DavidKerley http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1280/all en ABC and NBC Play Up Liberal Endorsement as Boost for Mitt Romney http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-nbc-play-liberal-endorsement-boost-mitt-romney <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/2011-12-01-ABC-WN-Kerley1.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>On Sunday, both morning and evening newscasts on ABC and NBC touted the Des Moines Register's endorsement of Mitt Romney as a boost for his campaign for President, in spite of the paper's left-wing tilt in a state where the Republican Party is predominantly conservative. While they did at least note the paper's liberal slant, both networks still played up the liberal endorsement.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-nbc-play-liberal-endorsement-boost-mitt-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert DavidGregory DavidKerley GoodMorningAmerica LesterHolt liberalmediabias MikeViqueira NBC NightlyNews Today WorldNews Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:28:00 +0000 38554 at http://mrc.org ABC Highlights Attacks on Gingrich from Republicans Without Labeling Moderates http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-highlights-attacks-gingrich-republicans-without-labeling-moderates <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/2011-12-01-ABC-WN-Kerley1.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>On Sunday's <em>World News</em> on ABC, correspondent David Kerley filed a report highlighting anti-Newt Gingrich comments from a number of Republicans who used to serve in the House of Representatives with the former Speaker, and, although at least half the members cited as criticizing Gingrich have a history of being moderate Republicans, Kerley did not inform his viewers of this aspect of their political history which may affect their negative view of him.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-highlights-attacks-gingrich-republicans-without-labeling-moderates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert DavidKerley liberalmediabias NewtGingrich PeterKing SusanMolinari WorldNews Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:47:00 +0000 38524 at http://mrc.org ABC Dumps on Anti-Romney Candidates, Hits 'Disastrous' Perry, Bachmann's 'Historical Flubs' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-dumps-anti-romney-candidates-hits-disastrous-perry-bachmanns-historical-flubs <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-11-27-ABC-GMA-Bachmann.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="177" /></div> <p>Good Morning America's David Kerley on Sunday ran down the attempts of various Republican candidates to become the "anti-Romney" choice, decrying the "disastrous" debate performance of Rick Perry and mocking Michele Bachmann's "historical flubs."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-dumps-anti-romney-candidates-hits-disastrous-perry-bachmanns-historical-flubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc BiasAlert DavidKerley GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias NewtGingrich Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:03:00 +0000 38456 at http://mrc.org ABC and NBC Highlight Obama's Attack on GOP Over Audience Boos http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-nbc-highlight-obamas-attack-gop-over-audience-boos <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/2011-10-02-ABC-WN-Muir1.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>The ABC and NBC morning and evening newscasts on Sunday gave attention to President Obama's attack on the Republican presidential candidates for not scolding a couple of audience members who booed a gay solder asking a question at a recent debate. Monday's Special Report with Bret Baier on FNC noted that Obama has his own history of standing by without condemning inappropriate comments at public events.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-and-nbc-highlight-obamas-attack-gop-over-audience-boos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert DanHarris DavidKerley DavidMuir GoodMornningAmerica liberalmediabias NBC Republicans WorldNews Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:46:00 +0000 38235 at http://mrc.org ABC: Is Rick Perry Going 'Too Far' With Prayer Event? Frets 'Even Mainstream Christians' are Worried http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-rick-perry-going-too-far-prayer-event-frets-even-mainstream-christians-are-worried <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-08-06-ABC-GMA-kerley.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> Good Morning America's David Kerley on Saturday offered up a one-sided, biased take on a prayer event led by Texas Governor Rick Perry over the weekend. The ABC graphic for the segment chided, "<strong>Prayer Controversy: Is Rick Perry Going Too Far?</strong>"<br /> <p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-rick-perry-going-too-far-prayer-event-frets-even-mainstream-christians-are-worried" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert DavidKerley GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias RickPerry Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:42:00 +0000 38012 at http://mrc.org ABC Mocks GOP Candidates as Making Comedians 'Happy' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-mocks-gop-candidates-making-comedians-happy <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/2011-02-12-ABC-WNS-Kerley.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p> On Sunday's World News, ABC correspondent David Kerley mocked the current field of GOP presidential candidates as making comedians "happy" as he recounted that polls show many Republicans are not satisfied with the choices available so far.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-mocks-gop-candidates-making-comedians-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert Campaign2012 DavidKerley liberalmediabias NewtGingrich WorldNews Mon, 23 May 2011 11:11:00 +0000 37726 at http://mrc.org ABC Highlights Democratic Claims of 'Drastic' Medicare Cuts as Political 'Gift' to Democrats http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-highlights-democratic-claims-drastic-medicare-cuts-political-gift-democrats <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-02-12-ABC-WNS-Kerley.jpg" /></div><p>Saturday's World News on ABC highlighted complaints from Democrats about the Medicare reform plan proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan as the Wisconsin Republican seeks to restrain the growth of Medicare spending by having private insurers compete for seniors as customers.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-highlights-democratic-claims-drastic-medicare-cuts-political-gift-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour congress DavidKerley liberalmediabias Medicare PaulRyan WorldNews Sun, 01 May 2011 22:33:00 +0000 37632 at http://mrc.org ABC Relays Claims Obama & Dems Will 'Protect' GOP from 'Less Than Responsible' Budget Cuts http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-relays-claims-obama-dems-will-protect-gop-less-responsible-budget-cuts <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-02-12-ABC-WNS-Kerley.jpg" /></div><p>On the February 12 World News Saturday, ABC correspondent David Kerley highlighted claims by Bob Greenstein of the left-leaning <a target="_self" href="http://www.cbpp.org/">Center on Budget and Policy </a>that the Democratic-controlled Senate and President Obama would block Tea Party-backed cuts from this year's federal budget, thus protecting Republicans from their "less than responsible actions."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-relays-claims-obama-dems-will-protect-gop-less-responsible-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert DavidKerley DavidMuir liberalmediabias RobertGreenstein WorldNewsSaturday Sun, 13 Feb 2011 05:25:00 +0000 37332 at http://mrc.org Nets Tout Supporters of 'Historic' Repeal of DADT, ABC Quotes 'Stain on Our Nation Lifted' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-tout-supporters-historic-repeal-dadt-abc-quotes-stain-our-nation-lifted <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/2010-12-18-ABC-WN-Muir.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>As all the broadcast network evening newscasts on Saturday used words like "historic" and "landmark" to play up the Senate vote in favor of repealing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy on homosexuals serving in the military, the networks also provided substantially more soundbites to supporters of the measure than to those who opposed changing the policy.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-tout-supporters-historic-repeal-dadt-abc-quotes-stain-our-nation-lifted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs DADT DavidKerley EveningNews Homosexuals KellyO'Donnell liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews Senate WhitJohnson WorldNews Mon, 20 Dec 2010 04:05:00 +0000 37093 at http://mrc.org ABC Knocks Obama for 'Caving' and 'Moving Right' on 'Tax Cuts for the Richest Americans' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-knocks-obama-caving-and-moving-right-tax-cuts-richest-americans <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="176" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-12-05-ABC-WN-taxes.jpg" /></div><p>World News anchors and reporters on Sunday chided Barack Obama from the left, complaining that he was "caving" and "breaking one of his biggest campaign promises" by preventing tax rates from increasing in January. ABC's Washington editor Rick Klein worried, "<b>President Obama has been clear this was a critical position and he is caving on it, in, in allowing all the tax cuts to be extended.</b>"<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-knocks-obama-caving-and-moving-right-tax-cuts-richest-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert DavidKerley liberalmediabias RickKlein WorldNews Mon, 06 Dec 2010 22:12:00 +0000 37039 at http://mrc.org ABC: 'Concentration on Policy' Caused Obama's 'Shellacking,' No 'Mandate' to GOP for 'Gridlock' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-concentration-policy-caused-obamas-shellacking-no-mandate-gop-gridlock <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-11-14-ABC-WN-Kerley.jpg" /></div><p>On ABC's World News Sunday, correspondent David Kerley seemed to accept as fact President Obama's claim that "concentration on policy issues" was the reason for his party's recent election losses. Kerley began his report by describing Obama as "admitting" to this explanation of his political problems:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-concentration-policy-caused-obamas-shellacking-no-mandate-gop-gridlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert DavidKerley JohnBerman liberalmediabias taxcuts WorldNewsSunday Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:10:00 +0000 36959 at http://mrc.org ABC: Boehner 'May Actually Meet With a Man Who's Dressed Up in a Nazi Uniform' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-boehner-may-actually-meet-man-whos-dressed-nazi-uniform <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 height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-10-30-ABC-GMA-Ker.jpg" /></div><p> On Saturday's Good Morning America, ABC correspondent David Kerley not only made sure to assert that House Republican Leader John Boehner "may" meet with a controversial Republican congressional nominee who has a history of dressing in a Nazi uniform as part of World War II reenactments, but the ABC correspondent sloppily worded his statement on the matter as if the candidate, Ohio Republican Rich Iott, were wearing the uniform during the campaign as Kerle</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-boehner-may-actually-meet-man-whos-dressed-nazi-uniform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert Campaign2010 congress DavidKerley GoodMorningAmerica House JohnBoehner liberalmediabias Nazis Ohio RichIott Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:14:00 +0000 36864 at http://mrc.org ABC Chastises 'Nasty' McCain for 'Vicious' Attack on Boxer, Not So Upset by Slap at O'Donnell as 'Nut Job' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-chastises-nasty-mccain-vicious-attack-boxer-not-so-upset-slap-odonnell-nut-job <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/2010-10-17-ABC-WN-Kerley.jpg" /></div><p>"With just 16 days left,<strong> it is getting nasty out there,"</strong> ABC reporter David Kerley asserted Sunday night, scolding Republican Senator John McCain because on the campaign trail he<strong> "dropped senatorial decorum and viciously attacked a Democratic colleague."</strong> On Saturday, in California, McCain said he's "had the unpleasant experience of having to serve" with Senator Barbara Boxer.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-chastises-nasty-mccain-vicious-attack-boxer-not-so-upset-slap-odonnell-nut-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2010Congressional ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert DavidKerley JohnMcCain liberalmediabias MeghanMcCain Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:32:00 +0000 36810 at http://mrc.org ABC Warns G-20's Rejection of Obama-Spendanomics 'Could Plunge World Into a Second Recession' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-warns-g-20s-rejection-obama-spendanomics-could-plunge-world-second-recession <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/2010-06-27-ABC-WNSUN-Harris.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>Based on the view of a single economist, ABC portrayed the agreement by world powers, at the G-20 summit in Toronto, to pursue fiscal sanity over the accelerated government spending urged by President Barack Obama, as a threat the well-being of the American people.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-warns-g-20s-rejection-obama-spendanomics-could-plunge-world-second-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert DanHarris DavidKerley economy liberalmediabias ObamaWatch Stimulus Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:22:00 +0000 36274 at http://mrc.org ABC's Sawyer: 'Protesters Roaming' DC, 'Increasingly Emotional, Yelling Slurs and Epithets' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-sawyer-protesters-roaming-dc-increasingly-emotional-yelling-slurs-and-epithets <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/2010-03-21-ABC-WNSUN-Sawyer.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>As if anti-ObamaCare protesters are unruly street gangs, ABC's Diane Sawyer, anchoring Sunday's World News on what she touted as "a night for the history books" and a "seismic night," impugned the opponents as a bunch of out of control marauders, citing <b>"protesters roaming Washington, some of them increasingly emotional, yelling slurs and epithets."</b> <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-sawyer-protesters-roaming-dc-increasingly-emotional-yelling-slurs-and-epithets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert DavidKerley dianesawyer healthcare liberalmediabias obamacare TeaParties TimJohnson Mon, 22 Mar 2010 01:13:00 +0000 35839 at http://mrc.org