BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en NBC Touts Bloomberg's New Gun Control Group After Lamenting Big Money Politics Two Weeks Ago http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-bloombergs-new-gun-control-group-after-lamenting-big-money-politics-two-weeks-a <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-16-NBC-NN-Bloomberg.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> featured an overwhelmingly positive profile of Michael Bloomberg's new gun control advocacy group. That built upon the network's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/04/16/nbc-thrilled-bloomberg-using-fortune-anti-gun-pushafter-fretting-over-">cheerleading</a> of Bloomberg on Wednesday morning.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-bloombergs-new-gun-control-group-after-lamenting-big-money-politics-two-weeks-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Gun Control Guns Michael Bloomberg NBC Nightly News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:02:31 +0000 matt.hadro 46023 at http://www.mrc.org Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/veterans-blast-ny-times-op-ed-stereotypes-them-potential-domestic-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-16-NYT-Belew_OpEd_large.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 179px; float: right;" />An unsigned <a href="http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/304160060/Veterans-slam-New-York-Times-piece-linking-vets-hate-groups" target="_blank">Wednesday article</a> in the Military Times spotlighted how veteran groups have rebuked the New York Times for an opinion piece that played up the recent shootings at two Jewish community centers as apparent proof that white veterans are susceptible to joining hate groups.</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/veterans-blast-ny-times-op-ed-stereotypes-them-potential-domestic-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Kathleen Belew Military Military Times New York Times Paul Rieckhoff Racism veterans Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:54:13 +0000 matthew.balan 46022 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Praises 'Monk-Like Modesty' of Democratic Castro Brothers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-praises-monk-modesty-democratic-castro-brothers <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 src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-03-07-MSNBC-Castrobrothers.JPG" style="margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; float: right;" width="300" /></p><p>Two Democratic politicians in Texas apparently warranted a front page, 1200 word story in Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/us/politics/texas-twins-campaign-but-they-arent-sure-for-what.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;assetType=nyt_now&amp;_r=0"><em>New York Times</em></a>. Writer Jason Horowitz profiled San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his brother, Congressman Joaquin Castro.&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/nyt-praises-monk-modesty-democratic-castro-brothers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Joaquin Castro Julian Castro New York Times Texas Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:38:58 +0000 scott.whitlock 46021 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Cuomo Prompts Former Clinton Official to Defend Obama's Handling of Ukraine Crisis http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-cuomo-prompts-former-clinton-official-defend-obamas-handling-ukraine-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-16-CNN-Cuomo_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />CNN's Chris Cuomo tried to get former Assistant Secretary of State Jamie Rubin to defend President Obama's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine during a segment on Wednesday's <em>New Day</em>.</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/chris-cuomo-prompts-former-clinton-official-defend-obamas-handling-ukraine-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chris Cuomo CNN George W. Bush Jamie Rubin New Day Russia ukraine Vladimir Putin Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:16:28 +0000 matthew.balan 46020 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Gushes Over Liberal Nun Simone Campbell: ‘The Honor Is All Mine’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-gushes-over-liberal-nun-simone-campbell-honor-all-mine <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 is not known as a champion of religion, unless it’s someone who is liberal coming on to criticize religious individuals, especially if they are a member of the Catholic Church. Take Sister Simone Campbell, president of the liberal Catholic organization NETWORK, who has been featured on the “Lean Forward” network multiple times for her criticism of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his budget priorities.</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-gushes-over-liberal-nun-simone-campbell-honor-all-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell Reports MSNBC Simone Campbell Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:54:28 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46018 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post All Skip RNC's Lawsuit Against the IRS's 'Stonewalling' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-nbc-new-york-times-washington-post-all-skip-rncs-lawsuit-against-irss-stonewallin <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/IRSGraphicB.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Tuesday the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/15/rnc-files-lawsuit-against-irs-for-illegal-stonewalling-scandal-documents/">lawsuit</a> against the IRS for that agency’s “illegal stonewalling” of the RNC’s request of documents related to the targeting of conservative groups. </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/abc-cbs-nbc-new-york-times-washington-post-all-skip-rncs-lawsuit-against-irss-stonewallin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division IRS Tea Party Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:08:43 +0000 geoff.dickens 46017 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Thrilled Bloomberg Using Fortune for Anti-Gun Push...After Fretting Over Too Much Money in Politics http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-thrilled-bloomberg-using-fortune-anti-gun-pushafter-fretting-over-too-much-money-poli <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 glowing interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted the anti-gun activist's latest crusade: <strong>"You're putting $50 million into the effort</strong>....saying essentially this new group is going to borrow a page from the NRA's playbook.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a 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-thrilled-bloomberg-using-fortune-anti-gun-pushafter-fretting-over-too-much-money-poli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns Michael Bloomberg NBC NRA Peter Alexander Savannah Guthrie Today Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:04:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 46016 at http://www.mrc.org Jonathan Alter: When Will Liberals Call for More Boycotts of 'Racist' Rush Limbaugh? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/jonathan-alter-when-will-liberals-call-more-boycotts-racist-rush-limbaugh <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>Former&nbsp;<em>Newsweek&nbsp;</em>editor Jonathan Alter appeared on&nbsp;<em>The Ed Show</em>, Tuesday, to lobby for more boycotts of the "racist" Rush Limbaugh. The radio host's crime, according to the writer, is making a few joking comments about the shoe-throwing incident involving Hillary Clinton. On his show, Limbaugh mused, "I can totally relate to people who think that everything the Clintons do is staged...I just don't attach much genuineness to them." &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/jonathan-alter-when-will-liberals-call-more-boycotts-racist-rush-limbaugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz Ed Show Jonathan Alter MSNBC Rush Limbaugh Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:03:55 +0000 scott.whitlock 46013 at http://www.mrc.org New Census Questions Will Change ObamaCare Findings; Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-census-questions-will-change-obamacare-findings-networks-ignore <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> New Census questions will change the findings on the impact of ObamaCare, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/us/politics/census-survey-revisions-mask-health-law-effects.html?_r=5&amp;assetType=nyt_now">reported</a> the <em>New York Times</em> on Tuesday. The broadcast networks ignored this new report on the Tuesday evening newscasts, however.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-census-questions-will-change-obamacare-findings-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Census New York Times obamacare Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:52:46 +0000 matt.hadro 46012 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's King Plays Up CBO's Upbeat ObamaCare Projection; Wonders Why Dems Won't 'Go On Offense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense <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/2014-04-15-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Tuesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King hyped the Congressional Budget Office's projection about ObamaCare – that "yes, ObamaCare is expensive, but less expensive than they thought – by about $104 billion over 10 years.</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-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Associated Press Barack Obama CNN Democrats Health Care John King Jonathan Martin Julie Pace New Day New York Times obamacare Republicans Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:01 +0000 matthew.balan 46011 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Political Editor Whines: ObamaCare Critics 'Have Sole Control of the Airwaves' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-political-editor-whines-obamacare-critics-have-sole-control-airwaves <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-15-NBCMurrayTweet.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 178px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a 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-political-editor-whines-obamacare-critics-have-sole-control-airwaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Campaign ads Mark Murray NBC obamacare Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:24:41 +0000 kyle.drennen 46010 at http://www.mrc.org Excited Chris Matthews: Have Republicans 'Given Up on Beating' Hillary? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/excited-chris-matthews-have-republicans-given-beating-hillary <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>Barack Obama may have given Chris Matthews a "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2008/02/13/matthews-obama-speech-caused-thrill-going-my-leg">thrill</a>" up his leg, but the MSNBC host is pretty excited about Hillary Clinton in 2016. Matthews was so worked up on Monday night that he wondered if Republicans have "given up on beating" Clinton. Unsurprisingly, the cable anchor is unimpressed with the current crop of Republican contenders.&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/excited-chris-matthews-have-republicans-given-beating-hillary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Chris Matthews Hardball Hillary Clinton MSNBC Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:56:23 +0000 scott.whitlock 46009 at http://www.mrc.org O'Reilly: Colbert 'Built an Entire Career on Pleasing the Left,' Conservatives Won't Watch Him http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-colbert-built-entire-career-pleasing-left-conservatives-wont-watch-him <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> Days after labeling comedian Stephen Colbert a <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/04/10/oreilly-hits-back-colbert">"darling of the far left" and "ideological fanatic,"</a> on Monday, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly again called out the David Letterman replacement: <strong>"Colbert has built an entire career on pleasing the left.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a 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/oreilly-colbert-built-entire-career-pleasing-left-conservatives-wont-watch-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill O'Reilly Late Show Stephen Colbert Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:57:11 +0000 kyle.drennen 46007 at http://www.mrc.org One Year Ago, Media Jumped to Blame Boston Bombing on 'Anti-Government' 'Extreme Right' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/one-year-ago-media-jumped-blame-boston-bombing-anti-government-extreme-right <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>On April 15, 2013, one year ago, two Muslim extremists planted bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others. This tragic event was sadly exploited by some in the media who quickly speculated that "extreme right" and "anti-government" individuals could be responsible for the mayhem.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>[See below for a round-up, including video, of the worst examples of journalistic malpractice.]</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/one-year-ago-media-jumped-blame-boston-bombing-anti-government-extreme-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Boston Bombing Boston Marathon cbs Conservatives NBC Terrorism Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:52:33 +0000 scott.whitlock 46006 at http://www.mrc.org Top Democrat Charges 'Not All' GOP Colleagues Are Racist; Broadcast Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/04/israel-not-all-republican-lawmakers-racist-186783.html">charged</a> on CNN on Sunday morning that some of his GOP colleagues, as well as a "significant extent" of the GOP base, are racist, yet none of the broadcast networks picked it up on Monday evening.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Candy Crowley CNN Democrats race Racism Republicans Steve Israel Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:43:06 +0000 matt.hadro 46004 at http://www.mrc.org