http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en Best-Selling Author Klein: US Should Pay ‘Trillions’ For Causing Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/best-selling-author-klein-us-should-pay-trillions-causing-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Occupy Supporter Klein rants against capitalism, conservatives by citing flawed data. </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>Facts, people. They’re not that hard.</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/best-selling-author-klein-us-should-pay-trillions-causing-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Naomi Klein Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:34:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 47155 at http://www.mrc.org $6.4 Million from Soros Behind Legal Battles for 3 Conservative 2016 Contenders http://www.mrc.org/articles/64-million-soros-behind-legal-battles-3-conservative-2016-contenders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal billionaire funds groups trying to get potential presidential candidates recalled, indicted. </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"><em>The media should be reporting on this, but they consistently ignore it.</em></p><p dir="ltr">Legal battles against state governor’s with higher political aspirations keep cropping up. But looking deeper into attacks on Republican governors from Texas, Wisconsin and Louisiana reveals George Soros’ checkbook was behind it all – but the news media aren’t about to point that out.</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/64-million-soros-behind-legal-battles-3-conservative-2016-contenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Politics Bobby Jindal election financing George Soros governor politics recall Rick Perry Scott Walker soros funding state governments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:19:51 +0000 julia.seymour 47141 at http://www.mrc.org John Oliver Mocks Government For Not Paying Off All Student Loans http://www.mrc.org/articles/john-oliver-mocks-government-not-paying-all-student-loans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For-profit colleges suffer the brunt of comedian’s rant. </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">In John Oliver’s perfect world, for-profit colleges don’t exist, and the government pays off everyone’s student loans. After lambasting for-profit colleges extensively, Oliver got to the heart of his argument: the government should foot the bill for all student loans.</p> <p class="normal">For-profit colleges are new to the education sector, largely popularized by the advent of online courses giving students the ability to attend schools like the University of Phoenix part-time, while still working and living anywhere else in the world.</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/john-oliver-mocks-government-not-paying-all-student-loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute For-profit Education John Oliver Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:18:10 +0000 mike.ciandella 47100 at http://www.mrc.org Consumer Reports’ Fishy Advice to Pregnant Woman: Skip the Tuna http://www.mrc.org/articles/consumer-reports-fishy-advice-pregnant-woman-skip-tuna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magazine’s special report about mercury exposure disputes FDA guidelines, urges people to tell FDA to change recommendations. </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">Consumer Reports admits that fish are a high-protein food that provide “important fuel for your baby’s brain development,” but the magazine is upset by the Food and Drug Administration’s latest advice on fish consumption.</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/consumer-reports-fishy-advice-pregnant-woman-skip-tuna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Health Media abc cbs Children Consumer reports consumers union EPA FDA fish health risks Mercury national fisheries institute NBC pregnant women risk seafood tuna Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:43:26 +0000 julia.seymour 47058 at http://www.mrc.org Vanity Fair Used Polluted Journalism Against Chevron in Ecuador Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magazine reporter worked with eco-lawyer to help spin facts. </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">In 2011, Steven Donziger, an activist lawyer won a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Chevron over environmental damage in Ecuador. But a U.S. district court ruled it a “fraud” in 2014, once it was apparent that Donziger’s own case was polluted and the award <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-big-win-chevron-court">“obtained by corrupt means.”</a></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/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Energy Environment International Media 60 Minutes bloomberg businessweek cbs Chevron Corruption Ecuador environmenal law environment environmental damage Glenn Garvin journalism ethics Lawsuits legal cases Miami Herald oil Oil Companies oil company racketeering RICO steve donziger texaco texpet Vanity Fair William Langewiesche Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:32:50 +0000 julia.seymour 47053 at http://www.mrc.org Back to School Lunches: The 7 Worst Defenses of the First Lady’s Lunch Plan http://www.mrc.org/articles/back-school-lunches-7-worst-defenses-first-ladys-lunch-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks can’t ‘understand’ opposition to lunch changes, defend ‘unlikely gladiator’ Michelle Obama. </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">As the school season starts up again, parents will be facing the choice of having their kids buy their lunch or pack it. With the changes to the National School Lunch Program, many are choosing to brown bag it.</p><p dir="ltr">But in spite of backlash from children, parents and school districts, the media have been quick to defend First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program.</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/back-school-lunches-7-worst-defenses-first-ladys-lunch-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Government Health Media Politics education First Lady Food Let's Move campaign Mandate Michelle Obama national school lunch program networks Obama Administration obesity politics School Lunches Schools students Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:15:59 +0000 julia.seymour 47046 at http://www.mrc.org Arctic Ice Cap Grows Same Year Al Gore Predicted It Would Disappear http://www.mrc.org/articles/arctic-ice-cap-grows-same-year-al-gore-predicted-it-would-disappear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media ignore Gore&#039;s Nobel predictions falling flat. </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>The same year that former Vice President Al Gore predicted that the Arctic sea ice could be completely gone, the ice has actually reached its highest point in two years. This revelation comes from a report by the <a href="http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php">Danish Meteorological Institute</a>.</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/arctic-ice-cap-grows-same-year-al-gore-predicted-it-would-disappear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:12:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 47041 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Heralds $3.43-A-Gallon Gas, Forget Prices Spiked Under Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-heralds-343-gallon-gas-forget-prices-spiked-under-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gasoline continues streak above $3-a-gallon - 1,349 days by Labor 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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The news media think that because gas prices have fallen to an average of $3.43-a-gallon there is room to rejoice, even as the <a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/julia-seymour/gas-prices-extend-painful-record-july-4-marks-1290-days-above-3-gallon">record streak</a> of gas prices above $3-a-gallon continues. By Labor Day that record will stand at 1,349 days.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC’s “Good Morning America” praised the “nice surprise” of lower gas prices on Aug. 26, just in time for Labor Day weekend.</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/abc-heralds-343-gallon-gas-forget-prices-spiked-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Energy Media AAA Big Oil bush cost of gasoline driving holidays gas gas above $3 gas prices Good Morning America holiday travel Labor Day lower gas prices obama oil and gas Rebecca Jarvis travel weekends Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:14:46 +0000 julia.seymour 47020 at http://www.mrc.org Ethical Conflict Doesn’t Stop Al Jazeera from Attacking Chicken Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/ethical-conflict-doesnt-stop-al-jazeera-attacking-chicken-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &#039;The Stream&#039; host Lisa Fletcher includes Human Society spokesman even though she&#039;s personally connected to the CEO. </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">Anti-factory farming rhetoric is all the rage on the left, so when the USDA announced changes to its inspection for the first time since 1957, liberal outrage was sure to follow.</p> <p class="normal">Al Jazeera America devoted most of an episode of “The Stream” to criticism of the changes on Aug. 20. The left-wing slant that episode about USDA changes to poultry inspections was predictable, given the personal views of host Lisa Fletcher.</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/ethical-conflict-doesnt-stop-al-jazeera-attacking-chicken-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Health Media Al Jazeera America animals for food changing regulations chicken chicken industry conflict of interest ethical conflict Farming food borne illness Humane Society Lisa Fletcher poultry poultry regulation The Stream USDA USDA inspection USDA regulations vegan Wayne Pacelle Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:21:08 +0000 julia.seymour 47004 at http://www.mrc.org 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