BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user en Networks Refuse to Mention Latest Fast and Furious Development http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-mention-latest-fast-and-furious-development <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 ignored the latest news from the Fast and Furious scandal as a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over a list of documents regarding the botched gun-running scheme that was formally called Operation Fast and Furious.</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-refuse-mention-latest-fast-and-furious-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Darrell Issa Eric Holder Fast and Furious Fox Business Lou Dobbs NBC NBC Nightly News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:23:26 +0000 curtis.houck 46969 at http://www.mrc.org O’Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, Calls Him A ‘Charlatan’ Who ‘Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-blasts-sharpton-ferguson-calls-him-charlatan-who-only-cares-about-his-own-self-ag <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 evening, Bill O’Reilly returned from vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel (FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown on August 9. In just over an eight-minute-long “Talking Points” segment, O’Reilly addressed multiple aspects of the story, but specifically slammed MSNBC commentator and activist Al Sharpton as<strong>&nbsp;“this charlatan”&nbsp;</strong>who<strong>&nbsp;“has the nerve to insult the American police community”&nbsp;</strong>while only caring<strong>&nbsp;“about his own self-aggrandizement.”</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/oreilly-blasts-sharpton-ferguson-calls-him-charlatan-who-only-cares-about-his-own-self-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Bill O'Reilly ferguson Fox News Channel Michael Brown The O'Reilly Factor Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:55:55 +0000 curtis.houck 46968 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Defends Michael Bloomberg From NRA, Claims They Are ‘Getting Personal’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-defends-michael-bloomberg-nra-claims-they-are-getting-personal <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, August 20,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;promoted a new ad campaign by the National Rifle Association “going after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg” a major gun control advocate.</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-defends-michael-bloomberg-nra-claims-they-are-getting-personal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Tracy CBS This Morning Michael Bloomberg NRA Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:00:25 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46966 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Hosts Thrilled By Joe Biden's Birthday Wishes to Al Roker http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-hosts-thrilled-joe-bidens-birthday-wishes-al-roker <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> After a <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/02/25/wounded-al-roker-jealous-seth-meyers-getting-joe-biden-guest" target="_blank">long-running "bromance"</a> between weatherman Al Roker and Vice President Joe Biden, the hosts of Wednesday's NBC Today arranged a surprise live appearance from Biden to wish Roker a happy 60th birthday. After Natalie Morales introduced the veep, sitting in a studio in Washington D.C., Roker gushed: <strong>"Oh, my gosh. Mr.</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/today-hosts-thrilled-joe-bidens-birthday-wishes-al-roker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Roker Joe Biden NBC Today Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:56:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 46963 at http://www.mrc.org Actor Russell Brand Bizarrely Proclaims: MSNBC is 'Extremely Conservative' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-russell-brand-bizarrely-proclaims-msnbc-extremely-conservative <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/BrandTurks.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Tuesday, former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur uttered some of the wackiest media analysis you’ll ever hear when, on his Youtube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5EM_EbFbnI#t=43">show</a>, he declared: “In American media conservatives dominated almost exclusively before Keith Olbermann turned MSNBC a more progressive direction.” </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/actor-russell-brand-bizarrely-proclaims-msnbc-extremely-conservative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Cenk Uygur MSNBC Russell Brand Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:40:17 +0000 geoff.dickens 46962 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Thrills Over Liberal Heckler Who Mocked Christie: 'She Sounded Like a Reporter!' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-thrills-over-liberal-heckler-who-mocked-christie-she-sounded-reporter <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 the hosts of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, an angry, liberal heckler fits the definition of "a reporter."&nbsp;The journalists on Wednesday played footage of a protester sparring with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/chris_christie_spars_with_nj_woman_over_bruce_springsteen.html">Chris Christie</a>&nbsp;over his use of Bruce Springsteen music at rallies. New Jersey resident Sandra Booket yelled, "I thought I heard that Bruce asked that none of his music was played at your events because he didn't believe in your politics."&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/cbs-thrills-over-liberal-heckler-who-mocked-christie-she-sounded-reporter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bruce Springsteen cbs CBS This Morning Chris Christie Vinita Nair Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:12:45 +0000 scott.whitlock 46961 at http://www.mrc.org Only NBC Acknowledges Gov. Jay Nixon Calling for ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ of Missouri Cop http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-nbc-acknowledges-gov-jay-nixon-calling-vigorous-prosecution-missouri-cop <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, August 19, Governor Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) called for the “vigorous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last week.&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/only-nbc-acknowledges-gov-jay-nixon-calling-vigorous-prosecution-missouri-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Jay Nixon Matt Lauer Megyn Kelly Michael Brown NBC The Kelly File Today Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:38:53 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46960 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, CBS Promote Governor Perry’s Courthouse Booking: ‘A Humiliating Experience’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-promote-governor-perrys-courthouse-booking-humiliating-experience <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 night, both the CBS and NBC evening newscasts did their best to play up Texas Governor Rick Perry’s appearance at an Austin courthouse following his indictment on corruption charges. The Texas Republican was indicted after vetoing funding for the state’s Public Integrity Unit after its leader, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, refused to resign following her DWI arrest.&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/nbc-cbs-promote-governor-perrys-courthouse-booking-humiliating-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley NBC Nightly News Rick Perry Scott Pelley Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:23:06 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46958 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-pereira-bemoans-chicago-violence-taking-back-seat-headlines-cnn-barely-covers <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/2014-08-19-CNN-TH-Pereira.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />On Tuesday's <em>This Hour</em>, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson's take on the media's extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The liberal commentator pointed out that "this past weekend, we had over 30 people shot – seven of them died – in the neighborhoods in Chicago – many of them black and brown.</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/cnns-pereira-bemoans-chicago-violence-taking-back-seat-headlines-cnn-barely-covers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chicago Christine Romans CNN Crime Jake Tapper L.Z. Granderson Michael Brown Michaela Pereira This Hour Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:06:51 +0000 matthew.balan 46957 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Highlights Liberal Discomfort Over 'Sketchy' Indictment of Perry http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-liberal-discomfort-over-sketchy-indictment-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After deluging Americans with two days of heavy coverage of Rick Perry's indictment, the network morning shows on Tuesday eased up. Only&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;offered a story on the Republican's vigorous defense.</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-highlights-liberal-discomfort-over-sketchy-indictment-perry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Jan Crawford Rick Perry Texas Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:01:28 +0000 scott.whitlock 46956 at http://www.mrc.org Despite Vicious Swipes Against Perry, Even NYT Sides With Him Against ‘the Product of an Overzealous Prosecution’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/despite-vicious-swipes-against-perry-even-nyt-sides-him-against-product-overzealous-prose <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>One of the editorials in Tuesday’s&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/opinion/is-gov-perrys-bad-judgment-really-a-crime.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;module=c-column-top-span-region&amp;region=c-column-top-span-region&amp;WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&amp;_r=0" _cke_saved_href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/opinion/is-gov-perrys-bad-judgment-really-a-crime.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;module=c-column-top-span-region&amp;region=c-column-top-span-region&amp;WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&amp;_r=0" target="</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/despite-vicious-swipes-against-perry-even-nyt-sides-him-against-product-overzealous-prose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division investor's business daily New York Times Rick Perry Texas Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:50:58 +0000 curtis.houck 46955 at http://www.mrc.org David Gregory's Liberal Tenure at 'Meet the Press': More Mouthpiece Than Moderator http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregorys-liberal-tenure-meet-press-more-mouthpiece-moderator <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> Filling in as host of NBC's August 17 <em>Meet the Press</em>, Andrea Mitchell <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/andrea-mitchell-reflects-david-gregorys-time-mtp-moderator-n182546" target="_blank">looked back</a> at departing moderator David Gregory's years anchoring the broadcast. The tribute followed Thursday's announcement that Gregory was being <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/08/14/todd-takeover-top-10-list-most-liberal-outbursts-new-meet-press-ho" target="_blank">replaced by political director Chuck Todd</a> and leaving the network.</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/david-gregorys-liberal-tenure-meet-press-more-mouthpiece-moderator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:39:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 46954 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 ABC Continues Network Cheerleading of Perry Indictment: ‘A Kind of High Noon’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-continues-network-cheerleading-perry-indictment-kind-high-noon <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 the “big three” networks (ABC, CBS, NBC)&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/two-days-networks-devote-25-minutes-rick-perrys-indictment">devoting 25 minutes</a>&nbsp;to the indictment of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) in the story’s first two days, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News with Diane Sawyer</em>&nbsp;continued the network obsession with the potential 2016 presidential candidate.&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-continues-network-cheerleading-perry-indictment-kind-high-noon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Diane Sawyer Jim Avila Rick Perry Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:05:22 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46953 at http://www.mrc.org In Two Days, Networks Devote 25 Minutes to Rick Perry's Indictment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/two-days-networks-devote-25-minutes-rick-perrys-indictment <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>In just two days, the three network morning and evening shows deluged viewers with over 25 minutes of coverage (17 stories) on the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry. These programs made sure to speculate as to whether the controversy could "end any chance" for the Republican in 2016.&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-08-16-NBC-Today-Holt.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</strong>The indictment came after<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Perry lobbied for Texas District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunk driving conviction. &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/two-days-networks-devote-25-minutes-rick-perrys-indictment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Indictment NBC Rick Perry Texas Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:33:27 +0000 scott.whitlock 46948 at http://www.mrc.org