BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user%3Fpage%3D156 en No Skepticism as ABC and CBS Cheer ‘Major Milestone’ for ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-skepticism-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-obamacare <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/March/ObamaCare8Million.jpg" style="float: right; margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" height="153" width="280" />Both ABC and CBS carved out a few seconds on their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts to boost President Obama’s claims of success for his ObamaCare program.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-skepticism-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Barack Obama cbs David Muir obamacare Scott Pelley Sharon Alfonsi Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:57:29 +0000 rich.noyes 46042 at http://www.mrc.org ABC on Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy: 'Move Over, Prince George'; U.S. Has New 'Royal' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-us-has-new-royal <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 liberal network journalists, being part of a Democratic family makes you "royalty." Reporters on ABC, CBS and NBC gushed over the announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America's</em>&nbsp;Bianna Golodryga enthused, "<strong>Move over, Prince George, though. This morning, Americans have their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby, to look forward to.&nbsp;</strong>"&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/abc-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-us-has-new-royal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bianna Golodryga Bill Clinton cbs Chelsea Clinton Hillary Clinton Jan Crawford NBC Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:09:49 +0000 scott.whitlock 46041 at http://www.mrc.org Not All Presidential Offspring Equal: Newscasts Which Ignored Bush Pregnancy Now Trumpet Chelsea Clinton’s http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/not-all-presidential-offspring-equal-newscasts-which-ignored-bush-pregnancy-now-trumpet-c <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/ABC-WN-Muir-Chelsebaby-2014-04-17.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> On Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, announced on NBC’s <em>Today</em> show that she was expecting. That evening, the <em>NBC Nightly News</em> allocated 33 seconds to the revelation while neither ABC’s <em>World News</em> nor the <em>CBS Evening News </em>bothered to mention it.<br /> <br /> Today (Thursday, April 17), Chelsea Clinton, daughter of a President and First Lady belonging to the media’s preferred party, announced at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York City that she is pregnant – and the networks broke out the baby showers in joy.</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/not-all-presidential-offspring-equal-newscasts-which-ignored-bush-pregnancy-now-trumpet-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential CBS Evening News Chelsea Clinton Jenna Bush Hager NBC Nightly News World News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:50:27 +0000 brent.baker 46037 at http://www.mrc.org Politico Reporter to Obama: Is it Time for Dems to Campaign 'Loudly' on ObamaCare? Will You 'Lead that Charge?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/politico-reporter-obama-it-time-dems-campaign-loudly-obamacare-will-you-lead-charge <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/Devore.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />At Thursday afternoon’s presidential press conference there were no questions about the latest IRS scanda<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/04/15/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-develo">l</a> developments (<a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-developments"><em>Media Reality Check</em> rundown</a>) or Benghazi, but the presser did give Politico’s <a href="http</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/politico-reporter-obama-it-time-dems-campaign-loudly-obamacare-will-you-lead-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Edward Isaac Devore obamacare Politico Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:30:44 +0000 geoff.dickens 46035 at http://www.mrc.org President's Publicity Machine: CBS Devotes Seven Minutes to Obama's 'Scary Powerful' Aide http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/presidents-publicity-machine-cbs-devotes-seven-minutes-obamas-scary-powerful-aide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President&#039;s Publicity Machine: CBS Devotes Seven Minutes to Obama&#039;s &#039;Scary Powerful&#039; Aide </div> </div> </div> <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 devoting 15 minutes to a Barack Obama interview in the last 24 hours, CBS piled on with another seven minutes devoted to a "scary powerful" top aide. Charlie Rose offered a puff piece on Alyssa Mastromonaco, Obama's deputy chief of staff. The&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;co-anchor on Thursday offered no tough questions and instead repeatedly underlined just how important she is. Rose marveled, "You know what somebody called you? Scary powerful."&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/presidents-publicity-machine-cbs-devotes-seven-minutes-obamas-scary-powerful-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alyssa Mastromonaco Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:06:12 +0000 scott.whitlock 46034 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hosts Excited 'Very, Very Impressive' Chelsea Clinton Might Run for Office http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hosts-excited-very-very-impressive-chelsea-clinton-might-run-office <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> At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Natalie Morales seized on Chelsea Clinton answering a question she "gets asked all the time, just about every other day": "In a new interview she is saying she is now perhaps is opening that window that she may possibly think about running for public office." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-17-NBC-TDAY-Hosts.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </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-hosts-excited-very-very-impressive-chelsea-clinton-might-run-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chelsea Clinton Natalie Morales NBC Tamron Hall Today Willie Geist Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:39:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 46033 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore IRS Seeking Criminal Investigation of Tax-Exempt Groups; CNN Barely Reports http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-irs-seeking-criminal-investigation-tax-exempt-groups-cnn-barely-reports <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/2014-04-17-CNN-IRS-JW.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On Thursday morning's <em>New Day</em>, CNN reported the newest development in the IRS scandal that the broadcast networks ignored: the former IRS chief contacting the Justice Department about criminal investigations of tax-exempt groups.<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/networks-ignore-irs-seeking-criminal-investigation-tax-exempt-groups-cnn-barely-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CNN IRS Targets Tea Party NBC New Day Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:23:04 +0000 matt.hadro 46032 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Amazed by Obama-Biden Selfie: 'They're Just Like Us!' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-amazed-obama-biden-selfie-theyre-just-us <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> The network morning shows on Thursday were thrilled by Vice President Joe Biden joining Instagram on Wednesday and posting a selfie of himself with President Obama. On NBC's <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie couldn't contain her excitement: <strong>"Presidents and vice presidents, they're just like us! The latest selfie racing around the web today."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-17-Nets-ObamaBidenSelfie.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </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/networks-amazed-obama-biden-selfie-theyre-just-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Joe Biden NBC selfie Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:18:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 46030 at http://www.mrc.org What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/what-networks-arent-telling-you-about-nevada-cattle-battle <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/March/MuirStandoff.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="267" />The showdown between federal authorities and rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and supporters in Nevada is one of those rare topics from the libertarian-conservative news agenda that actually made its way into the establishment media. Between last Thursday and Monday, ABC, CBS and NBC gave the story a total of nearly 16 minutes of coverage on their morning and evening newscasts.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/what-networks-arent-telling-you-about-nevada-cattle-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bureau of Land Management cbs Cliven Bundy environmental regulations NBC Nevada Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:19:42 +0000 rich.noyes 46027 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Devotes 15 Minutes to Obama Interview: No IRS, Benghazi or Health Care http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-devotes-15-minutes-obama-interview-no-irs-benghazi-or-health-care <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>CBS News devoted 15 and a half minutes on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to an interview with Barack Obama. Despite April 15th having just passed, correspondent Major Garrett offered no questions on taxes or the IRS scandal. He also avoided any queries on ObamaCare or the Benghazi terrorist attack.&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-devotes-15-minutes-obama-interview-no-irs-benghazi-or-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS News Major Garrett Russia Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:13 +0000 scott.whitlock 46026 at http://www.mrc.org Conan O'Brien Smears Pope Francis with Pedophile Joke http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/conan-obrien-smears-pope-francis-pedophile-joke <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-TBS-Conan_large.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />Conan O'Brien apparently couldn't resist making a pedophile priest joke on his TBS program on Wednesday, after Pope Francis took two school boys <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-takes-two-schoolboys-for-a-ride-in-his-popemobile-before-beginning-easter-duties-9267430.html" target="_blank">on a ride</a> around St.</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/conan-obrien-smears-pope-francis-pedophile-joke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church Conan Conan O'Brien Pope Francis TBS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:16 +0000 matthew.balan 46025 at http://www.mrc.org 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 cheerleading of Bloomberg <a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-thrilled-bloomberg-using-fortune-anti-gun-pushafter-fretting-over-too-much-money-poli">on Wednesday morning's <em>Today</em></a>.<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 <em>Military Times</em> spotlighted how veteran groups have rebuked the <em>New York Times</em> 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