pledge http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4192/all en Fiscal Cliff: ABC Talks Taxes 17 Times More Than Spending Cuts http://mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-abc-talks-taxes-17-times-more-spending-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All three broadcast networks focus more on tax increases as solution to budget battle. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">America is racing toward the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff deadline when tax hikes and spending cuts automatically take effect. But the overwhelming news focus has been only on tax hikes as a solution to the problem. Since the election, ABC News has talked about raising taxes more than 17 times more than spending cuts.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fiscal-cliff-abc-talks-taxes-17-times-more-spending-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Taxes abc Barack Obama Budget cbs David Martin economy fiscal cliff Grover Norquist Jonathan Karl NBC no tax hikes Paul Ryan pledge sequester spending cuts tax cuts tax hike tax increase Wyatt Andrews Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 41923 at http://mrc.org Times Makes Sure Some Conservative Donors Give Till It Hurts http://mrc.org/commentary/times-makes-sure-some-conservative-donors-give-till-it-hurts <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>Thanksgiving: a time to give … until the media are satisfied that you have given enough, and in a politically correct way.</p> <p>That’s certainly the view of The New York Times which unveiled its 18-page “Giving” section last week celebrating “40 Who Committed Half Their Wealth for The Pledge.” The lead article highlighted, and rightly so, top philanthropists who have committed to donate $680 billion to charity.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/times-makes-sure-some-conservative-donors-give-till-it-hurts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business because enough pledge Thu, 18 Nov 2010 01:04:00 +0000 admin 29857 at http://mrc.org The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009 http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-worst-economic-myths-2009 <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> </p><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 2009 list:</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p> </p><p>10. CBS, NY Times Support Ecuadorian Shakedown of U.S. oil company<strong> </strong></p> <p>9. Media Fail to Scrutinize Obama’s Job Claims  </p> <p>8. Government Stimulus is the Answer to Our Economic Problems</p> <p>7. No Tax Increases for the Middle Class</p> <p>6. The Recession was Over … by July.</p> <p>5. Cash for Clunkers was a ‘Success’</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-worst-economic-myths-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 1982 2009 2010 abc Americans anti april Astroturf aug back bad bill billion Budget called car care cash cbo cbs Chevron claim claims class climate climategate clunkers company cost country create data day days dec Deficit didnt economic economists economy Ecuador events experts explained fact found gibson good government health high House including job jobs july made mails mentioned middle million morning myth NBC network networks neutral news numbers obama obamas oil package parties party percent pledge president program Protestors rate reagan Recession Recovery reform report reports rest roesgen save show Spending spent Stimulus stories story support tax taxes texpet theyre Today told unemployment washington year years Wed, 09 Dec 2009 23:13:00 +0000 admin 30122 at http://mrc.org Tenderness For Pledge-Trashers http://mrc.org/bozells-column/tenderness-pledge-trashers <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"> </span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/tenderness-pledge-trashers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division circuit facearial judges liberal pledge Tue, 09 Jul 2002 04:00:00 +0000 3925 at http://mrc.org CyberAlert -- 06/27/2002 -- "Unorthodox" or "Liberal" Court? http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-06272002-unorthodox-or-liberal-court <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>"Unorthodox" or "Liberal" Court?; Sawyer Ahead of Her Time? She Dropped "Endowed by Their Creator"; Navratilova Bashed U.S.; Send a Boot to Jennings; Bye-Bye to <i> PI</i></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-06272002-unorthodox-or-liberal-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division border country pledge school Thu, 27 Jun 2002 04:00:00 +0000 33009 at http://mrc.org