senator Scott Brown. He ...

MSNBC's David Shuster Links IRS Plane Bombing to Unease Over Big Government

MSNBC news anchor David Shuster on Tuesday linked the terrorist act of flying a plane into an IRS building with growing concern over big government. After describing the crime last week of Joseph ...