Only NBC Does Full Report on EPA Official Sentenced for Million-Dollar

December 18th, 2013 1:00 PM
On Wednesday, only NBC's Today devoted a full segment to the upcoming sentencing of top Environmental Protection Agency official John Beale for "bilking the government out of nearly $1 million by claiming he that he worked undercover for the CIA." ABC's Good Morning America only offered a 25-second news brief on the story while CBS This Morning ignored it completely. [Listen…

NBC Fails to Report Its Own Scoop That AG Holder Approved Investigatio

May 24th, 2013 12:05 PM
As of Friday morning, NBC News broadcasts had completely ignored an important scoop from the network's own national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff that Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the Justice Department's aggressive investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen. Meanwhile, both CBS News and FNC provided on-air coverage of the new development. [Listen…

MSNBC's Witt On FBI Failure To Monitor Boston Bomber After Interview

April 20th, 2013 2:07 PM
MSNBC circling the wagons? This NewsBuster is in no position to say that the FBI made a mistake by deciding not to monitor Tamerlan Tsarnaev after having interviewed him in 2011, acting on inquiries from Russian intelligence regarding his possible radical Islamic ties. But by the same token, MSNBC host Alex Witt is in no position to say the FBI didn't make a mistake.  Yet Witt has…

NBC: 'Hopes' of Gitmo Terror Detainees Were 'Crushed' By Obama's Failu

March 22nd, 2013 10:43 AM
In a report for Thursday's NBC Today, investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff reported on plans for a $150 million renovation of the Guantanamo Bay prison still housing 166 terror detainees and sympathetically described how "despite improvements in recent years" of the facility, "the detainees' hopes of getting released were crushed when President Obama stopped…

NBC Journalists Agree: Obama 'Clearly Has the Upper Hand On the Budget

February 11th, 2013 5:35 PM
On Sunday's Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory seized on an item in Politico arguing that upcoming sequester budget cuts could prove to be a "time bomb" for Republicans: "And the political pressure that's being brought to bear....'If sequestration happens now, House Democrats say they'll have tangible proof that the GOP is a dysfunctional party that can't…

NBC Cheers 'Poetic Justice' of Jimmy Carter's Grandson Publicizing Rom

September 19th, 2012 1:30 PM
On Wednesday's NBC Today, correspondent Michael Isikoff offered a congratulatory puff piece on the man who helped release a hidden camera video of Mitt Romney: "[It] became public as a result of some dogged sleuthing by a partisan political researcher with a very personal interest in the election....James Carter IV, who helped out it, is basking in the afterglow, receiving fresh job…

NBC: Motivation for Secret Romney Video 'Not Political,' Just 'Simple

September 18th, 2012 3:26 PM
Wrapping up a report for Tuesday's NBC Today about the hidden camera video of Mitt Romney speaking at a fundraiser, national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff laughably proclaimed: "The source who made the secret video insisted to NBC News that the original motivation was not political but simple curiosity, to see what Romney would say in this unscripted setting." […

Daily Caller: Axelrod 'Attempting to Subtly Intimidate' Gallup

September 7th, 2012 7:49 AM
The Daily Caller published two troubling stories by Matthew Boyle yesterday. The first, referring to email evidence, contends that senior Obama reelection campaign adviser David Axelrod has attempted "to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president," and that in August, "After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology,…

Media Rush to Attack Gun Rights in Wake of Aurora Shooting

July 27th, 2012 9:00 AM
Within hours of the horrible massacre at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, liberal reporters hijacked the tragedy to advance their anti-gun rights agenda. As they did in the wake of school shootings like Columbine (Back in 2000 the MRC documented, stories advocating gun control outnumbered those in favor of gun rights by a 10 to 1 ratio), the media were quick to heap blame on the NRA and…

NBC's Isikoff Links Bush to Gun Used in Aurora Shootings

July 23rd, 2012 5:58 AM
Appearing on the Saturday, July 21, Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, NBC correspondent Michael Isikoff - formerly of Newsweek - made a point of noting that one of the guns used in the Aurora theater massacre used to be illegal under the assault weapons ban, as if shooter James Holmes could not simply have purchased a different gun to assist in his murder spree. Isikoff asserted that the…

NBC's Isikoff Suggests 'Powerful NRA' Makes It Harder to Protect Theat

July 21st, 2012 11:25 PM
On Saturday's Today show, as NBC correspondent Michael Isikoff - formelry of Newsweek - filed a report on the drive to make people safer at movie theaters after the Aurora massacre, heconcluded his report by suggesting that, because "the powerful National Rifle Association has blocked any move for stricter gun laws," people will have to settle for "beefed-up security and…

Fox's 'Special Report' Passes Along MRC Finding: OWS-Loving Networks A

January 27th, 2012 10:41 PM
On the "Grapevine" section of Friday night's Special Report, Fox News anchor Bret Baier reported the MRC's findings on how the networks covered this year's "March for Life" -- or, to be more precise,  how they skipped it. Once again, ABC, CBS, and NBC aired nothing on the thousands and thousands of pro-life protesters marching to the Supreme Court on the…

Name That Party: Former Kerry Staffer Charged with Leaking Top Secret

January 23rd, 2012 5:51 PM
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou has been charged today with "repeatedly leaking classified information to journalists as well as violating the federal law that forbids disclosing the identity of covert intelligence officers," NBC News's Michael Isikoff reported earlier today. Isikoff noted in the second paragraph of his report that Kiriakou "between 2009 and last year worked…

Maddow Blames Audio Glitch in GOP SuperPACS Segment on 'Nefarious Cons

January 21st, 2012 7:16 PM
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, in a segment about GOP SuperPACs, blamed a technical glitch with a guest's audio on "some sort of nefarious conspiracy." "I'm assuming it's an eccentric billionaire with an axe to grind" (video follows with transcript and commentary):