safety http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4741/all en FDA Still Says BPA OK; Networks Continue Criticism http://mrc.org/articles/fda-still-says-bpa-ok-networks-continue-criticism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bisphenol A ‘safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods,’ but that doesn’t stop broadcasts from questioning its safety. </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>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its public statement on bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in some plastics as well as can linings, in March 2013. The FDA’s “current perspective on BPA” is that the chemical is “safe” at the exposure levels from product packaging.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fda-still-says-bpa-ok-networks-continue-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment Health BPA FDA health safety Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:35:47 +0000 dan.gainor 43145 at http://mrc.org Two Broadcast Networks Ignore Soft Recall of Chevy Volts http://mrc.org/articles/two-broadcast-networks-ignore-soft-recall-chevy-volts <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><img style="float: right;" src="http://beta.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/chevy_volt.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />In November 2011 it became public knowledge that the Chevy Volt could possibly catch fire weeks after a serious accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened its investigation into the matter on Nov. 25.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/two-broadcast-networks-ignore-soft-recall-chevy-volts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Media car cbs electric gas jan NBC news recall reported safety vehicles volt Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 38729 at http://mrc.org Local ABC Stations Report Gardasil Story Better than ABCNews.com http://mrc.org/articles/local-abc-stations-report-gardasil-story-better-abcnewscom <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Local ABC affiliates are providing information on a controversial vaccine for girls that – as yet – is not being reported at the network level.</p> <br /> <p >The vaccine in question, Gardasil, protects against the sexually transmitted disease HPV (human papillomavirus), some strains of which cause cervical cancer.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/local-abc-stations-report-gardasil-story-better-abcnewscom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education abc CDC Gardasil safety sideeffects Vaccine Wed, 13 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28119 at http://mrc.org ABC Sensationalizes Qantas Incident http://mrc.org/articles/abc-sensationalizes-qantas-incident <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Leave it to the media over-dramatize an incident that was scary enough already.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That’s just what ABC’s David Muir did in a July 25 “Good Morning America” report on the Qantas flight that made an emergency landing in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Manila</st1:city>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Philippines</st1:country-region></st1:place>, due to a hole in the plane’s fuselage.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abc-sensationalizes-qantas-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Media abc air airplane aviation DavidMuir emergency GoodMorningAmerica hole Jet landing Plane qantas safety travel Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:54:03 +0000 admin 26022 at http://mrc.org Lou Dobbs: Bush Should Be Impeached for Salmonella Outbreak http://mrc.org/articles/lou-dobbs-bush-should-be-impeached-salmonella-outbreak <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CNN’s Lou Dobbs has been on a tear about the recent tainted-tomato salmonella outbreak, but this time he’s taken it a step further and is calling for the ultimate political punishment.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lou-dobbs-bush-should-be-impeached-salmonella-outbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Health bush CDC consumer disease FDA Food impeach leadership LouDobbs outbreak produce rant safety salmonella tirade tomato war warning Fri, 20 Jun 2008 16:47:50 +0000 admin 26097 at http://mrc.org Dobbs Blasts 'Intellectually Challenged' FDA Again http://mrc.org/articles/dobbs-blasts-intellectually-challenged-fda-again <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/kelly-brown">Kelly Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     If viewers didn’t get the chance to see Lou Dobbs’ first segment blaming the salmonella response on the ‘moronic’ FDA, they got another chance. </p> <br /> <p >     On June 18, Dobbs, of CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” ran virtually the same segment he aired on June 16. The story: the salmonella outbreak. Dobbs’ angle: the FDA is “excessively intellectually challenged.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/dobbs-blasts-intellectually-challenged-fda-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Health CDC CNN CSPI DeWaal disease Dobbs FDA Food imported Lou safety salmonella tomato Tomatoes Thu, 19 Jun 2008 18:07:20 +0000 admin 26101 at http://mrc.org Media Myth: Nine Worst Business Stories http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-nine-worst-business-stories <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</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://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/9WorstFinal1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=105141">9WorstFinal1.pdf</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some of the toughest obstacles American businesses face come not from other companies </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-nine-worst-business-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 1992 2006 Apple attributed banned beef breast cattle cbs crash Dateline DDT Deaths dec due exploding farmers FDA filed finger Food found high highway impact including Lawsuits Malaria minutes national NBC numerous report reported rolling rollovers safety segment show silicone stores story suggested wendys winfrey woman world Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:55:00 +0000 admin 30120 at http://mrc.org Media Pile on Airlines over 'Safety Concerns' http://mrc.org/articles/media-pile-airlines-over-safety-concerns <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Since the beginning of 2008, the three broadcast networks have reported on a British Airways crash at London’s Heathrow Airport, pilots falling asleep on a Go! Airlines flight in Hawaii, the in-air death of an American Airlines passenger and, most recently, concerns about outdated inspections on several U.S.-based airlines.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-pile-airlines-over-safety-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business accident airline airplane Comair crash FAA flight grounded Plane safety Southwest united Wed, 09 Apr 2008 16:47:09 +0000 admin 26255 at http://mrc.org Flight Cancellations Lead to Morning Show Contrast on Airlines http://mrc.org/articles/flight-cancellations-lead-morning-show-contrast-airlines <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; American Airlines canceled more than 300 flights March 26 as older planes were voluntarily re-inspected to make sure they met safety standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration. But the cancellations had CNN’s Miles O’Brien warning viewers that airlines are cutting corners on safety precautions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/flight-cancellations-lead-morning-show-contrast-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business airline airplane american cancel Cancellation FAA flight safety Southwest Thu, 27 Mar 2008 20:21:20 +0000 admin 26279 at http://mrc.org Dobbs Rants About Product Safety Chief's Comments http://mrc.org/articles/dobbs-rants-about-product-safety-chiefs-comments <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Government actively involved in matters of trade is the path to prosperity in the eyes of CNN’s Lou Dobbs.&nbsp; And when government bureaucrats fail to act in a way Dobbs sees fit, he pitches a fit.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dobbs outburst followed a segment about toys by CNN correspondent Christine Romans on the February 18 “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” Romans interviewed Nancy Nord, chairman of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, but Dobbs wasn’t pleased with her remarks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/dobbs-rants-about-product-safety-chiefs-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Trade CNN consumer LouDobbs safety toys Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:58:07 +0000 admin 26367 at http://mrc.org CBS Cites Left-Wing CSPI to Wage Assault on Salt http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-cites-left-wing-cspi-wage-assault-salt <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 >     Salt – it’s the new trans fat, only worse.</p> <br /> <p >     “Salt trumps fat,” Michael Jacobson of the left-wing Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said on the November 28 “CBS Evening News.”</p> <br /> <p >     Now that <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2006/20060928120541.aspx" />CSPI has been somewhat successful attacking trans fat</a>, the organization is now honing in on sodium, specifically salt, and “Evening News” was there to report it.</p> <p >     </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-cites-left-wing-cspi-wage-assault-salt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government additive FDA Food intake Regulation safety Salt sodium Thu, 29 Nov 2007 19:43:51 +0000 admin 25217 at http://mrc.org "Severe Cutbacks in Funding" During Reagan Years to Blame for Product-Related Deaths? http://mrc.org/articles/severe-cutbacks-funding-during-reagan-years-blame-product-related-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bias toward bureaucracy in Eric Lipton&#039;s front-page story: &quot;...the Bush-appointed commissioners voiced few objections as the already tiny agency - now just 420 workers - was pared almost to the bone.&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>Sunday's off-lead story by Eric Lipton, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/business/02consumer.html?pagewanted="all" " target="_self">Safety Agency Faces Scrutiny Amid Changes - Smaller </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/business/02consumer.html?pagewanted="all" ">Staff Handles a Flood of Imports</a>," was basically a plea for more funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It came with an old-fashioned liberal-media bogeyman: Budget and staff cuts during the Reagan administration,"severe cutbacks"that continued during the Bush years.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/severe-cutbacks-funding-during-reagan-years-blame-product-related-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Business Budgets ConsumerProductSafetyCommission EricLipton funding NewYorkTimes NYTimes reagan safety TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 04 Sep 2007 17:58:00 +0000 admin 5757 at http://mrc.org Media Bash Mattel for Chinese Production but Ignore Consumer Benefits http://mrc.org/articles/media-bash-mattel-chinese-production-ignore-consumer-benefits <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 >     There is a lot of China import-bashing in the news and a lot of it warranted – food health and safety issues and now toy recalls. But it has spurred protectionist rhetoric in the media while ignoring costs.</p> <br /> <p >      On the August 15 “Good Morning America,” Chris Cuomo berated Mattel CEO Bob Eckert and asked him if his drive for profits was endangering children. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-bash-mattel-chinese-production-ignore-consumer-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Children China chinese dangerous Eckert kids lead magnet Mattel outsourcing paint safety toy toys unsafe Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:19:36 +0000 admin 25394 at http://mrc.org GMA Promotes ATV Regulation http://mrc.org/articles/gma-promotes-atv-regulation <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Eight states have no laws at all regulating these vehicles, 12 others have no minimum riding age, so now some senators want to consider federal restrictions,” said consumer correspondent Elisabeth Leamy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The ABC morning show was clearly on the side of federal intervention, with frightening video and several interviews. One woman said her family lost two children to separate ATV accidents and a doctor argued ATVs are more difficult to drive than cars.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gma-promotes-atv-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government all-terrain vehicles ATV Elisabeth Leamy Good Morning America Regulation safety Senate Wed, 09 May 2007 15:54:43 +0000 admin 25520 at http://mrc.org CBS Pushes for More FDA Regulation http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-pushes-more-fda-regulation <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 >     How do you fix problems with government? With more government, of course. That’s the CBS strategy based on reported problems at the Food and Drug Administration. In a two-story effort, the network pushed for more legislation, more regulation and more spending.</p> <br /> <p >     Two April 23 “Evening News” stories were filled with critics of the FDA arguing politicians are “not sure that the FDA is up to the job,” as anchor Katie Couric put it. But neither report included a response to any of the charges from the agency or anyone who argued against growing bureaucracy. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-pushes-more-fda-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government administration agency consumer drug eat FDA Food Regulation safety Tue, 24 Apr 2007 16:37:03 +0000 admin 25537 at http://mrc.org