Income Inequality http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20066/all en Lefty Russell Brand ‘On a Mission’ to Expose Bankers ‘Who Killed Our Society’ http://mrc.org/articles/lefty-russell-brand-mission-expose-bankers-who-killed-our-society <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Far-left activist again tackles income inequality with new film despite $15 million net worth. </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">A liberal worth $15 million crusading against the wealthy with a documentary. Now that’s comedy gold.</p><p dir="ltr">It’s also exactly what British comedian and left-wing activist Russell Brand has done by making <em>The Emperor’s New Clothes</em>, which was directed Michael Winterbottom.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lefty-russell-brand-mission-expose-bankers-who-killed-our-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy 9/11 Truther actor Comedian Emperor's New Clothes movie Income Inequality Revolution book Russell Brand Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:40:50 +0000 julia.seymour 48728 at http://mrc.org Say What? Resolve to Ignore These Media ‘Experts’ in 2015 http://mrc.org/articles/say-what-resolve-ignore-these-media-experts-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the dubious medical advice of Dr. Oz, to hypocritical comedian and Occupy Wall Street supporter Russell Brand, here are five voices to tune out. </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 dir="ltr">When you’re coming up with New Year’s resolutions just in time for the start of 2015, you may want to exclude advice from certain people the news media turn to as experts, but who fail to live up to the hype. Despite being continually cited by the media, these five scientists, celebrities and journalist-wannabes have all been criticized, debunked or refuted in the past year. </p><p dir="ltr"><strong>1. TV’s Dr. Oz: 4 out of 10 Claims Debunked by Medical Professionals</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst 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/say-what-resolve-ignore-these-media-experts-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Climate Change Health Media Bill Nye Climate Change climate deniers Dr. Mehmet Oz Dr. Oz ezra klein Hypocrisy Income Inequality Neil deGrasse Tyson Oprah OWS Russell Brand Science senate investigation skepticism The Doctors The Dr. Oz Show TV doctor Vox Media Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:02:26 +0000 julia.seymour 47922 at http://mrc.org Russell Brand Connects Income Inequality to Ferguson http://mrc.org/articles/russell-brand-connects-income-inequality-ferguson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $20 million far-left actor also promotes wealth redistribution, claims U.S. and U.K. governments are ‘run for corporations.’ </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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">British comedian and actor Russell Brand is worth roughly $20 million and he’s also never voted. But that didn’t stop far-left Democracy Now! from seeking out his views on politics and income inequality.</p><p dir="ltr">Brand appeared on <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/14/russell_brand_on_revolution_fighting_inequality/">Democracy Now!</a> Nov. 14, 2014, where he railed against the current U.S. and U.K. political systems and about income inequality as well as praised left-wing academic Noam Chomsky. He also promoted his new book, “Revolution.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/russell-brand-connects-income-inequality-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Government International Media Politics actors amy goodman anti-capitalism Britain british comedian corporations Democracy Now! far-left politics ferguson Income Inequality Noam Chomsky occupy revolution Russell Brand UK wealth redistribution Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:16:56 +0000 julia.seymour 47683 at http://mrc.org NBC Hypes Far-Left Russell Brand and His ‘Big Thoughts on Big Issues’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-far-left-russell-brand-and-his-big-thoughts-big-issues <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>During the 8:30 a.m. half-hour of NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;on Monday, Matt Lauer interviewed far-left actor Russell Brand and gave him ample opportunity to promote his new book and what Lauer described as his&nbsp;<strong>“big thoughts on big issues,”</strong>&nbsp;ranging&nbsp;<strong>“from drug laws and voting to the redistribution of the wealth around the world.”</strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-far-left-russell-brand-and-his-big-thoughts-big-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Income Inequality Matt Lauer NBC radical revolution Russell Brand Today Show Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:01:45 +0000 curtis.houck 47374 at http://mrc.org PBS Promotes Obama’s Claim Economy Is Improved ‘By Every Economic Measure’; Lou Dobbs Proves Otherwise http://mrc.org/biasalerts/pbs-promotes-obamas-claim-economy-improved-every-economic-measure-lou-dobbs-proves-otherw <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>Following President Obama’s speech on the economy on Thursday, the <em>PBS NewsHour</em> offered a 48-second news brief on the subject, in which co-anchor Gwen Ifill offered no opposing viewpoint to the President’s claim in his speech that&nbsp;<strong>“by every measure, the country is better off than when he took office.”</strong></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://mrc.org/biasalerts/pbs-promotes-obamas-claim-economy-improved-every-economic-measure-lou-dobbs-proves-otherw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bret Baier economy Ed Henry Food Stamps Fox Business Fox News Channel Gwen Ifill housing housing market Income Inequality labor force participation Lou Dobbs PBS NewsHour Special Report Washington Times Fri, 03 Oct 2014 02:54:12 +0000 curtis.houck 47290 at http://mrc.org ABC, NBC Ignore Biden's Savings Account Fib, While CBS Hosts Dismiss Its Importance http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-bidens-savings-account-fib-while-cbs-hosts-dismiss-its-importance <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>It turns out that Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that he’s not wealthy and does not own any stocks, bonds, or a savings account&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/vp_certified_278_cy2013.pdf" _cke_saved_href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/vp_certified_278_cy2013.pdf">isn’t entirely true</a>. Only one network did the work to debunk his statement from a speech at the White House Summit on Working Families yesterday.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-ignore-bidens-savings-account-fib-while-cbs-hosts-dismiss-its-importance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill Plante cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Gayle King Income Inequality Joe Biden Norah O'Donnell Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:25:11 +0000 curtis.houck 46546 at http://mrc.org Media Millionaires: 6 Wealthy Journalists Whine about Income Inequality http://mrc.org/articles/media-millionaires-6-wealthy-journalists-whine-about-income-inequality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite their incredible wealth, anchors promote liberal views on taxes, wealth and income. </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>If liberals have their way the State of the Union will be all about income inequality. That kind of speech would be cheered by many in the press, including several hypocritical millionaires who love to complain about the one percent.</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-millionaires-6-wealthy-journalists-whine-about-income-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama Bob Schieffer Brian Williams broadcast networks Diane Sawyer George Stephanopoulos Income income disparity Income Inequality inequality Matt Lauer Poverty rich State of the Union taxes Tom Brokaw wealth wealthy journalists Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:27:47 +0000 julia.seymour 45403 at http://mrc.org Multi-Millionaire Brian Williams Lectures Viewers on Income Inequality http://mrc.org/biasalerts/multi-millionaire-brian-williams-lectures-viewers-income-inequality <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 <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams – <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/top-10-highest-paid-news-anchors_b141063" target="_blank">who reportedly earned $13 million a year in 2012</a> – quoted Karl Marx while hyping a <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp-working-for-few-political-capture-economic-inequality-200114-summ-en.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> on global income disparity: <strong>"...the staggering news out today about the growing gap between the haves and the have nots."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbus</em></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/multi-millionaire-brian-williams-lectures-viewers-income-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Income Inequality NBC Nightly News Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:28:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 45350 at http://mrc.org NYT's Lowrey Again Uses Favorite Unlabeled Left-Wing Economist to Claim Vast Income Inequality http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-lowrey-again-uses-favorite-unlabeled-left-wing-economist-claim-vast-income-inequality <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 Saturday's Business section, <em>New York Times</em> economics reporter Annie Lowrey flatteringly quoted unlabeled left-wing French economist Emmanuel Saez, who may be the <em>Times</em>' favorite economist, in yet another hang-wringer on the evils of income inequality and the dreaded 1%: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/business/economy/income-gains-after-recession-went-mostly-to-top-1.html?ref=business">Incomes Flat In Recovery, But Not For the 1%</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Annie_Lowrey_CSPAN_2_19_13.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style=</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-lowrey-again-uses-favorite-unlabeled-left-wing-economist-claim-vast-income-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch 99% Annie Lowrey Economics Emmanuel Saez Income Inequality Minimum Wage Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:15:34 +0000 clay.waters 42687 at http://mrc.org Nicholas Kristof's Kindergarten Liberalism: U.S. Rich Like Greedy Kid With 'Mountain of Toys for Himself' http://mrc.org/articles/nicholas-kristofs-kindergarten-liberalism-us-rich-greedy-kid-mountain-toys-himself <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>So much for sophisticated liberalism. Nicholas Kristof's Thursday <em>New York Times</em> column is titled "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/opinion/kristof-why-let-the-rich-hoard-all-the-toys.html">Why Let the Rich Hoard All the Toys?</a>" Despite (or because of) an opening that's almost a parody of simple-minded liberalism, it was the 1# most e-mailed<em> Times</em> story as of Friday morning.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Kristof.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="238" width="244" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nicholas-kristofs-kindergarten-liberalism-us-rich-greedy-kid-mountain-toys-himself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Income Inequality Nicholas Kristof Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:20:10 +0000 clay.waters 41432 at http://mrc.org NYT's Eduardo Porter Fears Inequality Will Lead to 'Hereditary Plutocracy,' Plugs Occupy Wall Street http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-eduardo-porter-fears-inequality-will-lead-hereditary-plutocracy-plugs-occupy-wall-stre <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>In his latest "Economic Scene" column for Wednesday's New York Times, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/business/economy/tolerance-for-income-gap-may-be-ebbing-economic-scene.html?ref=todayspaper">Inequality Undermines Democracy</a>," Eduardo Porter seemed puzzled by why Americans aren't into class warfare.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Eduardo_Porter_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="248" width="247" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-eduardo-porter-fears-inequality-will-lead-hereditary-plutocracy-plugs-occupy-wall-stre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Eduardo Porter Income Inequality Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:10:21 +0000 clay.waters 39546 at http://mrc.org CNN's Roberts: Obama's $162,100 Senate salary 'modest' http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-roberts-obamas-162100-senate-salary-modest <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Only a network anchor could think that earning nearly four times the median household income is “modest.” <br /><br /></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That was CNN “American Morning” anchor John Roberts’ take on Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) annual salary of $162,100. He also called the Obama family incomes of “$470,000 up to $1.4 million” “pretty modest” during the May 17 report. Roberts used the word “modest” three different times to depict some part of Obama’s financial life.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-roberts-obamas-162100-senate-salary-modest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government 2008 candidate class Income Inequality modest income money obama pay paycheck poor Poverty president presidential race rich wealth Thu, 17 May 2007 18:08:46 +0000 admin 25513 at http://mrc.org