broadcast networks http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22410/all en Nets Ignore Alleged Rape Inspired by ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-ignore-alleged-rape-inspired-fifty-shades-grey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, something the nets won’t hype about ‘Fifty Shades.’ </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You can imagine the media outcry if a gunman attributed an attempted shooting to viewing “American Sniper.” What if “Fifty Shades” was cited in a real-world violent incident? That’s right: crickets.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-ignore-alleged-rape-inspired-fifty-shades-grey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family 50 Shades of Grey broadcast networks Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:17:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 48320 at http://www.mrc.org Court Rules Palestinian Groups Liable for Americans Killed in Terror; Nets Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/court-rules-palestinian-groups-liable-americans-killed-terror-nets-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Palestinian terrorism victims receiving justice less sexy than peanut allergies. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A story fit for the top fold of the front page of the New York Times Tuesday morning wasn’t important enough, apparently, for the big three networks to cover on Monday and Tuesday’s evening news broadcasts. Though they did find time to talk about a new development in treatment of peanut allergies.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/court-rules-palestinian-groups-liable-americans-killed-terror-nets-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture International Islamification Politics broadcast networks Israel-Palestine terror Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:41:53 +0000 mike.ciandella 48318 at http://www.mrc.org Media Anticipated Gas Increases, Not Drop to Nearly $2-a-Gallon http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-anticipated-gas-increases-not-drop-nearly-2-gallon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just before latest major price drop, networks forecast climbing prices, ‘dire’ $5 gas. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132414" width="593" height="280" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The dramatic collapse of gas prices is one story the news media didn’t see coming. In fact, as recently as June 2014, network news anchors and reporters were still talking about the prospect of $5 gasoline.</p><p dir="ltr">It turns out the media aren’t very good fortune tellers, and when it comes to gas prices they were wrong this time, just as many new outlets had gotten it wrong years earlier.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-anticipated-gas-increases-not-drop-nearly-2-gallon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media abc broadcast networks cbs gas prices gasoline NBC oil and gas price drops price increases Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:45:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48138 at http://www.mrc.org 200,000 March for Life – Networks Give them 15 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/articles/200000-march-life-%E2%80%93-networks-give-them-15-seconds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBS covered sex scandal, prehistoric shark instead. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132344" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>On Jan 22, 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life, commemorating the 57 million babies destroyed since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/200000-march-life-%E2%80%93-networks-give-them-15-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life broadcast networks March for Life Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:28:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 48081 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Cover Mike Brown Death 23X More than the 130 Killed in Chicago http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-cover-mike-brown-death-23x-more-130-killed-chicago <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Massive violence in the Windy City doesn’t fit liberal narrative. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Michael Brown was killed on August 9 in Ferguson, Mo. From that day until Nov. 24, when it was announced the grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting, the network evening news programs mentioned the incident 92 times.&nbsp; </p><p>On the other hand, between Aug. 9 and Nov. 24, there were <b><a href="http://heyjackass.com/">855 reported shootings</a></b> in Chicago, <b>130 of them fatal</b>. Total Windy City homicides since Brown’s death are at least 155.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-cover-mike-brown-death-23x-more-130-killed-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics broadcast networks Chicago Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown violence Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:13:55 +0000 mike.ciandella 47771 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Economy as Voters’ Top Concern in Post-Election Analysis http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/abc-nbc-ignore-economy-voters-top-concern-post-election-analysis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exit polls showed economy weighing on voters&#039; minds, but networks ignored it in 84 percent of stories. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/130550" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The Republican “wave” in the Nov. 4, 2014, midterm elections had many reasons, but at least one was dissatisfaction with the economy. While, the three broadcast networks acknowledged the elections were bad for Democrats, they mostly ignored the economy and its impact on the election.</p><p dir="ltr">Instead, now that Republicans hold a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate, the networks have chosen to preach bipartisanship.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/abc-nbc-ignore-economy-voters-top-concern-post-election-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics abc broadcast networks cbs economy election exit polls GOP NBC Polling post-election analysis voter sentiment Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:23:29 +0000 julia.seymour 47612 at http://www.mrc.org Terrorists? Not in Gaza! Nets Call Hamas ‘Militants,’ ‘Fighters’ By Factor of 13-to-1 http://www.mrc.org/articles/terrorists-not-gaza-nets-call-hamas-militants-fighters-factor-13-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. declares Palestinian group ‘terrorists’ for 17 years, but networks largely stop. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the fighting between Israel and Hamas halted – for now – it’s important to look at the role media played aiding Palestinian terrorists. Network news shows embraced a new narrative – moral equivalency. Hamas and Israel were treated as equals. Reporters and anchors almost never called Israel’s enemy Hamas a “terrorist” organization.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/terrorists-not-gaza-nets-call-hamas-militants-fighters-factor-13-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture International Islamification broadcast networks Hamas Terrorism Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:17:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 46878 at http://www.mrc.org Gaza Games http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/gaza-games <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="2645" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-HANGMAN.jpg?1407330774" /> </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">August 6, 2014 - 9:07am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture International Islamification broadcast networks Gaza Hamas Terrorism Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:12:55 +0000 mike.ciandella 46866 at http://www.mrc.org This Bites: Networks Devote 14 Minutes to Soccer ‘Chomp’; Pass on Sudanese Christian on Death Row http://www.mrc.org/articles/bites-networks-devote-14-minutes-soccer-chomp-pass-sudanese-christian-death-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Woman’s life hangs in the balance, but ABC, NBC, CBS talk World Cup. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>The scene: a network newsroom in </i><i>Manhattan</i><i>, editorial meeting for the June 24 evening broadcast.</i></p><p style="padding-left: 30px;">“Hey, what about this story of Meriam Ibrahim? Looks like Sudan released her and then rearrested her.”</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“Meh, another African Christian condemned by Muslim fanatics to death for her faith, yada, yada, yada. We need something really important, that cuts right to the fundamental conflicts and contradictions of out time.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bites-networks-devote-14-minutes-soccer-chomp-pass-sudanese-christian-death-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Islamification broadcast networks Meriam Ibrahim Sudan World Cup Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:03:02 +0000 mike.ciandella 46555 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Boost First Lady in ‘Food Fight’ Over School Lunches http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-boost-first-lady-food-fight-over-school-lunches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 60 percent of outside experts in ABC, CBS and NBC reports argue in favor of school lunch requirements. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">With the help of the news media, First Lady Michelle Obama continued to lambast critics of the school lunch program changes she helped pass in 2010.</p><p dir="ltr">“What we need to do is lend a hand to the schools that are struggling, not roll back the standards and say, ‘Oh, well. The kids don’t like it so let them eat cake,” Obama said, according to <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/209495-first-lady-students-shouldnt-pick-what-they-have-for-lunch">The Hill</a>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-boost-first-lady-food-fight-over-school-lunches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Education Government Health Media Politics abc broadcast networks cbs congress CSPI health healthy eating Michelle Obama NBC nutrition rules Regulations school districts school lunch school lunch program Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:44:46 +0000 julia.seymour 46504 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Reluctant to Name Nigerian Kidnappers as Muslim http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-nbc-reluctant-name-nigerian-kidnappers-muslim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CBS rightly calls Boko Haram Islamist 70 percent of time. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well, ABC and NBC are acting to type, ever reluctant to call evil by its name when doing so is politically incorrect (and possibly dangerous).&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-nbc-reluctant-name-nigerian-kidnappers-muslim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture International Islamification Politics Boko Haram broadcast networks Islamism Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:08:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 46475 at http://www.mrc.org 3 to 1: Nets quote Lib Over Conservative Justices in Hobby Lobby Reports http://www.mrc.org/articles/3-1-nets-quote-lib-over-conservative-justices-hobby-lobby-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The evening broadcast networks fill reports with liberal women justices. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the case of Hobby Lobby’s fight for religious freedom, what you report is just as important as who you report – at least for the broadcast networks.<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-25%20at%2012.02.55%20PM.png" style="float: right;" height="147" width="262" /></p> <p>The evening news programs lavishly quoted the liberal female Supreme Court justices in their Hobby Lobby reports yesterday. Among ABC, CBS and NBC, the nets recognized only one conservative justice’s opinion: Chief Justice John Roberts. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/3-1-nets-quote-lib-over-conservative-justices-hobby-lobby-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Life Politics broadcast networks HHS Mandate Hobby Lobby Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:23:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 45840 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Never Covered German Home-School Family Plight http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-never-covered-german-home-school-family-plight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS, NBC ignored Romeike story. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Illegal immigration might be a hot topic for the media, but the networks remained mum when the government denied asylum to a German family seeking the freedom to educate their own children.&nbsp;<img src="http://fedscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/justice.jpg" style="float: right;" height="213" width="213" /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-never-covered-german-home-school-family-plight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Faith Family International Politics broadcast networks Home schooling immigration Romeike Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:35:07 +0000 mike.ciandella 45681 at http://www.mrc.org Of the Nets, Only CBS Covered Record Low Abortion Rate http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-only-cbs-covered-record-low-abortion-rate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, NBC spare no time for good news. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Contemporary abortion advocates have moved beyond the Clinton-era “safe, legal and rare” mantra in favor of “safe, legal and accessible” – and the networks oftentimes appear to do the same.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-only-cbs-covered-record-low-abortion-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Abortion broadcast networks GuttmacherInstitute Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:50:13 +0000 mike.ciandella 45488 at http://www.mrc.org Pro-Life Leaders Slam Nets on March for Life Coverage http://www.mrc.org/articles/pro-life-leaders-slam-nets-march-life-coverage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Baby panda vs. March coverage ‘outrageous.’ </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One week later, and the networks have long forgotten about their scant coverage of the March for Life – after all, they have a whole year before they have to ignore it again. The pro-life movement, however, has forgotten neither the March nor the unserious and insulting way the broadcast networks reported on it – or didn’t.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pro-life-leaders-slam-nets-march-life-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Life Abortion broadcast networks March for Life pandas Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:33:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 45442 at http://www.mrc.org