http://www.mrc.org/articles/business en New Obama Regulations Takes Second Shot at For-Profit Schools http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-obama-regulations-takes-second-shot-profit-schools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Administration’s new rules could jeopardize 840,000 students’ education, put 1,400 programs at risk. </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">Media outlets spent years <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/major-papers-15-1-against-profit-education">bashing</a> for-profit colleges and universities, calling for regulation, claiming they provided “woefully inadequate education,” all while ignoring these institutions’ efforts to educate underprivileged students. </p><p dir="ltr">On Oct. 30, 2014, the Department of Education announced new regulations on for-profit colleges that would strip them of financial aid unless these institutions proved graduates achieved “gainful employment.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-obama-regulations-takes-second-shot-profit-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Education Government Media Barack Obama College Department of Education education education regulation for-profit gainful employment rules Obama Administration private colleges Schools student debt university Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:19 +0000 julia.seymour 47493 at http://www.mrc.org CBS’ Sherlock Holmes: Bankers ‘Crooks,’ Profits ‘Obscene’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-sherlock-holmes-bankers-crooks-profits-obscene <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Network’s ‘Elementary’ platform for anti-capitalistic rhetoric. </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">Bankers and capitalism are to blame for worldwide economic turmoil. That’s the controversial perspective preached by a reinvented Sherlock Holmes character on CBS’s “Elementary,” played by British actor Jonny Lee Miller. </p><p dir="ltr">Miller returns in the third season premiere of “Elementary” &nbsp;Oct. 30, as the world’s most famous detective. But his portrayal is far from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes. The Holmes of “Elementary” made no secret of his political leanings in previous seasons. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-sherlock-holmes-bankers-crooks-profits-obscene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy anti-capitalism Banking business capitalism cbs commerce elementary profit Sherlock Holmes TV shows Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:17:42 +0000 julia.seymour 47491 at http://www.mrc.org Media Disguise Liberal Billionaire Steyer As ‘Climate Change Crusader’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind ‘green hero’ mask is a rent-seeking crony capitalist. </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><strong>Networks Cover Koch Funding 22 Times More Than Steyer:</strong> Print outlets admitted Steyer was a major player in Democratic funding circles and has been since the 2006 election. But that wasn’t enough to earn Steyer network coverage. Meanwhile, Charles and David Koch were demonized by the networks as “elite” billionaires who supported “very, very conservative causes.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business 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-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government Media Politics Barack Obama business campaign funding climate alarmism Climate Change Coal crony capitalism energy business Environmentalism fossil fuels green energy green hero green lobbying hedge funds Hypocrisy liberal billionaires liberal donors NextGen Climate PAC political influence profit Tom Steyer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:11 +0000 julia.seymour 47477 at http://www.mrc.org Salon Writer Blasts U.S. Military Spending, Blames Ebola on ‘Greed’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-writer-blasts-us-military-spending-blames-ebola-greed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America ‘set the stage’ for Ebola outbreak with its ‘death-oriented spending priorities,’ Robert Hennelly claims. </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> </div> <p>The Ebola epidemic in <st1:place>Africa</st1:place> is one of the worst public health crises in recent memory. The deaths of so many is a tragedy, one that Salon writer Robert Hennelly <a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/10/22/ebolas_grim_original_secret_how_capitalism_and_obscene_military_spending_got_us_here/?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=socialflow3">used</a> to blame American “greed,” “capitalism” and spending priorities.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-writer-blasts-us-military-spending-blames-ebola-greed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Health International Media Africa capitalism disease outbreak Ebola greed Military military spending Salon.com U.S. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:18:22 +0000 julia.seymour 47459 at http://www.mrc.org Blame Game: Media Ignore Acting Surgeon General to Blame NRA, Conservatives for Ebola http://www.mrc.org/articles/blame-game-media-ignore-acting-surgeon-general-blame-nra-conservatives-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conservative senators faulted for blocking Obama’s anti-gun activist nominee for nation’s doctor. </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 Obama administration has taken heat during the Ebola crisis as many Americans worry not enough has been done. In response, the administration appointed a lawyer to be the country’s Ebola czar. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/blame-game-media-ignore-acting-surgeon-general-blame-nra-conservatives-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health International Media Politics Barack Obama CNN Confirmation Hearings crisis response disease Ebola MSNBC Obama Administration Ron Klain Senate Slate surgeon general Think Progress Vivek Murthy Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:13 +0000 julia.seymour 47447 at http://www.mrc.org Affleck and Damon Team for Anti-Corporate SyFy project http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-and-damon-team-anti-corporate-syfy-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Incorporated’ series will be ‘thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited 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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">With their latest project, Oscar-winning actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will boldly go where they have gone before ... creating films that makes businesses the bad guys.</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/ben-affleck-matt-damon-team-740349">The Hollywood Reporter</a> said on Oct. 13, they due will create “Incorporated” for SyFy. It will be a “a futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-and-damon-team-anti-corporate-syfy-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Media anti-business movies Ben Affleck Boiler Room corporate villains corporations elysium espionage hollywood Incorporated Matt Damon poltics Promised Land Robo Cop SyFy the hollywood reporter Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:51:47 +0000 julia.seymour 47441 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post: Tea Party Supporters Primarily Rich, White Racists http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-tea-party-supporters-primarily-rich-white-racists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blog post written by professor tied to liberal billionaire George Soros </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 id="docs-internal-guid-f0b5658d-2f31-9505-6e22-63e0883194b3" dir="ltr"><span>Liberal billionaire activist George Soros doesn't like the Tea Party. Now a professor at the university he founded has publicly attacked the group in The Washington Post, claiming Tea Party supporters are primarily old, white, upper middle class, and racist.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-tea-party-supporters-primarily-rich-white-racists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business soros Tea Party The Washington Post Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:15:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 47420 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Reporter: Wasteful NIH Studies Still Worthwhile http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-reporter-wasteful-nih-studies-still-worthwhile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalist defends $3.2 million study on drunken monkeys </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><img style="float: right; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 3px; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Phil%20Williams%202.jpg" width="375" height="211" />An NBC journalist has taken to social media to criticize “snarky posts” questioning whether apparently wasteful research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), like the one that spent $3.2 million studying <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/joseph-rossell/2014/10/16/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money">drunken monkeys</a>, was a worthwhile use of taxpayer funds.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-reporter-wasteful-nih-studies-still-worthwhile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Ebola Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:23:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 47405 at http://www.mrc.org Hey Journalists! 15 Ways NIH And CDC Wasted Taxpayer Money http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media complicit as agencies demand bigger budgets despite billions squandered. </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/129938" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Amidst the Ebola crisis, the government’s premier health agencies are burning their taxpayer funded budgets on wasteful programs faster than drunken monkeys. Based on a recent $3.2 million NIH study focused exclusively on getting monkeys drunk, that’s an analogy researchers should readily understand.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Big Government Budget CDC Ebola Government Waste Monkeys NIH taxpayer funding waste Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:30:15 +0000 dan.gainor 47395 at http://www.mrc.org Laurie David: Girl Scouts Partnering with Nestle for Drink is ‘Immoral’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/laurie-david-girl-scouts-partnering-nestle-drink-immoral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal environmental movie maker ‘Fed Up’ with Girl Scouts’ relationship with food 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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">To many people the Girl Scouts and cookies are synonymous, but liberal environmentalist and anti-obesity crusader Laurie David was unhappy with a recent announcement for Girl Scout branded, cookie-flavored drinks by Nestle.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/laurie-david-girl-scouts-partnering-nestle-drink-immoral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Family Health Media branding environmentalist Fed Up movie Food food industry Food Police food policy huffington post huffpost live Katie Couric Laurie David marketing Nestle The Girl Scouts Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:18:39 +0000 julia.seymour 47376 at http://www.mrc.org