Conservatives &amp; Republicans http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22068/all en ABC and CBS Ignore IRS Scandal Hearing; NBC Frets Over Darrell Issa Cutting Democrat's Mic http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cbs-ignore-irs-scandal-hearing-nbc-frets-over-darrell-issa-cutting-democrats-mic <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> Although President Obama's former IRS chief refused to answer questions about the IRS scandal she is at the center of, NBC's Brian Williams instead lamented the behavior of GOP congressman Darrell Issa at Wednesday's hearing.<br /> <br /> "In Washington today, a public and startling example of the kind of behavior Congress has become known for and Congress has become gridlocked over," Williams began. NBC played a clip of the fiery exchange between Issa and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Mary.) where Cummings cried foul over the hearing followed by Issa cutting his microphone.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cbs-ignore-irs-scandal-hearing-nbc-frets-over-darrell-issa-cutting-democrats-mic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams CBS Evening News Conservatives & Republicans Darryl Issa Elijah Cummings Lois Lerner NBC Nightly News World News Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:21:10 +0000 brent.baker 45687 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews Charges GOP Is Becoming 'the Party of Jefferson Davis,' Abe Lincoln a 'RINO' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-charges-gop-becoming-party-jefferson-davis-abe-lincoln-rino <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/Hardball With Chris Matthews - 07_59_14 PM.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right; margin: 3px;" width="260" /> MSNBC’s Chris Matthews ranted on Thursday that the GOP, the “party of Lincoln,” is becoming “the party of Jefferson Davis.”</p> <p> How is the GOP becoming like the old Confederacy? For Matthews, the party is passing voting laws, and thus “grabbing every chance it can to&nbsp;<span>keep minorities from the voting&nbsp;</span><span>booth.” He lamented that Lincoln would be a RINO in today’s GOP.</span></p> <div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-charges-gop-becoming-party-jefferson-davis-abe-lincoln-rino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Conservatives & Republicans Hardball MSNBC Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:45:23 +0000 brent.baker 45551 at http://www.mrc.org ABC 'World News' Spins For White House On Shutdown, ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-world-news-spins-white-house-shutdown-obamacare <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/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Monday night’s edition of <em>ABC World News</em> delivered a double dose of advocacy as Diane Sawyer and her team essentially served as a mouthpiece for President Obama’s position on the government shutdown and his health care law.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-world-news-spins-white-house-shutdown-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Budget congress Conservatives & Republicans Diane Sawyer economy Health Care Jonathan Karl obamacare Paula Faris World News Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:55:37 +0000 paul.bremmer 44617 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s Brian Williams Trumpets Bob Dole’s Criticism of GOP as Too Conservative http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brian-williams-trumpets-bob-doles-criticism-gop-too-conservative <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/BrianWilliams-BobDole-NBCNN-2013-08-28.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Once again demonstrating the <em>NBC Nightly News</em> is the broadcast arm of MSNBC, anchor Brian Williams – matching what has animated MSNBC hosts – devoted a segment to former Senator Bob Dole railing against the modern Republican Party; ie: conservatives.<br /> <br /> With “Fighting Words” on screen, Williams on Tuesday night highlighted comments neither the ABC nor CBS evening newscasts found newsworthy, how the 89-year-old “made it clear in a rare interview this weekend the GOP of his day is unrecognizable. He thinks they should pause, rebuild and start over.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-brian-williams-trumpets-bob-doles-criticism-gop-too-conservative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Dole Brian Williams Conservatives & Republicans NBC Nightly News Wed, 29 May 2013 11:43:13 +0000 brent.baker 43696 at http://www.mrc.org Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and ‘Loons and Wackos’ of Conservative Base http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-blames-romney-loss-limbaugh-and-loons-and-wackos-conservative-base <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/MPT-Schmidt-2012-11-11.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Sunday’s <em>Meet the Press</em> featured a panel of five, none of them conservative (Congressman-elect Joaquín Castro, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the <em>Washington Post</em>’s Bob Woodward and NBC’s Chuck Todd), to assess why Mitt Romney lost and “the future of the GOP.” And they agreed conservatives are the problem.<br /> <br /> Todd, NBC’s political director, decided the GOP has become “a coalition of special interest forces” and <strong>fretted “the leaders in Washington can’t control the special interest groups”</strong> as Republicans, like Democrats in the past, “succumbed to their base.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-blames-romney-loss-limbaugh-and-loons-and-wackos-conservative-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Chuck Todd Conservatives & Republicans Doris Kearns Goodwin Meet the Press Steve Schmidt Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:19:58 +0000 brent.baker 41781 at http://www.mrc.org