jobs http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/149/all en Networks Hype Good Jobs News 15 Times More Than Bad Economic News http://mrc.org/articles/networks-hype-good-jobs-news-15-times-more-bad-economic-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After more than a week, ABC, CBS and NBC still spent 28 seconds on GDP drop from 2.6% to .1% </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Desperate to prop up the Obama recovery, ABC, CBS and NBC hyped the good and shunned the bad amidst two contrasting economic reports.</p> <p>The broadcast networks embraced discussing the economy after strong job creation numbers were released on May 2. They weren’t as keen on covering the bad news when horrible growth data was released just two days earlier showing GDP had dropped from 2.6 percent to just 0.1 percent. Only CBS mentioned the gross domestic product (GDP), but it underemphasized the scary slowdown by hyping good stock market news.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-hype-good-jobs-news-15-times-more-bad-economic-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute economy GDP jobs networks Fri, 09 May 2014 17:56:31 +0000 dan.gainor 46212 at http://mrc.org 98 Percent of Networks Jobs Stories Ignore High Black Unemployment http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/98-percent-networks-jobs-stories-ignore-high-black-unemployment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite bipartisan outrage, NBC gives just 10 seconds to jobs crisis while ABC, CBS remain silent. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">There is a jobs crisis in the U.S. that is going virtually unnoticed by the broadcast networks. The unemployment rate for African Americans towers over the national average, upsetting conservatives and liberals.</p><p dir="ltr">In spite of bipartisan outrage, the three broadcast networks gave just 10 seconds combined to the black unemployment rate around the monthly jobs reports in the past year. Liberal Rev. Jesse Jackson was one of many frustrated people. He has complained that “the media [is] dismissing it as not important.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/98-percent-networks-jobs-stories-ignore-high-black-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute Economy Media abc African American unemployment bipartisan black unemployment BLS cbs economic crisis high unemployment Jesse Jackson jobs jobs crisis jobs data jobs reports Minimum Wage minority unemployment NBC Thomas Sowell unemployment walter williams Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:38:03 +0000 julia.seymour 45919 at http://mrc.org ‘Shark Tank’s’ Kevin O’Leary Rips Minimum Wage ‘Insanity’ http://mrc.org/articles/shark-tanks-kevin-oleary-rips-minimum-wage-insanity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wealthy entrepreneur tells CNBC uncertainty over wages hurts job growth and small businesses. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Venture capitalist and businessman Kevin O’Leary expressed frustration over the minimum wage debate on Feb. 26 during a “Squawk Box” interview.</p><p dir="ltr">O’Leary, the co-host of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” argued on CNBC that the very debate over wage hikes is already hurting job creation by discouraging small businesses from hiring.</p><p dir="ltr">Closing his eyes and waving a fist, O’Leary said, “I don’t know why people are debating this issue. This is sheer insanity. It’s sheer insanity. There is no metric that makes sense on this.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/shark-tanks-kevin-oleary-rips-minimum-wage-insanity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Media businesses capitalism CNBC jobs jobs growth kevin o'leary Minimum Wage shark tank Squawk Box Wages Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:35:19 +0000 julia.seymour 45637 at http://mrc.org Networks Promote Wage Hikes, Ignore Critics in 89 Percent of Stories http://mrc.org/articles/networks-promote-wage-hikes-ignore-critics-89-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even when broadcasts mention opposition, they undermine 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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The left’s push to increase the federal minimum wage was renewed in January, even being promoted by the president. The networks’ covered the topic from the left, ignoring concerns about wage hikes the vast majority of the time.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC, CBS and NBC news programs ignored conservative objections to minimum wage proposals 89 percent of the time (17 of 19 stories), immediately undermining these views when they were mentioned.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-promote-wage-hikes-ignore-critics-89-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Labor Media Politics Barack Obama consumer prices economy federal minimum wage hiring jobs Minimum Wage Poverty prices state minum wage State of the Union wage hikes wage increases Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:25:44 +0000 julia.seymour 45531 at http://mrc.org NBC's Todd Whines: 'Unfair' for GOP to Say ObamaCare Will Cost Jobs http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-whines-unfair-gop-say-obamacare-will-cost-jobs <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> <p> Following White House talking points to the letter on Wednesday's <em>The Daily Rundown</em> on MSNBC, host Chuck Todd bemoaned how "Republicans immediately seized on" the Congressional Budget Office report on ObamaCare costing the economy over 2 million jobs "and spun it the way they want to spin it." He fretted that Democrats would have a tough time defending ObamaCare "in the world of sound bites and 30-second TV ads." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-05-MSNBC-DR-Todd.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-whines-unfair-gop-say-obamacare-will-cost-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Daily Rundown jobs MSNBC obamacare Republicans Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:52:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 45481 at http://mrc.org NBC's 'Today' Completely Ignores Report That ObamaCare Will Cost Over 2 Million Jobs http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-completely-ignores-report-obamacare-will-cost-over-2-million-jobs <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> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-05-CBS-TM-ObamaCareJobs.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 173px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-completely-ignores-report-obamacare-will-cost-over-2-million-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbo jobs NBC obamacare Today Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:53:29 +0000 kyle.drennen 45477 at http://mrc.org Networks Echo White House Spin That ObamaCare Won't Cut Jobs http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-echo-white-house-spin-obamacare-wont-cut-jobs <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Tuesday evening, the networks played to the White House spin that ObamaCare won't cut jobs since those expected to move from full-time to part-time work would do so voluntarily.<br /> <br /> "We got a report today about ObamaCare that was both surprising and widely misunderstood," CBS anchor Scott Pelley introduced the CBO report that estimates ObamaCare will trim about 2 million full-time jobs by 2017. Pelley cautioned: "Those aren't necessarily jobs being lost. They're also workers choosing to work less." </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-echo-white-house-spin-obamacare-wont-cut-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs economy Health Care jobs Jonathan Karl NBC obamacare Scott Pelley Wed, 05 Feb 2014 02:36:02 +0000 matt.hadro 45474 at http://mrc.org Step-ladder of Opportunity http://mrc.org/cartoons/step-ladder-opportunity <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="2554" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Foden20140128-MClass.jpg?1391025611" /> </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">January 29, 2014 - 2:57pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Economy Government Politics economy jobs Middle Class obama opportunity sotu State of the Union Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:00:11 +0000 julia.seymour 45417 at http://mrc.org NBC, CBS Blame Weak Jobs Report on Weather, Economists Disagree http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-cbs-blame-weak-jobs-report-weather-economists-disagree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks and other media give same excuse as Labor Secretary, but right and left wing experts dispute weather claim. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Many people had high hopes for the December jobs report with economists’ forecasting job gains of around 200,000. The report, which was released Jan. 10, showed only 74,000 jobs added in December.</p><p dir="ltr">That was bad news, especially after 241,000 jobs were added in November. At the same time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell from 7 percent, to 6.7 percent, primarily because of workforce dropouts. &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-cbs-blame-weak-jobs-report-weather-economists-disagree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media dean baker economists james sherk job gains jobs jobs report labor issues Labor Secretary nonfarm payroll jobs unemployment unemployment rate Weather WorkForce workforce participation Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:54:41 +0000 julia.seymour 45292 at http://mrc.org Networks’ Discussions of Fed Stimulus 91 Percent Positive http://mrc.org/articles/networks-discussions-fed-stimulus-91-percent-positive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC mostly ignore criticism of quantitative easing and evidence it has done little to stimulate economy. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">After spending about $2.3 trillion in stimulus since 2008, the Federal Reserve’s controversial quantitative easing (QE) strategy’s days may be numbered. <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dollar-is-stable-ahead-of-fed-meeting-2013-12-17?link=MW_latest_news">MarketWatch</a> expected a decision on the policy from the Fed on Dec. 18, following their two-day meeting. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-discussions-fed-stimulus-91-percent-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Media abc cbs economy Federal Reserve fiscal policy jobs monetary policy NBC QE QE2 quantitative easing Stimulus Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:32:26 +0000 julia.seymour 45157 at http://mrc.org Daryl Hannah, Hayden Panettiere, Other Celebs Demand Fracking Ban http://mrc.org/articles/daryl-hannah-hayden-panettiere-other-celebs-demand-fracking-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movie and TV stars condemn natural gas drilling, recycle misleading claims. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A group of Hollywood liberals are once again attacking natural gas drilling, commonly known as fracking.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/daryl-hannah-hayden-panettiere-other-celebs-demand-fracking-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Climate Change Energy Environment cancer Celebrities Climate Change darren criss Daryl Hannah Fracking gas industry hollywood hydraulic fracturing jobs marisa tomei natural gas natural gas industry Pollution water contamination Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:58:26 +0000 julia.seymour 45015 at http://mrc.org Running on Empty http://mrc.org/cartoons/running-empty <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="2570" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Pipeline.jpg?1379017275" /> </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">September 12, 2013 - 4:05pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Economy Energy Environment Government Politics business economy environment gas industry jobs oil pipeline Regulation Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:21:15 +0000 julia.seymour 44477 at http://mrc.org Santelli on Market Rally after Jobs Report: ‘What Are We, A Banana Republic?’ http://mrc.org/articles/santelli-market-rally-after-jobs-report-what-are-we-banana-republic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stocks improve despite ‘lousy’ unemployment numbers. </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>The <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm">August Jobs Report</a> showed 169,000 jobs were added, less than many had predicted and revisions from previous months even included a drop of 74,000 jobs. So the jobs total for the month was really just 95,000.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/santelli-market-rally-after-jobs-report-what-are-we-banana-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy CNBC jobs Rick Santelli unemployment Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:02:58 +0000 dan.gainor 44433 at http://mrc.org Not on Steroids http://mrc.org/cartoons/not-steroids <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="2563" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Jobroids.jpg?1378409789" /> </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">September 5, 2013 - 3:26pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government economy glenn foden Humor jobs Obamanomics Steroids Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:36:30 +0000 julia.seymour 44426 at http://mrc.org NBC Admits Businesses Cutting Back Hours Due to ObamaCare http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-admits-businesses-cutting-back-hours-due-obamacare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Nightly News’ and NBCNews.com find businesses across U.S. trimming hours because of health insurance laws. </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">Economists, business owners and employees are worried that the Affordable Care Act is resulting in fewer hours for workers.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-admits-businesses-cutting-back-hours-due-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Health Labor Media Employment franchises investor's business daily jobs Lester Holt Lisa Myers NBC Nightly News obamacare obamacare's impact on jobs part-time part-time employment part-time work unemployment Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:08:24 +0000 julia.seymour 44269 at http://mrc.org