The Media Research Center’s review of the ABC, CBS and NBC weekday morning news programs finds the networks are disparaging the Republican candidates and casting them as ideological extremists. But four years ago, those same network shows promoted the Democratic candidates and cast their strong liberal views as mainstream.
As Congress considers whether or not to grant public broadcasting’s request for $495 million dollars for FY 2014, they should consider the refusal of the taxpayer-subsidized public-broadcasting empire to attempt balance and objectivity in all “programming of a controversial nature,” as required by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. Instead, PBS and NPR programmers continue to lurch hard to port to please liberal Democrats and radical-left activists.
Revolving Door Update:
In his 15 years co-hosting the Today show, NBC's Matt Lauer has regularly served viewers a hearty portion of liberal spin to go along with their morning cup of coffee.
Surveys over the past 30 years have consistently found top journalists are much more liberal than the rest of America. At the same time, public opinion polls show Americans see the media as politically biased, inaccurate and an obstacle to solving society’s problems.
After Newt Gingrich pushes back against Juan Williams’s suggestion that his campaign comments have been “particularly insulting to black Americans,” Politico’s Roger Simon claims Gingrich was appealing to the “worst instincts” of an audience with “bloodlust in the air,” while NBC’s Ann Curry asks Gingrich if he is “intentionally playing the race card.” In the same vein, ex-CNN correspondent Bob Franken nastily asserts that many conservative voters harbor “a real resentment against blacks,” and “would love to see us return to the good old days of Jim Crow.” Those, plus many more quotes, in the latest edition of Notable Quotables.
NBC's Today show is celebrating 60 years of being on the air, and for more than 20 of those years the MRC has documented the morning show’s liberal agenda. Read the 10 most obnoxiously liberal examples of Today show bias, each with a matching video clip.