President Obama http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21522/all en ABC’s World News Tonight Ignores Slim Prospects Obama’s 2016 Budget Proposal Will Pass http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-ignores-slim-prospects-obamas-2016-budget-proposal-will-pass <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>Following the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-to-detail-nearly-4-trillion-budget-for-fiscal-2016-1422874801" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-to-detail-nearly-4-trillion-budget-for-fiscal-2016-1422874801">unveiling</a>&nbsp;of President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal, two of the three major broadcast networks made time to mention the story during their Monday evening newscasts, but only in the form of short news briefs.&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-world-news-tonight-ignores-slim-prospects-obamas-2016-budget-proposal-will-pass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Budget cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress Conservatives and Republicans David Muir economy Liberals & Democrats NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Scott Pelley Super Bowl tax increases World News Tonight Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:01:19 +0000 curtis.houck 48142 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skips Obama’s George Washington Beer Gaffe; Spent Three Straight Nights on Palin’s Paul Revere Tale http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-obamas-george-washington-beer-gaffe-spent-three-straight-nights-palins-paul-rev <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 a live interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on Sunday, President Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/02/02/ignored-gaffe-obama-says-washington-who-never-lived-white-house-made" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/02/02/ignored-gaffe-obama-says-washington-who-never-lived-white-house-made" target="_blank">told</a>&nbsp;her how, at the White House,<strong>&nbsp;“[w]e make beer – the first president since George Washington to make some booze in the White House.”&nbsp;</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/nbc-skips-obamas-george-washington-beer-gaffe-spent-three-straight-nights-palins-paul-rev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Americanhistory Barack Obama Bias by Omission brent bozell Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Double Standard FNC Fox News Channel history NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Sarah Palin Special Report World News Tonight Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:38:25 +0000 curtis.houck 48141 at http://www.mrc.org English and Spanish Networks Combine to Ignore Senate Voting to Approve Keystone Pipeline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-keystone-pipeline <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>The U.S. Senate took the step Thursday of&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" target="_blank">approving</a>&nbsp;the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bipartisan fashion by a margin of 62-to-36, with nine Democrats joining 53 Republicans to pass it for the first time after failing to do so under the previous Congress.&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/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans energy FNC Fox News Channel Judy Woodruff keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats MariaCantwell NBC News NBC Nightly News PBS NewsHour President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report Telemundo univision World News Tonight Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:33:36 +0000 curtis.houck 48127 at http://www.mrc.org Campbell Brown Jabs Boehner and McConnell for ‘Whining’ About Obama in 60 Minutes Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview <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>Filling in for John Heilemann on the Monday edition of Bloomberg’s&nbsp;<em>With All Due Respect</em>, Campbell Brown took a shot at House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for&nbsp;<strong>“whining about President Obama”</strong>&nbsp;in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>.</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/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama bloomberg BloombergTV Campbell Brown congress Conservatives and Republicans John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Mark Halperin Mitch McConnell President Barack Obama President Obama Senate Speaker John Boehner with all due respect Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:08:25 +0000 curtis.houck 48116 at http://www.mrc.org Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005 <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>Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage.</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/media-yawn-obama-and-biden-snubbing-auschwitz-anniversary-mocked-cheneys-appearance-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CNN Conservatives and Republicans Dick Cheney Double Standard Holocaust Joe Biden Liberals & Democrats MSNBC NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times Poland President Barack Obama President Obama The Washington Post World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:40:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48107 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama’s Decision to Back Down from Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts <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>In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" target="_blank">moved</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).</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-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley College Conservatives and Republicans FNC Fox News Channel Higher Education John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Nancy Pelosi NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times personalfinance President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report State of the Union World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:19:33 +0000 curtis.houck 48106 at http://www.mrc.org FNC’s Kurtz Pans Obama’s YouTube Interviews; Maybe Its How He Wants the ‘WH Press Corps to Act Around Him’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/fncs-kurtz-pans-obamas-youtube-interviews-maybe-its-how-he-wants-wh-press-corps-act-aroun <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>Appearing on the Fox News Channel (FNC) program&nbsp;<em>The Kelly File</em>&nbsp;on Thursday,&nbsp;<em>MediaBuzz</em>&nbsp;host Howard Kurtz gave his critique of President Obama’s interviews with three YouTube personalities by describing it as&nbsp;<strong>“beneath the dignity of the office”</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>“maybe”</strong>&nbsp;the way that&nbsp;<strong>“the President wants the White House press corps to act around him.”</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/fncs-kurtz-pans-obamas-youtube-interviews-maybe-its-how-he-wants-wh-press-corps-act-aroun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bethany Mota Fox News Fox News Channel GloZell Hank Green Howard Kurtz Megyn Kelly President Barack Obama President Obama The Kelly File YouTube Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:59:00 +0000 curtis.houck 48086 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Chris Jansing Gushes Over ‘an Energized, Combative President’; Scolds Boehner for Inviting Netanyahu http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-chris-jansing-gushes-over-energized-combative-president-scolds-boehner-inviting-neta <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>NBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing did her best to provide some White House spin during Wednesday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, hailing President Obama as&nbsp;<strong>“an energized, combative President”</strong>&nbsp;whose policies made for a<strong>&nbsp;“carefully choreographed, populist message with the details generally panned by Republicans.”</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/nbcs-chris-jansing-gushes-over-energized-combative-president-scolds-boehner-inviting-neta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams Chris Jansing Conservatives and Republicans David Muir economy Jonathan Karl Liberals & Democrats NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama State of the Union World News Tonight Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:22:28 +0000 curtis.houck 48067 at http://www.mrc.org Brian Williams to Chuck Todd’s ‘Reality Check’ on Obama’s Liberal Plans: ‘A Lot of People Hope You’re Wrong’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-chuck-todds-reality-check-obamas-liberal-plans-lot-people-hope-youre-wrong <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 Tuesday night, NBC News anchor Brian Williams charged that&nbsp;<strong>“a lot people hope”</strong>&nbsp;a reality check by&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator Chuck Todd was wrong in asserting that most of&nbsp;President Obama's&nbsp;initiatives proposed during his State of the Union address won’t become law.</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/brian-williams-chuck-todds-reality-check-obamas-liberal-plans-lot-people-hope-youre-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd economy foreign policy NBC News President Barack Obama President Obama State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:26:56 +0000 curtis.houck 48065 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Richard Engel Slams Obama on Foreign Policy: ‘Outlining a World That He Wishes We Were’ In http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-richard-engel-slams-obama-foreign-policy-outlining-world-he-wishes-we-were <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>While NBC News was up to its usual business in praising and defending President Obama both before and after his State of the Union speech, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel emerged as a rare voice that instead took to the liberal network’s airwaves to condemn the President’s rhetoric on foreign policy as both unrealistic and, in many cases, simply not true.&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/nbcs-richard-engel-slams-obama-foreign-policy-outlining-world-he-wishes-we-were" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams foreign policy Islamic Jihad NBC News President Barack Obama President Obama Richard Engel sotu State of the Union Terrorism Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:45:04 +0000 curtis.houck 48059 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Brian Williams Blames Rep. Joe Wilson’s ‘You Lie’ Comment for Decline in SOTU Decorum http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brian-williams-blames-rep-joe-wilsons-you-lie-comment-decline-sotu-decorum <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 NBC’s coverage of President Obama’s seventh State of the Union speech, anchor Brian Williams remarked how there’s been&nbsp;<strong>“change in tone and tenor and ambiance”&nbsp;</strong>inside the House chamber from over the past few years and chose to link it to Republican Congressman Joe Wilson (S.C.) telling the President&nbsp;<strong>“you lie”&nbsp;</strong>during a 2009 speech before a joint session of Congress.</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/nbcs-brian-williams-blames-rep-joe-wilsons-you-lie-comment-decline-sotu-decorum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams civility Joe Wilson NBC News President Barack Obama President Obama State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:18:12 +0000 curtis.houck 48058 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’s Bob Schieffer Swoons: Obama’s Speech Was ‘Uplifting’ with ‘Soaring Rhetoric’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-bob-schieffer-swoons-obamas-speech-was-uplifting-soaring-rhetoric <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>At the conclusion of President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and&nbsp;<em>Face the Nation</em>&nbsp;host Bob Schieffer offered plenty of praise for the President’s address by proclaiming it as<strong>&nbsp;“the best speech he’s made in awhile”&nbsp;</strong>with<strong>&nbsp;“soaring rhetoric”</strong>&nbsp;and being&nbsp;<strong>“uplifting at the end.”</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/cbss-bob-schieffer-swoons-obamas-speech-was-uplifting-soaring-rhetoric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bob Schieffer cbs Conservatives and Republicans Liberals & Democrats President Barack Obama President Obama State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:06:33 +0000 curtis.houck 48057 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Gushes: Obama’s ‘Economic Message’ Is ‘So Politically in Tune With’ the American People http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-gushes-obamas-economic-message-so-politically-tune-american-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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell fawned over the President’s liberal economic proposals of tax increases as&nbsp;<strong>“so politically in tune with”&nbsp;</strong>most Americans.</p><p><strong>“[T]he economic message, also, is so politically in tune with where the broad specter of the American people are,”</strong>&nbsp;Mitchell proclaimed.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132264" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/andrea-mitchell-gushes-obamas-economic-message-so-politically-tune-american-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama economy NBC News President Barack Obama President Obama State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:05:50 +0000 curtis.houck 48056 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Chuck Todd: Obama ‘Got the Post-Election Honeymoon, Not the Republicans’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-chuck-todd-obama-got-post-election-honeymoon-not-republicans <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>While previewing President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;had on&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press&nbsp;</em>moderator Chuck Todd, who told viewers that the President will set out to&nbsp;<strong>“do a little victory lap about the state of the economy”&nbsp;</strong>and opined how Obama&nbsp;<strong>“got the post-election honeymoon, not the Republicans”&nbsp;</strong>thanks to his moves on illegal immigration and Cuba.</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/nbcs-chuck-todd-obama-got-post-election-honeymoon-not-republicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 Election Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd Cuba economy Executive Orders Illegal Immigration immigration NBC News NBC Nightly News Polling President Barack Obama President Obama Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:33:22 +0000 curtis.houck 48055 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Cheer Obama’s Liberal Proposals in SOTU Previews; ‘Going to Play a Little Robin Hood’ with Tax Hikes http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-cheer-obamas-liberal-proposals-sotu-previews-going-play-little-robin-hood-tax-hik <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>Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, the networks offered previews of his speech during their Monday evening newscasts with ABC and NBC working particularly hard to paint a rosy picture for Obama with rising poll numbers and having&nbsp;<strong>“redefined”&nbsp;</strong>the&nbsp;<strong>“model of how to sell the State of the Union.”</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/abc-nbc-cheer-obamas-liberal-proposals-sotu-previews-going-play-little-robin-hood-tax-hik" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams capitalgaintaxes cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Chris Jansing David Muir education Jonathan Karl Major Garrett NBC News NBC Nightly News Polling President Barack Obama President Obama State of the Union tax increases World News Tonight Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:02:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48046 at http://www.mrc.org