put http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/18468/all en What Do 49 Percent Approve of? http://www.mrc.org/commentary/what-do-49-percent-approve <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-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm a marketing guy. I'm good at it, and if need be, I can figure out how to sell shaved ice cones to Eskimos or pig manure to pig farmers. But I usually prefer devoting my talents to worthy products and services that benefit consumers. For that reason, I feel sorry for the present White House Press Secretary, humiliated by the product he has to go out and sell.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/what-do-49-percent-approve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute care crows ESPN farmers guy head health hillary imagine Libya marketing matthews obama people percent pig present president Press produced product promise put scarecrows sell told week white work worse Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:03:00 +0000 admin 29998 at http://www.mrc.org The Great Media Depression http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/great-media-depression <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/2008/The_Great_Media_Depression_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>The year was 1929. The decade of the '20s was ending - not with a roar, but with a whimper. Years of a sky-high stock market and speculative buying were coming to a close. The Dow Jones had peaked on Sept. 3 at 381.17 and then began to dive as unknown and prominent companies alike saw their values drop. In a little more than a month, the market lost 14 percent of its value.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/great-media-depression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 1929 2007 2008 abc abcs america american analyzed anchor asked bad bank banks Bartiromo bear began big bmi book broadcast business cases cavuto cbs charles close collapse comparison confidence coverage crash crisis daily day days Decline Depression didnt downturn economic economy explained failure Fed federal fell financial GDP george gibson good government great high history impact included institute interest investment journal Journalists levels looked losses lost made major make March market meltdown months morning NBC negative network networks news night oct optimistic outlook papers people percent period points positive post prices problems put rates Recession report reported reporter Reporters reporting reports reserve run show similar situation states stearns stock stocks stories story street things Today todays told unemployment united upbeat View wall warned washington wasnt week world worst wrote year years york Thu, 29 May 2008 07:26:00 +0000 admin 30572 at http://www.mrc.org The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2006 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2006 <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/The_Medias_Top__Economic_Myths_of__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>10. American manufacturing is obsolete <br /></strong><strong>Media myth: All the manufacturing jobs have been shipped overseas, and the only ones left are in the almost empty plants of the Big Three automakers. </strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2006 abc abcs added administration american Americans august average bad benefits big billion bird blame bubble bush business cbs class CNN cnns companies continued CSPI democratic dream economic economist economy explained fact federal flu Food gas global good Gray growing growth high higher home host housing Income job jobs john Journalists july Kyoto left manufacturing March market middle million minimum money morning myth national news october oil past people percent point prices put record report reported reporter Reporters reports Republicans show states stories story Today tonight truth united virus wage Wages warming workers world worried year years Wed, 06 Dec 2006 22:25:00 +0000 admin 30102 at http://www.mrc.org Bad Company II http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-ii <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/2006/Bad_Company_II_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2006 academy actor actress american anti asked audiences award back bad behavior big braddock business businessman businessmen character characters cinderella claims companies company constant Corruption country crimes criminal criminals depicted depicting didnt director drug easy evil executives family film films find gardener gave good government half henderson history hollywood included industry joe johnston left liberal life made major make movie Movies murder murrow negative nominees north oil Oscar owner participant people percent pharmaceuticals portrayed positive problem prominent put reflected role showed similar skoll social stall success supporting syriana things told tom top true unethical violence wasnt Women work world worst year Wed, 09 Aug 2006 19:33:00 +0000 admin 30557 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 Business and Media Institute 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 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 Business and Media Institute 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 SUPERSIZED BIAS II http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias-ii <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/2004/SUPERSIZED_BIAS_II_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute abc abcs activists advocacy american Americans analysis anti article asked association august blame bmi business buss called calories CDC center childhood Children choices cited classified comments companies concept consumer consumers control corporate coverage criticism CSPI Debate Diet discussed disease Epidemic fair fast fat Food foods free freedom funded government group groups hasnt health healthier healthy horovitz Improvement individual individuals industry institute interest issue issues june kids latest loss made major marion market McDonalds mckenzie medical national Nestle news Nutrition nwwashington obese obesity offered options overweight people percent personal piece points presented previous problem products public put question report reporter reporting responsibility restaurant result risk Science sellers september snack solution solutions sound Statistics stories story studies study tax university weight year york Tue, 14 Dec 2004 02:58:00 +0000 admin 30537 at http://www.mrc.org SUPERSIZED BIAS http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias <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/2004/SUPERSIZED_BIAS_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary </a></p> <br /> <p>It’s hard to turn on a television set and not be bombarded with news about fat — a new warning about the dangers of obesity, a new diet that lets you eat more while the pounds melt away, or the unveiling of a new drug that just might make you thin again. As more and more Americans become obsessed with their weight, the news media are responding with an abundance of stories about food and fat.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2003 abc abcs activists ads Advertising advocates agenda aired america Americans americas anchor anti argued bad balanced ban Banzhaf big billion blame brownell burger business businesses calories center changing Children choices companies conscious consumer consumers corporate coverage CSPI cspis Debate demands desires Diet director dont eat eating ellis Epidemic fact fast fat fatter fault faw february Food foods found free government groups growing health hellmich idea including individuals industry interest items jennings john Journalists july junk kids knight laws Lawsuits lawyers liberal lobby made make manufacturers March market marketing marketplace McDonalds means medical million NBC Nestle news nightly number Nutrition obesity ounce overweight parents people percent personal peter policy poor pounds practices presented problem products professor program public put Regulations report reporter Reporters reports researchers reynolds Science serving show showed sizes smaller solutions soundbite spends stories story Stossel tax taxes Television theyre tibbles tobacco Today told unhealthy university weight year york youd Wed, 02 Jun 2004 22:41:00 +0000 admin 30543 at http://www.mrc.org