Media Reality Check http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/9/all en Mauling Mike: Media’s Worst Attacks on Former Arkansas Governor http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mauling-mike-medias-worst-attacks-former-arkansas-governor <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/WagnerHuckabee.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee’s entry into the GOP 2016 presidential field is sure to bring attacks on his social conservatism by liberal elites, if recent history is any guide. Despite his background as a former pastor, liberal journalists seem confounded by his sticking to religious tradition when it comes to issues like same-sex marriage, federally-funded birth control or even Christmas. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mauling-mike-medias-worst-attacks-former-arkansas-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Alex Wagner Alisyn Camerota Chris Matthews Mike Huckabee Mon, 04 May 2015 21:19:24 +0000 geoff.dickens 48826 at http://www.mrc.org Bashing Ben: Media’s Worst Attacks on Doctor Turned Presidential Candidate http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/bashing-ben-medias-worst-attacks-doctor-turned-presidential-candidate <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BenCarson.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Newly-announced presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke onto the national scene at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 when he, while sharing the same stage as the President, had the courage to rail against the deficit, political correctness, and the tax system while also standing up for religious values and advocating health savings accounts as an alternative to Obamacare.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/bashing-ben-medias-worst-attacks-doctor-turned-presidential-candidate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Ben Carson Candy Crowley Sally Quinn Mon, 04 May 2015 13:31:27 +0000 geoff.dickens 48814 at http://www.mrc.org Excusing the Rioters: How the Media Have Shifted the Blame in Baltimore http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/excusing-rioters-how-media-have-shifted-blame-baltimore <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/MarcLamontHill.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The Baltimore riots surrounding the death of Freddie Gray became a moment for liberal reporters and commentators to take the blame off those who destroyed cars, looted businesses, burned a church senior center and hurled objects at police officers. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/excusing-rioters-how-media-have-shifted-blame-baltimore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division baltimore Brooke Baldwin CNN Marc Lamont Hill MSNBC police Rachel Maddow Riots Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:18:14 +0000 geoff.dickens 48790 at http://www.mrc.org Study: How the Broadcast Networks Have Deleted Hillary’s E-Mail Scandal http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-how-broadcast-networks-have-deleted-hillarys-e-mail-scandal <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ClintonEmailsA.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Hillary Clinton’s official presidential announcement was a golden opportunity for networks to demand the former Secretary of State respond to unanswered questions about her e-mail scandal. Yet in the flurry of coverage since her official rollout (April 12 - April 20) the e-mail scandal garnered a total of just 3 minutes, 53 seconds* on the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) evening and morning shows.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-how-broadcast-networks-have-deleted-hillarys-e-mail-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs Chuck Todd Hillary Clinton NBC Scott Pelley Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:38:00 +0000 geoff.dickens 48729 at http://www.mrc.org Ripping Rubio: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Florida Senator http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ripping-rubio-medias-worst-attacks-florida-senator <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-02-13-CNN-Blitzer-Career-Ender.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Not long after he arrived on the national scene in 2010 Republican Senator and forthcoming presidential candidate Marco Rubio was exploited by the liberal media as a way to depict Republicans as anti-immigrant. Anchors like ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Rose portrayed him as a token Latino in the GOP. MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch actually hurled a racial slur against Rubio, calling him a “coconut.” &nbsp;<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ripping-rubio-medias-worst-attacks-florida-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Brian Williams Donny Deutsch George Stephanopoulos Marco Rubio Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:18:58 +0000 geoff.dickens 48659 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Oozes ‘Giant of Journalism,’ 'Amazing' Bob Schieffer Retiring http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/cbs-oozes-giant-journalism-amazing-bob-schieffer-retiring <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>At most companies, when someone who's worked for the company for 46 years retires, they get a nice speech and a nice watch. But at a TV news network, the audience is subjected to the most extreme fawning, complete with the bizarre notion that no one has ever criticized the retiring journalist.</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/media-reality-check/cbs-oozes-giant-journalism-amazing-bob-schieffer-retiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer cbs CBS This Morning Face The Nation Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:48:18 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48647 at http://www.mrc.org Roughing Up Rand: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Kentucky Senator http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/roughing-rand-medias-worst-attacks-kentucky-senator <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-03-20-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Since newly announced presidential candidate Rand Paul first arrived on the national scene, as part of the Tea Party wave of 2010, the Kentucky Republican Senator has been depicted as a racist, sexist and heartless slasher of programs for the poor by the liberal media. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/roughing-rand-medias-worst-attacks-kentucky-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Howard Fineman Mika Brzezinski Rand Paul Tea Party Terry Moran Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:36:37 +0000 geoff.dickens 48608 at http://www.mrc.org Crushing Cruz: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the GOP Presidential Candidate http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/crushing-cruz-medias-worst-attacks-gop-presidential-candidate <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/CruzAim.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Ted Cruz’s announcement that he is running for president was immediately greeted with hostility from the liberal media. On Monday, MSNBC’s <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2015/03/23/msnbcs-jonathan-alter-spins-cruzs-message-extremism-good">Jonathan Alter</a> questioned, “Is this 1964 when the Republican Party decided it would go with its most extreme candidate?” Donny Deutsch, also on MSNBC, called Cruz “unelectable” and added “I think he’s the worst.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/crushing-cruz-medias-worst-attacks-gop-presidential-candidate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Donny Deutsch Ted Cruz Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:29:58 +0000 geoff.dickens 48521 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Devote Only 11 Minutes to Clinton Foundation Scandals in 2015 http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-devote-only-11-minutes-clinton-foundation-scandals-2015 <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/HillaryFoundation.jpg" width="300" /></p><p>While many Americans have by now heard about how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose to bypass her official government e-mail in favor of an account run from a server in her family's Chappaqua home, even avid news consumers may be in the dark about the troubling fundraising and conflicts of interest surrounding the Clinton Foundation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-devote-only-11-minutes-clinton-foundation-scandals-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Bill Clinton Clinton Foundation Hillary Clinton Scott Pelley Washington Post Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:30:12 +0000 geoff.dickens 48470 at http://www.mrc.org Study: Nets Bury Obama's Iran Deal Under Criticism of GOP Letter http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-nets-bury-obamas-iran-deal-under-criticism-gop-letter <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>So, just how slanted were the Big Three broadcast networks in their coverage of the <a href="http://www.cotton.senate.gov/content/cotton-and-46-fellow-senators-send-open-letter-leaders-islamic-republic-iran ">letter sent by 47 Senate Republicans</a> to the Iranian government? A new study by the Media Research Center has found ABC, CBS and NBC gave three times more coverage to critics of the GOP letter than to supporters, and more than eight times as much airtime fretting about the letter than about the substance of the Obama administration's dealings with Iran.</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/media-reality-check/study-nets-bury-obamas-iran-deal-under-criticism-gop-letter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Iran NBC Republicans Tom Cotton Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:58:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 48456 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Refuse to Report Latest IRS Scandal Developments, ABC Hasn’t Touched in 10 Months http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-developments-abc-hasnt-touched-10-months <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/IRSGraphicB.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Today House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued more <a href="https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/573162752816107522">subpeonas</a> for documents and hardware in the IRS scandal probe.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-developments-abc-hasnt-touched-10-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs IRS Lois Lerner NBC Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:16 +0000 geoff.dickens 48370 at http://www.mrc.org Where Are the Media Apologies for Calling Scott Walker an Un-American Racist Dictator? http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/where-are-media-apologies-calling-scott-walker-un-american-racist-dictator <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/walkerschultz.jpg" width="300" />Liberal journalists from CBS’s <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2015/02/23/cbs-morning-scolds-scott-walker-refusing-condemn-giuliani">Norah O’Donnell</a> to the <em>Washington Post’s</em> <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/02/23/washposts-milbank-accuses-walker-giuliani-related-cowardice">Dana Milbank</a> have questioned Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for not rejecting Rudy Giuliani’s comments about Barack Obama’s patriotism and for his response t</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/where-are-media-apologies-calling-scott-walker-un-american-racist-dictator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Diane Sawyer Ed Schultz Scott Walker Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:32:52 +0000 geoff.dickens 48309 at http://www.mrc.org 'Trusted' Media Hero Jon Stewart's Worst Rants at Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/trusted-media-hero-jon-stewarts-worst-rants-conservatives <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="300" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ComedyCheney.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />Jon Stewart’s announcement that he will be leaving<em> The Daily Show</em>, not surprisingly, led to wistful fawning from liberal reporters. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/trusted-media-hero-jon-stewarts-worst-rants-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Dick Cheney George W. Bush Jon Stewart Rush Limbaugh Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:47:43 +0000 geoff.dickens 48238 at http://www.mrc.org Big Three Evening News Shows Spend Only 11 Minutes in a Year on Keystone Pipeline http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/big-three-evening-news-shows-spend-only-11-minutes-year-keystone-pipeline-0 <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/KeystonePelley.jpg" width="300" />Debate in the Senate over the Keystone XL Pipeline is expected to heat up this <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/slow-keystone-debate-will-heat-up-this-week-20150118">week</a>, but the popular project has yet to pique the interest of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening news shows.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/big-three-evening-news-shows-spend-only-11-minutes-year-keystone-pipeline-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs keystone pipeline NBC Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:21:15 +0000 geoff.dickens 48045 at http://www.mrc.org 2015: Will GOP Congress Cooperate with Obama? 2007: Democrats Should Impeach Bush! http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/2015-will-gop-congress-cooperate-obama-2007-democrats-should-impeach-bush <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BrianWilliamsShock.jpg" width="300" />This week the media greeted the new GOP Congress with fears about a conservative “kamikaze caucus,” pushing “confrontation with Obama,” and stressed that if Republicans were to be successful they needed to look less “scary,” as they pointed out the 114th Congress was “80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent of its members are Christian.” <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/2015-will-gop-congress-cooperate-obama-2007-democrats-should-impeach-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs Charlie Gibson Diane Sawyer George Stephanopoulos Jonathan Karl Luke Russert Nancy Pelosi NBC Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:53:01 +0000 geoff.dickens 47966 at http://www.mrc.org