mentions http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/15907/all en Holy Week: Media Worship Earth Day, Attack Easter http://mrc.org/eye-culture/holy-week-media-worship-earth-day-attack-easter <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Major Findings:</p> <p><strong>Media Undermine Christian Holiday:</strong> Nearly two thirds of all stories about Easter were negative (22 out of 34).</p> <p><strong>Easter Used to Attack Catholic Church: </strong>Ninety-one percent of the negative Easter stories were about the pedophilia scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p><strong>Love That Mother Nature: </strong>100 percent of Earth Day stories were positive.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/holy-week-media-worship-earth-day-attack-easter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture 2010 abc abuse anchor april catholic cbs christian Christians contrast day earth Easter evening harris holiday holy mentions NBC negative news outrage percent pope positive priests Scandal shows stories sunday Today Vatican week world year Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:19:00 +0000 admin 31524 at http://mrc.org Foreign Unrest Raises Energy Worries, but Media Put Down Coal http://mrc.org/articles/foreign-unrest-raises-energy-worries-media-put-down-coal <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> <ul> </ul> <p>-<strong>The coal industry not only gets attacked by the media for being a "dirty" fossil fuel, it rarely gets positive coverage because the networks focus on disasters. Since Jan. 1, 2010, nearly 80 percent of the broadcast network stories about coal were related to tragic mining accidents. Only 14 percent of stories mentioned coal in any context other than a mine disaster or natural disaster that affected mining.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/foreign-unrest-raises-energy-worries-media-put-down-coal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Government International Media 2008 2010 2011 action agency anti bankrupt bmi called clean Coal country coverage disaster Disasters electric electricity environmental EPA fuel industry jan jobs mentions Mine mining network networks news obama oil percent permit popovich power prices spill spruce stories story told water years Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:45:00 +0000 admin 27538 at http://mrc.org Gassing Up: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/media-myths/gassing-executive-summary <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/mediamyths/2007/Gassing_Up.html">See Full Story</a></p> <br /> <p>Gas prices have again passed $3 a gallon. But Americans should be used to high prices by now – the mainstream media have been warning them of $4, $5 and even $6 a gallon for more than two years. According to a <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/07/news/economy/gas_poll/index.htm">May 7, 2007, CNN poll</a>, “more than three quarters of Americans” think they'll have to pay more than $4 a gallon this year. It’s no wonder. The media have been telling viewers that for years.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/gassing-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business abc Americans gallon gas higher hype mentions passed Predictions priced regular years Wed, 09 May 2007 20:55:00 +0000 admin 30116 at http://mrc.org Media Myth: Taxation with Misrepresentation http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-taxation-misrepresentation <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> <table > <tbody> <tr> <td rowspan="9" height="416"> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2006/Media_Myth_Taxation_with_Misrepresentation__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>When is a dollar a taxpayer dollar? <br /><br />     A. When it’s paying for stem cell research. <br />     B. When it’s going to the military in Iraq. <br />     C. When it’s supporting public education. <br />     D. When it’s aiding sick and hungry Africans. <br />     E. All of the above. </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-taxation-misrepresentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2005 2006 bill breaks bush business cbs cell dollars education evening federal funded funding government institute Iraq Journalists july Katrina make March mentions money NBC nbcs news nightly paid paying president program public Reid report reporter research Spending states stem stories story tax taxpayer taxpayers Today tonight viewers williams world year Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:49:00 +0000 admin 30106 at http://mrc.org