death http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1732/all en CBS Hypes Misleading Government Alcohol Study http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-hypes-misleading-government-alcohol-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Taxpayers pay for unnecessary study on alcohol-related fatalities. </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">The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recently published a new report that not only misled, but was completely unnecessary. And CBS repeated it rather than criticize its irrelevancy.</p><p dir="ltr">The NIAAA study claimed that the number of alcohol related deaths has been vastly under-reported. However, this was misleading. A separate government agency NIAAA agrees with has been publishing the correct number of deaths for years, and media outlets have been using that correct data. So the new taxpayer study went looking for a problem that wasn’t there.</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/cbs-hypes-misleading-government-alcohol-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media alcohol car accident cbs death Fatalities government study NHTSA NIAAA traffic traffic safety Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:53:45 +0000 julia.seymour 45856 at http://www.mrc.org After Highlighting Outrage Over Military Death Benefits, ABC Barely Notices Harry Reid's Failure to Act http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-highlighting-outrage-over-military-death-benefits-abc-barely-notices-harry-reids-fa <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Wednesday rightly highlighted the "outrage" over the delay of death benefits to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers. A day later, the program's hosts barely had time for the story, allowing a mere 28 seconds (within a larger report). Reporter Jon Karl briefly referred to the "disaster on military benefits," but he didn't explain that a private charity had stepped in to solve the problem.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-highlighting-outrage-over-military-death-benefits-abc-barely-notices-harry-reids-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama congress death government Harry Reid Military Senate shutdown Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:34:48 +0000 scott.whitlock 44686 at http://www.mrc.org Media Insist Polar Bear Death No Accident http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-insist-polar-bear-death-no-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBC, Huffington Post cry ‘climate change’ over single dead bear. </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">In the saddest news for the polar bear world since the <a href="http:///h">death of Knut</a>, a polar bear in Norway has starved to death, according to <a href="http:///h">NBC News</a> and <a href="http:///h">The Huffington Post</a>. One starved polar bear wouldn’t normally make the news, but climate change doomsday prophets were quick to blame the lone animal’s death on global warming.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-insist-polar-bear-death-no-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment International Climate Change dead polar bear death drowned polar bear Global Warming NBC polar bear The Huffington Post Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:17:47 +0000 julia.seymour 44245 at http://www.mrc.org NBCNews.com Hypes Danger of Moderate Drinking http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcnewscom-hypes-danger-moderate-drinking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotes study linking alcohol to cancer deaths, but ignores critics of the science. </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>Both NBCNews.com and <a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/14/study-alcohol-is-leading-preventable-cause-of-cancer-in-u-s/">CBS Boston</a> recently touted study linking even 1.5 drinks a day, or less to certain types of cancer. That study has been criticized for “questionable assumptions,” but neither story pointed that out. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcnewscom-hypes-danger-moderate-drinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health alcohol cancer cbs death dr. r. curtis ellison dr. timothy naimi fatality health hype Medicine NBC study Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:56:56 +0000 julia.seymour 42686 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Chuck Todd Uses Reported Qadhafi Death to Bash Bush on Iraq http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-chuck-todd-uses-reported-qadhafi-death-bash-bush-iraq <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>Early on Thursday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, as news was breaking of the reported death of Libyan dictator Moammar Qadhafi, host Chuck Todd used the opportunity to declare: <strong>"...a trillion dollars and thousands of U.S. lives to topple a dictator in Iraq, it's a billion dollars and no U.S. lives to topple a dictator in Libya. That's a – that's a pretty stark contrast."</strong> [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-10-20-MSNBC-TDR-Todd.mp3"><em><strong>Audio available here</strong></em></a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-chuck-todd-uses-reported-qadhafi-death-bash-bush-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChuckTodd death Iraq liberalmediabias Libya MoammarQadhafi MSNBC TheDailyRundown Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:25:00 +0000 38311 at http://www.mrc.org Kevorkian's Attorney on MSNBC: He Will Be Remembered as a 'True Hero' and 'Martyr' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/kevorkians-attorney-msnbc-he-will-be-remembered-true-hero-and-martyr <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>As news broke of Dr. Jack's Kevorkian death on Friday, MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing invited on defense attorney and friend Geoffrey Fieger to praise the convicted criminal known as 'Dr. Death': <strong>"Dr. Jack Kevorkian will be looked at as a hero, a true hero, and as a martyr for what they did to him for nine years. Putting him in prison..."</strong> [<a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-06-03-MSNBC-JC-Fieger.mp3">Audio available here</a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/kevorkians-attorney-msnbc-he-will-be-remembered-true-hero-and-martyr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChrisJansing death GeoffreyFieger JackKevorkian Jansing&Co. liberalmediabias MSNBC Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:42:00 +0000 37779 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Today Takes Sympathetic Look at 'Devoted' Mrs. Osama bin Laden http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-takes-sympathetic-look-devoted-mrs-osama-bin-laden <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> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2GqGaG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG2GqGaG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>In report from Pakistan on Friday's NBC Today, news anchor and <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/report-meredith-vieira-leaving-today-an</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-takes-sympathetic-look-devoted-mrs-osama-bin-laden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amalal-Sada AnnCurry BiasAlert death liberalmediabias NBC OsamabinLaden Today Fri, 06 May 2011 16:06:00 +0000 37658 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Today Frets Celebrations After bin Laden's Death Were 'Very Disturbing' to Children http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-frets-celebrations-after-bin-ladens-death-were-very-disturbing-children <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="160" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-05-04-NBC-TDAY-Lauer.jpg" /></div><p> On NBC's Today on Wednesday, co-host Matt Lauer worried about Americans celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden:<strong> "...your children are going to see, and have already seen, people in the streets celebrating about the death of someone and that's a contradictory image for them." </strong>Today contributor and psychiatrist Gail Saltz replied: <strong>"Absolutely, very disturbing for them."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-today-frets-celebrations-after-bin-ladens-death-were-very-disturbing-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Celebration Children death GailSaltz liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC OsamabinLaden Today Thu, 05 May 2011 14:15:00 +0000 37653 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Links Credit Card Companies to College Suicides http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-links-credit-card-companies-college-suicides <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/kelly-brown">Kelly Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Credit card companies – not irresponsible borrowers – are to blame for the debt that college students rack up, according to ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Consumer correspondent Elisabeth Leamy reported June 26 that lenders use “deceptive tactics” to “lure college students in” and even tried to link suicide to that debt.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-links-credit-card-companies-college-suicides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy borrower College creditcard death debt lender Loan owe pay student suicide teen teenager university Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:05:44 +0000 admin 26085 at http://www.mrc.org Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for Tomorrow We Die http://www.mrc.org/commentary/eat-drink-and-be-merry-tomorrow-we-die <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 >     “We’re going to scare you to death.”</p> <br /> <p >     That’s not the advertising slogan for “Saw XVII.” It might well be the motto of modern journalism. “If it bleeds, it leads” has always been a news motto. Somewhere along the way, news went from public service announcement to slasher flick. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/eat-drink-and-be-merry-tomorrow-we-die" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business apocalypse ClimateChange contaminated death endoftheworld farm FDA GlobalWarming illness media salmonella scare sick storm tomato Tomatoes Weather Wed, 18 Jun 2008 17:53:54 +0000 admin 29724 at http://www.mrc.org Dobbs Blames 'Moronic' Salmonella Response on President Bush and 'His FDA' http://www.mrc.org/articles/dobbs-blames-moronic-salmonella-response-president-bush-and-his-fda <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/kelly-brown">Kelly Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Searching high and low for someone to blame for contaminated tomatoes, CNN’s Lou Dobbs tried: imported produce; a “moronic” Food and Drug Administration; and finally, President George W. Bush. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the June 16 edition of “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Dobbs slammed the FDA and the president for not controlling the salmonella outbreak. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/dobbs-blames-moronic-salmonella-response-president-bush-and-his-fda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health bush contaminated death FDA Food illness produce salmonella scare Tomatoes Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:42:02 +0000 admin 26109 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Meteorologist: Cooler Waters, Not Global Warming, Behind Tornadoes http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-meteorologist-cooler-waters-not-global-warming-behind-tornadoes <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 >      Global warming alarmists have <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/news/2005/news20050902.asp" />frequently attributed</a> extreme <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/commentary/2006/20061129124539.aspx" />weather incidents</a> to manmade <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080506160205.aspx" />global warming</a>, but an NBC Weatherplus.com meteorologist burst “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams’s bubble May 12 when he said recent tornadoes are actually thought to be caused by cooler waters.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-meteorologist-cooler-waters-not-global-warming-behind-tornadoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Alabama ClimateChange death extreme Georgia GlobalWarming Mississippi severe storm strong thousands toll tornado Tornadoes Weather Tue, 13 May 2008 15:49:48 +0000 admin 26184 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Puts Singulair Worries in Perspective While CBS Warns Viewers http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-puts-singulair-worries-perspective-while-cbs-warns-viewers <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/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After anecdotal reports that people who used the popular allergy drug Singulair may develop suicidal tendencies, the Food and Drug Administration announced March 27 that it would investigate. How big the problem might be depends on which network you watch.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-puts-singulair-worries-perspective-while-cbs-warns-viewers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health allergy asthma death Depression drug Merck moodchange risk Singulair suicide Fri, 28 Mar 2008 21:54:33 +0000 admin 26275 at http://www.mrc.org The Media Assault on American Values http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-assault-american-values <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/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> This Culture and Media Institute Special Report, <em>The Media Assault on American Values</em>, is the second in a series of reports presenting the most important findings of CMI's major survey of American cultural and moral attitudes, the National Cultural Values Survey. CMI is a division of the Media Research Center, America's foremost media watchdog. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-assault-american-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Abortion accept adults agree america american Americans americas assault assisted attend attitudes back balanced beneficial bias biased Bible big boy cases center character charity cheat church churches churchgoers CMI cmis College compared Conservatives country coverage created cultural culture damaging death Decline degrees Democrats depends divorce dont earth education effect entertainment evening factor fairly finding frequent generally god gods government graduates greater group groups harmful harming heavy helping high higher hollywood Homosexuality hours ideological impact important independents influence influential institute issues key law left legal liberal Liberals life light live Marriage medias men moderates moral morals MRC national nations negative news number orthodox overwhelmingly penalty people perceive percent percentages person personal physician postgraduate prefer principles private progressives providing public reliable religious report Republicans research responsibility responsible Retirement school scouts services sex sexual shaping sharply significantly situation size social students suicide support survey system table Television total traditional treat treated unmarried values viewers viewing watch watches Women wrong years Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:37:00 +0000 admin 31527 at http://www.mrc.org Moyers Gives Liberal Author 40 Minutes to Bash Blackwater in Interview http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-gives-liberal-author-40-minutes-bash-blackwater-interview <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jeremy Scahill, author of “Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army,” said recent media interviews with Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater USA, “would make the barons of the Soviet media empire blush with embarrassment for how this was handled,” on PBS’s “Bill Moyers Journal.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Scahill appeared on Moyers’ October 19 show to discuss Blackwater USA – an entity with which he clearly has an ax to grind.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/moyers-gives-liberal-author-40-minutes-bash-blackwater-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Blackwater bush civilian contractor death Iraq kill mercenary Military USA war Tue, 23 Oct 2007 18:28:34 +0000 admin 25281 at http://www.mrc.org