Chuck Hagel http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22283/all en CBS's Rose Sympathizes on VA Scandal: Is It 'Premature' to Call for Shinseki's Resignation? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-rose-sympathizes-va-scandal-it-premature-call-shinsekis-resignation <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><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;co-host Charlie Rose scored an exclusive interview with Chuck Hagel on Friday. But rather than grill the Secretary of Defense on the latest details of the Veterans Affairs scandal, the journalist repeated talking points and wondered about whether it's "premature" to ask for a top Obama official to resign.&nbsp;</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/cbss-rose-sympathizes-va-scandal-it-premature-call-shinsekis-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Chuck Hagel Fri, 23 May 2014 16:48:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 46339 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Allow a Scant Two Minutes for Obama's 'Dramatic' Reduction of the Army http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-allow-scant-two-minutes-obamas-dramatic-reduction-army <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 plan by Barack Obama's government to "dramatically" shrink the size of the Army to its lowest level since World War II warranted a scant one minute and 56 seconds of total coverage on Monday's morning shows. Yet, CBS, NBC and ABC devoted 19 and a half minutes to such topics as TV shows, makeup and viral videos. [MP3 audio of ABC's military coverage&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-ABC-GMA-Raddatz.mp3">here</a>.] None of the networks mentioned the President, shifting the responsibility solely to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.</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-allow-scant-two-minutes-obamas-dramatic-reduction-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc army cbs Chuck Hagel cuts Military NBC Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:20:09 +0000 scott.whitlock 45612 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Helps Hagel Across the Finish Line: 'Incendiary,' Uncollegial Opponents 'Have Not Found Much' http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-helps-hagel-across-finish-line-incendiary-uncollegial-opponents-have-not-found-muc <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>Reporting <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/us/politics/senate-set-to-test-support-for-vote-on-defense-pick.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0">Tuesday</a> on former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination to serve Obama as secretary of defense, the <em>Times</em>' Jeremy Peters <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-sympathy-hagel-ny-times-gop-further-strain-partisan-tensions-unprecedented-filibuster">again</a> tried to imply the Republican move to filibuster Hagel, who bombed in hearings, was both uncollegial and unprecedented.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-helps-hagel-across-finish-line-incendiary-uncollegial-opponents-have-not-found-muc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel congress filibuster Jeremy Peters Secretary of Defense Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:08:16 +0000 clay.waters 42754 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Slams Republicans for Not 'Checking the Factual Basis for Their Questions'...Just Like Her http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-slams-republicans-not-checking-factual-basis-their-questionsjust-her <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 her 1 pm ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell mounted her high horse in condemning Republican Senators who questioned Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel about his connection to what turned out to be <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/chuck-hagel-and-hamas-fake-friends/" target="_blank">a fake organization</a>: <strong>"Without even checking the factual basis for their questions....You can ask anything and create a sound bite, and then people pick it up in social media, and it's off and running."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://ne</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-slams-republicans-not-checking-factual-basis-their-questionsjust-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Chuck Hagel MSNBC Republicans Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:31:23 +0000 kyle.drennen 42712 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Suggests Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz Takes Confrontation to New Lows of 'McCarthyism' http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-suggests-tea-party-sen-ted-cruz-takes-confrontation-new-lows-mccarthyism <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>Newly minted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Tea Party politician, is "raising bipartisan hackles" and otherwise being a "bad boy" in the previously collegial U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-suggests-tea-party-sen-ted-cruz-takes-confrontation-new-lows-mccarthyism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel congress Jonathan Weisman Labeling Bias mccarthyism Tea Party Ted Cruz Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:41:40 +0000 clay.waters 42672 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Incredulous Over GOP 'Fixation' on Benghazi, Opposition to Hagel http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-incredulous-over-gop-fixation-benghazi-opposition-hagel <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/2013-02-15-CNN-GOP-Benghazi.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The same network that wondered if Sen. Rubio's sip of water was a "big deal" is now asking just why Republicans are "so fixated on Benghazi" when they asked Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel about the Libya fiasco.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-incredulous-over-gop-fixation-benghazi-opposition-hagel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Carol Costello Chuck Hagel CNN Libya Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:05:08 +0000 matt.hadro 42664 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Accuse GOP of 'Partisan Standoff' After 'Rare Move' to Block Hagel Nomination http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-accuse-gop-partisan-standoff-after-rare-move-block-hagel-nomination <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/2012/2013-02-15-NBC-TDAY-Hagel.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 168px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-accuse-gop-partisan-standoff-after-rare-move-block-hagel-nomination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Chuck Hagel NBC Nomination Republicans Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:21:33 +0000 kyle.drennen 42663 at http://www.mrc.org More Sympathy for Hagel in NY Times; GOP 'Further Strain Partisan Tensions' by Unprecedented (?) Filibuster http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-sympathy-hagel-ny-times-gop-further-strain-partisan-tensions-unprecedented-filibuster <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>Jeremy Peters reported on Friday's front page on the surprise failure to advance the nomination of Obama's nominee for secretary of defense, former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/us/politics/leading-senate-republicans-set-to-block-hagel.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-sympathy-hagel-ny-times-gop-further-strain-partisan-tensions-unprecedented-filibuster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel congress Jeremy Peters John Bolton Secretary of Defense Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:16:10 +0000 clay.waters 42649 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews Snarls That Ted Cruz Is the New 'Joe McCarthy' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-snarls-ted-cruz-new-joe-mccarthy <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>For daring to oppose Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense, Chris Matthews on Thursday snarled that Ted Cruz is the new Joe McCarthy. Comparing the Republican senator from Texas to liberalism's highest villain, Matthews ranted,&nbsp;<b>"You know, I don't often say it, and I rarely say it, but there was echoes of Joe McCarthy there. Really strong echoes</b>." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-14-MSNBC-HB-Matthews.mp3">here</a>.]</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-snarls-ted-cruz-new-joe-mccarthy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Chuck Hagel Hardball MSNBC Senate Ted Cruz Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:24:19 +0000 scott.whitlock 42647 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Again Defends Chuck Hagel From Mean GOP; Plus Do Only Conservatives Feel 'Ire'? http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-defends-chuck-hagel-mean-gop-plus-do-only-conservatives-feel-ire <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>From the day President Obama nominated him, the <em>New York Times</em> has oozed sympathy for the plight of Chuck Hagel, Obama's nominee for secretary of Defense. <em>Times</em> reporters have warned darkly of the disappearance of c<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-republicans-ruining-comity-senate-chides-nyts-steinhauer">ongressional "comity" and "courtesy" </a>(as if the clubbiness and glad-handing endemic to the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-defends-chuck-hagel-mean-gop-plus-do-only-conservatives-feel-ire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel filibuster Ire Jeremy Peters Labeling Bias Mark Mazzetti Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:14:05 +0000 clay.waters 42641 at http://www.mrc.org Conservative Republicans Ruining the Comity of the Senate, Chides NYT's Steinhauer http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-republicans-ruining-comity-senate-chides-nyts-steinhauer <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>Jennifer Steinhauer, who covers Congress for the <em>New York Times</em>, reported on the loss of Senate decorum thanks to conservative Republicans, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/us/politics/in-hidebound-senate-decorum-becomes-less-traditional.html?ref=jennifersteinhauer&amp;pagewanted=all ">In Hidebound Senate, Decorum Becomes Less Traditional</a>." She opened with Sen. John McCain's "rendezvous with rudeness" by criticizing of former Sen.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-republicans-ruining-comity-senate-chides-nyts-steinhauer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel congress Conservatives Jennifer Steinhauer Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:59:51 +0000 clay.waters 42501 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Downplays and Ignores Chuck Hagel's 'Bruising' Confirmation Hearings http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-downplays-and-ignores-chuck-hagels-bruising-confirmation-hearings <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 on Thursday and Friday either downplayed or outright ignored the "bruising day" Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel endured in Washington. Friday's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>skipped the topic entirely, thus avoiding the tough questions by Senators&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=XiXTyDnA2TI">Lindsey Graham&nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=4sTqa7aaCXw">John McCain</a>.&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>, which now airs after midnight, didn't get to the story until 1:05am.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-downplays-and-ignores-chuck-hagels-bruising-confirmation-hearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Chuck Hagel Diane Sawyer John McCain World News Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:00:26 +0000 scott.whitlock 42475 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews, Who Has Compared His Opponents to Nazis, Whines About Too Much 'Hate' in Politics http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-who-has-compared-his-opponents-nazis-whines-about-too-much-hate-politics <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>MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Thursday assailed John McCain, slamming the "boiling hatred" aimed at Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama's Defense Secretary nominee. Matthews sneered,&nbsp;<b>"</b>Hatred, pure and simple, seeped from the mouths of John McCain and Lindsay Graham as they slashed away at war hero Hagel."</p><p>(McCain is also a war hero. Graham is a veteran.&nbsp;Are&nbsp;those&nbsp;with military experience&nbsp;only allowed to speak out if they agree with Matthews?)</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-who-has-compared-his-opponents-nazis-whines-about-too-much-hate-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Chuck Hagel Hardball Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:31:20 +0000 scott.whitlock 42467 at http://www.mrc.org Hagel Support Shows NYT Still Disturbed About Citizens United Decision Expanding Free Speech http://www.mrc.org/articles/hagel-support-shows-nyt-still-disturbed-about-citizens-united-decision-expanding-free-speec <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>The <em>New York Times</em> continues <a href="http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/montana-and-citizens-united/">to be disturbed</a> by the Supreme Court's <em>Citizens United</em> decision, loathed by liberals for expanding the free speech rights of corporations and other groups to participate in campaign advertising, bringing it up in articles even when it doesn't actually apply, explaining that it's part of the general atmosphere.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hagel-support-shows-nyt-still-disturbed-about-citizens-united-decision-expanding-free-speec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel Citizens United Jim Rutenberg Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:29:37 +0000 clay.waters 42409 at http://www.mrc.org Say It Once, Say It Four Times, NYT: 'Neoconservatives' http://www.mrc.org/articles/say-it-once-say-it-four-times-nyt-neoconservatives <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>Political reporter Jim Rutenberg, along with his headline writer, threw around the loaded term "neoconservative," a term most often used as an insult by leftists and the media, in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/us/old-foes-lead-charge-against-chuck-hagel.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Hawks on Iraq At War Again, Against Hagel – Neoconservatives Seek to Block Confirmation</a>," the off-lead story on the front of Sunday's <em>New York Times</em> on the looming battle in Congress over Chuck Hagel's nomination as Obama's Secretary of Defense.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/say-it-once-say-it-four-times-nyt-neoconservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel congress Defense Secretary Jim Rutenberg Labeling Bias Neoconservatives Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:21:37 +0000 clay.waters 42253 at http://www.mrc.org