War on Terror http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19679/all en America No Better 'Morally' than Our Enemies; Gruber Scandal Just a Big 'Nothing Burger' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/america-no-better-morally-our-enemies-gruber-scandal-just-big-nothing-burger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 24 </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/Dec152014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=442537" title="Dec152014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>America: “Morally” No Better than Our Enemies?</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-12-09-NBC-NN-Hayden1.JPG?itok=pgkJ-afa" width="300" /></span>“How are we better than our enemies morally, in light of what we all read about today?...What if you, God forbid, members of your family, had to undergo some of the treatments we are reading about in this report?”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/america-no-better-morally-our-enemies-gruber-scandal-just-big-nothing-burger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Chris Matthews CIA CNN Gruber Jorge Ramos MSNBC NBC War on Terror Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:20:17 +0000 rich.noyes 47862 at http://www.mrc.org Kristen Stewart: ‘Judging the Detainees at Guantanamo Bay is ‘F*cking Evil’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristen-stewart-judging-detainees-guantanamo-bay-fcking-evil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Camp X-Ray’ movie bashes military, humanizes terrorists. </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/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rOZy2AW8vdg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><i>Authors Note: Explicit Language</i></p><p>Example #5,784,236 of Hollywood’s contempt for America, its interests and its soldiers: the Sundance film called “Camp X-Ray” and its not-so-bright star Kristen Stewart. Opening on Friday, October 17, the anti-military, pro-terrorist indy drama casts Stewart as a soldier assigned to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristen-stewart-judging-detainees-guantanamo-bay-fcking-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Islamification Patriotism Politics Guantanamo Bay hollywood Kristen Stewart War on Terror Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:22:07 +0000 mike.ciandella 47383 at http://www.mrc.org Statements by Dempsey Open Possibility of Troops In Iraq; Nets Rush To Reiterate Obama's Promise None Will Go http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/statements-dempsey-open-possibility-troops-iraq-nets-rush-reiterate-obamas-promise-none-w <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>On Tuesday night, the major broadcast networks worked to quickly remind viewers that President Barack Obama has promised that no United States combat troops will be on the ground in the Middle East to fight the Islamic terrorist group ISIS despite congressional testimony by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, on Tuesday that U.S. troops returning to Iraq could still be a possibility.</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/statements-dempsey-open-possibility-troops-iraq-nets-rush-reiterate-obamas-promise-none-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Martin David Muir Iraq Islamic Jihad Margaret Brennan NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Syria War on Terror World News Tonight Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:54:52 +0000 curtis.houck 47152 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Blitzer Refuses to Ask Susan Rice About Benghazi on Anniversary of Attack http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-blitzer-refuses-ask-susan-rice-about-benghazi-anniversary-attack <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>CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice during Thursday’s edition of&nbsp;<em>The Situation Room</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>neglected to bring up the second anniversary of the tragic attack in Benghazi, Libya that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty dead.</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/cnns-blitzer-refuses-ask-susan-rice-about-benghazi-anniversary-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi CNN foreign policy Iraq Islamic Jihad Susan Rice Syria The Situation Room War on Terror Wolf Blitzer Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:16:47 +0000 curtis.houck 47121 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Jansing: Midterm Outcome Could Change if Americans ‘Rally Around’ Obama http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-jansing-midterm-outcome-could-change-if-americans-rally-around-obama <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>On Thursday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing provided not only spin favorable to President Obama a day after his prime time speech on ISIS, but also suggested that this could help the President in the midterm elections.</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/nbcs-jansing-midterm-outcome-could-change-if-americans-rally-around-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Chris Jansing foreign policy Iraq Islamic Jihad Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Scott Pelley Syria War on Terror Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:47:33 +0000 curtis.houck 47114 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Krystal Ball, Guest Blame ISIS Waterboarding on Abu Ghraib and Gitmo http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-krystal-ball-guest-blame-isis-waterboarding-abu-ghraib-and-gitmo <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>MSNBC’s Krystal Ball substituted for Ronan Farrow as host of his MSNBC show on Friday and remarked with a guest during a segment on the Islamic terror group ISIS that their reported waterboarding of their captives, including the late James Foley, can be blamed on the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and what happened at Abu Ghraib in Iraq.</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/msnbcs-krystal-ball-guest-blame-isis-waterboarding-abu-ghraib-and-gitmo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Islamic Jihad Krystal Ball MSNBC Ronan Farrow Daily Terrorism War on Terror waterboarding Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:30:22 +0000 curtis.houck 47033 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Tout Obama's 'Renewed Focus on Transparency' in War on Terror; No Mention of Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-tout-obamas-renewed-focus-transparency-war-terror-no-mention-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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-05-23-NBC-TDAY-Obama.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 174px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-tout-obamas-renewed-focus-transparency-war-terror-no-mention-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi cbs NBC War on Terror Thu, 23 May 2013 16:12:09 +0000 kyle.drennen 43656 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Looks on Bright Side: '72 Percent' of Released Gitmo Detainees Not Out Committing Terror http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-looks-bright-side-72-percent-released-gitmo-detainees-not-out-committing-terror <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New York Times</em> legal reporter Charlie Savage displayed a novel angle on terrorist recidivism in his story on recent outbreaks of violence among the terrorist suspects at&nbsp; Guantanamo Bay: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/us/guantanamo-prison-revolt-driven-by-inmates-despair.html?hp&amp;pagewanted=all ">Despair Drives U.S. Detainees To Stage Revolt</a>." (Is your heart breaking yet?)<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Charles_Savage_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="194" width="259" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-looks-bright-side-72-percent-released-gitmo-detainees-not-out-committing-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Charlie Savage Gaffes Guantanamo Bay Hunger Striker Recidivism War on Terror Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:06:42 +0000 clay.waters 43321 at http://www.mrc.org Really? NYT Front Page: Terrorist's Twitter Suggests 'Holden Caulfield-like Adolescent Alienation...Downright Sentimental' http://www.mrc.org/articles/really-nyt-front-page-terrorists-twitter-suggests-holden-caulfield-adolescent-alienationdow <p>In an unusual choice, <em>New York Times</em> book critic Michiko Kakutani filed a front-page "news analysis" knitting together the social media patterns of the terrorist brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/us/unraveling-brothers-online-lives-link-by-link.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">Unraveling Brothers' Online Lives, Link by Link -- Connecting Dots, From Banal and Funny to Darkly Ominous</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Boston_terrorist_Dzhokhar_0.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" he</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/really-nyt-front-page-terrorists-twitter-suggests-holden-caulfield-adolescent-alienationdow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Boston Marathon Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Michiko Kakutani War on Terror Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:41:13 +0000 clay.waters 43311 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Hypes 'Nonpartisan' Report on Torture Under Bush -- From 'Ardent Democrat' Who Avoided His Inaugural http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-hypes-nonpartisan-report-torture-under-bush-ardent-democrat-who-avoided-his-inaugural <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On the day after terrorism struck the Boston Marathon, the <em>New York Times</em> chose a different kind of terror-related story to join it on the front page, from intelligence reporter Scott Shane: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/world/us-practiced-torture-after-9-11-nonpartisan-review-concludes.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">U.S. Practiced Torture After 9/11, Nonpartisan Review Concludes</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Scott_Shane_2.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="180" width="240" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-hypes-nonpartisan-report-torture-under-bush-ardent-democrat-who-avoided-his-inaugural" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Constitution Project Labeling Scott Shane Torture Virgnia Sloan War on Terror waterboarding Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:50:30 +0000 clay.waters 43213 at http://www.mrc.org The New York Times and National Security Secrets: Obama vs. Bush http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-york-times-and-national-security-secrets-obama-vs-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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>News that the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/02/07/nyt-and-wapo-knew-about-secret-drone-base-saudi-arabia-and-agreed-not"><em>New York Times </em>and<em> Washington Post</em> </a>kept secret until recently the secret U.S. drone base in Saudi Arabia is once again raising questions on the paper's politicized double standards on keeping state secrets related to the war on terror.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/NYT_building_0.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" width="300" height="200" /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-york-times-and-national-security-secrets-obama-vs-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Barack Obama Bill Keller David Sanger Double Standards Drones Eric Lichtblau George W. Bush James Risen Leaks NSA Surveillance Saudi Arabia SWIFT War on Terror WikiLeaks Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:55:46 +0000 clay.waters 42551 at http://www.mrc.org The New York Times and National Security Secrets: Obama vs. Bush http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-and-national-security-secrets-obama-vs-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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>News that the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/02/07/nyt-and-wapo-knew-about-secret-drone-base-saudi-arabia-and-agreed-not"><em>New York Times </em>and<em> Washington Post</em> </a>kept secret until recently the secret U.S. drone base in Saudi Arabia is once again raising questions on the paper's politicized double standards on keeping state secrets related to the war on terror.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/NYT_building.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="200" width="300" /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-and-national-security-secrets-obama-vs-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Bill Keller David Sanger Double Standards Drones Eric Lichtblau George W. Bush James Risen Leaks NSA Surveillance Saudi Arabia SWIFT War on Terror Wikieleaks Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:34:58 +0000 clay.waters 42545 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times (Gently) Nails Obama's Hypocrisy on Targeted Killings http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gently-nails-obamas-hypocrisy-targeted-killings <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama's media acolytes must really be disappointed – they're comparing his administration's unilateral behavior in the war on terror to that of George W. Bush. <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/drone_strike_Yemen.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="140" width="228" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gently-nails-obamas-hypocrisy-targeted-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Charlie Savage Double Standards Drones George W. Bush Scott Shane War on Terror Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:18:01 +0000 clay.waters 42536 at http://www.mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2002 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2002 <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> For the past two weeks, the MRC has been showcasing the most egregious bias we've uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big <a href="http://www.mrc.org/gala2012"><strong>25th Anniversary Gala</strong></a> September 27.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2002" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barbara Walters Bill Moyers Fidel Castro MRC 25th Anniversary Reuters War on Terror Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:11:49 +0000 rich.noyes 41231 at http://www.mrc.org How Would a Consistent News Media Cover a Supreme Court Ruling Against ObamaCare? http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/how-would-consistent-news-media-cover-supreme-court-ruling-against-obamacare <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 style="text-align: left;"><img style="float: right; margin: 4px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2012/May/2006-06-29-NBC-Court.JPG" width="240" />The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule any day now on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, the centerpiece of Barack Obama’s presidency thus far. How the media cover such a decision remains to be seen, but between 2004 and 2008 the Court issued multiple rulings tossing out key elements of George W. Bush’s war on terrorism, the policy centerpiece of that administration.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/how-would-consistent-news-media-cover-supreme-court-ruling-against-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Double Standards George W. Bush NBC obamacare Supreme Court War on Terror Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:48:14 +0000 rich.noyes 40451 at http://www.mrc.org