Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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MRC Study: Utah Newspapers Pound Mike Lee for Leading Anti-ObamaCare Fight

An MRC study of the two largest newspapers in Utah determined that conservative Senator Mike Lee faced voluminous, and largely hostile, local coverage of his strategy of using the federal ...
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MRC Study: How the Broadcast Networks Spun the Shutdown Obama’s Way

The broadcast networks invariably blamed Republicans for the impasse; spotlighted dozens of examples of how Americans were being victimized; and ran scores of soundbites from furloughed federal ...
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The Top 8 Nastiest Liberal Media Quotes Blaming the GOP for the Shutdown

The liberal media have taken sides in the government shutdown debate and not surprisingly holds only one party to blame - the GOP.  In the last week liberal anchors, reporters and writers ...
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MRC Study: Even Before Shutdown, Networks Dumped Most Blame on Conservatives

MRC's analysis shows the Big Three broadcast networks spent the two weeks prior to the shutdown almost universally pinning the blame on congressional Republicans, especially conservative/Tea Party ...
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Big Three Networks Mostly Mum About ObamaCare Setbacks

With the ObamaCare exchanges set to take effect today, and polls showing the President’s health care law as unpopular as ever (a September 25 poll from CBS News/New York Times found 51% “somewhat” ...
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The Liberal Media's Top 10 Worst Anti-Gun Moments of the Year

Ever since the tragic Newtown school shooting the media anti-gun crusade. On the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) reporters slanted their initial post-Newtown stories against gun rights by an 8 ...
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The Media vs. Conservatives, 2013 Edition: Virginia Newspapers’ Viciously Negative Coverage of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

Just as the national media helped tip the scales in the 2012 presidential contest, an MRC study of the four largest newspapers in Virginia found that GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken ...
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In Three Days, Network Morning Shows Devote More Airtime to Royal Baby Than All of IRS Scandal

In a mere three days, the Big Three network morning shows have devoted more coverage to the birth of the British royal baby then they gave to news of the IRS scandal since that story broke 74 days ...
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ABC's Top Five Lamest Hidden Camera Attempts to Expose American Bigotry

Tomorrow marks the end of the latest season of What Would You Do?, a hidden-camera production of ABC News hosted by longtime correspondent John Quinones that uses actors to stage uncomfortable ...
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MRC Study: CNN Handed Airwaves to Liberals After Supreme Court Decisions

CNN really showed its bias in reacting to two very different Supreme Court decisions this week. On Tuesday, the Court struck down a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act; in the hours that ...
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