MRC Business http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19166/all en AP, Fortune, Other Media Overlook Communist Imagery in Taco Bell Attack on McDonalds http://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://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://mrc.org Liberals: Museums Should ‘Cut All Ties’ with Climate Skeptic David Koch http://mrc.org/articles/liberals-museums-should-cut-all-ties-climate-skeptic-david-koch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Climate alarmists claim involvement of ‘science deniers’ and fossil fuel industry compromises ‘integrity’ of institutions. </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">Green bullies are at it again, this time trying to shame museums into dropping conservative philanthropist David Koch and his money. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">A group of alarmist scientists wrote an open letter claiming museums like the Smithsonian’s Museums of Science and Natural History in Washington, D.C., and the American Museum of Natural History&nbsp;in New York City have compromised their “integrity” by accepting money from him. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberals-museums-should-cut-all-ties-climate-skeptic-david-koch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Media climate alarmism Climate Change climate scientists David Koch Donors Environmentalism ethics fossil fuels green bullying history museums Museums philanthropy science museums Smithsonian Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:12 +0000 julia.seymour 48544 at http://mrc.org Soros Spends More Than $9 Million to Form New Political Money Machine http://mrc.org/articles/soros-spends-more-9-million-form-new-political-money-machine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three progressive groups merge into the State Innovative Exchange. </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 dir="ltr">Three liberal groups, with a combined total of $9.2 million in seed money from George Soros, have joined forces to create one super-network liberals hope will funnel money into different left-wing, grassroots political campaigns. These investments will finance democrat messaging through robocalls, pesky mailers, and meager hourly wages for clipboard wielding ideologues.</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/soros-spends-more-9-million-form-new-political-money-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Politics AFL-CIO ALICE American Constitution Society cap Center for State Innovation CSI George Soros Joel Rogers left-wing activism legislation liberal donors liberal foundations Liberals NRDC politics progressive progressive movement progressive politics Progressive States Network PSN Sierra Club SiX State Innovative Exchange Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:03:29 +0000 julia.seymour 48533 at http://mrc.org Pew Finds 59% Support For ‘Completely Changing’ Federal Tax System, Networks Ignore http://mrc.org/articles/pew-finds-59-support-completely-changing-federal-tax-system-networks-ignore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast networks say nothing about support for tax overhaul and often cover taxes from the left. </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">Tax Day is rapidly approaching and most Americans say the federal tax system “should be completely changed.”</p><p dir="ltr">The Pew Research Center recently <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2015/03/19/federal-tax-system-seen-in-need-of-overhaul/">conducted a poll</a> that found a majority of Americans supported “Congress completely changing the federal tax system.” Pew announced the findings March 19, which showed 59 percent of its respondents agreed with a total overhaul of federal taxation.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pew-finds-59-support-completely-changing-federal-tax-system-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media Taxes abc ATR cbs David Muir federal taxes income tax Matt Lauer NBC NTU Pew Poll Pew Research Polling tax reform taxes Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:09:34 +0000 julia.seymour 48523 at http://mrc.org Networks Say Nothing As Congressional Democrats Bully Climate Skeptics http://mrc.org/articles/networks-say-nothing-congressional-democrats-bully-climate-skeptics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Politicians send ‘chilling’ requests for funding information to academics, non-profits and corporations because of differing climate views. </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">Global warming alarmists have lost ground lately, but Congressional Democrats have implemented a new strategy: try to “silence” those with other views. </p><p dir="ltr">In separate instances, three Democratic senators and one Democratic representative have attempted to intimidate more than 100 companies, organizations and academics that diverge from the liberal view that climate change is catastrophic. The politicians have requested private information about their funding and asked for that documentation.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-say-nothing-congressional-democrats-bully-climate-skeptics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media Politics abc academics Boxer bullying cbs chilling effect climate alarmism climate bullying Climate Change climate science climate skeptics congress Donors Free Speech funding Global Warming Grijalva intimidation markey NBC Science senators WhiteHouse Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:28:26 +0000 julia.seymour 48500 at http://mrc.org Media Ignore Alice As Face Of Unemployment http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-alice-face-unemployment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forbes magazine contributor shares a letter from a highly-educated woman who still can’t find work. </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">Although <a href="http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/f70471f764144b2fab526d39972d37b3/Article_2015-03-05-US--Economy/id-a671f64052e04e51963b038cfc78e3c0">Associated Press</a> recently claimed the jobs situation in the U.S was looking “robust” and “healthy,” one South Carolina woman called that a “slap in the face.”</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/media-ignore-alice-face-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media Politics AP Associated Press economy Employment employment situation face of unemployment forbes job search jobs picture long-term unemployed Underemployment unemployment Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:12:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48495 at http://mrc.org FCC Cites Groups Funded by Soros, Ford Foundations 206 Times in Internet Rules http://mrc.org/articles/fcc-cites-groups-funded-soros-ford-foundations-206-times-internet-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following ‘extremely bizarre’ decision, agency fails to mention important conservative group. </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">You get what you pay for. The liberal Ford and Soros foundations spent <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-ford-foundations-lavish-196-million-push-internet-regulations">$196 million</a> advocating for increased Internet regulation. New FCC rules revealed a shocking reliance on liberal activist groups those foundations funded, citing them a total of 206 times.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fcc-cites-groups-funded-soros-ford-foundations-206-times-internet-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media Ajit Pai broadband competition conservative groups FCC Ford Foundation freedom George Soros government agencies internet regulation internet rules liberal groups money in politics Net Neutrality open society foundations Phil Kerpen Regulation regulatory agency Tom Wheeler Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:17:17 +0000 julia.seymour 48484 at http://mrc.org Yale Eco-Podcast Urges: Eat More Bugs! http://mrc.org/articles/yale-eco-podcast-urges-eat-more-bugs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Climate Connections criticizes meat, claims insects are more environmentally friendly so people should ‘get past the gag reflex.’ </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">Cricket. It’s what’s for dinner.</p><p dir="ltr">At least that’s what lefty environmentalists are pushing as a substitute for meat like beef, pork or chicken. All for the sake of the environment. Yum.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/yale-eco-podcast-urges-eat-more-bugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Media animal agriculture beef bugs chicken Climate Change daniella martin eating insects eating meat Environmentalism environmentally friendly Girl meets bug Global Warming green insect kookie environmentalism pork save the planet Yale climate connections Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:39:55 +0000 julia.seymour 48481 at http://mrc.org Bringing 1934 Back http://mrc.org/cartoons/bringing-1934-back <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="2707" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-FCC%281%29.jpg?1426608197" /> </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">March 17, 2015 - 11:59am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Government Politics cartoon FCC government agencies Humor Internet internet regulation ISP Net Neutrality telecomms utility Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:03:18 +0000 julia.seymour 48466 at http://mrc.org FCC Openness: Secret Rules Mention ‘Transparency’ 163 Times http://mrc.org/articles/fcc-openness-secret-rules-mention-transparency-163-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama’s regulators use 268,000 words to take massive control over Internet. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283335-obama-this-is-the-most-transparent-administration-in-history">“most transparent administration in history”</a> finally released the new FCC rules – two weeks after it had voted on them. Counting the dissent, the new regulations equaled 268,154 words and <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf">400 pages</a>. There were 163 mentions of “transparency” in the new regulations that no voter was allowed to see until after the FCC voted on the rules.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fcc-openness-secret-rules-mention-transparency-163-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media FCC Net Neutrality Regulation secret tramsparent Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:42:23 +0000 dan.gainor 48446 at http://mrc.org Climate Depot’s Morano: Vice Manipulated Ice Interview http://mrc.org/articles/climate-depots-morano-vice-manipulated-ice-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HBO’s Vice airs hit job on ‘climate deniers,’ pushing catastrophic ice melt theme. </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"><strong><em>Editor's Note: Marc Morano worked for our colleagues at CNSNews.com from 2001-2006.</em></strong></p><p dir="ltr">Climate skeptics or realists are so often ignored or taken out of context by the news media it’s no longer shocking, but that doesn’t make it any less egregious.</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/climate-depots-morano-vice-manipulated-ice-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Media Antarctica climate climate alarmism Climate Change climate denier climate realists climate skeptics HBO Interviews land ice marc morano melting ice rising seas sea ice Shane Smith vice Vice media Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:05:21 +0000 julia.seymour 48432 at http://mrc.org IBM and Gravity http://mrc.org/cartoons/ibm-and-gravity <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="2933" height="2649" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Mac-IBM.jpg?1426607996" /> </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">March 11, 2015 - 11:57am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business cartoon drop gravity Humor IBM mac Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:59:57 +0000 julia.seymour 48465 at http://mrc.org Socialist Venezuela Isn’t ‘Socialist’ in More Than 87% of Network Stories http://mrc.org/articles/socialist-venezuela-isnt-socialist-more-87-network-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even Obama declares nation a security threat, but broadcast networks ignore government’s left-wing policies. </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><b><i>Editor’s Note: Explicit Language</i></b></p> <p>Socialism has been blamed for turning Venezuela “into an authoritarian basket case,” but the broadcast news networks rarely admit that. In fact, the networks have even generally avoided identifying the country as socialist. This is especially important since the Obama administration just declared the nation a “national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials,” according to <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/09/us-usa-venezuela-idUSKBN0M51NS20150309">Reuters</a>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/socialist-venezuela-isnt-socialist-more-87-network-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Politics Venezuala Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:44:55 +0000 mike.ciandella 48403 at http://mrc.org NBC News Website Promotes Laissez-Faire ‘Confucian Capitalism’ http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In spite of network’s bias against capitalism and free-market economics. </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">Confucius say surprising things about capitalism.</p><p dir="ltr">Even more surprising was the decision by NBC News to promote the video from sister network CNBC about “Confucian capitalism” and the Chinese philosopher’s laissez-faire views of economics, given the network’s past attacks on capitalism.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media capitalism China chinese philosophy CNBC Confucius free markets laissez-faire NBC Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:02:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48392 at http://mrc.org MSNBC, Post, Other Media Still Link Snowfall to Global Warming http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-post-other-media-still-link-snowfall-global-warming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 winter storms frequently linked by journalists to ‘manmade climate change.’ </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>Throughout the harsh winter of 2015, news media and TV talk shows continued to connect global warming and “manmade climate change” to blizzards and snowstorms, in spite of scientific disagreement.</p> <p>Leading up to the latest snowstorm, the media doubled down on the assertion they have making for months that even winter weather can be blamed on climate change. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-post-other-media-still-link-snowfall-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Climate Change Global Warming MSNBC Snow Weather Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:58:00 +0000 dan.gainor 48382 at http://mrc.org