Soda http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/11833/all en Food Police Demand Pop Stars Stop Promoting ‘Disease-Causing‘ Pepsi http://www.mrc.org/articles/food-police-demand-pop-stars-stop-promoting-disease-causing-pepsi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Soda companies are using you’ food alarmists warn Katy Perry in ad. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pepsi and pop stars don’t mix, according to one food police group. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/food-police-demand-pop-stars-stop-promoting-disease-causing-pepsi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Health Center For Science In The Public Interest CSPI Katy Perry Soda Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:40:20 +0000 dan.gainor 44781 at http://www.mrc.org Modern Family, Major Plot Problems http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/modern-family-major-plot-problems <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/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://bmicmistockphotos.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mod-family.jpg?w=600" width="200" height="125" />What has an absurdly negative attitude toward <i>Modern Family</i> and a blogging column?</p> <p><b>THIS GUY!!!</b></p> <p>Now, most sane people would focus on the brilliant lines or comedic gold from this episode. But that's so... boringly predictable. Instead, let's focus on one problem from a minor scene in last night's episode.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/modern-family-major-plot-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Cam cola mitchell Modern Family plot hole pop Soda soda can Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:56:56 +0000 emantel 44746 at http://www.mrc.org Media Upset about Judge’s Overturn of Bloomberg Soda Ban http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-upset-about-judges-overturn-bloomberg-soda-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After New York court nixed soda ban, journalists, pundits continued to defend it. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban of large soda and sugary drinks was overturned March 11, yet the liberal media continued to promote such a ban.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-upset-about-judges-overturn-bloomberg-soda-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health bloomberg Morning Joe Soda soft drink Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:22:00 +0000 dan.gainor 42983 at http://www.mrc.org Media Still in Love with War on Soda http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-still-love-war-soda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lefty group CPSI launches new ad campaign parodying Coke bears just before CDC shows sugary soda use declines. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CPSI continued to wage war on soda and sugary beverages. In a new ad campaign they launched called <a href="http://therealbears.org/">TheRealBears.org</a>, CPSI hired ad guru Bruce Horovitz to construct an animation that parodied the Coca-Cola polar bears. It’s just the latest attack as part of the group’s longstanding crusade against soda. The difference this time is the attention USA Today paid to it.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-still-love-war-soda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Coca-Cola Coke CSPI Soda sugar Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:34:58 +0000 dan.gainor 41536 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Passes, After Steady Stream of Media Attacks on Soft Drinks http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York City Board of Health approves the mayor’s proposed soda ban in spite of lack of evidence regulation will lower obesity. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soda was demonized by the media and food police groups for years, long before New York City’s Board of Health voted Sept. 13, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyregion/health-board-approves-bloombergs-soda-ban.html?smid=tw-share&amp;_rmoc.semityn.www">overwhelmingly approving</a> Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban on certain sizes of soda. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health abc ACSH alina cho CNN Food Police gavin newsom John Berman kelly brownell mayor Michael Bloomberg Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe nanny state NYC obesity pop Sanjay Gupta Soda soda pop soda tax soft drink sugar sweetener toxic toxin Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:14:29 +0000 julia.seymour 41219 at http://www.mrc.org Walker Win "Not an Easy Night" for Left-Wing Hacks http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/walker-win-not-easy-night-left-wing-hacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 25, No. 12 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/June112012.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=771157" title="June112012.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3></h3><h3><strong>“Not An Easy Night” for Left-Wing Hacks</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/walker-win-not-easy-night-left-wing-hacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama campaign cbs Dan Rather Ed Schultz Lawrence O'Donnell Michael Bloomberg MSNBC NBC Scott Walker Soda Wisconsin Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:02:21 +0000 rich.noyes 40354 at http://www.mrc.org Times' Frank Bruni Approves of Bloomberg's Big Gulp of Government Authoritarianism in New York City http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-frank-bruni-approves-bloombergs-big-gulp-government-authoritarianism-new-york-city <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>So much for libertine Manhattan. White House reporter turned liberal columnist Frank Bruni supports New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's overbearing initiative to downsize the sodas New Yorkers will be allowed to purchase in restaurants and movie theaters in the name of fighting obesity: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/bruni-trimming-a-fat-city.html?_r=1&amp;ref=politics ">Trimming a Fat City</a>."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-frank-bruni-approves-bloombergs-big-gulp-government-authoritarianism-new-york-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Frank Bruni Michael Bloomberg New York City obesity Soda Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:01:51 +0000 clay.waters 40290 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Alina Cho Finds ‘Good Argument’ for Bloomberg’s Sugary Drink Ban http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-alina-cho-finds-good-argument-bloombergs-sugary-drink-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cho shows sickening video of man ‘drinking a tall glass of fat,’ but mentions zero opposition to NYC mayor’s food police proposal. </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>Nanny state Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again, trying to pass a ban on large sugary drinks, all with the media’s help of course. CNN’s Alina Cho favored the proposal in her May 31 report during the 10 a.m. hour of “Newsroom.”<br /><br />“Newsroom” anchor Carol Costello called the Bloomberg proposal to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at roughly 20,000 establishments “controversial,” but Cho found nothing to criticize. Instead she blatantly promoted the idea with her one-sided story.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-alina-cho-finds-good-argument-bloombergs-sugary-drink-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health drink ban Food Police Michael Bloomberg nanny state NYC obesity public health Regulation Soda soda ban soda tax sugary drinks Thu, 31 May 2012 17:32:55 +0000 julia.seymour 40263 at http://www.mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010 <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><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2010 list:</em></p> <br /> <p>10. GM Repayment Shows Taxpayer Bailout Worked</p> <p>9.<strong> </strong>All the Economy Needs is More Stimulus</p> <p>8. Soda is Like Cocaine and Ads Cause Obesity</p> <p>7. Obama the Tax Cutter</p> <p>6.<strong> </strong>The Tea Parties are Astroturf, but Green Groups Aren't.</p> <p>5. Despite Largest Budget in History, Obama is Fiscally Conservative</p> <p>4. Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Doesn't Point to Obama</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2010 access administration ads american april Astroturf auto bad Bailout big billion BP broadcast Budget burnett bush business called cancun cbs chamber ChamberofCommerce claim claims class climate climategate cnbcs coast cocaine commerce company conservative corporate coverage cuts day earth economic economy election Elections ErinBurnett federal Food foreign global good government green group groups guard history House institute isnt jobs june KeithOlbermann lack largest liberal mediamyth middle money myth national nbcs networks news obama obamas oil oilspill outlets parties people percent political president Press progress repayment report Reporters rich scientists Soda Spending spill sponsored Stimulus stop stories story support tax taxes taxpayer taxpayers ThinkProgress told tomdonohue Top10 treasury unemployment warming white worked year Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 30125 at http://www.mrc.org From Soda Taxes to Happy Meal Toy Bans, Media Feed Viewers Food Police Message http://www.mrc.org/articles/soda-taxes-happy-meal-toy-bans-media-feed-viewers-food-police-message <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>Food-filled winter holidays will soon arrive. But the liberal news media have already spent recent days comparing soda to an illegal drug, promoting a toy ban in kid’s Happy Meals, and generally bashing fast food companies for giving customers exactly what they want.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soda-taxes-happy-meal-toy-bans-media-feed-viewers-food-police-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media anti ban burnett called center cheese CNBC cocaine CSPI dairy dont drink ErinBurnett fast fat Food FoodPolice foods happy industry kids management marketing meal meals news obesity parents police public Regulation Restaurants RuddCenter Soda StreetSigns toy Thu, 11 Nov 2010 03:11:00 +0000 admin 27041 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts Soda Tax As 'Good for Waistline and Bottom Line' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-soda-tax-good-waistline-and-bottom-line <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-03-08-CBS-EN-Miller.jpg" /></div><p>Concluding a report on proposed soda taxes across the country on Monday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Michelle Miller gleefully proclaimed how such a tax would help fight obesity and fill local government coffers: <b>"New York's mayor estimates a tax would raise a billion dollars, suggesting what's good for the waistline could be good for the bottom line."</b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-touts-soda-tax-good-waistline-and-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs EveningNews KatieCouric liberalmediabias MichelleMiller obesity Soda taxes Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:06:00 +0000 35783 at http://www.mrc.org 'World News' Shills for Soda Tax to Fight Obesity http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-shills-soda-tax-fight-obesity <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 >Saving the world one tax at a time might sound like a silly notion. Not to those who want a soda tax to control people’s consumption habits in the name of fighting obesity.</p> <br /> <p >On ABC’s April 8 “World News with Charles Gibson,” John Berman reported that soft drinks were making people fat – something you don’t see in soft drink advertisements.</p> <br /> <p >“If you watch the commercials, soft drinks make us sing, soft drinks make us smile,” Berman said. “But researchers say they also make us fat.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-shills-soda-tax-fight-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Taxes abc cigarettetaxes fat JohnBerman KellyBrownell nannystate NewEnglandJournalofMedicine obesity pop publichealth Soda WorldNewswithCharlesGibson Thu, 09 Apr 2009 14:04:11 +0000 admin 26862 at http://www.mrc.org 'World News' Promotes Food Police Attack on Marketing http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-promotes-food-police-attack-marketing <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Knocking off iconic cereal box characters <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070614135616.aspx"></a>in 2007 wasn’t enough for the self-appointed “food police.” Now they want characters like that to promote only healthy foods.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The July 29 “World News with Charles Gibson” gave a one-sided account of food marketing, parroting the claims of a liberal activist “consumer group” and ignoring the role of parental responsibility in making food purchases for children.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-promotes-food-police-attack-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Advertising cartoon Cereal Children CSPI FastFood FDA Food FoodPolice FTC junk kids marketing parents snack Soda sugar Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:11:54 +0000 admin 26017 at http://www.mrc.org Food Police's Latest Victim: Soda Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/food-polices-latest-victim-soda-industry <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First the media tell you <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070710182814.aspx"></a>not to drink bottled water because it contributes to global warming. Then they warned <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/news/2006/news20060329b.asp"></a>against finding any humor in beer ads. They’ve even made <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070222141352.aspx"></a>overtures about the evils of energy drinks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/food-polices-latest-victim-soda-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health cbs cola Diet Food Heart Disease MediaBias NBC Soda soft drink Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:18:16 +0000 admin 25432 at http://www.mrc.org Assault on the Great American Cookout http://www.mrc.org/articles/assault-great-american-cookout <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What’s on your menu this Memorial Day weekend?</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you thought about grilled steaks, barbequed chicken, burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs, chips, cake, soda or beer, think again.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “We can’t broil and grill anymore?” replied “Today” co-host Ann Curry after a nutritionist said grilling is dangerous. She was talking to Joy Bauer, who said people need to avoid salty foods, grilling, frying and whole milk dairy products.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/assault-great-american-cookout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment american bar-b-q barbecue BBQ Beer burger chicken chips cookout eat Food grill holiday Meat Memorial Day picnic pop Soda soft drink weekend Wed, 23 May 2007 15:39:48 +0000 admin 25509 at http://www.mrc.org