rich http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3812/all en Media Millionaires: 6 Wealthy Journalists Whine about Income Inequality http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-millionaires-6-wealthy-journalists-whine-about-income-inequality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite their incredible wealth, anchors promote liberal views on taxes, wealth and income. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If liberals have their way the State of the Union will be all about income inequality. That kind of speech would be cheered by many in the press, including several hypocritical millionaires who love to complain about the one percent.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-millionaires-6-wealthy-journalists-whine-about-income-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama Bob Schieffer Brian Williams broadcast networks Diane Sawyer George Stephanopoulos Income income disparity Income Inequality inequality Matt Lauer Poverty rich State of the Union taxes Tom Brokaw wealth wealthy journalists Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:27:47 +0000 julia.seymour 45403 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 Bozell: Liberal Media Shamelessly Coddling Clueless Protestors, but the Public Isn't Buying It http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-liberal-media-shamelessly-coddling-clueless-protestors-public-isnt-buying-it <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> <p>Alexandria, VA - A new <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-10-17/poll-wall-street-protests/50804978/1" target="_blank"><strong>USA Today/Gallup poll</strong></a> finds that Americans blame Washington for the country's economic turmoil much more than the target of the Occupy Wall Street protests, Wall Street and financial institutions. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell is not surprised:</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-liberal-media-shamelessly-coddling-clueless-protestors-public-isnt-buying-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Gallup greed Liberals OccupyWallStreet Polls pressrelease rich Spending USAToday washington Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:12:00 +0000 admin 3403 at http://www.mrc.org Media Lead the Cheers for Anti-Capitalist Sit-In; It's Spread to "More than 1,000 Countries" http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-lead-cheers-anti-capitalist-sit-its-spread-more-1000-countries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 24, No. 21 </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/Oct172011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=798710" title="Oct172011.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>Media Cheerleaders for Anti-Capitalist Sit-In</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-lead-cheers-anti-capitalist-sit-its-spread-more-1000-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc BrianWilliams cbs ChristianeAmanpour dianesawyer greed NBC NewYorkTimes OccupyWallStreet rich TeaParty Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:34 +0000 admin 8743 at http://www.mrc.org Reuters Editor Shrieks: Tax 'Lucky Sperm Club' to Break 'Landed Gentry' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/reuters-editor-shrieks-tax-lucky-sperm-club-break-landed-gentry <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/alex-fitzsimmons">Alex Fitzsimmons</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For Chrystia Freeland, the thought of only taxing wealthy estates 35 percent is "destructive to the fabric of America." The Reuters global editor-at-large went on a ear-piercing tear on the December 15 edition of MSNBC's "Dylan Ratigan Show," stoking the flames of class warfare.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/reuters-editor-shrieks-tax-lucky-sperm-club-break-landed-gentry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChrystiaFreeland classwarfare DylanRatigan EstateTax liberalmediabias MSNBC rich taxes wealth Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:32:00 +0000 37091 at http://www.mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010 <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><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2010 list:</em></p> <br /> <p>10. GM Repayment Shows Taxpayer Bailout Worked</p> <p>9.<strong> </strong>All the Economy Needs is More Stimulus</p> <p>8. Soda is Like Cocaine and Ads Cause Obesity</p> <p>7. Obama the Tax Cutter</p> <p>6.<strong> </strong>The Tea Parties are Astroturf, but Green Groups Aren't.</p> <p>5. Despite Largest Budget in History, Obama is Fiscally Conservative</p> <p>4. Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Doesn't Point to Obama</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2010 access administration ads american april Astroturf auto bad Bailout big billion BP broadcast Budget burnett bush business called cancun cbs chamber ChamberofCommerce claim claims class climate climategate cnbcs coast cocaine commerce company conservative corporate coverage cuts day earth economic economy election Elections ErinBurnett federal Food foreign global good government green group groups guard history House institute isnt jobs june KeithOlbermann lack largest liberal mediamyth middle money myth national nbcs networks news obama obamas oil oilspill outlets parties people percent political president Press progress repayment report Reporters rich scientists Soda Spending spill sponsored Stimulus stop stories story support tax taxes taxpayer taxpayers ThinkProgress told tomdonohue Top10 treasury unemployment warming white worked year Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 30125 at http://www.mrc.org Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Obama_the_Tax_Cutter_A_Network_Fairy_Tale.html"></a></strong></p> <p><strong>Full Report</strong></p> <br /> <p>Once upon a time, there was a nation besieged by what many called The Great Recession. The unemployment rate was climbing, businesses and families were struggling, and everyone was holding out for a hero.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 2009 2010 administration Americans aug average bill billion broadcast Brookings Budget burman bush campaign cbs center class congress conservative consulted Credit cut cuts cutter Deficit economic economists economy election evening experts expiration expire fact found government health higher House included including Income increase increased increases institute jan Journalists law left liberal Liberals lower made making massive mccain middle million muir NBC network networks news obama obamas pay people percent point policies policy political president problem quintanilla raise Reporters rich rivlin sept signed size Spending Stimulus stories tax taxes temporary turned unemployment warned wealthiest wealthy white year years Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:52:00 +0000 admin 30584 at http://www.mrc.org If Obama Succeeds, Ignorance Will Have Made it Possible http://www.mrc.org/ignorance/if-obama-succeeds-ignorance-will-have-made-it-possible <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 >If you caught the profile of singer Vic Damone on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” recently, you heard him talk about growing up in a big family with little money. He owned but two pair of pants – one for church, another for school. The school pants were corduroys. So to this day, he refuses to wear corduroy. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/ignorance/if-obama-succeeds-ignorance-will-have-made-it-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ignorance rich taxes Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:37:18 +0000 admin 29920 at http://www.mrc.org Dear NY Times: Initiative, Not Government, Creates Prosperity http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-initiative-not-government-creates-prosperity <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/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, The New York Times</p> <p ><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">229 West 43rd St</st1:address></st1:street>.</p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">New York</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">10036</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >To the Editor:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-initiative-not-government-creates-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business BobHerbert DonaldBoudreaux FreeMarkets freesociety initiative NewYorkTimes poor prosperity rich Tue, 02 Dec 2008 16:37:05 +0000 admin 30016 at http://www.mrc.org Lauer Fears 'Rich' Might Get Some Tax Relief http://www.mrc.org/articles/lauer-fears-rich-might-get-some-tax-relief <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 >     As President Bush and Congress hammer out a stimulus package to boost the slowing economy, “Today” show host Matt Lauer is working hard to ensure that the biggest contributors to the nation’s tax base won’t benefit.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lauer-fears-rich-might-get-some-tax-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Bernanke Bonus bush congress economic Employment Income jobs Lauer money package plan rebate relief revenue rich Stimulus tax wealthy Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:22:12 +0000 admin 26431 at http://www.mrc.org 'GMA' Adores the Tax-the-Rich Populism of Warren Buffett http://www.mrc.org/articles/gma-adores-tax-rich-populism-warren-buffett <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The media are in love with billionaire Warren Buffett. But it’s not for his charitable donations, nor his wise investing sense – it’s because he’s been on a class warfare crusade calling for more taxes on wealthy Americans. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gma-adores-tax-rich-populism-warren-buffett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes buffett charity Gates IRS money percentage rich secretary wealth Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:12:46 +0000 admin 25236 at http://www.mrc.org Brokaw and Buffett: The Rich Don't Pay Enough http://www.mrc.org/articles/brokaw-and-buffett-rich-dont-pay-enough <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; It’s an attention-getting statement: multibillionaire Warren Buffett doesn’t think the rich pay enough in taxes.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “[B]uffett sees a fundamental injustice that he says touches all Americans,” Tom Brokaw said on the October 29 “NBC Nightly News.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/brokaw-and-buffett-rich-dont-pay-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Taxes buffett class Income IRS money poor rich tax wealthy Tue, 30 Oct 2007 20:05:06 +0000 admin 25266 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary's Social Security Solution: Stop Funding 'Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and the War in Iraq' http://www.mrc.org/articles/hillarys-social-security-solution-stop-funding-tax-cuts-wealthy-and-war-iraq <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How many campaign promises can be funded by doing away with the Bush tax cuts? </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At an AARP candidate forum in Davenport, Iowa, on September 20, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary <a href="http://www.iptv.org/video/detail.cfm/627"></a>Clinton proposed averting a Social Security crisis could be done partly with that strategy. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hillarys-social-security-solution-stop-funding-tax-cuts-wealthy-and-war-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government clinton elderly healthcare hillary Iraq money rich Social Security tax cuts Trust Fund war wealthy Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:43:16 +0000 admin 25323 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 NY Times: Charity is Bad - It's Better to Give Your Money to Gov't http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-charity-bad-its-better-give-your-money-govt <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The government knows best – especially when it comes to spending your money, according to The New York Times.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/business/06giving.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1&amp;hp"></a>September 6 issue of the Times questioned the sensibilities of charitable giving by the wealthy, asserting that it hurts the government’s ability to decide who is worthy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-charity-bad-its-better-give-your-money-govt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government charity donation donor hospital loss money philanthropy rich tax tax break wealthy Thu, 06 Sep 2007 22:59:30 +0000 admin 25357 at http://www.mrc.org