Bain Capital http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19977/all en CNN Barely Mentions Romney's Energy Policy; Hypes Bain Capital 'Distraction' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-barely-mentions-romneys-energy-policy-hypes-bain-capital-distraction <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-08-24-Acosta-Bain.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />Instead of informing the public about Mitt Romney's <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/us/romney-would-give-reins-to-states-on-drilling-on-federal-lands.html?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss&amp;wpisrc=nl_wonk">energy plan</a> unveiled on Thursday, CNN harped on a "distraction" in the form of Bain Capital documents released by the website Gawker.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-barely-mentions-romneys-energy-policy-hypes-bain-capital-distraction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital CNN Election 2012 Jim Acosta Mitt Romney Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:51:34 +0000 matt.hadro 41008 at http://www.mrc.org We Haven't Come a Long Way, Baby ... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/we-havent-come-long-way-baby <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://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Foden20120812-Mittboro.jpg?1344968385" /> </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">August 14, 2012 - 2:17pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Culture and Media Institute Politics Bain Capital Mitt Romney Super PAC ads Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:19:47 +0000 matt.philbin 40899 at http://www.mrc.org Media Help Obama Make Business Success Bane of Romney’s Campaign http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-help-obama-make-business-success-bane-romneys-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From cable to comedians, lefties charge candidate with dishonesty, contradiction; attack company for ‘vulture capitalism’ and more. </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>The left, including the Obama administration and some in the media, are making anti-capitalist attacks on opponent Mitt Romney’s business career the latest tactic. And the gloves are off.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-help-obama-make-business-success-bane-romneys-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Politics Bain Capital campaign Chris Hayes colin blaydon David Shuster ed conard Ed Schultz election finance Jon Stewart Larry Kudlow Mitt Romney Mobsters MSNBC obama private equity sopranos Stephanie Cutter strip mining companies tony soprano vulture capitalism Washington Post Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 40703 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: 'Mounting Pressure' for Romney to Release Tax Returns, Even from 'Prominent Conservatives' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-mounting-pressure-romney-release-tax-returns-even-prominent-conservatives <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> At the top of Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie ke<img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-07-16-NBC-TDAY-RomneyPressure.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 185px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />pt up the drum beat for Mitt Romney to release more tax returns as she proclaimed: <strong>"Mounting pressure. Mitt Romney facing new calls t</strong><strong>o release more of his tax returns. And this time they're coming from prominent conservatives."</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-mounting-pressure-romney-release-tax-returns-even-prominent-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Campaign 2012 Mitt Romney NBC Peter Alexander Savannah Guthrie tax returns Today Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:46:02 +0000 kyle.drennen 40649 at http://www.mrc.org Howard Kurtz Warns CNN: Liberal Media Double Standard Apparent 'to Many' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-warns-cnn-liberal-media-double-standard-apparent-many <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> <p> <img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-07-13-CNN-SitRoom-Kurtz3.jpg" />Media critic Howard Kurtz warned CNN on Friday that "to many people" it looks like the media have a massive double standard in its campaign coverage of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-warns-cnn-liberal-media-double-standard-apparent-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Barack Obama CNN Double Standard Election 2012 Howard Kurtz Media Bias Debate Mitt Romney Reliable Sources The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:02:40 +0000 matt.hadro 40637 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Moment of Honesty http://www.mrc.org/commentary/msnbcs-moment-honesty <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>You might want to sit down for this.&nbsp;</p><p>At 11:14 a.m. EST, Friday, May 25, something remarkable happened on the very left leaning MSNBC. If you missed it, you missed a rare and momentous moment in MSNBC television. MSNBC host Thomas Roberts raised a question about the fairness of Obama’s attacks on Romney as job-creator vs. job-destroyer while he was a private equity investor at Bain Capital – based on Obama’s poor record playing venture capitalist with our money.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/msnbcs-moment-honesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Bain Capital GM MSNBC obama Solyndra Thu, 31 May 2012 15:11:08 +0000 matt.philbin 40254 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Examines Obama's Donations from Bain Employees – But How Much Have They Actually Reported on It? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-examines-obamas-donations-bain-employees-%E2%80%93-how-much-have-they-actually-reported-it <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-05-25-CNN-Bash-Bain3.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />CNN's Dana Bash reported Friday on the irony of President Obama hitting Mitt Romney's connections to Bain Capital when he himself has received donations from Bain employees. CNN has highlighted Obama's hypocrisy on this matter before, but this specific story has certainly not received much air-time – if any at all – in the last two weeks.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-examines-obamas-donations-bain-employees-%E2%80%93-how-much-have-they-actually-reported-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Barack Obama Business Coverage CNN Dana Bash economy Election 2012 The Situation Room Fri, 25 May 2012 23:23:34 +0000 matt.hadro 40209 at http://www.mrc.org Soledad O'Brien Spins Romney's Words on Bain, Suggests He's Dodging the Questions http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/soledad-obrien-spins-romneys-words-bain-suggests-hes-dodging-questions <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-05-24-CNN-StartingPoint-Lee3.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />CNN's Soledad O'Brien spun Mitt Romney's words into a dodging-the-question moment for the candidate on the matter of Bain Capital, on Thursday's Starting Point. O'Brien was emphasizing Romney's "reluctance" to mention his days at Bain, which had been the focus of attack ads from the Obama campaign that O'Brien herself justified the other day.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/soledad-obrien-spins-romneys-words-bain-suggests-hes-dodging-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Business Coverage CNN economy Election 2012 Mike Lee Mitt Romney Soledad O'Brien Starting Point Thu, 24 May 2012 23:42:11 +0000 matt.hadro 40193 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Cramer Doubles Down on Romney Being 'Job Destroyer': He Used 'Code Words for Firing People' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-cramer-doubles-down-romney-being-job-destroyer-he-used-code-words-firing-people <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 Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer invited CNBC Mad Money<img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-05-22-NBC-TDAY-Cramer.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 185px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /> host Jim Cramer to elaborate on <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2012/05/21/cnbcs-cramer-declares-romneys-known-job-destroyer">calling Mitt Romney a "job destroyer"</a> as the head of Bain Capital on Sunday's Meet the Press: "You speaking as a pundit, or do you have some experience here?" Cramer declared: <strong>"He was talking about rationalizing th</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-cramer-doubles-down-romney-being-job-destroyer-he-used-code-words-firing-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Jim Cramer jobs Mitt Romney NBC Today Tue, 22 May 2012 17:03:55 +0000 kyle.drennen 40155 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Cramer Declares: 'Romney's Known as a Job Destroyer' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-cramer-declares-romneys-known-job-destroyer <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 NBC Meet the Press, CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer followed Obama campaign talking points perfectly as he decried Mitt Romney's business record at Bain Capital:<strong> "Romney's known as a job destroyer, not a creator.</strong>...I think Bain sticks. I think the idea that you bring in Bain...they fire a lot of people and that's how they get prosperity for the rich." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-05-20-NBC-MTP-Cramer_0.mp3">the audio</a> or watch the video after the jump</em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnbcs-cramer-declares-romneys-known-job-destroyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Jim Cramer jobs Meet the Press Mitt Romney NBC Mon, 21 May 2012 16:39:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 40135 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Obama Campaign Smearing Romney 'As A Middle Class Job Killer' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-obama-campaign-smearing-romney-middle-class-job-killer <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 Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams attempted to conflate the JPMorgan $2 billion loss with Mitt Romney's business record as he declared: <strong>"The Obama campaign may have </strong><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-05-14-NBC-NN-Williams.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 185px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /><strong>had this JPMor</strong><strong>gan story in mind when it picked today to launch a new ad attacking Mitt Romney's former firm, the private </strong><strong>equit</strong><strong>y giant, Bain Capital, as a middle clas</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-obama-campaign-smearing-romney-middle-class-job-killer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Barack Obama Brian Williams Chuck Todd Mitt Romney NBC Nightly News Today Tue, 15 May 2012 21:21:55 +0000 kyle.drennen 40088 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Plays Guilt By Association: 'Firm Romney Founded Is Tied to Chinese Surveillance' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-plays-guilt-association-firm-romney-founded-tied-chinese-surveillance <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 New York Times tried to tie Mitt Romney to Communist China's video surveillance of its citizens in a Friday front-page story from Beijing by Andrew Jacobs and Penn Bullock, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/world/asia/bain-capital-tied-to-surveillance-push-in-china.html?_r=1&amp;ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">A U.S.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-plays-guilt-association-firm-romney-founded-tied-chinese-surveillance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Andrew Jacobs Bain Capital Campaign 2012 China Mitt Romney Penn Bullock Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:12:04 +0000 clay.waters 39448 at http://www.mrc.org