mayor http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21755/all en All Three Networks Fail to Identify Mayor Who Gambled Away a Billion Dollars as a Democrat http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/all-three-networks-fail-identify-mayor-who-gambled-away-billion-dollars-democrat <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;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-15-ABC-GMA-Elliott.JPG" height="165" width="300" /></p><p>All three network morning shows on Friday ignored the fact that the ex-San Diego mayor who gambled away an astonishing $1 billion is a Democrat. ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>, NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;and CBS&nbsp;<em>This Morning</em>&nbsp;covered Maureen O'Connor and explained how she wasted most of the money on video poker. But none of them mentioned the party affiliation of the politician.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/all-three-networks-fail-identify-mayor-who-gambled-away-billion-dollars-democrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Maureen O'Connor mayor NBC San Diego Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:31:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 42653 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Passes, After Steady Stream of Media Attacks on Soft Drinks http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York City Board of Health approves the mayor’s proposed soda ban in spite of lack of evidence regulation will lower obesity. </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>Soda was demonized by the media and food police groups for years, long before New York City’s Board of Health voted Sept. 13, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyregion/health-board-approves-bloombergs-soda-ban.html?smid=tw-share&amp;_rmoc.semityn.www">overwhelmingly approving</a> Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban on certain sizes of soda. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Health abc ACSH alina cho CNN Food Police gavin newsom John Berman kelly brownell mayor Michael Bloomberg Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe nanny state NYC obesity pop Sanjay Gupta Soda soda pop soda tax soft drink sugar sweetener toxic toxin Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:14:29 +0000 julia.seymour 41219 at http://www.mrc.org