CDC http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13833/all en Media Abstain from Reporting CDC Abstinence Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-abstain-reporting-cdc-abstinence-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Abstinence ‘most reliable’ means of avoiding STDs. </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/sarah-stites">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it comes to the phrasing of a message, two words can make all the difference.&nbsp; </p><p>Last week, the CDC made a subtle change in the “Prevention Methods” section of its annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6403a1.htm?s_cid=rr6403a1_e" target="_blank">Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment report</a>&nbsp;released June 5. Whereas abstinence had once been recommended as “a” reliable way to prevent the transmission of STDs, the report now calls it “the most” reliable way.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-abstain-reporting-cdc-abstinence-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Faith Family Life abstinenceeducation CDC STDs Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:02:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 49110 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 O’Reilly Blasts CDC Director Frieden for ‘Spouting Nonsense’; Calls for His Resignation http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-blasts-cdc-director-frieden-spouting-nonsense-calls-his-resignation <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday night, Bill O’Reilly blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden and the federal government’s response to the Ebola epidemic during his Talking Points Memo at the top of his Fox News Channel (FNC) program.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-blasts-cdc-director-frieden-spouting-nonsense-calls-his-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill O'Reilly CDC Ebola FNC Fox News Channel O'Reilly Factor The O'Reilly Factor Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:53:40 +0000 curtis.houck 47394 at http://www.mrc.org Trust Me... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/trust-me <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2495" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-CDC%202.jpg?1413577876" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 15, 2014 - 4:28pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Government Health Politics Big Government CDC IRS VA Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:31:17 +0000 julia.seymour 47411 at http://www.mrc.org Ebola: Networks 91% Confident Travel Screenings are Sufficient http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/ebola-networks-91-confident-travel-screenings-are-sufficient <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But in 2010 Obama administration killed tougher regulations proponents called ‘critical.’ </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/129787" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Is the U.S. government doing enough to screen travelers potentially carrying Ebola into the country?</p><p dir="ltr">That question was ignored by the vast majority of stories on the three broadcast network’s news programming, even after Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola after coming to the U.S. from Liberia. Duncan died from the disease in a Dallas hospital on Oct. 8.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/ebola-networks-91-confident-travel-screenings-are-sufficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Government Health International Media abc airport screening cbs CDC disease Ebola HHS NBC Obama Administration quarantine travel restrictions travel screening Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:40:04 +0000 julia.seymour 47345 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Confident in CDC over Ebola, 98 Percent Ignore Agency Failures http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-confident-cdc-over-ebola-98-percent-ignore-agency-failures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only 1 of 54 stories express concern about CDC’s competency, handling of dangerous diseases. </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/129669" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">In spite of revelations in recent months the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mishandled strains of deadly bird flu, anthrax and botulism, the broadcast networks remained confident the government’s “disease detectives” could handle the Ebola outbreak.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-confident-cdc-over-ebola-98-percent-ignore-agency-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Government Health Media abc anthrax cbs CDC disease disease detectives Ebola Evening News government agencies government failure infection Jon LaPook NBC Nightly News outbreak Rep. Fred Upton scientists World News Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:09:27 +0000 julia.seymour 47283 at http://www.mrc.org Media Credited ‘Let’s Move’ With Obesity Drop, Ignore Flawed CDC Data http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-credited-lets-move-obesity-drop-ignore-flawed-cdc-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reuters reports childhood obesity may not be declining after all. </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 dir="ltr">Michelle Obama’s highly touted “Let’s Move” campaign might not have its first victory after all. Despite healthy living advocates touting a decline in obesity among preschoolers, that CDC claim of a 43 percent decline in a decade might not be at all true.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst 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-credited-lets-move-obesity-drop-ignore-flawed-cdc-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media anti-obesity CDC Children exercise forbes health healthy eating Let's Move Michelle Obama obesity Reuters Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:39:32 +0000 julia.seymour 45772 at http://www.mrc.org CDC Exonerates Vaccines Years After Media Stirred Up Fears http://www.mrc.org/articles/cdc-exonerates-vaccines-years-after-media-stirred-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Frank DeStefano studied over 1,000 children; found no vaccine-autism connection. </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">The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found further evidence that childhood vaccines and autism are “not related,” in spite of high profile anti-vaccination voices like actress <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/04/jenny_mccarthy_antivaccination_promoter_won_t_be_speaking_at_charity_fundraiser.html">Jenny McCarthy</a> and <a href="http://www.salon.com/2011/01/16/dangerous_immunity/">Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cdc-exonerates-vaccines-years-after-media-stirred-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media autism cbs CDC childhood vaccines disease frank destefano health Jenny McCarthy Nancy Snyderman NBC pertussis robert F. Kennedy Jr thimerosal vaccination Vaccine whooping cough Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:59:00 +0000 julia.seymour 43085 at http://www.mrc.org CDC Report Give Media Cover to Downplay the Negatives of Shacking Up http://www.mrc.org/articles/cdc-report-give-media-cover-downplay-negatives-shacking <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/melissa-afable">Melissa Afable</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Shacking up is an old trend that is growing in popularity. Premarital cohabitation in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region> has increased to a record-high 6.6 million couples, according to the 2010 Census. Among today's married couples, about two-thirds lived together at least once before saying “I do,” according to a CDC report released February 2010. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cdc-report-give-media-cover-downplay-negatives-shacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics CDC livingtogether Marriage networks Fri, 06 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28934 at http://www.mrc.org Media Latch on to Swine Flu 'Pandemic' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-latch-swine-flu-pandemic <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>“Are we on the verge of a swine flu pandemic?” That was a question asked by Larry King for CNN on April 27, but also by many Americans since April 24 as the number of confirmed cases around the world grew.</p><p>NBC’s Robert Bazell said the government didn’t “want people to panic,” but then panicked viewers saying “it appears to be an outbreak unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-latch-swine-flu-pandemic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health AnnCurry AssociatedPress avianflu BarackObama birdflu bordersecurity CDC ContessaBrewer Epidemic EricMassa GeorgeW.Bush JackCafferty JanetNapolitano JohnRoberts LarryKing mediahype mexico MSNBC pandemic porkindustry Reuters RobertBazell RusselHonore SanjayGupta spanishflu SwineFlu TeviTroy tomatoscare USAToday WallStreetJournal Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:17:57 +0000 admin 26816 at http://www.mrc.org Fox News' Hume on Swine Flu Hysteria: 'This is Insane!' http://www.mrc.org/articles/fox-news-hume-swine-flu-hysteria-insane <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 swine flu story has captured the news cycle for three days and counting now and that’s perpetuating the hysteria, according to Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hume appeared on the FNC’s “The Live Desk with Trace Gallagher” April 27 and blasted the media in general for hyping the swine flu story 24/7.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fox-news-hume-swine-flu-hysteria-insane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media BritHume CDC FoxNewChannel HHS LiveDeskwithTraceGallagher mediahype mexico protectionism Russia SwineFlu Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:52:45 +0000 admin 26823 at http://www.mrc.org Newsweek's Hirsh: Don't Worry About Pork, This is an 'Emergency' http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweeks-hirsh-dont-worry-about-pork-emergency <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 time to wave the white flag and surrender to “post-partisan” unity.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Yes, it’s time for conservatives to abandon core principles and just allow the Pelosi/Reid/Obama pork-a-palooza, also known as the stimulus or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009, to pass into law. At least that’s what one Newsweek columnist would have conservatives do.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweeks-hirsh-dont-worry-about-pork-emergency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media amtrak BarackObama boondoggle CDC Census congress DHS DTV FBI FutureGen MichaelHirsch Newsweek postpartisan Smithsonian stimulusbill TomCoburn wastefulspending Thu, 05 Feb 2009 17:51:44 +0000 admin 26971 at http://www.mrc.org About-Face: Media Outlets Turn on 'Cancer Vaccine' Maker http://www.mrc.org/articles/about-face-media-outlets-turn-cancer-vaccine-maker <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; Another pharmaceutical company is being targeted by the media – except this time it’s over the drug Gardasil, embraced by journalists just two years ago.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ABC, CBS, The New York Times have each attacked the pharmaceutical company Merck for its “One Less” marketing campaign without acknowledging the media’s role in promoting the drug Gardasil.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/about-face-media-outlets-turn-cancer-vaccine-maker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health abc ACP adcampaign AP BrianWilliams cbs CDC Cervarix CharlesGibson EmilySenay EveningNews FDA Gardasil GoodMorningAmerica HPV marketing MediaBias Merck MeredithVieira NancySnyderman NewEnglandJournalofMedicine NewYorkTimes OneLess pharmaceuticalindustry PlanBbirthcontrol RichardHaupt sexuallytransmitteddisease TimothyJohnson WashingtonPost Wed, 27 Aug 2008 20:59:07 +0000 admin 25968 at http://www.mrc.org Local ABC Stations Report Gardasil Story Better than ABCNews.com http://www.mrc.org/articles/local-abc-stations-report-gardasil-story-better-abcnewscom <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Local ABC affiliates are providing information on a controversial vaccine for girls that – as yet – is not being reported at the network level.</p> <br /> <p >The vaccine in question, Gardasil, protects against the sexually transmitted disease HPV (human papillomavirus), some strains of which cause cervical cancer.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/local-abc-stations-report-gardasil-story-better-abcnewscom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc CDC Gardasil safety sideeffects Vaccine Wed, 13 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28119 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Spins CDC AIDS Blunder http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-spins-cdc-aids-blunder <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >What would you call it when a government agency discovers that a major epidemic is spreading 40 percent faster than it previously believed?  </p> <br /> <p >For <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The Washington Post,</i> it's a victory for AIDS prevention.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-spins-cdc-aids-blunder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education AIDS CDC HIV infectionrate WashingtonPost Mon, 04 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28136 at http://www.mrc.org