http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en China Not ‘Communist’ Says Author Naomi Klein on MSNBC http://www.mrc.org/articles/china-not-communist-says-author-naomi-klein-msnbc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While touting her ‘Capitalism vs. The Climate’ book, Klein gets the facts wrong, again. </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129513" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Author and columnist Naomi Klein is still having trouble getting her facts straight. This time, in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” she tried to argue China is not a communist country, even though it is run by the Communist Party of China.</p><p dir="ltr">In that Sept. 24 interview, Klein was promoting her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.” She claimed that “we have an economic system that has essentially waged war” on the planet.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/china-not-communist-says-author-naomi-klein-msnbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Economy Environment International Media anti-capitalism author capitalism carbon emissions China Climate Change Columnist Global Warming Morning Joe MSNBC Naomi Klein Pollution Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:31:30 +0000 julia.seymour 47225 at http://www.mrc.org UN Climate Summit Speakers FLY 1 Million Miles to Vilify Air Travel, Carbon Output http://www.mrc.org/articles/un-climate-summit-speakers-fly-1-million-miles-vilify-air-travel-carbon-output <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guests fly in from as far as China, India and Peru. </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 UN Climate Summit 2014 was a glaring example of hypocrisy. Just the<a href="http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/programme/"> speakers</a> alone, not the attendees or notable guests for the summit, traveled a grand total of 1,036,537 miles from locations as distant as China, India and Peru. That’s enough miles to circle the equator <a href="http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Facts&amp;Object=Earth">41.6 times</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/un-climate-summit-speakers-fly-1-million-miles-vilify-air-travel-carbon-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change United Nations Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:02:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 47214 at http://www.mrc.org People’s Climate March Gets 4.5 Times as Much Network Attention as March for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/peoples-climate-march-gets-45-times-much-network-attention-march-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast networks also ignore radical anti-capitalists, socialist backers and calls for ‘revolution’ at climate march. </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/129470" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Not only did the broadcast networks spent more time on the People’s Climate March, than the March for Life, they portrayed it positively, ignoring all the radicalism promoted by participants.</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/peoples-climate-march-gets-45-times-much-network-attention-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Energy Environment Media abc Al Gore anti-capitalism cbs climate Climate Change climate march climate summit Extremism hottest year Mark Ruffalo NBC Occupy Wall Street people's climate march radicalism RFK Jr socialism UN Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:44:40 +0000 julia.seymour 47194 at http://www.mrc.org Climate Clowns: 7 Most Ridiculous UN Climate Forum Attendees http://www.mrc.org/articles/climate-clowns-7-most-ridiculous-un-climate-forum-attendees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UN Private Sector Forum promises to come up with plans for ‘ambitious action.’ </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>On September 23, a group of liberal activists, socialists and “journalists” from MSNBC and The Nation will join UN delegates in deciding the future of the world’s environmental policy. Predictably, no skeptics or moderates will be joining this huddle of hubris.</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/climate-clowns-7-most-ridiculous-un-climate-forum-attendees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Climate Change United Nations Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:57:34 +0000 mike.ciandella 47191 at http://www.mrc.org 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