BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/node/add en CBS Fawns Over Laverne Cox; Plays Up How Actor Gives 'Hope' to LGBT Community http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-fawns-over-laverne-cox-plays-how-actor-gives-hope-lgbt-community <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/2014-07-29-CBS-TM-King_Rose.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> broke out the kid gloves for Laverne Cox, and zeroed in on how the <em>Orange is the New Black</em> actor is "the first openly-transgendered woman ever nominated for an acting Emmy." Charlie Rose spotlighted how "there are people contacting you saying, my God – thank God for you being there, because they've been struggling with identity. <strong>And all of a sudden, you give them hope</strong>."<br /> </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/cbs-fawns-over-laverne-cox-plays-how-actor-gives-hope-lgbt-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King Laverne Cox LGBT Norah O'Donnell Orange Is the New Black Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:46:27 +0000 matthew.balan 46811 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Harris Falsely Hits Sarah Palin as the 'Woman Who Says She Can See Russia from Her House' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-harris-falsely-hits-sarah-palin-woman-who-says-she-can-see-russia-her-house <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><em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;co-anchor Dan Harris on Monday night mocked Sarah Palin for her new internet channel and falsely identified the conservative as "the woman who says she can see Russia from her house."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-28-ABC-NL-Palin1.mp3">here</a>.]</strong>&nbsp;No, she didn't. It was<em> Saturday Night Live'</em>s Tina Fey in 2008&nbsp;who uttered this line.&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/abcs-harris-falsely-hits-sarah-palin-woman-who-says-she-can-see-russia-her-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Dan Harris Nightline Sarah Palin Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:45:11 +0000 scott.whitlock 46810 at http://www.mrc.org Stunner on The View: You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? 'Get a Gun in Your Home!' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/stunner-view-you-want-protect-yourself-ladies-get-gun-your-home <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/TheViewGuns.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Something really remarkable happened on Tuesday’s edition of <em>The View</em>. Three out of the four panelists actually came out strongly in favor of a woman’s right to protect herself and her children with a gun! The one panelist who didn’t want a gun in the house? ABC <em>Good Morning America</em> co-host Lara Spencer.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/stunner-view-you-want-protect-yourself-ladies-get-gun-your-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns Jenny McCarthy Juliet Huddy Lara Spencer Sherri Shepherd The View Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:44:27 +0000 geoff.dickens 46809 at http://www.mrc.org Hamas Leader Compares Palestinians to Nelson Mandela and South Africans During PBS Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hamas-leader-compares-palestinians-nelson-mandela-and-south-africans-during-pbs-interview <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’s edition of his PBS show, Charlie Rose aired an interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal that he conducted in Doha, Qatar over the weekend and Meshaal took the insane and ridiculous step of comparing himself and the Palestinian people to what Nelson Mandela and South Africa went through under apartheid. This statement is just the latest since excerpts began airing on CBS’s&nbsp;<em>Face the Nation</em>,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>, and&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>&nbsp;on Sunday and Monday.</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/hamas-leader-compares-palestinians-nelson-mandela-and-south-africans-during-pbs-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Charlie Rose Hamas Israel/Palestine PBS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:01:15 +0000 curtis.houck 46808 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes Obama's 'Telephone Diplomacy' With Foreign Leaders, But Downplayed Critics http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-obamas-telephone-diplomacy-foreign-leaders-downplayed-critics <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><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;correspondent Bill Plante on Tuesday hyped a new report about Barack Obama's "telephone diplomacy" as an example of just how the President is focused on the multiple foreign policy crises exploding around the world. Charlie Rose trumpeted, "President Obama is spending more time talking with foreign leaders than he has in years."&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-29-CBS-TM-Plante.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</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/cbs-hypes-obamas-telephone-diplomacy-foreign-leaders-downplayed-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bill Plante Charlie Rose foreign policy Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:19:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 46807 at http://www.mrc.org Only NBC Notes How 'Israeli Media Rip' John Kerry for Pushing Hamas Cease-Fire Terms http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-nbc-notes-how-israeli-media-rip-john-kerry-pushing-hamas-cease-fire-terms <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 Tuesday, only NBC's <em>Today</em> covered Israel's heavy criticism of the Obama administration's effort to pushed a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-john-kerrys-big-blunder-in-seeking-an-israel-gaza-cease-fire/2014/07/28/ab3fbfd2-1686-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html" target="_blank">Hamas-backed cease-fire plan</a> in Gaza.</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-nbc-notes-how-israeli-media-rip-john-kerry-pushing-hamas-cease-fire-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cease-fire Hamas Israel John Kerry Kate Snow NBC Palestinians Today Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:05:42 +0000 kyle.drennen 46806 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes Gun-Toting Doctor in Airport; Barely Mentioned Armed Doctor Who Stopped Shooter http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-gun-toting-doctor-airport-barely-mentioned-armed-doctor-who-stopped-shooter <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 Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted "such a bizarre story" of a doctor legally carrying a gun into a Phoenix airport. In the two-minute report that followed, correspondent Tamron Hall explained that Dr.</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/nbc-hypes-gun-toting-doctor-airport-barely-mentioned-armed-doctor-who-stopped-shooter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division gun rights NBC Tamron Hall Today Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:05:24 +0000 kyle.drennen 46804 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Vermonters Pining for Single-Payer Health Care Like Canadian Neighbors http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-vermonters-pining-single-payer-health-care-canadian-neighbors <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> In a report for Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, correspondent Kevin Tibbles highlighted Vermont's effort "to push into unchartered waters and go further than ObamaCare." He explained the left-wing proposal: <strong>"Vermont's Democratic state government says it can deliver health care more efficiently and for less to every one of its 600,000 residents equally. All paid for with tax dollars to the tune of some $2 billion a year."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-27-NBC-MTP-Tibbles.mp3">the audio</a></em>]</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/nbc-touts-vermonters-pining-single-payer-health-care-canadian-neighbors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Canada Health Care Kevin Tibbles Meet the Press NBC single-payer vermont Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:02:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 46803 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Continue to Ignore Federal Judge Overturning D.C. Gun Ban http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-continue-ignore-federal-judge-overturning-dc-gun-ban <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 Saturday, July 26, federal judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ruled that Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying a gun in public was unconstitutional and since the decision the “big three” networks have remained virtually silent on the Second Amendment victory.&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/cbs-and-nbc-continue-ignore-federal-judge-overturning-dc-gun-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Good Morning America Gun Control NBC Ron Claiborne Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:30:46 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46801 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Promotes Obama Fist Bump In Wake of New Study on Reducing Spread of Germs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-promotes-obama-fist-bump-wake-new-study-reducing-spread-germs <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, July 28, the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>&nbsp;used a new study showing that high fives are five times more hygienic than shaking hands as a way of promoting President Obama's use of the fist bump.</p><p>Fill-in anchor James Brown, who hosts&nbsp;<em>The NFL Today</em>&nbsp;on CBS, gushed at how&nbsp;<strong>“in his line of work, President Obama does a healthy amount of handshaking but a study out today says high fives will be more hygienic. They transfer only about half as many bacteria.”</strong>&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/cbs-promotes-obama-fist-bump-wake-new-study-reducing-spread-germs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News James Brown Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:23:07 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46800 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Highlight Downside to NYT's Call for Pot Legalization http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-highlight-downside-nyts-call-pot-legalization <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 the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;launched a high profile editorial to federally&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/27/opinion/sunday/high-time-marijuana-legalization.html">legalize marijuana</a>, NBC and CBS on Monday surprisingly showcased the downside of the pro-pot movement in states such as Colorado and Washington.&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning&nbsp;</em>host Gayle King alerted, "After voters in Colorado and Washington State gave the green light for recreational use, the&nbsp;<em>Times</em>&nbsp;editorial board now wants the rest of the country to have the same</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-nbc-highlight-downside-nyts-call-pot-legalization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Jan Crawford marijuana New York Times pot Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:20:38 +0000 scott.whitlock 46799 at http://www.mrc.org Geraldo: Every Time You Say 'Illegals' It's Like Fingernails on a Blackboard! http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-every-time-you-say-illegals-its-fingernails-blackboard <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> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Geraldo1.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Geraldo Rivera hates it whenever any one around him refers to people illegally crossing the border as “illegals.” On Monday’s edition of <em>Outnumbered</em> he challenged FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt when she dared to use that phrase in his presence. Rivera barked: “Every time you say ‘illegals,’ it’s like fingernails on a black board!”<br /><br />Well Earhardt, along with a few of her co-panelists, fought back against Rivera’s insistence that the border-crossers were “law-abiding.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-every-time-you-say-illegals-its-fingernails-blackboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ainsley Earhardt FNC Geraldo Rivera immigration Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:11:41 +0000 geoff.dickens 46798 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’s Rose Allows Hamas Leader to Compare Palestinian Terrorism to U.S. Defeating British in Revolutionary War http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-rose-allows-hamas-leader-compare-palestinian-terrorism-us-defeating-british-revoluti <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>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;aired multiple excerpts on Monday morning of co-host Charlie Rose’s interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, that will air on Rose’s PBS show on Monday night. In the excerpts that were aired, Rose allowed him to compare the Palestinian people in their fighting with Israel to Americans waging war with the British in the America Revolution. Further, Meshaal denied any possibility that, in his mind, a state of Israel could co-exist with any Palestinian state.</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-rose-allows-hamas-leader-compare-palestinian-terrorism-us-defeating-british-revoluti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Hamas Israel/Palestine Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:50:58 +0000 curtis.houck 46797 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Reporter Frets Over Hamas Getting 'Nothing' in Cease-Fire With Israel http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-reporter-frets-over-hamas-getting-nothing-cease-fire-israel <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 Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel worried that Hamas was not getting enough out of a temporary cease-fire agreement with Israel: <strong>"What is Hamas getting in return? So far, nothing.</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/nbc-reporter-frets-over-hamas-getting-nothing-cease-fire-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gaza Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Richard Engel Today Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 46795 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Omits Coverage of Agreement on VA Hospital Bill; Mentions Robots in South Korean Ballpark Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-omits-coverage-agreement-va-hospital-bill-mentions-robots-south-korean-ballpark-inste <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>Over the weekend, leaders from the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees reached an agreement on legislation to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs with the full details unveiled during a press conference Monday afternoon.</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-omits-coverage-agreement-va-hospital-bill-mentions-robots-south-korean-ballpark-inste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Nancy Cordes NBC Politico Today VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:58:45 +0000 curtis.houck 46793 at http://www.mrc.org