BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en Senate Democrats Push Amendment that Could Neuter Saturday Night Live, Nets Don't Care http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/senate-democrats-push-amendment-could-neuter-saturday-night-live-nets-dont-care <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><em><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/SNLPratt.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Saturday Night Live</em> returned from its summer hiatus this week but if Democrats had succeeded in their September 11 vote to amend the Constitution there wouldn’t be any more political skits on the 40 year-old comedy institution. <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/biasalerts/senate-democrats-push-amendment-could-neuter-saturday-night-live-nets-dont-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Campaign Finance cbs NBC Saturday Night Live Ted Cruz Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:02:58 +0000 geoff.dickens 47259 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0 <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> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets">Washington Secrets</a>” column.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:33 +0000 brent.baker 44669 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s World News Tonight Gives Clinton Baby News Nearly Twice the Coverage of Democracy Protests in Hong Kong http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-gives-clinton-baby-news-nearly-twice-coverage-democracy-protests- <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>On Monday’s&nbsp;<em>ABC World News Tonight with David Muir</em>, the program not only spent the fewest time covering the democracy protests in Hong Kong than fellow networks CBS and NBC, but&nbsp;<strong>it spent nearly twice as much time gushing over the newest member of the Clinton family than the protests that now number in the tens of thousands.</strong></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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-gives-clinton-baby-news-nearly-twice-coverage-democracy-protests-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton David Muir Hillary Clinton Hong Kong World News Tonight. David Muir Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:19:19 +0000 curtis.houck 47258 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and CBS Ignore News That the Intelligence Community Actually Did Warn Obama About ISIS Threat http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cbs-ignore-news-intelligence-community-actually-did-warn-obama-about-isis-threat <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-09-29-CBS-EN-ObamaISIS1.JPG?itok=HjZBsGVC" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-09-29-CBS-EN-ObamaISIS1.JPG?itok=HjZBsGVC" class="image-blog_body-50" style="float: right;" width="280" />Throughout the day on Monday, several sources in the intelligence community disputed President Obama’s comments in an interview with CBS’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>&nbsp;that aired on Sunday night that the intelligence community and Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper are to</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cbs-ignore-news-intelligence-community-actually-did-warn-obama-about-isis-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60 Minutes abc Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Bias by Omission Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley intelligence Iraq Islamic Jihad NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Richard Engel Scott Pelley Steve Kroft Syria World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:05:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47257 at http://www.mrc.org Gayle King to Paul Ryan: 'Some People Don't Think' the Country 'Needs Saving' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gayle-king-paul-ryan-some-people-dont-think-country-needs-saving <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/2014-09-29-CBS-CTM-King.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />Open <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-donor-gayle-king-acclaims-romney-binder-remark-its-going-be-joke-keeps-giving" target="_blank">Obama supporter</a> Gayle King made sure she got her liberal viewpoint across on Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> as she interviewed Rep. Paul Ryan.</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/gayle-king-paul-ryan-some-people-dont-think-country-needs-saving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King Norah O'Donnell Paul Ryan Republicans Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:19:43 +0000 matthew.balan 47256 at http://www.mrc.org Lauer Lectures Media: 'Don't Jump to Conclusions'...Like NBC http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/lauer-lectures-media-dont-jump-conclusionslike-nbc <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 Ben Affleck on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer observed that the actor's new murder mystery thriller <em>Gone Girl</em> was "a little hostile to the institution of the media." Affleck agreed but reassured Lauer: "Yeah, it's not media broadly. It's not you guys or <em>The New York Times</em> or even the news. It's about that stripe of media that's the sort of the cable, 24-hour, 'Who killed somebody today?,' you know, kind of hustle."<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/lauer-lectures-media-dont-jump-conclusionslike-nbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Affleck Matt Lauer media criticism NBC Today Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:01:45 +0000 kyle.drennen 47255 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Skips Own Reporter's Battle With White House, Gushes Over Clooney http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-skips-own-reporters-battle-white-house-gushes-over-clooney <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The viewers of ABC News might not know it, but one of the network's senior reporters, Jon Karl, grilled White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday about claims that al Qaeda had been "decimated." From Friday to Monday, ABC ignored the contentious exchange and Earnest's doubling down. Yet, over that same period, the network's news programs devoted over 20 minutes to the deeply superficial topic of George Clooney's wedding in Venice.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-skips-own-reporters-battle-white-house-gushes-over-clooney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Jon Karl Josh Earnest White House Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:53:43 +0000 scott.whitlock 47252 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails 'Candid' Obama As He Passes the Buck On ISIS Failure http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-candid-obama-he-passes-buck-isis-failure <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>Even as President Obama clearly attempted during a Sunday <em>60 Minutes</em> interview to blame others for his failure to recognize ISIS as a growing threat in the Middle East, <strong>Monday's NBC <em>Today</em> spun the buck-passing as a "very candid" admission by the commander-in-chief.</strong><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-hails-candid-obama-he-passes-buck-isis-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama ISIS Matt Lauer NBC Richard Engel Today Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 47249 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Continues Network Obsession With Clinton Baby, Declares Her ‘Political Royalty’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-continues-network-obsession-clinton-baby-declares-her-political-royalty <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>While ABC and NBC have moved on from their over-the-top gushing over&nbsp;Chelsea Clinton’s baby, CBS felt the need to continue to obsess over the announcement on Monday’s&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>.</p><p><strong>Reporter Bill Plante offered up a healthy dose of Clinton cheerleading when he proclaimed the baby to be the “newest member of a family of political royalty.”</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129573" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/cbs-continues-network-obsession-clinton-baby-declares-her-political-royalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Plante CBS This Morning Chelsea Clinton Hillary Clinton Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:12:31 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47248 at http://www.mrc.org MRC’s ‘DisHonors Awards’ Winners and Buckley Award for Mark Levin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrcs-dishonors-awards-winners-and-buckley-award-mark-levin <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/2014-DisHonors-gala-flames.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="300" />Mark Levin, Congressman Jim Jordan, Alan Robertson, Stacey Dash, Larry Kudlow and Cleta Mitchell highlighted the MRC’s “<a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/mrc-gala-and-2014-dishonors-awards">2014 Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporting</a>,” presented on Thursday night, September 25, before an audience of more than 900 at the National Building Museu</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrcs-dishonors-awards-winners-and-buckley-award-mark-levin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division DisHonors Awards Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:18:10 +0000 brent.baker 47247 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Stelter Claims Zakaria Plagiarism Charges Merely ‘Attribution Mistakes’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-stelter-claims-zakaria-plagiarism-charges-merely-attribution-mistakes <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 style="text-align: left;">For the second time in two years, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has been accused of plagiarism, for using other people’s words and claiming them to be his own, during his&nbsp;<em>Fareed Zakaria GPS</em>&nbsp;program.</p><p>Despite the seriousness of the charges leveled against Zakaria, CNN’s Brian Stelter did his best to protect his colleague during his&nbsp;<em>Reliable Sources</em>&nbsp;program on Sunday.&nbsp;<strong>The CNN host defended Zakaria from plagiarism charges and insisted that his program merely “made some attribution mistakes.”</strong></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/cnns-stelter-claims-zakaria-plagiarism-charges-merely-attribution-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN Fareed Zakaria Fareed Zakaria GPS Reliable Sources Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:30:00 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47246 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Gush Over Clinton Baby: ‘Almost Like the British Royal Family’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-gush-over-clinton-baby-almost-british-royal-family <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>On Friday night, Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her first child, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, and ABC and NBC predictably swooned over the event and hyped the impact this could have on Hillary Clinton’s political future.</p><p>During Sunday's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>'s&nbsp;<strong>ABC’s Mara Schiavocampo gushed: “While America&nbsp;waits for Hillary’s decision if&nbsp;she'll run for President, a more&nbsp;important duty calls for now,&nbsp;diaper duty.”</strong></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/abc-and-nbc-gush-over-clinton-baby-almost-british-royal-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Chelsea Clinton GMA Hillary Clinton Kristen Welker Mara Schiavocampo NBC NBC Nightly News Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:13:02 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47245 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Keynoting Dinner for Group Linked to Hamas http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-keynoting-dinner-group-linked-hamas <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/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-09-27-CAIR_Banquet_Sharpton.JPG?itok=8nrZeZ1P" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="196" width="240" />MSNBC host Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at the Council on American-Islamic Relations's (CAIR) 20th anniversary banquet on Saturday.</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/msnbcs-sharpton-keynoting-dinner-group-linked-hamas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Barack Obama CAIR Code Pink MSNBC Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:38:05 +0000 matthew.balan 47244 at http://www.mrc.org Attkisson Reports Latest on Fast & Furious; ABC, NBC Omit Scandal in Holder Coverage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/attkisson-reports-latest-fast-furious-abc-nbc-omit-scandal-holder-coverage <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/2014-09-25-CBS-EN-FastandFurious.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />Mere hours before President Obama announced Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, Sharyl Attkisson <a href="http://sharylattkisson.com/justice-dept-must-release-fast-and-furious-doc-log-in-one-month" target="_blank">reported on Thursday</a> that U.S. District Court Judge John Bates ordered the Justice Department to "turn over a list of withheld Fast and Furious documents by Oct. 22 [2014].</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/attkisson-reports-latest-fast-furious-abc-nbc-omit-scandal-holder-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Eric Holder Fast & Furious Fast and Furious Good Morning America Guns Major Garrett mexico NBC NBC Nightly News Sharyl Attkisson Today World News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:05:55 +0000 matthew.balan 47243 at http://www.mrc.org PBS's Rose Baffled Anyone Could Oppose Liberal Policies on Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-rose-baffled-anyone-could-oppose-liberal-policies-climate-change <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/RoseClimate.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />An adamant Charlie Rose, on Thursday night, was astounded that there could be any opposition to the fight against climate change, as he blurted: “Where is the resistance?! What stands in the way of something that clearly threatens the planet?”<br /><br />During a discussion with the foreign minister of France, on his PBS show, Rose asked Laurent Fabius what “progress is being made” at Climate Week at the United Nations General Assembly. <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/biasalerts/pbss-rose-baffled-anyone-could-oppose-liberal-policies-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Charlie Rose Climate Change environment PBS Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:34:57 +0000 geoff.dickens 47242 at http://www.mrc.org