maddow http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11057/all en Maddow: People Not Smart Enough to Know 400 Percent Interest is Bad, Therefore Federal Gov't Needed http://mrc.org/articles/maddow-people-not-smart-enough-know-400-percent-interest-bad-therefore-federal-govt-needed <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that so-called <a href="http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/payday-loans.asp"></a>payday loans probably aren’t the most reasonable option when it comes to short-term borrowing. But according to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, it takes the federal government to let you know.</p><p>On her April 28 program, Maddow charged that these lenders engage in unscrupulous practices, despite offering a service that their clientele is willing to buy.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/maddow-people-not-smart-enough-know-400-percent-interest-bad-therefore-federal-govt-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government financialrefor maddow paydaylending Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:56:18 +0000 admin 27295 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Maddow, Penn. Gov. Rendell Complain Media Giving Tea Party Too Much Coverage http://mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-maddow-penn-gov-rendell-complain-media-giving-tea-party-too-much-coverage <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >So you do your part and pay your taxes to the federal government. However, you feel you pay too much and you don’t like how that same government uses that money. Do you have the right to petition and protest that government?</p> <br /> <p >If it’s on federal land that your tax dollars paid for, then your protest is hypocritical nonsense, according to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. To her, the tea partiers, who protested on the government land of the National Mall, are hypocrites. Worse,  they’re getting unwarranted media coverage.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-maddow-penn-gov-rendell-complain-media-giving-tea-party-too-much-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media maddow Rendell TeaParties Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:04:55 +0000 admin 27302 at http://mrc.org The 5 Craziest Attacks on Tea Parties http://mrc.org/andersoncooper/5-craziest-attacks-tea-parties <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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >In case there are any residual doubts about how bad the tea partiers have been treated, here are the Top 5 ways the left and the media have abused a grassroots movement. The coverage has been so hateful and so biased, it was almost impossible to narrow the list.</p> <br /> <p ><b >5) Protesters are Anti-Government</b></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/andersoncooper/5-craziest-attacks-tea-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AndersonCooper gainor left Liberals maddow media MediaBias olbermann Racism TeaParty Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:32:26 +0000 admin 29925 at http://mrc.org Maddow Invents New Terms to Degrade Conservatives: GOP-Baggers, Tea-Publicans http://mrc.org/articles/maddow-invents-new-terms-degrade-conservatives-gop-baggers-tea-publicans <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On the Dec. 22 broadcast of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Maddow interpreted a joint conference call with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele and FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey to mean that the grassroots activism known as the tea party movement and the Republican Party had made peace.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/maddow-invents-new-terms-degrade-conservatives-gop-baggers-tea-publicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government GOP maddow parkerGriffith TeaParty Wed, 23 Dec 2009 14:44:01 +0000 admin 26465 at http://mrc.org Maddow Complains Labeling Hasan 'Terrorist' Would 'Paint the Democrats as Soft on Terror' http://mrc.org/articles/maddow-complains-labeling-hasan-terrorist-would-paint-democrats-soft-terror <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >It's one thing to <a href="http://cultureandmediainstitute.org/articles/2009/20091111085058.aspx" />avoid the “terrorist” label</a> when reporting on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">Ft.</st1:placetype> <st1:placename w:st="on">Hood</st1:placename></st1:place> suspect Major Nidal Hasan. It's quite another to say that those who do use it are making a political calculation to “paint the Democrats as soft terror.” Yet that's what MSNBC's Rachel Maddow insisted on her Nov. 11 broadcast.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/maddow-complains-labeling-hasan-terrorist-would-paint-democrats-soft-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics Ft.Hood Hasan maddow Terrorism Fri, 13 Nov 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28484 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Goes Into Astroturf Mode: Advocates Using Free Clinics to 'Shame' Senators http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-goes-astroturf-mode-advocates-using-free-clinics-shame-senators <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Remember back just a few short months ago – when thousands, if not millions, of Americans were protesting out-of-control government spending and other policies favored by President Barack Obama’s administration?</p> <br /> <p >Surprised by the resounding turnout, the usual lefty talking heads on MSNBC, specifically on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” explained the protests away <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20090416130347.aspx" />as being fake grassroots or AstroTurf.</a> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-goes-astroturf-mode-advocates-using-free-clinics-shame-senators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government FreeClinics maddow MSNBC olbermann Thu, 08 Oct 2009 13:44:49 +0000 admin 26560 at http://mrc.org Krugman Says Federal Government Didn't Go Far Enough in Exploiting Financial Crisis http://mrc.org/articles/krugman-says-federal-government-didnt-go-far-enough-exploiting-financial-crisis <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The progressive mindset is a curious one, as evidenced by New York Times columnist and Nobel Economics Prize recipient Paul Krugman.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Krugman appeared on MSNBC’s Sept. 23 “The Rachel Maddow Show” and lamented that the Obama Administration missed the opportunity the recent financial crisis offered to fundamentally change how the American economy operates. Host Rachel Maddow asked Krugman what the Great Depression taught economists when it comes to avoiding a repeat.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/krugman-says-federal-government-didnt-go-far-enough-exploiting-financial-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Depression krugman maddow MSNBC WWII Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:10:42 +0000 admin 26579 at http://mrc.org Rachel Maddow and WSJ Columnist Paint Tea Party Revelers as Secessionists http://mrc.org/articles/rachel-maddow-and-wsj-columnist-paint-tea-party-revelers-secessionists <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 >MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow thinks “it’s beginning to feel a little like 1860” after some participants of an Austin, Texas tea party shouted “Secede!”</p> <br /> <p >On “The Rachel Maddow Show” April 16 Maddow and her guest, author,Wall Street Journal columnist and Huffington Post blogger Thomas Frank, lumped tea party protesters together as “extremists.” Frank even called them “lunatic fringe.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/rachel-maddow-and-wsj-columnist-paint-tea-party-revelers-secessionists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government FoxNews Frank maddow MSNBC RickPerry Secession TeaParties Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:32:46 +0000 admin 26840 at http://mrc.org MSNBC: The Place for Low-Brow 'Teabag' Humor http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-place-low-brow-teabag-humor <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC prides itself as being the place for politics, the seemingly clever marketing slogan could be used to describe the network as the place where hosts try to use dirty humor about important political events.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-place-low-brow-teabag-humor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Media Politics maddow MediaBias MSNBC shuster tax taxdayteaparty teabag Tue, 14 Apr 2009 19:57:36 +0000 admin 26851 at http://mrc.org Krugman: Obama-Inspired Positive Polling Data Not Enough for Economy http://mrc.org/articles/krugman-obama-inspired-positive-polling-data-not-enough-economy <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >It’s hard to find an upside to the continuous drumbeat of bad economic news. But on April 7, MSNBC host and Obama cheerleader Rachel Maddow felt compelled to try.</p> <br /> <p >“There is a silver lining here, maybe,” Maddow said. “As horrible as the jobs numbers are and as pessimistic as executives across the country appear to be – Americans broadly speaking are actually sort of increasingly optimistic these days.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/krugman-obama-inspired-positive-polling-data-not-enough-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy krugman maddow MSNBC optimism Polls Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:44:06 +0000 admin 26865 at http://mrc.org CNBC: Obama Win 'Great' for Limbaugh, Hannity; Future Questionable for Olbermann, Maddow http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-obama-win-great-limbaugh-hannity-future-questionable-olbermann-maddow <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/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     An Obama victory could boost conservative talk show hosts according to CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on election day. The show was more skeptical over the future of left-wing talk.</p> <br /> <p >     “Who is going to win in terms of the cable wars?” asked co-host Joe Kernan. “Are we going to become totally non-partisan now? Do you think that we will be able to bury all of our divisions and there won’t be any incendiary cable shows anymore? Who wins if Obama wins? What happens to Olbermann? What’s Olbermann going to do, or Maddow?”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-obama-win-great-limbaugh-hannity-future-questionable-olbermann-maddow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media CNBC Hannity limbaugh maddow obama olbermann talkshow Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:05:01 +0000 admin 25802 at http://mrc.org