waste http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13222/all en $500 Billion of Bias: Networks Ignore Farm Bill Waste, Abuse in Every Single Story http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/500-billion-bias-networks-ignore-farm-bill-waste-abuse-every-single-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC worry over impact of not passing a farm bill, ignore need for reform. </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">In spite of the massive half-trillion dollar price tag, the farm bill didn’t get much attention from the broadcast network news shows, although a compromise version may get congressional approval very soon.</p><p dir="ltr">Since Jan. 1, 2013, when they reported that the nation was facing a “milk cliff” in which dairy prices would skyrocket if a farm bill wasn’t passed, ABC, CBS and NBC network news programs only mentioned “farm bill” in 20 reports. The vast majority (16 stories) of those reports aired on CBS.</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/bias-numbers/500-billion-bias-networks-ignore-farm-bill-waste-abuse-every-single-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Politics Taxes abc abuse Budget cbs congress dairy prices farm bill farm subsidies Food Stamps milk NBC reform waste Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:28:59 +0000 julia.seymour 45425 at http://www.mrc.org Facing Facts: Government is Still Less Efficient, More Incompetent Than the Private Sector http://www.mrc.org/bailout/facing-facts-government-still-less-efficient-more-incompetent-private-sector <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-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >President Ronald Reagan put accomplished industrialist and real estate developer Peter Grace in charge of a comprehensive analysis of government waste.</p> <br /> <p >In 1984, the Grace Commission reported that the General Services Administration, which manages all government-owned real estate and land, employed 17 times more people and spent 14 times as much on overhead as a typical private sector company managing comparable properties. In the 26 years since, there’s been no improvement.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bailout/facing-facts-government-still-less-efficient-more-incompetent-private-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bailout Corruption DanKennedy FannieMae fraud FreddieMac gracecommission inefficiency pension profit stategovernment waste Wed, 07 Jul 2010 14:48:42 +0000 admin 29893 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Flush with Environmental Extremism http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-flush-environmental-extremism <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 >     Just one day after Al Gore testified to Congress about global warming, The New York Times printed a 2,247-word profile on a family striving to have no environmental impact for one year in order to write a book about it.</p> <br /> <p >     “Welcome to Walden Pond, Fifth Avenue style,” wrote Penelope Green, who made the yearlong living experiment sound idyllic and even popular rather than extreme, which it certainly is.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-flush-environmental-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy Environment book carbon ClimateChange conserve GlobalWarming green lifestyle neutral noimpact toilet Trash waste Thu, 22 Mar 2007 16:24:04 +0000 admin 25575 at http://www.mrc.org I Recycle! http://www.mrc.org/commentary/i-recycle <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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Everyone’s talking about the environment these days, whether it’s Al Gore’s army of global warming slide show presenters or billionaire Richard Branson’s quest for alternative fuels. I’m nostalgic for the old days when all the environmentalists wanted was for us to recycle. </p> <br /> <p >     In class a few years ago I was lecturing on the economics of environmental protection. As I described the market’s surprisingly robust ability to conserve natural resources, one student asked me “Do you recycle?”</p> <br /> <p >     “No,” I answered.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/i-recycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute AlGore costbenefitanalysis environment garbage green recycle RichardBranson Trash waste Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:26:21 +0000 admin 29605 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>It's a familiar story. An enormous company reveals its 'accounting problems.' The problems are found to be far worse than anyone realized. The CEO is forced to resign. Other high-ranking executives follow. The stock price begins to drop. Billions of dollars might be lost. 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