BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user%3Fpage%3D54 en CNN Guest Likens 'Hurtful and Harmful' Spanking to 'Segregated Schools' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-guest-likens-hurtful-and-harmful-spanking-segregated-schools <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/2014-09-16-CNN-AC-Areva_Martin.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Areva Martin brought in the specter of Jim Crow on Monday's <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em> on CNN, as she commented on the child abuse case against NFL player Adrian Peterson. Martin contended that "<strong>corporal punishment, in any form, is abusive</strong>," and emphasized, "We used to not wear helmets when we rode bikes. Women used to smoke when they were pregnant. <strong>We used to send our kids to segregated schools.</strong></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-guest-likens-hurtful-and-harmful-spanking-segregated-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Adrian Peterson Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Areva Martin Charles Blow CNN Jeffrey Toobin nfl Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:50:47 +0000 matthew.balan 47150 at http://www.mrc.org PBS Doc: Teddy Roosevelt An 'Imperialist' 'Killer' Who Glorified War http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbs-doc-teddy-roosevelt-imperialist-killer-who-glorified-war <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>During the first installment of PBS's <em>The Roosevelts: An Intimate History</em> on Sunday, historian Clay Jenkinson and former Newsweek editor turned historian Evan Thomas slammed Theodore Roosevelt as a bloodthirsty "imperialist" who promoted the "glorification of war" and built up a "cult" of personality. [<em>Listen to <a target="_blank" href="/sites/default/files/uploads/mp3/2014-09-14-PBS-TR-JenkinsonThomas.mp3">the audio</a></em>] <br /></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/pbs-doc-teddy-roosevelt-imperialist-killer-who-glorified-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Clay Jenkinson Evan Thomas PBS Theodore Roosevelt Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:44:10 +0000 kyle.drennen 47149 at http://www.mrc.org Rosie O'Donnell Stunned at Idea That Obama Doesn't 'Love People' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rosie-odonnell-stunned-idea-obama-doesnt-love-people <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> <div property="content:encoded" class="field-item even"><p>Rosie O'Donnell appeared shocked by the suggestion that Barack Obama "doesn't love people."&nbsp;<em>The View</em>&nbsp;co-host&nbsp;on Tuesday sparred with Republican Nicolle Wallace over the President&nbsp;and&nbsp;demonstrated&nbsp;that she's still obsessed with George W. Bush.</p></div><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-stunned-idea-obama-doesnt-love-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama George W. Bush Nicolle Wallace Rosie O'Donnell The View Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:49:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 47145 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Over 100,000 About to Lose ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-over-100000-about-lose-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/2014-09-16-ObamaCare.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="180" width="300" />NBC, ABC, and CBS completely ignored the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/more-than-100-000-enrollees-are-likely-to-lose-obamacare-coverage-20140915">latest setback for ObamaCare</a> after news broke Monday that around 115,000 people were expected to lose health insurance coverage at the end of September due to their failure to verify their legal status as United States citizens.<br /></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/networks-ignore-over-100000-about-lose-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs NBC obamacare Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:57:53 +0000 kyle.drennen 47142 at http://www.mrc.org Boston Globe Reporter: ‘Bush Had No Coalition’ for Iraq War http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/boston-globe-reporter-bush-had-no-coalition-iraq-war <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/september/2014-09-15-BostonGlobe-ReporterTweets1.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; float: right;" width="280" />In a conversation on Twitter with Fox News Channel (FNC) contributor&nbsp;Richard Grenell,&nbsp;<em>Boston Globe</em>&nbsp;reporter Bryan Bender continued the media’s double standard of slamming then-President George W. Bush’s international coalition for the Iraq War and President Obama’s current coalition for fighting the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.&nbsp;</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/boston-globe-reporter-bush-had-no-coalition-iraq-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Boston Globe Double Standard Fox News Channel George W. Bush Iraq War Richard Grenell Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:24:36 +0000 curtis.houck 47140 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Continue Fawning Over Hillary In Iowa; Refuse to Cover Report Clinton Advisers Scrubbed Benghazi Docs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-continue-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub <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>CBS and NBC continued to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night after both networks&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-time" target="_blank">gushed</a>&nbsp;over her appearance in their morning shows and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-demcrats-2016" target="_blank">wondered&nbsp;on Sunday</a> if she might not be liberal enough for Iowa Democrats in 2016.</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-continue-fawning-over-hillary-iowa-refuse-cover-report-clinton-advisers-scrub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Benghazi Bill Clinton Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Hillary Clinton Iowa Nancy Cordes NBC NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Sharyl Attkisson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:08:04 +0000 curtis.houck 47139 at http://www.mrc.org 'View' Crew to Nicolle Wallace: 'When Did You Want to Pop' Sarah Palin? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/view-crew-nicolle-wallace-when-did-you-want-pop-sarah-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition to 9/11 truther&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/09/15/rosie-odonnell-its-natural-football-players-extend-violence-private">Rosie O'Donnell</a>, two other hosts debuted on&nbsp;<em>The View</em>, Monday, moderate Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/09/04/liberal-rosie-perez-join-liberal-rosie-odonnell-and-palin-basher-new">Rosie Perez</a>. Wallace famously worked for – and then publicly trashed – Sarah Palin. Perez quizzed, "One, what was it like when you first met her?</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/view-crew-nicolle-wallace-when-did-you-want-pop-sarah-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Nicolle Wallace Rosie O'Donnell The View Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:50:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 47138 at http://www.mrc.org Charlie Rose Fawned Over 'Friend' Hillary Clinton, Grills Rand Paul http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-fawned-over-friend-hillary-clinton-grills-rand-paul <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>Charlie Rose has repeatedly fawned over his "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/07/18/ugh-charlie-rose-starts-interview-friend-hillary-clinton-gooey-maya-an">friend</a>" Hillary Clinton, even reading a poem to her. But when Rand Paul appeared on&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>, Monday, Rose and his co-hosts grilled the possible 2016 presidential contender. Citing the&nbsp;<em>Washington Post</em>, Gayle King derided, "You were described as an isolationist..."&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/charlie-rose-fawned-over-friend-hillary-clinton-grills-rand-paul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Rand Paul Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:25:20 +0000 scott.whitlock 47137 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Progressive' Pope; Ignores Francis's Defense of Traditional Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage <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/2014-09-15-CBS-TM-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Don Dahler played up how Pope Francis presiding at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica is "<strong>yet another example of just how progressive</strong> [he] <strong>has been</strong>." Dahler zeroed in on how "according to the Church, s<strong>ome of these couples are technically living in sin</strong>. Many have been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism.</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/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Don Dahler Elisabetta Povoledo Marriage New York Times Pope Francis Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:24 +0000 matthew.balan 47136 at http://www.mrc.org 'Meet the Press' Panel: Losing the Senate Would Actually Be Good for Democrats http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-losing-senate-would-actually-be-good-democrats <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 preparation for Democrats possibly losing control of the Senate in the midterm election, <em>Meet the Press</em> moderator Chuck Todd and his panel actually tried to preemptively spin such a defeat as a good thing for the Democratic Party.</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/meet-press-panel-losing-senate-would-actually-be-good-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Democrats Meet the Press NBC Senate Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:56:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 47135 at http://www.mrc.org Chuck Todd Suggests If Kansas Gov. Loses It's ‘Because He Cut Taxes Too Much’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-suggests-if-kansas-gov-loses-its-because-he-cut-taxes-too-much <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>Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sat down with<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday, September 14, to promote his new book “The Way Forward” and was met with a barrage of questions challenging his conservative principles.</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-suggests-if-kansas-gov-loses-its-because-he-cut-taxes-too-much" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Chuck Todd Meet the Press NBC Paul Ryan Sam Brownback Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:34:29 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47131 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and CBS Gush Over Hillary In Iowa: 'Can She Do It This Time?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-time <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>After fretting on Sunday's <em>Meet the Press</em> that <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/09/14/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-dems-2016" target="_blank">Hillary Clinton may not be liberal enough</a> for 2016 Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent Andrea Mitchell eagerly touted the Clinton campaign machine: "This time, Clinton organizers say they've learned their lesson, busing in volunteers from all over the country."<br /></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-and-cbs-gush-over-hillary-iowa-can-she-do-it-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton campaign 2016 CBS This Morning Hillary Clinton Iowa NBC Today Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:35:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 47132 at http://www.mrc.org Fox News ‘Would Have Loved’ to Show Video of FDR at ‘His Most Helpless’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/fox-news-would-have-loved-show-video-fdr-his-most-helpless <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/GeoffreyWard-Face%20the%20Nation-2014-09-14jpg.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />The potshot of the weekend illustrates the visceral disgust in academia toward the Fox News Channel. If Franklin Roosevelt were a candidate or President today, FNC “would have loved” to show video of him “at his most helpless” – such as when he was carried or forced to have others attach and remove his leg braces. <br /></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/fox-news-would-have-loved-show-video-fdr-his-most-helpless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Face The Nation Fox News Channel Geoffrey Ward PBS Video Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:47:49 +0000 brent.baker 47129 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s Karl: ‘Is Hillary Clinton…Too Hawkish’ for Democrats In 2016? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-karl-hillary-clinton%E2%80%A6too-hawkish-democrats-2016 <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>In a similar theme to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-demcrats-2016">what aired on NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em></a>, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>This Week with George Stephanopoulos&nbsp;</em>used Hillary Clinton’s visit to Iowa as an opportunity to play up liberal dissatisfaction with the potential 2016 presidential candidate.</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-karl-hillary-clinton%E2%80%A6too-hawkish-democrats-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election abc Hillary Clinton Jonathan Karl This Week Tom Harkin Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:49:26 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47128 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Laments Hillary May Not Be Liberal Enough for Demcrats in 2016 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-demcrats-2016 <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>Hillary Clinton traveled to Iowa on Sunday for the annual Tom Harkin Steak Fry and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell traveled with her as the former Secretary of State continues her unofficial campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.</p><p>During an appearance on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator Chuck Todd introduced Mitchell by playing up how&nbsp;<strong>despite Hillary having “the best resume” it “may not be enough for many in a Democratic Party that is increasingly tilting&nbsp;to the left.”&nbsp;</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/nbc-laments-hillary-may-not-be-liberal-enough-demcrats-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Chuck Todd Hillary Clinton Meet the Press NBC Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:28:21 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47127 at http://www.mrc.org