Los Angeles Times http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19645/all en 4 Of 5 Top Papers Call For Federal Gas Tax Hike http://www.mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> National papers say it is ‘perfect’ time and an ‘obvious’ move to raise the gas tax, even as lower gas prices ‘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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Four out of five top U.S. newspapers have called for federal gas tax hikes on the editorial page since oil and gas prices began falling significantly June 19, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Government Media Taxes Editorial federal gas tax gas Gas Price Gas Tax gasoline Los Angeles Times national newspapers New York Times oil oil and gas price Tax Hikes tax increases USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:17:54 +0000 julia.seymour 47988 at http://www.mrc.org More Bad News for California’s Finances That NBC Hailed as Being Saved by Jerry Brown http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/more-bad-news-californias-finances-nbc-hailed-being-saved-jerry-brown <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/2015-01-05-NBC-NN-JerryBrown.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="175" width="300" />On Monday’s<em>&nbsp;NBC Nightly News</em>, Brian Williams&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2015/01/05/nbc-nn-fawns-over-liberal-california-governor-jerry-brown-being-sworn" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2015/01/05/nbc-nn-fawns-over-liberal-california-governor-jerry-brown-being-sworn" target="_blank">heaped</a>&nbsp;praise on liberal Democratic Governor Jerry Brown of California, who was swo</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/more-bad-news-californias-finances-nbc-hailed-being-saved-jerry-brown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams California Californiabudget Californiarevenue Jerry Brown Los Angeles Times NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare The Los angeles Times Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:17:50 +0000 curtis.houck 47982 at http://www.mrc.org Columnist Finds ‘Downside’ to Low Gas Prices, They ‘Undo Progress’ on Green Energy http://www.mrc.org/articles/columnist-finds-downside-low-gas-prices-they-undo-progress-green-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Detroit News publishes David Lazarus’ claims U.S. ‘dependence’ on fossil fuels is like crack addiction. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">While low gas prices prompted strong sales last month of trucks and SUVs produced by American automakers, one Los Angeles Times columnist found multiple experts who viewed this as bad news. And his criticism was published online by The Detroit News.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/columnist-finds-downside-low-gas-prices-they-undo-progress-green-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Media auto sales David Lazarus Detroit Detroit News drug addiction fossil fuels fuel gas prices gasoline green energy Los Angeles Times Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:47:24 +0000 julia.seymour 47911 at http://www.mrc.org L.A. Times: ‘Australia Left to Cringe’ at Tony Abbott’s Conservatism http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/la-times-australia-left-cringe-tony-abbotts-conservatism <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/TonyAbbott.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="180" width="300" />In a <a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-australia-parochial-20141116-story.html" target="_blank">scathing article</a> for the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> on Sunday, reporter Robyn Dixon slammed Australia as <strong>“The adolescent country. The bit player.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is Senior 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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/la-times-australia-left-cringe-tony-abbotts-conservatism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Australia Los Angeles Times Tony Abbott Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:09:32 +0000 kyle.drennen 47653 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC, LAT Continue Censoring Gruber Videos Eight Days After First Surfaced http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-lat-continue-censoring-gruber-videos-eight-days-after-first-surfaced <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As of Saturday afternoon and a full eight days after the <a href="http://youtu.be/G790p0LcgbI" target="_blank">first video</a> of ObamaCare architect <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/jonathan-gruber" target="_blank">Jonathan Gruber</a> surfaced, major broadcast networks ABC and NBC and the&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles Times</em>&nbsp;have persisted in keeping their audiences in the dark on this story.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-lat-continue-censoring-gruber-videos-eight-days-after-first-surfaced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Associated Press Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans Liberals & Democrats Los Angeles Times Nancy Cordes NBC News New York Times Scott Pelley USA Today Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:08:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47650 at http://www.mrc.org Major Papers 15-1 against For-Profit Education http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/major-papers-15-1-against-profit-education <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York Times, USA Today, LA Times echo liberal attacks. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Obama administration continues its push to regulate for-profit colleges and national media outlets have joined in and overwhelmingly taken the side of bigger government. </p> <p>Three top newspapers – The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today – portrayed for-profit education negatively by a factor of 15-1 in roughly three years of news coverage. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/major-papers-15-1-against-profit-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Business Education Government Media Politics APSCU Barack Obama Chronicle of Higher Education College Corinthian Colleges Democracy Alliance Department of Education education education industry for-profit colleges for-profit schools gainful employment Glenn Kessler Inside Higher Ed Los Angeles Times open society foundations Regulation Sen. Harkin soros Statistics the New York Times university USA Today young invincibles Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:04:33 +0000 julia.seymour 46992 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Touts 'Vocal Opposition', 'Anxiety' Surrounding Koch Brothers' Possible Purchase of Newspapers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-vocal-opposition-anxiety-surrounding-koch-brothers-possible-purchase-newspapers <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> played up the "<strong>vocal opposition</strong>" of liberal activist groups who are railing against the possible sale of several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, to the libertarian Koch Brothers. Charlie Rose trumpeted that "<strong>critics fear politics could get in the way of journalism</strong>" if Koch Industries purchases the media outlets.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-vocal-opposition-anxiety-surrounding-koch-brothers-possible-purchase-newspapers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Chicago Tribune Jan Crawford Koch Brothers Los Angeles Times Norah O'Donnell Fri, 10 May 2013 21:33:16 +0000 matthew.balan 43543 at http://www.mrc.org Conservatives Shouldn't Own Newspapers? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/conservatives-shouldnt-own-newspapers <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> The Los Angeles Times is up for sale, and there are super-wealthy conservative bidders. Get out the popcorn and watch the liberals squeal. The hilarious kickoff came when two leftist collectives – the Daily Kos website and the California-based Courage Campaign Institute – set out to buy an ad in the the L.A. Times to protest the Koch brothers pondering a bid.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/conservatives-shouldnt-own-newspapers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division daily kos Los Angeles Times Rupert Murdoch Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:43:08 +0000 tim.graham 43262 at http://www.mrc.org Media, Left Try to Put Their Hands on Your Shopping Cart http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-left-try-put-their-hands-your-shopping-cart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News outlets hype fears of chemical often found in food items, while lefty eco-, PR groups call for ban. </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>Scare tactics are one of the many tools of the left, and the environmental left particularly loves to spread fear of chemicals and “toxins” among consumers. But that phobia also taints media coverage, and has resulted in attacks on food-packaging chemicals like BPA.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-left-try-put-their-hands-your-shopping-cart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Environment Health Media abc alar bisphenol A BPA Breast Cancer Fund cbs Environmentalism EPA FDA Fenton Communications Komen Los Angeles Times NBC New York Times NRDC Regulation Special Report USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:31:10 +0000 julia.seymour 40443 at http://www.mrc.org Elitist Film Critics Sneer at Religious Freedom Epic: 'Catnip for Crusaders' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/elitist-film-critics-sneer-religious-freedom-epic-catnip-crusaders <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> <em><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/Forgreaterglory2.jpg" style="margin: 3px; float: right; width: 240px; height: 138px;" /></em>Elitist film critics at several big city papers, Friday, mocked the Christian-themed movie <em>For Greater Glory</em> as "<strong>catnip for crusaders</strong>," a movie that exploits the struggle for religious freedom with "maximum teary-eyed outrage."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/elitist-film-critics-sneer-religious-freedom-epic-catnip-crusaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Film Critics For Greater Glory Los Angeles Times New York Times Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:53:17 +0000 scott.whitlock 40283 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 1-4: U.S. Newspaper Journalists http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-4-us-newspaper-journalists <p>In 1985, the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> conducted one of the most extensive surveys of journalists in history. Using the same questionnaire they had used to poll the public, the <em>Times</em> polled 2,700 journalists at 621 newspapers across the country. By a two-to-one margin, reporters had a negative view of then-President Ronald Reagan and voted by the same margin for Walter Mondale in 1984. The survey also asked 16 questions involving foreign affairs, social and economic issues. On 15 of 16 questions, the journalists gave answers to the left of those given by the public.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-4-us-newspaper-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division David Shaw Journalists liberal Los Angeles Times Media Bias Media Bias 101 Polls Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:44:00 +0000 admin 29224 at http://www.mrc.org 'Mother of All Tax Hikes' Not Exactly Reaganite Reform http://www.mrc.org/articles/mother-all-tax-hikes-not-exactly-reaganite-reform <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; When is “tax reform” really an enormous tax increase that could cause the middle and lower income to lose jobs?</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Liberal Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)&nbsp;has called his new tax plan the most comprehensive tax reform since 1986, even comparing it to the Tax Reform Act President Ronald Reagan signed into law in 1986. But some consider that disingenuous.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mother-all-tax-hikes-not-exactly-reaganite-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government alternative minimum tax American Morning Charlie Rangel CNN Dana Bash Los Angeles Times National Tax payers Union punish the rich tax hike tax increase tax reform Wall Street Journal Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:16:34 +0000 admin 25274 at http://www.mrc.org Thou Shalt Tax Every Sin http://www.mrc.org/articles/thou-shalt-tax-every-sin <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but journalists’ support for higher taxes is almost as predictable.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sin taxes on tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy foods and environmentally unfriendly actions have each garnered media support – sometimes in the name of saving children. Right now, the media are promoting a “bipartisan” bill in Congress that would expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) by raising tobacco taxes sky-high.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/thou-shalt-tax-every-sin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Betsy Stark carbon tax Fat Tax Los Angeles Times New York Times SCHIP Tax Hikes The View Time Magazine tobacco Wed, 25 Jul 2007 22:21:26 +0000 admin 25430 at http://www.mrc.org