Trayvon Martin http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20081/all en Ramos Hits Obama from the Left on Race; Wishes He Did More to Address ‘White Privilege’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ramos-hits-obama-left-race-wishes-he-did-more-address-white-privilege <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>Fusion/Univision anchor Jorge Ramos interviewed President Obama on Tuesdayand spent the interview flaunting his liberal beliefs by constantly hitting the President from the far left on a wide range of issues, including race.</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/ramos-hits-obama-left-race-wishes-he-did-more-address-white-privilege" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Eric Garner ferguson Ferguson Missouri Fusion Jorge Ramos President Barack Obama President Obama Race Issues race relations Racism Trayvon Martin univision Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:37:24 +0000 curtis.houck 47833 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Uses Ferguson to Lament Burdens on Obama Regarding Race Relations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-uses-ferguson-lament-burdens-obama-regarding-race-relations <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>The&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>&nbsp;used the conclusion of its Tuesday night broadcast to lament and highlight the instances in which President Barack Obama has commented on the issue of race and how the events in Ferguson, Missouri have&nbsp;<strong>“tested once more”&nbsp;</strong>the President who has&nbsp;<strong>“willingly shouldered the burden of a nation fractured along racial lines”</strong>&nbsp;despite his&nbsp;<strong>“unrealistic expectations of healing”&nbsp;</strong>these divisions.</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/cbs-uses-ferguson-lament-burdens-obama-regarding-race-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley ferguson Ferguson Missouri Major Garrett Michael Brown President Barack Obama President Obama Race Issues race relations Scott Pelley Trayvon Martin Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:26:31 +0000 curtis.houck 47732 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's O'Donnell Distorts O'Reilly, Touts 'Proof' Out-of-Wedlock Birth Not So Bad http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-distorts-oreilly-touts-proof-out-wedlock-birth-not-so-bad <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-08-05-MSNBC-TLW-Odonnell.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Monday's <em>The Last Word</em> on MSNBC, host Lawrence O'Donnell claimed to present "proof" that FNC's Bill O'Reilly was wrong in his <a href="http://www.billoreilly.com/b/Bill-OReilly:-President-Obama-and-the-race-problem/945823226264545887.html">July 22 comments on race</a> to warn about the negative effects of out-of-wedlock births on the black popula</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-odonnell-distorts-oreilly-touts-proof-out-wedlock-birth-not-so-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Barack Obama Bill O'Reilly FNC George Zimmerman Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC race The Last Word Trayvon Martin Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:16:09 +0000 44213 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Retracts Claim Whites More Likely to Commit Interracial Murder http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-retracts-claim-whites-more-likely-commit-interracial-murder <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-26-MSNBC-AI-Hayes3.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On the Monday, July 29, <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes had to make a retraction for incorrectly citing statistics on Friday suggesting that a higher percentage of black murder victims are murdered by whites than the percentage of white murder victims killed by blacks.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-retracts-claim-whites-more-likely-commit-interracial-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media All In Bill O'Reilly Blacks Chris Hayes Crime MSNBC murder race Trayvon Martin whites Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:00:08 +0000 44148 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Taylor: 'Right-Wing' Hosts 'Pimping' for 'Personal Gain' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-right-wing-hosts-pimping-personal-gain <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-26-MSNBC-PN-Taylor.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>PoliticsNation</em>, as host Al Sharpton attacked "right-wingers" like Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh for "push[ing] the most negative stereotypes of the African-American community for their own gain," and again repeated a <a href="http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2007/09/bill-oreilly-harlem-restaurant-flap.html">2007 smear aga</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-right-wing-hosts-pimping-personal-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Al Sharpton Goldie Taylor MSNBC PoliticsNation Rush Limbaugh Sean Hannity Trayvon Martin Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:58:48 +0000 44135 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Dyson: O'Reilly 'Surprised That Black People Don't Throw Bananas at Each Other or Swing from Trees' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-dyson-oreilly-surprised-black-people-dont-throw-bananas-each-other-or-swing-trees <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-28-MSNBC-MHP-Dyson2.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a panel member on the Sunday, July 28, <em>Melissa Harris-Perry</em> show, MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson declared that, when FNC host Bill O'Reilly dined at Sylvia's restaurant in 2007, he was "surprised that black people don't throw bananas at each other or swing from trees."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-dyson-oreilly-surprised-black-people-dont-throw-bananas-each-other-or-swing-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bill O'Reilly FNC Melissa Harris-Perry Michael Eric Dyson MSNBC Racism Trayvon Martin Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:08:17 +0000 44128 at http://www.mrc.org Belafonte and MSNBC's Hayes Invoke Emmett Till Murder Over Trayvon Martin Shooting http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/belafonte-and-msnbcs-hayes-invoke-emmett-till-murder-over-trayvon-martin-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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-26-MSNBC-AI-Belafonte.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />As singer and liberal activist Harry Belafonte appeared as a guest on Friday's<em> All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes brought up Civil Rights Movement-era murder victim Emmett Till and wondered if Trayvon Martin's death would have a similar "catalyzing effect" in a "civil rights struggle."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/belafonte-and-msnbcs-hayes-invoke-emmett-till-murder-over-trayvon-martin-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics All In Chris Hayes Emmett Till Florida Harry Belafonte MSNBC Racism Trayvon Martin Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:26:10 +0000 44127 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Taylor Charges 'Dangerous' Limbaugh Is 'Pimping His Audience' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-charges-dangerous-limbaugh-pimping-his-audience <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-22-MSNBC-Taylor.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing on Monday's <em>The Last Word</em>, MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor called Rush Limbaugh "dangerous," and accused him of "pimping his audience" in response to the conservative talk radio host's reaction to President Obama's statement on the George Zimmerman verdict.</p><p>After a clip of Limbaugh, Taylor began her response:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-charges-dangerous-limbaugh-pimping-his-audience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Ari Melber Barack Obama George Zimmerman Goldie Taylor MSNBC Rush Limbaugh Trayvon Martin Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:29:23 +0000 44082 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Harris-Perry Frets Obama 'Carrying the Burden of Race,' Sees Parallels with 1870s Ex-Confederates http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-frets-obama-carrying-burden-race-sees-parallels-1870s-ex-confederates <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-19-MSNBC-PN-Perry.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />As MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry made multiple appearances on Friday's MSNBC evening shows to discuss President Obama's surprise statement on the George Zimmerman acquittal, the MSNBC host declared that, after Obama became President, "every move that he made became where he ended up carrying the burden of race," during her appearance on <em>All In with Chris Haye</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-frets-obama-carrying-burden-race-sees-parallels-1870s-ex-confederates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics All In Barack Obama George Zimmerman Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC PoliticsNation Racism Trayvon Martin Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:09:35 +0000 44069 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Fawns Over Obama's 'Quite Memorable', 'Extraordinary', 'Historic' Trayvon Speech http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-fawns-over-obamas-quite-memorable-extraordinary-historic-trayvon-speech <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/2013-07-20-CBS-Brinkley_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />Douglas Brinkley predictably gushed over President Obama on Saturday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, and hailed the Democrat's Friday speech on the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial: "<strong>It certainly was historic</strong>....I think it <strong>elevated the Trayvon Martin story</strong>, really, to <strong>the annals of DayGlo, top-tier history</strong>....it was <strong>quite memorable</strong>." Brinkley later heralded the President as</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-fawns-over-obamas-quite-memorable-extraordinary-historic-trayvon-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Douglas Brinkley George Zimmerman Maurice DuBois Trayvon Martin Vinita Nair Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:56:35 +0000 matthew.balan 44066 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Klein: 'Trayvon Martin Was Not the Violent One That Night' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-klein-trayvon-martin-was-not-violent-one-night <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-19-MSNBC-AI-Klein.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />As he guest hosted the Friday, July 19, <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC's Ezra Klein -- also of the <em>Washington Post</em> -- stuck by the liberal line that all of the blame for the Trayvon Martin shooting lies on George Zimmerman, primarily because the neighborhood watchman followed Martin, without regard to who might have thrown the first punch.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-klein-trayvon-martin-was-not-violent-one-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All In ezra klein George Zimmerman MSNBC Racism Trayvon Martin Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:18:15 +0000 44064 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Lauer to Martin Parents: 'Do You Think the Legal System Failed Trayvon?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-martin-parents-do-you-think-legal-system-failed-trayvon <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> In a live interview with Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer urged them to condemn the justice system for the acquittal of their son's shooter George Zimmerman: <strong>"Do you think the legal system failed Trayvon?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-07-18-NBC-TDAY-Lauer_0.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-martin-parents-do-you-think-legal-system-failed-trayvon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division George Zimmerman Matt Lauer NBC Today Trayvon Martin Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:10:36 +0000 kyle.drennen 44048 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Goes Soft on Jesse Jackson's 'Known Murderer' Label of Zimmerman http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-goes-soft-jesse-jacksons-known-murderer-label-zimmerman <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-16-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Tuesday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes gave the Reverend Jesse Jackson a softball interview in which the civil rights activist accused George Zimmerman of being "a known murderer" and invoked murder victims like Emmett Till and Medgar Evers from the civil rights movement.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-goes-soft-jesse-jacksons-known-murderer-label-zimmerman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics All In Chris Hayes George Zimmerman Jesse Jackson MSNBC Trayvon Martin Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:20:53 +0000 44046 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Reid Charges Pro-Gun Groups 'Almost Creating a Wild West Atmosphere' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-reid-charges-pro-gun-groups-almost-creating-wild-west-atmosphere <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-07-16-MSNBC-PN-Reid.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On the Tuesday, July 16, <em>PoliticsNation</em>, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid complained that pro-gun groups like the ALEC and the NRA are "almost creating a Wild West atmosphere" to protect gun owners. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-reid-charges-pro-gun-groups-almost-creating-wild-west-atmosphere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Florida George Zimmerna Guns Joy Reid MSNBC NRA Trayvon Martin Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:13:20 +0000 44044 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts 'National Discourse' on Trayvon Martin Case...With Liberals Doing All the Talking http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-national-discourse-trayvon-martin-casewith-liberals-doing-all-talking <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 Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, a report by correspondent Kerry Sanders featured a series of sound bites of public figures, all of them liberal, reacting to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. Most of the statements focused on using Martin's death to call for the elimination of Stand Your Ground self-defense laws. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-07-17-NBC-TDAY-Sanders.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-national-discourse-trayvon-martin-casewith-liberals-doing-all-talking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division George Zimmerman Kerry Sanders NBC Stand Your Ground Today Trayvon Martin Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:35:29 +0000 kyle.drennen 44042 at http://www.mrc.org