Fox News http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19647/all en Networks Ignore New GOP Claim That IRS Did Target Tea Party Groups http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-new-gop-claim-irs-did-target-tea-party-groups <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-07-Fox-IRS.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Monday's network evening news casts ignored a&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/04/07/gop-report-on-irs-only-tea-party-groups-received-systematic-scrutiny/">new GOP claim</a>&nbsp;that Tea Party groups were indeed singled out for "systematic scrutiny" by the IRS.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-new-gop-claim-irs-did-target-tea-party-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Fox News GOP Greta van Susteren IRS Targets Tea Party Republicans Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:43:56 +0000 matt.hadro 45949 at http://www.mrc.org Howard Kurtz Rips Media Double Standard On Mozilla CEO's Resignation http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-rips-media-double-standard-mozilla-ceos-resignation <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-07-FN-SR-Kurtz.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On Monday's&nbsp;<em>Special Report</em>, Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz ripped the media double standard on the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-rips-media-double-standard-mozilla-ceos-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Fox News Gay Rights Good Morning America Howard Kurtz NBC Same-Sex Marriage Special Report Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:38:43 +0000 matt.hadro 45948 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Frets Over 'Tough' Abortion Law Being Upheld, Skips What Ruling Actually Means http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-frets-over-tough-abortion-law-being-upheld-skips-what-ruling-actually-means <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>While the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>&nbsp;on Thursday and&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Friday allowed mere seconds to explain a court ruling upholding "tough" "new abortion restrictions" in Texas, only Fox News fully detailed what the decision and law actually do.&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-FNC-AN-Stegall.mp3">here</a>.]</strong><em>&nbsp;Evening News</em>&nbsp;guest anchor Sharyn Alfonsi briefly informed, "A federal appeals court today upheld Texas' new abortion restrictions, among the toughest in the nation.</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/cbs-frets-over-tough-abortion-law-being-upheld-skips-what-ruling-actually-means" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Abortion cbs Fox News Texas Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:16:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 45880 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS All Skip Political ID for 'Shocking' Corruption By Democratic Mayor http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cnn-msnbc-pbs-all-skip-political-id-shocking-corruption-democratic-mayor <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>ABC, CNN, MSNBC and PBS on Wednesday and Thursday all covered the "shocking" corruption involving the Democratic mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Yet, while talking about the tens of thousands of dollars in bribes he sought, none of these networks identified Patrick Cannon's political party. Only a Fox News host referred to him as a Democrat.&nbsp;</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/abc-cnn-msnbc-pbs-all-skip-political-id-shocking-corruption-democratic-mayor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Charlotte Corruption Fox News MSNBC NBC Patrick Cannon PBS Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:12:00 +0000 scott.whitlock 45851 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Yawn as Obama Administration Gives Away the Internet http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-obama-administration-gives-away-internet <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>The United States government announced on Friday that it would give up control of the Internet to a global organization. Fox News extensively covered this development, but the network morning and evening shows ignored the monumental decision.&nbsp;</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/networks-yawn-obama-administration-gives-away-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Fox News Internet Mike Huckabee NBC Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:58:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 45775 at http://www.mrc.org Arsenio Sideswipes Fox for Spelling Error: 'When Does Fox News Ever Get Anything Right?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/arsenio-sideswipes-fox-spelling-error-when-does-fox-news-ever-get-anything-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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="300" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ArsenioFoxNews.jpg" /></p><p>On Wednesday’s edition of <em>The Arsenio Hall Show</em>, the host mocked Fox News for a graphics error and slammed: “Then again when does Fox News ever get anything right?” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/arsenio-sideswipes-fox-spelling-error-when-does-fox-news-ever-get-anything-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Arsenio Hall FNC Fox News Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:08:38 +0000 geoff.dickens 45762 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore FCC Plan to Investigate Newsrooms http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-fcc-plan-investigate-newsrooms <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> Despite the disturbing news on Wednesday that the Federal Communications Commission had developed a controversial plan to investigate television and radio newsrooms across the country, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS completely ignored the potential threat to press freedom.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a 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/networks-ignore-fcc-plan-investigate-newsrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs FCC Fox News NBC press freedom Shannon Bream Special Report Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:54:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 45598 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 a 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 Obama Whines to O'Reilly: 'Absolutely' Unfair to Ask About ObamaCare, IRS, and Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-whines-oreilly-absolutely-unfair-ask-about-obamacare-irs-and-benghazi <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 an extended portion of Bill O'Reilly's Super Bowl interview with President Obama aired on Monday's <em>O'Reilly Factor</em>, the Fox News host wondered: <strong>"Do you think I've been unfair to you?"</strong> Obama replied: <strong>"Absolutely, of course you are, Bill."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-03-FNC-OF-Obama.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a 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-whines-oreilly-absolutely-unfair-ask-about-obamacare-irs-and-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Benghazi Bill O'Reilly Fox News IRS obamacare Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:31:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 45468 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Lashes Out at O'Reilly Over Tough Benghazi and IRS Questions http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-lashes-out-oreilly-over-tough-benghazi-and-irs-questions <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> Not accustomed to being asked difficult questions about his failures in office, President Obama attacked Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during a pre-Super Bowl interview on Sunday for daring to demand answers about the Benghazi terrorist attack and the IRS targeting conservative groups. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-02-FOX-O%27ReillyObama_0.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a 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-lashes-out-oreilly-over-tough-benghazi-and-irs-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Benghazi Bill O'Reilly Fox News IRS Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:43:43 +0000 kyle.drennen 45457 at http://www.mrc.org Surprise: CBS Actually Presses 'Liberal-Leaning' Journalist on New Roger Ailes Bio http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/surprise-cbs-actually-presses-liberal-leaning-journalist-new-roger-ailes-bio <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/2014-01-10-CBS-Gabriel_Sherman_large.JPG" style="float: right;" width="240" height="133" />On Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell refreshingly departed from their usual <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-plays-softball-bill-clinton-hillarys-future-global-initiative-questions">softball treatment of liberal guests</a>, and pursued <em>New York</em> magazine's Gabriel Sherman about his new biography of Fox News's Roger Ailes.</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/surprise-cbs-actually-presses-liberal-leaning-journalist-new-roger-ailes-bio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Fox News Gabriel Sherman Norah O'Donnell Roger Ailes Sat, 11 Jan 2014 02:06:12 +0000 matthew.balan 45273 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Gun Company Putting U.S. Troops First, Rejecting $15 Million Deal With Pakistan http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-gun-company-putting-us-troops-first-rejecting-15-million-deal-pakistan <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>A Utah-based gun manufacturer turned down a&nbsp;<a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/utah-gun-maker-turns-down-15m-deal-pakistan">$15 million contract</a>&nbsp;with Pakistan in the name of keeping weapons from falling into the hands of America's enemies. ABC, CBS and NBC, networks that routinely demonize the firearms industry and promote gun control, ignored this positive story. Only Fox News highlighted Desert Tech's decision to put the troops before profit.</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/networks-ignore-gun-company-putting-us-troops-first-rejecting-15-million-deal-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Fox News Gun Control Guns Pakistan Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:11:14 +0000 scott.whitlock 45255 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Decries Megyn Kelly Saying Santa is White; Ignored Bashir Wanting Palin to be Defecated On http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-decries-megyn-kelly-saying-santa-white-ignored-bashir-wanting-palin-be-defecated <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> Teasing an upcoming story on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over "the emotional debate ignited by a Fox News anchor over Santa's true race," referring to FNC host Megyn Kelly <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/12/12/leftist-outrage-brigade-cant-understand-megyn-kellys-santa-claus-" target="_blank">saying that Santa Claus is white</a>. Minutes later, news reader Natalie Morales promoted the same segment by proclaiming: <strong>"Why St.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a 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-decries-megyn-kelly-saying-santa-white-ignored-bashir-wanting-palin-be-defecated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Christmas Fox News Kristen Welker Megyn Kelly NBC Santa Claus Today Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:14:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 45150 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama Administration's Latest Attack on Journalist, Skip Pre-Dawn Raid http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obama-administrations-latest-attack-journalist-skip-pre-dawn-raid <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>All three networks, so far,&nbsp;have ignored the latest example of the Obama administration's aggressive attacks on journalists, this time against a former&nbsp;<em>Washington Times</em>&nbsp;reporter who in 2005 exposed the scant number of flights being protected by Homeland Security. On August 6, 2013, agency officials showed up at Audrey Hudson's house at 4:30 in the morning. With a warrant for an unrelated, minor charge, they raided her home and took private notes detailing sources.</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/networks-ignore-obama-administrations-latest-attack-journalist-skip-pre-dawn-raid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audrey Hudson Department of Fox News Gretchen Carlson Washington Times Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:18:12 +0000 scott.whitlock 44828 at http://www.mrc.org More Trouble With ObamaCare, Another CNN Blackout http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/more-trouble-obamacare-another-cnn-blackout <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-08-09-CNN-Bash-Shutdown.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN has yet to report another significant setback<em></em> to<em></em> <em></em><em></em>Ob<em></em>amaCare.<em></em> The<em></em> <em></em>limits on out-of-pocket healthcare spending have been delayed a year but CNN has not mentioned<em></em> the news.<em></em><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/more-trouble-obamacare-another-cnn-blackout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Fox News Health Care obamacare Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:49:03 +0000 matt.hadro 44266 at http://www.mrc.org