Special Reports http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/42/all en Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/soros-clones-5-liberal-mega-donors-nearly-dangerous-george-soros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Buffett to Bloomberg, top left-wing supporters give $2.7 billion to push a liberal agenda. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="Normal1">As the 2014 midterm elections approached, the media were quick to criticize conservative donors like the Koch brothers for backing issues important to them. But journalists largely ignored the incredible financial power being used to promote the liberal agenda.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/soros-clones-5-liberal-mega-donors-nearly-dangerous-george-soros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Business Government Media Politics George Soros Jonathan Tivadar Soros left-wing power players media ownership Michael Bloomberg Pierre Omidyar political donations political influence political players Soros Clones Tom Steyer Warren Buffett Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46831 at http://www.mrc.org Hispanic Media in the Balance http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/hispanic-media-balance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Univision and Telemundo News Coverage Favors Liberals, and What Needs to Be Done to Correct It </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/ken-oliver-mendez">Ken Oliver-Mendez</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> 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/FinalEnglishLanguage.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=988880" title="FinalEnglishLanguage.pdf">Formatted PDF version (English)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <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/FinalSpanishLanguage.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=640544" title="FinalSpanishLanguage.pdf">Versión PDF (Español)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/FinalEnglishLanguage.pdf"><img style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/april/English%20Cover.JPG" width="240" /></a>With a combined audience of approximately three million, the national evening newscasts of Univision and Telemundo have a viewership that rivals that of the top 10 cable news shows. Yet up until now, news coverage on these major U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/hispanic-media-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division Catholic Church Hispanics immigration enforcement immigration reform obamacare Spanish-language news media Telemundo univision Venezuela Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:04:45 +0000 rich.noyes 45898 at http://www.mrc.org Benghazi Blackout: How the Big Three Networks Have Censored or Spun Obama's Deadly Foreign Policy Failure http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/benghazi-blackout-how-big-three-networks-have-censored-or-spun-obamas-deadly-foreign <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead, and sent the Obama administration scrambling for a cover story that the Big Three broadcast networks initially bought and were slow to unravel.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/benghazi-blackout-how-big-three-networks-have-censored-or-spun-obamas-deadly-foreign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission cbs CNBC Libya Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:00:46 +0000 geoff.dickens 44435 at http://www.mrc.org Special Report: Columbia University http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-columbia-university <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros Funds Next Generation of Liberal Journalism </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Columbia University helps define the news business. Its School of Journalism is perhaps the foremost institution of its kind in the United States, and its alumni fill the ranks of news organizations. It is also home to the Pulitzer Prize – the top award in the industry. Each May, it graduates a new class and sends a fresh crop of young editors, writers and producers into the field.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-columbia-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Education Government International Media Politics al jazeera Al Jazeera English Columbia alumni Columbia School of Journalism columbia university facultry George Soros ivy league journalism lee bollinger liberal journalism Occupy Wall Street open society foundation Pulitzer Prize soros funding steve coll Tea Party victor navasky Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:11:24 +0000 julia.seymour 44231 at http://www.mrc.org The Censorship Election http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How the Broadcast Networks Buried the Bad News That Threatened Barack Obama&#039;s Quest for a Second Term </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</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/CensorshipElection.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1013288" title="CensorshipElection.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama won re-election last November despite handicaps that would have doomed other incumbents: a terrible economy, historic unemployment, a soaring national debt, the unpopularity of ObamaCare, and debacles such as his administration’s inept handling of the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission Budget cbs Censorship Deficit Fast and Furious Food Stamps Mitt Romney NBC obamacare Poverty Solyndra Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:20:44 +0000 rich.noyes 44023 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Special Report Rewriting the Bible: The Gospel According to Liberals Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists and academics reinterpret, alter holy book into ‘tool of progressive social change.’ </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Click <a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals">here </a>to go to the full report. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith Politics Bible huffington post Liberals On Faith Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:00:29 +0000 matt.philbin 42895 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Special Report -- Rewriting the Bible: The Gospel According to Liberals http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists and academics reinterpret, alter holy book into ‘tool of progressive social change.’ </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Click <a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals-executive-summary">here </a>for the executive summary of this report.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Faith Family Life Politics Bible huffington post Liberals On Faith Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:57:40 +0000 matt.philbin 42897 at http://www.mrc.org Special Report: Taking Christ out of Christmas http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-taking-christ-out-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christian ideals, prayer targeted in public sphere, mocked by journalists. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li><b>Ho, Ho, No</b> – The left is fighting to remove nativities and even Christmas trees (which are now “religious symbols”) from the public square.</li><li><b>Year Round</b> – Christmas is increasingly just one front in the war on Christianity, as atheists and secularists push freedom <i>from</i> religion.&nbsp; </li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Christmas: a season of generosity, good cheer, preparation for Christ’s birth – and a swarm of lawyers seeking to purge any mention of Christianity from the public square.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-taking-christ-out-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith atheists Christianity Christmas Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:23:12 +0000 matt.philbin 42006 at http://www.mrc.org Civil Union: Networks Promoting Gay Agenda http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the stories they choose, the voices they present and the language they use, ABC, CBS and NBC are making the homosexual lifestyle a key part of 2012 campaign. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">According to exit polling of the 2012 election, just 5 percent of voters who turned out were gay. Yet voters said their states should legalize same-sex marriage by 49 percent to 46 percent. Indeed, social issues like gay marriage and the media-concocted “war on women” probably gave President Obama his margin of victory. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith Family Politics 2012 Campaign abc cbs Gay Marriage NBC Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:45:28 +0000 matt.philbin 41803 at http://www.mrc.org Civil Union: Networks Promoting Gay Agenda -- Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the stories they choose, the voices they present and the language they use, ABC, CBS and NBC are making the homosexual lifestyle a key part of 2012 campaign. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal" align="center"><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <p class="normal">It has become clear from exit polling that President Obama in large part owed his re-election to social issues. Aided by the media, Democrats were able successfully to caricature conservatives as puritanical. Where the GOP wanted to talk about economics and Obama’s record, liberals invented a conservative “war on women,” in which Republicans wanted to take away the previously unknown “right” to free contraception, overturn Roe vs. Wade and pay women less for the same work. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith Family Politics 2012 Campaign abc cbs Gay Marriage NBC Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:32:03 +0000 matt.philbin 41802 at http://www.mrc.org Upside Down Economics http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/upside-down-economics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite much better economy, networks blamed President Bush more than President Obama for financial troubles. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</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/UpsideDownEconomicsCover_Final02.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=6141113" title="UpsideDownEconomicsCover_Final02.pdf">Special Report: Upside Down Economics Cover</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <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/EconomicData_BushObama_2012_02.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2870685" title="EconomicData_BushObama_2012_02.pdf">A Tale of Two Economies Chart</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Presidential elections have been won or lost due to the economy. Herbert Hoover lost to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan. This election season is no different as polls, including a recent one from NBC News/Wall Street Journal, continue to show the economy is the top concern of voters.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/upside-down-economics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Economy Media 16.1 trillion debt 2004 2012 bush consumer confidence debt debt per person Deficit Economics economy gas prices GDP Income iphone 5 jobs employment labor participation Media Bias obama Oil Prices Spending unemployment upside down economics Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:29:47 +0000 julia.seymour 41683 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Special Report: The Media's Obama Miracle http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/mrc-special-report-medias-obama-miracle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Journalists Pretend There Aren&#039;t Any White House Scandals </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</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/ObamaMiraclePDF (3).pdf" type="application/pdf; length=761171" title="ObamaMiraclePDF (3).pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/MiracleCover.JPG" width="187" height="240" />On October 27, 2011, former<em> Newsweek</em> senior editor Jonathan Alter wrote a column for Bloomberg News headlined “Obama Miracle is White House Free of Scandal.” Alter began: “President Barack Obama goes into the 2012 [race] with a weak economy that may doom his reelection. But he has one asset that hasn’t received much attention: He’s honest.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/mrc-special-report-medias-obama-miracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Eric Holder Gibson Guitars Jeremiah Wright MF Global NBC Solyndra Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:02:02 +0000 geoff.dickens 40820 at http://www.mrc.org Media, Left Try to Put Their Hands on Your Shopping Cart http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-left-try-put-their-hands-your-shopping-cart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News outlets hype fears of chemical often found in food items, while lefty eco-, PR groups call for ban. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Scare tactics are one of the many tools of the left, and the environmental left particularly loves to spread fear of chemicals and “toxins” among consumers. But that phobia also taints media coverage, and has resulted in attacks on food-packaging chemicals like BPA.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-left-try-put-their-hands-your-shopping-cart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Environment Health Media abc alar bisphenol A BPA Breast Cancer Fund cbs Environmentalism EPA FDA Fenton Communications Komen Los Angeles Times NBC New York Times NRDC Regulation Special Report USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:31:10 +0000 julia.seymour 40443 at http://www.mrc.org Special Report: George Soros: Godfather of the Left http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-george-soros-godfather-left <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal billionaire trying to give U.S. a liberal society it can’t refuse. </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/executive-summary-george-soros-godfather-left">Read the Executive Summary</a></p><p>Say the name George Soros and liberals see dollar signs – literally. The world’s 22<sup>nd</sup> richest man, according to Forbes, is now worth $20 billion. But Soros isn’t just noteworthy for the money he has – he’s notable for the money he has given away. Since launching his Open Society Foundations in 1984, Soros has donated more than $8 billion to charities around the world. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-george-soros-godfather-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business Economy International education George Soros open socieity Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:53:26 +0000 dan.gainor 40286 at http://www.mrc.org Executive Summary: George Soros: Godfather of the Left http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/executive-summary-george-soros-godfather-left <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal billionaire trying to give U.S. a liberal society it can’t refuse. </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<b>Executive Summary</b></p> <p>The media often talk about left-wing billionaire George Soros – especially his investments and his charity work. But those same news stories seldom give a complete picture of the man behind many of the liberal or “progressive” organizations in the United States and around the world.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/executive-summary-george-soros-godfather-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Business Education International education open society soros Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:29:31 +0000 dan.gainor 40285 at http://www.mrc.org