Recession http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1866/all en New Anti-American Show Praised by USA Network President http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-anti-american-show-praised-usa-network-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris McCumber calls upcoming series, Mr. Robot, ‘timely and relevant.&#039; </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/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Craving an anti-American show where the “elites” are playing ‘god’ without permission? Look no further than<em><a href="http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/home#"> Mr. Robot</a></em>, a drama set to premiere on USA starting June 24, 2015.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-anti-american-show-praised-usa-network-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Government Adam Smith anti-American anti-capitalist banks businesspeople capitalism Chris McCumber Comcast corporate America corporations Economics economy invisible hand Mr. Robot Occupy Wall Street Recession USA Network vigilantism wealth Mon, 04 May 2015 15:49:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48816 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Eduardo Porter Finds Ideal 'Model' for Reducing Pollution: The Great Recession http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-eduardo-porter-finds-ideal-model-reducing-pollution-great-recession <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New York Times</em> economics reporter turned liberal columnist Eduardo Porter really buried the lead in his latest column, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/business/us-example-offers-hope-for-cutting-carbon-emissions.html?ref=eduardoporter">A Model For Reducing Emissions</a>." And what is that model, exactly? The recession!<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Eduardo_Porter_5.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="248" width="247" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-eduardo-porter-finds-ideal-model-reducing-pollution-great-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch economy Eduardo Porter emissions environment Gaffes Recession Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:39:33 +0000 clay.waters 42994 at http://www.mrc.org Economic Growth Turns Negative, CBS Only Network to Admit Rate http://www.mrc.org/articles/economic-growth-turns-negative-cbs-only-network-admit-rate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBC ignores GDP, while ABC dances around the ‘speed bump’ with positive report; print downplays drop. </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>Economic activity in the U.S., turned negative in the fourth quarter of 2012 according to the Commerce Department, just one day after a huge drop in consumer confidence was announced.<br /><br />This took the media entirely by surprise. It was the first time the economy went into negative territory since the recession ended. But this significant report was completely ignored by NBC “Nightly News,” carefully danced around on ABC “World News” and downplayed on CBS “Evening News” on Jan. 30. Print outlets downplayed the news by claiming it was “not so bad.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/economic-growth-turns-negative-cbs-only-network-admit-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media abc Anthony Mason bad news bob brusca cbs CNBC David Muir Diane Sawyer economic data economic growth economic indicators economic spin economist economy GDP john berlau NBC negative growth networks Recession speed bump Washington Post Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:39:32 +0000 julia.seymour 42456 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Tale of Three Inaugurals: 'Questioning the Propriety' of Bush, But 'Cause for Celebration' for Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-tale-three-inaugurals-questioning-propriety-bush-cause-celebration-obama <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A tale of three presidential inaugurations during wartime and strife. The <em>New York Times</em> found it bad form for Republicans to spend $40 million on President Bush's second inauguration in January 2005, during a time of war. A January 11, 2005 editorial on Bush's second inauguration, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/11/opinion/11tue3.html">Victor's Spoils</a>," sniffed:<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Obama_Inauguration_2013.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="180" width="313" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-tale-three-inaugurals-questioning-propriety-bush-cause-celebration-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Afghanistan Barack Obama Double Standards George W. Bush inauguration Iraq Recession Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:53:31 +0000 clay.waters 42308 at http://www.mrc.org Cramer Says Recession by Christmas if Fiscal Cliff Not Resolved http://www.mrc.org/articles/cramer-says-recession-christmas-if-fiscal-cliff-not-resolved <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &#039;Mad Money&#039; host tells &#039;Meet the Press&#039; that without a deal, businesses will lay off workers. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">CNBC’s Jim Cramer predicted a possible recession by Christmas if lawmakers didn’t step up and make some sort of deal in regards to the looming fiscal cliff. His prediction came during an Nov. 11 appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”</p><p dir="ltr">“We can gift wrap a recession by Christmas. We can set it right into place without some agreement,” Cramer told “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. He attributed that week’s stock market drop to that same lack of certainty.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cramer-says-recession-christmas-if-fiscal-cliff-not-resolved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media businesses CNBC David Gregory economy Firing fiscal cliff Jim Cramer layoff Meet the Press NBC Recession Spending tax hike tax increases Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:29:01 +0000 julia.seymour 41788 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Practically Silent on GDP Despite Its Decline http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-practically-silent-gdp-despite-its-decline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC news programs have barely mentioned how slowly the economy is growing, but used to report the important figure. </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>With a fragile economy during a heated election cycle, the news media should be focused on economic data. But when it comes to the growth of the U.S. economy as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), the three broadcasts networks were silent.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-practically-silent-gdp-despite-its-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media 1.5 percent growth abc Associated Press Barron's cbs cnn money economic growth economy election GDP gross domestic product NBC Recession slow growth Washington Post Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:23:30 +0000 julia.seymour 40763 at http://www.mrc.org The Sequel http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/sequel <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="2704" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-G.Recession.jpg?1340377404" /> </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">June 22, 2012 - 11:01am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Economy double dip economy great recession Recession Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:03:26 +0000 julia.seymour 40466 at http://www.mrc.org Historic! No New Jobs Added in August; First Time since 1945 http://www.mrc.org/articles/historic-no-new-jobs-added-august-first-time-1945 <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>Ahead of the Sept. 2 release of the August jobs report, surveys had indicated the economy had added anywhere from <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/02/markets-global-idUSN1E7810IV20110902">75,000</a> to <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/178969-economy-added-91000-jobs-in-augusthttp:/thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/178969-economy-added-91000-jobs-in-augusthttp:/thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/178969-economy-added-910">100,000</a> jobs that month. But those estimates turned out to be very wrong.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/historic-no-new-jobs-added-august-first-time-1945" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Labor Media businesses campaign CNBC confidence dismal expecting jobs minutes Recession release report Santelli sept turned workers Zandi Fri, 02 Sep 2011 18:24:00 +0000 admin 27504 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Submerge Disastrous GDP Numbers Into Debt Ceiling Impact; ABC Spikes Revised 1st Q Flatline http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-submerge-disastrous-gdp-numbers-debt-ceiling-impact-abc-spikes-revised-1st-q-fl <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/ABCWorldNews-Golodryga-2011-07-29-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>The broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday night noted the very anemic second quarter GDP growth rate at 1.3 percent, but instead of stressing how it showed the weak economic state well before the debt ceiling showdown, they submerged it into warnings of how the delay in getting a deal is hurting the economy.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-submerge-disastrous-gdp-numbers-debt-ceiling-impact-abc-spikes-revised-1st-q-fl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiannaGolodryga BiasAlert Budget CBSEveningNews dianesawyer LesterHolt liberalmediabias nationaldebt NBCNightlyNews Recession RonAllen WorldNews Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:17:00 +0000 37975 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Why Cut Spending In a Recession? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-lawrence-odonnell-why-cut-spending-recession <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> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdqG6Uuz8z&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=hdqG6Uuz8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>On Morning Joe on Wednesday, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell questioned the entire debate over which government spending programs to slash, asking why t</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-lawrence-odonnell-why-cut-spending-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert LawrenceO'Donnell liberalmediabias MorningJoe MSNBC Recession Thu, 17 Feb 2011 20:08:00 +0000 37353 at http://www.mrc.org Media Seek Silver Linings in Economic Storm Clouds http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-seek-silver-linings-economic-storm-clouds <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>Recently, the economic news has been troubling. The latest jobs report showed another month with net losses, GDP was revised downward to a “<a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2010/0827/US-GDP-growth-revised-down-to-1.6-percent-as-economy-cools"></a>tepid” 1.6 percent for the second quarter and others sectors like housing have still shown <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSNLL7KE6FT20100908"></a>signs of weakness.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-seek-silver-linings-economic-storm-clouds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Labor AliVelshi brightspot doubledip GDP housing JeffGlor JimCramer jobs KatieCouric KiranChetry obama Recession Recovery recoverysummer RickSantelli silverlining stephanopoulos Stimulus unemployment Wed, 08 Sep 2010 20:28:00 +0000 admin 27098 at http://www.mrc.org Never Mind the Darkness, Obama Says it's Morning in America! http://www.mrc.org/jobs/never-mind-darkness-obama-says-its-morning-america <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 >The president, Tiny Tim Geithner and much of the complicit media like using phrases like “we have turned the corner,” talking about some sort of economic recovery underway. Joe Biden went so far as to dub this “The Summer of Recovery.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/jobs/never-mind-darkness-obama-says-its-morning-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> jobs Recession Recovery Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:58:54 +0000 admin 29887 at http://www.mrc.org AP Touts Stimulus in German Recovery, Ignores Tax Cuts http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-touts-stimulus-german-recovery-ignores-tax-cuts <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-gillis">Kyle Gillis</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >If it worked for <st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region>, it should work for the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>, right?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-touts-stimulus-german-recovery-ignores-tax-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy AssociatedPress Germany Recession Stimulus taxcuts Wed, 21 Jul 2010 16:09:11 +0000 admin 27170 at http://www.mrc.org Media Defend Obama's Call for More Spending, Despite G-20 'Rift' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-defend-obamas-call-more-spending-despite-g-20-rift <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 >In the wake of a European debt crisis, the recent G-20 meeting in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Toronto</st1:place></st1:city> revealed the intention of many European nations to begin dramatically tightening their fiscal belts.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-defend-obamas-call-more-spending-despite-g-20-rift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes ChristineRomans debt Deficit Depression Europe G-20 JohnRoberts krugman MSNBC obama Recession Spending Stimulus TheEdShow Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:02:26 +0000 admin 27203 at http://www.mrc.org Book Highlights Economic Recovery Without Government Help http://www.mrc.org/articles/book-highlights-economic-recovery-without-government-help <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-gillis">Kyle Gillis</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Tough times don’t last; tough people do.</p> <br /> <p >That’s the theme of author John S. Cohoat’s new book “No Thank You, Mr. President,” which tells the story of 10 private companies in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Elkhart County</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">Ind.</st1:state></st1:place>, that made their own way to economic recovery without government handouts.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/book-highlights-economic-recovery-without-government-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy capitalism entrepreneurism Indiana obama Recession Stimulus Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:10:57 +0000 admin 27224 at http://www.mrc.org