class warfare http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20655/all en ‘Snowpiercer:’ A Train Ride Through the Horrors of Liberal Extremism http://mrc.org/bmi/snowpiercer-train-ride-through-horrors-liberal-extremism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberals see only ‘class warfare’ in this Korean thriller, mostly ignore villain’s embrace of radical left-wing views. </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><strong>SPOILER ALERT</strong></p><p dir="ltr">It is true that people see what they want to see. Far-left websites Alternet, <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2014/06/snowpiercer_directed_by_bong_joon_ho_reviewed.html">Slate</a> and Mother Jones all raved about the “class warfare” themes and “political allegory” of “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX5PwfEMBM0&amp;feature=kp">Snowpiercer</a>,” a violent, Korean-made, art house picture set entirely on a train circumnavigating the globe.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute 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://mrc.org/bmi/snowpiercer-train-ride-through-horrors-liberal-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMI Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Government Life Media Politics alternet balance Bong Joon-ho class warfare film independent film Korean filmmaker mother jones movie Occupy Wall Street revolution sanctity of life Slate Snowpiercer sustainability thrillers Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46649 at http://mrc.org HuffPo Live Celebrates OWS on Two-Year Anniversary http://mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-celebrates-ows-two-year-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interviews reveal occupiers’ extremism that was often ignored by news 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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">On the second anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters once again gathered in New York City to protest. Agenda items included puppet theater and calls for a “Robin Hood” tax on Wall Street.</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/huffpo-live-celebrates-ows-two-year-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Media Politics Taxes Anniversary anti-capitalism capitalism class warfare Communism Extremism huffington post huffington post live occupier Occupy Wall Street protest radicalism robin hood tax socialism Wall Street Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:46:38 +0000 julia.seymour 44511 at http://mrc.org Occupy Wall Street Documentary Promotes ‘99%’ Just in Time for OWS Anniversary http://mrc.org/articles/occupy-wall-street-documentary-promotes-99-just-time-ows-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newly released Sundance film celebrates the ‘inspiring’ legacy of the anti-capitalist movement. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Protesters began their occupation of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, 2011, nearly two year ago. Participant Media and two filmmakers have commemorated the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement with a new documentary film that was released Sept. 6.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/occupy-wall-street-documentary-promotes-99-just-time-ows-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Economy Media 99 Percent 99%:The Occupy Wall Street collaborative Film anti-capitalism class warfare economy film film festival hollywood Hollywood Reporter indepedent film Movies Occupy Wall Street participant media Populism sundance Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:17:51 +0000 julia.seymour 44475 at http://mrc.org New York Times 'News' Story Berates Silicon Valley 'Haves' With 'Private Jets and Untold Wealth' http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-news-story-berates-silicon-valley-haves-private-jets-and-untold-wealth <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>What does the <em>New York Times</em> have against air travelers?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-news-story-berates-silicon-valley-haves-private-jets-and-untold-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch airport class warfare Norimitsu Onishi San Jose Fri, 03 May 2013 14:49:38 +0000 clay.waters 43462 at http://mrc.org Upcoming Damon Film Takes Class Warfare to Final Frontier http://mrc.org/articles/upcoming-damon-film-takes-class-warfare-final-frontier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set in 2159, only the richest can inhabit space colony ‘Elysium,’ while poor ‘rot in their own filth’ on Earth. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Hollywood types love a good class warfare story. <br /><br />A new Sony Pictures film set to release on Aug. 9, 2013, is no exception. “Elysium” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is set far into the future, where “Sometime in the future, the class divide of the 1% grows so intense that the richest of the rich decide to build their own colony in space - the titular Elysium - where poor people are not allowed to live,” according to <a href="http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/69173-elysium-photos-make-a-call#4k59QZHEbWTQKjq1.99">TGDaily</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/upcoming-damon-film-takes-class-warfare-final-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Economy 1 percent 99 Percent class warfare elysium film hollywood Jodie Foster Matt Damon movie occupy Occupy Wall Street sony pictures Space Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:35:59 +0000 julia.seymour 42711 at http://mrc.org Federal Revenue Erupts a Ginormous 267,869% In The 100 Years of Income Tax http://mrc.org/articles/federal-revenue-erupts-ginormous-267869-100-years-income-tax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NTU&#039;s Pete Sepp says income tax made way for &#039;massive fiscal expansion&#039; of government. </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>Death has nothing on taxes. Federal income tax receipts have grown by a shocking 267,869 percent in the 100 years of the tax. The tax, approved Feb. 3, 1913, was designed to tax the rich at a time when government coffers were already full.&nbsp;<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/federal-revenue-erupts-ginormous-267869-100-years-income-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Taxes 16th Amendment anniversaries class warfare federal income tax government expansion growth of government income tax jill lepore john steele gordon national taxpayers union pete sepp tax taxation taxes Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:29:12 +0000 julia.seymour 42450 at http://mrc.org NBC Stokes British Class Warfare: 'Economic Inequality' Sparked London Riots http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-stokes-british-class-warfare-economic-inequality-sparked-london-riots <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><img style="width: 300px; height: 168px; margin: 3px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-07-30-NBC-NN-GoskKing_0.jpg" /> On Monday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, correspondent Stephanie Gosk promoted the Occupy-Wall-Street-stye rhetoric of left-wing British <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oonaking.com/about-oona.html">Member of Parliament Oona King</a>: <strong>"King believes economic inequality was a driving force behind London's riots last year....</strong>The physical recovery from the riots has been slow....But the effort to improve lives is even mor</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-stokes-british-class-warfare-economic-inequality-sparked-london-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Britain class warfare NBC Nightly News Oona King Riots Stephanie Gosk Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:49:43 +0000 kyle.drennen 40771 at http://mrc.org Networks Lead With Calling Obama’s Tax Hike a ‘Tax Cut’ http://mrc.org/articles/networks-lead-calling-obamas-tax-hike-tax-cut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President’s plan would raise taxes on wealthy in 2013, and everyone after one year, but ABC, CBS and NBC favor tax-cut talk. </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>President Obama announced his plan to hike taxes on people making more than $200,000 and families making more than $250,000 by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. But that wasn’t the way the three broadcast networks framed the story on July 9 and 10. Instead, 87 percent of the stories started off by calling the action a “tax cut.” Twenty-five percent made no mention of tax increases at all.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-lead-calling-obamas-tax-hike-tax-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Taxes abc Barack Obama Brian Williams bush tax cuts cbs class warfare David Plouffe Diane Sawyer Mitt Romney NBC obama Robert Gibbs Tax Cut tax hike tax increase tax plan taxes Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:45:25 +0000 julia.seymour 40621 at http://mrc.org Senate Rejects ‘Buffett Rule,’ Despite Networks’ Promotion of ‘Tax Reform’ http://mrc.org/articles/senate-rejects-buffett-rule-despite-networks-promotion-tax-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nearly 70 percent of stories on millionaires tax include ‘fair’ talk; only 8 percent mention ‘politics of envy.’ </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 mainstream media rarely like the very rich, but billionaire Warren Buffett is the exception. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO remains unscathed, even <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/american-morning-beams-over-pro-tax-warren-buffett">adored </a>by the liberal news media due to his liberal politics.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/senate-rejects-buffett-rule-despite-networks-promotion-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama Buffett Rule class warfare debbie bosanek millionaire's tax politics of envy Senate soak the rich tax tax the rich taxation Warren Buffett Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:10:53 +0000 julia.seymour 39868 at http://mrc.org Newsweek Slams 'Private-Equity Billionaires - the New Masters of the Universe' http://mrc.org/articles/newsweek-slams-private-equity-billionaires-new-masters-universe <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; Using disparaging comments to stoke class warfare, Newsweek called for higher taxes on the “super rich” in the July 23 issue.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The magazine called private-equity partners “Masters of the Universe,” “the true aristocrats” and remarked snidely that “even their secretaries, it seems, have English accents.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/newsweek-slams-private-equity-billionaires-new-masters-universe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government blackstone Charles Rangel Chuck Grassley class warfare CNBC Daniel Gross Erin Burnett Evan Thomas Hillary Clinton KKR Newsweek private equityfirm Sander Levin Slate Steve Schwarzman Tax Hikes Wall Street Warren Buffett Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:58:26 +0000 admin 25434 at http://mrc.org NBC Labels Hedge Fund Investing 'Dangerous' http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-labels-hedge-fund-investing-dangerous <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; Billion-dollar returns? Not good enough for NBC. The network attacked rich hedge fund managers for taking high-risks, greed, and for trying to do business with the “upper-middle class.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Over chilled cocktails and spirited conversation this investment club in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Jersey</st1:place></st1:state> dreams of getting, not just rich, but hedge fund rich,” said reporter Carl Quintanilla on June 26 before vilifying fund managers for taking risks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-labels-hedge-fund-investing-dangerous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Brian Williams Carl Quintanilla class warfare hedgefunds middle-class NBC Nightly News Warren Buffet Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:58:12 +0000 admin 25465 at http://mrc.org