Energy http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19172/all en Top 10 Lefty and Media Attacks on Business of 2014 http://www.mrc.org/articles/top-10-lefty-and-media-attacks-business-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From attempts to shut down shopping on Black Friday, to schemes to end the U.S. coal industry, liberals and the media showed their true anti-capitalist colors this year. </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 2014 was an election year, venomous attacks weren’t just in the campaign commercials. Most recently, anti-business attacks came from protesters across the country in the form of #ShutItDown. And there were many other anti-business views presented by the liberal news media, TV programming and left-wing extremists this year.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/top-10-lefty-and-media-attacks-business-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Climate Change Economy Energy Environment Health Labor Media Taxes Agriculture Black Friday CEOs Chevron Chipotle CNBC coal industry eco activism elementary energy energy companies environmentalists farmers Fed Up movie ferguson food production Jim Cramer Katie Couric Laurie David Lawsuit McDonald's Grist Michael Brown obesity Occupy Wall Street OWS protest rideshares Sherlock Holmes Shut it Down shutitdown Steven Donziger tax code Taxis texaco TurboTax uber vandalism war on sugar Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:50:49 +0000 julia.seymour 47874 at http://www.mrc.org Venezuelan President: U.S. Fracking Has ‘Flooded’ Oil Markets http://www.mrc.org/articles/venezuelan-president-us-fracking-has-flooded-oil-markets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maduro said American oil production has ‘hurt’ Venezuelan regime. </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 <a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/oil-and-gas-prices-drop-nets-refuse-credit-fracking-93-stories">broadcast networks </a>may not want to give credit to hydraulic fracturing for increasing U.S. oil production and lowering global oil prices, but at least one angry world leader did just that.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/venezuelan-president-us-fracking-has-flooded-oil-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy International Fracking gas prices hydraulic fracturing nicolas maduro oil and gas Oil Prices oil production Venezuela Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:47:02 +0000 julia.seymour 47854 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg to Hybrid Buyers: ‘Don’t Pull Out A Calculator’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-hybrid-buyers-dont-pull-out-your-calculator-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lower gas prices mean Toyota Prius ‘is for drivers who stink at math.’ </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">As gas prices have plummeted, cost savings arguments for hybrid cars took a hit making them a less attractive option.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-hybrid-buyers-dont-pull-out-your-calculator-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Automobiles bloomberg businessweek car sales cost gas prices hybrid cars oil and gas prices Toyota Prius Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:00:57 +0000 julia.seymour 47845 at http://www.mrc.org Oil and Gas Prices Drop, But Nets Refuse to Credit Fracking in 93% of Stories http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/oil-and-gas-prices-drop-nets-refuse-credit-fracking-93-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks’ evening shows rarely admit contribution of drilling technology to booming U.S. production. </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/131355" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Thanks in part to the widespread use of technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, global oil prices plummeted in 2014. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-12/u-s-nears-energy-independence-by-2035-on-shale-boom-iea-says.html">Energy experts</a> even predicted the U.S. could be the top oil producer in the next several years.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/oil-and-gas-prices-drop-nets-refuse-credit-fracking-93-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Business Energy International Media abc cbs domestic oil production Fracking gas gas prices hydraulic fracturing NBC oil oil drilling Oil Prices oil supply OPEC Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:15:12 +0000 julia.seymour 47837 at http://www.mrc.org Earth Science vs. Political Science http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/earth-science-vs-political-science <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="2587" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/Foden20141212-EPA%20Coal%281%29.jpg?1418656233" /> </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">December 10, 2014 - 10:12am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Politics Coal Employment energy EPA fossil fuels industry Regulations unemployment Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:10:34 +0000 julia.seymour 47863 at http://www.mrc.org As Gas Prices Tumble, Ed Rendell Calls for Tax Hikes http://www.mrc.org/articles/gas-prices-tumble-ed-rendell-calls-tax-hikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Democratic former governor tells CNBC it is time to raise federal gas tax. </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 dramatic fall of gas and oil prices meant relief for holiday travelers and more money in the pockets of shoppers. <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/households-could-save-1100-from-falling-gas-prices-2014-12-01">MarketWatch</a> reported one estimate of the savings that equated it to a $75 billion tax cut for households.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/gas-prices-tumble-ed-rendell-calls-tax-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Government Media Taxes CNBC Ed Rendell gas prices gas taxes infrastructure On the Money tax increase taxes Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:32:22 +0000 julia.seymour 47807 at http://www.mrc.org Chevron Attacker Still the Hero in Rolling Stone Hit Job http://www.mrc.org/articles/chevron-attacker-still-hero-rolling-stone-hit-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal ‘journalist’ glosses over ghostwritten scientific reports, court rulings, RICO case and bribery to blast oil company. </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">Just as <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/glenn-garvin/article1985986.html">some</a> in the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story">press</a> finally realized and <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2014/03/04/ec828d00-a3bb-11e3-84d4-e59b1709222c_story.html">admitted</a> to serious ethical breaches in the legal crusade against Chevron, left-wing journalist Alexander Zaitchik continued to try to make the oil company look criminal.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/chevron-attacker-still-hero-rolling-stone-hit-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment International Media Alexander Zaitchik bloomberg businessweek bribery Chevron class action lawsuit contamination Corruption dispute Ecuador fraud ghostwriting law Lawsuit legal New York Times oil Pollution racketeering RICO Rolling Stone Steven Donziger texaco Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:17:53 +0000 julia.seymour 47594 at http://www.mrc.org “The Simpsons” Targets Evil Fracking http://www.mrc.org/articles/simpsons-targets-evil-fracking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Satirical show links capitalism and gas drilling to water pollution and earthquakes. </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><img style="float: right;" height="158" width="300" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Simpsons%20Fracking%20Image.jpg" />Watch out, because greedy businessmen might start fracking under your neighborhood, making your drinking water flammable and causing earthquakes.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/simpsons-targets-evil-fracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Fracking The Simpsons Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:30:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 47513 at http://www.mrc.org Steyer's Carbon Footprint http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/steyers-carbon-footprint <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="2435" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Tom%20Steyer.jpg?1414611526" /> </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">October 29, 2014 - 3:33pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Environment billionaire Coal Environmentalism green green energy Hypocrisy Tom Steyer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:38:46 +0000 julia.seymour 47482 at http://www.mrc.org Media Disguise Liberal Billionaire Steyer As ‘Climate Change Crusader’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind ‘green hero’ mask is a rent-seeking crony capitalist. </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><strong>Networks Cover Koch Funding 22 Times More Than Steyer:</strong> Print outlets admitted Steyer was a major player in Democratic funding circles and has been since the 2006 election. But that wasn’t enough to earn Steyer network coverage. Meanwhile, Charles and David Koch were demonized by the networks as “elite” billionaires who supported “very, very conservative causes.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business 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://www.mrc.org/articles/media-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government Media Politics Barack Obama business campaign funding climate alarmism Climate Change Coal crony capitalism energy business Environmentalism fossil fuels green energy green hero green lobbying hedge funds Hypocrisy liberal billionaires liberal donors NextGen Climate PAC political influence profit Tom Steyer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:11 +0000 julia.seymour 47477 at http://www.mrc.org Grist Writer Bashes Former Coal CEO: ‘Frightening & Sociopathic’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/grist-writer-bashes-former-coal-ceo-frightening-sociopathic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roberts, who had to apologize for 2006 ‘climate Nuremberg’ remarks, tweets attack on businessman. </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/129820" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Eco-lefty David Roberts is at it again: spewing hateful remarks about people he disagrees with.</p><p dir="ltr">Roberts, a staff writer at the liberal environmental website Grist.com, and self-described “climate hawk,” tweeted &nbsp;out a nasty attack on Don Blankenship on Oct. 9. Blankenship is the former Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Co.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/grist-writer-bashes-former-coal-ceo-frightening-sociopathic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment businessmen CEOs Climate Change climate nuremberg climate skeptics coal companies david roberts Don Blankenship fossil fuels Global Warming Grist jail time for climate skeptics Twitter Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:44:14 +0000 julia.seymour 47357 at http://www.mrc.org People’s Climate March Gets 4.5 Times as Much Network Attention as March for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-gets-45-times-much-network-attention-march-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast networks also ignore radical anti-capitalists, socialist backers and calls for ‘revolution’ at climate march. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129470" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Not only did the broadcast networks spent more time on the People’s Climate March, than the March for Life, they portrayed it positively, ignoring all the radicalism promoted by participants.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-gets-45-times-much-network-attention-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment Media abc Al Gore anti-capitalism cbs climate Climate Change climate march climate summit Extremism hottest year Mark Ruffalo NBC Occupy Wall Street people's climate march radicalism RFK Jr socialism UN Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:44:40 +0000 julia.seymour 47194 at http://www.mrc.org Vanity Fair Used Polluted Journalism Against Chevron in Ecuador Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magazine reporter worked with eco-lawyer to help spin facts. </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">In 2011, Steven Donziger, an activist lawyer won a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Chevron over environmental damage in Ecuador. But a U.S. district court ruled it a “fraud” in 2014, once it was apparent that Donziger’s own case was polluted and the award <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-big-win-chevron-court">“obtained by corrupt means.”</a></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business 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://www.mrc.org/articles/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment International Media 60 Minutes bloomberg businessweek cbs Chevron Corruption Ecuador environmenal law environment environmental damage Glenn Garvin journalism ethics Lawsuits legal cases Miami Herald oil Oil Companies oil company racketeering RICO steve donziger texaco texpet Vanity Fair William Langewiesche Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:32:50 +0000 julia.seymour 47053 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Heralds $3.43-A-Gallon Gas, Forget Prices Spiked Under Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-heralds-343-gallon-gas-forget-prices-spiked-under-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gasoline continues streak above $3-a-gallon - 1,349 days by Labor Day. </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 news media think that because gas prices have fallen to an average of $3.43-a-gallon there is room to rejoice, even as the <a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/julia-seymour/gas-prices-extend-painful-record-july-4-marks-1290-days-above-3-gallon">record streak</a> of gas prices above $3-a-gallon continues. By Labor Day that record will stand at 1,349 days.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC’s “Good Morning America” praised the “nice surprise” of lower gas prices on Aug. 26, just in time for Labor Day weekend.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-heralds-343-gallon-gas-forget-prices-spiked-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Energy Media AAA Big Oil bush cost of gasoline driving holidays gas gas above $3 gas prices Good Morning America holiday travel Labor Day lower gas prices obama oil and gas Rebecca Jarvis travel weekends Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:14:46 +0000 julia.seymour 47020 at http://www.mrc.org ‘The Fracking King’ Mixes Scrabble, Anti-Fracking Agenda: Spelling Absurdity http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-king-mixes-scrabble-anti-fracking-agenda-spelling-absurdity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Director from a Soros-Funded liberal group demonizes gas drilling in new work of fiction. </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 beauty of weaving an anti-fracking agenda into a work of fiction is that drilling for natural gas can be demonized without a burden of proof. It is fiction after all.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-king-mixes-scrabble-anti-fracking-agenda-spelling-absurdity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Energy Environment Media common cause fiction Fracking gas drilling George Soros hydraulic fracturing james browning Josh Fox novel oil and gas scrabble The Fracking King Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:45:12 +0000 julia.seymour 46737 at http://www.mrc.org