Foreclosures http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6030/all en CNN Host Asks How Any Nevada Voter Can 'Connect' With Romney - Though Poll Shows Him Ahead by 20 Points http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-host-asks-how-any-nevada-voter-can-connect-romney-though-poll-shows-him-ahead-20-poi <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-02-03-CNN-Banfield-Romney dos.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>While Mitt Romney is polling strong in Nevada – as her own network had reported – CNN's Ashleigh Banfield still questioned how anyone in the state could "connect" with him over his laissez-faire approach to the foreclosure crisis. Banfield's question came at the bottom of the 1 p.m. hour of Friday's Newsroom.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-host-asks-how-any-nevada-voter-can-connect-romney-though-poll-shows-him-ahead-20-poi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AshleighBanfield BiasAlert CNN economy Election2012 Foreclosures housing liberalmediabias MittRomney NevadaCaucus Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:56:00 +0000 39010 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Sees 'Help' in White House Remedy for Foreclosures http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-sees-help-white-house-remedy-foreclosures <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/anthony-kang">Anthony Kang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Obama administration is trying out a second big-government remedy for people facing foreclosure, but NBC’s “Today” failed to mention criticism of the initial program or provide any free-market solutions.</p><p>The White House has now tapped $14 billion in TARP funds to expand the administration’s existing mortgage assistance program.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-sees-help-white-house-remedy-foreclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Banking CNBC Foreclosures housing lending MattLauer NBC obama principalreduction sharonepperson Today Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:37:17 +0000 admin 27342 at http://www.mrc.org Schultz Uses Questionable Foreclosure Data to Blast Bachmann Voting Record http://www.mrc.org/articles/schultz-uses-questionable-foreclosure-data-blast-bachmann-voting-record <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 seemingly creepy fixation some MSNBC on-air personalities have with Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann just continues to persist on the cable network. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/schultz-uses-questionable-foreclosure-data-blast-bachmann-voting-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Politics ACORN EdSchultz Foreclosures MediaBias MicheleBachmann MSNBC Thu, 03 Dec 2009 10:34:50 +0000 admin 26490 at http://www.mrc.org Finally, CNN and NY Times Find Some Good News in Housing Slump http://www.mrc.org/articles/finally-cnn-and-ny-times-find-some-good-news-housing-slump <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/edward-schatz">Edward Schatz</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After months of doom and gloom, suggestions of the next Great Depression and stories on “tent cities,” the New York Times and CNN.com ran similar, positive pieces on the housing market.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/finally-cnn-and-ny-times-find-some-good-news-housing-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy CNN first-time-buyers Foreclosures housing NYTimes Fri, 03 Apr 2009 20:31:00 +0000 admin 26873 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Plants Pro-ACORN Propaganda http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-plants-pro-acorn-propaganda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Fernanda Santos hails anti-foreclosure tactics organized by the left-wing housing activist group ACORN by employing 60&#039;s-style sloganeering (&quot;a budding resistance movement&quot;) and not a word of dissent. </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">Times metro-beat reporter Fernanda Santos seems to truly believe that the left-wing housing activist group ACORN is some bottom-up citizensgroup conducting a new civil rights "resistance movement" against unfair foreclosures. That's judging by her credulous story, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/nyregion/18foreclose.html?_r=" target=_self ? 1&pagewanted='all"'>A Bid to </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/nyregion/18foreclose.html?_r=" ?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-plants-pro-acorn-propaganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ACORN FernandaSantos Foreclosures LabelingBias NewYorkCit NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:12:00 +0000 admin 6677 at http://www.mrc.org Fiddlin' Around While Wall Street Burned http://www.mrc.org/commentary/fiddlin-around-while-wall-street-burned <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 >     Where were you when the lights went out on Wall Street?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/fiddlin-around-while-wall-street-burned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business AtlanticCity CNN DanKennedy DJIA Dr.Phil Foreclosures IlMulino investors mortgages noBS paulson WarrenBuffett WilburRoss Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:56:16 +0000 admin 29698 at http://www.mrc.org CNN: Suburbs the New Ghetto with Neighbors 'Firing' Crack Pipes http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-suburbs-new-ghetto-neighbors-firing-crack-pipes <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/kelly-brown">Kelly Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     According to CNN’s Greg Hunter, nice, suburban subdivisions could turn into vandalized, crack houses because of the housing downturn.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-suburbs-new-ghetto-neighbors-firing-crack-pipes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy AliVelshi DailyShow Foreclosures GregHunter JonStewart RobertSchiller suburbs Your$$$$$ YourMoney Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:09:23 +0000 admin 26079 at http://www.mrc.org House Democrats Aim to "Rescue" Over Half a Million Homeowners http://www.mrc.org/articles/house-democrats-aim-rescue-over-half-million-homeowners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those wonderful Democrats, battling both Bush and the foreclosure crisis: &quot;Hoping to throw a rescue line to at least half a million families in danger of losing their homes...&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 Business section wade into campaign politics in a Friday story from Capitol Hill by David Herszenhorn, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/09/washington/09housing.html?sq="herszenhorn&st=nyt&adxnnl=1&scp=2&adxnnlx=1210345274-SO4o14rv9f/f4/gpsDLFQw" " target="_self">Homeowner </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/09/washington/09housing.html?sq="herszenhorn&st=nyt&adxnnl=1&scp=2&adxnnlx=1210345274-SO4o14rv9f/f4/gpsDLFQw" ">Rescue Bill Passed Despite Veto Threat</a>." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/house-democrats-aim-rescue-over-half-million-homeowners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress DavidHerszenhorn Foreclosures mortgages NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 09 May 2008 17:02:00 +0000 admin 6157 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Continue to Ignore Personal Responsibility for Foreclosures http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-nbc-continue-ignore-personal-responsibility-foreclosures <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Who would you blame if you took out a half-million-dollar loan and couldn't make the payments?  </p> <br /> <p >Last November the Culture and Media Institute and its sister Media Research Center division, the Business and Media Institute, found that NBC and ABC consistently ignored the issue of personal responsibility for consumer debt, while CBS was the most likely network to promote responsibility.     </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-nbc-continue-ignore-personal-responsibility-foreclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc cbs character debt Foreclosures mortgages NBC personalresponsibility Mon, 10 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28339 at http://www.mrc.org Shocking that "Nice" Seattlites Oppose City Homeowner Bailout http://www.mrc.org/articles/shocking-nice-seattlites-oppose-city-homeowner-bailout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Seattle...began a modest program last month offering loans of up to $5,000 to help a few dozen homeowners avoid losing their homes. Not only are people in Seattle relatively prosperous, but they have a reputation for being nice, too. Yet no sooner had Mayor Greg Nickels announced the program than opposition surfaced.&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">Seattle-based correspondent William Yardley made Tuesday's front page with a local look at what he called the "home foreclosure crisis," "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/us/26backlash.html?scp="2&sq=william+yardley&st=nyt" " target="_self">Foreclosure </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/us/26backlash.html?scp="2&sq=william+yardley&st=nyt" ">Aid Rising Locally, As Is Dissent</a>." </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/shocking-nice-seattlites-oppose-city-homeowner-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Foreclosures LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes Seattle TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WilliamYardley Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:29:00 +0000 admin 6021 at http://www.mrc.org The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2007 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2007 <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2007/The_Medias_Top__Economic_Myths_of__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <br /> <p><strong> </strong></p> <br /> <p><strong>10. Airlines are solely to blame for the unfriendly skies. <br /></strong><strong><em>Media myth</em>: Blame the airlines for all those flight delays; never mind the obsolete government-run agency creating the gridlock.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 100 1987 2007 abc airline airlines american Americans anchor atc august big billion blame borrowers burnett business businesses businessweek buy carbon care case cbs Children Christmas climate companies condo consumer consumers cost coverage crash credits day debt december Decline delays dont eat economic economists economy emissions environmental evening experts FAA financial flight Food foods Foreclosure Foreclosures found gas global good government green growth health high home housing included including increase institute insurance investors isnt journal Journalists june line made Magazine make making market million money months Moore mortgage myth national NBC nbcs news nightly november number numbers october oil people percent price prices program ramsey rate rates Recession record Reporters reports responsibility result sales season show Spending stock stocks stories street strong summer system tax things Today told total truth uninsured wall warming warned warning Whelan Wolfram word world worried wrote year years Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:21:00 +0000 admin 30114 at http://www.mrc.org $200 Million Mortgage Plan Not Enough for Networks http://www.mrc.org/articles/200-million-mortgage-plan-not-enough-networks <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/genevieve-ebel">Genevieve Ebel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s plan to rescue <!--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region> from the “mortgage crisis” was revealed December 5, networks attacked the plan with left-wing criticism, saying that the costly plan would not affect “enough people.”<!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/200-million-mortgage-plan-not-enough-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government abc Brian Williams Charles Gibson Diana Olick Foreclosures Henry Paulson Mortgage Crisis Motley Fool Seth Jayson Washington Post Thu, 06 Dec 2007 20:57:07 +0000 admin 25206 at http://www.mrc.org Media Claim Business Owes Debt to Society http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-claim-business-owes-debt-society <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >We're up to our eyeballs in debt. And, with Christmas coming, it's only going to get worse. Personal debt. Mortgage debt. </p> <br /> <p >“We call it the American nightmare,” homeowner Amy Wood told ABC “World News with Charles Gibson” about housing problems. That phrase sums up more than nine months of network coverage of debt – much of it related to continuing mortgage concerns. Reporters label lenders “unscrupulous,” “deceptive,” and “abusive” and say they “lured” borrowers to financial ruin. Loans receive the same treatment, called “risky,” “bad” and even “toxic.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-claim-business-owes-debt-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education borrowers debt Foreclosures lenders media mortgage Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27618 at http://www.mrc.org