Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.  He currently writes for all of the MRC's publications and outlets including MRC.org, Newsbusters.org, Notable Quotables and has contributed to past projects including MediaWatch and MagazineWatch. He also authored the MRC's Outgunned Special Report that examined the media's bias against gun rights. Dickens has made several appearances on radio talk shows around the nation.

Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia this native Washingtonian briefly left the area to earn a degree from Indiana University's School of Journalism. When he's not monitoring the media's liberal bias, Dickens can be found rooting for his beloved Redskins, Wizards, Capitals and Indiana Hoosiers.

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February 20, 2017, 9:15 AM EST

Donald Trump’s term in office is only four-weeks old but he’s got the liberal media and Hollywood losing their collective minds. It’s hard to keep track of all the nasty accusations they’ve made. The following is a collection of the 26 worst outbursts by liberal journalists and celebrities made against Trump’s presidency from his first four weeks in office.

 

February 16, 2017, 3:49 PM EST

The media’s attacks on Donald Trump have been so out of control that even former CNN host and Piers Morgan is calling them out on it. On Wednesday’s edition of FNC’s Hannity the current U.S. editor of The Daily Mail eviscerated the American press’s attempt to “attempt to delegitimize, sabotage and destroy the Trump presidency before it’s even 

February 14, 2017, 5:28 PM EST

In what was a bit of a shock for what’s considered a sober PBS interview program, comedian and film director Judd Apatow substitute-hosted the Charlie Rose show on Monday night. And the director of movies like SuperBad and Knocked Up wasted little time in insulting Donald Trump as he declared: “I feel like he runs the country like he ran The Apprentice....And it’s a little scary isn’t it?” 

February 14, 2017, 8:50 AM EST

Going into his fourth week, President Donald Trump still doesn’t have all his cabinet appointments in place. But despite the Democrats attempts’ to slow down the process in 2017, the liberal media has not portrayed them as obstructionists. This is a far cry from how they treated Republicans during the first few weeks of Barack Obama’s administration. 

February 13, 2017, 11:12 AM EST

At a time when Hollywood seems increasingly secular by the day, Chris Pratt refreshingly is not afraid to share his faith. In a February 13 Instagram post the Jurassic World star revealed the Biblical verse that keeps him inspired on a daily basis. 

February 7, 2017, 4:52 PM EST

It’s all over for America’s kids now. At least that’s Joss Whedon thinks as he took to twitter, on Tuesday, to declare his rage the GOP for confirming Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. The angered Avengers director condemned the confirmation: “Rejecting DeVos was the GOP’s easiest way to say ‘Mr Prez, let’s take this slow, we got 4 yrs’. Instead they declared war on our children.”

February 2, 2017, 1:18 PM EST

Did Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch found a “Fascism Forever” club when he was in high school or is he simply the latest victim of fake news? The New York Post, The Daily Mail, U.S. News and World Report, Vice News and Keith Olbermann, on Thursday, all ran with the story that when he was at Georgetown Prep, Gorsuch founded and led a pro-fascism club. However, the National Review’s Ed Whelan has questioned the seriousness and accuracy of the story.

January 25, 2017, 9:00 AM EST

Forget a honeymoon. The liberal media started savaging President Donald Trump even before he was sworn-in. On the day before his Inauguration, MSNBC host Chris Matthews was scared by Trump’s access to nuclear weapons as he screeched: “It’s horrible but it’s real.” On the morning of the swearing-in ceremony,  ABC’s Matthew Dowd claimed the country’s mood was “more akin to where we were in 1861 and how divided the country is.” The following are the worst attacks on Trump, so far, since his Inauguration week:  

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM EST

Actress Kristen Stewart is really excited about her next project and she swears it’s “going to kick ass.” But given the topic matter, it’s bound to be a flop. While promoting her new movie Come Swim at the Sundance film festival, the Twilight star, on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter: “My next thing is going to kick ass. It’s about gun control.”

January 20, 2017, 3:19 PM EST

Immediately after Donald Trump finished his Inaugural Address CNN’s Jake Tapper called it  “one of the most radical inaugural speeches we’ve ever heard.” His colleague John King added the speech offered “A dark view. Even a pessimistic view of where we are at the moment.”

This is in sharp contrast to how the CNN welcomed Barack Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address. Back then the hosts were wowed by the “marvelous” and “iconic” address in the vein of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln.

January 20, 2017, 8:00 AM EST

In the last week the liberal media have been coming to grips with the end of the Barack Obama administration, as they’ve thrown a few last bouquets at the feet of their hero. From The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wistfully wondering “For a man who achieved so much, Obama...must be wondering where the gratitude is?” to one last thrill for Chris Matthews “To say that no person can make a difference, I give you the fine case of that fine man, Barack Obama” the following is a collection of the media’s melancholic goodbyes to Obama.

January 18, 2017, 10:31 AM EST

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway hit Hamilton, took to twitter on Tuesday to celebrate Barack Obama’s commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera’s prison sentence. Miranda cheered: “Sobbing with gratitude here in London. OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA IS COMING HOME. THANK YOU, @POTUS...I wish I was with every [Puerto Rican] in Chicago RIGHT NOOWWWWW.” 

January 16, 2017, 9:00 AM EST

Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn-in yet but the liberal media has obsessed almost over every Trump tweet and controversy. Conversely, Barack Obama’s administration has been full of scandals and gaffes but liberal reporters have insisted that his record is clean as a whistle. Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, after Obama’s January 10 farewell speech gushed: “He’s been scandal free, frankly, in the White House. We haven’t had that what for a while.” Time magazine’s Joe Klein, back in December declared there has been “absolutely no hint of scandal” during his eight years.

These liberal reporters have the audacity to bless this administration as scandal free, because many of Obama’s controversies were either ignored or barely reported by the establishment media. The following is a look through the MRC’s archives at some of the worst scandals and gaffes made during the Obama administration and how they were underreported at the time. 

January 5, 2017, 2:55 PM EST

Well, that didn’t take long. On the very morning it was announced that Tucker Carlson was taking over Megyn Kelly’s timeslot on Fox News, the move was immediately denounced as a win for those women haters at FNC. 

Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple, in a Thursday article headlined “Fox News chooses sexist to replace woman who faced sexism,” cited Carlson’s December interview with Teen Vogue correspondent Lauren Duca, as an example of Carlson’s chauvinism.

January 2, 2017, 9:55 AM EST

The news media reward Donald Trump with a “honeymoon” as unfriendly as their campaign coverage, with journalists blasting the President-elect as a “racist,” “authoritarian” and a “demagogue,” while some cast his election as “tainted” and potentially “illegitimate” because of Russia’s hacking.

December 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST

So far, the liberal media have trashed Donald Trump’s cabinet choices as a “racially insensitive” group of “hard-line” “radicals” and “ignoramuses” who will bring about “environmental disaster” and “calamity to the poor.” This is a far cry from the treatment Barack Obama’s cabinet picks were given in 2008. His appointments were hailed as a diverse “mosaic,” an “all-star” team of “superstar” “geniuses” full of “brain power.” 

December 6, 2016, 3:22 PM EST

Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has re-worked a Christmas classic to mock President-elect Donald Trump. Apple, whose biggest hit “Criminal” was released in 1996, changed the lyrics to Nat King Cole’s standard “The Christmas Song,” (subtitled “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” to reflect her disgust of Trump. 

December 2, 2016, 3:35 PM EST

Right before CNN reporter Susan Malveaux was about to deliver a live report about Donald Trump’s visit to the Carrier plant on Thursday, a CNN producer was caught in a hot mic moment joking about Donald Trump’s plane crashing. Today the network apologized for the rare behind-the-scenes incident that reveals liberal media bias.  

December 2, 2016, 8:45 AM EST

The obits delivered by liberal reporters of Fidel Castro should have focused on the horrors of Castro’s Cuba, and while they mentioned his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and his human rights violations, many in the media had the audacity to temper his atrocities with praise of his communist ways. NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell recited the stale propaganda about how “he dramatically improved health care and literacy,” while ABC News correspondent Jim Avila called him the “George Washington of his country.” Disgraced former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams even went as far to say the Cuban people were quite happy with Third World living conditions: “It’s still one of those nations where you see donkey carts alongside cars...because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation.” 

The following is a collection of the worst of the liberal media’s eulogies of the Cuban dictator:     

November 28, 2016, 1:54 PM EST

In the midst of liberal journalists praising the Fidel Castro dictator it is refreshing to hear a member of the media tell the truth about the murderous dictator. Fox News contributor and Washington Times columnist Mercedes Schlapp told the story of how her father and his compatriots were treated in Castro’s Cuba on Monday’s edition of FBN’s Varney & Company: “The military and the regime took over my father’s businesses, took over his home. My father stood up against the regime and he was thrown into jail for six years. He was a political prisoner for speaking up against the Castro regime. He saw many of his friends die, they were executed by a firing squad.”