The NewsBusters Weekly Recap: August 19th to 25th

NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell continued the skewed media reporting of the Middle East by noting the important social work  that Hezbollah does and how the rest of the world has a very supportive take on the terrorist organization. Liberal TV critic Bob Laurence hypothesized that the scant coverage of the kidnaping of two Fox News journalists was due to the frequency of abductions and the network’s "insulting" attitude towards other media outlets. (According to Laurence, nobody, not even terrorists, like FNC.) The MRC's Tim Graham noted the excessive number of stories related to "Macaca"-gate and "The Washington Post" led effort against Senator George Allen. On August 21, the "Today" show aired a fawning piece on Hillary Clinton and whether she can "inspire people" the way that Robert Kennedy did. A few days later, "NBC Nightly News" anchor, and multi-millionaire, Brian Williams turned populist and talked about how you need to take out a loan out to "refill your tank." Over in the print media, Times Watch Director Clay Waters discussed "The New York Times" sympathetic look at liberals within the country music world and the "fury" the Dixie Chicks faced. Finally, "The San Diego Union-Tribune" seems to have wildy different sensibilities when it comes to offending Muslims, versus angering Christians.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org