BiasAlerts http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user en MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, Guest Use Blizzard to Complain about GOP, ‘Big Oil Industry’ ‘Fighting’ Climate Change http://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 had on guest 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://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://mrc.org ABC's Stephanopoulos Frets Over Bobby Jindal Mentioning 'God' at Religious Event http://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://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://mrc.org On MSNBC, Bill Nye Hits 'Unglued' Viewers Who Object to Blaming Blizzard on Climate Change http://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://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://mrc.org CBS Host Scott Pelley Asks John Boehner ‘Do You Practice That Scowl?' http://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://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://mrc.org Wrong: Chuck Todd Claims Overturning Roe V. Wade Makes Abortion 'Illegal' http://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://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://mrc.org Meet the Press Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit,’ Going ‘So Far to the Right’ http://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://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://mrc.org Cokie Roberts: GOP Hopefuls ‘Should Stay Out of Iowa Altogether’ http://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://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://mrc.org Chuck Todd Finds No Fault In Obama Refusing to Meet with Netanyahu http://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://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://mrc.org CNBC's Harwood Hails College Savings Tax as 'Redistribution Obama-Style' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-hails-college-savings-tax-redistribution-obama-style <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 CNBC's <em>Power Lunch</em> at 1 p.m. ET Friday, the business network's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood touted President Obama's proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts:<strong> "If you want to change the distribution of income in this country, you've got to take from some to give to the other, and that's precisely what the President wants to do.</strong> Middle class families...have stagnated for a long time...while people at the top have done much better.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-hails-college-savings-tax-redistribution-obama-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNBC college tuition John Harwood taxes Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:09:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 48087 at http://mrc.org FNC’s Kurtz Pans Obama’s YouTube Interviews; Maybe Its How He Wants the ‘WH Press Corps to Act Around Him’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fncs-kurtz-pans-obamas-youtube-interviews-maybe-its-how-he-wants-wh-press-corps-act-aroun <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>Appearing on the Fox News Channel (FNC) program&nbsp;<em>The Kelly File</em>&nbsp;on Thursday,&nbsp;<em>MediaBuzz</em>&nbsp;host Howard Kurtz gave his critique of President Obama’s interviews with three YouTube personalities by describing it as&nbsp;<strong>“beneath the dignity of the office”</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>“maybe”</strong>&nbsp;the way that&nbsp;<strong>“the President wants the White House press corps to act around him.”</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/fncs-kurtz-pans-obamas-youtube-interviews-maybe-its-how-he-wants-wh-press-corps-act-aroun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bethany Mota Fox News Fox News Channel GloZell Hank Green Howard Kurtz Megyn Kelly President Barack Obama President Obama The Kelly File YouTube Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:59:00 +0000 curtis.houck 48086 at http://mrc.org Today Show Confessions: Sex Dreams, Nudity, and Drunkenness http://mrc.org/biasalerts/today-show-confessions-sex-dreams-nudity-and-drunkenness <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>While playing a game of "Never Have I Ever" on Friday, the hosts of NBC's <em>Today</em> made a series of embarrassing confessions – everything from admitting to having "sexy dreams" about each other, to being drunk on air, to seeing each other naked.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/today-show-confessions-sex-dreams-nudity-and-drunkenness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Roker Matt Lauer NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:46:46 +0000 kyle.drennen 48083 at http://mrc.org YouTube or ABC? Internet Star's Question Is the Same as Barbara Walters http://mrc.org/biasalerts/youtube-or-abc-internet-stars-question-same-barbara-walters <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>All three networks on Friday morning promoted Barack Obama's "interesting," "unconventional" interviews with YouTube personalities, including one who is famous for taking a bath in milk and Fruit Loops. &nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>journalist Amy Robach cheered the President for reaching&nbsp;"people who might not otherwise have heard what he had to say."&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/youtube-or-abc-internet-stars-question-same-barbara-walters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bethany Mota GloZell Good Morning America YouTube Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:24:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 48082 at http://mrc.org Networks Combine for Two Minutes on Fall of Yemen’s Government; Spend 11 Minutes on Deflategate http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-combine-two-minutes-fall-yemens-government-spend-11-minutes-deflategate <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 Thursday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC each covered the news that the United States-backed government in Yemen&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/aden-ports-reopened-but-rebels-still-outside-presidential-palace-and-residence/2015/01/22/d3563d88-a1ba-11e4-91fc-7dff95a14458_story.html?hpid=z1" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/aden-ports-reopened-but-rebels-still-outside-presidential-palace-and-residence/2015/01/22/d3563d88-a1ba-11e4-91fc-7dff95a14458_story.html?hpid=z1" target="_blank">had fallen</a>&nbsp;after rebels stormed the capital</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-combine-two-minutes-fall-yemens-government-spend-11-minutes-deflategate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir Deflategate Drone Strikes Drones foreign policy Martha Raddatz Middle East NBC News NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Scott Pelley War on terrorism World News Tonight Yemen Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:00:57 +0000 curtis.houck 48080 at http://mrc.org ABC’s David Muir Continues Networks Fawning Over Clinton Baby; Hillary ‘Trying Her Hand at Lullabies’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-david-muir-continues-networks-fawning-over-clinton-baby-hillary-trying-her-hand-lull <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 Wednesday night, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News Tonight</em>&nbsp;and anchor David Muir restarted the media promotion of Chelsea Clinton’s new baby with Bill and Hillary Clinton as grandparents by spending 24 seconds informing viewers of the competition between Bill and Hillary for<strong>&nbsp;“who gets to read to Charlotte.”</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-david-muir-continues-networks-fawning-over-clinton-baby-hillary-trying-her-hand-lull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc baby Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton David Muir Hillary Clinton World News Tonight Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:52:04 +0000 curtis.houck 48078 at http://mrc.org Rolling Stone's Taibbi: 'American Sniper' 'Ludicrous and Idiotic'; Chris Kyle 'Kind of A D**k' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/rolling-stones-taibbi-american-sniper-ludicrous-and-idiotic-chris-kyle-kind-dk <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/MattTaibbi.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" height="175" width="300" />In a <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/american-sniper-is-almost-too-dumb-to-criticize-20150121?page=3" target="_blank">nasty screed</a> against <em>American Sniper</em> on Wednesday, <em>Rolling Stone</em> contributing editor Matt Taibbi claimed the Oscar-nominated film was <strong>"almost too dumb to criticize"</strong> but proceeded to do so anyway, declaring: "Even by the low low sta</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/rolling-stones-taibbi-american-sniper-ludicrous-and-idiotic-chris-kyle-kind-dk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division American Sniper Chris Kyle Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:40:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 48077 at http://mrc.org