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Liberals Behaving Badly: Political Scandals the Networks Are Hiding from You
8/19/2014 9:55 AM ET
The indictment case against Republican Governor Rick Perry, that even liberals have described as “weak,” is just the latest GOP controversy that the networks have jumped on to taint Republicans in ...
Analysis: The News Media’s Double Standard on Political Scandals
8/18/2014 8:31 AM ET
When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left ...
After Hyping Christie’s ‘Bridgegate,’ CNN Buries Andrew Cuomo’s Scandal
8/15/2014 9:47 AM ET
The cable news outlet completely ignored the Cuomo scandal until it aired a single report on August 7. In stark contrast, when a scandal involving the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris ...
Todd Takeover: A Top 10 List of the Most Liberal Outbursts from the New 'Meet the Press' Host
8/14/2014 4:59 PM ET
On Thursday, NBC News sources confirmed that Chuck Todd will bump David Gregory from the Meet the Press host chair. And while Todd isn’t as liberal as his predecessor, he has played defense for ...
Amid Deluge of Foreign Crises, Network News Shuts Out Obama Critics
7/24/2014 2:07 PM ET
Amid an escalating crisis in the Middle East and the shooting down of an airliner in Europe, the three evening newscasts have shut out critics of Barack Obama's response.
The Border Crisis Stories the Networks Aren't Telling You About
7/16/2014 10:25 AM ET
Government officials restricting reporter access to illegal immigrants at detention centers. Border patrol agents being infected with diseases “not seen in decades.” The general in charge of the ...
Fade to Black? TV Coverage of VA Scandal Drops 84% in June
7/1/2014 9:31 AM ET
In May, Americans were horrified by the scandal enveloping Barack Obama's Veterans Affairs and the media seemed to agree. Yet, coverage dropped off 84 percent from May to June.
Networks Let Obama Escape Blame for Yet Another Crisis of His Making
6/26/2014 9:05 AM ET
Since coverage began on June 8 the Big Three networks have done their best to avoid blaming Obama for scores of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the U.S. border. From June 8 through June ...
UPDATE: Networks Refuse to Report Obama Role in Humanitarian Border Crisis
6/10/2014 4:23 PM ET
Late last week, detention centers along the U.S.-Mexican border were crushed with a new surge of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children, yet two of the Big Three networks have barely touched ...
What They Said Then: How the Liberal Media Savaged Reagan
6/3/2014 12:46 PM ET
Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s passing and a look through the MRC’s archives shows during his presidency many in the liberal media couldn’t withhold their ...
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