Enron http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3608/all en Suppressing Obama's Solyndra Scandal; MRC Analysis Finds TV Networks Hyping Enron 24 Times More than Solyndra Fiasco http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/suppressing-obamas-solyndra-scandal-mrc-analysis-finds-tv-networks-hyping-enron-24-ti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suppressing Obama&#039;s Solyndra Scandal; MRC Analysis Finds TV Networks Hyping Enron 24 Times More than Solyndra Fiasco </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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/Press/uploads/2011-09-14-ABC-SolynrdraHP.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>Alexandria, VA – 'Three broadcast networks are providing virtually no coverage of the Solyndra scandal, a solar energy firm that went bankrupt after getting more than $500 million in taxpayer money from the Obama administration' which lies in direct contrast to how these same networks covered the collapse of Enron according to <a href="http://www.mediaresearch.org/realitycheck/realitycheck/2011/20111011093017.aspx">a new Media Research Center ana</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/suppressing-obamas-solyndra-scandal-mrc-analysis-finds-tv-networks-hyping-enron-24-ti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division abc cbs Enron greenjobs NBC obama omissions pressrelease Scandal solarenergy Solyndra Stimulus Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:53:00 +0000 admin 3402 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Keeping Viewers In the Dark on Solyndra Scandal http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/networks-keeping-viewers-dark-solyndra-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC Bury News of Taxpayer Money Squandered on Obama-Linked Solar Energy Company </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 style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/RealityCheck/uploads/2011-09-23-NBC-Solyndra.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p><em><strong>A study by the Media Research Center finds that the three broadcast networks are providing virtually no coverage of the Solyndra scandal, a solar energy firm that went bankrupt after getting more than $500 million in taxpayer money from the Obama administration. This is not the approach the networks took after the collapse of Enron, an energy company with Republican ties.</strong></em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/networks-keeping-viewers-dark-solyndra-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc cbs Enron greenjobs NBC obama omissions Scandal solarenergy Solyndra Stimulus Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:50:00 +0000 admin 3030 at http://www.mrc.org Frank Rich, Latest NYT Columnist to Suggest Enron (and Tiger Woods!) More Significant Than 9-11 http://www.mrc.org/articles/frank-rich-latest-nyt-columnist-suggest-enron-and-tiger-woods-more-significant-9-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Columnist Frank Rich joins his liberal colleague Paul Krugman in a strange need to downgrade the &quot;one-off domestic terrorist attack&quot; of September 11, suggesting that Enron and Tiger Woods (!) may better define the decade. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is there something coded in liberal DNA that gives them an atavistic impulse to downgrade the terror attacks of 9-11, even as they insist they're not doing so? <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/frank-rich-latest-nyt-columnist-suggest-enron-and-tiger-woods-more-significant-9-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch 9-11 Enron FrankRich liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman TigerWoods TimesWatch Mon, 21 Dec 2009 17:29:00 +0000 admin 7266 at http://www.mrc.org Greed Isn't Good, But It Isn't That Bad, Either http://www.mrc.org/commentary/greed-isnt-good-it-isnt-bad-either <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>      America has always valued success. But at the same time, we’ve had a love affair with class warfare. Big businessmen – railroad tycoons, bankers and cattlemen – became easy targets for our discontent.<br /> <br />     Wealth, success, power could be summed up as one of the Seven Deadly Sins – greed. It’s ironic that we complain about one such sin and celebrate another – envy.<br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/greed-isnt-good-it-isnt-bad-either" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business AndrewGreeley BarackObama CEO DirtySexyMoney Enron EveningNews GordonGekko greed greedisgood JeffSkilling JohnMcCain KatieCouric MellodyHobson Nightline SteveKroft WallStreet Wed, 15 Oct 2008 21:05:49 +0000 admin 29699 at http://www.mrc.org Paul Krugman, Respected Economist Turned Left-Wing Hack, Wins Nobel Prize http://www.mrc.org/articles/paul-krugman-respected-economist-turned-left-wing-hack-wins-nobel-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In honor of his Nobel, here are some of Bush-bashing columnist Paul Krugman&#039;s greatest misses, including: &quot;I predict that in the years ahead Enron, not Sept. 11, will come to be seen as the greater turning point in U.S. society.&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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Times devoted a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/14/business/economy/14econ.html?scp="1&sq=rampell&st=cse" " target="_self">front-page story </a>on Tuesday to one of its own: Respected liberal economist turned Bush-bashing Times columnist Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize for Economic Science, an occasion sure to make the already pleased-with-himself Krugman even more insufferable. To reporter Catherine Rampell's credit, she didn't totally avoid criticism, noting in paragraph three: </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/paul-krugman-respected-economist-turned-left-wing-hack-wins-nobel-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy 9-11 CatherineRampell Enron FreeTrade GeorgeW.Bush NewYorkTimes NobelPrize NYTimes PaulKrugman TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 14 Oct 2008 19:24:00 +0000 admin 6475 at http://www.mrc.org Networks, Once Silent on Fannie Mae, Blame Capitalism for Debacle http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-once-silent-fannie-mae-blame-capitalism-debacle <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As politicians point fingers over who created the financial mess that has taken down major Wall Street players and resulted in the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the broadcast media’s role in the disaster has been largely overlooked.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was the TV news media that practically ignored mounting problems – including accounting scandals – at Fannie Mae and her brother Freddie Mac until it was too late.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-once-silent-fannie-mae-blame-capitalism-debacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business abc AndreaMitchell BarackObama CBSNews CharlesGasparino CNBC deregulation Enron FannieMae FreddieMac JimCramer JohnMcCain MadMoney Nightline Today WallStreet WallStreetJournal Wed, 24 Sep 2008 19:10:51 +0000 admin 25909 at http://www.mrc.org Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: Boondoggle, Bias, Bailout & Billions http://www.mrc.org/commentary/fannie-mae-freddie-mac-boondoggle-bias-bailout-billions <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>      Six years.<br /> <br />     That’s how long it took for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac crisis to grow from warning sign to $25-billion bailout. <br /> <br />     In most cases, six years is ample warning. We won WWII in less time. But when The Wall Street Journal compared Fannie Mae to Enron in February, 2002, no one wanted to listen. Most of Washington had their hands too deep in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac piggy banks to work on the problem. And though other print outlets followed the Journal, the network news shows waited until a bailout was a foregone conclusion to do much reporting.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/fannie-mae-freddie-mac-boondoggle-bias-bailout-billions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business accountingscandal AlanGreenspan Enron FannieMae FranklinRaines FreddieMac JamieGorelick PaulGigot PaulKrugman TheWallStreetJournal WashingtonPost Wed, 06 Aug 2008 20:24:08 +0000 admin 29716 at http://www.mrc.org 19 Times Bigger than Enron, and the Networks Didn't See It Coming http://www.mrc.org/articles/19-times-bigger-enron-and-networks-didnt-see-it-coming <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 >     Another billion-dollar taxpayer bailout is on the horizon with the trouble at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but you won’t find much criticism of the mortgage giants on the networks despite repeated warnings about the lenders’ high-risk behavior.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/19-times-bigger-enron-and-networks-didnt-see-it-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Bailout Enron enterprise fannie FannieMae freddie FreddieMac GSE home housing lender Loan mortgage Scandal subsidy tax taxpayer Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:25:43 +0000 admin 26042 at http://www.mrc.org Bad Company III http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org CBS's Couric Focuses on Troubles at Enron, Ford; Leaves Out Dow Record, Lower Gas Prices http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbss-couric-focuses-troubles-enron-ford-leaves-out-dow-record-lower-gas-prices <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Gas prices hit their lowest point since January and the Dow Jones closed on yet another record high, but on the October 24 evening newscast CBS’s Katie Couric colored her business briefing in red, focusing on Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE: <a href="http://finance.google.com/finance?q=F" />F</a>) quarterly loss and the five-year-old Enron scandal. Competitors ABC and NBC also noted the bleak news from Detroit, but tossed in positive business news items.</p> <br /> <p >     Couric set the tone announcing that Ford was “battling red ink and losing badly.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbss-couric-focuses-troubles-enron-ford-leaves-out-dow-record-lower-gas-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy cbs DowJones Enron Ford GasPrices KatieCouric MediaBias recordhigh Tue, 24 Oct 2006 19:48:07 +0000 admin 24990 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron-executive-summary <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron.html">See Full Study</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business administration broadcast connections Enron fannie mae mentioned news Scandal similar strong term ties Sat, 02 Apr 2005 00:58:00 +0000 admin 30551 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>It's a familiar story. An enormous company reveals its 'accounting problems.' The problems are found to be far worse than anyone realized. The CEO is forced to resign. Other high-ranking executives follow. The stock price begins to drop. Billions of dollars might be lost. The politically savvy CEO even has direct connections to a presidential administration.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2002 2003 2004 2005 202 567 abc abcs absentee absorb accounting administration advantages african american analysis analysts appears article asked attention attorney bail bankrupt banks beating began big billion board bonuses broadcast Brokaw Budget bush business buy calamity call called campaign capital carlson cbs CEO chairman charter chief citizens clinton close CNN collapse committee company companys congress congressional connections contributors corporate correct corrupt coverage created Credit criticized cushion day deal debacle dec Decline didnt director dollar dollars dream drop dropped earnings economic efforts employees energy enjoys enormous Enron enrons enterprise errors evening exchange executive executives experts explained explaining faced failure familiar fannie fannies fastow feb federal fiasco figures financial firms focus franklin freddie front future Gasparino gave generous Giant gorelick government greenspan gregory GSE GSEs guaranteed hasnt havens high Hispanic hits home homebuyer homebuyers homes House housing huge implicit implied including incredible inherently inquiries investigation jamie jan journal Journalists Kerry key landlords larger largest lay lexisnexis Loans lobbying lose loss losses mac made mae maes manage management March market medias million months mortgage mortgages national NBC network networks news nightly numbers obrien oct offered office officer options oversight overstated paid people percent perception period perspective peter pinkston policy political politically portfolio post president print private problems produced public put question raines rainess received regulator report reported reporter response resulted revealed rightly risky Scandal search secondary secretary sector share Shareholders show similar situation spent sponsored stock story street strong subsidy tax taxpayers term things ties Today tom tonight top treasury vacation ventures vice victims volatility wall washington waste week werent white wondered words work workers world worse year years york Sat, 02 Apr 2005 00:54:00 +0000 admin 30552 at http://www.mrc.org Notable Quotables - 02/04/2002 http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/notable-quotables-02042002 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. Fifteen; No. 3 </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/Feb42002nq.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=174412" title="Feb42002nq.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Scary and Not Liberal Enough</h3><p><br />“What also struck me, aside from how frightening much in this speech was, were the things that were missing. Very little with respect to minorities, the uninsured, the homeless, the elderly, Enron workers who have lost their life savings.”<br /><strong>– Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly during Fox’s broadcast coverage of President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address on January 29.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/notable-quotables-02042002" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Enron Hillary Clinton Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:55:32 +0000 kristine.lawrence 43934 at http://www.mrc.org