Tom Costello http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20461/all en NBC Edits Democratic Atlanta Mayor Out of Snowstorm Controversy, Blames GOP Governor http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-edits-democratic-atlanta-mayor-out-snowstorm-controversy-blames-gop-governor <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> At the top of Thursday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that <strong>"the [Republican] governor of Georgia [Nathan Deal] chose to fall on his snow shovel"</strong> over how Tuesday's rare southern snowstorm "was handled, or better yet, mishandled" in the state. However, the coverage that followed failed to mention Atlanta's Democratic Mayor Kasim Reed by name even once. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-30-NBC-NN-Williams.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-edits-democratic-atlanta-mayor-out-snowstorm-controversy-blames-gop-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Atlanta Brian Williams Kasim Reed Nathan Deal NBC Nightly News Snowstorm Tom Costello Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:31:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 45447 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Spotlights Sotomayor's Stay of ObamaCare's Contraception Mandate; ABC Punts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-sotomayors-stay-obamacares-contraception-mandate-abc-punts <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-01-CBS-Brown_large.JPG" style="float: right;" width="240" height="134" />CBS stood out as the only Big Three network to devote full coverage to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Tuesday night stay of the federal government's birth control/abortifacient mandate under ObamaCare. As of Thursday morning, <em>CBS This Morning</em> and <em>CBS Evening News</em> devoted three full reports and a news brief to the ruling against the controversial regulation.<br /> </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/cbs-spotlights-sotomayors-stay-obamacares-contraception-mandate-abc-punts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bianna Golodryga Catholic Church cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Chip Reid Dan Blomberg Good Morning America HHSMandate Marsha Greenberger NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Peter Alexander Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Susan McGinnis Terrell Brown Today Tom Costello World News Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:19:47 +0000 matthew.balan 45216 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Shutdown Story Ignores Harry Reid Rejecting GOP Plan to Fund Cancer Research http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-shutdown-story-ignores-harry-reid-rejecting-gop-plan-fund-cancer-research <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-10-03-NBC-NN-NIH.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 171px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-shutdown-story-ignores-harry-reid-rejecting-gop-plan-fund-cancer-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams government shutdown NBC Nightly News NIH Republicans Tom Costello Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:07:59 +0000 kyle.drennen 44646 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes New Census Data Showing 'White Majority Gone In 30 Years' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-new-census-data-showing-white-majority-gone-30-years <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><img style="width: 300px; height: 165px; margin: 3px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-06-14-NBC-TDAY-USChange.JPG" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-new-census-data-showing-white-majority-gone-30-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Census demographics NBC Today Tom Costello Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:00:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 43808 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: U.S. National Parks 'Under Stress' and 'In Trouble' Following Sequester http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-us-national-parks-under-stress-and-trouble-following-sequester <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-05-27-NBC-TDAY-Parks.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 170px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-us-national-parks-under-stress-and-trouble-following-sequester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division national parks NBC Nightly News sequester Today Tom Costello Tue, 28 May 2013 21:53:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 43690 at http://www.mrc.org Fuelish: NBC Devotes 3 Times As Much Airtime to Gas Prices in 2008, as 2013 http://www.mrc.org/articles/fuelish-nbc-devotes-3-times-much-airtime-gas-prices-2008-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comparison shows NBC News far less willing to report soaring gas prices under Obama. </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>No rising price affects the American psyche like skyrocketing gas prices. After all, many people drive past one or more gas stations each and every day, making it impossible not to see the prices soar. Then when the weekly, or bi-weekly fill up time rolls around, they feel the pain acutely.<br /><br />How network news media cover the consumer issue seems to have a lot to do with who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. NBC News is a perfect example – covering rapidly rising prices in 2008 three times more than far higher prices in 2013.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fuelish-nbc-devotes-3-times-much-airtime-gas-prices-2008-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Energy Media Politics 2008 2013 Barack Obama Evening News february gary wolfram gas prices gasoline gasoline price George W. Bush Good Morning America inflation Josh Elliot Matt Lauer Nightly News pump prices rising prices stagflation Today Tom Costello World News Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:39:23 +0000 julia.seymour 42820 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes 'Prominent Voices' Backing Gun Control, Including 'Influential Republican' Joe Scarborough http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-prominent-voices-backing-gun-control-including-influential-republican-joe-scarb <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-17-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 168px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-prominent-voices-backing-gun-control-including-influential-republican-joe-scarb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Democrats Gun Control NBC Nightly News Republicans Today Tom Costello Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:16:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 42067 at http://www.mrc.org Are You Afraid of the News? http://www.mrc.org/articles/are-you-afraid-news <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With Halloween a week away, the media must count on everyone loving a good scare. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Morning and evening, day after day, journalists frighten viewers with exaggeration, hyperbole and lack of context on business and economic issues. Just listen to them:</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With Halloween a week away, the media must count on everyone loving a good scare. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/are-you-afraid-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy abc ACSH Al Gore Ali Velshi Anderson Cooper bird flu CBS Early Show century of fires Countdown to Doomsday Evening News Fires Gilbert Ross Global Warming human race is doomed Katie Couric media scare NBC Nightly News Nightline Overpopulation Paul Watson Planet in Peril State of Fear stock market super bugs sweater Time Magazine Tom Costello Tyson Wed, 24 Oct 2007 17:37:23 +0000 admin 25278 at http://www.mrc.org Media Negative throughout Nearly Four Years of Job Growth http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-negative-throughout-nearly-four-years-job-growth <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 media haven’t done the best job on jobs. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In 47 straight months of job growth, the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> economy has created 8.3 million jobs. But despite that economic achievement, the media have consistently presented employment news and the overall economy negatively in the past four years.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The media haven’t done the best job on jobs. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-negative-throughout-nearly-four-years-job-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government 8.3 million jobs abc Betsy Stark BLS revisions CBS Evening News CNN Economic Forecasting Survey Employment Jake Tapper job creation job growth job loss Katie Couric Katrina Kitty Pilgrim Lawrence Kudlow Layoffs Lou Dobbs NBC Stephen Moore Tom Costello Trish Regan unemployment Wall Street Journal Walter E. Williams World News Tonight Wed, 05 Sep 2007 18:05:12 +0000 admin 25364 at http://www.mrc.org Networks: Bashing Airlines Is Just the Ticket http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-bashing-airlines-just-ticket <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The friendly skies haven’t been so friendly to fly this summer according to the network news media. But journalists have been quick to point the finger at business when the problem can easily be blamed on an outmoded computer system – owned and operated by the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> government.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-bashing-airlines-just-ticket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment abc air traffic control system American Airlines Boyd Group cbs Continental Early Show FAA Federal Aviation Administration Good Morning America jetblue Larry Kellner Lisa Stark Matt Lauer Meredith Vieira Natalie Morales NBC Nightly News Northwest Airlines Richard Branson Southwest Today Tom Costello Virgin Atlantic World News Wed, 29 Aug 2007 19:04:29 +0000 admin 25373 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Trashes American Airlines with Faulty Comparison http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-trashes-american-airlines-faulty-comparison <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;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “NBC Nightly News” attacked one airline on August 20 with a “summer travel nightmare” story and a comparison between airlines that ignored key differences.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;NBC correspondent Tom Costello criticized the world’s largest air carrier American Airlines – which had a passenger count <a href="http://www.iata.org/ps/publications/wats-passenger-carried.htm"></a>of nearly 100 million in 2006 according to the International Air Transport Association – for flight delays.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-trashes-american-airlines-faulty-comparison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government air traffic American Airlines Dick Armey flight delays NBC Nightly News Southwest Airlines Tom Costello Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:28:27 +0000 admin 25389 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Mine Tragedy for Business Attack http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-nbc-mine-tragedy-business-attack <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; Point fingers first. Ask questions later – if you’re the “CBS Evening News.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As six miners remained trapped in a <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on">Utah</st1:state></st1:place> coal mine on August 6, CBS attacked the safety of “retreat mining” and questioned whether the mine owners were doing enough.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-nbc-mine-tragedy-business-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government abc CBS Evening News Murray Energy Corp. NBC Nightly News retreat mining Sago Mine Tom Costello Utah coal mine World News with Charles Gibson Wyatt Andrews Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:33:58 +0000 admin 25412 at http://www.mrc.org