Terrorists http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/885/all en Leaked Al Jazeera English Email Bans Staff from Using Terms ‘Terrorist,’ ‘Militant,’ ‘Islamist’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist <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 Tuesday afternoon, Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online (NRO) <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/397320/internal-emails-show-al-jazeera-english-banning-use-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist">reported</a> on the latest leaked email from Al Jazeera English that showed executive Carlos van Meek telling employees not to sure the terms&nbsp;<strong>“extremist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“Islamist,”</strong>&nbsp;<strong>“militant,”&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>“terrorist”</strong>&nbsp;in their news coverage to&nbsp;<strong>“avoid characterizing people.”</strong</strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/leaked-al-jazeera-english-email-bans-staff-using-terms-terrorist-militant-islamist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division al jazeera Al Jazeera English Islam Labeling Libya National Review Terrorism Terrorists Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:32:51 +0000 curtis.houck 48105 at http://mrc.org Networks Defend Obama as ‘Critics Pounced’ and Took 'Too Literally' His ‘No Strategy Yet’ Remarks on ISIS http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-defend-obama-critics-pounced-and-took-too-literally-his-no-strategy-yet-remarks- <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 morning, the major broadcast networks were out in full force to defend President Obama after his remarks at a press conference Thursday afternoon in which he said that&nbsp;<strong>“we don’t have a strategy yet”&nbsp;</strong>in how to militarily address the Islamic terrorist group ISIS in Syria.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-defend-obama-critics-pounced-and-took-too-literally-his-no-strategy-yet-remarks-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anthony Mason Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Chuck Todd David Muir Gaffes Gayle King Good Morning America Iraq Islamic Jihad Keir Simmons Martha Raddatz Matt Lauer NBC Syria Terrorists Today Show Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:58:58 +0000 curtis.houck 47032 at http://mrc.org Days Before 9/11 Anniversary, 94% of Stories Don’t Mention Al Qaeda In Syria http://mrc.org/articles/days-911-anniversary-94-stories-dont-mention-al-qaeda-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC largely ignore terrorists among anti-Assad forces. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The United States is poised to fire missiles at Syria in response to chemical attacks on Syrian civilians. But the assault will also pit the U.S. against one side of the civil war and aid the other side, which includes Al Qaeda. That falls just days before the anniversary of Al Qaeda attacks against both the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.</p> <p>Broadcast news outlets are clearly aware of the Islamic terror group’s role in Syria, but rarely report it. Nearly 94 percent of all Syria stories since the gas attacks have made no mention of Al Qaeda whatsoever. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/days-911-anniversary-94-stories-dont-mention-al-qaeda-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Islamification Al Qaeda Islam Syria Terrorists Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:05:14 +0000 dan.gainor 44400 at http://mrc.org ABC Relays Terrorist Claim Israel Provoked Hamas Rocket Attacks http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-relays-terrorist-claim-israel-provoked-hamas-rocket-attacks <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-11-17-ABC-WN-BigMarqua.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>World News</em> on ABC, correspondent Alex Marquardt relayed without question a claim by "one of the militant groups behind" the rocket attacks on Israel that they "wouldn't fire rockets if Israel wasn't killing us," even though almost 700 rockets <a href="http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=7&amp;x_issue=20&amp;x_article=2326">had alread</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-relays-terrorist-claim-israel-provoked-hamas-rocket-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division International abc Alex Marquardt Gaza Hamas Israel NBC Palestinians Terrorists World News Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:07:44 +0000 41846 at http://mrc.org Former NYT Reporter Goodman Compares G.O.P. to Terrorists at Huffington Post http://mrc.org/articles/former-nyt-reporter-goodman-compares-gop-terrorists-huffington-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Times reporter Peter Goodman on Monday: &quot;The same Republicans who have so eagerly prosecuted the war on terror, running up huge deficits in the process, are now behaving like the enemies on which they have squandered so much blood and treasure: They are acting like terrorists. Yes, terrorists.&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>Peter Goodman, the former Times <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2009/20090609113936.aspx">left-wing economics writer </a>who is now business editor at the Huffington Post, called Republicans terrorists in a column Monday. <a href="http://www.observer.com/2011/07/you-cant-call-republicans-terrorists-at-the-huffington-post/">The Observer's Kat Stoeffel explained:</a></p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/former-nyt-reporter-goodman-compares-gop-terrorists-huffington-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DebtCeiling liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PeterGoodman Republicans Terrorists TimesWatch Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:12:00 +0000 admin 445 at http://mrc.org Media Can't Decide Whether Espionage is Journalism http://mrc.org/commentary/media-cant-decide-whether-espionage-journalism <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine the year is 1942 and the German government runs a news bureau in Washington, D.C. collecting government secrets. Even FDR would have laughed at claims they were actual journalists, locked them up and thrown away the key.</p> <br /> <p>He would have been right. There's a huge difference between an individual or an organization reporting abuses in government or business one at a time and the same people stealing enough classified material to run a spy agency.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/media-cant-decide-whether-espionage-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Assange business calls classified Column concerns confusion culture dangerous editor enemies headlined imagine information interest isnt journalism Journalists julian Leak list lives manning material news Press profession public release Reporters reporting secrets security SPJ story support supporters Terrorists wars washington WikiLeaks world Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:23:00 +0000 admin 29852 at http://mrc.org ABC, FNC Highlight Dem Senator's Comparison of Republicans to Terrorists http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-fnc-highlight-dem-senators-comparison-republicans-terrorists <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-12-04-FNC-FF-Men.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>On Saturday morning, FNC's Fox and Friends Saturday and ABC's Good Morning America highlighted Democratic Senator Bob Menendez's assertion that negotiating with Republicans over taxes is like negotiating with terrorists, while NBC's Today show included a brief mention. CBS's The Early Show and CNN Saturday Morning ignored the New Jersey Democrat's over the top rhetoric.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-fnc-highlight-dem-senators-comparison-republicans-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BobMenendez Democrats FNC FoxandFriends GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias Republicans Senate taxcuts Terrorists Sun, 05 Dec 2010 08:21:00 +0000 37037 at http://mrc.org CBS's Smith Sees No Left-Wing Agenda in NYC Terror Trials http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-sees-no-left-wing-agenda-nyc-terror-trials <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/2009-11-19-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" /></div><p>On Thursday's CBS Early Show, after Rudy Giuliani suggested the Obama administration was trying to "satisfy left-wing critics" by trying 9/11 terrorists in civilian court, incredulous co-host Harry Smith saw no such connection: <b>"But Hang on. So it's - so the idea of them being tried in open court is a left-wing political agenda?"</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-sees-no-left-wing-agenda-nyc-terror-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 9/11Attacks BiasAlert cbs EarlyShow harrysmith liberalmediabias Liberals ObamaAdministration RudyGiuliani Terrorists trials Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:58:00 +0000 35354 at http://mrc.org A Study in Character Assassination: How the TV Networks Have Portrayed Sarah Palin as Dunce or Demon http://mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-how-tv-networks-have-portrayed-sarah-palin-dunce-or-de <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/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In just one month, the percentage of Americans who viewed GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin unfavorably soared from 32 percent to 49 percent, according to a new survey. Might hostile media coverage account for Palin's skyrocketing unfavorable rating?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-how-tv-networks-have-portrayed-sarah-palin-dunce-or-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture abc abcs aired Alaska america anchor andrea asked attack attacks Ayers back barack Biden campaign candidate cbs clip clips CMI conservative Conservatives correspondent country couric coverage criticism criticizing david days Debate elements evening fey good GOP government governor guthrie intellect Interview joe john katie line live make mccain mccains mitchell morning NBC nbcs negative network networks neutral news night Nightline nightly nominee noted obama obamas october Palin palins parodies people percent performance period played positive presidential problem public qualifications ran report reported reporter sarah saturday sees segments september shes show snl Snow stated stories study talk taxes Terrorists tina Today unfavorable vice wright Tue, 11 Nov 2008 01:16:00 +0000 admin 31532 at http://mrc.org Embarrassing Celebrity Pundits http://mrc.org/bozells-column/embarrassing-celebrity-pundits <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> Howard Kurtz, the longtime Washington Post media reporter and CNN media-show host, inadvertently defined exactly what's wrong with our political culture when he was asked in an online chat about actress Sally Field blurting out in her Emmy victory speech that if women ruled the world, there'd be no [expletive deleted] wars. Kurtz said awards shows might not be the best slot for political analysis, "but she said it at a live news event, so in a way Fox was censoring the news."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/embarrassing-celebrity-pundits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont political sizefontppfont Terrorists Tue, 18 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4440 at http://mrc.org CNN, Stenographer to Terror http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cnn-stenographer-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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> Our news media have long lectured us that their role is not to be "stenographers to power." Theirs is the pursuit of truth, we are told. But when it comes to networks like CNN, those ethical rules are crumpled and tossed into the nearest trash bin. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cnn-stenographer-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont sizefontppfont terrorist Terrorists Wed, 25 Oct 2006 04:00:00 +0000 4344 at http://mrc.org Pentagon Should Remove CNN Reporters from Embedding Program http://mrc.org/press-releases/pentagon-should-remove-cnn-reporters-embedding-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRCs BOZELL: PENTAGON SHOULD REMOVE CNN REPORTERS FROM MILITARY EMBEDDING PROGRAM CNNs Promotion of Terrorist Sniper Propaganda Must Be Condemned and Stopped </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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href="http://www.referralblast.com/cs/med/med1.asp" onclick="window.open('http://www.referralblast.com/cs/med/med1.asp?url=' + location.href,'medWnd','width=285,height=460,scrollbars=yes,menubar=no,resizable=yes'); return false;" target="_blank" onMouseOver="window.status='Click here to tell a friend about this site'; return true;" onMouseOut="window.status=''; return true;"><img src="/images/referralblast/rn-spa-c.gif" border="0" alt="Tell a friend about this site" width="118" height="23" /></a> <!- referralblast.com website promotion tool tell a friend ends here -> </!-><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/pentagon-should-remove-cnn-reporters-embedding-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division soldiers Terrorists Tue, 24 Oct 2006 04:00:00 +0000 admin 3173 at http://mrc.org The Times' "Lighthearted" Look at the War on Terror http://mrc.org/articles/times-lighthearted-look-war-terror <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fox News says the Times has refused to print a Pentagon letter criticizing an editorial which asserted that the transfer of top al-Qaeda operatives means &quot;President Bush finally has some real terrorists in Guantanamo Bay.&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>In the "Grapevine" segment of Friday's Special Report with Brit Hume on FNC, anchor Jim Angle reported: <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/FNCNYTGrapevine.jpg" align="right" width="240" height="180" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-lighthearted-look-war-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Editorial FoxNewsChannel GuantanamoBay JimAngle NewYorkTimes NYTimes pentagon Terrorists TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerror Mon, 18 Sep 2006 18:19:00 +0000 admin 5174 at http://mrc.org Pushing Fear of America, Not Fear of Terror http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/pushing-fear-america-not-fear-terror <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study: TV Coverage Since 9/11 Portrays U.S. Government as Abusive and Violating Civil Liberties </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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/fax0911.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=247868" title="fax0911.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--- insert text here ---> <p> <img src="http://www.mrc.org/SpecialReports/2006/waronterror/2004-04-20-ABCWNT.jpg" align="right" /> Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, ABC, CBS and NBC have slanted news coverage in favor of left-wing critics like the ACLU who suggest we Americans have more to fear from our own government than from the al-Qaeda terrorists who killed nearly 3,000 of us five years ago. In coverage of three important anti-terror programs, reporters cast the U.S. as threatening Americans' civil liberties and violating captured terrorists' human rights.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/pushing-fear-america-not-fear-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division stories Terrorists Mon, 11 Sep 2006 04:00:00 +0000 admin 2935 at http://mrc.org Bad Company: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-executive-summary <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2006/Bad_Company.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business abc america average bmi business businessmen career cast cbs criminals dating desperate episodes executives feature featured found Gangs good greater heroes law light mob murdering NBC nbcs negative networks office offices order percent plots portrayed positive Primetime private reflect research sector shows study system Television Terrorists threat vegas work workers world worst Wed, 21 Jun 2006 19:21:00 +0000 admin 30560 at http://mrc.org