BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user en Not a Peep on CNN About Investigation Into New York Governor Cuomo http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/not-peep-cnn-about-investigation-new-york-governor-cuomo <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><strong>Over the past week, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has been embroiled in a political scandal following his decision to cancel his own Moreland Commission, created to expose political corruption in the state capitol.</strong>&nbsp;On July 23, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-the-short-life-of-the-moreland-commission.html"><em>New York Times</em></a>&nbsp;reported “that the governor’s office deeply compromised the panel’s work, objecting whenever the commission focused on groups with ties to Mr.</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/not-peep-cnn-about-investigation-new-york-governor-cuomo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrew Cuomo Chris Cuomo CNN Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:56 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46827 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Guthrie to Israeli Ambassador: Is Israel 'Minting the Next Generation of Terrorists?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-guthrie-israeli-ambassador-israel-minting-next-generation-terrorists <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 Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie noted how "anti-Israel protests around the world" "have taken a disturbing turn and become anti-Semitic in nature," but proceeded to blame Israel for the prejudice: <strong>"Do you ask yourselves, 'Okay, we may be winning militarily but are we losing the larger battle, the PR war?' And perhaps, as one headline put it yesterday, minting the next generation of terrorists?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-31-NBC-TD</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/nbcs-guthrie-israeli-ambassador-israel-minting-next-generation-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:02:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 46826 at http://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Fails to Mention Star of NBC's Upcoming Peter Pan Telecast is His Own Daughter http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-fails-mention-star-nbcs-upcoming-peter-pan-telecast-his-own-daughter <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.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-30-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="134" width="240" />On Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, Brian Williams left out a key detail from his news brief about his network's upcoming live production of Peter Pan. Williams noted that "<strong>Allison Williams will play the role of Peter Pan</strong>," but left out that the actress is his first-born child.<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/brian-williams-fails-mention-star-nbcs-upcoming-peter-pan-telecast-his-own-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Allison Williams Brian Williams Chris Matthews NBC NBC Nightly News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:26:04 +0000 matthew.balan 46823 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Ignores Lois Lerner E-Mails Slamming Conservative 'Crazies;' CBS and NBC Notice http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice <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/2014-07-30-CBS-EN-Brown_Lerner.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />ABC's <em>World News</em> stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to not cover the release of Lois Lerner's e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as "a**holes" and "crazies." Instead, the news program devoted full reports to the water main that burst on the campus of UCLA and the controversy over usage charges on cell phone bills.<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/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Chip Reid congress dave camp IRS James Brown Kelly O'Donnell Lois Lerner NBC NBC Nightly News World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:48:07 +0000 matthew.balan 46822 at http://www.mrc.org Jorge Ramos Hits Hillary from the Left on Immigration: 'Do You Think You Have a Latino Problem?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/jorge-ramos-hits-hillary-left-immigration-do-you-think-you-have-latino-problem <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 <a target="_blank" href="http://fusion.net/Leadership/video/hillary-clinton-discusses-child-migrants-cuban-embargo-feminism-905604">interview with Hillary Clinton</a> aired Tuesday on his Fusion show <em>America</em>, anchor Jorge Ramos repeatedly pressed the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate from the left on the ongoing illegal immigration crisis, demanding: <strong>"Do you think you have a Latino problem?</strong>...I'm saying it because recently you said about the Central American children coming to the United States that we have to send them back." [<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/jorge-ramos-hits-hillary-left-immigration-do-you-think-you-have-latino-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Fusion Hillary Clinton Illegal Immigration Jorge Ramos Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:43:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 46820 at http://www.mrc.org Geraldo: 'Shame On Drudge' for Trying to 'Stir Up Civil War' with His Border Crisis Stories http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-shame-drudge-trying-stir-civil-war-his-border-crisis-stories <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/Geraldo2.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Monday, <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-every-time-you-say-illegals-its-fingernails-blackboard">Geraldo Rivera</a> barked at his fellow FNC hosts for using the term “illegals” around him. On Wednesday, he amped up his attacks on conservatives when, on his WABC radio show, he accused Matt Drudge of “doing his best to stir up a civil war” because he was posting so many border crisis stories.</p> <p> Rivera also attacked him on Twitter: “Shame on Drudge. His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’”</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-shame-drudge-trying-stir-civil-war-his-border-crisis-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Geraldo Rivera immigration Matt Drudge Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:26:16 +0000 geoff.dickens 46819 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Firefighters Battling California Wildfires Are On 'Front Lines of Climate Change' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-firefighters-battling-california-wildfires-are-front-lines-climate-change <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> Not wanting to let a good crisis go to waste, Tuesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> exploited California wildfires to push climate change. Correspondent Miguel Almaguer declared: <strong>"The fire season not just expensive, but historic. </strong>Nationwide so far this year, more than 32,000 wildfires have burned. 1.6 million acres charred, most of them in the west.</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-firefighters-battling-california-wildfires-are-front-lines-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Climate Change Miguel Almaguer NBC Nightly News wildfires Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:37:52 +0000 kyle.drennen 46818 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Acknowledges President Obama’s Potential Use of Executive Action on Amnesty http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-acknowledges-president-obamas-potential-use-executive-action-amnesty <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 Wednesday, July 30,&nbsp;<strong><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;was the only network morning show to report on how President Obama is considering bypassing Congress and issuing a series of executive actions to legalize potentially millions of illegal immigrants. ABC and NBC ignored the potential executive orders altogether. &nbsp;&nbsp;</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/only-cbs-acknowledges-president-obamas-potential-use-executive-action-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama border crisis cbs CBS This Morning Illegal Immigration John Dickerson Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:57:03 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46817 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Palestinian Teen Praising 'Justified' Hamas Terror Attacks on Israel http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-palestinian-teen-praising-justified-hamas-terror-attacks-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> In a report for Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel – who on Monday <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/07/28/nbc-reporter-frets-over-hamas-getting-nothing-cease-fire-israel" target="_blank">fretted that Hamas would get "nothing"</a> out of a cease-fire deal with Israel – highlighted a Palestinian teenager celebrating the terror group's attacks: <strong>"In Gaza, many see these attacks as justified.</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-touts-palestinian-teen-praising-justified-hamas-terror-attacks-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Richard Engel Today Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:41:04 +0000 kyle.drennen 46815 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes Democrats Fundraising Off Impeachment, Dismisses Boehner Lawsuit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-democrats-fundraising-impeachment-dismisses-boehner-lawsuit <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>In the wake of Speaker of the House John Boehner’s impending lawsuit against President Obama,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;did their best to minimize its merits and instead promote Democratic efforts to raise money off of impeachment.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday, July 30, co-anchor Gayle King introduced a report by Nancy Cordes by highlighting how “Democrats are using the lawsuit debate to raise campaign cash and now the White House says it's worried about impeachment.”</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-hypes-democrats-fundraising-impeachment-dismisses-boehner-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning impeachment Nancy Cordes Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:06 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46814 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Evening News Covers Senate Confirming New V.A. Chief http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-evening-news-covers-senate-confirming-new-va-chief <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><strong>On July 29, the Senate confirmed Robert McDonald by a vote of 97-0 to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs but that evening only the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley&nbsp;</em>covered the story whereas ABC and NBC were nowhere to be found. &nbsp;</strong></p><p>Fill-in host James Brown introduced the report on the V.A. by explaining how “the first job for the former CEO of Procter &amp; Gamble will be cleaning up the scandal at the V.A. A new internal audit obtained by CBS News shows it was even bigger than we knew.”</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/only-cbs-evening-news-covers-senate-confirming-new-va-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News Robert McDonald V.A. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:58:48 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46813 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Skip Over Criticism of John Kerry’s Middle East Trip, NBC Provides Cover http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-skip-over-criticism-john-kerrys-middle-east-trip-nbc-provides-cover <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 Tuesday, July 29,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;was the only network evening newscast to highlight criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry following his inability to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.&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/abc-cbs-skip-over-criticism-john-kerrys-middle-east-trip-nbc-provides-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Brian Williams cbs Israel-Hamas John Kerry NBC NBC Nightly News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:19:11 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46812 at http://www.mrc.org 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