John Berman http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19674/all en CNN: 'Slow News Cycle' Led to Media Hype About 'Cyber-Bullying' GOP Staffer http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-slow-news-cycle-led-media-hype-about-cyber-bullying-gop-staffer <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/2014-12-01-CNN-ATH-Stelter.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Monday's <i>At This Hour</i>, CNN's Brian Stelter brushed aside a regular conservative critique about the media – that the press has a double standard about covering controversial remarks from Republican/conservative officials, while ignoring similar comments from Democrats/liberals.</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/cnn-slow-news-cycle-led-media-hype-about-cyber-bullying-gop-staffer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division At This Hour Barack Obama Brian Stelter CNN Democrats Elizabeth Lauten John Berman Malia Obama Michaela Pereira Republicans Sasha Obama Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:52:29 +0000 matthew.balan 47754 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Cuomo on Biden After Latest Gaffe: ‘I Still Love Biden for What He Is...His Candor Is Refreshing’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-biden-after-latest-gaffe-i-still-love-biden-what-he-ishis-candor-refreshing <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>At the conclusion of the 6:30 a.m. news briefing during Friday’s&nbsp;<em>New Day</em>&nbsp;on CNN, substitute news reader John Berman played video of Vice President Joe Biden jokingly asking Harvard University’s student body vice president if he finds his job&nbsp;<strong>“a b****”&nbsp;</strong>after the student introduced himself to ask a question.</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/cnns-cuomo-biden-after-latest-gaffe-i-still-love-biden-what-he-ishis-candor-refreshing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Cuomo CNN Double Standard Double Standards Gaffe Gaffes Joe Biden John Berman Michaela Pereira New Day vice president Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:57:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47300 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Plays Up 'Tough Year' for Obama White House in Wake of Supreme Court Rulings http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-plays-tough-year-obama-white-house-wake-supreme-court-rulings <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/2014-06-30-CNN-TH-Berman_Pereira.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />On Monday's <em>This Hour</em>, CNN's John Berman underlined that the Supreme Court's ruling against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate was "<strong>another setback to the administration, in what has been a difficult year for this White House</strong>." Berman later asserted that "this has to be very frustrating for them. They feel blocked politically, legally, foreign policy-wise.</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/cnn-plays-tough-year-obama-white-house-wake-supreme-court-rulings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN HHS Mandate Jeffrey Toobin John Berman Michaela Pereira obamacare Rihan Salam Sally Kohn Supreme Court This Hour Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:45:42 +0000 matthew.balan 46589 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Pereira, Stelter Cheer Left-Wing Activists That Pushed Out Commencement Speakers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-pereira-stelter-cheer-left-wing-activists-pushed-out-commencement-speakers <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/2014-05-19-CNN-TH-Panel_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Monday's noontime EDT <em>This Hour</em>, CNN's Michaela Pereira acted as an apologist for the student and/or faculty-led protests in recent weeks that forced out several high-profile speakers from participating in commencement ceremonies: "<strong>Isn't it a rite of passage to question authority and to question things and protest things in college? Isn't that what those college years are about – to take a stand?</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/cnns-pereira-stelter-cheer-left-wing-activists-pushed-out-commencement-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN John Berman Michaela Pereira Sally Kohn This Hour Will Cain Mon, 19 May 2014 22:00:37 +0000 matthew.balan 46295 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Admits ObamaCare 'Still a Liability,' But Hypes 'Major Milestone' in Enrollment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-admits-obamacare-still-liability-hypes-major-milestone-enrollment <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/2014-03-18-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />In a refreshing change of pace, CNN's John King skeptically wondered on Tuesday's <em>New Day</em> about the White House touting the five million "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2014/03/18/townhalls-guy-benson-busts-media-uncritically-swallowing-obamas-5-mill" target="_blank">enrollments</a>" in ObamaCare: "They wanted to get the seven million by March 31 – <strong>unlikely they'll get there</strong>....How important are the next couple </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/cnn-admits-obamacare-still-liability-hypes-major-milestone-enrollment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Carol Lee CNN. New Day John Berman John King obamacare Zeke Miller Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:18:58 +0000 matthew.balan 45791 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Latest North Korean Missile Launches; Cover Fashion Designer's Death http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-latest-north-korean-missile-launches-cover-fashion-designers-death <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/uploads/2014-03-17-CNN-North_Korea_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />As of Monday evening, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover North Korea's firing of 25 short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday. NBCNews.com did post an unsigned article from Reuters on Sunday about how the "missiles flew for 45 miles before splashing into the sea," and ABC News' website went with AP's write-up on the development, but neither outlet devoted any air time to the story.<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/networks-ignore-latest-north-korean-missile-launches-cover-fashion-designers-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News CNN Diane Sawyer Good Morning America John Berman L'Wren Scott Mara Schiavocampo NBC NBC Nightly News New Day North Korea Scott Pelley Today World News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:32:21 +0000 matthew.balan 45778 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Laments Medical Marijuana's Illegality: 'Can't A Stroke of the Pen Change This Problem?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-laments-medical-marijuanas-illegality-cant-stroke-pen-change-problem <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/2014-03-07-CNN-Berman_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Friday's <em>This Hour</em>, CNN's John Berman bemoaned how medical marijuana is still illegal in many jurisdictions, and hinted that executive action needed be taken to fix this situation. After noting that "one of the problems right now is the federal law," Berman asked, "<strong>Can't they change this? Can't a stroke of the pen change this problem?</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/cnn-laments-medical-marijuanas-illegality-cant-stroke-pen-change-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta John Berman marijuana MedicalMarijuana Sanjay Gupta This Hour Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:06:07 +0000 matthew.balan 45709 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Journalist Carl Bernstein Joins CNN As Contributor http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-journalist-carl-bernstein-joins-cnn-contributor <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/2014-02-10-CNN-Bernstein_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's John Berman <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/carl-bernstein-joins-cnn-as-a-contributor_b213121" target="_blank">revealed on</a> Monday's <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em> that former <em>Washington Post</em> reporter Carl Bernstein is becoming the newest contributor to the cable news network.</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/liberal-journalist-carl-bernstein-joins-cnn-contributor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper 360 Carl Bernstein Hillary Clinton John Berman MSNBC Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:32:05 +0000 matthew.balan 45530 at http://www.mrc.org CNN: NFL Hopeful's Coming Out A 'Landmark Moment in Confronting Homophobia' in Sports http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-nfl-hopefuls-coming-out-landmark-moment-confronting-homophobia-sports <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/2014/February/2014-02-10-CNN-Michael_Sam_thumb.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Monday's <em>New Day</em> on CNN hyped University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam "<strong>making history</strong>" with his revelation that "I'm a football player, and I'm gay." John Berman gushed, "Six foot-two, 255 pounds – a big guy,<strong> Michael Sam – strong guy. But you want to see real strength?</strong></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/cnn-nfl-hopefuls-coming-out-landmark-moment-confronting-homophobia-sports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Cuomo CNN football John Berman Kate Bolduan LGBT Michael Sam Michaela Pereira New Day nfl Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:11:29 +0000 matthew.balan 45515 at http://www.mrc.org Big Three Censor Obama's Plea to Congress to Reject New Iran Sanctions; CNN Notices http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-censor-obamas-plea-congress-reject-new-iran-sanctions-cnn-notices <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/2014-01-16-CNN-Berman_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 136px; float: right;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's Thursday morning newscasts all punted on covering President Obama's <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/16/politics/us-iran-nuclear-sanctions/" target="_blank">Wednesday night meeting </a>with Senate Democrats, where he called on them to reject new sanctions on Iran.</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/big-three-censor-obamas-plea-congress-reject-new-iran-sanctions-cnn-notices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning CNN congress Good Morning America Iran John Berman NBC New Day Senate Today Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:47:08 +0000 matthew.balan 45318 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Congratulates Illegal Immigrant on His Receiving Law License http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-congratulates-illegal-immigrant-his-receiving-law-license <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/2014-01-03-CNN-Garcia-NewDay.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />An illegal immigrant can now practice law in California, and CNN marginalized the controversy on Friday's <em>New Day</em> by giving new lawyer Sergio Garcia a soft interview with little voice from his critics.<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/cnn-congratulates-illegal-immigrant-his-receiving-law-license" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ana Cabrera CNN immigration John Berman Michaela Pereira New Day Sergio Garcia Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:04:15 +0000 matt.hadro 45226 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Berman Scoffs at ObamaCare Repeal; 'The Plan Passed' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-berman-scoffs-obamacare-repeal-plan-passed <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/2013-11-14-CNN-Berman-Galen.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />After President Obama's Thursday press conference on his ObamaCare "fix," CNN's John Berman declared the ObamaCare debate over and pushed Republicans to cooperate in fixing it.<br /> <br /> "That was the debate from 2010 and <strong>the plan passed. Now it's about implementing this plan. Good or bad, at this point,</strong>" he lectured GOP guest Rich Galen, who had criticized ObamaCare's "complex and top-down, top-heavy system." </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/cnns-berman-scoffs-obamacare-repeal-plan-passed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Health Care John Berman obamacare Rich Galen Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:07:45 +0000 matt.hadro 44956 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Buries at 5 AM Big New Report on IRS Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-buries-5-am-big-new-report-irs-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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-09-18-CNN-ES-IRS.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN has all but ignored a new report that according to IRS documents, the agency gave extra scrutiny to 162 political groups – <strong>80 percent of them conservative</strong> – that were seeking tax-exempt status.<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/cnn-buries-5-am-big-new-report-irs-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN IRS IRS Targets Tea Party John Berman Political Scandals USA Today Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:48:04 +0000 matt.hadro 44531 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Won't Call Out Barney Frank for Politicizing Boston Bombing, But MSNBC Did http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-wont-call-out-barney-frank-politicizing-boston-bombing-msnbc-did <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/2013-04-16-CNN-SP-Frank.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Former Democratic congressman Barney Frank shamelessly used the Boston Marathon atrocity to promote his liberal political agenda on CNN and MSNBC on Tuesday morning, yet only MSNBC <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremmer/2013/04/16/msnbc-s-thomas-roberts-calls-out-barney-frank-politicizing-boston-mara">called him out</a> for "making political hay" of the bombing.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-wont-call-out-barney-frank-politicizing-boston-bombing-msnbc-did" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barney Frank Budget CNN John Berman MSNBC Starting Point taxes Thomas Roberts Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:04:52 +0000 matt.hadro 43217 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hypes Patti Davis' Claim Ronald Reagan Would Support Same-Sex Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hypes-patti-davis-claim-ronald-reagan-would-support-same-sex-marriage <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/2013-04-04-CNN-StartingPoint-Davis.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN joined the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2013/04/04/new-york-times-finds-another-republican-gay-marriageronald-reagan"><em>New York Times</em></a> in hyping Ronald Reagan's liberal activist daughter saying her father would have approved of same-sex marriage. Thursday's <em>Starting Point</em> devoted a whole segment to Patti Davis' claims and hosted her openly-gay friend who gave credence to her argument.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hypes-patti-davis-claim-ronald-reagan-would-support-same-sex-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Howard Bragman John Berman Patti Davis Ronald Reagan Starting Point Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:07:07 +0000 matt.hadro 43102 at http://www.mrc.org