http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en New Anti-American Show Praised by USA Network President http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-anti-american-show-praised-usa-network-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris McCumber calls upcoming series, Mr. Robot, ‘timely and relevant.&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Craving an anti-American show where the “elites” are playing ‘god’ without permission? Look no further than<em><a href="http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/home#"> Mr. Robot</a></em>, a drama set to premiere on USA starting June 24, 2015.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-anti-american-show-praised-usa-network-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Government Adam Smith anti-American anti-capitalist banks businesspeople capitalism Chris McCumber Comcast corporate America corporations Economics economy invisible hand Mr. Robot Occupy Wall Street Recession USA Network vigilantism wealth Mon, 04 May 2015 15:49:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48816 at http://www.mrc.org Socialists: ‘Down with Capitalism!’ (Except for the Internet) http://www.mrc.org/articles/socialists-down-capitalism-except-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> International May Day 2015 online rally relies on tools the free market helped create. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">One socialist coalition is inadvertently relying on capitalism to protest just that.</p><p dir="ltr">The World Socialist Web Site and other groups sponsored the <a href="http://internationalmayday.org/">International May Day Online</a> rally, which will feature live speeches streaming around the world on May 3, 2015. &nbsp;The event has many slogans including, “Down with capitalism and imperialism,” and “Unite the working class internationally against war, dictatorship and poverty!”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/socialists-down-capitalism-except-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government International Politics capitalism central planning economic systems International May Day Internet May Day online rallies socialism socialist organizations Fri, 01 May 2015 18:40:08 +0000 julia.seymour 48804 at http://www.mrc.org Economic Growth Slows, Networks’ Morning Shows Ignore http://www.mrc.org/articles/economic-growth-slows-networks-morning-shows-ignore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Poor GDP numbers ignored again by nets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Economic growth has stagnated so far this year, catching the broadcast news networks inexplicably off guard yet again.</p> <p>The federal government’s <a href="https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm">Bureau of Economic Analysis</a> (BEA) announced April 29 that gross domestic product (GDP) expansion slowed to only 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015. This meant the goods and services produced the United States economy grew only minimally, lagging far behind growth in the previous two quarters. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/economic-growth-slows-networks-morning-shows-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Politics broadcast networks GDP Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:39:57 +0000 mike.ciandella 48789 at http://www.mrc.org “Last Week Tonight” Dissects Dr. Oz Claims http://www.mrc.org/articles/last-week-tonight-dissects-dr-oz-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Oliver is the first to address major flaws in the latest Dr. Oz Show. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" id="docs-internal-guid-b92336fe-fc53-e5ab-0883-0806c667a4ff"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Editor’s Note: Some readers may be bothered by the language used in this story.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/last-week-tonight-dissects-dr-oz-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Education Health Last Week with John Oliver The Dr. Oz Show Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:17:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 48774 at http://www.mrc.org Physicians Fighting to Remove Dr. Oz From Columbia http://www.mrc.org/articles/physicians-fighting-remove-dr-oz-columbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Popular TV doctor accused of an ‘egregious lack of integrity,’ and hawking ‘quack treatments.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">“America’s Doctor” has made a bad impression on 10 American doctors, and in response they have put his claims under the knife. TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz isn’t happy about it.</p><p dir="ltr">On April 16, 10 doctors wrote a joint <a href="http://www.vox.com/2015/4/16/8423867/dr-oz-letter-columbia">letter </a>to Columbia University’s Dean of Medicine, asking that Dr. Oz be removed from his position as the Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery. Oz is the host of the nationally syndicated Dr. Oz Show and is often cited as a medical/health expert by the media. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/physicians-fighting-remove-dr-oz-columbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Dr. Oz GMO Oprah The Dr. Oz Show Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:20:28 +0000 dan.gainor 48744 at http://www.mrc.org Lefty Russell Brand ‘On a Mission’ to Expose Bankers ‘Who Killed Our Society’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-russell-brand-mission-expose-bankers-who-killed-our-society <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Far-left activist again tackles income inequality with new film despite $15 million net worth. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A liberal worth $15 million crusading against the wealthy with a documentary. Now that’s comedy gold.</p><p dir="ltr">It’s also exactly what British comedian and left-wing activist Russell Brand has done by making <em>The Emperor’s New Clothes</em>, which was directed Michael Winterbottom.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-russell-brand-mission-expose-bankers-who-killed-our-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy 9/11 Truther actor Comedian Emperor's New Clothes movie Income Inequality Revolution book Russell Brand Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:40:50 +0000 julia.seymour 48728 at http://www.mrc.org CBS This Morning Highlights California Legislator ‘Under Personal Attack’ for Vaccine Bill http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-morning-highlights-california-legislator-under-personal-attack-vaccine-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-vaxxers condemn bill as they cling to fears once promoted by the network news media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It wasn’t just children who were running fevers after the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. California parents and lawmakers’ temperatures were also rising over the subject of vaccination legislation. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-morning-highlights-california-legislator-under-personal-attack-vaccine-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media anti-vaxxers autism bullying cbs childhood disease health scare immunizations legislation mandatory vaccination protest RFK Jr. Richard Pan Science state senate This Morning Threats vaccination Vaccine Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:53:53 +0000 julia.seymour 48709 at http://www.mrc.org 5 Absurd ‘Equal Pay’ Comments in Time for Bogus Holiday http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-absurd-equal-pay-comments-time-bogus-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left marks Equal Pay Day on April 14, in spite of debunked statistics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Editor’s Note: Story contains graphic content and links to explicit video.</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">Cherry blossoms are blooming and as sure as a springtime rainstorm liberals are repeating false claims that women make significantly less than men do for the same work. Why? Discrimination, of course.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-absurd-equal-pay-comments-time-bogus-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Labor Media Politics averages Barack Obama careers cbs Chris Matthews college major earnings equal pay Equal Pay Day false statistics gender Gloria Steinem Jane Fonda Jericka Duncan Mika Brzezinski pay discrimination Sarah Silverman Scott Pelley Statistics wage discrimination wage gap Wages Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:36:49 +0000 julia.seymour 48671 at http://www.mrc.org Obamacare Penalty Starts Hitting Taxpayers, Nets Ignore in 91% of Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Millions of Americans could face tax penalties, but could be surprised since broadcast media barely mentioned it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Surprise! Millions of uninsured Americans could owe Uncle Sam extra this tax season because of Obamacare.</p><p dir="ltr">The IRS began penalizing tax filers this year if they failed to purchase insurance in 2014. Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included an insurance mandate.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Taxes abc Affordable Care Act cbs Health Care Health Insurance health insurance mandate IRS Mandates NBC obamacare Regulation tax forms tax penalty taxes uninsured Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:44:04 +0000 julia.seymour 48638 at http://www.mrc.org Politico Smears Conservative Group Opposed to New FCC Regulations http://www.mrc.org/articles/politico-smears-conservative-group-opposed-new-fcc-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> American Commitment says its 1.6 million comments were legitimate and can prove a vendor was responsible for technical error. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Opposing new FCC “net neutrality” mandates is suspicious, according to <em>Politico</em>. The politics insider site recently cast suspicion on a conservative group over emails asking legislators to oppose the FCC’s new Internet regulations. </p><p dir="ltr">As part of American Commitment’s campaign opposing net neutrality regulations the limited-government, free-market group helped hundreds of thousands of people send emails to their congressmen requesting they oppose the FCC’s Internet takeover. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/politico-smears-conservative-group-opposed-new-fcc-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media American Commitment Emails FCC Internet Koch Brothers Net Neutrality Phil Kerpen Politico Regulation Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:27:31 +0000 julia.seymour 48628 at http://www.mrc.org