http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en Forbes Contributor Defends Planned Parenthood in Fox Debate http://www.mrc.org/articles/forbes-contributor-defends-planned-parenthood-fox-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bruce Japsen claims access to PP is necessary in ‘Forbes on Fox’ discussion about defunding. </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/jack-yoest">Jack Yoest</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/138199" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Bruce Japsen, a <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/">Forbes</a> contributor who writes about health care, defended the continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood’s 700 health centers. He said that people calling for defunding were essentially saying if patients “like their [Planned Parenthood] health center, they can’t keep it.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/forbes-contributor-defends-planned-parenthood-fox-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Life Media Politics Taxes Abortion babies Bruce Japsen defunding FNC Forbes contributor Forbes on Fox funding Health Care life Planned Parenthood video scandal women's health Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:17:12 +0000 julia.seymour 49625 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore ‘Backlash’ Caused by Company’s $70k Minimum Wage http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-backlash-caused-companys-70k-minimum-wage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcasts ignore problems caused by dramatic salary increases at Gravity Payments. </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/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/137978" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The man called America’s “Boss of the Year,” at least, by ABC News, is facing problems, including the loss of top talent after giving a massive boost to many of his employees’ salaries.</p><p dir="ltr">Seattle-based Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price announced in April 2015 that he would implement a minimum $70,000 salary for all his employees. Back then, ABC, NBC and CBS pounced on the story and praised Price.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-backlash-caused-companys-70k-minimum-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media 70000 minimum salary capitalism CEO companies Dan Price Gravity Payments Income Income Inequality minimum salary Salaries Seattle Shareholders talent unintended consequences Wages Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:12:05 +0000 julia.seymour 49581 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Laissez-Faire’ Media Mogul Refused to Meddle With His Outlets’ Ideology http://www.mrc.org/articles/laissez-faire-media-mogul-refused-meddle-his-outlets-ideology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Park Communications founder steered clear of interfering in ‘editorial viewpoints and content’ of media investments. </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">Lefty billionaires Warren Buffett and George Soros, who have used their fortunes to influence the media, could learn from the example of the late media mogul Roy H. Park Sr. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/laissez-faire-media-mogul-refused-meddle-his-outlets-ideology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media book buffett capitalism Editorial laissez-faire liberal agenda media media ownership newspapers Park Communications radio stations Roy H. Park soros TV stations Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:05:55 +0000 julia.seymour 49571 at http://www.mrc.org Don’t Bee-lieve Fearmongering about A ‘Beepocalypse’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/dont-bee-lieve-fearmongering-about-beepocalypse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington Post finds honeybee colonies hit 20-year high thanks to free market beekeepers. </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">Fear often trumps facts in media coverage. The past several years of worries about dying colonies of bees was certainly no exception, but The Washington Post recently supplied some much-needed sting to the honeybee situation.</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/dont-bee-lieve-fearmongering-about-beepocalypse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Government International Media abc adaptation Agriculture alarmism beekeeping beepocalypse bees Bjorn Lomborg capitalism colony collapse disorder commercial bees environment food production Forbes.com Free Market honeybee deaths honeybees hype Jon Entine NBC pesticides pollination Time Washington Post Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:18:43 +0000 julia.seymour 49534 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hype Hansen’s Latest ‘Alarming’ Prediction: Sea Levels to Rise 10 Feet http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-hansens-latest-alarming-prediction-sea-levels-rise-10-feet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Critics say claim has ‘zero credibility,’ but CBS, NBC, MSNBC and others call it a ‘bombshell’ from a ‘top climate scientist.’ </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/137757" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Climate alarmist James Hansen recently dropped a “bombshell” study about rising seas, at least according to the media hyping his claims.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-hansens-latest-alarming-prediction-sea-levels-rise-10-feet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media Andrew Revkin bombshell cbs climate alarmism Climate Change Forecasts Global Warming James Hansen Kevin Trenberth MSNBC Nasa NBC Patrick Michaels peer-review prediction rising seas Science scientists Sea Levels Slate Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:40:07 +0000 julia.seymour 49514 at http://www.mrc.org Celebs Ashton Kutcher, Kate Upton Defend Uber against NYC Mayor’s Lefty Power Grab http://www.mrc.org/articles/celebs-ashton-kutcher-kate-upton-defend-uber-against-nyc-mayors-lefty-power-grab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actors criticize Bill de Blasio’s proposals to increase regulation on ride-sharing. </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/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Liberal NYC Mayor <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/alatheia-larsen/2015/05/12/soros-backs-new-progressive-agenda-159-million">Bill de Blasio</a> recently called for a regulatory <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/bill-de-blasio-fair-ride-new-yorkers-article-1.2296041">attack on ride-sharing company Uber</a>. This set off actor Ashton Kutcher who criticized the mayor’s proposals on Twitter and Facebook calling this an example of “corrupt shortsighted politics” “destroying innovation.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/celebs-ashton-kutcher-kate-upton-defend-uber-against-nyc-mayors-lefty-power-grab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Politics actor actress Ashton Kutcher Bill De Blasio cab celebrity competition Fame industry jobs Kate Upton limits NYC Regulation ride-sharing taxi uber Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:52:01 +0000 julia.seymour 49476 at http://www.mrc.org Not Very 99 Percent: Singer Mariah Carey Shows Off Her 28 Shelves of Shoes http://www.mrc.org/articles/not-very-99-percent-singer-mariah-carey-shows-her-28-shelves-shoes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Artist supported lefty crusaders for equality, including MoveOn.org, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. </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">Singer Mariah Carey showed off her “shoe room” &nbsp;in a recent Instagram post, proving her status as a member of the 1 percent.</p><p dir="ltr">Her use of social media to show off her shoe collection, which is so large it has its own room, highlighted the irony of her political support for left-wing crusaders for the 99 percent, including MoveOn.org, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/not-very-99-percent-singer-mariah-carey-shows-her-28-shelves-shoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Politics 1 percent 99 Percent celebrity clinton Fame Income Inequality inequality Liberals Mariah Carey MoveOn obama Shoes singer wealth Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:30:51 +0000 julia.seymour 49475 at http://www.mrc.org Guardian Claims Denmark’s One-Day Spike in Wind Proves 100% Renewables ‘No Fantasy’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/guardian-claims-denmarks-one-day-spike-wind-proves-100-renewables-no-fantasy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lefty paper pushes misleading statistics to promote wind 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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Proponents of renewable energy will grab on to any sign of success.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/guardian-claims-denmarks-one-day-spike-wind-proves-100-renewables-no-fantasy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment Media British press Denmark Europe misleading renewable energy renewables Statistics The Guardian wind energy wind power Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:18:44 +0000 julia.seymour 49381 at http://www.mrc.org Green Billionaire Steyer Really Just Another Capitalist http://www.mrc.org/articles/green-billionaire-steyer-really-just-another-capitalist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal climate change activist listed as ‘manager’ of environmental energy 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/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Tom Steyer’s concern for the environment and almost religious devotion to promoting green energy appear to be targeting another kind of green.</p><p dir="ltr">Steyer, criticized for the hypocrisy of having built some of his fortune on coal, is now connected to green energy companies that might benefit from his climate change activism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/green-billionaire-steyer-really-just-another-capitalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Media billionaires capitalism Climate Change Coal energy Environmentalism NextGen Climate PAC solar superPAC Tom Steyer Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:35:39 +0000 julia.seymour 49370 at http://www.mrc.org Salon Derides ‘Loony’ Rep. Louie Gohmert for ‘Dumb & Dumber’ Climate Views http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-derides-loony-rep-louie-gohmert-dumb-dumber-climate-views <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing editor attacks congressman after he promotes ‘opposing viewpoints’ on global warming. </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/137316" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Editor's note: When MRC Business wrote this story, the Salon byline listed Peter Finocchiaro, Salon Deputy Editor, as the author. Sometime after that, Salon changed the byline to Bob Cesca.</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">Being out of lockstep with climate alarmism infuriates the left, including liberal online magazine editors like Salon Deputy Editor Peter Finocchiaro.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-derides-loony-rep-louie-gohmert-dumb-dumber-climate-views" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media Politics C-SPAN climate alarmism Climate Change congress denial denier Global Warming insults Louie Gohmert name-calling pope Salon Science Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:17:55 +0000 julia.seymour 49368 at http://www.mrc.org