BiasAlerts http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user%3Fpage%3D54 en Ed Show: Wilson 'Crafted Answers'; FNC, Tea Party Want Him for Congress, Appear on DWTS http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-show-wilson-crafted-answers-fnc-tea-party-want-him-congress-appear-dwts <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>During his MSNBC show on Wednesday night, Ed Schultz and guest Mike Papantonio devoted five minutes to promoting, among other things, their beliefs that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson&nbsp;<strong>“crafted his answers”&nbsp;</strong>to the grand jury and in his interview with ABC News&nbsp;<strong>“to match the law”</strong>&nbsp;and that Fox News, the tea party, and conservatives will soon want their&nbsp;<strong>“made-for-TV folk hero”</strong>&nbsp;in Wilson to run for Congress and appear on&nbsp;<em>Dancing with the Stars</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/ed-show-wilson-crafted-answers-fnc-tea-party-want-him-congress-appear-dwts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Dancing With the Stars Darren Wilson Ed Schultz Ed Show ferguson Ferguson Missouri Fox News Honey Boo Boo Michael Brown MSNBC race relations The Ed Show Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:23:53 +0000 curtis.houck 47743 at http://mrc.org Networks Dodge Senate Democrat Saying the Timing of ObamaCare’s Passage Was a Mistake http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-senate-democrat-saying-timing-obamacares-passage-was-mistake <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 speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, New York’s senior Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer expressed regret over how Democrats handled their large majorities following the 2008 election in passing ObamaCare when they should have focused first on economic issues to address the recession.</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-dodge-senate-democrat-saying-timing-obamacares-passage-was-mistake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Affordable Care Act Bias by Omission cbs Charles Schumer Chuck Schumer FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Health Care jim angle Liberals & Democrats NBC News obamacare Obamacare impact Sen.CharlesSchumer Special Report Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:01:15 +0000 curtis.houck 47742 at http://mrc.org CBS Wishes Viewers a 'Merry Marijuana' and a 'Happy Cannabis!' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-wishes-viewers-merry-marijuana-and-happy-cannabis <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>Someone at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/black-friday-like-sales-expected-to-make-hit-for-colorado-marijuana-industry/">CBS News</a>&nbsp;is obsessed with pot.&nbsp;<em>This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Wednesday again touted the wonder of legalized marijuana in Colorado. Co-host Jeff Glor enthused, "...Shoppers are already hearing about Green Friday bargains. The green is for marijuana." An ABC graphic promoted, "Merry Marijuana: Pot Merchants Cash in on Christmas Cannabis."&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-wishes-viewers-merry-marijuana-and-happy-cannabis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Colorado Manuel Bojorquez marijauna pot Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:59:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 47738 at http://mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Latest EPA Regulations On Businesses http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-latest-epa-regulations-businesses <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, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue new regulations on ozone emissions by factories which could cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost economic growth.&nbsp;</p><p>Despite the potential harm these regulations could have to the U.S. economy, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;ignored the story altogether on their Wednesday morning broadcasts.&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;provided a 17 second news brief but failed to mention the economic harm associated with the agency’s action.&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/abc-nbc-ignore-latest-epa-regulations-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Climate Change EPA Good Morning America Today Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:50:18 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47736 at http://mrc.org CBS and NBC Promote ObamaCare Regulation on Publicly Displaying Calorie Counts http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-promote-obamacare-regulation-publicly-displaying-calorie-counts <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>During their Tuesday evening newscasts, CBS and NBC squeezed in a few moments each to promote the newest health-related regulation set to affect Americans under ObamaCare next year in the form of additional requirements&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/calorie-counts-coming-to-a-restaurant-movie-theater-vending-machine-near-you/2014/11/24/e5bd25ae-7415-11e4-a5b2-e1217af6b33d_story.html" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/calorie-counts-coming-to-a-restaurant-movie-theater-vending-machine-near-you/2014</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/cbs-and-nbc-promote-obamacare-regulation-publicly-displaying-calorie-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams calorie labeling calories cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley chain restaurants Dr. Jon LaPook FDA NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare Restaurants Scott Pelley Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:49:50 +0000 curtis.houck 47733 at http://mrc.org CBS Uses Ferguson to Lament Burdens on Obama Regarding Race Relations http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-uses-ferguson-lament-burdens-obama-regarding-race-relations <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&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>&nbsp;used the conclusion of its Tuesday night broadcast to lament and highlight the instances in which President Barack Obama has commented on the issue of race and how the events in Ferguson, Missouri have&nbsp;<strong>“tested once more”&nbsp;</strong>the President who has&nbsp;<strong>“willingly shouldered the burden of a nation fractured along racial lines”</strong>&nbsp;despite his&nbsp;<strong>“unrealistic expectations of healing”&nbsp;</strong>these divisions.</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/cbs-uses-ferguson-lament-burdens-obama-regarding-race-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley ferguson Ferguson Missouri Major Garrett Michael Brown President Barack Obama President Obama Race Issues race relations Scott Pelley Trayvon Martin Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:26:31 +0000 curtis.houck 47732 at http://mrc.org Brian Williams Rues Ferguson Grand Jury ‘Failed To Come Up With Charges’ Against Darren Wilson http://mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-rues-ferguson-grand-jury-failed-come-charges-against-darren-wilson <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 Monday night, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri found no probable cause to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Following the grand jury’s ruling, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) all broke from their regular prime time programming to announce the decision. Unlike ABC and CBS,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;anchor Brian Williams failed to mention any of the actual facts of the case or legal rationale for the grand jury’s decision when he expressed his dissatisfaction with the case’s outcome.&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/brian-williams-rues-ferguson-grand-jury-failed-come-charges-against-darren-wilson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Darren Wilson Michael Brown NBC Nightly News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:25:09 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47731 at http://mrc.org CNN Wonders If Ferguson Prosecutor Should 'Overrule the Grand Jury' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-wonders-if-ferguson-prosecutor-should-overrule-grand-jury <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 style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-25-CNN-ES-Cuomo.jpg" height="158" width="280" />Two CNN anchors channeled the supporters of Michael Brown's family on Tuesday's <em>Early Start</em>, as they played up how St. Louis County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch presented the Brown case to a grand jury, instead of pursuing charges himself.</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/cnn-wonders-if-ferguson-prosecutor-should-overrule-grand-jury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BenFerguson Chris Cuomo CNN Deborah Feyerick Early Start Michael Brown Michael Brown shooting Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:02:26 +0000 matthew.balan 47730 at http://mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1 <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 href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank"><img style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream" target="_blank">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets" target="_blank">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://mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:15 +0000 brent.baker 47425 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Panelist: 'Foundation of This Country Is Racism' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-panelist-foundation-country-racism <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 MSNBC panelist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenation.com/blogs/mychal-denzel-smith">Mychal Denzel Smith</a>, the problem with the Ferguson decision is that people are not dealing with the inherent "racism" and "white supremacy" of America.&nbsp;<em>The Nation</em>&nbsp;magazine blogger appeared on&nbsp;<em>The Reid Report</em>&nbsp;to praise the protests as a way to make "the people in these privileged and powerful positions uncomfortable with all of the death that we are facing, the terrorization that we are facing as a community."&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-panelist-foundation-country-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ferguson Joy Reid Michael Brown MSNBC Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:58 +0000 scott.whitlock 47729 at http://mrc.org Rudy Rebukes Dyson's 'White Supremacy' Jab: 'I Said the Same Thing' Obama Said http://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://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://mrc.org NBC Skips Latest on VA Scandal, Hypes Holiday Sales Instead http://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://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://mrc.org Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Supporter and Former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw http://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://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://mrc.org ABC, NBC, Telemundo, Univison Ignore News 30K Lost Lois Lerner Emails Have Been Recovered http://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 data-cke-saved-href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/lois-lerner-irs-emails-113124.html" href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/lois-lerner-irs-emails-113124.html" target="_blank">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://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://mrc.org 'Time' Touts 'Advocate and Agitator' Jorge Ramos as 'America's Anchor' http://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://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://mrc.org