NBC's Luke Russert, Former Politico Reporter Hype 'Effective' Code Pin

December 21st, 2012 1:08 PM
NBC News correspondent Luke Russert marveled at Code Pink's disruption of the National Rifle Association's press conference in a Friday post on Twitter: "That was probably the most effective code pink protestor I've ever seen." BuzzFeed's Ben Smith, formerly of the liberal website Politico, joined in with his own praise of the far-left organization in a Tweet six…

CNN's Lavandera Zeroes in on Tea Party's 'Lack of Diversity

March 31st, 2010 6:48 PM
On Wednesday's American Morning, CNN's Ed Lavandera focused on the "overwhelmingly white" turnout at the rallies sponsored by the Tea Party Express organization and played up the criticisms that there is an "anti-minority undertone" at the demonstrations.Lavandera, who is covering the Tea Party Express' cross-country tour, highlighted the race issue from the beginning of his…

MRC Report Card: Media Coverage of the 9/12 Protests

September 15th, 2009 2:05 PM
Big liberal protests, such as the Million Mom March (for gun control), the 2006 demonstrations in favor of illegal immigrants’ “rights,” and numerous anti-war marches all garnered heavy play and adoring coverage from the broadcast networks, cable news outlets, and big papers like the New York Times. So how did those news outlets react to Saturday’s huge protest with conservative themes? MRC’s…

CNN Zeroes-In on 'Dark Undercurrent' of Tea Parties

September 14th, 2009 6:26 PM
CNN’s Jim Spellman did his best to paint the participants of the Tea Party Express’s rallies across the nation in late August and early September as a bunch of extremists on Saturday’s Newsroom. Spellman played clips which zeroed-in on the protesters who called President Obama a Nazi, carried guns, or forwarded “outlandish conspiracy theories,” and labeled all of them “a dark undercurrent.”The…