http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en NY Times Op-ed Lays Guilt Trip on Los Angeles for Climate ‘Sins’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-op-ed-lays-guilt-trip-los-angeles-climate-sins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angeleno Héctor Tobar says California’s ‘endless summer is our punishment’ for freeways and gas-guzzling. </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">Author Héctor Tobar used the pages of <em>The New York Times</em> to confess his “sins against Mother Nature” and promote the unproven claim that the California drought is the consequence of carbon emissions and climate change.</p><p dir="ltr">In his May 22 op-ed, “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/opinion/the-sins-of-angelenos.html?_r=1">The Sins of Angelenos</a>,” Tobar said the “endless summer” in California is his “punishment.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-op-ed-lays-guilt-trip-los-angeles-climate-sins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media California carbon emissions Climate Change climate models climate sins drought freeways Global Warming guilt Hector Tobar Hurricanes karma Mother Nature New York Times Fri, 22 May 2015 15:30:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48969 at http://www.mrc.org Gov. Chris Christie Blames Obama Policies for Middle Class ‘Getting Nowhere’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/gov-chris-christie-blames-obama-policies-middle-class-getting-nowhere <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Jersey Republican emphasizes economic growth, entitlement reform and national defense in CNBC interview. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/135916" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The middle class is “getting nowhere” thanks to President Barack Obama, according to Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.</p><p dir="ltr">Christie criticized Obama’s economic policies on CNBC’s <em>Squawk Box</em> May 21, and emphasized the need for restoring economic growth, reforming entitlements and investing in national defense.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gov-chris-christie-blames-obama-policies-middle-class-getting-nowhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Politics Chris Christie CNBC debt Deficit economic growth economy entitlement reform GOP government spending Middle Class Military national defense new jersey Presidential race Squawk Box Thu, 21 May 2015 15:12:56 +0000 julia.seymour 48957 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Billionaire Steyer, Univision Also In Bed With Clinton Foundation http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-billionaire-steyer-univision-also-bed-clinton-foundation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joint Initiative between Clinton Foundation and Next Generation links multiple liberal donors and media figures. </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">The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen.</p><p dir="ltr">It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other <a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/05/15/george-stephanopoulos-a-member-of-clinton-global-initiative-in-2010-2011/">connections </a>that have surfaced.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-billionaire-steyer-univision-also-bed-clinton-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media Politics buffett Clinton Foundation Donors Hillary Clinton liberal foundations mccain Next Generation Tom Steyer univision Tue, 19 May 2015 20:38:16 +0000 julia.seymour 48946 at http://www.mrc.org CKE Restaurants CEO Says Media Unfairly Attacked Gov. Walker’s Job Policies http://www.mrc.org/articles/cke-restaurants-ceo-says-media-unfairly-attacked-gov-walkers-job-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wisconsin under Walker has done ‘better than probably any state,’ Andrew Puzder tells CNBC. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/135845" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">A prominent American businessman said the media have unfairly “pounced” on recent data to slam Gov. Scott Walker’s employment policies in Wisconsin.</p><p dir="ltr">CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder, whose company owns Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. and other restaurants, defended Walker’s jobs record on CNBC’s <em>Squawk Box</em> May 19. According to Puzder, Walker’s critics in the media took data “completely out of context” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cke-restaurants-ceo-says-media-unfairly-attacked-gov-walkers-job-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media Andrew Puzder CEO CKE restaurants CNBC jobs Scott Walker Wisconsin Tue, 19 May 2015 19:22:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48945 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Soft Censorship’ Decried in Climate Science Fight Down Under http://www.mrc.org/articles/soft-censorship-decried-climate-science-fight-down-under <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Australian University bullied by climate alarmists into dropping new department, Inside Higher Ed says. </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">Global warming alarmists in Australia tanked a project at University of Western Australia because they don’t agree with one person connected to the new venture, prompting complaints of “censorship” and “bullying.”</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/soft-censorship-decried-climate-science-fight-down-under" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Economy Education Environment International Media australian Bjorn Lomborg business school Censorship climate alarmism climate bullying climate science Economics Free Speech global priorities Global Warming Higher Education Inside Higher Ed marketplace of ideas Science University of Western Australia Fri, 15 May 2015 13:57:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48909 at http://www.mrc.org OIL, Still Hollywood’s Favorite Villain http://www.mrc.org/articles/oil-still-hollywoods-favorite-villain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trailer for new TV show premiering fall 2015 on ABC shows drillers and aspiring oil millionaires as corrupt, ‘dirty.’ </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/135691" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">When it comes to Hollywood, Proverbs got it right: there is nothing new under the sun.</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUrfKsGFWEg&amp;feature=youtu.be">Trailers </a>for ABC’s fall TV lineup are being released and the new show <em>OIL</em> appears to be more of same anti-gas and oil propaganda television networks and movie producers have been dredging up for years.</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/oil-still-hollywoods-favorite-villain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Energy abc anti-business TV gas industry oil and gas oil industry Thu, 14 May 2015 13:17:24 +0000 julia.seymour 48897 at http://www.mrc.org CNN, CNBC and MSNBC Push Infrastructure Funding After Amtrak Accident http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-cnbc-and-msnbc-push-infrastructure-funding-after-amtrak-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cable networks use tragedy to push budget agenda before official cause of crash determined. </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">At least <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/deadly-train-wreck-in-philadelphia-leaves-disastrous-mess-1431499608">six people died</a> and many more were injured in a terrible Amtrak accident on the night of May 12, and before the cause had been discovered, multiple cable news networks used the tragedy to make a political point.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-cnbc-and-msnbc-push-infrastructure-funding-after-amtrak-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media accident amtrak CNBC CNN disaster Ed Rendell government spending infrastructure Joe Scarborough Josh Earnest MSNBC Spending train accident Wed, 13 May 2015 17:04:03 +0000 julia.seymour 48896 at http://www.mrc.org Soros Backs New ‘Progressive Agenda’ With $159 Million http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-backs-new-progressive-agenda-159-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left’s new ‘Contract with America’ is backed by at least $159 Million from 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/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In an effort to revitalize and unify the far-left Democratic party, progressives have relied on the very thing they often criticize -- the deep pockets of a billionaire supporter. Agenda supporters were linked to at least $159 million dollars in donations or political contributions from wealthy backer George Soros.</p><p dir="ltr">Many of those self-proclaimed progressives will gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol May 12 at 3 p.m. to celebrate a new, far-left “Progressive Agenda.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-backs-new-progressive-agenda-159-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media Politics Bill De Blasio Contract with America funding George Soros Income Inequality Jonathan Soros Joseph Stiglitz Katrina vanden Heuvel New York politics Progressive Agenda The Nation Van Jones Wages Tue, 12 May 2015 16:20:40 +0000 julia.seymour 48883 at http://www.mrc.org The Guardian Engages in Climate Activism, Ignores Journalism Ethics http://www.mrc.org/articles/guardian-engages-climate-activism-ignores-journalism-ethics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British paper promotes its own campaign demanding Gates Foundation divest from fossil fuels. </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">Not content to promote climate alarmism solely through biased journalism, <em><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/30/dear-bill-gates-will-you-lead-the-fight-against-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw">The Guardian</a></em> (UK) moved into full-fledged activist territory with an anti-fossil fuels petition campaign called #KeepItInTheGround.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/guardian-engages-climate-activism-ignores-journalism-ethics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Energy Media advocacy Alan Rusbridger Bill Gates Bob Steele climate alarmism Climate Change climate consensus climate skeptic Divestment fossil fuels Gates Foundation Global Warming journalism ethics journalistic activism Keep It In the Ground The Guardian Mon, 11 May 2015 18:50:56 +0000 julia.seymour 48871 at http://www.mrc.org Bill Nye Compares Combating Climate Change to Winning World War II http://www.mrc.org/articles/bill-nye-compares-combating-climate-change-winning-world-war-ii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Science Guy’ says regulations needed to ‘get people on board’ to stop global warming. </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">Overcoming climate change is a challenge for those “coming of age,” much like World War II was for the Greatest Generation, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” asserted.</p><p dir="ltr">Nye claimed that climate change was “certainly the most serious problem facing humankind right now” while on <a href="http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/bill-nye-the-science-guy-interview/552d62e72b8c2a77bf0000e7">HuffPost Live</a> May 7 with host Josh Zepps.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bill-nye-compares-combating-climate-change-winning-world-war-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Government Media Bill Nye climate climate alarmism climate denier denier Global Warming global warming alarmism huffington post huffpost live Regulation Science skepticism WWII Mon, 11 May 2015 17:13:09 +0000 julia.seymour 48870 at http://www.mrc.org