Special Reports http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/42/all en Part II: Hillary the Feminist Champion, Battling Sexist America http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/part-ii-hillary-feminist-champion-battling-sexist-america <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/07/01/journalists-cast-hillary-feminist-champion-battling-sexist-america" target="_blank">http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/07/01/journalists-cast-hillary-f...</a> </div> </div> </div> Special Reports Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:06:00 +0000 rich.noyes 49989 at http://www.mrc.org Special Report, Part I: Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-part-i-hillary-clintons-media-fan-club <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/06/29/newsbusters-special-report-hillary-clintons-media-fan-club" target="_blank">http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/06/29/newsbusters-special-re...</a> </div> </div> </div> Special Reports Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:56:34 +0000 kyle.drennen 49988 at http://www.mrc.org You’re Hired! How NBC Spent 11 Years Making Trump a Household Name, Building Foundation for His Campaign http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/youre-hired-how-nbc-spent-11-years-making-trump-household-name-building-foundation-h <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Network Gave Billionaire Businessman 21 Times More Positive Coverage When They Were Partners </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/sam-dorman">Sam Dorman</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p><p>Donald Trump’s rise as a presidential candidate has prompted many political observers to blame TV outlets for giving him historic amounts of free air time. While it’s true the media have overwhelmingly focused on Trump in their coverage during the current election cycle, there is another media phenomenon at play. NBC has spent more than a decade building his brand as a successful businessman of almost mythic proportion.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/youre-hired-how-nbc-spent-11-years-making-trump-household-name-building-foundation-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Business Media Politics billionaire business businessman Donald Trump election ethics journalism ethics NBC partnerships politics Mon, 09 May 2016 14:23:21 +0000 julia.seymour 49936 at http://www.mrc.org Climate Hypocrites and the Media that Love Them http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/climate-hypocrites-and-media-love-them <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The not-so-green habits of Hollywood gasbags </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/marketing/SpecialReports/Special-Report-Climate_sm.jpg" alt="CLIMATE HYPOCRITES AND THE MEDIA THAT LOVE THEM The not-so-green habits of Hollywood gasbags" width="430" height="239" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/climate-hypocrites-and-media-love-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media Al Gore Arianna Huffington Cameron Diaz Celebrities Climate Change Global Warming Gwyneth Paltrow hollywood Hypocrisy Ian Somerhalder John Travolta Julia Roberts Leonardo DiCaprio Mark Ruffalo Matt Damon Woody Harrelson Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:22:22 +0000 julia.seymour 48727 at http://www.mrc.org Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/soros-clones-5-liberal-mega-donors-nearly-dangerous-george-soros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Buffett to Bloomberg, top left-wing supporters give $2.7 billion to push a liberal agenda. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="Normal1">As the 2014 midterm elections approached, the media were quick to criticize conservative donors like the Koch brothers for backing issues important to them. But journalists largely ignored the incredible financial power being used to promote the liberal agenda.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/soros-clones-5-liberal-mega-donors-nearly-dangerous-george-soros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Business Government Media Politics George Soros Jonathan Tivadar Soros left-wing power players media ownership Michael Bloomberg Pierre Omidyar political donations political influence political players Soros Clones Tom Steyer Warren Buffett Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46831 at http://www.mrc.org Hispanic Media in the Balance http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/hispanic-media-balance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Univision and Telemundo News Coverage Favors Liberals, and What Needs to Be Done to Correct It </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/ken-oliver-mendez">Ken Oliver-Mendez</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/FinalEnglishLanguage.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=988880" title="FinalEnglishLanguage.pdf">Formatted PDF version (English)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/FinalSpanishLanguage.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=640544" title="FinalSpanishLanguage.pdf">Versión PDF (Español)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/FinalEnglishLanguage.pdf"><img style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/april/English%20Cover.JPG" width="240" /></a>With a combined audience of approximately three million, the national evening newscasts of Univision and Telemundo have a viewership that rivals that of the top 10 cable news shows. Yet up until now, news coverage on these major U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/hispanic-media-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division Catholic Church Hispanics immigration enforcement immigration reform obamacare Spanish-language news media Telemundo univision Venezuela Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:04:45 +0000 rich.noyes 45898 at http://www.mrc.org Benghazi Blackout: How the Big Three Networks Have Censored or Spun Obama's Deadly Foreign Policy Failure http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/benghazi-blackout-how-big-three-networks-have-censored-or-spun-obamas-deadly-foreign <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="160" width="430" alt="BENGHAZI BLACKOUT: How the Big Three Networks Have Censored or Spun Obama's Deadly Foreign Policy Failure" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/marketing/SpecialReports/Special-Report-Bengazi-sm.jpg" /></p><p>Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead, and sent the Obama administration scrambling for a cover story that the Big Three broadcast networks initially bought and were slow to unravel.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/benghazi-blackout-how-big-three-networks-have-censored-or-spun-obamas-deadly-foreign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission cbs CNBC Libya Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:00:46 +0000 geoff.dickens 44435 at http://www.mrc.org Special Report: Columbia University http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-columbia-university <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros Funds Next Generation of Liberal 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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Columbia University helps define the news business. Its School of Journalism is perhaps the foremost institution of its kind in the United States, and its alumni fill the ranks of news organizations. It is also home to the Pulitzer Prize – the top award in the industry. Each May, it graduates a new class and sends a fresh crop of young editors, writers and producers into the field.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-columbia-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Education Government International Media Politics al jazeera Al Jazeera English Columbia alumni Columbia School of Journalism columbia university facultry George Soros ivy league journalism lee bollinger liberal journalism Occupy Wall Street open society foundation Pulitzer Prize soros funding steve coll Tea Party victor navasky Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:11:24 +0000 julia.seymour 44231 at http://www.mrc.org The Censorship Election http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How the Broadcast Networks Buried the Bad News That Threatened Barack Obama&#039;s Quest for a Second Term </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/CensorshipElection.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1013288" title="CensorshipElection.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama won re-election last November despite handicaps that would have doomed other incumbents: a terrible economy, historic unemployment, a soaring national debt, the unpopularity of ObamaCare, and debacles such as his administration’s inept handling of the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/censorship-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission Budget cbs Censorship Deficit Fast and Furious Food Stamps Mitt Romney NBC obamacare Poverty Solyndra Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:20:44 +0000 rich.noyes 44023 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Special Report Rewriting the Bible: The Gospel According to Liberals Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists and academics reinterpret, alter holy book into ‘tool of progressive social change.’ </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Click <a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals">here </a>to go to the full report. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith Politics Bible huffington post Liberals On Faith Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:00:29 +0000 matt.philbin 42895 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Special Report -- Rewriting the Bible: The Gospel According to Liberals http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists and academics reinterpret, alter holy book into ‘tool of progressive social change.’ </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Click <a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals-executive-summary">here </a>for the executive summary of this report.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/cmi-special-report-rewriting-bible-gospel-according-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Faith Family Life Politics Bible huffington post Liberals On Faith Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:57:40 +0000 matt.philbin 42897 at http://www.mrc.org Special Report: Taking Christ out of Christmas http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-taking-christ-out-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christian ideals, prayer targeted in public sphere, mocked by journalists. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li><b>Ho, Ho, No</b> – The left is fighting to remove nativities and even Christmas trees (which are now “religious symbols”) from the public square.</li><li><b>Year Round</b> – Christmas is increasingly just one front in the war on Christianity, as atheists and secularists push freedom <i>from</i> religion.&nbsp; </li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Christmas: a season of generosity, good cheer, preparation for Christ’s birth – and a swarm of lawyers seeking to purge any mention of Christianity from the public square.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-taking-christ-out-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith atheists Christianity Christmas Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:23:12 +0000 matt.philbin 42006 at http://www.mrc.org Civil Union: Networks Promoting Gay Agenda http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the stories they choose, the voices they present and the language they use, ABC, CBS and NBC are making the homosexual lifestyle a key part of 2012 campaign. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">According to exit polling of the 2012 election, just 5 percent of voters who turned out were gay. Yet voters said their states should legalize same-sex marriage by 49 percent to 46 percent. Indeed, social issues like gay marriage and the media-concocted “war on women” probably gave President Obama his margin of victory. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith Family Politics 2012 Campaign abc cbs Gay Marriage NBC Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:45:28 +0000 matt.philbin 41803 at http://www.mrc.org Civil Union: Networks Promoting Gay Agenda -- Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the stories they choose, the voices they present and the language they use, ABC, CBS and NBC are making the homosexual lifestyle a key part of 2012 campaign. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal" align="center"><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <p class="normal">It has become clear from exit polling that President Obama in large part owed his re-election to social issues. Aided by the media, Democrats were able successfully to caricature conservatives as puritanical. Where the GOP wanted to talk about economics and Obama’s record, liberals invented a conservative “war on women,” in which Republicans wanted to take away the previously unknown “right” to free contraception, overturn Roe vs. Wade and pay women less for the same work. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/civil-union-networks-promoting-gay-agenda-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith Family Politics 2012 Campaign abc cbs Gay Marriage NBC Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:32:03 +0000 matt.philbin 41802 at http://www.mrc.org Upside Down Economics http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/upside-down-economics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite much better economy, networks blamed President Bush more than President Obama for financial troubles. </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> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/UpsideDownEconomicsCover_Final02.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=6141113" title="UpsideDownEconomicsCover_Final02.pdf">Special Report: Upside Down Economics Cover</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/EconomicData_BushObama_2012_02.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2870685" title="EconomicData_BushObama_2012_02.pdf">A Tale of Two Economies Chart</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Presidential elections have been won or lost due to the economy. Herbert Hoover lost to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan. This election season is no different as polls, including a recent one from NBC News/Wall Street Journal, continue to show the economy is the top concern of voters.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/upside-down-economics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business Economy Media 16.1 trillion debt 2004 2012 bush consumer confidence debt debt per person Deficit Economics economy gas prices GDP Income iphone 5 jobs employment labor participation Media Bias obama Oil Prices Spending unemployment upside down economics Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:29:47 +0000 julia.seymour 41683 at http://www.mrc.org