BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user%3Fpage%3D106 en CBS Host: Is Perry Calling Border Crisis Obama's 'Katrina Moment' Just 'A Bunch of Bull'? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-perry-calling-border-crisis-obamas-katrina-moment-just-bunch-bull <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> Talking to political director John Dickerson on Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, co-host Norah O'Donnell tried to dismiss Texas Governor Rick Perry calling the current border crisis President Obama's "Katrina moment": <strong>"Is there some truth to that or is there, as we say in Texas, is that a bunch of bull?" </strong>[<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-10-CBS-TM-O%27Donnell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </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/cbs-host-perry-calling-border-crisis-obamas-katrina-moment-just-bunch-bull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning Illegal Immigration Norah O'Donnell Rick Perry Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:49:09 +0000 kyle.drennen 46666 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Breaks 102-Day Blackout on Captive Marine; NBC Still Won’t Acknowledge Case http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-breaks-102-day-blackout-captive-marine-nbc-still-wont-acknowledge-case <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>U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi has been held in a Mexican prison for more than three months for accidentally crossing into Mexico with weapons and NBC News has yet to acknowledge the story.</p><p><strong>On Wednesday, July 9, Sergeant Tahmooressi made his first appearance in a Tijuana courtroom and on Thursday both ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;covered the developments whereas NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>remained silent.</strong></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-breaks-102-day-blackout-captive-marine-nbc-still-wont-acknowledge-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrew Tahmooressi cbs NBC Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:41 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46663 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing <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/2014-07-09-ABC-WN-Sawyer.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />On Wednesday, ABC and CBS's evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin's Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for corruption.</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/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Democrats Diane Sawyer Hurricane Katrina Name That Party NBC NBC Nightly News Party Identification ray nagin Scott Pelley World News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:15:52 +0000 matthew.balan 46662 at http://www.mrc.org Unhinged MSNBC Host: Sarah Palin Made 'Treasonous Accusations' Against Obama http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unhinged-msnbc-host-sarah-palin-made-treasonous-accusations-against-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>MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the conservative of committing "treason" against Barack Obama by calling for the President's impeachment.</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-msnbc-host-sarah-palin-made-treasonous-accusations-against-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama impeachment Michael Eric Dyson MSNBC Sarah Palin Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:41:27 +0000 scott.whitlock 46660 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Baldwin Pushes CA Congressman for 'Exceptions' for Some Illegals to Stay http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-baldwin-pushes-ca-congressman-exceptions-some-illegals-stay <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 Wednesday, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin interviewed Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and continued the liberal media’s line of blaming House Republicans for the immigration crisis by not taking up the Senate bill passed last year. In addition, Baldwin repeatedly challenged Denham to make exceptions for allowing illegal immigrant children to be granted permission to stay in the United States. [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a _cke_saved_href="/sites/default/files/2012/2014-07-09-CNN-NR-Immigration.mp3" href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2014-07-09-CNN-NR-Immigration.mp3">here</a>]</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/cnns-baldwin-pushes-ca-congressman-exceptions-some-illegals-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brooke Baldwin CNN CNN Newsroom Illegal Immigration Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:17:16 +0000 curtis.houck 46659 at http://www.mrc.org Even Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Over Immigration Crisis http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/even-andrea-mitchell-rips-obama-over-immigration-crisis <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 with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz on her Wednesday 12 p.m.</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/even-andrea-mitchell-rips-obama-over-immigration-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Illegal Immigration MSNBC Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:23:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 46657 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fail to Mention VA Whistle-Blower Silencers Received $100K in Bonuses http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fail-mention-va-whistle-blower-silencers-received-100k-bonuses <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 the barely two minutes of coverage they allotted to a House hearing on VA scandal whistle-blowers, ABC, CBS, and NBC on Wednesday morning refused to report that the VA officials who tried to silence their colleagues for reporting wrongdoing within the agency received over $100,000 in bonuses in 2013.</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-mention-va-whistle-blower-silencers-received-100k-bonuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Good Morning America Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:47:17 +0000 curtis.houck 46655 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Laments Democrat's Contraception Legislation Won’t ‘Get Through Congress’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-laments-democrats-contraception-legislation-wont-get-through-congress <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>MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who is known for&nbsp;<a href="http://m.newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/03/msnbc-s-mitchell-cheers-planned-parenthood-asks-them-take-action-over">softball interviews</a>&nbsp;with pro-abortion activists, appeared distraught during her&nbsp;<em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em>&nbsp;program on Wednesday, July 9 at the chances of a Democratic bill meant to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby passing Congress.&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/andrea-mitchell-laments-democrats-contraception-legislation-wont-get-through-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell Reports Hobby Lobby MSNBC Patty Murray Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:48:07 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46653 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Returns to Puffing Pot: 'High Times' in Seattle http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-returns-puffing-pot-high-times-seattle <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 day in a row,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;reported live from Seattle as Washington State officially legalizes marijuana. The on-screen graphic for the segment promoted the "high times" sure to come. Standing in front of Cannabis City, reporter Adriana Diaz enthused, "At 12 o'clock, Tuesday, dubbed high noon, Cannabis City's owner cut police tape to symbolically mark the legal sale of recreational pot for the first time."&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-09-CBS-TM-Diaz.mp3">here</a>.]</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-returns-puffing-pot-high-times-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Adriana Diaz cbs CBS This Morning marijuana pot Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:48:40 +0000 scott.whitlock 46652 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-0 <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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:33 +0000 brent.baker 44669 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Guthrie Tries to Blame Congress for Immigration Crisis http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-tries-blame-congress-immigration-crisis <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 Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie attempted to link House Republican opposition to Democrat-backed immigration reform legislation to the current border crisis: <strong>"There's also this immigration reform bill that's been passed in the Senate, it's dead on arrival in the House....is it a situation where you think members of Congress would rather have the political issue than a potential resolution?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-09-NBC-TDAY-Guthrie.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </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-tries-blame-congress-immigration-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division congress Illegal Immigration NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:51:41 +0000 kyle.drennen 46650 at http://www.mrc.org Rosie O'Donnell, 9/11 Truther and Hater of 'Radical Christianity,' Returns to 'The View' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rosie-odonnell-911-truther-and-hater-radical-christianity-returns-view-0 <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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/08/rosie-odonnell-the-view-host-deal/">TMZ</a>, 9/11 truther and denouncer of "radical Christianity" Rosie O'Donnell has signed a deal with ABC to once again be a permanent host of&nbsp;<em>The View</em>. In the wake of the retirement of Barbara Walters and the departures of&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/06/26/fired-sherri-shepherd-leaving-view-perhaps-jenny-mccarthy-too">Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd</a>, the show has turned to the woman who once said this of America: "I just want to say something.</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/rosie-odonnell-911-truther-and-hater-radical-christianity-returns-view-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Rosie O'Donnell The View Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:57:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 46648 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Editor: Like Civil Rights, GOP Must Be 'Convinced' Gay Marriage is A 'Moral Issue' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-editor-civil-rights-gop-must-be-convinced-gay-marriage-moral-issue <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 <em>Meet the Press's</em> web-based feature <em>Press Pass</em>, <em>New York Times</em> opinion editor Clay Risen told NBC host David Gregory that <strong>just as Republicans "had to be convinced" that civil rights legislation in the 1960s "was a moral issue," so too would the GOP have to convinced on the issue of "gay rights"</strong>: "...a lot of people who, when it comes down to it, don't really have an opinion one way or another but maybe just had a default position against it, starting to come around and say, 'Okay, I get why this is important.'" [<em>List</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/nyt-editor-civil-rights-gop-must-be-convinced-gay-marriage-moral-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Civil Rights Clay Risen David Gregory Gay Marriage NBC New York Times Press Pass Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:46:43 +0000 kyle.drennen 46646 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Finally Covers Own Reporter Clashing With White House Over Illegal Immigrant Deportations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-finally-covers-own-reporter-clashing-white-house-over-illegal-immigrant-deportations <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>It took an&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/07/07/abc-ignores-own-reporter-confronting-white-house-press-secy-over-depo">entire day</a>&nbsp;but&nbsp;<strong>ABC finally reported on its own Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent, and his confrontation with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.</strong></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/abc-finally-covers-own-reporter-clashing-white-house-over-illegal-immigrant-deportations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Diane Sawyer Illegal Immigration Jonathan Karl Josh Earnest World News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:36:47 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46645 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Censor Any Soundbites of Obama's 'Harshest Critic' Rick Perry http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-censor-any-soundbites-obamas-harshest-critic-rick-perry <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> All three network morning shows on Tuesday noted how President Obama agreed to meet with Governor Rick Perry to discuss the illegal immigration crisis, all labeling the Texas Republican to be the "harshest" and "strongest" "big critic" of the commander-in-chief's mishandling of the chaos on the border. The only problem was that none of the broadcasts featured a single second of Perry actually voicing that criticism. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-08-Nets-PerryObama.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </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/networks-censor-any-soundbites-obamas-harshest-critic-rick-perry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Illegal Immigration NBC Rick Perry Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:56:27 +0000 kyle.drennen 46643 at http://www.mrc.org