USA Today http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20214/all en 4 Of 5 Top Papers Call For Federal Gas Tax Hike http://www.mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> National papers say it is ‘perfect’ time and an ‘obvious’ move to raise the gas tax, even as lower gas prices ‘stimulate economy.’ </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">Four out of five top U.S. newspapers have called for federal gas tax hikes on the editorial page since oil and gas prices began falling significantly June 19, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Government Media Taxes Editorial federal gas tax gas Gas Price Gas Tax gasoline Los Angeles Times national newspapers New York Times oil oil and gas price Tax Hikes tax increases USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:17:54 +0000 julia.seymour 47988 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC, Others Decline to Show Charlie Hebdo Cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammad (UPDATED) http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-others-decline-show-charlie-hebdo-cartoons-islamic-prophet-mohammad-updated <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 the deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday, major broadcast networks ABC and NBC joined other news outlets in not showing any of the controversial cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad from the&nbsp;<em>Charlie Hebdo</em>&nbsp;magazine during their evening newscasts.</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/abc-nbc-others-decline-show-charlie-hebdo-cartoons-islamic-prophet-mohammad-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Anjem Choudary Associated Press Bias by Omission Buzzfeed cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Charlie Hebdo Chris Cuomo CNN Elizabeth Palmer FNC Fox and Friends Fox News Channel France MSNBC muhammad MuhammadCartoons NBC News NBC Nightly News New Day New York Daily News New York Times Paris The Washington Post USA Today World News Tonight Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:19:09 +0000 curtis.houck 47969 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Natural Cycles’ Blamed for California Drought Instead of Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/natural-cycles-blamed-california-drought-instead-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When scientists blame other things, suddenly science is not &#039;settled’ according to media. </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 dir="ltr">Climate science is “settled” according to the news media, that is, unless scientists conclude climate change is not connected to a specific climate occurrence.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/natural-cycles-blamed-california-drought-instead-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Government Media California climate Climate Change drought natural disaster NBC New York Times NOAA Science science is settled USA Today Weather Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:59:43 +0000 julia.seymour 47824 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Skip Former HHS Secretary Sebelius Suggesting ‘Financial Literacy’ of Americans Is ‘Very Low’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-skip-former-hhs-secretary-sebelius-suggesting-financial-literacy-americans-very- <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><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" class="image-blog_body-50" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/Sebelius2.JPG?itok=x9cMFUEf" src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/Sebelius2.JPG?itok=x9cMFUEf" width="280" /><span>&nbsp;</span>In an interview with&nbsp;<em>USA Today</em>&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/02/capital-download-kathleen-sebelius-jonathan-gruber/19786581/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/02/capital-downlo</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-skip-former-hhs-secretary-sebelius-suggesting-financial-literacy-americans-very-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs HHS Jonathan Gruber Kathleen Sebelius NBC News obamacare Susan Page USA Today Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:24:11 +0000 curtis.houck 47788 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC, LAT Continue Censoring Gruber Videos Eight Days After First Surfaced http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-lat-continue-censoring-gruber-videos-eight-days-after-first-surfaced <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>As of Saturday afternoon and a full eight days after the <a href="http://youtu.be/G790p0LcgbI" target="_blank">first video</a> of ObamaCare architect <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/jonathan-gruber" target="_blank">Jonathan Gruber</a> surfaced, major broadcast networks ABC and NBC and the&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles Times</em>&nbsp;have persisted in keeping their audiences in the dark on this story.&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/abc-nbc-lat-continue-censoring-gruber-videos-eight-days-after-first-surfaced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Associated Press Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans Liberals & Democrats Los Angeles Times Nancy Cordes NBC News New York Times Scott Pelley USA Today Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:08:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47650 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, NBC Continue to Ignore Report on Violent Illegals; Cover Real Housewives Jail Sentence, Marlins Fan Instead http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-continue-ignore-report-violent-illegals-cover-real-housewives-jail-sentence-marli <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/october/MarlinsMan-NBCNightlyNews-2014-10-23.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />On Thursday night, ABC and NBC continued to make no mention of a&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/immigration-detainees-released-criminal-records/17714925/" target="_blank">damning report by&nbsp;<em>USA Today</em></a>&nbsp;that the Obama administration co</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/abc-nbc-continue-ignore-report-violent-illegals-cover-real-housewives-jail-sentence-marli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress illegal aliens Illegal Immigration NBC NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama USA Today World News Tonight Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:05:14 +0000 curtis.houck 47446 at http://www.mrc.org In 1,800 Word Profile of Tom Steyer, USA Today Fails to ID Him as Liberal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/1800-word-profile-tom-steyer-usa-today-fails-id-him-liberal <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="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/october/TomSteyer-CNN-2.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" width="280" />Wednesday’s <em>USA Today</em> featured a laudatory front page profile of Tom Steyer, the far-left billionaire donor to efforts to elect liberals and un-seat Republicans of all stripes – especially if he can denigrate them as climate change “deniers.” <br /></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/1800-word-profile-tom-steyer-usa-today-fails-id-him-liberal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 fredreka Schouten USA Today Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:57:11 +0000 brent.baker 47396 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today: Abortion a ‘Right’ With ‘So Many Unnecessary Obstacles’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-abortion-right-so-many-unnecessary-obstacles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holds up MD’s regulations as ‘sense,’ ignoring own reporting on 2013 death of woman. </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 class="NoSpacing">Abortion is a “right” <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/08/20/wapo-blogger-abortion-deeply-affirmative-value">is a claim often made by the media</a> – and USA Today is no exception.&nbsp; </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-abortion-right-so-many-unnecessary-obstacles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Constitution Life Politics abortion regulations USA Today Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:36:18 +0000 mike.ciandella 47361 at http://www.mrc.org Vets Walking Almost 300 Miles to Demand Action on Jailed Marine; Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/vets-walking-almost-300-miles-demand-action-jailed-marine-networks-ignore <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 Wednesday night, it was reported that two Marine Corps veterans are walking from northern North Carolina to Washington D.C. and the White House to demand that President Obama take action to ensure the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison. However, none of the major broadcast networks have stepped up and covered the actions of the these veterans.</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/vets-walking-almost-300-miles-demand-action-jailed-marine-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrew Tahmooressi Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Fox News Channel Good Morning America Greta van Susteren MarineCorps mexico NBC NBC Nightly News New York Times The Washington Post Today Show USA Today Washington Post World News Tonight. David Muir Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:48:52 +0000 curtis.houck 47179 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Avoids Obama's 'We Don't Have a Strategy' Comment in Headline http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-york-times-avoids-obamas-we-dont-have-strategy-comment-headline <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="300" style="margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/Obama_0.JPG" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/new-york-times-avoids-obamas-we-dont-have-strategy-comment-headline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Middle East New York Times USA Today Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:39:09 +0000 scott.whitlock 47036 at http://www.mrc.org 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 MRC Business 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 MRC Business Senior 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://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-unpatriotic-tax-decisions-obama-donors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business 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 MRC Business Senior 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://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business 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