work http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2323/all en Obama Weakens Welfare Reform -- New York Times Spins It As Fighting Bureaucracy http://mrc.org/articles/obama-weakens-welfare-reform-new-york-times-spins-it-fighting-bureaucracy <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>New <em>New York Times</em> reporter Rebecca Berg gave the Obama camp the benefit of the doubt in Wednesday's"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/us/politics/welfare-to-work-shift-angers-republicans.html?ref=todayspaper ">Shift in Welfare Policy Draws G.O.P. Protests</a>." Berg didn't question whether the administration was purposely weakening welfare reform's work requirements for political advantage, but merely assumed the Obama camp was making a purely procedural move to give states "more latitude" in administering the welfare-to-work programs.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-weakens-welfare-reform-new-york-times-spins-it-fighting-bureaucracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Rebecca Berg Welfare Reform work Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:29:52 +0000 clay.waters 40672 at http://mrc.org CBS Jumps on the Anti-Marriage Bandwagon http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-jumps-anti-marriage-bandwagon <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>One day after <a href="../../../../../cmi/articles/2011/NBC_Celebrates_End_of_Traditional_Marriage_Perpetual_Female_Singlehood.html">NBC's ''Today''</a> celebrated the ''end of traditional marriage,'' CBS's ''Early Show'' went even further, entertaining the view that marriage is an ''unnatural'' institution and a ''morality cage.''</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-jumps-anti-marriage-bandwagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family ages attacked cage cbs child Children coach committing dating day discuss doesnt fact feminist kids left levkoff lives love Marriage married men modern NBC obsolete role sexual support takes titus top traditional unnatural village Women work world Fri, 14 Oct 2011 01:55:00 +0000 admin 2120 at http://mrc.org Awful Unemployment Rate Left Out of More Than 3/4 of Job Stories http://mrc.org/articles/awful-unemployment-rate-left-out-more-34-job-stories <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>Unemployment became the top concern of Americans in September, according to Gallup. The Sept. 8-11 poll found that unemployment overtook "the economy" as <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/149453/Unemployment-Emerges-Important-Problem.aspx">"the most important problem facing this country today."</a><br /><br />It makes sense since the month began with a "dismal" unemployment report showing zero job growth last month and the unemployment rate stubbornly stuck at 9.1 percent.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/awful-unemployment-rate-left-out-more-34-job-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Labor Media back evening good infrastructure job jobs mentioned million network news obama people percent plan positive rate report sept Spending stories unemployment work Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:11:00 +0000 admin 27499 at http://mrc.org Here We Go Again: Networks Back Obama 'Replay' on Infrastructure Spending, Stimulus http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/here-we-go-again-networks-back-obama-replay-infrastructure-spending-sti <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>Just like in Groundhog Day when Bill Murray wakes up to the same day each and every morning, it appears Americans will feel a frustrating sense of déjà vu listening to President Obama's jobs speech on Sept. 8.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/here-we-go-again-networks-back-obama-replay-infrastructure-spending-sti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Labor Media Taxes 2008 2009 administration back big bill bridges create created fact infrastructure jobs million networks news obama package percent president roads Stimulus stories work Thu, 08 Sep 2011 01:45:00 +0000 27503 at http://mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul http://mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2009 2010 abc agenda alternet amanpour american anti attacking attacks author back beck big billion billionaire blog board boards book brave called center chamber charity claim CNN columbia community connections conservative Conservatives consortium david Democracy detailed directors downie echo editor Editorial empire find forms foundation foundations Fox free fund funded funding funds gave george global government greenwald group huffington impact included includes including independent industry influence institute integrity interest interests investigations investigative journalism Journalists leading left liberal list made mainstream major makes member members million millions money month murdoch nation national network news newspapers NPR numerous open operation operations organization organizations outlets page people political politics post president Press prize professional program progress progressive project prominent propublica public radio reach readers received report Reporters reporting rupert school service show site society soros sources start states stations stories story study support syndicate tax ties top united university washington web work world wrote year york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:59:00 +0000 admin 2081 at http://mrc.org The Speech I Skipped http://mrc.org/commentary/speech-i-skipped <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-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mr. President, I did not see or hear your speech outlining your budget and solutions to the monstrously multiplying deficit and out of control spending, delivered in the middle of the day on April 13, 2011. Because, like most Americans, I was <em>working</em>.</p> <p>Maybe you are unaware that people work. Maybe you intended for your speech to be heard only by your core constituency: the unemployed, chronically unemployed and welfare recipients at home on a work day watching TV and the liberal news media.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/speech-i-skipped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute affluent billion broke business control create cut debt dollar employ funding government hear invest money office order owners people refuse Speech spend taxes unemployed work working Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:34:00 +0000 admin 29992 at http://mrc.org What Do 49 Percent Approve of? http://mrc.org/commentary/what-do-49-percent-approve <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-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm a marketing guy. I'm good at it, and if need be, I can figure out how to sell shaved ice cones to Eskimos or pig manure to pig farmers. But I usually prefer devoting my talents to worthy products and services that benefit consumers. For that reason, I feel sorry for the present White House Press Secretary, humiliated by the product he has to go out and sell.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/what-do-49-percent-approve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute care crows ESPN farmers guy head health hillary imagine Libya marketing matthews obama people percent pig present president Press produced product promise put scarecrows sell told week white work worse Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:03:00 +0000 admin 29998 at http://mrc.org Networks Flip Flop on Jobs http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Identical Unemployment Numbers Good News for Obama, But All Bad under Reagan. </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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2009/Networks_Flip_Flop_on_Jobs_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><br />These are tough times. More than 3 million people have lost their jobs just since February 2009 and consumer confidence fell unexpectedly in September. The unemployment rate has spiked from 8.1 percent to 9.7 percent in the first seven months of Barack Obama's presidency and is expected to climb even higher.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 1982 2009 abc cbs coverage data economic economy Food found gibson good House identical job jobs Journalists lost March mentioned NBC negative network networks news night numbers obama obamas positive president presidents rate reagan report reporter Reporters reports rising september showed Statistics Stimulus unemployment work Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:58:00 +0000 admin 30578 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 ABC Anchors Bike to Work, Man Sings Protest Song about Gas Prices http://mrc.org/articles/abc-anchors-bike-work-man-sings-protest-song-about-gas-prices <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;&nbsp;If gas prices are getting you down, just hop on your bike or grab a guitar like the May 16 “Good Morning America.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ABC News financial correspondent Bianna Golodryga, described as the “new TV money honey” <a href="http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2008/5/8/the-new-tv-money-honey.html"></a>by U.S. News and World Report’s Paul Bedard, reported yet another angle on high gas prices. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abc-anchors-bike-work-man-sings-protest-song-about-gas-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Life ABCNews bicycle bike cost DavidMuir dianesawyer fuel GasPrices GoodMorningAmerica protest save work Fri, 16 May 2008 20:12:21 +0000 admin 26174 at http://mrc.org Lauer Prosecutes 'The People vs. Exxon' in CEO Interview http://mrc.org/articles/lauer-prosecutes-people-vs-exxon-ceo-interview <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The NBC “Today” show used the popular <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/printer/2008/20080402161813.aspx"></a>“us vs. them” approach again May 15 in an interview with ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Gas prices hit yet another record high this morning and as you suffer, the oil giants are making billions,” co-host Meredith Vieira teased at the top of the show. With an introduction like that, viewers got a clue of the type of interview to follow.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lauer-prosecutes-people-vs-exxon-ceo-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Energy car clinton company drive driving Exxon gas gasoline inflation mccain Mobil money obama oil price profit Tillerson truck work Thu, 15 May 2008 19:06:45 +0000 admin 26177 at http://mrc.org NY Times Profiles Racist, 'Deteriorating' Labor Market http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-profiles-racist-deteriorating-labor-market <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 >     A job shortage is sweeping across the nation, impoverishing minorities and plunging the economy into a recession along the way … according to The New York Times. It would be stunning if only the numbers backed it up.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-profiles-racist-deteriorating-labor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Labor Depression hiring jobs money Recession unemployment work Mon, 03 Mar 2008 18:13:15 +0000 admin 26338 at http://mrc.org The Worst-Case Economy Reporting Handbook http://mrc.org/articles/worst-case-economy-reporting-handbook <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 >     There’s nothing like a compelling sob story to put a human face on economic reporting. Unfortunately, the tragic stories highlighted by the media to slam business and naysay the economy are often worst-case scenarios that gloss over subjects’ failure to exercise personal responsibility.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/worst-case-economy-reporting-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Media adjustable ARM election Employment home House housing journalism Loan mortgage pay race rate reporting responsibility work worstcasescenario Wed, 06 Feb 2008 18:38:49 +0000 admin 26391 at http://mrc.org 'Evening News' Report Warns of More (and Your) Unemployment http://mrc.org/articles/evening-news-report-warns-more-and-your-unemployment <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 >     When newscasts start reporting about how to find a job after you’ve been laid off from the recession, things must be very bad, right? </p> <br /> <p >     According to the January 23 “CBS Evening News,” it is something to be worried about, but the numbers don’t actually back that up.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/evening-news-report-warns-more-and-your-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Depression downturn economic growth jobs Recession Slowdown unemployment work Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:42:31 +0000 admin 26419 at http://mrc.org ABC Offers Tips to Secure the Job You'll Probably Lose Anyway http://mrc.org/articles/abc-offers-tips-secure-job-youll-probably-lose-anyway <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 >     In its continued sky-is-falling coverage of the economy and job market, ABC’s “Good Morning America” on January 17 warned that most Americans are fearing job cuts and offered helpful tips on how to “recession-proof” yourself.</p> <br /> <p >     “[C]ountless Americans” are worried that their jobs might be at risk, host Robin Roberts said, teasing a man-on-the-street montage of four <s>economy experts</s> random people who said they were worried about the economy. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abc-offers-tips-secure-job-youll-probably-lose-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy boss company fired job layoff pinkslip Recession unemployment work Thu, 17 Jan 2008 16:28:57 +0000 admin 26434 at http://mrc.org