Jay-Z http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/16989/all en Lapdog ABC: Trip to Cuba By Obama Donors Beyonce and Jay-Z Is 'Much Ado About Nothing' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/lapdog-abc-trip-cuba-obama-donors-beyonce-and-jay-z-much-ado-about-nothing <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>Lapdog journalist Josh Elliott on Tuesday offered no skepticism about a controversial trip Beyonce and Jay-Z took to Cuba. The&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;news reader insisted that there was nothing troubling about the fact that the music power couple, who raised over&nbsp;<a href="http://theybf.com/2012/09/18/beyonce-jay-z-raise-4-million-parties-with-president-obama-at-4040-club">$4 million dollars&nbsp;</a>for Barack Obama's reelection, received special permission to visit the communist country of Cuba. (American tourists are barred from traveling there.)</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/lapdog-abc-trip-cuba-obama-donors-beyonce-and-jay-z-much-ado-about-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Beyonce Good Morning America Jay-Z Josh Elliott Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:02:34 +0000 scott.whitlock 43143 at http://mrc.org Occupy Wall Street Supporters Among Forbes 25 Top Earning Musicians of 2012 http://mrc.org/articles/occupy-wall-street-supporters-among-forbes-25-top-earning-musicians-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four of top 25 musicians outspoken supporters of 99% are big parts of the 1%. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Nov. 28, 2012, Forbes released a report on the <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2012/11/28/the-worlds-highest-paid-musicians-2012/">25 highest paid musicians</a> of the year. Ironically enough, four of this year’s top earners were outspoken supporters of the Occupy Wall Street Movement last year. Apparently they didn’t see hypocrisy of being a top earner in an industry while speaking out against other top earners.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/occupy-wall-street-supporters-among-forbes-25-top-earning-musicians-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media forbes Jay-Z kanye music occupy OWS Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:39:12 +0000 dan.gainor 41961 at http://mrc.org Obama Welcomes Jay-Z Support, Violent, Misogynistic Lyrics and All http://mrc.org/articles/obama-welcomes-jay-z-support-violent-misogynistic-lyrics-and-all <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama campaign is happy to be associated with former drug dealer. </div> </div> </div> <p><i>Editor’s Note: This article contains profanity.</i></p> <p>Whatever else his electoral troubles, president Obama seems to have the all-important hip-hop star demographic sewn up. Rapper Jay-Z recently <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/jay-z-obama-ad-video_n_1969699.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment">released an ad</a> which detailed his love for president Obama, and encouraged young voters to vote with Obama in November. <img src="http://2dopeboyz.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/20080207-jayz.jpg" style="float: right;" height="181" width="181" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-welcomes-jay-z-support-violent-misogynistic-lyrics-and-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics Barack Obama Jay-Z Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:14:21 +0000 matt.philbin 41587 at http://mrc.org NBC Cheers College Course on Rapper Jay-Z By Left-Wing Professor Michael Eric Dyson http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-cheers-college-course-rapper-jay-z-left-wing-professor-michael-eric-dyson <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-02-NBC-TDAY-Jay-Z.jpg" border="0" width="241" height="178" /></div> <p>On Friday's NBC Today, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin gushed over a new class at Georgetown University taught by liberal professor Michael Eric Dyson: "Race, class, gender, culture, all things that would be covered in most sociology classes and they're covered in Michael Eric Dyson's as well, but the issues are examined in a way that uniquely appeals to college students."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-cheers-college-course-rapper-jay-z-left-wing-professor-michael-eric-dyson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CraigMelvin GeorgetownUniversity Jay-Z liberalmediabias MichaelEricDyson NBC Today Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:57:00 +0000 38484 at http://mrc.org Obama and the Hip-Hop Problem http://mrc.org/articles/obama-and-hip-hop-problem <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Young black activists roared their approval when Barack Obama recently greeted criticism on the trail by dusting off his shoulders, a reference to a rap song by Jay-Z called “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.” </p> <br /> <p >The media covering the moment went crazy, too. <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Washington Post</i> reporter Teresa Wiltz hailed Obama's moves and called it a “seminal moment in the campaign, the merging of politics and pop culture,” and noted the lyrics suggest “If you feelin' like a pimp...go and brush your shoulders off.” </p> <p >    </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-and-hip-hop-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family DirtOffYourShoulder hiphop. Jay-Z obama Fri, 25 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28277 at http://mrc.org