GOP http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/633/all en Networks Ignore New GOP Claim That IRS Did Target Tea Party Groups http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-new-gop-claim-irs-did-target-tea-party-groups <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/2014-04-07-Fox-IRS.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Monday's network evening news casts ignored a&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/04/07/gop-report-on-irs-only-tea-party-groups-received-systematic-scrutiny/">new GOP claim</a>&nbsp;that Tea Party groups were indeed singled out for "systematic scrutiny" by the IRS.<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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-new-gop-claim-irs-did-target-tea-party-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Fox News GOP Greta van Susteren IRS Targets Tea Party Republicans Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:43:56 +0000 matt.hadro 45949 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Complain about ‘Age of Austerity’ Under Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-complain-about-age-austerity-under-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC criticize Republicans for ‘austerity,’ ignore skyrocketing debt and spending. </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">Finally, President Barack Obama will end years of deep spending cuts and balanced budgets, with his latest budget. At least that’s what he and The Washington Post seem to think.</p><p dir="ltr">On Feb. 20, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/with-2015-budget-request-obama-will-call-for-an-end-to-era-of-austerity/2014/02/20/332808c2-9a6e-11e3-b931-0204122c514b_story.html">Post</a> proclaimed in a headline that Obama would “call for an end to the era of austerity” in his 2015 budget.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-complain-about-age-austerity-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Politics abc age of austerity Austerity austerity politics blame Republicans Budget cbs Columnists GOP NBC New York Times obama politics Spending spending cuts Washington Post Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:00:33 +0000 julia.seymour 45689 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Anchor Scolds GOP to Stop Grilling Sebelius; 'Sit Down and Fix Things' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-scolds-gop-stop-grilling-sebelius-sit-down-and-fix-things <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/2013-11-06-CNN-Costello-Blackburn.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On WEednesday, CNN's Carol Costello lectured Republicans to stop grilling HHS Secretary Sebelius over ObamaCare and "sit down with Democrats to come up with some solutions."<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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-scolds-gop-stop-grilling-sebelius-sit-down-and-fix-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN GOP Kathleen Sebelius Marsha Blackburn obamacare Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:23:24 +0000 matt.hadro 44891 at http://www.mrc.org Hurricane Sandy Relief: Networks Attack GOP, But Mention Pork Only 1.5% of the Time http://www.mrc.org/articles/hurricane-sandy-relief-networks-attack-gop-mention-pork-only-15-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After disaster, ABC, CBS, NBC scarcely mention billions of wasteful spending in relief package. </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">Striking the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy tragically devastated communities causing an estimated $50 billion in damages. By the end of January 2013, a relief bill was passed for Sandy aid, after an earlier bill was rejected because of wasteful spending.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/hurricane-sandy-relief-networks-attack-gop-mention-pork-only-15-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Media Politics cbs Chris Christie GOP government spending Government Waste Hurricane Sandy michael bloomberg ABC natural disaster NBC new jersey New York politics pork President Obama sandy aid sandy relief storm damage superstorm sandy Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:39:10 +0000 julia.seymour 44818 at http://www.mrc.org Fuming Chris Matthews: 'Thug' Ted Cruz Wants to 'Kill' Obama's 'Baby' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/fuming-chris-matthews-thug-ted-cruz-wants-kill-obamas-baby <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>According to Chris Matthews, conservatives have gone from wanting to kidnap babies to "killing" them.&nbsp;On&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/10/01/chris-matthews-obama-won-fight-over-health-care-and-will-not-give-his-">October 1</a>, the&nbsp;<em>Hardball&nbsp;</em>anchor insisted that Barack Obama "will not give up his baby" to pro-shutdown conservatives such as Ted Cruz.</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/fuming-chris-matthews-thug-ted-cruz-wants-kill-obamas-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews congress GOP Hardball MSNBC Republicans Senate shutdown Ted Cruz Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:04:43 +0000 scott.whitlock 44794 at http://www.mrc.org Advocacy: ABC Targets Congressional GOPers Who Voted Against Reopening Government http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/advocacy-abc-targets-congressional-gopers-who-voted-against-reopening-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC on Thursday night took a victory lap in its effort to blame congressional Republicans for the government shutdown.&nbsp;<em>World News</em>&nbsp;reporter Jeff Zeleny and other journalists at the network phoned all the House and Senate GOP members who opposed the deal to reopen the federal government. These reporters demanded to know if the lawmakers would give back the salary they earned during the 16-day shutdown.</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/advocacy-abc-targets-congressional-gopers-who-voted-against-reopening-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division congress GOP House Jeff Zeleny Republicans shutdown Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:33:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 44764 at http://www.mrc.org Unhinged Ed Schultz: GOP Committing 'Economic Terrorism,' 'Coup d'Etat' With Shutdown http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unhinged-ed-schultz-gop-committing-economic-terrorism-coup-detat-shutdown <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 the second time in one day, an MSNBC anchor accused Republicans of betraying the United States. According to Ed Schultz on Tuesday, House GOP members who won't agree to all of Barack Obama's demands on the government shutdown are committing "economic terrorism" and plotting a "coup d'etat" against the President.</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/unhinged-ed-schultz-gop-committing-economic-terrorism-coup-detat-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division congress Ed Schultz GOP MSNBC shutdown Terrorism Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:57:44 +0000 scott.whitlock 44737 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Ignores Its Own Question Assigning Shutdown Blame to Obama, Touts 'Outrage' Against GOP http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-its-own-question-assigning-shutdown-blame-obama-touts-outrage-against-gop <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>As Barack Obama wrapped up a speech from the White House on Tuesday, reporter Jon Karl of ABC actually shouted a tough question at the President, wondering, "...<strong>If you won't negotiate, how can you get a solution?</strong></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/abc-ignores-its-own-question-assigning-shutdown-blame-obama-touts-outrage-against-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs congress GOP government Jon Karl NBC Republicans shutdown World News Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:04:10 +0000 scott.whitlock 44620 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Mocks Ted Cruz and Fight Against ObamaCare: 'Absurdities Were on Display' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-mocks-ted-cruz-and-fight-against-obamacare-absurdities-were-display <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 not made an effort to hide their disgust with the conservative effort to oppose funding ObamaCare.</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/abc-mocks-ted-cruz-and-fight-against-obamacare-absurdities-were-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama congress GOP obamacare Republicans Ted Cruz World News Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:10:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 44579 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's O'Donnell: Cruz's Speech 'Could Hurt' GOP's 'Chances of Taking Back' Senate http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-odonnell-cruzs-speech-could-hurt-gops-chances-taking-back-senate <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/2013-09-25-CBS-ODonnell_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Norah '<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/norah-we-shouldnt-editorialize-odonnell-forgets-she-regularly-editorializes" target="_blank">we shouldn't editorialize</a>' O'Donnell hinted that Senator Ted Cruz's 21-hour floor speech might jeopardize the Republican Party's chances in the 2014 congressional race.</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/cbss-odonnell-cruzs-speech-could-hurt-gops-chances-taking-back-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Corker cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose congress GOP Norah O'Donnell obamacare Republicans Ted Cruz Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:37:35 +0000 matthew.balan 44570 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Deride Ted Cruz's 'Bizarre,' 'Long-Winded Protest' Against ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-deride-ted-cruzs-bizarre-long-winded-protest-against-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning derided the conservative uprising against ObamaCare, mocking Senator Ted Cruz's "bizarre," "long-winded protest" against funding for the law. This stands in stark contrast to how ABC, CBS and NBC hyped "folk hero" Wendy Davis.</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-deride-ted-cruzs-bizarre-long-winded-protest-against-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs filibuster GOP NBC Republicans Senate Ted Cruz Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:01:03 +0000 scott.whitlock 44565 at http://www.mrc.org Ed Schultz Sneers: Republicans Love Their 'New Hero' Putin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-sneers-republicans-love-their-new-hero-putin <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><img width="300" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-09-12-MSNBC-Ed-Schultz.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" /></p><p>Loud liberal Ed Schultz on Thursday sneered that Republicans, because of a hatred for Barack Obama, now idolize their "new hero" Vladimir Putin. The&nbsp;<em>Ed Show</em>&nbsp;anchor also repeatedly, but incorrectly, identified Putin as the former head of the KGB.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-sneers-republicans-love-their-new-hero-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz Ed Show GOP MSNBC Republicans Russia Syria Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:40:47 +0000 scott.whitlock 44486 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews: GOP 'Hate' of Obama Will Propel 2016 Contenders to Vote No on Syria http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-gop-hate-obama-will-propel-2016-contenders-vote-no-syria <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>According to Chris Matthews on Wednesday, there's one reason prominent Republicans will vote against a resolution allowing Barack Obama to bomb Syria. Of course, the motive behind 2016 conservatives such as Marco Rubio and Rand Paul is "hate." The&nbsp;<em>Hardball</em>&nbsp;host&nbsp;insisted that the situation in Syria "is offering a roadmap to the Republican nomination for President next time."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-gop-hate-obama-will-propel-2016-contenders-vote-no-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chris Matthews GOP Marco Rubio Rand Paul Republicans Syria Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:18:01 +0000 scott.whitlock 44420 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Spins Obama's 'Grand Bargin': Why Would GOP 'Reject a Tax Cut for Corporations?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-spins-obamas-grand-bargin-why-would-gop-reject-tax-cut-corporations <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><img width="300" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-07-31-ABC-GMA-Taxes.JPG" /></p><p>Although most of the evening newscasts on Tuesday and morning shows on Wednesday ignored Barack Obama's plan for a "grand bargain," ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;covered the latest budget move and wondered why Republicans would "reject a tax cut for corporations."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-spins-obamas-grand-bargin-why-would-gop-reject-tax-cut-corporations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs congress Good Morning America GOP taxes Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:01:59 +0000 scott.whitlock 44154 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews: Republicans Are Like Whites in South Africa Who Defended Apartheid http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-republicans-are-whites-south-africa-who-defended-apartheid <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>A bitter Chris Matthews on Monday compared Republican efforts with voter ID laws to apartheid in South Africa. Talking to civil rights leader Wade Henderson, Matthews introduced his sneering comparison: "<strong>It does look like it's almost like South Africa to this extent: You have a white... feeble minority. It's losing its majority status."</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-republicans-are-whites-south-africa-who-defended-apartheid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Apartheid Chris Matthews GOP Hardball Republicans Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:30:15 +0000 scott.whitlock 44136 at http://www.mrc.org