NBC Punts on Joe McGinniss Obit; Hyped Palin-Bashing Book in

March 11th, 2014 3:37 PM
CNN's New Day on Tuesday devoted a 23-second news brief to the death of author Joe McGinniss on Monday, noting that "McGinniss made headlines again in 2010, when he moved next door to Sarah Palin's Alaska home in order to research his book, 'The Rogue.' Palin threatened to sue him, but never did." However, Tuesday's Today on NBC, which touted their interview of…

More on How Liberal Billionaires Aren't Slimed With Hate Obits

January 7th, 2014 1:25 PM
Last week, I wrote up how The New York Times wrote a demonizing obituary about Harold Simmons, a major MRC donor. NPR’s Peter Overby slimed him after he died as some sort of pioneer of negative advertising.  His obituary highlighted how he “backed Swift Boat ads.” I discovered another obvious contrast in obituaries when I came across this piece on Peter Lewis in The…

Generous Texas Billionaire Dies, N.Y. Times Offers Bitter 2004 Memory

December 31st, 2013 8:07 PM
Harold Simmons, the Texas billionaire who has served as chairman of the board of the Media Research Center, died Saturday. If you've enjoyed any of MRC's work over the years, one major force keeping the televisions on was Mr. Simmons. So we were especially disgusted (if not shocked) when the New York Times obituary carried the headline "Harold Simmons Dies at 82; Backed Swift Boat…