BPGulfOilSpill http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11619/all en Brian Williams Treats Obama as Oracle of Wisdom, Wonders: 'How Are You Thinking About Your Job These Days?' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/brian-williams-treats-obama-oracle-wisdom-wonders-how-are-you-thinking-about-your-job-th <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-08-29-NBC-NN-WilliamsObama.jpg" /></div><p>Interviewing President Barack Obama in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon, Brian Williams treated Obama with a level of deference he didn't afford to President George W. Bush as he treated Obama as a great oracle of wisdom to pluck. "Katrina was about so many things.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/brian-williams-treats-obama-oracle-wisdom-wonders-how-are-you-thinking-about-your-job-th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill BrianWilliams GlennBeck HurricaneKatrina liberalmediabias NBCNightlyNews ObamaWatch TeaParties Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:53:00 +0000 36568 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Williams Blames Obama's Plummeting Approval on Getting Dragged Into Gulf Oil Leak http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-williams-blames-obamas-plummeting-approval-getting-dragged-gulf-oil-leak <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-23-NBC-NN-Williamspoll.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>Unlike <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2010/20100622120346.aspx">Katie Couric on Monday night</a>, on Wednesday evening NBC's Brian Williams didn't hide the bad news for President Obama in the network's latest poll, but Williams and Savannah Guthrie sure seemed to lament the public mood's swing against Obama as Williams attributed it to how <b>Obama "had to touch" the gulf oil leak, "he had to own it and now he's getting tagged with</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-williams-blames-obamas-plummeting-approval-getting-dragged-gulf-oil-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill BrianWilliams liberalmediabias NBCNightlyNews ObamaWatch SavannahGuthrie Thu, 24 Jun 2010 01:34:00 +0000 36265 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Frets Over Pickle McChrystal Has Put Obama Into: Look 'Petulant' or 'Weak' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-frets-over-pickle-mcchrystal-has-put-obama-look-petulant-or-weak <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-22-ABC-WNDS-Steph.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>ABC, CBS and NBC all led Tuesday night with multiple stories on the "firestorm" over disrespectful coments by General Stanley McChrystal and his aides about President Obama and other administration officials, but ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos particularly despaired over the position in which McChrystal has put Obama. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-frets-over-pickle-mcchrystal-has-put-obama-look-petulant-or-weak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill CBSEveningNews dianesawyer GeorgeStephanopoulos KatieCouric liberalmediabias ObamaWatch Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:47:00 +0000 36261 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Poll Finds Tough Numbers for Obama on Oil Leak, But Couric Hides Them http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-poll-finds-tough-numbers-obama-oil-leak-couric-hides-them <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-21-CBS-EN-ObamaBPpoll.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>Katie Couric opened Monday's CBS Evening News by touting how "in a CBS News/New York Times poll out tonight, <b>43 percent of Americans approve of President Obama's handling of the spill.</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-poll-finds-tough-numbers-obama-oil-leak-couric-hides-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill CBSEveningNews KatieCouric liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes ObamaWatch Tue, 22 Jun 2010 01:53:00 +0000 36260 at http://www.mrc.org Katie Couric Boasts She'll Be Buying a Prius, the Favorite Car of Obama-Loving Liberals http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/katie-couric-boasts-shell-be-buying-prius-favorite-car-obama-loving-liberals <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-15-CBS-LSDL-Couric.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>Confirming her membership in Manhattan's liberal elite, Katie Couric boasted on Tuesday's Late Show that she plans to follow Tom Friedman's admonition, that in refusing to move away from oil "we have met the enemy and he is us," and so she's realized she "should" buy a Toyota Prius, the favorite of conspicuously superior liberals, or at least a hybrid.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/katie-couric-boasts-shell-be-buying-prius-favorite-car-obama-loving-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill environment KatieCouric LateShow liberalmediabias Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:00:00 +0000 36246 at http://www.mrc.org Stephanopoulos Enchanted By Obama's 'Martial Language' and 'Feel of FDR' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-enchanted-obamas-martial-language-and-feel-fdr <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</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=Xd2GqGprkU&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=Xd2GqGprkU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" height="194" width="240"></embed></object></div><p>President Barack Obama's Oval Office address about the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico certainly impressed George Stephanopoulos, though that's </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-enchanted-obamas-martial-language-and-feel-fdr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill dianesawyer energy GeorgeStephanopoulos liberalmediabias ObamaWatch Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:31:00 +0000 36241 at http://www.mrc.org White House Correspondents Chief Jumps to Left-Wing Group - One Outside of Journalism, That Is http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/white-house-correspondents-chief-jumps-left-wing-group-one-outside-journalism <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2005-04-28-ABC-EdChen.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>The current President of the <a href="http://www.whca.net/index.htm" target="_blank">White House Correspondents' Association</a> (WHCA), Ed Chen - who instituted the silliness of having the organization <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2010/04/23/gorebots-wh-correspondents-group-buying-carbon-credits">buy carbon credits</a> to offset the travel of this year's dinner headliner, Jay Leno, as well as for the President's motorcade (s</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/white-house-correspondents-chief-jumps-left-wing-group-one-outside-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill EdChen environment GlobalWarming liberalmediabias RevolvingDoor Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:26:00 +0000 36240 at http://www.mrc.org Stephanopoulos Cites Tea Party 'Losing Steam,' But Skips Obama's Plummeting Numbers http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-cites-tea-party-losing-steam-skips-obamas-plummeting-numbers <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-08-ABC-WNDS-teapartypoll.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>On Tuesday's World News, ABC's George Stephanopoulos touted how <b>"we've got a new poll out tonight that shows the Tea Party may be losing steam nationwide"</b> as its unfavorable rating has "gone up eleven points in the last couple of months to 50 percent. Their favorable rating has gone down." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-cites-tea-party-losing-steam-skips-obamas-plummeting-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill GeorgeStephanopoulos liberalmediabias ObamaWatch TeaParties Wed, 09 Jun 2010 03:51:00 +0000 36209 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Knowing 'Whose Ass to Kick' Pledge Continues to Delight TV Network Journalists http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/obamas-knowing-whose-ass-kick-pledge-continues-delight-tv-network-journalists <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-08-CBS-EN-Obama.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>More than 24 hours after NBC's Matt Lauer prompted him to say it in an interview, the morning programs all showcased it - and even after day-long playback on the cable channels - CBS and NBC on Tuesday night <b>delighted in again highlighting President Barack Obama's boast that he's gathering information on the oil leak "so I know whose ass to kick." </b> <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/obamas-knowing-whose-ass-kick-pledge-continues-delight-tv-network-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnneThompson BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill CBSEveningNews KatieCouric liberalmediabias MattLauer NBCNightlyNews ObamaWatch Wed, 09 Jun 2010 01:16:00 +0000 36208 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Leads by Touting Obama Showing 'Anger' by Promising to 'Kick Ass' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-leads-touting-obama-showing-anger-promising-kick-ass <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-07-NBC-NN-Obama.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>Insular liberal-media cycle: Liberal columnists demand that President Obama show "anger" over BP's oil leak, Obama promises NBC's Matt Lauer that he's determining "whose ass to kick" and so Brian Williams - trumpeting "this is just into us" - leads the NBC Nightly News with how "the President showed some anger on the topic of his handling of this spill so far." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-leads-touting-obama-showing-anger-promising-kick-ass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill BrianWilliams liberalmediabias NBCNightlyNews ObamaWatch Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:43:00 +0000 36204 at http://www.mrc.org Inane Image of the Weekend? ABC Features Woman in Bikini Wearing a Gas Mask on Alabama Beach http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/inane-image-weekend-abc-features-woman-bikini-wearing-gas-mask-alabama-beach <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-06-ABC-WNSUN-beachgas.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>ABC News found a picture they couldn't resist showcasing, no matter how much it exaggerates the dangers from the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. To say nothing of how this is just the kind of fear-mongering media coverage which infuriates businesses along the coast trying to allay tourist fears. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/inane-image-weekend-abc-features-woman-bikini-wearing-gas-mask-alabama-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias Mon, 07 Jun 2010 03:33:00 +0000 36194 at http://www.mrc.org Huffington on ABC's This Week: 'Absolutely a Thousand Percent Bush-Cheney's Fault' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/huffington-abcs-week-absolutely-thousand-percent-bush-cheneys-fault <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</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=XdaGkUprnz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdaGkUprnz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" height="194" width="240"></embed></object></div><div style="float: right;"></div><p><b>"Sooner or later, we'll blame this on George W.</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/huffington-abcs-week-absolutely-thousand-percent-bush-cheneys-fault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sThisWeek AriannaHuffington BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill GeorgeWill liberalmediabias ObamaWatch Regulation Sun, 06 Jun 2010 19:24:00 +0000 36193 at http://www.mrc.org Margaret Carlson Despairs that After Bush-Cheney Big Oil is 'Too Big to Regulate' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/margaret-carlson-despairs-after-bush-cheney-big-oil-too-big-regulate <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</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=XdqGZu2GaG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdqGZu2GaG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" height="194" width="240"></embed></object></div><div style="float: right;"></div><p>"Eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration removing regulations" has made it so "now the oil industry</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/margaret-carlson-despairs-after-bush-cheney-big-oil-too-big-regulate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill liberalmediabias MargaretCarlson Regulation Sat, 29 May 2010 00:13:00 +0000 36156 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Henry Sees Obama Moment on Beach that Would've Driven Media Mockery of Bush http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-henry-sees-obama-moment-beach-wouldve-driven-media-mockery-bush <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-05-28-CNN-EdHenry-tarballs.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>Shortly before 2 PM CDT, CNN"s Ed Henry cited a dismissive remark President Barack Obama made during his visit to Louisiana which could undermine his "I feel your pain" message, "but," Henry observed live from a beach in Grand Isle: <br /><br /></p><blockquote><p><b>If George W. Bush had made a comment like that along the beach after Katrina, you can imagine the kind of criticism he might get.</b></p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-henry-sees-obama-moment-beach-wouldve-driven-media-mockery-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill CNNNewsroom EdHenry GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias MediaBiasDebate ObamaWatch Fri, 28 May 2010 21:06:00 +0000 36155 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Embrace 'Did You Plug the Hole Yet, Daddy?' Anecdote to Humanize Obama http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-embrace-did-you-plug-hole-yet-daddy-anecdote-humanize-obama <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-05-27-ABC-WNDS-Steph.jpg" height="183" width="240" /></div><p>The White House press corps just loved President Obama's press conference anecdote meant to prove the pressure he's under and responsibility he's taking ("When I woke up this morning, and I'm shaving and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says: 'Did you plug the hole yet, daddy?'").</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-embrace-did-you-plug-hole-yet-daddy-anecdote-humanize-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert BPGulfOilSpill CBSEveningNews ChipReid ChuckTodd GeorgeStephanopoulos liberalmediabias NBCNightlyNews ObamaWatch oilspill Fri, 28 May 2010 12:56:00 +0000 36157 at http://www.mrc.org