nightly http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7865/all en Stimulus Two Years Later, Networks Ignore Obama's Failed Job Promise http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise <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/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <br /> <p>Just a few years ago, double-digit unemployment seemed like a crazy idea. But when the economy began to stumble, it was fear of high unemployment and a promise to prevent it that the Obama administration used to usher in the $787 billion stimulus package. As The New York Times reported on Oct. 22, 2009, "The Obama administration's forecast at the start of the year, which predicted that unemployment would not climb much above 8 percent."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute 2009 2010 abc administration administrations Americans asked bill bmi broadcast bush called cbs claim couric coverage dec didnt economic economy effects evening failed feb government guarantee high higher job jobs july katie mentioned NBC nbcs needed network networks news nightly obama obamas oct package percent plan point prediction president promise promised rate reported Reporters stay Stimulus stories story unemployment viewers working world wrong year years Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:56:00 +0000 admin 29509 at http://www.mrc.org A Study in Character Assassination: How the TV Networks Have Portrayed Sarah Palin as Dunce or Demon http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-how-tv-networks-have-portrayed-sarah-palin-dunce-or-de <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/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In just one month, the percentage of Americans who viewed GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin unfavorably soared from 32 percent to 49 percent, according to a new survey. Might hostile media coverage account for Palin's skyrocketing unfavorable rating?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-how-tv-networks-have-portrayed-sarah-palin-dunce-or-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Culture and Media Institute abc abcs aired Alaska america anchor andrea asked attack attacks Ayers back barack Biden campaign candidate cbs clip clips CMI conservative Conservatives correspondent country couric coverage criticism criticizing david days Debate elements evening fey good GOP government governor guthrie intellect Interview joe john katie line live make mccain mccains mitchell morning NBC nbcs negative network networks neutral news night Nightline nightly nominee noted obama obamas october Palin palins parodies people percent performance period played positive presidential problem public qualifications ran report reported reporter sarah saturday sees segments september shes show snl Snow stated stories study talk taxes Terrorists tina Today unfavorable vice wright Tue, 11 Nov 2008 01:16:00 +0000 admin 31532 at http://www.mrc.org Global Warming Censored http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/global-warming-censored <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2008/Global_Warming_Censored_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><strong>Correction Appended</strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p>So much for that job requirement of balance and objectivity. When it came to global warming the media clearly left out dissent in favor of hype, cute penguins and disastrous predictions.</p> <br /> <p>"They [penguins] are charismatic, endearing and in serious trouble," warned NBC's Anne Thompson on the Dec. 12, 2007, "Nightly News." Thompson didn't include any disagreement.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/global-warming-censored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2007 abc abcs america american arctic bill bmi business called caused cbs christy climate consensus cost Debate dec deniers didnt dissent drought earth environmental experts fact find flat global gooch gore government human include included Interview ipcc issue john journalist Journalists july live made manmade mentioned michaels NBC network networks news nightly oct opinions ordinary pelley people percent planet polar politicians professor question Reporters Science scientist scientists skeptical skepticism stories story talking thompson Today told unidentified vieira voices warming weir williams world year Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:32:00 +0000 admin 30574 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 Business and Media Institute 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 Gassing Up http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/gassing <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/mediamyths/2007/Gassing_Up_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/gassing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2005 2006 2007 abc america analysts april asked average bad barrel business California cbs cbss cents claim day didnt evening expert gallon gas gasoline good high higher highest hobson Hurricane increase jan Journalists july Kloza market mason morning national NBC nbcs network networks news nightly oil percent predict Predictions price prices regular relied report reporter Reporters sawyer show states stories story supply tax taxes warned world worse Wed, 09 May 2007 20:56:00 +0000 admin 30115 at http://www.mrc.org Prescription For Bias http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2007/Prescription_For_Bias_Executive_Report.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2006 abc america anchor approval billion bmi breakthrough brian cancer cbs clinical companies company consumers cost Costs counter coverage developing development didnt drug Drugs elizabeth evening failed FDA featured Gardasil government health heavy high included industry Journalists july june left life made make making market medical medicines mention mentioned million money month NBC network networks news newscasts nightly number patients percent perspective pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals PhRMA pill plan positive prescription Prescriptions price profit profits Regan report reporter reporting research rising risk Snow spent stories story study treatment Vaccine viewers Whelan williams world year Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:47:00 +0000 admin 30568 at http://www.mrc.org 'Bad News Bears' http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-news-bears <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/2006/Bad_News_Bears_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-news-bears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2005 2006 abc american analysts anchor april aug august average bad bob briefs broadcast bush bushs business businessmen case cbs coverage debt Decline economic economist economists economy election evening experts explained focused gallon gas good government growing growth high higher housing huge Interview Interviews issues job jobs john july Katrina made month months NBC negative network networks news nightly numbers oil ordinary past percent piece point positive post predicted price prices public quarter rate rates Recession report reporter Reporters reports Republicans rising schieffer school showed shows similar stories story street strong subjects Today told tonight unemployment viewers warned world year years Wed, 11 Oct 2006 20:16:00 +0000 admin 30554 at http://www.mrc.org Media Myth: Taxation with Misrepresentation http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-taxation-misrepresentation <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <table > <tbody> <tr> <td rowspan="9" height="416"> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2006/Media_Myth_Taxation_with_Misrepresentation__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>When is a dollar a taxpayer dollar? <br /><br />     A. When it’s paying for stem cell research. <br />     B. When it’s going to the military in Iraq. <br />     C. When it’s supporting public education. <br />     D. When it’s aiding sick and hungry Africans. <br />     E. All of the above. </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-taxation-misrepresentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2005 2006 bill breaks bush business cbs cell dollars education evening federal funded funding government institute Iraq Journalists july Katrina make March mentions money NBC nbcs news nightly paid paying president program public Reid report reporter research Spending states stem stories story tax taxpayer taxpayers Today tonight viewers williams world year Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:49:00 +0000 admin 30106 at http://www.mrc.org Hugo The Boss http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hugo-boss <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/mediamyths/2006/Hugo_The_Boss_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>Oil prices began to spike in 2005 and the news media eagerly criticized the “greed” of oil companies and their executives. Reporters complained about “jaw-dropping profits” or that oil firms were “taking spending money out of our pockets and making the country poorer.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hugo-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 1998 2002 2004 2005 2006 abc abcs abuses america american americas anchor anti april article aug big bill billion broadcast bush business called castro cbs chavez chavezs chief Citgo comments companies company complained control country coup coverage covered critic cut danger dec democratic dictator didnt efforts energy evening executives explained Exxon fact feb Fidel firm foreign found free front fuel gasoline gave good government heating House Hugo human included including independence industry information john Judiciary Kerry largest leader leaning left leftist made mentioned morning nation nations NBC network networks news nightly oct office oil owned people percent piece political politics poor power president profit profits protest put recently referred report reported reporter Reporters reports revolution rights security showed states stories story taking term threat Threats Today tonight united Venezuela venezuelan venezuelas viewers violations wasnt week world year years york Wed, 01 Mar 2006 20:43:00 +0000 admin 30108 at http://www.mrc.org Hit Job http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job <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> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="525" height="136"> <tbody> <tr> <td rowspan="5" width="415" height="136" align="left" valign="top"> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2006/Hit_Job_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2005 abc added american analysts auto average back bad base bill broadcast brzezinski cbs companies costello created creation days decades december didnt economic economy Employment evening fact federal general generated good government growth Gulf half higher included industry job jobs kane Katrina Labor Layoffs loss losses lost made market mention Military million month months NBC negative network networks news nightly november number numbers outsourcing people percent percentage positive projects Regan report reported reporter reporting reports results september showed shows Spending stories story strong thousands Today tonight transportation trish unemployment View wasnt work workers world year years Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:37:00 +0000 admin 30110 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 Business and Media Institute 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 SUPERSIZED BIAS http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias <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/2004/SUPERSIZED_BIAS_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary </a></p> <br /> <p>It’s hard to turn on a television set and not be bombarded with news about fat — a new warning about the dangers of obesity, a new diet that lets you eat more while the pounds melt away, or the unveiling of a new drug that just might make you thin again. As more and more Americans become obsessed with their weight, the news media are responding with an abundance of stories about food and fat.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2003 abc abcs activists ads Advertising advocates agenda aired america Americans americas anchor anti argued bad balanced ban Banzhaf big billion blame brownell burger business businesses calories center changing Children choices companies conscious consumer consumers corporate coverage CSPI cspis Debate demands desires Diet director dont eat eating ellis Epidemic fact fast fat fatter fault faw february Food foods found free government groups growing health hellmich idea including individuals industry interest items jennings john Journalists july junk kids knight laws Lawsuits lawyers liberal lobby made make manufacturers March market marketing marketplace McDonalds means medical million NBC Nestle news nightly number Nutrition obesity ounce overweight parents people percent personal peter policy poor pounds practices presented problem products professor program public put Regulations report reporter Reporters reports researchers reynolds Science serving show showed sizes smaller solutions soundbite spends stories story Stossel tax taxes Television theyre tibbles tobacco Today told unhealthy university weight year york youd Wed, 02 Jun 2004 22:41:00 +0000 admin 30543 at http://www.mrc.org CyberAlert -- 08/14/1997 -- Helms the Terrorist http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08141997-helms-terrorist <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Helms the Terrorist; Don't Blame Communism; Cunanan Tops Fundraising</p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08141997-helms-terrorist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division center nightly problem Thu, 14 Aug 1997 04:00:00 +0000 32171 at http://www.mrc.org CyberAlert -- 08/01/1997 -- ABC Finds GOP Abuse and Follows McCurry's Wish on Jones http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08011997-abc-finds-gop-abuse-and-follows-mccurrys-wish-jones <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ABC Finds GOP Abuse and Follows McCurry's Wish on Jones</p> <p>Starting Monday at 10am ET C-SPAN2 will replay the fundraising hearings each weekday during the weeks of August 4 and August 11.</p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08011997-abc-finds-gop-abuse-and-follows-mccurrys-wish-jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division downing morning nightly Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00 +0000 32162 at http://www.mrc.org CyberAlert -- 03/20/1997 -- All Nets Burton Bound http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-03201997-all-nets-burton-bound <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p align="center"><i>Copy of: MRC Alert: All Nets Burton Bound; "Conservative" Sierra Club</i></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-03201997-all-nets-burton-bound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget burton nightly Thu, 20 Mar 1997 05:00:00 +0000 32080 at http://www.mrc.org