mccain http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2914/all en Numbers Don't Lie: "Daily Show's" Stewart Hammers Right Nearly Four Times More than Left http://mrc.org/articles/numbers-dont-lie-daily-shows-stewart-hammers-right-nearly-four-times-more-left <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>It was contentious and dramatic. On Sunday, June 19, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwyUdBp-cck">grilled funnyman Jon Stewart</a> on his obvious liberal bias and Stewart replied, "… there is not a designed ideological agenda on my part to affect partisan change ..."</p> <br /> <p>The exchange got heated when Stewart held that line, telling Wallace, "You can't understand, because of the world you live in, that there is not a designed, ideological agenda on my part to affect partisan change, because that's the soup you swim in."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/numbers-dont-lie-daily-shows-stewart-hammers-right-nearly-four-times-more-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics agenda attacks bachmann bachmanns broadcast choice daily Fox fun gay hits ideological john left mccain news partisan segment show stewart stewarts sunday wallace Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:29:00 +0000 admin 2149 at http://mrc.org Media Lauded Meghan McCain's 'Saucy' Memoir but Call Bristols Book 'Trailer Trash' http://mrc.org/articles/media-lauded-meghan-mccains-saucy-memoir-call-bristols-book-trailer-trash <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>There were two candidates on the GOP ticket in 2008, John McCain and Sarah Palin. Both had young daughters involved in the campaign. Both have written books about the experience. Guess which book was celebrated and which was savaged?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-lauded-meghan-mccains-saucy-memoir-call-bristols-book-trailer-trash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics bristol mccain mccains palins Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:26:00 +0000 admin 2154 at http://mrc.org Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale http://mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Obama_the_Tax_Cutter_A_Network_Fairy_Tale.html"></a></strong></p> <p><strong>Full Report</strong></p> <br /> <p>Once upon a time, there was a nation besieged by what many called The Great Recession. The unemployment rate was climbing, businesses and families were struggling, and everyone was holding out for a hero.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 2009 2010 administration Americans aug average bill billion broadcast Brookings Budget burman bush campaign cbs center class congress conservative consulted Credit cut cuts cutter Deficit economic economists economy election evening experts expiration expire fact found government health higher House included including Income increase increased increases institute jan Journalists law left liberal Liberals lower made making massive mccain middle million muir NBC network networks news obama obamas pay people percent point policies policy political president problem quintanilla raise Reporters rich rivlin sept signed size Spending Stimulus stories tax taxes temporary turned unemployment warned wealthiest wealthy white year years Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:52:00 +0000 admin 30584 at http://mrc.org McCain Regrets Wall Street Bailout; Despite Having Voted For It http://mrc.org/articles/mccain-regrets-wall-street-bailout-despite-having-voted-it <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>Here was a chance for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. to admit he was wrong, and to conclude publicly that government intervention in the private sector doesn’t always result in the best of outcomes.</p><p>McCain appeared on CNN’s Oct. 11 “State of the <st1:place w:st="on">Union</st1:place>” in a pre-recorded interview and was asked by host John King if the lackluster recovery of the economy warranted more government intervention.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/mccain-regrets-wall-street-bailout-despite-having-voted-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Politics CNN mccain TARP Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:32:29 +0000 admin 26557 at http://mrc.org Nets Celebrate Obama's 'Whirlwind' of Activity' in First 50 Days --3/11/2009 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-celebrate-obamas-whirlwind-activity-first-50-days-3112009 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>Nets Celebrate Obama's 'Whirlwind' of Activity' in First 50 Days </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-celebrate-obamas-whirlwind-activity-first-50-days-3112009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division mccain Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:00:00 +0000 34531 at http://mrc.org Media's Zandi Zeitgeist: Government Spending Trumps Tax Cuts http://mrc.org/articles/medias-zandi-zeitgeist-government-spending-trumps-tax-cuts <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>The media did it back in 2001 when President George W. Bush was fighting a recession. They’re doing it again today. Whenever the press discusses what government can do to jumpstart a failing economy, reporters often downplay tax cuts and praise government spending.</p><p>Now the media have found a favorite source to lend credibility to its pro-spending proclivities. Mark Zandi of Moody’s Economy.com is frequently consulted by the press and cited by Democratic politicians for his “Bang for the Buck” chart in which Zandi advocates government spending over tax cuts.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/medias-zandi-zeitgeist-government-spending-trumps-tax-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes Keynesian mccain tax cuts Wed, 04 Feb 2009 18:48:40 +0000 admin 26973 at http://mrc.org Top Runners-Up Quotes in MRC's Annual Awards for Worst Reporting --12/30/2008 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/top-runners-quotes-mrcs-annual-awards-worst-reporting-12302008 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>Top Runners-Up Quotes in MRC's Annual Awards for Worst Reporting </b></a><br /> The first runner-up quotes in the MRC's "Best Notable Quotables of 2008: The Twenty-First Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting." Monday's CyberAlert featured the winners; today the second place quotes. </p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/top-runners-quotes-mrcs-annual-awards-worst-reporting-12302008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division mccain Tue, 30 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000 34481 at http://mrc.org Former McCain Adviser Admits Bailout Support a Strategic Blunder http://mrc.org/articles/former-mccain-adviser-admits-bailout-support-strategic-blunder <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; As it turns out, swaying from conservative principles doesn’t always pay off for a Republican presidential candidate. Sen. John McCain learned that lesson that hard way.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a senior policy adviser to McCain’s failed campaign, said Nov. 19 that McCain’s support for the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector was the “key strategic policy error of the entire campaign.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/former-mccain-adviser-admits-bailout-support-strategic-blunder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business campaign mccain strategic Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:55:03 +0000 admin 25758 at http://mrc.org Boston Legal Calls McCain/Palin Supporters Idiots http://mrc.org/articles/boston-legal-calls-mccainpalin-supporters-idiots <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 >Many McCain/Palin voters are idiots.  So said the writers of the Nov. 17 episode of ABC's <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Boston Legal,</i> who went out of their way to trash Sarah Palin and elevate the election of Barack Obama to mythical status.</p> <br /> <p >The Obama-supporting characters “<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Alan</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Shore</st1:placename></st1:place>” and “Shirley Schmidt,” played by James Spader and Candace Bergen, dropped the I-word in an exchange about McCain supporters:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/boston-legal-calls-mccainpalin-supporters-idiots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics abc BostonLegal idiots mccain Palin Tue, 18 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27994 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 Media, McCain Ignored Key Issues http://mrc.org/articles/media-mccain-ignored-key-issues <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/robert-knight">Robert Knight</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The pundits are already at it, saying that conservatism is dead. </p> <br /> <p >But Barack Obama and Joe Biden were elected in large part because they managed, in the face of all evidence, to run to the right of McCain-Palin.   </p> <br /> <p >Obama-Biden pretended they weren't much different from social conservatives. In fact, they didn't look much different from fiscal conservatives, either, and played the bogus “tax cut” card better than McCain.   They got away with it for two reasons: </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-mccain-ignored-key-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Education Media Taxes Abortion Conservatism fiscalissues mccain obama Thu, 06 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28014 at http://mrc.org Matured by Choosing Obama,' Makes 'A More Perfect Union' --11/6/2008 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matured-choosing-obama-makes-more-perfect-union-1162008 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <b> <a href="#1">America Matured by Choosing Obama,' Makes 'A More Perfect Union' </a> </b></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/matured-choosing-obama-makes-more-perfect-union-1162008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division barack mccain obamas Thu, 06 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 34453 at http://mrc.org Coal State Gov. Sides with Obama on 'Bankrupting' Industry http://mrc.org/articles/coal-state-gov-sides-obama-bankrupting-industry <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; The revelation that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama would bankrupt the coal industry <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwBbl6RoIs"></a>“for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted,” has prompted <a href="http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=prnw.20081103.CLM078&amp;show_article=1"></a>harsh reaction from various pro-coal constituencies. But the governor of one coal state welcomed the promise. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/coal-state-gov-sides-obama-bankrupting-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Coal gore mccain mining obama WestVirginia Mon, 03 Nov 2008 21:55:13 +0000 admin 25803 at http://mrc.org Headline of the Year (So Far) http://mrc.org/timeswatch/headline-year-so-far <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: &quot;Ex-Radical&quot; Bill Ayers? &amp; Two Great Moments in Investigative Journalism </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> <b>Headline of the Year (So Far)</b><br /> <br /> "East Germany Had Its Charms, Crushed by Capitalism." - <b>Headline over an October 29 book review by Richard Eder of </b><b >"New Lives," by German novelist Ingo Schulze</b>.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b ></b><br /> <b >How Dare McCain Call Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers a Domestic Terrorist</b><br /> <br /> "His campaign has pelted his rival with attacks that make some of his old advisers wince, like questioning Mr. Obama's patriotism or tying him to 'a domestic terrorist.'" - <b >Reporter</b> <b >David Kirkpatrick, October 26.</b><br /> <p><a href="http://mrc.org/timeswatch/headline-year-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TimesWatch mccain october reporterb terrorist Mon, 03 Nov 2008 14:50:00 +0000 admin 8133 at http://mrc.org After Discrediting McCain, Williams Again Cozies Up to Obama --10/31/2008 http://mrc.org/biasalerts/after-discrediting-mccain-williams-again-cozies-obama-10312008 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p> <b><font face="Arial"> <br /> </font> </b><b>1.</b> <a href="#1"><b>After Discrediting McCain, Williams Again Cozies Up to Obama </b></a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/after-discrediting-mccain-williams-again-cozies-obama-10312008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division mccain Fri, 31 Oct 2008 04:00:00 +0000 34449 at http://mrc.org