voter ID http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20346/all en Andrea Mitchell: ‘Voting Restrictions’ Could Make It ‘Really Hard For Democrats’ In November http://mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-voting-restrictions-could-make-it-really-hard-democrats-november <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&nbsp;Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, appeared on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;and did her best to make excuses for potential Democratic losses in the November midterm elections.</p><p>Speaking to moderator Chuck Todd,&nbsp;<strong>Mitchell complained that the “Texas Supreme Court decision on Saturday morning is going to be really telling, if there are more voter restrictions placed in some of those states, it's going to be really hard for Democrats.”</strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-voting-restrictions-could-make-it-really-hard-democrats-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms Andrea Mitchell Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC voter ID Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:14:23 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47417 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes: Senator Vitter Finds 'Another Way to Screw Poor People' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-senator-vitter-finds-another-way-screw-poor-people <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/2014-01-16-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's <em>All In</em> show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes charged that Senator David Vitter has found "another way to screw poor people" as he complained that the Louisiana Republican has proposed a photo ID requirement for food stamp recipients.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-senator-vitter-finds-another-way-screw-poor-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics All In Chris Hayes David Vitter MSNBC voter ID Voting Welfare Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:19:39 +0000 45324 at http://mrc.org CNN Tees Up John Lewis to Liken Voter ID Laws to Jim Crow http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-tees-john-lewis-liken-voter-id-laws-jim-crow <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-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-09-14-CNN-Costello-Lewis.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has said new voter ID laws <a href="http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/john-lewis-connects-gop-voter-suppression-to-jim-crow.php">reflect</a> old Jim Crow laws, and CNN's Carol Costello played right into his outlandish rhetoric on Friday morning.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-tees-john-lewis-liken-voter-id-laws-jim-crow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN John Lewis Race Issues Racism voter ID Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:25:36 +0000 matt.hadro 41240 at http://mrc.org Game of Thrones Author Preaches to the Liberal Choir, Offensively http://mrc.org/articles/game-thrones-author-preaches-liberal-choir-offensively <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George R.R. Martin accused ‘Tea-Baggers’ of trying to steal the election with voter ID laws. </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/ryan-robertson">Ryan Robertson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was widely reported that the producers of the HBO series “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/game-thrones-severed-bush-head-giggle-media">Game of Thrones</a>” deliberately used a gruesome image of former president George W. Bush’s head impaled on a stake during the drama’s season one finale back in June. The backlash was so great that DVD shipments were halted, digital copies were edited, and an apology was issued via <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/hbo-apologizes-for-bush-head-in-game-of-thrones-dvd/">press release</a>. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/game-thrones-author-preaches-liberal-choir-offensively" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics Game of Throwns George RR Martin voter ID Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:05:51 +0000 matt.philbin 40898 at http://mrc.org CNN Asks Andrew Young If Having Black President 'Reignites Old Prejudices' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-andrew-young-if-having-black-president-reignites-old-prejudices <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-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-08-06-CNN-EarlyStart-Votes.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" height="135" />CNN stoked fears that new voter ID laws might hark back to the days of Jim Crow. Monday marked the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and CNN's Zoraida Sambolin used that to discuss whether the new laws might "suppress the minority vote."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-andrew-young-if-having-black-president-reignites-old-prejudices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrew Young CNN Martin Luther King III Race Issues Racism Starting Point voter ID Zoraida Sambolin Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:15:33 +0000 matt.hadro 40814 at http://mrc.org CNN Asks La Raza If New Voter ID Laws Are 'War on Minority Voters' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-la-raza-if-new-voter-id-laws-are-war-minority-voters <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-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-07-09-CNN-Costello-VoterID3.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />CNN's Carol Costello teed up a La Raza chairman on Monday by asking him if some new voter ID laws are tantamount to a "war on minority voters." A CNN headline later blared "Voting Rights on Trial," as if the laws were going after people's rights.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-la-raza-if-new-voter-id-laws-are-war-minority-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts MRC Culture Carol Costello Christine Romans CNN Eric Holder La Raza NAACP race Racism Suzanne Malveaux voter ID Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:52:07 +0000 matt.hadro 40587 at http://mrc.org A Simple Question about Voter IDs http://mrc.org/commentary/simple-question-about-voter-ids <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-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>I have a simple question for the media:</b></p><p>The hand-wringing and protestations about states forcing or attempting to force people to show photo ID before voting continues. It is loudest and most persistent from Al Sharpton on MSNBC, but it is widespread. And the president’s Justice Department is threatening, bullying and, in some cases, litigating against states over this matter. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/simple-question-about-voter-ids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Politics Obama Administration voter ID Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:25:13 +0000 matt.philbin 39891 at http://mrc.org Examiner Fails to Note Soros’ Funding of Voter ID Controversy http://mrc.org/articles/examiner-fails-note-soros-funding-voter-id-controversy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Society Foundation-supported groups fight proposed voter laws. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote a piece entitled “Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws” on April 4. The piece reported the situation well, with one exception: it didn’t mention that one side of the voter identification debate is almost completely fought by Soros-backed organizations. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/examiner-fails-note-soros-funding-voter-id-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business ALEC coca cola George Soros Koch Industries open society foundation voter ID Wal-Mart walmart Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:32:22 +0000 julia.seymour 39750 at http://mrc.org