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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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  CNN's Cafferty Highlights MRC Campaign Bias Study
"The network morning news shows have given a lot more air time to the Democratic presidential candidates than to the Republican ones. That's according to a conservative media watchdog outfit called the Media Research Center. They claim that through last month the ABC, CBS and NBC morning news programs devoted 284 segments to Democrats compared to just 152 for Republicans. The network news executives say there's no bias and that they've had a harder time getting the Republican White House hopefuls to appear on their programs. They say they strive to present [a] fair picture of the campaign, but that the news drives their decisions and that's why, for example, the Clinton/Obama campaign, which you'll recall began way back in January, that rivalry started heating up, that meant more coverage for the Democrats -- especially that month."
-- CNN's Jack Cafferty on Cafferty File segment, August 30, 2007.
 



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  MRC's Bozell on Hannity & Colmes to Discuss Bias in Favor of Dem Candidates
“Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center appeared on FNC's Hannity & Colmes to discuss the MRC's study, ‘Rise and Shine on Democrats: How the ABC, CBS and NBC Morning Shows Are Promoting Democrats on the Road to the White House’ It found that, from January through July, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning shows devoted nearly twice the time to stories about, and interviews with, Democratic over Republican presidential candidates, avoided placing liberal labels on Democrats and also pushed candidates of both parties from the left: Of the substantive questions that could be categorized as reflecting a political agenda, more than two-thirds (69%) of the questions to Democrats reflected a liberal premise, and more than four-fifths (82%) of the questions to Republicans came from the same perspective.”
-- FNC's Hannity & Colmes, August 30, 2007.
 



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  Using Craig to Smear "Right Wing"
"The GOP campaigns as the party of family values and Senator Craig’s bathroom bust underscores the hypocrisy....There is former Republican Congressman Mark Foley, who built his social life on male pages; conservative pastor Ted Haggard, who had trysts with a male prostitute; Republican Senator David Vitter, who campaigned as a family man but later acknowledged encounters with a woman who police described as a prostitute. It all adds moral insult to the injuries being suffered today by the victims of Hurricane Katrina."
— MSNBC reporter David Shuster on Hardball, August 29, 2007.
 



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  MRC President Brent Bozell on FNC's Fox & Friends
“MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on the August 29 ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss the Washington Post's double standards on religious sensitivity. The Post refused to run Berkeley Breathed's August 26 ‘Opus’ cartoon in which flighty recurring character Lola Granola has declared herself a ‘radical Islamist’ and adopted its strict adherence to Muslim law, including covering herself head-to-toe, much to the chagrin of her long-suffering boyfriend. Bozell noted that the Post's religious sensitivities do not extend to avoid offending Christians, particularly Catholics.”
-- FNC's Fox & Friends, August 29, 2007.
 



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  CNN Uses Katrina Anniversary to Promote Democratic Talking Points
“CNN special correspondent Soledad O'Brien's report on Monday’s ‘The Situation Room’ juxtaposed a clip of a recent speech by Barack Obama with stock footage of the hurricane's aftermath. On Tuesday's ‘The Situation Room,’ O'Brien upped the ante in another segment. This time, more footage of damage from Hurricane Katrina ran at the same time an audio clip from President Bush's first post-Katrina speech in New Orleans began. The video then cut to the President speaking in Jackson Square in 2005, and as the clip ended, the picture froze and went to black-and-white, as you might expect in an election campaign commercial.”
— CNN’s The Situation Room, August 28, 2007.
 



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  NBC: Craig a 'Conservative Crisis,' Another 'Right Wing' Scandal
"Good morning, politician in peril. Idaho Senator Larry Craig, an opponent of gay rights, admits pleading guilty to disorderly conduct after a police officer accused him of soliciting sex in an airport men's room. Can the right-wing withstand yet another scandal involving one of its own?"
-- NBC's Matt Lauer, Today, August 28, 2007.
 


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  Government Starving for Cash?
"It takes leadership. After World War II, we maintained the infrastructure we had and we built an incredible network of highways, and leaders in both parties agreed that these were priorities. Now we have this tax-averse society, rallied by the Republicans, tax-averse, where everything becomes sort of a right-wing, libertarian refusal to let government spend any money or raise any money."
Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift on the August 25 McLaughlin Group discussing the Minneapolis bridge collapse.
 



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  Shields: 'Overkill' by 'Right-Wing Radio' Will Help Hillary
Mark Shields: “I think the secret weapon for Senator Clinton, if she is the Democratic nominee, is not simply Rudy's shortcomings, the perceived shortcomings of her opponent, I think you'll see on the part of right-wing radio -- conservative talk, however you want to call it -- such overkill that it will make her, transform her into a figure of sympathy by a majority of people.”
NPR's Nina Totenberg then chimed in:
“That happened in her first Senate run.”
-- ABC's Inside Washington, August 24, 2007.
 



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  CNN Sees Bush "Snub" of Vermont
Anchor Wolf Blitzer: "Vermont was the first state to outlaw slavery. It was the last state to get a Wal-Mart. And it is the only state in the union not to have been visited by President Bush. Let's bring in our chief national correspondent, John King. Is this a snub or an oversight, John?
Reporter John King:
"I think you could safely say snub, Wolf....It is picture-perfect, its covered bridges, rivers, and mountains a draw to some 10 million visitors a year. Yet, Vermont is the forgotten place in the crowded travelogue of George W. Bush, the only state he's failed to visit in his presidency...."
— CNN’s The Situation Room, August 22, 2007.
 



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  CNN's Cafferty Deplores Dodd for Arguing Against Impeachment
"[Democratic presidential candidate Chris] Dodd also said this: 'If we become preoccupied with an impeachment process, I think we could turn off an awful lot of people who might otherwise be willing to support Democrats and be willing to change the direction of the country in the fall of 2008,' unquote. So, Senator Dodd is putting the election prospects of the Democratic Party next year ahead of whether or not President Bush might be guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors of a kind which would mandate his removal from office. Congress's job is oversight of the executive branch -- unless, of course, that oversight interferes with getting elected."
-- CNN's Jack Cafferty on The Situation Room, August 21, 2007.
 



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  MSNBC's Scarborough Reveals How Newsroom Booed Bush Speech
"There is a story out of Seattle, and the reason I love it is because it's transparency in the news. You have an editor who was actually outing his own people. The Seattle Times newsroom broke into applause when Karl Rove resigned. And of course that's bad. What I like about it is that the editor actually wrote about it and went in and told the people in the newsroom that was unacceptable. And I've got to say, my first night here at MSNBC was the President's State of the Union address in 2003, and I was shocked because there were actually people in the newsroom that were booing the President basically from the beginning to the end."
-- MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe, August 16, 2007.
 



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  CNN’s Begala Returns to Smearing Limbaugh for Past OxyContin Use
"I think Rudy [Giuliani] is right. I think if an issue affects your ability to do the job, then it's fair game....But the kids ought to be off-limits. I think you're right. Now the problem is he's running in a party that has made a practice of going after people's families. Not just attacking Bill Clinton, we remember Rush Limbaugh attacking Chelsea Clinton. Maybe it was the OxyContin talking."
-- CNN's Paul Begala on The Situation Room, August 16, 2007.
 



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  Castigating Rove "The Divider"
Anchor Terry Moran: "Tonight on Nightline: The Divider. Inspiring awe or anger, scoring historic victories for a polarizing President. The man who made our politics a no-holds barred battlefield, Karl Rove....Look around at American politics today and you see that there is much, much more that Karl Rove built."
Clip from Swift Boat Veterans ad: "John Kerry cannot be trusted."
FNC’s Bill O’Reilly: "He’s the villain. He is the villain in Massachusetts."
Ann Coulter, from June 26 Hardball: "The wife of a presidential candidate is asking me to stop speaking. No."
Moran: "Divisiveness, anger, ruthlessness. That’s what you might call Rovian politics. Karl Rove didn’t invent Red America vs. Blue America; he exploited it relentlessly."
— ABC’s Nightline, August 13, 2007.
 



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  Bush "Knighted" Rove the "Bum"
"Can President Bush think without the man they call his brain? What about all those great ideas like dividing the country over Iraq and leaving New Orleans to drop into the sea? A country without Karl Rove calling the shots? Let’s fear for the Republic. Let’s play Hardball....The President said, that ‘anyone of my people involved with leaking this will be taken care of.’ Did he, is that what he meant by today’s ceremony, the bear hug and everything? Was that being taken care of? And, I mean, I’ve never seen a staff aide be signed-off on at the presidential helicopter with such majesty. It was almost regal today, like he was knighting the guy. And, and he said he was going to take care of this bum, anybody that leaked in the CIA case. Well, this is how he took care of him. He knighted the guy."
— MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Hardball, August 13 , 2007.
 



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  Media’s Bridge to Higher Taxes
"Experts have been warning for years that this country’s infrastructure is crumbling. But are taxpayers ready to spend the billions, maybe trillions, it would take to fix all the pipelines, tunnels and bridges?"
— CBS’s Katie Couric reporting from the collapsed I-35W bridge in Minneapolis on the August 2, 2007 Evening News.
 



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  Blame Bush for Bridge Deaths
"The total outlay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, so far, over $600 billion. Think for a minute about what we could do with that money here at home, not only to improve our own infrastructure, but for other domestic needs that go wanting. Here’s the question: In light of the Minnesota bridge collapse, how could the U.S. better spend the $2 billion a week that we’re pouring into Iraq?"
— CNN’s Jack Cafferty on The Situation Room, August 2, 2007.
 



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  Wacky Dem Mike Gravel Rants Against Iraq, Crashes Cab
NBC's Jonathan Alter: "Gravel is best remembered for helping end the Vietnam era draft with a filibuster and for reading the Pentagon Papers in the Senate. Now, after a quarter-century out of politics, he's an angry Rip Van Winkle."
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel: "I know how to get out of Iraq. I know how to affect the solution, it's a diplomatic solution."
Alter: "Careful! Ohh!"
Gravel: "Hang on!"
Off-camera voice: "Okay, we're okay."
Gravel: "Where's the-[bleeps]"
Off-camera voice: "The brakes went out."
-- NBC's Today, August 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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