BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all en 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 ObamaCare Projection; Wonders Why Dems Won't 'Go On Offense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-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-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 Panicked NBC: 'World Must Act Now' to 'Avert Disaster' of Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/panicked-nbc-world-must-act-now-avert-disaster-climate-change <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> Hyping the latest alarmist global warming study on Sunday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, fill-in anchor Carl Quintanilla proclaimed: <strong>"A new U.N. report out today warns the world must act now to address climate change to avert disaster."</strong> In the report that followed, correspondent Anne Thompson fretted: <strong>"The report says time is running out to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.</strong> Melting ice sheets that will raise sea levels and swamp coastlines. Stronger heat waves and droughts that could put the world's food supply at risk....<strong>The U.N.</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/panicked-nbc-world-must-act-now-avert-disaster-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anne Thompson Climate Change NBC Nightly News United Nations Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:14:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 46003 at http://www.mrc.org Big Three Ignore Case of Utah Mother Accused of Killing Seven Babies; Cover Bear Mauling http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-ignore-case-utah-mother-accused-killing-seven-babies-cover-bear-mauling <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/2014-04-14-CBS-Megan_Huntsman_large.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 132px; float: right;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts on Monday all omitted the arrest of a Utah woman, after the bodies of seven newborn babies were <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/babies-found-dead-utah-woman-arrested-murder-counts/story?id=23311067" target="_blank">discovered in her house</a> on Saturday.</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/big-three-ignore-case-utah-mother-accused-killing-seven-babies-cover-bear-mauling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Morning News CBS This Morning Good Morning America Megan Hunstman NBC Oscar Pistorius Today Utah Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:03:30 +0000 matthew.balan 46002 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s This Week Fawns Over Samantha Power During Visit To Rwanda http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-week-fawns-over-samantha-power-during-visit-rwanda <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 the heels of the <em>Washington Post Magazine</em>’s&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/04/06/samantha-power-puff-washpost-calls-obamas-un-pick-dazzling-diagnostician">glowing profile</a>&nbsp;of U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, ABC’s Terry Moran gushed over the Democrat during her recent visit to Rwanda to pay respects to the genocide that happened there 20 years ago.</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/abcs-week-fawns-over-samantha-power-during-visit-rwanda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc George Stephanopoulos rwanda Samantha Power Terry Moran This Week Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:10:57 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46001 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hails 'Fantastic' New Liberal Anti-E-Mail Policy from French: 'Vive La France!' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-fantastic-new-liberal-anti-e-mail-policy-french-vive-la-france <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 NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;on Friday rhapsodized over a liberal economic policy coming out of France. Regarding new rules that would bar some employers from e-mailing workers after hours, co-host Matt Lauer enthused, "<strong>[The French] get some things very right over there!" [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-11-NBC-Today-Lauer.mp3">here.</a>]&nbsp;</strong></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-hails-fantastic-new-liberal-anti-e-mail-policy-french-vive-la-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Al Roker France french Good Morning America Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:53:42 +0000 scott.whitlock 45999 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fret Over IRS Budget Cuts, No Mention of Ongoing Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-over-irs-budget-cuts-no-mention-ongoing-scandal <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 Monday, all three network morning shows found time to worry about IRS budget cuts meaning fewer audits and longer wait times for taxpayer assistance, but not one mentioned the ongoing scandal embroiling the agency, including Congress issuing a criminal referral for former IRS official Lois Lerner. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-14-Nets-IRSBudget.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-fret-over-irs-budget-cuts-no-mention-ongoing-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Budget Cuts cbs IRS NBC Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:55:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 45998 at http://www.mrc.org AP’s Julie Pace: Media Not Covering IRS Scandal Because ‘We Don't Have a Lot To Work With’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/aps-julie-pace-media-not-covering-irs-scandal-because-we-dont-have-lot-work <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/april/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-13%20at%2010.21.11%20AM.png.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="280" />Last week, the House Oversight Committee asked the Justice Department to seek criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner. Despite the newest revelations in the IRS scandal, the Associated Press’ Julie Pace attempted to excuse the lack of media coverage.</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/aps-julie-pace-media-not-covering-irs-scandal-because-we-dont-have-lot-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday IRS Julie Pace Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:43:32 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45996 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Host Bob Schieffer: ‘Are Republicans Against Equal Pay for Women?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-bob-schieffer-are-republicans-against-equal-pay-women <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>CBS&nbsp;<i>Face the Nation</i>&nbsp;host Bob Schieffer forwarded the liberal line that women get paid 77 percent of what their male counterparts earn as was evident during an interview with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).</p><p>Blackburn appeared with Schieffer on Sunday April 13 and was accused of being against equal pay:&nbsp;<strong>“Are Republicans against equal pay for women and is that going to be a good political issue in these coming midterm elections?”</strong></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/cbs-host-bob-schieffer-are-republicans-against-equal-pay-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer cbs Elijah Cummings equal pay Face The Nation Marsha Blackburn Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:38:19 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45995 at http://www.mrc.org Nothing To See Here: ABC, CBS and NBC's Sunday Shows Ignore Latest In IRS Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nothing-see-here-abc-cbs-and-nbcs-sunday-shows-ignore-latest-irs-scandal <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>Over the last seven days, three major revelations have emerged surrounding the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups. Despite the new stories, on Sunday April 13, three of the four Sunday interview shows on the broadcast networks -- NBC’s&nbsp;<i>Meet the Press,</i>&nbsp;CBS’s&nbsp;<i>Face the Nation</i>&nbsp;and ABC’s&nbsp;<i>This Week --</i> all ignored them, whereas&nbsp;<i>Fox News Sunday</i>&nbsp;was the only broadcast network program to mention the IRS at all.</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/nothing-see-here-abc-cbs-and-nbcs-sunday-shows-ignore-latest-irs-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Face The Nation Fox News Sunday Meet the Press This Week Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:52:50 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45994 at http://www.mrc.org