AmyRobach http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2013/all en MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Cast GOP as Debt Ceiling Villains http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-abc-cbs-and-nbc-cast-gop-debt-ceiling-villains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> By a Three-to-One Margin, Network News Stories Say Republicans Deserve More Blame than Democrats for Debt Impasse </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-07-07-NBC-Gregory-BA.jpg" border="0" height="180" width="240" /></div> <p>On Election Day 2010, then-CBS<em> Early Show</em> anchor Harry Smith posed a hypothetical question about newly-elected Republicans to Ann Coulter: "There'll be a routine vote, for instance, to increase the debt ceiling and the Tea Party guys are going to say, 'Over my dead body,' and the government comes to a screeching halt.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-abc-cbs-and-nbc-cast-gop-debt-ceiling-villains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division ABCWorldNews AlanSimpson AmyRobach AnnCoulter AnnCurry BarackObama CBSEveningNews DavidGregory EricCantor GoodMorningAmerica harrysmith JakeTapper JohnBoehner LauraIngraham MattLauer NancyCordes NBCNightlyNews ScottPelley TheEarlyShow Today Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:25:00 +0000 admin 3021 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's John Harwood Blames GOP 'Crazy Politics' for Debt Ceiling Stalemate http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnbcs-john-harwood-blames-gop-crazy-politics-debt-ceiling-stalemate <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-07-23-NBC-TDAY-Harwood.jpg" border="0" width="223" height="171" /></div> <p>Appearing on Saturday's NBC Today, CNBC's John Harwood solely blamed House Republicans for the ongoing debt ceiling gridlock: "Speaker Boehner and President Obama, were negotiating in good faith. They wanted a deal...<strong>.the House Republican caucus...would not accept what President Obama needed to make a deal, and that is real and significant tax hikes as a component." </strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnbcs-john-harwood-blames-gop-crazy-politics-debt-ceiling-stalemate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AmyRobach BarackObama BiasAlert CNBC DebtCeiling JohnHarwood liberalmediabias NBC Polling Republicans taxes Today Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:34:00 +0000 37948 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Dismisses GOP Debt Ceiling Plan as a 'Show,' 'Just Wasting Time' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-dismisses-gop-debt-ceiling-plan-show-just-wasting-time <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 Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry admonished Republicans for trying to pass a balanced budget amendment as part of a debt ceiling agreement: "Tea Party conservatives love this plan. The President has already said that he's going to veto it. <strong>Do we really have time for a plan that is really just show?"</strong> [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-07-19-NBC-TDAY-GOPDebt.mp3"><strong>Audio available here</strong></a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-dismisses-gop-debt-ceiling-plan-show-just-wasting-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AmyRobach AnnCurry balancedbudgetamendment BiasAlert ChuckTodd congress DebtCeiling Democrats liberalmediabias NBC Republicans Today Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:25:00 +0000 37925 at http://www.mrc.org Today Show Turns to Walter Mondale to Advise Obama http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-show-turns-walter-mondale-advise-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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-10-04-Robach.jpg" /></div><p>Former Vice President Walter Mondale appeared on Monday's Today show to plug his new book, The Good Fight, and NBC's Amy Robach asked the failed 1984 presidential candidate if he had any advice for Barack Obama, as the midterms approach, as she asked: "A lot has been compared to President Jimmy Carter's presidency to President Obama's" and recalling Mondale's run against Ronald Reagan: "Do you think that President Obama and Democrats are facing a si</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-show-turns-walter-mondale-advise-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AmyRobach BiasAlert liberalmediabias WalterMondale Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:11:00 +0000 36735 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brian Williams Ignores Rangel Corruption Charges - UPDATED http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-brian-williams-ignores-rangel-corruption-charges-updated <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="179" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-02-25-NBC-WilliamsStil.jpg" /></div><p>After the Democrats regained control of the House <a href="http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2006/cyb20061109.asp#1">in 2006</a>, Nancy Pelosi promised NBC's Brian Williams that she would "drain the swamp" and "turn this Congress into the most honest and open Congress in history." So when news broke that a House Ethics committee found that long time New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel accepted corporate money for trips to the Carribean one </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-brian-williams-ignores-rangel-corruption-charges-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AmyRobach BrianWilliams JujuChang KatieCouric NancyCordes NancyPelosi Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:23:00 +0000 35736 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: 'Historic Upset' in MA 'Political Crisis' for Obama http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-historic-upset-ma-political-crisis-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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-01-16-NBC-T-Rob.jpg" /></div><p>On Saturday's Today show on NBC, anchor Amy Robach brought aboard MSNBC's Joe Scarbarough to talk about President Obama's handling of the relief effort in Haiti, and the President's efforts to prevent Republican takeover of the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-historic-upset-ma-political-crisis-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AmyRobach BarackObama BiasAlert healthcare JoeScarborough liberalmediabias MarthaCoakley Massachusetts NBC ScottBrown Today Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:15:00 +0000 35551 at http://www.mrc.org Networks' Assault on Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-assault-marriage <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >More weddings take place in June, July and August then at any other time of the year. It provides networks a perfect hook from which to hang feature stories about long-married couples in rewarding relationships, and what it takes to form a successful, satisfying and strong union. Instead, CBS and NBC appear to have a fascination with the breaking, rather than the making, of marriages. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-assault-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family AmyRobach cbs divorce JonandKateGosselin MaggieRodriguez Marriage NBC Wed, 22 Jul 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28603 at http://www.mrc.org Tax 'Cuts,' Tax Hikes, Media Back Obama Either Way http://www.mrc.org/articles/tax-cuts-tax-hikes-media-back-obama-either-way <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>King Midas could turn everything he touched to gold. President Obama has a similar effect on news coverage of his policies.</p><p>Just look at the way broadcast journalists have covered (and covered for) Obama on the issue of taxes. It didn’t matter if he was cutting them with his stimulus bill or raising them in his proposed 2010 budget. The new president has a Midas touch.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tax-cuts-tax-hikes-media-back-obama-either-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes abc AmyRobach BarackObama budget2010 Cato cbs CFIF CNBC GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica HeritageFoundation IBD JohnHarwood JohnYang KatieCouric middleclasstaxcuts NBC NightlyNews NPR RachelMaddow RobertBarro StimulusPackage TaxCut taxhike taxincrease taxpolicy therich Today WolfBlitzer Wed, 08 Apr 2009 21:54:16 +0000 admin 26863 at http://www.mrc.org A Tale of Two Tax Cuts: Obama's Will Save Economy, Bush's for the 'Wealthiest' http://www.mrc.org/articles/tale-two-tax-cuts-obamas-will-save-economy-bushs-wealthiest <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Who doesn’t like to see taxes cut? Well, it depends on who gets the cut.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A Dec. 28 “NBC Nightly News” segment about President-elect Barack Obama’s incoming administration took on the issue of the “top domestic concern, the economy.” According to NBC News correspondent Savannah Guthrie, tax cuts would be a big part of the plan, citing Obama adviser David Axelrod from a Dec. 28 interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”</p><p>Who doesn’t like to see taxes cut? Well, it depends on who gets the cut.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tale-two-tax-cuts-obamas-will-save-economy-bushs-wealthiest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy AmyRobach BarackObama BrianRiedl Bushtaxcuts DavidAxelrod economicrecoveryplan IncomeTaxes LawrenceSummers MeetthePress myth NBC NightlyNews SavannahGuthrie Stimulus taxation taxcuts taxcutsforthewealthy TheHeritageFoundation WashingtonPost Mon, 29 Dec 2008 14:52:49 +0000 admin 25685 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Darken 'Black Friday' http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-darken-black-friday <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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;As a group, broadcast network journalists are incredibly adaptable. When their grim prophecies refuse to fulfill themselves, they persevere and find the clouds in the silver linings. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the run-up to “Black Friday,” the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, the media relentlessly built up the day’s significance as a barometer for the rest of the year while predicting “weakness,” “negative trends” and “gloom.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-darken-black-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business abc AmyRobach BlackFriday CBC Christmas EveningNews holiday LosAngelesTimes MargaretBrennan MartinBashir MichelleMiller NationalretailFederation NBC negativity NewYorkTimes retailers SethDoane shopping Thanksgiving Today Wed, 03 Dec 2008 17:20:55 +0000 admin 25733 at http://www.mrc.org