MRC Business http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19166/all en Like Media, White House Misleads on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge http://mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotional video for ‘wilderness’ plan mostly shows mountains, flowers and animals, even though drilling wouldn’t happen there. </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 dir="ltr">Just days after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, introduced a bill to permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), President Barack Obama announced his plan to designate millions of acres of ANWR in a way that bans drilling.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government Media Alaska Alaska National Wildlife Refuge ANWR Climate Change Conservation drilling Environmentalism Obama Administration oil and gas politics wilderness act Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:10:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48094 at http://mrc.org At Davos, Soros-funded Group’s President Says Look to Bretton Woods for Economic Advice http://mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New America Foundation foundation promotes initiative with same name as earlier Soros conference </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132289" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy International Bretton Woods II capitalism Davos George Soros New America Foundation society World Economic Forum Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:16:19 +0000 julia.seymour 48068 at http://mrc.org American Sniper http://mrc.org/cartoons/american-sniper <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2501" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Sniper.jpg?1422307162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 21, 2015 - 4:20pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Economy Government Taxes Humor politics tax the rich taxes Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:19:22 +0000 julia.seymour 48096 at http://mrc.org Claims of 1,800+ Deaths from Binge Drinking Is Wrong, WaPo Fact Checker Says http://mrc.org/articles/claims-1800-deaths-binge-drinking-wrong-wapo-fact-checker-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chronicle of Higher Education, PBS recently reported alcohol stat Post Fact Checker gives three Pinocchios. </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>Media outlets and politicians often fall for junk science and misleading statistics. This happened recently with alcohol-related death statistics, which The Washington Post exposed as factually incorrect.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/claims-1800-deaths-binge-drinking-wrong-wapo-fact-checker-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media alcohol alcohol-related death binge drinking Chronicle of Higher Education drinking Fact Checker Glenn Kessler junk science NewsHour NIAAA PBS Statistics The Washington Post Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:51:05 +0000 julia.seymour 48064 at http://mrc.org CNBC Rebuts Obama’s SOTU Statement on Taxes http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-rebuts-obamas-sotu-statement-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Co-anchor Jim Cramer calls Obama’s tax comments ‘out of sync with what’s really happening’ because of Obamacare. </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="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132300" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>During his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama said he wanted to “simplify” the tax paperwork required for small businesses, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer pointed out that Obamacare is doing just the opposite. </p> <p>Obama had said during his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20, that a small business owner should be able to file taxes “based on her actual bank&nbsp;statement instead of the number&nbsp;of accountants she can afford.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-rebuts-obamas-sotu-statement-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Jim Cramer State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:01:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 48063 at http://mrc.org Media Hype Davos Climate Change Focus as 1,700 Private Jets Fly In http://mrc.org/articles/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hypocrisy of flying to climate change conference in private jets is lost on the 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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As media outlets focused on the World Economic Forum’s plans to address climate change it ignored the hypocrisy of the huge number of private jets flying world leaders and celebrities to that conference.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Economy Davos JoyBeharHuffingtonPost World Economic Forum Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:41:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 48043 at http://mrc.org All Three Networks Fall for ‘Meaningless’ ‘Hottest Year’ Claims http://mrc.org/articles/all-three-networks-fall-meaningless-hottest-year-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scientists accuse NASA/NOAA of misleading public, show temperature differences within margin of error. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The broadcast networks hustled to report NASA and NOAA data that claimed 2014 was a record hot year. But now both agencies are being criticized by scientists accusing them of “deception” over the statistics.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/all-three-networks-fall-meaningless-hottest-year-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Government Media abc Anthony Mason Brian Williams cbs Climate Change Global Warming global warming pause hottest year judith curry manmade global warming margin of error Nasa NBC NOAA probability roger pielke roy spencer temperature data temperature records Vinita Nair Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:58:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48042 at http://mrc.org CBS Defends IRS Against Republican ‘Payback’ Cuts to IRS Budget http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-defends-irs-against-republican-payback-cuts-irs-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IRS promises cuts will cause poor customer service, inability to track Obamacare money. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The public may have little use for the IRS, but CBS rose to the federal agency’s defense on Jan. 15, 2015. National Correspondent Wyatt Andrews spun against budget cuts and accused Republican’s of political “payback” for the IRS targeting scandal.</p> <p>CBS “This Morning” defended the IRS against budget cuts claiming they “could have serious consequences for Americans this tax season.” These cuts were Congressional Republicans’ “payback for the targeting scandal when IRS officials investigated mostly conservative groups applying for tax exempt status,” according to CBS. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-defends-irs-against-republican-payback-cuts-irs-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes cbs IRS Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:33:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 48018 at http://mrc.org Climate Change Alarmists Bully Media to Call Skeptics ‘Deniers,’ WaPo Agrees http://mrc.org/articles/climate-change-alarmists-bully-media-call-skeptics-deniers-wapo-agrees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse Tyson join terminology fight, argue media too soft on man-made climate change skeptics. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A group of climate change alarmists has demanded that the media stop being so nice to those with different viewpoints on climate. The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry petitioned the media to drop the term “skeptic” in favor of “denier,” when referring to anyone who questions their views on climate change.</p> <p>The petition ignored more than 400 scientists who have publicly questioned the extent of mankind’s influence when it comes to climate change. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/climate-change-alarmists-bully-media-call-skeptics-deniers-wapo-agrees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Bill Nye Neil deGrasse Tyson Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:55:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 48009 at http://mrc.org Veto Corleone http://mrc.org/cartoons/veto-corleone <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2625" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Foden20150114-Keystone.jpg?1421417547" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 14, 2015 - 9:09am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy Environment Politics congress Humor keystone xl obama oil and gas pipeline politics veto power Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:12:27 +0000 julia.seymour 48027 at http://mrc.org Samuelson: Krugman ‘Maddeningly Wrong’ on Reagan and Inflation http://mrc.org/articles/samuelson-krugman-maddeningly-wrong-reagan-and-inflation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington Post columnist rebuts New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s claim President Reagan had little to do with taming rising prices. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In an economic columnist face-off, The Washington Post’s Robert J. Samuelson declared Paul Krugman of The New York Times wrong about inflation history.</p><p dir="ltr">Samuelson said that Krugman’s Jan. 5, column made a “glaring error” when it claimed President Ronald Reagan had little to do with getting double-digit 1980s inflation under control. Samuelson said it was the first time he could recollect devoting an entire column to rebutting another person’s column.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/samuelson-krugman-maddeningly-wrong-reagan-and-inflation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Media Politics 1980s economic columnists Fed policy Federal Reserve history inflation monetary policy New York Times Paul Krugman Paul Volcker Robert Samuelson Ronald Reagan Washington Post Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:52:18 +0000 julia.seymour 47991 at http://mrc.org 4 Of 5 Top Papers Call For Federal Gas Tax Hike http://mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> National papers say it is ‘perfect’ time and an ‘obvious’ move to raise the gas tax, even as lower gas prices ‘stimulate economy.’ </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 dir="ltr">Four out of five top U.S. newspapers have called for federal gas tax hikes on the editorial page since oil and gas prices began falling significantly June 19, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Government Media Taxes Editorial federal gas tax gas Gas Price Gas Tax gasoline Los Angeles Times national newspapers New York Times oil oil and gas price Tax Hikes tax increases USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:17:54 +0000 julia.seymour 47988 at http://mrc.org Gas Below $3 in 49 States, Senators Call for Gas Tax Hike http://mrc.org/articles/gas-below-3-49-states-senators-call-gas-tax-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As falling prices poised to be ‘big plus for the economy’ politicians consider ‘option’ of higher taxes. </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 dir="ltr">Drivers in every state except Hawaii are now paying less than $3-per-gallon for regular gasoline on average.</p><p dir="ltr">According to AAA, on Jan. 6, Alaska became the forty-ninth state in which gas prices fell below $3-a-gallon. On that day, gas dropped to an average $2.999 per gallon in Alaska, as the national average sat at $2.194 nationwide.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gas-below-3-49-states-senators-call-gas-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Government Politics Taxes AAA Alaska drivers driving gas prices Gas Tax gasoline Hawaii national average gas price tax hike tax increases Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:35:54 +0000 julia.seymour 47947 at http://mrc.org ‘Key’ Obamacare Rule Mentioned in Just One Story as It Takes Effect http://mrc.org/articles/key-obamacare-rule-mentioned-just-one-story-it-takes-effect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Employer mandate ignored by 95 percent of network broadcasts although it will cost businesses, could negatively impact Americans. </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 dir="ltr">The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, started creating even more headaches for both employers and employees across the country beginning Jan. 1, 2015.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/key-obamacare-rule-mentioned-just-one-story-it-takes-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media abc Affordable Care Act cbs employer mandate evening news shows Health Insurance insurance mandate Mandates NBC obamacare Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:44:15 +0000 julia.seymour 47945 at http://mrc.org New Regulations May Drive California Egg Prices Up 40% http://mrc.org/articles/new-regulations-may-drive-california-egg-prices-40 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Farmers tell Associated Press it will cost millions to upgrade facilities. </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 dir="ltr">Grocery shoppers in California may soon be in for a shock. Egg prices could rise by 40 percent in California because of a new law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.</p><p dir="ltr">The law, championed by animal rights advocates, requires farmers selling eggs in California to house their hens in larger structures. This stipulation also applies to eggs brought into the state from other parts of the country.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-regulations-may-drive-california-egg-prices-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media Agriculture chicken egg prices eggs Farming increased prices regulation. California Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:14:16 +0000 julia.seymour 47931 at http://mrc.org