A 'Name That Party' Round-Up: The News Media’s Double Standard on Po

August 18th, 2014 7:51 AM
What’s the difference between a political scandal involving a Republican and one involving a Democrat? When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left out of the story. There are exceptions to this rule, of course, but not many. To prove the…

What They Said Then: How the Liberal Media Savaged Reagan

June 3rd, 2014 1:35 PM
Thursday (June 5) marks the 10th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s passing and a look through the MRC’s archives shows that during his presidency many in the liberal media couldn’t withhold their contempt of the conservative icon. From depicting Reagan as a puppet of the rich whose economic policies were cruel towards the poor and minorities, to denying his foreign…

Networks Silent as Obama Gives Up on Closing Guantanamo, Previously Pr

January 29th, 2013 3:42 PM
Barack Obama's State Department on Monday announced that it will close the office dedicated to shutting down Guantanamo Bay. According to the New York Times, this means that the President "does not currently see the closing of the prison as a realistic priority, despite repeated statements that [the administration] still intends to do so." Yet, all three network newscasts on…

Ex-ABC Anchor Gibson Asserts Romney Forced ‘Far To the Right’ and

September 24th, 2012 1:15 AM
Demonstrating that he would have made the same news judgments hostile to Mitt Romney as those who succeeded him at ABC News, in an address Thursday night to students at Quinnipiac University, Charles Gibson declared “the Republican Party has done Romney no favors by forcing him so far to the right that he may not be able to scramble back by November 6th,” castigated Grover Norquist…

The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 21st, 2012 8:03 AM
NewsBusters continues to showcase the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, September 27. Click here for blog posts recounting the worst of 1988 through 2006. Today, the worst bias of 2007: ABC fawns over newly-…
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The Media vs. the GOP: Intolerant, Anti-Women, and Always Too Conserva

August 27th, 2012 9:02 AM
Bad weather may have forced Vice President Joe Biden to skip his plans to make mischief at this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, but Democrats don’t have to worry: the liberal “news” media have been “counter-programming” GOP conventions for decades. It doesn’t matter whether the nominee is a conservative like Ronald Reagan, or a moderate…

ABC, NBC Fail to Lunge at Harry Reid's 'Explosive Accusation' That Rom

August 3rd, 2012 3:37 PM
The Big Three networks largely yawned at Majority Leader Harry Reid's wild charge on the Senate floor on Thursday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. ABC, CBS, and NBC failed to mention it on the evening newscasts on Thursday. On Friday morning, CBS This Morning was the lone broadcast morning show to report on Reid's "explosive accusation…

NBC Concedes Iraq 'Civil War' Description Could 'Erode' Support, ABC

November 27th, 2006 8:12 PM
Twelve hours after the Today show repeatedly announced how NBC News had decided to call the situation in Iraq a “civil war,” as if that decision was major news itself, Monday's NBC Nightly News led with the term and conceded it could “erode” public support for the war. Meanwhile, CBS and ABC didn't go quite as far as CBS's Katie Couric referred to how Iraq…

Despite Lack of Proof & Contrary Evidence, Nets Insist “Bush Knew

April 12th, 2006 10:10 PM
Forget the lack of evidence, we have our story of presidential duplicity and we're sticking with it. Picking up on a front page Washington Post story about how back in May of 2003 President Bush had cited trailers found in Iraq as proof of WMD, when a secret field report filed two days earlier had concluded the trailers had nothing to do with bio-weapons, on Wednesday morning ABC's…