Great Britain http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20022/all en Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharknado http://www.mrc.org/articles/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crazy disasters aren’t limited to SyFy channel; the media embrace them too. </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">“Sharknado 2: The Second One” is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week’s water-cooler conversations. Like the first “Sharknado” movie, the premise is so ridiculous it actually manages to entertain.</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/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media Climate Change Earth will spin faster Global Warming Great Britain Hockey Italy Met Office pasta predictions about global warming red hair extinct redheads Scotland sharknado sports stadiums SyFy UFOs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:32 +0000 julia.seymour 46805 at http://www.mrc.org Europe Utility Costs Spike Due to Renewables Push http://www.mrc.org/articles/europe-utility-costs-spike-due-renewables-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Business Insider notes how costly going green can be. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As it turns out, going green comes with a hefty price tag and at least a few media outlets have noticed. In Europe, the push toward renewables in order to meet carbon emission goals has “backfired,” driving costs way up, according to Business Insider.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/europe-utility-costs-spike-due-renewables-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment International Media Business Insider Climate Change electricity energy costs Europe expense Great Britain green green energy heating renewables Reuters UK Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:29:09 +0000 julia.seymour 44907 at http://www.mrc.org Oxford Dictionary to Adopt Gay-Friendly Marriage Definition http://www.mrc.org/articles/oxford-dictionary-adopt-gay-friendly-marriage-definition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In wake of gay marriage legalization in Britain, OED caves to gays. </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/lauren-enk">Lauren Enk</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b><i>Reality</i></b><i>, </i><i>n.</i><i> </i><strong><i>Pronunciation:</i></strong><i> Brit. /rɪˈalᵻti/ , U.S. /riˈælədi/ 1.Real existence; what is real rather than imagined or desired; the aggregate of real things or existences; that which underlies and is the truth of appearances or phenomena. 2. The opposite of however the Oxford Dictionary is going to redefine <b>Marriage </b>to suit current political taste.</i></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/oxford-dictionary-adopt-gay-friendly-marriage-definition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Faith Family Politics Gay Marriage Great Britain Oxford Dictionary Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:50:17 +0000 matt.philbin 44114 at http://www.mrc.org Biofuels Harm Planet, Cost More, British Group Says http://www.mrc.org/articles/biofuels-harm-planet-cost-more-british-group-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chatham House think tank says biofuels are ‘worse than fossil fuels.’ </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">Biofuels harm the planet more than fossil fuels, and even lead to greater deforestation, according to a <a href="http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/Research/Energy,%20Environment%20and%20Development/0413pp_biofuels.pdf">report</a> put out this month by the British think tank <a href="http://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/about-chatham-house">Chatham House</a>. The study also said that biofuels are far less cost effective than traditional fuels.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/biofuels-harm-planet-cost-more-british-group-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government biofuels Chatham House cooking oil for fuel deforestation E15 energy ethanol food shortages fossil fuels fuel fuel mandates Great Britain Indonesia research UK wave of the future Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:00:06 +0000 julia.seymour 43196 at http://www.mrc.org Remembering (and Forgetting) Thatcher http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/remembering-and-forgetting-thatcher <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> The legendary British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died, and the national media tried to pay their respects, not only for breaking Britain’s “glass ceiling” with a “bruising” political style, but for transforming Britain and helping wind down the Cold War.&nbsp;</p> <p> Still, Thatcher was a conservative and one of Ronald Reagan’s staunchest friends in the world, so you can be sure these journalists were Thatcher-bashers when she was in power. Some of them were American anchors and reporters.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/remembering-and-forgetting-thatcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Great Britain Margaret Thatcher Ronald Reagan Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:00:37 +0000 tim.graham 43265 at http://www.mrc.org Heckling Romney Abroad http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/heckling-romney-abroad <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> Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern.</p> <p> Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our “objective” media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as “Mitt the Twit.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/heckling-romney-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Great Britain Israel Mitt Romney Poland Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:47:59 +0000 tim.graham 40796 at http://www.mrc.org With Friends like Obama: President Undercuts U.S. Allies to Media Silence http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/friends-obama-president-undercuts-us-allies-media-silence <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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>Update --</i> President Obama has <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/obama-nazi-death-camp-gaffe-hurt-poles-pm-110505006.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CZgB8ZP_i0AndzQtDMD">done it again</a>, and again, the networks aren’t interested. On May 29, in a ceremony posthumously awarding the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/friends-obama-president-undercuts-us-allies-media-silence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture International Patriotism Politics allies Barack Obama Flexibility Great Britain Israel Fri, 18 May 2012 13:59:11 +0000 matt.philbin 40119 at http://www.mrc.org The Left's War on Babies http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/lefts-war-babies <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> In the wake of the Obama administration dictate that private insurance companies cover contraceptives and abortifacients, supporters have defined anyone who would oppose this mandate as waging a “war against women.” Obviously, no opponent of this policy is actually bombing, shooting, or stabbing women to death.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/lefts-war-babies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Abortion Barack Obama Great Britain Marco Rubio Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:44:53 +0000 tim.graham 39506 at http://www.mrc.org