term http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/15377/all en It's the Economy, Stupids! http://www.mrc.org/commentary/its-economy-stupids <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>Welcome to "recovery summer." Oops, that was last year when journalists told us that prosperity was just around the corner.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/its-economy-stupids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business 100000 add added bad business cbs crash debt economic economy fix Food gas high isnt job jobs Journalists left million month months nation NBC obama party people percent president prices Recovery reelection stamps summer term unemployed unemployment unfunded williams year Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:53:00 +0000 admin 29983 at http://www.mrc.org Fire and Ice http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice-0 <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>Sidebars<br /><a title="Fire and Ice Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Fire_and_Ice_Executive_Summary.html">Fire and Ice: Executive Summary</a><br /><a href="http://old.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2006/fireandice/fireandice_climchange.asp">U.S. Funds Nearly $4 Billion in Climate-Change Research</a><br /><a href="http://old.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2006/fireandice/fireandice_timeswarns.asp">The Times Warms to Cooling</a></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 100 1895 1923 1954 1974 1975 2002 2005 2006 advance age ago Agriculture america Americans analysis announced april arctic article atlantic aug bad baxter began billion block bmi book Canada century claim claimed claims climate climatologists Cold concerns continued Cooling coverage day dec decade decades declared determine didnt dont earth earths explorer fact fear fears feb Food Fortune front gave geologists glacier Glaciers global government great growing half Headline heat hot human idea important increase Journalists june level lower macmillan Magazine magazines major mankind March melting million national nature news newspapers Newsweek north noted notion ocean paper past people period piece point polar post potential present print problems ran readers recent record report reported reporting reports research rising Science scientific scientists sea sept showed South soviet states stories story summer sunlight temperature Temperatures term threat titled todays trend Union united warm warmer warming warned warning washington wasnt Weather winters world wrote year years york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 01:03:00 +0000 admin 30586 at http://www.mrc.org Santelli Urges Focus, Debate over Policy, Instead of Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/articles/santelli-urges-focus-debate-over-policy-instead-tea-party <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the elections looming, one of the centerpieces of the news coverage has been on the Tea Party movement and the types of candidates they’re putting forth. But is that where the focus should be?</p> <br /> <p>According to CNBC CME Group reporter Rick Santelli, it’s a peculiar phenomenon that the Tea Party has been debated more than many of the federal government’s costly initiatives including TARP.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/santelli-urges-focus-debate-over-policy-instead-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business candidates commission Deficit Elections Keynesian movement point policies president problem RickSantelli Spending TARP TeaParty term trillion Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:52:00 +0000 admin 27048 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 MRC Business 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 Fire and Ice http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice <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/r-warren-anderson">R. Warren Anderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td rowspan="2" width="447" height="112" align="left" valign="top"> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2006/Fire_and_Ice_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 100 1895 1923 1954 1974 1975 2002 2005 2006 advance age ago Agriculture america Americans analysis announced april arctic article atlantic aug bad baxter began billion block bmi book Canada century claim claimed claims climate climatologists Cold concerns continued Cooling coverage day dec decade decades declared determine didnt dont earth earths explorer fact fear fears feb Food Fortune front gave geologists glacier Glaciers global government great growing half Headline heat hot human idea important increase Journalists june level lower macmillan Magazine magazines major mankind March melting million national nature news newspapers Newsweek north noted notion ocean paper past people period piece point polar post potential present print problems ran readers recent record report reported reporting reports research rising Science scientific scientists sea sept showed South soviet states stories story summer sunlight temperature Temperatures term threat titled todays trend Union united warm warmer warming warned warning washington wasnt Weather winters world wrote year years york Wed, 17 May 2006 18:56:00 +0000 admin 30561 at http://www.mrc.org Hugo The Boss http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hugo-boss <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/Hugo_The_Boss_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>Oil prices began to spike in 2005 and the news media eagerly criticized the “greed” of oil companies and their executives. Reporters complained about “jaw-dropping profits” or that oil firms were “taking spending money out of our pockets and making the country poorer.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hugo-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 1998 2002 2004 2005 2006 abc abcs abuses america american americas anchor anti april article aug big bill billion broadcast bush business called castro cbs chavez chavezs chief Citgo comments companies company complained control country coup coverage covered critic cut danger dec democratic dictator didnt efforts energy evening executives explained Exxon fact feb Fidel firm foreign found free front fuel gasoline gave good government heating House Hugo human included including independence industry information john Judiciary Kerry largest leader leaning left leftist made mentioned morning nation nations NBC network networks news nightly oct office oil owned people percent piece political politics poor power president profit profits protest put recently referred report reported reporter Reporters reports revolution rights security showed states stories story taking term threat Threats Today tonight united Venezuela venezuelan venezuelas viewers violations wasnt week world year years york Wed, 01 Mar 2006 20:43:00 +0000 admin 30108 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron-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/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron.html">See Full Study</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business administration broadcast connections Enron fannie mae mentioned news Scandal similar strong term ties Sat, 02 Apr 2005 00:58:00 +0000 admin 30551 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 MRC Business 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