Deficit http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/211/all en The Censorship Election http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How the Broadcast Networks Buried the Bad News That Threatened Barack Obama&#039;s Quest for a Second Term </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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </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/CensorshipElection.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1013288" title="CensorshipElection.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama won re-election last November despite handicaps that would have doomed other incumbents: a terrible economy, historic unemployment, a soaring national debt, the unpopularity of ObamaCare, and debacles such as his administration’s inept handling of the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission Budget cbs Censorship Deficit Fast and Furious Food Stamps Mitt Romney NBC obamacare Poverty Solyndra Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:20:44 +0000 rich.noyes 44023 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times' Puff Piece Highlights 'Deficit Lover With a Following' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-york-times-puff-piece-highlights-deficit-lover-following <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> How does a multi-millionaire plutocrat earn good press from the <em>New York Times</em>? Apparently, espousing some of the far-Left's most radical economic theories is a good start.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-york-times-puff-piece-highlights-deficit-lover-following" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget Deficit economy left-wing New York Times Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:50:16 +0000 rich.noyes 43963 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Peters Hits 'Waste of Time' Obama-Care Repeal Votes and GOP's 'Myopic Focus' on Deficits http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-peters-hits-waste-time-obama-care-repeal-votes-and-gops-myopic-focus-deficits <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>On Wednesday, <em>New York Times</em> reporter Jeremy Peters let the Republicans in Congress know he was tired of their silly attempts to repeal Obamacare in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/us/politics/house-republicans-to-vote-again-on-repealing-health-care.html?ref=todayspaper">House to Vote Yet Again On Health Care Repeal.</a>"<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jeremy_Peters_2_4.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="168" width="300" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-peters-hits-waste-time-obama-care-repeal-votes-and-gops-myopic-focus-deficits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress Deficit Jeremy Peters Obama-Care Thu, 16 May 2013 15:11:14 +0000 clay.waters 43596 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Stephanopoulos Hypes 'Net Benefit for the Treasury From Gay Marriage' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-hypes-net-benefit-treasury-gay-marriage <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 width="240" height="133" style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-03-28-ABC-Stephano_online.jpg" alt="George Stephanopoulos, ABC News Anchor; Screen Cap From Online Video Segment on ABC News.com | MRC.org" />On Thursday, George Stephanopoulos touted how legalizing same-sex "marriage" would supposedly bring in additional revenue into the federal government's coffers.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-stephanopoulos-hypes-net-benefit-treasury-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Deficit George Stephanopoulos Marriage Supreme Court taxes Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:57:41 +0000 matthew.balan 43049 at http://www.mrc.org Seven Millionaire Journalists who Cheer For Higher Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-millionaire-journalists-who-cheer-higher-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 100 years after the income tax liberal anchors still support tax increases. </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>Although many people will be focused on football Feb. 3, the date also marks a less-enjoyable event —&nbsp;the 100th anniversary of the federal income tax. On that day in 1913, the 16th Amendment was ratified making it possible for Congress to tax citizens’ income.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-millionaire-journalists-who-cheer-higher-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Taxes bush tax cuts debt Deficit Diane Sawyer fiscal cliff fiscal cliff deal gas taxes gasoline tax George Stephanopoulos hardball questions income tax increased taxes Journalists Katie Couric Matt Lauer Mika Brzezinski millionaires normal tax standards shared sacrifice Soledad O'Brien Tax Hikes tax the rich taxes taxpayer pledge the rich Wolf Blitzer Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 42401 at http://www.mrc.org Newsflu http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/newsflu <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="2621" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Newsflu.jpg?1358437671" /> </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">January 17, 2013 - 10:46am</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Media Benghazi Climate Change Deficit GOP journalism news media objectivity Press Tea Party Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:47:51 +0000 julia.seymour 42276 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's 'Objective' Ali Velshi Anything But While Hammering Republicans Over Fiscal Cliff http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-objective-ali-velshi-anything-while-hammering-republicans-over-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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-04-CNN-Velshi.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN reporter Ali Velshi thrashed Republicans and conservatives during last week's fiscal cliff negotiations.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-objective-ali-velshi-anything-while-hammering-republicans-over-fiscal-cliff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Ali Velshi Budget CNN Deficit fiscal cliff Republicans taxes Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:21:55 +0000 matt.hadro 42151 at http://www.mrc.org Fiscal Cliff Deal’s $4 Trillion Price Tag Ignored by 5 out of 6 Shows http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-deals-4-trillion-price-tag-ignored-5-out-6-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On day of the deal only one of the network morning and evening shows mentioned the hefty cost of the deal because of the lack of spending cuts. </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>To the chagrin of many conservatives, a deal that would result in tax hikes and lacked spending cuts was passed on New Year’s Day, hours after the the fiscal cliff deadline had passed. <br /><br />Because it didn’t include spending cuts, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that it would cost $4 trillion over the next 10 years. That is $4 trillion on top of a federal debt that already exceeds <a href="http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/">$16 trillion</a>. During Obama’s tenure he has run annual deficits of $1 trillion or more.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-deals-4-trillion-price-tag-ignored-5-out-6-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Politics Taxes 4 trillion abc Barack Obama Budget cbo cbs congressional budget office dave camp debt Deficit fiscal cliff mike conaway Nancy Cordes NBC Norah O'Donnell spending cuts Steve LaTourette tax cuts tax increases This Morning trillion Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:20:43 +0000 julia.seymour 42137 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Fails to Note How Much Harry Reid's Plan Would Actually Cut from the Deficit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-fails-note-how-much-harry-reids-plan-would-actually-cut-deficit <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/2012-12-26-CBS-Reid-Reid.JPG" height="135" width="240" />On Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, national correspondent Chip Reid glossed over proposals in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's fiscal cliff plan that would add to the deficit.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-fails-note-how-much-harry-reids-plan-would-actually-cut-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget cbs Deficit economy fiscal cliff Harry Reid Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:58:51 +0000 matt.hadro 42102 at http://www.mrc.org Upside Down Economics http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/upside-down-economics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite much better economy, networks blamed President Bush more than President Obama for financial troubles. </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> <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/UpsideDownEconomicsCover_Final02.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=6141113" title="UpsideDownEconomicsCover_Final02.pdf">Special Report: Upside Down Economics Cover</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <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/EconomicData_BushObama_2012_02.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2870685" title="EconomicData_BushObama_2012_02.pdf">A Tale of Two Economies Chart</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Presidential elections have been won or lost due to the economy. Herbert Hoover lost to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan. This election season is no different as polls, including a recent one from NBC News/Wall Street Journal, continue to show the economy is the top concern of voters.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/upside-down-economics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute Economy Media 16.1 trillion debt 2004 2012 bush consumer confidence debt debt per person Deficit Economics economy gas prices GDP Income iphone 5 jobs employment labor participation Media Bias obama Oil Prices Spending unemployment upside down economics Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:29:47 +0000 julia.seymour 41683 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Calmes Defends Obama, Again Claims Obama-Care Will Cut Deficit http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-calmes-defends-obama-again-claims-obama-care-will-cut-deficit <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> White House correspondent Jackie Calmes off lead in Wednesday's edition on Obama's struggle with the federal deficit, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/us/politics/obama-faces-test-as-deficit-stays-above-1-trillion.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all ">Test for Obama As Deficit Stays Over $1 Trillion</a>." Credit Calmes for the premise and the <em>Times</em> for the prominent placement, but <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-calmes-again-excuses-obama-broken-promise-deficit-reduction-dealt-bad-hand">as usual</a>, Calmes waved the blame away from </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-calmes-defends-obama-again-claims-obama-care-will-cut-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Campaign 2012 Deficit Jackie Calmes Obama-Care Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:51:29 +0000 clay.waters 41357 at http://www.mrc.org 'No Option but to Raise Taxes,' Say All the 'Budget Veterans' Selected by NYT's Jackie Calmes http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-option-raise-taxes-say-all-budget-veterans-selected-nyts-jackie-calmes <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 White House reporter Jackie Calmes on Saturday <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jackie-calmes-behold-obamas-budgetary-brilliance">once again</a> nodded along to the wisdom of the liberal priorities of the Obama administration and its supporters, this time as they're pushing the necessity of raising taxes: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/us/politics/obama-and-gop-stake-out-positions-in-deficit-battle.html?ref=todayspaper">As a Debt Battle Looms, Budget Veterans See No Option but to Raise Taxes</a>." It depends on which "budget veterans" you talk to, of course, </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-option-raise-taxes-say-all-budget-veterans-selected-nyts-jackie-calmes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Budget Deficit Jackie Calmes taxes Wed, 23 May 2012 16:42:34 +0000 clay.waters 40167 at http://www.mrc.org Nothing to See: Only ABC Mentions the Hundreds of Billions ObamaCare Will Add to Deficit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nothing-see-only-abc-mentions-hundreds-billions-obamacare-will-add-deficit <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 src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-04-10-ABC-GMA-Elliott.jpg" style="margin: 3px; float: right; width: 240px; height: 179px;" />NBC and CBS completely skipped a new report indicating that Barack Obama's health care law will add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nothing-see-only-abc-mentions-hundreds-billions-obamacare-will-add-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs debt Deficit NBC obamacare Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:25:16 +0000 scott.whitlock 39793 at http://www.mrc.org Jackie Calmes Potrays Obama as Inspiring Deficit Hawk in Epic Monday Front-Page Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/jackie-calmes-potrays-obama-inspiring-deficit-hawk-epic-monday-front-page-story <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>Barack Obama, secret deficit hawk?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jackie-calmes-potrays-obama-inspiring-deficit-hawk-epic-monday-front-page-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Deficit Jackie Calmes Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:10:55 +0000 clay.waters 39252 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Calmes Again Excuses Obama for Broken Promise on Deficit Reduction, 'Dealt a Bad Hand' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-calmes-again-excuses-obama-broken-promise-deficit-reduction-dealt-bad-hand <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 White House reporter Jackie Calmes habitually makes excuses for President Obama while praising his <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jackie-calmes-behold-obamas-budgetary-brilliance">big-spending budgets</a> as serious proposals, defending his stimulus as successful, and insisting against all history that Obama-care<a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ignoring-history-and-cbo-gimmickry-nyts-calmes-hits-romney-suggestion-obama-care-will-co"> will actually save federal money</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-calmes-again-excuses-obama-broken-promise-deficit-reduction-dealt-bad-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Campaign 2012 Deficit economy Jackie Calmes Washington Week Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:35:26 +0000 clay.waters 39228 at http://www.mrc.org