day http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2795/all en 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 MRC Culture 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 Media Say Little about Policy Failures of Obama's New Top Economist http://mrc.org/articles/media-say-little-about-policy-failures-obamas-new-top-economist <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>President Obama announced liberal Princeton economist Alan Krueger as his new pick to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers, as the president prepares for a speech on jobs after Labor Day.</p> <br /> <p>The broadcast networks said nothing about the Aug. 29 announcement on the evening news programs (stories about Hurricane Irene ate up most of the time). The next day according to Nexis, only CBS mentioned Krueger's name in three news briefs about the appointment. None of those mentioned the failures of policies Krueger already worked on for Obama.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-say-little-about-policy-failures-obamas-new-top-economist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Labor Media american aug called cash clunkers community day economic failed failures found fund hadnt House involved krueger kruegers lending loved mainstream make obama popular program programs result small sold stories supposed tax vehicles white wildly Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:36:00 +0000 admin 27505 at http://mrc.org Royal Disaster: Networks Obsess Over Wedding, Barely Mention Mexico Drug Violence http://mrc.org/articles/royal-disaster-networks-obsess-over-wedding-barely-mention-mexico-drug-violence <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Major Findings:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/royal-disaster-networks-obsess-over-wedding-barely-mention-mexico-drug-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics 2011 228 abc april border cbs day drug event found hill mexico morning NBC networks ran royal stories violence wedding Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:19:00 +0000 admin 2171 at http://mrc.org Networks Treated Good Friday, Earth Day as Equals http://mrc.org/articles/networks-treated-good-friday-earth-day-equals <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>This past Friday, April 22, 2011, marked the simultaneous celebration of Good Friday and Earth Day and ABC, CBS and NBC treated the two 'holidays' as equals.</p> <br /> <p>Though Good Friday has been celebrated by millions around the world for nearly 2,000 years, the 41-year-old liberal eco-celebration of 'green living' known as 'Earth Day' was put on the same platform as the sacred day that Christians remember Christ's death.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-treated-good-friday-earth-day-equals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Faith Politics abc castro cbs day earth friday good jesus NBC negative networks news past percent recycling shows stories students Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:44:00 +0000 admin 2172 at http://mrc.org Good Friday: Google Celebrates Earth, Ignores Jesus http://mrc.org/articles/good-friday-google-celebrates-earth-ignores-jesus <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>This year, Good Friday and Earth Day fall on the same day and internet giant Google has chosen to prop up the liberal eco-celebration, and ignore a sacred Christian holiday celebrated by billions worldwide.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/good-friday-google-celebrates-earth-ignores-jesus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture celebrated Celebration christian day earth google homepage liberal logo news percent sacred shows stories world years Fri, 22 Apr 2011 17:08:00 +0000 admin 2173 at http://mrc.org Holy Week: Media Worship Earth Day, Attack Easter http://mrc.org/eye-culture/holy-week-media-worship-earth-day-attack-easter <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>Major Findings:</p> <p><strong>Media Undermine Christian Holiday:</strong> Nearly two thirds of all stories about Easter were negative (22 out of 34).</p> <p><strong>Easter Used to Attack Catholic Church: </strong>Ninety-one percent of the negative Easter stories were about the pedophilia scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p><strong>Love That Mother Nature: </strong>100 percent of Earth Day stories were positive.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/holy-week-media-worship-earth-day-attack-easter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture 2010 abc abuse anchor april catholic cbs christian Christians contrast day earth Easter evening harris holiday holy mentions NBC negative news outrage percent pope positive priests Scandal shows stories sunday Today Vatican week world year Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:19:00 +0000 admin 31524 at http://mrc.org Networks Link Bush to 'Skyrocketing' Gas Prices 15 Times More Than Obama http://mrc.org/articles/networks-link-bush-skyrocketing-gas-prices-15-times-more-obama <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>Connecting Bush, Not Obama to High Prices:</strong> As gas prices rose in 2008, network reporters mentioned President Bush in 15 times as many stories, than they brought up President Obama in a similar period in 2011.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Gallons of coverage in 2008: </strong>Comparing a 20 day span of rising gas prices in 2008 to 24 days of rising prices in February 2011, the Business & Media Institute found the networks did more than 2 ½ times as many stories during the Bush years versus Obama.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-link-bush-skyrocketing-gas-prices-15-times-more-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Government Media 2008 2011 administration average bush consumers day days drilling feb fuel gallon gas gasoline high higher moratorium national network networks obama oil percent president prices reports rising stories Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:30:00 +0000 admin 27536 at http://mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010 <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><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2010 list:</em></p> <br /> <p>10. GM Repayment Shows Taxpayer Bailout Worked</p> <p>9.<strong> </strong>All the Economy Needs is More Stimulus</p> <p>8. Soda is Like Cocaine and Ads Cause Obesity</p> <p>7. Obama the Tax Cutter</p> <p>6.<strong> </strong>The Tea Parties are Astroturf, but Green Groups Aren't.</p> <p>5. Despite Largest Budget in History, Obama is Fiscally Conservative</p> <p>4. Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Doesn't Point to Obama</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2010 access administration ads american april Astroturf auto bad Bailout big billion BP broadcast Budget burnett bush business called cancun cbs chamber ChamberofCommerce claim claims class climate climategate cnbcs coast cocaine commerce company conservative corporate coverage cuts day earth economic economy election Elections ErinBurnett federal Food foreign global good government green group groups guard history House institute isnt jobs june KeithOlbermann lack largest liberal mediamyth middle money myth national nbcs networks news obama obamas oil oilspill outlets parties people percent political president Press progress repayment report Reporters rich scientists Soda Spending spill sponsored Stimulus stop stories story support tax taxes taxpayer taxpayers ThinkProgress told tomdonohue Top10 treasury unemployment warming white worked year Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 30125 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 Fire and Ice http://mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice-0 <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><strong>Sidebars<br /><a title="Fire and Ice Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Fire_and_Ice_Executive_Summary.html">Fire and Ice: Executive Summary</a><br /><a href="http://old.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2006/fireandice/fireandice_climchange.asp">U.S. Funds Nearly $4 Billion in Climate-Change Research</a><br /><a href="http://old.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2006/fireandice/fireandice_timeswarns.asp">The Times Warms to Cooling</a></strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/fire-and-ice-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 100 1895 1923 1954 1974 1975 2002 2005 2006 advance age ago Agriculture america Americans analysis announced april arctic article atlantic aug bad baxter began billion block bmi book Canada century claim claimed claims climate climatologists Cold concerns continued Cooling coverage day dec decade decades declared determine didnt dont earth earths explorer fact fear fears feb Food Fortune front gave geologists glacier Glaciers global government great growing half Headline heat hot human idea important increase Journalists june level lower macmillan Magazine magazines major mankind March melting million national nature news newspapers Newsweek north noted notion ocean paper past people period piece point polar post potential present print problems ran readers recent record report reported reporting reports research rising Science scientific scientists sea sept showed South soviet states stories story summer sunlight temperature Temperatures term threat titled todays trend Union united warm warmer warming warned warning washington wasnt Weather winters world wrote year years york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 01:03:00 +0000 admin 30586 at http://mrc.org CNBC Finally Embraces Santelli's Tea Party Rant http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-finally-embraces-santellis-tea-party-rant <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>One day before what many say will be an historic election; CNBC appears to finally be embracing one of the most famous moments in the network’s history: A <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/02/19/cnbcs-santelli-explains-his-anti-obamanomics-call-revolt">Feb. 19, 2009 “rant heard around the world”</a> by CME Group floor reporter Rick Santelli, which is credited by many for igniting the Tea Party movement.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-finally-embraces-santellis-tea-party-rant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes Advertising big CNBC coverage day election embracing famous finally history JimCramer joe JoeKernen kernen moment moments morning network networks played prominently rantheardroundtheworld rick RickSantelli Santelli spot TeaParty tune world Mon, 01 Nov 2010 22:57:00 +0000 admin 27047 at http://mrc.org The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009 http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-worst-economic-myths-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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p><p><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2009 list:</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p> </p><p>10. CBS, NY Times Support Ecuadorian Shakedown of U.S. oil company<strong> </strong></p> <p>9. Media Fail to Scrutinize Obama’s Job Claims  </p> <p>8. Government Stimulus is the Answer to Our Economic Problems</p> <p>7. No Tax Increases for the Middle Class</p> <p>6. The Recession was Over … by July.</p> <p>5. Cash for Clunkers was a ‘Success’</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-worst-economic-myths-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 1982 2009 2010 abc Americans anti april Astroturf aug back bad bill billion Budget called car care cash cbo cbs Chevron claim claims class climate climategate clunkers company cost country create data day days dec Deficit didnt economic economists economy Ecuador events experts explained fact found gibson good government health high House including job jobs july made mails mentioned middle million morning myth NBC network networks neutral news numbers obama obamas oil package parties party percent pledge president program Protestors rate reagan Recession Recovery reform report reports rest roesgen save show Spending spent Stimulus stories story support tax taxes texpet theyre Today told unemployment washington year years Wed, 09 Dec 2009 23:13:00 +0000 admin 30122 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 MRC Business 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 Unmasking the Myths Behind the Fairness Doctrine http://mrc.org/special-reports/unmasking-myths-behind-fairness-doctrine <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><strong>Introduction</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/unmasking-myths-behind-fairness-doctrine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture 2006 2007 2008 abc access air airwaves america american Americans argument audience audiences big biggest broadcast broadcasters broadcasting cable cap choose circulation CNN commercial committee conservative Conservatives controversial counter day december democratic doctrine doesnt dominate evening excellence fairness FCC find Fox free freedom government hosts image including information Internet issues june kennedy larger leading lean leaning left liberal limited list lists magazines major make medium million month morning national NBC network networks news newspaper newspapers newstalk noncommercial number numbers opinion opinions paper people percent policy political politicians popular president Press principal programming programs project public radio ratings reach reached reaches report reports running scarcity Senate show shows single sites source sources Speech squeezed state station stations talk Talkers Television Test top typical viewers web week weekly Mon, 10 Nov 2008 02:31:00 +0000 admin 31534 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