Fidel Castro http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20129/all en NBC’s Mitchell Slams Obama-Castro Comparison...Over Age Differences http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-slams-obama-castro-comparisonover-age-differences <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, has been reporting from Cuba since Wednesday, covering the first face-to-face meetings between U.S. and Cuban officials in decades, and has used her visit&nbsp;as an opportunity to promote the country of Cuba.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mitchell-slams-obama-castro-comparisonover-age-differences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell Reports Barack Obama Cuba Fidel Castro MSNBC Raul Castro Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:37:33 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48075 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News Stage Full-Fledged Cuban Tourism Infomercials http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-stage-full-fledged-cuban-tourism-infomercials <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>In conjunction with the U.S.</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/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-stage-full-fledged-cuban-tourism-infomercials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Communism Cuba David Muir Fidel Castro foreign policy Jim Avila Manuel Bojorquez NBC News NBC Nightly News Raul Castro Scott Pelley World News Tonight Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:43 +0000 curtis.houck 48066 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Offers Little Criticism for Obama's Cuba Move: It 'Helped Thaw a Cold War' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-offers-little-criticism-obamas-cuba-move-it-helped-thaw-cold-war <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>The journalists of&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Thursday cheered Barack Obama's efforts to "help thaw a Cold War" and offered little in the way of criticism for the President's actions to normalize relations with Cuba. Reporter Jim Avila hyped, "Well soon many more Americans will be able to hop a plane to Havana, take a tour, even legally buy one of those famous cigars." The words "human rights" were not uttered until the 8am hour.&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/abc-offers-little-criticism-obamas-cuba-move-it-helped-thaw-cold-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Cold War Cuba Fidel Castro Good Morning America Jim Avila Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:51:38 +0000 scott.whitlock 47894 at http://www.mrc.org WashPost Editorial Board Tears Into Obama’s Move on Cuba; ‘an Undeserved Bailout’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washpost-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout <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><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" class="image-blog_body-50" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" width="280" /><span></span>In the lead editorial for Thursday’s paper,<em>&nbsp;The Washington Post</em>&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-obama-administration-extends-the-castro-regime-in-cuba-a-bailout-it-doesnt-deserve/2014/12/17/</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/washpost-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Communism Communists Cuba cubans Editorial editorial board Fidel Castro foreign policy President Barack Obama President Obama Raul Castro The Washington Post Washington Post Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:23:49 +0000 curtis.houck 47892 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Barely Mention Brutality of Castro Regime or Cuba Being Communist http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-barely-mention-brutality-castro-regime-or-cuba-being-communist <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>Following the trend&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/12/17/nbc-hails-momentous-day-obama-opening-us-relations-cuba" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/12/17/nbc-hails-momentous-day-obama-opening-us-relations-cuba" target="_blank">set</a>&nbsp;when news broke early Wednesday, the major broadcast networks continued their praising of the move by President Obama to seek normalized relations with Cuba on their Wednesday night newscasts.&nbsp;</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/networks-barely-mention-brutality-castro-regime-or-cuba-being-communist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Communists Cuba David Muir Fidel Castro foreign policy Mark Potter NBC News NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell Raul Castro World News Tonight Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:55:24 +0000 curtis.houck 47891 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Mark Potter Blames Cuba’s Poor Economy on ‘the Long-Standing U.S. Embargo’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-mark-potter-blames-cubas-poor-economy-long-standing-us-embargo <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>During Wednesday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, correspondent Mark Potter reported from Havana, Cuba on the news that President Obama was altering U.S. relations with the communist state and parroted a long-standing liberal argument as to why Cuba’s economy has struggled for over half a century.</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-mark-potter-blames-cubas-poor-economy-long-standing-us-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Communists Cuba cubans Embargo Fidel Castro foreign policy international trade Mark Potter NBC News NBC Nightly News Raul Castro Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:24:10 +0000 curtis.houck 47890 at http://www.mrc.org Ed Schultz: Cuba Move is Obama's 'Tear Down This Wall, Mr. Castro' Moment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-cuba-move-obamas-tear-down-wall-mr-castro-moment <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/2014-12-17-MSNBC-TES-Schultz.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Ed Schultz one-upped colleague Chuck Todd on his MSNBC program on Wednesday.</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/ed-schultz-cuba-move-obamas-tear-down-wall-mr-castro-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Cuba Ed Schultz Fidel Castro Henry Fernandez MSNBC Raul Castro Ronald Reagan The Ed Show Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:38:11 +0000 matthew.balan 47889 at http://www.mrc.org Barbara Walters Still Loves 'Charismatic' Commie Castro http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/barbara-walters-still-loves-charismatic-commie-castro <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>Twelve years after interviewing communist leader Fidel Castro, Barbara Walters is still mesmerized by the "charismatic" dictator. But she is not a fan of the "constipated" Richard Nixon. The former&nbsp;<em>View</em>&nbsp;co-host returned to the show she created, Friday, to promote her yearly program on the "most fascinating" people. In a word association game, Rosie O'Donnell asked her to quickly describe Castro.</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/barbara-walters-still-loves-charismatic-commie-castro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barbara Walters Fidel Castro Hillary Clinton Richard Nixon The View Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:42:41 +0000 scott.whitlock 47857 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Celebrates Fidel Castro’s 88th Birthday http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-celebrates-fidel-castros-88th-birthday <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell’s love affair with former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro reared its ugly head once again on Wednesday, August 13 when she hyped the socialist’s 88th birthday.&nbsp;</p><p>Appearing on her daily&nbsp;<em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em>&nbsp;program, the MSNBC host gushed at how “Cuba is celebrating Fidel Castro's 88th birthday today, starting the party early with a special concert last night. The opening of an exhibition called Fidel is Fidel.”&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/128804" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-celebrates-fidel-castros-88th-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell Reports Fidel Castro MSNBC Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:43:15 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46915 at http://www.mrc.org Bye-Bye Barbara! The Top 20 Worst of Walters Countdown http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/bye-bye-barbara-top-20-worst-walters-countdown <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/WaltersMainA.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Friday marks Barbara Walters’ <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/view-plans-mark-barbara-walters-retirement/story?id=23343711">retirement</a> from ABC’s <em>The View</em>.</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/media-reality-check/bye-bye-barbara-top-20-worst-walters-countdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Barbara Walters Fidel Castro Hillary Clinton Fri, 09 May 2014 14:26:21 +0000 geoff.dickens 46208 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 As Pope Draws Crowds in Cuba, NYT Suddenly Remembers Big Crowds Are Product of 'Intimidation,' 'Orchestration' and Coercion http://www.mrc.org/articles/pope-draws-crowds-cuba-nyt-suddenly-remembers-big-crowds-are-product-intimidation-orchestra <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>The New York Times coverage of the Pope's trip to the dictatorship of Cuba has a strange, cheap-shot emphasis on how the Cuban people are coerced to attend such rallies, an authoritarian power play, but one the paper rarely if ever bothers to address during Cuban May Day rallies held in celebration of communism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pope-draws-crowds-cuba-nyt-suddenly-remembers-big-crowds-are-product-intimidation-orchestra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Catholic Church Coercion Communism Crowds Cuba Double Standards Fidel Castro May Day Religion Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:55:22 +0000 clay.waters 39603 at http://www.mrc.org Cuba: What a Great Place to Visit! Never Mind the Dictatorship http://www.mrc.org/articles/cuba-what-great-place-visit-never-mind-dictatorship <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cuba’s a great place to live and visit – that’s the word in the media. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With Michael Moore’s “Sicko,” a film that glorifies the Cuban health care system, just three weeks from debuting in theaters, Matt Lauer hosted NBC’s “Today Show” from Havana and praised it as a “booming” economy. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cuba-what-great-place-visit-never-mind-dictatorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government american Cuba Fidel Castro Matt Lauer Michael Moore SiCKO Tourism travel U.S. Tue, 05 Jun 2007 20:39:31 +0000 admin 25498 at http://www.mrc.org Fidel's Flatterers http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/fidels-flatterers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U.S. Media&#039;s Decades of Cheering Castro&#039;s Communism </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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </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/fidels-flatterers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division CNN Communism ElianGonzalez Fidel Castro Mon, 07 May 2012 19:36:14 +0000 kristine.lawrence 40006 at http://www.mrc.org