story http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2321/all en In Pipeline Battle, Left Hypes Climate Threat Ignores Need for Jobs, Oil http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/pipeline-battle-left-hypes-climate-threat-ignores-need-jobs-oil <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>The environmental left is at it again. This time they are pressuring the Obama administration to reject a $7-billion oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas, bringing with it millions of barrels of oil and thousands of jobs.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/pipeline-battle-left-hypes-climate-threat-ignores-need-jobs-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Economy Energy Environment Government International Media alternet benefit brothers Canada canadian claimed create crude department energy gas hansen ier institute interest jobs keystone koch left mckibben network obama oct oil outlets percent pipeline post president project pyle report reported sands soros state story study tar wrote years yergin Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:54:00 +0000 27489 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Commentary: Hollywood vs. Emilio Estevez http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-hollywood-vs-emilio-estevez <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> <p> Say the name Emilio Estevez and most people think of the 'Brat Pack,' when he was a star in popular Eighties youth movies like 'The Breakfast Club' and 'St. Elmo's Fire,' or maybe the hockey coach in the 'Mighty Ducks' films. Compared to his brother Charlie Sheen, he's become the quiet, stable brother. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-hollywood-vs-emilio-estevez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Culture avery camino canadian character charlie community difficult effects estevez faith father find hangover human interested Interview life lot movie policeman responsibility route sequel sequels sheens small sons spain story voice walk woman writer Fri, 14 Oct 2011 18:53:00 +0000 admin 2100 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2009 2010 abc agenda alternet amanpour american anti attacking attacks author back beck big billion billionaire blog board boards book brave called center chamber charity claim CNN columbia community connections conservative Conservatives consortium david Democracy detailed directors downie echo editor Editorial empire find forms foundation foundations Fox free fund funded funding funds gave george global government greenwald group huffington impact included includes including independent industry influence institute integrity interest interests investigations investigative journalism Journalists leading left liberal list made mainstream major makes member members million millions money month murdoch nation national network news newspapers NPR numerous open operation operations organization organizations outlets page people political politics post president Press prize professional program progress progressive project prominent propublica public radio reach readers received report Reporters reporting rupert school service show site society soros sources start states stations stories story study support syndicate tax ties top united university washington web work world wrote year york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:59:00 +0000 admin 2081 at http://www.mrc.org ESPN Turns from Sports to Gay-Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/espn-turns-sports-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/catherine-maggio">Catherine Maggio</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gay 'rights' and same-sex marriage have been all over the news lately. Sick of the issue? Why not tune to ESPN for the baseball scores and an update on the football lockout? But there, instead of 'Web Gems' is … gay marriage.</p> <br /> <p>ESPN is supposed to be in the business of sports, but lately the network has allowed social advocacy to creep into its programming, and the Disney-owned sports network's take turns out to be identical to the pro-gay mainstream media.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/espn-turns-sports-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture article Athletes avery campaign equality ESPN gay Magazine Marriage men michael player Press sex Sports story Women york Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:07:00 +0000 admin 2151 at http://www.mrc.org Reuters.com Article Worries 'U.S., European Media' 'Worlds Apart' on Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/reuterscom-article-worries-us-european-media-worlds-apart-climate-change <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>Pick up a copy of Newsweek, The New York Times or turn on any of the three broadcast networks and it isn't difficult to see how biased U.S. media outlets are on climate issues.<br /><br />But, according to some in academia and the U.S. and European news media, climate coverage isn't biased enough toward warming alarmism. An article by Tom Vandyck of Midwest Energy News, which was republished online at Reuters.com, aired European grievances about U.S. climate coverage.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reuterscom-article-worries-us-european-media-worlds-apart-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment International Media alarmism AlGore article balanced biased broadcast chief climate ClimateChange climatedepote Colorado columbia Debate declared disproportionate dissented editor european found giving global GlobalWarming gore HeartlandInstitute humans ICCC6 issues journalismethics journalist networks news objectivity opinion outlets perpetuating ScottPelley Skeptics story vandyck View voice Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:44:00 +0000 admin 27515 at http://www.mrc.org 'Mad Money' Jim Cramer Blasts Times Reporter for Natural Gas 'Hit Pieces' http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/mad-money-jim-cramer-blasts-times-reporter-natural-gas-hit-pieces <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>It is rare when a member of the news media takes on one of his brethren over bad reporting, but that's exactly what CNBC's Jim Cramer did on "Mad Money" June 28.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/mad-money-jim-cramer-blasts-times-reporter-natural-gas-hit-pieces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Media 2011 apparently article asked CEO companies criticized energy environmental gas ian inaccurate industry june March mcclendon months natural news paper piece recent report reporter reporting story urbina wells york Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:05:00 +0000 27516 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Backs EPA War on Coal, While Networks Ignore Harm to Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-backs-epa-war-coal-while-networks-ignore-harm-industry <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>It is no longer a secret that President Obama's administration is willing to allow electricity prices to "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/11/02/hidden-audio-obama-tells-sf-chronicle-he-will-bankrupt-coal-industry">necessarily skyrocket</a>," in order to accomplish his green energy agenda.<br /><br />Although he has so far been unsuccessful at instituting cap-and-trade, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hard at work running coal companies and consumers into the ground. Not that you'd know it from ABC, NBC and CBS news coverage.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-backs-epa-war-coal-while-networks-ignore-harm-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government Media 2011 abc aep arch Coal consumers electricity EPA good industry jobs Mercury Mine mining networks news obama percent plan plants power proposed Regulations stories story Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:01:00 +0000 admin 27521 at http://www.mrc.org Science Fiction http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction <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><strong>Click to read the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Executive_Summary_Science_Fiction.html">Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read the Sidebar: <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Sidebar_to_Special_Report_Science_Fiction.html">Live Earth: NBC Joins the Fight for 'Climate in Crisis,' Fails to Stay Objective</a><br /></strong></p> <br /> <p>Baaaa-dum. It only took two musical notes to set the mood and terrify viewers watching the movie "Jaws" in 1975. Today it only takes two words: global warming.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2006 2007 2010 2011 administration AlGore analyzed bmi british broadcast called caused cbs claim claims climate ClimateChange climategate comeback couric coverage criticism Debate distortions earth environmental evening fact film found GlobalWarming gore gores group high hollywood Hurricane inconvenient institute international ipcc level made morning movie NBC network networks news nobel oct people percent polar political president prize public report Reporters reporting reports research revelle rise ruling Scandal Science sciencefiction scientific scientist scientists sea show smith star stories story study told truth viewers warming world years Mon, 23 May 2011 18:18:00 +0000 admin 2083 at http://www.mrc.org April Unemployment Back Up to 9%; 27th Month Above 8% http://www.mrc.org/articles/april-unemployment-back-9-27th-month-above-8 <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>The April jobs report showed 244,000 job gains, "<a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F2_0_s_0_0_t&usg=AFQjCNG2sdOYp0sQzrf7xPom2t-hgG8UzQ&did=802249abfdc98689&cid=8797695710558&ei=dPLDTaDaFsLPgAee1qMZ&rt=MORE_COVERAGE&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Feconomy.kansascity.com%2F%3Fq%3Dnode%2F10683">surprisingly strong</a>" numbers according to the Kansas City Star. Many national news outlets reported that jobs number as well as the rise in unemployment rate back to 9 percent in their headlines immediately reacting to the news.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/april-unemployment-back-9-27th-month-above-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Labor Media 2004 2005 Americans bureauoflaborstatistics clinton cnbccom hitjob job jobs jobsreport million negative networks news obama oneeconomy:twospins participation percent presidency rate report reports spunemployment Stimulus story strong suggested unemployment Fri, 06 May 2011 18:50:00 +0000 admin 27529 at http://www.mrc.org J. Crew Goes Gay Crew http://www.mrc.org/articles/j-crew-goes-gay-crew <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-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you're right, you're right. Last month, the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi/articles/2011/JCREW_Pushes_Transgendered_Child_Propaganda_.html">Culture and Media Institute reported</a> that internet marketing material from preppie clothing maker J. Crew featured a photo of the company's president painting the toenails of her young son hot pink. <br /><br />"Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink," said the photo's caption. "Toenail painting is way more fun in neon."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/j-crew-goes-gay-crew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family 2011 abc agenda companys gay homosexualagenda hot j.crew lesbian marketing online painting report story toenails transgender Tue, 03 May 2011 23:58:00 +0000 admin 2169 at http://www.mrc.org 20-to-1: Networks Go Crazy over Sheen Story, Downplay Planned Parenthood Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/20-1-networks-go-crazy-over-sheen-story-downplay-planned-parenthood-scandal <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If they ever take a break from publicizing Charlie Sheen's cocaine dos and don'ts, or detailing the power politics within his Beverly Hills harem, the networks should grab a copy of the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics. And they may want to pay special attention to this entry: "Show good taste. Avoid pandering to lurid curiosity."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/20-1-networks-go-crazy-over-sheen-story-downplay-planned-parenthood-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life abc Abortion abortions action awesome broadcast broadcasts called coverage defund drug Drugs feb federal gifford good hollywood House involving jeff learned live mentioned minutes NBC networks news numbers organization parenthood planned porn provider receives report reported representatives sheen sheens story underage Video Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:27:00 +0000 admin 2182 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Still Ignoring Planned Parenthood Sting, Despite House Vote to Defund http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-still-ignoring-planned-parenthood-sting-despite-house-vote-defund <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-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You can lead a network to a story, but you can't make it report. Certainly not if the story reveals the disturbing truth about one of liberalism's sacrosanct institutions - the largest abortion-provider in the United States. The broadcast networks' coverage of the scandal and potential defunding of Planned Parenthood by the House of Representatives has been disgraceful.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-still-ignoring-planned-parenthood-sting-despite-house-vote-defund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Life Politics Abortion action days jackiespeie karl LiveAction network networks pimp planned PlannedParenthood pro-choice pro-life prostitute released report reported representatives righttolife Scandal story Video Fri, 25 Feb 2011 01:11:00 +0000 admin 2184 at http://www.mrc.org Stimulus Two Years Later, Networks Ignore Obama's Failed Job Promise http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise <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/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <br /> <p>Just a few years ago, double-digit unemployment seemed like a crazy idea. But when the economy began to stumble, it was fear of high unemployment and a promise to prevent it that the Obama administration used to usher in the $787 billion stimulus package. As The New York Times reported on Oct. 22, 2009, "The Obama administration's forecast at the start of the year, which predicted that unemployment would not climb much above 8 percent."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business 2009 2010 abc administration administrations Americans asked bill bmi broadcast bush called cbs claim couric coverage dec didnt economic economy effects evening failed feb government guarantee high higher job jobs july katie mentioned NBC nbcs needed network networks news nightly obama obamas oct package percent plan point prediction president promise promised rate reported Reporters stay Stimulus stories story unemployment viewers working world wrong year years Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:56:00 +0000 admin 29509 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg Businessweek Celebrates Valentine's Day with Adultery Cover Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-businessweek-celebrates-valentines-day-adultery-cover-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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Infidelity. Adultery. Those aren't exactly words that come on typical candy conversation hearts. Valentine's Day is after all a traditional holiday of love and romance, not of cheating and betrayal.</p> <br /> <p>Yet, Bloomberg Businessweek used the holiday to highlight AshleyMadison.com a website that helps married people (7 out of 10 on the site are men) have affairs. The company's motto is "Life is short. Have an affair."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-businessweek-celebrates-valentines-day-adultery-cover-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Life Adultery affair ashleymadison businessweek Cheating company cover fling helps holiday image Infidelity Magazine noelbiderman onlinedating running sex story website wife Tue, 15 Feb 2011 02:11:00 +0000 admin 2185 at http://www.mrc.org Foreign Unrest Raises Energy Worries, but Media Put Down Coal http://www.mrc.org/articles/foreign-unrest-raises-energy-worries-media-put-down-coal <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> <ul> </ul> <p>-<strong>The coal industry not only gets attacked by the media for being a "dirty" fossil fuel, it rarely gets positive coverage because the networks focus on disasters. Since Jan. 1, 2010, nearly 80 percent of the broadcast network stories about coal were related to tragic mining accidents. Only 14 percent of stories mentioned coal in any context other than a mine disaster or natural disaster that affected mining.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/foreign-unrest-raises-energy-worries-media-put-down-coal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Government International Media 2008 2010 2011 action agency anti bankrupt bmi called clean Coal country coverage disaster Disasters electric electricity environmental EPA fuel industry jan jobs mentions Mine mining network networks news obama oil percent permit popovich power prices spill spruce stories story told water years Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:45:00 +0000 admin 27538 at http://www.mrc.org