Tavis Smiley http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19925/all en Tavis Smiley on CNN: 'Racism, Poverty and Militarism' Behind Ferguson Shooting http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tavis-smiley-cnn-racism-poverty-and-militarism-behind-ferguson-shooting <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/2014-09-11-CNN-Tonight-Smiley.jpg" style="float: right;" height="156" width="280" />PBS's Tavis Smiley shamelessly invoked Dr.</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/tavis-smiley-cnn-racism-poverty-and-militarism-behind-ferguson-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon Martin Luther King Michael Brown race Tavis Smiley Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:44:52 +0000 matthew.balan 47124 at http://www.mrc.org 5 Years After: 7 Worst Media Attacks on Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-years-after-7-worst-media-attacks-tea-party-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists call group ‘terrorists,’ ‘racist,’ murderers and more. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Five years ago, the Tea Party launched itself onto the American political scene – pushing hard against ObamaCare, the $787-billion stimulus and Big Government. On Feb. 27, 2009, Tea Party protests were held in more than <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/us-news-blog/2012/feb/27/tea-party-happy-third-birthday">40 cities</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-years-after-7-worst-media-attacks-tea-party-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Anderson Cooper attacks on tea party aurora shooting Bailouts Brian Ross Confederacy Gabby Giffords Joe Nocera murder New York Times Paul Krugman protest movement Rachel Maddow Racism sexual innuendo Tavis Smiley taxes Tea Party Terrorism wingnuts Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:03:56 +0000 julia.seymour 45640 at http://www.mrc.org Smiley Takes to NBC to Deride ‘American Exceptionalism,’ Government Shutdown the End of Democracy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/smiley-takes-nbc-deride-american-exceptionalism-government-shutdown-end-democracy <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> PBS put its late-night leftism on display on <em>Meet the Press</em> when <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/" target="_blank">PBS host Tavis Smiley</a> used his slot, on the Sunday morning NBC News show’s panel, to regret President Barack Obama’s supposed touting of “American Exceptionalism” and claim the presumed desire of conservatives in the House, to shut down the federal government, means <strong>“we are going to lose our democracy.</strong> It’s that serious.”<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/smiley-takes-nbc-deride-american-exceptionalism-government-shutdown-end-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Art & Entertainment Audio Budget Meet the Press obamacare Tavis Smiley Video Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:02:00 +0000 brent.baker 44538 at http://www.mrc.org Krugman on PBS: 'This Is a Much More Fanatical Republican Party Than Most People...Realize' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krugman-pbs-much-more-fanatical-republican-party-most-peoplerealize <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/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tavis Smiley invited ultra-liberal Princeton economist and&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;columnist Paul Krugman on his show Tuesday night for a friendly chat about the American economy. Predictably, Krugman used the appearance as an opportunity to bash Republicans, and on a taxpayer-subsidized television program no less.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/krugman-pbs-much-more-fanatical-republican-party-most-peoplerealize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Paul Krugman PBS Tavis Smiley Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:08:40 +0000 scott.whitlock 42918 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Columnist Krugman Bashes 'Radical...Fanatical' GOP on PBS's Smiley Show http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-columnist-krugman-bashes-radicalfanatical-gop-pbss-smiley-show <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> columnist Paul Krugman bashed the GOP as radical on fellow lefty Tavis Smiley's PBS talk show on Monday.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-columnist-krugman-bashes-radicalfanatical-gop-pbss-smiley-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch GOP Paul Krugman Sequestration Tavis Smiley Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:11:35 +0000 clay.waters 42915 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Panel: Romney Loss Would Cause GOP 'Civil War'; GOP 'Toast' in 'Multiracial' America http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-panel-romney-loss-would-cause-gop-civil-war-gop-toast-multiracial-america <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 Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, former McCain campaign advisor Steve Schmidt and PBS host Tavis Smiley began writing the Republican Party's obituary before any votes had been counted, after co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "Which party stands to suffer the most long-term damage if they lose today?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-06-NBC-TDAY-SchmidtSmiley.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-panel-romney-loss-would-cause-gop-civil-war-gop-toast-multiracial-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Campaign 2012 Matt Lauer NBC race Republicans Steve Schimdt Tavis Smiley Today Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:56:14 +0000 kyle.drennen 41734 at http://www.mrc.org Media's Heavy-Handed Liberals Race to Exploit Hurricane Tragedy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-heavy-handed-liberals-race-exploit-hurricane-tragedy <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> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/Granholm.JPG" style="width: 260px; height: 174px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />Like ambulance-chasing lawyers, the heavy-handed liberal activists who populate much of the media raced to exploit Hurricane Sandy even as the storm was lashing the East Coast on Monday night, citing it as proof of “climate change” and a reason to oppose Mitt Romney.<br /> <br /> Monday afternoon, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir started a panel discussion by claiming that “people are wondering today if the current hurricane has anything to do with global change, climate change, global warming,” and then mentioned the “right-wing nut jobs” supporting Romney.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-heavy-handed-liberals-race-exploit-hurricane-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Cenk Uygur Climate Change Current TV Hurricane Sandy Jennifer Granholm Martin Bashir MSNBC PBS Tavis Smiley Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:41:25 +0000 rich.noyes 41664 at http://www.mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2010 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2010 <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> The MRC is 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> on Thursday evening.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Frank Rich immigration Katie Couric Linda Greenhouse MRC 25th Anniversary Muslims New York Times PBS Tavis Smiley Tea Party Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:06:00 +0000 rich.noyes 41320 at http://www.mrc.org Counting the Reasons to Defund http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/counting-reasons-defund-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 20 Most Memorable Leftist Excesses of Public Broadcasting </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </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/documents/ReasonsDefund.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2825720" title="ReasonsDefund.pdf">Click here for PDF</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Executive Summary</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/counting-reasons-defund-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division Bill Moyers Corporation for Public Broadcasting liberal National Public Radio NinaTotenberg PBS Tavis Smiley Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:30:51 +0000 kristine.lawrence 39394 at http://www.mrc.org No Fairness Doctrine for PBS http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/no-fairness-doctrine-pbs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Taxpayer-Funded Broadcasting is &quot;Surging&quot; Left Under Democrats </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </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/documents/pbsreport.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=245331" title="pbsreport.pdf">PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Executive Summary</strong></span></p><p><img alt="Tavis2" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/Special Reports/2007/images/2007-09-27-PBS-Tavis2.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/no-fairness-doctrine-pbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division Bill Moyers ITVS PBS Tavis Smiley Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:40:47 +0000 kristine.lawrence 39843 at http://www.mrc.org