Tom Brokaw http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19476/all en Tom Brokaw Knocks Obama for Being 'Immobilized' on ISIS http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tom-brokaw-knocks-obama-being-immobilized-isis <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>Former&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor Tom Brokaw on Tuesday dismissed Barack Obama's air strikes in Syria as too late and not effective. Talking to Ronan Farrow on MSNBC, he chided, "We've known about ISIS moving out of Syria, moving into Iraq for some time and the time to hit them was when they were on the move before they got themselves positioned in Iraq and had taken over cities and created an infrastructure, if you will, for their military."&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://mrc.org//sites/default/files/uploads/2014-09-23-MSNBC-Brokaw.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></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/tom-brokaw-knocks-obama-being-immobilized-isis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama ISIS MSNBC Tom Brokaw Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:25:52 +0000 scott.whitlock 47218 at http://www.mrc.org Journalists Denying Liberal Bias, Part One http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/journalists-denying-liberal-bias-part-one <p><em>In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many journalists still refuse to acknowledge that most of the establishment media tilts to the left. Examples:</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/journalists-denying-liberal-bias-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division cbs Christiane Amanpour Dan Rather David Shuster New York Times Reuters Tom Brokaw Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:22:00 +0000 admin 29253 at http://www.mrc.org Brokaw on Letterman: Syria Not Obama's 'Finest Moment,' Probably Emboldened Putin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brokaw-letterman-syria-not-obamas-finest-moment-probably-emboldened-putin <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 Thursday's CBS <em>Late Show</em> aired early Friday morning, former <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Tom Brokaw discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine with host David Letterman and observed: <strong>"...when chemical weapons were used in Syria and they were discovered, I didn't think it was President Obama's finest moment.</strong></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/brokaw-letterman-syria-not-obamas-finest-moment-probably-emboldened-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs David Letterman Late Show Russia Syria Tom Brokaw ukraine Vladimir Putin Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:20:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 45708 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brokaw: U.S. Anti-Communism Efforts During Cold War A 'National Obsession' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-us-anti-communism-efforts-during-cold-war-national-obsession <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/2014-02-15-NBC-Olympics-Brokaw.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 136px; float: right;" />During NBC's Saturday coverage of the Winter Olympics, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw spun the United States' worldwide campaign against communism during the Cold War: "In Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, and space, <strong>the U.S. spared little to defeat communism – at times, it seemed like a national obsession</strong>." [<strong>video below</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/nbcs-brokaw-us-anti-communism-efforts-during-cold-war-national-obsession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division NBC Olympics Russia Soviet Union Tom Brokaw United States Winter Olympics Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:07:29 +0000 matthew.balan 45578 at http://www.mrc.org Media Millionaires: 6 Wealthy Journalists Whine about Income Inequality http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-millionaires-6-wealthy-journalists-whine-about-income-inequality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite their incredible wealth, anchors promote liberal views on taxes, wealth and income. </div> </div> </div> <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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If liberals have their way the State of the Union will be all about income inequality. That kind of speech would be cheered by many in the press, including several hypocritical millionaires who love to complain about the one percent.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-millionaires-6-wealthy-journalists-whine-about-income-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama Bob Schieffer Brian Williams broadcast networks Diane Sawyer George Stephanopoulos Income income disparity Income Inequality inequality Matt Lauer Poverty rich State of the Union taxes Tom Brokaw wealth wealthy journalists Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:27:47 +0000 julia.seymour 45403 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brokaw Scolds Media Fixation on Christie: Country's Saying, 'You've Got to Move On, Guys' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-scolds-media-fixation-christie-countrys-saying-youve-got-move-guys <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-15-MSNBC-DR-Brokaw.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 172px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></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/nbcs-brokaw-scolds-media-fixation-christie-countrys-saying-youve-got-move-guys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division bridgegate Chris Christie Daily Rundown MSNBC Tom Brokaw Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:44:19 +0000 kyle.drennen 45313 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brokaw Gushes Over Clintons 'Still At the Top of the Attention Span in This Country' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-gushes-over-clintons-still-top-attention-span-country <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 Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> to promote his new show premiering on the Military Channel, <a href="http://military.discovery.com/tv-shows/the-brokaw-files/about-this-show/about-the-brokaw-files.htm" target="_blank"><em>The Brokaw Files</em></a>, special correspondent Tom Brokaw fondly looked back at a 1993 interview he conducted with Bill and Hillary Clinton: <strong>"It's amazing when you stop and think about all that they've been through.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-gushes-over-clintons-still-top-attention-span-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton NBC Today Tom Brokaw Thu, 30 May 2013 21:54:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 43716 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brokaw on AG Holder Targeting Journalists: First Amendment 'Not Unconditional' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-ag-holder-targeting-journalists-first-amendment-not-unconditional <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 Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie asked special correspondent Tom Brokaw about his <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2013/05/29/tom-brokaw-tells-press-suck-it-first-amendment-obama-isnt-nixon" target="_blank">recent comment</a> that the press "has to be careful about having a glass jaw" when it comes to the Obama Justice Department investigating reporters: "...you made a remark that journalists...shouldn't have what you called a 'glass jaw' when it comes to some of these investigations, citing the First Amendment and threats to the First </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-ag-holder-targeting-journalists-first-amendment-not-unconditional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Eric Holder First Amendment NBC Today Tom Brokaw Thu, 30 May 2013 20:31:09 +0000 kyle.drennen 43713 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brokaw Blames U.S. Drone Attacks for Motivating Islamic Terrorists http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-blames-us-drone-attacks-motivating-islamic-terrorists <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 Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, special correspondent Tom Brokaw used a discussion on the Boston Marathon bombings to argue more broadly that the "roots" of anti-American terrorism across the Islamic world are U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-blames-us-drone-attacks-motivating-islamic-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Boston Marathon Bombing Drones Meet the Press NBC Terrorism Tom Brokaw Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:49:52 +0000 kyle.drennen 43256 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brokaw Cautions Media to 'Take A Deep Breath' and 'Report What We Know' About Boston Bombing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-cautions-media-take-deep-breath-and-report-what-we-know-about-boston-bombing <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 Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, special correspondent Tom Brokaw warned his media colleagues about premature speculation regarding the motivation of the Boston bombing: <strong>"I think everybody has to take a deep breath...report what we know, and do the best we can with the information that we're able to get reliably."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-04-16-NBC-TDAY-Brokaw.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brokaw-cautions-media-take-deep-breath-and-report-what-we-know-about-boston-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Boston Marathon Bombing NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Tom Brokaw Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:17:11 +0000 kyle.drennen 43215 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes Republican 'Disarray' as 'Bloodier-Minded' Obama Focuses on Beating GOP in 2nd Term http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-republican-disarray-bloodier-minded-obama-focuses-beating-gop-2nd-term <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> A panel discussion on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em> on President Obama's second term quickly devolved into anti-Republican ranting, with correspondent Andrea Mitchell proclaiming: <strong>"It's been so toxic that I think the President is betting that the American people...are really fed up with this. And that it will be in the Republican Party's advantage to play somewhat toward getting something done."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-21-NBC-TDAY-GOPDisarray.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-republican-disarray-bloodier-minded-obama-focuses-beating-gop-2nd-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama inauguration Jodi Kantor NBC Republicans Today Tom Brokaw Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:33:41 +0000 kyle.drennen 42306 at http://www.mrc.org Benghazi a Blip on Media's Radar - Less Than 2 Minutes of Coverage on ABC, CBS; NBC Punts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/benghazi-blip-medias-radar-less-2-minutes-coverage-abc-cbs-nbc-punts <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/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_375/main_photos/2012/November/2012-11-02-CBS-CTM-Benghazi_flag.jpg" style="float: right;" height="132" width="240" />As the Big Three's evening newscasts ignored the latest in the controversy over the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya for <a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/abc-and-cbs-ignore-their-own-reporters-benghazi-blackout-reach-7-days" target="_blank">seven straight days</a>, their morning shows aren't doing much better.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/benghazi-blip-medias-radar-less-2-minutes-coverage-abc-cbs-nbc-punts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi cbs CBS This Morning Christopher Stevens Good Morning America Josh Elliott Libya NBC Norah O'Donnell Robert Gibbs Today Tom Brokaw Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:47:05 +0000 matthew.balan 41703 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Bloomberg Helping Obama, Wonders if Christie Hurting Romney http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-bloomberg-helping-obama-wonders-if-christie-hurting-romney <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-02-NBC-TDAY-LauerBrokaw.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 167px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-bloomberg-helping-obama-wonders-if-christie-hurting-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Campaign 2012 Chris Christie Matt Lauer Mike Bloomberg Mitt Romney NBC Today Tom Brokaw Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:34:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 41698 at http://www.mrc.org Millionaire TV Star Tom Brokaw Longs for a Simpler Life: No More 'McMansions' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/millionaire-tv-star-tom-brokaw-longs-simpler-life-no-more-mcmansions <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>Tom Brokaw had his <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IlRVy7oZ58">Jimmy Carter</a> moment on Tuesday. The veteran journalist appeared on MSNBC's <em>The Cycle</em> to call for Americans to accept a permanent lowering of their standard of living. Speaking of the next generation, Brokaw blithely insisted that "they probably won't have as much disposable income." <strong>He added, "They won't live in homes that are McMansions. We gotta get real." [MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-10-16-MSNBC-CYCLE-BALL-BROKAW.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/millionaire-tv-star-tom-brokaw-longs-simpler-life-no-more-mcmansions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division MSNBC Tom Brokaw Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:41:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 41537 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Study: By 2-to-1 Margin, Journalists Favor Liberal Questions at Town Hall Debates http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-2-1-margin-journalists-favor-liberal-questions-town-hall-debates <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2012/october/Debate2008.jpg" width="267" />Tonight’s town hall-style presidential debate will ostensibly feature questions from undecided voters, but the evening’s agenda will really be decided by the moderator, as CNN’s Candy Crowley will select which of the more than roughly 80 voters in the room will actually get a chance to talk to the candidates. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-2-1-margin-journalists-favor-liberal-questions-town-hall-debates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Barack Obama Candy Crowley Carole Simpson conservative Jim Lehrer liberal Mitt Romney Tom Brokaw town hall debate Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:03:10 +0000 rich.noyes 41520 at http://www.mrc.org