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  George Washington, Terrorist
"Andrea, what would it all matter if proven true? Someone brought up today the first several U.S. Presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called 'terrorists' at the time by the British crown after all."
-- Anchor Brian Williams on the June 30 NBC Nightly News, asking reporter Andrea Mitchell about accusations that the new president-elect of Iran was a ringleader in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the holding of 52 American hostages for more than a year.

  Gergen Rues Bush's Talk of 9/11
"I do think it's going to leave many of his critics spluttering because they're going to be, I think, angered by the playing of the 9/11 trump card. You know, 9/11 has been his trump card all along since then, and he plays it in various political moments along the way, played it in the campaign. He's playing it again now."
-- David Gergen during CNN's coverage of President Bush's speech at Fort Bragg, NC on June 28.

  Totenberg Claims NPR Not Liberal
Newsweek's Evan Thomas: "Is this attack going to make NPR a little less liberal?"
NPR's Nina Totenberg: "I don't think we're liberal to begin with and I think if you would listen, Evan, you would know that."
Thomas: "I do listen to you and you're not that liberal, but you're a little bit liberal."
Totenberg: "No, I don't think so. I don't think that's a fair criticism, I really don't -- any more than, any more than you would say that Newsweek is liberal."
Thomas, over other voices: "I think Newsweek is a little liberal."
Totenberg laughs.
-- Inside Washington, June 26, 2005.
Aaron Brown

  CNN's Brown Castigates "Silly" Rove
"The Washington Times: 'Rove's mockery of 9/11 liberals riles Democrats.' Karl Rove making, I thought, some silly comments. And in a week of silly comments, the dumb Dick Durbin comments for which he apologized. Mr. Rove will not apologize, I guarantee you."
-- CNN's Aaron Brown reviewing the next day's newspaper headlines on NewsNight, June 23.

  PBS Airs TV Ads Lobbying Congress for Funding
"As you may know, some members of Congress have moved to cut federal funding for public broadcasting by 45 percent, and they want to completely eliminate federal funding that supports educational and commercial-free children's programs -- shows like Arthur, Sesame Street and Clifford are at risk. These cuts will have a devastating effect on WETA and the television and radio programs you and your family rely on, like Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery, Nova, and the NewsHour. Do your elected officials know how you feel about funding for public broadcasting? Call your members of Congress today, and let them know where you stand, and for more information, visit our website at weta.org."
-- TV commercial broadcast on PBS stations lobbying Congress for taxpayer-funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Eleanor Clift

  Newsweek's Eleanor Clift Declares Iraq 'Worse than Vietnam'
"It’s worse than Vietnam because Vietnam was a tiny country with no strategic importance and we could declare victory and leave. Iraq is at the nexus of terrorism and oil and it’s a war that we don’t know how to win and can’t afford to lose."
-- Newsweek's Eleanor Clift on The McLaughlin Group, June 18, 2005

  NBC's Chris Matthews Endorses a Hillary Clinton vs. John McCain Presidential Race
 Andrea Mitchell: "I think that would be such a great race!"
 Chris Matthews: "Oh! Pray for it! Bread and butter. Wouldn't that be the greatest? McCain against Hillary."
-- Exchange between Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell on The Chris Matthews Show, June 12, 2005.

  ABC's Bob Woodruff Discloses that North Korea's Communist 'Minders' Translated His Interviews'
"But because we were not allowed to bring in our own translator, we had to rely on our minders to tell us what people were saying."
-- Following a week-long series of reports from North Korea for ABC, reporter Bob Woodruff disclosed that his interviews with North Koreans were translated by the Communist-government's selected "minders," ABC World News Tonight, June 11, 2005.

  Investigative Reporters Applaud Dan Rather and 'Underlying Story About President Bush'
"How do you feel about the fact that journalists seem to have done more work in reviewing the 60 Minutes reporting than they have in examining the underlying story about President Bush?"
-- David Boardman, President of the Board of Directors of Investigative Reporters & Editors, in a question to Dan Rather at a June 4 conference where the latter was honored.

  PBS's Bill Moyers Says Liberalism Complex, Conservatism 'Red Meat'
"The people out in the country who listen to Fox News, who listen to Rush Limbaugh, they like red meat. And you know, by nature, it's very hard for a liberal to throw red meat, simply because the issues are more complex than you can reduce down to a soundbite."
-- PBS's Bill Moyers in an exchange with MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Mattthews, June 10, 2005.

  CBS's Bob Schieffer Draws Parallel Between Gitmo and North Vietnamese POW Camps
"But you know, this thing is just, this is just a boil. It's a cancer. This thing is not doing anybody any good, and I'll tell you something, Don. I went to see, they had a showing up here in New York before Memorial Day, this film about John McCain when he was in the North Vietnamese prison camp. And to see what those people did to him, it just, it made me rethink this whole thing about how we treat these prisoners in Guantanamo."
-- CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer discussing Guantanamo Bay POW camp on Imus in the Morning, June 9, 2005

  Rosie O'Donnell Calls President Bush a 'War Criminal,' Demands Trial at The Hague
“Sean Hannity: "But Rosie, you guys, all you guys on the left, you demonize this President. You once called George Bush a war criminal."
Rosie O'Donnell: "He is. He should be tried at the Hague!"
Hannity: "What do you want? Do you want to give him the death penalty?"
O'Donnell: "No, I said he should be tried, Sean-"
Hannity: "Life in prison? You want to convict him?"
"-tried. Listen, the leader of any nation that defies the UN and invades a sovereign nation that had nothing to do with 9/11 should be tried."
-- Exchange between talk radio host Sean Hannity and activist Rosie O'Donnell on ABC's The View, June 7, 2005

  Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Admits Bias on Embryonic Stem Cell Debate
“I'm really ticked off these days about the stem cell research debate, because, as you know, for me it's kind of a personal thing. So I don't have a lot of neutrality on it."
-- Newsweek's Jonathan Alter on Imus in the Morning, June 6, 2005
Bill Clinton

  NBC's Matt Lauer Praises Bill Clinton on "Greatest American" Show
“Under Clinton the economy boomed -- deficits turned into surplus -- and more than 22 million jobs were created. Along with the character flaws and the subpoenas came peace and prosperity.”
-- Matt Lauer describing Bill Clinton during the Discovery Channel's "Greatest American" nominations, June 5, 2005

  Dan Rather Says Forged Documents Not Disproven, Guard Story True
Dan Rather: "Important point: [Panel] said, 'We don't know whether the documents are fraudulent or not.'"
Larry King: "So, are you saying the story might be correct?"
Dan Rather: "Well, I'm saying a prudent person might take that view."
-- Dan Rather on Larry King Live, June 2, 2005

  Ted Turner Reveals that Communist Fidel Castro Inspired Creation of CNN International
Ted Turner: "You know, I got the idea to go global from Fidel Castro. The signal spilled into Cuba and he heard about it -- and he's pretty intelligent -- and he bought a satellite dish or got one somehow, and started watching the news and he said it was incredibly important. When I met him in '82, he said, 'Ted, the whole world needs CNN.' He said, 'I use it all the time and it's very important to me.' So I said, 'Well if Castro needs it, certainly the capitalists around the world could use it, and perhaps some other communists, too.'"
-- From forum marking CNN's 25th anniversary, as played back on Anderson Cooper 360, June 1, 2005

See & Hear the Bias Archive
2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep      
2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 - - Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
For additional video clips of media bias going back to 1999, check out our annual DisHonors Awards and our archive of the Best Notable Quotables: Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting.


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