percent http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2461/all en 99 Percent? Top 25 Occupy Wall Street Backers Worth $4 Billion http://www.mrc.org/articles/99-percent-top-25-occupy-wall-street-backers-worth-4-billion <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Occupy Wall Street attacks income inequality and the richest 1 percent, adopting as its slogan ''we are the 99 percent.'' In October, its protesters staged a <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/11/wall-street-protesters-plan-millionaires-march-to-tycoons-new-york-city-homes/">''millionaires march''</a> in New York City, parading to the homes of wealthy citizens such as Rupert Murdoch and David Koch. But only some riches bother the Occupiers, who have ignored the massive wealth of celebrities in their own ranks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/99-percent-top-25-occupy-wall-street-backers-worth-4-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media 100 Celebrities list million movement net occupy OccupyWallStreet percent street supporting tie wall wealth wealthy worth Wed, 28 Dec 2011 01:17:00 +0000 38621 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Journalists, Lefty Economists Created Occupy Wall Street Mantra http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-journalists-lefty-economists-created-occupy-wall-street-mantra <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>While protesters only began shouting "We are the 99 Percent," a few months ago, the class warfare sentiment that the top 1 percent and the 99 percent are at odds is not a recent phenomenon. It was a claim made in media appearances before the first protests began in Zuccotti Park.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-journalists-lefty-economists-created-occupy-wall-street-mantra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Media began Depression economic economist economists fair Income IncomeInequality inequality krugman left liberal occupy OccupyWallStreet PaulKrugman PBSNewsHour percent poor rich soros stiglitz top vanity VanityFair wealth wealthdisparity wearethe99percent year Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:12:00 +0000 admin 27482 at http://www.mrc.org 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 Networks Push for Infrastructure Spending, Ignore Cost and Danger of Federal Failures http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-push-infrastructure-spending-ignore-cost-and-danger-federal-failures <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>Network reporters have recently been promoting White House calls for infrastructure spending since President Obama pitched his "new" jobs plan on Sept. 8. The pitch for road and bridge money <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Here_We_Go_Again_Networks_Back_Obama_Replay_on_Infrastructure_Spending_Stimulus.html">wasn't actually new</a>, since that is what he claimed his $783 billion stimulus would do to create jobs.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-push-infrastructure-spending-ignore-cost-and-danger-federal-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media billion bridge cbs economic engineering federal great infrastructure jobs mentioned money obama percent plan projects Spending Stimulus utt wrote Fri, 28 Oct 2011 21:37:00 +0000 admin 27492 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Won't Admit Occupiers Want 'Socialist' Revolution http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-wont-admit-occupiers-want-socialist-revolution <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 Occupy Wall Street protests marked off a full month of occupation Oct. 17, and the network news media continue to gloss over protesters calls for "revolution" as well as the socialistic mentality espoused by many of the protesters.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-wont-admit-occupiers-want-socialist-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media american anti banks called cbs debt economic free job jobs live Loans marxist network news occupiers occupy park people percent protest Protesters Protests revolution socialism stories street support system violence wall yoga Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:23:00 +0000 admin 27494 at http://www.mrc.org The No-Jobs Plan http://www.mrc.org/commentary/no-jobs-plan <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-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Gap has announced it is closing 20 percent of its stores in the U.S., and not opening any new ones. Instead, it's focusing its investing in Asia. It made this announcement <em>before</em> the holiday shopping season's results come in. Imagine what's coming in the first and second quarters next year.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/no-jobs-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business busine government percent Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:57:00 +0000 admin 29955 at http://www.mrc.org Jobs Grow by 103,000, But Obama Still 6.2 Million Jobs from Promise http://www.mrc.org/articles/jobs-grow-103000-obama-still-62-million-jobs-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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There was "good" but "not great" news on the unemployment front in September with 103,000 jobs added, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate remained 9.1 percent. <br /><br />But even with that growth, Obama's jobs promises have <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2010/Jobs_Gained_Only__More_Needed_in__to_Fulfill_Obama_Promise.html">fallen far short</a>. His economic policies were supposed to create 4 million jobs by the end of 2010. Now, ten months later the economy is still dealing with net job losses of 2,229,000 since February 2009. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jobs-grow-103000-obama-still-62-million-jobs-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy billion economic evening found growth huge job jobs million months news obama pelley percent problem september unemployment Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:45:00 +0000 admin 27497 at http://www.mrc.org Awful Unemployment Rate Left Out of More Than 3/4 of Job Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/awful-unemployment-rate-left-out-more-34-job-stories <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>Unemployment became the top concern of Americans in September, according to Gallup. The Sept. 8-11 poll found that unemployment overtook "the economy" as <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/149453/Unemployment-Emerges-Important-Problem.aspx">"the most important problem facing this country today."</a><br /><br />It makes sense since the month began with a "dismal" unemployment report showing zero job growth last month and the unemployment rate stubbornly stuck at 9.1 percent.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/awful-unemployment-rate-left-out-more-34-job-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media back evening good infrastructure job jobs mentioned million network news obama people percent plan positive rate report sept Spending stories unemployment work Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:11:00 +0000 admin 27499 at http://www.mrc.org Here We Go Again: Networks Back Obama 'Replay' on Infrastructure Spending, Stimulus http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/here-we-go-again-networks-back-obama-replay-infrastructure-spending-sti <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>Just like in Groundhog Day when Bill Murray wakes up to the same day each and every morning, it appears Americans will feel a frustrating sense of déjà vu listening to President Obama's jobs speech on Sept. 8.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/here-we-go-again-networks-back-obama-replay-infrastructure-spending-sti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media Taxes 2008 2009 administration back big bill bridges create created fact infrastructure jobs million networks news obama package percent president roads Stimulus stories work Thu, 08 Sep 2011 01:45:00 +0000 27503 at http://www.mrc.org Gay Bean-Counters Give Networks Cookies for Airtime http://www.mrc.org/articles/gay-bean-counters-give-networks-cookies-airtime <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Note to TV networks: Don't even think about downsizing the disproportionate airtime you give gay characters and issues. The bean-counters at GLAAD are watching.</p> <br /> <p>The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), in its fifth annual <a href="http://www.glaad.org/document.doc?id=164">"Network Responsibility Index,"</a> recently ranked 15 networks based on their inclusion of LGBT characters on original primetime shows that aired nationally.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gay-bean-counters-give-networks-cookies-airtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics lesbian networks percent Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:09:00 +0000 admin 2144 at http://www.mrc.org GOP's 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Mostly Just Cut By Media http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/gops-cut-cap-and-balance-mostly-just-cut-media <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>Both houses of Congress are fighting over the debt ceiling - the Senate debating a plan by Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and the House voting on a bill pushed by Speaker John Boehner. So far, only one actual bill has passed, but it was rejected as dead-on-arrival by both the Senate and the media.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/gops-cut-cap-and-balance-mostly-just-cut-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business balance bill cap cbs cut CutCapandBalance debt DebtCeiling gangofsix GOP House july NBC networks obama percent plan Senate stories support tax vote Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:58:00 +0000 admin 29508 at http://www.mrc.org Only 2% of Reports on Debt Ceiling Battle Mention Public Opposition to Increase http://www.mrc.org/articles/only-2-reports-debt-ceiling-battle-mention-public-opposition-increase <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 2010 elections, which changed the balance of power in the House, were driven by popular opposition to government spending, debt and the threat of tax increases. Yet even with the federal debt limit already breached and only days left to prevent a national default, the media continue to ignore the public's wishes.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/only-2-reports-debt-ceiling-battle-mention-public-opposition-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media august billion cbs ceiling debt evening federal fund july june Limit Medicare money network news numbers obama opposition pay payments percent Poll public raising security social Spending threat trust Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:36:00 +0000 admin 27513 at http://www.mrc.org 'Lousy:' June Jobs Rise Only 18,000, Unemployment Rate Up to 9.2% http://www.mrc.org/articles/lousy-june-jobs-rise-only-18000-unemployment-rate-92 <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>A senior political adviser to the Obama administration said on July 6 that in 2012, people won't be voting based on the unemployment rate, according to <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/170309-plouffe-says-jobs-rate-not-key-in-2012">The Hill</a> newspaper.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lousy-june-jobs-rise-only-18000-unemployment-rate-92" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media 2012 added adviser based BLS DavidPlouffe economist estimate including job jobs june lousy MarkZandi numbers obama payrollemployment people percent question quoted rate report RickSantelli uenmploymentrate unemployment vote Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:56:00 +0000 admin 27514 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 It's the Economy, Stupids! http://www.mrc.org/commentary/its-economy-stupids <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> </div> <p>Welcome to "recovery summer." Oops, that was last year when journalists told us that prosperity was just around the corner.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/its-economy-stupids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business 100000 add added bad business cbs crash debt economic economy fix Food gas high isnt job jobs Journalists left million month months nation NBC obama party people percent president prices Recovery reelection stamps summer term unemployed unemployment unfunded williams year Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:53:00 +0000 admin 29983 at http://www.mrc.org