Michigan http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/579/all en NYT Provides More Pro-Union Coverage from Michigan; Union Protest Violence Ignored http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-provides-more-pro-union-coverage-michigan-union-protest-violence-ignored <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>Wednesday's <em>New York Times</em>' front page featured Monica Davey's latest dispatch from Lansing, after the Michigan legislature passed and the governor signed right-to-work legislation that would forbid unions to coerce membership dues from workers in the traditionally union-dominated state.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-provides-more-pro-union-coverage-michigan-union-protest-violence-ignored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Bias by Omission Michigan Monica Davey Right to work Unions Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:38:25 +0000 clay.waters 42028 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Skip Union Violence in Michigan, Insist Protesters Are Simply 'Voicing Their Anger' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-skip-union-violence-michigan-insist-protesters-are-simply-voicing-their-anger <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>All three networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning ignored the violent assaults by union protesters in Michigan, instead vaguely insisting that activists were simply "voicing their anger" at the "showdown raging in the heartland." The morning shows on Wednesday allowed little coverage of Michigan at all, a mere 72 seconds out of eight hours of programming. (On Tuesday, the nightly newscasts offered eight minutes out of a possible 90 total.)&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-skip-union-violence-michigan-insist-protesters-are-simply-voicing-their-anger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Diane Sawyer Michigan NBC Unions World News Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:56:52 +0000 scott.whitlock 42027 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS AM Coverage of Michigan Is Stewart Mocking Term 'Right to Work' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-am-coverage-michigan-stewart-mocking-term-right-work <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2012-12-12-CBS-CTM-Jon_Stewart_large.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />On Wednesday, <em>CBS This Morning</em> shipwrecked its aim to be the hard-news alternative to ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> and NBC's <em>Today</em>. Its only coverage of the passage of the right-to-work law in Michigan was a clip of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart ripping the legislation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-am-coverage-michigan-stewart-mocking-term-right-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Comedy Central Jon Stewart Michigan Norah O'Donnell The Daily Show Unions Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:48:24 +0000 matthew.balan 42026 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC 'Journalists' Laugh and Sigh During Derisive Interview With Michigan Governor http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-journalists-laugh-and-sigh-during-derisive-interview-michigan-governor <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Appearing on Wednesday's MSNBC <em>Morning Joe</em>, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was greeted with childish behavior by the show's panel of left-wing pundits, who were unable to conceal their disgust with the state's right-to-work legislation just signed into law by the Republican. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-12-MSNBC-MJ-Snyder.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-journalists-laugh-and-sigh-during-derisive-interview-michigan-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Michigan Morning Joe MSNBC Rick Snyder Right to work Unions Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:38:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 42024 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post's Marcus: 'Unions Aren't Going to Survive When People Have a Choice' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-marcus-unions-arent-going-survive-when-people-have-choice <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Appearing on MSNBC's <em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em> on Tuesday, liberal <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Ruth Marcus lashed out against passage of Michigan's right-to-work law: "Unions are reeling, and the more states that enact measures like this, the more unions will be reeling....<strong>unions aren't going to survive when people have a choice of whether to ante up the dues or to get the benefit of being free-riders."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-11-MSNBC-AMR-Marcus.mp3">the audio</a></em>]</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-marcus-unions-arent-going-survive-when-people-have-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell Michigan MSNBC right-to-work Ruth Marcus Unions Washington Post Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:49:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 42021 at http://www.mrc.org Unhinged Chris Matthews Berates Conservative Guest 13 Times: 'Who's Paying Your Salary?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unhinged-chris-matthews-berates-conservative-guest-13-times-whos-paying-your-salary <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>An unhinged Chris Matthews on Tuesday berated a representative of Americans for Prosperity with the same question 13 times. Talking to Scott Hagerstrom, the&nbsp;<em>Hardball</em>&nbsp;anchor didn't seem to hear the answer, despite Hagerstrom repeating it over and over. Matthews fumed, "<b>Well, who's paying your salary?" [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-11-MSNBC-HB-Matthews.mp3">here.</a>]</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unhinged-chris-matthews-berates-conservative-guest-13-times-whos-paying-your-salary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Americans for Prosperity Chris Matthews Michigan Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:38:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 42020 at http://www.mrc.org Martin Bashir Ignores Violence By Union Protesters, Assails MI Governor's 'Crap Burger' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/martin-bashir-ignores-violence-union-protesters-assails-mi-governors-crap-burger <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On a day when violent union protesters in Mighigan attacked those who would dare disagree with them, MSNBC stuck to liberal talking points. Anchor Martin Bashir on Tuesday ignored the assaults and instead assailed the state's Republican governor for his "crap burger" comments. [<strong>MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-11-MSNBC-BASHIR-SNYDER-UNIONS.mp3">here.</a>]</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/martin-bashir-ignores-violence-union-protesters-assails-mi-governors-crap-burger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Martin Bashir Michigan MSNBC Unions Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:25:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 42018 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Thousands of Angry Protesters' Against Right-to-Work Bill; Slants 3 to 1 in Favor of Unions http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-thousands-angry-protesters-against-right-work-bill-slants-3-1-favor-unions <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_375/main_photos/2012/December/2012-12-11-CBS-CTM-Quijano.jpg" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> played up the union-led protests against a proposed right-to-work law in Michigan.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-thousands-angry-protesters-against-right-work-bill-slants-3-1-favor-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Elaine Quijano Michigan Norah O'Donnell Reuters Unions Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:54:44 +0000 matthew.balan 42019 at http://www.mrc.org Another Sour NYTimes Story on Michigan's Right-to-Work Legislation Tilts Toward Losing Labor Side http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-sour-nytimes-story-michigans-right-work-legislation-tilts-toward-losing-labor-side <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>On Tuesday, as the traditionally labor-friendly state of Michigan was on the verge of passing landmark right-to-work legislation that would forbid unions to coerce membership dues from workers, <em>New York Times</em> reporter Monica Davey <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-conservative-vs-liberal-contrast-clashes-over-curbs-labor-vs-new-freedoms-washington ">again focused</a> instead on the losing pro-union side in her reporting from Lansing: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/us/battle-over-labor-unions-cleaves-michigan.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">Michigan Fight Cleaves </a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-sour-nytimes-story-michigans-right-work-legislation-tilts-toward-losing-labor-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Michigan Monica Davey Right to work Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:29:16 +0000 clay.waters 42014 at http://www.mrc.org New Michigan Law Is a 'Major Blow to Union Rights'; NBC, CBS Totally Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-michigan-law-major-blow-union-rights-nbc-cbs-totally-ignore <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="167" width="300" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-07-ABC-GMA-Elliott.JPG" /></p><p>In what ABC News&nbsp;deemed a "major blow to union rights," Michigan became the 24th&nbsp;right-to-work state on Thursday. Yet, NBC and CBS totally ignored this development. ABC allowed a scant 14 second news brief on Friday's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-michigan-law-major-blow-union-rights-nbc-cbs-totally-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Good Morning America Josh Elliott Michigan NBC Right to work Unions Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:02:36 +0000 scott.whitlock 41987 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Conservative vs. Liberal Contrast: 'Clashes Over Curbs on Labor' vs. 'New Freedoms in Washington' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-conservative-vs-liberal-contrast-clashes-over-curbs-labor-vs-new-freedoms-washington <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>On Friday, <em>New York Times</em> reporters Steven Yaccino and Monica Davey sourly greeted landmark conservative right-to-work legislation from Michigan in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/us/bills-placing-limits-on-unions-advance-in-michigan-legislature.html">Bills Placing Limits on Unions Advance in Michigan Legislature</a>," The paper ran four paragraphs of quotes from the losing side, compared to three from the winners.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-conservative-vs-liberal-contrast-clashes-over-curbs-labor-vs-new-freedoms-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Double Standards Gay Marriage marijuanalegalization Michigan Monica Davey Stacey Solie Steven Yaccino Unions Washington State Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:37:31 +0000 clay.waters 41985 at http://www.mrc.org Michigan's Moderate GOP Gov. Gets NYT Kudos for Rejecting Conservative Policy http://www.mrc.org/articles/michigans-moderate-gop-gov-gets-nyt-kudos-rejecting-conservative-policy <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><em>New York Times</em> reporter Monica Davey wrote an approving profile Sunday of Michigan's moderate Republican governor, who "avoids the sort of language that riles up some Republican crowds." "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/us/politics/rick-snyder-a-gop-governor-who-eludes-labels.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Michigan’s G.O.P. Governor Defies Easy Labels</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Monica_Davey_3.JPG.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="153" width="277" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/michigans-moderate-gop-gov-gets-nyt-kudos-rejecting-conservative-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Michigan Monica Davey Republicans Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:38:41 +0000 clay.waters 40951 at http://www.mrc.org Soledad O'Brien Implies That Santorum Lost Catholic Voters by Attacking JFK http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/soledad-obrien-implies-santorum-lost-catholic-voters-attacking-jfk <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-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-02-29-CNN-StartingPoint-Soledad2%20dos.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" /></p><p> After Tuesday night's Michigan GOP primary, O'Brien tried to get Rick Santorum's press secretary to admit that the candidate lost Catholic voters in the state because he attacked former President John F. Kennedy for saying the church had no role in the policy of the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/soledad-obrien-implies-santorum-lost-catholic-voters-attacking-jfk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholics CNN Election 2012 John F. Kennedy Michigan Religion Rick Santorum Soledad O'Brien Starting Point Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:22:29 +0000 matt.hadro 39295 at http://www.mrc.org The New York Times vs. Fiscal Discipline, Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-vs-fiscal-discipline-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Davey in Michigan: &quot;Six states have approved reductions in the length of state unemployment benefits. The notion appalls people like Jeananne Bishop, who has been desperately searching for a job since July 2010 and found herself washing her hair with laundry detergent at one point because she could not afford shampoo.&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>The New York Times vs. fiscal discipline, once again. Monica Davey reported emotional anecdotes from Michigan Wednesday against attempts by the state to rein in costs: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/us/07states.html?sq=monica%20davey&st=cse&scp=3&pagewanted=all">Families Feel Sharp Edge of State Budget Cuts</a>.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-vs-fiscal-discipline-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy BudgetCuts liberalmediabias Michigan MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:07:00 +0000 admin 517 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Against State Spending Cuts: Michigan's 6-Week Cut in Jobless Benefits 'Miserly,' 'Stringent' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-against-state-spending-cuts-michigans-6-week-cut-jobless-benefits-miserly-stringent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Cooper doesn&#039;t approve of Michigan&#039;s small cut in unemployment benefits: &quot;Democrats and advocates for the unemployed expressed outrage that such a hard-hit state will become the most miserly when it comes to how long it pays benefits to those who have lost their jobs....Doing so would undo a consensus that emerged in the years after World War II that states should pay up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. And it would come as the average length of unemployment has risen.&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> More Times' crusading against state spending cuts in Tuesday's edition. Reporter Michael Cooper's "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/us/politics/29michigan.html?ref=michaelcooper">Michigan, With Persistent Unemployment, Cuts Jobless Benefit by Six Weeks</a>" raised quite a grand commotion out of a small cut in Michigan's unemployment benefit plan: The state will now pay only 20 weeks of benefits to the jobless, instead of the standard 26 weeks (and even those come before federal unemployment benefits kick in, which now run for up to 99 weeks).<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-against-state-spending-cuts-michigans-6-week-cut-jobless-benefits-miserly-stringent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias MichaelCooper Michigan NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch UnemploymentRates Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:37:00 +0000 admin 227 at http://www.mrc.org