Meet the Press http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19453/all en NBC Touts Vermonters Pining for Single-Payer Health Care Like Canadian Neighbors http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-vermonters-pining-single-payer-health-care-canadian-neighbors <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 Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, correspondent Kevin Tibbles highlighted Vermont's effort "to push into unchartered waters and go further than ObamaCare." He explained the left-wing proposal: <strong>"Vermont's Democratic state government says it can deliver health care more efficiently and for less to every one of its 600,000 residents equally. All paid for with tax dollars to the tune of some $2 billion a year."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-27-NBC-MTP-Tibbles.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-touts-vermonters-pining-single-payer-health-care-canadian-neighbors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Canada Health Care Kevin Tibbles Meet the Press NBC single-payer vermont Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:02:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 46803 at http://www.mrc.org 'Meet the Press' Panel Laments ‘Do-Nothing Nature’ of Republicans In Congress http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-laments-do-nothing-nature-republicans-congress <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>A common theme among liberal journalists is to blame a “do-nothing Congress” when liberal policies fail to become law. Such was the case during a panel discussion on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;when moderator David Gregory and his entire panel lamented the lack of legislative action on Capitol Hill, mainly in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.&nbsp;</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/meet-press-panel-laments-do-nothing-nature-republicans-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Brooks David Gregory Judy Woodruff Meet the Press NBC Nia-Malika Henderson Ruth Marcus Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:04:05 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46788 at http://www.mrc.org David Gregory Suggests Paul Ryan Doesn’t Have ‘A Lot of Sympathy’ for Poor People http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregory-suggests-paul-ryan-doesnt-have-lot-sympathy-poor-people <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><em>Meet the Press&nbsp;</em>moderator David Gregory did his best to condemn Congressman Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal during an interview on Sunday, July 27.&nbsp;</p><p>The NBC host played a clip of Ryan from 2013 in which he criticized a “dependency culture” in America which Gregory interpreted as not sounding “like there’s a lot of sympathy for people you think need the government's help. What you seem to be saying is that people have a problem with their own dependency here the government is only furthering.” [See video below.] &nbsp;</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/david-gregory-suggests-paul-ryan-doesnt-have-lot-sympathy-poor-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Paul Ryan Poverty Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:41:39 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46787 at http://www.mrc.org Benjamin Netanyahu Confronts NBC’s David Gregory Over Claim that Israel Targeted a U.N. School http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/benjamin-netanyahu-confronts-nbcs-david-gregory-over-claim-israel-targeted-un-school <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 Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu profoundly slapped down moderator David Gregory’s assertion that Israel had been involved in the “targeting of a U.N. school that killed children and those civilians who were fleeing a safe place to go in the fighting.”</p><p><strong>Netanyahu resoundingly condemned Gregory’s statement and insisted that the “Secretary General of the United Nations before this incident took place, said that, admitted that two U.N. schools in Gaza were used to stockpile rockets.”</strong>&nbsp;</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/benjamin-netanyahu-confronts-nbcs-david-gregory-over-claim-israel-targeted-un-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benjamin Netanyahu David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:14:03 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46786 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails Elizabeth Warren as 'Celebrity' for 'Disillusioned, Disappointed Liberals' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-elizabeth-warren-celebrity-disillusioned-disappointed-liberals <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> While discussing potential 2016 presidential contenders on Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, correspondent Andrea Mitchell argued that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren could be "real issue" for Hillary Clinton, <strong>touting Warren being "greeted as such a celebrity" at the left-wing Netroots Nation conference.</strong> Moderator David Gregory confirmed <strong>Warren "getting a huge, huge response" at the event.</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-20-NBC-MTP-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/nbc-hails-elizabeth-warren-celebrity-disillusioned-disappointed-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell campaign 2016 David Gregory Elizabeth Warren Meet the Press NBC Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:31:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 46742 at http://www.mrc.org He’s No Tim Russert: David Gregory Sucks Up to Anita Hill During Promotional Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hes-no-tim-russert-david-gregory-sucks-anita-hill-during-promotional-interview <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>David Gregory sat down with Anita Hill on NBCNews.com's <em>Meet the Press Press Pass, </em>aired Sunday morning on Washington, DC's NBC-station, and treated his guest to a softball filled interview that contrasts markedly with the approach by his predecessor, the late Tim Russert, to Hill and her allies.&nbsp;</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/hes-no-tim-russert-david-gregory-sucks-anita-hill-during-promotional-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anita Hill Clarence Thomas David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:33:22 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46683 at http://www.mrc.org David Gregory to GOP Congressman: ‘Do You Lament the Republican Party’s Stand on Immigration Reform?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregory-gop-congressman-do-you-lament-republican-partys-stand-immigration-reform <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><em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator David Gregory spoke to Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Sunday, July 13 and used the opportunity to harass his guest on the subject of immigration in the wake of the ongoing crisis at the border.&nbsp;</p><p>During his interview with the Chairman of the House intelligence committee,&nbsp;<strong>the NBC host took a swipe at the Republican Party by asking: “Do you lament the Republican Party’s stand on immigration reform?”</strong>&nbsp;</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/david-gregory-gop-congressman-do-you-lament-republican-partys-stand-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Illegal Immigration Meet the Press Mike Rogers NBC Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:06:46 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46682 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Insists Current Immigration Crisis ‘Is Separate from the Immigration Issue’ Being Debated in D.C. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-insists-current-immigration-crisis-separate-immigration-issue-being-debated-dc <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>Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Political Director and host of&nbsp;<em>The Daily Rundown</em>&nbsp;on MSNBC, did his best to separate the current immigration crisis from the overall immigration debate taking place in our country.&nbsp;</p><p>During an appearance on&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, July 6,&nbsp;<strong>Todd maintained that “we have immigration law conflation going on here. This crisis is separate from the immigration issue that’s been debated here in Washington but it’s been conflated obviously back and forth.”</strong>&nbsp;[</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/chuck-todd-insists-current-immigration-crisis-separate-immigration-issue-being-debated-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Illegal Immigration Meet the Press NBC Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:07:42 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46623 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s McFadden Lobbies Valerie Jarrett to Support Hillary: ‘Poised at This Moment to Break That Glass Ceiling' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mcfadden-lobbies-valerie-jarrett-support-hillary-poised-moment-break-glass-ceiling <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>NBC’s Cynthia McFadden did what she does best during an interview with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama: Lobby for Hillary Clinton to run for President.&nbsp;</p><p>Appearing during a taped interview that aired on NBC’s<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, <strong>McFadden hyped how “there's no question that the person who is poised at this moment to break that ultimate glass ceiling is Hillary Clinton.”</strong></p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/127974" 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/nbcs-mcfadden-lobbies-valerie-jarrett-support-hillary-poised-moment-break-glass-ceiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Cynthia McFaden Meet the Press NBC Valerie Jarrett Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:22:59 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46586 at http://www.mrc.org David Gregory to Reince Priebus: Isn’t Boehner Lawsuit ‘Just to Gin Up the Base In the Midterms?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregory-reince-priebus-isnt-boehner-lawsuit-just-gin-base-midterms <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>NBC’s David Gregory did his best to dismiss Speaker of the House John Boehner’s soon-to-be lawsuit against President Obama, dismissing it as a “political stunt.”</p><p>During an interview with Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, June 29,&nbsp;<strong>Gregory insisted that the lawsuit had no real merit and wondered: “Isn’t this just to gin up the base in the midterms?”&nbsp;</strong></p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/127972" 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/david-gregory-reince-priebus-isnt-boehner-lawsuit-just-gin-base-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory John Boehner Meet the Press Reince Priebus Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:13:12 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46585 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post's Dionne Spins for IRS Misdeeds: ‘Trying To Do What Needs To Be Done’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-dionne-spins-irs-misdeeds-trying-do-what-needs-be-done <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-0">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Liberal <em>Washington Post</em> columnist E.J. Dionne did his best to spin on behalf of the IRS over their targeting of conservative groups during an appearance on NBC’s <em>Meet the Press</em>.</p> <p> <strong>Dionne was part of the panel on Sunday, June 22 and insisted: “The problem with the IRS story is the IRS was trying to do what needs to be done, which is there is an abuse of the 501 (c)(4) status.”<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-dionne-spins-irs-misdeeds-trying-do-what-needs-be-done" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division E.J. Dionne IRS Meet the Press Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:46:26 +0000 brent.baker 46524 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and CBS Hosts See Prisoner Swap As 'Good Sign' of 'Diplomatic Breakthrough' With Taliban http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-hosts-see-prisoner-swap-good-sign-diplomatic-breakthrough-taliban <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> While all three broadcast networks provided critical coverage of the Obama administration's decision to exchange five Taliban terrorists for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, <em>Meet the Press</em> host David Gregory and <em>CBS This Morning</em> co-host Norah O'Donnell both attempted to spin the controversial deal as brilliant diplomacy. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-02-NBCCBS-GregoryO%27Donnell.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-and-cbs-hosts-see-prisoner-swap-good-sign-diplomatic-breakthrough-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bowe Bergdahl CBS This Morning David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Norah O'Donnell taliban Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:55:54 +0000 kyle.drennen 46377 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: GOP Efforts to 'Take Down Hillary Clinton' in 'Full Swing,' She's 'Almost Unbeatable' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gop-efforts-take-down-hillary-clinton-full-swing-shes-almost-unbeatable <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> Opening Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator David Gregory proclaimed: <strong>"Republican attempts to take down Hillary Clinton are in full swing after a headline-grabbing attack from Karl Rove. So will Republicans stop at nothing to keep her from running in 2016?"</strong> Introducing a report moments later, he wondered: "Is this just the start of a Republican strategy to persuade her not to run?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-18-NBC-MTP-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/nbc-gop-efforts-take-down-hillary-clinton-full-swing-shes-almost-unbeatable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell campaign 2016 Hillary Clinton Karl Rove Meet the Press NBC Mon, 19 May 2014 15:59:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 46289 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s David Gregory to Reince Priebus: Is Hillary Clinton ‘The Candidate That You...Most Fear?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-david-gregory-reince-priebus-hillary-clinton-candidate-youmost-fear <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>Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, sat down with David Gregory, moderator of NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;and was immediately met with a barrage of questions on Hillary Clinton ranging from Karl Rove’s questioning of Clinton health to her tenure as Secretary of State.</p><p><strong>Gregory did his best to defend Ms. Clinton from her legacy and asked Priebus: “Is she the candidate that you, as the head of the Republican Party, most fear?”</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/nbcs-david-gregory-reince-priebus-hillary-clinton-candidate-youmost-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Hillary Clinton Meet the Press NBC Reince Priebus Sun, 18 May 2014 18:06:09 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46287 at http://www.mrc.org TV 'News' Enlists in Obama's Climate Crusade; Benghazi Just a GOP Voodoo Cult http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/tv-news-enlists-obamas-climate-crusade-benghazi-just-gop-voodoo-cult <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, 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/documents/May122014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=630279" title="May122014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>TV “News” Enlists in Obama’s Climate Crusade</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/tv-news-enlists-obamas-climate-crusade-benghazi-just-gop-voodoo-cult" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Benghazi Bob Schieffer Bryant Gumbel Chris Matthews Chuck Todd Climate Change Donald Sterling Ginger Zee Global Warming Meet the Press MSNBC Racism Sat, 10 May 2014 22:11:42 +0000 rich.noyes 46220 at http://www.mrc.org