ALEC http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20344/all en Obama Recruits President of Soros-Funded Group http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-recruits-president-soros-funded-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Podesta, founder of left-wing Center for American Progress, to be presidential counsel. </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">President Barack Obama hired a new counselor for 2014, a man who used to lead a liberal Soros-funded group. </p><p dir="ltr">John Podesta, founder and president of the far-left Center for American Progress (CAP), was tapped by the administration and will focus on the health care law and climate change issues, according to a Dec. 9, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/us/politics/ex-clinton-aide-expected-to-join-obama.html?_r=1&amp;">New York Times</a> article. </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/obama-recruits-president-soros-funded-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media Politics ALEC Bill Moyers Center for American Progress George Soros IRS scandal john podesta media consortium soros funding Think Progress Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:40:11 +0000 julia.seymour 45123 at http://www.mrc.org Moyers Continues Rant Against ALEC on Taxpayers’ Dollar http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-continues-rant-against-alec-taxpayers-dollar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PBS Host Still Using Taxpayer-Funded Media to Fight Against ALEC </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>Bill Moyers may be a respected media veteran, but lately he has also become a veteran of using his taxpayer-supported show to bash groups he doesn’t like. And he does that while blatantly supporting groups he does like, particularly ones on his payroll.</p> <p>On June 21, show, “Moyers &amp; Company” published a 56-minute follow-up documentary in a series of attacks against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a nonprofit forum where state legislators and private sector leaders can share ideas. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-continues-rant-against-alec-taxpayers-dollar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business ALEC Documentary moyers PBS Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:48:19 +0000 dan.gainor 43885 at http://www.mrc.org Moyers & Company Attacks Conservative Organization, Promotes Liberal Group http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-company-attacks-conservative-organization-promotes-liberal-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moyers substitute gives Color of Change tax-payer funded platform to bash ALEC </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>It’s not Big Bird, but it sure is another reason to defund PBS. GRIT TV host and former Air-America Radio host Laura Flanders, substituting for Bill Moyers on PBS’s “Moyers &amp; Company,” interviewed Color of Change executive director Rashad Robinson on September 28. The two liberals used their taxpayer funded platform to attack the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-company-attacks-conservative-organization-promotes-liberal-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business ALEC Bill Moyers Color of Change George Soros PBS Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:17:00 +0000 matt.philbin 41549 at http://www.mrc.org Moyers Documentary Slams Conservatives, Pushes Soros-Funded group http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-documentary-slams-conservatives-pushes-soros-funded-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30-minuted program urges businesses to drop ALEC, fund liberal organization. </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>Bill Moyers is at it again. In a documentary entitled “<a href="http://billmoyers.com/segment/united-states-of-alec/">The United States of ALEC</a>” aired as an episode of “Moyers &amp; Company,” Moyers and the Center for Media and Democracy’s Lisa Graves attacked the American Legislative Exchange Council for half an hour. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-documentary-slams-conservatives-pushes-soros-funded-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media ALEC funding moyers PBS soros Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:46:51 +0000 dan.gainor 41458 at http://www.mrc.org PBS’s Moyers Presents Anti-ALEC Video http://www.mrc.org/articles/pbss-moyers-presents-anti-alec-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Common Cause, backed by veteran journalist, bashes conservative group on public television. </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>Bill Moyers will present “<a href="http://theunitedstatesofalec.org/register/">The United States of ALEC</a>” documentary in conjunction with Common Cause, which he also funds. The United States of ALEC will premiere on public television sometime in late September, 2012 (date and time still undetermined). Moyers, who Common Cause called a “veteran journalist,” has been instrumental in both funding and publicizing the attacks against the conservative group ALEC. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pbss-moyers-presents-anti-alec-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media ALEC Bill Moyers ethics PBS SPJ Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:34:17 +0000 dan.gainor 41347 at http://www.mrc.org PBS’s Moyers Gives Over $1.3 million to 4 of 6 Groups Attacking Conservative ALEC http://www.mrc.org/articles/pbss-moyers-gives-over-13-million-4-6-groups-attacking-conservative-alec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media icon funds liberal media, but uses public television show to criticize political funding of right. </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>Few in journalism are <a href="http://www.mrc.org/node/7551">viewed with as much veneration and respect</a> as media veteran Bill Moyers. </p> <p>NBC anchor Brian Williams once said that “Bill Moyers has been and remains an essential voice in our national conversation … the living antithesis to an era of shocking superficiality in our discourse and media.” Moyers, the winner of more than 30 Emmys, nine Peabodys, and an impressive array of other awards, has been a staple of public television for decades.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pbss-moyers-gives-over-13-million-4-6-groups-attacking-conservative-alec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media Politics ALEC Bill Moyers nonprofit PBS Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:19:38 +0000 dan.gainor 41331 at http://www.mrc.org NYTimes Twice Ties Right-Leaning ALEC to Trayvon Martin Case; 'Risks of Focusing on Social Issues' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-twice-ties-right-leaning-alec-trayvon-martin-case-risks-focusing-social-issues <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>New York Times reporter Michael Cooper, who did not hide <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/michael-cooper-mocks-mccain-three-stories">his disdain</a> for Republican candidate John McCain in 2008, sees an internal threat for Republicans hidden in "the recent flurry of socially conservative legislation" emanating from state legislatures in his Saturday lead, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/us/politics/republicans-concerned-over-state-focus-on-social-issues.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Concern In G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nytimes-twice-ties-right-leaning-alec-trayvon-martin-case-risks-focusing-social-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ALEC Campaign2012 Michael Cooper Mike McIntire Social Conservatives Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:47:21 +0000 clay.waters 39903 at http://www.mrc.org Examiner Fails to Note Soros’ Funding of Voter ID Controversy http://www.mrc.org/articles/examiner-fails-note-soros-funding-voter-id-controversy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open Society Foundation-supported groups fight proposed voter laws. </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>Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote a piece entitled “Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws” on April 4. The piece reported the situation well, with one exception: it didn’t mention that one side of the voter identification debate is almost completely fought by Soros-backed organizations. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/examiner-fails-note-soros-funding-voter-id-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business ALEC coca cola George Soros Koch Industries open society foundation voter ID Wal-Mart walmart Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:32:22 +0000 julia.seymour 39750 at http://www.mrc.org