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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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 ...

ABC's Pierre Thomas Quizzes AG Holder on Race; Skips 'Nation of Cowards' Quote

ABC's Pierre Thomas landed an exclusive interview with Eric Holder on Wednesday's Nightline, quizzing the Attorney General on race relations in America. Somehow, however, the reporter managed to ...

New ABC Health Correspondent Is an Obama Donor

ABC's new "senior medical editor," Dr. Richard Besser, donated $400 to Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, a search on OpenSecrets.org reveals. Besser, who filled in as acting director ...

ABC Buries Democratic IDs in Story on Massive Dem Corruption in NJ

ABC's Ron Claiborne on Saturday managed to file a report on vast Democratic corruption in the state of New Jersey and, at the same time, not once use the word Democrat. While reporting on an ...

As Palin Exits, ABC Slams 'Madcap' Gov; Knocks 'This Real-life Northern Exposure'

ABC's Nightline on Monday didn't allow Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska to pass without airing yet another dismissive segment, reminiscing about the "madcap" politician. Co-anchor ...

ABC Devotes Yet Another Segment to Graceful, 'Idealistic' JFK Jr.

Eleven days after mourning the tenth anniversary of the death of "the prince of Camelot," John F. Kennedy Jr., Monday's Good Morning America took yet another look back at the "grace" and ...

ABC Mourns Lost Presidential Talents of JFK Jr., 'Prince of Camelot'

ABC's Chris Cuomo and Claire Shipman on Thursday marked the tenth anniversary of the death of "the prince of Camelot," John F. Kennedy Jr., lamenting the loss of such strong presidential talent. ...

ABC Highlights Government Waste; Targets Lavish Social Security Retreats

ABC's Brian Ross on Wednesday investigated a subject that has been skipped by CBS and NBC's morning shows, the more than $1 million spent by the Social Security Administration for its employees to ...

Stephanopoulos Fawns: 'Calm,' 'Cool' Sotomayor 'Didn't Make Any Mistakes'

Former Democratic strategist-turned-journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Wednesday's Good Morning America to coo that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "didn't make any mistakes" and ...

MSNBC Hosts Slam 'Patronizing' Questions by GOP Senator to Sotomayor

MSNBC hosts Tamron Hall and David Shuster on Tuesday repeatedly grumbled at the tough questions Senator Lindsey Graham posed to Sonia Sotomayor. At one point during live coverage, Shuster derided ...

Chris Matthews Develops Another 'Thrill,' This Time Over Sotomayor

During live coverage of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing on Monday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews gushed about the judge, saying "Well, I'm getting one of those thrills I get about America. I'm ...

ABC's Karl Highlights Stimulus Waste; Stephanopoulos Spins for White House

Good Morning America's Jonathan Karl on Friday provided a questioning, skeptical analysis of how stimulus money is being spent on road signs promoting the legislation. At one point, the reporter ...

ABC's David Wright Continues Sniping at Palin: Gov Lacks 'Firm Grasp' on Issues

Good Morning America's David Wright on Saturday continued his habit of dropping insulting comments into stories about Sarah Palin, snidely asserting that the Alaska governor lacked "some would ...

Tough Tapper Interview With Obama Fails to Hold Interest of Jackson-obsessed ABC

Despite devoting almost the entire Good Morning America program on Tuesday to Michael Jackson, ABC could only find three minutes for a hard-hitting Jake Tapper interview with Barack Obama. And ...

NBC Puffs Al Franken with Softball Questions to New Senator

On Thursday's Today, Meredith Vieira tossed mostly softballs to Senator-elect Al Franken, offering no hard questions about the disputed 2008 election, instead fawning, "...Are you more worried ...

NBC's Meredith Vieira to Dick Morris: GOP Plan to 'Sit and Watch Obama Fail?'

NBC's Meredith Vieira on Thursday conducted a defensive interview with Fox News' Dick Morris, at one point skeptically wondering if "the Republican tactic from this point on" would be "to sit and ...

ABC Features Own Journalist in 'Debate' With Conservative Gingrich on Health Care

ABC's Dr. Tim Johnson, a fervent fan of universal health care, actually talked to the other side on Wednesday, featuring Newt Gingrich for what an onscreen graphic labeled a "debate" on the merits ...

MSNBC Features NYT Columnist to Deride Hypocrisy of Red State Conservatives

MSNBC's Carlos Watson on Monday provided a friendly forum for New York Times opinion writer Charles Blow to link red states and social conservatism with the hypocrisy of sex scandal-ridden ...