record http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2271/all en Flashback: After 2012 NOAA Claim, CBS Warned Glaciers Could Melt in 10 Years http://mrc.org/articles/flashback-after-2012-noaa-claim-cbs-warned-glaciers-could-melt-10-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Accepting ‘Hottest Month’ Claim, broadcast networks used it to push global warming alarmism. </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">Despite the 2012 announcement that July 2012 was the hottest month on record, meteorologist Anthony Watts noticed that the government secretly backtracked on the data.</p><p dir="ltr">Watts pointed out that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reinstated July 1936 as the warmest month<a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/06/29/noaas-temperature-control-knob-for-the-past-the-present-and-maybe-the-future-july-1936-now-hottest-month-again/"> “as if by magic.”</a></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/flashback-after-2012-noaa-claim-cbs-warned-glaciers-could-melt-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Government Media abc anthony watts cbs climate drought glacier hottest month July 1936 july 2012 melt meteorology Montana NBC NOAA record revisions Science Temperatures Weather Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:37:22 +0000 julia.seymour 46598 at http://mrc.org Hey Obama: Gas Up and Go http://mrc.org/commentary/hey-obama-gas-and-go <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>You can tell people are filling up their cars with gasoline by the scowls on their faces. Nearly three years into Obama-Nation and the term "gas pain" is something that Tums just can't erase.<br /><br />It's the culmination of the most anti-oil, anti-energy administration this country has seen since the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter. But the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Media_Pump_Up_Obama_Despite_High_Gas_Prices_Hype_Dropping_Prices.html">American media</a> are doing their best to hide that fact.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/hey-obama-gas-and-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute back bush economic energy gallon gas high obama oil price prices record Today year Fri, 18 Nov 2011 03:09:00 +0000 admin 2074 at http://mrc.org Fire and Ice http://mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice-0 <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><strong>Sidebars<br /><a title="Fire and Ice Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Fire_and_Ice_Executive_Summary.html">Fire and Ice: Executive Summary</a><br /><a href="http://old.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2006/fireandice/fireandice_climchange.asp">U.S. Funds Nearly $4 Billion in Climate-Change Research</a><br /><a href="http://old.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2006/fireandice/fireandice_timeswarns.asp">The Times Warms to Cooling</a></strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 100 1895 1923 1954 1974 1975 2002 2005 2006 advance age ago Agriculture america Americans analysis announced april arctic article atlantic aug bad baxter began billion block bmi book Canada century claim claimed claims climate climatologists Cold concerns continued Cooling coverage day dec decade decades declared determine didnt dont earth earths explorer fact fear fears feb Food Fortune front gave geologists glacier Glaciers global government great growing half Headline heat hot human idea important increase Journalists june level lower macmillan Magazine magazines major mankind March melting million national nature news newspapers Newsweek north noted notion ocean paper past people period piece point polar post potential present print problems ran readers recent record report reported reporting reports research rising Science scientific scientists sea sept showed South soviet states stories story summer sunlight temperature Temperatures term threat titled todays trend Union united warm warmer warming warned warning washington wasnt Weather winters world wrote year years york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 01:03:00 +0000 admin 30586 at http://mrc.org Santelli Defends Tea Party Candidates against Elite Inside-the-Beltway Wisdom http://mrc.org/articles/santelli-defends-tea-party-candidates-against-elite-inside-beltway-wisdom <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>The Washington, D.C. establishment finds it disturbing that there is a brand of non-elite political hopefuls running in races across the country this election year.</p> <br /> <p>David Gregory explored this notion with the so-called “father of the Tea Party,” Rick Santelli on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Oct. 24. According to Gregory, the rise of candidates like Delaware Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell is not a good thing because of her interpretation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/santelli-defends-tea-party-candidates-against-elite-inside-beltway-wisdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Constitution Government Media attention brand campaign christine church CNBC DavidGregory Delaware donnell Elections elite explained father legislation lot MeetthePress NBC odonnell party point record rick RickSantelli Santelli Senate separation TeaParty Mon, 25 Oct 2010 21:50:00 +0000 admin 27054 at http://mrc.org Media Myth: Networks Stick to Warming Theme Despite Avalanche of Chilling News http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-networks-stick-warming-theme-despite-avalanche-chilling-news <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> </p><p>Temperatures have plummeted to record or near-record lows in 32 states this winter. On March 2, a global warming protest in Washington, D.C. was buried by nearly a foot of snow. And a new study warns that the Earth could be in for a 30-year cooling trend. Reality is not cooperating with the network news’ global warming theme, yet reporters are unwilling to even discuss the possibility that the Earth is cooling.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-networks-stick-warming-theme-despite-avalanche-chilling-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2000 2008 2009 atmospheric cap climate Coal Cooling data earth energy feb found global Gray March network networks news obama obamas plan record report scientists search Snow study tax temperature Temperatures trade trend warming washington year years Wed, 04 Mar 2009 22:55:00 +0000 admin 30124 at http://mrc.org Pumped Up Predictions http://mrc.org/special-reports/pumped-predictions <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><a href="<p>Even in the midst of an election and Wall Street crisis, oil and gas prices have been front and center in 2008. The huge spike in both commodities was followed by a greater collapse in those prices in recent months.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>">See Executive Summary <br /> <p>Even in the midst of an election and Wall Street crisis, oil and gas prices have been front and center in 2008. The huge spike in both commodities was followed by a greater collapse in those prices in recent months.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/pumped-predictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2008 abc abcs analyst analysts bad barrel began big bush cbs consumers cost Costs coverage day days Decline didnt drilling drop dropped economic economy effect election energy evening experts explained fall flynn gallon gas gasoline gibson good government high impact Journalists july june lower made NBC nbcs negative network networks news november oct offshore oil percent positive prediction Predictions price prices production prove record report reported result season shows stories story summer Today told viewers week work wrong year years Sat, 20 Dec 2008 09:50:00 +0000 admin 30570 at http://mrc.org Oil Analyst Reverses Trend of High-Price Forecasts; Calls $35-40 Oil a Possibility http://mrc.org/articles/oil-analyst-reverses-trend-high-price-forecasts-calls-35-40-oil-possibility <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; Perhaps <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Newton</st1:place></st1:city>’s Third Law applies to economics also: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/oil-analyst-reverses-trend-high-price-forecasts-calls-35-40-oil-possibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business beutel market prices record Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:46:57 +0000 admin 25765 at http://mrc.org Consumer Confidence: Only News When It's Low(er) http://mrc.org/articles/consumer-confidence-only-news-when-its-lower <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Is consumer confidence at an “all-time low”? The media say yes, but the facts say no. </p> <br /> <p >     “The market is tumbling, while oil prices are soaring; consumer confidence at an all-time low,” reported Savannah Guthrie on the NBC “Nightly News” Jan. 12, 2008, adding, “unemployment at a two-year high; retailers reporting the weakest holiday sales in five years; housing values are plummeting.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/consumer-confidence-only-news-when-its-lower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy all-time buying consumerconfidence crisis high home housing investment Loan low money mortgage Recession record retail Spending stockmarket Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:28:30 +0000 admin 26377 at http://mrc.org The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2007 http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2007 <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2007/The_Medias_Top__Economic_Myths_of__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <br /> <p><strong> </strong></p> <br /> <p><strong>10. Airlines are solely to blame for the unfriendly skies. <br /></strong><strong><em>Media myth</em>: Blame the airlines for all those flight delays; never mind the obsolete government-run agency creating the gridlock.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 100 1987 2007 abc airline airlines american Americans anchor atc august big billion blame borrowers burnett business businesses businessweek buy carbon care case cbs Children Christmas climate companies condo consumer consumers cost coverage crash credits day debt december Decline delays dont eat economic economists economy emissions environmental evening experts FAA financial flight Food foods Foreclosure Foreclosures found gas global good government green growth health high home housing included including increase institute insurance investors isnt journal Journalists june line made Magazine make making market million money months Moore mortgage myth national NBC nbcs news nightly november number numbers october oil people percent price prices program ramsey rate rates Recession record Reporters reports responsibility result sales season show Spending stock stocks stories street strong summer system tax things Today told total truth uninsured wall warming warned warning Whelan Wolfram word world worried wrote year years Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:21:00 +0000 admin 30114 at http://mrc.org Parade Magazine Dismisses Notion Hugo Chavez Is a 'Mortal Enemy' http://mrc.org/articles/parade-magazine-dismisses-notion-hugo-chavez-mortal-enemy <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; “Hugo Chávez: Friend or Foe?”&nbsp; Sounds like a dumb question about a dictator who has seized U.S. businesses and called the U.S. president "the devil."&nbsp;But Parade Magazine teased that notion on its October 21 front page and made the case that Venezuela under the leadership of Chávez isn’t so bad.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/parade-magazine-dismisses-notion-hugo-chavez-mortal-enemy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy Trade crude Hugo Chavez import oil parade price record Venezuela Mon, 22 Oct 2007 21:27:40 +0000 admin 25283 at http://mrc.org Cheney's Media Manglers http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cheneys-media-manglers <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> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> Howard Fineman of Newsweek recently ratified the conventional media wisdom on the Vice President. "Dick Cheney isn't running for anything which, of course, gives Dick Cheney a lot of scary freedom in people's eyes."</p> <p> What is it with the press and Cheney? Why do they insist he sit in his Naval Observatory quarters and obsess about his low approval rating rather execute his responsibilities? Why do they feel a Vice President serve at the pleasure of the media, and not the pleasure of the President? </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cheneys-media-manglers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division cheney facetimes record sizefontppfont woodward Wed, 15 Aug 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4435 at http://mrc.org Media Spread Suspicion of Gas 'Gouging' http://mrc.org/articles/media-spread-suspicion-gas-gouging <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; It’s déjà vu all over again. Rising gas prices and oil companies’ “record profits” fuel an almost yearly call for investigations into “price gouging.” The media then complain of alleged wrongdoing and fail to ask intelligent questions about the issue.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Kinda suspicious, huh?” said CBS’s Julie Chen when “Early Show” co-host Harry Smith mentioned that “higher than ever” gas prices are prompting politicians to call for another investigation. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-spread-suspicion-gas-gouging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy bill cbs Chevron CNN company excessive Exxon gas prices gasoline House legislation oil price gouging profit record Wed, 30 May 2007 19:59:58 +0000 admin 25504 at http://mrc.org Fresh Inane Hype for 'Record High' Gas When Price Lower than 1981 --5/15/2007 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fresh-inane-hype-record-high-gas-when-price-lower-1981-5152007 <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> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>Fresh Inane Hype for 'Record High' Gas When Price Lower than 1981 </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fresh-inane-hype-record-high-gas-when-price-lower-1981-5152007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division odonnell record Tue, 15 May 2007 04:00:00 +0000 34136 at http://mrc.org Journalists Give Viewers the High Test on Gas http://mrc.org/commentary/journalists-give-viewers-high-test-gas <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 >     Head for the hills; gas prices are over $3 – just make sure you carpool.</p> <br /> <p >     That’s the message network Chicken Littles are telling viewers as they hype so-called “record prices” and warn of an economic cataclysm tied to $4-, $5- or $6-a-gallon gasoline. Diane Sawyer even linked the prospect of pain at the pump to the idea of another stock market crash.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/journalists-give-viewers-high-test-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute car drive fuel gas gasoline high oil price pump record Wed, 09 May 2007 17:30:11 +0000 admin 29654 at http://mrc.org Networks Chip Away at Dow Milestones http://mrc.org/articles/networks-chip-away-dow-milestones <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 >     As a major stock index rose to “uncharted territory,” the media collectively frowned instead of celebrating.</p> <br /> <p >     After 9/11 the stock markets plunged, but they began to recover after the passage of the 2003 Bush tax cuts. The Dow climbed back up to the 10,000 mark by the end of 2003 and 11,000 in early 2006. But it also rose to unprecedented heights, setting new records at 12,000 last October and 13,000 in April 2007.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-chip-away-dow-milestones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Dow MediaBias network record stockmarket Wed, 02 May 2007 15:43:46 +0000 admin 25527 at http://mrc.org