Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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'Trusted' Media Hero Jon Stewart's Worst Rants at Conservatives

Over the years Jon Stewart has used his Daily Show perch to mock Dick Cheney’s “torture boner,” called conservative columnist Robert Novak a “vampire demon,” and yelled “Go f*** yourself!” at ...
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Big Three Evening News Shows Spend Only 11 Minutes in a Year on Keystone Pipeline

Debate in the Senate over the Keystone XL Pipeline is expected to heat up this week, but the project that enjoys almost unanimous GOP congressional support, popular public appeal (57 percent ...
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2015: Will GOP Congress Cooperate with Obama? 2007: Democrats Should Impeach Bush!

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 ...
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Ten Stories NBC Nightly News Aired Instead of Covering Gruber Scandal

It’s been a month since video surfaced of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking the “stupidity” of voters and boasting about the duplicitous ways liberals pushed through the far-reaching ...
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The Worst of Brian Williams: Marking His 10 Years as Anchor of NBC Nightly News

Brian Williams marks ten years as anchor of NBC Nightly News on December 2 and it’s been a decade full of absurdly softball interviews with Barack Obama and trashing of Republicans and Tea ...
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Top Media Outlets Censor Gruber 'Stupid' Americans Video

Just imagine the reaction of the liberal media if a video had surfaced of a George W. Bush administration official admitting that “lack of transparency” was “a huge political advantage” in ...
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25 Years After the Berlin Wall, How the News Media Covered Communism

Looking back at journalism’s track record on communism, one finds a press that was too willing to act as a mouthpiece for the world’s worst dictatorships, and too accepting of the perverse claim ...
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Eight Democratic Candidates That Are Embarrassing Their Party and What the Networks Aren't Telling You About Them

Despite a plethora of Democratic candidates this year who have embarrassed their party – from  Wendy Davis attacking her opponent’s disability to Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison ...
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TV News Blacks Out This Year’s Bad Election News for Democrats

In less than two weeks, voters head to the polls in midterm elections that seem certain to yield strong Republican gains, if not outright control of the U.S. Senate. Such a political sea change is ...
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Network Priorities: 57X More Coverage of NFL Scandals Than Obama Scandals

In the crucial weeks leading up to the midterm elections, the broadcast networks were obsessed with scandals, but not any of the Obama administration controversies that might influence how ...
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