Grover Norquist http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20040/all en Ed Schultz Slimes Grover Norquist: May Be ‘Race Baiting’ With Anti-Obama Union Ads http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-slimes-grover-norquist-may-be-race-baiting-anti-obama-union-ads <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It wouldn’t be MSNBC if one of the cable hosts didn’t smear a conservative as racist. On Wednesday, Ed Schultz hinted that Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, might be “race baiting” by placing ads warning about the impact of unionization.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-slimes-grover-norquist-may-be-race-baiting-anti-obama-union-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Ed Schultz Ed Show Grover Norquist Unions Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:54:55 +0000 scott.whitlock 45552 at http://www.mrc.org The Media vs. Anti-Tax Hike Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-anti-tax-hike-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 25, No. 25 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Dec102012.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=783741" title="Dec102012.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>“Unelected” Norquist Condemned by Unelected Journalists</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-anti-tax-hike-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Ali Velshi Benghazi Bob Costas cbs Chris Matthews CNN Cokie Roberts fiscal cliff Grover Norquist Guns Joe Klein MSNBC NBC Tax Hikes taxes Sun, 09 Dec 2012 20:38:00 +0000 rich.noyes 41994 at http://www.mrc.org Howard Fineman Apologizes for 'Ayatollah' 'Smear' Against Norquist http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-fineman-apologizes-ayatollah-smear-against-norquist <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="300" height="167" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-03-MSNBC-HB-Fineman_0.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-fineman-apologizes-ayatollah-smear-against-norquist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Grover Norquist Howard Fineman Newsweek Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:01:04 +0000 scott.whitlock 41946 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Cramer Slams Norquist: You Want to Sacrifice Economy 'On the Cross of Two Percent' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-cramer-slams-norquist-you-want-sacrifice-economy-cross-two-percent <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> During the panel discussion on Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, CNBC <em>Mad Money</em> host Jim Cramer launched an assault against Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist for holding Republicans to a pledge not to raise taxes:<strong> "What this is about is avoiding a recession which is going to happen....You're going to sacrifice that on the cross of two percent. Is that what you want?"</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-02-NBC-MTP-Norquist.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> <br /> Norquist, a fellow panelist, shot back: "I'm supportive of the Republican position, which is we need to have economic growth, not higher taxes. If we grew at four percent a year instead of two percent a year, Reagan levels instead of Obama levels, for one decade we'd net five trillion in additional revenue. That would pay down the debt that Obama has run up with the Solyndra stimulus stuff."</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-cramer-slams-norquist-you-want-sacrifice-economy-cross-two-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory Grover Norquist Jim Cramer Meet the Press NBC Republicans taxes Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:00:42 +0000 kyle.drennen 41943 at http://www.mrc.org Media Join Left-Wing Assault on Grover Norquist http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-join-left-wing-assault-grover-norquist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Man the left called an ‘anti-tax jihadist’ garners media attention over GOP ‘mutiny,’ after earlier left-wing attacks on him. </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>Liberals can’t stand Grover Norquist. For years, they have lambasted and name-called Norquist, the president of American’s for Tax Reform: a staunch anti-tax hike group. But now the liberal media is also focused on him, in some cases rejoicing that he might lose his “stranglehold” over Republicans on the issue of taxes.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-join-left-wing-assault-grover-norquist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Taxes abc Ali Velshi anti-tax jihadist cbs CNN daily kos enemy of the state fiscal cliff Grover Norquist huffington post mutiny NBC New York Times Piers Morgan Tax Hikes tax increases Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:00:40 +0000 julia.seymour 41942 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's David Leonhardt, DC Bureau Chief, Spouts Conventional DC Wisdom on GOP Losing Tax Debate http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-david-leonhardt-dc-bureau-chief-spouts-conventional-dc-wisdom-gop-losing-tax-debate <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New York Times</em> Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt appeared on <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-11-30/friday-news-roundup-domestic/transcript">The Diane Rehm Show </a>on NPR last Friday and purveyed Washington's conventional wisdom about how Republicans were losing the battle of the "fiscal cliff" and saw "the end of the great era of American tax cutting."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/David_Leonhardt_4.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="190" width="312" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-david-leonhardt-dc-bureau-chief-spouts-conventional-dc-wisdom-gop-losing-tax-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch David Leonhardt Diane Rehm Show fiscal cliff Grover Norquist tax cuts Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:46:29 +0000 clay.waters 41936 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s Cokie Roberts Urges ‘Cut the Knees Out from Under’ Norquist: ‘Emperor Has No Clothes’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-cokie-roberts-urges-cut-knees-out-under-norquist-emperor-has-no-clothes <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In a colorful demonstration of the Washington press corps’ disdain for Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge, on Sunday’s <em>This Week</em>, a flustered ABC News/NPR veteran Cokie Roberts blurted out: “It’s..<strong>.politically smart to cut the knees out from under Grover Norquist</strong>. I mean this guy is, you know, <strong>who is he? </strong>He’s an unelected lobbyist.”<br /> <br /> She soon urged that “a certain amount of saying ‘the emperor has no clothes’” about Norquist is helpful. “To say that, I think is very useful.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-cokie-roberts-urges-cut-knees-out-under-norquist-emperor-has-no-clothes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Budget Cokie Roberts Grover Norquist taxes This Week Video Mon, 03 Dec 2012 02:04:45 +0000 brent.baker 41928 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Velshi Calls Grover Norquist a 'Dangerous Man' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-calls-grover-norquist-dangerous-man <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-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CNN's Ali Velshi on Friday afternoon labeled anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist a "dangerous man" for blocking a fiscal cliff compromise between Democrats and Republicans.<br /><br />"Hey, speaking of the fiscal cliff, there's been all this focus on one dangerous man who stands in the way of a deal that could avert it, Grover Norquist. He is neither elected, nor has he ever run for office, so why is Washington so scared of him?" Velshi introduced his segment on Norquist. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-calls-grover-norquist-dangerous-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ali Velshi Budget CNN economy Grover Norquist taxes Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:44:00 +0000 matt.hadro 41926 at http://www.mrc.org Fiscal Cliff: ABC Talks Taxes 17 Times More Than Spending Cuts http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-abc-talks-taxes-17-times-more-spending-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All three broadcast networks focus more on tax increases as solution to budget battle. </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 dir="ltr">America is racing toward the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff deadline when tax hikes and spending cuts automatically take effect. But the overwhelming news focus has been only on tax hikes as a solution to the problem. Since the election, ABC News has talked about raising taxes more than 17 times more than spending cuts.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-abc-talks-taxes-17-times-more-spending-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Politics Taxes abc Barack Obama Budget cbs David Martin economy fiscal cliff Grover Norquist Jonathan Karl NBC no tax hikes Paul Ryan pledge sequester spending cuts tax cuts tax hike tax increase Wyatt Andrews Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 41923 at http://www.mrc.org Pushing Conservatives Off the Fiscal Cliff http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pushing-conservatives-fiscal-cliff <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> <div><p>The conventional wisdom has emerged that in order to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” politicians in Washington must agree to some method of tax increases (“revenue”) – which will be real, even if low taxes are not the cause of our ills -- alongside some kind of promise of spending restraint on entitlement programs, which is our problem, and which no one believes Washington will restrain.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pushing-conservatives-fiscal-cliff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Diane Sawyer fiscal cliff Grover Norquist Washington Post Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:06:38 +0000 tim.graham 41902 at http://www.mrc.org Piers Morgan Belittles Grover Norquist: 'Everyone Laughing at You from Afar' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-belittles-grover-norquist-everyone-laughing-you-afar <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-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-26-CNN-PiersMorgan-Norquist.JPG" height="135" width="240" />CNN kept pushing for Republicans to abandon Grover Norquist and his anti-tax hike pledge on Monday evening. Piers Morgan belittled Norquist and ostracized him from the debate over tax hikes.<br /><br />"<strong>Why are you so concerned about protecting the vast wealth of America's small percentage of increasingly rich people?</strong>&nbsp;Why do you care?" Morgan pressed Norquist, adding, "<strong>Everyone laughing at you from afar.</strong>" </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-belittles-grover-norquist-everyone-laughing-you-afar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget CNN economy Grover Norquist Piers Morgan Republicans taxes Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:04:40 +0000 matt.hadro 41898 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes: 'No Place in a Democracy' for Anti-Tax 'Purists' Like Grover Norquist http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-no-place-democracy-anti-tax-purists-grover-norquist <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content" id="node-content"> <p>Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist has suddenly become liberal Public Enemy #1 as the media pressures Republicans to accede to rising taxes.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nytimes-no-place-democracy-anti-tax-purists-grover-norquist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Grover Norquist Warren Buffett Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:11:30 +0000 clay.waters 41896 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Continues to Hype GOP Compromise on Taxes, Abandonment of 'Anti-Tax Enforcer' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-continues-hype-gop-compromise-taxes-abandonment-anti-tax-enforcer <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the second time in less than 24 hours, ABC's Jon Karl on Tuesday hyped a "newfound willingness" by Republicans to compromise on raising taxes and a possible abandonment of "anti-tax enforcer" Grover Norquist. [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-27-ABC-GMA-KARL-NORQUIST.mp3">here</a>.]</p><p>Yet, this didn't appear enough for Karl who lamented that "<b>even Republicans who say they are willing to violate the pledge say they will only do so by closing loopholes, not by doing what the President wants to do, which is raising tax rates.</b>" </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-continues-hype-gop-compromise-taxes-abandonment-anti-tax-enforcer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Grover Norquist Jon Karl Republicans taxes Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:58:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 41889 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes: 'No Place in a Democracy' for Anti-Tax 'Purists' Like Grover Norquist http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-no-place-democracy-anti-tax-purists-grover-norquist <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist has suddenly become liberal Public Enemy #1 as the media pressures Republicans to accede to rising taxes.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-no-place-democracy-anti-tax-purists-grover-norquist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Grover Norquist Warren Buffett Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:45:30 +0000 clay.waters 41888 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Salivates Over ‘Mutiny’ Against Anti-Tax Pledge That’s Been ‘Obstacle to Raising Taxes,’ Hail New ‘Flexibility’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-salivates-over-mutiny-against-anti-tax-pledge-thats-been-obstacle-raising-taxes-hail- <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/ABC-WN-DianeSawyer-taxrevolt-2012-11-26.jpg" /> ABC anchor Diane Sawyer and correspondent Jonathan Karl on Monday night salivated over Republicans breaking Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge. “We did see a sign the paralysis may be ending,” Sawyer relayed over “Tax Revolt?” on screen, <strong>touting “a Republican mutiny against a man who had convinced them to take a pledge.” She soon trumpeted the “new sign of flexibility.”</strong><br /> <br /> As if that’s a bad thing, Jonathan Karl fretted<strong> “the pledge is the biggest obstacle</strong> to any deal that would raise taxes.” But he saw hope ahead in how “with a budget crisis on the horizon and a re-elected President insisting on tax increases, some Republicans are now thinking the unthinkable: Ditching the pledge.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-salivates-over-mutiny-against-anti-tax-pledge-thats-been-obstacle-raising-taxes-hail-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget Grover Norquist Jonathan Karl Taxes. Diane Sawyer World News Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:48:19 +0000 brent.baker 41884 at http://www.mrc.org