BiasAlerts http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/052199.txt.gz en MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on Midterms: Colorado ‘Rejected More Inflammatory Conservatives In 2010’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-kasie-hunt-midterms-colorado-rejected-more-inflammatory-conservatives-2010 <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>Kasie Hunt, MSNBC’s Political Correspondent, appeared on Thursday’s&nbsp;<em>Morning Joe&nbsp;</em>to promote her recent trip&nbsp;to Colorado, where she covered the highly contentious Senate contest between incumbent Democrat Mark Udall and his Republican challenger Congressman Cory Gardner.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-kasie-hunt-midterms-colorado-rejected-more-inflammatory-conservatives-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Cory Gardner Kasie Hunt Mark Udall Morning Joe MSNBC Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:44:16 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47286 at http://mrc.org Midterms: PBS Devotes Six Minutes to Hyping GOP Divisions http://mrc.org/biasalerts/midterms-pbs-devotes-six-minutes-hyping-gop-divisions <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><span>Why would PBS d</span><span>evote over six minutes to a midterm election</span><span>&nbsp;that appears&nbsp;headed towards a blowout? Perhaps it's because examining the Mississippi</span><span>&nbsp;Senate race</span><span>&nbsp;on the&nbsp;</span><em>PBS NewsHour</em><span>&nbsp;allows the network to rehash a&nbsp;bitter Republican primary battle.&nbsp;</span></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/midterms-pbs-devotes-six-minutes-hyping-gop-divisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris McDaniel Mississippi PBS Thad Cochran Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:35:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 47285 at http://mrc.org CBS Hosts Cheer Seattle Fining People For Not Composting: ‘Go Seattle!’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hosts-cheer-seattle-fining-people-not-composting-go-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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following a&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/10/01/cbs-hosts-hail-californias-ban-plastic-bags-great-idea">Wednesday morning report</a>&nbsp;in which the hosts of&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;celebrated California’s ban on plastic bags, on Thursday morning the hosts promoted&nbsp;a Seattle law that fines citizens for failing to compost properly.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hosts-cheer-seattle-fining-people-not-composting-go-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Tracy CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King Norah O'Donnell Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:33:42 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47282 at http://mrc.org MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: Sgt. Tahmooressi’s Holding In Mexico Is a ‘Cause Célèbre In the Conservative Media’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-hayes-sgt-tahmooressis-holding-mexico-cause-c%C3%A9l%C3%A8bre-conservative-media <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>After the major broadcast networks offered no&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/10/01/big-three-ignore-jailed-marines-mother-testifying-congress" data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/10/01/big-three-ignore-jailed-marines-mother-testifying-congress">morning</a>&nbsp;or evening news coverage of jailed Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi’s mother testifying before Congress on Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes concluded his primetime show&nbsp;<em>All In</em>&nbsp;by discussing the case with retired U.S.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-hayes-sgt-tahmooressis-holding-mexico-cause-c%C3%A9l%C3%A8bre-conservative-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All In Andrew Tahmooressi Chris Hayes mexico Montel Williams MSNBC Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:47:54 +0000 curtis.houck 47281 at http://mrc.org Networks Gloss Over Clapper Memo Defending Intel Agencies on ISIS Despite Obama Criticisms http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-gloss-over-clapper-memo-defending-intel-agencies-isis-despite-obama-criticisms <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 night, the major broadcast networks failed to report on news that an internal memo was sent to members of the intelligence community by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper praising their efforts on identifying the rise of ISIS after President Barack Obama blamed them for not doing so in an interview on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-gloss-over-clapper-memo-defending-intel-agencies-isis-despite-obama-criticisms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Catherine Herridge cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Fox News Channel Greta van Susteren intelligence Islamic Jihad NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:45:57 +0000 curtis.houck 47280 at http://mrc.org Washington Post Admits Democrats 'Near Panic,' But Downplayed Midterm Struggles http://mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-post-admits-democrats-near-panic-downplayed-midterm-struggles <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 style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/WashPostlogo.JPG" width="300" />The&nbsp;<em>Washington Post&nbsp;</em>on Wednesday highlighted Democratic&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/from-shaming-to-semi-stalking-democrats-flood-inboxes-for-last-minute-campaign-cash/2014/09/30/d83f5ed2-481a-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html">campaign e-mails</a>&nbsp;for the 2014 midterms, admitting that liberal politicians&nbsp;are sending out "frantic" warnings about potential losses in the House and Senate.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-post-admits-democrats-near-panic-downplayed-midterm-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Democrats Midterms Republicans Washington Post Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:44:32 +0000 scott.whitlock 47279 at http://mrc.org Charlie Rose to Bill Clinton: You are the 'Best Political Animal That's Ever Been' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-bill-clinton-you-are-best-political-animal-thats-ever-been <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/RoseClinton.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Charlie Rose’s interview with Bill Clinton at his own Clinton Global Initiative summit was, not surprisingly, full of easy questions but the PBS host saved his loftiest softball for the end when he called Clinton the “best political animal” of all time. <br /><br />In closing his interview, aired on the September 26 edition of PBS’s <em>Charlie Rose </em>show, the host couldn’t resist heaping this last bit of praise onto the impeached President: </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-bill-clinton-you-are-best-political-animal-thats-ever-been" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton Charlie Rose PBS Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:57:39 +0000 geoff.dickens 47278 at http://mrc.org CBS Hosts Hail California's Ban On Plastic Bags As 'Great Idea' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hosts-hail-californias-ban-plastic-bags-great-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>In a report for Tuesday's <em>CBS Evening News</em>, correspondent John Blackstone touted California passing a law to ban plastic bags from grocery stores as <strong>"a victory for those who've declared the single-use plastic bag an environmental enemy."</strong> Leading off a similar segment on Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, he declared: "You see them everywhere, plastic bags by the road, by the water, in landfills. But now you won't see them at any California grocery stores."<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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hosts-hail-californias-ban-plastic-bags-great-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division California CBS This Morning environment Gayle King John Blackstone Norah O'Donnell plastic bags Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:43:32 +0000 kyle.drennen 47274 at http://mrc.org ‘Big Three’ Ignore Jailed Marine’s Mother Testifying Before Congress http://mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-jailed-marines-mother-testifying-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>Sergeant Andrew&nbsp;<span>Tahmoor</span><span>essi&nbsp;</span>has been jailed in a Mexican prison for the past nine months for accidentally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with several firearms. Since his arrest, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have barely covered his story on their morning or evening newscasts despite the numerous efforts by the public to get him freed.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-jailed-marines-mother-testifying-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrew Tahmooressi cbs NBC Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:26:57 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47273 at http://mrc.org CBS Hits Gov. Christie Over ‘Bridgegate,’ Allows Obama To Blame Intelligence Community for Growth of ISIS http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hits-gov-christie-over-bridgegate-allows-obama-blame-intelligence-community-growth-is <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>Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) sat down with Gayle King for an interview that aired on Wednesday’s&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;and was met with a barrage of questions over his handling of the “Bridgegate” scandal of 2013.</p><p>While King accused the New Jersey Governor of blaming others for “Bridgegate,” her colleague Steve Kroft lobbed numerous softball at President Obama during their interview on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>&nbsp;and even allowed him to blame the intelligence community for his administration failing to deal with the ISIS threat sooner.</p><p>&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hits-gov-christie-over-bridgegate-allows-obama-blame-intelligence-community-growth-is" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama bridgegate CBS This Morning Chris Christie ISIS Steve Kroft Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:12:45 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47271 at http://mrc.org NBC Runs 4 Minute Puff Piece on Ben Affleck; Refuses to Cover Upcoming Midterm, Protests in Hong Kong http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-runs-4-minute-puff-piece-ben-affleck-refuses-cover-upcoming-midterm-protests-hong-kon <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 Tuesday night,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News&nbsp;</em>concluded its program by pushing an over four-minute-long fawning segment on Hollywood actor and activist Ben Affleck that included banter between anchor Brian Williams and Affleck on New York and Boston sports teams, gushing over Affleck’s&nbsp;life and&nbsp;<strong>“restless mind,”&nbsp;</strong>and his disappointment about the United States&nbsp;<strong>“nation-building elsewhere”&nbsp;</strong>when it should be doing that<strong>&nbsp;</strong>in places like Detroit.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-runs-4-minute-puff-piece-ben-affleck-refuses-cover-upcoming-midterm-protests-hong-kon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional Ben Affleck Bias by Omission Brian Williams Hong Kong NBC NBC Nightly News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:49:48 +0000 curtis.houck 47268 at http://mrc.org Over 300,000 Face Deadline to Prove Eligibility for ObamaCare Subsidies; Nets Omit http://mrc.org/biasalerts/over-300000-face-deadline-prove-eligibility-obamacare-subsidies-nets-omit <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>Tuesday marked the deadline for hundreds of thousands Americans with insurance through ObamaCare to provide proper verification of their income levels or risk losing their government subsidies used to purchase health care plans. When it came to marking this critical deadline for ObamaCare, the major broadcast networks dodged coverage of the story in both their morning and evening 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://mrc.org/biasalerts/over-300000-face-deadline-prove-eligibility-obamacare-subsidies-nets-omit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Good Morning America Health Care Health Insurance health insurance exchanges NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Show Wall Street Journal World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:05:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47267 at http://mrc.org 2014 Midterms: CBS Sees 'Very Conservative,' 'Far Right' Problem in Kansas http://mrc.org/biasalerts/2014-midterms-cbs-sees-very-conservative-far-right-problem-kansas <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>Polls and prognosticators suggest a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/off-to-the-races/republicans-hold-the-advantage-in-senate-races-20140929">Republican takeover</a>&nbsp;of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. Yet, the networks continue to offer scant coverage of the various races. The&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>&nbsp;on Sunday managed to briefly look at the Senate elections in Kansas and Colorado.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/2014-midterms-cbs-sees-very-conservative-far-right-problem-kansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 cbs CBS Evening News Kansas Midterms Pat Roberts Senate Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:57:40 +0000 scott.whitlock 47266 at http://mrc.org On Hannity, Imams Deny ISIS's War Crimes, Islamic Faith of Beheading Suspect http://mrc.org/biasalerts/hannity-imams-deny-isiss-war-crimes-islamic-faith-beheading-suspect <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/2014-09-29-FNC-Hannity-Choudary.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />On Monday's Fox News's <em>Hannity</em>, Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary accused the Western media and Blackwater of framing ISIS for the atrocities that the terrorist group has freely admitted to.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/hannity-imams-deny-isiss-war-crimes-islamic-faith-beheading-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anjem Choudary Christianity Fox News Fox News Channel Hannity ISIS Islam Muhammad Siddeeq Sean Hannity Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:21:57 +0000 matthew.balan 47265 at http://mrc.org NBC Tackles Claims of Anti-Muslim Bias in NFL, Skipped Islamic Extremism in Oklahoma Beheading http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-tackles-claims-anti-muslim-bias-nfl-skipped-islamic-extremism-oklahoma-beheading <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, NBC's <em>Today</em> seized on accusations of anti-Muslim bias in the NFL after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was hit with a 15-yard penalty after appearing to pray in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots Monday night. This was the same network that <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-philbin/2014/09/29/nbc-silent-ok-beheaders-islamic-radicalism">censored any mention of the Islamic extremism</a> of an Oklahoma man who beheaded a co-worker on Thursday.<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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-tackles-claims-anti-muslim-bias-nfl-skipped-islamic-extremism-oklahoma-beheading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carson Daly Islam Matt Lauer NBC nfl Tamron Hall Today Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:42:33 +0000 kyle.drennen 47264 at http://mrc.org