Benghazi http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21925/all en Are Networks Going to Bury E-Mailgate? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/are-networks-going-bury-e-mailgate <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>On March 10, eight days after The New York Times began the scandal over her private e-mail server, Hillary Clinton assembled the press at the United Nations in New York to offer a typically legalistic and crabby press conference lasting only 21 minutes. The first-blush reaction from the pundits? That wasn’t good enough. She can’t expect the story to go away just from that mess.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/are-networks-going-bury-e-mailgate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Benghazi campaign 2016 Hillary Clinton Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:56:42 +0000 tim.graham 48632 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama’s Shaky Footing on Publishing Depictions of Muhammad http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-shaky-footing-publishing-depictions-muhammad <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>On Wednesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC ignored the contradicting statements made by President Obama in condemning the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris as an attack on free speech, but stating in a 2012 speech at the United Nations that&nbsp;<strong>“the future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”</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/networks-ignore-obamas-shaky-footing-publishing-depictions-muhammad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charlie Hebdo Ed Henry FNC Fox News Channel France NBC News NBC Nightly News Paris President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report Terrorism World News Tonight Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:39:15 +0000 curtis.houck 47968 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Yawn at Second Benghazi Hearing; Find Time for Royal Twins in Monaco, Slovakian Lake Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-second-benghazi-hearing-find-time-royal-twins-monaco-slovakian-lake-instead <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 House Select Committee on Benghazi that is looking into the 2012 terror attacks in Libya held another hearing on Wednesday and focused on the lack of sufficient security that was in place in Benghazi which, based on the hearing, remains the case across many State Department facilities.</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/networks-yawn-second-benghazi-hearing-find-time-royal-twins-monaco-slovakian-lake-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Bias by Omission Bret Baier Catherine Herridge cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Libya NBC News NBC Nightly News Special Report World News Tonight Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:39:01 +0000 curtis.houck 47835 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Asks If GOP Should ‘Drop the Benghazi Conspiracy Theories?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-asks-if-gop-should-drop-benghazi-conspiracy-theories <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>Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>, spoke with Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Sunday to discuss a variety of issues including President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration as well as&nbsp;the Benghazi terrorist attack.</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/chuck-todd-asks-if-gop-should-drop-benghazi-conspiracy-theories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:10:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47714 at http://www.mrc.org Network Priorities: 57X More Coverage of NFL Scandals Than Obama Scandals http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/network-priorities-57x-more-coverage-nfl-scandals-obama-scandals <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/Peterson2.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />In the crucial weeks leading up to the midterm elections, the broadcast networks were obsessed with scandals, but not any of the Obama administration controversies that might influence how voters behave on Election Day. No, despite revelations in the Benghazi, IRS, Veterans Administration and Secret Service prostitution scandals it was the NFL domestic abuse scandals that captured the attention of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, CBS) networks. <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/network-priorities-57x-more-coverage-nfl-scandals-obama-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Adrian Peterson Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission cbs IRS NBC nfl Ray Rice Secret Service Veterans Affairs Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:13:20 +0000 geoff.dickens 47398 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Ignore Announcement of Murder Charges for Benghazi Suspect http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-ignore-announcement-murder-charges-benghazi-suspect <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>Major broadcast networks ABC and NBC both refused to cover the news on Tuesday night that the lone individual the United States has in custody relating to the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya has been charged with murder on multiple counts with 17 total charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted.</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/abc-and-nbc-ignore-announcement-murder-charges-benghazi-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Benghazi Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Fox News Channel NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Special Report World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:35:58 +0000 curtis.houck 47389 at http://www.mrc.org 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