NPR http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/324/all en NPR's Cokie Roberts Ponders How GOP Could Shut Down the Government http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nprs-cokie-roberts-ponders-how-gop-could-shut-down-government <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>On December 11, the continuing resolution currently funding&nbsp;the federal government will expire and that seemed like the perfect opportunity for the folks at National Public Radio to speculate about a possible GOP-caused government shutdown.</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/nprs-cokie-roberts-ponders-how-gop-could-shut-down-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Cokie Roberts Morning Edition NPR Steve Inskeep Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:43:05 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47751 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Defends Obama’s ‘Bitter Americans’ ‘Cling to Guns or Religion’ Comments http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-defends-obamas-bitter-americans-cling-guns-or-religion-comments <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/2014-11-12-MSNBC-MJ-Todd.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="180" width="300" />Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, appeared on NPR’s&nbsp;<em>The Diane Rehm Show</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday November 11, to promote his new book “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.”<br />&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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-defends-obamas-bitter-americans-cling-guns-or-religion-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Diane Rehm NPR The Diane Rehm Show Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:08:11 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47617 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Funded NPR Boosts '5 Tips To Get the Most Out of Obamacare' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/government-funded-npr-boosts-5-tips-get-most-out-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-03-31-PBS-NH-Mary_Agnes_Carey.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />On Monday, NPR's health blog touted a pro-ObamaCare item from Kaiser Health News, which is a program of the left-leaning Kaiser Family Foundation (and <a href="http://www.kff.org/newsmedia/npr.cfm" target="_blank">a partner</a> of the public radio network).</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/government-funded-npr-boosts-5-tips-get-most-out-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Health Insurance Mary Agnes Carey NPR obamacare Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:23:24 +0000 matthew.balan 47590 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Hypes Political Fallout from "Bridgegate" Scandal, Ignores Christie Innocence http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-hypes-political-fallout-bridgegate-scandal-ignores-christie-innocence <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>Talk about tone deaf at National Public Radio. On Thursday’s&nbsp;<em>All Things Considered</em>, NPR reporter Don Gonyea ran a segment on Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) traveling to New Hampshire to campaign with Scott Brown as he seeks to become the next senator from New Hampshire.</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/npr-hypes-political-fallout-bridgegate-scandal-ignores-christie-innocence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All Things Considered Chris Christie Don Gonyea NPR Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:38:57 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47182 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Notices NPR Host Grilling Hillary Over Her Flip-Flop on Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-notices-npr-host-grilling-hillary-over-her-flip-flop-gay-marriage <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 Friday, <em>CBS This Morning</em> was the only one of the Big Three network morning shows to cover Hillary Clinton's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/06/12/npr-star-shocker-ten-needling-terry-gross-questions-gays-cause-hillary-s" target="_blank">testy Thursday exchange</a> with NPR host Terry Gross over Clinton's shifting position on gay marriage. Neither NBC's <em>Today</em> nor ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> bothered to mention the unflattering incident for the potential 2016 presidential candidate.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-notices-npr-host-grilling-hillary-over-her-flip-flop-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Charlie Rose Gay Marriage Hillary Clinton NPR Terry Gross This Morning Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:08:48 +0000 kyle.drennen 46465 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Frets: ‘Collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Both Underway And Irreversible’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-frets-collapse-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-both-underway-and-irreversible <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>NPR’s weekday&nbsp;<em>All Things Considered</em>&nbsp;news program has followed the ranks of liberal news outlets promoting the latest global warming alarming on its airwaves. Following a new report released by NASA, NPR was in panic mode over the dire situation facing our planet in the coming centuries.&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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-frets-collapse-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-both-underway-and-irreversible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All Things Considered Climate Change NPR Tue, 13 May 2014 15:10:08 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46234 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Asks if Allowing Prayer at Government Meetings Is ‘Essentially Oppressing Religious Minorities’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-asks-if-allowing-prayer-government-meetings-essentially-oppressing-religious-minoriti <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>On Monday May 5, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/supreme-court-upholds-prayer-public-meetings-n97221">Supreme Court ruled</a>&nbsp;in a 5-4 decision that government meetings can include an opening prayer without violating the United States Constitution and NPR did its best to spin the ruling as severely troubling for religious minorities.</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/npr-asks-if-allowing-prayer-government-meetings-essentially-oppressing-religious-minoriti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All Things Considered Carrie Johnson Nina Totenberg NPR Supreme Court Wed, 07 May 2014 14:38:36 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46186 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, Bloomberg and Vox Attack Turbo Tax Owner http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media claim Intuit is trying to keep IRS tax code complicated, offer little evidence, hype Soros-funded group’s study. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Despite a flurry of scandals surrounding the IRS, the media still trust the government, and liberal groups, more than corporations.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media Patriotism Politics Taxes audit bloomberg cbs conservative groups George Soros Intuit IRS IRS scandal NPR propublica Scandal soros funding targeting tax forms Tea Party groups Turbo Tax Vox Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:46 +0000 julia.seymour 46039 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Promotes Liberal 'Health Advocates' Hoping for Smoother ObamaCare Enrollment in 2015 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-promotes-liberal-health-advocates-hoping-smoother-obamacare-enrollment-2015 <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/main_photos/2012/February/julie_rovner.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 166px; float: right;" />NPR's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/people/julie-rovner" target="_blank">resident ObamaCare shill</a> Julie Rovner did her best to promote the next ObamaCare enrollment period during a segment on Wednesday's <em>Morning Edition</em>.</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/npr-promotes-liberal-health-advocates-hoping-smoother-obamacare-enrollment-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama David Greene Families USA Jillian Phillips Julie Rovner Morning Edition NPR obamacare Rachel Klein Robert Krughoff Ron Pollack Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:48:46 +0000 matthew.balan 45967 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Boosts NAACP and ACLU's Activism After Court 'Gutted' Voting Rights Act http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-boosts-naacp-and-aclus-activism-after-court-gutted-voting-rights-act <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/2012-06-12-PBS-Carrie_Johnson.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />Carrie Johnson's Monday report on NPR's <em>Morning Edition</em> could have been mistaken as an informercial for the left-of-center ACLU and the NAACP's efforts to help "protect minority voting rights," after the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder decision from June 2013.</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/npr-boosts-naacp-and-aclus-activism-after-court-gutted-voting-rights-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ACLU Carrie Johnson Gerald Hebert Justice Department Laughlin McDonald Morning Edition NAACP NPR Robert Adams Steve Inskeep Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:19:42 +0000 matthew.balan 45946 at http://www.mrc.org NPR: Time to ‘Get Lucky’ for St. Paddy’s Day! http://www.mrc.org/articles/npr-time-get-lucky-st-paddys-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Supid and tasteless: NPR focuses on the other ‘lucky.’ </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">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>OK, try to follow this: It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. There’s a silly old saying about “the luck of the Irish.” “Getting lucky” is a term for having sex. So of course NPR had a “Get Lucky” promotion featuring R&amp;B songs about sex. How else would you logically celebrate St. Patrick’s day?&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/npr-time-get-lucky-st-paddys-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith NPR st patrick's Day Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:50:55 +0000 mike.ciandella 45774 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Hypes Spain's 'Far Right Political Party Similar to the Tea Party' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-hypes-spains-far-right-political-party-similar-tea-party <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/2014-02-08-YouTube-Spain_proabortion_protest_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="132" width="240" />NPR's Lauren Frayer repeatedly emphasized the conservative ideology of the ruling party of Spain on Thursday's <em>Morning Edition</em>, as she reported on proposed legislation there that would be, in her words, "one of the <strong>toughest abortion laws in Europe </strong>– a near-total ban, except in cases of rape or threats to the mother's health." However, she didn't point out the left-of-center political affiliation of opponent</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/npr-hypes-spains-far-right-political-party-similar-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion David Greene Femen Lauren Frayer Morning Edition NPR spain Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:21:18 +0000 matthew.balan 45668 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Exalts Waxman, Gives Him Platform to Bash Tea Party; Lets Liberal Liken Him to Ted Kennedy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-exalts-waxman-gives-him-platform-bash-tea-party-lets-liberal-liken-him-ted-kennedy <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/julie_rovner_npr_0.jpg" style="float: right;" height="166" width="240" />NPR's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/people/julie-rovner" target="_blank">resident ObamaCare booster</a>, Julie Rovner, lionized outgoing liberal Congressman Henry Waxman on Friday's <em>Morning Edition</em>. Rovner trumpeted how "during his 40 years in the House, <strong>he focused on passing legislation – lots of legislation – the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act</strong>, the Orphan Drug Act, nutrition labels, food safety, and the Affordable Care Act.</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/npr-exalts-waxman-gives-him-platform-bash-tea-party-lets-liberal-liken-him-ted-kennedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Henry Waxman Julie Rovner Morning Edition NPR Orrin Hatch Ron Pollack Sherrod Brown Steve Inskeep Tom Mann Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:12:09 +0000 matthew.balan 45449 at http://www.mrc.org Punk Rockers Knock Christmas http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/punk-rockers-knock-christmas <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> </div> <p> What’s been called the “war on Christmas” is often a case of secular liberals wanting to engage in Christmas denial. In the name of not wanting to offend people of minority faiths (or no faith), they remove the C-word from department-store catalogs and remove Christmas songs from public-school concerts, leaving us with lame messages about snow.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/punk-rockers-knock-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Bad Religion NPR Rachel Martin Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:20:22 +0000 tim.graham 45185 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Boosts California's SEIU-Assisted ObamaCare Enrollment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-boosts-californias-seiu-assisted-obamacare-enrollment <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/2009-NPR-Sarah_Varney-Commonwealth_Club_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="130" width="240" />Sarah Varney's report on Friday's <em>Morning Edition</em> is just the latest example of NPR's <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nprs-non-partisan-talking-head-served-obama-and-clinton-administrations" target="_blank">one-sided coverage</a> of the health care issue in general, and ObamaCare specifically.</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/npr-boosts-californias-seiu-assisted-obamacare-enrollment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gerry Kominski Morning Edition NPR obamacare Peter Lee Sarah Varney Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:17:09 +0000 matthew.balan 44708 at http://www.mrc.org