http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en And That’s the Way It Was: In 1972, Cronkite Warned of ‘New Ice Age’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/and-thats-way-it-was-1972-cronkite-warned-new-ice-age <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Legendary journalist’ and CBS news anchor shared ‘bad news’ about cold during ‘70s cooling scare. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/133640" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/weather/2015/03/04/boston-gets-more-snow-inches-closer-record/OGc6FfWX7pJ6LXD4mRPxUM/story.html">2 inches away</a> from hitting an all-time record for snow, Boston.com reported.</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/and-thats-way-it-was-1972-cronkite-warned-new-ice-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Health 1970s cbs Climate Change cooling scare CRU global cooling Global Warming ice age journalism Science veteran journalist Walter Cronkite warming scare Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:44 +0000 julia.seymour 48371 at http://www.mrc.org Conservative Economists: Why is Restoring Economic Growth ‘Controversial?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-economists-why-restoring-economic-growth-controversial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore call for policies that encourage growth in IBD op-ed. </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">Several conservative economic thinkers recently formed the Committee to Unleash American Prosperity in an effort to persuade aspiring presidents to focus on “the paramount challenge facing our country: slow growth and stagnant incomes.”</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/conservative-economists-why-restoring-economic-growth-controversial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media Politics 1980s Art Laffer Arthur Laffer economic growth economic recovery growth rates investor's business daily Larry Kudlow Paul Krugman politics Reaganomics Scott Walker Stephen Moore Steve Forbes Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:36:49 +0000 julia.seymour 48360 at http://www.mrc.org Debate Over a Dress Color Gets 3X More Network Attention Than ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling http://www.mrc.org/articles/debate-over-dress-color-gets-3x-more-network-attention-net-neutrality-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Morning news shows especially obsess over Twitter’s “great dress debate” rather than explain FCC Internet regulations. </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 latest social media phenomenon to “break the Internet” was more important to the broadcast news networks than the federal decision to regulate the Internet which could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/debate-over-dress-color-gets-3x-more-network-attention-net-neutrality-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media abc cbs dress Fashion FCC Ford Foundation George Soros internet control internet regulation left-wing activism liberal foundations NBC Net Neutrality Twitter debate Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:33:21 +0000 julia.seymour 48337 at http://www.mrc.org FCC Passes Regulations Enabling Government to ‘Micromanage’ Internet http://www.mrc.org/articles/fcc-passes-regulations-enabling-government-micromanage-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deep pockets of left-wing foundations helped finance activism on ‘net neutrality.’ </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 FCC is from the government and they’re here to help with your internet. </p><p dir="ltr">Invoking the agency’s Title II authority, commissioners of the FCC passed a plan to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) like public utilities on Feb. 26. This decision surely pleased the left-wing Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundation which gave groups calling for government Internet regulation millions of dollars.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fcc-passes-regulations-enabling-government-micromanage-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Politics FCC Ford Foundation freedom George Soros Internet internet regulation left-wing activism liberal donors Net Neutrality open society Regulation Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:34:53 +0000 julia.seymour 48329 at http://www.mrc.org Top UN Climate Official Resigns After Sexual Harassment Claims, Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/top-un-climate-official-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-claims-networks-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rajendra Pachauri leaves IPCC chairmanship after an employee accuses him of ‘unwanted’ communications. </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 news networks failed to report on the resignation of top UN climate official Rajendra K. Pachauri after he faced yet another scandal. Pachauri resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.</p><p dir="ltr">As the chairman of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) beginning in 2002, Pachauri was a visible and controversial proponent of climate alarmism. The IPCC has been a <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-embrace-catastrophic-warnings-latest-ipcc-report">favorite source</a> for the networks catastrophic climate change claims. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/top-un-climate-official-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-claims-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change International Media Amazon rainforest climate alarmism Climate Change glacier Global Warming Himalaya ipcc Rajendra Pachauri Resignation Scandal sexual harassment allegations UN UN IPCC United Nations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:03:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48328 at http://www.mrc.org Soros, Ford Foundations ‘Lavish’ $196 Million to Push Internet Regulations http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-ford-foundations-lavish-196-million-push-internet-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Net neutrality’ activists at White House also linked to lefty Ford Foundation, Soros’ Open Society. </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/133340" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">The government could gain unprecedented control over the Internet, depending on the decision made this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is a move long supported by top liberal foundations to the tune of at least $196 million.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-ford-foundations-lavish-196-million-push-internet-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Center for American Progress FCC Ford Foundation George Soros Internet internet regulation left-wing activism Net Neutrality NetGain conference Obama Administration open society foundations White House Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:01:02 +0000 julia.seymour 48319 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood’s War on Success Teaches Youth All the Wrong Lessons http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young audiences hit by barrage of TV and movie negativity about businesses, corporate ethics, capitalism. </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> <ul><li>Children and young adults are spending more than 100 hours each month watching video, many in front of their TVs.</li></ul><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/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Media 2 Broke Girls anti-business anti-capitalism blacklist business capitalism CEOs consulting firms corporations dallas entertainment for youth Entertainment Media ethics fake news Frozen hard work hawaii 5-0 hollywood House of Lies How to Get Away with Murder Identity Thief Iron Man Occupy Wall Street Scandal Spiderman success The Daily Show The Great Gatsby top grossing films TV viewing young audiences Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48307 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood Millionaire Demands Equal Pay at Oscars http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywood-millionaire-demands-equal-pay-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patricia Arquette uses acceptance speech to demand ‘wage equality,’ and equal rights for women. </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/133279" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">At the Academy Awards, Patricia Arquette won the Oscar for best supporting actress for “Boyhood.” Then rather than just making the traditional expressions of gratitude, she made a left turn into politics. </p><p dir="ltr">The millionaire actress used her acceptance speech to promote the myth that women in the workplace are largely paid less than men for the same jobs.</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/hollywood-millionaire-demands-equal-pay-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Labor Politics Academy Awards acceptance speech actress Boyhood equal pay equal rights for women hollywood millionaires Oscars Patricia Arquette pay disparity Pay Gap political rants Statistics wage equality Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:33:43 +0000 julia.seymour 48294 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Silent about ‘Green’ Nature of Kitzhaber Corruption Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-silent-about-green-nature-kitzhaber-corruption-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS, NBC fail journalism 101 in coverage of Oregon governor’s ‘shocking fall from grace.’ </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 the job of a reporter to answer all the basic questions in a news story. Telling the who, what, when, where, why is foundational.</p><p dir="ltr">Yet, the broadcast network news media omitted key details from reports on the ethics scandal that led to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation. ABC, NBC and CBS admitted Kitzhaber and his live-in fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, are both under federal investigation because of “allegations” she “used their relationship to benefit her energy consulting business.”</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/networks-silent-about-green-nature-kitzhaber-corruption-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment Government Media chris horner Corruption Cyvlia Hayes ethics scandal federal investigation First Lady of Oregon green card marriage green consulting green energy John Kitzhaber journalism 101 Oregon political advisers Resignation Scandal state politics Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:50:26 +0000 julia.seymour 48287 at http://www.mrc.org Obamacare Created or Hiked 13 Taxes, Networks Ignore Them in 87 Percent of Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast news networks promote idea Obama wants to help middle class rather than expose costly health care law. </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">Obamacare has increased the tax burden on taxpayers and companies, a fact ignored in recent broadcast news reports.</p><p dir="ltr">Obamacare created or hiked at least <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/02/17/how-many-obamacare-taxes-are-there/">13 taxes</a>, Forbes reported Feb. 17. Forbes contributor and tax lawyer Robert Wood said that for the average American, “it’s easy to be overwhelmed” by all the new taxes and forms that come with Obamacare.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media Taxes abc cbs Health Care Health Insurance Mandates Middle Class NBC obama obamacare Obamacare taxes penalty tax penalty taxes Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:46:16 +0000 julia.seymour 48267 at http://www.mrc.org