BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en PBS's Charlie Rose Chides Republican's 'State-Run News Service' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-charlie-rose-chides-republicans-state-run-news-service <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Veteran journalist Charlie Rose is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pbs.org/charlierosetheweek/home/">an anchor</a>&nbsp;on the state-sponsored PBS.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-charlie-rose-chides-republicans-state-run-news-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Charlie Rose Mike Pence Norah O'Donnell PBS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:48:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 48111 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Notices Obama Abandoning College Savings Tax Amid Bipartisan Opposition http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-notices-obama-abandoning-college-savings-tax-amid-bipartisan-opposition <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/2015-01-28-CBS-TM-Obama.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" width="300" height="175" />After all three <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2015/01/27/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings" target="_blank">network evening newscasts ignored</a> President Obama dropping his controversial plan to tax 529 college savings accounts on Tuesday, only Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> noticed the development, giving it a mere seventeen seconds.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-notices-obama-abandoning-college-savings-tax-amid-bipartisan-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning college tuition Norah O'Donnell taxes Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:09:22 +0000 kyle.drennen 48109 at http://www.mrc.org Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CNN Conservatives and Republicans Dick Cheney Double Standard Holocaust Joe Biden Liberals & Democrats MSNBC NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times Poland President Barack Obama President Obama The Washington Post World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:40:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48107 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama’s Decision to Back Down from Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" target="_blank">moved</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley College Conservatives and Republicans FNC Fox News Channel Higher Education John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Nancy Pelosi NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times personalfinance President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report State of the Union World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:19:33 +0000 curtis.houck 48106 at http://www.mrc.org Leaked Al Jazeera English Email Bans Staff from Using Terms ‘Terrorist,’ ‘Militant,’ ‘Islamist’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday afternoon, Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online (NRO) reported on the latest leaked email from Al Jazeera English that showed executive Carlos van Meek telling employees not to sure the terms&nbsp;<strong>“extremist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“Islamist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“militant,”&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>“terrorist”</strong>&nbsp;in their news coverage to&nbsp;<strong>“avoid characterizing people.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division al jazeera Al Jazeera English Islam Labeling Libya National Review Terrorism Terrorists Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:32:51 +0000 curtis.houck 48105 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo's Stein Claims Clintons Need to Win Lotto to 'Catch Up' With Koch Brothers in 2016 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/huffpos-stein-claims-clintons-need-win-lotto-catch-koch-brothers-2016 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Appearing on MSNBC's <em>Morning Joe</em> on Tuesday, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein worried that the Clinton political machine would be unable to compete with funding from Charles and David Koch during the 2016 presidential campaign: <strong>"I mean, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will be scratching lotto tickets, I think, for the next week just trying to catch up with the $889 million that the Koch brothers are going to put in here."</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/huffpos-stein-claims-clintons-need-win-lotto-catch-koch-brothers-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2016 Campaign Finance Hillary Clinton Koch Brothers Morning Joe MSNBC Sam Stein Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:37:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 48104 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank"><img style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream" target="_blank">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank">Washington Secrets</a>” column.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:15 +0000 brent.baker 47425 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, Guest Use Blizzard to Complain about GOP, ‘Big Oil Industry’ ‘Fighting’ Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alex-wagner-guest-use-blizzard-complain-about-gop-big-oil-industry-fighting-climat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During her MSNBC show&nbsp;<em>Now</em>&nbsp;on Monday, Alex Wagner featured Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, who took advantage of the blizzard set to strike New York City and New England to invoke climate change and blame the<em>&nbsp;</em><strong>“big oil industry”</strong>&nbsp;and Republicans for<strong>&nbsp;“voting down science”</strong>&nbsp;in a Senate vote last week.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alex-wagner-guest-use-blizzard-complain-about-gop-big-oil-industry-fighting-climat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alex Wagner Big Oil Blizzard Climate Change Conservatives and Republicans earth institute Global Warming Jeffrey Sachs MSNBC New York City Northeast NOW with Alex Wagner oil industry Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:46:39 +0000 curtis.houck 48100 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Stephanopoulos Frets Over Bobby Jindal Mentioning 'God' at Religious Event http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-frets-over-bobby-jindal-mentioning-god-religious-event <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Leading off an interview with Bobby Jindal on ABC's <em>This Week</em> on Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos played a clip of the Louisiana governor and potential Republican 2016 contender speaking about his faith during a religious event on Saturday: "We can't just elect a candidate and fix what ails our country. We can't just pass a law and fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails our country. It is like God has given us the book of life....And on the last page, our God wins."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-frets-over-bobby-jindal-mentioning-god-religious-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bobby Jindal campaign 2016 George Stephanopoulos Religion This Week Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:47:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 48098 at http://www.mrc.org On MSNBC, Bill Nye Hits 'Unglued' Viewers Who Object to Blaming Blizzard on Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-bill-nye-hits-unglued-viewers-who-object-blaming-blizzard-climate-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A severe winter storm about to strike the northeast&nbsp;is caused by global warming? That's the unsurprising&nbsp;suggestion by climate change enthusiast Bill Nye on MSNBC, Monday. The TV personality appeared on&nbsp;<em>The Cycle</em>&nbsp;to discuss the New England Patriots and Deflategate. Changing the subject, he condescendingly asserted, "I just want to introduce the idea that this storm is connected to climate change. I want to introduce that idea.&nbsp;<strong>I know there will be certain viewers who will become unglued</strong>."&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-bill-nye-hits-unglued-viewers-who-object-blaming-blizzard-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Nye Blizzard Climate Change Global Warming MSNBC Snow Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:36:08 +0000 scott.whitlock 48097 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Host Scott Pelley Asks John Boehner ‘Do You Practice That Scowl?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-scott-pelley-asks-john-boehner-do-you-practice-scowl <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sat down with Scott Pelley,&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>&nbsp;anchor, for an exclusive interview that aired on Sunday’s<em>&nbsp;60 Minutes</em>.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-scott-pelley-asks-john-boehner-do-you-practice-scowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60 Minutes CBS News John Boehner Mitch McConnell Scott Pelley Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48092 at http://www.mrc.org Wrong: Chuck Todd Claims Overturning Roe V. Wade Makes Abortion 'Illegal' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/wrong-chuck-todd-claims-overturning-roe-v-wade-makes-abortion-illegal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While badgering Mike Huckabee on Sunday,&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press&nbsp;</em>anchor Chuck Todd inaccurately claimed that overturning Roe V. Wade would make abortion "illegal." The NBC journalist highlighted statements the former Republican governor has made about gay marriage. Todd worried, "Are you advocating essentially nullification here by the states if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage?"&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/wrong-chuck-todd-claims-overturning-roe-v-wade-makes-abortion-illegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion Chuck Todd Meet the Press Mike Huckabee Roe V. Wade Supreme Court Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:27:28 +0000 scott.whitlock 48091 at http://www.mrc.org Meet the Press Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit,’ Going ‘So Far to the Right’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit-going-so-far-right <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Iowa Freedom Summit, which hosted several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the panel on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday morning happily scolded the GOPers for attending the prominent conservative gathering.&nbsp;</p><p>During the discussion,&nbsp;<strong>Helene Cooper, correspondent for&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>, argued that Republicans “in many, many ways are their own worst enemies. They go so far to the right in order to out-conservative everybody else.”&nbsp;</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit-going-so-far-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Election Chuck Todd Helene Cooper Meet the Press NBC Tom Brokaw Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:23:21 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48090 at http://www.mrc.org Cokie Roberts: GOP Hopefuls ‘Should Stay Out of Iowa Altogether’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cokie-roberts-gop-hopefuls-should-stay-out-iowa-altogether <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the weekend, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) hosted the Iowa Freedom Summit, which featured several potential Republican presidential candidates and on Sunday's&nbsp;ABC’s&nbsp;<em>This Week with George Stephanopoulos,&nbsp;</em>Cokie Roberts, correspondent for NPR,&nbsp;eagerly took a shot at the gathering of influential conservatives.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cokie-roberts-gop-hopefuls-should-stay-out-iowa-altogether" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election abc Cokie Roberts This Week Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:41:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48089 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Finds No Fault In Obama Refusing to Meet with Netanyahu http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-finds-no-fault-obama-refusing-meet-netanyahu <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, appeared on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;to preview his upcoming show and to discuss the fallout following the White House’s announcement that President Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the United States in March.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-finds-no-fault-obama-refusing-meet-netanyahu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Chuck Todd Israel NBC Today Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:05:39 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48088 at http://www.mrc.org