Censorship http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/213/all en Bozell: Network Censorship of Houston Mayor’s Subpoenas Part of Left’s ‘Relentless Assault on Free Speech’ http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-network-censorship-houston-mayors-subpoenas-part-lefts-relentless-assault-free <p style="text-align: left;">RESTON, VA – According to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/houston-attacks-religious-freedom-pastors-networks-unconcerned">new analysis</a> by MRC Culture, over the past two days the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have completely censored liberal Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s attempt to subpoena sermons of five pastors critical of the mayor, homosexuality, gender identity, or the city’s new “equal rights” ordinance.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-network-censorship-houston-mayors-subpoenas-part-lefts-relentless-assault-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases MRC Culture Censorship Free Speech gay Houston lesbian religous freedom Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:08:13 +0000 rich.noyes 47401 at http://www.mrc.org Eric Holder's Fast and Furious Fiasco Was Media Scandal, Too http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/eric-holders-fast-and-furious-fiasco-was-media-scandal-too <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> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/CBSHolderFastFurious.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="267" />Thanks to his stonewalling of the House of Representatives investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal, in 2012 Eric Holder became the first Attorney General held in contempt by Congress. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/eric-holders-fast-and-furious-fiasco-was-media-scandal-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Censorship Eric Holder Fast and Furious NBC Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:05:08 +0000 rich.noyes 47235 at http://www.mrc.org The 'Transgender Tipping Point' to Censorship http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/transgender-tipping-point-censorship <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Now that our cultural elites feel they have sufficiently educated the public on the virtues of gays and lesbians, it’s time to drill down to the next level. Here comes transgenderism. <em>Time</em> magazine placed&nbsp; “Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox (born as Charles Cox) on the cover as the face of “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/transgender-tipping-point-censorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Censorship Chicago Sun-Times Time transgenders Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:53:14 +0000 tim.graham 46487 at http://www.mrc.org Brandeis Bows to Islamic Censorship http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/brandeis-bows-islamic-censorship <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> It’s graduation time. Many college students are preparing for their commencement ceremonies. On some campuses, some students are playing a game of what we might call “Dump the Speaker.” Conservative speakers chose to deliver commencement addresses are beying howled off campus by leftist student organizations, and faculty as well. It’s either a left-wing speaker – or none.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/brandeis-bows-islamic-censorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division AyaanHirsiAli Censorship Religion Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:02:12 +0000 tim.graham 46066 at http://www.mrc.org Harry Reid Insists ObamaCare Horror Stories Are 'Lies': Big Three Nets Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/harry-reid-insists-obamacare-horror-stories-are-lies-big-three-nets-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/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insulted victims of ObamaCare on Wednesday – and the three major networks didn’t seem to care. [Video below. MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-27-FNC-F%26F-Reid.mp3">here</a>.]<br /> <br /> Speaking on the Senate floor, the Nevada Democrat lashed out at those whose lives have been hurt by the law, saying:</p> <p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/125715" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/harry-reid-insists-obamacare-horror-stories-are-lies-big-three-nets-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission Censorship congress Fox & Friends Fox News Channel Harry Reid Health Care Koch Brothers Medical Insurance obamacare Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:52:14 +0000 paul.bremmer 45646 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Alter-nate Reality: Network Contributor Dishonestly Claims There've Been No ‘Ongoing Revelations’ In IRS Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alter-nate-reality-network-contributor-dishonestly-claims-thereve-been-no-ongoing- <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-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter provided a case study of how the liberal media are all too eager to flog Republican scandals to death while ignoring or downplaying Democratic scandals. During an appearance on Sunday’s episode of <em>Disrupt with Karen Finney</em>, While discussing Chris Christie’s bridge controversy, Alter brought up the Obama administration’s IRS scandal.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alter-nate-reality-network-contributor-dishonestly-claims-thereve-been-no-ongoing-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bias by Omission Censorship Chris Christie Disrupt IRS Targets Tea Party Jonathan Alter Karen Finney MSNBC Political Scandals Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:28:43 +0000 paul.bremmer 45296 at http://www.mrc.org Reddit Bans Climate Change Skepticism, Urges Media to Follow http://www.mrc.org/articles/reddit-bans-climate-change-skepticism-urges-media-follow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moderator calls skeptics ‘conspiratorial’ and ‘blind.’ </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Why argue over evidence, if you can silence the opposition? The popular website Reddit has joined The Los Angeles Times editorial page in censoring climate skepticism. Reddit banned any such comments from the science sub-forum of its website.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reddit-bans-climate-change-skepticism-urges-media-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media censor Censorship Climate Change climate change skepticism climate skeptics editorial pages forum George Soros Global Warming Grist huffington post nathan allen Reddit Science scientists website Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:51:27 +0000 julia.seymour 45169 at http://www.mrc.org What ObamaCare Disaster? NBC Continues Blackout of Failing Health Care Law http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/what-obamacare-disaster-nbc-continues-blackout-failing-health-care-law <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 going <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-nbc-censors-all-coverage-obamacare-days" target="_blank">72 hours without even mentioning ObamaCare</a> on its air waves, NBC's continued refusal to cover the disastrous policy on Thursday's <em>Nightly News</em> or Friday's <em>Today</em> brought that total up to 96 hours. Amazingly, Friday's <em>Today</em> had the audacity to include two segments about Vice President Joe Biden buying lunch at a Washington D.C. sandwich shop rather provide any ObamaCare updates.<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/what-obamacare-disaster-nbc-continues-blackout-failing-health-care-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Censorship NBC obamacare Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:44:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 45018 at http://www.mrc.org Blackout: NBC Censors All Coverage of ObamaCare for Days http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-nbc-censors-all-coverage-obamacare-days <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> NBC News has completely censored any mention of the unfolding ObamaCare disaster for the last 72 hours. Not one word about the millions of Americans losing their health insurance nor the severe political damage that has been done to President Obama and the Democratic Party.<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/blackout-nbc-censors-all-coverage-obamacare-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Censorship NBC obamacare Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:49:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 45008 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Finds No Time for Ongoing ObamaCare Disaster, But Plenty for Obamas' First Date http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-finds-no-time-ongoing-obamacare-disaster-plenty-obamas-first-date <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 censoring <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-presidents-do-list-containing-political-damage-obamacare">any coverage</a> of the continuing ObamaCare disaster since <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/white-house-crisis-nbc-brings-robert-gibbs-spin-obama">Monday morning</a>, NBC did manage to find time to cover Michelle Obama's fashion choices and the First Couple's first date on Wednesday's <em>Today</em>, with co-host Matt Lauer excitedly telling viewers to stay tuned: <strong>"First Lady Michelle Obama opens up about her very first </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/nbc-finds-no-time-ongoing-obamacare-disaster-plenty-obamas-first-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Censorship Michelle Obama NBC obamacare Today Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:50:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 45000 at http://www.mrc.org Networks That Touted Tom DeLay’s 2010 Conviction Now Silent About His Acquittal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-touted-tom-delays-2010-conviction-now-silent-about-his-acquittal <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> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/September/2010-11-24-WorldNewsDelay.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 5px;" width="240" />Back in 2010, when ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was convicted on money laundering charges related to campaign fundraising, all three network morning and evening news shows made sure to tell their viewers. But Thursday night and Friday morning, after an appeals court overturned that verdict and completely acquitted DeLay of those charges, none of the broadcast networks bothered to even mentioned the former Republican leader’s exoneration.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-touted-tom-delays-2010-conviction-now-silent-about-his-acquittal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs Censorship NBC Tom DeLay Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:20:53 +0000 rich.noyes 44533 at http://www.mrc.org The Censorship Election http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How the Broadcast Networks Buried the Bad News That Threatened Barack Obama&#039;s Quest for a Second Term </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 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/CensorshipElection.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1013288" title="CensorshipElection.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama won re-election last November despite handicaps that would have doomed other incumbents: a terrible economy, historic unemployment, a soaring national debt, the unpopularity of ObamaCare, and debacles such as his administration’s inept handling of the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission Budget cbs Censorship Deficit Fast and Furious Food Stamps Mitt Romney NBC obamacare Poverty Solyndra Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:20:44 +0000 rich.noyes 44023 at http://www.mrc.org Pro-Family Marches Censored by Media While Eco-Group Gets Spotlight http://www.mrc.org/articles/pro-family-marches-censored-media-while-eco-group-gets-spotlight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 200,000 attend Puerto Rican demonstration for family, networks say nothing. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 200,000 citizens participated in a pro-family march last Monday in Puerto Rico, but this event, that the Huffington Post called <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/puerto-rico-gay-rights_n_2718810.html">“one of the largest pro-family demonstrations ever held in the U.S. commonwealth,”</a> received not even a passing mention on NBC, ABC, CBS or CNN.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pro-family-marches-censored-media-while-eco-group-gets-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Censorship family gay Marriage Puerto Rico Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:23:58 +0000 dan.gainor 42702 at http://www.mrc.org Fury Spreads: Catholic Leaders Join MRC Outrage Over Network Silence on Catholics vs. Obama Lawsuit http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/fury-spreads-catholic-leaders-join-mrc-outrage-over-network-silence-catholics-vs-obam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Day Two: ABC, CBS and NBC evening news spike historic lawsuit again </div> </div> </div> <p>Alexandria, VA – Nine prominent Catholic leaders have joined the Media Research Center to voice outrage over the broadcast networks deliberately withholding news of the momentous 43 Catholic entities suing the Obama administration for violating their religious freedoms. They represent major organizations including the Acton Institute, Cardinal Newman Society, SBA List, the Catholic League and others. More are coming in every hour.<br /><img height="88" width="131" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ContraceptionLawsuit.jpg" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/fury-spreads-catholic-leaders-join-mrc-outrage-over-network-silence-catholics-vs-obam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell Catholic Leaders Censorship Obama Administration Wed, 23 May 2012 16:08:00 +0000 scooter.schaefer 40165 at http://www.mrc.org Nick Kristof Doesn't See Any Harm in Bowdlerizing Huck Finn http://www.mrc.org/articles/nick-kristof-doesnt-see-any-harm-bowdlerizing-huck-finn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behold the great free-speech liberal on his Twitter feed: &quot;If censoring Huck Finn will help get a great book back on h.s. reading lists, isn&#039;t that worth it?&quot; Meanwhile, the paper&#039;s editorial page is &quot;horrified&quot; at the substitution. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The paper's iconoclastic liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof has a knack for finding silly arguments, like his <a href="/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110103035505.aspx">January 2 column</a> arguing that America's income inequality was literally killing people:<br /><br /></p><blockquote><p>There's growing evidence that the toll of our stunning inequality is not just economic but also is a melancholy of the soul. The upshot appears to be high rates of violent crime, high narcotics use, high teenage birthrates and even high rates of heart disease.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nick-kristof-doesnt-see-any-harm-bowdlerizing-huck-finn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Censorship EditorialPage liberalmediabias MarkTwain NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NicholasKristof TimesWatch Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:21:00 +0000 admin 64 at http://www.mrc.org