Budget http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/429/all en NBC: Obama's Massive Budget Is 'Aimed at Helping the Poor' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-obamas-massive-budget-aimed-helping-poor <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC's<em>&nbsp;Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday ignored the massive new budget proposed by Barack Obama (and the tax increases contained within). NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>, despite four hours of air time, allowed a scant 23 seconds. But in that brief period, news reader Natalie Morales spun, "President Obama unveiling a record $4 trillion budget on Monday aimed at helping the poor and middle class."&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-obamas-massive-budget-aimed-helping-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Budget cbs congress Natalie Morales NBC Spending taxes Today Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:53:06 +0000 scott.whitlock 48144 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s World News Tonight Ignores Slim Prospects Obama’s 2016 Budget Proposal Will Pass http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-ignores-slim-prospects-obamas-2016-budget-proposal-will-pass <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-to-detail-nearly-4-trillion-budget-for-fiscal-2016-1422874801" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-to-detail-nearly-4-trillion-budget-for-fiscal-2016-1422874801">unveiling</a>&nbsp;of President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal, two of the three major broadcast networks made time to mention the story during their Monday evening newscasts, but only in the form of short news briefs.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-ignores-slim-prospects-obamas-2016-budget-proposal-will-pass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Budget cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress Conservatives and Republicans David Muir economy Liberals & Democrats NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Scott Pelley Super Bowl tax increases World News Tonight Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:01:19 +0000 curtis.houck 48142 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Laments 'Ugly Compromise' On Budget; CBS Frets GOP 'Christmas Presents' In Bill http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-ugly-compromise-budget-cbs-frets-gop-christmas-presents-bill <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday, NBC's <em>Today</em> and <em>CBS This Morning</em> sympathized with left-wing Democrats upset by portions of a budget deal passed in the House Thursday night. On <em>Today</em>, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared: <strong>"Democrats had objected to a rollback of financial provisions that would help big Wall Street banks that take some high-risk investments with taxpayer ensured deposits. In the end, compromise, even ugly compromise, carried the night."</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-laments-ugly-compromise-budget-cbs-frets-gop-christmas-presents-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget cbs congress Democrats NBC Republicans Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:13:36 +0000 kyle.drennen 47858 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and ABC Tout Democrats' 'Anger' at Budget Bill; Omit GOP Complaints http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-tout-democrats-anger-budget-bill-omit-gop-complaints <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-10-ABC-WNT-Muir.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />The Wednesday editions of <em>NBC Nightly News</em> and ABC's <em>World News Tonight</em> both spotlighted many Democratic lawmakers' objections to portions of a proposed budget compromise in Congress.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-tout-democrats-anger-budget-bill-omit-gop-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Budget cbs CBS Evening News congress David Muir Elizabeth Warren John Boehner Kelly O'Donnell Michelle Obama Nancy Pelosi NBC NBC Nightly News World News Tonight Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:45:15 +0000 matthew.balan 47834 at http://www.mrc.org Food Stamps Crisis Ignored in Nearly 98% of Network Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/food-stamps-crisis-ignored-nearly-98-network-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks shield Obama and attack conservatives during election year. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129967" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The American food stamps program has experienced “<a href="http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ir_23.htm#.VE5yGfnF91E">unprecedented</a>” and “<a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/07/reforming-the-food-stamp-program">unsustainable</a>” growth under President Barack Obama according to experts, but the broadcast news media have virtually ignored this bad news this election year. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/food-stamps-crisis-ignored-nearly-98-network-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Labor Media Politics bad economic news Budget Conservatives election Food Stamps government Obama Administration Stimulus Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:04:51 +0000 julia.seymour 47507 at http://www.mrc.org Hey Journalists! 15 Ways NIH And CDC Wasted Taxpayer Money http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media complicit as agencies demand bigger budgets despite billions squandered. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129938" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Amidst the Ebola crisis, the government’s premier health agencies are burning their taxpayer funded budgets on wasteful programs faster than drunken monkeys. Based on a recent $3.2 million NIH study focused exclusively on getting monkeys drunk, that’s an analogy researchers should readily understand.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Big Government Budget CDC Ebola Government Waste Monkeys NIH taxpayer funding waste Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:30:15 +0000 dan.gainor 47395 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Sharpton Rips Paul Ryan’s ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Ruthless,’ ‘Heartless’ Budget http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-rips-paul-ryans-dangerous-ruthless-heartless-budget <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-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC’s Al Sharpton was incensed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) newly-released budget plan on Wednesday’s <em>PoliticsNation</em>. Referencing President Obama’s comment that “America is a place for everybody,” Sharpton added his own condemnation of Ryan’s budget as he hollered, <strong>“America is a place for everybody, not a place for dangerous ideas and a ruthless war on the poor!”</strong> [Listen to MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-02-MSNBC-PN-Ryan.mp3" _cke_saved_href="/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-02-MSNBC-PN-Ryan.mp3">here</a>.]</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-rips-paul-ryans-dangerous-ruthless-heartless-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Budget MSNBC Paul Ryan PoliticsNation Poverty Welfare Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:43:22 +0000 paul.bremmer 45925 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Complain about ‘Age of Austerity’ Under Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-complain-about-age-austerity-under-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC criticize Republicans for ‘austerity,’ ignore skyrocketing debt and spending. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Finally, President Barack Obama will end years of deep spending cuts and balanced budgets, with his latest budget. At least that’s what he and The Washington Post seem to think.</p><p dir="ltr">On Feb. 20, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/with-2015-budget-request-obama-will-call-for-an-end-to-era-of-austerity/2014/02/20/332808c2-9a6e-11e3-b931-0204122c514b_story.html">Post</a> proclaimed in a headline that Obama would “call for an end to the era of austerity” in his 2015 budget.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-complain-about-age-austerity-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics abc age of austerity Austerity austerity politics blame Republicans Budget cbs Columnists GOP NBC New York Times obama politics Spending spending cuts Washington Post Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:00:33 +0000 julia.seymour 45689 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Tout Tax Cuts for Millions in Obama Budget, Ignore Fuzzy Math http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-tout-tax-cuts-millions-obama-budget-ignore-fuzzy-math <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> The three network morning shows combined gave less than two minutes of air time to President Obama's proposed 2015 budget on Tuesday, though they all managed to highlight how the plan "will cut taxes for thirteen and a half million working Americans" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-03-04-Nets-ObamaBudget.mp3">the audio</a></em>].</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-tout-tax-cuts-millions-obama-budget-ignore-fuzzy-math" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Budget cbs NBC Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:46:29 +0000 kyle.drennen 45675 at http://www.mrc.org Hayes and Krauthammer Scoff at Media Claim of ‘Austerity’ Under Obama: ‘An Assault on the Dictionary’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hayes-and-krauthammer-scoff-media-claim-austerity-under-obama-assault-dictionary <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><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/SRBB-WashPosttext-2014-02-21.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Steve Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, on Friday’s<em> Special Report with Bret Baier</em>, scoffed at the <em>Washington Post</em>’s front page characterization that President Barack Obama’s expected budget proposal “will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency.”<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hayes-and-krauthammer-scoff-media-claim-austerity-under-obama-assault-dictionary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Bret Baier Budget Charles Krauthammer Obama Watch Special Report Stephen Hayes Video Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:43:52 +0000 brent.baker 45610 at http://www.mrc.org $500 Billion of Bias: Networks Ignore Farm Bill Waste, Abuse in Every Single Story http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/500-billion-bias-networks-ignore-farm-bill-waste-abuse-every-single-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC worry over impact of not passing a farm bill, ignore need for reform. </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 dir="ltr">In spite of the massive half-trillion dollar price tag, the farm bill didn’t get much attention from the broadcast network news shows, although a compromise version may get congressional approval very soon.</p><p dir="ltr">Since Jan. 1, 2013, when they reported that the nation was facing a “milk cliff” in which dairy prices would skyrocket if a farm bill wasn’t passed, ABC, CBS and NBC network news programs only mentioned “farm bill” in 20 reports. The vast majority (16 stories) of those reports aired on CBS.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/500-billion-bias-networks-ignore-farm-bill-waste-abuse-every-single-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Business Government Media Politics Taxes abc abuse Budget cbs congress dairy prices farm bill farm subsidies Food Stamps milk NBC reform waste Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:28:59 +0000 julia.seymour 45425 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Keeps Hammering Christie Scandal But Ignores Senate Spending Bill http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-keeps-hammering-christie-scandal-ignores-senate-spending-bill <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-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-01-16-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />NBC continued hitting the Christie scandal on Thursday evening while the CBS and ABC evening newscasts have not reported it since Tuesday.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-keeps-hammering-christie-scandal-ignores-senate-spending-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ABC World News Brian Williams Budget cbs CBS Evening News Chris Christie NBC NBC Nightly News Spending Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:53:07 +0000 matt.hadro 45332 at http://www.mrc.org Big Three Networks Out to Lunch on Benefits Cuts To Disabled Military Veterans http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-networks-out-lunch-benefits-cuts-disabled-military-veterans <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="240" height="134" style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-12-12-CBS-CTM-Ryan.JPG" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts, which hyped the sequester's "<a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-deep-massive-spending-cuts-slants-toward-obama-democrats">deep, across-the-board spending cuts</a>" earlier in 2013, have largely been silent about the reductions in the annual cost of living increases for military veterans – part of the budget deal proposed by Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-networks-out-lunch-benefits-cuts-disabled-military-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Budget cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning congress David Gregory Good Morning America Josh Elliott NBC NBC Nightly News Norah O'Donnell Patty Murray Paul Ryan Today veterans World News Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:46:58 +0000 matthew.balan 45163 at http://www.mrc.org Trying to Stoke GOP Division, NBC's Gregory Falsely Claims Rubio Called Budget Deal 'Un-American' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/trying-stoke-gop-division-nbcs-gregory-falsely-claims-rubio-called-budget-deal-un-america <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In an attempt to stir tensions within the Republican Party over the recent budget deal, on Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, host David Gregory falsely claimed that Florida Senator Marco Rubio had denounced the agreement as "un-American." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-12-15-NBC-MTP-GregoryRubio.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/trying-stoke-gop-division-nbcs-gregory-falsely-claims-rubio-called-budget-deal-un-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget David Gregory Marco Rubio NBC. Meet the Press Republicans Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:54:32 +0000 kyle.drennen 45148 at http://www.mrc.org 'It's War': NBC Eagerly Hypes GOP Division Over Budget Deal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/its-war-nbc-eagerly-hypes-gop-division-over-budget-deal <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Leading off Thursday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, anchor Brian Williams declared: <strong>"It's war. A private battle blows wide open in public as the most powerful Republican in Washington says he's had enough, coming out swinging against members of his own party."</strong> Moments later, he hailed House Speaker John Boehner's "rare outburst of candor mixed with anger and frustration" at conservatives critical of the new budget deal in Congress.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/its-war-nbc-eagerly-hypes-gop-division-over-budget-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Budget John Boehner Kelly O'Donnell NBC Nightly News Republicans Tea Party Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:43:39 +0000 kyle.drennen 45144 at http://www.mrc.org