BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/components/com_jnews/includes/openflashchart/php-ofc-library/images/stories en CBS Boosts Obama Advisor David Axelrod's Hit on Mitt Romney http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-boosts-obama-advisor-david-axelrods-hit-mitt-romney <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><span>During a news brief on Wednesday’s&nbsp;</span><em>CBS This Morning</em><span>, co-host Norah O’Donnell promoted David Axelrod, President Obama’s presidential campaign strategist, and his new book in which the Democrat&nbsp;criticizes&nbsp;Mitt Romney following the 2012 presidential campaign</span><span>.</span></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-boosts-obama-advisor-david-axelrods-hit-mitt-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Election Barack Obama CBS This Morning David Axelrod Mitt Romney Norah O'Donnell Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:31:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48149 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hosts Giggle at De Blasio Dropping Groundhog, Skip Animal's Death http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hosts-giggle-de-blasio-dropping-groundhog-skip-animals-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The journalists at&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Monday offered a jovial segment on Groundhog's Day and Bill de Blasio's 2014 mishap where he dropped "Staten Island Chuck." Yet, they ignored the mayor's less funny role in the rodent's death. Video of the incident played as co-host Norah O'Donnell mused, "You may remember last year that the Mayor dropped the groundhog. Well, this year, he didn't even try to pick it up."</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-hosts-giggle-de-blasio-dropping-groundhog-skip-animals-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill De Blasio cbs Groundhog Day NBC Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:08:01 +0000 scott.whitlock 48145 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Obama's Massive Budget Is 'Aimed at Helping the Poor' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-obamas-massive-budget-aimed-helping-poor <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's<em>&nbsp;Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday ignored the massive new budget proposed by Barack Obama (and the tax increases contained within). NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>, despite four hours of air time, allowed a scant 23 seconds. But in that brief period, news reader Natalie Morales spun, "President Obama unveiling a record $4 trillion budget on Monday aimed at helping the poor and middle class."&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/nbc-obamas-massive-budget-aimed-helping-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Budget cbs congress Natalie Morales NBC Spending taxes Today Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:53:06 +0000 scott.whitlock 48144 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s World News Tonight Ignores Slim Prospects Obama’s 2016 Budget Proposal Will Pass http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-ignores-slim-prospects-obamas-2016-budget-proposal-will-pass <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>Following the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-to-detail-nearly-4-trillion-budget-for-fiscal-2016-1422874801" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-to-detail-nearly-4-trillion-budget-for-fiscal-2016-1422874801">unveiling</a>&nbsp;of President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal, two of the three major broadcast networks made time to mention the story during their Monday evening newscasts, but only in the form of short news briefs.&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/abcs-world-news-tonight-ignores-slim-prospects-obamas-2016-budget-proposal-will-pass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Budget cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress Conservatives and Republicans David Muir economy Liberals & Democrats NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Scott Pelley Super Bowl tax increases World News Tonight Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:01:19 +0000 curtis.houck 48142 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skips Obama’s George Washington Beer Gaffe; Spent Three Straight Nights on Palin’s Paul Revere Tale http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-obamas-george-washington-beer-gaffe-spent-three-straight-nights-palins-paul-rev <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>During a live interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on Sunday, President Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/02/02/ignored-gaffe-obama-says-washington-who-never-lived-white-house-made" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/02/02/ignored-gaffe-obama-says-washington-who-never-lived-white-house-made" target="_blank">told</a>&nbsp;her how, at the White House,<strong>&nbsp;“[w]e make beer – the first president since George Washington to make some booze in the White House.”&nbsp;</strong></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-skips-obamas-george-washington-beer-gaffe-spent-three-straight-nights-palins-paul-rev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Americanhistory Barack Obama Bias by Omission brent bozell Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Double Standard FNC Fox News Channel history NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Sarah Palin Special Report World News Tonight Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:38:25 +0000 curtis.houck 48141 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Guthrie Grills Obama: Critics Say You're 'Delusional' and 'Passive' on Terrorism http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-grills-obama-critics-say-youre-delusional-and-passive-terrorism <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 an interview aired on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, President Obama discovered that speaking to an actual journalist was a bit tougher than having <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2015/01/23/youtube-or-abc-internet-stars-question-same-barbara-walters" target="_blank">YouTube celebrities lob softballs</a> at him.</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-guthrie-grills-obama-critics-say-youre-delusional-and-passive-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama ISIS NBC Savannah Guthrie Terrorism Today Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:19:18 +0000 kyle.drennen 48139 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Scolds Boehner’s Decision to ‘Antagonize’ Israel-U.S. Relations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-scolds-boehners-decision-antagonize-israel-us-relations <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 Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator Chuck Todd took House Speaker John Boehner to task for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without notifying the White House ahead of time.&nbsp;</p><p>During an interview with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI),&nbsp;<strong>Todd accused Boehner of trying to “antagonize the relationship between the two sides" and wondered "is that worth doing?”&nbsp;</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132586" 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/chuck-todd-scolds-boehners-decision-antagonize-israel-us-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benjamin Netanyahu Chuck Todd John Boehner Meet the Press NBC Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:33:19 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48136 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Yawn at Possible Terrorist Attack on Americans in Saudi Arabia http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-yawn-possible-terrorist-attack-americans-saudi-arabia <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/2015-01-30-FNC-HN-Saudi_Graphic.jpg" style="float: right;" width="280" height="158" />None of the Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday covered the shooting of an American citizen in eastern Saudi Arabia earlier in the day. A <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-saudi-shooting-idUSKBN0L31IU20150130" target="_blank">Friday item</a> by Reuters reported that "a vehicle carrying two U.S.</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/networks-yawn-possible-terrorist-attack-americans-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Kellogg Carol Costello cbs CBS Evening News CNN CNN Newsroom Fox News Channel Michelle Obama NBC NBC Nightly News Nic Robertson Saudi Arabia Scott Pelley World News Tonight Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:14:16 +0000 matthew.balan 48135 at http://www.mrc.org Ashley Judd Goes 'Cuckoo' for Hillary: 'Most Overqualified Candidate We've Had Since...Jefferson' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ashley-judd-goes-cuckoo-hillary-most-overqualified-candidate-weve-had-sincejefferson <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/2015-01-30-Ora-LarryKing-Ashley_Judd.jpg" style="float: right;" width="280" height="158" />Left-wing actress Ashley Judd likened Hillary Clinton to two Founding Fathers during a Friday interview with Larry King for online channel Ora. Judd gushed, "<strong>Obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton</strong>," and hyped that Mrs. Clinton "<strong>might be the most overqualified candidate we've had since – you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington</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/ashley-judd-goes-cuckoo-hillary-most-overqualified-candidate-weve-had-sincejefferson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election Ashley Judd Hillary Clinton Larry King Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:44:54 +0000 matthew.balan 48134 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Host Scolds McCain for Calling Anti-War Protesters 'Scum' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-host-scolds-mccain-calling-anti-war-protesters-scum <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>Even as his fellow <em>Morning Joe</em> co-hosts praised John McCain on Friday for denouncing Code Pink anti-war protesters who attempted to disrupt a Senate hearing <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/01/29/mccain-get-out-of-here-you-low-life-scum/" target="_blank">as "low-life sum,"</a> MSNBC's Thomas Roberts lectured the Republican Senator for shutting down the intruders: <strong>"If people want to show up and protest, right? They should be allowed to hear their voices.</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/msnbc-host-scolds-mccain-calling-anti-war-protesters-scum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Capitol Hill Code Pink John McCain Morning Joe MSNBC Thomas Roberts Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:31:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 48132 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Continue to Show No Interest in Covering Senate’s Passage of Keystone Pipeline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline <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>The nation’s major broadcast networks continued their blackout on Friday morning of not covering the U.S. Senate’s&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/">passage</a>&nbsp;of the Keystone XL oil pipeline with zero mentions on their morning newscasts.</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-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Alisyn Camerota Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning CNN congress Conservatives and Republicans Fox and Friends Fox News Channel Good Morning America Howard Dean John Heilemann Katty Kay keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats Morning Joe MSNBC NBC News New Day Senate Today Show Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:49:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48131 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Skip Sheriff's Congressional Slam of Eric Holder and His 'Ugly' Comments http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-skip-sheriffs-congressional-slam-eric-holder-and-his-ugly-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The same networks that have repeatedly defended Eric Holder in the past are now quietly ignoring the congressional testimony of a Milwaukee sheriff who has slammed the Attorney General. Despite a combined eight hours of air time,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>,&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;avoided covering David Clarke's outrage: "The incendiary rhetoric used by Eric Holder created a pathway for a false narrative that then became the rallying cry for cop haters across America."&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/nets-skip-sheriffs-congressional-slam-eric-holder-and-his-ugly-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Attorney General cbs David Clarke Eric Holder NBC Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:28:01 +0000 scott.whitlock 48130 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell: White House 'Furious' Netanyahu Speaking to Congress; 'A Really Bad Idea' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-white-house-furious-netanyahu-speaking-congress-really-bad-idea <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 her Thursday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell was aghast at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to speak before a joint session of Congress during an upcoming U.S. visit without consulting the Obama administration: <strong>"The White House is furious, furious at Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and also a little bit angry at Speaker Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress, to a joint meeting of Congress without even consulting the administration – protocol would dictate that."</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/andrea-mitchell-white-house-furious-netanyahu-speaking-congress-really-bad-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Reports Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu congress Israel MSNBC Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:04:23 +0000 kyle.drennen 48129 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Cover News Taliban Detainee Swapped for Bergdahl Trying to Rejoin Terrorist Group http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-cover-news-taliban-detainee-swapped-bergdahl-trying-rejoin-terrorist-group <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></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-fail-cover-news-taliban-detainee-swapped-bergdahl-trying-rejoin-terrorist-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Afghanistan BarbaraStarr Bowe Bergdahl CNN Fox News Channel taliban War on terrorism Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:01:16 +0000 curtis.houck 48128 at http://www.mrc.org English and Spanish Networks Combine to Ignore Senate Voting to Approve Keystone Pipeline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-keystone-pipeline <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>The U.S. Senate took the step Thursday of&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/29/senate-keystone-bill-obama-veto/22521107/" target="_blank">approving</a>&nbsp;the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bipartisan fashion by a margin of 62-to-36, with nine Democrats joining 53 Republicans to pass it for the first time after failing to do so under the previous Congress.&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/english-and-spanish-networks-combine-ignore-senate-voting-approve-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans energy FNC Fox News Channel Judy Woodruff keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats MariaCantwell NBC News NBC Nightly News PBS NewsHour President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report Telemundo univision World News Tonight Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:33:36 +0000 curtis.houck 48127 at http://www.mrc.org