2012 Presidential http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19434/all en ABC's WNT Omits Jonathan Karl Grilling Earnest Over Soap Opera Producer’s Credentials for Ambassadorship http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-wnt-omits-jonathan-karl-grilling-earnest-over-soap-opera-producers-credentials-ambas <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/2014-12-02-ABC-Karl-EarnestHungaryAmb3.JPG?itok=9GIyPd9v" data-cke-saved-src="/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-12-02-ABC-Karl-EarnestHungaryAmb3.JPG?itok=9GIyPd9v" class="image-blog_body-50" style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" width="280" /></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-wnt-omits-jonathan-karl-grilling-earnest-over-soap-opera-producers-credentials-ambas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential abc ABCNews.com Ambassadors Barack Obama Bias by Omission Europe foreign policy Jonathan Karl Josh Earnest liberal donors Liberals & Democrats President Barack Obama President Obama White House World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:19:46 +0000 curtis.houck 47769 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Covers Sex Abuse Case Against Obama 'Friend,' As Big Three Censor Story http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-covers-sex-abuse-case-against-obama-friend-big-three-censor-story <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/2014-11-23-CNN-NR-Obama_Bean.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />CNN stood out on Sunday and Monday for actually covering the sex abuse charges against Terry Bean, a "<strong>major fundraiser for President Obama</strong>," as correspondent Erin McPike labeled him. The cable network devoted three full segments and two news briefs to the criminal charges against Bean, who is also the co-founder of the left-wing homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign.</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/cnn-covers-sex-abuse-case-against-obama-friend-big-three-censor-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Barack Obama CNN CNN Newsroom Deborah Feyerick Early Start Erin McPike Fredricka Whitfield New Day Terry Bean Victor Blackwell Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:57:02 +0000 matthew.balan 47719 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post’s ‘Foreign Policy’ Mag Matches Newsweek with Obama as ‘The Second Coming’ Cover http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-foreign-policy-mag-matches-newsweek-obama-second-coming-cover <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> <em>Foreign Policy</em>, “a global magazine of politics, economics, and ideas,” has “just delivered its new issue, and like <em>Newsweek</em> before,” the <a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/first-newsweek-now-foreign-policy-calls-obama-second-coming/article/2520973" target="_blank"><em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard noticed Friday</a> afternoon,<strong> “FP dubs Obama ‘<a href="http://www.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issn=0015-7228" target="_blank">The Second Coming</a>.’”</strong> Three weeks ago, I observed:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-foreign-policy-mag-matches-newsweek-obama-second-coming-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Foreign Policy magazine magazines Newsweek Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:26:41 +0000 brent.baker 42562 at http://www.mrc.org Not Enough Liberal Bias In Loony Land http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/not-enough-liberal-bias-loony-land <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> </div> <p> How could a liberal actually be upset with the liberal media for their coverage of the 2012 presidential election? Well, Daniel Froomkin of The Huffington Post (formerly of The Washington Post) is furious. His complaint carried the headline “How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign.”</p> <p> What would that story be? “Namely, the radical right-wing, off-the-rails lurch of the Republican Party, both in terms of its agenda and its relationship to the truth.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/not-enough-liberal-bias-loony-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Arianna Huffington Daniel Froomkin Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:38:33 +0000 tim.graham 42022 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Frets ‘Awkward Backdrop’ and ‘Cloud’ Over Romney-Obama Lunch Snap Shot http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-frets-awkward-backdrop-and-cloud-over-romney-obama-lunch-snap-shot <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/RomneyObama-OvalOffice-NBCNN-2012-11-29.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Demonstrating once more how the <em>NBC Nightly News</em> has become the big audience outlet for MSNBC’s left-wing angst, Brian Williams couldn’t even keep such silliness out of what should have been a light-hearted story on Mitt Romney’s lunch with President Obama. ABC and CBS managed to do that.<br /> <br /> On NBC, however, reporter <strong>Kristen Welker charged “there was an awkward backdrop to this snap shot” of Romney and Obama shaking hands</strong> in the Oval Office. She cited “Romney saying President Obama won because he gave gifts to key constituencies” as well as Romney adviser Stuart Stevens daring to suggest Obama “was a charismatic African-American President with a billion dollars, no primary<strong> and media that often felt morally conflicted about being critical.” </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-frets-awkward-backdrop-and-cloud-over-romney-obama-lunch-snap-shot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Kristen Welker Mitt Romney NBC Nightly News Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:26:01 +0000 brent.baker 41920 at http://www.mrc.org Actor/Comic Robert Klein Shrieks in Jubilation for Obama, Then Flips Off Ann Coulter: ‘This One’s for You, Baby!’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/actorcomic-robert-klein-shrieks-jubilation-obama-then-flips-ann-coulter-ones-you-baby <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> Actor/comedian Robert Klein (<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0458951/" target="_blank">IMDb page</a>) let loose on Monday night’s<em> Late Show</em>, roaring back with his fists raised, shrieking a loud, guttural “yeah!” to celebrate President Barack Obama’s re-election.</p> <p> And then he flicked his hand under his chin to flip off Ann Coulter as he exclaimed: “Ann Coulter, this one’s for you, baby!”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/actorcomic-robert-klein-shrieks-jubilation-obama-then-flips-ann-coulter-ones-you-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Ann Coulter Audio Late Show Robert Klein Video Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:22:24 +0000 brent.baker 41801 at http://www.mrc.org Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and ‘Loons and Wackos’ of Conservative Base http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-blames-romney-loss-limbaugh-and-loons-and-wackos-conservative-base <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/MPT-Schmidt-2012-11-11.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Sunday’s <em>Meet the Press</em> featured a panel of five, none of them conservative (Congressman-elect Joaquín Castro, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the <em>Washington Post</em>’s Bob Woodward and NBC’s Chuck Todd), to assess why Mitt Romney lost and “the future of the GOP.” And they agreed conservatives are the problem.<br /> <br /> Todd, NBC’s political director, decided the GOP has become “a coalition of special interest forces” and <strong>fretted “the leaders in Washington can’t control the special interest groups”</strong> as Republicans, like Democrats in the past, “succumbed to their base.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-blames-romney-loss-limbaugh-and-loons-and-wackos-conservative-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Chuck Todd Conservatives & Republicans Doris Kearns Goodwin Meet the Press Steve Schmidt Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:19:58 +0000 brent.baker 41781 at http://www.mrc.org After Promising ‘We’ll Get to Libya a Little Bit Later’ in His Show, Gregory Does...168 Hours Later http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-promising-well-get-libya-little-bit-later-his-show-gregory-does168-hours-later <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/MTP-GregoryPlouffe-2012-11-4.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> When, ten minutes into the October 28 <em>Meet the Press</em>, guest panelist Carly Fiorina brought up Benghazi, <strong>host David Gregory cut her off, but promised: “We’ll get to Libya a little bit later.”</strong> The show proceeded for nearly another 50 minutes without another mention of Libya.<br /> <br /> <strong>A full seven days later -- 168 hours to be precise -- Gregory made good on his belated pledge, </strong>raising Benghazi with Obama operative David Plouffe just over ten minutes into the November 4 <em>Meet the Press</em>, but only after trying to discredit administration critics: “A lot of misinformation about this and a politicization of this in the final days.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-promising-well-get-libya-little-bit-later-his-show-gregory-does168-hours-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential David Gregory Libya Meet the Press Sun, 04 Nov 2012 23:35:48 +0000 brent.baker 41713 at http://www.mrc.org If Romney Wins, Democratic Senate Will Let Him Overcome Tea Party ‘Crazies’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/if-romney-wins-democratic-senate-will-let-him-overcome-tea-party-crazies <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/EvanThomas-IW-2012-11-02.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 189px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Former <em>Newsweek</em> Washington Bureau Chief and Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas saw an upside if Mitt Romney does manage to win the presidency, but Democrats continue to hold the Senate.<br /> <br /> On <em>Inside Washington</em>, Thomas avowed<strong> “that would allow Romney to tell the crazies in his own party</strong> ‘I have to make a deal with the Democrats.’<strong> It would free him a little bit from the Tea Party.”</strong> In other words, he’d be able to agree to a tax hike.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/if-romney-wins-democratic-senate-will-let-him-overcome-tea-party-crazies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Congressional 2012 Presidential Evan Thomas Inside Washington Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:42:35 +0000 brent.baker 41712 at http://www.mrc.org Five Days Before Election, Sit-Com Producer Uses CBS to Publicize Anti-Romney/Anti-Republican Rant http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/five-days-election-sit-com-producer-uses-cbs-publicize-anti-romneyanti-republican-rant <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/cbs this morning-lorre-2012-10-17_20121102235418.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Chuck Lorre, executive producer of three sit-coms on CBS (<em>The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike &amp; Molly)</em>, used the ends of two of his shows Thursday night to tease an online diatribe ridiculing Mitt Romney’s “magical underwear” as part of a series of questions mocking right of center policies, such as: “What does it say about us when we export democracy with Hellfire missiles, then restrict t</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/five-days-election-sit-com-producer-uses-cbs-publicize-anti-romneyanti-republican-rant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential cbs Celebrities Chuck Lorre Entertainment Media Sat, 03 Nov 2012 21:55:53 +0000 brent.baker 41711 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Gives New Unemployment Rate 18 Seconds, CBS Finds ‘Flourishing’ Employer, NBC: ‘Better Than Expected’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-gives-new-unemployment-rate-18-seconds-cbs-finds-flourishing-employer-nbc-better-expe <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/ABC-WN-jobsadded-2012-11-02.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> ABC, CBS and NBC did their part Friday night to minimize the negative impact to the Obama campaign from the rise in the unemployment rate from 7.8 to 7.9 percent in October.<br /> <br /> ABC anchor Diane Sawyer <strong>allocated a piddling 18 seconds to the news as she characterized the 171,000 jobs growth as “beating predictions,”</strong> NBC’s Brian Williams stressed how the 171,000 additional jobs number<strong> “was better than the experts had expected” </strong>and the <strong><em>CBS Evening News</em> focused on one “flourishing” company</strong> which has grown this year from 80 to 450 workers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-gives-new-unemployment-rate-18-seconds-cbs-finds-flourishing-employer-nbc-better-expe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Anthony Mason Brian Williams CBS Evening News Diane Sawyer economy NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley unemployment World News Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:53:07 +0000 brent.baker 41710 at http://www.mrc.org No Time for Benghazi, But ABC Has Time to Trumpet Bloomberg’s ‘Big Helpful’ Obama Endorsement http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-time-benghazi-abc-has-time-trumpet-bloombergs-big-helpful-obama-endorsement <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/Steph-Sawyer-ABCWN-2012-11-01.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> ABC’s <em>World News</em> on Thursday continued its week-plus blackout of any of the new revelations about the Obama administration’s dissembling on what occurred before and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks, yet made time to tout Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama and for an excerpt of Diane Sawyer’s gauzy “Portrait of a Candidate” interview with Obama from early October.<br /> <br /> “Our brand new ABC News<em>/Washington Post</em> poll shows” Obama “with a one-point edge,” Sawyer announced, leading into touting:<strong> “He also got a big helpful endorsement today.” </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-time-benghazi-abc-has-time-trumpet-bloombergs-big-helpful-obama-endorsement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Diane Sawyer George Stephanopoulos Michael Bloomberg World News Fri, 02 Nov 2012 00:01:40 +0000 brent.baker 41693 at http://www.mrc.org Hume: Mainstream Media ‘Remarkably Reticent’ to Pursue Benghazi Cover-Up, Burden Has ‘Fallen’ Onto Fox News http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hume-mainstream-media-remarkably-reticent-pursue-benghazi-cover-burden-has-fallen-fox-new <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> Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume upbraided the press for its lack of interest in pursuing the Obama administration’s misstatements and dissembling on what they knew before and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks, lamenting on <em>Fox News Sunday</em> that <strong>“one of the problems we’re having here is, that it has fallen to this news organization, Fox News and a couple others, to do all the heavy lifting on this story.”</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hume-mainstream-media-remarkably-reticent-pursue-benghazi-cover-burden-has-fallen-fox-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Audio Bob Scheiffer Brit Hume Carly Fiorina David Gregory Face The Nation Fox News Sunday Libya Meet the Press Newt Gingrich This Week Video Mon, 29 Oct 2012 03:47:41 +0000 brent.baker 41659 at http://www.mrc.org Actor Jay Thomas: ‘Worried’ That ‘Medieval...Idiot White Guys’ Romney and Ryan Might Win http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-jay-thomas-worried-medievalidiot-white-guys-romney-and-ryan-might-win <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 mix of hatred and despair on display Friday night from a member of Barack Obama’s core constituency: the Hollywood Left. On something called <em>John Fugelsang: So That Happened</em>, which runs weekly on Current, actor/radio host <a href="http://www.jaythomas.com/home" target="_blank">Jay Thomas</a> combined fret and an insult in decrying the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: <strong>“I can’t believe we’re talking the 21st century and these two white idiots are running for something.” </strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-jay-thomas-worried-medievalidiot-white-guys-romney-and-ryan-might-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Audio Celebrities current Jay Thomas Video Mon, 29 Oct 2012 01:51:22 +0000 brent.baker 41658 at http://www.mrc.org Incredibly, In Prime Time Interview Brian Williams Treats Obama as a Victim of Bad Intelligence on Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/incredibly-prime-time-interview-brian-williams-treats-obama-victim-bad-intelligence-bengh <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> Even after all the e-mails and information has come out over the past few weeks proving dissembling by President Obama himself and other administration officials on what they knew about the Benghazi attack and how their public pronouncements did not match reality, NBC’s Brian Williams, on Thursday’s <em>Rock Center,</em> treated President Obama as a victim of bad intelligence who is struggling to find the truth.<br /> <br /> Incredible. The perfect definition of “in the tank.”<br /> <br /> Williams spent a couple of days with Obama for campaign travelogue pieces which consumed the first 25 minutes of the prime time hour. In Colorado with Obama on Wednesday afternoon, Williams posed this obsequious question:</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/incredibly-prime-time-interview-brian-williams-treats-obama-victim-bad-intelligence-bengh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Audio Barack Obama Brian Williams Libya Rock Center Video Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:15:05 +0000 brent.baker 41648 at http://www.mrc.org