http://mrc.org/articles/business en Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns http://mrc.org/articles/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns </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">It’s easy in America to take refrigeration for granted. After all, it has been in use since the late 1800s and home refrigerators became ubiquitous in the 1950s.</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/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Environment International Media China Climate Change cold chain food borne illness food in China Food Safety food supply Global Warming greenhouse gases New York Times Magazine nicola twilley refrigerants refrigeration refrigeration boom Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:52:08 +0000 julia.seymour 46816 at http://mrc.org Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharknado http://mrc.org/articles/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crazy disasters aren’t limited to SyFy channel; the media embrace them too. </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">“Sharknado 2: The Second One” is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week’s water-cooler conversations. Like the first “Sharknado” movie, the premise is so ridiculous it actually manages to entertain.</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/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media Climate Change Earth will spin faster Global Warming Great Britain Hockey Italy Met Office pasta predictions about global warming red hair extinct redheads Scotland sharknado sports stadiums SyFy UFOs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:32 +0000 julia.seymour 46805 at http://mrc.org Journalists Subpoenaed In Defamation Suit against ABC http://mrc.org/articles/journalists-subpoenaed-defamation-suit-against-abc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Industry blames lost profits and layoffs on ABC’s propaganda over so-called ‘pink slime.’ </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 class="normal">Several journalists at Food Safety News and The New York Times were subpoenaed in the the latest development in the legal fight between a beef producer and ABC News, according to <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/journalists_subpoenaed_in_pink.php">Columbia Journalism Review</a> (CJR). Beef Products Inc. (BPI), which filed the $1.2 billion lawsuit, <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/journalists_subpoenaed_in_pink.php">claimed the attacks had cost</a> more than $400 million and destroyed more than 700 jobs.</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/journalists-subpoenaed-defamation-suit-against-abc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Pink Slime Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:08:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 46796 at http://mrc.org ‘True Blood’ Actress: ‘I Did Have Fun’ Making Sarah Palin Angry http://mrc.org/articles/true-blood-actress-i-did-have-fun-making-sarah-palin-angry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comic-Con panel shows Hollywood liberals’ disdain for the right. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><em>Editor’s note: This story contains strong language.</em></p><p dir="ltr">HBO certainly isn’t subtle about their disdain for conservatives. Last week, HBO’s “True Blood”<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/07/21/hbo-s-true-blood-mocks-ted-cruz-republicts-aholes"> mocked conservatives at a fictional Ted Cruz fundraiser, as “Republicunts”</a> and this weekend’s cast panel at Comic-Con brought up the episode again.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/true-blood-actress-i-did-have-fun-making-sarah-palin-angry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Comic-con Sarah Palin Ted Cruz True Blood Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:30:59 +0000 dan.gainor 46794 at http://mrc.org 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