Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21925/all en Broadcast Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/broadcast-networks-black-out-coverage-benghazi-hearing <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 major broadcast networks on Wednesday refused to cover the first hearing held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi to begin assessing what happened in the 2012 attack that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty dead.</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/broadcast-networks-black-out-coverage-benghazi-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Fox News Channel Good Morning America NBC NBC Nightly News Sharyl Attkisson Special Report Today Show Trey Gowdy World News Tonight Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:04:47 +0000 curtis.houck 47166 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC and CNN Punt on Live Coverage of Benghazi Hearing; Fox News Airs Over 40 Min. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-and-cnn-punt-live-coverage-benghazi-hearing-fox-news-airs-over-40-min <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 width="280" height="156" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-17-MSNBC-Trey_Gowdy.jpg" />CNN and MSNBC viewers on Wednesday would have to switch channels if they wanted to watch the first hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. CNN aired a 15-second news brief at the top of the 10 am Eastern hour, mere minutes before the nearly three-hour meeting began, but didn't cover the proceedings live.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-and-cnn-punt-live-coverage-benghazi-hearing-fox-news-airs-over-40-min" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom congress Fox News Channel Joan Rivers Libya MSNBC NewsNation nfl Ray Rice Tamron Hall Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:54:44 +0000 matthew.balan 47163 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Continue Fawning Over Hillary In Iowa; Refuse to Cover Report Clinton Advisers Scrubbed Benghazi Docs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-continue-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub <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>CBS and NBC continued to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night after both networks&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-time" target="_blank">gushed</a>&nbsp;over her appearance in their morning shows and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-demcrats-2016" target="_blank">wondered&nbsp;on Sunday</a> if she might not be liberal enough for Iowa Democrats in 2016.</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/cbs-and-nbc-continue-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Benghazi Bill Clinton Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Hillary Clinton Iowa Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Sharyl Attkisson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:08:04 +0000 curtis.houck 47139 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 ABC, CBS, NBC Morning Shows Refuse to Cover Benghazi Anniversary, Do Find Time for Dancing Bear http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/abc-cbs-nbc-morning-shows-refuse-cover-benghazi-anniversary-do-find-time-dancing <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/BenghaziTwoYear.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On this 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC appropriately devoted time to commemorating that tragic day in our history. But today also marks the second anniversary of the Benghazi attacks that led to the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith and two CIA contractors, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty. <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/abc-cbs-nbc-morning-shows-refuse-cover-benghazi-anniversary-do-find-time-dancing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Bias by Omission cbs NBC Pat Smith Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:52:38 +0000 geoff.dickens 47109 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Skip Bombshell Benghazi Claim: Rescue Was Delayed By CIA Official http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-skip-bombshell-benghazi-claim-rescue-was-delayed-cia-official <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>Despite a combined eight hours of available air time, NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>, ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Friday ignored a bombshell new book claiming that a CIA official delayed a rescue attempt for the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Instead, the networks devoted 66 minutes to the death of Joan Rivers.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-skip-bombshell-benghazi-claim-rescue-was-delayed-cia-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Bret Baier cbs Fox News NBC Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:01:23 +0000 scott.whitlock 47069 at http://www.mrc.org Charlie Rose Waits Almost a Full Hour to Ask Hillary About Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-waits-almost-full-hour-ask-hillary-about-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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/RoseHillary.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />PBS’s Charlie Rose opened his 62 minute-long interview with Hillary Clinton, aired in two parts on <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-starts-interview-friend-hillary-clinton-gooey-maya-angelou-poem">Thursday</a> and Friday’s <em>Charlie Rose</em> show, by reciting a Maya Angelou poem dedicated to the former Secretary of State. Almost an hour later Rose finally asked Clinton about the Benghazi scandal. <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/biasalerts/charlie-rose-waits-almost-full-hour-ask-hillary-about-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Charlie Rose Hillary Clinton PBS Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:23:15 +0000 geoff.dickens 46741 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Erin Burnett Rushes to Defend Hillary Clinton During Interview with Ted Cruz http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-erin-burnett-rushes-defend-hillary-clinton-during-interview-ted-cruz <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>CNN host Erin Burnett did her best to provide cover for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the issue of Benghazi during a highly combative interview with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).</p><p>Cruz appeared on&nbsp;<em>Erin Burnett OutFront</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday, June 17 and was immediately met with a barrage of questions from the CNN host in which she defended Ms. Clinton from numerous criticisms over Benghazi.</p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/127758" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/cnns-erin-burnett-rushes-defend-hillary-clinton-during-interview-ted-cruz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi CNN Erin Burnett Erin Burnett OutFront Hillary Clinton Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:51:26 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46493 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Presses Marco Rubio on Immigration Reform; Hillary's Latest Remarks on Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-presses-marco-rubio-immigration-reform-hillarys-latest-remarks-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-10-CBS-Rubio_large.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 154px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="154" width="280" />Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell questioned Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> over the increase in the number of children illegally entering the U.S., and whether immigration reform is going to be revived in Congress.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-presses-marco-rubio-immigration-reform-hillarys-latest-remarks-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose congress Hillary Clinton immigration Libya Marco Rubio Norah O'Donnell Veterans Affairs Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:14:43 +0000 matthew.balan 46439 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Sawyer Actually Grills Clinton on Benghazi: 'A Central Question of Leadership' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-sawyer-actually-grills-clinton-benghazi-central-question-leadership <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 clips of her interview with Hillary Clinton aired on Monday's <em>Good Morning America</em>, <em>World News</em> anchor Diane Sawyer was surprisingly tough on the issue of Benghazi: <strong>"Is there anything you personally should have been doing to make it safer in Benghazi?...I wonder if people are looking for a sentence that begins from you, 'I should have...' 'I should have...'"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-09-ABC-GMA-SawyerClinton.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<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/abcs-sawyer-actually-grills-clinton-benghazi-central-question-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Diane Sawyer Good Morning America Hillary Clinton Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:30:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 46423 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Testifying on Benghazi 'The Most Important Thing' to Hillary Clinton http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-testifying-benghazi-most-important-thing-hillary-clinton <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> During a fawning segment on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> promoting Hillary Clinton's <a href="http://www.people.com/article/hillary-clinton-2016-presidential-run-becoming-grandmother" target="_blank"><em>People</em> magazine interview</a>, co-host Savannah Guthrie parroted the former Secretary of State's spin on the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya: <strong>"On Benghazi, Clinton said the chance to testify was the most important thing to her, despite a fall and concussion that's brought some Republican hard knocks on her health."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.or</em></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/nbc-testifying-benghazi-most-important-thing-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Hillary Clinton NBC People magazine Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:16:10 +0000 kyle.drennen 46405 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary vs. The Truth on Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillary-vs-truth-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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> The liberal media consistently dismiss or condemn hearings into Obama scandals as unnecessary and rabidly partisan, and reach those conclusions before said hearings even begin. That might explain why the public doesn’t always line up with that opinion.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillary-vs-truth-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Election Benghazi Hillary Clinton Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:54:22 +0000 tim.graham 46410 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 Nets Eagerly Promote Hillary ‘Fighting Back’ and ‘Taking on Critics’ Over Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-eagerly-promote-hillary-fighting-back-and-taking-critics-over-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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/ABC-WN-HRC-MakingHerCase-2014-05-30.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 2px 3px; float: right;" /> Hillary Clinton is managing to do what conservatives cannot: get Benghazi into the news – but only to showcase her heroic efforts to take on those awful Republicans. ABC anchor David Muir on Friday night heralded how she “is ready to fight back on Benghazi,” trumpeting how a selective release from a chapter of her upcoming book shows “she’s taking on her critics.”<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-eagerly-promote-hillary-fighting-back-and-taking-critics-over-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Brian Williams David Muir Hillary Clinton Libya Martha Raddatz NBC Nightly News World News Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:31:22 +0000 brent.baker 46370 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and CBS Tout 'Defiant' Hillary Clinton 'On Offense' Over Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-tout-defiant-hillary-clinton-offense-over-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Friday, both NBC's <em>Today</em> and <em>CBS This Morning</em> dutifully promoted quotes from Hillary Clinton's new memoir leaked to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/hillary-clintons-benghazi-chapter-107240.html?hp=t1">Politico</a> of the former Secretary of State blasting critics of her mishandling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. <em>Today</em> co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: <strong>"If there was any doubt Hillary Clinton's clearly ready to go on offense on this."</strong> Political director Chuck Todd agreed: "There's no doubt at all.</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/nbc-and-cbs-tout-defiant-hillary-clinton-offense-over-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi cbs Hillary Clinton NBC This Morning Today Fri, 30 May 2014 15:27:46 +0000 kyle.drennen 46366 at http://www.mrc.org