realitycheck http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/18055/all en The Price of Recovery http://www.mrc.org/commentary/price-recovery <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/gary-wolfram-phd-0">Gary Wolfram, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div>      As with nearly every other major natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina resulted in short-term higher prices and cries of price-gouging by politicians and those who are not familiar with how the market economy works. This is a traumatic event for everyone involved, and a poor understanding of the economic forces at work only adds to the anger and confusion.<br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/price-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Wed, 14 Sep 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29546 at http://www.mrc.org The Media Spin: The Gatekeepers http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-spin-gatekeepers <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/david-goodnow">David Goodnow</a> </div> </div> </div>      As we watch the coverage of the hurricane story, it should be a reminder of the power a mere few people can exercise each day to influence the opinions of millions of viewers worldwide. <br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-spin-gatekeepers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Fri, 09 Sep 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29548 at http://www.mrc.org The Media Spin: Bring Out the Tea Leaves http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-spin-bring-out-tea-leaves <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/david-goodnow">David Goodnow</a> </div> </div> </div>      Tea leaves and global warming: there is no end to unintended entertainment by activists. Keep those tea leaves at hand. Its always show time and the media are there to trumpet the style and forecasts of the moment. <br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-spin-bring-out-tea-leaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29551 at http://www.mrc.org Econ 101: Are Housing Prices Too High? http://www.mrc.org/commentary/econ-101-are-housing-prices-too-high <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/gary-wolfram-phd-0">Gary Wolfram, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div>      Recent discussions about housing prices show confusion about what makes for correct prices. The market sets prices that are correct when the quantity that people demand of a good or service is equal to the quantity supplied. The only time we can say that the price of a good or service is too high is when there is a lot of it piling up and no one is buying it. <br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/econ-101-are-housing-prices-too-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29553 at http://www.mrc.org The Business of Rebuilding http://www.mrc.org/commentary/business-rebuilding <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/herman-cain-0">Herman Cain</a> </div> </div> </div>      As residents of New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast begin to pick themselves up from a devastating natural disaster, theyre finding lots of hands reaching out to help. Ordinary Americans and companies large and small from across the country are reaching out by the thousands to offer flood victims their time, talents and financial resources.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/business-rebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29550 at http://www.mrc.org Commentary: The Media Say the Economy Is Horrible, So It Must Be True http://www.mrc.org/commentary/commentary-media-say-economy-horrible-so-it-must-be-true <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/herman-cain-0">Herman Cain</a> </div> </div> </div>      Ive been telling people around the country for months that <i>they</i>  must think all of us are stupid. Usually, someone will come up and ask me about the mysterious <i>they</i>. Its a simple answer they are any political party, politician or member of the news media who underestimate the American public.<br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/commentary-media-say-economy-horrible-so-it-must-be-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Wed, 17 Aug 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29554 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Talks Down the Economy with Biased Reporting http://www.mrc.org/news/cbs-talks-down-economy-biased-reporting <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/%C2%A0charles-simpson"> Charles Simpson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> CBS Talks Down the Economy with Biased Reporting<br /> </b> Trish Regan ignores the numbers to criticize Greenspans rosy forecast. </p> <p><b>by  Charles Simpson</b><br /> <b>July 21, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/cbs-talks-down-economy-biased-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Thu, 21 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30275 at http://www.mrc.org No Shortage of Errors in Deficit Coverage http://www.mrc.org/news/no-shortage-errors-deficit-coverage <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> No Shortage of Errors in Deficit Coverage<br /> </b> Newspapers continue faulty approach to tax cuts.</p> <p><b>by  Amy Menefee</b><br /> <b>July 21, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/no-shortage-errors-deficit-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Thu, 21 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30277 at http://www.mrc.org CBS dares to criticize business ethics of other companies http://www.mrc.org/news/cbs-dares-criticize-business-ethics-other-companies <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/%C2%A0megan-alvarez"> Megan Alvarez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> CBS dares to criticize business ethics of other companies<br /> </b> Network assaulted industry but didnt give them any chance to respond.</p> <p><b>by  Megan Alvarez</b><br /> <b>July 18, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/cbs-dares-criticize-business-ethics-other-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Mon, 18 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30279 at http://www.mrc.org Networks will report just about anything you say if your name is Kennedy http://www.mrc.org/news/networks-will-report-just-about-anything-you-say-if-your-name-kennedy <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/%C2%A0megan-alvarez"> Megan Alvarez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> Networks will report just about anything you say if your name is Kennedy<br /> </b> Environmentalists claim mercury link with autism is absolutely overwhelming</p> <p><b>by  Megan Alvarez</b><br /> <b>July 15, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/networks-will-report-just-about-anything-you-say-if-your-name-kennedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Fri, 15 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30280 at http://www.mrc.org Food Police Crack Down on Soda http://www.mrc.org/news/food-police-crack-down-soda <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/%C2%A0megan-alvarez"> Megan Alvarez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> Food Police Crack Down on Soda<br /> </b> Media treat left-wing pro-tax group as unbiased consumer advocate. </p> <p><b>by  Megan Alvarez</b><br /> <b>July 14, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/food-police-crack-down-soda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Thu, 14 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30281 at http://www.mrc.org Memo to Media: Gas Prices Still Far from All-time High http://www.mrc.org/news/memo-media-gas-prices-still-far-all-time-high <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/%C2%A0megan-alvarez"> Megan Alvarez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> Memo to Media: Gas Prices Still Far from All-time High<br /> </b> NYT is one of few to admit record isnt really a record.</p> <p><b>by  Megan Alvarez</b><br /> <b>July 13, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/memo-media-gas-prices-still-far-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Wed, 13 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30282 at http://www.mrc.org NBC On Auto Pilot Backs Union, Ignores Carmaker http://www.mrc.org/news/nbc-auto-pilot-backs-union-ignores-carmaker <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/%C2%A0megan-alvarez"> Megan Alvarez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> NBC On Auto Pilot Backs Union, Ignores Carmaker<br /> </b> News show relies on UAW president, former autoworker and labor expert to tell a one-sided business story.</p> <p><b>by  Megan Alvarez</b><br /> <b>July 12, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/nbc-auto-pilot-backs-union-ignores-carmaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Tue, 12 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30283 at http://www.mrc.org Accuracy on Leave from ABC http://www.mrc.org/news/accuracy-leave-abc <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/%C2%A0megan-alvarez"> Megan Alvarez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> Accuracy on Leave from ABC<br /> </b> Network paints business-law reformers as eager to take parents away from sick kids. </p> <p><b>by  Megan Alvarez</b><br /> <b>July 11, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/accuracy-leave-abc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Mon, 11 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30284 at http://www.mrc.org Jobs Report Positive; News Reports Negative http://www.mrc.org/news/jobs-report-positive-news-reports-negative <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/%C2%A0megan-alvarez"> Megan Alvarez</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <br /> Jobs Report Positive; News Reports Negative<br /> </b> NYT and Reuters frame positive news negatively, while others provide mixed reports or no report at all.</p> <p><b>by  Megan Alvarez</b><br /> <b>July 8, 2005</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/news/jobs-report-positive-news-reports-negative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News MRC Business bias bozell BrentBozell BusinessandMediaInstitute conservative Cyberalert FreeMarket lbrentbozell LiberalBias media MediaBias MediaRealityCheck MediaResearchCenter mediawatchdog networknews news newsbias realitycheck taxes videos Fri, 08 Jul 2005 18:00:00 +0000 admin 30285 at http://www.mrc.org