Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Big Three Networks Mostly Mum About ObamaCare Setbacks

With the ObamaCare exchanges set to take effect today, and polls showing the President’s health care law as unpopular as ever (a September 25 poll from CBS News/New York Times found 51% “somewhat” ...
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The Liberal Media's Top 10 Worst Anti-Gun Moments of the Year

Ever since the tragic Newtown school shooting the media anti-gun crusade. On the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) reporters slanted their initial post-Newtown stories against gun rights by an 8 ...
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The Media vs. Conservatives, 2013 Edition: Virginia Newspapers’ Viciously Negative Coverage of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

Just as the national media helped tip the scales in the 2012 presidential contest, an MRC study of the four largest newspapers in Virginia found that GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken ...
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In Three Days, Network Morning Shows Devote More Airtime to Royal Baby Than All of IRS Scandal

In a mere three days, the Big Three network morning shows have devoted more coverage to the birth of the British royal baby then they gave to news of the IRS scandal since that story broke 74 days ...
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ABC's Top Five Lamest Hidden Camera Attempts to Expose American Bigotry

Tomorrow marks the end of the latest season of What Would You Do?, a hidden-camera production of ABC News hosted by longtime correspondent John Quinones that uses actors to stage uncomfortable ...
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MRC Study: CNN Handed Airwaves to Liberals After Supreme Court Decisions

CNN really showed its bias in reacting to two very different Supreme Court decisions this week. On Tuesday, the Court struck down a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act; in the hours that ...
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Too Taxing? Big Three Networks Abandon IRS Scandal

The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) news networks actually jumped to cover the IRS scandal story, filling their evening and morning shows with a total of 96 stories in the first two weeks (May 10 ...
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Honeymoon from Hell: Top 10 Most Obnoxious Anti-Ted Cruz Quotes

Tuesday marks the six month anniversary of Republican Ted Cruz’s election to the United States Senate, but rather than the traditional honeymoon, the liberal media have gone on the attack against ...
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GMA Devotes 109 Minutes to Other Trials, But Not One Second for Gosnell Horrors

Over the past 42 days, ABC’s Good Morning America aired 41 stories on sensational criminal cases, including the Amanda Knox re-trial and the Jodi Arias case, totaling 109 minutes of coverage, but ...
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ABC, CBS and NBC Turn a Blind Eye to ObamaCare Setbacks

For the past couple of weeks there has been a steady drip of bad news for ObamaCare, but you wouldn't know it if you only get your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. From a ...
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