Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Obsessed With Police Misconduct: Top Network News Story for Another Month

As they did in April, the evening news shows on the broadcast networks spent more airtime in May talking about alleged police misconduct than any other single topic – nearly 109 minutes, more ...
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Pummeling Perry: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Former Texas Governor

If his 2012 presidential run is any indicator, Rick Perry’s jump into the 2016 presidential race will bring a flurry of the liberal media’s favorite pejoratives for Republicans. Racist? ...
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Slamming Santorum: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Former GOP Senator

Social conservative-haters in the liberal media are sharpening their knives today as Rick Santorum is set to announce his 2016 presidential ambitions. From his arrival to the Senate in 1995 ...
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Ten Times George Stephanopoulos Sucked Up to the Clintons on ABC News

George Stephanopoulos may be in trouble right now for donating cash to the Clintons but for years he’s been giving in-kind contributions, in the form of on-air praise and suck-up questions to them ...
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Network News: Cop Misdeeds Get 6x Airtime vs. ISIS Terror

In the month of April, allegations of police misconduct accounted for one out of every seven minutes of broadcast evening news airtime, or 3 hours, 43 minutes. That's three times more airtime than ...
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Mauling Mike: Media’s Worst Attacks on Former Arkansas Governor

Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee’s entry into the GOP 2016 presidential field is sure to bring attacks on his social conservatism by liberal elites, if recent history is ...
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Bashing Ben: Media’s Worst Attacks on Doctor Turned Presidential Candidate

Newly-announced presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke onto the national scene at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 when he, while sharing the same stage as the President, ...
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Excusing the Rioters: How the Media Have Shifted the Blame in Baltimore

The Baltimore riots surrounding the death of Freddie Gray became a moment for liberal reporters and commentators to take the blame off those who destroyed cars, looted businesses, burned a ...
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Study: How the Broadcast Networks Have Deleted Hillary’s E-Mail Scandal

Over the past five weeks, all three broadcast networks have essentially walked away from covering the ex-Secretary of State’s secret extra-governmental e-mail server and the possible loss of ...
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Ripping Rubio: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Florida Senator

Not long after he arrived on the national scene in 2010 Republican Senator and forthcoming presidential candidate Marco Rubio was exploited by the liberal media as a way to depict Republicans as ...
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