USA Today http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20214/all en 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 Business and Media Institute 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 ‘Starstruck’ Actress ‘Cried’ When She Met ‘Icon’ Hillary Clinton http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/starstruck-actress-cried-when-she-met-icon-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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/CloeGraceMoretz-JKL-2014-08-06.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 3px 2px; float: right;" /> “What really gets” actress Chloe Grace Moretz “going” is Hillary Clinton, a <em>USA Today </em>reporter discovered in meeting her for a profile piece on the 17-year-old star of <a href="http://ifistaymovie.com/" target="_blank"><em>If I Stay</em></a>, the movie which opened yesterday (Friday) that’s based on the young adult novel by Gayle Forman.<br /> <br /> “‘I cried when I met her,’ says Moretz, who calls Clinton an ‘icon.’”</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/starstruck-actress-cried-when-she-met-icon-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Celebrities Chloe Grace Moretz USA Today Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:51:43 +0000 brent.baker 46987 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore 'Unpatriotic' Tax Decisions of Obama Donors http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-unpatriotic-tax-decisions-obama-donors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President condemns tax ‘inversions,’ yet profits from them politically. </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 class="normal">President Barack Obama has come out strongly against corporations moving their addresses overseas in an attempt to pay lower taxes – while several of his own donors saved money by employing this very tactic, known as “inversion.” Yet, ABC, CBS and NBC have completely ignored that hypocrisy since the president addressed the issue on July 24.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-unpatriotic-tax-decisions-obama-donors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama businesses cbs companies corporate taxes corporations Double Standard Hypocrisy Obama Administration political donations tax inversion tax policy tax rates taxes USA Today Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:01:31 +0000 julia.seymour 46971 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Editorial Calls for Lower Corporate Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newspaper’s view says to keep companies here, ‘write a rational tax code.’ </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>Liberal media outlets often champion higher taxes, or at the very least lash out at businesses for finding ways to lower their tax bills. However, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/13/inversions-corporate-tax-rates-irs-code-business-editorials-debates/14026589/">USA Today</a> offered an editorial on Aug. 14, doing the very opposite: calling for lower corporate taxes.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Taxes companies corporate corporate taxes corporations Editorial editorial board our view tax code tax inversion tax reform taxes USA Today Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:56 +0000 julia.seymour 46922 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Refuse to Cover Christian Cities in Iraq Falling to ISIS; CNN’s Cuomo Calls Story 'Largely Underreported' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-cover-christian-cities-iraq-falling-isis-cnns-cuomo-calls-story-largely-u <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>On Thursday, the al Qaeda spinoff group the Islamic State seized numerous towns in northern Iraq that are home to much of the country’s minority Christian population, sending tens of thousands of them fleeing further into the Kurdish-dominated region to avoid the unforgiving and deadly extremist group.&nbsp;<strong>When it came to the major broadcast networks covering this story on their Thursday morning news shows, neither ABC, CBS, or NBC provided their viewers with information on this story.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-cover-christian-cities-iraq-falling-isis-cnns-cuomo-calls-story-largely-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Chris Cuomo Christianity CNN Good Morning America Iraq ISIS Michaela Pereira NBC New Day Nic Robertson Today USA Today Washington Post Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:27:55 +0000 curtis.houck 46886 at http://www.mrc.org Here Come The Indian Mascot Killers http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/here-come-indian-mascot-killers <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Anyone who thinks the cultural Left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn’t reading USA Today. On the top of their Sports front page on July 22, the paper reported on activists taking a stand against “redface,” championing a group called Eradicating Offensive Indian Mascotry.</p> <p> The thought police have turned on the sirens.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/here-come-indian-mascot-killers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Erik Brady USA Today Washington Redskins Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:58:03 +0000 tim.graham 46929 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Refuse to Cover News DOJ to Investigate Lost IRS E-Mails; ABC Gives News Measly 22 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-refuse-cover-news-doj-investigate-lost-irs-e-mails-abc-gives-news-measly-22-secon <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>Both&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;chose to ignore the latest news in the IRS scandal Thursday morning that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be investigating the disappearance and destruction of emails pertaining to former IRS official Lois Lerner.&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/cbs-nbc-refuse-cover-news-doj-investigate-lost-irs-e-mails-abc-gives-news-measly-22-secon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America IRS Targets Tea Party Lois Lerner NBC The Washington Post Today USA Today Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:07:48 +0000 curtis.houck 46719 at http://www.mrc.org Andrea Mitchell: VA Scandal 'Far More Serious' Than Obama's Other 'So-Called Scandals' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-va-scandal-far-more-serious-obamas-other-so-called-scandals <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 her Friday 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell joined fellow media liberals <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/laura-flint/2014/05/23/stephen-colbert-calls-va-first-real-scandal-obama-administration" target="_blank">Stephen Colbert</a> and <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/05/22/chris-matthews-unlike-irs-va-scandal-real-except-when-he-compared-irs" target="_blank">Chris Matthews</a> in labeling the VA scandal the first real scandal of the Obama administration: <strong>"...this is the biggest political problem that the President has faced.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/andrea-mitchell-va-scandal-far-more-serious-obamas-other-so-called-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell MSNBC Susan Page USA Today VA Scandal Fri, 30 May 2014 20:09:37 +0000 kyle.drennen 46367 at http://www.mrc.org Lecturing Republicans: "Admit Reality" and Stop Pushing for ObamaCare Repeal http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/lecturing-republicans-admit-reality-and-stop-pushing-obamacare-repeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/April142014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=593225" title="April142014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>“Admit Reality” and Stop Pushing for ObamaCare Repeal</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/lecturing-republicans-admit-reality-and-stop-pushing-obamacare-repeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Chris Matthews cimate change Ed Schultz Matthew Dowd MSNBC NBC obamacare Tom Friedman USA Today Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:34:57 +0000 rich.noyes 45992 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Echoes Occupy Wall Street http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-echoes-occupy-wall-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paper uses high CEO wages to argue workers aren’t getting paid enough. </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>No need for the “share the wealth” crowd to worry. USA Today is ready to step into the&nbsp;<br />void and stoke class division in the absence of Occupy Wall Street.</p><p>On April 4, USA Today profiled “<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/04/03/2013-ceo-pay/7200481/">The $100 Million Club</a>,” a group of wealthy corporate&nbsp;<br />CEOs, and contrasted their pay with the US median wage of $40,872 in 2013. A subhead&nbsp;<br />on the print edition complained: “CEOs get richer, workers get left behind.”&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-echoes-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute USA Today Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:44:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 45935 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today: Obama’s Contraception Mandate ‘Foolish,’ ‘Suspect’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-obamas-contraception-mandate-foolish-suspect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paper says administration ‘picked a fight’ with Little Sisters of the Poor. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>At least one government watchdog is learning to bark again.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-obamas-contraception-mandate-foolish-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Business Faith Government Life Politics Cecile Richards contraception mandate Little Sisters of the Poor Planned Parenthood USA Today Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:15:01 +0000 mike.ciandella 45288 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Editor-in-Chief Assures: ‘In the End, HealthCare.gov Fiasco Will Be a Footnote’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/usa-today-editor-chief-assures-end-healthcaregov-fiasco-will-be-footnote <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/CallawayDavid-Reliable Sources.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> David Callaway, Editor-in-Chief of <em>USA Today</em>, is so upset by Republicans using the HealthCare.gov roll-out mess to discredit ObamaCare, that he penned an op-ed for Friday’s edition of the national newspaper to dismiss the problems as a blip with no relevance to the overall program.<br /> <br /> Headlined “<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/10/24/callaway-obama-obamacare-website-column/3179959/" target="_blank">Obama’s Y2K moment</a>,” Callaway unpersuasively equated the current situation of the ongoing dysfunctional HeathCare.gov with the concerns before January 1, 2000 about how that date change could cause computer havoc. But it did not, so he equated an actual technology mess with one that never occurred, contending the current situation is just like Y2K – a big nothing.</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://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/usa-today-editor-chief-assures-end-healthcaregov-fiasco-will-be-footnote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Callaway Health Care Medical Insurance obamacare USA Today Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:19:23 +0000 brent.baker 44808 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo, USA Today Declare Redskins’ Name Debate Over http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-usa-today-declare-redskins-name-debate-over <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PC Media dictate to league, owners and fans. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well Redskins fans, it’s over. The ruling has been handed down from on high – The Washington Post and USA Today. They’ve got a foam finger for you, but it’s not the index and you’re certainly not #1 to them, and they’re the ones who matter. They’ve decided your team name will change.<img src="http://www.clutchmagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/The-Washington-Redskins-Whats-In-A-Name.jpg" style="float: right;" height="211" width="243" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-usa-today-declare-redskins-name-debate-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Media Politics Jarrett Bell Mike Wise Redskins USA Today Washington Post Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:49:04 +0000 mike.ciandella 44664 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Buries at 5 AM Big New Report on IRS Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-buries-5-am-big-new-report-irs-scandal <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/2013-09-18-CNN-ES-IRS.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN has all but ignored a new report that according to IRS documents, the agency gave extra scrutiny to 162 political groups – <strong>80 percent of them conservative</strong> – that were seeking tax-exempt status.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-buries-5-am-big-new-report-irs-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN IRS IRS Targets Tea Party John Berman Political Scandals USA Today Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:48:04 +0000 matt.hadro 44531 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Finds Home Solar Panels Not Cost-Effective http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-finds-home-solar-panels-not-cost-effective <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News outlet profiles man who lost money installing the panels. </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">Are solar panels are the way to a bright future of clean energy – or the way to an empty bank account?</p><p dir="ltr">On Aug. 14,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/14/solar-panels-government-waste/2653717/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29">USA Today</a>&nbsp;profiled a man who built solar panels in his backyard to demonstrate the inefficiency and high costs of solar energy as well as the taxpayer-funded government subsidies he got in the process.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-finds-home-solar-panels-not-cost-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy Environment Government cost energy Jeffrey Punton solar panels solar power subsidies USA Today Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:24:36 +0000 julia.seymour 44281 at http://www.mrc.org