BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user%3Fpage%3D8%3Fpage%3D497 en ABC, NBC Ignore Montana Democrat Accused of Plagiarizing Masters Thesis http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-montana-democrat-accused-plagiarizing-masters-thesis <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 Thursday, July 24, the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;revealed that Senator John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized his Master’s thesis from the United States Army College and that at least 25 percent of his paper “was either taken without attribution from other authors’ works or improperly sourced.”&nbsp;</p><p>Despite the embarrassing revelation,&nbsp;<strong><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;was the only network morning news show to report on the plagiarism scandal whereas NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>and ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;ignored the story.</strong>&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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-montana-democrat-accused-plagiarizing-masters-thesis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election abc cbs CBS This Morning GMA John Walsh NBC Today Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:46:02 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46769 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Spotlights Bloomberg Blasting FAA for Suspending Flights to Israel; ABC, CBS Omit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit <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>Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> was the sole Big Three evening newscast to notice the criticism of the Obama administration banning U.S. airliners from traveling to Israel. Prominent politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, including Senator Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have denounced this move by the FAA.</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/nbc-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CNN FAA Gaza Israel Michael Bloomberg NBC NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Ted Cruz The Lead Wolf Blitzer World News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:07:31 +0000 matthew.balan 46768 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore GAO's Study on ObamaCare Accepting Fake Applications; NBC Touts Enrollment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-gaos-study-obamacare-accepting-fake-applications-nbc-touts-enrollment <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="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-23-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" />The Big Three networks' morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Government Accountability Office's investigation of ObamaCare's sign-up process that uncovered that fraudulent documents were able to procure federal health plans and subsidies.</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/networks-ignore-gaos-study-obamacare-accepting-fake-applications-nbc-touts-enrollment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amy Goldstein Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning GAO NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Washington Post Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:27:50 +0000 matthew.balan 46767 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Brooklyn Bridge 'Embarrassment' Occurred While NYC Mayor Was on European Vacation http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-brooklyn-bridge-embarrassment-occurred-while-nyc-mayor-was-european-vacation <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> While all three network morning shows on Wednesday covered the American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge being bleached white by unknown vandals, only NBC's <em>Today</em> mentioned that the incident occurred while left-wing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on vacation: <strong>"This embarrassment for the city comes while its mayor, Bill de Blasio, vacations in Europe, which itself has brought criticism."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-23-NBC-TDAY-Mott.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/nbc-brooklyn-bridge-embarrassment-occurred-while-nyc-mayor-was-european-vacation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill De Blasio Brooklyn Bridge NBC New York City Ron Mott Today Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:32:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 46766 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Obama’s West Coast Fundraising Trip Amid Turmoil in Ukraine and Israel http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-obamas-west-coast-fundraising-trip-amid-turmoil-ukraine-and-israel <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>ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;continued to ignore President Obama’s fundraising trips across the country Wednesday morning as he spent Tuesday raising money for Democrats in California and Washington state. While&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;did mention that Obama was on the West Coast for fundraisers and that it has drawn criticism from Republicans, it lasted for only 27 seconds.</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-ignore-obamas-west-coast-fundraising-trip-amid-turmoil-ukraine-and-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama campaign fundraising cbs CBS This Morning Gayle King Good Morning America NBC Today Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:11:24 +0000 curtis.houck 46763 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0 <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 target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/june/WashSecrets-Bedard-June2013.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Since late January of 2012, the <em>Washington Examiner</em>’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/mainstream-media-scream">Mainstream Media Scream</a>” selection in his “<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets">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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-examiners-mainstream-media-scream-mrcs-assessment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Media Bias Washington Examiner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:33 +0000 brent.baker 44669 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Continue to Provide Minimal Coverage of VA Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-provide-minimal-coverage-va-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>On Tuesday, July 22, Robert McDonald, President Obama’s nominee to take over as Secretary for the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, appeared before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, yet his testimony received a&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/07/22/abc-cbs-ignore-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-today-will-networks-c">minuscule 24 seconds</a>&nbsp;on ABC, CBS, and NBC.&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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-provide-minimal-coverage-va-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs IRS scandal NBC Robert McDonald Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:27:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46762 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Discovers Hypocrisy of Michael Moore's Wealth; Used Him to Bash Wall Street in Past http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-discovers-hypocrisy-michael-moores-wealth-used-him-bash-wall-street-past <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, NBC's <em>Today</em> offered a surprising full report on "filmmaker and liberal activist" Michael Moore tarnishing his "blue-collar, anti-capitalist image" after it was revealed during divorce proceedings that Moore and his now ex-wife lived in a Michigan mansion, "the 10,000-square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna and Bruce Willis." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-23-NBC-TDAY-Gutierrez.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/nbc-discovers-hypocrisy-michael-moores-wealth-used-him-bash-wall-street-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gabe Gutierrez Michael Moore NBC Today wealth Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:28:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 46759 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Continues Blackout of Latest ObamaCare Rulings http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-continues-blackout-latest-obamacare-rulings <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 Tuesday, July 22 ObamaCare was dealt a mixed bag via two different rulings from federal appeals courts. At issue is the constitutionality of IRS tax subsidies given to individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal exchange rather than through their state-run exchange. &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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-continues-blackout-latest-obamacare-rulings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:59:50 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46758 at http://www.mrc.org CBS News Relegates Latest In IRS Scandal To Its Website http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-news-relegates-latest-irs-scandal-its-website <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 Tuesday, July 22, CBS News’ Stephanie Condon got around to reporting that the IRS may in fact be able to recover Lois Lerner’s missing emails despite previous claims that they were permanently lost. In testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Thomas Kane, deputy associate chief counsel to the IRS, maintained that “there is an issue as to whether or not there is a - that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the six-month retention schedule.”</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-news-relegates-latest-irs-scandal-its-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS News CBSNews.com IRS Lois Lerner Stephanie Condon Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:11:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46757 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Ignore Conflicting Court Rulings on Future of ObamaCare Subsidies http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-ignore-conflicting-court-rulings-future-obamacare-subsidies <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 Tuesday, July 22, two&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/22/federal-appeals-court-invalidates-some-obamacare-subsidies-in-blow-to-health/">federal appeals courts</a>&nbsp;ruled in different directions over the constitutionality of tax subsidies given to individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal ObamaCare exchange. At issue, was language in the law where subsidies would be given to individuals who purchased health insurance in an exchange “established by the state.”</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-nbc-ignore-conflicting-court-rulings-future-obamacare-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News with Diane Sawyer cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:59:17 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46756 at http://www.mrc.org The View Crew: Stop Trying to Shame Hillary with Bill's Mistresses! http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/view-crew-stop-trying-shame-hillary-bills-mistresses <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/BillView.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The women of<em> The View</em> are sick and tired of people using Bill Clinton’s mistresses to get in the way of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. </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/view-crew-stop-trying-shame-hillary-bills-mistresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton Jason Biggs Jenny McCarthy Sherri Shepherd Sunny Hostin Whoopi Goldberg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:21 +0000 geoff.dickens 46755 at http://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Grills Netanyahu, Then Touts Hamas Calling Him A 'War Criminal' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-grills-netanyahu-then-touts-hamas-calling-him-war-criminal <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 an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu aired on Monday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams hyped how the Israeli Prime Minister was "under increasing fire for the civilian deaths we've seen in Gaza" and proceeded to hammer Netanyahu on the topic: <strong>"Last night our network aired scenes of the largest hospital in Gaza having to turn away dead bodies at the hospital morgue.</strong></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/brian-williams-grills-netanyahu-then-touts-hamas-calling-him-war-criminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Hamas Israel NBC Nightly News Palestinians Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:11:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 46754 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Ignore Upcoming VA Secretary Confirmation Hearing; Will Networks Cover News Tonight? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-ignore-upcoming-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-will-networks-cover-news-tonigh <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>ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;both ignored the news Tuesday morning that President Obama’s nominee to become the next Secretary of the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs will testify today on Capitol Hill in his confirmation hearing.&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/abc-cbs-ignore-upcoming-va-secretary-confirmation-hearing-will-networks-cover-news-tonigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Associated Press cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Natalie Morales NBC Today VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:25:17 +0000 curtis.houck 46753 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Derides Perry's Border Move: 'Not Needed' and Comes With a 'Hefty Price Tag' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-derides-perrys-border-move-not-needed-and-comes-hefty-price-tag <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>All three morning shows on Tuesday worried about Governor Rick Perry's "controversial," expensive move to send the National Guard to the Texas border. But it was ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday that offered the most annoyed commentary.&nbsp;<em>GMA</em>&nbsp;correspondent Jim Avila began his report by lecturing, "But the border patrol says [National Guard troops are] not needed because federal law prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws."&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-derides-perrys-border-move-not-needed-and-comes-hefty-price-tag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc border Good Morning America Illegal Immigration Jim Avila Rick Perry Texas Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:23:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 46751 at http://www.mrc.org