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 Media Reality Check

Top reporters, editors, producers, talk show hosts and columnists, as well as members of Congress and heads of public policy organizations receive documented proof of the media's liberal bias in the News Analysis Division's usually weekly Media Reality Check. Written by Director of Media Analysis Rich Noyes, the Media Reality Check serves as an excellent reference for the most egregious examples of media bias.

December 23, 1997
Indicting the Clinton Cabinet? Yawn
18 Felony Charges Against Ex-HUD Secretary Cisneros Pales Next to Story of Cosby Paternity Squabble 

December 12, 1997
Imposing an Energy Crisis Without Debate?
Network Kyoto Conference Coverage Ignored Climate Scientists Skeptical of Global Warming Theories

December 11, 1997
Donald Smaltz Gets No Media Respect
Rats That Help Wire Schools to the Internet Get More Coverage Than Espy Counsel's House Testimony

December 10, 1997
"Another Screwup" or Another Coverup? 
Networks That Mention Latest White House Notes Downplay Their Embarrassing Potential

December 3, 1997
Clinton's Apolitical Justice Department? 
Reno Puff Pieces a Marked Contrast from Partisan Press Attacks on Republican Attorneys General

November 20, 1997
Another Case Study in Protective Instincts 
Teamster Leader Carey's Disqualification Nothing More Than a Brief Story on CBS, NBC

November 14, 1997
Scandal Doesn't Sell to Soccer Moms 
Johnny Chung Hearings, Babbitt Investigation, FBI China Probe Foul-Ups Ignored on Big Three

November 7, 1997
The Debased White House Database 
Networks Skip Fundraising, Whitewater Revelations, But NBC's Today Interviews Sen. Fred Thompson

November 6, 1997
Molten Metal's Clinton-Gore Connection 
Peter Knight's Role Ignored as Evening Shows Focus on Iraq, Morning Shows Suffer from Au Pairalysis

October 31, 1997
Slogging Through A "Swamp Without End" 
Evening Shows Eventually Get to Babbitt Testimony, But Morning Shows Dwell on Nanny Verdict

October 30, 1997
Networks Emulate Clinton's Memory Loss 
Equitable CEO's Testimony on Clinton Phone Calls, Battles Over White House Stonewalling Ignored

October 29, 1997
Where's That Iran-Contra Idealism?
Ten Years Ago, Media Bigwigs Beat Their Breasts at a "Constitutional Crisis," "Shredded Democracy"

October 23, 1997
Setting the Agenda for the White House
Senate Hearings Ignored While Networks Follow Clintons' Plans to Increase Government Control

October 22, 1997
Diana: The Story That Ate September
Thompson Hearings, Preliminary Justice Investigations of Clinton and Gore Pale in Comparison

October 15, 1997
Old Promises Escape Network Memories
While Networks Focus Almost Exclusively on Reno, House Hearings and Newspapers Look at 1991-92

October 10, 1997
In Tonight's "Both Sides Do It" Update... 
House Hearing on Charlie Trie and Lippo, Senate Hearing on Teamsters Almost Completely Ignored

October 9, 1997
So Much Scandal News, So Little Time 
Three Evening Shows Touch on Different Angles, But CBS This Morning Puts Its Head Back in the Sand

October 8, 1997
TV Anger Dwells on Lott, Not Clinton
Three Anchors Denounce Senate Failure to Pass "Reform" Bill, But Not White House Stonewalling

October 1, 1997
Media Line Up Against First Amendment 
Coverage "Shamelessly Touts" Heavily Regulated, Government-Financed Elections

September 24, 1997
Republican Hearings? Partisan Stunt 
Whether the Issue is Fundraising or the IRS, Networks Play Up Partisan-Gain Angle If Goal Isn't Liberal

September 19, 1997
Tamraz: Poster Boy for Liberal Laws? 
Frank Testimony Draws All Evening Shows, Two Morning Shows Months After First Print Reports

September 18, 1997
Sheila Heslin vs. White House Pressure 
"Most Dramatic Testimony So Far" Ignored by ABC, CBS Last Night; Another TV Blackout This Morning

September 17, 1997
Will Anybody Huang Chung Tonight? 
Reno Shakes Up Justice, Specter Charges FBI Coverup, Senate Discusses Huang's Fundraising Tactics

September 12, 1997
Do They Have to Subpoena Prince Charles? 
National Security Adviser Draws 18 Seconds on the Big Three While Diana Leads All Three Newscasts

September 11, 1997
Here Comes Gore's Independent Counsel 
DNC "Hard Money" Allocation Draws All Evening Shows, But Only A Brief from ABC This Morning

September 10, 1997
Forgot to Cover Don Fowler's Amnesia 
CIA Finagling of Haley Barbour's DNC Counterpart Ignored by ABC, All Three Morning Shows

September 5, 1997
Document-Shredding Buddhist Nuns?
Media-Friendly Pictures Drew All Four Networks Last NIght, But Morning Shows Aired Nothing Today

September 4, 1997
Celebrity News Still Wiping Out Politics 
Scoops on O'Leary, Gore, Espy, and Brown's Son Skipped or Downplayed In Week Before Hearings

August 27, 1997
No News Here at Martha's Vineyard 
From Teamsters to Troopers to Chung, Some Democratic Scandal Angles Are Taking a Vacation

August 20, 1997
UPS Strike: TV News Says "Union Yes" 
Networks Ignored Anti-Teamster Themes Like Corruption and Violence, Harped on UPS Practices

August 13, 1997
Thompson Hearings Trounced by Cunanan 
Networks Explore Every Angle of Versace Murder, But Ignore Many Angles of Fundraising Scandal

August 1, 1997
Democrats' Dirt-Digging Isn't News
In Show With No Hearings Update, GMA Noted Conservatives Think Hearings Are Undercovered

July 31, 1997
White House Obstruction Ignored by NBC 
Network Evening Shows All Cover Hearings for Second Straight Night; Morning Shows Silent Again

July 30, 1997
Following the Branches of Charlie Trie 
Network Evening Shows Make Room for Hearings, but Morning Shows Continue to Air Nothing

July 25, 1997
Haley Barbour, Liberal Media Magnet 
Hearings Draw A Story from All the Network Evening Shows, But CBS Was Absent Again This Morning

July 24, 1997
Cunanan Frenzy Buries Fundraising Again 
ABC, NBC Ignore Bipartisan Immunity Vote Last Night; ABC, CBS Skip N.Y. Times Clinton Story Today

July 23, 1997
Buddhist Nun Dustup Draws No TV Time 
All Three Networks Skip Thompson's Vote of No Confidence in Justice Department's Integrity

July 18, 1997
No TV Detectives for the Huang Mysteries
ABC and NBC Skip Hearings Again Thursday Night; All Morning Shows Are Missing in Action

July 17, 1997
There Are Hearings? What Hearings? 
ABC and NBC Skip Hearings Wednesday Night; Only ABC Airs a Morning Story -- 90 Minutes In

July 16, 1997
Illegal Donations to DNC Buried Last Night
Wednesday Morning CBS and NBC Viewers Don't See a Thing About Hearings; ABC Airs One Brief

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