Tom Brokaw http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19476/all en Meet the Press Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit,’ Going ‘So Far to the Right’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit-going-so-far-right <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>Following Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Iowa Freedom Summit, which hosted several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the panel on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday morning happily scolded the GOPers for attending the prominent conservative gathering.&nbsp;</p><p>During the discussion,&nbsp;<strong>Helene Cooper, correspondent for&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>, argued that Republicans “in many, many ways are their own worst enemies. They go so far to the right in order to out-conservative everybody else.”&nbsp;</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/meet-press-panel-hits-gop-over-iowa-freedom-summit-going-so-far-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Election Chuck Todd Helene Cooper Meet the Press NBC Tom Brokaw Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:23:21 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48090 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Supporter and Former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-awards-medal-freedom-supporter-and-former-nbc-anchor-tom-brokaw <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>President Barack Obama <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/obama-award-presidential-medal-freedom-084028413--politics.html" target="_blank">awarded</a> the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18 individuals on Monday afternoon with one of them being former&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor and reliably liberal supporter&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/journalists/tom-brokaw" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/journalists/tom-brokaw">Tom Brokaw</a>.</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/obama-awards-medal-freedom-supporter-and-former-nbc-anchor-tom-brokaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Brian Williams NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Tom Brokaw Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:16:53 +0000 curtis.houck 47723 at http://www.mrc.org No Mandate for Conservatives After Election Sweep; GOP Now Needs to Ditch Tea Party & Talk Radio http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/no-mandate-conservatives-after-election-sweep-gop-now-needs-ditch-tea-party-talk-r <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 22 </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/Nov172014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=432227" title="Nov172014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Denying Mandate for Conservatives After Election Sweep</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/no-mandate-conservatives-after-election-sweep-gop-now-needs-ditch-tea-party-talk-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer campaign cbs Chris Matthews Conservatives election Liberals Mark Halperin Media Bias MSNBC NBC talk radio Tea Party Tom Brokaw Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:08:04 +0000 rich.noyes 47649 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Set to Award Medal of Freedom to Media Ally Tom Brokaw http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-set-award-medal-freedom-media-ally-tom-brokaw <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 Tuesday, the White House announced that President Obama would <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/tom-brokaw-to-receive-nations-highest-civilian-honor_b245608" target="_blank">award the Presidential Medal of Freedom</a> to former <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor and current special correspondent Tom Brokaw – among other 2014 recipients. <em>Today</em> news anchor Natalie Morales touted the announcement on Tuesday, noting: "Obama said in a statement, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world."</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/obama-set-award-medal-freedom-media-ally-tom-brokaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Medal of Freedom NBC Tom Brokaw Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:19:57 +0000 kyle.drennen 47618 at http://www.mrc.org Tom Brokaw: Talk Radio Thinks ‘Obama Voters…Live In Excrement’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tom-brokaw-talk-radio-thinks-obama-voters%E2%80%A6live-excrement <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>Tom Brokaw, former anchor of&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, had a busy midterm election night as he appeared on both NBC and PBS’s midterm coverage programming. During Brokaw’s appearances on the two networks, he <a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/denial-tom-brokaw-claims-no-big-ideological-win-gop">repeatedly minimized</a>&nbsp;the significance of the GOP’s electoral victory.</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/tom-brokaw-talk-radio-thinks-obama-voters%E2%80%A6live-excrement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms Charlie Rose PBS Tom Brokaw Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:57:18 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47542 at http://www.mrc.org Denial: Tom Brokaw Claims No 'Big, Ideological' Win for GOP http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/denial-tom-brokaw-claims-no-big-ideological-win-gop <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>Despite the Republicans dramatically retaking the Senate, increasing their majority in the House and upping the number of GOP governors, veteran NBC journalist Tom Brokaw on Tuesday night insisted, "I don't think that this was a big, ideological election, as much as it was 'we want to change the team.'" [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org//sites/default/files/uploads/2014-11-05-NBC-Brokaw.mp3">here</a>.] The ex-<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor put the responsibility on Republicans: "Will [voters] fall out of love with Republicans that they have elected to office?</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/denial-tom-brokaw-claims-no-big-ideological-win-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Midterms NBC Tom Brokaw Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:49:01 +0000 scott.whitlock 47530 at http://www.mrc.org Brokaw: If GOP Wins Senate, 'What Are They Prepared to Give to the Democrats?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brokaw-if-gop-wins-senate-what-are-they-prepared-give-democrats <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 MSNBC's <em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em> on Monday, NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was already urging Republicans support liberal agenda items if they win control of the Senate in Tuesday's midterm election: <strong>"The question then is, what are they prepared to give to the Democrats to meet them in the middle ground? What are they going to do about immigration? What are they going to do about the minimum wage?"</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-if-gop-wins-senate-what-are-they-prepared-give-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Reports campaign 2014 Democrats MSNBC Republicans Tom Brokaw Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:22:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 47512 at http://www.mrc.org 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