Kansas http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/894/all en NYT Editorial Board Defends ‘Dismemberment Abortion’ Under ‘Legislative Assault’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-editorial-board-defends-dismemberment-abortion-under-legislative-assault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still mourning partial-birth abortion bans, Gray Lady defends barbaric procedure. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Extremists are screaming about abortion again – and they're not pro-lifers.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-editorial-board-defends-dismemberment-abortion-under-legislative-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion Kansas New York Times Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:23:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 48658 at http://www.mrc.org Flashback: Journalists Predicted Midterms Would Be a GOP 'Referendum' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/flashback-journalists-predicted-midterms-would-be-gop-referendum <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><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Scott%20Walker.JPG" width="300" />Now that a Republican wave in the midterm elections has resulted in a GOP Senate, big gains in the House and shocking wins in governors races across the country, it's important to look back on the breathtakingly inaccurate predictions made by liberal journalists about candidates like Wendy Davis, Scott Walker and others.</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/flashback-journalists-predicted-midterms-would-be-gop-referendum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Kansas Rick Scott Scott Walker Texas Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:01:13 +0000 scott.whitlock 47548 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Promotes ‘Close’ Kentucky Senate Race; Todd Pushes 3 Races That Are ‘Big Hurdles’ for GOP http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-close-kentucky-senate-race-todd-pushes-3-races-are-big-hurdles-gop <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>Following a segment that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-banishes-story-obamas-unpopularity-midterm-campaign-trail-sunday-night" target="_blank">aired</a>&nbsp;during&nbsp;Sunday night’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;on President Obama’s unpopularity ahead of the midterm elections, the evening news program ran&nbsp;two more midterm election segments on Tuesday.&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/nbc-promotes-close-kentucky-senate-race-todd-pushes-3-races-are-big-hurdles-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 midterms Brian Williams Bruce Braley Chris Jansing Chuck Todd Iowa Kansas Kentucky Mitch McConnell NBC NBC Nightly News Pat Roberts Senate south dakota Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:08:10 +0000 curtis.houck 47388 at http://www.mrc.org 2014 Midterms: CBS Sees 'Very Conservative,' 'Far Right' Problem in Kansas http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/2014-midterms-cbs-sees-very-conservative-far-right-problem-kansas <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>Polls and prognosticators suggest a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/off-to-the-races/republicans-hold-the-advantage-in-senate-races-20140929">Republican takeover</a>&nbsp;of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. Yet, the networks continue to offer scant coverage of the various races. The&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>&nbsp;on Sunday managed to briefly look at the Senate elections in Kansas and Colorado.</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/2014-midterms-cbs-sees-very-conservative-far-right-problem-kansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 cbs CBS Evening News Kansas Midterms Pat Roberts Senate Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:57:40 +0000 scott.whitlock 47266 at http://www.mrc.org 2014 Midterms: Nets Yawn at Democratic Gaffes and Scandals, Tout GOP Problems http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/2014-midterms-nets-yawn-democratic-gaffes-and-scandals-tout-gop-problems <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>The 2014 midterms may be building towards a Republican wave, but the elections in 39 days have drawn little interest&nbsp;from the networks. NBC and CBS on Thursday made exceptions, but only to highlight GOP struggles and embarrassments. Awkward, uncomfortable examples involving Democrats have been either ignored or severely minimized.&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/2014-midterms-nets-yawn-democratic-gaffes-and-scandals-tout-gop-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 abc cbs Kansas Midterms Montana NBC Vance McAllister Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:14:01 +0000 scott.whitlock 47241 at http://www.mrc.org No Bad News for Michelle: Nets Skip Protest Over First Lady's High School Graduation Speech http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/no-bad-news-michelle-nets-skip-protest-over-first-ladys-high-school-graduation-speech <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>ABC, NBC and CBS routinely offer fawning coverage over&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremmer/2014/04/07/nbc-s-today-touts-michelle-obama-s-interview-high-school-student">Michelle Obama</a>&nbsp;and her role as First Lady. However, a growing protest related to a planned gradation speech in Kansas has been ignored by the networks.&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/no-bad-news-michelle-nets-skip-protest-over-first-ladys-high-school-graduation-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division First Lady graduation Kansas Michelle Obama Topeka Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:29:21 +0000 scott.whitlock 46058 at http://www.mrc.org Scary: New York Times on the 'Crimson Ideology' of the Kansas GOP http://www.mrc.org/articles/scary-new-york-times-crimson-ideology-kansas-gop <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>Kansas conservatism, red in tooth and claw.<em>? New York Times</em> reporter John Eligon reported from Topeka on the latest disturbing sign of heartland conservatism: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/us/politics/gov-sam-brownback-seeks-to-end-kansas-income-tax.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Kansas' Governor and G.O.P. Seek to Eliminate Income Tax</a>." Text box: "Skeptics see a path to economic devastation in a conservative bid." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/scary-new-york-times-crimson-ideology-kansas-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Conservatism John Eligon Kansas Labeling Bias Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:50:06 +0000 clay.waters 42372 at http://www.mrc.org Kochs Open Up to Forbes: ‘We Get Death Threats ...’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/kochs-open-forbes-we-get-death-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forbes magazine reveals side of the Kochs most media ignore including business philosophy, being targets of left, and philanthropy. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few wealthy individuals are demonized as much as Charles and David Koch. The brothers, who are worth <a href="http://www.forbes.com/profile/charles-koch/">$31 billion each</a>, have been targets of the left and the news media, but in a rare interview in the Dec. 24 edition of <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2012/12/05/inside-the-koch-empire-how-the-brothers-plan-to-reshape-america/">Forbes Magazine</a> showed much more about the them than the typical media mention of the Kochs.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kochs-open-forbes-we-get-death-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media business CEOs Charles Koch David Koch Death Threats forbes Georgia-Pacific Kansas koch Market Based Management MSNBC romney success Target wealth Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:52:55 +0000 julia.seymour 42046 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Reporter John Eligon Talks 'Far-Right Republicans' in Kansas, Predicts 'Stringent Social Policies' to Come http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-reporter-john-eligon-talks-far-right-republicans-kansas-predicts-stringent-social-polic <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>A label-crazy <em>New York Times</em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/us/politics/kansas-election-officials-seek-copy-of-obamas-birth-certificate.html?_r=1"> report from John Eligon</a> in Kansas City, Mo., on a kerfuffle over Obama's birth certificate featured loaded language about "far-right Republicans" pushing "stringent social policies."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-reporter-john-eligon-talks-far-right-republicans-kansas-predicts-stringent-social-polic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 John Eligon Kansas Labeling Bias Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:49:38 +0000 clay.waters 41247 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes Report on Kansas GOP Infighting Contains Staggering 36 'Conservative' Labels http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-report-kansas-gop-infighting-contains-staggering-36-conservative-labels <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><em>New York Times </em>reporter John Eligon filed a "conservative"-loaded story from Topeka on Monday on the battle between conservatives and moderates in the Midwest: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/us/in-kansas-primaries-conservatives-attack-fellow-republicans.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all ">In Kansas, Conservatives Vilify Fellow Republicans</a>."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-report-kansas-gop-infighting-contains-staggering-36-conservative-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 John Eligon Kansas Labeling Bias Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:30:29 +0000 clay.waters 40808 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Highlights the Plight of State Cuts to the Arts: Say Goodbye to the Largest Ball of Twine Replica http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-highlights-plight-state-cuts-arts-say-goodbye-largest-ball-twine-replica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York Times writer Robin Pogrebin on Tuesday highlighted cuts to arts funding by the states and the negative effect it will have on replicas of the largest ball of twine. The headline blared, &quot;Arts Outposts Stung by Cuts in State Aid.&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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times writer <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/arts/kansas-and-other-states-cut-arts-funds.html?_r=1&ref=arts">Robin Pogrebin</a> on Tuesday highlighted cuts to arts funding by the states and, specifically, the negative effect it will have on replicas of the largest ball of twine. The headline blared, "Arts Outposts Stung by Cuts in State Aid." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-highlights-plight-state-cuts-arts-say-goodbye-largest-ball-twine-replica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Arts Kansas liberalmediabias NewYork NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WallStreet Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:48:00 +0000 admin 453 at http://www.mrc.org Conservative Takeover of Kansas Is Imminent, Warns the Son of the Times' Publisher http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-takeover-kansas-imminent-warns-son-times-publisher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Moderate&quot; Republicans fear the takeover of conservatives in Kansas, suggests the scion of the Times publisher, also the paper&#039;s bureau chief in Kansas City, in a story crammed with extraneous &quot;conservative&quot; labels: &quot;And moderate Republicans in the Legislature, many of whom survived ouster campaigns from within the party this year after voting with Democrats to temporarily increase sales tax, are bracing for what they fear could become a permanent political shift.&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>The imminent conservative takeover of Kansas is a cause for concern, suggests the son of Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. in a story on Friday.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-takeover-kansas-imminent-warns-son-times-publisher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch A.G.Sulzberger Campaign2010 Conservatives Kansas LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SamBrownback TimesWatch Fri, 22 Oct 2010 14:22:00 +0000 admin 7894 at http://www.mrc.org Times Doesn't Recognize Hateful Protestors at Tiller's Funeral http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-doesnt-recognize-hateful-protestors-tillers-funeral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does the Times consider the viciously anti-gay protestors of Westboro Baptist Church (who have picketed the funerals of U.S. soldiers) part of the pro-life movement? </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">Does the Times really consider the viciously anti-gay protestors of Westboro Baptist Church (who have picketed, among other funerals, those honoring U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan) to be genuine pro-life protestors? That's the impression left by the uninformed coverage of the funeral of abortionist George Tiller, who performed partial-birth abortions in his Wichita clinic before being killed last week. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/WBC_Protest.jpg" align="right" width="240" height="125" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-doesnt-recognize-hateful-protestors-tillers-funeral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DaveBarstow FredPhelps funeral GeorgeTiller Kansas MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NYTimes Partial-BirthAbortion TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WestboroBaptistChurch Mon, 08 Jun 2009 19:44:00 +0000 admin 6878 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Not in Kansas Anymore - And Never Was http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamas-not-kansas-anymore-and-never-was <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alessandra Stanley noted praise of &quot;Obama&#039;s hardscrabble Kansas roots,&quot; but Obama had never even been to his grandfather&#039;s hometown in Kansas until this year. </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">TV critic Alessandra Stanley <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/us/politics/27watch.html " target="_self">pondered </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/us/politics/27watch.html ">how </a>Hillary Clinton's "milestone" (first female near-presidential-nominee) was celebrated on Tuesday night while Barack Obama's own achievement(first black nominee) was muted.But some vague wording by Stanley left the false impression that Barack Obama grew up on the plains of Kansas.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamas-not-kansas-anymore-and-never-was" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlessandraStanley BarackObama Campaign2008 Gaffes Kansas NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:06:00 +0000 admin 6357 at http://www.mrc.org The Religious Right Is Dead Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/religious-right-dead-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Kirkpatrick explains it all in an 8,000 word cover story for the magazine. </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>The Times comes again to bury the religious right in David Kirkpatrick's<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> </b><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/magazine/28Evangelicals-t.html?ref="magazine&pagewanted=all" " target="_self">8,100-word cover story </a>on Christian conservatives for the Sunday magazine. Reported from Wichita, Kansas, "End Times for Evangelicals?" declared the tide is out for the Christian conservative movement, as abortion and gay marriage are losing their potency and evangelicals are going green and pacifist. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/religious-right-dead-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 ChristianConservatives DavidKirkpatrick Kansas NewYorkTimes NYTimes ReligiousRight TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 01 Nov 2007 18:06:00 +0000 admin 5848 at http://www.mrc.org