critics http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3541/all en Uncritical Condition http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Uncritical_Condition_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 abc abcs administration admitted agenda AMA america Americans big bill called Cannon care cbs cited claim claims congress cost Costs coverage critics day Debate didnt Doctors electronic experts federal found free good government health House huge included including information institute insurance insurers issue jan johnson johnsons Journalists july june lower made make March market Massachusetts medical Medicare million morning national NBC network networks news number obama obamacare obamas option patients people percent plan plans policy president presidents private problem problems program programs proponents proposals public records reform report Reporters reports run save Senate solution Speech state stories story study system Today told trillion uninsured universal week year york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:33:00 +0000 admin 30587 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Praise 'Clunker' Program, Downplay Critics http://www.mrc.org/balance-sheet/networks-praise-clunker-program-downplay-critics <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <br /> <p> <b><a href="http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20090805164301.aspx" />Networks Praise 'Clunker' Program, Downplay Critics </a></b> <br /> ABC, CBS and NBC all say car trade-in scheme is a 'victim of its own success,' after burning through $1 billion in a week. In stories citing experts, proponents outnumber critics nearly three times as often. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/balance-sheet/networks-praise-clunker-program-downplay-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Balance Sheet MRC Business buying critics Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:00:00 +0000 admin 29447 at http://www.mrc.org Expelled Critics: The Origin of Specious http://www.mrc.org/benstein/expelled-critics-origin-specious <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/jan-larue-esq">Jan LaRue, Esq.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Ben Stein proposes a link from the Nazi Holocaust to eugenics and Charles Darwin's <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The</i> <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Origin of Species </i>in his documentary, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed</i>. I can understand that apes are annoyed, but who knew there are so many monkeys' uncles among movie critics? </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/benstein/expelled-critics-origin-specious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BenStein critics Darwin Evolution Expelled intelligentdesign Mon, 28 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28274 at http://www.mrc.org The World According To The TV Critics http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/world-according-tv-critics <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://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/world-according-tv-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division catholic critics Fri, 17 Aug 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4488 at http://www.mrc.org TV Critics Smear "Scary" Bible Belt http://www.mrc.org/articles/tv-critics%C2%A0smear-scary-bible-belt <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/robert-knight">Robert Knight</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley, the Christian South is ''the Loire Valley of American extremism.'' Not to be outdone, Washington Post critic Tom Shales calls the Bible Belt ''scary as hell.'' </p> <p>The two critics unveiled their warped view of evangelical Christianity in reviews of Alexandra Pelosi's new HBO documentary, '<a href="http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/friends_of_god/index.html" />'Friends of God</a>,'' which premiered Jan. 25. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tv-critics%C2%A0smear-scary-bible-belt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education AlexandraPelosi BibleBelt Christians critics FriendsofGod shales stanley Television Mon, 29 Jan 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27925 at http://www.mrc.org TV's Pre-Emptive War Against Iraq "Surge" http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tvs-pre-emptive-war-against-iraq-surge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before Iraq Plan Unveiled, Reporters Said It Was Unpopular, Wouldn&#039;t Work &amp; War Was &quot;Lost Cause&quot; </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://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/fax0111_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=210105" title="fax0111.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--- insert text here ---> <p> By the time President Bush delivered his Iraq speech Wednesday night, the news media had spent several days engaged in what the military calls "preparing the battlefield." The media's air war against the plan to try to actually win the Iraq war assured that most of Bush's audience would have already heard journalists claiming the new mission is wrong-headed and doomed to failure.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tvs-pre-emptive-war-against-iraq-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division border critics troops Thu, 11 Jan 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 2943 at http://www.mrc.org TV's Serial Killer Chic http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/tvs-serial-killer-chic <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> Are television critics a menace to society? What do we do when our media tastemakers, the men and women entrusted to evaluate the artistic merit of Tinseltown offerings, exult in Hollywood's lack of taste? When perverse novelty and "edge" and complete moral confusion is what these critics live to watch and love to promote, they appear to be seeking to establish the polar opposite of a moral tone in our culture.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/tvs-serial-killer-chic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division critics facetimes fontppfont serial sizefontppfont Thu, 05 Oct 2006 04:00:00 +0000 4390 at http://www.mrc.org Trade Secrets http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/trade-secrets <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/charles-simpson">Charles Simpson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/Trade_Secrets_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary </a></p> <br /> <p>CNN promotes “Lou Dobbs Tonight” as “news, debate and opinion.” But it doesn’t explain that Dobbs defines those words his own unique way. “News” is often economic distortions presented as fact. “Debate” doesn’t always mean that both sides get to comment. And, for Dobbs, opinion is something injected into every aspect of a news report.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/trade-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2004 2005 account afl agreement airbus america american april association balance basis benefits billion broadcast build bush business cafta call called Cato central cheap China chinese christine citizens clothing CNN Comment companies congress contract cost Costs countries country created critics currency Debate Deficit deficits Delta devoted Dobbs dobbss dollar economic economies economy evidence explained export exporting exports fact facts fair foreign free GDP global good goods government grew group groups growing growth high higher important Imports India industries industry Insourcing institute investment job jobs journalism june Labor large largest led Lisa lost Lou made maintenance make making manufacturers manufacturing March market markets members million NAFTA national news noted number open organization outsourcing overseas partner people percent point policy political process products program quotas rate reality relied report romans runs show simply site skilled states stories story sylvester Tariffs tech textile tonight trade trading truth tucker unemployment Union Unions unite united washington work workers world wrong year years Tue, 23 Aug 2005 00:44:00 +0000 admin 30544 at http://www.mrc.org Porn-Rap Degrades Women http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/porn-rap-degrades-women <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> My guess is that you don't listen to rap music, primarily because you consider it awful noise, not music. Bully for you (and for me). But here's the thing. If you have children - teens and even pre-teens - they <i>do</i> listen to this junk, or at the very least are regularly exposed to it, no matter how much they might deny an interest in it. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/porn-rap-degrades-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division critics facetimes fontppfont rappers sizefontppfont Fri, 22 Jul 2005 04:00:00 +0000 4278 at http://www.mrc.org The Michael Moore Test http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/michael-moore-test <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> George W. Bush has rarely if ever said a discouraging word about Hollywood, but Hollywood is unloading every gun and bomb bay on George W. Bush. Earlier in the summer, we had the cartoonish science-fiction film "The Day After Tomorrow," in which the clueless Bush stand-in president somehow freezes from global warming, and the Cheney stand-in vice president confesses he should have listened to the Greenpeace gang, for they have all knowledge and wisdom. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/michael-moore-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division critics facetimes fontppfont moores sizefontppfont Thu, 01 Jul 2004 04:00:00 +0000 4173 at http://www.mrc.org Reagan vs. The Entertainment World http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/reagan-vs-entertainment-world <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://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/reagan-vs-entertainment-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division critics facetimes reagan reagans sizefontppfont Fri, 11 Jun 2004 04:00:00 +0000 4170 at http://www.mrc.org Nitpicking the 9-11 Ads http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/nitpicking-9-11-ads <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>John Kerry's Super Tuesday wins on March 2 marked the formal start of this year's presidential campaign. This might explain why the liberal media silliness began with the first Bush-Cheney ad buy on March 4. The Bush ads were positive, promotional, piano-plunking, the type that usually bore reporters to death. But this time, they were quickly slammed by the press.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/nitpicking-9-11-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division critics facetimes fontppfont people sizefontppfont Tue, 09 Mar 2004 05:00:00 +0000 4104 at http://www.mrc.org The Return of Glamorous Violence http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/return-glamorous-violence <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>Beware the entertainment critics who, after sitting through years, if not decades, of repetitive entertainment, of love stories and crime stories and war stories and supposedly funny stories, are bored. These eye-rubbing analysts have a tendency to worship any TV or movie producer who can break down the walls of convention by inventing something new, something that will get their attention.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/return-glamorous-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division critics facetimes stories Thu, 30 Jan 2003 05:00:00 +0000 4051 at http://www.mrc.org Post Critic Doesn't Park Amusement http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/post-critic-doesnt-park-amusement <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">Last week, Dick Cheney, Robert Mueller, Donald Rumsfeld, and, for all I know, Willard Scott once again warned of modern-day threats to America. Meanwhile, a piece by the Washington Post's David Segal inadvertently reminded us of a time when our primary foe was communism and not a few journalists were oblivious to the wretched nature of this movement. </span> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/post-critic-doesnt-park-amusement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Communism critics rileys Thu, 30 May 2002 04:00:00 +0000 3965 at http://www.mrc.org WB: The Very Model of a Modern Network? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/wb-very-model-modern-network <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">Recently, the broadcast television networks took a little time off from worrying about viewer desertion to host the nation's TV critics on their annual winter visit to southern California. One network executive, WB CEO Jamie Kellner, made waves - of sorts. </span> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/wb-very-model-modern-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division clanormalthe critics moraes network Tue, 19 Jan 1999 05:00:00 +0000 3701 at http://www.mrc.org