dictator http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4383/all en Four Outrageous Celebrity Supporters of Venezuelan Socialism http://mrc.org/articles/four-outrageous-celebrity-supporters-venezuelan-socialism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood elites praise socialist leaders Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro, but Venezuelans’ revolt. </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 class="normal">Liberal celebrities finally did something useful: they proved that it’s easier to support socialism when you have toilet paper and electricity.</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://mrc.org/articles/four-outrageous-celebrity-supporters-venezuelan-socialism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Economy Government International Politics celebrity danny glover dictator hollywood Hugo Chavez leadership Michael Moore nicolas maduro Oliver Stone pro-Chavez protest Sean Penn socialism Venezuela world leaders Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:56:03 +0000 julia.seymour 45600 at http://mrc.org South Korean Led by 'Strongman' and 'Steely Conservative,' But North Korean Dictator Just a 'Young New Leader' http://mrc.org/articles/south-korean-led-strongman-and-steely-conservative-north-korean-dictator-just-young-new-lea <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> <p>Soft labeling of Communist dictators ("<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/double-standard-enigmatic-north-korean-rulers-right-wing-dictators-use-terror">enigmatic</a>"?) has been a historical problem for the <em>New York Times</em>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/south-korean-led-strongman-and-steely-conservative-north-korean-dictator-just-young-new-lea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Communism dictator Kim Jong-Un Labeling Bias North Korea South Korea Thu, 09 May 2013 15:18:18 +0000 clay.waters 43525 at http://mrc.org You Will Wear White, and You Will Like It http://mrc.org/commentary/you-will-wear-white-and-you-will-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/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >If we would just inflate our tires and get regular tune-ups, drilling for oil would be unnecessary. </p> <br /> <p >Now one of the many czars of the Oz-bama Regime has blithely suggested we should all be ordered to paint the roofs of our houses white – that doing so would equal taking every car on the planet off the roads for eleven years. I wonder if whatever he’s smoking is negatively affecting climate change. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/you-will-wear-white-and-you-will-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business dictator GlobalWarming obama Wed, 03 Jun 2009 14:37:03 +0000 admin 29805 at http://mrc.org Celia Dugger's One-Woman Mugabe Lobby http://mrc.org/articles/celia-duggers-one-woman-mugabe-lobby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zimbabwe&#039;s Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe has been called a &quot;liberation hero&quot; nine times by reporter Celia Dugger. She&#039;s never called him a &quot;dictator.&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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe is a self-described Marxist who led the guerilla war against white colonial rule in then-Rhodesia and has ruled the country with an iron fist since 1980. Now 84, he's entering into a surprise power-sharing arrangement with chief rival Morgan Tsvangirai sure to end in tears - or worse.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/celia-duggers-one-woman-mugabe-lobby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Africa CeliaDugger dictator DoubleStandards LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes RobertMugabe TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Zimbabwe Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:29:00 +0000 admin 6672 at http://mrc.org CBS Calls Fidel Castro 'Revolutionary Hero,' Touts Brother's Reforms as 'New Era' http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-calls-fidel-castro-revolutionary-hero-touts-brothers-reforms-new-era <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-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     They may not have food to put on their tables, but at least Cuban citizens can text message about it now. </p> <br /> <p >     CBS’s “Early Show” gave a fairly glowing report from the May Day celebration in Havana, Cuba, May 1, on changes Cuban President Raúl Castro has made in the country. Reporter Elizabeth Palmer called the leader's brother, Fidel Castro, a “revolutionary hero.”</p> <br /> <p >     Fidel Castro handed provisional power to Raúl Castro, his younger brother, in July 2006. Raúl Castro officially took over the presidency in February 2008 after Fidel Castro fell ill.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-calls-fidel-castro-revolutionary-hero-touts-brothers-reforms-new-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy castro cellphone communist Cuba dictator Fidel freedom island MichaelMoore Raul reform resort SiCKO Tourism travel Thu, 01 May 2008 19:50:21 +0000 admin 26212 at http://mrc.org ABC Chavez Interview Fawns over 'Intelligent,' 'Passionate' Dictator http://mrc.org/articles/abc-chavez-interview-fawns-over-intelligent-passionate-dictator <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 >     Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez “does like this country” and is “passionate,” “dignified,” “intelligent” and loves coffee. </p> <br /> <p >     That’s the conclusion of an ABC exclusive interview with a man who has threatened to shut off oil to the United States and who even human rights groups criticize for his abuse of power.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abc-chavez-interview-fawns-over-intelligent-passionate-dictator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy bush dictator gas gift heating home HugoChavez oil Venezuela Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25585 at http://mrc.org ABC, Apple-Polisher for Autocrats http://mrc.org/bozells-column/abc-apple-polisher-autocrats <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> Never try to say ABC anchor Diane Sawyer hasn't been tough on oppressors. In one interview in 1998, she stared one in the face and said, "You've been compared to Saddam Hussein. Nero. To Torquemada, who was head of the Inquisition." </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/abc-apple-polisher-autocrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division dictator facetimes fontppfont sawyer sizefontppfont Wed, 07 Feb 2007 05:00:00 +0000 4408 at http://mrc.org Dying Dictators and Double Standards http://mrc.org/bozells-column/dying-dictators-and-double-standards <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/dying-dictators-and-double-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division dictator facetimes fontppfont pinochet sizefontppfont Tue, 12 Dec 2006 05:00:00 +0000 4351 at http://mrc.org Hugo The Boss http://mrc.org/media-myths/hugo-boss <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/mediamyths/2006/Hugo_The_Boss_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>Oil prices began to spike in 2005 and the news media eagerly criticized the “greed” of oil companies and their executives. Reporters complained about “jaw-dropping profits” or that oil firms were “taking spending money out of our pockets and making the country poorer.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/hugo-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 1998 2002 2004 2005 2006 abc abcs abuses america american americas anchor anti april article aug big bill billion broadcast bush business called castro cbs chavez chavezs chief Citgo comments companies company complained control country coup coverage covered critic cut danger dec democratic dictator didnt efforts energy evening executives explained Exxon fact feb Fidel firm foreign found free front fuel gasoline gave good government heating House Hugo human included including independence industry information john Judiciary Kerry largest leader leaning left leftist made mentioned morning nation nations NBC network networks news nightly oct office oil owned people percent piece political politics poor power president profit profits protest put recently referred report reported reporter Reporters reports revolution rights security showed states stories story taking term threat Threats Today tonight united Venezuela venezuelan venezuelas viewers violations wasnt week world year years york Wed, 01 Mar 2006 20:43:00 +0000 admin 30108 at http://mrc.org