NBA http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/5846/all en Ed Schultz: GOP Not Raising the Minimum Wage Is 'Every Bit as Racist' as Donald Sterling http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-gop-not-raising-minimum-wage-every-bit-racist-donald-sterling <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>MSNBC's Ed Schultz on Wednesday found a way to connect conservatives to NBA owner Donald Sterling's racist rant. Talking about Republicans in Congress, he sneered, "<strong>Not raising the wage, the minimum wage, is every bit as racist as comments made by Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling. It's just displayed in a different way."&nbsp;</strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-30-MSNBC-Ed-Schultz.mp3">here</a>.]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-gop-not-raising-minimum-wage-every-bit-racist-donald-sterling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Donald Sterling Ed Schultz Minimum Wage NBA Thu, 01 May 2014 13:51:52 +0000 scott.whitlock 46138 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo Asks, PBS Ponders: ‘What About Homophobic NBA Owners?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-asks-pbs-ponders-what-about-homophobic-nba-owners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After Sterling, let the witch hunt begin. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s much publicized comments were released Sunday, the media, <a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6070055/clippers-owner-donald-sterling-bashed-by-snoop-dogg-lil-wayne">celebrities</a>, NBA players and even the White House were quick to attack Sterling and call on NBA commissioner Adam Silver to ban him from the league, which he did April 29. But that wasn’t the end of it. Now the Left is going after Orlando Magic owner, Rich DeVos because he’s a Christian and has defended traditional marriage.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-asks-pbs-ponders-what-about-homophobic-nba-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Media Politics Donald Sterling huffington post Mark Devos MSNBC NBA PBS Thu, 01 May 2014 11:58:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 46137 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Devote 146 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner, Skimp on Bad News for Obama http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-devote-146-minutes-racist-nba-owner-skimp-bad-news-obama <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 width="300" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-30-ABC-GMA-Sterling.JPG" /></p><p>When network journalists decide a story is important, they make sure it dominates the airwaves. Over the course of three and a half days, ABC, CBS and NBC vigorously investigated a racist rant by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, offering 146 minutes and 39 seconds of coverage since Saturday night. CBS devoted the most, a whopping 52 minutes and 13 seconds.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-devote-146-minutes-racist-nba-owner-skimp-bad-news-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Donald Sterling NBA NBC Racism Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:08:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 46127 at http://www.mrc.org In 36 Hours, Nets Devote 70 Minutes to Racist NBA Owner; No Mention of Democratic Donations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/36-hours-nets-devote-70-minutes-racist-nba-owner-no-mention-democratic-donations <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>In just over 36 hours, the three network morning and evening shows have already devoted&nbsp;<strong>70 minutes of coverage</strong>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/376641/racist-clippers-owner-donald-sterling-democrat-tim-cavanaugh">racist comments</a>&nbsp;apparently made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Yet, ABC, CBS and NBC have ignored Sterling's long history of supporting Democrats, including Senator Patrick Leahy, Bill Bradley and Gray Davis.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/36-hours-nets-devote-70-minutes-racist-nba-owner-no-mention-democratic-donations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Democrats Donald Sterling Los Angeles Clippers NBA Racism Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:11:24 +0000 scott.whitlock 46108 at http://www.mrc.org Dems Hold 'Closed-Door Discussion' with NFL, NBA, NHL to Promote Climate Change Agenda http://www.mrc.org/articles/dems-hold-closed-door-discussion-nfl-nba-nhl-promote-climate-change-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NFL, baseball and others asked what they are &#039;doing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.&#039; </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><img style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Phillies%20Solar%20Panels.JPG" width="200" height="150" />Climate change alarmists have turned to recruiting sports leagues to promote eco-hysteria. Democrats in Congress are calling on the major sports leagues to promote climate change regulation and to answer what they are doing to limit greenhouse gases.</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/dems-hold-closed-door-discussion-nfl-nba-nhl-promote-climate-change-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Climate Change NBA nfl NHL Olympics WNBA Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:07:29 +0000 mike.ciandella 45005 at http://www.mrc.org David Carr, Who Called Midwesterners "Low-Sloping Foreheads," Cries Racism Over Lin Headline http://www.mrc.org/articles/david-carr-who-called-midwesterners-low-sloping-foreheads-cries-racism-over-lin-headline <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>Veteran New York Times media reporter David Carr’s Monday column self-righteously attacked an unfortunate headline on an ESPN mobile website, “Chink in the armor,” that was widely interpreted as a purposeful slur on the ethnicity of benchwarmer-turned-NBA-sensation Jeremy Lin: “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/business/media/jeremy-lin-media-hype-stumbles-on-race.html?ref=davidcarr&amp;pagewanted=all">Media Hype For Lin Stumbles On Race</a>.” <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/David_Carr_ABC.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="183" width="240" </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/david-carr-who-called-midwesterners-low-sloping-foreheads-cries-racism-over-lin-headline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch David Carr ESPN Hypocrisy Jeremy Linn NBA Racism Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:46:02 +0000 clay.waters 39205 at http://www.mrc.org LeBronomics: Could High Taxes Influence James' Team Decision? http://www.mrc.org/articles/lebronomics-could-high-taxes-influence-james-team-decision <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-gillis">Kyle Gillis</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >While sports reporters have sought agents and teammates for the inside scoop on where NBA superstar free agent LeBron James will sign, there’s another person who may know The King’s next move: his accountant.</p> <br /> <p >In a <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/local_penalty_gKjEuLeOZg4ot9W5yzxzDL" />July 1 blog post</a>, the New York Post warned that “dysfunctional lawmakers in <st1:city w:st="on">Albany</st1:city>” could cost the state a chance to bring the coveted athlete to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on">New York</st1:state></st1:place>. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lebronomics-could-high-taxes-influence-james-team-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes Basketball freeagent IncomeTaxes LeBronJames NBA Fri, 09 Jul 2010 13:33:01 +0000 admin 27189 at http://www.mrc.org Charles Barkley Predicts 'Reverse Bradley Effect' http://www.mrc.org/articles/charles-barkley-predicts-reverse-bradley-effect <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 >     Election punditry sometimes comes from strange places. On CNN, it came from a former professional basketball player with a liberal point of view.</p> <br /> <p >     Charles Barkley, a former NBA most valuable player, who is now an analyst for TNT’s basketball coverage appeared on CNN’s Oct. 27 “Election Center” to lend his insight on voter behavior.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/charles-barkley-predicts-reverse-bradley-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy BarackObama BradleyEffect CharlesBarkley CNN CNNElectionCenter JohnMcCain NBA Polling Racism ReverseBradleyEffect socialism TNT Welfare Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:01:14 +0000 admin 25824 at http://www.mrc.org Meeting Anita Hill in the Sports Section http://www.mrc.org/articles/meeting-anita-hill-sports-section <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only liberals find sexual harassment lawsuits inspiring: &quot;Browne Sanders inspires many by winning a lawsuit.&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">Sports reporter Karen Crouseprofiled Anucha Browne Sanders' upon her winning an $11.6 million judgment against New York Knicks coach and general manager Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment ("<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/sports/basketball/01sanders.html?_r="1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all" " target="_self">In Court of </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/sports/basketball/01sanders.html?_r="1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all" ">Public Opinion - Browne Sanders Inspires Many by Winning a Lawsuit</a>"). </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/meeting-anita-hill-sports-section" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AnitaHill IsiahThomas KarenCrouse NBA NewYorkKnicks NewYorkTimes NYTimes SexualHarassment TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 01 Nov 2007 17:55:00 +0000 admin 5847 at http://www.mrc.org Media Use Scandals to Disparage Entire Pro Sports Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-use-scandals-disparage-entire-pro-sports-industry <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; A few bad apples ruin the whole apple grove. That’s the premise the media are operating from these days.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But an alignment of the stars with scandals in the three major American professional sports has caused the media to launch an attack on the entire $213 billion American professional sports industry beset by “shame and disgrace,” according to NBC anchor Brian Williams July 26. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-use-scandals-disparage-entire-pro-sports-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Media baseball MediaBias Michael Vick NBA nfl Scandal Sports Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:15:38 +0000 admin 25425 at http://www.mrc.org Mommy, Where are the Heroes? http://www.mrc.org/articles/mommy-where-are-heroes <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Jeff Greenfield got it right on <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric</i> when he said July 24, 2007 may go down as “Black Tuesday” in the world of sports.</p> <br /> <p >The National Basketball Association was consumed with a gambling scandal involving a referee, the National Football League's highest paid player was facing indictment, a steroid suspect was on the cusp of breaking baseball's most hallowed record, and a leading rider dropped out of bicycling's biggest race after testing positive for drugs.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mommy-where-are-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family BarryBonds MichaelVick NBA nfl referee rolemodel Sports Vinokourov Wed, 25 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27741 at http://www.mrc.org Sports Illustrated: From Beachwear to Beach Warnings http://www.mrc.org/articles/sports-illustrated-beachwear-beach-warnings <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 >     At the very time baseball players were beginning Spring training, the nation was experiencing the 34th coldest February in 113 years. </p> <br /> <p >     Must be global warming – at least according to <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/more/03/06/eco0312/index.html" />Sports Illustrated</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sports-illustrated-beachwear-beach-warnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy baseball Basketball beach carbon ClimateChange emissions football GlobalWarming Magazine NBA nfl ocean sportsillustrated swimsuit water Fri, 09 Mar 2007 21:24:47 +0000 admin 25595 at http://www.mrc.org