Democrats http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/908/all en ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-09-ABC-WN-Sawyer.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />On Wednesday, ABC and CBS's evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin's Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for corruption.</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-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Democrats Diane Sawyer Hurricane Katrina Name That Party NBC NBC Nightly News Party Identification ray nagin Scott Pelley World News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:15:52 +0000 matthew.balan 46662 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast's Avlon Slams Tea Party on CNN; Praises GOP Establishment as 'Sanity Caucus' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/daily-beasts-avlon-slams-tea-party-cnn-praises-gop-establishment-sanity-caucus <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-25-CNN-ND-Hoover_Avlon.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 157px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />On Wednesday's <em>New Day</em> on CNN, The Daily Beast's John Avlon and his wife, Margaret Hoover, gloated over the recent defeats of Tea Party-backed candidates in Republican primaries. Avlon strongly hinted that the grassroots conservatives movement was full of crazy people: "<strong>Don't call it the establishment. It's the sanity caucus</strong>."<br /> </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/daily-beasts-avlon-slams-tea-party-cnn-praises-gop-establishment-sanity-caucus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 Election campaign 2014 Chris Cuomo Chris McDaniel CNN Democrats Eric Cantor John Avlon Kate Bolduan Margaret Hoover New Day Republicans Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:59:26 +0000 matthew.balan 46561 at http://www.mrc.org Bossy Prisoner Insulted as 'Hillary Clinton Dictator' on Hit Show 'Orange is the New Black' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bossy-prisoner-insulted-hillary-clinton-dictator-hit-show-orange-new-black <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-Netflix-Orange_Is_The_New_Black_large.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="154" width="280" />The producers of Netflix's <em>Orange is the New Black</em> might find themselves targeted by Hillary Clinton's supporters, after a character used the Democratic politician's name as an insult in an episode of the newest season of the sex-laced series.<br /> </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/bossy-prisoner-insulted-hillary-clinton-dictator-hit-show-orange-new-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2016 Democrats Hillary Clinton Netflix Orange Is the New Black Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:43:44 +0000 matthew.balan 46427 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg Reporter Sees No Political Damage for Democrats After Bergdahl Debacle http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bloomberg-reporter-sees-no-political-damage-democrats-after-bergdahl-debacle <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> Appearing on Thursday's MSNBC <em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em>, Bloomberg News reporter Jeanne Cummings asserted that the highly controversial Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange – which an <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/04/fox-news-poll-84-percent-worry-prisoner-swap-puts-us-soldiers-at-risk/" target="_blank">overwhelming majority</a> of Americans feel has endangered the lives of U.S. soldiers – would have no negative political impact on Democrats in November's midterm elections.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/bloomberg-reporter-sees-no-political-damage-democrats-after-bergdahl-debacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bloomberg News Bowe Bergdahl campaign 2014 Democrats Jeanne Cummings MSNBC Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:06:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 46409 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touted Initial Democratic Opposition to Benghazi Committee; Barely Mentions Them Joining http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touted-initial-democratic-opposition-benghazi-committee-barely-mentions-them-joining <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-05-21-CBS-Pelley_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 133px; float: right; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" width="280" />In early May, CBS's morning and evening newscasts spotlighted congressional Democrats' vehement opposition to the formation of a select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 Islamist attacks on the U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya during <b>10 minutes and 14 seconds of reporting</b>.<br /> </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/cbs-touted-initial-democratic-opposition-benghazi-committee-barely-mentions-them-joining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Benghazi Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning congress Democrats Good Morning America Libya Nancy Pelosi NBC NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell Republicans Scott Pelley Today Trey Gowdy World News Thu, 22 May 2014 20:26:15 +0000 matthew.balan 46332 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell to Democratic Congressman: 'Why Even Play the Game' of GOP's Benghazi 'Witch Hunt'? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-democratic-congressman-why-even-play-game-gops-benghazi-witch-hunt <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> At the top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell proclaimed: "The Benghazi dozen, five Democrats now agreeing to join seven Republican inquisitors after failing to block the new Benghazi probe. <strong>Is it a witch hunt or a truth squad?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-22-MSNBC-AMR-Mitchell.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-democratic-congressman-why-even-play-game-gops-benghazi-witch-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Benghazi Democrats MSNBC Republicans Thu, 22 May 2014 19:44:58 +0000 kyle.drennen 46331 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 1-19: Indiana University Polls of Journalists http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists <p>Following up on polls taken in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/early-polls-journalists-1962-1985"><strong>1970s</strong></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-3-american-journalist"><strong>1980s</strong></a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-6-journalists-who-are-they-really"><strong>1990s</strong></a>, the School of Journalism at Indiana University in 2002 and 2013 surveyed journalists across the profession to create a statistical portrait of the typical American journalist.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division bias Democrats Indiana University Journalists Media Bias Media Bias 101 Reporters Republicans Mon, 19 May 2014 18:15:24 +0000 rich.noyes 46292 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Grants Bill Clinton 63 Seconds to Defend Hillary; ABC Spotlights Mrs. Clinton's Absence http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-grants-bill-clinton-63-seconds-defend-hillary-abc-spotlights-mrs-clintons-absence <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-05-14-NBC-Williams_Clinton_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, Brian Williams continued his network's <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-rushes-defend-hillary-clinton-karl-rove" target="_blank">defense of Hillary Clinton</a> by setting aside 63 seconds of air time to a soundbite of Bill Clinton "<strong>firing back at Karl Rove, after comments Rove made about Hillary Clinton's health</strong>." Williams trumpeted how "<strong>shades of the old political </strong></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/nbc-grants-bill-clinton-63-seconds-defend-hillary-abc-spotlights-mrs-clintons-absence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Election abc Bill Clinton Brian Williams Democrats Diane Sawyer Hillary Clinton Jonathan Karl Karl Rove NBC NBC Nightly News Republicans World News Thu, 15 May 2014 02:14:50 +0000 matthew.balan 46258 at http://www.mrc.org Harry Reid Slams 'Tit for Tat' Media: Press Should Just Blame GOP for Washington Dysfunction http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/harry-reid-slams-tit-tat-media-press-should-just-blame-gop-washington-dysfunction <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> During an interview with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday's MSNBC <em>Daily Rundown</em>, NBC political director Chuck Todd challenged Reid's suggestion that Republicans were solely to blame for legislation not getting through Congress: "You don't believe Democrats play any role in this? It feels like a tit-for-tat game....you don't belief there's any tit-for-tat going on here?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-08-MSNBC-TDR-ToddReid.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/harry-reid-slams-tit-tat-media-press-should-just-blame-gop-washington-dysfunction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Democrats Harry Reid MSNBC Republicans The Daily Rundown Fri, 09 May 2014 14:17:40 +0000 kyle.drennen 46207 at http://www.mrc.org In 36 Hours, Nets Devote 70 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner; No Mention of Democratic Donations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/36-hours-nets-devote-70-minutes-racist-nba-owner-no-mention-democratic-donations <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>In just over 36 hours, the three network morning and evening shows have already devoted&nbsp;<strong>70 minutes of coverage</strong>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/376641/racist-clippers-owner-donald-sterling-democrat-tim-cavanaugh">racist comments</a>&nbsp;apparently made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Yet, ABC, CBS and NBC have ignored Sterling's long history of supporting Democrats, including Senator Patrick Leahy, Bill Bradley and Gray Davis.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/36-hours-nets-devote-70-minutes-racist-nba-owner-no-mention-democratic-donations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Democrats Donald Sterling Los Angeles Clippers NBA Racism Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:11:24 +0000 scott.whitlock 46108 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's King Plays Up CBO's Upbeat ObamaCare Projection; Wonders Why Dems Won't 'Go On Offense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense <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 src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-15-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Tuesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King hyped the Congressional Budget Office's projection about ObamaCare – that "yes, ObamaCare is expensive, but less expensive than they thought – by about $104 billion over 10 years.</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/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Associated Press Barack Obama CNN Democrats Health Care John King Jonathan Martin Julie Pace New Day New York Times obamacare Republicans Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:01 +0000 matthew.balan 46011 at http://www.mrc.org Top Democrat Charges 'Not All' GOP Colleagues Are Racist; Broadcast Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/04/israel-not-all-republican-lawmakers-racist-186783.html">charged</a> on CNN on Sunday morning that some of his GOP colleagues, as well as a "significant extent" of the GOP base, are racist, yet none of the broadcast networks picked it up on Monday evening.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Candy Crowley CNN Democrats race Racism Republicans Steve Israel Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:43:06 +0000 matt.hadro 46004 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts 'Rarefied Air' of Summit Where Democratic Presidents Spew Left-Wing Talking Points http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-rarefied-air-summit-where-democratic-presidents-spew-left-wing-talking-points <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> Promoting the civil rights summit being held at the Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library on Thursday, NBC <em>Today </em>co-host Savannah Guthrie turned to "NBC special anchor" and full-time liberal activist Maria Shriver for a report on the event: "This is pretty rarefied air you're in. We've got these former presidents all speaking at the summit. What are the themes you've been hearing so far?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-10-NBC-TDAY-Shriver.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-rarefied-air-summit-where-democratic-presidents-spew-left-wing-talking-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Civil Rights Democrats Maria Shriver NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:59:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 45976 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Promote President's ObamaCare Trash Talk, Leave Out Republican Soundbites http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-promote-presidents-obamacare-trash-talk-leave-out-republican-soundbites <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> While ABC, NBC, and CBS <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2014/04/01/white-house-pr-cbs-highlights-young-obamacare-enrollees-peace-mind" target="_blank">all hyped President Obama</a> slamming Republican opposition to ObamaCare during his Tuesday "victory lap" in the White House Rose Garden, the network coverage that evening and Wednesday morning did not include a single GOP soundbite on the topic. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-02-Nets-Obama.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-promote-presidents-obamacare-trash-talk-leave-out-republican-soundbites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Democrats NBC obamacare Republicans Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:17:12 +0000 kyle.drennen 45914 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts Democratic Effort to Make Koch Brothers 'Public Enemy Number One' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-democratic-effort-make-koch-brothers-public-enemy-number-one <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> Teasing an upcoming story Tuesday on a left-wing smear campaign against conservative donors Charles and David Koch, <em>CBS This Morning</em> co-host Norah O'Donnell proclaimed: <strong>"Battling the Koch brothers, Democrats are fighting back against the family that spent more than $150 million trying to shake up Congress."</strong> Introducing the segment, fellow co-host Charlie Rose announced that "one of the best-known families in big-money politics is once again in the spotlight." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-01-CBS-TM-Cord</em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-democratic-effort-make-koch-brothers-public-enemy-number-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Democrats Koch Brothers Nancy Cordes Republicans Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:48:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 45906 at http://www.mrc.org