http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en Lefty Grist Now Claims Humans ‘Literally Breaking Polar Bear Penises’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-grist-now-claims-humans-literally-breaking-polar-bear-penises <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eco-blog calls people ‘the worst,’ says chemical pollution ‘a kick in the d**k’ for polar bears. </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"><em><strong>Warning: Graphic Language</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">Mankind really has it in for polar bears, at least according to the left. Liberal media have spent years claiming mankind was killing the cute little man-eating monsters by destroying their homes with global warming. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-grist-now-claims-humans-literally-breaking-polar-bear-penises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Media chemicals eco-blog environment Grist PCBs polar bear polar bear penises Pollution Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:58:38 +0000 julia.seymour 48126 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Suggests Connection Between Blizzard and Climate Change on Five Separate Shows http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbc-suggests-connection-between-blizzard-and-climate-change-five-separate-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cable network guests and hosts bring up climate change in snowstorm reports, although some scientists dispute 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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As a blizzard threatened to bury northeastern U.S. cities with snow, MSNBC blanketed its coverage with connections to man-made climate change.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbc-suggests-connection-between-blizzard-and-climate-change-five-separate-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Media Bill Nye Blizzard cable networks Climate Change Ed Schultz Global Warming Hardball Jeffrey Sachs MSNBC NOW with Alex Wagner Roger Pielke Jr. Patrick Michaels Ryan Maue Science scientists Snowstorm The Cycle The Ed Show Weather Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:31:13 +0000 julia.seymour 48115 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo: Liberal Anti-Vaxxers ‘Ruining Things for Everyone’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-liberal-anti-vaxxers-ruining-things-everyone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parents who say vaccines are ‘harmful’ among ‘most liberal’ Americans. </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">Only days before <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/01/28/arizona-measles-disneyland-outbreak-phoenix-children/22452491/">USA Today</a> reported that the recent measles outbreak had reached a “critical point,” The Washington Post declared that opponents of vaccination were “ruining things for everyone.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-liberal-anti-vaxxers-ruining-things-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media anti-vaccination anti-vax anti-vaxxer autism health scare Jenny McCarthy Liberals Robert F. Kennedy Vaccine Washington Post wonkblog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:52:33 +0000 julia.seymour 48112 at http://www.mrc.org Leader of Soros-Founded INET: Rich are Ready to Flee in Case of Uprising http://www.mrc.org/articles/leader-soros-founded-inet-rich-are-ready-flee-case-uprising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros gave $100 million to INET, used it to host a conference to remake the global economy. </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>Rich people are preparing to flee in case of social unrest, at least according to the head of one group founded and partly funded by George Soros.</p><p>Robert Johnson, the head of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), argued that many wealthy people feared an uprising because of “growing inequality.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst 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/leader-soros-founded-inet-rich-are-ready-flee-case-uprising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Bretton Woods II Davos soros Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:30:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 48103 at http://www.mrc.org Like Media, White House Misleads on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotional video for ‘wilderness’ plan mostly shows mountains, flowers and animals, even though drilling wouldn’t happen there. </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">Just days after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, introduced a bill to permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), President Barack Obama announced his plan to designate millions of acres of ANWR in a way that bans drilling.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government Media Alaska Alaska National Wildlife Refuge ANWR Climate Change Conservation drilling Environmentalism Obama Administration oil and gas politics wilderness act Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:10:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48094 at http://www.mrc.org At Davos, Soros-funded Group’s President Says Look to Bretton Woods for Economic Advice http://www.mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New America Foundation foundation promotes initiative with same name as earlier Soros conference </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132289" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst 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/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy International Bretton Woods II capitalism Davos George Soros New America Foundation society World Economic Forum Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:16:19 +0000 julia.seymour 48068 at http://www.mrc.org Claims of 1,800+ Deaths from Binge Drinking Is Wrong, WaPo Fact Checker Says http://www.mrc.org/articles/claims-1800-deaths-binge-drinking-wrong-wapo-fact-checker-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chronicle of Higher Education, PBS recently reported alcohol stat Post Fact Checker gives three Pinocchios. </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>Media outlets and politicians often fall for junk science and misleading statistics. This happened recently with alcohol-related death statistics, which The Washington Post exposed as factually incorrect.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/claims-1800-deaths-binge-drinking-wrong-wapo-fact-checker-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media alcohol alcohol-related death binge drinking Chronicle of Higher Education drinking Fact Checker Glenn Kessler junk science NewsHour NIAAA PBS Statistics The Washington Post Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:51:05 +0000 julia.seymour 48064 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC Rebuts Obama’s SOTU Statement on Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-rebuts-obamas-sotu-statement-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Co-anchor Jim Cramer calls Obama’s tax comments ‘out of sync with what’s really happening’ because of Obamacare. </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/132300" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>During his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama said he wanted to “simplify” the tax paperwork required for small businesses, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer pointed out that Obamacare is doing just the opposite. </p> <p>Obama had said during his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20, that a small business owner should be able to file taxes “based on her actual bank&nbsp;statement instead of the number&nbsp;of accountants she can afford.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-rebuts-obamas-sotu-statement-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Jim Cramer State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:01:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 48063 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hype Davos Climate Change Focus as 1,700 Private Jets Fly In http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hypocrisy of flying to climate change conference in private jets is lost on the media. </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>As media outlets focused on the World Economic Forum’s plans to address climate change it ignored the hypocrisy of the huge number of private jets flying world leaders and celebrities to that conference.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst 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/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Economy Davos JoyBeharHuffingtonPost World Economic Forum Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:41:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 48043 at http://www.mrc.org All Three Networks Fall for ‘Meaningless’ ‘Hottest Year’ Claims http://www.mrc.org/articles/all-three-networks-fall-meaningless-hottest-year-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scientists accuse NASA/NOAA of misleading public, show temperature differences within margin of error. </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">The broadcast networks hustled to report NASA and NOAA data that claimed 2014 was a record hot year. But now both agencies are being criticized by scientists accusing them of “deception” over the statistics.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business 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/all-three-networks-fall-meaningless-hottest-year-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Government Media abc Anthony Mason Brian Williams cbs Climate Change Global Warming global warming pause hottest year judith curry manmade global warming margin of error Nasa NBC NOAA probability roger pielke roy spencer temperature data temperature records Vinita Nair Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:58:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48042 at http://www.mrc.org