http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en Blame Game: Media Ignore Acting Surgeon General to Blame NRA, Conservatives for Ebola http://www.mrc.org/articles/blame-game-media-ignore-acting-surgeon-general-blame-nra-conservatives-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conservative senators faulted for blocking Obama’s anti-gun activist nominee for nation’s doctor. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The Obama administration has taken heat during the Ebola crisis as many Americans worry not enough has been done. In response, the administration appointed a lawyer to be the country’s Ebola czar. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/blame-game-media-ignore-acting-surgeon-general-blame-nra-conservatives-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health International Media Politics Barack Obama CNN Confirmation Hearings crisis response disease Ebola MSNBC Obama Administration Ron Klain Senate Slate surgeon general Think Progress Vivek Murthy Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:13 +0000 julia.seymour 47447 at http://www.mrc.org Affleck and Damon Team for Anti-Corporate SyFy project http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-and-damon-team-anti-corporate-syfy-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Incorporated’ series will be ‘thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power.’ </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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">With their latest project, Oscar-winning actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will boldly go where they have gone before ... creating films that makes businesses the bad guys.</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/ben-affleck-matt-damon-team-740349">The Hollywood Reporter</a> said on Oct. 13, they due will create “Incorporated” for SyFy. It will be a “a futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-and-damon-team-anti-corporate-syfy-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Media anti-business movies Ben Affleck Boiler Room corporate villains corporations elysium espionage hollywood Incorporated Matt Damon poltics Promised Land Robo Cop SyFy the hollywood reporter Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:51:47 +0000 julia.seymour 47441 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post: Tea Party Supporters Primarily Rich, White Racists http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-tea-party-supporters-primarily-rich-white-racists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blog post written by professor tied to liberal billionaire George Soros </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p id="docs-internal-guid-f0b5658d-2f31-9505-6e22-63e0883194b3" dir="ltr"><span>Liberal billionaire activist George Soros doesn't like the Tea Party. Now a professor at the university he founded has publicly attacked the group in The Washington Post, claiming Tea Party supporters are primarily old, white, upper middle class, and racist.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-tea-party-supporters-primarily-rich-white-racists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business soros Tea Party The Washington Post Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:15:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 47420 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Reporter: Wasteful NIH Studies Still Worthwhile http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-reporter-wasteful-nih-studies-still-worthwhile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalist defends $3.2 million study on drunken monkeys </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 3px; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Phil%20Williams%202.jpg" width="375" height="211" />An NBC journalist has taken to social media to criticize “snarky posts” questioning whether apparently wasteful research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), like the one that spent $3.2 million studying <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/joseph-rossell/2014/10/16/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money">drunken monkeys</a>, was a worthwhile use of taxpayer funds.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-reporter-wasteful-nih-studies-still-worthwhile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Ebola Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:23:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 47405 at http://www.mrc.org Hey Journalists! 15 Ways NIH And CDC Wasted Taxpayer Money http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media complicit as agencies demand bigger budgets despite billions squandered. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129938" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Amidst the Ebola crisis, the government’s premier health agencies are burning their taxpayer funded budgets on wasteful programs faster than drunken monkeys. Based on a recent $3.2 million NIH study focused exclusively on getting monkeys drunk, that’s an analogy researchers should readily understand.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Big Government Budget CDC Ebola Government Waste Monkeys NIH taxpayer funding waste Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:30:15 +0000 dan.gainor 47395 at http://www.mrc.org Laurie David: Girl Scouts Partnering with Nestle for Drink is ‘Immoral’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/laurie-david-girl-scouts-partnering-nestle-drink-immoral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal environmental movie maker ‘Fed Up’ with Girl Scouts’ relationship with food company. </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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">To many people the Girl Scouts and cookies are synonymous, but liberal environmentalist and anti-obesity crusader Laurie David was unhappy with a recent announcement for Girl Scout branded, cookie-flavored drinks by Nestle.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/laurie-david-girl-scouts-partnering-nestle-drink-immoral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Family Health Media branding environmentalist Fed Up movie Food food industry Food Police food policy huffington post huffpost live Katie Couric Laurie David marketing Nestle The Girl Scouts Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:18:39 +0000 julia.seymour 47376 at http://www.mrc.org Health Official: Budget Cuts by Congress Resulted in No Ebola Vaccine http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-official-budget-cuts-congress-resulted-no-ebola-vaccine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NIH Director diverts attention away from agency shortcomings </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amid reports that Ebola is "spiraling out of control," Americans are being told that fiscal conservatives in Congress are to blame for this mess. &nbsp;According to the director of a government health agency, we would almost surely have an Ebola vaccine today – if Congress had only authorized about another $9 billion to the appropriate government agency. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-official-budget-cuts-congress-resulted-no-ebola-vaccine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Ebola NIH Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:48:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 47373 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Wonkblog Clarifies Outrageous Alcohol Stat http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-wonkblog-clarifies-outrageous-alcohol-stat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Original article claims heaviest drinkers in U.S. consume more than 10 drinks per day. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The Washington Post’s Wonkblog backpedalled slightly after being accused of making questionable claims about alcohol consumption patterns in the United States. Wonkblog published a second piece Oct. 3, clarifying the statistics from the<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/25/think-you-drink-a-lot-this-chart-will-tell-you/"> Sept. 25, article</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-wonkblog-clarifies-outrageous-alcohol-stat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media alcohol alcohol consumption data journalism drinking heavy drinking NIAAA philip cook Statistics substance abuse Trevor Butterworth Washington Post wonkblog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:44:23 +0000 julia.seymour 47368 at http://www.mrc.org Obamacare Poised to Cause Insurance Cancellations, Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-poised-cause-insurance-cancellations-networks-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 250,000 policies to be cancelled in Virginia alone, despite president’s promise that ‘If you like’ it, ‘you can keep it.’ </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">According to<a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/10/09/angle_more_health_plans_to_be_canceled_under_obamacare.html"> Fox News</a> and several print media outlets tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people are about to be notified that their health insurance policies are being cancelled, thanks to Obamacare.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-poised-cause-insurance-cancellations-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Politics abc Affordable Care Act Barack Obama cbs Fox News Health Care Health Insurance insurance insurance cancellations jim angle lie of the year mid-term election NBC obamacare politics Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:50:26 +0000 julia.seymour 47358 at http://www.mrc.org Grist Writer Bashes Former Coal CEO: ‘Frightening & Sociopathic’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/grist-writer-bashes-former-coal-ceo-frightening-sociopathic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roberts, who had to apologize for 2006 ‘climate Nuremberg’ remarks, tweets attack on businessman. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129820" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Eco-lefty David Roberts is at it again: spewing hateful remarks about people he disagrees with.</p><p dir="ltr">Roberts, a staff writer at the liberal environmental website Grist.com, and self-described “climate hawk,” tweeted &nbsp;out a nasty attack on Don Blankenship on Oct. 9. Blankenship is the former Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Co.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/grist-writer-bashes-former-coal-ceo-frightening-sociopathic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment businessmen CEOs Climate Change climate nuremberg climate skeptics coal companies david roberts Don Blankenship fossil fuels Global Warming Grist jail time for climate skeptics Twitter Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:44:14 +0000 julia.seymour 47357 at http://www.mrc.org