golf http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/964/all en Networks Have Fun with Obama Golf Outing That Forced Army Couple to Move Wedding http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-have-fun-obama-golf-outing-forced-army-couple-move-wedding <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC covered the news that a golf outing by President Obama at a course in Hawaii forced a Army to move their wedding location after planning to have it on the 16th tee.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-have-fun-obama-golf-outing-forced-army-couple-move-wedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc army Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning golf Good Morning America Hawaii Military NBC News President Barack Obama President Obama Today Show wedding World News Tonight Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:51:34 +0000 curtis.houck 47924 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Chris Moody: Optics of Obama Forcing Army Couple to Move Wedding ‘Hilariously Bad’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-chris-moody-optics-obama-forcing-army-couple-move-wedding-hilariously-bad <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday afternoon, CNN’s&nbsp;<em>Wolf&nbsp;</em>covered the controversy surrounding President Obama’s playing of golf on a Hawaii golf course that&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/29/soldiers-relocate-hawaii-wedding-so-obama-can-play-golf/" href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/29/soldiers-relocate-hawaii-wedding-so-obama-can-play-golf/" target="_blank">forced</a>&nbsp;an Army couple about to be married there to move their wedding during which CNN’s Chris Moody called the optics of the move&nbsp;<strong>“hilariously bad.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-chris-moody-optics-obama-forcing-army-couple-move-wedding-hilariously-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division army Barack Obama Brianna Keilar CNN golf Hawaii Military President Barack Obama President Obama Rebecca Berg vacation wedding Zeke Miller Mon, 29 Dec 2014 22:35:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47920 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Not True, Not Funny’: Tiger Woods Slams Fake Interview That Makes Him Look Like a ‘Jerk’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/not-true-not-funny-tiger-woods-slams-fake-interview-makes-him-look-jerk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Athlete calls Golf Digest’s media ethics and integrity into question. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While many attention-seeking celebrities would agree with the statement, “bad press is still press,” professional golfer Tiger Woods apparently does not. And he has good reason. A recent article in Golf Digest, which included photos of an actor posing as the golfer and a fake interview with the fictional golfer, was “really more like a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination,” according to Woods. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/not-true-not-funny-tiger-woods-slams-fake-interview-makes-him-look-jerk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Business Media ethics golf Golf Digest journalism Tiger Woods Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:28:14 +0000 dan.gainor 47675 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Frets Over 'Country Club Snub' Upsetting Obama's Golf Game http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-frets-over-country-club-snub-upsetting-obamas-golf-game <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>Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em> was the only network morning show to cover President Obama being refused tee times at several top golf courses during his Labor Day weekend trip to New York, with co-host Matt Lauer declaring: <strong>"...the President has faced some criticism recently over the time he spends playing golf....[now] more problems tied to his favorite hobby."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a target="_blank" href="/sites/default/files/uploads/mp3/2014-09-10-NBC-TDAY-Geist.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-frets-over-country-club-snub-upsetting-obamas-golf-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama golf NBC Today Willie Geist Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:26:48 +0000 kyle.drennen 47101 at http://www.mrc.org CBS This Morning Covers for Obama on Vacation, Golfing After Statement on James Foley’s Murder http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-morning-covers-obama-vacation-golfing-after-statement-james-foleys-murder <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Friday’s&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;dove into the subject of President Obama vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while events domestically and internationally rage, including the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic terrorist group ISIS. While they were the only network to mention this story, the report from CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett and discussion among the hosts afterward did little more than cover for the president.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-morning-covers-obama-vacation-golfing-after-statement-james-foleys-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning David Cameron George H.W. Bush George W. Bush golf Islamic Jihad Jeff Glor Major Garrett Martha'sVineyard Norah O'Donnell vacation Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:33:23 +0000 curtis.houck 46983 at http://www.mrc.org Leading from ... wherever. http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/leading-wherever <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2666" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-Sit%20Room.jpg?1408563358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 20, 2014 - 3:35pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Government Politics golf obama vacation Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:35:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 46967 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Thrilled Over Tiger Woods Complimenting Obama's Golf Game http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-thrilled-over-tiger-woods-complimenting-obamas-golf-game <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> Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em> featured a full report on Tiger Woods praising President Obama's golf game, with White House correspondent <strong>Peter Alexander cheering the weekend outing as the "most talked about golf pairing in years" and that Woods "was to golf what the President wants to be to politics, the guy who can't stop winning."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-20-NBC-TDAY-Alexander.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-thrilled-over-tiger-woods-complimenting-obamas-golf-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama golf NBC Peter Alexander Tiger Woods Today Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:40:31 +0000 kyle.drennen 42706 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Again Piles on Liberal Melodrama Over Augusta National Golf Club's Membership Policy http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-piles-liberal-melodrama-over-augusta-national-golf-clubs-membership-po <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>Somewhere, former <em>New York Times</em> executive editor Howell Raines is smiling (or at least wearing a less-prominent scowl).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-piles-liberal-melodrama-over-augusta-national-golf-clubs-membership-po" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Augusta National golf Howell Raines Karen Crouse masters Women Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:58:18 +0000 clay.waters 40964 at http://www.mrc.org Times Golf Reporter Crouse Wants to 'Make a Stand,' Refuse to Cover Sexist Masters Tournament http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-golf-reporter-crouse-wants-make-stand-refuse-cover-sexist-masters-tournament <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>Sorry, Masters golf tournament, you may be the most prestigious tournament in the sport, but you don't meet the exacting standards of feminist activist/golf writer Karen Crouse: "High-ranking players with daughters are not willing to talk about it. Somebody has to make a stand. Why not me in my own little way?”<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Karen_Crouse.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="259" width="295" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-golf-reporter-crouse-wants-make-stand-refuse-cover-sexist-masters-tournament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Augusta National golf Karen Crouse masters Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:05:50 +0000 clay.waters 39767 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Freak Out Over All Male Golf Club; Katie Couric Lectures: 'Get With the Program' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-freak-out-over-all-male-golf-club-katie-couric-lectures-get-program <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> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-04-05-ABC-GMA-Masters.jpg" style="margin: 3px; float: right; width: 240px; height: 185px;" />ABC and NBC could barely contain their contempt while covering the controversy over the all-male Augusta golf club. Katie Couric, guest anchoring <em>Good Morning America</em> on Thursday, lectured the organization hosting the Masters tournament to allow a woman in: "<strong>I mean, really. Get with the program. Seriously?</strong>"<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-freak-out-over-all-male-golf-club-katie-couric-lectures-get-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc augusta golf Katie Couric masters Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:49:34 +0000 scott.whitlock 39758 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Film Critic Likes 'Old Fashioned Orgy,' Pans G-Rated 'Seven Days in Utopia' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-film-critic-likes-old-fashioned-orgy-pans-g-rated-seven-days-utopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the September 2 &quot;Weekend Arts&quot; section, Times film critic Stephen Holden hailed an R-rated flick about friends hosting an orgy as a &quot;friendly, ramshackle comedy&quot; while panning a G-rated drama about a young golfer&#039;s mentorship as a &quot;stultifying hybrid of instruction film and Christian sermon&quot; that &quot;swoons into its own solemn sanctimony.&quot; </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/timeswatch/uploads/oldfashionedorgy.JPG" border="0" width="196" height="199" /></div> <p>An R-rated flick about a bunch of friends having an orgy gets hailed in today's Weekend Arts section as a "friendly, ramshackle comedy" albeit "somewhat laugh-deficient" while a G-rated drama about a young golfer being mentored by a retired pro is panned as a "stultifying hybrid of instruction film and Christian sermon" that "swoons into its own solemn sanctimony."</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-film-critic-likes-old-fashioned-orgy-pans-g-rated-seven-days-utopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch filmcritic golf liberalmediabias moviereview NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias orgy StephenHolden TimesWatch Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:26:00 +0000 admin 510 at http://www.mrc.org Tiger Tales: Networks Overlook Athletes as Role Models Angle http://www.mrc.org/articles/tiger-tales-networks-overlook-athletes-role-models-angle <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Media outlets love stories like the current Tiger Woods debacle. It has sex, deceit, money and a fallen hero. It has many angles: the adultery angle that allows psychologists to surmise what drove Woods to cheat on his wife, the business angle of how his “transgressions” will affect his $1 billion earnings, the legal fallout from his car accident – all chock-full of tawdry, tabloid-ready details. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tiger-tales-networks-overlook-athletes-role-models-angle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family abc Athletes cbs Gatorade golf NBC Nike RickReilly rolemodels Sports StephenSmith TigerWoods Tue, 08 Dec 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28456 at http://www.mrc.org Refreshing Victory for Honesty http://www.mrc.org/abc/refreshing-victory-honesty <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >If you broke the rules and no one knew it, would you turn yourself in? </p> <br /> <p >Pro golfer J.P. Hayes recently faced that crucible and his answer was, “yes.” </p> <br /> <p >His honesty, which got him kicked out of a tournament and jeopardized future opportunities, earned him the spotlight on ABC's <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">World News</i> November 20.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/abc/refreshing-victory-honesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abc character CharlesGibson golf honesty JPHayes WorldNews Fri, 21 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27989 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Teed Off about Discrimination in Private Organization http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-teed-about-discrimination-private-organization <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     As one of the greatest tournaments in golf got under way on April 5, the front page of The Washington Post sports section complained about fair ways.</p> <br /> <p >     Not fairways, which have been lengthened in recent years to adjust for improved golf clubs and balls, but the fairness of the membership composition of the Augusta National Golf Club – a private organization.</p> <br /> <p >     Post staff writer Leonard Shapiro highlighted new chairman Billy Payne’s unwillingness to discuss the issue of women being accepted into the club. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-teed-about-discrimination-private-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government augusta ball discrimination golf masters private tournament Thu, 05 Apr 2007 19:25:53 +0000 admin 25559 at http://www.mrc.org