Sequestration http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22553/all en CBS Hails 'True Compromise' on Budget; Hypes Opposition from 'Some Conservatives' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hails-true-compromise-budget-hypes-opposition-some-conservatives <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/2013-12-11-CBS-Cordes_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />Nancy Cordes heralded the proposed budget deal from Rep.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hails-true-compromise-budget-hypes-opposition-some-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget cbs CBS This Morning congress Nancy Cordes Patty Murray Paul Ryan Sequestration Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:17:55 +0000 matthew.balan 45130 at http://mrc.org CNN Asks If Sequester 'Put Lives at Risk' at Navy Yard http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-if-sequester-put-lives-risk-navy-yard <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>Three times on Tuesday morning, CNN mentioned sequester cuts as a possible culprit behind the security breach at the Navy Yard that led to Monday's shooting there. A CNN headline actually read "<strong>Did Government Cuts Put Lives at Risk?</strong>"<br /> <br /> This came after a former Navy commander warned on CNN that blaming the sequester was "very premature." And just before noon, correspondent Dana Bash reported that "what I've been told is the answer is absolutely not" as to the sequester having a role in the security breach. </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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-if-sequester-put-lives-risk-navy-yard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget Carol Costello CNN Dana Bash Military Sequestration Spending Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:19:22 +0000 matt.hadro 44512 at http://mrc.org NYT Front-Page 'News': Federal Aid Recipients Replacing 'Prayers of Hope With Efforts to Cope' http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-front-page-news-federal-aid-recipients-replacing-prayers-hope-efforts-cope <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>After a long delay, the <em>New York Times</em> has finally <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-wald-says-sequester-related-tower-closings-risk-air-safety-just-reagan-did">located some sympathetic victims</a> of the federal budget sequester and placed them on Monday's front page.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-front-page-news-federal-aid-recipients-replacing-prayers-hope-efforts-cope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Jonathan Weisman Sequestration Mon, 06 May 2013 17:15:06 +0000 clay.waters 43487 at http://mrc.org After Snarling at Business Fliers as 'People With Money,' NYT Releases Special Business Travel Section http://mrc.org/articles/after-snarling-business-fliers-people-money-nyt-releases-special-business-travel-section <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>The <em>New York Times</em> devoted a special section Wednesday to Business Travel, with sympathetic articles like "Dispatches From the Foxholes of Business Travel" and "Frustrated Air Travelers, the T.S.A. Chief Shares Your Pain."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Biz_Travel.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="184" width="276" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/after-snarling-business-fliers-people-money-nyt-releases-special-business-travel-section" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Business Travel Editorials FAA Gaffes Sequestration Thu, 02 May 2013 19:42:52 +0000 clay.waters 43455 at http://mrc.org Bitter NYT Laments 'Gift to Travelers,' 'People With Money' as GOP Stops Politically Motivated Flight Delays http://mrc.org/articles/bitter-nyt-laments-gift-travelers-people-money-gop-stops-politically-motivated-flight-delay <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>The Democrats blinked in the sequester tussle -- by wide margins Congress passed, and the president promised to sign, legislation that would end the furloughs for Federal Aviation Administration employees, which had caused flight delays that Republicans claimed were politically motivated by the Obama administration.&nbsp; <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jonathan_Weisman_13.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="164" width="292" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/bitter-nyt-laments-gift-travelers-people-money-gop-stops-politically-motivated-flight-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch airlines FAA James Taranto Jonathan Weisman Sequestration Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:36:27 +0000 clay.waters 43391 at http://mrc.org Networks All Adopt Obama's Talking Points: President Is Expressing 'Solidarity' With Workers http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-all-adopt-obamas-talking-points-president-expressing-solidarity-workers <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>All three networks on Wednesday and Thursday parroted the exact same talking points from the White House, touting Barack Obama for expressing "solidarity" with struggling workers by taking a five percent pay cut. The President made the move, which amounts to a minuscule $1700 a month, in the wake of sequestration.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-all-adopt-obamas-talking-points-president-expressing-solidarity-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Diane Sawyer Scott Pelley Sequestration Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:04:03 +0000 scott.whitlock 43095 at http://mrc.org NY Times Calls Tiny Sequestration Cuts to 'Vital' Programs 'the Worst,' Hurtful to Economic Growth http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-calls-tiny-sequestration-cuts-vital-programs-worst-hurtful-economic-growth <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>The original online headline to Wednesday's budget legislation story, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/us/politics/senators-plan-would-spare-vital-programs-from-federal-cuts.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Finance Bill, Nearing Senate Passage, Would Protect Some Favored Programs</a>," likely captured what reporters Jonathan Weisman and Annie Lowrey really wanted to say, betraying their big-government default favoritism: "Plan That Would Spare Vital Programs Is Expected to Pass Senate." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jonathan_Weisman_11.jpg.crop_d</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-calls-tiny-sequestration-cuts-vital-programs-worst-hurtful-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Annie Lowrey Budget Cuts economy Jonathan Weisman Labeling Bias Sequestration Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:07:29 +0000 clay.waters 42993 at http://mrc.org NY Times Columnist Krugman Bashes 'Radical...Fanatical' GOP on PBS's Smiley Show http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-columnist-krugman-bashes-radicalfanatical-gop-pbss-smiley-show <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> columnist Paul Krugman bashed the GOP as radical on fellow lefty Tavis Smiley's PBS talk show on Monday.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-columnist-krugman-bashes-radicalfanatical-gop-pbss-smiley-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch GOP Paul Krugman Sequestration Tavis Smiley Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:11:35 +0000 clay.waters 42915 at http://mrc.org NY Times Lead Story Warns That Overblown Sequestration 'Could Put a Stop' to Job Growth http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-lead-story-warns-overblown-sequestration-could-put-stop-job-growth <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>The sequestration may have fizzled out as a national crisis, but it's still hard at work killing jobs, apparently.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-lead-story-warns-overblown-sequestration-could-put-stop-job-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Binyamin Appelbaum economy Nelson Schwartz Sequestration Stimulus Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:27:55 +0000 clay.waters 42874 at http://mrc.org NY Times Sees 'Austerity,' "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard' by 'Painful and Stupid' Sequestration http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ny-times-sees-austerity-poor-may-be-hit-particularly-hard-painful-and-stupid-sequestratio <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>The perils and victims of the round of the mandatory federal spending cuts known as sequestration led the <em>New York Times</em>' weekend coverage, with the 2.4% cut in annual federal spending that went into effect starting Friday labeled "austerity" and ushered in with headlines warning that "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard." Also: those who still approve of Congress tend to be "Obama haters," according to a news story.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jackie_Calmes_19.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="196" width="339" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/ny-times-sees-austerity-poor-may-be-hit-particularly-hard-painful-and-stupid-sequestratio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Annie Lowrey Budget Cuts Jackie Calmes Sequestration Trip Gabriel Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:32:05 +0000 clay.waters 42815 at http://mrc.org NY Times Sees 'Austerity,' "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard' by 'Painful and Stupid' Sequestration http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-sees-austerity-poor-may-be-hit-particularly-hard-painful-and-stupid-sequestration <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>The perils and victims of the round of the mandatory federal spending cuts known as sequestration led the <em>New York Times</em>' weekend coverage, with the 2.4% cut in annual federal spending that went into effect starting Friday labeled "austerity" and ushered in with headlines warning that "Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard." Also: those who still approve of Congress tend to be "Obama haters," according to a news story.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jackie_Calmes_18.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="196" width="339" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-sees-austerity-poor-may-be-hit-particularly-hard-painful-and-stupid-sequestration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Annie Lowrey Budget Cuts Jackie Calmes Sequestration Trip Gabriel Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:02:58 +0000 clay.waters 42812 at http://mrc.org Bozell: Media Are Obama's "Squawking Parrots" http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-media-are-obamas-squawking-parrots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sequestration Hysteria Is Major Media Embarrassment </div> </div> </div> <p>ALEXANDRIA, VA – In spite of the dishonest, over-the-top fear-mongering perpetrated by the Obama Administration and its willing friends in the liberal media, the sky did not fall on Friday. <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/sequester-scare-two-thirds-news-stories-devoted-hyping-budget-hysteria">Media Research Center analysts reviewed</a> all of the 88 sequestration stories that ran on ABC, CBS and NBC during the two-week period between February 14 and March 1 when the “cuts” took effect.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-media-are-obamas-squawking-parrots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell sequester Sequestration Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:32:03 +0000 scooter.schaefer 42810 at http://mrc.org Sequester Scare: Two Thirds of News Stories Devoted to Hyping Budget Hysteria http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/sequester-scare-two-thirds-news-stories-devoted-hyping-budget-hysteria <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-02-19-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" width="300" />“Deadline day. Hours, now, until massive government cuts go into effect that could impact every American. Jobs vaporizing. Flights delayed. Even criminals walking free.” That’s the call to panic with which ABC’s Josh Elliot greeted viewers on the March 1<em> Good Morning America</em>. Elliot’s frenzied tone, on the day sequestration was going into effect, was typical of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network coverage of Washington’s most recent fiscal debate. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/sequester-scare-two-thirds-news-stories-devoted-hyping-budget-hysteria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Barack Obama Charlie Rose Josh Elliot Sequestration Spending Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:51:57 +0000 geoff.dickens 42802 at http://mrc.org As Cuts Loom and Public Shrugs, NY Times Suddenly Spins Other Way on Sequestration http://mrc.org/articles/cuts-loom-and-public-shrugs-ny-times-suddenly-spins-other-way-sequestration <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>Spinning the sequester in the <em>New York Times</em>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cuts-loom-and-public-shrugs-ny-times-suddenly-spins-other-way-sequestration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Budget Cuts Jonathan Weisman Richard Stevenson Sequestration Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:55:06 +0000 clay.waters 42782 at http://mrc.org Sequester http://mrc.org/cartoons/sequester <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="2659" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-chickens.jpg?1362174376" /> </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">February 27, 2013 - 4:35pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Economy Government Media Budget cut media politics sequester Sequestration Spending washington Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:46:17 +0000 julia.seymour 42801 at http://mrc.org