Susan Rice http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21862/all en NBC's Lauer to Susan Rice: What Happened to White House Claims of 'Crippling' Terrorism? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-susan-rice-what-happened-white-house-claims-crippling-terrorism <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>In an exclusive interview with White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday's <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer actually questioned the administration's handling of terrorism: "Think of the things we're talking about here with the Khorasan group, with ISIS and the territory they've taken in Iraq, with the threat to airline travel internationally, with beheadings that we're seeing on camera.</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/nbcs-lauer-susan-rice-what-happened-white-house-claims-crippling-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Matt Lauer NBC Susan Rice Terrorism Today Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:35:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 47217 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Blitzer Refuses to Ask Susan Rice About Benghazi on Anniversary of Attack http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-blitzer-refuses-ask-susan-rice-about-benghazi-anniversary-attack <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>CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice during Thursday’s edition of&nbsp;<em>The Situation Room</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>neglected to bring up the second anniversary of the tragic attack in Benghazi, Libya that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty dead.</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/cnns-blitzer-refuses-ask-susan-rice-about-benghazi-anniversary-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi CNN foreign policy Iraq Islamic Jihad Susan Rice Syria The Situation Room War on Terror Wolf Blitzer Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:16:47 +0000 curtis.houck 47121 at http://www.mrc.org Todd Takeover: A Top 10 List of the Most Liberal Outbursts from the New 'Meet the Press' Host http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/todd-takeover-top-10-list-most-liberal-outbursts-new-meet-press-host <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ChuckToddMTP.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Thursday, NBC News sources <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/08/chuck-todd-to-replace-david-gregory-on-meet-the-press-193949.html">confirmed</a> that Chuck Todd will bump David Gregory from the <em>Meet the Press</em> host chair. And while Todd isn’t as liberal as his predecessor, he has played defense for the Barack Obama administration on a number of fronts. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/todd-takeover-top-10-list-most-liberal-outbursts-new-meet-press-host" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check Chuck Todd David Gregory IRS Meet the Press Susan Rice Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:26:20 +0000 geoff.dickens 46935 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Guthrie Tougher on Ohio Band Director Than Obama Advisor Susan Rice http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-tougher-ohio-band-director-obama-advisor-susan-rice <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 Tuesday's <em>Today</em>, Savannah Guthrie had an exclusive interview with Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, but rather than grill the controversial administration official on a variety of international crises, the NBC host merely tossed softballs. Meanwhile, about thirty minutes later, Guthrie interrogated former Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters on being fired over the group's hazing practices.<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/nbcs-guthrie-tougher-ohio-band-director-obama-advisor-susan-rice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division NBC Savannah Guthrie Susan Rice Today Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:33:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 46857 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s Stephanopoulos Ignores Benghazi During Interview with Ambassador Susan Rice http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-ignores-benghazi-during-interview-ambassador-susan-rice <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/This%20Week%20With%20George%20Stephanopoulos%20-%2010_15_14%20AM.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="165" width="300" />Susan Rice, former U.N. Ambassador and current National Security Advisor for President Obama, sat down with CNN’s Candy Crowley and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to discuss a variety of foreign policy topics, yet Stephanopoulos refused to ask his guest about the latest surrounding the Benghazi investigation.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-ignores-benghazi-during-interview-ambassador-susan-rice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Candy Crowley CNN George Stephanopoulos State of the Union Susan Rice This Week Sun, 01 Jun 2014 17:19:53 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46372 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s David Gregory Plays Nice With Susan Rice On Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-david-gregory-plays-nice-susan-rice-benghazi <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the first time since her infamous 2012 interview, National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday February 23 to discuss a variety of foreign policy issues, most noticeably Benghazi.</p><p>Throughout the interview, which focused primarily on the recent violent protests in Ukraine, host David Gregory provided Rice with a variety of softball questions on Benghazi, and allowed her to push White House talking points without any significant pushback.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-david-gregory-plays-nice-susan-rice-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Susan Rice Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:54:22 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45625 at http://www.mrc.org '60 Minutes,' Tool of the State? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/60-minutes-tool-state <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> </div> <p> The New York Times published an unintentionally humorous headline on December 23:&nbsp; “When ‘60 Minutes’ Checks Its Journalistic Skepticism at the Door.” Times media columnist David Carr is suddenly stunned that “60 Minutes” has aired a puff piece on a serious political matter.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/60-minutes-tool-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division 60 Minutes cbs John Miller Susan Rice Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:20:43 +0000 tim.graham 45202 at http://www.mrc.org As Benghazi Anniversary Nears, NBC's Williams Skips Topic in Susan Rice Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/benghazi-anniversary-nears-nbcs-williams-skips-topic-susan-rice-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Tuesday, just days before the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams conducted an exclusive interview with White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice and completely ignored the topic.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, September 16 will mark the one-year anniversary of Rice, then ambassador to the United Nations, taking to the Sunday shows to falsely claim the planned attack was the result of a spontaneous protest.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/benghazi-anniversary-nears-nbcs-williams-skips-topic-susan-rice-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Brian Williams NBC Nightly News Susan Rice Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:45:32 +0000 kyle.drennen 44417 at http://www.mrc.org Ex-Newsweek's Wolffe Suggests FNC, O'Reilly Tougher on Obama Because He's 'Black President' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-newsweeks-wolffe-suggests-fnc-oreilly-tougher-obama-because-hes-black-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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-04-24-MSNBC-BigWolffe_0.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Wednesday's <em>The Last Word</em> show, MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe -- formerly of <em>Newsweek</em> -- suggested that FNC host Bill O'Reilly was motivated by racism when he recently called it "shady" for President Obama to select Susan Rice as national security advisor to avoid Senate confirmation hearings.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-newsweeks-wolffe-suggests-fnc-oreilly-tougher-obama-because-hes-black-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Bill O'Reilly FNC MSNBC Racism Richard Wolffe Susan Rice Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:38:30 +0000 43757 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Applauds Obama National Security Picks, Claims Susan Rice 'Vindicated' By Benghazi Emails http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-applauds-obama-national-security-picks-claims-susan-rice-vindicated-benghazi-emails <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-06-05-NBC-NN-Todd_0.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 165px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-applauds-obama-national-security-picks-claims-susan-rice-vindicated-benghazi-emails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Benghazi Chuck Todd NBC Nightly News Samantha Power Susan Rice Today Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:09:48 +0000 kyle.drennen 43756 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Lauds 'Hard-Nosed,' 'No-Nonsense' Susan Rice, Obama's New Nat'l Security Adviser http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-lauds-hard-nosed-no-nonsense-susan-rice-obamas-new-natl-security-adviser <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 width="240" height="135" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-06-05-ABC-GMA-Rice.JPG" />After President Obama appointed U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to be his national security adviser, ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> lauded Rice on Wednesday as "hard-nosed" and "no-nonsense."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-lauds-hard-nosed-no-nonsense-susan-rice-obamas-new-natl-security-adviser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Good Morning America Susan Rice Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:28:51 +0000 matt.hadro 43752 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Todd: GOP Using Susan Rice as 'Punching Bag,' Shouldn't Be 'Beating Up on Women' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-gop-using-susan-rice-punching-bag-shouldnt-be-beating-women <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> Reporting the breaking news on Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em> that President Obama had named U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be national security advisor, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd portrayed Rice as a victim of Republican attacks: <strong>"Rice, who had become a Republican punching bag during the whole Benghazi controversy....</strong>this is a bit of a defiant move by the President to his Republican critics." [<em>Listen to <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-06-05-NBC-Todd-Rice.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-gop-using-susan-rice-punching-bag-shouldnt-be-beating-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Chuck Todd Daily Rundown MSNBC NBC Republicans Susan Rice Today Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:18:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 43749 at http://www.mrc.org Susan Rice's Questionable Role in Benghazi Aftermath Now a Passing Detail for CBS http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/susan-rices-questionable-role-benghazi-aftermath-now-passing-detail-cbs <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://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-06-05-CBS-Dickerson_large.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> minimized Susan Rice's refuted claims about the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi as they covered her appointment as national security adviser. Charlie Rose and John Dickerson dwelt more on outgoing national security adviser Tom Donilon's term, with Dickerson only vaguely mentioning how Rice was "<strong>the focus of so much controversy in the Senate</strong>."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/susan-rices-questionable-role-benghazi-aftermath-now-passing-detail-cbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Benghazi cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King John Dickerson John Donilon Susan Rice Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:25:06 +0000 matthew.balan 43746 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Puts Benghazi Hearings in Lead Slot, Finds Both Obama 'Intimidation' and 'Political Spectacle' http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-puts-benghazi-hearings-lead-slot-finds-both-obama-intimidation-and-political-spect <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>Thursday's <em>New York Times </em>led with the congressional hearings into the Obama administration's response to the terrorist attack on Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of September 11 that left four Americans dead: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/us/politics/official-offers-account-from-libya-of-benghazi-attack.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Envoy Testifies Libya Questions Led To Demotion</a>," reported by the team of Scott Shane, Jeremy Peters, and Eric Schmitt.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-puts-benghazi-hearings-lead-slot-finds-both-obama-intimidation-and-political-spect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Benghazi eco-terrorism Eric Schmitt Gregory Hicks Hearings Jeremy Peters Scott Shane Susan Rice Thu, 09 May 2013 14:52:31 +0000 clay.waters 43524 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Devotes Two Straight Days of Coverage to 'Possible Cover-Up' on Benghazi; ABC, NBC Out to Lunch http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-devotes-two-straight-days-coverage-possible-cover-benghazi-abc-nbc-out-lunch <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 alt="Margaret Brennan, CBS News Correspondent; Screen Cap From 6 May 2013 Edition of CBS This Morning | MRC.org" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-05-06-CBS-Brennan_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />CBS used its Sunday evening and Monday morning newscasts to keep the spotlight on the question of a "possible cover-up" surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-devotes-two-straight-days-coverage-possible-cover-benghazi-abc-nbc-out-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning David Martin Good Morning America Jeff Glor Libya Margaret Brennan NBC NBC Nightly News Susan Rice Today World News Mon, 06 May 2013 21:13:59 +0000 matthew.balan 43492 at http://www.mrc.org