2008Presidential http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1980/all en Tapper Acknowledges in 2008 the Media 'Tilted on the Scales a Little Bit' for Obama http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/tapper-acknowledges-2008-media-tilted-scales-little-bit-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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/ThisWeek-Tapper-2012-01-08-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>In pointing out how Barack Obama only won in 2008 by a slim margin, so this year's Republican nominee doesn't have to win over all that many Americans, ABC's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning listed the media amongst the factors 'going' for Obama four years ago: <strong>'You had the media, perhaps, tilting on the scales a little bit.'</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/tapper-acknowledges-2008-media-tilted-scales-little-bit-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential BiasAlert JakeTapper liberalmediabias MediaBiasDebate ThisWeek Mon, 09 Jan 2012 12:17:00 +0000 38863 at http://mrc.org NBC the Most Excited by Palin's E-Mail, Yet Fails to Dig Up Any 'Bombshells' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-most-excited-palins-e-mail-yet-fails-dig-any-bombshells <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: 240px; height: 178px; margin: 1px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/NBCNN-Holt-2011-06-10-240.jpg" />Much of the media made fools of themselves with their excited obsession over the release of Sarah Palin's gubernatorial e-mails, but NBC News went the furthest, sending, as did CNN, reporters to Juneau as the network uniquely led its Friday night newscast by hyping the non-news as a major event.<strong> "On the broadcast tonight," anchor Lester Holt heralded, "mail call.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-most-excited-palins-e-mail-yet-fails-dig-any-bombshells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential 2012Presidential BiasAlert BillDedman JohnBerman liberalmediabias MichaelIsikoff NBCNightlyNews SarahPalin WorldNews Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:49:00 +0000 37807 at http://mrc.org Nets Which Promoted NAACP's Attack on Tea Party Treat Sherrod as Victim; NBC First to Voter Intimidation http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-which-promoted-naacps-attack-tea-party-treat-sherrod-victim-nbc-first-voter-intimid <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="179" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-07-20-ABC-WNDS-BigGov.jpg" /></div><p>ABC and CBS last week jumped to advance the NAACP's charge of racism within the Tea Party movement with friendly stories which provided corroboration for the allegation as neither identified the left-wing group's ideology.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-which-promoted-naacps-attack-tea-party-treat-sherrod-victim-nbc-first-voter-intimid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert BrianWilliams CBSEveningNews dianesawyer JakeTapper JanCrawford KatieCouric liberalmediabias MarkWhitaker NAACP NBCNightlyNews RaceIssues Racism Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:41:00 +0000 36379 at http://mrc.org No Palin Setback Too Small for Couric Who Skips How Palin 'Acted in Good Faith' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/no-palin-setback-too-small-couric-who-skips-how-palin-acted-good-faith <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-06-24-CBS-EN-Couric.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>Demonstrating that no setback for Sarah Palin which can be portrayed as a rebuke is too insignificant or relevant for Katie Couric, she made time on Thursday's CBS Evening News to inform her viewers about a disputable technical violation of arcane law:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/no-palin-setback-too-small-couric-who-skips-how-palin-acted-good-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential BiasAlert CBSEveningNews KatieCouric liberalmediabias SarahPalin Fri, 25 Jun 2010 01:07:00 +0000 36272 at http://mrc.org Flashback: Newsweek as Obamaweek; Might It Help Explain Their Downfall? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/flashback-newsweek-obamaweek-might-it-help-explain-their-downfall <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>News today that the Washington Post Company has put the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2010/05/05/washington-post-co-seeks-unload-money-losing-newsweek">money-losing Newsweek up for sale</a> reminded me of how during the last presidential campaign the "news" weekly repeatedly showcased their favorite candidate, Barack Obama, on the cover. <br /><br />Might such obvious blatant liberal advocacy, which anyone could see in the grocery store checkout line, help explain its decline in fortunes - in credibility followed by finances? <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/flashback-newsweek-obamaweek-might-it-help-explain-their-downfall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential BiasAlert liberalmediabias Newsweek ObamaWatch Wed, 05 May 2010 20:08:00 +0000 36051 at http://mrc.org Maher: 'Brain-Dead' Palin 'a Babbling, Barely House-Broken, Uneducated Being' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-brain-dead-palin-babbling-barely-house-broken-uneducated-being <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-02-26-HBO-RTBM-Maher.jpg" /></div><p>Sarah Palin sends liberals into irrational frenzies of contempt and, in the case of Bill Maher, fits of condescension which drive him to denigrate anyone stupid enough to see anything good in her. Maher began and ended his Friday night HBO program, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher">Real Time with Bill Maher</a>, with derogatory "jokes" based on the presumption Palin and her supporters are morons. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/maher-brain-dead-palin-babbling-barely-house-broken-uneducated-being" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential BiasAlert BillMaher HBO'sRealTime liberalmediabias SarahPalin Sat, 27 Feb 2010 06:32:00 +0000 35737 at http://mrc.org Flashback: Year Ago MSNBC Riveted by Palin's Turkey 'Carnage' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/flashback-year-ago-msnbc-riveted-palins-turkey-carnage <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> <div style="float: right;"><object width="250" height="202"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=e4qGQukUIr&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=e4qGQukUIr&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="250" height="202"></embed></object></div><p>One year ago tonight, Thursday, November 20 - like today, the Thursday one week before Thanksgiving - MSNBC ridiculously plastered "BREAKING NEWS</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/flashback-year-ago-msnbc-riveted-palins-turkey-carnage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential 2012Presidential BiasAlert Countdown DavidShuster liberalmediabias MSNBC SarahPalin Video Fri, 20 Nov 2009 01:24:00 +0000 35357 at http://mrc.org Tucker on ABC: Palin 'Nixon Without the Policy Knowledge or the Experience' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/tucker-abc-palin-nixon-without-policy-knowledge-or-experience <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-07-05-ABC-TW-Tucker.jpg" height="179" width="240" /></div><p>Sarah Palin hasn't had it as tough as Hillary Clinton and at her Friday announcement <b>Palin "came across as petty and vindictive.</b></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/tucker-abc-palin-nixon-without-policy-knowledge-or-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential 2012Presidential ABC'sThisWeek AtlantaJournal/Constitution BiasAlert CynthiaTucker liberalmediabias SarahPalin Sun, 05 Jul 2009 18:13:00 +0000 34829 at http://mrc.org NBC's Viqueira Likens 'Erratic' Palin to Ross Perot http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-viqueira-likens-erratic-palin-ross-perot <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-07-04-NBC-NN-Perot.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>A night after NBC White House reporter <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2009/20090703090551.aspx">Chuck Todd predicted</a> Sarah Palin will now make fundraising appearances for GOP candidates where she'll draw in "car-wreck watchers," Todd's colleague, NBC's <a href="http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/category/1307.aspx" target="_blank">Mike Viqueira</a>, after relaying how Alaska's Lieutenant Governor "says the decision was vintage Palin," ass</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-viqueira-likens-erratic-palin-ross-perot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential 2012Presidential BiasAlert Campaigns&Elections liberalmediabias MikeViqueira NBCNightlyNews SarahPalin Sun, 05 Jul 2009 03:55:00 +0000 34828 at http://mrc.org NBC's Todd: Palin Will Attract 'Car-Wreck Watchers;' All Call Palin Decision 'Bizarre' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-todd-palin-will-attract-car-wreck-watchers-all-call-palin-decision-bizarre <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> <div style="float: right;"><object width="250" height="202"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Gd4z4z8zuz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Gd4z4z8zuz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="250" height="202"></embed></object></div><p>Sarah Palin's "bombshell" holiday announcement that she will resign as Governor of Alaska managed to trump Michael Jackson as the lead on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts Frida</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-todd-palin-will-attract-car-wreck-watchers-all-call-palin-decision-bizarre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008Presidential 2012Presidential ABC'sWorldNews BiasAlert CBSEveningNews ChuckTodd CokieRoberts JohnDickerson liberalmediabias MikeAllen NancyCordes NBCNightlyNews PeterAlexander SarahPalin Sat, 04 Jul 2009 00:58:00 +0000 34825 at http://mrc.org