FinancialReform http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7309/all en CBS: Financial Reform 'Another Huge Milestone For President Obama' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-financial-reform-another-huge-milestone-president-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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-07-21-CBS-TES-Hill-Rei.jpg" /></div><p>On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill cheered the passage of financial reform legislation as <b>"another huge milestone for President Obama." </b>Hill went on to explain: <b>"The first was when he signed the historic health care bill</b> back in March. Today he is set to sign a bill aimed at completely overhauling Wall Street."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-financial-reform-another-huge-milestone-president-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs ChipReid Democrats EarlyShow EricaHill FinancialReform liberalmediabias Republicans Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:18:00 +0000 36374 at http://www.mrc.org CBS: Financial Reform 'Big Win' for Obama, Adds to 'Long List' of 'Accomplishments' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-financial-reform-big-win-obama-adds-long-list-accomplishments <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-07-15-CBS-EN-WHAccompl.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p>On Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric touted the just-passed financial reform bill as <b>a "big win" for President Obama, "as was the passage of health care reform."</b> She then lamented how despite that: "...there are rumblings he's in big political trouble as the midterm elections approach."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-financial-reform-big-win-obama-adds-long-list-accomplishments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Accomplishments approvalrating BarackObama BiasAlert cbs ChipReid EveningNews FinancialReform KatieCouric liberalmediabias Fri, 16 Jul 2010 20:44:00 +0000 36353 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Highlights Return to Financial Regulation http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-highlights-return-financial-regulation <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>Nothing makes the media happier than an expansion of government.</p> <p>The New York Times showed that on July 16 in their reaction to the passage of financial reform. In “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/business/16regulate.html?_r=1&amp;pagewanted=print"></a>Financial Overhauls Signals Shift on Deregulation,” reporters Binyamin Applebaum and David M. Herszenhorn praised the “sweeping expansion of federal financial regulation” that reflected “a renewed mistrust of financial markets after decades in which Washington stood back from Wall Street with wide-eyed admiration.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-highlights-return-financial-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government deregulation FinancialReform Financialregulation finreg NewYorkTimes Sarbanes-Oxley Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:07:00 +0000 admin 27176 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's George Stephanopoulos Touts Obama's 'Big Day' of Financial Reform, Hits GOP Opposition http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-george-stephanopoulos-touts-obamas-big-day-financial-reform-hits-gop-opposition <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-07-16-ABC-GMA-Steph.jpg" height="166" width="240" /></div><p>Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday offered White House spin for the passage of financial reform, enthusing, "...<b>You've got the well looking like it's capped. Passage of financial reform. Big day for the White House.</b>" Over two segments, he touted Obama's take: "But, the President called it a big win for the whole country." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-george-stephanopoulos-touts-obamas-big-day-financial-reform-hits-gop-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert FinancialReform GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias WallStreet Fri, 16 Jul 2010 16:51:00 +0000 36357 at http://www.mrc.org Targeting 'Loopholes' in Financial Reform, Newsweek Attacks Bill from the Left http://www.mrc.org/articles/targeting-loopholes-financial-reform-newsweek-attacks-bill-left <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>Newsweek’s Michael Hirsh doesn’t want the government to have a hand in financial reform. On the contrary, he’d rather the government have both hands firmly around Wall Street.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In his <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/id/238334"></a>May 21 Newsweek Web Exclusive, Hirsh was outraged that the “Restoring American Financial Stability Act” had too many loopholes for banks and not enough government regulation. Hirsh went as far as nicknaming the legislation “the Accountants’ and Lawyers’ Welfare Act of 2010” and concluded:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/targeting-loopholes-financial-reform-newsweek-attacks-bill-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business FinancialReform Hirsh Newsweek Wed, 26 May 2010 11:45:15 +0000 admin 27268 at http://www.mrc.org Media Favor Regulation, Barely Notice Failures of Regulators http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-favor-regulation-barely-notice-failures-regulators <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>Since Obama took office, there’s been a leftward swing toward increased regulation. The news media have supported that tilt, generally failing to demand explanations for high profile failures of government regulators.</p><p>From the financial crisis to the Gulf oil spill, a recent string of problems exposed serious failures of government regulators that are supposed to protect the public. But broadcast news media rarely criticized the poor performance of government in such cases.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-favor-regulation-barely-notice-failures-regulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business bank britishpetroleum broadcast ChrisDodd CoalMining FinancialReform Financialregulation interiordept. miningaccident MMS networks NewYorkTimes obama oildrilling oilspill Regulation SEC WallStreet WashingtonPost Wed, 19 May 2010 20:20:25 +0000 admin 27274 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts Democratic Strategy Labeling GOP 'Party of Wall Street' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-democratic-strategy-labeling-gop-party-wall-street <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-04-28-CBS-TES-Reid.jpg" /></div><p>On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith lamented Republican opposition to the Democrats' financial reform legislation: <b>"The Senate is expected to vote for a third time on financial reform.</b> <b>Republicans blocked the previous two attempts. President Obama says he can't understand why</b>, and plans to make his case once again later today."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-democratic-strategy-labeling-gop-party-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs ChipReid Democrats EarlyShow EveningNews FinancialReform harrysmith KatieCouric liberalmediabias NancyCordes Republicans Wed, 28 Apr 2010 19:30:00 +0000 36021 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Happy Talk http://www.mrc.org/financialreform/obamas-happy-talk <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 >All week there was happy news reporting of the happy news of General/Government Motors re-paying its loan years ahead of schedule – somewhat mysteriously, given that the company remains unprofitable. (Gee, maybe they re-paid <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">our</i> loan with <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">our</i> TARP money. That’d be funny, wouldn’t it?)  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/financialreform/obamas-happy-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FinancialReform GM obama Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:38:34 +0000 admin 29915 at http://www.mrc.org Carl Hulse's Favorite Story: Democrats Pressuring Republicans to Give In http://www.mrc.org/articles/carl-hulses-favorite-story-democrats-pressuring-republicans-give <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The opening to Carl Hulse&#039;s front-page story on his favorite topic - Democrats putting the screws to the G.O.P.: &quot;Politicians like nothing more than a convenient foil, and Democrats locked in a stubborn impasse with Republicans over new rules to govern Wall Street believe they have found a gold-plated one in Goldman Sachs.&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>Congressional reporter Carl Hulse used the Senate hearings, in which senators from both party berated two Goldman Sachs executives about marketing flawed mortgage investments, in his front-page "Political Memo" Wednesday: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/business/28bankers.html">For Democrats, Bankers Make A Handy Foil - Grilling Goldman and Pressuring G.O.P.</a>" <br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/carl-hulses-favorite-story-democrats-pressuring-republicans-give" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CarlHulse congress FinancialReform GoldmanSachs liberalmediabias mortgages NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:32:00 +0000 admin 7539 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Smith to McCain: 'How Are You Going to Dismantle' Financial Institutions? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-mccain-how-are-you-going-dismantle-financial-institutions <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-04-27-CBS-TES-McCain.jpg" /></div><p>Hitting from the left in an interview with Republican Senator John McCain on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith worried about the ability of financial reform legislation to expand government control over Wall Street: <b>"How are you going to dis - how does any of this dismantle these giant financial institutions?"</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-mccain-how-are-you-going-dismantle-financial-institutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs Democrats EarlyShow FinancialReform harrysmith JohnMcCain liberalmediabias NancyCordes Republicans Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:57:00 +0000 36019 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Smith: 'Will Anyone in GOP Break Ranks' on Financial Reform? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-will-anyone-gop-break-ranks-financial-reform <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-04-26-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" /></div><p>At the top of Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith referenced a possible Senate vote on the Democrats' financial reform bill and proclaimed: <b>"Showdown in the Senate. Democrats are scrambling to get enough votes.</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-will-anyone-gop-break-ranks-financial-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs DarrellIssa Democrats EarlyShow FinancialReform harrysmith liberalmediabias NancyCordes Republicans Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:46:00 +0000 36010 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Week-Long Pressure on Republicans to Support Dem Financial Reform Bill http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-week-long-pressure-republicans-support-dem-financial-reform-bill <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-04-23-CBS-TES-Rodrigue.jpg" /></div><p>On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared that when it comes to financial reform legislation, <b>"Democrats have all the leverage right now." </b>Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer appeared on the show and observed that "They think this is the <b>time to picture Republicans as trying to protect fat cat bankers</b>, as it were." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-week-long-pressure-republicans-support-dem-financial-reform-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs ChipReid Democrats EarlyShow EveningNews FinancialReform harrysmith liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez NancyCordes Republicans WallStreet Fri, 23 Apr 2010 19:32:00 +0000 36002 at http://www.mrc.org CBS: 'Encouraging News,' GOP 'Changing Their Tone' on Dem Financial Reform Plan http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-encouraging-news-gop-changing-their-tone-dem-financial-reform-plan <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-04-21-CBS-TES-Jarvis.jpg" /></div><p>Cheering some Republican support for Democratic financial reform legislation on Wednesday, CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared: <b>"encouraging news out of Washington</b>, that after a week or so of attacking this financial bill that the Democrats are proposing to regulate Wall Street, <b>Republicans are changing their tone and they seem to be wanting to come on board." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-encouraging-news-gop-changing-their-tone-dem-financial-reform-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs Democrats EarlyShow EliotSpitzer FinancialReform harrysmith liberalmediabias MaggieRodriguez RebeccaJarvis Republicans WallStreet Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:21:00 +0000 35994 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Rick Santelli Blasts Financial Reforms Excluding Fannie, Freddie http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-rick-santelli-blasts-financial-reforms-excluding-fannie-freddie <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>Back on Christmas Eve of 2009, Obama’s Treasury Dept. said it would lift the limits on what the federal government could provide in “emergency aid” to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – without seeking Congressional permission.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-rick-santelli-blasts-financial-reforms-excluding-fannie-freddie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government ChrisDodd CNBC FannieMae FinancialReform FreddieMac regulatoryreform RickSantelli Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:07:16 +0000 admin 27375 at http://www.mrc.org