created http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10055/all en For the Defense: Mitt Romney http://www.mrc.org/commentary/defense-mitt-romney <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/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If it must be Gov. Romney, let him defend himself and his career forcefully. We are already seeing how Romney is being demonized because he is rich and successful and owns multiple homes and eliminated some jobs in the course of saving, fixing and strengthening companies. If he gets defensive about this, he loses. If he shies from it, he loses. Here is how I think he should start every speech:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"<strong>I'm Mitt Romney. I'm rich</strong>. In case you haven't gotten the message from my GOP opponents, and from President Obama and his minions, I am rich.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/defense-mitt-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute companies created eliminated president Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:43:00 +0000 38732 at http://www.mrc.org Here We Go Again: Networks Back Obama 'Replay' on Infrastructure Spending, Stimulus http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/here-we-go-again-networks-back-obama-replay-infrastructure-spending-sti <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>Just like in Groundhog Day when Bill Murray wakes up to the same day each and every morning, it appears Americans will feel a frustrating sense of déjà vu listening to President Obama's jobs speech on Sept. 8.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/here-we-go-again-networks-back-obama-replay-infrastructure-spending-sti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Labor Media Taxes 2008 2009 administration back big bill bridges create created fact infrastructure jobs million networks news obama package percent president roads Stimulus stories work Thu, 08 Sep 2011 01:45:00 +0000 27503 at http://www.mrc.org SPUN-employment http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Spinning the Numbers When Conservatives in Charge: </strong>During the year leading up to the 2005-06 mid-term elections, the economy was strong and unemployment never went above 5 percent. That wasn’t how the media reported it. Negative reports and stories spun negatively accounted for 58 percent of the stories (38 out of 65).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute 2005 2006 2009 2010 added anchor anthony bad BarackObama biasbythenumbers bush cbs correspondent created dec economic economy Elections Employment evening explained GeorgeW.Bush gibson good growth House job jobs Journalists mason mid month NBC negative news numbers percent period positive rate report reports results sawyer september shows spun spunemployment stories story term things thompson unemployment white williams year years Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:24:00 +0000 admin 29507 at http://www.mrc.org The Media Assault on American Values http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-assault-american-values <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/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> This Culture and Media Institute Special Report, <em>The Media Assault on American Values</em>, is the second in a series of reports presenting the most important findings of CMI's major survey of American cultural and moral attitudes, the National Cultural Values Survey. CMI is a division of the Media Research Center, America's foremost media watchdog. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-assault-american-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Culture and Media Institute Abortion accept adults agree america american Americans americas assault assisted attend attitudes back balanced beneficial bias biased Bible big boy cases center character charity cheat church churches churchgoers CMI cmis College compared Conservatives country coverage created cultural culture damaging death Decline degrees Democrats depends divorce dont earth education effect entertainment evening factor fairly finding frequent generally god gods government graduates greater group groups harmful harming heavy helping high higher hollywood Homosexuality hours ideological impact important independents influence influential institute issues key law left legal liberal Liberals life light live Marriage medias men moderates moral morals MRC national nations negative news number orthodox overwhelmingly penalty people perceive percent percentages person personal physician postgraduate prefer principles private progressives providing public reliable religious report Republicans research responsibility responsible Retirement school scouts services sex sexual shaping sharply significantly situation size social students suicide support survey system table Television total traditional treat treated unmarried values viewers viewing watch watches Women wrong years Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:37:00 +0000 admin 31527 at http://www.mrc.org Hit Job http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="525" height="136"> <tbody> <tr> <td rowspan="5" width="415" height="136" align="left" valign="top"> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2006/Hit_Job_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2005 abc added american analysts auto average back bad base bill broadcast brzezinski cbs companies costello created creation days decades december didnt economic economy Employment evening fact federal general generated good government growth Gulf half higher included industry job jobs kane Katrina Labor Layoffs loss losses lost made market mention Military million month months NBC negative network networks news nightly november number numbers outsourcing people percent percentage positive projects Regan report reported reporter reporting reports results september showed shows Spending stories story strong thousands Today tonight transportation trish unemployment View wasnt work workers world year years Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:37:00 +0000 admin 30110 at http://www.mrc.org Hit Job: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job-executive-summary <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2006/Hit_Job.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute added bases billion bmi broadcast cbs created cutbacks days evening growth highest job jobs july left losses million network networks news percent reality Regan regans report result shows stories story strong worst years Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:35:00 +0000 admin 30111 at http://www.mrc.org Trade Secrets http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/trade-secrets <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/charles-simpson">Charles Simpson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/Trade_Secrets_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary </a></p> <br /> <p>CNN promotes “Lou Dobbs Tonight” as “news, debate and opinion.” But it doesn’t explain that Dobbs defines those words his own unique way. “News” is often economic distortions presented as fact. “Debate” doesn’t always mean that both sides get to comment. And, for Dobbs, opinion is something injected into every aspect of a news report.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/trade-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2004 2005 account afl agreement airbus america american april association balance basis benefits billion broadcast build bush business cafta call called Cato central cheap China chinese christine citizens clothing CNN Comment companies congress contract cost Costs countries country created critics currency Debate Deficit deficits Delta devoted Dobbs dobbss dollar economic economies economy evidence explained export exporting exports fact facts fair foreign free GDP global good goods government grew group groups growing growth high higher important Imports India industries industry Insourcing institute investment job jobs journalism june Labor large largest led Lisa lost Lou made maintenance make making manufacturers manufacturing March market markets members million NAFTA national news noted number open organization outsourcing overseas partner people percent point policy political process products program quotas rate reality relied report romans runs show simply site skilled states stories story sylvester Tariffs tech textile tonight trade trading truth tucker unemployment Union Unions unite united washington work workers world wrong year years Tue, 23 Aug 2005 00:44:00 +0000 admin 30544 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>It's a familiar story. An enormous company reveals its 'accounting problems.' The problems are found to be far worse than anyone realized. The CEO is forced to resign. Other high-ranking executives follow. The stock price begins to drop. Billions of dollars might be lost. The politically savvy CEO even has direct connections to a presidential administration.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2002 2003 2004 2005 202 567 abc abcs absentee absorb accounting administration advantages african american analysis analysts appears article asked attention attorney bail bankrupt banks beating began big billion board bonuses broadcast Brokaw Budget bush business buy calamity call called campaign capital carlson cbs CEO chairman charter chief citizens clinton close CNN collapse committee company companys congress congressional connections contributors corporate correct corrupt coverage created Credit criticized cushion day deal debacle dec Decline didnt director dollar dollars dream drop dropped earnings economic efforts employees energy enjoys enormous Enron enrons enterprise errors evening exchange executive executives experts explained explaining faced failure familiar fannie fannies fastow feb federal fiasco figures financial firms focus franklin freddie front future Gasparino gave generous Giant gorelick government greenspan gregory GSE GSEs guaranteed hasnt havens high Hispanic hits home homebuyer homebuyers homes House housing huge implicit implied including incredible inherently inquiries investigation jamie jan journal Journalists Kerry key landlords larger largest lay lexisnexis Loans lobbying lose loss losses mac made mae maes manage management March market medias million months mortgage mortgages national NBC network networks news nightly numbers obrien oct offered office officer options oversight overstated paid people percent perception period perspective peter pinkston policy political politically portfolio post president print private problems produced public put question raines rainess received regulator report reported reporter response resulted revealed rightly risky Scandal search secondary secretary sector share Shareholders show similar situation spent sponsored stock story street strong subsidy tax taxpayers term things ties Today tom tonight top treasury vacation ventures vice victims volatility wall washington waste week werent white wondered words work workers world worse year years york Sat, 02 Apr 2005 00:54:00 +0000 admin 30552 at http://www.mrc.org