BenStein http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1985/all en CNN Blares Liberal Spin on Taxes http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-blares-liberal-spin-taxes <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;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-01-25-CNN-Baldwin-Stein dos.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="133" /></div> <p>President Obama has called for the Buffett Rule - higher taxes on millionaires - and CNN helped him make his case in a one-sided segment Wednesday afternoon.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-blares-liberal-spin-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BenStein BiasAlert BrookeBaldwin CNN liberalmediabias taxes Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:28:00 +0000 38948 at http://mrc.org Ben Stein Links Muslim Brotherhood to Hitler, Warns Iran Gaining Power http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/ben-stein-links-muslim-brotherhood-hitler-warns-iran-gaining-power <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-04-17-CBS-SM-Stein.jpg" /></div><p>On CBS's Sunday Morning show, during his regular commentary, right-leaning CBS contributor Ben Stein gave a pessimistic view of the "Arab Spring" movement to topple authoritarian governments in the Middle East, charged that America would regret allowing Hosni Mubarak lose power in Egypt, and predicted that the radical Muslm Brotherhood would take over there.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/ben-stein-links-muslim-brotherhood-hitler-warns-iran-gaining-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AdolfHitler BenStein BiasAlert cbs Egypt liberalmediabias MiddleEast MuslimBrotherhood Muslims SundayMorning Mon, 16 May 2011 10:05:00 +0000 37696 at http://mrc.org Ben Stein Blames 'Excessive Tax Cuts' & 'Voodoo Economics' for Deficit, Hails 'Grown-ups Like Bill Clinton' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/ben-stein-blames-excessive-tax-cuts-voodoo-economics-deficit-hails-grown-ups-bill-clinto <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-04-17-CBS-SM-Stein.jpg" /></div><p>During a pre-recorded commentary aired on CBS's Sunday Morning show, right-leaning actor and economist Ben Stein - also a CBS contributor - blamed "excessive tax cuts" enacted by President Bush and congressional Republicans for "starting the problem" of the current federal budget deficit, and advocated raising taxes on the wealthy in addition to "major spending cuts" and changes in Medicare and Social Security to get the deficit under control.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/ben-stein-blames-excessive-tax-cuts-voodoo-economics-deficit-hails-grown-ups-bill-clinto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BenStein BiasAlert BillClinton cbs GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias Republicans SundayMornnig taxes Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:07:00 +0000 37588 at http://mrc.org In CBS Commentary, Sci-Fi's McGibney Attacks Ben Stein as 'Greedy,' 'Doesn't Care About' Poor http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-commentary-sci-fis-mcgibney-attacks-ben-stein-greedy-doesnt-care-about-poor <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-09-26-CBS-SM-McG.jpg" /></div><p>On CBS's Sunday Morning show, a week after conservative actor and economist Ben Stein's commentary in which he criticized the drive to increase taxes on the already overtaxed wealthy, a liberal response from Sci-Fi Channel producer Linda McGibney was shown in which she personally attacked Stein and other wealthy people as "greedy," and suggested that he "just doesn't care about" the poor.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-commentary-sci-fis-mcgibney-attacks-ben-stein-greedy-doesnt-care-about-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BenStein BiasAlert cbs liberalmediabias LindaMcGibney SundayMorning taxes Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:24:00 +0000 36699 at http://mrc.org How Many Jobs Saved? Economist Discredits Obama's Predictions http://mrc.org/articles/how-many-jobs-saved-economist-discredits-obamas-predictions <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/lauren-oreilly">Lauren O&#039;Reilly</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“How do you prove, the jobs you’re saving?” Host Neil Cavuto asked this tricky question during the Feb. 21 “Cavuto on Business.” “That would be like me saying if I go from eating 3 cannolis a day to 2 cannolis a day, I will save myself from gaining ten pounds but I’m still up 20, from eating the 2 cannolis.”</p><p>Italian pastries aside, Cavuto’s question prompted economist Ben Stein to dispute President Obama’s claims about how many jobs the stimulus bill will supposedly save.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/how-many-jobs-saved-economist-discredits-obamas-predictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Politics BenStein cavuto jobs Stimulus Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:04:46 +0000 admin 26942 at http://mrc.org CEO Vilifies Wal-Mart as 'Antichrist' on 'Cavuto on Business' http://mrc.org/articles/ceo-vilifies-wal-mart-antichrist-cavuto-business <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/lauren-oreilly">Lauren O&#039;Reilly</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Instead of praising Wal-Mart for offering less expensive goods to stretched consumers, David Nelson depicted Wal-Mart as a thug on Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto on Business.”<b> <br /></b></p> <p>Nelson, DC Nelson Asset Management’s founder, harshly attacked Wal-Mart comparing the company to gangster Al Capone and calling it “the Antichrist” Feb. 14.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ceo-vilifies-wal-mart-antichrist-cavuto-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business AdamLashinsky AlCapone Antichrist BenStein CavutoonBusiness CharlesPayne Chicago DagenMcDowell DavidNelson DCNelsonAssetManagement FoxNewsChannel StandardOil Wal-Mart Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:08:57 +0000 admin 26950 at http://mrc.org Fox Biz Block: Pork, 'Massive' Debt and More Reasons to Oppose Stimulus http://mrc.org/articles/fox-biz-block-pork-massive-debt-and-more-reasons-oppose-stimulus <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/lauren-oreilly">Lauren O&#039;Reilly</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >President Obama has resorted to draconian fear tactics in an attempt to shore up support for an enormous stimulus package, but many FOX commentators including Steve Forbes and Ben Stein criticized the bill and Obama’s scaremongering on Feb. 7.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fox-biz-block-pork-massive-debt-and-more-reasons-oppose-stimulus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy BarackObama BenStein costoffreedom DamonVickers ElizabethMacDonald ericbolling FNC FoxNews GaryKaltbaum JAckGage SteveForbes StimulusPackage TracyByrnes Mon, 09 Feb 2009 20:03:35 +0000 admin 26965 at http://mrc.org Economic Optimism at Last -- Jack Welch Sees 'First Signs of Light' http://mrc.org/articles/economic-optimism-last-jack-welch-sees-first-signs-light <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/lauren-oreilly">Lauren O&#039;Reilly</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >In 1981, Ronald Reagan announced in his <a href="http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/speeches/first.asp" />first inaugural address</a> “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/economic-optimism-last-jack-welch-sees-first-signs-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy BenStein biggovernment CharlesPayne JackWelch NeilCavuto StimulusPackage Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:51:19 +0000 admin 27013 at http://mrc.org Dear NY Times: Speaking of Ponzi Schemes http://mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-speaking-ponzi-schemes <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/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, The New York Times</p> <p ><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">229 West 43rd St</st1:address></st1:street>.</p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">New York</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">10036</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >To the Editor:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-speaking-ponzi-schemes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business BenStein BernardMadoff DonaldJ.Boudreaux investment investors PonziScheme SocialSecurity Mon, 29 Dec 2008 19:54:09 +0000 admin 30005 at http://mrc.org Send Your W-2's in Care of Brown University. http://mrc.org/articles/send-your-w-2s-care-brown-university <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Times&#039; letter-writer&#039;s love affair with her 1040 form: &quot;[Columnist Ben Stein] says he doesn&#039;t care for paying taxes, but I like it.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Perhaps the New York Times really is moderate, at least compared to some of its readers and letter-writers. The Times found this epistle from Brown University Philosophy Professor <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/business/17backpage.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=felicia%20nimue%20ackerman&st=cse&oref=slogin" target="_self">Felicia Nimue Ackerman</a> worthy of its Sunday Business section:</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/send-your-w-2s-care-brown-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes BenStein Humor LetterstotheEditor NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:57:00 +0000 admin 6349 at http://mrc.org Expelled Critics: The Origin of Specious http://mrc.org/benstein/expelled-critics-origin-specious <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/jan-larue-esq">Jan LaRue, Esq.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Ben Stein proposes a link from the Nazi Holocaust to eugenics and Charles Darwin's <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The</i> <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Origin of Species </i>in his documentary, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed</i>. I can understand that apes are annoyed, but who knew there are so many monkeys' uncles among movie critics? </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/benstein/expelled-critics-origin-specious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BenStein critics Darwin Evolution Expelled intelligentdesign Mon, 28 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28274 at http://mrc.org Expelled Opens with a Bang http://mrc.org/articles/expelled-opens-bang <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/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Movie reviewers across the nation are missing sleep following publication of this weekend's box office numbers.  Ben Stein's documentary, <i>Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, </i>enjoyed a successful opening despite the most uniformly hostile set of major media reviews CMI has ever seen.  </p> <br /> <p >Rottentomatoes.com has listed 27 reviews of <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Expelled.</i>  24 of the 27, including all 11 Top Critics, panned the film in spite of its provocative subject matter, saucy presentation and wit. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/expelled-opens-bang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education BenStein boxoffice Evolution Expelled intelligentdesign moviereviewers Wed, 23 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28281 at http://mrc.org Wow: Ben Stein's Evolution Documentary "Unprincipled Propaganda Piece" http://mrc.org/articles/wow-ben-steins-evolution-documentary-unprincipled-propaganda-piece <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeannette Catsoulis: &quot;One of the sleaziest documentaries to arrive in a very long time, &#039;Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed&#039; is a conspiracy-theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">So much for camaraderie. Movie reviewer Jeannette Catsoulis found fellow Times writer Ben Stein's "<a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/movies/18expe.html?scp=1&sq=catsoulis&st=nyt" target="_self">Expelled</a>," his new documentary onevolution and how the concept of Intelligent Design is being stifled in academic circles, "an unprincipled propaganda piece."</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/wow-ben-steins-evolution-documentary-unprincipled-propaganda-piece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "Evolution "Expelled academia BenStein CharlesDarwin Documentaries JeannetteCatsoulis MichaelMoo Movies NewYorkTimes NYTimes Science TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 18 Apr 2008 19:06:00 +0000 admin 6118 at http://mrc.org Ben Stein vs. Sputtering Atheists http://mrc.org/articles/ben-stein-vs-sputtering-atheists <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 >I confess that when the producers of Ben Stein's new documentary “Expelled” called, offering me a private screening, I was less than excited.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ben-stein-vs-sputtering-atheists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education academicfreedom BenStein Darwin Evolution Expelled Expelled:NoIntelligenceAllowed intelligentdesign RichardDawkins Science Thu, 17 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28288 at http://mrc.org When Media Aren't Ignoring Controversial Evolution Movie, Expelled, They're Hostile http://mrc.org/articles/when-media-arent-ignoring-controversial-evolution-movie-expelled-theyre-hostile <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/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Did you know that a movie documenting ideologically based persecution of scientists who dare question <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Darwin</st1:city></st1:place>'s Theory of Evolution  – by fellow “scientists” – opens in 1,000 theaters on Friday, April 18?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/when-media-arent-ignoring-controversial-evolution-movie-expelled-theyre-hostile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Education Media academicfreedom aninconvenienttruth BenStein creation Darwin Evolution Expelled Expelled:NoIntelligenceAllowed intelligentdesign persecution Science Thu, 17 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28290 at http://mrc.org