News Analysis Division http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19165/www.stoptellingmelies.com en Hillary's Scandals = 'Distractions' and 'Noise;' Touting Clintons' 'Heartwarming' Successes http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hillarys-scandals-distractions-and-noise-touting-clintons-heartwarming-successes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 10 </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/May182015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=451236" title="May182015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Hillary’s Scandals Are Just “Distractions” and “Noise”</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/may/JuliannaGoldman.JPG" width="300" /></span> “Secretary Clinton has been trying to frame her campaign around issues like immigration reform....But her message has been muddled by a series of recent distractions, including questions about donations to the Clinton Foundation. And this morning, her campaign is once again trying to break through the noise.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hillarys-scandals-distractions-and-noise-touting-clintons-heartwarming-successes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division amtrak Ben Carson Carly Fiorina cbs Chris Matthews Hillary Clinton MSNBC NBC Ruth Marcus Scandal Spending Washington Post Sun, 17 May 2015 12:55:42 +0000 rich.noyes 48920 at http://www.mrc.org Ten Times George Stephanopoulos Sucked Up to the Clintons on ABC News http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ten-times-george-stephanopoulos-sucked-clintons-abc-news <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/GeorgeStephie.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />George Stephanopoulos may be in trouble right now for donating cash to the Clintons but for years he’s been giving in-kind contributions, in the form of on-air praise and suck-up questions to them in his time as anchor of <em>Good Morning America</em> and host of <em>This Week</em>. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ten-times-george-stephanopoulos-sucked-clintons-abc-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Bill Clinton George Stephanopolous Hillary Clinton Fri, 15 May 2015 16:31:23 +0000 geoff.dickens 48919 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood's Climate Hypocrites http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywoods-climate-hypocrites <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hollywood and global-warming panic have always been a natural match. After all, who can tell you better to cut back on your wasteful ways better than a high-flying multi-millionaire movie star with the carbon footprint of a Tyrannosaurus Rex?<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywoods-climate-hypocrites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Global Warming Leonardo DiCaprio Meryl Streep Mon, 11 May 2015 13:30:52 +0000 tim.graham 48860 at http://www.mrc.org Network News: Cop Misdeeds Get 6x Airtime vs. ISIS Terror http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/network-news-cop-misdeeds-get-6x-airtime-vs-isis-terror <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/april/NBCPoliceConduct.JPG" style="float: right;" width="300" />If you're more afraid of the cop on the corner than ISIS, maybe you should blame the media. In the month of April, according to a new survey by the Media Research Center, allegations of police misconduct accounted for one out of every seven minutes of broadcast evening news airtime, or 3 hours, 43 minutes.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research 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://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/network-news-cop-misdeeds-get-6x-airtime-vs-isis-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division police terror Tue, 05 May 2015 21:02:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 48836 at http://www.mrc.org 'Hate Group' Blamed for ISIS Attack in Texas http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hate-group-blamed-isis-attack-texas <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberals claim to be the world's boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsense. Here's another canard: Liberals also claim to be the most offended against anyone "blaming the victim." What liberals possess is an ideological system which identifies favored groups as victims, and supports squelching the free speech of anyone challenging them.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hate-group-blamed-isis-attack-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Radical Islam Texas Mon, 11 May 2015 13:41:32 +0000 tim.graham 48861 at http://www.mrc.org Mauling Mike: Media’s Worst Attacks on Former Arkansas Governor http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mauling-mike-medias-worst-attacks-former-arkansas-governor <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/WagnerHuckabee.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee’s entry into the GOP 2016 presidential field is sure to bring attacks on his social conservatism by liberal elites, if recent history is any guide. Despite his background as a former pastor, liberal journalists seem confounded by his sticking to religious tradition when it comes to issues like same-sex marriage, federally-funded birth control or even Christmas. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mauling-mike-medias-worst-attacks-former-arkansas-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Alex Wagner Alisyn Camerota Chris Matthews Mike Huckabee Mon, 04 May 2015 21:19:24 +0000 geoff.dickens 48826 at http://www.mrc.org Bashing Ben: Media’s Worst Attacks on Doctor Turned Presidential Candidate http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/bashing-ben-medias-worst-attacks-doctor-turned-presidential-candidate <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BenCarson.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Newly-announced presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke onto the national scene at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 when he, while sharing the same stage as the President, had the courage to rail against the deficit, political correctness, and the tax system while also standing up for religious values and advocating health savings accounts as an alternative to Obamacare.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/bashing-ben-medias-worst-attacks-doctor-turned-presidential-candidate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Ben Carson Candy Crowley Sally Quinn Mon, 04 May 2015 13:31:27 +0000 geoff.dickens 48814 at http://www.mrc.org Hooray for Hillary, America's Greatest Creation; Baltimore's "Uprising" Against Racist America http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hooray-hillary-americas-greatest-creation-baltimores-uprising-against-racist-ameri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 9 </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/May42015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=435666" title="May42015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hooray-hillary-americas-greatest-creation-baltimores-uprising-against-racist-ameri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Baltimore Riots cbs Chris Matthews CNN Hillary Clinton MSNBC NBC New York Times Sat, 02 May 2015 17:07:03 +0000 rich.noyes 48813 at http://www.mrc.org Excusing the Rioters: How the Media Have Shifted the Blame in Baltimore http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/excusing-rioters-how-media-have-shifted-blame-baltimore <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/MarcLamontHill.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The Baltimore riots surrounding the death of Freddie Gray became a moment for liberal reporters and commentators to take the blame off those who destroyed cars, looted businesses, burned a church senior center and hurled objects at police officers. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/excusing-rioters-how-media-have-shifted-blame-baltimore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division baltimore Brooke Baldwin CNN Marc Lamont Hill MSNBC police Rachel Maddow Riots Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:18:14 +0000 geoff.dickens 48790 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Bucket Full of Contempt http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obamas-bucket-full-contempt <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberals still glow when they talk about comedian Stephen Colbert ripping into President Bush at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2006. He told Bush they were alike. “We're not brainiacs on the nerd patrol,” Colbert announced. “I give people the truth, unfiltered by rational argument. I call it the ‘No Fact Zone.’”</p><p>Nothing like that has happened to Obama at these dinners. At this late date in Obama’s tenure, the process seems entrenched: they giddily await his performance and when it’s over, salivate over it. It’s rather embarrassing, actually. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obamas-bucket-full-contempt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama immigration liberal media bias Mon, 11 May 2015 14:24:51 +0000 tim.graham 48863 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary's Wacky Poor-House Claims http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-wacky-poor-house-claims <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While Hillary Clinton hates doing Sunday shows – as we remember from the weekend after Benghazi – she did allow her close friend Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appear on Meet the Press on April 19. Jaws dropped when NBC host Chuck Todd threw him a real Russert-like hardball, quoting from his 2007 memoir What A Party!<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-wacky-poor-house-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Hillary Clinton Terry McAuliffe Mon, 11 May 2015 14:12:05 +0000 tim.graham 48862 at http://www.mrc.org Study: How the Broadcast Networks Have Deleted Hillary’s E-Mail Scandal http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-how-broadcast-networks-have-deleted-hillarys-e-mail-scandal <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ClintonEmailsA.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Hillary Clinton’s official presidential announcement was a golden opportunity for networks to demand the former Secretary of State respond to unanswered questions about her e-mail scandal. Yet in the flurry of coverage since her official rollout (April 12 - April 20) the e-mail scandal garnered a total of just 3 minutes, 53 seconds* on the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) evening and morning shows.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-how-broadcast-networks-have-deleted-hillarys-e-mail-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs Chuck Todd Hillary Clinton NBC Scott Pelley Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:38:00 +0000 geoff.dickens 48729 at http://www.mrc.org Hyping Hillary's Vacuous Launch; Already Touting Her "Great Message" http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hyping-hillarys-vacuous-launch-already-touting-her-great-message <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 8 </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/April202015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=493781" title="April202015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Gleefully Hyping Hillary’s Vacuous Campaign Launch</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/april/HillaryAnnounces.jpg" width="300" /></span> “She’s in! Hillary Clinton makes it official....Twitter, lighting up with the announcement. Check this out: retweeted three million times the first hour, trending number one across the globe.”<br /><strong>— Anchor Tom Llamas on ABC’s <em>World News Tonight</em>, April 12.</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hyping-hillarys-vacuous-launch-already-touting-her-great-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Chipotle CNN consevatives Hillary Clinton Liberals Marco Rubio MSNBC NBC Racism Rand Paul Republicans Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:34:47 +0000 rich.noyes 48714 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary's Campaign, Already Media-Assisted http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-campaign-already-media-assisted <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is fair to say that Hillary Clinton is as liberal as Ted Cruz is conservative. This will explain why our so-called "objective" media are already treating Hillary as the Third Coming (Obama was #2) while Cruz merits hide-your-children alarms.<br /><br />Just the adjectives give it away. Hillary's Twitter launch on April 12 was received with words like "sleek," "savvy," "trending," "electrifying," and "approachable."&nbsp; She was packaged by the press exactly as she wanted it: a humble “champion of everyday Americans.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-campaign-already-media-assisted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division campaign 2016 Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:43:34 +0000 tim.graham 48678 at http://www.mrc.org Ripping Rubio: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Florida Senator http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ripping-rubio-medias-worst-attacks-florida-senator <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-02-13-CNN-Blitzer-Career-Ender.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Not long after he arrived on the national scene in 2010 Republican Senator and forthcoming presidential candidate Marco Rubio was exploited by the liberal media as a way to depict Republicans as anti-immigrant. Anchors like ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Rose portrayed him as a token Latino in the GOP. MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch actually hurled a racial slur against Rubio, calling him a “coconut.” &nbsp;<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/ripping-rubio-medias-worst-attacks-florida-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Brian Williams Donny Deutsch George Stephanopoulos Marco Rubio Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:18:58 +0000 geoff.dickens 48659 at http://www.mrc.org