Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Where’s the Media Outrage Over Team Obama’s National Security Leaks?

ABC, CBS and NBC quickly lost interest in the criminal investigation into whether top Obama national security officials divulged classified information to the New York Times, a far cry from their ...
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MSNBCers in Full Meltdown Over Scott Walker Recall Victory

When it became clear, on Tuesday night, that Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker was headed towards a big win in his recall election, the hosts on MSNBC went into a frenzy. Ed Schultz ...
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Ed's Obsession: Anti-Scott Walker Guests Dominate The Ed Show by 237 to 1

Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin marks the end point of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz’s 15 month-long mission to destroy Scott Walker. The conservative Republican governor’s attempt to fix that state’s ...
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Longtime Admirer Brian Williams Rewarded With Obama-Promoting 'Exclusive'

Of the three evening news anchors, by far the most admiring of Obama is NBC’s Brian Williams who has -- no big surprise -- been rewarded with exclusive access to the White House Situation Room for ...
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Earth Day Special: The Media's Top 25 Worst Environmental Quotes

This Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day and for 25 of those years the MRC has documented the liberal media’s role in advancing the left’s green agenda. From fretting about ...
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Selling Socialism: The Media's Campaign for ObamaCare

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, but if the media were the judges, the Court would rule 9-0 in favor of it. 
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Hypocritical Cable Networks Eagerly Bash Rush But Embrace Crude Bill Maher

Both MSNBC and CNN have devolved into a feeding frenzy over Rush Limbaugh’s crack about a Georgetown law student. But an MRC review finds those networks had no negative reaction to far more vulgar ...
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How Network News Has Twisted Obama's War on Religion Into a Conservative War Against Women

It’s been nearly three weeks since President Obama faced a political backlash over his plan to force religious institutions to bow to government bureaucrats when it came to supplying birth ...
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Savaging Santorum: The Media's Top 10 Worst Anti-Santorum Quotes

Rick Santorum’s recent rise in the polls in the GOP primary has escalated the liberal media’s attacks on the former Pennsylvania Republican Senator, primarily on his socially conservative ...
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Big Three Spin Religious Liberty Scandal as Political 'Firestorm'

MRC analysts studied all 36 stories, interviews and mentions of the HHS mandate story on the Big Three networks from January 30 through February 15. Out of the 91 talking heads who appeared on ...
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