Cuba http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/900/all en ABC Out to Lunch on U.S. Attempt to Kindle Political Change in Cuba; CBS and NBC Cover http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-out-lunch-us-attempt-kindle-political-change-cuba-cbs-and-nbc-cover <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-08-04-NBC-TDY-Morales.JPG" />As of Tuesday morning, ABC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Associated Press report that revealed the Obama administration's covert program in Cuba that attempted "recruit young Cubans to anti-government activism" on the communist-dominated island. The <a target="_blank" href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-sent-latin-youth-undercover-anti-cuba-ploy">AP outlined</a> that "over at least two years, the U.S.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-out-lunch-us-attempt-kindle-political-change-cuba-cbs-and-nbc-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AP Associated Press Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Charlie Rose CNN Cuba Good Morning America Michaela Pereira Natalie Morales NBC NBC Nightly News New Day Today World News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:32:01 +0000 matthew.balan 46863 at http://www.mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 2006 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2006 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> MRC is showcasing the most egregious bias we have uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big <a href="http://www.mrc.org/gala2012"><strong>25th Anniversary Gala</strong></a> one week from tonight.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AP Barack Obama Christianity Cuba Islam MRC 25th Anniversary Rosie O'Donnell Terry Moran The View Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:01:00 +0000 rich.noyes 41259 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Harris-Perry Lauds Addition of Sex Change Surgery to Cuban National Health Care http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-lauds-addition-sex-change-surgery-cuban-national-health-care <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-05-26-MSNBC-MHP-BigPer.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Saturday's <em>Melissa Harris-Perry</em> show on MSNBC, after recounting some of the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Cuban government against its citizens, host Harris-Perry praised the efforts of Fidel Castro's niece, Mariela Castro, in securing sex change surgery as one of the medical services covered by the government-run health care system of the</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-harris-perry-lauds-addition-sex-change-surgery-cuban-national-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Health International Communism Cuba Homosexuals Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC Same-Sex Marriage Sun, 27 May 2012 01:53:12 +0000 40211 at http://www.mrc.org So Much for Civil Liberties: Communist Cuba's Mandatory AIDS Quarantine Defended in New York Times, Dictator Castro Praised http://www.mrc.org/articles/so-much-civil-liberties-communist-cubas-mandatory-aids-quarantine-defended-new-york-times-d <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times "global health correspondent" Donald McNeil Jr.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/so-much-civil-liberties-communist-cubas-mandatory-aids-quarantine-defended-new-york-times-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AIDS Bias by Omission Cuba Donald McNeil Quarantines Tara Parker-Pope Wed, 09 May 2012 16:36:57 +0000 clay.waters 40026 at http://www.mrc.org Gumbel: ‘Whipping Up a Frenzy’ Over Imagined Slights ‘Is a Play Straight Out of a Far Right Handbook’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gumbel-whipping-frenzy-over-imagined-slights-play-straight-out-far-right-handbook <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Catching up with Bryant Gumbel from a couple of weeks ago, on the April edition of his <a href="http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/index.html" target="_blank"><em>Real Sports</em></a> show on HBO, the NBC News and CBS News veteran came to the defense of Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, who caused outrage amongst Cuban-Americans when he declared “I love Fidel Castro.” In an end of the program commentary, Gumbel couldn’t resist taking a jab at conservatives, charging:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gumbel-whipping-frenzy-over-imagined-slights-play-straight-out-far-right-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Bryant Gumbel Cuba HBO Ozzie Guillen Sports Video Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:20:36 +0000 brent.baker 39939 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Andrea Mitchell Praises 'Highly Regarded' Cuban Health Care System Indoctrinating U.S. Med Students http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-andrea-mitchell-praises-highly-regarded-cuban-health-care-system-indoctrinating-us-m <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In a piece of propaganda that would make Cuba's Castro regime proud, on her Tuesday MSNBC program, NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell cheered the communist state's<strong> "highly reg</strong><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-03-27-MSNBC-AMR-MedStudents.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 184px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /><strong>arded" health care system, "and especially one of Fidel Castro's signature projects, which is training doctors</strong>, doctors who then provide free medical care throughout Latin America."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-andrea-mitchell-praises-highly-regarded-cuban-health-care-system-indoctrinating-us-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Cuba Health Care MSNBC Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:43:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 39674 at http://www.mrc.org As Pope Draws Crowds in Cuba, NYT Suddenly Remembers Big Crowds Are Product of 'Intimidation,' 'Orchestration' and Coercion http://www.mrc.org/articles/pope-draws-crowds-cuba-nyt-suddenly-remembers-big-crowds-are-product-intimidation-orchestra <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times coverage of the Pope's trip to the dictatorship of Cuba has a strange, cheap-shot emphasis on how the Cuban people are coerced to attend such rallies, an authoritarian power play, but one the paper rarely if ever bothers to address during Cuban May Day rallies held in celebration of communism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pope-draws-crowds-cuba-nyt-suddenly-remembers-big-crowds-are-product-intimidation-orchestra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Catholic Church Coercion Communism Crowds Cuba Double Standards Fidel Castro May Day Religion Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:55:22 +0000 clay.waters 39603 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Friedman: Castro's 'Idiocy' Complaints About Conservative Candidates 'Not a Good Sign' for GOP http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nyts-friedman-castros-idiocy-complaints-about-conservative-candidates-not-good-sign-gop <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>First it was <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2012/20120126024846.aspx">New York Times reporters</a> who were quoting unelected Cuban dictator Fidel Castro insulting the 'idiocy and ignorance' of the candidates for the GOP nomination, in a January 26 story. Now columnist Thomas Friedman gets in on the act, quoting Castro approvingly in Sunday's '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/friedman-made-in-the-world.html?scp=1&amp;sq=friedman%20castro&amp;st=Search">Made in the World</a>.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nyts-friedman-castros-idiocy-complaints-about-conservative-candidates-not-good-sign-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 China Cuba FidelCastro liberalmediabias ThomasFriedman Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:03:00 +0000 38978 at http://www.mrc.org Friedman: Castro's 'Idiocy' Complaints About Conservative Candidates 'Not a Good Sign' for GOP http://www.mrc.org/articles/friedman-castros-idiocy-complaints-about-conservative-candidates-not-good-sign-gop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Columnist Thomas Friedman forwards Cuban dictator Fidel Castro&#039;s insulting the &quot;idiocy and ignorance&quot; of Republican candidates, adding &quot;When Marxists are complaining that your party&#039;s candidates are disconnected from today&#039;s global realities, it&#039;s generally not a good sign.&quot; But isn&#039;t it a very good sign when dictators disagree with you? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>First it was <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2012/20120126024846.aspx">New York Times reporters</a> who were quoting unelected Cuban dictator Fidel Castro insulting the 'idiocy and ignorance' of the candidates for the GOP nomination, in a January 26 story. Now columnist Thomas Friedman gets in on the act, quoting Castro approvingly in Sunday's '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/friedman-made-in-the-world.html?scp=1&amp;sq=friedman%20castro&amp;st=Search">Made in the World</a>.'</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/friedman-castros-idiocy-complaints-about-conservative-candidates-not-good-sign-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 China Cuba FidelCastro liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ThomasFriedman TimesWatch Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:43:00 +0000 38802 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell Decries 'Anti-Castro Vitriol' of the GOP 'Pander Bears' in FL http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/andrea-mitchell-decries-anti-castro-vitriol-gop-pander-bears-fl <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A disgusted Andrea Mitchell on Thursday decried the "anti-Castro vitriol" coming from Republican presidential candidates in Florida, sneering that they are "pander bears" to the Cuban community. [MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-26-MSNBC-Mitchell.mp3">here</a>.]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/andrea-mitchell-decries-anti-castro-vitriol-gop-pander-bears-fl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 AndreaMitchell BiasAlert Cuba FidelCastro Florida liberalmediabias MSNBC Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:03:00 +0000 38957 at http://www.mrc.org Reporting How Cubans May Finally Be Able to Own Their Houses, Damien Cave Worries About 'Gentrification' http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporting-how-cubans-may-finally-be-able-own-their-houses-damien-cave-worries-about-gentrif <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leave it to the Times to worry about income disparity and gentrification in Cuba. In his August 3 Cubans Set for Big Change: Right to Buy Homes, correspondent Damien Cave reported on how Cubans will finally be able albeit doubtless with numerous restrictions to own their own houses come legislative changes expected to be enacted later this year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/classconscioushavana.JPG" border="0" width="341" height="263" /></div> <p>Leave it to the Times to worry about income disparity and gentrification… in Cuba.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporting-how-cubans-may-finally-be-able-own-their-houses-damien-cave-worries-about-gentrif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Cuba DamienCave housing liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias privateproperty TimesWatch Wed, 03 Aug 2011 19:53:00 +0000 admin 455 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Cuban Celebration of Bay of Pigs Invasion Anniversary http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-touts-cuban-celebration-bay-pigs-invasion-anniversary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="183" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-04-16-NBC-NN-Potter.jpg" /></div><p> On Saturday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt marked the 50th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion as "one of the most infamous events in American history." In the report that followed, correspondent Mark Potter proclaimed: <strong>"This weekend Cuba is remembering a critical moment in history still felt today. Huge crowds have come out to celebrate in ways not seen here for years."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-touts-cuban-celebration-bay-pigs-invasion-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BayofPigs BiasAlert Communism Cuba LesterHolt liberalmediabias MarkPotter NBC NightlyNews Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:52:00 +0000 37598 at http://www.mrc.org After Friday Sentencing, Flashback: Newspapers Painted Spies for Cuba as Endearing Elderly Couple http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/after-friday-sentencing-flashback-newspapers-painted-spies-cuba-endearing-elderly-couple <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/Myers.jpg" height="204" width="220" /></div><p>On Friday, Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers, who spied for Cuba, were sentenced to prison terms (life for him, six years for her) by the federal court in DC, an action which Washington Post reporter <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/16/AR2010071600684.html" target="_blank">Spencer Hsu described as</a> <b>"a grim ending to the Myerses' idealistic embrace of the Cuban revolution."</b> Flashback to a <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/after-friday-sentencing-flashback-newspapers-painted-spies-cuba-endearing-elderly-couple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Cuba GwendolynMyers history KendallMyers liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes WashingtonPost Sat, 17 Jul 2010 22:07:00 +0000 36359 at http://www.mrc.org CBSNews.com's Birthday Gift to Fidel: A Story Devoid of Castro Critics http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbsnewscoms-birthday-gift-fidel-story-devoid-castro-critics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/pastorwithcastro.jpg" /></div><p>"As Castro Turns 83, Cuba Caught Between Past, Future," announces an August 13 headline for the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/08/13/world/worldwatch/entry5239939.shtml">CBSNews.com World Watch blog</a>. <br /><br />The 10-paragraph entry by Havana-based news producer Portia Siegelbaum amounted to an electronic birthday card for the Communist dictator.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbsnewscoms-birthday-gift-fidel-story-devoid-castro-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs CBSNews.com Cuba FidelCastro liberalmediabias PortiaSiegelbaum Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:18:00 +0000 34982 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Uses Pro-Communist American to Tout Cuban Health Care http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-uses-pro-communist-american-tout-cuban-health-care <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-08-06-CNN-Neill.jpg" /></div><p>There's something deeply wrong with journalism that scrutinizes and criticizes the institutions of free and successful nations, but produces puff pieces on the supposed achievements of totalitarian dictatorships.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-uses-pro-communist-american-tout-cuban-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN Cuba healthcare liberalmediabias MorganNeill Sat, 08 Aug 2009 18:37:00 +0000 34955 at http://www.mrc.org