Fast Food http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20329/all en Networks Ignore SEIU Backing for Fast Food Strikes http://mrc.org/bmi/networks-ignore-seiu-backing-fast-food-strikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC and NBC also downplay widespread arrests of protesters. </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>Fast food protests are all about the regular people, so long as you ignore the massive donors and organizers.</p> <p>After hundreds of fast food workers in cities across the country abandoned their jobs Sept. 4, to demand raises of more than 100 percent and the right to unionize, all three broadcast networks dutifully reported on the protests, but failed to point out the union that had organized the protests. </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/bmi/networks-ignore-seiu-backing-fast-food-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Business MRC Business Business Economy Labor Media abc Arrests cbs Fast Food fast food forward fast food protest fast food workers higher wages Labor living wage Minimum Wage minimum wage hike NBC protest SEIU Union wage increases Wages Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:02:49 +0000 julia.seymour 47097 at http://mrc.org Unite! http://mrc.org/cartoons/unite <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="2710" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Min%20Wage.jpg?1409927793" /> </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">September 4, 2014 - 10:34am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Labor Politics Fast Food fast food protest Minimum Wage obama workers Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:36:33 +0000 julia.seymour 47065 at http://mrc.org ABC Again Offers One-Sided Spin on Fast Food Protests, Touts 'Living Wage' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-again-offers-one-sided-spin-fast-food-protests-touts-living-wage <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 style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-08-29-abc-wn-mcdonalds.JPG" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-again-offers-one-sided-spin-fast-food-protests-touts-living-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Fast Food McDonald's protest Srike Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:34:03 +0000 scott.whitlock 44397 at http://mrc.org ABC Touts Liberal-Backed Fast Food Strike, Links It to MLK's March on Washington http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-touts-liberal-backed-fast-food-strike-links-it-mlks-march-washington <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>When conservatives rally or march over an issue, such as the yearly&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2012/01/24/new-york-times-ignores-massive-pro-life-march-fifth-year-row">March for Life</a>, they don't get much attention. Yet, ABC offered two reports on Thursday promoting a liberal-backed strike on fast food restaurants.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America's</em>&nbsp;Rebecca Jarvis went so far as to link the protest to Wednesday's 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's rally.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-touts-liberal-backed-fast-food-strike-links-it-mlks-march-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Fast Food Good Morning America McDonald's strike Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:53:25 +0000 scott.whitlock 44379 at http://mrc.org CNN 'Fit Nation' Force Feeds Big Helping of Government http://mrc.org/articles/cnn-fit-nation-force-feeds-big-helping-government <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One <!--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Los Angeles</st1:city></st1:place> councilwoman wants to take a bite out of obesity by blocking fast food restaurants. CNN served up its November 16 report on the food fight with extra relish calling it “a good first step.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnn-fit-nation-force-feeds-big-helping-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government American Morning CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta Fast Food Fit Nation Food Police Jan Perry John Roberts Regulation South L.A. Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:42:30 +0000 admin 25234 at http://mrc.org 'Good Morning America' Gives New Meaning to 'Going Dutch' http://mrc.org/articles/good-morning-america-gives-new-meaning-going-dutch <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As if the media needed another excuse to push government-run health care and assault the fast food industry. Now they’re blaming two of their favorite issues for a reduction in height in the United States. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “New research shows that Americans are coming up short,” said “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts on June 19. “Not in terms of money, not in terms of lifestyle. We’re talking height. In fact we are the shortest population in the industrialized world.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/good-morning-america-gives-new-meaning-going-dutch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Americans burger Dutch Fast Food fries healthcare height Wed, 20 Jun 2007 20:17:59 +0000 admin 25476 at http://mrc.org