AlSharpton http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/413/all en MSNBC's Sharpton Wrongly Claims Only 14.2 Million Get Food Stamps http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-sharpton-wrongly-claims-only-142-million-get-food-stamps <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-21-MSNBC-Sharpton1.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>After Newt Gingrich recently proclaimed that "more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any President in American history," presumably referring to the straightforward statistic that a record number of Americans now receive food stamp assistance, FactCheck.org set out to prove him wrong.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-sharpton-wrongly-claims-only-142-million-get-food-stamps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AlSharpton BarackObama BiasAlert Campaign2012 foodstamps liberalmediabias MSNBC NewtGingrich Republicans Welfare Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:37:00 +0000 38935 at http://mrc.org MSNBC and ABC Eager to Herald 'Vindication' for Obama in Qadhafi's Death http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-and-abc-eager-herald-vindication-obama-qadhafis-death <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/ABCWorldNews-StephTapper-2011-10-20-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>It's no surprise MSNBC hosts were quick to see 'vindication' for President Barack Obama in the death of Moammar Qadhafi, but ABC's George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper were just as eager Thursday night to make sure viewers knew the White House was gloating.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-and-abc-eager-herald-vindication-obama-qadhafis-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AlSharpton BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopolous JakeTapper liberalmediabias Libya MartinBashir WorldNews Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:02:00 +0000 38313 at http://mrc.org NBC's 'Today' Allows Sharpton to Slam GOP 'Cheering' Death Penalty http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-allows-sharpton-slam-gop-cheering-death-penalty <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>Discussing the execution of convicted cop-killer Troy Davis on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked left-wing activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton if he was "surprised" by most Americans supporting the death penalty. Sharpton declared: <strong>"When I'm watching Republican debates and see people cheering...that 234 people were killed in Texas under Governor Perry, it doesn't surprise me."</strong> [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-09-22-NBC-TDAY-Sharpton.mp3">Audio available here</a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-allows-sharpton-slam-gop-cheering-death-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AlSharpton BiasAlert DeathPenalty Execution liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC Republicans Today TroyDavis Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:41:00 +0000 38187 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Post-GOP Debate Analysis Will Be Dominated 10-to-2 By Hostile Left Wingers http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-post-gop-debate-analysis-will-be-dominated-10-2-hostile-left-wingers <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/MSNBCdebatepromo-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="178" /></div> <p>Following Wednesday's NBC News/<em>Politico</em> Republican presidential debate which will last one hour and forty five minutes, MSNBC will devote more time, two hours and fifteen minutes, to a group of ten left-wing commentators – with a mere two non-liberals mixed in – to analyzing what the Republicans and conservatives said.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-post-gop-debate-analysis-will-be-dominated-10-2-hostile-left-wingers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential AlSharpton BiasAlert ChrisMatthews EugeneRobinson HowardFineman LawrenceO'Donnell liberalmediabias MSNBC Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:55:00 +0000 38111 at http://mrc.org Gee, Why Is 'Civil Rights Activist' Al Sharpton So Quiet These Days? http://mrc.org/articles/gee-why-civil-rights-activist-al-sharpton-so-quiet-these-days <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times wonders why &quot;provocative civil rights activist&quot; Al Sharpton has been so quiet when it comes to the rape charges filed against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, but virtually ignores his participation in the Tawana Brawley rape case, which turned out to be a hoax. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times, <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110308024622.aspx">once again</a>, feigned ignorance regarding 'civil rights activist' Al Sharpton's racially incendiary past. The front of the New York section on Saturday, N.R. Kleinfield questioned why 'the provocative civil rights activist' has been silent on the case of International Monetary Fund bigwig Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of raping a hotel maid in Manhattan. (The charges were dropped after questions were raised about the credibility of his accuser.) <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gee-why-civil-rights-activist-al-sharpton-so-quiet-these-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton BiasByOmission liberalmediabias N.R.Kleinfield NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TawanaBrawley TimesWatch Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:16:00 +0000 admin 501 at http://mrc.org Bozell Blasts MSNBC As Nothing More than DNC-TV; Cable Anchors Wildly Distort Ronald Reagan's Position on Taxes and Liken Him to Barack Obama http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-msnbc-nothing-more-dnc-tv-cable-anchors-wildly-distort-ronald-reagans-p <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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Alexandria, VA – 'At least five MSNBC anchors since Tuesday have promoted a cherry-picked House Democratic Caucus video that distorts President Ronald Reagan's position on the debt ceiling, inaccurately asserting that President Barack Obama is more in line with Reagan than the Republicans,' according to <a href="http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasalert/2011/20110720071456.aspx"><strong>a new Media Research Center (MRC) analysis</strong></a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-msnbc-nothing-more-dnc-tv-cable-anchors-wildly-distort-ronald-reagans-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division AlSharpton ChrisMatthews distortion LawrenceO'Donnell lies MSNBC pressrelease RachelMaddow RonaldReagan Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:03:00 +0000 admin 3396 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Anchors Promote Democratic Ad Butchering Reagan's Debt Ceiling Address http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-anchors-promote-democratic-ad-butchering-reagans-debt-ceiling-address <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/alex-fitzsimmons">Alex Fitzsimmons</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-07-19-MSNBC-ODonnell.JPG" border="0" width="240" height="177" /></div> <p>At least five MSNBC anchors since Tuesday have promoted a cherry-picked House Democratic Caucus video that distorts President Ronald Reagan's position on the debt ceiling, inaccurately asserting that President Barack Obama is more in line with Reagan than the Republicans.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbc-anchors-promote-democratic-ad-butchering-reagans-debt-ceiling-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AlSharpton BiasAlert ChrisMatthews distortion LawrenceO'Donnell liberalmediabias lies MSNBC RachelMaddow RonaldReagan Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:04:00 +0000 37933 at http://mrc.org CBS's Stahl Proclaims 'Stately' Al Sharpton's 'Metamorphosis' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-stahl-proclaims-stately-al-sharptons-metamorphosis <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-22-CBS-60Min-Stahl.jpg" /></div><p>CBS's Lesley Stahl played up how Al Sharpton apparently "<strong>has gone through something of a metamorphosis</strong>" as she spotlighted the "<strong>street-protest agitator</strong>...<strong>now trusted White House adviser</strong>" on Sunday's 60 Minutes.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-stahl-proclaims-stately-al-sharptons-metamorphosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60Minutes AlSharpton BarackObama BiasAlert cbs Labeling LesleyStahl liberalmediabias TawanaBrawley WayneBarrett Mon, 23 May 2011 21:17:00 +0000 37723 at http://mrc.org Obama Pays Homage to Incendiary Al Sharpton in New York City; Hometown Paper Virtually Ignores http://mrc.org/articles/obama-pays-homage-incendiary-al-sharpton-new-york-city-hometown-paper-virtually-ignores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While its two rival dailies plastered photos of Obama and Sharpton on their front pages, the Times virtually ignored the dynamic duo, relegating their appearance together to the fourth paragraph of a brief story on page 16. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> So much for changing the tone. In the midst of the federal budget battle, Barack Obama raced up to Manhattan Wednesday night to pay tribute to the inflammatory race-baiter Rev. Al Sharpton, a clear effort to shore up the black vote as the 2012 presidential campaign kicks off in earnest. Yet New York City's biggest local paper, the New York Times, virtually ignored Obama's campaign stop alongside the controversial Reverend.<br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-pays-homage-incendiary-al-sharpton-new-york-city-hometown-paper-virtually-ignores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton BarackObama BiasByOmission Campaign2012 liberalmediabias NewYorkCity NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Racism TimesWatch Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:12:00 +0000 admin 245 at http://mrc.org Racially Inflammatory Al Sharpton Gets Another Pass in the Times http://mrc.org/articles/racially-inflammatory-al-sharpton-gets-another-pass-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times again skips Tawana Brawley and &quot;white interlopers&quot; to celebrate Sharpton at leisure: &quot;Unmistakable and formidable, if a physically reduced version of the man he once was, the Rev. Al Sharpton, 56, uses Sundays as his &#039;half-down day.&#039; It&#039;s a workday, for sure - including two hourlong radio broadcasts - but it also offers chances for decompression, companionship, exercise, sending texts and posting on Twitter.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> The paper's weekly "Sunday Routine" feature is billed as "Prominent New Yorkers recount their weekend rituals." This Sunday it featured Al Sharpton being interviewed by David Halbfinger. Halbfinger's <a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/nyregion/06routine.html?scp=2&sq=al%20sharpton&st=cse">introduction</a> gave no hint of why Sharpton is considered by non-Times readers as a controversial figure. <br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/racially-inflammatory-al-sharpton-gets-another-pass-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton DavidHalbfinger DeborahSolomon liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 08 Mar 2011 19:46:00 +0000 admin 186 at http://mrc.org Deborah Solomon Gives Up 'Q&A' Slot; Showed Blatant Hostility Toward Conservatives http://mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomon-gives-qa-slot-showed-blatant-hostility-toward-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Baker&#039;s respectful interview with Donald Rumsfeld in the Times Sunday Magazine makes quite a contrast with Deborah Solomon&#039;s aggressive and hostile approach toward conservatives like William F. Buckley and Gov. Bobby Jindal. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Upon first skimming the New York Times Sunday Magazine "Q&A" with <a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/magazine/13FOB-Q4-t.html?scp=3&sq=peter%20baker%20donald%20rumsfeld&st=cse">Donald Rumsfeld</a>, I steeled myself for reporter Deborah Solomon's usual hostility. Finding instead neutral questions designed to invite substantive responses from the subject, I rubbed my eyes and checked the byline. <br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomon-gives-qa-slot-showed-blatant-hostility-toward-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton BobbyJindal DeborahSolomon DonaldRumsfeld DoubleStandards liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PeterBaker Q&A Retirement TimesWatch WilliamF.Buckley Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:07:00 +0000 admin 144 at http://mrc.org Oh No! Glenn Beck Rally 'Overwhelmingly White and Largely Middle-Aged' http://mrc.org/articles/oh-no-glenn-beck-rally-overwhelmingly-white-and-largely-middle-aged <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Kate Zernike can&#039;t quit her obsession over the race (and racism) of the Tea Party, as shown by her descritption of Beck rally attendees: &quot;The overwhelmingly white and largely middle-aged crowd Saturday was a mix of groups that have come together under the Tea Party umbrella.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>NBC estimates some 300,000 people turned out for Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday. Yet the Times made do with a front-page photo tease leading to a story by hostile reporter Kate Zernike on page15 of Sunday's paper, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/us/politics/29beck.html?ref=politics">At the Lincoln Memorial, a Call For Religious Rebirth</a>." The text box read: "A conservative rally draws a large crowd to Washington."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/oh-no-glenn-beck-rally-overwhelmingly-white-and-largely-middle-aged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton GlennBeck KateZernike liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Racism Rally RestoringHonor TeaParty TimesWatch Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 7786 at http://mrc.org Zernike Does It Again, Suggests Tea Party Opposition to Minimum Wage Racially Suspect http://mrc.org/articles/zernike-does-it-again-suggests-tea-party-opposition-minimum-wage-racially-suspect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Kate Zernike&#039;s world you might be a racist if...you oppose minimum wage laws and other &quot;safety net&quot; programs. &quot;Even if Tea Party members are right that any racist signs are those of mischief-makers, even if Glenn Beck had chosen any other Saturday to hold his rally, it would be hard to quiet the argument about the Tea Party and race.&quot; Certainly not if reporters like Zernike keep falsely fanning the flames of racism. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reporter Kate Zernike, whose book on the Tea Party movement,"Boiling Mad," is due out next month, led off Saturday's National section by suggesting racism on the part of Fox News host Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial later that day. <br /><br />Beck has outraged the left with the timing of the rally, the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington and the "I Have a Dream" speech. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/zernike-does-it-again-suggests-tea-party-opposition-minimum-wage-racially-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton BobHerbert CharlesBlow GlennBeck KateZernike liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Racism Rally RestoringHonor TeaParty TimesWatch Mon, 30 Aug 2010 17:57:00 +0000 admin 7785 at http://mrc.org NBC's Today Show Invites on Two Liberals to Analyze Glenn Beck Rally http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-show-invites-two-liberals-analyze-glenn-beck-rally <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-08-30-NBC-Lauer.jpg" /></div><p>NBC's Matt Lauer, on Monday's Today show, invited on the not-so balanced panel of the Reverend Al Sharpton and the NAACP's Ben Jealous to analyze Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally that took place on the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech" with Jealous proclaiming that "if Dr. King stood up there" the conservatives in attendance would not have "responded well" to him. Jealous went on to say Dr.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-show-invites-two-liberals-analyze-glenn-beck-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AlSharpton BenJealous BiasAlert GlennBeck KellyO'Donnell liberalmediabias MattLauer Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:27:00 +0000 36569 at http://mrc.org ABC's Tahman Bradley: Beck Rally's 'Crowd Was Almost All White, Giving Critics an Open Door' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-tahman-bradley-beck-rallys-crowd-was-almost-all-white-giving-critics-open-door <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-08-29-ABC-GMA-Bradley.jpg" /></div><p>On Sunday's Good Morning America, during a report which focused on FNC host Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally and the negative reaction from civil rights activists like the Reverend Al Sharpton, ABC correspondent Tahman Bradley declared that "the crowd was almost all white, giving critics an open door."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-tahman-bradley-beck-rallys-crowd-was-almost-all-white-giving-critics-open-door" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AlSharpton AlvedaKing BiasAlert GlennBeck GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias MartinLutherKingJr. race RonClaiborne SarahPalin TahmanBradley Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:16:00 +0000 36566 at http://mrc.org