White House http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21085/all en Soros, Ford Foundations ‘Lavish’ $196 Million to Push Internet Regulations http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-ford-foundations-lavish-196-million-push-internet-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Net neutrality’ activists at White House also linked to lefty Ford Foundation, Soros’ Open Society. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/133340" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">The government could gain unprecedented control over the Internet, depending on the decision made this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is a move long supported by top liberal foundations to the tune of at least $196 million.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-ford-foundations-lavish-196-million-push-internet-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Center for American Progress FCC Ford Foundation George Soros Internet internet regulation left-wing activism Net Neutrality NetGain conference Obama Administration open society foundations White House Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:01:02 +0000 julia.seymour 48319 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Cover WH Spokesman Refusing to Call the Taliban a Terrorist Organization http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization <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 the daily White House press briefing on Wednesday, Deputy Spokesman Eric Schultz had an exchange with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl where he&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/28/white_house_taliban_an_armed_insurgency_not_a_terrorist_group_like_isil.html" target="_blank">declined</a>&nbsp;to label the Taliban as a terrorist organization, instead insisting it's&nbsp;<strong>“an armed ins</strong></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-fail-cover-wh-spokesman-refusing-call-taliban-terrorist-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Afghanistan Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charles Krauthammer foreign policy Fox News Channel Jonathan Karl NBC News NBC Nightly News Special Report taliban War on terrorism White House World News Tonight Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:07:47 +0000 curtis.houck 48117 at http://www.mrc.org At Obama Press Conference, No Questions on Skipping Anti-Terror Rally http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-press-conference-no-questions-skipping-anti-terror-rally <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>Barack Obama on Friday conducted an almost hour-long news&nbsp;conference with journalists, but faced no questions on his administration's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/obama-charlie-hebdo-events-no-show-114166.html">much-maligned decision</a>&nbsp;not to send a representative to last Sunday's massive anti-terror rally in France. ABC journalist Jon Karl wondered&nbsp;if the President had any thoughts on Mitt Romney possibly running for president again.&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/obama-press-conference-no-questions-skipping-anti-terror-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama David Cameron Jon Karl News Conference White House Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:51:27 +0000 scott.whitlock 48035 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s WNT and CBS EN Tag Team to Barely Cover Obama’s Absence from Paris March http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-wnt-and-cbs-en-tag-team-barely-cover-obamas-absence-paris-march <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>On Monday, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News Tonight with David Muir</em>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>&nbsp;did their best to move on from the Obama administration’s decision to not have President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, or Attorney General Eric Holder attend the march against Islamic terrorism in Paris on Sunday that drew well over one million people.&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/abcs-wnt-and-cbs-en-tag-team-barely-cover-obamas-absence-paris-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Bias by Omission Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir France Gwen Ifill Jonathan Karl Josh Earnest NBC News Paris Paris shooting PBS PBS NewsHour President Barack Obama President Obama Scott Pelley White House World News Tonight Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:32:00 +0000 curtis.houck 47997 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's WNT Omits Jonathan Karl Grilling Earnest Over Soap Opera Producer’s Credentials for Ambassadorship http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-wnt-omits-jonathan-karl-grilling-earnest-over-soap-opera-producers-credentials-ambas <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 src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-12-02-ABC-Karl-EarnestHungaryAmb3.JPG?itok=9GIyPd9v" data-cke-saved-src="/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-12-02-ABC-Karl-EarnestHungaryAmb3.JPG?itok=9GIyPd9v" class="image-blog_body-50" style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" width="280" /></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-wnt-omits-jonathan-karl-grilling-earnest-over-soap-opera-producers-credentials-ambas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential abc ABCNews.com Ambassadors Barack Obama Bias by Omission Europe foreign policy Jonathan Karl Josh Earnest liberal donors Liberals & Democrats President Barack Obama President Obama White House World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:19:46 +0000 curtis.houck 47769 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal CNN Analyst Laments ‘Best Campaigner’ Dems Have in Obama ‘Locked Away in the WH’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-cnn-analyst-laments-best-campaigner-dems-have-obama-locked-away-wh <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>Early Wednesday morning, liberal CNN political commentator Cornell Belcher groaned during CNN’s midterms elections coverage that the Democratic Party’s top campaigner in President Barack Obama was unable to defend attacks against his record and help Democrats on the campaign trailer because he&nbsp;<strong>“was basically locked away in the White House.”</strong></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/liberal-cnn-analyst-laments-best-campaigner-dems-have-obama-locked-away-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 midterms Barack Obama CNN President Barack Obama President Obama White House Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:25:07 +0000 curtis.houck 47533 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Barely Notice White House War on Women’s Pay http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-barely-notice-white-house-war-womens-pay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After puffing up Obama as equal pay champion, roughly 95 percent of stories on pay disparity mentioning Obama ignore White House wage gap. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129998" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Obama has been a champion of equal pay for women, at least according to his administration and the network news media.</p><p dir="ltr">The broadcast networks boosted his image on the subject throughout his presidency, from the first bill he signed into law in 2009 to a September 2014 speech mentioning “equal pay.” ABC said Obama waged an “assault” on the pay gap with an executive order over salary disclosures, while CBS said he “boosts equal pay for women.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-barely-notice-white-house-war-womens-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Business Economy Government Labor Media Politics abc Barack Obama cbs discrimination Economics equal pay gender Hypocrisy NBC pay disparity Pay Gap President Obama wage gap War on Women White House White House wage gap Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:12 +0000 julia.seymour 47416 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Ignore Report Claiming White House Lied About Prostitution Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-ignore-report-claiming-white-house-lied-about-prostitution-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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">On Thursday morning, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/aides-despite-denials-knew-of-white-house-tie-to-cartagena-prostitution-scandal/2014/10/08/5b98dc90-4e7e-11e4-aa5e-7153e466a02d_story.html"><em>Washington Post</em></a>&nbsp; reported&nbsp;that senior White House officials knew that an Obama volunteer hired a prostitute, and allowed her to stay in his Columbian hotel room, during the infamous Columbia prostitution scandal of 2012 but Team Obama tried to hide such information during the official investigation.</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/abc-and-nbc-ignore-report-claiming-white-house-lied-about-prostitution-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Major Garrett Norah O'Donnell prostitution scandal White House Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:10:56 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47346 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Skips Own Reporter's Battle With White House, Gushes Over Clooney http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-skips-own-reporters-battle-white-house-gushes-over-clooney <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 viewers of ABC News might not know it, but one of the network's senior reporters, Jon Karl, grilled White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday about claims that al Qaeda had been "decimated." From Friday to Monday, ABC ignored the contentious exchange and Earnest's doubling down. Yet, over that same period, the network's news programs devoted over 20 minutes to the deeply superficial topic of George Clooney's wedding in Venice.&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-skips-own-reporters-battle-white-house-gushes-over-clooney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Jon Karl Josh Earnest White House Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:53:43 +0000 scott.whitlock 47252 at http://www.mrc.org Before Being Obama Flack, Jay Carney Claims He Was 'Old-Fashioned Journalist' Who 'Didn't Take Sides' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/being-obama-flack-jay-carney-claims-he-was-old-fashioned-journalist-who-didnt-take-sides <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> Appearing on CBS's <em>Late Show</em> with David Letterman on Wednesday, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney asserted that he had been a completely objective reporter for <em>Time</em> magazine before becoming a spin doctor for the Obama administration: "Right after the election in 2008, I was the Washington bureau chief for <em>Time</em>. And <strong>I was an old-fashioned journalist, not an advocate, didn't take sides in my job.</strong></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/being-obama-flack-jay-carney-claims-he-was-old-fashioned-journalist-who-didnt-take-sides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs David Letterman Jay Carney Late Show Time Magazine White House Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:44:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 46833 at http://www.mrc.org Amid Global Chaos, Al Roker Asks Michelle Obama: 'Who's the Best Cook' in the First Family? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/amid-global-chaos-al-roker-asks-michelle-obama-whos-best-cook-first-family <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> Despite the continuing fallout from the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and Israel's incursion into Gaza, Monday's NBC <em>Today</em> devoted over four minutes of air time to weatherman Al Roker conducting a fawning interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. <strong>In what Roker teased as a "revealing conversation," he asked Obama: "Who's the best cook in the family?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-21-NBC-TDAY-RokerObama.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/amid-global-chaos-al-roker-asks-michelle-obama-whos-best-cook-first-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Roker Kids State Dinner Michelle Obama NBC Today White House Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:07 +0000 kyle.drennen 46736 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Host Applauds 'Good Talk' at White House Summit; 'Way Past Time' for Paid Maternity Leave http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-host-applauds-good-talk-white-house-summit-way-past-time-paid-maternity-leave <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> Acting as a cheerleader for the White House "Summit on Working Families" on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, 9 a.m. ET hour co-host Natalie Morales hailed: <strong>"A lot of good talk at the White House yesterday. You know, the whole conversation about managing work-life balance."</strong> She teed up a clip of President Obama speaking at the event: "He spoke about the importance...of having that balance in his own life and how much Michelle has had to pinch hit for him.</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/today-host-applauds-good-talk-white-house-summit-way-past-time-paid-maternity-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Natalie Morales NBC Summit on Working Families Today White House Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:42:53 +0000 kyle.drennen 46547 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Eagerly Push White House Climate Change Agenda Ahead of Obama Interviews http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-eagerly-push-white-house-climate-change-agenda-ahead-obama-interviews <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, the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows all seized on a new climate change report being released by the White House ahead of a slate of interviews with President Obama conducted by network meteorologists. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-06-Nets-WHClimateChange.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/networks-eagerly-push-white-house-climate-change-agenda-ahead-obama-interviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Climate Change NBC White House Tue, 06 May 2014 15:55:42 +0000 kyle.drennen 46174 at http://www.mrc.org White House Intel http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/white-house-intel <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2464" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-WH%20Share%20Intell.jpg?1399412307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 30, 2014 - 5:28pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Politics intelligence politics White House Tue, 06 May 2014 21:38:28 +0000 julia.seymour 46181 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Covers Benghazi Emails Suggesting White House Cover-Up, NBC and ABC Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-covers-benghazi-emails-suggesting-white-house-cover-nbc-and-abc-ignore <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> After White House emails released on Tuesday showed the Obama administration had a direct hand in crafting false talking points about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012, Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> was the only network broadcast to cover the latest developments in the ongoing scandal. <a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/e-mails-link-white-house-false-benghazi-blame-youtube-narrative-networks-ignore">None of the network evening newscasts</a> covered the story Tuesday night, with NBC and ABC continuing to be out to lunch Wednesday morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</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/only-cbs-covers-benghazi-emails-suggesting-white-house-cover-nbc-and-abc-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Bill Plante cbs This Morning White House Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:10:48 +0000 kyle.drennen 46126 at http://www.mrc.org