cbs http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/126/all en No Skepticism as ABC and CBS Cheer ‘Major Milestone’ for ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-skepticism-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-obamacare <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/March/ObamaCare8Million.jpg" style="float: right; margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" height="153" width="280" />Both ABC and CBS carved out a few seconds on their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts to boost President Obama’s claims of success for his ObamaCare program.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-skepticism-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Barack Obama cbs David Muir obamacare Scott Pelley Sharon Alfonsi Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:57:29 +0000 rich.noyes 46042 at http://www.mrc.org ABC on Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy: 'Move Over, Prince George'; U.S. Has New 'Royal' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-us-has-new-royal <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> <p>According to the liberal network journalists, being part of a Democratic family makes you "royalty." Reporters on ABC, CBS and NBC gushed over the announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America's</em>&nbsp;Bianna Golodryga enthused, "<strong>Move over, Prince George, though. This morning, Americans have their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby, to look forward to.&nbsp;</strong>"&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-us-has-new-royal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bianna Golodryga Bill Clinton cbs Chelsea Clinton Hillary Clinton Jan Crawford NBC Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:09:49 +0000 scott.whitlock 46041 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, Bloomberg and Vox Attack Turbo Tax Owner http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media claim Intuit is trying to keep IRS tax code complicated, offer little evidence, hype Soros-funded group’s study. </div> </div> </div> <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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Despite a flurry of scandals surrounding the IRS, the media still trust the government, and liberal groups, more than corporations.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Media Patriotism Politics Taxes audit bloomberg cbs conservative groups George Soros Intuit IRS IRS scandal NPR propublica Scandal soros funding targeting tax forms Tea Party groups Turbo Tax Vox Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:46 +0000 julia.seymour 46039 at http://www.mrc.org President's Publicity Machine: CBS Devotes Seven Minutes to Obama's 'Scary Powerful' Aide http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/presidents-publicity-machine-cbs-devotes-seven-minutes-obamas-scary-powerful-aide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President&#039;s Publicity Machine: CBS Devotes Seven Minutes to Obama&#039;s &#039;Scary Powerful&#039; Aide </div> </div> </div> <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> <p>After devoting 15 minutes to a Barack Obama interview in the last 24 hours, CBS piled on with another seven minutes devoted to a "scary powerful" top aide. Charlie Rose offered a puff piece on Alyssa Mastromonaco, Obama's deputy chief of staff. The&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;co-anchor on Thursday offered no tough questions and instead repeatedly underlined just how important she is. Rose marveled, "You know what somebody called you? Scary powerful."&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/presidents-publicity-machine-cbs-devotes-seven-minutes-obamas-scary-powerful-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alyssa Mastromonaco Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:06:12 +0000 scott.whitlock 46034 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore IRS Seeking Criminal Investigation of Tax-Exempt Groups; CNN Barely Reports http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-irs-seeking-criminal-investigation-tax-exempt-groups-cnn-barely-reports <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-17-CNN-IRS-JW.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On Thursday morning's <em>New Day</em>, CNN reported the newest development in the IRS scandal that the broadcast networks ignored: the former IRS chief contacting the Justice Department about criminal investigations of tax-exempt groups.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-irs-seeking-criminal-investigation-tax-exempt-groups-cnn-barely-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CNN IRS Targets Tea Party NBC New Day Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:23:04 +0000 matt.hadro 46032 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Amazed by Obama-Biden Selfie: 'They're Just Like Us!' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-amazed-obama-biden-selfie-theyre-just-us <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> <p> The network morning shows on Thursday were thrilled by Vice President Joe Biden joining Instagram on Wednesday and posting a selfie of himself with President Obama. On NBC's <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie couldn't contain her excitement: <strong>"Presidents and vice presidents, they're just like us! The latest selfie racing around the web today."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-17-Nets-ObamaBidenSelfie.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-amazed-obama-biden-selfie-theyre-just-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Joe Biden NBC selfie Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:18:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 46030 at http://www.mrc.org What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/what-networks-arent-telling-you-about-nevada-cattle-battle <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/March/MuirStandoff.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="267" />The showdown between federal authorities and rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and supporters in Nevada is one of those rare topics from the libertarian-conservative news agenda that actually made its way into the establishment media. Between last Thursday and Monday, ABC, CBS and NBC gave the story a total of nearly 16 minutes of coverage on their morning and evening newscasts.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/what-networks-arent-telling-you-about-nevada-cattle-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bureau of Land Management cbs Cliven Bundy environmental regulations NBC Nevada Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:19:42 +0000 rich.noyes 46027 at http://www.mrc.org Incest: NBC Shows Its Love for Parent Comcast’s Merger Plan http://www.mrc.org/articles/incest-nbc-shows-its-love-parent-comcasts-merger-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you want to know about the downside, you have to watch CBS News. </div> </div> </div> <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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><img height="130" width="200" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/NBC%20Nightly%20News%20-%2007_20_53%20PM.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 1px; margin-bottom: 1px; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />When its parent company’s planned merger made national news, NBC News turned into little more than the PR branch of Comcast.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/incest-nbc-shows-its-love-parent-comcasts-merger-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Media abc antitrust laws cbs CNBC Comcast Comcast merger ethics journalism journalism industry media outlets mergers MSNBC NBC Time Warner Cable Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:52:41 +0000 julia.seymour 46015 at http://www.mrc.org One Year Ago, Media Jumped to Blame Boston Bombing on 'Anti-Government' 'Extreme Right' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/one-year-ago-media-jumped-blame-boston-bombing-anti-government-extreme-right <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> <p>On April 15, 2013, one year ago, two Muslim extremists planted bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others. This tragic event was sadly exploited by some in the media who quickly speculated that "extreme right" and "anti-government" individuals could be responsible for the mayhem.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>[See below for a round-up, including video, of the worst examples of journalistic malpractice.]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/one-year-ago-media-jumped-blame-boston-bombing-anti-government-extreme-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Boston Bombing Boston Marathon cbs Conservatives NBC Terrorism Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:52:33 +0000 scott.whitlock 46006 at http://www.mrc.org Big Three Ignore Case of Utah Mother Accused of Killing Seven Babies; Cover Bear Mauling http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-case-utah-mother-accused-killing-seven-babies-cover-bear-mauling <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-14-CBS-Megan_Huntsman_large.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 132px; float: right;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts on Monday all omitted the arrest of a Utah woman, after the bodies of seven newborn babies were <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/babies-found-dead-utah-woman-arrested-murder-counts/story?id=23311067" target="_blank">discovered in her house</a> on Saturday.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-case-utah-mother-accused-killing-seven-babies-cover-bear-mauling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Morning News CBS This Morning Good Morning America Megan Hunstman NBC Oscar Pistorius Today Utah Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:03:30 +0000 matthew.balan 46002 at http://www.mrc.org Omission Outrage! Big Three Networks Censor Huge IRS Scandal Developments http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-developments <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/IRSGraphicB.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />At this point it might take a dead body to get the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks to give the IRS-Tea Party scandal any sort of real coverage. Huge developments in the last week – like IRS official Lois Lerner receiving a criminal referral from the House Ways and Means Committee and e-mails proving she fed tax information on a targeted group to the staff of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) – were completely censored by ABC and NBC news.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-developments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs IRS Lois Lerner NBC Tea Party Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:08:28 +0000 geoff.dickens 46000 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fret Over IRS Budget Cuts, No Mention of Ongoing Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-over-irs-budget-cuts-no-mention-ongoing-scandal <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> <p> On Monday, all three network morning shows found time to worry about IRS budget cuts meaning fewer audits and longer wait times for taxpayer assistance, but not one mentioned the ongoing scandal embroiling the agency, including Congress issuing a criminal referral for former IRS official Lois Lerner. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-14-Nets-IRSBudget.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-over-irs-budget-cuts-no-mention-ongoing-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Budget Cuts cbs IRS NBC Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:55:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 45998 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Host Bob Schieffer: ‘Are Republicans Against Equal Pay for Women?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-bob-schieffer-are-republicans-against-equal-pay-women <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CBS&nbsp;<i>Face the Nation</i>&nbsp;host Bob Schieffer forwarded the liberal line that women get paid 77 percent of what their male counterparts earn as was evident during an interview with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).</p><p>Blackburn appeared with Schieffer on Sunday April 13 and was accused of being against equal pay:&nbsp;<strong>“Are Republicans against equal pay for women and is that going to be a good political issue in these coming midterm elections?”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-bob-schieffer-are-republicans-against-equal-pay-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer cbs Elijah Cummings equal pay Face The Nation Marsha Blackburn Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:38:19 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45995 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Democrat Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-bob-schieffer-interviews-democrat-elijah-cummings-ignores-his-relationship-lois-lern <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this week,&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/04/09/new-emaisl-show-lois-lerner-fed-information-about-true-the-vote-to-democrat-elijah-cummings-n1822247">Town Hall&nbsp;revealed</a> that former IRS official Lois Lerner fed tax information from the conservative group “True the Vote” to Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Cummings is the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, and recently made headlines for his confrontation with Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) over Lois Lerner’s recent testimony before the committee.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-bob-schieffer-interviews-democrat-elijah-cummings-ignores-his-relationship-lois-lern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer cbs Elijah Cummings Face The Nation Lois Lerner Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:36:43 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45993 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts Showtime's 'Groundbreaking,' 'Well-Done' New Series Hyping Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series-hyping-climate-change <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-11-CBS-Friedman_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> set aside almost six and a half minutes of air time to promote Showtime's upcoming series about climate change, which features liberal <em>New York Times</em> columnist Thomas Friedman and CBS's Lesley Stahl.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series-hyping-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Climate Change environment Gayle King Global Warming Lesley Stahl Norah O'Donnell Showtime Thomas Friedman Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:14:11 +0000 matthew.balan 45990 at http://www.mrc.org