Bias Articles


WaPost Reporter Hints Jeb Bush Hiding Big Family Scandal

But bizarrely offers no proof or explanation.
7:51 PM, Jun 11, 2015

On MSNBC today, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross hinted that Jeb Bush was covering up a major family scandal -- but she offered no proof or explanation for her comments. Even the MSNBC host made an effort to distance herself and her network from the Post reporter's comments.

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The 'Consummate' Bias of the New York Times

Even the sports section has a liberal bent.
8:25 AM, Feb 16, 2015

Nothing like a quiet Sunday with the New York Times. Start with the sports section, as I do, hoping for an escape from the paper’s relentlessly liberal approach to what it calls news. No luck.

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CNN Flubs: 'Deadly Attack on Jerusalem Mosque'

8:24 AM, Nov 18, 2014

CNN got today's Jerusalem terror attack wrong: It happened in a synagogue, not a mosque, as the chyron indicated earlier this morning.

The chyron misstating the facts of the terror attack were displayed on screen as the mayor of Jerusalem condemned the attacks.

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Reporter: Will Obama 'Delay Obamacare for a Year If Republicans Would Agree to Delay Heart Attacks for a Year?'

1:34 PM, Oct 15, 2013

A reporter proposed a deal to White House press secretary Jay Carney: How about Obama "delay Obamacare for a year if Republicans would agree to delay heart attacks for a year?"

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Ann Romney: 'I'm Happy to Blame the Media'

10:11 AM, Mar 03, 2013

Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, said this morning that the media is at least in part to blame for her husband's failure to win the last presidential election:

"I'm happy to blame the media," said Ann Romney on Fox.

Host Chris Wallace asked, "Do you think the media was in the tank for Barack Obama?"

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Reporter: 'A 40% Chance [Romney] Says Something Stupid'

10:55 AM, Oct 30, 2012

A Huffington Post writer caught political reporters talking on Politico's livestream, predicting that there's "a 40% chance that [Mitt Romney] says something stupid." Via Twitter:

Reporters overheard on politico live stream speculating before Romney event that there is "a 40% chance that he says something stupid."

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Alternate Reality for the New York Times

10:33 AM, Oct 29, 2012

There are two U.S. economies. Well, not really. But there is the economy reported in the New York Times as part of its pre-election coverage, and far different one reported in the authoritative financial press.

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PolitiFact’s Parent Paper Endorses Obama

1:50 PM, Oct 23, 2012

The Tampa Bay Times, the paper that puts out (and funds) the supposedly unbiased PolitiFact, has just enthusiastically endorsed President Obama for a second term.  The Times writes that “[w]ithout hesitation” it “recommends Barack Obama for re-election as president.” The paper cites Obama’s “steady leadership.” It’s no wonder the Times is backing Obama.

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Mitt Romney, as Viewed by the New York Times

4:00 PM, Oct 20, 2012

One can’t help being in awe of the New York Times. The ingenuity it displays in running down Mitt Romney, if applied to a more useful project, would be a national treasure.

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Another Hatchet Job from the New York Times

8:15 AM, Oct 11, 2012

Never underestimate the ingenuity of the New York Times when it comes to creating – not finding, creating – misfeasance by Mitt Romney. In a front-page, above-the-fold story on Wednesday, under the headline, “Romney’s Trade Message and Bain’s China Ties,” Sharon LaFraniere and Mike McIntire ran into a problem.

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Politico Investigates: 'Joe Biden: Sex Symbol?'

12:42 PM, Oct 02, 2012

Virginia-based trade publication Politico investigates whether Vice President Joe Biden is a sex symbol:

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Halperin: Media Not Scrutinizing Obama's Record, Asking Critical Questions

7:44 AM, Oct 01, 2012

Mark Halperin, this morning on Morning Joe, said the media is neither scrutinizing President Obama's questions nor asking critical questions:

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Fact Checking the Fact Checkers (cont.)

From the Scrapbook.
Oct 01, 2012

Over the last year or so, the argument has been made many times in these pages that media “fact checking” organizations are a discredit to the journalism profession. Further discrediting the journalism profession at this point is no easy thing to do, yet fact checkers seem more than equal to the task.

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CBS Doesn't Air Obama Admitting Mistakes in Campaign Ads

9:39 PM, Sep 23, 2012

Tonight, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. But curiously enough, the news magazine show did not air a clip of Obama admitting to interviewer Steve Kroft that some of his campaign ads contain mistakes and that some even "go overboard."

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Reporter: Romneys 'Happy to Have a Party With Black People Drowning'

11:16 AM, Aug 29, 2012

On a hot mic, reporter David Chalian of Yahoo News said that Ann and Mitt Romney are "happy to have a party with black people drowning." Here's audio:

The comments were made during an ABC/Yahoo livestream, when the reporters believed that microphones were off.

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New York Times Omits Crucial Details from Saudi Oil Report

2:20 PM, Aug 20, 2012

Media bias consists of more than partial quotes, deliberate misreporting, and economy with the truth. Doubt that, and read the New York Times last week, reporting—on page one—“U.S. Reliance on Saudi Oil Goes Back Up: Security Concerns Rise With Gulf Imports.” If you think this has anything to do with the president’s decision to veto the Keystone Pipeline, think again, or look for a more balance report.

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Ex Post Facto

Philip Terzian, former newspaperman.
Jul 23, 2012

I first began reading the Washington Post sometime in 1956-57, whenever I learned to read in the course of first grade. One of my parents had declared that newspapers were deliberately written at a fifth-grade level, and I was determined to find out what “fifth-grade level” meant.

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CNN Cherry Picks Poll Results to Support Dubious Claim

9:33 AM, Jul 12, 2012

Over at National Review Online, Ramesh Ponnuru highlights a CNN story entitled, “Voters sick and tired of health care debate.”  Ponnuru notes that the story offers essentially no evidence to support the claim made in its headline.  It’s also worth noting that the CNN story cherry picks one question from CNN’s latest health care poll, in the process painting a false picture of Obamacare’s popularity.

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WaPo Attacks Romney for 'Mormon Militia' Action 150 Years Ago

10:00 AM, May 21, 2012

Reporting from Carrollton, Arkansas, the Washington Post finds some locals still upset with actions of a "Mormon militia" over 150 years ago. The Post reports:

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Obama Campaign on NYT Poll: 'Weird Methodology'

9:14 AM, May 15, 2012

The New York Times's recently released poll finds that President Obama's gay marriage stance is not going over well with voters.

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New Video Shows Top NPR Executive Trashing Tea Party and Republicans

10:15 AM, Mar 08, 2011

So the latest video by James O'Keefe has been released. Bear in mind that there's always the matter of context when watching video stings and not all of O'Keefe's endeavors have been, uh, "winning" as one fomer sitcom actor might be inclined to say. You live by gonzo journalism, you die by gonzo journalism.

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New Video Shows Top NPR Executive Trashing Tea Party and Conservatives

10:11 AM, Mar 08, 2011

So the latest video by James O'Keefe has been released. Bear in mind that there's always the matter of context when watching video stings and not all of O'Keefe's endeavors have been, uh, "winning" as one fomer sitcom actor might be inclined to say. You live by gonzo journalism, you die by gonzo journalism.

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