cbs http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/126/all en Vets Walking Almost 300 Miles to Demand Action on Jailed Marine; Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/vets-walking-almost-300-miles-demand-action-jailed-marine-networks-ignore <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday night, it was reported that two Marine Corps veterans are walking from northern North Carolina to Washington D.C. and the White House to demand that President Obama take action to ensure the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison. However, none of the major broadcast networks have stepped up and covered the actions of the these veterans.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/vets-walking-almost-300-miles-demand-action-jailed-marine-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrew Tahmooressi Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Fox News Channel Good Morning America Greta van Susteren MarineCorps mexico NBC NBC Nightly News New York Times The Washington Post Today Show USA Today Washington Post World News Tonight. David Muir Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:48:52 +0000 curtis.houck 47179 at http://www.mrc.org Double Standard: NBC Gives News Christie Innocent In Bridgegate Scandal Only 38 Secs; Devoted Nearly 5 Mins When Scandal Broke http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/double-standard-nbc-gives-news-christie-innocent-bridgegate-scandal-only-38-secs-devoted- <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>An enormous development in the Bridgegate scandal broke late Thursday afternoon when federal officials reported that they have cleared New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) of any wrong-doing relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/double-standard-nbc-gives-news-christie-innocent-bridgegate-scandal-only-38-secs-devoted-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Brian Williams bridgegate cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Chris Christie Chuck Todd Double Standard John Dickerson NBC NBC Nightly News new jersey World News Tonight Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:26:32 +0000 curtis.houck 47178 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Reports Dismal Poll Stats for Obama; CBS Still Ignores http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-reports-dismal-poll-stats-obama-cbs-still-ignores <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday morning,&nbsp;CBS continued to ignore key&nbsp;results of the latest&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/18/us/politics/18EVENING-POLL-DOC.html?action=click&amp;contentCollection=Politics&amp;module=RelatedCoverage&amp;region=Marginalia&amp;pgtype=article&amp;_r=0" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/18/us/politics/18EVENING-POLL-DOC.html?action=click&amp;contentCollection=Politics&amp;module=RelatedCoverage&amp;region=Marginalia&amp;pgtype=article&amp;_r=0">CBS News/<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;poll</a>, which sho</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-reports-dismal-poll-stats-obama-cbs-still-ignores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division approval ratings Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Jeff Glor New York Times Norah O'Donnell Polls President Barack Obama President Obama Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:58:39 +0000 curtis.houck 47175 at http://www.mrc.org NFL-Obsessed Networks Skip Jihad Killing Within U.S. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nfl-obsessed-networks-skip-jihad-killing-within-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do the networks consider vital information for their viewers? ABC, NBC and CBS again on Thursday offered the latest about the "firestorm" engulfing the National Football League. Yet, these same outlets have ignored a shocking act of domestic terrorism within the United States. Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly murdered 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin on June 25th. According to CNN, he told police: "My mission is vengeance for the lives, millions of lives are lost every day.</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/nfl-obsessed-networks-skip-jihad-killing-within-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brendan Tevlin cbs CNN NBC Terrorism Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:25:32 +0000 scott.whitlock 47174 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skips 'Stunning' New VA Scandal Report, ABC Offers 21 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-stunning-new-va-scandal-report-abc-offers-21-seconds <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>A government report claiming that there was no conclusive proof that long wait times led to deaths at Veterans Affairs hospitals was altered. Yet, for the second day in a row, NBC ignored this story. ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Thursday allowed a scant 21 seconds, despite news reader Amy Robach calling hyping the "stunning admission." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://mrc.org//sites/default/files/uploads/2014-09-18-ABC-GMA-Robach.mp3">here</a>.]</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/nbc-skips-stunning-new-va-scandal-report-abc-offers-21-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs NBC VA Veterans Administration Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:07:37 +0000 scott.whitlock 47170 at http://www.mrc.org Broadcast Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/broadcast-networks-black-out-coverage-benghazi-hearing <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The major broadcast networks on Wednesday refused to cover the first hearing held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi to begin assessing what happened in the 2012 attack that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty dead.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/broadcast-networks-black-out-coverage-benghazi-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Fox News Channel Good Morning America NBC NBC Nightly News Sharyl Attkisson Special Report Today Show Trey Gowdy World News Tonight Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:04:47 +0000 curtis.houck 47166 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NYT Ignore Own Poll Showing Obama Approval At 40%, Foreign Policy at Only 34% http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nyt-ignore-own-poll-showing-obama-approval-40-foreign-policy-only-34 <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday, CBS and&nbsp;<em>The New York Times&nbsp;</em>made the point of omitting results from their own&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/16/us/politics/18EARLYPOLL-DOC.html" href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/16/us/politics/18EARLYPOLL-DOC.html" target="_blank">poll</a>&nbsp;which show President Obama’s job approval at 40 percent and his approval on foreign policy at only 34 percent from the newscasts and print newspaper, respectively.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nyt-ignore-own-poll-showing-obama-approval-40-foreign-policy-only-34" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division approval ratings cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Major Garrett New York Times Scott Pelley Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:18:46 +0000 curtis.houck 47165 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore: While Talking About Money, Joe Biden Refers to 'Shylocks' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-while-talking-about-money-joe-biden-refers-shylocks <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>All three network morning shows on Wednesday ignored Joe Biden using&nbsp;a word&nbsp;many consider to be anti-Semitic. Giving a speech on Tuesday about legal issues facing veterans, the Vice President decried&nbsp;"<strong>these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas</strong>." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org//sites/default/files/uploads/2014-09-16-CNN-Biden.mp3">here</a>.]</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/networks-ignore-while-talking-about-money-joe-biden-refers-shylocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CNN Joe Biden NBC Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:33:59 +0000 scott.whitlock 47154 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Covers Latest V.A. Scandal Report, ABC, NBC Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-covers-latest-va-scandal-report-abc-nbc-ignore <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>On Wednesday, September 17, the House is scheduled to hold a hearing on the latest surrounding the scandal plagued Veterans Administration, specifically questions about the inspector general’s recent report on patient deaths at V.A. facilities.</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-covers-latest-va-scandal-report-abc-nbc-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning VA Scandal Wyatt Andrews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:46:22 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47153 at http://www.mrc.org Statements by Dempsey Open Possibility of Troops In Iraq; Nets Rush To Reiterate Obama's Promise None Will Go http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/statements-dempsey-open-possibility-troops-iraq-nets-rush-reiterate-obamas-promise-none-w <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday night, the major broadcast networks worked to quickly remind viewers that President Barack Obama has promised that no United States combat troops will be on the ground in the Middle East to fight the Islamic terrorist group ISIS despite congressional testimony by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, on Tuesday that U.S. troops returning to Iraq could still be a possibility.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/statements-dempsey-open-possibility-troops-iraq-nets-rush-reiterate-obamas-promise-none-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Martin David Muir Iraq Islamic Jihad Margaret Brennan NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Syria War on Terror World News Tonight Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:54:52 +0000 curtis.houck 47152 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Government Report That ObamaCare Plans Cover Abortions http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-government-report-obamacare-plans-cover-abortions <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO)&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://gao.gov/products/GAO-14-742R" data-cke-saved-href="http://gao.gov/products/GAO-14-742R">released</a>&nbsp;a new report documenting how abortions are being funded by taxpayers under ObamaCare despite a provision in the law stating that abortions will not be covered under ObamaCare insurance plans. When the Tuesday evening newscasts for the major broadcast networks had passed, however, none of them devoted even a second to the story.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-government-report-obamacare-plans-cover-abortions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc abortions Bret Baier Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir Fox News Channel Government Accountability Office NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Special Report World News Tonight Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:06:29 +0000 curtis.houck 47151 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Over 100,000 About to Lose ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-over-100000-about-lose-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/2014-09-16-ObamaCare.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="180" width="300" />NBC, ABC, and CBS completely ignored the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/more-than-100-000-enrollees-are-likely-to-lose-obamacare-coverage-20140915">latest setback for ObamaCare</a> after news broke Monday that around 115,000 people were expected to lose health insurance coverage at the end of September due to their failure to verify their legal status as United States citizens.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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-ignore-over-100000-about-lose-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs NBC obamacare Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:57:53 +0000 kyle.drennen 47142 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Continue Fawning Over Hillary In Iowa; Refuse to Cover Report Clinton Advisers Scrubbed Benghazi Docs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-continue-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CBS and NBC continued to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night after both networks&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-time" target="_blank">gushed</a>&nbsp;over her appearance in their morning shows and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-demcrats-2016" target="_blank">wondered&nbsp;on Sunday</a> if she might not be liberal enough for Iowa Democrats in 2016.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-continue-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Benghazi Bill Clinton Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Hillary Clinton Iowa Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Sharyl Attkisson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:08:04 +0000 curtis.houck 47139 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Progressive' Pope; Ignores Francis's Defense of Traditional Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage <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/2014-09-15-CBS-TM-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Don Dahler played up how Pope Francis presiding at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica is "<strong>yet another example of just how progressive</strong> [he] <strong>has been</strong>." Dahler zeroed in on how "according to the Church, s<strong>ome of these couples are technically living in sin</strong>. Many have been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism.</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-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Don Dahler Elisabetta Povoledo Marriage New York Times Pope Francis Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:24 +0000 matthew.balan 47136 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Hype 'Palin Family Brawl': 'Like An Episode of Jerry Springer' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-hype-palin-family-brawl-episode-jerry-springer <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 Friday, all three network morning shows seized on reports that Sarah Palin and her family were "caught in a massive brawl" during a house party in Anchorage, Alaska. ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> opened with substitute co-host Lara Spencer declaring: <strong>"One witness saying it was like an episode of Jerry Springer, her kids throwing punches. What sparked this rumble in the tundra?"</strong> The song <em>Eye of the Tiger</em> was heard playing in the background.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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-hype-palin-family-brawl-episode-jerry-springer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs fighting NBC Sarah Palin Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:50:26 +0000 kyle.drennen 47118 at http://www.mrc.org