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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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  CBS's Smith Urges Gore to Declare, Presses Gore '08 Button on Him
Smith: Yeah. If you were president, you would have probably signed on.
Gore:
Yeah, yeah.
Smith:
Do you mind if I [holding up "Gore 2008" pin]
Gore:
[Laughing] No, no.
--
Early Show, CBS, May 30, 2007.
 



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  ABC Attempts to Justify Anti-American Booing of Miss USA
Dan Harris: By all accounts, the booing was actually not personal. It’s actually a sign of the increasingly intense relationship between the U.S. and Mexico at a time when the immigration debate is very hot.
--
Good Morning America, ABC, May 30, 2007.
 



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  MRC's Clay Waters on NY Times' Hugo Chavez Reporting
“It was amusing today [The New York Times] called Rudy Giuliani, they said he acts a bit like an authoritarian. But as far as I can tell they never used that description to describe a genuine authoritarian, Hugo Chavez. The best they can muster is the ‘leftist populist.’ I think that’s about as strong as it gets for the Times labeling.”
-- Clay Waters,
Your World with Neil Cavuto, FNC, May 29, 2007.
 



  Gush Over “Gore 2.0”
Anchor Katie Couric: "He was once called ‘Mr. Stiff.’ Now he’s known as ‘The Goreacle,’ the new Al Gore....Sharyn Alfonsi reports on Gore 2.0."
Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi: "He spread the word about global warming, and now is changing the political climate. In some polls, Gore is third for the Democratic nomination, and he’s not even a candidate. And he’s come out with another book: The Assault on Reason....knocking the media with one arm and the Bush administration with the other.... The guy who was once the punch line now seems to be in on the joke. He’s just not in the race, at least not yet."
-- Evening News, CBS May 25, 2007.
 



  Bush, Executioner-in-Chief
Host Keith Olbermann: "Why such secrecy — or, at least, out of the public eye — for the signing of this war funding bill? One would think maybe Mr. Bush would have held a parade for it."
Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter: "Well, on some level, I think he knows that he’s signing the death warrants of young men and women."
-- Countdown, MSNBC May 25, 2007.
 



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  MRC's Brent Bozell on Hannity & Colmes About Michael Moore's 'Sicko'
“Michael Moore was asked which health care program he supports. He said of all them, it’s Dennis Kucinich. A Dennis Kucinich program will have, and hold on America, it will have Americans paying $6.3 trillion over nine years. And then Michael Moore went on to say the fact that the Kucinich plan doesn’t go far enough. So that’s where he’s coming from.”
-- Brent Bozell,
Hannity & Colmes, FNC, May 24, 2007.
 



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  MRC's Brent Bozell Slams Left's Assault on Radio Conservatives
“Well, I think we have to be careful on that front. I think there are boundaries that you ought not to pass. I think when you depict a violent rape of the secretary of State, and you think it’s a funny thing to do, I think you clearly crossed the line. But when it comes to political speech, I don’t care whether it’s left or right, you ought to have that freedom and nobody ought to feel threatened because he wants to air his views politically. I don’t care how, how outrageous they might be. As a conservative, I’m outraged anytime I turn on Air America. But they have every right to do that. So we have to be very careful on this.”
-- Brent Bozell,
Fox News Live, FNC, May 24, 2007.
 



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  Lauer Hits John Edwards from the Left on Democratic 'Cave-In'
Lauer: "David calls it a compromise, whatever we call it, let's talk about this deal that was struck in Congress. They, basically, the supplemental funding bill has 18 benchmarks the Iraqis have to hit on political progress, security, economic progress. Reports from the White House to Congress, July 15th, September 15th. But and this is a big but, the headline here is no deadline for U.S. troops. Why did the Democrats cave-in?"
--
Today, NBC, May 23, 2007.
 



Full Article

  Showdown Over O'Donnell's U.S. Troops as Terrorists Insinuation
Behar: Don't yell at each other. Please let's have a conversation.
O’Donnell: You know why I don't want to do this, Joy? Let me tell you why I don't want to do this. Because it here's how it gets spun in the media: Rosie, big, fat, lesbian loud Rosie attacks innocent, pure, Christian Elisabeth.
--
The View, ABC, May 23, 2007.
 



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  Olbermann Admits He Only Listens to Rush When Forced to on Toilet
Keith Olbermann: "Our winner: Comedian Rush Limbaugh complaining today that the liberal media, particularly MSNBC, never actually listens to him while he's on the air and thus gets things like his racist Al Sharpton/Barack Obama song second-hand and out of context. Of course, he admitted he didn't see any of the criticism on MSNBC, he just read the transcript. I happen to know he said all this because today I was actually listening to him while he was on the air. While I was at ABC Radio in New York where I do the Dan Patrick Show from. Listening from the perfect venue where they pipe in comedian's show and you can't turn it off -- the toilet. Comedian Rush Limbaugh, today's Worst Person in the World!"
--
Countdown, MSNBC, May 22, 2007.
 



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  O'Donnell:'655,000 Iraqi Civilians Dead. Who Are the Terrorists?'
O’Donnell: I haven't -- I just want to say something. 655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?
Hasselbeck:
Who are the terrorists?
O’Donnell:
655,000 Iraqis -- I'm saying you have to look, we invaded --
Hasselbeck:
Wait, who are you calling terrorists now? Americans?
O’Donnell:
I'm saying if you were in Iraq, and the other country, the United States, the richest in the world, invaded your country and killed 655,000 of your citizens, what would you call us?
--
The View, ABC, May 17, 2007.
 



  Can We Blame it All on Bush?
"Mr. President, when did this [global warming] reach, in your view, critical mass, and what does the current administration have to answer for? How much of it, in your view, is their fault?"
-- Brian Williams to former President Bill Clinton in a live interview, Nightly News, NBC, May 16, 2007.
 



Full Article

  Matthews Rips Huckabee's Edwards Jibe: 'Stupid' & 'Embarrassing'
Contessa Brewer: "And let's talk about Mike Huckabee, because last night he sort of had the humorous line of the night. I know a lot of people are talking about it."
Chris Matthews: "That was set piece though. He brought that in with him."
Brewer: "Okay, well, let’s play it."
Matthews: "How can you respect–
-- MSNBC’s Republican Debate, May 16, 2007.
 



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  Rosie O'Donnell Resurrects Conspiracy Theory
O’Donnell: Joy, wait a minute, wait a minute. The command control center was in World Trade Center Seven, not in one or two. It was in the building that mysteriously collapsed at 5:30 P.M.
Behar:
Well, it shouldn’t have been in any of them.
O’Donnell:
It was not in tower one, it was not in tower two that got hit by a plane it was in tower seven that got hit by nothing, 47 floors and dropped at 5:30 into itself.
--
The View, ABC, May 14, 2007.
 



Full Article

  Stephanopoulos: Those Against Obama Because He's Black Won't Vote for Any Democrat
George Stephanopoulos: “Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm naive, but Sam I guess I think that anyone who's not going to vote for Barack Obama because he is black isn't going to vote [Roberts says at this instant “Democratic”] for a Democrat anyway. And I wonder if there are as many people who will vote for him-”
-- This Week, ABC, May 13, 2007.
 



  Rich Get Richer, Poor Get Killed
"War should be the great equalizer, that no one’s son or daughter is privileged from duty or danger. I wonder how the last four years might have been different if only our President had asked sacrifice from everyone. Instead, mostly folks from the working class and professional soldiers are doing the dying, while the rich spend their tax cuts. War on the cheap, except for those fighting it."
-- Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal, May 11, 2007.
 



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  GMA Touts Environmentalist Who Boycotts Toilet Paper to Save the Planet
Sawyer: "And so good for you. Yeah. What you were saying about the way it concentrates your mind to be free of concern about a lot of the things in your life. It really makes sense to me. But, you're now, what, about five and a half months in. Next step is to get rid of electricity, and live by daylight alone? In New York City?"
Beaven: "Saturday there’s a switch in my apartments which is the circuit breaker for the whole apartment. And we're having a little party for our friends and we’re going to click the switch off. So, yeah, so, as far as lights are concerned, we may have one or two solar powered lights for getting around a little bit in the night, but mostly by daylight."
-- Good Morning America, ABC, May 10, 2007.
 



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  MRC’s Graham Discusses Democrats’ Call to Edit PBS Documentary
“What’s really funny to a lot of people is here we have a situation where the Democrats, in this case, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is saying, they’re all over this saying: ‘You have to change this film. You have to add ten minutes.’ This is something that the PBS people absolutely hate. They don’t want anybody coming in and saying: ‘Well, you’re funded by taxpayer dollars, so you have to do something that somebody wants.’ So, I mean, they are- it is funny for the Democrats because they would have said, you know, a year ago, ‘oh the independence of PBS is so important.’ And now, it’s out the window.”
-- Tim Graham, Glen Beck, CNN Headline News, May 7, 2007.
 



  Lesley Stahl, Bias Police?
CBS’s Lesley Stahl: "George Bush, not a fan?"
CNN’s Lou Dobbs: "No, I’m not...."
Stahl: "I’m sitting here saying to myself, ‘This man runs a news show?’"
Dobbs: "I do."
Stahl: "And you can just tell me you don’t like the President?...What about fair and balanced?...That has to be part of what a journalist is, is fair and balanced."
-- 60 Minutes, CBS, May 6, 2007.
 



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  MRC's Noyes on Fox News Discusses Liberally-Biased MSNBC Debate Questions
Neil Cavuto: “You don’t like the whole tone of [the questioning] why not?”
Rich Noyes: “Well, it was, it was just kind of the stuff you find on liberal bloggers complaining about. There are questions like: ‘Is Karl Rove your friend?’ You know, ‘do you believe in evolution?’ designed to trip up Republicans to make them look like they are against science. You know, the question from Jim Vandehei, ‘what’s the deal with corruption in your party?’ I mean, this was, this was all a series of very left leaning questions to GOP candidates, which is no problem with asking Republicans tough questions. But if you look at the tone of the Democratic debate, it was all softballs compared to what Republicans got last night. It was really two different standards for the two parties.”
-- Your World With Neil Cavuto, Fox News, May 4, 2007.

 
 



  Silliest Debate Question Ever
"Seriously, would it be good for America to have Bill Clinton back living in the White House?"
-- Chris Matthews to the Republican presidential candidates in a debate at the Reagan Library, MSNBC, May 3, 2007.
 



  Lefties Invade GOP Debate
"Mayor Giuliani, Bradley Winters of New York would like to know if there’s anything you learned or regret during your time as mayor in your dealings with the African-American community?"
"Governor Romney, Daniel Duchovnik [ph] from Walnut Creek, California wants to know, ‘What do you dislike most about America?’"
"Congressman Hunter, Kay Thomas from Honolulu, Hawaii, wants to know if you watched Al Gore’s environmental movie, An Inconvenient Truth?"
"Governor Huckabee, this question comes from a reader in New York: In light of the scandals plaguing the current administration and its allies, involving corruption and cronyism, which mistakes have you learned not to repeat?"
-- Reader questions for the GOP candidates selected by The Politico’s Jim VandeHei at the, MSNBC, May 3, 2007.
 



Full Article

  Question During Debate: 'What Do You Dislike Most About America?'
“Governor Romney, Daniel Ducovnant from Walnut Creek, California wants to know what do you dislike most about America?”
-- Jim Vandehei of Politico.com, MSNBC’s Republican Debate, May 3, 2007.
 



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  Lou Dobbs Attacks Media Coverage of Illegal Immigration
Kiran Chetry: "What progress have we made, if any, from last year?"
Dobbs: "Well, I think that there is some better enforcement at the border, but the fact is we still have a million apprehensions at the border. And that means, according to the Border Patrol's rough yardstick, somewhere between two to three times those caught. And let's call it a number of about a million getting in illegally each year. And whether the number is a half million or a million, the fact is the government doesn't know. We're making, at the margin, progress, but it's at the margin...."
--
Lou Dobbs, American Morning, CNN, May 1, 2007.
 

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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