negative http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3042/all en April Unemployment Back Up to 9%; 27th Month Above 8% http://mrc.org/articles/april-unemployment-back-9-27th-month-above-8 <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 April jobs report showed 244,000 job gains, "<a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F2_0_s_0_0_t&usg=AFQjCNG2sdOYp0sQzrf7xPom2t-hgG8UzQ&did=802249abfdc98689&cid=8797695710558&ei=dPLDTaDaFsLPgAee1qMZ&rt=MORE_COVERAGE&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Feconomy.kansascity.com%2F%3Fq%3Dnode%2F10683">surprisingly strong</a>" numbers according to the Kansas City Star. Many national news outlets reported that jobs number as well as the rise in unemployment rate back to 9 percent in their headlines immediately reacting to the news.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/april-unemployment-back-9-27th-month-above-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Labor Media 2004 2005 Americans bureauoflaborstatistics clinton cnbccom hitjob job jobs jobsreport million negative networks news obama oneeconomy:twospins participation percent presidency rate report reports spunemployment Stimulus story strong suggested unemployment Fri, 06 May 2011 18:50:00 +0000 admin 27529 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 Business and Media Institute 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 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 Culture and Media Institute 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 Unemployment Below 9 Percent 'Bolsters Recovery Hopes' in 2011, But Little 'Consolation' in 1983 http://mrc.org/articles/unemployment-below-9-percent-bolsters-recovery-hopes-2011-little-consolation-1983 <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 unemployment rate finally dropped below 9 percent in February 2011, after 21 months at that rate or higher. The Labor Department reported March 4 that the rate had dropped 0.1 percent to 8.9 percent. The New York Times called it a "notable" improvement, but in 1983, the Times was downbeat about better jobs news.</p> <br /> <p>"The economic waiting game may soon be over, as businesses signal that they are finally willing to resume widespread hiring," the March 5, 2011, story by Catherine Rampell began.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/unemployment-below-9-percent-bolsters-recovery-hopes-2011-little-consolation-1983" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Labor Media 1983 2011 called CatherineRampell coverage fact growth job jobs March months negative networks news percent rate reagan report reports unemployment year Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:33:00 +0000 admin 27535 at http://mrc.org SPUN-employment http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment <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>Spinning the Numbers When Conservatives in Charge: </strong>During the year leading up to the 2005-06 mid-term elections, the economy was strong and unemployment never went above 5 percent. That wasn’t how the media reported it. Negative reports and stories spun negatively accounted for 58 percent of the stories (38 out of 65).</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/spun-employment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute 2005 2006 2009 2010 added anchor anthony bad BarackObama biasbythenumbers bush cbs correspondent created dec economic economy Elections Employment evening explained GeorgeW.Bush gibson good growth House job jobs Journalists mason mid month NBC negative news numbers percent period positive rate report reports results sawyer september shows spun spunemployment stories story term things thompson unemployment white williams year years Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:24:00 +0000 admin 29507 at http://mrc.org CNN's Velshi Bashes Ethics of U.S. Chamber of Commerce with Left-Wing Talking Points http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-velshi-bashes-ethics-us-chamber-commerce-left-wing-talking-points <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>Someone should tell CNN anchor Ali Velshi that attacking the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its political activities is so last week.</p> <br /> <p>During the “XYZ” segment of the hour he anchors of “CNN Newsroom” on Oct. 25, Velshi did his best impersonation of an MSNBC anchor and railed against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its political activities. Velshi lamented the barrage of negative advertising in this campaign cycle and all but tied the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to it.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-velshi-bashes-ethics-us-chamber-commerce-left-wing-talking-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Media activities AliVelshi big businesses campaign CampaignAds chamber CitizensUnited CNN commerce election ethics left-wing legal Midterms money negative negativecampaigns percent political TalkingPoints uschamberofcommerce velshi xyz Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:11:00 +0000 admin 27053 at http://mrc.org Networks Flip Flop on Jobs http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Identical Unemployment Numbers Good News for Obama, But All Bad under Reagan. </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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2009/Networks_Flip_Flop_on_Jobs_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><br />These are tough times. More than 3 million people have lost their jobs just since February 2009 and consumer confidence fell unexpectedly in September. The unemployment rate has spiked from 8.1 percent to 9.7 percent in the first seven months of Barack Obama's presidency and is expected to climb even higher.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 1982 2009 abc cbs coverage data economic economy Food found gibson good House identical job jobs Journalists lost March mentioned NBC negative network networks news night numbers obama obamas positive president presidents rate reagan report reporter Reporters reports rising september showed Statistics Stimulus unemployment work Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:58:00 +0000 admin 30578 at http://mrc.org Networks Flip Flop on Jobs: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs-executive-summary <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><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2009/Networks_Flip_Flop_on_Jobs.html">See Full Report</a></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> <p>Unemployment under President Barack Obama is at a 26-year-high. The last time the economy had 9.7 percent or higher unemployment was under President Ronald Reagan. But despite similar periods of rising unemployment, Obama and Reagan received almost exactly opposite treatment from the network news media.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 1982 2009 administration gibson negative news obama percent reagan stories unemployment Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:55:00 +0000 admin 30579 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 Business and Media Institute 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 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 Culture and Media Institute 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 A Study in Character Assassination: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-executive-summary <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>Apart from politicians embroiled in scandals, rarely have the public perceptions of a candidate soured so quickly. According to Pew Research Center polls from September and October, the percentage of the public that sees Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin unfavorably shot up from 32 percent to 49 percent in just one month.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/study-character-assassination-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Culture and Media Institute abc cbs NBC negative network neutral news october Palin positive presidential public ran sarah september stories Tue, 11 Nov 2008 00:18:00 +0000 admin 31533 at http://mrc.org MRC Press Release - Liberal Media Cover-Up Speaker Pelosi's Slander of American Troops, Crediting Iran for Iraq Success http://mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-press-release-liberal-media-cover-speaker-pelosis-slander-american-troops-cred-11 <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> <p><a href="http://www.referralblast.com/cs/med/med1.asp" onclick="window.open('http://www.referralblast.com/cs/med/med1.asp?url=' + location.href,'medWnd','width=285,height=460,scrollbars=yes,menubar=no,resizable=yes'); return false;" target="_blank" onmouseover="window.status='Click here to tell a friend about this site'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;"><img src="/images/referralblast/rn-spa-c.gif" alt="Tell a friend about this site" border="0" height="23" width="118" /></a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-press-release-liberal-media-cover-speaker-pelosis-slander-american-troops-cred-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division clamsonormalspan negative Sun, 20 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 3251 at http://mrc.org Liberal Smears Unchallenged http://mrc.org/bozells-column/liberal-smears-unchallenged <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/liberal-smears-unchallenged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont mccain negative sizefontppfont Wed, 25 Jun 2008 04:00:00 +0000 4535 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 Business and Media Institute 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 The Great Media Depression: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/great-media-depression-executive-summary <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.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/great-media-depression-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 1929 2008 abc bear cbs collapse coverage daily Depression economic economy Journalists market modern NBC negative news percent positive stearns stock stories todays week Thu, 29 May 2008 07:23:00 +0000 admin 30573 at http://mrc.org