BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en CBS’s Cordes Laments Campaign Spending in N.C. Senate Race; Blames Citizens United Decision http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-cordes-laments-campaign-spending-nc-senate-race-blames-citizens-united-decision <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes profiled the North Carolina Senate race during Wednesday night’s&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelle</em>y and devoted much of her report highlighting the fact that the race between incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger and State House Speaker Thom Tillis&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/can-hagan-hang-on-in-north-carolina-senate-race/" href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/can-hagan-hang-on-in-north-carolina-senate-race/" target="_blank">has become</a>&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-cordes-laments-campaign-spending-nc-senate-race-blames-citizens-united-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Citizens United Kay Hagan Nancy Cordes North Carolina Scott Pelley Thom Tillis Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:06:28 +0000 curtis.houck 47486 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Skip Midterms; Spend Time Attacking Christie for Flying ‘Off the Handle’ at Heckler http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-skip-midterms-spend-time-attacking-christie-flying-handle-heckler <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC and NBC failed&nbsp;to cover the upcoming midterm elections during their Wednesday evening broadcasts, but instead devoted over three-and-a-half minutes to going after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) for confronting a protestor earlier in the day during an event marking the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-skip-midterms-spend-time-attacking-christie-flying-handle-heckler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Chris Christie David Muir Jonathan Karl Kelly O'Donnell NBC NBC Nightly News new jersey World News Tonight. David Muir Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:29:11 +0000 curtis.houck 47485 at http://www.mrc.org Carol Costello on Rocket Mishap: 'Can NASA Really Trust Private Companies?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/carol-costello-rocket-mishap-can-nasa-really-trust-private-companies <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/uploads/2014-10-29-CNN-NR-Costello_Chiao.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Carol Costello's liberal bias emerged yet again on Tuesday's <em>CNN Newsroom</em>, as she covered the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket during a launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.</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/carol-costello-rocket-mishap-can-nasa-really-trust-private-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom Leroy Chiao Nasa Rachel Crane Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:51:50 +0000 matthew.balan 47484 at http://www.mrc.org Bernie Goldberg: Only Way to Stop Media Bias is for Slanted Reporters to Be 'Publicly Fired' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bernie-goldberg-only-way-stop-media-bias-slanted-reporters-be-publicly-fired <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>Appearing on Fox News's <em>O'Reilly Factor</em> Tuesday night, media analyst Bernard Goldberg praised reporter Sharyl Attkisson for calling out the liberal bias of her former employer, CBS News, in her upcoming book. He then lamented the difficultly in ending such bias: "But here's why the problem is not going to go away. Even if top management wants to eliminate this liberal bias, there are too many producers and reporters in important positions at all the networks who are liberal, and who let their liberalism affect their journalism."</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/bernie-goldberg-only-way-stop-media-bias-slanted-reporters-be-publicly-fired" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bernard Goldberg cbs Fox News Sharyl Attkisson The O'Reilly Factor Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:41 +0000 kyle.drennen 47483 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Spins Pope on Evolution as Science Vs. 'Conservatives' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spins-pope-evolution-science-vs-conservatives <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&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Wednesday weighed in on the Pope's comments about the Big Bang theory and evolution, spinning them as a battle between science and "conservatives." Reporter Allen Pizzey opened the segment by cheering, "Fresh from having taken on conservatives" at a meeting with Bishops, "Pope Francis sided with science over dogma."&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/cbs-spins-pope-evolution-science-vs-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Allen Pizzey cbs Evolution pope Pope Francis Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:34:52 +0000 scott.whitlock 47478 at http://www.mrc.org On MSNBC, Graham Nash Blasts Koch Bros.; 'Execution' of Michael Brown http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-graham-nash-blasts-koch-bros-execution-michael-brown <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/2014-10-28-MSNBC-MJ-Graham_Nash.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Monday's <em>Morning Joe</em>, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough prompted hippie icon Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame to promote his new song about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Nash wildly contended that "what happened with...<strong>almost, the execution of Michael Brown, we had to say something</strong>."</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/msnbc-graham-nash-blasts-koch-bros-execution-michael-brown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ferguson Missouri Graham Nash Joe Scarborough Koch Brothers Michael Brown Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe MSNBC Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:15 +0000 matthew.balan 47475 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails Obama for ‘Hitting Back’ in ‘Fight Over Quarantines' for Returning Ebola Aid Workers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-obama-hitting-back-fight-over-quarantines-returning-ebola-aid-workers <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;showered praise on President Obama regarding his Ebola response on Tuesday night, proclaiming that Obama was<strong>&nbsp;“hitting back”</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>“[came] out swinging in this fight over quarantines”</strong>&nbsp;against those who demanded and then implemented quarantines for aid workers returning from West Africa.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-obama-hitting-back-fight-over-quarantines-returning-ebola-aid-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Chris Christie Ebola Kate Snow NBC Nightly News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:52:14 +0000 curtis.houck 47474 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Wonders If a Scott Walker Loss Will ‘Send a Message’ Nationwide About His ‘Policies and Politics’? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-wonders-if-scott-walker-loss-will-send-message-nationwide-about-his-policies-and-poli <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the midterm elections one week away from Tuesday, the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>&nbsp;profiled&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_walker_vs_burke-4099.html" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_walker_vs_burke-4099.html">the race in Wisconsin for governor</a>&nbsp;as incumbent Governor and Republican Scott Walker faces off against Democratic candidate Mary Burke.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-wonders-if-scott-walker-loss-will-send-message-nationwide-about-his-policies-and-poli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Dean Reynolds gubernatorial Mary Burke Scott Pelley Scott Walker Wisconsin Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:10:12 +0000 curtis.houck 47473 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Lauer Slams Christie on Ebola, Then Calls for No 'Political Blame' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-slams-christie-ebola-then-calls-no-political-blame <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><em>Today</em> co-host Matt Lauer spent most of a Tuesday interview with Chris Christie attacking the New Jersey governor's response to the Ebola crisis: "I want to read to you what Dr. Anthony Fauci from NIH said yesterday. He called the mandatory quarantine of all health care workers who come in contact with Ebola patients in West Africa and then return, 'draconian'....<strong>Is it possible, Governor you're on the wrong side of science here but the right side of public opinion?"</strong></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/nbcs-lauer-slams-christie-ebola-then-calls-no-political-blame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Christie Ebola Matt Lauer NBC Today Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:23:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 47471 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's 'World News Tonight' Finally Ends Midterm Blackout http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-finally-ends-midterm-blackout <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>After failing to mention the upcoming midterm election a single time since he took over the anchor desk of ABC's <em>World News Tonight</em> on September 1, on Monday, David Muir finally informed viewers that a political contest with "enormous" stakes was just days away: <strong>"The countdown is on, this evening, to the midterm elections tonight. Your voice, your vote. Just eight days to go before this election. The stakes? Enormous.</strong> President Obama, already battling with a Republican House, will he soon face a Republican Senate?"</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/abcs-world-news-tonight-finally-ends-midterm-blackout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc campaign 2014 David Muir World News Tonight Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:41:55 +0000 kyle.drennen 47468 at http://www.mrc.org Flummoxed Charlie Rose on Midterm Anger: 'Why Is It They Don't Like' Obama? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/flummoxed-charlie-rose-midterm-anger-why-it-they-dont-obama <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&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;crew on Tuesday alternated between confusion as to why Barack Obama may be driving Republicans to a big midterm victory and strident declarations that the GOP would have no mandate. Co-host Charlie Rose talked with political director John Dickerson and wondered of disenchanted voters: "So, why is it they don't like this President so much? Is it a spillover from ObamaCare or something else?"</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/flummoxed-charlie-rose-midterm-anger-why-it-they-dont-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose John Dickerson Midterms Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:35:20 +0000 scott.whitlock 47467 at http://www.mrc.org Norah O’Donnell Admits to Throwing ‘a Softball of a Question’ at Elizabeth Warren http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/norah-odonnell-admits-throwing-softball-question-elizabeth-warren <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>Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on Tuesday’s&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;to discuss next week’s midterm elections and the three&nbsp;CBS hosts eagerly threw softball questions at the Massachusetts Democrat.</p><p>During the interview,&nbsp;<strong>Norah O’Donnell asked Senator Warren “what's going to happen if&nbsp;Republicans take control?” before admitting “I guess that was a softball of a question, wasn’t it?” &nbsp;</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/130151" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/norah-odonnell-admits-throwing-softball-question-elizabeth-warren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Elizabeth Warren Gayle King Norah O'Donnell Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:45:23 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47466 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Hillary Clinton's Claim That Businesses Don’t Create Jobs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-hillary-clintons-claim-businesses-dont-create-jobs <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As of Monday night, the major English and Spanish broadcast networks have blacked out all mention of remarks&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/26/hillary-clinton-corporations-and-businesses-dont-create-jobs/" href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/26/hillary-clinton-corporations-and-businesses-dont-create-jobs/" target="_blank">made by Hillary Clinton</a>&nbsp;on Friday at a campaign event for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley that businesses and corporations do not create jobs.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-hillary-clintons-claim-businesses-dont-create-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential abc Bias by Omission Bret Baier Brit Hume cbs create jobs Fox News Channel Hillary Clinton NBC Nightly News Special Report Telemundo Today Show univision Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:59:50 +0000 curtis.houck 47465 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1 <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> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets">Washington Secrets</a>” column.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:15 +0000 brent.baker 47425 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Continues to Push False Liberal Ad Claiming GOP Cut Funding for Possible Ebola Vaccine http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-continues-push-false-liberal-ad-claiming-gop-cut-funding-possible-ebola-vaccine <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday night, CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid continued to promote a <a href="www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/10/15/the-absurd-claim-that-only-republicans-are-to-blame-for-cuts-to-ebola-research/" target="_blank">false&nbsp;ad</a>&nbsp;by a liberal organization that claims Republicans in Congress are responsible for cutting funding for research hoping to find an Ebola vaccine.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-continues-push-false-liberal-ad-claiming-gop-cut-funding-possible-ebola-vaccine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Chip Reid Ebola Fact Check Glenn Kessler Scott Brown Scott Pelley Senate The Washington Post Washington Post Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:14:28 +0000 curtis.houck 47464 at http://www.mrc.org