Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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American Horror Story: Tales of ObamaCare Victims Untold by the Big Three Networks

If a government program signed into law by former President George W. Bush was causing cancer patients to go broke, brain tumor victims to pay more for their insurance, and was leaving ...
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MRC Study: Network TV Buries ObamaCare’s Bad News

So far this year, the three network evening newscasts have minimized, spun or ignored every negative development about ObamaCare, while at the same time touting staged pro-ObamaCare publicity ...
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Bye-Bye Piers! A Top 10 Countdown of the Soon-to-Be Ex-CNN Host's Most Outrageous Outbursts

This week marks the end of Piers Morgan’s show on CNN and his run has been full of effusive praise for liberals and damnation of conservatives. Even before Morgan began his show, back in 2010, he ...
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Nets Spend 100 Times More Coverage on Plugging Obama Joke Interview Than Low Enrollment!

This week, anchors and reporters practically fell over themselves laughing at Barack Obama’s Funny or Die collaboration with comedian Zach Galifianikis as they hailed the ObamaCare promotional ...
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More 'Newsworthy' than Latest ObamaCare Delay: Dry Cleaner Scams, Corvettes and Dating Apps

In a nakedly political move designed to ease election year pressure on Democrats the Obama administration has delayed, yet again, another aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and again the Big ...
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Two New MSNBC Hosts Bring News Media-Obama Revolving Door to 30

With two political activists, who toiled for Barack Obama, starting hosting duties today with new shows on MSNBC (Ronan Farrow and Joy-Ann Reid), the MRC’s list of those revolving between ...
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Bad News for ObamaCare? No, Just a 'Hiccup' Say Big Three Nets

In the last couple of weeks ObamaCare has been dealt two serious setbacks: yet another delay in the employer mandate, and a devastating CBO report that claimed it will cost the equivalent of ...
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The Media's Most Outrageous Olympic Outbursts

Sports fans checking in on coverage of Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia might want to brace themselves for unexpected outbursts of liberal preaching from reporters covering ...
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It’s Not Just One Tweet: MSNBC’s Despicable Record of Smearing Conservatives as Racists

The MRC has compiled a long list of instances in which the network’s anchors have committed character assassination disguised as journalism, unjustly smearing conservatives, Republicans and ...
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Don't Know the Party of a Politician Caught in a Scandal? He's Probably a Democrat

Within the span of 40 seconds, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams reported on two politicians caught in scandals, one a Republican the other a Democrat, but he gave the party affiliation ...
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