Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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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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Sequester Scare: Two Thirds of News Stories Devoted to Hyping Budget Hysteria

“Deadline day. Hours, now, until massive government cuts go into effect that could impact every American. Jobs vaporizing. Flights delayed. Even criminals walking free.” That’s the call to panic ...
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Big Three Network Double Standard on Labeling Scandalous Politicians

All too often when reporters are discussing Democrats caught in scandals, they develop a peculiar speech impediment that prevents them from uttering the "D" word. However, when members of the ...
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Media Whistle Past Menendez Prostitution Scandal

Allegations of shady campaign contributors and procurement of prostitutes are usually the ingredients of a political scandal that send the media into a feeding frenzy – unless, of course, the ...
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ABC, CBS, NBC Slant 8 to 1 for Obama's Gun Control Crusade

MRC analysts reviewed all 216 gun policy stories on the Big Three networks’ evening (ABC’s World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News) and morning show programs (ABC’s Good Morning America, ...
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Marching for Life in the Face of a Pro-Abortion Media

As long as abortion has been a national political issue, the national media have overwhelmingly sided with pro-abortion forces and showed hostility to the pro-life side of the debate.
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Five Ways Media Bias Tipped the Scales In Favor of Obama

In such a close race, and with the obvious disadvantages of bad economic times, the media’s aid and comfort were essential to Barack Obama's narrow victory on Tuesday. Reviewing the just-concluded ...
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The Media’s Coverage of the Libya Attacks: From Slanted to Suppressed

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libay, all three broadcast networks touted the political angle that the events would bolster President Obama and damage Mitt Romney. ...
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Debate Night: Will Liberal Bob Schieffer Be the Next Candy Crowley?

A review of the record shows moderator Bob Schieffer has tilted left in his previous visits to the presidential debate stage, and his approach as a CBS correspondent and anchor is that of a ...
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