Media Reality Check

Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions.
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The Media vs. the GOP: Intolerant, Anti-Women, and Always Too Conservative

It doesn’t matter whether the nominee is a conservative like Ronald Reagan, or a moderate like John McCain — network reporters always seem to scold Republican delegates ...
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Ryan’s Not the First: Media’s History of Trashing GOP Vice Presidential Picks

Network reporters have already stepped forward to define Paul Ryan as a heartless budget-slasher who might repel as many votes as he might attract to the GOP ticket. A review finds that after ...
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Networks That Fawned Over Obama's World Tour Mock Romney's International 'Blunders'

MRC analysts examined all 21 ABC, CBS and NBC evening news stories about Republican candidate Mitt Romney's trip to London, Israel and Poland between July 25 and July 31. Virtually all of ...
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Media Rush to Attack Gun Rights in Wake of Aurora Shooting

Within hours of the horrible massacre at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, liberal reporters hijacked the tragedy to advance their anti-gun rights agenda. As they did in the wake of school ...
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How Would a Consistent News Media Cover a Supreme Court Ruling Against ObamaCare?

How the media might cover a Supreme Court ruling tossing out ObamaCare remains to be seen, but the MRC studied how the networks covered multiple Court rulings tossing out key elements of George W. ...
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Where’s the Media Outrage Over Team Obama’s National Security Leaks?

ABC, CBS and NBC quickly lost interest in the criminal investigation into whether top Obama national security officials divulged classified information to the New York Times, a far cry from their ...
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MSNBCers in Full Meltdown Over Scott Walker Recall Victory

When it became clear, on Tuesday night, that Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker was headed towards a big win in his recall election, the hosts on MSNBC went into a frenzy. Ed Schultz ...
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Ed's Obsession: Anti-Scott Walker Guests Dominate The Ed Show by 237 to 1

Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin marks the end point of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz’s 15 month-long mission to destroy Scott Walker. The conservative Republican governor’s attempt to fix that state’s ...
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Longtime Admirer Brian Williams Rewarded With Obama-Promoting 'Exclusive'

Of the three evening news anchors, by far the most admiring of Obama is NBC’s Brian Williams who has -- no big surprise -- been rewarded with exclusive access to the White House Situation Room for ...
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Earth Day Special: The Media's Top 25 Worst Environmental Quotes

This Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day and for 25 of those years the MRC has documented the liberal media’s role in advancing the left’s green agenda. From fretting about ...
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