CynthiaBowers http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1269/all en CBS Gives Blagojevich's Party ID in Sentencing Preview; ABC, NBC Punt http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-gives-blagojevichs-party-id-sentencing-preview-abc-nbc-punt <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/2011-12-07-CBS-TES-Blago.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>The Big Three network morning shows on Wednesday highlighted the upcoming sentencing of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, but only CBS's Early Show identified the disgraced politician as a Democrat and devoted a full segment to him. ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today omitted his party ID, and just gave news briefs on the convict's possible sentence.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-gives-blagojevichs-party-id-sentencing-preview-abc-nbc-punt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert CBC CynthiaBowers GoodMorningAmerica JeffGlor JoshElliott liberalmediabias NBC RodBlagojevich SavannahGuthrie TheEarlyShow Today Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:59:00 +0000 38501 at http://mrc.org CBS Hypes Threat to 'Abortion Rights' from 'Staunch' Opponents http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-hypes-threat-abortion-rights-staunch-opponents <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/2011-12-06-CBS-TES-Bowers.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Tuesday's Early Show, CBS's Cynthia Bowers let abortion advocates decry new pro-life legislation at the state level, barely letting supporters speak in her report. Bowers slanted by a three to one margin in the number of soundbites that she played from "abortion rights" supporters versus those from pro-lifers. She labeled Kansas Gov.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-hypes-threat-abortion-rights-staunch-opponents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion BiasAlert cbs ChrisWragge CynthiaBowers liberalmediabias RebeccaJarvis TheEarlyShow Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:08:00 +0000 38492 at http://mrc.org CBS Heralds Rahm Emanuel 'Weeding Out Corruption' in Chicago http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-heralds-rahm-emanuel-weeding-out-corruption-chicago <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-16-CBS-TES-Bowers.jpg" /></div><p>CBS's Cynthia Bowers trumpeted the inauguration of incoming Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday's Early Show, highlighting how the former Obama chief of staff went "weeding in a community garden. He called it...<strong>weeding out corruption</strong>." Bowers also acclaimed the legacy of former mayor and "<strong>family man</strong>" Richard M. Daley, despite referencing the poor high school graduation in the city.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-heralds-rahm-emanuel-weeding-out-corruption-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs Chicago CynthiaBowers EarlyShow Labeling liberalmediabias RahmEmanuel RichardDaley Mon, 16 May 2011 21:22:00 +0000 37695 at http://mrc.org CBS Proclaims 'War in Wisconsin;' Did Gov. Walker 'Trick' Democrats With 'Surprise Vote'? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-proclaims-war-wisconsin-did-gov-walker-trick-democrats-surprise-vote <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="171" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-03-10-CBS-TES-War.jpg" /></div><p>At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge declared: <b>"War in Wisconsin. Democrats cry foul as Republicans break a three-week deadlock over the budget battle with a surprise late-night vote." </b>Minutes later, he remarked that the "long standoff over a plan to roll back union rights for state workers is suddenly just about over." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-proclaims-war-wisconsin-did-gov-walker-trick-democrats-surprise-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget cbs ChrisWragge CynthiaBowers EarlyShow liberalmediabias ScottWalker Unions Wisconsin Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:27:00 +0000 37449 at http://mrc.org Bemoaning an "Assault" on Unions, "Have the Governors Gone Too Far?" http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/bemoaning-assault-unions-have-governors-gone-too-far <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 24, No. 5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Mar72011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=807064" title="Mar72011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><b>Fighting Dictators in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya - and Wisconsin</b></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/bemoaning-assault-unions-have-governors-gone-too-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc AnnCurry BobSchieffer cbs ChristianeAmanpour CynthiaBowers NBC NewYorkTimes Protests Unions Wisconsin Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:30 +0000 admin 8727 at http://mrc.org CBS: Fugitive Wisconsin Dems Have 'Become Heroes' to Union Protestors http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-fugitive-wisconsin-dems-have-become-heroes-union-protestors <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/2011-03-02-CBS-TES-Bowers.jpg" /></div><p>During a report on the latest developments in Wisconsin for Wednesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Cynthia Bowers proclaimed that the 14 Democratic state senators who fled to Illinois to block Governor Walker's budget proposal from passing <b>have "become heroes to protesters." She lamented: "Now comes word, albeit from a Republican, some may be ready to come home and concede." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-fugitive-wisconsin-dems-have-become-heroes-union-protestors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget cbs CynthiaBowers Democrats EarlyShow JeffGlor liberalmediabias Protests ScottWalker Unions Wisconsin Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:08:00 +0000 37412 at http://mrc.org CBS Touts Skewed Poll Showing Majority Oppose Cutting Government Employee Benefits http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-skewed-poll-showing-majority-oppose-cutting-government-employee-benefits <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 style="width: 240px; height: 180px; margin: 3px; float: right;" src="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-03-01-CBS-TES-Poll.jpg" />On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted a new poll claiming people support unions over Republican plans to cut state deficits: "A new <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/28/politics/main20037491.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody">CBS News/New York Times poll </a>shows that a majority of Americans, 56%, are opposed to cutting the pay and benefits of state workers to balance budgets while just 37% are in fa</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-skewed-poll-showing-majority-oppose-cutting-government-employee-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget cbs ChrisWragge CynthiaBowers EarlyShow EveningNews FrankLuntz liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes Poll Unions Wisconsin Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:26:00 +0000 37411 at http://mrc.org CBS Proclaims: 'Workers of the Nation Unite' in MoveOn.org-Backed Union Protests http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-proclaims-workers-nation-unite-moveonorg-backed-union-protests <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/2011-02-26-CBS-TES-Bowers.jpg" /></div><p>At the top of Saturday's CBS Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cheered unions protests across the country: <b>"Workers uniting. 50 rallies are planned in 50 states today, as organizers show solidarity with Wisconsin state workers</b>, fighting to preserve their right to collectively bargain for benefits and work conditions." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-proclaims-workers-nation-unite-moveonorg-backed-union-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs CynthiaBowers EarlyShow EveningNews liberalmediabias MoveOn.org Protests RussMitchell Unions Wisconsin Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:50:00 +0000 37398 at http://mrc.org CBS Decides Wisconsin State Workers Underpaid, FNC Shows Doctor's Notes Scam http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-decides-wisconsin-state-workers-underpaid-fnc-shows-doctors-notes-scam <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/CBSEN-wages-2011-02-21-240.jpg" /></div><p>CBS on Monday night tried to corroborate the case for the position on protesting Wisconsin state union workers, claiming without citing any source that they earn less than comparable private sector works, while FNC put the union workers in a less oppressed light, showing how "apparent doctors" were "handing out doctor's notes for sick days. Our undercover producer got a medical excuse, no illness necessary."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-decides-wisconsin-state-workers-underpaid-fnc-shows-doctors-notes-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget CBSEvening CynthiaBowers liberalmediabias MikeTobin ScottWalker SpecialReport Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:40:00 +0000 37377 at http://mrc.org CBS Declares Wisconsin Union Protests 'Tea Party Movement for the Left' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-declares-wisconsin-union-protests-tea-party-movement-left <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/2011-02-21-CBS-TES-Wragge.jpg" /></div><p>Discussing the union protests in Wisconsin with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge noted: <b>"You talk about this being a potential Tea Party movement for the Left."</b> In response, Dickerson proclaimed: <b>"...this is the energizing moment on the Left, progressives and unions have always been together....It's about the threat to their benefits."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-declares-wisconsin-union-protests-tea-party-movement-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Budget cbs ChrisWragge CynthiaBowers Democrats EarlyShow JohnDickerson liberalmediabias Liberals Protests Republicans TeaParty Unions Wisconsin Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:06:00 +0000 37371 at http://mrc.org NBC Equates Madison to Egypt While Ignoring 'Scott Stalin' Placard, All Spike Obama's Role http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-equates-madison-egypt-while-ignoring-scott-stalin-placard-all-spike-obamas-role <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/NBCNightlyNews-uprising-2011-02-18-240.jpg" /></div><p>"On the broadcast tonight,<strong> the uprising at home,"</strong> teased <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams, touting "another day of fury in Wisconsin. Workers angry about what they call a plan to balance the budget on their backs." Williams set up his Friday newscast by equating the left-wing protests with those against Arab dictatorships:<strong> "From the Mideast to the American Midwest tonight, people are rising up.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-equates-madison-egypt-while-ignoring-scott-stalin-placard-all-spike-obamas-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BrianWilliams Budget CBSEveningNews CynthiaBowers JohnYang liberalmediabias NBCNightlyNews ScottWalker Wisconsin Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:49:00 +0000 37364 at http://mrc.org CBS and NBC Finally Catch Up to ACORN Scandal; Express Sympathy for the Left-Wing Group http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-and-nbc-finally-catch-acorn-scandal-express-sympathy-left-wing-group <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/2009-09-15-CBS-EN-Bowers[1].jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>In the first story on CBS since the scandal broke last week, on Tuesday's Evening News, anchor Katie Couric reported: "The grassroots community organization called ACORN helps low-income Americans find affordable housing and gets tens of millions of dollars in government funding. But as Cynthia Bowers reports, that may be coming to an end after a scandal caught on tape."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-and-nbc-finally-catch-acorn-scandal-express-sympathy-left-wing-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ACORN BiasAlert cbs CynthiaBowers KatieCouric liberalmediabias LisaMyers NBC Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:00:00 +0000 35112 at http://mrc.org