NBC Lets Critics Shred Georgia's New Gun Law; the 'Guns Everywhere Bil
April 23rd, 2014 8:42 PM
Wednesday's NBC Nightly News slanted steeply toward critics of Georgia's new gun bill, allowing them four quotes as opposed to just one for supporters of the bill. The state's legislation expands the places where citizens can carry guns to include bars, schools, churches and government buildings, with certain limits. NBC's Gabe Gutierrez opened his report quoting the law's…
CBS, ABC Positive About Economy Nearly 2-to-1; Fed Disagrees
September 25th, 2013 10:26 AM
So much for the recovery. Even liberals admit employment is “weak,” that household wealth hasn’t recovered and consumer experts say middle-class retailers are “struggling.” But two of the three broadcast news networks have been much more focused on “proof that the economy is getting stronger,” than on economic worries since the May jobs report was…
Dems Leave Detroit in Ruins; Networks Won't Say Which Party Is to Blam
July 26th, 2013 10:09 AM
It's now been a week since Detroit filed for bankruptcy and yet ABC, CBS and NBC have resisted considering what caused the financial failure, details such as the city's massively high tax rate, failed educational system and the total Democratic dominance for over 50 years. On Sunday's Meet the Press, anchor David Gregory bluntly asked Chuck Todd, a former Democratic operative,…
CBS Hypes 'Second Thoughts' About Alabama Law on Illegal Immigration
December 28th, 2011 7:58 PM
Wednesday's CBS Evening News featured a report by correspondent Mark Strassmann playing up the reservations that some are having about the new law to strictly enforce immigration laws in Alabama.
After noting that a poll supposedly shows that Latino voters are dissatisfied because the Obama administration has deported record numbers of illegal immigrants, substitute anchor Jeff Glor…
Hey Obama: Gas Up and Go
November 17th, 2011 10:09 PM
Media spin high prices and largely ignore warnings of $4.50 a gallon in 2012.
NBC, ABC Skip Obama Administration's Delay of Pipeline That Could Crea
November 11th, 2011 4:29 PM
ABC and NBC completely ignored a decision by the Obama administration that could kill up to 20,000 jobs. Only CBS's Evening News reported that a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to Texas has been delayed until after the presidential election due to environmental concerns. Evening News reporter Mark Strassmann explained, "Supporters said the pipeline from Canada's tar sand fields…
Networks Focus on Victims as They Paint ‘Severe’ Alabama Law as
September 30th, 2011 7:22 AM
Matching the pattern set in coverage of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, the broadcast network evening newscasts on Thursday night all framed their stories on Alabama’s “severe” new law around its victims, with ABC anchor Diane Sawyer and NBC anchor Brian Williams both describing it as “Arizona on steroids.” They didn’t mean it as a compliment.…
ABC Touts Teachers Blaming Standardized Tests for Atlanta Cheating Sca
July 7th, 2011 2:10 AM
As the broadcast network evening newscasts filed reports this week on the teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta, Georgia, ABC’s World News on its Wednesday show went furthest in seeming to sympathize with the teachers who cheated as correspondent Steve Osunami highlighted complaints about No Child Left Behind’s emphasis on standardized tests to judge teacher performance.
CBS Warns: Food Industry Must Reduce Salt Content or 'Face Regulation
February 1st, 2011 4:31 PM
Teasing an upcoming story on new federal dietary guidelines on Monday's CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Harry Smith announced: "The assault on salt. Chances are you are eating too much of it." Smith later introduced the segment by fretting: "Two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, an epidemic that is expected to send health care costs skyrocketing."
Networks Skim Over White House Oil Claim: 'Vast Majority' of Spill is
August 26th, 2010 9:47 AM
A president with close ties to an oil company helping hide the magnitude and damage of an oil spill would be big news, if he were a conservative. But it seems even when the environmentalists and the left are upset over President Obama's handling of the Gulf oil spill, the national news media barely notice.
On Aug. 4, Obama administration energy adviser Carol Browner said, "The…
CBS Sees 'Good News' in Obama Gulf Visit; Touts 'Backlash' Against BP
June 3rd, 2010 6:50 PM
At the top of Wednesday's CBS Evening News, during a report on the Gulf oil spill, correspondent Mark Strassmann found a silver lining: "The good news: since President Obama's visit to Grand Isle [Louisiana] last Friday, local officials report better coordination with BP and federal agencies."
Strassmann went on to add: "Since the President's visit, the local fire…
CBS Grills BP Official, Lobbed Softballs at Energy Secretary
May 21st, 2010 2:38 PM
On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez interrogated BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles on the Gulf oil spill: "Can you can understand why a Congressman told us that BP has lost all credibility?" However, on Thursday, fellow co-host Harry Smith went easy on Energy Secretary Ken Salazar, allowing the Obama administration official to shift blame to the oil company…
'Early Show' Sympathizes with Lesbian Girl in Cancelled Prom
March 12th, 2010 2:13 PM
A Mississippi high school cancelled its prom due to the controversy surrounding Constance McMillen, a lesbian student, who wanted to bring her younger girlfriend to the prom. On March 12, CBS’s “The Early Show” featured McMillen and her lawyer. The sympathetic segment didn’t include anyone from the high school.
CBS’ Mark Strassmann stated, “Proms and…
CBS Cites Left-Wing Advocate of Infanticide to Encourage Charitable Gi
February 9th, 2010 12:26 PM
In a story on American charitable giving on CBS’s Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann cited liberal Princeton University bio-ethics professor Peter Singer on how much people should give: “[He’s] worked up a giving guide. The more you make, the more he believes you should give....He believes it’s within our power to virtually end world poverty.”