Charles Krauthammer http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19487/all en Networks Fail to Cover WH Spokesman Refusing to Call the Taliban a Terrorist Organization http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization <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>During the daily White House press briefing on Wednesday, Deputy Spokesman Eric Schultz had an exchange with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl where he&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" target="_blank">declined</a>&nbsp;to label the Taliban as a terrorist organization, instead insisting it's&nbsp;<strong>“an armed ins</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/networks-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Afghanistan Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charles Krauthammer foreign policy Fox News Channel Jonathan Karl NBC News NBC Nightly News Special Report taliban War on terrorism White House World News Tonight Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:07:47 +0000 curtis.houck 48117 at http://www.mrc.org Krauthammer: Obama Counted On 'Minions in the Press' to Help Cover Up Gruber Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-obama-counted-minions-press-help-cover-gruber-scandal <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 Fox News's <em>Special Report</em> Monday, columnist Charles Krauthammer suggested that the reason President Obama waited a week to comment on the Jonathan Gruber ObamaCare scandal was because the White House knew it could count on the liberal media to ignore the story: <strong>"...they've had six years experience of the press essentially conspiring with them....the administration issues statements, it uses Gruber reports, it's echoed by their minions in the press</strong>, then repeated by Democrats as if this is objective evidence..."</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/krauthammer-obama-counted-minions-press-help-cover-gruber-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Charles Krauthammer Fox News Jonathan Gruber obamacare Special Report Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:07:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 47669 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Dodge Obama Linking ISIS Terror, Unrest in Ukraine to Events in Ferguson http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-obama-linking-isis-terror-unrest-ukraine-events-ferguson <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>During his speech to the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on Wednesday, President Barack Obama made a striking, unusual and ridiculous comparison between the reign of terror taking place in the Middle East at the hands of the brutal Islamic terrorist group ISIS, the ongoing tension in Ukraine,&nbsp;and the unrest that took place in Ferguson, Missouri last month after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.</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/networks-dodge-obama-linking-isis-terror-unrest-ukraine-events-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charles Krauthammer CNN Ed Henry ferguson Ferguson Missouri Fox News Channel Jim Acosta Michael Brown Michael Brown shooting NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report The Situation Room United Nations Wolf Blitzer World News Tonight. David Muir Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:45:12 +0000 curtis.houck 47228 at http://www.mrc.org Krauthammer: ‘Media Are Somewhat Embarrassed’ By Missing Benghazi Dissembling http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-media-are-somewhat-embarrassed-missing-benghazi-dissembling <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> Columnist Charles Krauthammer contended, on Thursday’s <em>Special Report with Bret Baier</em>, that the release of the Ben Rhodes memo has changed the media dynamic in interest toward the Benghazi scandal because journalists are now “embarrassed” over being “rolled” by the White House:&nbsp;</p> <p> “What’s changed now, and we saw it in the briefing room, is I think the other media are somewhat embarrassed by the fact that, unlike Fox, they allowed themselves to be stoned and spun and rolled for a year and a half and now the memo appears and it’s obvious that they missed the story.”</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/krauthammer-media-are-somewhat-embarrassed-missing-benghazi-dissembling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Charles Krauthammer Fri, 02 May 2014 12:54:42 +0000 brent.baker 46150 at http://www.mrc.org Hayes and Krauthammer Scoff at Media Claim of ‘Austerity’ Under Obama: ‘An Assault on the Dictionary’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hayes-and-krauthammer-scoff-media-claim-austerity-under-obama-assault-dictionary <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/2013/SRBB-WashPosttext-2014-02-21.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Steve Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, on Friday’s<em> Special Report with Bret Baier</em>, scoffed at the <em>Washington Post</em>’s front page characterization that President Barack Obama’s expected budget proposal “will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency.”<br /> </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/hayes-and-krauthammer-scoff-media-claim-austerity-under-obama-assault-dictionary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Bret Baier Budget Charles Krauthammer Obama Watch Special Report Stephen Hayes Video Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:43:52 +0000 brent.baker 45610 at http://www.mrc.org Steve Hayes Pleads: ‘Where is the Mainstream Media’ on Obama’s Lawlessness? If This Were Bush... http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/steve-hayes-pleads-where-mainstream-media-obamas-lawlessness-if-were-bush <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 style="width: 260px; margin: 1px; float: right; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; height: 146px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/Hayes-SpecialReportWithBretBaier-2014-02-11.jpg" /> “Where is the mainstream media on this?” Steve Hayes of <em>The Weekly Standard</em> pleaded on Tuesday’s <em>Special Report with Bret Baier</em> in reference to President Obama’s latest decision to change the ObamaCare law. “Can you imagine if this were George W. Bush?</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/steve-hayes-pleads-where-mainstream-media-obamas-lawlessness-if-were-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Charles Krauthammer Health Care Special Report Stephen Hayes Video Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:42:12 +0000 brent.baker 45535 at http://www.mrc.org Krauthammer Blasts 'Incredible Lack of Curiosity of the Mainstream Media' on Obama Scandals http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-blasts-incredible-lack-curiosity-mainstream-media-obama-scandals <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> During a panel discussion on Wednesday's <em>Special Report</em> on Fox News, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer <strong>denounced the "incredible lack of curiosity of the mainstream media"</strong> regarding the Obama administration's IRS scandal and observed: <strong>"...had this been a Republican abusing the IRS, you can be sure the mainstream media would have been all over it."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-05-FNC-SR-Krauthammer.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/krauthammer-blasts-incredible-lack-curiosity-mainstream-media-obama-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Charles Krauthammer Fox News Scandals Special Report Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:08:20 +0000 kyle.drennen 45487 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Presses Krauthammer to Diagnose GOP: 'Do You Think The Party Needs Some Psychiatry?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-presses-krauthammer-diagnose-gop-do-you-think-party-needs-some-psychiatry <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gayle-king-attends-obama-fundraiser-abc-omits-shes-cbs-anchor" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-10-22-CBS-King_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Obama donor</a> Gayle King and Charlie Rose strongly hinted that conservatives/Republicans needed psychiatric help during a segment with Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>.</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/cbs-presses-krauthammer-diagnose-gop-do-you-think-party-needs-some-psychiatry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charles Krauthammer Charlie Rose Gayle King Labeling Norah O'Donnell obamacare Republicans Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:41:43 +0000 matthew.balan 44784 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS and NBC Avoid Obama Administration’s Dereliction on Missile Defense http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-avoid-obama-administrations-dereliction-missile-defense <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 style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/ABC-missiledefense-2013-03-15.jpg" /> The Obama administration in 2009 dropped the Bush administration’s plan to add missile interceptor capability against North Korea, yet on Friday, when Obama’s Pentagon realized their error and scrambled to announce a reversal to implement the Bush plan, ABC, CBS and NBC failed to mention Obama’s dereliction. (Charles Krauthmmer zinged “Democratic resistance” to missile defense. “Reagan was right.”)</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-avoid-obama-administrations-dereliction-missile-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams CBS Evening News Censoring the News Charles Krauthammer Good Morning America Missile Defense NBC Nightly News North Korea Reena Ninan Special Report World News Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:47:27 +0000 brent.baker 42933 at http://www.mrc.org Krauthammer: Obama on Charm Offensive Because ‘Media Could No Longer Cover for Him’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-obama-charm-offensive-because-media-could-no-longer-cover-him <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> Charles Krauthammer credited President Obama’s charm offensive toward Republicans to his losing the news media which couldn’t any longer abide his ridiculous sequester “cut” exaggerations.</p> <p> <strong>“Obama’s strongest constituency, which is not the left, it’s the mainstream media, could no longer cover for him without being entirely embarrassed,”</strong> Krauthammer observed Friday night on FNC, “It had to expose the one exaggeration after another on the sequester.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-obama-charm-offensive-because-media-could-no-longer-cover-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Budget Charles Krauthammer sequester Special Report Video Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:46:14 +0000 brent.baker 42871 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and CNN Declare ‘False’ What Krauthammer Touted as Romney’s ‘High Point’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cnn-declare-false-what-krauthammer-touted-romneys-high-point <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/on the record with greta van susteren-krauthammer-2012-10-23_20121023044943.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> “The high point of that debate for Romney is when he devastatingly leveled the charge of Obama going around the world on ‘an apology tour,’” Charles Krauthammer asserted on the Fox News Channel following Monday night’s third presidential debate. But what Krauthammer saw as so powerful for Mitt Romney, ABC and CNN tried to discredit based on the flimsy reasoning that Obama didn’t use the word “apologize.”<br /> <br /> ABC’s Jonathan Karl insisted: <strong>“The President didn’t apologize for America...there’s no way you could really call it ‘an apology tour.’”</strong> With a big “False” on screen, CNN’s John Berman decided: <strong>“Our verdict here is it is false to call the President’s speeches ‘an apology tour’</strong> even if he was critical of past U.S. foreign policy. He issued no apologies.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cnn-declare-false-what-krauthammer-touted-romneys-high-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential abc Charles Krauthammer CNN Debates John Berman Jonathan Karl Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:05:20 +0000 brent.baker 41601 at http://www.mrc.org Krauthammer Calls PBS's Inside Washington an 'Arm of the DNC' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-calls-pbss-inside-washington-arm-dnc <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-05-01-BigKrauthammer.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>Inside Washington</em> on PBS, regular panel member and conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer chided host Gordon Peterson for leading the show with the story of Mitt Romney's tax returns as Krauthammer argued that the "gaffe of the year" was committed by President Barack Obama the same week.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-calls-pbss-inside-washington-arm-dnc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Charles Krauthammer Gaffe Gordon Peterson Inside Washington Mitt Romney PBS Sat, 21 Jul 2012 03:31:10 +0000 40706 at http://www.mrc.org Krauthammer Slams Media’s ‘Appalling Double Standard’ on Teenage Romney v Obama’s Wright http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-slams-medias-appalling-double-standard-teenage-romney-v-obamas-wright <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/SpecialReport-Krauthammer-2012-05-17-800.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 138px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Reacting to Mitt Romney’s discomfort toward proposed independent expenditure ads reminding Americans of President Obama’s connections to Reverend Jeremiah Wright, on FNC Thursday night Charles Krauthammer delivered a rebuke to the media’s presumption raising Wright would be illegitimate. Krauthammer sure didn’t hold back:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krauthammer-slams-medias-appalling-double-standard-teenage-romney-v-obamas-wright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Campaign 2012 Charles Krauthammer Jeremiah Wright Fri, 18 May 2012 13:07:06 +0000 brent.baker 40118 at http://www.mrc.org Journalist Grandson of Socialist Presidential Candidate: 'We Can't Pay' for Welfare State 'Any More' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/journalist-grandson-socialist-presidential-candidate-we-cant-pay-welfare-state-any-more <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/images/2012-04-20-IW-Thomas.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" height="180" />Even liberal journalist and<em> Politico</em> contributor<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Thomas"> Evan Thomas</a> has finally figured out that socialism is an unsustainable system, as he boldly proclaimed on this weekend’s syndicated<em> Inside Washington</em>:&nbsp;<strong> “The welfare state is something we can’t pay for any more.”</strong> The admission by the one-time <em>Newsweek</em> managing editor and co-author of the infamous Feb.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/journalist-grandson-socialist-presidential-candidate-we-cant-pay-welfare-state-any-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Charles Krauthammer Evan Thomas Gordon Peterson Nina Totenberg Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:58:28 +0000 geoff.dickens 39899 at http://www.mrc.org Rewriting Ronald Reagan http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/rewriting-ronald-reagan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How the Media Have Worked to Distort, Dismantle and Destroy His Legacy </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/Reagan2011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1363454" title="Reagan2011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Executive Summary</strong></h3><p><strong><br /></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/rewriting-ronald-reagan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division Barbara Cochran Beth Fouhy Bill Moyers Bob Herbert Bob Schieffer Bryant Gumbel Charles Krauthammer Chris Matthews Christine Gorman D.L. Hughley Dan Rather David Nyhan Ed Bradley Eleanor Clift Eric Bogosian Evan Thomas Garry Wills Harrison Rainie Harry Smith Haynes Johnson Helen Thomas Howell Raines Hugh Downs Jack White Jane Clayson Jim Wooten John Chancellor John Cusack John Leonard John Singleton Jonathan Alter Juan Williams Katie Couric Keith Morrison Keith Olbermann Kevin Fagan Kirk Johnson Lance Morrow Larry Gelbart Lesley Stahl Lisa Myers Maria Shriver Michael Gartner Michelle Ingrasia Peter Jennings R. W. Apple Richard Lacayo Richard Roth Richard Threlkeld Robert MacNeil Roger Rosenblatt Ronald Reagan Sam Donadlson Sarah McLendon Steven Roberts Strobe Talbott Ted Koppel Terence Smith Thomas Friedman Tim Russert Timothy Noah Tom Brokaw Tom Matthews Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:47:51 +0000 geoff.dickens 39128 at http://www.mrc.org