street http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2278/all en Miss America Contestant Tepid about Occupy Wall Street, Loses Competition http://mrc.org/articles/miss-america-contestant-tepid-about-occupy-wall-street-loses-competition <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years, the Miss America and Miss USA pageants have been places viewers can see how well-poised, educated women field tough questions about divisive issues the country is facing. The 2012 Miss America competition was no exception, as Miss New York was asked about Occupy Wall Street. But similar to Carrie Prejean's pro-traditional marriage answer from the 2009 Miss USA competition, Miss New York's reasonable answer to a hot button political question may have landed her as the runner up.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/miss-america-contestant-tepid-about-occupy-wall-street-loses-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture america ANSWER competition controversy exception gay hilton judges liberal Marriage miss occupy street support traditional wall Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:52:00 +0000 38742 at http://mrc.org 99 Percent? Top 25 Occupy Wall Street Backers Worth $4 Billion http://mrc.org/articles/99-percent-top-25-occupy-wall-street-backers-worth-4-billion <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Occupy Wall Street attacks income inequality and the richest 1 percent, adopting as its slogan ''we are the 99 percent.'' In October, its protesters staged a <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/11/wall-street-protesters-plan-millionaires-march-to-tycoons-new-york-city-homes/">''millionaires march''</a> in New York City, parading to the homes of wealthy citizens such as Rupert Murdoch and David Koch. But only some riches bother the Occupiers, who have ignored the massive wealth of celebrities in their own ranks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/99-percent-top-25-occupy-wall-street-backers-worth-4-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media 100 Celebrities list million movement net occupy OccupyWallStreet percent street supporting tie wall wealth wealthy worth Wed, 28 Dec 2011 01:17:00 +0000 38621 at http://mrc.org Twas an Occupier Christmas http://mrc.org/commentary/twas-occupier-christmas <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>Twas the night before Solstice, and all through the park</p> <p>No protesters were stirring, even after the dark.</p> <p>Occupiers were seething, all mad at The Man,</p> <p>'Tis Wall Street we're blamin' and we're not a fan.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When out of the mud there arose a great crash,</p> <p>Perhaps it was thugs or a junkie on hash.</p> <p>I undid my sleeping bag, made fine from bamboo.</p> <p>(Thank Gaia it was clean and recyclable too.)</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I climbed from the muck (or maybe the mire),</p> <p>And looked through the tents or just a bit higher.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/twas-occupier-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business street through toasted Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:45:00 +0000 38625 at http://mrc.org Left, Obama Escalate War on Banks into Dangerous Territory http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/left-obama-escalate-war-banks-dangerous-territory <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>According to police, a <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/45587043">letter bomb</a> was recently sent to the CEO of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.</p> <br /> <p>It was only a matter of time.</p> <br /> <p>Left wing protesters - from the union loonies at SEIU to the equally loony, but more radical Occupy Wall Street crowd - have been targeting bank executives for some time. It was bound to happen that someone would take all the venom aimed by the media and the left at so-called "banksters" and turn it into a Unabomber homage.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/left-obama-escalate-war-banks-dangerous-territory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Bankers Protests street Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:52:00 +0000 29951 at http://mrc.org Occupying the Classroom: NYU to Offer Class in Occupy Wall Street http://mrc.org/articles/occupying-classroom-nyu-offer-class-occupy-wall-street <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> <div>While it may sound like a joke, and New York City website <a href="http://gothamist.com/2011/12/08/nyu_offering_course_in_occupy_wall.php">Gothamist </a>reported it with plenty of snark, New York University will offer a class next semester on Occupy Wall Street (possibly two). Perhaps it's an attempt to keep their students in class making use of their students loans, rather than camped out in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/occupy-student-debt-campaign_n_1106379.html">Zuccotti Park </a>and other parks complaining about them.<br /></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/occupying-classroom-nyu-offer-class-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media class College Credit cultural george left lists movement NYC nyu OccupyWallStreet offer pay political protest reported semester social street studentloan undergraduate university walk wall york Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:34:00 +0000 38620 at http://mrc.org Occupiers Protest Free Art Museum to Bash Wal-Mart http://mrc.org/articles/occupiers-protest-free-art-museum-bash-wal-mart <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 incoherent and absurd messaging of the Occupy Wall Street movement continues. Recently, the OWS crowd joined forces with Wal-Mart workers to protest Crystal Bridges, an American art museum that opened on Nov. 11 in Bentonville, Ark.<br /><br />Art snobs are outraged by the notion of a major art collection in Arkansas, but protesters are trying to tie this in with their class warfare message about the 99 percent vs. 1 percent.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/occupiers-protest-free-art-museum-bash-wal-mart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Business Family Media admission alicewalton american bridges company crystal decision employees free making mart message museum negatively occupy paying street wal Wal-Mart wall walmart walton washington waxman Tue, 22 Nov 2011 03:04:00 +0000 admin 27485 at http://mrc.org Occupy Wall Street Crowd Blind to Benefits of Capitalism http://mrc.org/commentary/occupy-wall-street-crowd-blind-benefits-capitalism <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/gary-wolfram-phd-0">Gary Wolfram, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whenever I watch media coverage of another Occupy Wall Street event I am reminded of an exchange between Jewish protesters in the 1979 Monte Python movie Life of Brian. One of the protesters asks another what the Romans have brought to the area and the conversation goes like this:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/occupy-wall-street-crowd-blind-benefits-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business capitalism central country dogs goods hot market occupy person poor price Protesters street system wall years Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:45:00 +0000 admin 2076 at http://mrc.org Occupiers Attack Police with High-Tech Intimidation http://mrc.org/commentary/occupiers-attack-police-high-tech-intimidation <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>It was inevitable that the "F*** the Police" generation would grow into a meaner version of the left that has long called police officers "pigs" and worse. Despite its union support, the Occupy Wall Street crowd has taken police hate and confrontation to a level seldom seen outside of organized crime.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/occupiers-attack-police-high-tech-intimidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business occupy officers police street Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:58:00 +0000 admin 2078 at http://mrc.org Washington Post: Jesus Would Support Occupy Wall Street http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-jesus-would-support-occupy-wall-street <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Washington Post's On Faith blog, Daily Beast contributor <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/contributors/lisa-miller.html">Lisa Miller</a> teased a piece about Occupy Wall Street with a worthy question: "What would Jesus think about Occupy Wall Street?" Her answer was simple, and predictably liberal: "The Jesus of history would love them all."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-jesus-would-support-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Politics liberal occupy Protestors street Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:52:00 +0000 admin 2117 at http://mrc.org Occupy Wall Street Nothing Like Tea Party http://mrc.org/commentary/occupy-wall-street-nothing-tea-party <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>There's a <a href="http://howconservativesdrovemeaway.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-vs-tea-party.html">diagram floating around the Internet</a> that claims to show areas of agreement between Tea Party protesters and the Occupy Wall Street crowd. It's an idea supported by some pundits and media types as well. Even the president chimed in foolishly on the issue.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/occupy-wall-street-nothing-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business american anti arrested big flag government occupiers occupy partiers party people president protest Protesters street wall Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:18:00 +0000 admin 29954 at http://mrc.org Networks Won't Admit Occupiers Want 'Socialist' Revolution http://mrc.org/articles/networks-wont-admit-occupiers-want-socialist-revolution <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 Occupy Wall Street protests marked off a full month of occupation Oct. 17, and the network news media continue to gloss over protesters calls for "revolution" as well as the socialistic mentality espoused by many of the protesters.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-wont-admit-occupiers-want-socialist-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media american anti banks called cbs debt economic free job jobs live Loans marxist network news occupiers occupy park people percent protest Protesters Protests revolution socialism stories street support system violence wall yoga Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:23:00 +0000 admin 27494 at http://mrc.org $3.6 Million from Soros Aids Groups That Support, Promote Occupy Wall Street http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/36-million-soros-aids-groups-support-promote-occupy-wall-street <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/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Left-wing financier George Soros is at it again. While he may claim he's not behind the Occupy Wall Street protests, funding from his foundations says otherwise. Soros threw his support behind the movement at a <a href="http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2011/10/millennium-villages-on-track-to-reach-2015-goals-press-conference.html">United Nations panel on Oct. 3</a>, 'I can sympathize with their grievances.' But he does more than just sympathize, his foundations funded groups that back the protests and steer their 'progressive' message.</p> <p>c</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/36-million-soros-aids-groups-support-promote-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Government Media activists big chamber climate conservative consortium echo foundations funded Labor left million movement occupy OccupyWallStreet open police progress progressive protest Protesters Protests received society soros soross street support tides wall Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:04:00 +0000 27495 at http://mrc.org Media Embrace 'Noble' Extremists Occupying Wall Street, Ignore Radicalism 88% of the Time http://mrc.org/articles/media-embrace-noble-extremists-occupying-wall-street-ignore-radicalism-88-time <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>Extremists in Guy Fawkes masks, Code Pinkers and "professional anarchists," have camped out in New York City to protest Wall Street, greed and the capitalist system. Through social media the first protest in New York's financial district has sparked copycat protests in more than a hundred cities.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-embrace-noble-extremists-occupying-wall-street-ignore-radicalism-88-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media anonymous broadcast called capitalism left national NBC networks occupy people protest Protesters Protests revolution signs stories street Today wall york Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:31:00 +0000 admin 27496 at http://mrc.org Media Mum on Barney Frank's Fannie Mae Love Connection http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-mum-barney-franks-fannie-mae-love-connection <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>Are journalists playing favorites with some of the key political figures involved with regulatory oversight of U.S. financial markets?</p> <br /> <p><br /><br /><br /></p> <br /> <p>     MSNBC’s Chris Matthews launched several vitriolic attacks on the Republican Party <a href="http://old.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080918120353.aspx" target="_blank">on his Sept. 17, 2008, show</a>, suggesting blame for Wall Street problems should be focused in a partisan way. However, he and other media have failed to thoroughly examine the Democratic side of the blame game.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-mum-barney-franks-fannie-mae-love-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2003 2008 administration ago blame bush business called campaign committee congress department deregulation efforts family fannie financial Frank freddie government GSEs home House housing issue left lending mac mae members mortgage Moses news people political post problems reform relationship sept street wall washington wrote years Thu, 25 Sep 2008 07:29:00 +0000 admin 30119 at http://mrc.org The Great Media Depression http://mrc.org/special-reports/great-media-depression <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="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2008/The_Great_Media_Depression_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>The year was 1929. The decade of the '20s was ending - not with a roar, but with a whimper. Years of a sky-high stock market and speculative buying were coming to a close. The Dow Jones had peaked on Sept. 3 at 381.17 and then began to dive as unknown and prominent companies alike saw their values drop. In a little more than a month, the market lost 14 percent of its value.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/great-media-depression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 1929 2007 2008 abc abcs america american analyzed anchor asked bad bank banks Bartiromo bear began big bmi book broadcast business cases cavuto cbs charles close collapse comparison confidence coverage crash crisis daily day days Decline Depression didnt downturn economic economy explained failure Fed federal fell financial GDP george gibson good government great high history impact included institute interest investment journal Journalists levels looked losses lost made major make March market meltdown months morning NBC negative network networks news night oct optimistic outlook papers people percent period points positive post prices problems put rates Recession report reported reporter Reporters reporting reports reserve run show similar situation states stearns stock stocks stories story street things Today todays told unemployment united upbeat View wall warned washington wasnt week world worst wrote year years york Thu, 29 May 2008 07:26:00 +0000 admin 30572 at http://mrc.org