scheme http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3304/all en 'Today' Demonizes Student Loan Companies for Alleged 'Schemes' http://mrc.org/articles/today-demonizes-student-loan-companies-alleged-schemes <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Using background music that would be better suited for a “Dateline” story about a tragic teen death, NBC’s “Today” show launched the latest attack on the student loan industry.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “You would assume that the college you choose would be on your side and find the best interest rate for a loan that you’ll be paying for many years. Well, think again,” said consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/today-demonizes-student-loan-companies-alleged-schemes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government bank College Cuomo lender scheme student loan university Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:15:25 +0000 admin 25473 at http://mrc.org If It Isn't Big Government, It's "Risky" http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/if-it-isnt-big-government-its-risky <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media Ridicule Bush&#039;s Social Security Reform Plans, but Gore&#039;s Scheme Is Called &quot;Conservative&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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"> Texas Governor George W. Bush hasn't unveiled his Social Security reform plan yet, but the media are already deriding it as a neophyte's political gaffe. Here's how journalists are aiding the effort to undermine privatization: first, echo Vice President Al Gore's "risky scheme" spin; then appear balanced by hitting Gore on his over-the-top rhetoric; and finally portray Gore's plan to hijack the surplus to increase benefits as "conservative." </span> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/if-it-isnt-big-government-its-risky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division clanormal scheme security social Thu, 11 May 2000 04:00:00 +0000 admin 2599 at http://mrc.org