Harry Smith http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17870/all en CBS, NBC Evening Newscasts Omit IRS Tax Cheats Getting Bonuses; Mark 1964 World's Fair http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-evening-newscasts-omit-irs-tax-cheats-getting-bonuses-mark-1964-worlds-fair <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 style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-22-ABC-IRS_Graphic_large.JPG" />Tuesday's <em>World News</em> on ABC stood out as the only Big Three network evening newscast to cover a new "watchdog report" that found that the IRS "<strong>handed out more than $1 million in bonuses to employees who were delinquent on their federal taxes</strong>." Jeff Zeleny also pointed out how "<strong>more than 1,000 IRS workers, who didn't pay their taxes, received not only cash bonuses, but extra ti</strong></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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-evening-newscasts-omit-irs-tax-cheats-getting-bonuses-mark-1964-worlds-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Good Morning America Harry Smith IRS Jeff Zeleny Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Tamron Hall Today World News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:29:06 +0000 matthew.balan 46080 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Fawns Over Bill Maher, Skips His History of Disgusting Rhetoric http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-meet-press-fawns-over-bill-maher-skips-his-history-disgusting-rhetoric <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Comedian Bill Maher is no stranger to making outrageous and offensive comments, usually directed at conservatives. His weekly HBO program <em>Real Time with Bill Maher</em> is an opportunity for the devout atheist and liberal to spew his anti-conservative hate, yet when a major television network profiles his comedy routine, his controversial style is ignored.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-meet-press-fawns-over-bill-maher-skips-his-history-disgusting-rhetoric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Maher David Gregory Harry Smith HBO Meet the Press NBC Real Time with Bill Maher Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:06:39 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45768 at http://www.mrc.org Big 3 Ignore Benghazi Victims' Parents, Marvel at Caroline Kennedy's 'Shining' Moment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-3-ignore-benghazi-victims-parents-marvel-caroline-kennedys-shining-moment <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 width="240" height="133" style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-09-19-ABC-Caroline_Kennedy_large.JPG" />The Big Three broadcast networks made their slanted priorities clear on their Thursday evening newscasts, as they fawned over Caroline Kennedy's Senate confirmation hearing earlier that day, but failed to cover the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50155435n">emotional congressional testimony</a> of Pat Smith. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 Islamist attack on the U.S.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-3-ignore-benghazi-victims-parents-marvel-caroline-kennedys-shining-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Brian Williams Caroline Kennedy cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Diane Sawyer Gayle King Good Morning America Harry Smith Libya Martha Raddatz NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Today World News Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:50:49 +0000 matthew.balan 44536 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Predictably Asks: 'Is Global Warming to Blame for Storm Damage?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-predictably-asks-global-warming-blame-storm-damage <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> Right on cue following Hurricane Sandy devastating the east coast, correspondent Harry Smith appeared on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> to sound the global warming alarm: "First it was Hurricane Irene, then last October's freak snowstorm, and now Sandy.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-predictably-asks-global-warming-blame-storm-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Global Warming Harry Smith Hurricane Sandy NBC Today Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:22:54 +0000 kyle.drennen 41686 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Harry Smith Dredges Up Dan Quayle's 'Attack' on 'Murphy Brown' and 'Single Motherhood' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-harry-smith-dredges-dan-quayles-attack-murphy-brown-and-single-motherhood <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> In an interview with actress Candice Bergen for Thursday's NBC <em>Rock Center</em>, correspondent Harry Smith brought up Bergen's long-running 90's sitcom, proclaiming: "Well you can't talk a<img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-06-14-NBC-RC-MurphyBrown.jpg" style="margin: 3px; width: 240px; height: 185px; float: right;" />bout <em>Murphy Brown</em> and not also say Dan Quayle....<strong>What Vice President Quayle said in a 1992 speech was an attack on the c</strong><strong>hara</strong><strong>cter Murphy Brown for glorifying single motherhood."</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-harry-smith-dredges-dan-quayles-attack-murphy-brown-and-single-motherhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Candice Bergen Dan Quayle Harry Smith motherhood Murphy Brown NBC Rock Center Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:46:34 +0000 kyle.drennen 40418 at http://www.mrc.org Rewriting Ronald Reagan http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/rewriting-ronald-reagan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How the Media Have Worked to Distort, Dismantle and Destroy His Legacy </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://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Reagan2011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1363454" title="Reagan2011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Executive Summary</strong></h3><p><strong><br /></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/rewriting-ronald-reagan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division Barbara Cochran Beth Fouhy Bill Moyers Bob Herbert Bob Schieffer Bryant Gumbel Charles Krauthammer Chris Matthews Christine Gorman D.L. Hughley Dan Rather David Nyhan Ed Bradley Eleanor Clift Eric Bogosian Evan Thomas Garry Wills Harrison Rainie Harry Smith Haynes Johnson Helen Thomas Howell Raines Hugh Downs Jack White Jane Clayson Jim Wooten John Chancellor John Cusack John Leonard John Singleton Jonathan Alter Juan Williams Katie Couric Keith Morrison Keith Olbermann Kevin Fagan Kirk Johnson Lance Morrow Larry Gelbart Lesley Stahl Lisa Myers Maria Shriver Michael Gartner Michelle Ingrasia Peter Jennings R. W. Apple Richard Lacayo Richard Roth Richard Threlkeld Robert MacNeil Roger Rosenblatt Ronald Reagan Sam Donadlson Sarah McLendon Steven Roberts Strobe Talbott Ted Koppel Terence Smith Thomas Friedman Tim Russert Timothy Noah Tom Brokaw Tom Matthews Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:47:51 +0000 geoff.dickens 39128 at http://www.mrc.org Harry Smith http://www.mrc.org/profiles-bias/harry-smith <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Smattering of Liberal Smugness </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/mrc-staff">MRC Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/07/2009-CBS-HarrySmithProfile.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>From 2002 through 2010, Harry Smith co-hosted CBS's <em>The Early Show</em>, currently the third-place broadcast network morning news program. Smith previously co-hosted CBS's <em>This Morning</em> from 1987 to 1996 while also serving as a contributor to the <em>CBS Evening News</em>, <em>48 Hours</em>, and various documentaries.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/profiles-bias/harry-smith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Profiles in Bias News Analysis Division Harry Smith liberal media bias profil profiles in bias The Early Show Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:04:00 +0000 admin 29200 at http://www.mrc.org 'Early Show': Why Not Limit Compensation for Non-TARP Companies Too? http://www.mrc.org/articles/early-show-why-not-limit-compensation-non-tarp-companies-too <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/carolyn-plocher">Carolyn Plocher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Federal pay czar announced that executives in companies that took bailout funds from the Troubled Asset Recovery Program should not receive the bonuses that were announced recently. And there are rumblings about extending government reach into the executive compensation at all publicly traded companies. That would be just fine with Harry Smith at CBS’s “Early Show.”</p><p>On Oct. 22, Smith interviewed Elizabeth Warren, the chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel – basically the government-mandated babysitter of companies that were bailed out by TARP funds.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/early-show-why-not-limit-compensation-non-tarp-companies-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Early Show Elizaveth Warren exec compensation Harry Smith Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:49:44 +0000 admin 26539 at http://www.mrc.org A Rush to Ruin http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/rush-ruin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Left&#039;s Character Assassination Campaign Against Rush Limbaugh </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </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://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/RushtoRuin.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=774539" title="RushtoRuin.pdf">PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/RushtoRuin.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="180" />Legendary talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh recently joined a group seeking to purchase the National Football League’s St. Louis Rams, which spurred the latest attempt by the American left-wing media to destroy Limbaugh, or at the very least marginalize him as an extremist – and, they hope, marginalize the millions of American conservatives who agree with him and enjoy his radio show.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/rush-ruin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division Aaron Brown Allen Ginsberg Bernard Goldberg Bill Bennett Bill Maher Bryan Burwell Bryant Gumbel Byron Pitts Charles Blow Charles Gibson Chris Matthews Contessa Brewer Dan Rather Dave Zirin David Broder David Letterman David Remnick David Shuster Evan Thomas Frederic Biddle Greg Gumbel Harry Smith Jack Cafferty Jack Huberman Jeffrey Goodell Jeffrey Kofman Jim Avila John Corry Jonathan Alter Jonathan Yardley Kathy Griffin Katie Couric Keith Olbermann Keith Richburg Mary Mapes Matt Lauer Meredith Vieira Michael Gartner Michael Okwu Nancy Giles Norah O'Donnell P.J. O'Rourke Paul Waldman Peter Arnett Peter Jennings Phil McCombs Richard Wolffe Rick Sanchez Rush Limbaugh Tim Russert Timothy Egan Wanda Sykes Wesley Clark Wolf Blitzer Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:42:21 +0000 geoff.dickens 39338 at http://www.mrc.org A Smattering of Harry Smith’s Liberal Smugness http://www.mrc.org/profiles-bias/smattering-harry-smith%E2%80%99s-liberal-smugness <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/mrc-staff">MRC Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img style="float: right;" src="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/07/2009-CBS-HarrySmithProfile.jpg" alt="" vspace="1" /> For the past seven years, Harry Smith has co-hosted CBS's <em>The Early Show</em>, currently the third-place broadcast network morning news program. Smith previously co-hosted CBS's <em>This Morning</em> from 1987 to 1996 while also serving as a contributor to the <em>CBS Evening News</em>, <em>48 Hours</em>, and various documentaries. In 1996, Smith left CBS to narrate various programs for the <em>History Channel</em> and A&amp;E's <em>Biography</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/profiles-bias/smattering-harry-smith%E2%80%99s-liberal-smugness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Profiles in Bias News Analysis Division Harry Smith Profiles Sun, 11 Dec 2011 20:24:13 +0000 admin 29179 at http://www.mrc.org Media Manic About Wage Increase http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-manic-about-wage-increase <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The federal minimum wage went up on by 70 cents July 24, to the delight of liberal politicians and many journalists.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CNN’s Ali Velshi greeted the change calling it “unmitigated good news” on “American Morning” July 24.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “We’ve been underpaying minimum wage earners for too long,” Velshi continued.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-manic-about-wage-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government abc Ali Velshi Andy Serwer Barack Obama Christine Romans Claire Shipman CNN American Morning Good Morning America Harry Smith Hillary Clinton In the Money Jack Cafferty John Edwards Lou Dobbs Minimum Wage Small Business Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:50:50 +0000 admin 25420 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Smith: Media Were 'Screaming with Our Hair on Fire' About Gas Prices http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbss-smith-media-were-screaming-our-hair-fire-about-gas-prices <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CBS News veteran Harry Smith finally confessed something that the Business &amp; Media Institute (BMI) have reported for a while and his colleagues elsewhere in the media have already picked up on: gas prices are on a downward trend.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“It seems like a month ago we were all screaming with our hair on fire about the price of gas going over $3, no end in sight. And now it looks like it's dropping like a stone,” CBS’s Harry Smith marveled on the August 31 edition of “The Early Show.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbss-smith-media-were-screaming-our-hair-fire-about-gas-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Energy cbs gas prices Harry Smith oil Tom Kloza Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:18:02 +0000 admin 25066 at http://www.mrc.org