BiasAlerts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7/all/misc/user%3Fpage%3D2 en CBS, NBC Highlight Downside to NYT's Call for Pot Legalization http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-highlight-downside-nyts-call-pot-legalization <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>As the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;launched a high profile editorial to federally&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/27/opinion/sunday/high-time-marijuana-legalization.html">legalize marijuana</a>, NBC and CBS on Monday surprisingly showcased the downside of the pro-pot movement in states such as Colorado and Washington.&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning&nbsp;</em>host Gayle King alerted, "After voters in Colorado and Washington State gave the green light for recreational use, the&nbsp;<em>Times</em>&nbsp;editorial board now wants the rest of the country to have the same</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-nbc-highlight-downside-nyts-call-pot-legalization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Jan Crawford marijuana New York Times pot Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:20:38 +0000 scott.whitlock 46799 at http://www.mrc.org Geraldo: Every Time You Say 'Illegals' It's Like Fingernails on a Blackboard! http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/geraldo-every-time-you-say-illegals-its-fingernails-blackboard <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/Geraldo1.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Geraldo Rivera hates it whenever any one around him refers to people illegally crossing the border as “illegals.” On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered he challenged FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt when she dared to use that phrase in his presence. Rivera barked: “Every time you say ‘illegals,’ it’s like fingernails on a black board!”<br /><br />Well Earhardt, along with a few of her co-panelists, fought back against Rivera’s insistence that the border-crossers were “law-abiding.” </p><p>&nbsp;</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/geraldo-every-time-you-say-illegals-its-fingernails-blackboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ainsley Earhardt FNC Geraldo Rivera immigration Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:11:41 +0000 geoff.dickens 46798 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’s Rose Allows Hamas Leader to Compare Palestinian Terrorism to U.S. Defeating British in Revolutionary War http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-rose-allows-hamas-leader-compare-palestinian-terrorism-us-defeating-british-revoluti <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><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;aired multiple excerpts on Monday morning of co-host Charlie Rose’s interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, that will air on Rose’s PBS show on Monday night. In the excerpts that were aired, Rose allowed him to compare the Palestinian people in their fighting with Israel to Americans waging war with the British in the America Revolution. Further, Meshaal denied any possibility that, in his mind, a state of Israel could co-exist with any Palestinian state.</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/cbss-rose-allows-hamas-leader-compare-palestinian-terrorism-us-defeating-british-revoluti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Hamas Israel/Palestine Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:50:58 +0000 curtis.houck 46797 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Reporter Frets Over Hamas Getting 'Nothing' in Cease-Fire With Israel http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-reporter-frets-over-hamas-getting-nothing-cease-fire-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel worried that Hamas was not getting enough out of a temporary cease-fire agreement with Israel: <strong>"What is Hamas getting in return? So far, nothing.</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/nbc-reporter-frets-over-hamas-getting-nothing-cease-fire-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Gaza Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Richard Engel Today Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 46795 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Omits Coverage of Agreement on VA Hospital Bill; Mentions Robots in South Korean Ballpark Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-omits-coverage-agreement-va-hospital-bill-mentions-robots-south-korean-ballpark-inste <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>Over the weekend, leaders from the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees reached an agreement on legislation to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs with the full details unveiled during a press conference Monday afternoon.</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-omits-coverage-agreement-va-hospital-bill-mentions-robots-south-korean-ballpark-inste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Nancy Cordes NBC Politico Today VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:58:45 +0000 curtis.houck 46793 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Refuse to Report Latest IRS Scandal Revelations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-revelations <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/Lerner5th.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The saga of Lois Lerner’s missing emails took a bunch of twists and turns this past week, but you wouldn’t know that if you only got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. <br />On July 21, it was reported that even more IRS officials had their hard drives crash on them, including employees who “routinely corresponded” with Lerner. What a coincidence! <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/networks-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-revelations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission IRS Lois Lerner Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:15 +0000 geoff.dickens 46791 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Harris-Perry Compares Rick Perry to Segregationists Trying to Stop Integration of Public Schools http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-compares-rick-perry-segregationists-trying-stop-integration-public-sc <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="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/MSNBCperry.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />MSNBC Weekend MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is known for making controversial statements about race, such as when she <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2013/12/31/msnbc-panel-mocks-romneys-adopted-black-grandchild-apologies-follow">mocked Mitt Romney</a> for having adopted black grandson, and on Saturday, July 26 she made yet another controversial statement on race.</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/msnbcs-harris-perry-compares-rick-perry-segregationists-trying-stop-integration-public-sc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division immigration Melissa Harris-Perry Rick Perry Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:18:11 +0000 brent.baker 46789 at http://www.mrc.org 'Meet the Press' Panel Laments ‘Do-Nothing Nature’ of Republicans In Congress http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/meet-press-panel-laments-do-nothing-nature-republicans-congress <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>A common theme among liberal journalists is to blame a “do-nothing Congress” when liberal policies fail to become law. Such was the case during a panel discussion on Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;when moderator David Gregory and his entire panel lamented the lack of legislative action on Capitol Hill, mainly in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.&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/meet-press-panel-laments-do-nothing-nature-republicans-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Brooks David Gregory Judy Woodruff Meet the Press NBC Nia-Malika Henderson Ruth Marcus Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:04:05 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46788 at http://www.mrc.org David Gregory Suggests Paul Ryan Doesn’t Have ‘A Lot of Sympathy’ for Poor People http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregory-suggests-paul-ryan-doesnt-have-lot-sympathy-poor-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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Meet the Press&nbsp;</em>moderator David Gregory did his best to condemn Congressman Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal during an interview on Sunday, July 27.&nbsp;</p><p>The NBC host played a clip of Ryan from 2013 in which he criticized a “dependency culture” in America which Gregory interpreted as not sounding “like there’s a lot of sympathy for people you think need the government's help. What you seem to be saying is that people have a problem with their own dependency here the government is only furthering.” [See video below.] &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/david-gregory-suggests-paul-ryan-doesnt-have-lot-sympathy-poor-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Paul Ryan Poverty Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:41:39 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46787 at http://www.mrc.org Benjamin Netanyahu Confronts NBC’s David Gregory Over Claim that Israel Targeted a U.N. School http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/benjamin-netanyahu-confronts-nbcs-david-gregory-over-claim-israel-targeted-un-school <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 Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu profoundly slapped down moderator David Gregory’s assertion that Israel had been involved in the “targeting of a U.N. school that killed children and those civilians who were fleeing a safe place to go in the fighting.”</p><p><strong>Netanyahu resoundingly condemned Gregory’s statement and insisted that the “Secretary General of the United Nations before this incident took place, said that, admitted that two U.N. schools in Gaza were used to stockpile rockets.”</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/benjamin-netanyahu-confronts-nbcs-david-gregory-over-claim-israel-targeted-un-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benjamin Netanyahu David Gregory Meet the Press NBC Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:14:03 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46786 at http://www.mrc.org Maher: ObamaCare ‘So Much More of a Significant Achievement than Landing on the Moon’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/maher-obamacare-so-much-more-significant-achievement-landing-moon <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> Citing the 45th anniversary last week of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, Bill Maher on Friday night sneered: “I always hear that the moon landing was the last great thing that America did. I think the last great thing America did was giving health care to 30 million people.”<br /> <br /> That prompted a roar of applause from the Los Angeles audience for Maher’s July 25 <em>Real Time </em>show on HBO, and after it died down a bit, Maher insisted: “I find that to be so much more of a significant achievement than landing on the moon.”</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/maher-obamacare-so-much-more-significant-achievement-landing-moon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Bill Maher Medical Insurance Neil deGrasse Tyson Real Time obamacare technology Video Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:09:26 +0000 brent.baker 46785 at http://www.mrc.org GMA, Today Yawn at Christian Escaping Sudan, Death Sentence for Her Christian Faith http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-today-yawn-christian-escaping-sudan-death-sentence-her-christian-faith <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 Friday, both ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>ignored the news that Meriam Ibrahaim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, fled Sudan with an Italian diplomat on an Italian jet to Rome Thursday and received a blessing from Pope Francis in a private meeting at the Vatican.</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/gma-today-yawn-christian-escaping-sudan-death-sentence-her-christian-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Christianity Good Morning America NBC Norah O'Donnell Radical Islam Today Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:14:42 +0000 curtis.houck 46784 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Condemn Attack on U.N. School in Gaza, Ignore Hamas Hiding Rockets in Schools http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-condemn-attack-un-school-gaza-ignore-hamas-hiding-rockets-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> While all three networks denounced the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday, NBC, ABC and CBS all failed to report on similar U.N. schools in the war-torn territory being used to hide Hamas rockets. As <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/22/hamas-hiding-rockets-in-schools-children-playgrounds-israel-and-un-agency-say/" target="_blank">Fox News reported</a> on Tuesday, "The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said the rockets were found in between two other UNRWA schools that are being used to host 1,500 displaced people."<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-condemn-attack-un-school-gaza-ignore-hamas-hiding-rockets-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Fox News Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians United Nations Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:07:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 46783 at http://www.mrc.org NBC, CBS Allow a Scant 43 Seconds to Hero Doctor Who Shot Crazed Gunman http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-cbs-allow-scant-43-seconds-hero-doctor-who-shot-crazed-gunman <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 the wake of the Newtown shooting, the networks highlighted President Obama's call for more gun control to rein in violence. However, NBC and CBS on Thursday night and Friday morning allowed a mere 43 seconds for the story of a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/24/shooting-wellness-center/13113555/">hero doctor</a>&nbsp;who used his own firearm to shoot a crazed gunman in Pennsylvania.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;reporter Ron Claiborne covered the story in a full report.</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-cbs-allow-scant-43-seconds-hero-doctor-who-shot-crazed-gunman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns Pennsylvania second amendment Shooting Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:59:19 +0000 scott.whitlock 46781 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Fails to Cite Immigration Expert’s Favoritism in Liberal Media, Past Contributions to Soros-Backed Group http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-fails-cite-immigration-experts-favoritism-liberal-media-past-contributions-soros-back <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>The&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening New</em>s reported Thursday night on the issue of children fleeing from Central America and crossing into the United States illegally and included an interview with an Fulbright scholar who conducts research on why these children are leaving in large numbers for the U.S. However, an important detail left out by CBS News correspondent Manuel Borjorquez was that the scholar has scores of fans in the liberal media.</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-fails-cite-immigration-experts-favoritism-liberal-media-past-contributions-soros-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley George Soros Illegal Immigration immigration Manuel Bojorquez Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:48:33 +0000 curtis.houck 46780 at http://www.mrc.org