Michael Bloomberg http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20157/all en Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/soros-clones-5-liberal-mega-donors-nearly-dangerous-george-soros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Buffett to Bloomberg, top left-wing supporters give $2.7 billion to push a liberal agenda. </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 class="Normal1">As the 2014 midterm elections approached, the media were quick to criticize conservative donors like the Koch brothers for backing issues important to them. But journalists largely ignored the incredible financial power being used to promote the liberal agenda.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/special-reports/soros-clones-5-liberal-mega-donors-nearly-dangerous-george-soros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Politics George Soros Jonathan Tivadar Soros left-wing power players media ownership Michael Bloomberg Pierre Omidyar political donations political influence political players Soros Clones Tom Steyer Warren Buffett Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46831 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Defends Michael Bloomberg from NRA, Claims They Are ‘Getting Personal’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-defends-michael-bloomberg-nra-claims-they-are-getting-personal <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday, August 20,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;promoted a new ad campaign by the National Rifle Association “going after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg” a major gun control advocate.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-defends-michael-bloomberg-nra-claims-they-are-getting-personal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Tracy CBS This Morning Michael Bloomberg NRA Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:00:25 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46966 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Spotlights Bloomberg Blasting FAA for Suspending Flights to Israel; ABC, CBS Omit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> was the sole Big Three evening newscast to notice the criticism of the Obama administration banning U.S. airliners from traveling to Israel. Prominent politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, including Senator Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have denounced this move by the FAA.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-spotlights-bloomberg-blasting-faa-suspending-flights-israel-abc-cbs-omit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News CNN FAA Gaza Israel Michael Bloomberg NBC NBC Nightly News Richard Engel Ted Cruz The Lead Wolf Blitzer World News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:07:31 +0000 matthew.balan 46768 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hype ‘Risky Business’ Climate Campaign, Forget Their Past Attacks on Former Treasury Secretary http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-risky-business-climate-campaign-forget-their-past-attacks-former-treasury-secret <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Henry Paulson unites with Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer to warn about climate change, news outlets repeat their conclusions. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Apparently journalists are happy to forgive when they agree with their former opponents.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-risky-business-climate-campaign-forget-their-past-attacks-former-treasury-secret" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Economy Environment Media 2008 economic crisis climate alarmism climate campaigns Climate Change climate risk economic cost of climate change financial crisis Global Warming Henry Paulson Michael Bloomberg risky business Tom Steyer treasury secretary Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:03:33 +0000 julia.seymour 46575 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Boosts Bloomberg Gun Control Group's Misleading Figure on School Shootings http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-boosts-bloomberg-gun-control-groups-misleading-figure-school-shootings <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-11-NBC-NN-Bloomberg_Graphic_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="154" width="280" />Miguel Almaguer hyped on Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> that "since the mass shooting in Newtown a year and a half ago, <strong>there's been at least 74 school shootings across the country – roughly one every week</strong>." However, the correspondent failed to mention that this figure came from the pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded earlier in 2014 by liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-boosts-bloomberg-gun-control-groups-misleading-figure-school-shootings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Charles C. Johnson CNN Guns Michael Bloomberg Miguel Almaguer NBC NBC Nightly News Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:06:31 +0000 matthew.balan 46455 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Bloomberg's New Gun Control Group After Lamenting Big Money Politics Two Weeks Ago http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-bloombergs-new-gun-control-group-after-lamenting-big-money-politics-two-weeks-a <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 src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-16-NBC-NN-Bloomberg.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Wednesday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> featured an overwhelmingly positive profile of Michael Bloomberg's new gun control advocacy group. That built upon the network's cheerleading of Bloomberg <a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-thrilled-bloomberg-using-fortune-anti-gun-pushafter-fretting-over-too-much-money-poli">on Wednesday morning's <em>Today</em></a>.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-bloombergs-new-gun-control-group-after-lamenting-big-money-politics-two-weeks-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Gun Control Guns Michael Bloomberg NBC Nightly News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:02:31 +0000 matt.hadro 46023 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Thrilled Bloomberg Using Fortune for Anti-Gun Push...After Fretting Over Too Much Money in Politics http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-thrilled-bloomberg-using-fortune-anti-gun-pushafter-fretting-over-too-much-money-poli <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> In a glowing interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted the anti-gun activist's latest crusade: <strong>"You're putting $50 million into the effort</strong>....saying essentially this new group is going to borrow a page from the NRA's playbook.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-thrilled-bloomberg-using-fortune-anti-gun-pushafter-fretting-over-too-much-money-poli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Guns Michael Bloomberg NBC NRA Peter Alexander Savannah Guthrie Today Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:04:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 46016 at http://www.mrc.org Slobbering 'View' Crew Loves Gun-Grabbing Bloomberg: Ban Sodas and Cigarettes 'Outright' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/slobbering-view-crew-loves-gun-grabbing-bloomberg-ban-sodas-and-cigarettes-outright <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>The liberal hosts of&nbsp;<em>The View</em>&nbsp;on Monday took one last chance to fawn over Michael Bloomberg, touting the "bold" actions the exiting New York City Mayor made against guns, soda and cigarettes. Walters, who has joked about flirting with the billionaire, referenced a skit she appeared in with the left-wing politician: "<b>I would like to point out that you and I got married on the program, supposedly. It was never consummated.</b>"</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/slobbering-view-crew-loves-gun-grabbing-bloomberg-ban-sodas-and-cigarettes-outright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barbara Walters Michael Bloomberg The View Whoopi Goldberg Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:03:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 45146 at http://www.mrc.org Stuffed Full of it: Top Five Food Police Turkeys http://www.mrc.org/articles/stuffed-full-it-top-five-food-police-turkeys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The media love a good food scare. </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>Turkeys just can’t catch a break. Somebody has finally made a film highlighting the gobblers’ annual Thanksgiving plight, and it was a paint-by-numbers politically correct animated clunker nobody wants to see. “Free Birds” depicted a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxR5sNzghho">ludicrous story</a> of turkeys attempting to “get turkeys off the [Thanksiving] menu.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/stuffed-full-it-top-five-food-police-turkeys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Government Health Politics Taxes Food Police Let's Move Michael Bloomberg Thanksgiving Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:00:36 +0000 mike.ciandella 45035 at http://www.mrc.org 1 Year Later: Media Link Climate Change, Sandy Every Single Time http://www.mrc.org/articles/1-year-later-media-link-climate-change-sandy-every-single-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks rely on politicians like Gore, Bloomberg to push agenda. </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">During the 2008 banking crisis, then-Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel famously <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/us/politics/10obama.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">said</a>, “Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” The broadcast networks certainly followed his advice when reporting on Hurricane Sandy since the storm became a hurricane one year ago, hitting the New Jersey coast on Oct. 29.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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/1-year-later-media-link-climate-change-sandy-every-single-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment International Media abc Al Gore Al Roker Andrew Cuomo cbs climate climate alarmism Climate Change climate skeptics dr. john christy extreme weather Global Warming global weirding Hurricane Sandy Hurricanes jeffrey kluger Joe Bastardi Michael Bloomberg michio kaku NBC storms superstorm sandy Weather Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:06:01 +0000 julia.seymour 44810 at http://www.mrc.org Piers Morgan Stumbles Over Second Amendment; Hails 'Most Courageous' Bloomberg http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-stumbles-over-second-amendment-hails-most-courageous-bloomberg <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-10-15-CBS-Piers_Morgan_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />Piers Morgan still can't get basic details about the gun rights debate right, even after his protracted involvement in the controversy, as he revealed on Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-stumbles-over-second-amendment-hails-most-courageous-bloomberg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose CNN Guns Michael Bloomberg Norah O'Donnell Piers Morgan Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:39:02 +0000 matthew.balan 44723 at http://www.mrc.org Ex-CNN's Franken Suggests Bloomberg Waging 'Class Warfare Against Everybody But the Super Rich' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-cnns-franken-suggests-bloomberg-waging-class-warfare-against-everybody-super-rich <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/franken.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's <em>Melissa Harris-Perry</em> show on MSNBC, liberal columnist and former CNN correspondent Bob Franken accused those who complain about "class warfare" against the wealthy of themselves waging "class warefare," but in their case, "against everybody but the super rich class."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-cnns-franken-suggests-bloomberg-waging-class-warfare-against-everybody-super-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Taxes Bill De Blasio Bob Franken Melissa Harris-Perry Michael Bloomberg MSNBC taxes Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:17:55 +0000 44471 at http://www.mrc.org Piers Morgan Defends the Nanny State: 'People Need Nannying' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-defends-nanny-state-people-need-nannying <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 src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-06-17-CNN-Morgan-Nanny.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />This is Jeff Zucker's CNN? Monday night's <em>Piers Morgan Live</em> featured Morgan defending the nanny state and calling for federal gun control. Meanwhile his guest, new CNN host Morgan Spurlock, pushed for more gun laws and half agreed with Morgan in his support of the nanny state. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-defends-nanny-state-people-need-nannying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Gun Control Guns Michael Bloomberg Morgan Spurlock Piers Morgan Piers Morgan Live Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:36:46 +0000 matt.hadro 43835 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Hosts: Bloomberg Forcing New Yorkers to Sort Rotting Garbage a 'Great Idea' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-hosts-bloomberg-forcing-new-yorkers-sort-rotting-garbage-great-idea <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> The hosts on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em> were all in agreement that New City Mayor Michael Bloomberg forcing all residents to sort out rotten food scraps from their garbage for composting – and to hold on to the refuse for days – was a "great idea" that would be "good for the environment." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-06-17-NBC-TDAY-Garbage.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/today-hosts-bloomberg-forcing-new-yorkers-sort-rotting-garbage-great-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Matt Lauer Michael Bloomberg NBC recycling Today Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:40:45 +0000 kyle.drennen 43821 at http://www.mrc.org New CNN Host 'Uncomfortable' With U.S. Gun Culture, Thinks Bloomberg's a 'Right-Winger' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-cnn-host-uncomfortable-us-gun-culture-thinks-bloombergs-right-winger <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/Stroumboulopoulos.jpg" height="145" width="240" />Meet your new late-night CNN host George Stroumboulopoulos, who feels the Toronto Mayor's alleged use of a gay slur was worse than if he had a crack addiction, and thinks New York City Mayor Bloomberg is a "right-winger" whose soda ban revealed that his "heart's in the right place" and whose support for "marriage equality" was "fantastic."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-cnn-host-uncomfortable-us-gun-culture-thinks-bloombergs-right-winger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBC CNN Drugs George Stroumboulopoulos Gun Control Guns Michael Bloomberg Same-Sex Marriage Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:04:25 +0000 matt.hadro 43745 at http://www.mrc.org