State of the Union http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22107/all en CNN’s Bash To Eric Cantor: ‘Do You Think there was Anti-Semitism involved In Your Defeat?’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bash-eric-cantor-do-you-think-there-was-anti-semitism-involved-your-defeat <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>Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) made his first television interview appearances on Sunday, June 15 following his primary defeat to his a Tea Party challenger David Brat. The defeat was unexpected by most in Washington and was one of the main topics of conversation across the Sunday shows.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Cantor sat down with CNN’s Dana Bash on&nbsp;<em>State of the Union</em>&nbsp;on Sunday and was asked by the fill-in host: “Do you think there was anti-Semitism involved in your defeat?"</strong>&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bash-eric-cantor-do-you-think-there-was-anti-semitism-involved-your-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Dana Bash Dave Brat Eric Cantor State of the Union Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:33:01 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46470 at http://mrc.org ABC’s Stephanopoulos Ignores Benghazi During Interview with Ambassador Susan Rice http://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://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://mrc.org Networks Promote Wage Hikes, Ignore Critics in 89 Percent of Stories http://mrc.org/articles/networks-promote-wage-hikes-ignore-critics-89-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even when broadcasts mention opposition, they undermine it. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The left’s push to increase the federal minimum wage was renewed in January, even being promoted by the president. The networks’ covered the topic from the left, ignoring concerns about wage hikes the vast majority of the time.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC, CBS and NBC news programs ignored conservative objections to minimum wage proposals 89 percent of the time (17 of 19 stories), immediately undermining these views when they were mentioned.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-promote-wage-hikes-ignore-critics-89-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Labor Media Politics Barack Obama consumer prices economy federal minimum wage hiring jobs Minimum Wage Poverty prices state minum wage State of the Union wage hikes wage increases Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:25:44 +0000 julia.seymour 45531 at http://mrc.org Let's Not Forget that Barack Obama Is Extraordinary http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/lets-not-forget-barack-obama-extraordinary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, 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/Feb32014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=929927" title="Feb32014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Please, Let’s Not Forget How Wonderful Barack Obama Is</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/lets-not-forget-barack-obama-extraordinary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Al Roker Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Brian Williams Chris Matthews economy George Stephanopoulos MSNBC NBC Racism State of the Union Tea Party Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:48:00 +0000 rich.noyes 45448 at http://mrc.org Low Class MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering http://mrc.org/biasalerts/low-class-msnbc-tasteless-ronan-farrow-compares-war-heros-struggles-congressional-bickeri <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>What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/ronanfarrow/status/428366053794529281">tweeted</a>, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'"</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/low-class-msnbc-tasteless-ronan-farrow-compares-war-heros-struggles-congressional-bickeri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Apology MSNBC Phil Griffin Ronan Farrow State of the Union Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:49:31 +0000 scott.whitlock 45439 at http://mrc.org After the State of the Union Address, ABC Lauds Obama as a 'Go-It-Alone Terminator' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/after-state-union-address-abc-lauds-obama-go-it-alone-terminator <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>The journalists at ABC News have refrained from questioning Barack Obama's unilateral tone at the State of the Union address. Reporter Jim Avila on Tuesday's&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;went so far as to compare the President to an iconic movie character. Regarding Obama's threats to use executive actions to accomplish his goals, Avila enthused, "<b>This was President Obama, the go-it-alone Terminator, mindful he has only three years left.</b>" [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-28-ABC-NL-Avila.mp3">here</a>.]</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/after-state-union-address-abc-lauds-obama-go-it-alone-terminator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Jim Avila Nightline State of the Union Terminator Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:49:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 45435 at http://mrc.org Networks Boost Obama's Push for Minimum Wage Increase, Ignore GOP Opposition http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-boost-obamas-push-minimum-wage-increase-ignore-gop-opposition <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-01-29-CBC-EN-Obama-MinWage.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The networks played right into President Obama's hand Wednesday evening as they touted his push for a minimum wage increase while giving barely any voice to his Republican opposition.<br /> </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-boost-obamas-push-minimum-wage-increase-ignore-gop-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs economy Jonathan Karl Scott Pelley State of the Union Wages Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:55:41 +0000 matt.hadro 45434 at http://mrc.org Networks Ignore GOP Response to SOTU, But Publicize GOP Congressman Threatening a Reporter http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-gop-response-sotu-publicize-gop-congressman-threatening-reporter <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-01-29-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" height="135" />On Wednesday evening's newscasts, the networks all hyped GOP congressman Michael Grimm (N.Y.) threatening a reporter after Tuesday's State of the Union address while skipping the Republican response to the address entirely.<br /> </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-gop-response-sotu-publicize-gop-congressman-threatening-reporter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs Evening News Jeff Zeleny Michael Grimm NBC Nightly News State of the Union World News Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:53:13 +0000 matt.hadro 45432 at http://mrc.org CNN: Obama's Gun Control Failure 'One of His Biggest Disappointments' from 2013; Boosts New Push http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-obamas-gun-control-failure-one-his-biggest-disappointments-2013-boosts-new-push <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/2014-01-30-CNN-Bolduan_Keilar.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Thursday's <em>New Day</em> on CNN spotlighted President Obama's latest push for gun control, and lamented how "<strong>gun issues got just a mention in this year's State of the Union</strong>," compared to last year's post-Sandy Hook address. Anchor Kate Bolduan underlined how supposedly "<strong>gun control is expected to dog him</strong> [Obama] while he's on the road."<br /> </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-obamas-gun-control-failure-one-his-biggest-disappointments-2013-boosts-new-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brianna Keilar CNN Guns Kate Bolduan New Day State of the Union Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:29:31 +0000 matthew.balan 45428 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Lionizes 'Action Hero' Obama as Superman, Washington Crossing the Delaware, and Uncle Sam http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-lionizes-action-hero-obama-superman-washington-crossing-delaware-and-uncle-sam <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.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-27-MSNBC-EdShow-Schultz_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" width="240" height="134" />MSNBC airs a bizarre video montage at the beginning of every episode of <em>The Ed Show</em>, but the program was especially outlandish on Monday and Wednesday, depicting President Obama as a series of larger-than-life figures.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-lionizes-action-hero-obama-superman-washington-crossing-delaware-and-uncle-sam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Ed Schultz MSNBC State of the Union superman The Ed Show Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:45:32 +0000 matthew.balan 45423 at http://mrc.org Brian Williams Hails Obama's 'Strong' SOTU, Boosts Obama's Record, 'Humor and Feistiness' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-hails-obamas-strong-sotu-boosts-obamas-record-humor-and-feistiness <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-01-28-NBC-NN-Williams-SOTU.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />NBC's Brian Williams was dripping with praise and support for President Obama after his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, touting areas where he was "strong" and quoting a sympathetic <em>New Yorker</em> interview of the President.<br /> </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-hails-obamas-strong-sotu-boosts-obamas-record-humor-and-feistiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams NBC Nightly News State of the Union Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:04:48 +0000 matt.hadro 45422 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Alex Wagner Condescends About GOP Woman's Response to Obama: 'Where's the Needlepoint?' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alex-wagner-condescends-about-gop-womans-response-obama-wheres-needlepoint <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/2014-01-28-Twitter-Alex_Wagner.JPG" style="float: right;" width="240" height="128" />On Tuesday night, Alex Wagner gave the latest example of "if it weren't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all" (a regular saying of conservative talk show host Chris Plante). The MSNBC host <a href="https://twitter.com/alexwagner/status/428370707399966720" target="_blank">took to Twitter</a> to slam Rep.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alex-wagner-condescends-about-gop-womans-response-obama-wheres-needlepoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Art & Entertainment Alex Wagner Barack Obama Cathy McMorris Rodgers MSNBC Republicans State of the Union Twitter Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:37:30 +0000 matthew.balan 45421 at http://mrc.org NBC Host Cheers Obama's Call for Women's Equal Pay: 'Let's Make This Happen' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-host-cheers-obamas-call-womens-equal-pay-lets-make-happen <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 Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, 9 a.m.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-host-cheers-obamas-call-womens-equal-pay-lets-make-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama equal pay Natalie Morales NBC State of the Union Today Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:14:56 +0000 kyle.drennen 45420 at http://mrc.org All Three Networks Avoid Fact Checking Obama Speech, But Include Biden Interviews http://mrc.org/biasalerts/all-three-networks-avoid-fact-checking-obama-speech-include-biden-interviews <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, NBC and CBS's morning shows on Wednesday failed to fact check Barack Obama's State of the Union address. These same networks, however, made time to feature Vice President Joe Biden (who was in full cheerleader mode). It's not as though fact checks weren't available.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/all-three-networks-avoid-fact-checking-obama-speech-include-biden-interviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs NBC State of the Union Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:03:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 45418 at http://mrc.org Step-ladder of Opportunity http://mrc.org/cartoons/step-ladder-opportunity <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="2554" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Foden20140128-MClass.jpg?1391025611" /> </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">January 29, 2014 - 2:57pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Economy Government Politics economy jobs Middle Class obama opportunity sotu State of the Union Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:00:11 +0000 julia.seymour 45417 at http://mrc.org