BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en Rudy Rebukes Dyson's 'White Supremacy' Jab: 'I Said the Same Thing' Obama Said http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rudy-rebukes-dysons-white-supremacy-jab-i-said-same-thing-obama-said <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/2014-11-25-CNN-ND-Giuliani.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Rudy Giuliani fired back at Michael Eric Dyson on CNN's <em>New Day</em> on Tuesday for the MSNBC analyst's "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/11/24/msnbcs-dyson-attacks-rudy-giuliani-he-has-white-supremacy-mindset" target="_blank">white supremacy</a>" attack on the former New York City mayor.</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/rudy-rebukes-dysons-white-supremacy-jab-i-said-same-thing-obama-said" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alisyn Camerota Barack Obama CNN Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown shooting Michael Eric Dyson MSNBC New Day Rudy Giuliani Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:13:51 +0000 matthew.balan 47728 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skips Latest on VA Scandal, Hypes Holiday Sales Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-latest-va-scandal-hypes-holiday-sales-instead <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>Despite a four-hour running time, NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday completely ignored the latest developments in the still evolving Veterans Affairs scandal. ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning&nbsp;</em>allowed a combined 30 seconds to the news that the head of the Phoenix VA hospital&nbsp;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/apnewsbreak-va-fires-phoenix-hospital-director-27146247">has been fired</a>.&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/nbc-skips-latest-va-scandal-hypes-holiday-sales-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs NBC Veterans Affairs Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:01:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 47725 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Supporter and Former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-awards-medal-freedom-supporter-and-former-nbc-anchor-tom-brokaw <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>President Barack Obama <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/obama-award-presidential-medal-freedom-084028413--politics.html" target="_blank">awarded</a> the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18 individuals on Monday afternoon with one of them being former&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor and reliably liberal supporter&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/journalists/tom-brokaw" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/journalists/tom-brokaw">Tom Brokaw</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/obama-awards-medal-freedom-supporter-and-former-nbc-anchor-tom-brokaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Brian Williams NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Tom Brokaw Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:16:53 +0000 curtis.houck 47723 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC, Telemundo, Univison Ignore News 30K Lost Lois Lerner Emails Have Been Recovered http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-telemundo-univison-ignore-news-30k-lost-lois-lerner-emails-have-been-recovered <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 Friday afternoon, it became known that as many as 30,000 emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner that were thought to be lost&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/lois-lerner-irs-emails-113124.html" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/lois-lerner-irs-emails-113124.html">had&nbsp;been recovered</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/abc-nbc-telemundo-univison-ignore-news-30k-lost-lois-lerner-emails-have-been-recovered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Mason Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America IRS Targets Conservatives IRS Targets Tea Party Lois Lerner NBC News NBC Nightly News ScandalWatch Telemundo Today Show univision Washington Examiner World News Tonight Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:26:39 +0000 curtis.houck 47722 at http://www.mrc.org 'Time' Touts 'Advocate and Agitator' Jorge Ramos as 'America's Anchor' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/time-touts-advocate-and-agitator-jorge-ramos-americas-anchor <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/RamosJorge.JPG" style="float: right;" width="300" />In the December 1 issue&nbsp;of&nbsp;<em>Time&nbsp;</em>magazine, reporter Michael Scherer promoted Univision anchor Jorge Ramos as "<a href="http://time.com/3596958/jorge-ramos-americas-new-anchor/">America's news anchor</a>." Scherer allowed that the host "is not just a newscaster but also an advocate and agitator." Yet, his 2410 word&nbsp;story hyped this decidedly liberal style. &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/time-touts-advocate-and-agitator-jorge-ramos-americas-anchor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division immigration Jorge Ramos Time univision Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:41:10 +0000 scott.whitlock 47720 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Covers Sex Abuse Case Against Obama 'Friend,' As Big Three Censor Story http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-covers-sex-abuse-case-against-obama-friend-big-three-censor-story <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/2014-11-23-CNN-NR-Obama_Bean.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />CNN stood out on Sunday and Monday for actually covering the sex abuse charges against Terry Bean, a "<strong>major fundraiser for President Obama</strong>," as correspondent Erin McPike labeled him. The cable network devoted three full segments and two news briefs to the criminal charges against Bean, who is also the co-founder of the left-wing homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign.</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/cnn-covers-sex-abuse-case-against-obama-friend-big-three-censor-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Barack Obama CNN CNN Newsroom Deborah Feyerick Early Start Erin McPike Fredricka Whitfield New Day Terry Bean Victor Blackwell Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:57:02 +0000 matthew.balan 47719 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson Attacks Rudy Giuliani: He Has A ‘White Supremacy’ Mindset http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-michael-eric-dyson-attacks-rudy-giuliani-he-has-white-supremacy-mindset <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 Sunday morning, a heated debate broke out on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;between former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson surrounding a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri’s eventual decision on whether or not to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.</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/msnbcs-michael-eric-dyson-attacks-rudy-giuliani-he-has-white-supremacy-mindset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Meet the Press Michael Eric Dyson NBC Rudy Giuliani Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:15:08 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47716 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Asks If GOP Should ‘Drop the Benghazi Conspiracy Theories?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-asks-if-gop-should-drop-benghazi-conspiracy-theories <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>Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>, spoke with Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Sunday to discuss a variety of issues including President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration as well as&nbsp;the Benghazi terrorist attack.</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/chuck-todd-asks-if-gop-should-drop-benghazi-conspiracy-theories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:10:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47714 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd: Republicans Are Toxic and Confused After Obama’s Executive Action http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-republicans-are-toxic-and-confused-after-obamas-executive-action <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>Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, appeared on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;to preview his show and had some harsh words for Republicans in the wake of President Obama’s&nbsp;executive action on immigration.&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/chuck-todd-republicans-are-toxic-and-confused-after-obamas-executive-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chuck Todd Erica Hill immigration reform NBC Today Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:43:46 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47713 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC: ‘Campaign-Style Fervor’ for ‘Combative’ President ‘Chastising’ GOP on Immigration http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-campaign-style-fervor-combative-president-chastising-gop-immigration <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>The evening following President Barack Obama’s announcement of his executive action on illegal immigration, major broadcast networks CBS and NBC sought to carry water for the President on Friday night as he made a trip to a Las Vegas high school to promote his move that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.</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/cbs-nbc-campaign-style-fervor-combative-president-chastising-gop-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amnesty Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Executive Order Illegal Immigration immigration Jim Axelrod Kristen Welker Major Garrett NBC News NBC Nightly News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:30:55 +0000 curtis.houck 47712 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell: Obama Executive Order 'Not Amnesty'; Puts 'Burden' on GOP http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-obama-executive-order-not-amnesty-puts-burden-gop <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 her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that President Obama's executive order blocking deportation of millions of illegal immigrants was somehow "not amnesty": <strong>"...what this is not, as the President said, this is not amnesty.</strong> People have to apply, the applications won't be taken until the spring. There's a window where Republicans could act. <strong>So it's not what people are describing, the critics."</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/andrea-mitchell-obama-executive-order-not-amnesty-puts-burden-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Chuck Todd Executive Order Illegal Immigration MSNBC Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:01:50 +0000 kyle.drennen 47711 at http://www.mrc.org Charlie Rose, PBS Show Guests: GOP Reaction to Obama ‘a Bit Extreme,’ ‘Ludicrous’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-pbs-show-guests-gop-reaction-obama-bit-extreme-ludicrous <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>In a segment on his PBS show Thursday night, Charlie Rose and his guests discussed President Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration and described the responses from those in the Republican Party as&nbsp;<strong>“a bit extreme”&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>“ludicrous”&nbsp;</strong>while also harping on the conundrum that Republican leadership now supposedly faces in dealing with conservatives now that the executive amnesty is announced.</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/charlie-rose-pbs-show-guests-gop-reaction-obama-bit-extreme-ludicrous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amnesty Charlie Rose Conservatives and Republicans Executive Order Illegal Immigration immigration Liberals & Democrats PBS President Barack Obama President Obama Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:46:14 +0000 curtis.houck 47707 at http://www.mrc.org CBS: Some 'Disappointed' It Took Obama So Long to Act on Immigration http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-some-disappointed-it-took-obama-so-long-act-immigration <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>The journalists at&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Friday downplayed conservative opposition to Barack Obama's amnesty and instead hyped unease about how long it took for the order to be issued. Reporter Major Garrett showcased complaints, noting, "For immigration activists, long disappointed by White House indifference, it all sounds like a new day." He then featured Lynn Tramonte, the head of an organization supporting Obama's amnesty move.&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-some-disappointed-it-took-obama-so-long-act-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amnesty Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Executive Order Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:40:31 +0000 scott.whitlock 47706 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: GOP Can't 'Control' Conservatives on Immigration, 'Risk' of 'Alienating Latinos' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gop-cant-control-conservatives-immigration-risk-alienating-latinos <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 the wake of President Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would go around Congress to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Friday's NBC <em>Today</em> warned of&nbsp; Republican overreaction to the presidential power grab. <em>Meet the Press</em> moderator Chuck Todd proclaimed: <strong>"Republican leaders are nervous that they won't be able to control their conservative members who would like to lash out and have a fight now with the President."</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-gop-cant-control-conservatives-immigration-risk-alienating-latinos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chuck Todd Illegal Immigration NBC Peter Alexander Republicans Today Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:03:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 47705 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: ‘This Was a Gruber Speech’; ‘Simply Not Telling the Country the Truth’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gingrich-blasts-obamas-speech-was-gruber-speech-simply-not-telling-country-truth <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>Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the&nbsp;<strong>“elite”</strong>&nbsp;class&nbsp;<strong>“really underestimate”</strong>&nbsp;the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders.</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/cnn-gingrich-blasts-obamas-speech-was-gruber-speech-simply-not-telling-country-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amnesty Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Barack Obama CNN Executive Order illegal aliens Illegal Immigration immigration Jonathan Gruber Newt Gingrich President Barack Obama President Obama Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:50:53 +0000 curtis.houck 47700 at http://www.mrc.org