Norah O&#039;Donnell http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19826/all en CBS Touts Showtime's 'Groundbreaking,' 'Well-Done' New Series Hyping Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series-hyping-climate-change <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/2014-04-11-CBS-Friedman_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> set aside almost six and a half minutes of air time to promote Showtime's upcoming series about climate change, which features liberal <em>New York Times</em> columnist Thomas Friedman and CBS's Lesley Stahl.</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-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series-hyping-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Climate Change environment Gayle King Global Warming Lesley Stahl Norah O'Donnell Showtime Thomas Friedman Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:14:11 +0000 matthew.balan 45990 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hosts Thrilled By Prospect of 'Powerhouse Women' Like Hillary Clinton 'Ruling the World' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hosts-thrilled-prospect-powerhouse-women-hillary-clinton-ruling-world <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> On Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, co-host Norah O'Donnell touted Hillary Clinton attending the Women in the World summit alongside International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde: "One of the highlights, their reaction when moderator Thomas Friedman of the <em>New York Times</em> suggested that Lagarde would one day lead the European Union and Clinton could become President of the United States." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-04-CBS-TM-PowerhouseHillary.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/cbs-hosts-thrilled-prospect-powerhouse-women-hillary-clinton-ruling-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2016 cbs Gayle King Hillary Clinton Norah O'Donnell This Morning Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:00:46 +0000 kyle.drennen 45936 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Norah O'Donnell Smears Global Warming Skeptics as 'Deniers' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-norah-odonnell-smears-global-warming-skeptics-deniers <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><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;co-anchor Norah O'Donnell on Monday adopted alarmist language for global warming. She referred to climate skeptics as "deniers." CBS offered two stories on a new United Nations report predicting catastrophic weather in the future.&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/cbss-norah-odonnell-smears-global-warming-skeptics-deniers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Climate Change Global Warming Norah O'Donnell Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:42:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 45894 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Boosts White House's Final Push for ObamaCare Before March 31 Deadline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-boosts-white-houses-final-push-obamacare-march-31-deadline <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/2014-03-20-CBS-Plante_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />Bill Plante acted as a stenographer for the Obama administration on Thursday's<em> CBS This Morning</em>, as he spotlighted the "multi-tiered state and national effort to get young people enrolled" in ObamaCare before the end of March.</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-boosts-white-houses-final-push-obamacare-march-31-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bill Plante cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Good Morning America NBC NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell obamacare World News Zach Galifianakis Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:36:20 +0000 matthew.balan 45803 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Norah O'Donnell to Al Franken: 'It's Great to See You in the United States Senate' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-norah-odonnell-al-franken-its-great-see-you-united-states-senate <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><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;co-host Norah O'Donnell on Monday gushed over comedian turned Democratic Senator Al Franken. With no pretense, she told the liberal politician, "...<strong>It's great to see you in the United States Senate. But, you know, we all remember you from&nbsp;<em>Saturday Night Live</em>." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-03-10-CBS-TM-Odonnell.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</strong>"We grew up" watching you, the journalist added.&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/cbss-norah-odonnell-al-franken-its-great-see-you-united-states-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Al Franken cbs CBS This Morning Norah O'Donnell Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:27:18 +0000 scott.whitlock 45726 at http://www.mrc.org Shocker: CBS Devotes Five Minutes to the 'Frantic Efforts to Save' ObamaCare 'Debacle' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/shocker-cbs-devotes-five-minutes-frantic-efforts-save-obamacare-debacle <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>In a surprising change,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;journalists on Thursday devoted almost five minutes to investigating the "debacle" of ObamaCare and the administration's "frantic efforts" to save it from total failure. Co-host Norah O'Donnell even went so far as to inform viewers of a new network poll: "...<strong>Forty two percent want the law repealed. Only six percent think it's working well." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-27-CBS-TM-Odonnell.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></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/shocker-cbs-devotes-five-minutes-frantic-efforts-save-obamacare-debacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Norah O'Donnell obamacare Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:51:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 45643 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Minimize Coverage of Anti-Socialist Protests in Venezuela http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-minimize-coverage-anti-socialist-protests-venezuela <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/2014-02-18-NBC-Williams_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC have largely punted in covering the protests against the leftist government in Venezuela. Since Monday, only <em>NBC Nightly News</em> has devoted a full report on the demonstrations in the South American country. Altogether, NBC has aired just over two minutes of reporting on the story.</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-minimize-coverage-anti-socialist-protests-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Diane Sawyer Good Morning America Josh Elliott Leopoldo Lopez NBC NBC Nightly News nicolas maduro Norah O'Donnell Ryan Smith Today Venezuela World News Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:18:40 +0000 matthew.balan 45609 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Hits NYC's Lefty Mayor for Reckless Speeding After Lecturing on Safe Driving http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-hits-nycs-lefty-mayor-reckless-speeding-after-lecturing-safe-driving <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>Just days after New York City's prominent liberal mayor instructed local drivers to be more responsible, Bill de Blasio's motorcade was caught on camera speeding, weaving in and out of lanes and blowing through stop signs. On the networks, however, only&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;bothered to cover the story.</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/only-cbs-hits-nycs-lefty-mayor-reckless-speeding-after-lecturing-safe-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill De Blasio cbs CBS This Morning New York City Norah O'Donnell Speeding Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:26:21 +0000 scott.whitlock 45605 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Blames Global Warming for Harsh Winter Weather http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-blames-global-warming-harsh-winter-weather <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> As a snow storm beared down on the east coast on Thursday, <em>CBS This Morning</em> sought to lay blame on global warming, with the headline on screen fretting: <strong>"Extreme Weather; Are These Kinds of Storms, Droughts Unprecedented?"</strong> Co-host Charlie Rose turned New York City College physics professor Michio Kaku and wondered: "What's causing all this?"</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/cbs-blames-global-warming-harsh-winter-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King Global Warming Norah O'Donnell Snow Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:18:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 45541 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Ends 6-Month Censorship of IRS Scandal to Tell Viewers FBI Won't File Charges http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-ends-6-month-censorship-irs-scandal-tell-viewers-fbi-wont-file-charges <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/2014-1-14-CBS-Odonnell.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />CBS finally ended its almost six-month long ban on the IRS-Tea Party investigation to announce to its viewers, on Tuesday’s <em>CBS This Morning</em>, that the FBI is not expected to “file criminal charges” and has yet to find “proof of political bias.” <br /></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/cbs-ends-6-month-censorship-irs-scandal-tell-viewers-fbi-wont-file-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bias by Omission IRS Norah O'Donnell Tea Party Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:30:03 +0000 geoff.dickens 45290 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 Play Up Robert Gates's 'Devastating Critique' of Obama, Biden http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-play-robert-gatess-devastating-critique-obama-biden <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/2014-01-08-NBC-Lauer_Axelrod_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="111" width="240" />ABC, CBS, and NBC ballyhooed former Defense Secretary Robert Gates's attacks on President Obama and other high government officials on their Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning newscasts. NBC's Brian Williams and CBS's Norah O'Donnell also trumpeted the former Cabinet official's "<strong>devastating critique</strong>" of the President in his upcoming memoir. All three networks also played up Gates's self-identification as a Republican.</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-play-robert-gatess-devastating-critique-obama-biden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Bill Daley Bill Gates cbs CBS This Morning David Axelrod Diane Sawyer Good Morning America Joe Biden Jonathan Karl Matt Lauer NBC NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell Today World News Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:04:55 +0000 matthew.balan 45257 at http://www.mrc.org In Munoz Case, CBS’ O’Donnell Lone Media Voice for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/munoz-case-cbs-odonnell-lone-media-voice-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anchor defends unborn baby in tragic case of brain dead mother. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In bioethical matters of life and death, the liberal media can generally be counted on to come down on the side of death. But once in a while, exceptions arise.</p> <p>CBS’s Norah O’Donnell joined a panel with her “This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose and legal analyst Jack Ford on Jan. 6 to discuss the heated controversy of brain dead Marlise Munoz, a Texas woman who remains on life support because of her unborn baby. Predictably, many liberals believe Munoz should be taken off life support and allowed to die – along with her now 18-week-old unborn infant.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/munoz-case-cbs-odonnell-lone-media-voice-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Health Life Politics Abortion life Norah O'Donnell Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:29:23 +0000 mike.ciandella 45252 at http://www.mrc.org Charlie Rose Wonders if Extreme Cold Snap 'Definitely Connected to Global Warming' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-wonders-if-extreme-cold-snap-definitely-connected-global-warming <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 style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-01-06-CBS-Rose_large.JPG" width="240" height="134" />On Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Charlie Rose predictably placed the blame for the unusually cold weather in North America on climate change. Rose wondered, "<strong>Is it definitely connected to global warming?</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/charlie-rose-wonders-if-extreme-cold-snap-definitely-connected-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division bryan walsh cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Climate Change Global Warming Norah O'Donnell Time Weather Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:54:03 +0000 matthew.balan 45234 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Trumpets 'Historic', 'Unprecedented' Move to Let Illegal Immigrant Practice Law http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-trumpets-historic-unprecedented-move-let-illegal-immigrant-practice-law <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 style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-01-03-CBS-ODonnell_large.jpg" />Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> hyped the California Supreme Court's decision to allow the Golden State to issue law license to illegal immigrants. Substitute anchor Anthony Mason touted the "<strong>historic ruling that could give millions of undocumented workers new freedom</strong>." Norah O'Donnell trumpeted how "<strong>supporters of undocumented immigrants are praising an unprecedented ruling</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/cbs-trumpets-historic-unprecedented-move-let-illegal-immigrant-practice-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Mason California cbs CBS This Morning immigration John Blackstone Norah O'Donnell Sergio Garcia Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:33:07 +0000 matthew.balan 45225 at http://www.mrc.org