Reuters http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1552/all en ABC and NBC Fail to Cite Hamas Official Admitting to Group’s Kidnapping and Murder of Israeli Teens in June http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-fail-cite-hamas-official-admitting-groups-kidnapping-and-murder-israeli-teens <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 morning news shows for the major broadcast networks came and went on Thursday and two of the three networks in ABC and NBC refused to mention a key revelation in the ongoing fighting between Israel and the Islamic terrorist group Hamas. After previously denying involvement, a senior Hamas official admitted to the group's involvement in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in early June that later led to the intense fighting throughout the summer.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-fail-cite-hamas-official-admitting-groups-kidnapping-and-murder-israeli-teens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning Gaza Strip Good Morning America Hamas Israel Natalie Morales NBC Norah O'Donnell Reuters Today Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:24:43 +0000 curtis.houck 46975 at http://mrc.org Journalists Denying Liberal Bias, Part One http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/journalists-denying-liberal-bias-part-one <p><em>In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many journalists still refuse to acknowledge that most of the establishment media tilts to the left. Examples:</em></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/journalists-denying-liberal-bias-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division cbs Christiane Amanpour Dan Rather David Shuster New York Times Reuters Tom Brokaw Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:22:00 +0000 admin 29253 at http://mrc.org 17 News Companies Support FOIA Lawsuit Against Michael Mann http://mrc.org/articles/17-news-companies-support-foia-lawsuit-against-michael-mann <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AP, Reuters, Washington Post and others become unlikely allies in lawsuit over access to climate scientist’s emails. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A group seeking access to climate scientist Michael Mann’s emails through Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) has a surprising new group of news media allies.</p><p dir="ltr">From wire agencies to liberal Atlantic Media, Inc., 17 news groups have supported the release of documents, according to <a href="http://www.cjr.org/the_observatory/michael_mann_versus_the_press.php">Columbia Journalism Review</a>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/17-news-companies-support-foia-lawsuit-against-michael-mann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media AP CJR Columbia Journalism Review FOIA freedom of the press Gannett Ken Cuccinelli law Lawsuit legal Michael Mann michael mann's emails news companies news outlets Politico press freedom Reuters University of Virginia VFOIA Washington Post Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:00:55 +0000 julia.seymour 45842 at http://mrc.org Media Credited ‘Let’s Move’ With Obesity Drop, Ignore Flawed CDC Data http://mrc.org/articles/media-credited-lets-move-obesity-drop-ignore-flawed-cdc-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reuters reports childhood obesity may not be declining after all. </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">Michelle Obama’s highly touted “Let’s Move” campaign might not have its first victory after all. Despite healthy living advocates touting a decline in obesity among preschoolers, that CDC claim of a 43 percent decline in a decade might not be at all true.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst 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://mrc.org/articles/media-credited-lets-move-obesity-drop-ignore-flawed-cdc-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media anti-obesity CDC Children exercise forbes health healthy eating Let's Move Michelle Obama obesity Reuters Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:39:32 +0000 julia.seymour 45772 at http://mrc.org AP, The Hill Ignore How Supreme Court Disruptor Was Inspired By Occupy Wall Street http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ap-hill-ignore-how-supreme-court-disruptor-was-inspired-occupy-wall-street <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/2014-02-26-YouTube-99Rise_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="156" width="240" />The Associated Press and The Hill both reported on Noah Kai Newkirk shouting down the Supreme Court justices in their chamber, but ignored his far-left political affiliation.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/ap-hill-ignore-how-supreme-court-disruptor-was-inspired-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 99Rise AP Joan Biskupic Lawrence Hurley Mario Trujilo NewKirk Noah Kai Occupy Wall Street Reuters The Hill Sat, 01 Mar 2014 03:20:42 +0000 matthew.balan 45659 at http://mrc.org Europe Utility Costs Spike Due to Renewables Push http://mrc.org/articles/europe-utility-costs-spike-due-renewables-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Business Insider notes how costly going green can be. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As it turns out, going green comes with a hefty price tag and at least a few media outlets have noticed. In Europe, the push toward renewables in order to meet carbon emission goals has “backfired,” driving costs way up, according to Business Insider.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/europe-utility-costs-spike-due-renewables-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment International Media Business Insider Climate Change electricity energy costs Europe expense Great Britain green green energy heating renewables Reuters UK Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:29:09 +0000 julia.seymour 44907 at http://mrc.org Press Downplays Peaceful Traditional Marriage March, Highlights Sideline Violence http://mrc.org/articles/press-downplays-peaceful-traditional-marriage-march-highlights-sideline-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> France’s anti-gay-marriage demonstration gets unbalanced media coverage. </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/lauren-enk">Lauren Enk</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It isn’t often that 0.065 percent of something becomes its defining characteristic. But that’s what happened in Paris on Sunday. After a peaceful pro-traditional-marriage march had already ended, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22671572">96 protesters</a> – less than 0.065 percent of the 150,000 demonstrators – were arrested for refusing to disperse and skirmishing with police. But from the way the media covered the march, one would think the demonstration itself was made up of violent rioters clashing with police forces.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/press-downplays-peaceful-traditional-marriage-march-highlights-sideline-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family AP France Gay Marriage Protest Reuters Tue, 28 May 2013 18:19:15 +0000 matt.philbin 43685 at http://mrc.org AP Pays Tribute to 'Master Communicator' and 'Fine Baseball Player' Hugo Chavez http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ap-pays-tribute-master-communicator-and-fine-baseball-player-hugo-chavez <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 alt="Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan Dictator; Screen Cap From 05 March 2013 Edition of CNN's The Situation Room | MRC.org" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-03-05-CNN-TSR-Chavez_Death_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="136" width="240" />Frank Bajak of the AP <a href="http://www.turnto10.com/story/21526459/hugo-chavez-fiery-venezuelan-leader" target="_blank">lionized Venezuelan autocrat</a> and "<strong>fighter</strong>" Hugo Chavez minutes after his death on Tuesday, playing up in the second sentence of his item how the "former paratroop commander and fie</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ap-pays-tribute-master-communicator-and-fine-baseball-player-hugo-chavez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AP Frank Bajak Hugo Chavez Labeling Reuters Venezuela Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:39:02 +0000 matthew.balan 42830 at http://mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Thousands of Angry Protesters' Against Right-to-Work Bill; Slants 3 to 1 in Favor of Unions http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-thousands-angry-protesters-against-right-work-bill-slants-3-1-favor-unions <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_375/main_photos/2012/December/2012-12-11-CBS-CTM-Quijano.jpg" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> played up the union-led protests against a proposed right-to-work law in Michigan.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-thousands-angry-protesters-against-right-work-bill-slants-3-1-favor-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Elaine Quijano Michigan Norah O'Donnell Reuters Unions Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:54:44 +0000 matthew.balan 42019 at http://mrc.org Famous Journalist Brill’s Beef with ABC http://mrc.org/articles/famous-journalist-brills-beef-abc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Brill finds 13 counts of defamation in BPI’s lawsuit against ABC ‘compellingly persuasive.’ </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>Well-know journalist Steven Brill, who founded Brill’s Content, recently turned his critical eye to Beef Products Inc. (BPI) and its lawsuit against ABC. Brill, also a legal writer and entrepreneur who also started American Lawyer magazine, said of BPI’s suit: “as an aficionado of these cases, I can report that this is the most detailed, persuasive complaint of its kind that I have ever read.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/famous-journalist-brills-beef-abc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media abc american lawyer beef beef products inc. bias BPI brill's content courtTV defamation Journalism Online Lawsuit legal LFTB malice media criticism Pink Slime Reuters steven brill the jungle upton sinclair Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:35:26 +0000 julia.seymour 41273 at http://mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2002 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2002 <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> For the past two weeks, the MRC has been showcasing the most egregious bias we've uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big <a href="http://www.mrc.org/gala2012"><strong>25th Anniversary Gala</strong></a> September 27.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2002" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barbara Walters Bill Moyers Fidel Castro MRC 25th Anniversary Reuters War on Terror Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:11:49 +0000 rich.noyes 41231 at http://mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2001 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2001 <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> For the past two weeks, the MRC has been showcasing the most egregious bias we've uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big <a href="http://www.mrc.org/gala2012"><strong>25th Anniversary Gala</strong></a> on September 27.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2001" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Clinton cbs Dan Rather David Westin Margaret Carlson MRC 25th Anniversary Reuters Steven Jukes Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:07:49 +0000 rich.noyes 41229 at http://mrc.org Media Leave Liberal Soros’s Politics Aside in News of Manchester United Buy http://mrc.org/articles/media-leave-liberal-soross-politics-aside-news-manchester-united-buy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing billionaire George Soros acquires minority share of popular English soccer team, but his politics goes unmentioned. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>George Soros’s $25 billion Fund Management Group bought <a target="_blank" title="Soros" href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-20/soros-fund-reports-7-dot-9-percent-stake-in-manchester-united-club">7.9 percent of Manchester United’s</a> Class A shares. The English soccer club went public in August, according to many news reports Aug. 21.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-leave-liberal-soross-politics-aside-news-manchester-united-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Life Media Politics AP Banking billionaire bloomberg businessweek Dealbook England finance football forbes George Soros Godfather of the Left investor Manchester United Racism Reuters Rush Limbaugh Soccer Wall Street Journal Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:56:46 +0000 julia.seymour 40967 at http://mrc.org ABC, NBC Punt on Alleged Obama Administration Leak of Classified Information to Hollywood http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-punt-alleged-obama-administration-leak-classified-information-hollywood <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/main_photos/2012/May/2012-05-24-CBS-CTM-CReid.jpg" style="float: right;" width="240" height="184" />CBS This Morning stood out as the only Big Three network morning show on Thursday to cover a conservative group's allegation that the Obama administration gave a movie director and writer "<strong>special access to government officials involved in the commando operation that killed Osama bin Laden</strong>," as reported by Reuters on Wednesday. ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today ignored the story.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-punt-alleged-obama-administration-leak-classified-information-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Chip Reid hollywood Kathryn Bigelow Reuters White House Thu, 24 May 2012 21:31:04 +0000 matthew.balan 40191 at http://mrc.org Reuters Touts Pro-Abortion Study in One-Sided Article http://mrc.org/articles/reuters-touts-pro-abortion-study-one-sided-article <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The day after the March for Life, a <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/23/us-abortion-idUSTRE80M2BS20120123#post">one-sided article from Reuters</a> touted the safety of abortion.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>But Reuters failed to include vital information about the study and the people it quoted - namely, that the authors of the study and both of the experts it cited were either abortion doctors or had strong ties to the abortion industry.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/reuters-touts-pro-abortion-study-one-sided-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Abortion abortionpbr harwood Reuters Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:13:00 +0000 38741 at http://mrc.org