LeviJohnston http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11243/all en In New Book, Palin Calls Out Media for Promoting Levi Johnston http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/new-book-palin-calls-out-media-promoting-levi-johnston <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-11-19-CBS-TES-Cordes.jpg" /></div><p>On Friday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on leaked excerpts of Sarah Palin's new book, 'America By Heart,' claiming, "some of the topics she tackles may be surprising." One such topic was Palin's criticism of the media for promoting Levi Johnston: <b>"It was disgusting to watch as his 15 minutes of fame were exploited by supposed adults taking advantage of a lost kid." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/new-book-palin-calls-out-media-promoting-levi-johnston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AmericaByHeart BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow LeviJohnston liberalmediabias NancyCordes SarahPalin Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:33:00 +0000 36986 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Levi Johnston Did 'Better Job' in Interview Than Sarah Palin http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-lawrence-odonnell-levi-johnston-did-better-job-interview-sarah-palin <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-09-30-MSNBC-AMR-ODonne.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>Appearing on Thursday's 'Andrea Mitchell Reports' on MSNBC, 'The Last Word' host Lawrence O'Donnell touted his Tuesday interview with Levi Johnston: <b>"I love that kid. He's honest, he's straightforward, he's not embarrassed."</b> The questions O'Donnell put to Johnston were identical to the ones CBS Evening anchor Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin in a 2008 interview. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-lawrence-odonnell-levi-johnston-did-better-job-interview-sarah-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AndreaMitchell BiasAlert LawrenceO'Donnell LeviJohnston liberalmediabias MSNBC SarahPalin TheLastWord Thu, 30 Sep 2010 20:44:00 +0000 36722 at http://mrc.org Levi Johnston Recants Apology to Palins, CBS Rewards with Four-Minute 'Exclusive' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/levi-johnston-recants-apology-palins-cbs-rewards-four-minute-exclusive <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2010/08/2010-08-27-CBS-RealityStar.jpg" /></div><p>Continuing their obsession with the credibility-challenged Levi Johnston, whose sole claim to fame is his continuing ability to exploit his relationship with Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, CBS's The Early Show on Friday devoted more than four minutes to an "exclusive" interview with the "reality star" and how he now recants his apology for lying about the Palins in previous interviews. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/levi-johnston-recants-apology-palins-cbs-rewards-four-minute-exclusive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BettyNguyen BiasAlert cbs LeviJohnston liberalmediabias SarahPalin TheEarlyShow Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:46:00 +0000 36551 at http://mrc.org CBS 'Early Show' Promotes Levi Johnston Pitch for Reality Show http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-early-show-promotes-levi-johnston-pitch-reality-show <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-08-10-CBS-TES-Hill.jpg" /></div><p>Teasing an upcoming story in the 7:30AM ET half hour on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith cheerfully promoted Levi Johnston's pitch for a reality show in Alaska: <b>"He's going to star in a new reality show and it's all about him running for mayor of Wasilla.</b> That's right, he's gunning for his would-have-been mother-in-law's old job."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-early-show-promotes-levi-johnston-pitch-reality-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow EricaHill harrysmith LeviJohnston liberalmediabias PriyaDavid-Clemens RealityShow SarahPalin Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:55:00 +0000 36464 at http://mrc.org CBS Host Admits Levi Johnston Apology 'Highly Under-Reported' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-host-admits-levi-johnston-apology-highly-under-reported <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-07-09-CBS-TES-Hill.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>Update: CBS earlier declined comment on Johnston apology. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-host-admits-levi-johnston-apology-highly-under-reported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow EricaHill LeviJohnston liberalmediabias SarahPalin Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:45:00 +0000 36330 at http://mrc.org ABC's Jeremy Hubbard Hints at Conspiracy: Did Palins 'Get to' Levi Johnston and Make Him Recant? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-jeremy-hubbard-hints-conspiracy-did-palins-get-levi-johnston-and-make-him-recant <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> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdZukU8zSU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdZukU8zSU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" height="194" width="240"></embed></object></div><p>World News Now co-host Jeremy Hubbard on Wednesday didn't accept the explanation that Levi Johnston has simply decided to apologize for his bad </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-jeremy-hubbard-hints-conspiracy-did-palins-get-levi-johnston-and-make-him-recant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert JeremyHubbard LeviJohnston liberalmediabias SarahPalin WorldNewsNow Wed, 07 Jul 2010 20:10:00 +0000 36317 at http://mrc.org After Promoting Levi Johnston in '09, CBS Ignores His Admission of False Statements http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/after-promoting-levi-johnston-09-cbs-ignores-his-admission-false-statements <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-10-28-CBS-TES-Rodrigue.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>In an interview with <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20399773,00.html">People Magazine</a> on Tuesday, Levi Johnston admitted: "I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true." On Wednesday, the CBS Early Show failed to make any mention of the admission, despite having provided a media platform for Johnston last year by conducting exclusive interviews with him.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/after-promoting-levi-johnston-09-cbs-ignores-his-admission-false-statements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow LeviJohnston liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez SarahPalin Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:50:00 +0000 36321 at http://mrc.org MSNBC.com Analyst: Palin's 'Reality Show' Life Not Good for Grandson http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbccom-analyst-palins-reality-show-life-not-good-grandson <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-12-30-NBC-TDY-Adubato.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>MSNBC.com's Steve Adubato went so far to compare Sarah Palin's notoriety to a reality show during a segment on Wednesday's Today show on NBC. Adubato acted as an apologist for Levi Johnston's move to open his child custody dispute with Bristol Palin: "Sarah Palin's reality show that she's been on for the past couple years...It has an impact on this baby as well....and it's not good for the kid either." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbccom-analyst-palins-reality-show-life-not-good-grandson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BristolPalin ErinBurnett LeviJohnston liberalmediabias SarahPalin SteveAdubato WendyMurphy Wed, 30 Dec 2009 21:55:00 +0000 35481 at http://mrc.org CBS Touts Another Exclusive Interview With Palin-Bashing Levi Johnston http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-another-exclusive-interview-palin-bashing-levi-johnston <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-11-17-CBS-TES-Johnston.jpg" /></div><p>On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez previewed an exclusive interview with Levi Johnston on the CBS entertainment show, The Insider: <b>"Levi Johnston says he is winning the war of words between Sarah Palin and him. </b>We'll hear from him." Later, correspondent for The Insider, Chris Jacobs, declared: <b>"Sarah Palin lashing out at Levi and now Levi fires back."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-another-exclusive-interview-palin-bashing-levi-johnston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow LeviJohnston liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez SarahPalin TheInsider Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:53:00 +0000 35350 at http://mrc.org Still Whalin' on Palin: CBS Helps Levi Johnston Smear Sarah http://mrc.org/articles/still-whalin-palin-cbs-helps-levi-johnston-smear-sarah <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >It's no secret that the media loathe Sarah Palin, but the recent attention given to Levi Johnston proves how far they will go to smear her name. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/still-whalin-palin-cbs-helps-levi-johnston-smear-sarah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family cbs EntertainemntTonight LeviJohnston MaggieRodriguez Playgirl SarahPalin TheEarlyShow Wed, 04 Nov 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28500 at http://mrc.org CBS Interviews Levi Johnston Again; Palin Says Network Should Be 'Ashamed' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-interviews-levi-johnston-again-palin-says-network-should-be-ashamed <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-10-28-CBS-TES-Rodrigue.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>For the third time in six months, the CBS Early Show provided a soap box for Levi Johnston to continue his vicious personal attacks against Sarah Palin, as co-host Maggie Rodriguez proclaimed: <b>"He is back on the offensive in this he-said-she-said battle</b> that began shortly after the presidential election....he says <b>he's trying to show the world the real Levi."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-interviews-levi-johnston-again-palin-says-network-should-be-ashamed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow LeviJohnston liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez SarahPalin Thu, 29 Oct 2009 21:37:00 +0000 35261 at http://mrc.org CBS: Levi Johnston Claims May 'Shatter' Palin's 'Conservative Family Image' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-levi-johnston-claims-may-shatter-palins-conservative-family-image <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-09-03-CBS-TES-Rodrigue[1].jpg" /></div><p>Teasing an upcoming segment on Thursday's CBS Early Show about new attacks on Sarah Palin by the father of her grandson, Levi Johnston, co-host Maggie Rodriguez exclaimed: <strong>"And shocking allegations that could shatter former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's conservative family image.</strong> If she chooses to believe what Levi Johnston is saying." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-levi-johnston-claims-may-shatter-palins-conservative-family-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs KellyWallace LeviJohnston liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez NBC SarahPalin VanityFair Thu, 03 Sep 2009 19:50:00 +0000 35057 at http://mrc.org 'The Early Show' Uses Palin Drama to Bash Abstinence http://mrc.org/articles/early-show-uses-palin-drama-bash-abstinence <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/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >CBS “The Early Show” attacked sexual abstinence while Bristol Palin appeared on “Good Morning America” and “Today” to voice her support for it. Levi Johnston, the father of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Bristol</st1:city></st1:place>'s child who has told numerous stories to hurt the family, went on CBS in what can only have been an attempt to counter or distract from Palin's message. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/early-show-uses-palin-drama-bash-abstinence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc abstinence BristolPalin cbs GoodMorningAmerica LeviJohnston MaggieRodriguez MSNBC SarahPalin TheCandiesFoundation TheEarlyShow Today TrippPalin Wed, 06 May 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28692 at http://mrc.org