Democratic National Convention http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21565/all en Now, about Jerusalem ... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/now-about-jerusalem <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="2427" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-...We%20Trust.jpg?1347388209" /> </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">September 11, 2012 - 2:24pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture Faith Government Politics Democratic National Convention Democratic Platform god Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:30:10 +0000 matt.philbin 41193 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Donates 25 Percent More Airtime to DNC Than RNC http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nbc-donates-25-percent-more-airtime-dnc-rnc <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><img width="300" height="170" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-09-07-NBC-Today-Obama.jpg" />If journalists were interested in fairness, there's nothing more basic than giving a similar amount of airtime to each major party convention. An MRC analysis finds that's exactly what CBS and ABC did, giving virtually identical airtime to the Republican and Democratic conventions on their morning and evening news shows.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nbc-donates-25-percent-more-airtime-dnc-rnc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Barack Obama Democratic National Convention Mitt Romney NBC Republican National Convention Today Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:04:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 41191 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hails 'Home Run Derby of Speeches' at DNC http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hails-home-run-derby-speeches-dnc <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> The Democratic Convention produced a "home run derby of speeches," insisted CNN's John King early Friday morning on <em>Piers Morgan Tonight.</em> This came after CNN hailed Michelle Obama's DNC speech as "probably a <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/09/05/cnn-goes-ga-ga-obama-michelles-speech-probably-grand-slam">grand slam</a>" and Bill Clinton's DNC address as "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/09/06/cnn-lavishes-praise-oratorical-genius-bill-clinton">one of the great</a> modern political speeches I have ever heard."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hails-home-run-derby-speeches-dnc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Democratic National Convention Election 2012 Gloria Borger John King Piers Morgan Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:52:30 +0000 matt.hadro 41171 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Scarborough: DNC Convention Creamed RNC Like Muhammad Ali http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-scarborough-dnc-convention-creamed-rnc-muhammad-ali <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> Comparing the RNC and DNC conventions on Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, MSNBC <em>Morning Joe</em> host Joe Scarborough declared a knockout for Democrats:<strong> "...if we're going pound for pound, round for round, this wasn't Ali versus Frasier, this was Muhammed Ali versus Chuck Wepner...It was ugly..."</strong> The liberal crowd assembled around Scarborough at a bar in Charlotte all cheered and applauded the statement. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-09-07-NBC-TDAY-Scarborough.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-scarborough-dnc-convention-creamed-rnc-muhammad-ali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Campaign 2012 Democratic National Convention Joe Scarborough NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:57:33 +0000 kyle.drennen 41166 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Networks Struggle to Spin Obama's 'Different,' 'Small' Speech: Not 'the Best' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-networks-struggle-spin-obamas-different-small-speech-not-best <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>Even the journalists on the liberal NBC, CBS and ABC morning shows had a hard time spinning Barack Obama's acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention. On Friday's <em>Today</em> show, Chuck Todd glumly conceded, "<strong>Look, aides acknowledge this wasn't his most poetic speech, not on par with his previous convention speeches and maybe not even the best convention speech of the week.</strong>" [MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-09-07-NBC-TODAY-GUTHRIE-TODD.mp3">here</a>.]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-networks-struggle-spin-obamas-different-small-speech-not-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Democratic National Convention NBC Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:58:04 +0000 scott.whitlock 41165 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Marvels at President Obama's Convention Speech: 'Epic'; 'Home Run'; 'Made Me Feel Good' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-marvels-president-obamas-convention-speech-epic-home-run-made-me-feel-good <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-09-06-MSNBC-Sharpton_thumb.jpg" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />The liberal personalities on MSNBC reacted to President Barack Obama's Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention in the exact same way they did to <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-unanimously-giddy-over-extraordinary-powerful-masterful-bill-clinton" target="_blank">Bill Clinton the previous evening</a> - with unanimous praise. Ed Schultz's ecstacy was apparent: "<strong>He made me feel good tonight</strong>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-marvels-president-obamas-convention-speech-epic-home-run-made-me-feel-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Barack Obama Chris Matthews Democratic National Convention Ed Schultz MSNBC Steve Schmidt Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:46:42 +0000 matthew.balan 41161 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes Provides No Fact-Checking of Bill Clinton's Claims During 'Poignant Evening' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-provides-no-fact-checking-bill-clintons-claims-during-poignant-evening <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><em>New York Times</em> reporters Jeff Zeleny and Mark Landler reported on Bill Clinton's long nominating speech for Barack Obama, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/us/politics/clinton-delivers-stirring-plea-for-obama-second-term.html?_r=1&amp;ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Clinton Delivers Stirring Plea for Obama Second Term</a>." The <em>Times</em>, which rigorously flyspecked the speeches of Republicans Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, left the fact-checking aside when it came to analyzing Clinton's long ramble, though the Associated Press made some hits, and portrayed bot</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-provides-no-fact-checking-bill-clintons-claims-during-poignant-evening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Bill Clinton Campaign 2012 Democratic National Convention Jeff Zeleny Mark Landler Sandra Fluke Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:40:25 +0000 clay.waters 41158 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's 'Fact Check' Instead Uncovers 'Startling Truth' From Bill Clinton Against Romney http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-fact-check-instead-uncovers-startling-truth-bill-clinton-against-romney <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>A week after <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-fact-checker-supreme-michael-cooper-romney-campaign-appears-be-more-dishonest">a comprehensively nitpicking, partisan "fact-checking" </a>of Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney during the Republican National Convention, the<em> New York Times</em> didn't ignore Democratic misstatements made from the podium Wednesday night under the odd headline: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/us/politics/democrats-stretch-the-truth-in-talk-and-text.html?ref=todayspaper">A Startling Truth Amid the Hyperbole</a>," by Michael Cooper, Scott Shane, and An</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-fact-check-instead-uncovers-startling-truth-bill-clinton-against-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Annie Lowrey Campaign 2012 Democratic National Convention Michael Cooper Scott Shane Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:57:53 +0000 clay.waters 41153 at http://www.mrc.org NBC on DNC: 'Life of the Party' Bill Clinton 'Owned the Room,' Speech Was 'Height of Political Stagecraft' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-dnc-life-party-bill-clinton-owned-room-speech-was-height-political-stagecraft <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 Thursday, the hosts of NBC's <em>Today</em> could barely contain their glee over former President Bill Clinton addressing the Democratic National Convention, with Savannah Guthrie proclaiming: <strong>"Life of the party. Former President Bill Clinton delivers a powerful and partisan speech....</strong>blasting Republicans, and in the throes of a bad economy, making the case for four more years." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-09-06-NBC-TDAY-Clinton.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-dnc-life-party-bill-clinton-owned-room-speech-was-height-political-stagecraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton Campaign 2012 David Gregory Democratic National Convention NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:54:42 +0000 kyle.drennen 41152 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes Provides No Fact-Checking of Bill Clinton's Claims During 'Poignant Evening' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-provides-no-fact-checking-bill-clintons-claims-during-poignant-evening <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><em>New York Times</em> reporters Jeff Zeleny and Mark Landler on Bill Clinton's long nominating speech for Barack Obama, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/us/politics/clinton-delivers-stirring-plea-for-obama-second-term.html?_r=1&amp;ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Clinton Delivers Stirring Plea for Obama Second Term</a>." The <em>Times</em>, which rigorously flyspecked the speeches of Republicans Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, left the fact-checking aside when it came to analyzing Clinton's long ramble, though the Associated Press made some hits.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/site</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-provides-no-fact-checking-bill-clintons-claims-during-poignant-evening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Bill Clinton Campaign 2012 Democratic National Convention Jeff Zeleny Mark Landler Sandra Fluke Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:50:36 +0000 clay.waters 41151 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Buries Democrats Booing Restoring God and Israel to Party Platform http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-buries-democrats-booing-restoring-god-and-israel-party-platform <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>ABC on Wednesday and Thursday buried coverage of the embarrassing spectacle of Democratic delegates booing the reinsertion of God and Jerusalem to the party's platform. <em>World News,</em> <em>Nightline</em> and live coverage of Wednesday's convention completely ignored the gaffe.<em> <strong>Good Morning America's</strong></em><strong> Jake Tapper on Thursday breezed by it with a single sentence: "Lots of infighting about the party platform." </strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-buries-democrats-booing-restoring-god-and-israel-party-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Democratic National Convention George Stephanopoulos Jake Tapper Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:20:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 41150 at http://www.mrc.org Nagourney in NYTimes: 'Wednesday Evening, Rep. Barney Frank...Was One of the Prime-Time Speakers.' He Never Spoke http://www.mrc.org/articles/nagourney-nytimes-wednesday-evening-rep-barney-frankwas-one-prime-time-speakers-he-never-sp <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>Oops. While <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/us/politics/gay-democrats-celebrate-a-newfound-visibility.html?ref=todayspaper">celebrating</a> in Thursday's<em> New York Times</em> the spotlight shown on gay issues during this week's Democratic National Convention, reporter Adam Nagourney <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-ocamb/on-gay-emnew-york-timesem_b_497172.html">(who is openly gay</a>) wrote that gay Rep. Barney Frank spoke to the convention on Wednesday night.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nagourney-nytimes-wednesday-evening-rep-barney-frankwas-one-prime-time-speakers-he-never-sp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Adam Nagourney Campaign 2012 Democratic National Convention Gaffes Gays Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:19:26 +0000 clay.waters 41149 at http://www.mrc.org Paul Ryan Schools Piers Morgan: Obama Has 'Made Things Worse' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/paul-ryan-schools-piers-morgan-obama-has-made-things-worse <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/2012-09-05-CNN-Morgan-Ryan.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />When CNN's Piers Morgan argued that President Obama needed time to fix the economy, Paul Ryan answered him on Wednesday that Obama slowed what should have been a quick recovery.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/paul-ryan-schools-piers-morgan-obama-has-made-things-worse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Democratic National Convention Paul Ryan Piers Morgan Thu, 06 Sep 2012 05:53:39 +0000 matt.hadro 41144 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Hypes DNC Enthusiasm as Unprecedented for Dems http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-dnc-enthusiasm-unprecedented-dems <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/2012-09-05-ABC-enthusiasm.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />A day after CNN salivated over Michelle Obama's DNC address, ABC hyped the enthusiasm at the Democratic Convention as hitting unprecedented levels on Wednesday night.<br /> <br /> "Look, I have never seen a Democratic convention like this," insisted commentator Cokie Roberts. "When the President, the former President, comes out, they – it is going to be a moment like no moment you've seen." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-dnc-enthusiasm-unprecedented-dems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Cokie Roberts Democratic National Convention Election 2012 Jonathan Karl Matthew Dowd Thu, 06 Sep 2012 05:49:55 +0000 matt.hadro 41143 at http://www.mrc.org Bewitched by Bill: ABC Raves Over Clinton's Speech http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bewitched-bill-abc-raves-over-clintons-speech <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/2012-09-05-ABC-Clinton-reaction.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="134" width="240" />After hyping that Bill Clinton might deliver "his patented rocket fuel" to the DNC on Wednesday night, ABC swooned over his "perfect tone" and compared him to an "old pro."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bewitched-bill-abc-raves-over-clintons-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill Clinton Cokie Roberts Democratic National Convention Diane Sawyer George Stephanopoulos Matthew Dowd Thu, 06 Sep 2012 05:38:58 +0000 matt.hadro 41142 at http://www.mrc.org