Business and Media Institute http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19166/all en Time Warp: Bloomberg Touts UN Report Calling for U.S. Emission Cuts to 1901 Levels http://mrc.org/articles/time-warp-bloomberg-touts-un-report-calling-us-emission-cuts-1901-levels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report submitted to the UN would require total transformation of American society to meet carbon targets. </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">Bloomberg’s Eric Roston attempted to keep a straight face while promoting a draft report for the United Nations. It said U.S. emissions would need to be “cut to one-tenth of current levels, per person, in less than 40 years.” Short of genocide, it is unclear how that could be done.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/time-warp-bloomberg-touts-un-report-calling-us-emission-cuts-1901-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Energy Environment Life bloomberg carbon capture and storage Carbon Dioxide CCS climate electricity production emission cuts emissions energy mix environment Eric Roston sustainability UN Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:09:57 +0000 julia.seymour 46661 at http://mrc.org Liberal Media Fail to Report Soros Funding Linked to New EPA Regulations http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-fail-report-soros-funding-linked-new-epa-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even The New York Times, which revealed NRDC inspired plan, didn’t make connection to George Soros. </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 liberal media love to hate the Koch Brothers but are far less enthusiastic about connecting <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/24/networks-cover-koch-funding-political-campaigns-times-more-than-liberals-soros/">George Soros’</a> billions to liberal policies.</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/liberal-media-fail-report-soros-funding-linked-new-epa-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government Media Politics carbon emissions environmental groups environmental policy EPA George Soros NRDC Regulations the New York Times Tom Steyer Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:59:40 +0000 julia.seymour 46656 at http://mrc.org MRC VP Dan Gainor on 'Varney & Co.' Discusses BBC Censoring Climate Change Skeptics http://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-varney-co-discusses-bbc-censoring-climate-change-skeptics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gainor: &#039;the left is excellent at coining really offensive terms&#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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Media Research Center VP for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, appeared on Fox Business' "Varney &amp; Co." to discuss the BBC's decision to censor climate change skeptics. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-varney-co-discusses-bbc-censoring-climate-change-skeptics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change BBC Climate Change Stuart Varney Varney & Co Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:34:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 46651 at http://mrc.org ‘Snowpiercer:’ A Train Ride Through the Horrors of Liberal Extremism http://mrc.org/bmi/snowpiercer-train-ride-through-horrors-liberal-extremism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberals see only ‘class warfare’ in this Korean thriller, mostly ignore villain’s embrace of radical left-wing views. </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><strong>SPOILER ALERT</strong></p><p dir="ltr">It is true that people see what they want to see. Far-left websites Alternet, <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2014/06/snowpiercer_directed_by_bong_joon_ho_reviewed.html">Slate</a> and Mother Jones all raved about the “class warfare” themes and “political allegory” of “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX5PwfEMBM0&amp;feature=kp">Snowpiercer</a>,” a violent, Korean-made, art house picture set entirely on a train circumnavigating the globe.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bmi/snowpiercer-train-ride-through-horrors-liberal-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMI Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Government Life Media Politics alternet balance Bong Joon-ho class warfare film independent film Korean filmmaker mother jones movie Occupy Wall Street revolution sanctity of life Slate Snowpiercer sustainability thrillers Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46649 at http://mrc.org Media Praise BBC Censorship of Climate Skeptics; Attack Dissenters http://mrc.org/articles/media-praise-bbc-censorship-climate-skeptics-attack-dissenters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington Post joins liberal journalists to bash ‘anti-science fringe’ and BBC’s ‘addition to false balance.’ </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>Climate alarmists have trouble debating skeptics. They’d rather censor them instead.</p> <p>On July 5, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced it was training journalists to ignore skeptical views on man-made climate change. Predictably, both mainstream news outlets like the Washington Post and liberal bloggers like the Huffington Post praised BBC’s censorship, amidst relentless attacks on skeptics. </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/media-praise-bbc-censorship-climate-skeptics-attack-dissenters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment BBC climate Climate Change Global Warming Washington Post Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:00:36 +0000 dan.gainor 46637 at http://mrc.org Talking Points http://mrc.org/cartoons/talking-points <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="2510" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Smidgen.jpg?1404311867" /> </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">July 2, 2014 - 10:30am</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Government Taxes Corruption government agencies Humor IRS politics Scandal Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:37:47 +0000 julia.seymour 46606 at http://mrc.org Lefty Media Slam ‘Parasitic’ Ridesharing Companies Like Uber http://mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-slam-parasitic-ridesharing-companies-uber <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal economists and websites like Alternet, attack freedom and competition in rideshare vs. taxi feud. </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">As people celebrate freedom this Independence Day, the left continues to fight on behalf of an industry monopoly and against consumer freedom.</p><p dir="ltr">Historically, liberals championed “trust busting” laws prohibiting monopolies. Since the monopoly in question is made up of union members, often in a government partnership to limit competition -- they cried foul. Just look at the upstart companies disrupting the highly regulated taxi “cartel,” that has the left furious.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-slam-parasitic-ridesharing-companies-uber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Labor Media alternet cab industry city government competition dean baker Free Market freedom lyft monopolies mother jones Regulation ridesharing companies sidecar taxi cab taxi cartel taxi industry uber Washington Post Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:28:59 +0000 julia.seymour 46604 at http://mrc.org Flashback: After 2012 NOAA Claim, CBS Warned Glaciers Could Melt in 10 Years http://mrc.org/articles/flashback-after-2012-noaa-claim-cbs-warned-glaciers-could-melt-10-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Accepting ‘Hottest Month’ Claim, broadcast networks used it to push global warming alarmism. </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">Despite the 2012 announcement that July 2012 was the hottest month on record, meteorologist Anthony Watts noticed that the government secretly backtracked on the data.</p><p dir="ltr">Watts pointed out that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reinstated July 1936 as the warmest month<a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/06/29/noaas-temperature-control-knob-for-the-past-the-present-and-maybe-the-future-july-1936-now-hottest-month-again/"> “as if by magic.”</a></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/flashback-after-2012-noaa-claim-cbs-warned-glaciers-could-melt-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Government Media abc anthony watts cbs climate drought glacier hottest month July 1936 july 2012 melt meteorology Montana NBC NOAA record revisions Science Temperatures Weather Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:37:22 +0000 julia.seymour 46598 at http://mrc.org DHS Flunks Citizenship Test Question: '15 Stars and Stripes' on U.S. Flag http://mrc.org/articles/dhs-flunks-citizenship-test-question-15-stars-and-stripes-us-flag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Government press release on naturalization ceremony flubs basic fact. </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>It seems the Department of Homeland Security doesn't know how many stars and stripes there are on the American flag.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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://mrc.org/articles/dhs-flunks-citizenship-test-question-15-stars-and-stripes-us-flag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute American flag DHS Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:17:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 46577 at http://mrc.org Media Hype ‘Risky Business’ Climate Campaign, Forget Their Past Attacks on Former Treasury Secretary http://mrc.org/articles/media-hype-risky-business-climate-campaign-forget-their-past-attacks-former-treasury-secret <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Henry Paulson unites with Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer to warn about climate change, news outlets repeat their conclusions. </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">Apparently journalists are happy to forgive when they agree with their former opponents.</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/media-hype-risky-business-climate-campaign-forget-their-past-attacks-former-treasury-secret" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Economy Environment Media 2008 economic crisis climate alarmism climate campaigns Climate Change climate risk economic cost of climate change financial crisis Global Warming Henry Paulson Michael Bloomberg risky business Tom Steyer treasury secretary Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:03:33 +0000 julia.seymour 46575 at http://mrc.org CBS Tries To Spin ‘Nasty’ GDP Data; ABC, NBC Ignore -2.9 Percent Drop http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-tries-spin-nasty-gdp-data-abc-nbc-ignore-29-percent-drop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite dramatic economic downgrade, ‘Evening News’ gives little more than a minute to GDP. </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 downplaying bad economic news for months, the broadcast networks continued their head-in-the-sand approach once again.</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/cbs-tries-spin-nasty-gdp-data-abc-nbc-ignore-29-percent-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Media -2.9 percent abc cbs downgrade economic data economic growth economic recovery GDP IBD NBC revisions Wall Street Journal Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:50:27 +0000 julia.seymour 46569 at http://mrc.org Leaked Lib Megadonor Doc: 'Fundamentally Change Our Current Political System' http://mrc.org/articles/leaked-lib-megadonor-doc-fundamentally-change-our-current-political-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 62-page briefing book details $374 million in spending during midterm election cycle. </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>According to a recently published&nbsp;<a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1202744-da-portfolio2012-2014-042714.html#document/p1">briefing book</a>&nbsp;"obtained by Politico" by the liberal megadonor group Democracy Alliance, "progressives' long term success hinges on our ability to fundamentally change our current political system - including large questions about who can vote, the role money should play in politics, and what our courts look like."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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://mrc.org/articles/leaked-lib-megadonor-doc-fundamentally-change-our-current-political-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Democracy Alliance George Soros Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:35:28 +0000 mike.ciandella 46564 at http://mrc.org Let Them All Through http://mrc.org/cartoons/let-them-all-through <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="2568" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Old%20Lady.jpg?1403903515" /> </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 25, 2014 - 5:16pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute International Politics border Children Humor immigration politics Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:11:55 +0000 julia.seymour 46581 at http://mrc.org New York Times Touts ‘Plain Packaging,’ Downplays Impact of Taxes on Tobacco http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/new-york-times-touts-plain-packaging-downplays-impact-taxes-tobacco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Business story supports pro-regulatory position of Times editorial board which attacked tobacco 24 times in two years. </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 New York Times thinks regulations like tobacco packaging laws will reduce smoking, but a recent business story on the subject made that case while downplaying other factors.</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/new-york-times-touts-plain-packaging-downplays-impact-taxes-tobacco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute Business Government Health International Media Taxes Australia cigarettes Editorials New York Times news opinion writing plain packaging laws Regulation Smoking taxes tobacco tobacco consumption tobacco packaging Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:46:39 +0000 julia.seymour 46558 at http://mrc.org MSNBC Host: ‘I Feel Some Gratitude to David Koch’ http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-host-i-feel-some-gratitude-david-koch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lawrence O’Donnell taken to hospital funded by Koch money. </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>It’s a day that both conservatives and liberals never thought would happen. An MSNBC host on June 23 actually took time out of his program to thank one of that network’s favorite bogeymen: David Koch.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-host-i-feel-some-gratitude-david-koch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Charles and David Koch Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:11:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 46554 at http://mrc.org