blog http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2395/all en George Soros: Media Mogul http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Yep: The Times Got Pranked By the "Dating a Banker Anonymous" Girls http://www.mrc.org/articles/yep-times-got-pranked-dating-banker-anonymous-girls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newsweek reports that &quot;what the Times described as a &#039;support group&#039; of about 30 women is actually a full-blown parody...They don&#039;t fact check the emails, or the gossip, and the posts are embellished and exaggerated for added laughs. At times, details are plucked from thin air to give the stories a satirical edge.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">It's official: The Times got pranked last month by the girls of "Dating a Banker Anonymous," referred to in a fizzy Times profile <a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2009/20090129170533.aspx" target="_self">last </a><a href="http://timeswatch.org/articles/2009/20090129170533.aspx">month</a>as a "support group" dedicated to women whose "monthly Bergdorf's allowance has been halved." <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/banks6001.jpg" width="303" align="right" /></p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/yep-times-got-pranked-dating-banker-anonymous-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog Corrections DatingaBankerAnonymous Gaffes NewYorkTimes NYTimes RaviSomaiya Recession TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:55:00 +0000 admin 6691 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Falls Hard for the Girls of "Dating a Banker Anonymous" http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-falls-hard-girls-dating-banker-anonymous <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times devoted a fizzy profile to a &quot;support group&quot; dedicated to women whose &quot;monthly Bergdorf&#039;s allowance has been halved and bottle service has all but disappeared&quot; from their lives. But did the Times get pranked? </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Did the Times get pranked? </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-falls-hard-girls-dating-banker-anonymous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy blog DatingaBankerAnonymous LindaHolmes NewYorkTimes NPR NYTimes RaviSomaiya TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:17:00 +0000 admin 6649 at http://www.mrc.org Boston Globe Publishes Slain Soldier's Blog http://www.mrc.org/articles/boston-globe-publishes-slain-soldiers-blog <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Army Specialist Stephen Fortunato was killed in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Afghanistan</st1:place></st1:country-region> on Tuesday.  The <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Boston Globe</i>, Fortunato's hometown paper, <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/10/17/beverly_soldier_is_killed_wanted_to_change_world" />carried the story</a> in the October 17 edition.  It reads like many similar stories with interviews of the fallen soldier's parents, detailing their pride in their son and how difficult it was to send their son to war.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/boston-globe-publishes-slain-soldiers-blog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Patriotism blog BostonGlobe StephenFortunato warcritics Fri, 17 Oct 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28044 at http://www.mrc.org McCain's Break with "Troglodyte Wing" of GOP & "Know-Nothings Like Rush Limbaugh" http://www.mrc.org/articles/mccains-break-troglodyte-wing-gop-know-nothings-rush-limbaugh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All that and racism too: &quot;Meanwhile, McCain&#039;s party tried to hold onto a Republican Congressional seat in Mississippi this week by using racial scare-mongering from the Jim Crow era.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Former reporter Timothy Egan doesn't hide his hostility for conservatives on his nytimes.com blog "Outposts," andlast week he accused the GOP of being "troglodytes," "know-nothings" and, in the case of a special Congressional election in Mississippi, "scare-mongering" racists. All that and more in Egan's Wednesday posting, "<a href="http://egan.blogs.nytimes.com/?scp=" target=_self ? 1-b&sq='timothy+egan&st=nyt"'>New Math for </a><a href="http://egan.blogs.nytimes.com/?scp=" ? 1-b&sq='timothy+egan&st=nyt"'>November</a>."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mccains-break-troglodyte-wing-gop-know-nothings-rush-limbaugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog Campaign2008 GlobalWarming NewYorkTimes NYTimes RushLimbaugh TimesWatch TimesWatch.org TimothyEgan Mon, 19 May 2008 19:41:00 +0000 admin 6170 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Brian Williams Puzzles Over Countercultural Cornucopia of Sunday NYT http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-brian-williams-puzzles-over-countercultural-cornucopia-sunday-nyt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From gay grilling aficionados to flea markets to sex chairs, the Times Sunday edition leaves the NBC anchor a bit bemused. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams revealed a puckish sense of humor in his April 28 entry on his msnbc.com "Daily Nightly" blog, "<a href="http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/04/28/953442.aspx " target="_self">What </a><a href="http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/04/28/953442.aspx ">Times Is It?</a>" in which Williams admitted his puzzlement over the counterculturalcornucopiathat is the Sunday New York Times, with subjects ranging from gay grilling aficionados to sex chairs.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-brian-williams-puzzles-over-countercultural-cornucopia-sunday-nyt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog BrianWilliams Counterculture NBC NewYorkTimes NYTimes PeggyNoonan TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:25:00 +0000 admin 6141 at http://www.mrc.org Clintonites and NYT Reporters, Together Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/clintonites-and-nyt-reporters-together-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times touts a loaded survey showing military officers are concerned about the state of the military - but ignores the Clintonites and Times reporters on the staff of one of the organizations. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The Board," the newish blog of the Times' editorial page, posted the rather self-congratulatory sounding"<a href="http://theboard.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/19/officers-agree-the-military-is-in-trouble/ " target="_self">Officers </a><a href="http://theboard.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/19/officers-agree-the-military-is-in-trouble/ ">Agree: The Military is in Trouble</a>," Tuesday afternoon, based on a survey of current and former military officers showing widespread dissatisfaction with the state of the military after years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/clintonites-and-nyt-reporters-together-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog CenterforaNewAmericanSecurity DavidSanger EditorialBoard IraqWar Military NewYorkTimes NYTimes survey TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:44:00 +0000 admin 6010 at http://www.mrc.org "Talk Radio's Leading Gasbag" http://www.mrc.org/articles/talk-radios-leading-gasbag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another former Times reporter, Timothy Egan (pictured), unleashes on Mitt Romney and Rush Limbaugh. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Timothy Egan, a liberal former Northwest-based correspondent (who warned back in 2003 that budget cuts in Oregon had the mentally ill "<a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2003/0305.asp " target="_self">screaming in public squares</a>" for lack of medication) has a journal, "Outposts," at nytimes.com.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/talk-radios-leading-gasbag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog Campaign2008 Conservatives JohnMcCain MittRomney NewYorkTimes NYTimes RushLimbaugh TimesWatch TimesWatch.org TimothyEgan Fri, 08 Feb 2008 22:00:00 +0000 admin 5989 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Loves Bureaucracy http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-loves-bureaucracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times&#039; new editorial board blog celebrates big government and bureaucracy </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Weekly Standard has a few Times-related items in its front-of-the-book feature "<a href="http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Protected/Articles/000/000/014/255uqhcs.asp " target="_self">The Scrapbook</a>," including an amusing peek at the liberal myopia on display on the paper's new editorial page blog"<a href="http://theboard.blogs.nytimes.com/ " target="_self">The </a><a href="http://theboard.blogs.nytimes.com/ ">Board</a>."</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-loves-bureaucracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "BigGovernment "TheBoard blog DouglasJ.Amy Editorial NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WeeklyStandard Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:44:00 +0000 admin 5837 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Reporter Takes Swipe at Drug Industry, Praises Politician in Blog Post http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reporter-takes-swipe-drug-industry-praises-politician-blog-post <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     “What can be done to break Big Pharma’s growing control of our minds and bodies? I wish I knew,” a critic of the pharmaceutical industry wrote recently on a media blog. But the author of that post was an ostensibly unbiased investigative journalist: CBS correspondent Armen Keteyian.</p> <br /> <p >      Network blogs can be a valuable, unfiltered look at reporters’ biases, and Keteyian’s December 14 post to CBS’s <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2006/12/14/primarysource/entry2264775.shtml" />“Primary Source”</a> was no exception.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reporter-takes-swipe-drug-industry-praises-politician-blog-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health blog cbs doctor drug MediaBias medical Medicine pharma PhRMA prescription Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:18:04 +0000 admin 24925 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Political Blog "The [Democratic] Caucus" http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-political-blog-democratic-caucus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Editor Kate Phillips: &quot;And with the controversy over Senator John Kerry&#039;s &#039;botched joke&#039; presumably (please) leaving the airwaves and the front pages after today....&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Kate Phillips is a Times editor who runs the Times campaign blog, "The Caucus," which given Phillips' clear political preferences may as well be named "The Democratic Caucus." </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">She writes this snide commentary in a Wednesday post, "<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=527#more-527" target="_self">The Joke Is Over, Part 2</a>." </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-political-blog-democratic-caucus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog Gaffes KatePhillips NewYorkTimes NYTimes Sen.JohnKerry TheCaucus TimesWatch TimesWatch.org troops Thu, 02 Nov 2006 18:59:00 +0000 admin 5271 at http://www.mrc.org Republicans "Have Vilified...Nancy Pelosi" http://www.mrc.org/articles/republicans-have-vilifiednancy-pelosi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Times blogger also suggests that Pelosi may actually be &quot;far to the right of many of her constituents.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=486" target="_self">Kate Phillips</a>, a long-time Times editor who heads up the paper's campaign season blog "The Caucus," writes today: "The race for control of the House of Representatives has turned downright domestic in recent weeks, <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">as Republicans have vilified the minority leader Nancy Pelosi</b>, and Democrats have called into question the leadership of Speaker J. Dennis Hastert."</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/republicans-have-vilifiednancy-pelosi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes blog Campaign20 congress KatePhillips LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes Rep.NancyPelosi TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 30 Oct 2006 19:31:00 +0000 admin 5259 at http://www.mrc.org So Much for That Sophisticated Times Readership http://www.mrc.org/articles/so-much-sophisticated-times-readership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When it comes to liberal hostility and paranoia, blog commenters at the Times give the Daily Kos kids a run for their money </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who doubts the Times has a predominantly liberal audience should check out the paper's new political blog, <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/" target="_self">The Caucus</a>. The poststhemselves(by Times staffers)aren't terribly slanted, although liberal assumptions and conventional wisdoms aren't hard to sniff out, but the commenters are a just-as-paranoid-if-less-vulgar version of the mobs at the Daily Kos. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/GeorgeAllen.jpg" align="right" width="182" height="190" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/so-much-sophisticated-times-readership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog Feli Jews NewYorkTimes NYTimes Sen.GeorgeAllen TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 20 Sep 2006 15:53:00 +0000 admin 5184 at http://www.mrc.org Who'll Stand Up for Israel? http://www.mrc.org/articles/wholl-stand-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No one on the Times&#039; new war blog, apparently. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Times has four contributors to <a href="http://lineoffire.blogs.nytimes.com/" target="_self">Line of Fire</a>, its new blog about the conflict in Israel and Lebanon (Times Select $ may be required), none of whom line up on Israel's side.</p><br /> <p>Gershom Gorenberg, Jerusalem bureau chief for The Forward newspaper, is at the top with the naval-gazing "No Easy Answers," and doesn't come up with any hard ones either, simply taking the pacifist take that there must be a better way than Israel counterattacking:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wholl-stand-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch blog Hamas Hezbollah Israel Lebanon NewYorkTimes NYTimes Palestinians TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 04 Aug 2006 17:12:00 +0000 admin 5079 at http://www.mrc.org