FacetheNation http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1202/all en Schieffer Warns Viewers DeMint is 'South Carolina's Very Conservative Senator' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-warns-viewers-demint-south-carolinas-very-conservative-senator <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/FacetheNation-Schieffer-2012-01-15-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer decided his viewers needed a special warning about how far out of the mainstream an upcoming guest dwells, plugging at the top of Sunday's <em>Face the Nation</em> how he'd have as guests Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – and then: <strong>'for context on how it's going, we'll bring in South Carolina's very conservative Senator, Jim DeMint.'</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-warns-viewers-demint-south-carolinas-very-conservative-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert BobSchieffer FacetheNation JimDeMint Labeling liberalmediabias Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:17:00 +0000 38901 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Cordes Blames Tea Party for No 'Remarkable Pieces of Legislation' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-cordes-blames-tea-party-no-remarkable-pieces-legislation <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-25-CBS-FTN-Cordes1.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>During a roundtable discussion on Sunday's <em>Face the Nation</em> on CBS, after asserting that in past years divided government had "produced some really remarkable pieces of legislation," correspondent Nancy Cordes blamed the presence of Tea Party Republicans for less congressional success in enacting legislation this year.<br /><br />Anchor Bob Schieffer raised the difficulty Congress has had in 2011 in making accomplishments, prompting Cordes to observe:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-cordes-blames-tea-party-no-remarkable-pieces-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs congress FacetheNation liberalmediabias NancyCordes Republicans TeaParty Sun, 25 Dec 2011 19:05:00 +0000 38574 at http://www.mrc.org Schieffer Calls Anti-Tax Pledge a 'Problem,' Presses Republican and Democrat to Raise Taxes http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-calls-anti-tax-pledge-problem-presses-republican-and-democrat-raise-taxes <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/FaceNation-ToomeySchieffer-2011-11-20-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="138" /></div> <p>Highlighting Grover Norquist's upcoming appearance on <em>60 Minutes</em>, CBS's Bob Schieffer, on <em>Face the Nation</em>, pointed to the anti-tax hike pledge Norquist asks politicians to sign as 'one of the problems' undermining the failed 'super-committee.'<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-calls-anti-tax-pledge-problem-presses-republican-and-democrat-raise-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer FacetheNation liberalmediabias nationaldebt taxes Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:30:00 +0000 38439 at http://www.mrc.org Sour Schieffer Scolds Cain for Ad: 'It's Not Funny to Me...I Don't Think It Serves the Country Well' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/sour-schieffer-scolds-cain-ad-its-not-funny-mei-dont-think-it-serves-country-well <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/FacetheNation-CainSchieffer-2011-10-30-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer unintentionally played the foil to Herman Cain on Sunday's <em>Face the Nation</em> as Schieffer expressed his politically-correct displeasure with Cain's 'downright bizarre' Web video which briefly shows Cain's chief of staff smoking, was flummoxed by Cain's sense of humor ('You also said at one point that you might want to back that fence up with a moat and fill it with alligators.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/sour-schieffer-scolds-cain-ad-its-not-funny-mei-dont-think-it-serves-country-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential Audio BiasAlert BobSchieffer FacetheNation HermanCain liberalmediabias Video Mon, 31 Oct 2011 02:27:00 +0000 38345 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's O'Donnell Contends Perry's Views on Global Warming and Social Security Make Him Unelectable http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-odonnell-contends-perrys-views-global-warming-and-social-security-make-him-unelecta <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/FacetheNation-Perrybook2011-08-21-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>CBS's Norah O'Donnell, filling in on <em>Face the Nation</em>, just couldn't comprehend how a candidate espousing true conservative views could possibly capture the White House. Referring to Rick Perry, she demanded: <strong>'Can the Republican Party elect someone President who doesn't believe in global warming?'</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-odonnell-contends-perrys-views-global-warming-and-social-security-make-him-unelecta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert FacetheNation GlobalWarming liberalmediabias NorahO'Donnell Mon, 22 Aug 2011 01:48:00 +0000 38064 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Schieffer Mimics Obama, Proposes Republicans 'the Party that Can't Say Yes to Anything?' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-schieffer-mimics-obama-proposes-republicans-party-cant-say-yes-anything <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/FacetheNation-KylSchieffer-2011-07-24-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>Adopting the spin of President Barack Obama - who on Friday insisted 'one of the questions that the Republican Party is going to have to ask itself is: Can they say yes to anything?' – on Sunday's <em>Face the Nation </em>CBS's Bob Schieffer demanded of Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl: <strong>'Is there a problem for Republicans that might emerge as just the party of no? </strong>The party that can't say yes to anything?'</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-schieffer-mimics-obama-proposes-republicans-party-cant-say-yes-anything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AndreaMitchell BiasAlert BobSchieffer Budget FacetheNation liberalmediabias MeetthePress Mon, 25 Jul 2011 03:43:00 +0000 37947 at http://www.mrc.org Schieffer Bemoans 'Draconian' Cuts from Both Parties to Education, Poor http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-bemoans-draconian-cuts-both-parties-education-poor <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> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer took on the role of a left-wing activist on Sunday's Face the Nation, as he pressed all four of his guests from both parties about cuts in state and local spending. Schieffer bewailed how both Republican Governors John Kasich and Scott Walker "<strong>cut deeply into education</strong>" and asked Democratic Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa if he felt good about making "<strong>draconian cuts</strong>" [audio clips <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-07-03-CBS-FTN-Schieffer.mp3" target="_blank">available here</a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-bemoans-draconian-cuts-both-parties-education-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AntonioVillaraigosa BiasAlert BobSchieffer Budget cbs DevalPatrick FacetheNation JohnKasich liberalmediabias ScottWalker Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:36:00 +0000 37901 at http://www.mrc.org Nets' Sunday Morning Shows, PBS Avoid Weiner Issue http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-sunday-morning-shows-pbs-avoid-weiner-issue <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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-03-CBS-TES-Weiner.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>The network elites completely avoided discussing Weinergate on the chat/interview shows this weekend. On Sunday, NBC's Meet the Press was off due to the French Open. ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, and CNN's State of the Union all failed to utter even the name of Anthony Weiner - which was especially bizarre on CBS, since host Bob Schieffer interviewed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-sunday-morning-shows-pbs-avoid-weiner-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AnthonyWeiner cbs CNN FacetheNation GwenIfill MeetthePress NBC PBS StateoftheUnion ThisWeek WashingtonWeek Mon, 06 Jun 2011 22:01:00 +0000 37785 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Smith Wonders If Tea Party 'Losing' Its Appeal, More Sunday Pleas to Raise Taxes http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-wonders-if-tea-party-losing-its-appeal-more-sunday-pleas-raise-taxes <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="178" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/FacetheNation-SmithSchultz-2011-05-29-240.jpg" /></div><p><strong>"Do you think the Tea Party is losing some of its appeal?"</strong> So Harry Smith cued up a hardly independent guest on Sunday's<em> Face the Nation</em>: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Congresswoman and Chair of the Democratic National Committee.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-wonders-if-tea-party-losing-its-appeal-more-sunday-pleas-raise-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert FacetheNation FoxNewsSunday harrysmith JuanWilliams liberalmediabias MeetthePress RuthMarcus taxes TeaParties Tue, 31 May 2011 13:00:00 +0000 37761 at http://www.mrc.org Befuddled Bob Schieffer: 'Why Do These Rich People Need Another Tax Cut? They're Already Rich' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/befuddled-bob-schieffer-why-do-these-rich-people-need-another-tax-cut-theyre-already-ric <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="181" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/FacetheNation-SciefferRyan-2011-04-17-240.jpg" /></div><p><strong>"Why do these rich people need another tax cut?" </strong>Bob Schieffer demanded of his guest on Sunday morning's <em>Face the Nation</em>, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan. Conveying his no-so-profound economic reasoning, Schieffer saw a pot of money to be absconded: "I mean, they're already rich. They seem to be doing pretty well as it is now.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/befuddled-bob-schieffer-why-do-these-rich-people-need-another-tax-cut-theyre-already-ric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer FacetheNation liberalmediabias PaulRyan taxes Mon, 18 Apr 2011 03:31:00 +0000 37589 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Skip Clinton's Assad 'Reformer' Excuse http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-skip-clintons-assad-reformer-excuse <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="175" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-03-27-CBS-FTN-Clinton.jpg" /></div><p> Appearing on Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed the idea of U.S. military action in Syria, claiming that unlike Libya's Qadhafi, Syria's Bashir Assad was considered to be a "reformer" by "many of the members of Congress." <strong>Schieffer failed to challenge the assertion. In the days since, CBS, ABC, and NBC have ignored the comment.</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-skip-clintons-assad-reformer-excuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BashirAssad BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs FacetheNation HillaryClinton liberalmediabias Syria Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:28:00 +0000 37517 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Columnist Tom Friedman Calls for Tax to Keep Gas at $4 per Gallon http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-columnist-tom-friedman-calls-tax-keep-gas-4-gallon <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/2011-03-06-CBS-Friedman.jpg" /></div><p>On Sunday's Face the Nation, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman denounced the proposed White House plan to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to curb rising gas prices: "That would rank in my top five worst ideas of 2011 so far....<b>one thing we should finally be doing is using this opportunity to have a credible energy policy that begins to reduce our addiction to oil." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-columnist-tom-friedman-calls-tax-keep-gas-4-gallon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs FacetheNation GasPrices liberalmediabias MiddleEast NewYorkTimes taxes ThomasFriedman Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:42:00 +0000 37431 at http://www.mrc.org Schieffer Hits Christie for How He 'Demonized Teachers' and Presses Him to Offer 'Straight Talk' on Raising Taxes http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-hits-christie-how-he-demonized-teachers-and-presses-him-offer-straight-talk-ra <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/FacetheNation-ChristieSchieffer-2011-02-27-240.jpg" /></div><p>CBS's Bob Schieffer hit Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from the left on Sunday's Face the Nation, claiming he has "demonized" teachers and urging him to give some "straight talk" about the necessity to raise taxes.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-hits-christie-how-he-demonized-teachers-and-presses-him-offer-straight-talk-ra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer ChrisChristie education FacetheNation liberalmediabias ScottWalker taxes Sun, 27 Feb 2011 20:11:00 +0000 37394 at http://www.mrc.org Bob Schieffer Wonders if Union Protests Make Wisconsin 'The Tunisia of American Politics' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/bob-schieffer-wonders-if-union-protests-make-wisconsin-tunisia-american-politics <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/2011-02-20-CBS-FTN-Schieffe.jpg" /></div><p>On CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, host Bob Schieffer interviewed Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and compared union protests in that state to the democracy movements spreading across the Middle East: <b>"There are also reports that this could spread to at least nine other states....Is Madison, Wisconsin, Congressman, the Tunisia of American politics now?" </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/bob-schieffer-wonders-if-union-protests-make-wisconsin-tunisia-american-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer Budget cbs FacetheNation liberalmediabias PaulRyan ScottWalker Tunisia Unions Wisconsin Tue, 22 Feb 2011 22:20:00 +0000 37375 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Schieffer: Obama Sounds Like Reagan on Deficit Reduction While GOP Wants to Cut Cancer Research http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-schieffer-obama-sounds-reagan-deficit-reduction-while-gop-wants-cut-cancer-research <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/2011-01-23-CBS-FTN-Schieffe.jpg" /></div><p>Talking to New York Senator Chuck Schumer on Sunday's Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer said of a video statement released by President Obama on Saturday: <b>"If I didn't know better and had my eyes closed I might have thought that was President Reagan talking."</b> Schieffer specifically referred to Obama's call for spending cuts, noting: "It sounded very much like a speech that a Republican would make."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-schieffer-obama-sounds-reagan-deficit-reduction-while-gop-wants-cut-cancer-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs ChuckSchumer DeficitReduction Democrats EricCantor FacetheNation liberalmediabias Republicans Spending Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:07:00 +0000 37252 at http://www.mrc.org