Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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Media Whistle Past Menendez Prostitution Scandal

Allegations of shady campaign contributors and procurement of prostitutes are usually the ingredients of a political scandal that send the media into a feeding frenzy – unless, of course, the ...
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ABC, CBS, NBC Slant 8 to 1 for Obama's Gun Control Crusade

MRC analysts reviewed all 216 gun policy stories on the Big Three networks’ evening (ABC’s World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News) and morning show programs (ABC’s Good Morning America, ...
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Marching for Life in the Face of a Pro-Abortion Media

As long as abortion has been a national political issue, the national media have overwhelmingly sided with pro-abortion forces and showed hostility to the pro-life side of the debate.
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Five Ways Media Bias Tipped the Scales In Favor of Obama

In such a close race, and with the obvious disadvantages of bad economic times, the media’s aid and comfort were essential to Barack Obama's narrow victory on Tuesday. Reviewing the just-concluded ...
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The Media’s Coverage of the Libya Attacks: From Slanted to Suppressed

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libay, all three broadcast networks touted the political angle that the events would bolster President Obama and damage Mitt Romney. ...
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Debate Night: Will Liberal Bob Schieffer Be the Next Candy Crowley?

A review of the record shows moderator Bob Schieffer has tilted left in his previous visits to the presidential debate stage, and his approach as a CBS correspondent and anchor is that of a ...
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Candy Crowley Aids Obama With 2-to-1 Liberal Agenda & Validation of Libya Falsehood

The liberal tilt of questions selected by CNN’s Candy Crowley was so obvious, even the gang on NBC’s Today — hardly a conservative bastion — thought it remarkable. Correspondent Chuck Todd opined ...
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MRC Study: By 2-to-1 Margin, Journalists Favor Liberal Questions at Town Hall Debates

If history is a reliable guide, Mitt Romney has twice the chance of facing a hostile liberal question Tuesday night as Barack Obama has of facing a question based on a conservative agenda, as the ...
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Debate Moderator Tilts to Obama; ABC Colleagues Cheer: 'Martha Raddatz for President'

Reviewing the questions posed at Thursday night's vice presidential debate, ABC correspondent Martha Raddatz clearly favored Team Obama, but not entirely. Out of 48 discrete questions and ...
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ABC's Moderator Martha Raddatz Warned of Budget 'Slashing,' Hailed Hillary and Barack

ABC News claims it's "absurd" that vice-presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz favors the Democrats. But a review of her reporting displays a tilt to the left.
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