cbo http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/105/all en Nets Cheered ObamaCare 'Sign-Up Surge,' But Bury New, Low Numbers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-cheered-obamacare-sign-surge-bury-new-low-numbers <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In March, all three networks heralded a "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/03/28/networks-cheer-obamacare-sign-surge-milestone-ignore-lack-young-enroll">sign-up surge</a>" in ObamaCare numbers ahead of a deadline.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-cheered-obamacare-sign-surge-bury-new-low-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbo Health Care obamacare Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:23:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 47597 at http://www.mrc.org CBO Estimates Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost Private Sector $15 Billion; Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbo-estimates-minimum-wage-hike-would-cost-private-sector-15-billion-networks-silent <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-03-27-Fox-Cavuto-MinimumWage.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The network evening news casts have yet to report an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office that President Obama's proposal to hike the minimum wage would cost the private sector $15 billion and raise the deficit.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbo-estimates-minimum-wage-hike-would-cost-private-sector-15-billion-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbo economy minimum wage increase Wages Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:22:12 +0000 matt.hadro 45882 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Estimate That Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost 500,000 Jobs; CBS Reports http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-estimate-minimum-wage-hike-would-cost-500000-jobs-cbs-reports <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-02-18-CBS-EN-CBO.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CBS was the only network on Tuesday evening to highlight a CBO report that President Obama's proposal to hike the minimum wage would cost 500,000 jobs.<br /><br />The CBO report was released Tuesday afternoon and estimated that the wage increase would boost 900,000 Americans above the poverty line but would also result in the loss of half a million jobs. CBS was the only network to report the news; neither NBC nor ABC touched on the CBO report.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-estimate-minimum-wage-hike-would-cost-500000-jobs-cbs-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbo cbs CBS Evening News Minimum Wage NBC Wages Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:56:49 +0000 matt.hadro 45580 at http://www.mrc.org Spinning ObamaCare: Two Million Jobs Lost = “Freedom” http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/spinning-obamacare-two-million-jobs-lost-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Feb172014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=650702" title="Feb172014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Spinning ObamaCare: Two Million Jobs Lost = “Freedom”</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/spinning-obamacare-two-million-jobs-lost-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell cbo cbs Chris Matthews Conservatives Hillary Clinton MSNBC NBC obamacare Republicans Saturday Night Live Scott Pelley Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:20:40 +0000 rich.noyes 45558 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's 'Today' Completely Ignores Report That ObamaCare Will Cost Over 2 Million Jobs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-completely-ignores-report-obamacare-will-cost-over-2-million-jobs <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-05-CBS-TM-ObamaCareJobs.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 173px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-completely-ignores-report-obamacare-will-cost-over-2-million-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbo jobs NBC obamacare Today Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:53:29 +0000 kyle.drennen 45477 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Hype Threat of Default, But Were Wrong about ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Impact http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-hype-threat-default-were-wrong-about-fiscal-cliff-impact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five failed predictions of ‘fiscal doomsday’ the networks hyped during cliff crisis and sequester. </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">Between the government shut down and the debt ceiling limit about to be crossed Oct. 17, the news media is screaming like the house is on fire. The Obama administration has also warned of dangers. Of course, that’s nothing new.</p><p dir="ltr">In many cases following the Obama administration’s reports and threats, the networks were hysterical in their coverage of the “fiscal cliff” and the sequester in late 2012 and early 2013. They repeated predictions and made claims that in many cases, simply failed to happen.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-hype-threat-default-were-wrong-about-fiscal-cliff-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes calamity cbo debt ceiling DOJ doomsday FBI financial crisis fiscal cliff government shutdown meat shortage Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:15:37 +0000 julia.seymour 44736 at http://www.mrc.org Fiscal Cliff Deal’s $4 Trillion Price Tag Ignored by 5 out of 6 Shows http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-deals-4-trillion-price-tag-ignored-5-out-6-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On day of the deal only one of the network morning and evening shows mentioned the hefty cost of the deal because of the lack of spending cuts. </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>To the chagrin of many conservatives, a deal that would result in tax hikes and lacked spending cuts was passed on New Year’s Day, hours after the the fiscal cliff deadline had passed. <br /><br />Because it didn’t include spending cuts, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that it would cost $4 trillion over the next 10 years. That is $4 trillion on top of a federal debt that already exceeds <a href="http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/">$16 trillion</a>. During Obama’s tenure he has run annual deficits of $1 trillion or more.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-deals-4-trillion-price-tag-ignored-5-out-6-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Taxes 4 trillion abc Barack Obama Budget cbo cbs congressional budget office dave camp debt Deficit fiscal cliff mike conaway Nancy Cordes NBC Norah O'Donnell spending cuts Steve LaTourette tax cuts tax increases This Morning trillion Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:20:43 +0000 julia.seymour 42137 at http://www.mrc.org Public Editor Asks if NYT Reporters Should Fact-Check, But They Already Do (the GOP, Anyway) http://www.mrc.org/articles/public-editor-asks-if-nyt-reporters-should-fact-check-they-already-do-gop-anyway <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Public Editor Arthur Brisbane made waves by asking Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante? But the paper already is, at least against Republicans, replete with ardent defenses of liberal policy against misleading exaggeration by the GOP while lacking any such vigilance when it comes to Democratic statements. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times' Public Editor Arthur Brisbane made waves Thursday in a rare post to his nytimes.com blog asking '<a href="http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/should-the-times-be-a-truth-vigilante/">Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?</a>' What he was really asking: Should the Times be more vigilant in fact-checking politicians? </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/public-editor-asks-if-nyt-reporters-should-fact-check-they-already-do-gop-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ArthurBrisbane cbo DoubleStandards FactChecking liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Obama-Care SocialSecurity TimesWatch Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:00:00 +0000 38774 at http://www.mrc.org Ignoring History and CBO Gimmickry, NYT's Calmes Hits Romney Suggestion Obama-Care Will Cost Money http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-nyts-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-co <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of a team of New York Times reporters <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/fact-checking-the-concord-n-h-debate/?hp">fact-checking the presidential debate Sunday morning in Concord, N.H.</a>, White House reporter Jackie Calmes once again baselessly claimed that expensive Obama-care is actually a money-saver, claiming GOP candidate Mitt Romney was false to assert otherwise. But the history of government cost projections (Medicare, anyone?) strongly suggest Calmes is wrong.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-nyts-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 cbo FactCheck JackieCalmes liberalmediabias MittRomney Obama-Care Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:39:00 +0000 38865 at http://www.mrc.org Ignoring History and CBO Gimmickry, Calmes Hits Romney Suggestion Obama-Care Will Cost Money http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-cost-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jackie Calmes claims Mitt Romney was false to say repealing the Obama-care would save money, citing &quot;nonpartisan fact checkers and analyses like those of the Congressional Budget Office.&quot; Has she heard of Medicare, or actually counted up the accounting gimmicks the CBO had to employ to get to its findings? </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of a team of New York Times reporters <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/fact-checking-the-concord-n-h-debate/?hp">fact-checking the presidential debate Sunday morning in Concord, N.H.</a>, White House reporter Jackie Calmes once again baselessly claimed that expensive Obama-care is actually a money-saver, claiming GOP candidate Mitt Romney was false to assert otherwise. But the history of government cost projections (Medicare, anyone?) strongly suggest Calmes is wrong.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-cost-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 cbo FactCheck JackieCalmes liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Obama-Care TimesWatch Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:49:00 +0000 38763 at http://www.mrc.org Health Care Cost Estimates Challenged, But Media Skip Criticism of 'Non-Partisan' Agency http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-care-cost-estimates-challenged-media-skip-criticism-non-partisan-agency <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>- <strong>Since Obama took office, only 16 percent of health care stories mentioning the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) included any criticism of their accounting, despite criticism from many conservative and libertarian experts as well as the former head of CBO.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-care-cost-estimates-challenged-media-skip-criticism-non-partisan-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health accounting assumptions bill billion Budget care cbo cbs congressionalbudgetoffice conservative cost criticism Deficit domitrovic DouglasHoltz-Eakin experts HealthCareReform legislation network networks news non-partisan obama obamacare office Repeal Spending stories tax years Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:33:00 +0000 admin 27543 at http://www.mrc.org CNNMoney Misrepresents Rep. Mike Pence's Opposition to Tax Cut Deal http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnnmoney-misrepresents-rep-mike-pences-opposition-tax-cut-deal <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/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you only read CNNMoney.com's attack on the <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/16/news/economy/tax_cuts_economic_impact/index.htm">tax cut deal</a> you might think that Congressman Mike Pence, R-Ind., opposed extending the Bush-era tax cuts because of the cost. But that's not the case.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnnmoney-misrepresents-rep-mike-pences-opposition-tax-cut-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes american benefits bill billion bush cbo chris chrisisidore cnnmoney compromise congress costliest cuts deal deficits economic extension failed investment liberal lower make Mikepence money occur opposing pence people permanent quoted rates revenue tax taxcuts temporary uncertainty wrote Tue, 21 Dec 2010 03:06:00 +0000 admin 39 at http://www.mrc.org Herszenhorn's Shallow Analysis of CBO's Obama-Care Numbers: Imagine a Fruit Salad http://www.mrc.org/articles/herszenhorns-shallow-analysis-cbos-obama-care-numbers-imagine-fruit-salad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Herszenhorn&#039;s shallow analysis of the CBO cost estimates for Obama-care framed the outcome as a political triumph for Obama. By contrast, the Washington Post actually drilled into the numbers and questioned the validity of the CBO&#039;s methods. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prospects for Obama-care got a boost Thursday with the release of a preliminary cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office, concluding the plan would reduce the federal budget deficits by $138 billion over the next decade. Health care led Friday's paper: "Democrats Gain With A Promise On Health Costs," and a text box on the jump page relayed Democratic joy: "'We are absolutely giddy,' a Democrat says of a report."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/herszenhorns-shallow-analysis-cbos-obama-care-numbers-imagine-fruit-salad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch cbo DavidHerszenhorn liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias obamacare Slaughter TimesWatch Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:22:00 +0000 admin 7443 at http://www.mrc.org The Times' Obama-Care Optimism Remains Unquenched http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-obama-care-optimism-remains-unquenched <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter David Herszenhorn&#039;s eternal (and so-far misguided) optimism on the prospects for Obama-care once again burns bright in Thursday&#039;s lead story on health-care reform push, Showdown Near Health Overhaul Gains Two Votes.&quot; The lead: &quot;House Democrats are inching toward the majority they need to pass health care legislation, giving them added confidence as they work out the last details of the bill and gird for a showdown as soon as this weekend.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reporter David Herszenhorn's eternal (and so-far misguided) optimism on the prospects for Obama-care once again is burning bright, in Thursday's lead story on health-care reform push, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/health/policy/18health.html?hp">Showdown Near Health Overhaul Gains Two Votes</a>," as reported by Herszenhorn and long-time health-care reporter Robert Pear.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-obama-care-optimism-remains-unquenched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch cbo DavidHerszenhorn DennisKucinich healthcare liberalmediabias NancyPelosi NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias obamacare RobertPear Slaughter TimesWatch Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:22:00 +0000 admin 7439 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Uses CBO to Criticize Obama Tax Cuts, Rather than Spending http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-uses-cbo-criticize-obama-tax-cuts-rather-spending <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/anthony-kang">Anthony Kang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Washington Post must dislike tax cuts even more than it likes President Barack Obama. On March 6, staff writer Lori Montgomery warned that the national debt would climb by $9.7 trillion under Obama’s budget.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-uses-cbo-criticize-obama-tax-cuts-rather-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes cbo LoriMontgomery obama taxcuts WashingtonPost Mon, 08 Mar 2010 22:34:27 +0000 admin 27386 at http://www.mrc.org