Associated Press http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20238/all en ABC, CBS Ignore Upcoming VA Secretary Confirmation Hearing; Will Networks Cover News Tonight? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-ignore-upcoming-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-will-networks-cover-news-tonigh <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>ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;both ignored the news Tuesday morning that President Obama’s nominee to become the next Secretary of the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs will testify today on Capitol Hill in his confirmation hearing.&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/abc-cbs-ignore-upcoming-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-will-networks-cover-news-tonigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Associated Press cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Natalie Morales NBC Today VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:25:17 +0000 curtis.houck 46753 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's King Plays Up CBO's Upbeat ObamaCare Projection; Wonders Why Dems Won't 'Go On Offense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense <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/2014-04-15-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Tuesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King hyped the Congressional Budget Office's projection about ObamaCare – that "yes, ObamaCare is expensive, but less expensive than they thought – by about $104 billion over 10 years.</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/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Associated Press Barack Obama CNN Democrats Health Care John King Jonathan Martin Julie Pace New Day New York Times obamacare Republicans Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:01 +0000 matthew.balan 46011 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Presidency "Marred by Racist Backlash"; Distressed by the Whiteness of Obama's Opponents http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/obamas-presidency-marred-racist-backlash-distressed-whiteness-obamas-opponents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 17 </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/Sept22013.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=756177" title="Sept22013.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><b>Obama’s Presidency “Marred by Racist Backlash”</b></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/obamas-presidency-marred-racist-backlash-distressed-whiteness-obamas-opponents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Associated Press cbs Chris Cuomo Chris Matthews CNN David Gregory Gwen Ifill Meet the Press MSNBC PBS President Obama race race relations Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:40:59 +0000 rich.noyes 44392 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Spotlights Perjury Investigation, 'Drumbeat' for Eric Holder to Quit; ABC, NBC Skip http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-perjury-investigation-drumbeat-eric-holder-quit-abc-nbc-skip <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/2013-05-29-CBS-Crawford_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> zeroed in on the <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/302131-house-judiciary-investigating-whether-holder-lied-under-oath" target="_blank">House Judiciary Committee's inquiry</a> into whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his testimony regarding the Justice Department's controversial investigation of journalists.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-perjury-investigation-drumbeat-eric-holder-quit-abc-nbc-skip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Associated Press Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Eric Holder Fox News James Rosen Jan Crawford ScandalWatch Wed, 29 May 2013 20:27:38 +0000 matthew.balan 43700 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hits Holder's 'Outrageous Overreach', But Defers to Obama to Act http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hits-holders-outrageous-overreach-defers-obama-act <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/2013-05-24-CBS-Schieffer_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-fails-report-its-own-scoop-ag-holder-approved-investigation-foxs-rosen" target="_blank">unlike NBC's <em>Today</em></a>, briefly picked up on NBC journalist Michael Isikoff's <a href="http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/23/18451142-holder-okd-search-warrant-for-fox-news-reporters-private-emails-official-says" target="_blank">significant reporting</a> from Thursda</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hits-holders-outrageous-overreach-defers-obama-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Associated Press Barack Obama Bob Schieffer cbs CBS This Morning Eric Holder Fox News Gayle King James Rosen Justice Department ScandalWatch Fri, 24 May 2013 20:44:10 +0000 matthew.balan 43670 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Myers Defends Obama on AP Scandal, Admits Press One of Obama’s 'Most Important Constituencies' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-myers-defends-obama-ap-scandal-admits-press-one-obamas-most-important-constituencies <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/andrew-lautz">Andrew Lautz</a> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-05-15-MSNBC-MJ-Myers.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" /></blockquote><p>NBC News correspondent Lisa Myers admitted to the media’s infatuation with President Obama on Wednesday’s <em>Morning Joe</em> on MSNBC, claiming the recent scandals plaguing the administration have turned the press, “<strong>one of the president’s most important constituencies</strong>,” against him. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-myers-defends-obama-ap-scandal-admits-press-one-obamas-most-important-constituencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Associated Press Lisa Myers Morning Joe Wed, 15 May 2013 16:57:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 43583 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS and NBC Reluctant to Attach Obama's Name to AP Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-reluctant-attach-obamas-name-ap-scandal <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/2013-05-14-NBC-Morales.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />While the Big Three (ABC, CBS and NBC) networks have all done stories on the Obama administration's seizure of Associated Press (AP) reporters phone records, what is striking is their reluctance to attach Barack Obama's name to the controversy. In seven total stories aired on their evening and morning shows, since the story broke on Monday afternoon, Obama's name was used only six times. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-reluctant-attach-obamas-name-ap-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AP Associated Press Barack Obama Eric Holder Natalie Morales Tue, 14 May 2013 20:25:04 +0000 geoff.dickens 43575 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Practically Silent on GDP Despite Its Decline http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-practically-silent-gdp-despite-its-decline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC news programs have barely mentioned how slowly the economy is growing, but used to report the important figure. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With a fragile economy during a heated election cycle, the news media should be focused on economic data. But when it comes to the growth of the U.S. economy as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), the three broadcasts networks were silent.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-practically-silent-gdp-despite-its-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media 1.5 percent growth abc Associated Press Barron's cbs cnn money economic growth economy election GDP gross domestic product NBC Recession slow growth Washington Post Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:23:30 +0000 julia.seymour 40763 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Stump Speech Myths http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obamas-stump-speech-myths <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Barack Obama has trouble telling the truth.</p> <p> This is the man who admitted his memoir "Dreams of My Father" was semi-fictional. “For the sake of compression, some of the characters that appear are composites of people, I’ve known, and some events appear out of precise chronology.” Translation: On some pages, I’m taking poetic license with the facts to burnish my image.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obamas-stump-speech-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Associated Press Barack Obama General Motors Nancy Benac Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:05:32 +0000 tim.graham 40608 at http://www.mrc.org Media Use Strong GDP as Basis for 'Recession' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-use-strong-gdp-basis-recession <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Commerce Department confirmed that gross domestic product grew at a 4.9 percent pace in the third quarter – a four-year high. Instead of hailing the increase, journalists downplayed it and adopted economic gloom as their theme.<!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “So is this good news or bad news, Ali?” asked fill-in anchor Alina Cho on the December 20 CNN “American Morning.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-use-strong-gdp-basis-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Associated Press CNBC CNN GDP greenspan gross domestic product MediaBias Fri, 21 Dec 2007 14:25:28 +0000 admin 25177 at http://www.mrc.org AP: Group Praises China on Climate, Bashes U.S. http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-group-praises-china-climate-bashes-us <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-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Who is the biggest climate sinner? Not <!--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">China</st1:place></st1:country-region>, says the AP.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Who is the biggest climate sinner? Not <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">China</st1:place></st1:country-region>, says the AP.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-group-praises-china-climate-bashes-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment AP Associated Press China climate Global Warming Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:02:10 +0000 admin 25204 at http://www.mrc.org