BarackObama http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/218/all en Low-Information Politicians http://mrc.org/cartoons/low-information-politicians <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="2665" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-Shiela%20J.%20Lee%20copy.jpg?1395162730" /> </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">March 18, 2014 - 1:08pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Constitution Government Politics BarackObama constitution SheilaJackson-Lee Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:12:11 +0000 mike.ciandella 45785 at http://mrc.org ABC and NBC Anything But Fast and Furious On Gunwalking Scandal http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/abc-and-nbc-anything-fast-and-furious-gunwalking-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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-02-03-CBS-HolderOath24.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>Deaths, guns, whistle-blowers and the highest law officer in the land stonewalling a congressional investigation are the juicy ingredients of a story network news reporters would love to cover – if a Republican were in office.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/abc-and-nbc-anything-fast-and-furious-gunwalking-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division BarackObama BobSchieffer BrianTerry ChrisHansen ChrisWragge DarrenGill EricaHill EricHolder JeffGlor JosephineTerry KatieCouric KennethMelson SharylAttkisson Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:00:00 +0000 39032 at http://mrc.org Even Chris Matthews Sees Danger for Obama after 'Frightening,' Birth Control Decision http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/even-chris-matthews-sees-danger-obama-after-frightening-birth-control-decision <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-02-07-MSNBC-Hardball-M.jpg" border="0" height="183" width="239" /></div> <p>Even Chris Matthews, who famously gushed about the "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2008/02/13/matthews-obama-speech-caused-thrill-going-my-leg">thrill</a>" Barack Obama gave his leg, is troubled by the President's "frightening" decision to force Catholic charities to provide birth control through health care.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/even-chris-matthews-sees-danger-obama-after-frightening-birth-control-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert ChrisMatthews Hardball liberalmediabias Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:13:00 +0000 39024 at http://mrc.org Soledad O'Brien Parrots White House Talking Points on HHS Contraception Mandate http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/soledad-obrien-parrots-white-house-talking-points-hhs-contraception-mandate <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-02-07-CNN-StartingPoint-HHS dos.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>Even when told that paying for birth control would violate the consciences of certain religious organizations, CNN's Soledad O'Brien wondered why the groups still shouldn't have to cover contraceptives for interested employees. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/soledad-obrien-parrots-white-house-talking-points-hhs-contraception-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert CatholicChurch CNN ContraceptionMandate HHS liberalmediabias SoledadO'Brien StartingPoint Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:18:00 +0000 39023 at http://mrc.org Obama Decides SuperPAC No 'Threat to Democracy' After All, Times Barely Sees Stark Hypocrisy http://mrc.org/articles/obama-decides-superpac-no-threat-democracy-after-all-times-barely-sees-stark-hypocrisy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama decides that Super PACs aren&#039;t such a &quot;threat to democracy&quot; after all, but the Times barely acknowledges the flip-flop: &quot;...a milestone in Mr. Obamas evolving stances on political fund-raising.&quot; </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>New York Times campaign reporters Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg found no hypocrisy in President Obama's Monday flip-flop on the evils of "Super PAC" fund-raising in Tuesday's front-page story, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/us/politics/with-a-signal-to-donors-obama-yields-on-super-pacs.html?ref=politics&amp;pagewanted=all">Obama Yields In Marshaling Of 'Super PAC</a>.'' As of yesterday, Obama is encouraging Democrats to give to the political action committee Priorities USA, which is led by two former White House aides.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-decides-superpac-no-threat-democracy-after-all-times-barely-sees-stark-hypocrisy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama BiasByOmission Fundraising Hypocrisy JeffZeleny JimRutenberg liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SuperPACS TimesWatch Tue, 07 Feb 2012 20:19:00 +0000 39044 at http://mrc.org Cooper Basks in 'Obama Camp's Delight' Over Romney Struggles http://mrc.org/articles/cooper-basks-obama-camps-delight-over-romney-struggles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Helene Cooper: &quot;Both moments were perceived by the Obama re-election campaign as another gift from Mr. Romney - now dubbed &#039;the gift that keeps on giving&#039; by some on the Obama team.&quot; </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>Potential Obama opponent Mitt Romney is 'the gift that keeps on giving' according to the Obama campaign team, the New York Times' Helene Cooper eagerly reports in her Monday 'Political Memo,' '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/us/politics/obama-campaign-on-lookout-for-romney-flubs.html?hp ">The Flub Watch Never Stops for Obama's Team</a>.' The text box reads: 'If Romney makes a misstep, the Democrats are ready to pounce.' And Cooper is right there to cover Team Ohama's glorious Twitter victories in loving detail.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cooper-basks-obama-camps-delight-over-romney-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2012 HeleneCooper liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:54:00 +0000 39043 at http://mrc.org CBS, ABC Highlight Obama 'Flip-Flop' on Super PACs; NBC Punts http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-abc-highlight-obama-flip-flop-super-pacs-nbc-punts <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>CBS This Morning on Tuesday led its broadcast with the Obama re-election campaign's decision on Monday night to reverse its opposition to super PAC fundraising. Charlie Rose teased the report by noting how "<strong>the White House</strong>...<strong>flip-flops on controversial super PAC donations</strong>." ABC's Jake Tapper used the same term on Good Morning America. NBC's Today show completely ignored this breaking development.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-abc-highlight-obama-flip-flop-super-pacs-nbc-punts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert BillPlante cbs CBSThisMorning CharlieRose GoodMorningAmerica JakeTapper JoshElliott liberalmediabias NBC superPAC Today Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:35:00 +0000 39021 at http://mrc.org ABC Finally Breaks Silence on Obama's Birth Control Attack, CBS Still Quiet http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-finally-breaks-silence-obamas-birth-control-attack-cbs-still-quiet <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 broke its network silence on Tuesday morning, finally offering a report on the Obama administration's decision to force religious organizations to provide birth control in their health care plans. CBS again skipped the subject. On NBC's <em>Today</em>, Andrea Mitchell admitted that the action has "<strong>even touched a nerve with some liberal Democrats</strong>." [MP3 audio<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-02-07-NBC-TDAY-Mitchell.mp3"> here</a>.]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-finally-breaks-silence-obamas-birth-control-attack-cbs-still-quiet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc AndreaMitchell BarackObama BiasAlert BirthControl Catholics cbs JakeTapper liberalmediabias NBC Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:49:00 +0000 39028 at http://mrc.org CNN Quickly Reported Liberal Backlash Against Komen, But Sat on Religious Outrage Over Obama's HHS Mandate http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-quickly-reported-liberal-backlash-against-komen-sat-religious-outrage-over-obamas-hh <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-02-01-CNN-SitRoom-PP3 dos.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>CNN's blatant double-standard in covering religious and social issues was manifested in its lopsided coverage of two different stories over the past few weeks.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-quickly-reported-liberal-backlash-against-komen-sat-religious-outrage-over-obamas-hh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BirthControl CatholicChurch Catholics CNN contraception HealthandHumanServices HHSMandate liberalmediabias MediaBiasDebate PlannedParenthood SusanG.KomenFoundation Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:10:00 +0000 39015 at http://mrc.org How Dare Romney Say Obama Made Economy Worse: Reporters Rush to Prez's Defense http://mrc.org/articles/how-dare-romney-say-obama-made-economy-worse-reporters-rush-prezs-defense <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporters rush to Obama&#039;s defense: How dare Romney say Obama has made the economy worse! &quot;It was a dubious statement, because the unemployment rate fell to precisely what it was during Mr. Obama&#039;s first full month in office, February 2009, and nonideological economists agree that the stimulus actions taken by the administration and the Federal Reserve kept the recession from being worse.&quot; </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>New York Times reporters Trip Gabriel (pictured right) and Ashley Parker, who follow Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, respectively, teamed up for Saturday's report from Las Vegas, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/us/politics/in-nevada-romney-aims-at-obama-while-gingrich-aims-at-romney.html?scp=1&sq=%E2%80%9CRepublican%20Candidates%20Wrangle%20Over%20Nevada&st=cse ">Republican Candidates Wrangle Over Nevada</a>," rushing to Obama's aide after a mild attack by Mitt Romney, and accused conservatives of carrying a 'caricature' image of lefty donor George Soros. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/how-dare-romney-say-obama-made-economy-worse-reporters-rush-prezs-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AshleyParker BarackObama Campaign2012 economy GeorgeSoros KochBrothers liberalmediabias MittRomney NewtGingrich NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch TripGabriel Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:19:00 +0000 39041 at http://mrc.org NBC's Lauer Chats With Obama About GOP Candidates 'Pummeling Each Other,' Cues Obama on If Romney 'Can Identify with Middle Class?' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-lauer-chats-obama-about-gop-candidates-pummeling-each-other-cues-obama-if-romney-ca <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>Once again touting <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2012/20120201011038.aspx">the latest cover of <em>New Yorker</em> magazine</a>, NBC <em>Today</em> co-host Matt Lauer lobbed this softball to President Obama in a pre-Super Bowl interview: "...you watching the big game on TV...on screen it's not the Patriots and the Giants. <strong>It's Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, same team, and they are pummeling each other. And look at the smile on your face there.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-lauer-chats-obama-about-gop-candidates-pummeling-each-other-cues-obama-if-romney-ca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC NewYorker primary Republicans Today Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:11:00 +0000 39019 at http://mrc.org Slobbering Over Obama's SOTU; Appalled by "Vulgar" and "Rude" Jan Brewer http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/slobbering-over-obamas-sotu-appalled-vulgar-and-rude-jan-brewer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 25, No. 3 </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Feb62012.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=790729" title="Feb62012.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Blasting "Vulgar" and "Rude" Jan Brewer</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/slobbering-over-obamas-sotu-appalled-vulgar-and-rude-jan-brewer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BobSchieffer BrianWilliams Campaign2012 cbs JanBrewer MittRomney MSNBC NBC NewtGingrich Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:50:43 +0000 39029 at http://mrc.org NBC: Obama Campaign Has 'One More Item' to Add to 'Greatest Hits Reel Against Romney' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-obama-campaign-has-one-more-item-add-greatest-hits-reel-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-02-02-NBC-TDAY-Alexander.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="184" /></div> <p>Sounding like an Obama campaign spokesman on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent Peter Alexander touted how a recent gaffe by Mitt Romney was <strong>"not the first time...Remember that he said corporations are people,</strong> or there was the $10,000 bet during the debate."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-obama-campaign-has-one-more-item-add-greatest-hits-reel-against-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 Gaffe liberalmediabias MittRomney NBC PeterAlexander Poverty Today Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:39:00 +0000 39005 at http://mrc.org Soledad O'Brien Falsely Labels Bush as 'Food Stamp President' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/soledad-obrien-falsely-labels-bush-food-stamp-president <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-01-31-CNN-StartingPoint-FoodStamps dos.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>On Tuesday, for the second time in two weeks, CNN's Soledad O'Brien insisted that President Bush, not President Obama, is the "food stamp president" – even though data show her argument is ridiculous. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/soledad-obrien-falsely-labels-bush-food-stamp-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert CNN economy foodstamps GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias SoledadO'Brien Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:35:00 +0000 38982 at http://mrc.org Not Very 'Interesting': ABC and CBS Morning Shows Ignore Obama Gaffe http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/not-very-interesting-abc-and-cbs-morning-shows-ignore-obama-gaffe <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-31-NBC-TDAY-ObamaGaffe.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="184" /></div> <p>While NBC correspondent Peter Alexander noted on Tuesday's <em>Today</em> how "Republicans are jumping on the president's choice of words" in telling a woman her husband's long-term unemployment was "interesting" to him, neither ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> nor CBS's <em>This Morning</em> bothered to highlight Obama's aloof flub.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/not-very-interesting-abc-and-cbs-morning-shows-ignore-obama-gaffe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 cbs Gaffe liberalmediabias NBC Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:48:00 +0000 38979 at http://mrc.org