WallStreet http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/893/all en Wall St.'s Candidate? Times Says Romney, But WP Says Obama Still Rules the Street http://www.mrc.org/articles/wall-sts-candidate-times-says-romney-wp-says-obama-still-rules-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NYTimes: &quot;Mitt Romney has raised far more money than Mr. Obama this year from the firms that have been among Wall Street&#039;s top sources of donations for the two candidates.&quot; But &quot;Those figures do not account for all Wall Street giving.&quot; WashPost: Obama has raised &quot;far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data.&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>So who is 'Wall Street's candidate' for 2012? In 2008 it was Obama, though the New York Times rarely trumpets the fact. That means that many who read Sunday's front-page story by Nicholas Confessore and Griff Palmer, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/us/romney-perry-and-cain-open-wide-financial-lead-over-field.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all">Romney Beating Obama in a Fight For Wall St. Cash</a>,' may not know Obama beat every other candidate in the quest for 'Wall Street cash' in 2008.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wall-sts-candidate-times-says-romney-wp-says-obama-still-rules-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2012 Donations Gaffes liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WallStreet WashingtonPost Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:45:00 +0000 admin 587 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Cheers Wall Street Protests as Liberal Version of Tea Party But Denounced Actual Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-cheers-wall-street-protests-liberal-version-tea-party-denounced-actual-tea-party <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/2011-10-03-NBC-TDAY-WallStreetProtest.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="184" /></div> <p>On Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Michelle Franzen reported on the left-wing "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York and proclaimed: <strong>"Protesters fed up with the economy and social inequality turned out en masse over the weekend....Voicing their discontent and marching for change."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-cheers-wall-street-protests-liberal-version-tea-party-denounced-actual-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Conservatives liberalmediabias Liberals MichelleFranzen NBC Protesters TeaParty Today WallStreet Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:25:00 +0000 38225 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Highlights the Plight of State Cuts to the Arts: Say Goodbye to the Largest Ball of Twine Replica http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-highlights-plight-state-cuts-arts-say-goodbye-largest-ball-twine-replica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York Times writer Robin Pogrebin on Tuesday highlighted cuts to arts funding by the states and the negative effect it will have on replicas of the largest ball of twine. The headline blared, &quot;Arts Outposts Stung by Cuts in State Aid.&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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times writer <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/arts/kansas-and-other-states-cut-arts-funds.html?_r=1&ref=arts">Robin Pogrebin</a> on Tuesday highlighted cuts to arts funding by the states and, specifically, the negative effect it will have on replicas of the largest ball of twine. The headline blared, "Arts Outposts Stung by Cuts in State Aid." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-highlights-plight-state-cuts-arts-say-goodbye-largest-ball-twine-replica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Arts Kansas liberalmediabias NewYork NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WallStreet Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:48:00 +0000 admin 453 at http://www.mrc.org Now They Tell Us: 'Lowering Nation's Credit Rating May Have Little Effect', Appelbaum Notes Sunday on Page A14 http://www.mrc.org/articles/now-they-tell-us-lowering-nations-credit-rating-may-have-little-effect-appelbaum-notes-sund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Better late than never, perhaps, but in Sunday&#039;s paper the Times noted that Lowering Nation&#039;s Credit Rating May Have Little Effect, Economists Suggest. The article, by Binyamin Appelbaum article, was buried on page A14 in the July 31 edition. </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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Better late than never, perhaps, but in Sunday's paper the Times noted that <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/business/economy/taking-a-closer-look-at-a-downgrades-effects.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1">'Lowering Nation's Credit Rating May Have Little Effect, Economists Suggest.'</a></p> <p> </p> <p>The article, by Binyamin Appelbaum article, was buried on page A14 (emphasis mine):</p> <blockquote> <p> </p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/now-they-tell-us-lowering-nations-credit-rating-may-have-little-effect-appelbaum-notes-sund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BinyaminAppelbaum congress DebtCeiling liberalmediabias nationaldebt NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ratingsagencies TimesWatch WallStreet Mon, 01 Aug 2011 21:29:00 +0000 admin 452 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Gushes Over Obama-Appointed Attorney, 'New Sheriff of Wall Street' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-gushes-over-obama-appointed-attorney-new-sheriff-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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We all know <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/nyregion/12cnd-resign.html">how the story ended</a> for the first "Sheriff of Wall Street," Eliot Spitzer. CNN hailed attorney Preet Bharara as the "New Sheriff of Wall Street" in a puff-piece Thursday afternoon, and one can only wonder if his career path will eventually take him to a <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/10/04/eliot-spitzer-kathleen-parker-cnn/">prime-time slot</a> at CNN as a Democrat mouthpiece.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-gushes-over-obama-appointed-attorney-new-sheriff-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert CNN EliotSpitzer liberalmediabias PreetBhrara WallStreet Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:06:00 +0000 37855 at http://www.mrc.org Frank Rich's Latest Excruciating Extended Metaphor: 'Wall Street Would be the Bachelor, and America the Dwarf...' http://www.mrc.org/articles/frank-richs-latest-excruciating-extended-metaphor-wall-street-would-be-bachelor-and-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Frank Rich&#039;s unleashes his latest painful cultural-political metaphor: &quot;If this were a metaphor - if only! - Wall Street would be the bachelor, and America the dwarf, involuntarily chained to its master&#039;s hedonistic revels and fiscal recklessness with no prospect for escape.&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>Behold columnist Frank Rich's latest excruciating metaphor from his Sunday Week in Review perch - <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/opinion/28rich.html?_r=1&amp;scp=2&amp;sq=frank%20rich&amp;st=cse">"Still the Best Congress Money Can Buy</a>." Rich was referencing a front-page November 24 Times story claiming Wall Street was getting its swagger back when he committed this endlessly painful paragraph:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/frank-richs-latest-excruciating-extended-metaphor-wall-street-would-be-bachelor-and-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch FrankRich Gaffes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WallStreet Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:26:00 +0000 admin 7957 at http://www.mrc.org Oliver Stone Not Leftist Enough for Economics Writer Joe Nocera http://www.mrc.org/articles/oliver-stone-not-leftist-enough-economics-writer-joe-nocera <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The greed that Mr. Stone so vividly conveyed in his first &#039;Wall Street&#039; movie got completely out of hand. Much of the trading that went on in the prelude to the crisis was almost nihilistic, utterly lacking any redeeming virtue. Villains abounded.&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>Leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone's sequel to "Wall Street" wasn't leftist enough to satisfy the Times' Joe Nocera in his piece for the Sunday Arts &amp; Leisure section: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/movies/26wall.html?sq=joe%20nocera&amp;st=cse&amp;adxnnl=1&amp;scp=2&amp;adxnnlx=1285592571-GVQLY8RpcXV4Cvp0L/zHrA&amp;pagewanted=all">When Did Gekko Get So Toothless?</a>"<br /><br />Nocera, who normally writes the "Talking Business" column for the Times, thought Stone blinked in the face of Wall Street's many sins.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/oliver-stone-not-leftist-enough-economics-writer-joe-nocera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch JoeNocera liberalmediabias Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OliverStone TimesWatch WallStreet WallStreet:MoneyNeverSleeps Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:18:00 +0000 admin 7843 at http://www.mrc.org Cramer Credits CNBC-Obama Infomercial for 146-Point Dow Jones Rally http://www.mrc.org/articles/cramer-credits-cnbc-obama-infomercial-146-point-dow-jones-rally <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 >Someone’s a little full of the power of his network apparently.</p> <br /> <p >On Sept. 20, CNBC hosted a so-called “town hall” meeting on its network about President Barack Obama and how his administration is dealing with business issues. Obama took some criticism from participants and <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100920/ts_nm/us_obama" />observers said the president was playing defense</a>. However, CNBC’s “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer had a different take on the made-for-television event. According to Cramer, Obama’s appearance was a net-positive for the stock market.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cramer-credits-cnbc-obama-infomercial-146-point-dow-jones-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media CNBC JimCramer market obama WallStreet Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:53:06 +0000 admin 27090 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Chuck Todd Baffled by Wall Street's Anti-Obama Sentiment: The President 'Has Not Done' Much to Business http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-chuck-todd-baffled-wall-streets-anti-obama-sentiment-president-has-not-done-much- <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-burnett">Rachel Burnett</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hd8zDkIrpr&c1=0x8CA2B9&c2=0x385E87&sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hd8zDkIrpr&c1=0x8CA2B9&c2=0x385E87&sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div>During Morning Joe on Thursday, MSNBC's Chuck Todd appeared baffled by a discussion of negative feelings directed towards Barack Obama from Wall Street.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-chuck-todd-baffled-wall-streets-anti-obama-sentiment-president-has-not-done-much-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert ChuckTodd liberalmediabias MSNBC WallStreet Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:38:00 +0000 36474 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 Sheryl Crow: Tea Partiers too 'Uneducated' to 'Understand What's Happening on Wall Street' http://www.mrc.org/articles/sheryl-crow-tea-partiers-too-uneducated-understand-whats-happening-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/alana-goodman">Alana Goodman</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Pop-star and courageous anti-toilet-paper <a href="http://newsbusters.org/node/12226" />crusader</a> Sheryl Crow apparently has a new political concern: Tea Partiers.</p> <br /> <p >The country crooner told CBS journalist Katie Couric that Tea Party members are uneducated, angry and potentially dangerous in an <a href="http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2010/06/sheryl-crow-tells-katie-couric-this-is-my-year-of-getting-out-of-my-comfort-zone?currentPage=3" />interview</a> with Glamour magazine this June.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sheryl-crow-tea-partiers-too-uneducated-understand-whats-happening-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life glamour MediaBias SherylCrow TeaParties WallStreet Mon, 28 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28986 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'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 Dear NY Times: Krugman's Deregulation Assertion Misleads http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-krugmans-deregulation-assertion-misleads <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/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >29 March 2010</p> <br /> <p >Editor, The New York Times</p> <p >620 <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Eighth Avenue</st1:address></st1:street></p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">New York</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">10018</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >To the Editor:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-krugmans-deregulation-assertion-misleads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business banks deregulation krugman NewYorkTimes WallStreet Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:55:26 +0000 admin 30092 at http://www.mrc.org