AnthonyWeiner http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/764/all en Journalists Would "Recoil in Horror" at Palin Presidency; Hoping Weiner Hangs on Like "Beloved" Bill Clinton http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/journalists-would-recoil-horror-palin-presidency-hoping-weiner-hangs-beloved-bill- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 24, No. 13 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Jun272011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1029658" title="Jun272011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>Journalists Would "Recoil in Horror" at Palin Presidency</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/journalists-would-recoil-horror-palin-presidency-hoping-weiner-hangs-beloved-bill-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc AliVelshi AnthonyWeiner BobSchieffer cbs CNN DavidGregory MichaelIsikoff MSNBC NBC RichardStengel SarahPalin Time Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:32 +0000 admin 8735 at http://www.mrc.org Weinergate: The Story the Networks Never Liked http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/weinergate-story-networks-never-liked <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study Finds Twice as Much Intensity for Republican Scandal in 2006 Than Sexting Scandal of 2011 </div> </div> </div> <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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-06-16-NBC-NN-WilliamsBig.jpg" border="0" height="192" width="258" /></div> <p>As much as liberals might complain the Anthony Weiner scandal was some sort of feeding frenzy, the networks did not attack it, especially the evening news. They seemed to agree with just-departed CBS anchor Katie Couric, who asked on Twitter: "I'm curious if anybody thinks this Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal is a legit news story or just fodder for late-night comedians."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/weinergate-story-networks-never-liked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc AnthonyWeiner cbs Democrats NBC Republicans Resignation sextingscandal Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:26:00 +0000 admin 3019 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Laments Weiner Resignation as 'Sad Ending' to 'Bright, Promising Political Career' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-laments-weiner-resignation-sad-ending-bright-promising-political-career <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-16-NBC-TDAY-Russert.jpg" border="0" width="235" height="176" /></div> <p>As news broke Thursday morning of Congressman Anthony Weiner's upcoming resignation, congressional correspondent Luke Russert appeared on NBC's Today and sympathetically declared:<strong> "...this is really a sad ending, a lot would say, to what was once a bright, promising political career."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-laments-weiner-resignation-sad-ending-bright-promising-political-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert career ChuckTodd liberalmediabias LukeRussert NBC Resignation Today Fri, 17 Jun 2011 19:54:00 +0000 37825 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews: Weiner Press Conference 'Sort of Like the Hanging of Saddam Hussein' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-weiner-press-conference-sort-hanging-saddam-hussein <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 style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/102805" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>Chris Matthews came up with a bizarre analogy on Thursday, suggesting that Anthony Weiner's resignation press conference was "<strong>sort of like the hanging of Saddam Hussein</strong>." While offering criticism of Weiner, the Hardball anchor also praised the event: "At his best, he had dignity today. He had a measure of class, which has been missing in all of this."</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/chris-matthews-weiner-press-conference-sort-hanging-saddam-hussein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert ChrisMatthews Hardball liberalmediabias MSNBC Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:42:00 +0000 37820 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Weiner Resignation Announcement 'Showed Much of His Strength as a Congressman' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-weiner-resignation-announcement-showed-much-his-strength-congressman <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 Thursday's NBC News special coverage of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner announcing his resignation, congressional correspondent Kelly O'Donnell remarked to Nightly News anchor Brian Williams: <strong>"Anthony Weiner showed much of his strength as a Congressman in what he talked about just now in trying to talk about a message that was something other than this scandal."</strong> [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-06-16-NBC-SR-ODonnell.mp3">Audio available here</a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-weiner-resignation-announcement-showed-much-his-strength-congressman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert BrianWilliams KellyO'Donnell liberalmediabias NBC Resignation Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:30:00 +0000 37819 at http://www.mrc.org Was Anthony Weiner Victim of New Washington 'Puritanism'? http://www.mrc.org/articles/was-anthony-weiner-victim-new-washington-puritanism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kate Zernike on Anthony Weiner, victim of Washington &quot;puritanism&quot;? &quot;But technology keeps adding new and in many ways more seductive temptations to the mix. And this is happening at a time when, many argue, a more prying press corps, stricter public standards and greater partisanship have combined to make Washington oddly more puritanical than it once was.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Was disgraced Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, who carried on several inappropriate online chats with young women, a victim of a newly 'puritanical' climate in Washington? That's the inference from Kate Zernike's front-page story for the Times' Week in Review, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/weekinreview/12pols.html?scp=1&sq=zernike%20puritanical&st=cse " target="_blank">Naked Hubris...While digital flux makes it easier for politicians to stra</a>y,' a companion piece to Sheryl Gay Stolberg's 'When it comes to scandal, boys will be boys.' She wrote:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/was-anthony-weiner-victim-new-washington-puritanism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AnthonyWeiner KateZernike liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SexScandals TimesWatch Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:57:00 +0000 admin 363 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Gives Maher Platform to Accuse GOP Candidates of 'Horrible Society-Killing Ideas,' Call Cheney 'More Psychotic' Than Weiner http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-gives-maher-platform-accuse-gop-candidates-horrible-society-killing-ideas-call-chene <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>The night after CNN's debate in New Hampshire with seven Republican presidential candidates, Anderson Cooper brought aboard left-wing 'comedian' Bill Maher to ridicule them. Asked if he 'had to vote' for one of them, he named Ron Paul since 'he's a cut from a different cloth than the rest of those people who are of course selling their souls to the corporate interests who back them and<strong> who have just horrible, society-killing ideas about America.'</strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-gives-maher-platform-accuse-gop-candidates-horrible-society-killing-ideas-call-chene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential AndersonCooper AndersonCooper360 AnthonyWeiner Audio BiasAlert BillMaher liberalmediabias Video Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:50:00 +0000 37816 at http://www.mrc.org Tea Party "Not So Bright," Maybe Like Hitler's Mobs; Anchor Targets Sarah Palin's Outlaw Bus http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/tea-party-not-so-bright-maybe-hitlers-mobs-anchor-targets-sarah-palins-outlaw-bus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 24, No. 12 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Jun132011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1227015" title="Jun132011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>CNN Host: Tea Partiers Not Bright, Like Hitler's Mobs?</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/tea-party-not-so-bright-maybe-hitlers-mobs-anchor-targets-sarah-palins-outlaw-bus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc AndrewBreitbart AnthonyWeiner cbs ChrisMatthews CNN JakeTapper MartinBashir MSNBC NancyCordes PiersMorgan SarahPaln ScottPelley TeaParty Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:31 +0000 admin 8734 at http://www.mrc.org Barbara Walters Insists Weiner Should Stay and Be the Next Bill Clinton http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/barbara-walters-insists-weiner-should-stay-and-be-next-bill-clinton <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>Disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner may currently be lacking in Democratic allies on Capitol Hill, but he at least has one on ABC's The View. Co-host Barbara Walters held hope Thursday that Weiner can survive his scandal and be an "effective" congressman.<br /><br />"He was a good congressman, and maybe he can weather this all and be effective," Walters offered on Thursday's edition of The View.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/barbara-walters-insists-weiner-should-stay-and-be-next-bill-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AnthonyWeiner BarbaraWalters BiasAlert BillClinton liberalmediabias TheView Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:13:00 +0000 37802 at http://www.mrc.org Matthews: Weiner in Trouble Because His Behavior Offends 'Culturally Backward' Christian Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/matthews-weiner-trouble-because-his-behavior-offends-culturally-backward-christian-conse <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-09-Matthews.jpg" /></div><p> On Thursday's Hardball, Chris Matthews determined that Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner could be in danger of being forced out of Congress by Blue Dog Dems who face uphill battles in red states because, as he put it<strong>,</strong> "people in the rural areas of this country who are<strong> Christian conservative culturally </strong>- you can say<strong> backward </strong>if you want...don't like this kind of stuff."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/matthews-weiner-trouble-because-his-behavior-offends-culturally-backward-christian-conse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert ChrisMatthews liberalmediabias Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:42:00 +0000 37804 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: 'Puritanical' Americans Must Become 'Anesthetized' to Sex Scandals http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-puritanical-americans-must-become-anesthetized-sex-scandals <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="186" width="249" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-07-NBC-TDAY-Deutsch.jpg" /></div><p> Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch and psychotherapist Robi Ludwig both agreed that the American people should not stop being "shocked" by political sex scandals. Deutsch declared: "...we have to stop being shocked and amazed....when men who are conquerors by nature also chase women....<strong>we as a society have got to become a little more anesthetized to this."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-puritanical-americans-must-become-anesthetized-sex-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert DonnyDeutsch liberalmediabias NatalieMorales NBC RobiLudwig sexscandal Today Thu, 09 Jun 2011 21:29:00 +0000 37799 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Bill Clinton's Unhappiness with Embarrassment of Weiner Sex Scandal http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-touts-bill-clintons-unhappiness-embarrassment-weiner-sex-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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="210" width="275" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-09-NBC-TDAY-Clinton.jpg" /></div><p> During a report on growing calls for Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress on Thursday's NBC Today, Politico's Maggie Haberman noted how former President Bill Clinton was particularly troubled by the sex scandal: <strong>"Bill Clinton is very unhappy with Anthony Weiner right now. The Clintons are not thrilled with this."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-touts-bill-clintons-unhappiness-embarrassment-weiner-sex-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AndreaMitchell AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert BillClinton HillaryClinton liberalmediabias NBC Scandal Today Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:55:00 +0000 37797 at http://www.mrc.org Newsmag Double Standard: Two Cover Stories and 15 Pages vs. 160 Tiny Words http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/newsmag-double-standard-two-cover-stories-and-15-pages-vs-160-tiny-words <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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="240" width="169" src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/NewsweekFoley.jpg" /></div><p>As Brent Bozell reminded readers of his <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-bozell/2011/06/07/bozell-column-media-go-leaner-weiner">column</a>, the broadcast networks piled on 152 stories about Rep. Mark Foley in the story's first 12 days in the fall of 2006, but they weren't the only ones with a vast left-wing disparity. Time and Newsweek each devoted cover stories and multiple pages to the Foley scandal.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/newsmag-double-standard-two-cover-stories-and-15-pages-vs-160-tiny-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert liberalmediabias MarkFoley Newsweek Time Wed, 08 Jun 2011 23:58:00 +0000 37795 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Vieira: Why Should Anthony Weiner Resign? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-vieira-why-should-anthony-weiner-resign <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="197" width="261" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-08-NBC-TDAY-Vieira.jpg" /></div><p> Talking to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday's NBC Today, <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2011/06/08/changing-liberal-guard-nbcs-today">outgoing co-host Meredith Vieira</a> questioned calls for disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign: "Nancy Pelosi has formally asked the Ethics Committee to look into this. So why not just let them do their job and then let the chips fall where they may</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-vieira-why-should-anthony-weiner-resign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert Democrats liberalmediabias MeredithVieira NBC ReincePriebus Republicans Resignation Today TwitterScandal Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:01:00 +0000 37793 at http://www.mrc.org Gullible Wolf Blitzer: I 'Sort of Believed' Weiner's Lie http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/gullible-wolf-blitzer-i-sort-believed-weiners-lie <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>CNN's Wolf Blitzer admitted Monday that he believed Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) when the congressman told him in an interview that he did not send a lewd photo of himself over Twitter. Blitzer related to CNN's Piers Morgan Monday evening his thoughts immediately after the interview.<br /> <br /> "I'm saying to myself, you know what, it sounds to me like it may have been his picture, but it was out there, but somebody else hacked it and somebody else sent it out to embarrass him. I sort of believed, you know, that line," he confessed.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/gullible-wolf-blitzer-i-sort-believed-weiners-lie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnthonyWeiner BiasAlert CNN liberalmediabias PiersMorgan WolfBlitzer Wed, 08 Jun 2011 18:37:00 +0000 37792 at http://www.mrc.org