WaronTerror http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/798/all en 10 Years On: The New York Times and 9-11 http://mrc.org/articles/10-years-new-york-times-and-9-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After committing heroic journalism in the days and weeks after the attacks on September 11, 2001, Times journalists slipped back into partisan liberal patterns, blaming Bush for failing to stop the attacks, comparing bombing Baghdad to the 9-11 terror attacks, even promoting a &quot;Truther&quot; convention. </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>In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Times reporters overcame enormous danger and duress to perform often-heroic feats of journalism, as proven by the Pulitzer Prize winning '<a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/144274/portraits-of-grief-10-years-later-lessons-from-the-original-new-york-times-911-coverage/">Portraits of Grief</a>' series, which commemorated the lives of every single victim of the terrorist attacks.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/10-years-new-york-times-and-9-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlanFeuer Anniversary.Baghdad FrankRich liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman President'sDailyBriefing September11 Terrorism TimesWatch Truthers WaronTerror Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:26:00 +0000 admin 519 at http://mrc.org Kristof Compares Tea Party 'Budget Maniacs' to Al Qaeda Terrorists, Threat to National Security http://mrc.org/articles/kristof-compares-tea-party-budget-maniacs-al-qaeda-terrorists-threat-national-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Columnist Nicholas Kristof: &quot;Well, wake up to the national security threat. Only it&#039;s not coming from abroad, but from our own domestic extremists....the biggest threat to America&#039;s national security this summer doesn&#039;t come from China, Iran or any other foreign power. It comes from budget machinations, and budget maniacs, at home....So let&#039;s remember not only the national security risks posed by Iran and Al Qaeda. Let&#039;s also focus on the risks, however unintentional, from domestic zealots.&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>Nicholas Kristof's Sunday column marks him as the latest liberal Times columnist who find it an edgy argument to denigrate the risk of terrorism in favor of their beef of the week: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/24kristof.html?_r=1&ref=opinion#">Republicans, Zealots, and Our Security</a>.' Kristof actually likened the danger posed by Tea Party sympathizers in Congress ("domestic zealots") to Al Qaeda.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/kristof-compares-tea-party-budget-maniacs-al-qaeda-terrorists-threat-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlQaeda liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NicholasKristof TeaParty TimesWatch WaronTerror Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:03:00 +0000 admin 438 at http://mrc.org Fareed Zakaria Praises Obama's Mideast Foreign Policy 'Restraint' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fareed-zakaria-praises-obamas-mideast-foreign-policy-restraint <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 foreign affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria – who has recently had off-the-record conversations with President Obama on foreign issues – noted the president's "restraint" in his dealing with the "Arab Spring" and the conflict in Libya Wednesday.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fareed-zakaria-praises-obamas-mideast-foreign-policy-restraint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert CNN FareedZakaria ForeignPolicy liberalmediabias MiddleEast WaronTerror Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:19:00 +0000 37896 at http://mrc.org CNN's Zakaria: Obama's Afghan Speech 'Remarkable Speech for an American President' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-zakaria-obamas-afghan-speech-remarkable-speech-american-president <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>Fareed Zakaria, CNN's world affairs analyst, hailed President Obama's Afghanistan speech as a "remarkable speech for an American president" Wednesday and defended the president's decision to ignore the advice of his generals on the target dates for pulling troops out of Afghanistan.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-zakaria-obamas-afghan-speech-remarkable-speech-american-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Afghanistan BarackObama BiasAlert CNN FareedZakaria ForeignPolicy liberalmediabias MiddleEast WaronTerror Fri, 24 Jun 2011 21:28:00 +0000 37859 at http://mrc.org James Risen Raises Hell, Claims Bush, 'Right Wing Bloggers' Out to Get Him for Wrecking Anti-Terror Programs http://mrc.org/articles/james-risen-raises-hell-claims-bush-right-wing-bloggers-out-get-him-wrecking-anti-terror-pr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times reporter and anti-terrorist-program-wrecker James Risen, sensitive to &quot;right wing&quot; hate mail: &quot;In 2006, I was awarded the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, for reporting on President Bush&#039;s illegal domestic wiretapping program....an organized campaign of hate mail from right wing groups with close ties to the White House was launched, inundating me with personal threats...Right wing pundits and bloggers supporting the Bush administration took to television and the Internet to call for the White House and the Justice Department to prosecute me for espionage.&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>New York Times investigative reporter James Risen, notorious for exposing (along with colleague Eric Lichtblau) two anti-terrorist government programs during the Bush years, filed an affidavit in federal court in Virginia on Tuesday, refusing to comply with a subpoena that he identify a source in his 2006 book 'State of War' about a C.I.A. plan to feed Iran bad information to cripple its nuclear program.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/james-risen-raises-hell-claims-bush-right-wing-bloggers-out-get-him-wrecking-anti-terror-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Affidavit CIA EricLicthblau JamesRisen liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WaronTerror Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:49:00 +0000 admin 379 at http://mrc.org NBC Cheers John McCain 'Denouncing Torture' of Terror Detainees http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-cheers-john-mccain-denouncing-torture-terror-detainees <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="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-12-NBC-NN-Williams.jpg" /></div><p> On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams incredulously noted how <strong>"...it's become fashionable among some to say...that so-called enhanced interrogation, what some define as torture...helped contribute to the death of bin Laden."</strong> He then touted: <strong>"Today Senator John McCain headed to the floor of the U.S. Senate to refute that."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-cheers-john-mccain-denouncing-torture-terror-detainees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BrianWilliams EnhancedInterrogation JohnMcCain liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews OsamabinLaden WaronTerror Fri, 13 May 2011 15:42:00 +0000 37689 at http://mrc.org Howard Kurtz Uses Osama Death to Rerun Charge Media Were 'Too Passive' Toward Bush on Terror http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/howard-kurtz-uses-osama-death-rerun-charge-media-were-too-passive-toward-bush-terror <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-05-08-CNN-Kurtz-Bush.jpg" /></div><p>On Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN host Howard Kurtz used the killing of Osama bin Laden to revisit how the media were too deferential to the Bush administration. Kurtz questioned the validity of the terror alerts in the years following 9/11 and wondered if they were used for political gain.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/howard-kurtz-uses-osama-death-rerun-charge-media-were-too-passive-toward-bush-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 9/11 BarackObama BiasAlert CNN GeorgeW.Bush HowardKurtz liberalmediabias OsamabinLaden ReliableSources WaronTerror Tue, 10 May 2011 20:43:00 +0000 37665 at http://mrc.org NBC's Gregory Not Sure if Role of Enhanced Interrogation in bin Laden Killing is 'Objectively Knowable' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-gregory-not-sure-if-role-enhanced-interrogation-bin-laden-killing-objectively-knowa <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="183" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-08-NBC-TDAY-Gregory.jpg" /></div><p> On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host David Gregory remained highly skeptical of the role enhanced interrogation tactics played in tracking down and killing Osama bin Laden: <strong>"Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times. And based on reporting this week in NBC News and outside, he never gave up the truth about the courier that led to bin Laden."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-gregory-not-sure-if-role-enhanced-interrogation-bin-laden-killing-objectively-knowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert DavidGregory EnhancedInterrogation liberalmediabias MeetthePress NBC OsamabinLaden WaronTerror Mon, 09 May 2011 18:21:00 +0000 37661 at http://mrc.org Michael Moore: You 'Hate Being an American' If You Wanted Bin Laden Killed Without a Trial http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/michael-moore-you-hate-being-american-if-you-wanted-bin-laden-killed-without-trial <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> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2GaG4z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2GaG4z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>Ever looking to criticize the American populace from his cardboard platform, filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out Thursday on CNN at supporters o</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/michael-moore-you-hate-being-american-if-you-wanted-bin-laden-killed-without-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AlQaeda BiasAlert CNN liberalmediabias MichaelMoore OsamabinLaden PiersMorgan WaronTerror Fri, 06 May 2011 21:25:00 +0000 37657 at http://mrc.org NBC's Richard Engel Rants: Iraq War a 'Distraction' from Getting Bin Laden http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-richard-engel-rants-iraq-war-distraction-getting-bin-laden <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;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2GSUnz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2GSUnz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>On NBC's Nightly News on Monday, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel used a report on the history of the war on terror to attack the Bush</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-richard-engel-rants-iraq-war-distraction-getting-bin-laden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BushAdministration IraqWar liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews OsamabinLaden RichardEngel WaronTerror Tue, 03 May 2011 16:52:00 +0000 37639 at http://mrc.org Network Double Standard: Obama's TSA Gropers vs. Bush's NSA Eavesdroppers http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/network-double-standard-obamas-tsa-gropers-vs-bushs-nsa-eavesdroppers <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/brother1220.jpg" /></div><p>While the broadcast networks have generally empathized with the distress of airline passengers over the TSA's new and intrusive airport searches, they have not - thus far, at least - gone so far as to impugn the Obama administration as launching a war against Americans' civil liberties.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/network-double-standard-obamas-tsa-gropers-vs-bushs-nsa-eavesdroppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc airport BiasAlert cbs civilliberties electronicsurveillance liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC NSA PatriotAct searches TSA WaronTerror Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:34:00 +0000 36992 at http://mrc.org Worst of the Week: Team Obama's Media Helpers Hide Bad News for Democrats http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/worst-week-team-obamas-media-helpers-hide-bad-news-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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While network correspondents complain about the unfairness of independent advertising, they might ponder the unfairness of their habitual tendency to omit or downplay bad news for Team Obama, especially in the crucial last weeks of a campaign. Consider some of the latest stories that would have drawn much more attention and media hostility if the shoe was on the Republican foot:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/worst-week-team-obamas-media-helpers-hide-bad-news-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs CharlesRangel ethics fraud JohnEdwards MaxineWaters NBC ObamaAdministration oilspill Stimulus WaronTerror Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:21:00 +0000 admin 3008 at http://mrc.org Editorial Page That Harps on 'Grave Threat' of Climate Change Accuses GOP of Fearmongering Terrorism http://mrc.org/articles/editorial-page-harps-grave-threat-climate-change-accuses-gop-fearmongering-terrorism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Times editorial hypocritically accuses the GOP of fear-mongering the terror threat. What exactly does the Times think it&#039;s been saying about climate change for the last several years? </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>Wednesday's lead editorial, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/opinion/10wed1.html?scp=1&amp;sq=%22the%20politics%20of%20fear%22&amp;st=cse">The Politics of Fear</a>," is an attempt to combat alleged Republican scare tactics on terrorism in the wake of Obama's botched response to the Christmas Day bombing, and his administration's decision, reversed under pressure, to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court in New York City at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/editorial-page-harps-grave-threat-climate-change-accuses-gop-fearmongering-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ClimateChange DoubleStandards Editorial Fearmongering liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WaronTerror Wed, 10 Feb 2010 19:35:00 +0000 admin 7362 at http://mrc.org Dowd Dares You to Enter 'The Gargoyled Gates of Cheneyville' http://mrc.org/articles/dowd-dares-you-enter-gargoyled-gates-cheneyville <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheney-obsessed columnist Maureen Dowd predicts Liz Cheney&#039;s website will &quot;have all kinds of fun reading, like memos by Bush lawyers on enhanced interrogation. (Or, as it&#039;s more commonly known outside the gargoyled gates of Cheneyville, torture.)&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 style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">News that the Cheney daughters were each launching political projects was all columnist Maureen Dowd needed to roll out her old impression of Dick Cheney as hand-rubbing torture impresario for Wednesday's "<a target="_self" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/opinion/14dowd.html%20">Daisy </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/opinion/14dowd.html%20">Chain of Cheneys</a>."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/dowd-dares-you-enter-gargoyled-gates-cheneyville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DickCheney LizCheney MaryCheney MaureenDowd NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Torture WaronTerror Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:22:00 +0000 admin 7131 at http://mrc.org Making Excuses for Obama's "Bind" in Closing Guantanamo Bay http://mrc.org/articles/making-excuses-obamas-bind-closing-guantanamo-bay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Scott Shane makes excuses for President Obama&#039;s failure to fulfill his campaign pledge of closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay: &quot;To understand how hard it is proving for President Obama to close the American military prison at Guantánamo Bay, consider the case of Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed, Internee Security No. 692.&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 style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">In his front-page story Sunday, reporter Scott Shane made excuses for President Obama's inaction on Obama's delay in fulfilling his campaign pledge to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The excuses actually began in the headline, "<a target="_self" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/world/middleeast/04gitmo.html">Detainee's Case</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/world/middleeast/04gitmo.html"> Illustrates Bind Of Prison's Fate</a>." As if Obama's Gitmo "bind" is not one of his own making.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/making-excuses-obamas-bind-closing-guantanamo-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama DoubleStandards Gitmo GuantanamoBay NewYorkTimes NYTimes ScottShane TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerror Yemen Mon, 05 Oct 2009 20:37:00 +0000 admin 7115 at http://mrc.org