Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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TV News Touts Trump Controversies, but Avoids His Past Liberalism

As of Friday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s seven-month-old candidacy has been the focus of an incredible 684 minutes of coverage on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, far more than ...
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Bias by the Minute: Tallying the Network News Agenda in 2015

The network news agenda in 2015: heavy on crime, terrorism and weather, but light on Democratic scandals, ObamaCare's failings, the out-of-control national debt, sanctuary cities and Planned ...
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Crunching the Numbers: What to Watch For at the Next GOP Debate

Based on how the various networks handled the first four debates, viewers of Tuesday's CNN debate should expect: 1) the questions will be aimed at getting the candidates to fight with one ...
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Mauled in the Morning: GOP Candidates Hit from the Left

As the Republican candidates prepare to meet in their fifth cable news debate, they’ve also been participating in what might be considered a year-long, slow-motion debate on the broadcast TV ...
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MRC Study: TV News Is Trying to Winnow the Field of GOP Candidates

During the past three months, the big broadcast networks have essentially stopped covering most of the GOP presidential candidates, a lack of national news attention that presumably affects ...
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Journalists vs. the 'Far Right,' 'Hardline' and 'Ultra-Conservative' House GOP

During the four weeks following John Boehner's surprise resignation as House Speaker, ABC, CBS and NBC's coverage of the race to succeed him included 106 ideological labels of Republicans, ...
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Watch for Shenanigans! CNBC Debate Moderator’s Most Biased Moments

The RNC may regret its approval of John Harwood as lead moderator for Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate on CNBC if recent history is any guide. The CNBC anchor and New York Times columnist ...
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Media Hand a Lifeline to Hillary on Benghazi

Hillary Clinton is set to testify before the Benghazi committee on Thursday but the liberal media have spent weeks laying the groundwork for her. Instead of putting the onus on Clinton, her ...
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Will CNN Treat the Democrats the Same Way They Treated GOP?

If CNN wants to be balanced in how it moderates the upcoming Democratic debate on Tuesday, it will ask questions that prompt the candidates on stage to fight with one another, because that’s ...
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Study: Hillary Gets the Most Press; Bernie and Biden Get the Best Press

According to the latest statistics from the Media Research Center’s ongoing tracking of ABC, CBS and NBC’s evening news coverage of the campaign, frontrunner Hillary Clinton has garnered 80 ...
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