BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en Chris Matthews Suggests Joni Ernst ‘Has Talked About Killing Politicians She Doesn't Agree With’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-suggests-joni-ernst-has-talked-about-killing-politicians-she-doesnt-agree <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 Thursday night, Chris Matthews discussed a soundbite of Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst stating her stance on the Second Amendment from two years ago and interpreted it as&nbsp;<strong>“pretty radical”</strong>&nbsp;to the point that&nbsp;<strong>“[s]he has talked about killing politicians she doesn't agree with.”</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/chris-matthews-suggests-joni-ernst-has-talked-about-killing-politicians-she-doesnt-agree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional Bruce Braley Chris Matthews Hardball Iowa MSNBC The Huffington Post Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:18:11 +0000 curtis.houck 47453 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Pundits Rush to Reject MRC Study Showing Media Midterm Double Standard http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-pundits-rush-reject-mrc-study-showing-media-midterm-double-standard <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>Since the Media Research Center <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats" target="_blank">first published its study</a> on Wednesday showing a glaring double standard in how the network evening newscasts covered the anti-Republican wave in the 2006 midterm election vs the likely anti-Democratic wave in 2014, various liberal pundits and journalists took to the airwaves in an effort to dismiss the findings.</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/liberal-pundits-rush-reject-mrc-study-showing-media-midterm-double-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc campaign 2014 cbs NBC Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:10:59 +0000 kyle.drennen 47452 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Plays Up GOP 'Impediment' to Obama Nominee in Ebola Response http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-plays-gop-impediment-obama-nominee-ebola-response <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/2014-10-24-CNN-ND-Camerota.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CNN's Alisyn Camerota promoted a <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/former-cnn-pundit-roland-martin-rips-cowardly-bullies-nra" target="_blank">liberal talking point</a> about the Obama administration's response to the Ebola outbreak on Friday's <em>New Day</em>, as she interviewed Rep. Jason Chaffetz.</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-plays-gop-impediment-obama-nominee-ebola-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alisyn Camerota Barack Obama CNN Ebola Jason Chaffetz New Day Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:55:55 +0000 matthew.balan 47451 at http://www.mrc.org Far-Left Celebrity Russell Brand Is 'Open' to 9/11 Trutherism http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/far-left-celebrity-russell-brand-open-911-trutherism <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 style="float: right;" width="300" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BrandRussell.JPG" />Liberal celebrity Russell Brand on Thursday announced he's "open" to the idea that the United States government may have been behind the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. Talking to a British reporter,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/24/russell-brand-newsnight-9-11-attacks/print">Brand theorized</a>, "Do you trust the American government? Do you trust the British government?</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/far-left-celebrity-russell-brand-open-911-trutherism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 9/11 abc Russell Brand The View Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:23:23 +0000 scott.whitlock 47450 at http://www.mrc.org O'Reilly Cites 'Stunning' MRC Study on Nets Ignoring Midterms; Carville Tries to Dismiss It http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-cites-stunning-mrc-study-nets-ignoring-midterms-carville-tries-dismiss-it <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 his Fox News show Thursday night, host Bill O'Reilly cited the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats" target="_blank">Media Research Center study</a> on the network evening newscasts censoring coverage of the 2014 midterms: <strong>"Eight years ago, the nightly network newscasts went full out to cover the campaigns, which Democrats were favored to win....But this time around, the graph is far different.</strong> At this point in time, ABC News did 36 election reports eight years ago. So far this year, zero, nothing.</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/oreilly-cites-stunning-mrc-study-nets-ignoring-midterms-carville-tries-dismiss-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Tantaros Bill O'Reilly campaign 2014 Fox News James Carville Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:53:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 47449 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Continue to Ignore Report on Violent Illegals; Cover Real Housewives Jail Sentence, Marlins Fan Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-continue-ignore-report-violent-illegals-cover-real-housewives-jail-sentence-marli <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/october/MarlinsMan-NBCNightlyNews-2014-10-23.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />On Thursday night, ABC and NBC continued to make no mention of a&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/" target="_blank">damning report by&nbsp;<em>USA Today</em></a>&nbsp;that the Obama administration co</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-continue-ignore-report-violent-illegals-cover-real-housewives-jail-sentence-marli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress illegal aliens Illegal Immigration NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama USA Today World News Tonight Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:05:14 +0000 curtis.houck 47446 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Carol Costello Apologizes for Laughing at Assault of Bristol Palin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-carol-costello-apologizes-laughing-assault-bristol-palin <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/BristolPalinCNN.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />After being <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/cnns-carol-costello-apologizes-for-comments-about-palin-brawl/">“roundly criticized”</a> for laughing at audio of Bristol Palin’s account of being assaulted by a man and thrown to the ground, CNN’s Carol Costello issued an apology to the Palin family. <br /></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/cnns-carol-costello-apologizes-laughing-assault-bristol-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bristol Palin Carol Costello CNN Newsroom Sarah Palin Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:43:46 +0000 geoff.dickens 47445 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Frets: Will Canada 'Discriminate' Like U.S. After 9/11? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-frets-will-canada-discriminate-us-after-911 <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>Talking to a Canadian member of Parliament on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell wondered about the threat of bigotry in that country's reaction to&nbsp;a terrorist shooting. Comparing Canada to the United States, she worried, "But do you fear, do you worry that there is going to be this reaction as, frankly, we had after 9/11?"&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/andrea-mitchell-frets-will-canada-discriminate-us-after-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 9/11 Andrea Mitchell Canada MSNBC Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:05:42 +0000 scott.whitlock 47444 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Harwood Reacts to MRC Study, Excuses Media Silence on Midterms http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-reacts-mrc-study-excuses-media-silence-midterms <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 Thursday's <em>Squawk Box</em> on CNBC, host Joe Kernen cited the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats" target="_blank">Media Research Center's latest study</a> showing the Big Three network evening newscasts have barely noticed the anti-Obama midterm election of 2014 but provided wall-to-wall coverage in 2006: <strong>"...they breathlessly reported the Democratic takeover of Capitol Hill in the anti-Bush election of 2006....the coverage of this current situation, 6 to 1 disparity.</strong> There were 159 stories about the D</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/cnbcs-harwood-reacts-mrc-study-excuses-media-silence-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 CNBC Joe Kernen John Harwood Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:53:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 47443 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Skips Harsh Report on Violent Illegals, Makes Time for Horror Films http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-harsh-report-violent-illegals-makes-time-horror-films <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>ABC and NBC on Thursday ignored a shocking new report from&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/">USA Today</a></em>&nbsp;that the Obama administration has covered up the release of illegals&nbsp;involved with rapes and murders. Only&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;covered the story, managing a mere 20 seconds.</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-harsh-report-violent-illegals-makes-time-horror-films" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Illegal Immigration illegals NBC Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:01:37 +0000 scott.whitlock 47439 at http://www.mrc.org Rosie O'Donnell Uses Canadian Terror Attack to Push Gun Control http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rosie-odonnell-uses-canadian-terror-attack-push-gun-control <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>Liberal&nbsp;<em>View</em>&nbsp;co-host (and&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/08/09/pay-attention-abc-rosie-o-donnell-just-reaffirmed-her-belief-911-tru">9/11 truther</a>) Rosie O'Donnell wasted no time on Thursday in taking the shooting in Canada and spinning it into a plea for gun control in America. The comedienne cited a comment from model Chrissy Teigen.</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/rosie-odonnell-uses-canadian-terror-attack-push-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Canada Gun Control Guns Rosie O'Donnell Terrorism The View Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:11:39 +0000 scott.whitlock 47438 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Covers UNC Academic Fraud Scandal, Yet Skipped Academically Fraudulent Democratic Senator http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-covers-unc-academic-fraud-scandal-yet-skipped-academically-fraudulent-democratic-sena <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-10-10-FNC-Gretchen-JohnWalsh1.JPG?itok=ogJHt8JH" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-10-10-FNC-Gretchen-JohnWalsh1.JPG?itok=ogJHt8JH" class="image-blog_body-50" style="float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" width="280" />On July 24, it&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/politics/montana-senator-john-walsh-plagiarized-thesis.html?_r=0" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/politics/montana-senator-john</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/nbc-covers-unc-academic-fraud-scandal-yet-skipped-academically-fraudulent-democratic-sena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley John Walsh Montana NBC NBC Nightly News NCAA North Carolina Political Scandals Senator John Walsh World News Tonight Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:23:13 +0000 curtis.houck 47436 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Ignore Results of Michael Brown’s Autopsy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-ignore-results-michael-browns-autopsy <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, the results of the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.stltoday.com/online/pdf-autopsy-report-for-michael-brown/pdf_ce018d0c-5998-11e4-b700-001a4bcf6878.html" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.stltoday.com/online/pdf-autopsy-report-for-michael-brown/pdf_ce018d0c-5998-11e4-b700-001a4bcf6878.html">St.</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/cbs-and-nbc-ignore-results-michael-browns-autopsy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley David Muir ferguson Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown Missouri NBC NBC Nightly News steve osunsami World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:21:01 +0000 curtis.houck 47435 at http://www.mrc.org O'Reilly on 'Today': Obama Administration 'Blew It' on Ebola Response http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-today-obama-administration-blew-it-ebola-response <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 Wednesday, <em>Today</em> co-host Matt Lauer began an interview with Bill O'Reilly by citing liberal <em>New York Times </em>columnist Frank Bruni <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-the-virus-of-cynicism.html?_r=0" target="_blank">actually criticizing</a> the Obama administration's handling of the Ebola crisis: "One dimension of the disease's toll is clear. It's ravaging Americans' already tenuous&nbsp; faith in the competence of our government and its bureaucracies."</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/oreilly-today-obama-administration-blew-it-ebola-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bill O'Reilly Ebola Matt Lauer NBC Today Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:37:26 +0000 kyle.drennen 47433 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Yawn at Midterms, But 'Love' 'Cute' Story of Obama Teasing a Voter http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-yawn-midterms-love-cute-story-obama-teasing-voter <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>With the Democrats facing bad news in the coming midterms, the networks have largely been&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/10/22/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats">ignoring</a>&nbsp;the possible electoral wave. Yet, NBC and CBS couldn't resist the "cute" story of Barack Obama bantering with a woman and her boyfriend on Monday.</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/nets-yawn-midterms-love-cute-story-obama-teasing-voter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Barack Obama cbs Midterms NBC Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:06:03 +0000 scott.whitlock 47432 at http://www.mrc.org