nannystate http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13212/all en John McLaughlin: Freedom is 'Most Overrated' Political Concept http://www.mrc.org/articles/john-mclaughlin-freedom-most-overrated-political-concept <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>How out-of-touch is the D.C. pundit class with the rest country? Look to John McLaughlin for the answer.</p> <p>During part two of “The McLaughlin Group 2009 Year-End Awards,” McLaughlin, who has hosted the program since 1982, declared the concept of freedom, at least from a political standpoint in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>, is overrated.</p><p>How out-of-touch is the D.C. pundit class with the rest country? Look to John McLaughlin for the answer.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/john-mclaughlin-freedom-most-overrated-political-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Politics freedom mclaughlin nannystate Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:33:29 +0000 admin 27480 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 Business and Media Institute 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 The Nanny State Diaries http://www.mrc.org/articles/nanny-state-diaries <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The media love when the government steps in to solve a problem. Journalists champion regulations on vehicle <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070608163524.aspx"></a>fuel standards, <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080521143015.aspx"></a>oil company profits, <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070821155935.aspx"></a>housing, <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070226120612.aspx"></a>food labeling and a host of other issues. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nanny-state-diaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Media abc ANRF cbs CNN CSPI DecaBDE Drewcarey flameretardant foiegras FoodPolice GovernmentRegulation hotdog LondonTelegraph LosAngelesTimes MattLauer nannystate NationalRestaurantAssociation NBC plasticbagban SanFranciscoChronicle smokingban TheEarlyShow TheNewYorkTimes Today transfatban USAToday Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:03:27 +0000 admin 25980 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Showcases Activists Who Want to 'Protect' Kids from TV Ads http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-showcases-activists-who-want-protect-kids-tv-ads <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The TV made them do it. </p> <br /> <p >     It made them “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.” </p> <br /> <p >     CBS’s Katie Couric used the cereal slogan as she introduced a March 28 “Evening News” report. The nanny-staters were at it again, this time warning that children who like sugary cereals are “setting off alarms.” </p> <br /> <p >      “Parents better watch what their kids eat, or their kids will continue to eat what they watch,” said reporter Bill Whitaker.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-showcases-activists-who-want-protect-kids-tv-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government cbs Children EveningNews KaiserFamilyFoundation KatieCouric marketing nannystate televisionads Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:12:00 +0000 admin 25570 at http://www.mrc.org