harrysmith http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/137/all en NBC's Harry Smith Laments to Muslim Comic: 'A Lot of Americans Hate You' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-harry-smith-laments-muslim-comic-lot-americans-hate-you <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's NBC Rock Center, correspondent Harry Smith began a story on an American-Muslim comedy troupe touring the American south by asserting to comedian Dean Obeidallah that, <strong>"A lot of Americans hate you." </strong>Obeidallah was slightly taken aback and replied: "I'm not sure how many actually hate me, but I know what you're getting at." [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-12-19-NBC-RC-Smith.mp3"><em><strong>Audio available here</strong></em></a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-harry-smith-laments-muslim-comic-lot-americans-hate-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division american BiasAlert comedy discrimination harrysmith liberalmediabias Muslims NBC RockCenter Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:41:00 +0000 38557 at http://mrc.org NBC's Harry Smith Gushes Over 'Greener and Cleaner' NYC Traffic Plan: 'Maybe We Should Just Get Rid of Cars Altogether?' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-harry-smith-gushes-over-greener-and-cleaner-nyc-traffic-plan-maybe-we-should-just-g <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/2011-12-05-NBC-RC-Smith.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="183" /></div> <p>On NBC's Rock Center on Monday, correspondent Harry Smith did a glowing profile of New York City Traffic Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, praising her as <strong>a "bold bureaucrat....on a mission to tame New York's mean streets. Her goal, untangle the gridlock and make it safer, greener and cleaner."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-harry-smith-gushes-over-greener-and-cleaner-nyc-traffic-plan-maybe-we-should-just-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert bicycles Cars harrysmith JanetteSadik-Khan liberalmediabias NBC NewYorkCity Pollution RockCenter traffic Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:35:00 +0000 38504 at http://mrc.org Schieffer: Congress's 'Worse Than Car Thieves' Poll Numbers Good for Obama http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-congresss-worse-car-thieves-poll-numbers-good-obama <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/2011-09-16-CBS-TES-Schieffer.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Friday's Early Show, CBS's Bob Schieffer wildly spun Congress's 12% job approval as good news for President Obama, despite his own low poll numbers: "<strong>My heavens!</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-congresss-worse-car-thieves-poll-numbers-good-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs congress EricaHill HarryReid harrysmith liberalmediabias NancyPelosi Polling TheEarlyShow Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:27:00 +0000 38168 at http://mrc.org Harry Smith Makes His NBC News Debut With a Birthday Love Letter to Obama http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/harry-smith-makes-his-nbc-news-debut-birthday-love-letter-obama <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>At the end of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Harry Smith, formerly of CBS, made his first appearance on the network with a fawning birthday message to President Obama: <strong>"Happy birthday, Mr. President. Once upon a time, when you were a young man, all you had to do was show up and teeming throngs of people would gather to cheer you on....They even wrote songs about you."</strong> [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-08-04-NBC-NN-Smith.mp3">Audio available here</a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/harry-smith-makes-his-nbc-news-debut-birthday-love-letter-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert birthday BrianWilliams harrysmith liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:54:00 +0000 38001 at http://mrc.org MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Cast GOP as Debt Ceiling Villains http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-abc-cbs-and-nbc-cast-gop-debt-ceiling-villains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> By a Three-to-One Margin, Network News Stories Say Republicans Deserve More Blame than Democrats for Debt Impasse </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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-07-07-NBC-Gregory-BA.jpg" border="0" height="180" width="240" /></div> <p>On Election Day 2010, then-CBS<em> Early Show</em> anchor Harry Smith posed a hypothetical question about newly-elected Republicans to Ann Coulter: "There'll be a routine vote, for instance, to increase the debt ceiling and the Tea Party guys are going to say, 'Over my dead body,' and the government comes to a screeching halt.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-abc-cbs-and-nbc-cast-gop-debt-ceiling-villains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division ABCWorldNews AlanSimpson AmyRobach AnnCoulter AnnCurry BarackObama CBSEveningNews DavidGregory EricCantor GoodMorningAmerica harrysmith JakeTapper JohnBoehner LauraIngraham MattLauer NancyCordes NBCNightlyNews ScottPelley TheEarlyShow Today Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:25:00 +0000 admin 3021 at http://mrc.org CBS's Smith Wonders If Tea Party 'Losing' Its Appeal, More Sunday Pleas to Raise Taxes http://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://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://mrc.org CBS Gives Obama Over 26 Minutes to Lecture on the Economy http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-gives-obama-over-26-minutes-lecture-economy <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/2011-05-12-CBS-Obama.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>CBS gave President Obama over 26 and a half minutes to answer 12 questions related to the economy during a town hall aired on Thursday's Early Show. Obama got six uninterrupted minutes to answer one question about Medicare during the hour-long event. Host Erica Hill wondered how the Democrat could "<strong>change the mind-set from things are tough to things are turning around</strong>" with the economy.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-gives-obama-over-26-minutes-lecture-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow economy EricaHill harrysmith liberalmediabias Medicare RebeccaJarvis Thu, 12 May 2011 20:24:00 +0000 37680 at http://mrc.org Despite Poor U.S. Evacuation Efforts in Libya, CBS Gives Response an 'A+' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/despite-poor-us-evacuation-efforts-libya-cbs-gives-response <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;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdqG2GSU8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdqG2GSU8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>While even the liberal National Public Radio blog highlighted how the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/02/24/134034173/u-s-evacuat</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/despite-poor-us-evacuation-efforts-libya-cbs-gives-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow EricaHill Evacuation harrysmith liberalmediabias Libya U.S.Government Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:19:00 +0000 37404 at http://mrc.org CBS Warns: Food Industry Must Reduce Salt Content or 'Face Regulation' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-warns-food-industry-must-reduce-salt-content-or-face-regulation <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/2011-01-31-CBS-EN-Smith.jpg" /></div><p>Teasing an upcoming story on new federal dietary guidelines on Monday's CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Harry Smith announced: <b>"The assault on salt. Chances are you are eating too much of it."</b> Smith later introduced the segment by fretting: "Two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, an epidemic that is expected to send health care costs skyrocketing."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-warns-food-industry-must-reduce-salt-content-or-face-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EveningNews GovernmentRegulation harrysmith liberalmediabias MarkStrassmann MichelleMiller NutritionGuidelines obesity Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:34:00 +0000 37288 at http://mrc.org Networks Out of Step with Public, Ignore Majority Support for ObamaCare Repeal http://mrc.org/articles/networks-out-step-public-ignore-majority-support-obamacare-repeal <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 112<sup>th</sup> Congress took office Jan. 5 and the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives planned to immediately tackle the unpopular health care legislation signed into law in 2010.</p> <br /> <p>The Washington Post reported that House Republicans intend to vote on a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/contehttp:/www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010305520.htmlnt/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010305520.html">repeal of ObamaCare</a> Jan. 12, just one week into the new congressional session.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-out-step-public-ignore-majority-support-obamacare-repeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media 2010 abc bill care EricCantor favor found Gallup good harrysmith healthcare House JakeTapper jan JimDeMint KatieCouric legislation MicheleBachmann network news obamacare people percent Poll Polling public Rasmussen Repeal stories Thu, 06 Jan 2011 02:13:00 +0000 admin 27545 at http://mrc.org CBS's Smith: GOP On 'Fool's Errand' of 'Dismantling Health Care' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-gop-fools-errand-dismantling-health-care <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/2011-01-02-CBS-FTN-Smith.jpg" /></div><p>Filling in for Bob Schieffer on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS's Harry Smith grilled Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann on Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare: <b>"One of the things the Tea Party has talked about is dismantling health care.</b> And we're wondering if, in the end of the day, <b>that ends up being a fool's errand...it will face a certain veto. Is it worth the effort to try to do?"</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-gop-fools-errand-dismantling-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs congress DebtCeiling Democrats FacetheNation harrysmith liberalmediabias obamacare Republicans Mon, 03 Jan 2011 19:27:00 +0000 37142 at http://mrc.org CBS Touts Obamacare Provisions Many Seniors 'Will Probably Like,' But Warns of Longer Wait Times http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-obamacare-provisions-many-seniors-will-probably-warns-longer-wait-times <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/2010-12-31-CBS-EN-Attkisson.jpg" /></div><p>On Friday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Sharyl Attkisson filed a report previewing how new health care reform provisions are expected to effect seniors.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-obamacare-provisions-many-seniors-will-probably-warns-longer-wait-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EveningNews harrysmith healthcare liberalmediabias Medicare obamacare SharylAttkisson Sat, 01 Jan 2011 06:28:00 +0000 37137 at http://mrc.org CBS's Crawford Dismisses Christine O'Donnell's Response to Accusations http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-crawford-dismisses-christine-odonnells-response-accusations <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/2010-12-30-CBS-EN-Crawford.jpg" /></div><p>On Thursday's CBS Evening News, as correspondent Jan Crawford filed a report on the allegations that former Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell misused campaign money, the CBS correspondent seemed dismissive of O'Donnell's reaction to the accusations as Crawford harkened back to the 2010 campaign and described some of O'Donnell's recent words as the Delaware Republican's response "whenever she faced embarrassing revelations." Crawford</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-crawford-dismisses-christine-odonnells-response-accusations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert Campaign2010 cbs ChristineO'Donnell DavidMuir Delaware EveningNews harrysmith JanCrawford JoeBiden liberalmediabias Senate WorldNews Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:38:00 +0000 37136 at http://mrc.org Nets Bolster Accusers of Christine O'Donnell, Ignore Liberal Nature of Watchdog CREW http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-bolster-accusers-christine-odonnell-ignore-liberal-nature-watchdog-crew <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/2010-12-30-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" /></div><p> As the broadcast network morning newscasts on Thursday each interviewed former Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell regarding allegations that she misused campaign money, in the setup piece on each network, the correspondent failed to inform viewers of credibility weaknesses on the part of O'Donnell's accusers and omitted O'Donnell's contention that she did not use campaign money to pay for rent on her home.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-bolster-accusers-christine-odonnell-ignore-liberal-nature-watchdog-crew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AnnCurry BiasAlert cbs ChristineO'Donnell GoodMorningAmerica.TheEarlyShow harrysmith JanCrawford liberalmediabias NBC NorahO'Donnell RobinRoberts RobNelson Today Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:04:00 +0000 37134 at http://mrc.org CBS Highlights Armed Shop Owner Who Fought Back Against Robbers http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-highlights-armed-shop-owner-who-fought-back-against-robbers <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/2010-12-30-CBS-EN-Smith.jpg" /></div><p> While it is unusual for the mainstream media to give attention to armed citizens who use guns to defend themselves against criminals before police can arrive, on Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Harry Smith highlighted a smoke shop owner in Texas who fought back when he was the victim of two armed robbers, as he shot and apparently wounded one of them.<br /><br /> Smith related to viewers:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-highlights-armed-shop-owner-who-fought-back-against-robbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs Crime EveningNews Guns harrysmith liberalmediabias Texas Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:24:00 +0000 37133 at http://mrc.org