GroundZeroMosque http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1680/all en Fareed Zakaria Hosts Ground Zero Mosque Developer for Puff-Piece Interview http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/fareed-zakaria-hosts-ground-zero-mosque-developer-puff-piece-interview <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CNN's Fareed Zakaria made it <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/alex-fitzsimmons/2010/08/09/cnns-fareed-zakaria-returns-adl-award-protest-position-ground-zero">quite clear</a> last summer that he supported the construction of the Ground Zero mosque. He was much more neutral in an interview with the mosque's developer Sunday, but was content to let his guest tell his side of the story without any scrutiny from the CNN host.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/fareed-zakaria-hosts-ground-zero-mosque-developer-puff-piece-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN FareedZakaria GroundZeroMosque Islam liberalmediabias SharifEl-Gamal Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:51:00 +0000 38017 at http://www.mrc.org Ex-NYT's Steve Roberts: Tea Party 'Didn't Win, You Only Won a Couple of Seats,' No Liberal Media Bias http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-nyts-steve-roberts-tea-party-didnt-win-you-only-won-couple-seats-no-liberal-media-bia <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/2010-12-26-CNN-RS-Roberts.jpg" /></div><p> Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, Steve Roberts - who has worked for both the New York Times and U.S. News and World Report - after conceding that the Tea Party movement is important, dismissively asserted that the movement "didn't win. You only won a couple of seats." Roberts:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-nyts-steve-roberts-tea-party-didnt-win-you-only-won-couple-seats-no-liberal-media-bia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN congress Electin2010 GroundZeroMosque HowardKurtz LiberalBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes ReliableSources SteveRoberts TeaParty U.S.NewsandWorldReport Mon, 27 Dec 2010 18:08:00 +0000 37114 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Style Mag 'T': No to the 'Cult of the Virgin Mary,' Yes to Ground Zero Imam http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-style-mag-t-no-cult-virgin-mary-yes-ground-zero-imam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holly Brubach gets seriously anti-Catholic in &quot;T,&quot; the Times style magazine: &quot;[Marina] Warner&#039;s scholarly survey of the shape-shifting that Mary has undergone over the past two millennia methodically dismantled the legend, which had served as an instrument of oppression, stunting women&#039;s growth and curtailing their lives.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Besides treating Wikileak founder and secret-spiller Julian Assange as a <a href="/timeswatch/articles/2010/20101206040259.aspx">pop icon</a>, the Holiday edition of the Times style magazine "T" also features a couple of religion related pieces.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-style-mag-t-no-cult-virgin-mary-yes-ground-zero-imam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AbdulRauf Books CatholicChurch Feminism GroundZeroMosque HollyBrubach JamesCarroll liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Religion Style TimesWatch TMagazine VirginMary Tue, 07 Dec 2010 19:41:00 +0000 admin 7970 at http://www.mrc.org Whoopi Goldberg Decries Fact-Challenged Bloggers, But Spreads Misinformation Herself on the View http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/whoopi-goldberg-decries-fact-challenged-bloggers-spreads-misinformation-herself-view <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/2010-11-19-ABC-TV-Goldberg.jpg" /></div><p>Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Huckabee show on FNC, Whoopi Goldberg - co-host of ABC's The View - complained that bloggers disseminate inaccurate information about her without the need to "fact check," and that "they poop on you and they walk away." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/whoopi-goldberg-decries-fact-challenged-bloggers-spreads-misinformation-herself-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BillO'Reilly Bloggers FNC GroundZeroMosque huckabee liberalmediabias TheView WhoopiGoldberg Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:06:00 +0000 36987 at http://www.mrc.org Times Hits 'Venomous' Rhetoric of Ground Zero Mosque Critic Pamela Geller http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-hits-venomous-rhetoric-ground-zero-mosque-critic-pamela-geller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times ironically accuses anti-Islamic blogger Pamela Geller for having &quot;quoted selectively&quot; the controversial imam, and accuse her of spreading &quot;misimpressions that the project was at the World Trade Center site and would solely house a prayer space.&quot; It also hinted why Geller is popular: She ran the cartoons of Muhammad that the Times and other outlets refused to. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Times' <a href="/timeswatch/articles/2010/20101011123820.aspx">inaccurate portrait</a> of Ann Coulter being outflanked by the Tea Party was accompanied in Sunday's edition by a hostile profile of fiery anti-Islamic provocateur blogger Pamela Geller by Anne Barnard and Alan Feuer. It appeared on the front of the Sunday Metro section under a selection of photos of Geller and the headline "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/nyregion/10geller.html?sq=pamela%20geller&amp;st=cse&amp;scp=2&amp;pagewanted=all">Outraged and Outrageous</a>."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-hits-venomous-rhetoric-ground-zero-mosque-critic-pamela-geller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlanFeuer AnneBarnard GroundZeroMosque liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PamelaGeller TimesWatch Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:24:00 +0000 admin 7871 at http://www.mrc.org Amanpour Promises 'All Sides,' Yet She Skews Debate as She Charges 'Islamophobia' Spurs Anti-Muslim Violence http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-promises-all-sides-yet-she-skews-debate-she-charges-islamophobia-spurs-anti-mus <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;"> <object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdSUVrvkpr&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdSUVrvkpr&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div><p>After two shows featuring six advocates of the Ground Zero mosque, including Iman Faisal Abdul Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan, but not a single g</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-promises-all-sides-yet-she-skews-debate-she-charges-islamophobia-spurs-anti-mus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sThisWeek BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour GroundZeroMosque Islam#ModerateIslam liberalmediabias Sun, 03 Oct 2010 19:40:00 +0000 36734 at http://www.mrc.org 60 Minutes Does Fawning Profile of Ground Zero Mosque Backers, Bashes Opponents http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/60-minutes-does-fawning-profile-ground-zero-mosque-backers-bashes-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-09-26-CBS-60M-Pelley.jpg" /></div><p>In a Sunday 60 Minutes story that gave a glowing portrayal of the real estate developer and imam behind the Ground Zero mosque, CBS anchor Scott Pelley also used the opportunity to smear opponents of the project: <b>"...a national controversy with anger, passion, and more than a little misinformation. Opponents whipped up a fury, calling the project a grotesque mega-mosque tied to terrorism."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/60-minutes-does-fawning-profile-ground-zero-mosque-backers-bashes-opponents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60Minutes BiasAlert cbs GroundZeroMosque ImamFeisalAbdulRauf liberalmediabias PamelaGeller ScottPelley SharifEl-Gamal Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:11:00 +0000 36702 at http://www.mrc.org Amanpour Rues Lack of Appreciation for Obama's 'Amazing' Achievements, Then Slams 'Bizarre' & 'Fringe Quality' of GOP Candidates http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-rues-lack-appreciation-obamas-amazing-achievements-then-slams-bizarre-fringe-qu <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/2010-09-26-ABC-TW-Amanpour.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>Interviewing David Axelrod on Sunday's This Week, Christiane Amanpour asked him to explain why <b>"people don't appreciate some of the amazing legislative agenda" that President Barack Obama has "accomplished,"</b> then with Senator Mitch McConnell she denigrated Republican Senate candidates who are Tea Party favorites: "Are you not afraid that their somewhat, one would say,<b> some might say bizarre statements, their sort of fringe quality might a</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-rues-lack-appreciation-obamas-amazing-achievements-then-slams-bizarre-fringe-qu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2010Congressional BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour#ThisWeek economy GroundZeroMosque liberalmediabias TeaParties Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:00:00 +0000 36707 at http://www.mrc.org Smearing America as "Islamophobic" http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/smearing-america-islamophobic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Tilt Debate Over Ground Zero Mosque by Hyping Accusations of Public&#039;s Supposed Intolerance </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> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-08-16-ABC-WNDS-gzmosque.jpg" width="240" height="179" /></div><p>By a wide margin - 66 percent to 29 percent, according to the most recent ABC News/ Washington Post poll - the public is opposed to building that proposed $100 million Islamic cultural center near the site of the destroyed World Trade Towers. This is not a lightly-held opinion: more than half (53%) told ABC news they are "strongly opposed" to building it near Ground Zero, vs. only 14 percent who report being "strongly" in favor.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/smearing-america-islamophobic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc CAIR cbs ChristianeAmanpour GroundZeroMosque Islamophobia NBC Polls publicopinion Wed, 15 Sep 2010 13:40:00 +0000 admin 3004 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Analyst Marks 9/11 By Hoping for 'Backlash' Against Ground Zero Mosque Opponents http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-analyst-marks-911-hoping-backlash-against-ground-zero-mosque-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-09-11-CBS-TES-Aslan.jpg" /></div><p>On the September 11th Saturday Early Show, CBS News Middle East analyst Reza Aslan slammed <b>opponents of the Ground Zero mosque as having "unapologetically politicized" 9/11 and being part of a "whole wave of anti-Muslim sentiment." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-analyst-marks-911-hoping-backlash-against-ground-zero-mosque-opponents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs ChrisWragge EarlyShow GroundZeroMosque liberalmediabias RezaAslan September11th Tue, 14 Sep 2010 21:12:00 +0000 36628 at http://www.mrc.org Newsweek's Alter Distorts Gingrich's Ground Zero Mosque Opposition http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweeks-alter-distorts-gingrichs-ground-zero-mosque-opposition <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >You can agree or disagree about former Speak of the House Newt Gingrich's view on the Ground Zero mosque, but is it fair to vilify him with a false characterization of his views?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweeks-alter-distorts-gingrichs-ground-zero-mosque-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith GroundZeroMosque JonathanAlter Newsweek NewtGingrich Mon, 13 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28889 at http://www.mrc.org Amanpour Uses ABC's This Week to Continue Her Crusade to Smear America as Islamophobic and Tout Rauf's Cause http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-uses-abcs-week-continue-her-crusade-smear-america-islamophobic-and-tout-raufs-c <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/2010-09-12-ABC-TW-openexls.jpg" /></div><p>ABC's Christiane Amanpour used Sunday's This Week to again shame Americans for their presumed irrational intolerance and Islamophobia as she railed against the ignorance of too many Americans, provided a friendly forum to Iman Faisal Abdul Rauf, whom <b>she prompted to ridicule Sarah Palin, and then brought aboard a group of three "leading thinkers on faith" to "discuss religious tolerance and Islamophobia in America."</b> <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-uses-abcs-week-continue-her-crusade-smear-america-islamophobic-and-tout-raufs-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sThisWeek BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour FaisalAbdulRauf GroundZeroMosque Islam liberalmediabias ModerateIslam Sun, 12 Sep 2010 19:07:00 +0000 36621 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Richard Clarke Suggests Obama Inauguration Speech Helped Make America Safer http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-richard-clarke-suggests-obama-inauguration-speech-helped-make-america-safer <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/2010-09-11-ABC-GMA-Har.jpg" /></div><p>On Saturday's Good Morning America on ABC, during a discussion of the recent controversies over the Ground Zero mosque and the possibility of Koran burning in Florida by Pastor Terry Jones, after anchor Dan Harris brought up the naive liberal expectation that President Obama would be able to improve relations with the Muslim world because of his family connections to Islam and his inaugural speech reaching out to Muslims, ABC News consultant Richard Clarke s</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-richard-clarke-suggests-obama-inauguration-speech-helped-make-america-safer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 9/11 abc BarackObama BiasAlert DanHarris GeorgeW.Bush GoodMorningAmerica GroundZeroMosque Islam liberalmediabias RichardClarke Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:22:00 +0000 36616 at http://www.mrc.org Amanpour Paints Rauf's Protection Racket as 'a Matter of Vital National Security' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-paints-raufs-protection-racket-matter-vital-national-security <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/2010-09-09-ABC-WNDS-Amanpour.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf chose ABC's Christiane Amanpour to spend "several hours" with on Thursday in New York City, and just as she did back on <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2010/20100822111301.aspx">the August 22 This Week</a> when she featured Rauf's wife and an ally, she again served as his public relations agent, forwarding his claims without challenge.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/amanpour-paints-raufs-protection-racket-matter-vital-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert ChristianeAmanpour dianesawyer FeisalAbdulRauf GroundZeroMosque Islam liberalmediabias ModerateIslam Fri, 10 Sep 2010 01:05:00 +0000 36609 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Smith: Did Opposition to Ground Zero Mosque Lead to Koran Burning? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-did-opposition-ground-zero-mosque-lead-koran-burning <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/2010-09-09-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" /></div><p>In an interview with Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith implied a link between Ground Zero mosque opposition and a pastor's plan to burn the Koran: <b>"...a line that can be drawn from the...anti-Muslim sentiment that seems to be growing in this country and seems to be festering in the Islamic cultural center....Do you see a line that connects here?"</b> <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-did-opposition-ground-zero-mosque-lead-koran-burning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CBSEarlyShow GroundZeroMosque harrysmith Islam KeithEllison KoranBurning liberalmediabias Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:52:00 +0000 36610 at 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