CivilRights http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/259/all en A Liberal Lecture for Haley Barbour on Civil Rights Era http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-lecture-haley-barbour-civil-rights-era <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From a &quot;news&quot; story by Campbell Robertson: &quot;Governor [Haley] Barbour...has also, however, been dogged by statements that suggest a considerably old-fashioned, even blinkered, view of history, having grown up in the middle of the tumultuous civil rights struggle without, apparently, having noticed much.&quot; Former Klansman and Democratic Senator Robert Byrd got more complimentary treatment in a previous story. </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> Henry Barbour, the nephew of Haley Barbour, the former Republican National Committee chairman and current Mississippi governor, is leading a campaign to have Michael Steele ousted as RNC chairman. Too bad reporter Campbell Robertson couldn't keep his political opinion of Haley Barbour out of his Thursday profile of his nephew: "'<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/us/politics/13barbour.html?ref=campbellrobertson&pagewanted=all">Governor Nephew' Is Raising His Own Profile - Henry Barbour Leads Drive to Oust G.O.P. Chairman</a>."<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-lecture-haley-barbour-civil-rights-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CampbellRobertson CivilRights HaleyBarbour liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Racism RNC TimesWatch Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:26:00 +0000 admin 81 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times' David Leonhardt: Obama-Care on Same Level as Civil Rights http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-david-leonhardt-obama-care-same-level-civil-rights <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 York Times writer David Leonhardt is not happy with a judge ruling a vital part of Obama-care - the individual insurance mandate - is unconstitutional. In his latest front-page "Economic Scene" column, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/business/economy/15leonhardt.html?_r=1&amp;hp">In Health Law, Old Arguments Get New Airing</a>," the paper's neo-liberal conscience on economic matters compared conservative opposition to Obama-care not only to past opposition to Medicare, but to opposition to civil rights for black Americans.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ny-times-david-leonhardt-obama-care-same-level-civil-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CivilRights Conservatives DavidLeonhardt liberalmediabias Obama-Care Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:06:00 +0000 37082 at http://www.mrc.org David Leonhardt: Obama-Care on Same Level as Civil Rights http://www.mrc.org/articles/david-leonhardt-obama-care-same-level-civil-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The paper&#039;s chief economic columnist compares opposition to Obama-care to opposition to civil rights for blacks: &quot;Nearly every time this country has expanded its social safety net or tried to guarantee civil rights, passionate opposition has followed.&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>David Leonhardt is not happy with a judge's ruling a vital part of Obama-care - the individual insurance mandate - is unconstitutional. In his latest front-page "Economic Scene" column, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/business/economy/15leonhardt.html?_r=1&amp;hp">In Health Law, Old Arguments Get New Airing</a>," the paper's neo-liberal conscience on economic matters compared conservative opposition to Obama-care not only to past opposition to Medicare, but to opposition to civil rights for black Americans.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/david-leonhardt-obama-care-same-level-civil-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CivilRights Conservatives DavidLeonhardt liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Obama-Care TimesWatch Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:16:00 +0000 admin 7985 at http://www.mrc.org Erbe: Alevda King's Pro-Life Stance 'Twists' MLK Record http://www.mrc.org/articles/erbe-alevda-kings-pro-life-stance-twists-mlk-record <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 >Worry not, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>: tens of millions of dead babies isn't a civil rights issue. At least not according to U.S. News & World Report columnist Bonnie Erbe.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/erbe-alevda-kings-pro-life-stance-twists-mlk-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Abortion AlevedaKing BonnieErbe CivilRights Tue, 31 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28898 at http://www.mrc.org Hulse Links Obama-Care Protests to Violent Racists of Civil Rights Movement http://www.mrc.org/articles/hulse-links-obama-care-protests-violent-racists-civil-rights-movement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just what is reporter Carl Hulse implying here in his Obama-care story/profile of Democratic congressman and civil rights marcher John Lewis? &quot;Lewis said he was not intimidated as he walked to the Capitol with his colleagues, including Ms. Pelosi. In 1965, Mr. Lewis was bloodied and beaten by the police as he marched for civil rights.&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>Racists against Obama-care? Congressional reporter Carl Hulse didn't take it quite that far, but he made a point to juxtapose protests against Obama-care to violent 1960s-era protests against black civil rights, as personalized in the main subject of Hulse's Monday piece, civil rights icon and Democratic Congressman John Lewis: "Lewis said he was not intimidated as he walked to the Capitol with his colleagues, including Ms. Pelosi. In 1965, Mr. Lewis was bloodied and beaten by the police as he marched for civil rights."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hulse-links-obama-care-protests-violent-racists-civil-rights-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CarlHulse CivilRights JohnLewis liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias obamacare Racism TeaPartyProtesters TimesWatch Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:17:00 +0000 admin 7445 at http://www.mrc.org Howell Raines: 'Conservative' Wins Elections Now Like 'Segregation' Did Before 1960 http://www.mrc.org/articles/howell-raines-conservative-wins-elections-now-segregation-did-1960 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Executive Editor Howell Raines returns to the pages of the Times, but his op-ed on the origin of the civil rights movement is laced with nasty cracks at conservatives and Fox News: &quot;Before 1960, the one word was &#039;segregation.&#039; You could stamp it on the most hapless of candidates and win an election. After 1980, the one word became &#039;conservative,&#039; as a label for the set of Bible Belt social values that hardened into its present calcified state with the election of Ronald Reagan.&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>Former Times Executive Editor Howell Raines returned to the pages of the paper Monday with an op-ed, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/opinion/01greensboro.html?sq=howell%20raines&amp;st=cse&amp;scp=1&amp;pagewanted=all">The Counter-Revolution</a>," on the lunch counter sit-in in Greensboro, N.C. in 1960, a seminal event in the civil rights movement. But Raines also took nasty partisan jabs at modern-day conservatism, as represented by Republican President Ronald Reagan, and Fox News, suggesting each would have been on the wrong side of civil rights history.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/howell-raines-conservative-wins-elections-now-segregation-did-1960" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CivilRights Conservatism FoxNews Greensboro HowellRaines liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RonaldReagan TimesWatch Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:46:00 +0000 admin 7354 at http://www.mrc.org Gore to Children: Question Your Parents' Climate Beliefs as We Questioned Segregation http://www.mrc.org/articles/gore-children-question-your-parents-climate-beliefs-we-questioned-segregation <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 >Imagine this – a former high-ranking and well-respected government official telling your children that they know something you don’t. Is this Cold War-era <st1:place w:st="on">Soviet Union</st1:place>? Nope. It’s <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on">Maryland</st1:state></st1:place>, and the official is former Vice President Al Gore.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gore-children-question-your-parents-climate-beliefs-we-questioned-segregation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment CivilRights GlennBeck gore kids Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:43:35 +0000 admin 26972 at http://www.mrc.org Smith: Loud, Proud and Wrong http://www.mrc.org/cbs/smith-loud-proud-and-wrong <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 >Harry Smith doesn't much like debate. And he doesn't know what constitutes a civil right. On Dec.19, the CBS Early Show host invited guests to debate Obama's selection of Rick Warren to pray at his inauguration, but interjected his own misinformed view on gay marriage.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cbs/smith-loud-proud-and-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cbs CivilRights GayMarriage RickWarren TheEarlyShow Fri, 19 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27950 at http://www.mrc.org Olbermann Distorts Limbaugh's Obama Critique as Pro-Slavery http://www.mrc.org/articles/olbermann-distorts-limbaughs-obama-critique-pro-slavery <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 >     What do you get when you combine critique from a left-wing storefront and an off-base conclusion with a dose of overbearing hyperbole? A three-minute segment on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”</p> <br /> <p >     The Oct. 29 “Countdown” took a shot at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, claiming he was “defending racism and he’s pro-slavery” in a segment on his popular radio show.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/olbermann-distorts-limbaughs-obama-critique-pro-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy BarackObama CivilRights CountdownwithKeithOlbermann MSNBC Racism redistributionofwealth RushLimbaugh Slavery socialism spreadthewealth SupremeCourt Wed, 29 Oct 2008 19:20:12 +0000 admin 25816 at http://www.mrc.org Financial Times Endorses Obama Despite Economic Proposals http://www.mrc.org/articles/financial-times-endorses-obama-despite-economic-proposals <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 >     Even international newspapers are eager to acknowledge their support for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, <a href="http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003875230" />confirming what many already knew</a> about the media position on liberal economic policies.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/financial-times-endorses-obama-despite-economic-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy BarackObama CivilRights FinancialTimes health-carereform IncomeInequality JoethePlumber JohnMcCain pro-trade protectionism redistributionofwealth socialism universalcoverage Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:57:53 +0000 admin 25829 at http://www.mrc.org Reagan the Racist? David Brooks vs. Paul Krugman, Round 2 http://www.mrc.org/articles/reagan-racist-david-brooks-vs-paul-krugman-round-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slate picks up on David Brooks&#039; secret attack on Paul Krugman for spreading myths about Reagan and racism. </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">Times Watch wasn't the only outlet to pick up on David Brooks' <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20071109120401.aspx" target="_self">stealth</a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20071109120401.aspx"> debunking </a>of fellow columnist (and Republican-hater) Paul Krugman's accusation that racist motives led to Ronald Reagan's decision to begin his successful 1980 campaign for president in Philadelphia, Miss., where three civil rights workers had been slain in 1964.</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reagan-racist-david-brooks-vs-paul-krugman-round-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BobHerbert CivilRights DavidBrooks Mississippi NewYorkTimes NYTimes PaulKrugman Racism RonaldReagan TimesWatch TimesWatch.org TimothyNoah Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:46:00 +0000 admin 5867 at http://www.mrc.org More Honorable Labeling for Demagogue Al Sharpton http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-honorable-labeling-demagogue-al-sharpton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guess who the Times considers &quot;one of the most vocal and recognizable civil rights leaders of our time.&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>The Times used the <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/501156p-422554c.html " target="_self">New York Daily News </a><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/501156p-422554c.html ">shocker </a>on the DNA-based revelation that Al Sharpton's ancestors were slaves to a cousin of the late-Sen.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-honorable-labeling-demagogue-al-sharpton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlSharpton CivilRights LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes Sen.StromThurmond TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:10:00 +0000 admin 5460 at http://www.mrc.org