Republicans http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/189/all en NBC Ignores Latest on Illegal Immigration Crisis, Mocks GOP Lawmaker Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-latest-illegal-immigration-crisis-mocks-gop-lawmaker-instead <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> The only coverage of the ongoing border crisis featured on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> was report focused on ridiculing a Republican state lawmaker in Arizona for mistaking a bus filled with YMCA campers for one carrying illegal immigrant children.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-ignores-latest-illegal-immigration-crisis-mocks-gop-lawmaker-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Illegal Immigration NBC Republicans Today Tom Llamas Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:51:32 +0000 kyle.drennen 46718 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast's Avlon Slams Tea Party on CNN; Praises GOP Establishment as 'Sanity Caucus' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/daily-beasts-avlon-slams-tea-party-cnn-praises-gop-establishment-sanity-caucus <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/2014-06-25-CNN-ND-Hoover_Avlon.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 157px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />On Wednesday's <em>New Day</em> on CNN, The Daily Beast's John Avlon and his wife, Margaret Hoover, gloated over the recent defeats of Tea Party-backed candidates in Republican primaries. Avlon strongly hinted that the grassroots conservatives movement was full of crazy people: "<strong>Don't call it the establishment. It's the sanity caucus</strong>."<br /> </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/daily-beasts-avlon-slams-tea-party-cnn-praises-gop-establishment-sanity-caucus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 Election campaign 2014 Chris Cuomo Chris McDaniel CNN Democrats Eric Cantor John Avlon Kate Bolduan Margaret Hoover New Day Republicans Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:59:26 +0000 matthew.balan 46561 at http://www.mrc.org After Cantor Loss, Frank Luntz Declares: 'We Republican Pollsters Suck' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-cantor-loss-frank-luntz-declares-we-republican-pollsters-suck <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> Appearing on Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Republican pollster Frank Luntz attacked his own profession following the surprising primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: "Right now there are 230 House Republicans who are waking up praying that they do not have Eric Cantor's pollster. <strong>Honestly – and I'm one of them – we Republican pollsters suck. We have no ability to be able to analyze the electorate."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-11-CBS-TM-Luntz.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-cantor-loss-frank-luntz-declares-we-republican-pollsters-suck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Eric Cantor Frank Luntz Polling Republicans This Morning Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:41:32 +0000 kyle.drennen 46449 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Cheer 'Gladiator' Michelle Obama Combating GOP 'Playing Politics With Children's Health' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-cheer-gladiator-michelle-obama-combating-gop-playing-politics-childrens-health <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> NBC, ABC, and CBS all hailed First Lady Michelle Obama attacking Republicans for trying to make her draconian school lunch mandate more flexible. At the top of Tuesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed: <strong>"Food fight. Michelle Obama as we've rarely heard her before, returning to her campaign by accusing Republicans in Congress of playing politics with children's health."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-28-Nets-FoodFight.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-cheer-gladiator-michelle-obama-combating-gop-playing-politics-childrens-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Michelle Obama NBC Republicans School Lunches Wed, 28 May 2014 16:31:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 46356 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touted Initial Democratic Opposition to Benghazi Committee; Barely Mentions Them Joining http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touted-initial-democratic-opposition-benghazi-committee-barely-mentions-them-joining <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/2014-05-21-CBS-Pelley_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 133px; float: right; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" width="280" />In early May, CBS's morning and evening newscasts spotlighted congressional Democrats' vehement opposition to the formation of a select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 Islamist attacks on the U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya during <b>10 minutes and 14 seconds of reporting</b>.<br /> </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-touted-initial-democratic-opposition-benghazi-committee-barely-mentions-them-joining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Benghazi Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning congress Democrats Good Morning America Libya Nancy Pelosi NBC NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell Republicans Scott Pelley Today Trey Gowdy World News Thu, 22 May 2014 20:26:15 +0000 matthew.balan 46332 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell to Democratic Congressman: 'Why Even Play the Game' of GOP's Benghazi 'Witch Hunt'? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-democratic-congressman-why-even-play-game-gops-benghazi-witch-hunt <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 top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell proclaimed: "The Benghazi dozen, five Democrats now agreeing to join seven Republican inquisitors after failing to block the new Benghazi probe. <strong>Is it a witch hunt or a truth squad?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-22-MSNBC-AMR-Mitchell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-democratic-congressman-why-even-play-game-gops-benghazi-witch-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Benghazi Democrats MSNBC Republicans Thu, 22 May 2014 19:44:58 +0000 kyle.drennen 46331 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Democrats Hoping for Bad GOP Candidates Watch 'Tea Party Fade' With 'Disappointment' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-democrats-hoping-bad-gop-candidates-watch-tea-party-fade-disappointment <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 a report for Tuesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, political director Chuck Todd offered an obituary for the Tea Party based on a handful of expected primary losses and sympathized with Democrats hoping for weak Republican candidates in November: <strong>"Democrats are watching this Tea Party fade with disappointment....They were counting on a few bad Tea Party nominees to bail them out of a race or two, and as you can see, that might not happen this year."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-20-NBC-NN-Todd.mp3">the audio</a></em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-democrats-hoping-bad-gop-candidates-watch-tea-party-fade-disappointment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Chuck Todd NBC Nightly News Republicans Tea Party Wed, 21 May 2014 14:33:13 +0000 kyle.drennen 46310 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes: Primary Day Shows GOP 'Family Feud' Getting 'Pretty Nasty' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-primary-day-shows-gop-family-feud-getting-pretty-nasty <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 Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd proclaimed that a series of congressional primary races were evidence <strong>"the ongoing family feud between the Tea Party and the establishment wings of the GOP festers."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-20-NBC-TDAY-Todd.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-primary-day-shows-gop-family-feud-getting-pretty-nasty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Chuck Todd NBC Republicans Tea Party Today Tue, 20 May 2014 16:14:43 +0000 kyle.drennen 46298 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 1-19: Indiana University Polls of Journalists http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists <p>Following up on polls taken in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/early-polls-journalists-1962-1985"><strong>1970s</strong></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-3-american-journalist"><strong>1980s</strong></a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-6-journalists-who-are-they-really"><strong>1990s</strong></a>, the School of Journalism at Indiana University in 2002 and 2013 surveyed journalists across the profession to create a statistical portrait of the typical American journalist.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division bias Democrats Indiana University Journalists Media Bias Media Bias 101 Reporters Republicans Mon, 19 May 2014 18:15:24 +0000 rich.noyes 46292 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Grants Bill Clinton 63 Seconds to Defend Hillary; ABC Spotlights Mrs. Clinton's Absence http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-grants-bill-clinton-63-seconds-defend-hillary-abc-spotlights-mrs-clintons-absence <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/2014-05-14-NBC-Williams_Clinton_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, Brian Williams continued his network's <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-rushes-defend-hillary-clinton-karl-rove" target="_blank">defense of Hillary Clinton</a> by setting aside 63 seconds of air time to a soundbite of Bill Clinton "<strong>firing back at Karl Rove, after comments Rove made about Hillary Clinton's health</strong>." Williams trumpeted how "<strong>shades of the old political </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/nbc-grants-bill-clinton-63-seconds-defend-hillary-abc-spotlights-mrs-clintons-absence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election abc Bill Clinton Brian Williams Democrats Diane Sawyer Hillary Clinton Jonathan Karl Karl Rove NBC NBC Nightly News Republicans World News Thu, 15 May 2014 02:14:50 +0000 matthew.balan 46258 at http://www.mrc.org Harry Reid Slams 'Tit for Tat' Media: Press Should Just Blame GOP for Washington Dysfunction http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/harry-reid-slams-tit-tat-media-press-should-just-blame-gop-washington-dysfunction <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> During an interview with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday's MSNBC <em>Daily Rundown</em>, NBC political director Chuck Todd challenged Reid's suggestion that Republicans were solely to blame for legislation not getting through Congress: "You don't believe Democrats play any role in this? It feels like a tit-for-tat game....you don't belief there's any tit-for-tat going on here?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-08-MSNBC-TDR-ToddReid.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/harry-reid-slams-tit-tat-media-press-should-just-blame-gop-washington-dysfunction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Democrats Harry Reid MSNBC Republicans The Daily Rundown Fri, 09 May 2014 14:17:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 46207 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's King Plays Up CBO's Upbeat ObamaCare Projection; Wonders Why Dems Won't 'Go On Offense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense <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/2014-04-15-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Tuesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King hyped the Congressional Budget Office's projection about ObamaCare – that "yes, ObamaCare is expensive, but less expensive than they thought – by about $104 billion over 10 years.</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/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Associated Press Barack Obama CNN Democrats Health Care John King Jonathan Martin Julie Pace New Day New York Times obamacare Republicans Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:01 +0000 matthew.balan 46011 at http://www.mrc.org Top Democrat Charges 'Not All' GOP Colleagues Are Racist; Broadcast Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore <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> Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/04/israel-not-all-republican-lawmakers-racist-186783.html">charged</a> on CNN on Sunday morning that some of his GOP colleagues, as well as a "significant extent" of the GOP base, are racist, yet none of the broadcast networks picked it up on Monday evening.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Candy Crowley CNN Democrats race Racism Republicans Steve Israel Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:43:06 +0000 matt.hadro 46004 at http://www.mrc.org Saturday Night Live Throws Millennials To The Ground http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/saturday-night-live-throws-millennials-ground <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/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><br /><img style="float: right; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hiBev2oq_58/Up3rTFq_OkI/AAAAAAAADBM/ZGxKtxmEOCU/s250-no/SNL_google_250x250_v2.jpg" width="200" height="200" />How dare you, SNL! That was insulting, and I'm sick of it. Screw off.</p> <p>Do I sound mad? Well, I'm mad – hopping mad at that opening sketch. It was distasteful, disingenuous, and disgusting. Does the left really think that little of us? Do they really look down at us as if we are stupid?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/saturday-night-live-throws-millennials-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Culture and Media Institute Employment Millenials NBC Republicans Saturday Night Live Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:46:23 +0000 emantel 45997 at http://www.mrc.org Evening Newscasts Ignore House GOP's Criminal Referral for Lois Lerner But Find Time for Hillary http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/evening-newscasts-ignore-house-gops-criminal-referral-lois-lerner-find-time-hillary <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-09-FNC-SR-IRS.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="150" width="280" />In a major new development in the IRS scandal, House Republicans voted on Wednesday to send a&nbsp;<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/other/203073-house-panel-refers-lerner-case-to-doj-for-charges">criminal referral</a>&nbsp;to the Department of Justice for former IRS chief Lois Lerner.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/evening-newscasts-ignore-house-gops-criminal-referral-lois-lerner-find-time-hillary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission IRS Targets Tea Party Lois Lerner Media Bias Debate Republicans Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:38:28 +0000 matt.hadro 45968 at http://www.mrc.org