williams http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3409/all en It's the Economy, Stupids! http://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://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://mrc.org SPUN-employment http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment <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><strong>Spinning the Numbers When Conservatives in Charge: </strong>During the year leading up to the 2005-06 mid-term elections, the economy was strong and unemployment never went above 5 percent. That wasn’t how the media reported it. Negative reports and stories spun negatively accounted for 58 percent of the stories (38 out of 65).</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business 2005 2006 2009 2010 added anchor anthony bad BarackObama biasbythenumbers bush cbs correspondent created dec economic economy Elections Employment evening explained GeorgeW.Bush gibson good growth House job jobs Journalists mason mid month NBC negative news numbers percent period positive rate report reports results sawyer september shows spun spunemployment stories story term things thompson unemployment white williams year years Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:24:00 +0000 admin 29507 at http://mrc.org By Nearly 8-to-1, Voters Say Journalists Want Obama to Win --10/24/2008 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nearly-8-1-voters-say-journalists-want-obama-win-10242008 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>By Nearly 8-to-1, Voters Say Journalists Want Obama to Win </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nearly-8-1-voters-say-journalists-want-obama-win-10242008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Interview williams Fri, 24 Oct 2008 04:00:00 +0000 34444 at http://mrc.org CBS, NBC Fawn Over Obama, Ignore GPD Boost http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-nbc-fawn-over-obama-ignore-gpd-boost <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     It’s hard to squeeze in air time for positive economic news when it doesn’t fit the agenda of the Democratic presidential candidate you’re busy fawning over.</p> <br /> <p >     On the night Sen. Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination in front of an adoring crowd of some 80,000 Democrats in Denver, reporters for CBS and NBC news shows didn’t find any time to report the higher than anticipated revision of gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2008. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-nbc-fawn-over-obama-ignore-gpd-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy abc cbs couric dollar GDP gibson growth NBC obama Stimulus williams Fri, 29 Aug 2008 22:42:43 +0000 admin 25961 at http://mrc.org Global Warming Censored http://mrc.org/special-reports/global-warming-censored <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2008/Global_Warming_Censored_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><strong>Correction Appended</strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p>So much for that job requirement of balance and objectivity. When it came to global warming the media clearly left out dissent in favor of hype, cute penguins and disastrous predictions.</p> <br /> <p>"They [penguins] are charismatic, endearing and in serious trouble," warned NBC's Anne Thompson on the Dec. 12, 2007, "Nightly News." Thompson didn't include any disagreement.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/global-warming-censored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2007 abc abcs america american arctic bill bmi business called caused cbs christy climate consensus cost Debate dec deniers didnt dissent drought earth environmental experts fact find flat global gooch gore government human include included Interview ipcc issue john journalist Journalists july live made manmade mentioned michaels NBC network networks news nightly oct opinions ordinary pelley people percent planet polar politicians professor question Reporters Science scientist scientists skeptical skepticism stories story talking thompson Today told unidentified vieira voices warming weir williams world year Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:32:00 +0000 admin 30574 at http://mrc.org Williams Delivers Friendly, Empathetic Segment w/ Hillary Clinton --1/17/2008 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/williams-delivers-friendly-empathetic-segment-w-hillary-clinton-1172008 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>Williams Delivers Friendly, Empathetic Segment w/ Hillary Clinton </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/williams-delivers-friendly-empathetic-segment-w-hillary-clinton-1172008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division williams Thu, 17 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 34253 at http://mrc.org Bad Company III http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Businessmen are in every city and town in America.</p> <p> They make the tractors that harvest your food, the jewelry you wear and the electricity that makes our society run. They sell vegetables at your farmers' market and help you get connected to the World Wide Web. They give heart surgeons a place to work and kids a place to play after school.</p> <p> And whether you work for one of them, a non-profit, or the government, they pay for your job.</p> <p> What do they earn for all of their hard work? Abuse.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 100 2005 2006 2007 abc abcs accused AIDS america american Americans april Arts average bad ballmer berresford big bill billion billions bmi brian broadcast buffett business businesses businessman businessmen case cbs cbss centers CEO CEOs charitable charity CNN collapse companies company comparison consumer consumers corporate coverage criminal criminals david defense didnt diversity Dobbs donating Donors dont economist education Enron evening executive explained fact fat foundation foundations Fox free freedom gas Gates generous gift giving global Goliath good greed half historic included industry jobs Journalists list Lou made make makes market melinda mentioned Microsoft million Mine money NBC negative networks news oil pay people percent philanthropists philanthropy portrayals portrayed positive president Press price prices private profit profits public ratio report reporter research rich run Shareholders showed shows small started stories story study sylvester tied tonight top universities viewpoint warming wasnt williams Women words work worker workers world worldcom wrote year years Wed, 26 Sep 2007 21:02:00 +0000 admin 30565 at http://mrc.org Prescription For Bias http://mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2007/Prescription_For_Bias_Executive_Report.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2006 abc america anchor approval billion bmi breakthrough brian cancer cbs clinical companies company consumers cost Costs counter coverage developing development didnt drug Drugs elizabeth evening failed FDA featured Gardasil government health heavy high included industry Journalists july june left life made make making market medical medicines mention mentioned million money month NBC network networks news newscasts nightly number patients percent perspective pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals PhRMA pill plan positive prescription Prescriptions price profit profits Regan report reporter reporting research rising risk Snow spent stories story study treatment Vaccine viewers Whelan williams world year Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:47:00 +0000 admin 30568 at http://mrc.org Clift Raises Ire of Colleague When She Calls Bush a 'Dictator' --7/17/2006 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/clift-raises-ire-colleague-when-she-calls-bush-dictator-7172006 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>Clift Raises Ire of Colleague When She Calls Bush a 'Dictator' </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/clift-raises-ire-colleague-when-she-calls-bush-dictator-7172006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division williams Mon, 17 Jul 2006 04:00:00 +0000 33953 at http://mrc.org Media Myth: Taxation with Misrepresentation http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-taxation-misrepresentation <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <table > <tbody> <tr> <td rowspan="9" height="416"> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2006/Media_Myth_Taxation_with_Misrepresentation__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>When is a dollar a taxpayer dollar? <br /><br />     A. When it’s paying for stem cell research. <br />     B. When it’s going to the military in Iraq. <br />     C. When it’s supporting public education. <br />     D. When it’s aiding sick and hungry Africans. <br />     E. All of the above. </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-taxation-misrepresentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2005 2006 bill breaks bush business cbs cell dollars education evening federal funded funding government institute Iraq Journalists july Katrina make March mentions money NBC nbcs news nightly paid paying president program public Reid report reporter research Spending states stem stories story tax taxpayer taxpayers Today tonight viewers williams world year Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:49:00 +0000 admin 30106 at http://mrc.org Media Scandals on the Left http://mrc.org/bozells-column/media-scandals-left <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/media-scandals-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division foundation moyers williams Wed, 04 Jan 2006 05:00:00 +0000 4302 at http://mrc.org The New "Crusader" Anchors http://mrc.org/bozells-column/new-crusader-anchors <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> Brian Williams has wrapped up his first year anchoring the "NBC Nightly News," and he is presenting himself as this year's new face of the TV news kingdom. He's a knight on a white horse raging against poverty and indifference, especially in the poorer sections of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. He believes the issues of race, class, oil, war, and the environment make Katrina the "monumental story of modern times."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/new-crusader-anchors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes orleans sizefontppfont williams Tue, 06 Dec 2005 05:00:00 +0000 4247 at http://mrc.org Schieffer Touts How Close Kerry Came, If Baffled He Lost to Bush --12/5/2005 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/schieffer-touts-how-close-kerry-came-if-baffled-he-lost-bush-1252005 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>Schieffer Touts How Close Kerry Came, If Baffled He Lost to Bush </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/schieffer-touts-how-close-kerry-came-if-baffled-he-lost-bush-1252005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division williams Mon, 05 Dec 2005 05:00:00 +0000 33821 at http://mrc.org Sickening Moral Equivalence From NBC Anchor Brian Williams http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/sickening-moral-equivalence-nbc-anchor-brian-williams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Happy Fourth Of July: NBC Nightly News Suggests &quot;The First Several U.S. Presidents Might Have Been Called Terrorists,&quot; Just Like Ayatollah Khomeini&#039;s Radical Hostage Takers In Iran </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/qt0701.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=219692" title="qt0701.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--- insert text here ---> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/sickening-moral-equivalence-nbc-anchor-brian-williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division border during williams Fri, 01 Jul 2005 04:00:00 +0000 admin 2903 at http://mrc.org New Anchorman, Same Old Liberal Bias http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/new-anchorman-same-old-liberal-bias <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Lionizes Liberals, Castigates Conservatives and Blames America First </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> </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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/fax1130.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=233679" title="fax1130.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--- insert text here ---> <p> Tom Brokaw steps down tomorrow after 21 years as the sole anchor of <i> NBC Nightly News</i>. Over the years, the MRC has documented Brokaw's liberal bias (in August, for example, he disparaged the upcoming GOP convention as a "con game" for headlining moderate speakers such as John McCain). But the old anchorman has also offered a few surprises, such as a tough pre-election interview where he told the high and mighty John Kerry that, based on an analysis of military aptitude tests, "the President...has a higher IQ than you do."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/new-anchorman-same-old-liberal-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division williams Tue, 30 Nov 2004 05:00:00 +0000 admin 2880 at http://mrc.org