http://mrc.org/articles/business en Washington Post Magazine Revives Anti-Vaccine Hysteria with Sympathetic RFK Jr. Profile http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-magazine-revives-anti-vaccine-hysteria-sympathetic-rfk-jr-profile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite ‘debunked’ claims vaccines cause autism, magazine promotes anti-vaxxer Kennedy’s ‘lonely crusade.’ </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The media just won’t let anti-vaccine nonsense die, as evident by the July 20 issue of Washington Post Magazine and its cover story about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s “Lonely Crusade.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-magazine-revives-anti-vaccine-hysteria-sympathetic-rfk-jr-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Health Media Politics anti-vaxxers autism disease keith kloor kennedy measles political dynasty RFK Jr Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Science vaccination Washington Post Magazine Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:13:29 +0000 julia.seymour 46749 at http://mrc.org ‘The Fracking King’ Mixes Scrabble, Anti-Fracking Agenda: Spelling Absurdity http://mrc.org/articles/fracking-king-mixes-scrabble-anti-fracking-agenda-spelling-absurdity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Director from a Soros-Funded liberal group demonizes gas drilling in new work of fiction. </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">The beauty of weaving an anti-fracking agenda into a work of fiction is that drilling for natural gas can be demonized without a burden of proof. It is fiction after all.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute 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://mrc.org/articles/fracking-king-mixes-scrabble-anti-fracking-agenda-spelling-absurdity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Business Energy Environment Media common cause fiction Fracking gas drilling George Soros hydraulic fracturing james browning Josh Fox novel oil and gas scrabble The Fracking King Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:45:12 +0000 julia.seymour 46737 at http://mrc.org Joe Bastardi: Media Just ‘Want to Be Popular’ on Climate Change http://mrc.org/articles/joe-bastardi-media-just-want-be-popular-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meteorologist refutes so-called ‘consensus,’ extreme weather link and criticizes media’s climate coverage. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Climate alarmists sometimes like to claim skeptical scientists don’t exist, but they do, and one meteorologist had a lot to say on the subject.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/joe-bastardi-media-just-want-be-popular-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media AccuWeather climate alarmism Climate Change climate science extreme weather forecasting Global Warming Joe Bastardi meteorologist Weather weather and climate Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:06:02 +0000 julia.seymour 46735 at http://mrc.org MRC VP Dan Gainor Discusses Top Media Bias Stories of the Week on One America News http://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-discusses-top-media-bias-stories-week-one-america-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This week&#039;s topics: Climate change, LGBT statistics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In his weekly appearance on the One America News Network's "The Daily Ledger," MRC VP of Business and Culture Dan Gainor discussed three of the top media bias stories from this week: the media's refusal to report on attacks on Jewish synagogues in France, the media's refusal to mention that only 2.3 percent of the population identifies as LGBT, and the dramatic rise in the use of the term "extreme weather" by ABC, CBS and NBC news broadcasts following the release of Al Gore's 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-discusses-top-media-bias-stories-week-one-america-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Israel LGBT One America News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 46731 at http://mrc.org Rolling Stone Anti-Gun Nuts Prove Firearm Ignorance in 5 Easy Steps http://mrc.org/articles/rolling-stone-anti-gun-nuts-prove-firearm-ignorance-5-easy-steps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal magazine highlights America’s ‘most dangerous guns,’ but admits semi-automatic rifles aren’t the problem. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rolling Stone just proved that you don’t need to know <i>anything</i> about firearms in order to blog an attack on them.</p> <p>On July 14, <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/pictures/the-5-most-dangerous-guns-in-america-20140714">Rolling Stone magazine released</a> a “specific look at the weapons criminals prefer,” which they called the “5 Most Dangerous Guns in America.” Of course, they proved that they know next to nothing about the gun industry by lumping together almost every type of firearm into a quick list. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/rolling-stone-anti-gun-nuts-prove-firearm-ignorance-5-easy-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Glock Guns pistols revolvers Rolling Stone Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:37:18 +0000 dan.gainor 46704 at http://mrc.org ‘End Coal’ Billionaire Steyer Made Money Off Coal in June 2014 http://mrc.org/articles/end-coal-billionaire-steyer-made-money-coal-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media ignore double standard, hold him up as antidote to Koch brothers. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Green billionaire” Tom Steyer has gone “clean.” He’s apparently kicked his coal habit – for all of <a href="https://nextgenclimate.org/accountability/charting-a-different-course/">15 days</a>. Up until June 30, 2014, Steyer was still making money off of fossil fuel investments through Farallon Capital Management (which he founded).</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/end-coal-billionaire-steyer-made-money-coal-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Charles and David Koch Coal environment Farallon Capital Tom Steyer Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:15:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 46697 at http://mrc.org Time Warp: Bloomberg Touts UN Report Calling for U.S. Emission Cuts to 1901 Levels http://mrc.org/articles/time-warp-bloomberg-touts-un-report-calling-us-emission-cuts-1901-levels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report submitted to the UN would require total transformation of American society to meet carbon targets. </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">Bloomberg’s Eric Roston attempted to keep a straight face while promoting a draft report for the United Nations. It said U.S. emissions would need to be “cut to one-tenth of current levels, per person, in less than 40 years.” Short of genocide, it is unclear how that could be done.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute 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://mrc.org/articles/time-warp-bloomberg-touts-un-report-calling-us-emission-cuts-1901-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Energy Environment Life bloomberg carbon capture and storage Carbon Dioxide CCS climate electricity production emission cuts emissions energy mix environment Eric Roston sustainability UN Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:09:57 +0000 julia.seymour 46661 at http://mrc.org Liberal Media Fail to Report Soros Funding Linked to New EPA Regulations http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-fail-report-soros-funding-linked-new-epa-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even The New York Times, which revealed NRDC inspired plan, didn’t make connection to George Soros. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The liberal media love to hate the Koch Brothers but are far less enthusiastic about connecting <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/24/networks-cover-koch-funding-political-campaigns-times-more-than-liberals-soros/">George Soros’</a> billions to liberal policies.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-fail-report-soros-funding-linked-new-epa-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government Media Politics carbon emissions environmental groups environmental policy EPA George Soros NRDC Regulations the New York Times Tom Steyer Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:59:40 +0000 julia.seymour 46656 at http://mrc.org MRC VP Dan Gainor on 'Varney & Co.' Discusses BBC Censoring Climate Change Skeptics http://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-varney-co-discusses-bbc-censoring-climate-change-skeptics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gainor: &#039;the left is excellent at coining really offensive terms&#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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Media Research Center VP for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, appeared on Fox Business' "Varney &amp; Co." to discuss the BBC's decision to censor climate change skeptics. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-varney-co-discusses-bbc-censoring-climate-change-skeptics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change BBC Climate Change Stuart Varney Varney & Co Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:34:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 46651 at http://mrc.org Media Praise BBC Censorship of Climate Skeptics; Attack Dissenters http://mrc.org/articles/media-praise-bbc-censorship-climate-skeptics-attack-dissenters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington Post joins liberal journalists to bash ‘anti-science fringe’ and BBC’s ‘addition to false balance.’ </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Climate alarmists have trouble debating skeptics. They’d rather censor them instead.</p> <p>On July 5, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced it was training journalists to ignore skeptical views on man-made climate change. Predictably, both mainstream news outlets like the Washington Post and liberal bloggers like the Huffington Post praised BBC’s censorship, amidst relentless attacks on skeptics. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-praise-bbc-censorship-climate-skeptics-attack-dissenters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment BBC climate Climate Change Global Warming Washington Post Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:00:36 +0000 dan.gainor 46637 at http://mrc.org