John Harwood http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19862/all en CNBC's Harwood Hails College Savings Tax as 'Redistribution Obama-Style' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-hails-college-savings-tax-redistribution-obama-style <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>Appearing on CNBC's <em>Power Lunch</em> at 1 p.m. ET Friday, the business network's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood touted President Obama's proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts:<strong> "If you want to change the distribution of income in this country, you've got to take from some to give to the other, and that's precisely what the President wants to do.</strong> Middle class families...have stagnated for a long time...while people at the top have done much better.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-hails-college-savings-tax-redistribution-obama-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNBC college tuition John Harwood taxes Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:09:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 48087 at http://mrc.org NBC Hails Obama Tax Hike Proposal As 'A Turning Point In Our Politics' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-obama-tax-hike-proposal-turning-point-our-politics <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>On Sunday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Lester Holt touted how President Obama's plan to "propose tax hikes for wealthiest Americans" during Tuesday's State of the Union address would be <strong>"potentially putting Congress in the position of appearing to defend the highest income earners over the middle class."</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hails-obama-tax-hike-proposal-turning-point-our-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama congress John Harwood Lester Holt NBC Nightly News Republicans State of the Union taxes Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:04:36 +0000 kyle.drennen 48041 at http://mrc.org CNBC's Harwood Reacts to MRC Study, Excuses Media Silence on Midterms http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-reacts-mrc-study-excuses-media-silence-midterms <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>On Thursday's <em>Squawk Box</em> on CNBC, host Joe Kernen cited the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/tv-news-blacks-out-years-bad-election-news-democrats" target="_blank">Media Research Center's latest study</a> showing the Big Three network evening newscasts have barely noticed the anti-Obama midterm election of 2014 but provided wall-to-wall coverage in 2006: <strong>"...they breathlessly reported the Democratic takeover of Capitol Hill in the anti-Bush election of 2006....the coverage of this current situation, 6 to 1 disparity.</strong> There were 159 stories about the D</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-reacts-mrc-study-excuses-media-silence-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 CNBC Joe Kernen John Harwood Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:53:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 47443 at http://mrc.org Clinton Team Contacts CNBC's Harwood After He Reveals Hillary's 'Big Problem' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/clinton-team-contacts-cnbcs-harwood-after-he-reveals-hillarys-big-problem <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 the Media Research Center's <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/08/12/cnbcs-harwood-world-blowing-under-obama-big-problem-hillary-clinton">NewsBusters blog reported</a> on Tuesday, CNBC's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood observed on <em>Squawk Box</em> that the world "blowing up" on President Obama's watch would be a "big problem" for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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://mrc.org/biasalerts/clinton-team-contacts-cnbcs-harwood-after-he-reveals-hillarys-big-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2016 CNBC Hillary Clinton John Harwood Squawk Box Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:12:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 46917 at http://mrc.org CNBC's Harwood: World 'Blowing Up' Under Obama Is 'Big Problem' for Hillary Clinton http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-world-blowing-under-obama-big-problem-hillary-clinton <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> Appearing on CNBC's <em>Squawk Box</em> Tuesday morning, the business network's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood acknowledged that President Obama's failed foreign policy would be an obstacle to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential ambitions: "...her independent credential running for president is that she was President Obama's secretary of state. <strong>The world is now blowing up. So that is a big problem for her.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-world-blowing-under-obama-big-problem-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama campaign 2016 CNBC foreign policy Hillary Clinton John Harwood Squawk Box Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:16:02 +0000 kyle.drennen 46906 at http://mrc.org CNBC/NYT’s Harwood Blames Anti-Semitism for Cantor’s Defeat http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcnyts-harwood-blames-anti-semitism-cantors-defeat <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> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/JohnHarwood-WW-2014-06-13.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 2px 4px; float: right;" /> Discussing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss, on Friday’s (June 13) <em>Washington Week</em> on PBS, John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC, a regular on NBC and MSNBC, and a political writer for the <em>New York Times</em>, blamed hostility to Jews in Cantor’s “very rural conservative southern district.”<br /> &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcnyts-harwood-blames-anti-semitism-cantors-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional Eric Cantor Gwen Ifill John Harwood Washington Week Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:41:41 +0000 brent.baker 46471 at http://mrc.org Journalists Admitting Liberal Bias, Part One http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/journalists-admitting-liberal-bias-part-one <p><em>While most in the media business continue to deny the problem of liberal bias, a number of journalists have admitted that the majority of their brethren approach the news from a liberal angle. Examples:</em></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/journalists-admitting-liberal-bias-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division Andy Rooney cbs Evan Thomas John Harwood Juan Williams Newsweek Thomas Edsall Washington Post Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:54:00 +0000 admin 29251 at http://mrc.org CNBC's Harwood Tweets: 'Govt-on-citizen crime' of NJ Traffic Jam 'Durably Damaging' to Christie http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-tweets-govt-citizen-crime-nj-traffic-jam-durably-damaging-christie <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/HARWOOD.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Friday, CNBC correspondent John Harwood tweeted that Chris Christie’s traffic scandal was “durably damaging” because it was a “direct govt-on-citizen crime - not indirect like graft, not personal (sex). Extremely rare.”<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-tweets-govt-citizen-crime-nj-traffic-jam-durably-damaging-christie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chris Christie IRS John Harwood Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:57:58 +0000 geoff.dickens 45271 at http://mrc.org The Top 8 Nastiest Liberal Media Quotes Blaming the GOP for the Shutdown http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/top-8-nastiest-liberal-media-quotes-blaming-gop-shutdown <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/KrystalBallShutdown.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The liberal media have <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-even-shutdown-networks-dumped-most-blame-conservatives">taken sides</a> in the government shutdown debate and not surprisingly holds only one party to blame - the GOP.&nbsp; In the last week liberal anchors, reporters and writers have depicted fiscal conservatives in terms usually reserved for terrorists as they’ve hyperbolically charged that Republicans were being run by a “suicide caucus” that is h</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/top-8-nastiest-liberal-media-quotes-blaming-gop-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Barack Obama Brian Williams John Harwood shutdown Tina Brown Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 geoff.dickens 44666 at http://mrc.org CNBC Outs Obama's Strategy of ‘Scaring the Market’ http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-outs-obamas-strategy-scaring-market-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Treasury claims possible debt standoff would be ‘worse’ than 2008; CNBC says fear is White House ‘aim.’ </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 the stock market shook off news of a government shutdown, the reaction from President Obama was a warning for Wall Street to worry. In an exclusive CNBC interview with John Harwood, the president said <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/101081257">“I think they should be concerned.”</a></p><p dir="ltr">His statement <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/101082066">unleashed speculation</a> by CNBC and Wall Street of an Obama administration strategy to “tank” the financial markets in an attempt to increase pressure on Republicans to lift the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.</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/cnbc-outs-obamas-strategy-scaring-market-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media CNBC debt ceiling government shutdown John Harwood President Obama stock market strategy treasury department Wall Street White House Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:51:30 +0000 julia.seymour 44635 at http://mrc.org CNBC's Harwood Wonders if Obama Will Use Shutdown to 'Break the Fever' in GOP http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-wonders-if-obama-will-use-shutdown-break-fever-gop <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> In an exclusive interview with President Obama on Wednesday, CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood lobbed this softball on the political fallout of the government shutdown: "Before the election last year, you said <strong>you thought there was a possibility your re-election would break the fever within the Republican Party. Didn't happen.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is 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://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-wonders-if-obama-will-use-shutdown-break-fever-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNBC government shutdown John Harwood Republicans Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:14:35 +0000 kyle.drennen 44625 at http://mrc.org As Even Dems Fret, NYT Finds GOP 'Misinformation' to Blame for Public Unease With Obama-Care http://mrc.org/articles/even-dems-fret-nyt-finds-gop-misinformation-blame-public-unease-obama-care <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>The <em>New York Times</em> has long excused the continuing unpopularity of Obamacare by arguing that people just don't understand it or that it's been unfairly caricatured by political opponents.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/even-dems-fret-nyt-finds-gop-misinformation-blame-public-unease-obama-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch John Harwood Obama-Care Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:23:37 +0000 clay.waters 43426 at http://mrc.org Obama's Tax-Hiking 'Mandate,' Plus Stubborn House GOP 'Out of Step With Most Americans' on Issue http://mrc.org/articles/obamas-tax-hiking-mandate-plus-stubborn-house-gop-out-step-most-americans-issue <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>On the front of Sunday's <em>New York Times</em>, reporters Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman suggested President Obama has a "mandate" for tax hikes in the ongoing tactical battle in Congress over the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/us/politics/soured-obama-boehner-relationship-complicates-fiscal-talks.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Soured History Hampers Talks Between Obama and Boehner</a>." </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obamas-tax-hiking-mandate-plus-stubborn-house-gop-out-step-most-americans-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama fiscal cliff Jackie Calmes John Harwood Jonathan Weisman taxes Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:58:56 +0000 clay.waters 42055 at http://mrc.org CNBC's Harwood: Benghazi Scandal Being 'Prolonged' Because of Campaign 'Bitterness' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-benghazi-scandal-being-prolonged-because-campaign-bitterness <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><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-harwood-benghazi-scandal-being-prolonged-because-campaign-bitterness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi David Gregory John Harwood Lester Holt NBC Terrorism Today Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:16:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 41861 at http://mrc.org Pre-Debate, New York Times Defends Obama from 'Bad Hand' Dealt by Bush http://mrc.org/articles/pre-debate-new-york-times-defends-obama-bad-hand-dealt-bush <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>On Wednesday, <em>New York Times</em> political reporters Jackie Calmes (pictured) and John Harwood offered a pre-debate fact-check which predictably leaned in Obama's favor: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/us/politics/claims-likely-to-surface-in-debate-and-facts-behind-them.html?ref=todayspaper">A Closer Look at&nbsp; Assertions the 2 Sides Have Made on Economic Issues</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jackie_Calmes_14.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="153" width="277" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pre-debate-new-york-times-defends-obama-bad-hand-dealt-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Debates Jackie Calmes John Harwood Obama-Care Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:27:32 +0000 clay.waters 41407 at http://mrc.org