study http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2329/all en NBCNews.com Hypes Danger of Moderate Drinking http://mrc.org/articles/nbcnewscom-hypes-danger-moderate-drinking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotes study linking alcohol to cancer deaths, but ignores critics of the science. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Both NBCNews.com and <a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/14/study-alcohol-is-leading-preventable-cause-of-cancer-in-u-s/">CBS Boston</a> recently touted study linking even 1.5 drinks a day, or less to certain types of cancer. That study has been criticized for “questionable assumptions,” but neither story pointed that out. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbcnewscom-hypes-danger-moderate-drinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health alcohol cancer cbs death dr. r. curtis ellison dr. timothy naimi fatality health hype Medicine NBC study Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:56:56 +0000 julia.seymour 42686 at http://mrc.org New Study Forces Media To Change Tune on Organic Food http://mrc.org/articles/new-study-forces-media-change-tune-organic-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims organic food isn’t nutritionally better than food without ‘organic’ label. </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>Despite the media’s best efforts to hype organic food and convince the public that it was better for people, some remained skeptical.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-study-forces-media-change-tune-organic-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health abc Annals of Internal Medicine CNN Elizabeth Cohen Food fruits and vegetables NBC Nightline non-organic organic produce study USA Today Washington Post Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:00:40 +0000 julia.seymour 41194 at http://mrc.org Small Businesses Worried about Debt, Obamacare, Says Chamber Study http://mrc.org/articles/small-businesses-worried-about-debt-obamacare-says-chamber-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Policies promoted by news media are major cause for concern among small business owners. </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 media keep saying that the <a href="../../../../../../../../biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-boehner-isnt-it-hard-run-against-recovering-economy">economy</a><a href="../../../../../../../../biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-boehner-isnt-it-hard-run-against-recovering-economy"> </a><a href="../../../../../../../../biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-boehner-isnt-it-hard-run-against-recovering-economy">is</a><a href="../../../../../../../../biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-boehner-isnt-it-hard-run-against-recovering-economy"> </a><a href="../../../../../../../../biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-boehner-isnt-it-hard-run-against-recovering-economy"</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/small-businesses-worried-about-debt-obamacare-says-chamber-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business chamber media Small Business study Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:46:49 +0000 dan.gainor 39853 at http://mrc.org In Pipeline Battle, Left Hypes Climate Threat Ignores Need for Jobs, Oil http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/pipeline-battle-left-hypes-climate-threat-ignores-need-jobs-oil <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 environmental left is at it again. This time they are pressuring the Obama administration to reject a $7-billion oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas, bringing with it millions of barrels of oil and thousands of jobs.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/business-and-media-institute/pipeline-battle-left-hypes-climate-threat-ignores-need-jobs-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Economy Energy Environment Government International Media alternet benefit brothers Canada canadian claimed create crude department energy gas hansen ier institute interest jobs keystone koch left mckibben network obama oct oil outlets percent pipeline post president project pyle report reported sands soros state story study tar wrote years yergin Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:54:00 +0000 27489 at http://mrc.org Networks Barely Criticize Obama's Disastrous 'Green Jobs' Policies http://mrc.org/articles/networks-barely-criticize-obamas-disastrous-green-jobs-policies <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>While campaigning President Obama promised to create 5 million "green" jobs, and shortly into his term he announced a "task force" to do just that. His stimulus package included tax credits for renewable energy companies, allotted funds for weatherization and more. Now with the economy once again on shaky ground the President may pivot back to jobs in September, specifically of the "green" variety.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-barely-criticize-obamas-disastrous-green-jobs-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Environment Government Labor Media 2009 2011 administration aug fishercoachworks future green greenjobs job jobs million networks obama plant program reported solar study taxpayer uni-solar unitedsolarovonic Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:25:00 +0000 admin 27506 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 MRC Business 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 Sidebar to Special Report: Science Fiction http://mrc.org/articles/sidebar-special-report-science-fiction <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>Al Gore's "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis," were his attempt to reach the entire globe with his alarmist message. Rather than merely report on the concerts, NBC went to great lengths to promote them and threw away any pretense of objectivity.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sidebar-special-report-science-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media action aired climate coast code concerts coverage crisis hours Journalists NBC news reach study Mon, 23 May 2011 18:49:00 +0000 admin 27528 at http://mrc.org Science Fiction http://mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction <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>Click to read the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Executive_Summary_Science_Fiction.html">Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read the Sidebar: <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Sidebar_to_Special_Report_Science_Fiction.html">Live Earth: NBC Joins the Fight for 'Climate in Crisis,' Fails to Stay Objective</a><br /></strong></p> <br /> <p>Baaaa-dum. It only took two musical notes to set the mood and terrify viewers watching the movie "Jaws" in 1975. Today it only takes two words: global warming.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2006 2007 2010 2011 administration AlGore analyzed bmi british broadcast called caused cbs claim claims climate ClimateChange climategate comeback couric coverage criticism Debate distortions earth environmental evening fact film found GlobalWarming gore gores group high hollywood Hurricane inconvenient institute international ipcc level made morning movie NBC network networks news nobel oct people percent polar political president prize public report Reporters reporting reports research revelle rise ruling Scandal Science sciencefiction scientific scientist scientists sea show smith star stories story study told truth viewers warming world years Mon, 23 May 2011 18:18:00 +0000 admin 2083 at http://mrc.org FNC Highlights UVA Study That Shows Enforcing Immigration Laws Decreases Violent Crime http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fnc-highlights-uva-study-shows-enforcing-immigration-laws-decreases-violent-crime <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-11-18-FNC-FF-Doocy.jpg" /></div><p> On Thursday's Fox and Friends, FNC hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy gave attention to a University of Virginia study which found that, since Prince William County in Virginia became more strict in dealing with illegal immigrants in 2007, the jurisdiction has enjoyed a substantial drop in crime - including a 32 percent drop in violent crime - while neighboring Fairfax County has seen crime levels remain steady.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/fnc-highlights-uva-study-shows-enforcing-immigration-laws-decreases-violent-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Arizona BiasAlert CoreyStewart Crime FNC FoxandFriends GretchenCarlson immigration liberalmediabias PrinceWilliamCounty SteveDoocy study UniversityofVirginia Virginia Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:52:00 +0000 36993 at http://mrc.org Uncritical Condition http://mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Uncritical_Condition_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 abc abcs administration admitted agenda AMA america Americans big bill called Cannon care cbs cited claim claims congress cost Costs coverage critics day Debate didnt Doctors electronic experts federal found free good government health House huge included including information institute insurance insurers issue jan johnson johnsons Journalists july june lower made make March market Massachusetts medical Medicare million morning national NBC network networks news number obama obamacare obamas option patients people percent plan plans policy president presidents private problem problems program programs proponents proposals public records reform report Reporters reports run save Senate solution Speech state stories story study system Today told trillion uninsured universal week year york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:33:00 +0000 admin 30587 at http://mrc.org Study: Only Fox News Offered Obama Historically Normal Scrutiny in 2009 http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/study-only-fox-news-offered-obama-historically-normal-scrutiny-2009 <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-1-20-MSNBC-Obama.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>The Washington Times's <a href="http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/26/obamas-honeymoon-with-media-is-history/" target="_blank">Jennifer Harper</a> picked up on a <a href="http://www.cmpa.com/media_room_press_1_25_10.html" target="_blank">new study</a> from the non-partisan Center for Media and Public Affairs showing President Obama getting much more flattering news coverage from ABC, CBS and NBC (46% positive vs.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/study-only-fox-news-offered-obama-historically-normal-scrutiny-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert cbs CMPA contentanalysis FoxNewsChannel GeorgeW.Bush liberalmediabias NBC RonaldReagan study Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:17:00 +0000 35598 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 MRC Business 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 A Study in Character Assassination: How the TV Networks Have Portrayed Sarah Palin as Dunce or Demon http://mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-how-tv-networks-have-portrayed-sarah-palin-dunce-or-de <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/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In just one month, the percentage of Americans who viewed GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin unfavorably soared from 32 percent to 49 percent, according to a new survey. Might hostile media coverage account for Palin's skyrocketing unfavorable rating?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-how-tv-networks-have-portrayed-sarah-palin-dunce-or-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture abc abcs aired Alaska america anchor andrea asked attack attacks Ayers back barack Biden campaign candidate cbs clip clips CMI conservative Conservatives correspondent country couric coverage criticism criticizing david days Debate elements evening fey good GOP government governor guthrie intellect Interview joe john katie line live make mccain mccains mitchell morning NBC nbcs negative network networks neutral news night Nightline nightly nominee noted obama obamas october Palin palins parodies people percent performance period played positive presidential problem public qualifications ran report reported reporter sarah saturday sees segments september shes show snl Snow stated stories study talk taxes Terrorists tina Today unfavorable vice wright Tue, 11 Nov 2008 01:16:00 +0000 admin 31532 at http://mrc.org Money Talks, but Will Hollywood Listen? http://mrc.org/articles/money-talks-will-hollywood-listen <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Who would think that less swearing in movies would lead to bigger box office returns?  </p> <br /> <p >The parents who pay for their kids' movie tickets, that's who.  But this apparently flabbergasts <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place></st1:city>.  </p> <br /> <p >During the March 13 broadcast of CBS <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Evening News, </i>anchor Harry Smith reported that a new Neilsen Co. study found that PG-rated movies with less swearing earn higher box office returns than similarly rated movies that contain more vulgar language.  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/money-talks-will-hollywood-listen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family cbs CherylIdell hollywood money Movies Nielsen profanity study Fri, 14 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28332 at http://mrc.org Enviro Shocker: Biofuels Production Contributes to Warming, Studies Say http://mrc.org/articles/enviro-shocker-biofuels-production-contributes-warming-studies-say <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 >     Two scientific studies have suggested clearing land to produce biofuel ingredients will actually contribute more to “global warming” than simply sticking with fossil fuels. The shocking part is that someone in the media <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020704230.html" />actually</a> <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2008-02-08-ethanol-study_N.htm?csp=34" />reported</a> it!</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/enviro-shocker-biofuels-production-contributes-warming-studies-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment biofuel corn environmental ethanol fossilfuel gas greenhouse land oil Pollution study Trees Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:08:34 +0000 admin 26384 at http://mrc.org