white http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7741/all en HuffPo Blogger: ‘I Sometimes Don't Want to Be White Either’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-blogger-i-sometimes-dont-want-be-white-either <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The media push for more Dolezals includes professor. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The media are lending an ear – and a platform – to those who believe “being white” can “drive you to do the weird and unthinkable,” as exemplified by former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-blogger-i-sometimes-dont-want-be-white-either" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life black huffington post race white Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:47:42 +0000 dan.gainor 49177 at http://www.mrc.org Media Say Little about Policy Failures of Obama's New Top Economist http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-say-little-about-policy-failures-obamas-new-top-economist <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>President Obama announced liberal Princeton economist Alan Krueger as his new pick to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers, as the president prepares for a speech on jobs after Labor Day.</p> <br /> <p>The broadcast networks said nothing about the Aug. 29 announcement on the evening news programs (stories about Hurricane Irene ate up most of the time). The next day according to Nexis, only CBS mentioned Krueger's name in three news briefs about the appointment. None of those mentioned the failures of policies Krueger already worked on for Obama.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-say-little-about-policy-failures-obamas-new-top-economist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Labor Media american aug called cash clunkers community day economic failed failures found fund hadnt House involved krueger kruegers lending loved mainstream make obama popular program programs result small sold stories supposed tax vehicles white wildly Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:36:00 +0000 admin 27505 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Take Cue from Obama, Wait Nearly 6 Years to Attack S&P http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-take-cue-obama-wait-nearly-6-years-attack-sp <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> <ul> <li><strong>Media Back Democrat Push Against S&P</strong>: The decision by Standard and Poor's to downgrade the U.S. credit rating was met with harsh criticism from the left, and the news media reacted by asking whether they have the power or "expertise" to rate the U.S.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-take-cue-obama-wait-nearly-6-years-attack-sp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media 2011 agency april Credit critical criticism debt downgrade experts House housing interviewed network networks news obama poors rating ratings standard stories white years Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:03:00 +0000 admin 27507 at http://www.mrc.org Yahoo! Editor on Economy: GOP Wants to 'Blow Stuff Up' to Win in 2012 http://www.mrc.org/articles/yahoo-editor-economy-gop-wants-blow-stuff-win-2012 <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>Even liberals are starting to notice that the economic "recovery" President Obama and the media claimed was happening, isn't. So perhaps it's no surprise that Henry Blodget and economics editor Dan Gross of Yahoo! Finance tried to find a way to blame the GOP, rather than the president.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/yahoo-editor-economy-gop-wants-blow-stuff-win-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media 2008 Americans blodget claimed ConspiracyTheories daily dangross DanielGross economic economicpolicy gonna GOP gross House opposed policy president Republican schultz Stimulus ticker white worse yahoo!finance Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:07:00 +0000 admin 27522 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Ignores Unemployment Rise to 9.1%, Job Gains of only 54,000 http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/obama-ignores-unemployment-rise-91-job-gains-only-54000 <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>The very disappointing May jobs report took many in the media by surprise. The 54,000 jobs added were less than one-fourth the size of April's job gains, and reporters immediately reacted to the "<a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/CNBCs_Santelli_Right_Experts_Wrong_Unemployment_Spikes_to_.html">less than expected</a>" gains and complained about the "sluggish recovery."</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/obama-ignores-unemployment-rise-91-job-gains-only-54000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media abc administration goolsbee higher House job jobs june news obama president Press report Stimulus tapper unemployment weekend white Tue, 07 Jun 2011 01:21:00 +0000 27525 at http://www.mrc.org What Do 49 Percent Approve of? http://www.mrc.org/commentary/what-do-49-percent-approve <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>I'm a marketing guy. I'm good at it, and if need be, I can figure out how to sell shaved ice cones to Eskimos or pig manure to pig farmers. But I usually prefer devoting my talents to worthy products and services that benefit consumers. For that reason, I feel sorry for the present White House Press Secretary, humiliated by the product he has to go out and sell.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/what-do-49-percent-approve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business care crows ESPN farmers guy head health hillary imagine Libya marketing matthews obama people percent pig present president Press produced product promise put scarecrows sell told week white work worse Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:03:00 +0000 admin 29998 at http://www.mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010 <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><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2010 list:</em></p> <br /> <p>10. GM Repayment Shows Taxpayer Bailout Worked</p> <p>9.<strong> </strong>All the Economy Needs is More Stimulus</p> <p>8. Soda is Like Cocaine and Ads Cause Obesity</p> <p>7. Obama the Tax Cutter</p> <p>6.<strong> </strong>The Tea Parties are Astroturf, but Green Groups Aren't.</p> <p>5. Despite Largest Budget in History, Obama is Fiscally Conservative</p> <p>4. Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Doesn't Point to Obama</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2010 access administration ads american april Astroturf auto bad Bailout big billion BP broadcast Budget burnett bush business called cancun cbs chamber ChamberofCommerce claim claims class climate climategate cnbcs coast cocaine commerce company conservative corporate coverage cuts day earth economic economy election Elections ErinBurnett federal Food foreign global good government green group groups guard history House institute isnt jobs june KeithOlbermann lack largest liberal mediamyth middle money myth national nbcs networks news obama obamas oil oilspill outlets parties people percent political president Press progress repayment report Reporters rich scientists Soda Spending spill sponsored Stimulus stop stories story support tax taxes taxpayer taxpayers ThinkProgress told tomdonohue Top10 treasury unemployment warming white worked year Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 30125 at http://www.mrc.org SPUN-employment http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment <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><strong>Spinning the Numbers When Conservatives in Charge: </strong>During the year leading up to the 2005-06 mid-term elections, the economy was strong and unemployment never went above 5 percent. That wasn’t how the media reported it. Negative reports and stories spun negatively accounted for 58 percent of the stories (38 out of 65).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business 2005 2006 2009 2010 added anchor anthony bad BarackObama biasbythenumbers bush cbs correspondent created dec economic economy Elections Employment evening explained GeorgeW.Bush gibson good growth House job jobs Journalists mason mid month NBC negative news numbers percent period positive rate report reports results sawyer september shows spun spunemployment stories story term things thompson unemployment white williams year years Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:24:00 +0000 admin 29507 at http://www.mrc.org Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale <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><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Obama_the_Tax_Cutter_A_Network_Fairy_Tale.html"></a></strong></p> <p><strong>Full Report</strong></p> <br /> <p>Once upon a time, there was a nation besieged by what many called The Great Recession. The unemployment rate was climbing, businesses and families were struggling, and everyone was holding out for a hero.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 2009 2010 administration Americans aug average bill billion broadcast Brookings Budget burman bush campaign cbs center class congress conservative consulted Credit cut cuts cutter Deficit economic economists economy election evening experts expiration expire fact found government health higher House included including Income increase increased increases institute jan Journalists law left liberal Liberals lower made making massive mccain middle million muir NBC network networks news obama obamas pay people percent point policies policy political president problem quintanilla raise Reporters rich rivlin sept signed size Spending Stimulus stories tax taxes temporary turned unemployment warned wealthiest wealthy white year years Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:52:00 +0000 admin 30584 at http://www.mrc.org Former Obama Organizer, Village Voice Writer Attacks 'White America' http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-obama-organizer-village-voice-writer-attacks-white-america <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 >Want to see what sort of rationalizations the scary anti-conservative elements of the media use to justify why they hold any opponents of President Barack Obama's policies in contempt?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-obama-organizer-village-voice-writer-attacks-white-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics america obama Racism white Wed, 29 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28870 at http://www.mrc.org Using Sleazy Race Charge to Discredit Obama's Critics; Touting Jimmy's Latest Ugly Jab http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/using-sleazy-race-charge-discredit-obamas-critics-touting-jimmys-latest-ugly-jab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 22, No. 20 </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/Sept212009.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=818290" title="Sept212009.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><b>Touting Jimmy's Latest Ugly Jab at America</b></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/using-sleazy-race-charge-discredit-obamas-critics-touting-jimmys-latest-ugly-jab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BillMaher black BobSchieffer BrianWilliams CBSEveningNews DanHarris JimmyCarter JonathanAlter KatieCouric KeithOlbermann MSNBC NBC Newsweek NewYorkTimes NightlyNews racerelations white WorldNews Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:11:00 +0000 admin 8689 at http://www.mrc.org Summer Rerun: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/summer-rerun-executive-summary <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/rachel-waters">Rachel Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2006/Summer_Rerun.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/summer-rerun-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2000 Appearances CNN Debate Documentary election enjoyed film gore gores House live million minutes movie networks night offender saturday Television View white worst Wed, 16 Aug 2006 19:44:00 +0000 admin 30555 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>It's a familiar story. An enormous company reveals its 'accounting problems.' The problems are found to be far worse than anyone realized. The CEO is forced to resign. Other high-ranking executives follow. The stock price begins to drop. Billions of dollars might be lost. The politically savvy CEO even has direct connections to a presidential administration.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2002 2003 2004 2005 202 567 abc abcs absentee absorb accounting administration advantages african american analysis analysts appears article asked attention attorney bail bankrupt banks beating began big billion board bonuses broadcast Brokaw Budget bush business buy calamity call called campaign capital carlson cbs CEO chairman charter chief citizens clinton close CNN collapse committee company companys congress congressional connections contributors corporate correct corrupt coverage created Credit criticized cushion day deal debacle dec Decline didnt director dollar dollars dream drop dropped earnings economic efforts employees energy enjoys enormous Enron enrons enterprise errors evening exchange executive executives experts explained explaining faced failure familiar fannie fannies fastow feb federal fiasco figures financial firms focus franklin freddie front future Gasparino gave generous Giant gorelick government greenspan gregory GSE GSEs guaranteed hasnt havens high Hispanic hits home homebuyer homebuyers homes House housing huge implicit implied including incredible inherently inquiries investigation jamie jan journal Journalists Kerry key landlords larger largest lay lexisnexis Loans lobbying lose loss losses mac made mae maes manage management March market medias million months mortgage mortgages national NBC network networks news nightly numbers obrien oct offered office officer options oversight overstated paid people percent perception period perspective peter pinkston policy political politically portfolio post president print private problems produced public put question raines rainess received regulator report reported reporter response resulted revealed rightly risky Scandal search secondary secretary sector share Shareholders show similar situation spent sponsored stock story street strong subsidy tax taxpayers term things ties Today tom tonight top treasury vacation ventures vice victims volatility wall washington waste week werent white wondered words work workers world worse year years york Sat, 02 Apr 2005 00:54:00 +0000 admin 30552 at http://www.mrc.org