2012 Republican Convention http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21653/all en Taranto Discredits Media ‘Fact Checkers,’ Shows How They Amplify the Media’s Liberal Bias http://mrc.org/biasalerts/taranto-discredits-media-fact-checkers-shows-how-they-amplify-medias-liberal-bias <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/JamesTaranto-FBN-2012-09-04.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 184px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> “Writers have been bowing to the ‘fact checkers’ as submissively as Barack Obama upon meeting some anti-American dictator,” the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>’s James Taranto quipped in a devastating take-down of the rise of the news media’s so-called “fact checkers.”<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/taranto-discredits-media-fact-checkers-shows-how-they-amplify-medias-liberal-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential 2012 Republican Convention James Taranto Media Bias Debate Wall Street Journal Sat, 08 Sep 2012 20:12:39 +0000 brent.baker 41174 at http://mrc.org Pelley and Williams Zinged Mrs. Romney from Left, But Avoid Contentious Politics with Mrs. Obama http://mrc.org/biasalerts/pelley-and-williams-zinged-mrs-romney-left-avoid-contentious-politics-mrs-obama <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/MichelleObama-Pelley-CBSEN-2012-09-06.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Last week in Tampa, <em>CBS Evening News </em>anchor Scott Pelley and<em> NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams, both hit Ann Romney with a pointed political contention from the left, but tonight (Thursday) in Charlotte,<strong> neither challenged Michelle Obama with any political argument forwarded by conservatives.</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/pelley-and-williams-zinged-mrs-romney-left-avoid-contentious-politics-mrs-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Democratic Convention 2012 Presidential 2012 Republican Convention Ann Romney Brian Williams CBS Evening News Michelle Obama NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Fri, 07 Sep 2012 02:07:39 +0000 brent.baker 41159 at http://mrc.org ABC Spikes Democrats Forced to Make Embarrassing Platform Fixes, Celebrates Michelle Obama’s Twitter Popularity http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-spikes-democrats-forced-make-embarrassing-platform-fixes-celebrates-michelle-obamas-t <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/MichellvMitt-tweetspermin-ABC-2012-09-05.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> “You don’t want to put delegates in a position where they’re booing God and Jerusalem, especially on videotape,” the <em>Weekly Standard</em>’s Steve Hayes observed on FNC’s <em>Special Report</em> in citing a “basic rule” for conventions, calling it “a bad moment for Democrats” since “it has to be included in all the coverage of the convention.” Hayes, it turns out, was far too generous in his presumption about media profess</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-spikes-democrats-forced-make-embarrassing-platform-fixes-celebrates-michelle-obamas-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential 2012 Republican Convention Caroline Kennedy Chuck Todd David Muir NBC Nightly News Special Report Stephen Hayes World News Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:21:26 +0000 brent.baker 41139 at http://mrc.org Howard Fineman: Republican Convention ‘Mean’ and ‘Like Dropping a Bowling Ball in a Sand Box’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-fineman-republican-convention-mean-and-dropping-bowling-ball-sand-box <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Playing to a crowd of Democrats in Charlotte cheering on Democratic operative Chris Matthews as he hosted his MSNBC program, Howard Fineman blurted “I survived Tampa and am now glad to be here in Charlotte,” before he <strong>derided the Republican gathering: “That convention was like dropping a bowling ball in a sand box.” </strong>(An apparent reference to the lack of a post-convention bounce in the polls for Romney.)</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-fineman-republican-convention-mean-and-dropping-bowling-ball-sand-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Democratic Convention 2012 Presidential 2012 Republican Convention Audio Hardball Howard Fineman Video Tue, 04 Sep 2012 02:51:52 +0000 brent.baker 41109 at http://mrc.org ‘Fed Up’ Gingrich Calls Out Media Refusal to Focus on Extremism in Democratic Platform http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fed-gingrich-calls-out-media-refusal-focus-extremism-democratic-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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>“I’m frankly, fed up, with the one-sided bias,”</strong> a frustrated Newt Gingrich asserted on Sunday’s <em>Meet the Press</em>, citing two blatant examples. First: <strong>“Where is the outrage over overt, deliberate racism” in Vice President Joe Biden</strong> telling a black audience “if the Republicans win you will be ‘in chains’”?<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fed-gingrich-calls-out-media-refusal-focus-extremism-democratic-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Democratic Convention 2012 Presidential 2012 Republican Convention Audio Meet the Press Newt Gingrich Tom Brokaw Tom Friedman Video Mon, 03 Sep 2012 02:53:36 +0000 brent.baker 41100 at http://mrc.org Chris Matthews Goes on Anti-Romney Bender: 'Very Anti-Scientific'; 'Know-Nothing'; 'Piggish' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-goes-anti-romney-bender-very-anti-scientific-know-nothing-piggish <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/2012-08-30-MSNBC-Matthews_RNC.jpg" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />MSNBC's Chris Matthews didn't even wait for the balloons and the confetti to stop falling before laying into Mitt Romney. Moments after the former Massachusetts governor finished his Thursday night speech at the Republican National Convention, Matthews slammed the supposedly <strong>"very dark, very jingoistic, very anti-scientific, and, really, Know-Nothing</strong>" elements of the address.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-goes-anti-romney-bender-very-anti-scientific-know-nothing-piggish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Republican Convention Chris Matthews Howard Fineman Mitt Romney MSNBC Republicans Fri, 31 Aug 2012 06:50:06 +0000 matthew.balan 41086 at http://mrc.org Todd Claims Ryan ‘Distorted the Truth,’ But Must Concede Ryan ‘Technically Factual’; Williams Obsesses on Rape Exception http://mrc.org/biasalerts/todd-claims-ryan-distorted-truth-must-concede-ryan-technically-factual-williams-obsesses- <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> NBC News demonstrated again Thursday night it has become little more than the more-watched broadcast arm of MSNBC, advancing the same left-wing attacks on conservatives as first trotted out on the cable side. While ABC and CBS managed to refrain from airing entire stories and interviews aimed to discredit Paul Ryan, NBC did not.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/todd-claims-ryan-distorted-truth-must-concede-ryan-technically-factual-williams-obsesses-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential 2012 Republican Convention Abortion Audio Brian Williams Chuck Todd NBC Nightly News Paul Ryan Video Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:51:36 +0000 brent.baker 41083 at http://mrc.org Brian Williams Reprimands Ann Romney for Saying Mitt Romney ‘Is Going to Save America’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-reprimands-ann-romney-saying-mitt-romney-going-save-america <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> NBC anchor Brian Williams reprimanded Ann Romney for saying “I believe in my heart that Mitt is going to save America,” suggesting it would have been incendiary if Michelle Obama had made such a promise.<br /> <br /> As the two sat in the NBC News booth at the Republican convention, Williams told Mrs. Romney the phrasing “jumped off the screen to me” and maintained, without identifying the supposed source, that<strong> “someone who knows you conceded that if Mrs. Obama used words like that...there’d be all kinds of hubbub.” </strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-reprimands-ann-romney-saying-mitt-romney-going-save-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential 2012 Republican Convention Ann Romney Audio Brian Williams NBC Nightly News Video Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:59:21 +0000 brent.baker 41063 at http://mrc.org CNN Contributor Cites Bush's Katrina Fiasco to Ask If GOP Is 'Worried' About Hurricane http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-contributor-cites-bushs-katrina-fiasco-ask-if-gop-worried-about-hurricane <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><em>&nbsp;</em><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-08-27-CNN-StartingPoint-Lizza2.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />In light of Tropical Storm Isaac threatening the Gulf coast during the Republican National Convention, <em>The New Yorker's</em> Ryan Lizza evoked shades of Hurricane Katrina and the Bush malaise on Monday's Starting Point.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-contributor-cites-bushs-katrina-fiasco-ask-if-gop-worried-about-hurricane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Republican Convention CNN Election 2012 George W. Bush Hurricane Katrina Ryan Lizza Starting Point The New Yorker Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:36:46 +0000 matt.hadro 41037 at http://mrc.org CNN Warns of Extremism, Exclusion In GOP; Touts 'Humongous' Gender Gap http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-warns-extremism-exclusion-gop-touts-humongous-gender-gap <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/2012-08-27-CNN-Costello-Quayle.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />Following the liberal media's precedent at GOP conventions, CNN hit the Republican Party for being too extreme and intolerant on Monday morning. As the MRC reported Monday in a <em>Media Reality Check</em>, “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/media-vs-gop-intolerant-anti-women-and-always-too-conservative" target="_blank">The Media vs.</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-warns-extremism-exclusion-gop-touts-humongous-gender-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Election 2012 Republican Convention Carol Costello CNN Republicans Tom Davis Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:22:17 +0000 matt.hadro 41036 at http://mrc.org Wolf Blitzer Asks If GOP 'Problem' With Women Is Over Competely Pro-Life Platform http://mrc.org/biasalerts/wolf-blitzer-asks-if-gop-problem-women-over-competely-pro-life-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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-08-27-CNN-Blitzer-Platform.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />Wolf Blitzer pressed Florida's GOP attorney general on Monday about the party platform's opposition to abortion in all cases, asking her if it was the "problem" Republicans had with women.<br /> <br /> "Is that the problem that he has – that Romney, and Republicans for that matter, have with women?" Blitzer asked after reading the section of the GOP platform supporting a human life amendment to the Constitution.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/wolf-blitzer-asks-if-gop-problem-women-over-competely-pro-life-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Republican Convention Abortion CNN Republicans The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:12:36 +0000 matt.hadro 41035 at http://mrc.org