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

Only ABC Highlights the Scope of How Fast Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling

Of the three morning shows, only ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday highlighted just how quickly and severely Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen. In a report on the subject, ...

Wash Post Ratchets Up Attacks on Republican Bob McDonnell; Six Articles in Four Days

The Washington Post on Wednesday increased its frenzied attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, featuring two stories in the paper's Metro section, an op-ed and a cartoon. ...

ABC Glamorizes German City With No Cars; Model for America?

On Saturday's Good Morning America, ABC touted a German city that has rid itself of all cars. Complimenting the citizens of Vauban, reporter Jim Sciutto cheered, "And residents don't mind one ...

ABC's Jonathan Karl: The Kennedys Are 'America's Family'

ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday hyperbolically declared that the Kennedys are "America's family." Reporting on the funeral of Ted Kennedy for Good Morning America, the reporter read a ...

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter: Rush Limbaugh Is the 'Great Blowhard of Our Time'

Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter appeared on Friday's Hardball and slammed Rush Limbaugh as the "great blowhard of our time." Host Chris Matthews prompted the quote when he discussed how Limbaugh ...

Andrea Mitchell Gratuitously Drags Up '88 Debate Slam During Quayle Interview

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Friday used an interview with Dan Quayle to gratuitously highlight Lloyd Bentsen's famous 1988 slam, "You're no Jack Kennedy." Although Quayle appeared on the network ...

ABC Buries Harsh Kennedy Obit, One That Labels Him a 'Failure,' in the Middle of the Night

In the early hours of Wednesday, reporter John Donvan narrated a tough, comprehensive look at the life of Ted Kennedy, one that went so far as to assert that the Senator was sometimes "a let down, ...

ABC Spins Kennedy's Liberal Legislation as His 'Legacy' to All Americans

On Thursday's Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer and other ABC journalists spun liberal legislation by Ted Kennedy as gifts to the whole country. While bills related to the senator appeared ...

ABC's Terry Moran: 'Happy Warrior' Kennedy Brought 'Joy'; Ignores Nasty Bork Speech

ABC's Terry Moran on Wednesday spun Ted Kennedy's political career as one of a "happy warrior" who should be looked to for direction in "these bitter times." However, it's hard to square this ...

MSNBC Cheerleads for 'Health Care Momentum Shift'; Could 'Tide' Be Turning?

MSNBC News Live hosts David Shuster and Tamron Hall on Tuesday embraced a contrarian notion that the tide is shifting in favor of liberal health care reform. Shuster tried to be optimistic: "...If ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Pleads With McCain to Denounce Death Panel Claims

During an interview with John McCain on Sunday's This Week, George Stephanopoulos practically begged with the Arizona senator to repudiate "death panel" claims by former Governor Sarah Palin. ...

Karl Marx Is 'Back in Vogue,' Times Book Reviewer Enthuses

The Times' Dwight Garner rhapsodizes over a revisionist biography of Engels, the friendly, "jovial" co-writer of "The Communist Manifesto."

'Churlish,' 'Pugnacious' Novak Couldn't Always Document Scoops, Times Chides

In Novak obituary, Times reporters Douglas Martin and Jacques Steinberg insert snide, snarky jibes into a piece on the conservative journalist.

MSNBC Guest Inserts Gratuitous Palin Slam Into College Football Story

Nation magazine sports editor Dave Zirin appeared on MSNBC's News Live on Tuesday to discuss college football and ended up trashing Sarah Palin. Talking with host David Shuster, Zirin frothed that ...

Focus on 'Futile Treatments' for End-of-Life Elderly, Times Again Argues

Times health columnist Jane Brody asserts that GOP is fear-mongering on end-of-life care; critiques "futile treatments at or near the end of life."

Times Devotes Op-ed Space to 'Wasteful' Care of Elderly; Krugman Rant

Columnist Paul Krugman raved on Monday about the "gullibility of voters" on health care and right-wing "lies." A second author attacked "wasteful" treatment to the elderly.

Former NYT Reporter Cheers Hurricane Katrina Book as 'Powerful Indictment' of U.S. Under Bush

Times blogger and former NYT reporter Timothy Egan applauds a new Hurricane Katrina book as a "powerful indictment of America's dystopia in the Bush era."

NY Times Critic: 'Certain Radio and Television Hosts' Fueling 'Terrorism?'

Times critic Deborah Solomon quizzes DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano: "But do you think certain radio and television hosts are feeding intolerance and even terrorism?"

The Times Links Death Panel Concerns to Birthers, Obama-is-a-Muslim Rumors

Reporters Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes fret about right-wing fear-mongering on death panels, linking them to "Internet campaigns that dogged Mr. Obama last year, falsely calling him a Muslim ...

CBS Silent on Clinton Comparing Bush v. Gore to Massive Corruption in Africa

Of the three major networks, only CBS has managed, thus far, to ignore controversial comments from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that compared America's disputed election in 2000 to political ...