http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en Lean, Finely-Textured Beef Making a Comeback In Spite of Media Attacks http://www.mrc.org/articles/lean-finely-textured-beef-making-comeback-spite-media-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rising food prices have driven up demand for the meat media denigrated as ‘pink slime.’ </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Lean, finely-textured beef (LFTB), commonly referred to by media outlets as “pink slime,” is “back in demand,” according to Yahoo! News.</p><p dir="ltr">In 2012, a series of media attacks on LFTB, including several by ABC News, scared grocery stores like Kroger and Safeway and restaurants like McDonald’s away from using the meat product even though it had been safe and approved for use by the USDA for many years.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lean-finely-textured-beef-making-comeback-spite-media-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Health Media beef beef products inc. food prices Lawsuit lean finely textured beef Meat media scares Pink Slime record high beef prices supply and demand Yahoo! News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:36:27 +0000 julia.seymour 46979 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore 'Unpatriotic' Tax Decisions of Obama Donors http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-unpatriotic-tax-decisions-obama-donors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President condemns tax ‘inversions,’ yet profits from them politically. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">President Barack Obama has come out strongly against corporations moving their addresses overseas in an attempt to pay lower taxes – while several of his own donors saved money by employing this very tactic, known as “inversion.” Yet, ABC, CBS and NBC have completely ignored that hypocrisy since the president addressed the issue on July 24.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-unpatriotic-tax-decisions-obama-donors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama businesses cbs companies corporate taxes corporations Double Standard Hypocrisy Obama Administration political donations tax inversion tax policy tax rates taxes USA Today Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:01:31 +0000 julia.seymour 46971 at http://www.mrc.org Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Soros http://www.mrc.org/articles/group-behind-perrys-indictment-got-500k-soros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks ignore Soros connection, hype indictment charge. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Update, August 19:&nbsp;</em></strong><em>On ABC “<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/08/18/abc-continues-network-cheerleading-perry-indictment-kind-high-noon">World News with Diane Sawyer</a>” on Aug. 18, Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila included a soundbite from Texans for Public Justice Director Craig McDonald in his story. McDonald was merely introduced as a “critic,” with no ideological label, and Avila never verbally said the name of his group. The Soros connection and the group’s involvement in Perry’s indictment charges were not addressed.</em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/group-behind-perrys-indictment-got-500k-soros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Constitution Government Politics George Soros Indictment Rick Perry Texas Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:46:24 +0000 mike.ciandella 46944 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Editorial Calls for Lower Corporate Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newspaper’s view says to keep companies here, ‘write a rational tax code.’ </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberal media outlets often champion higher taxes, or at the very least lash out at businesses for finding ways to lower their tax bills. However, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/13/inversions-corporate-tax-rates-irs-code-business-editorials-debates/14026589/">USA Today</a> offered an editorial on Aug. 14, doing the very opposite: calling for lower corporate taxes.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Taxes companies corporate corporate taxes corporations Editorial editorial board our view tax code tax inversion tax reform taxes USA Today Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:56 +0000 julia.seymour 46922 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Media Love Flawed Studies Claiming a Vast Scientific Consensus on Climate http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-love-flawed-studies-claiming-vast-scientific-consensus-climate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest study had low response rate, while previous studies criticized for ‘math errors,’ ‘fuzzy’ definitions. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A new survey of climate scientists published in “<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es501998e">Environmental Science and Technology</a>” is poised to become the latest weapon used by the left and the liberal media to try to shut down climate change debate, even though more than two-thirds of the scientists contacted failed to return a completed questionnaire.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-love-flawed-studies-claiming-vast-scientific-consensus-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media 90 percent of scientists 97 percent of scientists Climate Change climate consensus consensus flawed studies Global Warming manmade global warming Science surveys Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:06:23 +0000 julia.seymour 46913 at http://www.mrc.org $12 Million Buys Soros, Steyer White House Meeting; Media Ignore http://www.mrc.org/articles/12-million-buys-soros-steyer-white-house-meeting-media-ignore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks complain about conservative donor influence in politics, ignore blatant liberal donor connection. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Money may not buy happiness, but it certainly buys access. Liberal billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer met with John Podesta, the counselor to the president, to advise him on environmental policy.</p> <p>Both Soros and Steyer have donated millions to the Center for American Progress, a liberal group Podesta founded and led until December 2013. Steyer has given $3,850,000 to CAP since 2008, while Soros more than doubled that at $8,067,186.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/12-million-buys-soros-steyer-white-house-meeting-media-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Politics George Soros john podesta Tom Steyer Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:56:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 46882 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Journalists, Celebs Attack Rupert Murdoch’s Offer to Buy Time Warner http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-journalists-celebs-attack-rupert-murdochs-offer-buy-time-warner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Worst attacks include jokes about Murdoch being the ‘date rapist of media barons,’ news site shares song parody about him dying. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Liberal journalists are fine with media moguls – unless the mogul happens to not be a fellow liberal. When word got out in July that 21st Century Fox owner Rupert Murdoch had made an offer to purchase Time Warner, the parent company for Warner Brothers, HBO and CNN, the media panicked.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-journalists-celebs-attack-rupert-murdochs-offer-buy-time-warner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Media 21st Century Fox Bill Maher CNN Entertainment Media Fox Fox News Humor insult Jane Fonda Jon Stewart Kickstarter Matthew Yglesias media baron media conglomerates media moguls media outlets news media Rupert Murdoch song parody time warner Vox Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:49:54 +0000 julia.seymour 46869 at http://www.mrc.org Networks That Ignored Bad GDP News, Eagerly Cover ‘Good News’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignored-bad-gdp-news-eagerly-cover-good-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, NBC skipped first quarter drop and downward revisions, but happy to report growth. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">All three broadcast network evening shows reported the higher than expected 4 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for the second quarter on July 30. However, ABC and NBC evening shows previously skipped the three prior GDP announcements that showed the economy shrinking in the first quarter.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignored-bad-gdp-news-eagerly-cover-good-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media abc BEA Brian Williams cbs commerce department Diane Sawyer economy shrank Evening News GDP gross domestic product NBC negative growth network Nightly News World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:00:16 +0000 julia.seymour 46825 at http://www.mrc.org Senate Report Ties Soros Group to 'Billionaire's Club' Dictating EPA Actions http://www.mrc.org/articles/senate-report-ties-soros-group-billionaires-club-dictating-epa-actions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros-founded Democracy Alliance influences EPA decisions, report says. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>An "elite group of left wing millionaires and billionaires" fund "the far-left environmental movement, which in turn controls major policy decisions," according to a U.S. Senate&nbsp;<a href="http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&amp;FileStore_id=8af3d005-1337-4bc3-bcd6-be947c523439">report</a>&nbsp;released on July 30. The report singled out, among other groups, the secretive Democracy Alliance, a group founded in part by liberal billionaire George Soros.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/senate-report-ties-soros-group-billionaires-club-dictating-epa-actions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute EPA Jonathan Soros soros Tom Steyer Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:27:18 +0000 mike.ciandella 46824 at http://www.mrc.org Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns http://www.mrc.org/articles/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It’s easy in America to take refrigeration for granted. After all, it has been in use since the late 1800s and home refrigerators became ubiquitous in the 1950s.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Environment International Media China Climate Change cold chain food borne illness food in China Food Safety food supply Global Warming greenhouse gases New York Times Magazine nicola twilley refrigerants refrigeration refrigeration boom Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:52:08 +0000 julia.seymour 46816 at http://www.mrc.org