Communism http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/184/all en AP, Fortune, Other Media Overlook Communist Imagery in Taco Bell Attack on McDonalds http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-fortune-other-media-overlook-communist-imagery-taco-bell-attack-mcdonalds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Outlets reference dystopian ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ movies rather than socialist state. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kuap4wIGSLg" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Many in the liberal news media again demonstrated their inability (or unwillingness) to identify communism when they see it. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-fortune-other-media-overlook-communist-imagery-taco-bell-attack-mcdonalds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Government Media Advertising advertising campaign Communism Fast Food gulag marketing McDonald's propaganda short film socialism soviet-era Taco Bell Video Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:11:05 +0000 julia.seymour 48555 at http://www.mrc.org Championing Obama's Big Government 'Generosity,' Slapping GOP 'Pettiness' and 'Disrespect' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/championing-obamas-big-government-generosity-slapping-gop-pettiness-and-disrespect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 2 </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/Jan262015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=438143" title="Jan262015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>As If Media Bias Had Nothing to Do with It</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/january/ChuckToddHoneymoon.jpg" width="300" /></span> “He [President Obama] got the post-election honeymoon, not the Republicans.”<br /><strong>— NBC’s Chuck Todd on<em> Nightly News</em> before the State of the Union on January 20.</strong><br /><br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/championing-obamas-big-government-generosity-slapping-gop-pettiness-and-disrespect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc American Sniper Andrea Mitchell Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd Communism Cuba George Stephanopoulos Matt Lauer MSNBC NBC State of the Union Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:45:45 +0000 rich.noyes 48085 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News Stage Full-Fledged Cuban Tourism Infomercials http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-stage-full-fledged-cuban-tourism-infomercials <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In conjunction with the U.S.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-stage-full-fledged-cuban-tourism-infomercials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrea Mitchell Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Communism Cuba David Muir Fidel Castro foreign policy Jim Avila Manuel Bojorquez NBC News NBC Nightly News Raul Castro Scott Pelley World News Tonight Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:43 +0000 curtis.houck 48066 at http://www.mrc.org WashPost Editorial Board Tears Into Obama’s Move on Cuba; ‘an Undeserved Bailout’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washpost-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" class="image-blog_body-50" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" src="http://newsbusters7.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/WashingtonPostLogo.JPG?itok=8cZVN5xv" width="280" /><span></span>In the lead editorial for Thursday’s paper,<em>&nbsp;The Washington Post</em>&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-obama-administration-extends-the-castro-regime-in-cuba-a-bailout-it-doesnt-deserve/2014/12/17/</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washpost-editorial-board-tears-obamas-move-cuba-undeserved-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Communism Communists Cuba cubans Editorial editorial board Fidel Castro foreign policy President Barack Obama President Obama Raul Castro The Washington Post Washington Post Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:23:49 +0000 curtis.houck 47892 at http://www.mrc.org 25 Years After the Berlin Wall, How the News Media Covered Communism http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/25-years-after-berlin-wall-how-news-media-covered-communism <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/Special%20Reports/2009/images/BerlinWall2.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="300" />Twenty-five years ago, the largely peaceful revolutions of 1989 — epitomized by the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 of that year — ended the grip of communism in Eastern Europe; two years later, the once-menacing Soviet Union itself collapsed.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/25-years-after-berlin-wall-how-news-media-covered-communism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Berlin Wall cbs China CNN Communism Cuba East Germany gorbachev NBC New York Times Peter Jennings reagan Soviet Union Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:34:29 +0000 rich.noyes 47547 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Spotlights China's Underground Catholics as Pope Visits S. Korea; ABC, NBC Hype Francis's Car http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-chinas-underground-catholics-pope-visits-s-korea-abc-nbc-hype-franciss-car <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-08-14-CBS-CTM-Pope_Francis.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> stood out for zeroing in on the plight of Catholics in China, as it covered Pope Francis's trip to South Korea. Seth Doane noted the Pope's overflight of the communist country, and pointed out how "<strong>that's significant</strong>, because the last time a pope wanted to fly through Chinese airspace was in 1989, and <strong>Beijing refused the request</strong>." The Pope at that time, St.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-chinas-underground-catholics-pope-visits-s-korea-abc-nbc-hype-franciss-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Anne Thompson Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning China Communism Good Morning America NBC Pope Francis Seth Doane Today Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:57:56 +0000 matthew.balan 46933 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Glorifies Russia's Soviet Past as 'One of Modern History's Pivotal Experiments' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-glorifies-russias-soviet-past-one-modern-historys-pivotal-experiments <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-02-07-NBC-Olympics-Red_Star.JPG" style="float: right;" width="240" height="134" />NBC whitewashed Russia's communist legacy in the lead segment of its Friday broadcast of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-glorifies-russias-soviet-past-one-modern-historys-pivotal-experiments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Communism NBC Olympics Peter Dinklage Russia Sochi Soviet Union Winter Olympics Sat, 08 Feb 2014 03:58:52 +0000 matthew.balan 45507 at http://www.mrc.org Pete Seeger, Still 'America's Best-Loved Commie' http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pete-seeger-still-americas-best-loved-commie <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> There was a serious clash of ideologies on the front page of the newspapers on January 29. The Obama media were delighted that in his State of the Union address, Obama honored Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, the personification of military heroism.</p> <p> But newspapers also honored the late radical folk singer Pete Seeger, whose songs mocked the American military as idiots. Take “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and its lyric “Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to graveyards every one / When will they ever learn?” &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pete-seeger-still-americas-best-loved-commie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Communism music Pete Seeger Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:20:19 +0000 tim.graham 45472 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo Live Celebrates OWS on Two-Year Anniversary http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-celebrates-ows-two-year-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interviews reveal occupiers’ extremism that was often ignored by news media. </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">On the second anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters once again gathered in New York City to protest. Agenda items included puppet theater and calls for a “Robin Hood” tax on Wall Street.</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/huffpo-live-celebrates-ows-two-year-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media Politics Taxes Anniversary anti-capitalism capitalism class warfare Communism Extremism huffington post huffington post live occupier Occupy Wall Street protest radicalism robin hood tax socialism Wall Street Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:46:38 +0000 julia.seymour 44511 at http://www.mrc.org South Korean Led by 'Strongman' and 'Steely Conservative,' But North Korean Dictator Just a 'Young New Leader' http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-korean-led-strongman-and-steely-conservative-north-korean-dictator-just-young-new-lea <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>Soft labeling of Communist dictators ("<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/double-standard-enigmatic-north-korean-rulers-right-wing-dictators-use-terror">enigmatic</a>"?) has been a historical problem for the <em>New York Times</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-korean-led-strongman-and-steely-conservative-north-korean-dictator-just-young-new-lea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Communism dictator Kim Jong-Un Labeling Bias North Korea South Korea Thu, 09 May 2013 15:18:18 +0000 clay.waters 43525 at http://www.mrc.org Hugo Chavez Loved Baseball and the South Bronx, NY Times Gushes http://www.mrc.org/articles/hugo-chavez-loved-baseball-and-south-bronx-ny-times-gushes <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>While even the left-wing outlet ThinkProgress finds it necessary to discourage <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/03/05/1678661/why-democrats-shouldnt-eulogize-hugo-chavez/">fellow Democrats</a> from eulogizing Hugo Chavez, propaganda for the late dictator keeps popping up in strange places in the <em>New York Times</em>.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Chavez_Bronx.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="193" width="266" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hugo-chavez-loved-baseball-and-south-bronx-ny-times-gushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Bias by Omission Communism Francis Robles Hugo Chavez Ken Belson Labeling Obituaries Venezuela Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:31:39 +0000 clay.waters 42851 at http://www.mrc.org Another Strange Communism Headline from NYTimes: 'Summoning Halcyon Days of Failed Ideals' in East Germany http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/another-strange-communism-headline-nytimes-summoning-halcyon-days-failed-ideals-east-germ <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> <div class="content" id="node-content"> <p>Dictatorship and double standards invade the<em> New York Times</em> once again. Check the headline over Dennis Lim's Sunday Arts &amp; Leisure profileof the director of "Barbara," set in Communist East Germany in 1980: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/movies/christian-petzold-directs-barbara-starring-nina-hoss.html?pagewanted=all">Summoning Halcyon Days Of Failed Ideals</a>." "Failed Ideals"?</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/another-strange-communism-headline-nytimes-summoning-halcyon-days-failed-ideals-east-germ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts barbara Communism East Germany Headlines movie Tue, 11 Dec 2012 03:58:24 +0000 clay.waters 42003 at http://www.mrc.org Another Strange Communism Headline from the NYTimes: 'Summoning Halcyon Days Of Failed Ideals' in East Germany http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-strange-communism-headline-nytimes-summoning-halcyon-days-failed-ideals-east-german <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>Dictatorship and double standards invade the<em> New York Times</em> once again. Check the headline over Dennis Lim's Sunday Arts &amp; Leisure profileof the director of "Barbara," set in Communist East Germany in 1980: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/movies/christian-petzold-directs-barbara-starring-nina-hoss.html?pagewanted=all ">Summoning Halcyon Days Of Failed Ideals</a>." "Failed Ideals"?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-strange-communism-headline-nytimes-summoning-halcyon-days-failed-ideals-east-german" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch barbara Communism East Germany Headlines Movies Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:13:54 +0000 clay.waters 41999 at http://www.mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1990 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-1990 <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Each morning, the Media Research Center is showcasing the most egregious bias we have uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of our 25 years, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala on September 27. (Click <a href="http://www.mrc.org/gala2012"><strong>here</strong></a> for ticket information)<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-1990" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Simon Bryant Gumbel cbs Communism Mikhail Gorbachev MRC 25th Anniversary NBC Ronald Reagan Time Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:01:49 +0000 rich.noyes 41102 at http://www.mrc.org The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of 1989 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-1989 <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Every day for the next few weeks, the Media Research Center is showcasing the most egregious bias the we have uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala on September 27. (Click <a href="http://www.mrc.org/gala2012"><strong>here</strong></a> for ticket information) With each TV quote, we’ve added the matching video from our archive, some of which hasn’t been seen in nearly a quarter-century.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mrc25-worst-media-bias-1989" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andy Rooney Bryant Gumbel Communism MRC 25th Anniversary Ronald Reagan Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:01:38 +0000 rich.noyes 41098 at http://www.mrc.org