NBC http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/549/all en Pew Finds 59% Support For ‘Completely Changing’ Federal Tax System, Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/articles/pew-finds-59-support-completely-changing-federal-tax-system-networks-ignore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast networks say nothing about support for tax overhaul and often cover taxes from the left. </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 dir="ltr">Tax Day is rapidly approaching and most Americans say the federal tax system “should be completely changed.”</p><p dir="ltr">The Pew Research Center recently <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2015/03/19/federal-tax-system-seen-in-need-of-overhaul/">conducted a poll</a> that found a majority of Americans supported “Congress completely changing the federal tax system.” Pew announced the findings March 19, which showed 59 percent of its respondents agreed with a total overhaul of federal taxation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pew-finds-59-support-completely-changing-federal-tax-system-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media Taxes abc ATR cbs David Muir federal taxes income tax Matt Lauer NBC NTU Pew Poll Pew Research Polling tax reform taxes Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:09:34 +0000 julia.seymour 48523 at http://www.mrc.org Rampaging Against Republican 'Traitors,' and Do the Media Really Hate Hillary Clinton? http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/rampaging-against-republican-traitors-and-do-media-really-hate-hillary-clinton <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/March232015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=375447" title="March232015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Media Haters vs. Hillary Clinton</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/march/HillaryPress.JPG" width="300" /></span> “Early in 2016 Race, Clinton’s Toughest Foe Appears to Be the News Media”<br /><strong>— Headline over <em>New York Times</em> reporter Patrick Healy’s March 12 story.</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/rampaging-against-republican-traitors-and-do-media-really-hate-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu cbs Christiane Amanpour Chuck Todd CNN Hillary Clinton Iran MSNBC NBC New York Times Republicans Scott Pelley Tom Cotton Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:15:21 +0000 rich.noyes 48511 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Say Nothing As Congressional Democrats Bully Climate Skeptics http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-say-nothing-congressional-democrats-bully-climate-skeptics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Politicians send ‘chilling’ requests for funding information to academics, non-profits and corporations because of differing climate views. </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 dir="ltr">Global warming alarmists have lost ground lately, but Congressional Democrats have implemented a new strategy: try to “silence” those with other views. </p><p dir="ltr">In separate instances, three Democratic senators and one Democratic representative have attempted to intimidate more than 100 companies, organizations and academics that diverge from the liberal view that climate change is catastrophic. The politicians have requested private information about their funding and asked for that documentation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-say-nothing-congressional-democrats-bully-climate-skeptics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media Politics abc academics Boxer bullying cbs chilling effect climate alarmism climate bullying Climate Change climate science climate skeptics congress Donors Free Speech funding Global Warming Grijalva intimidation markey NBC Science senators WhiteHouse Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:28:26 +0000 julia.seymour 48500 at http://www.mrc.org Study: Nets Bury Obama's Iran Deal Under Criticism of GOP Letter http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/study-nets-bury-obamas-iran-deal-under-criticism-gop-letter <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>So, just how slanted were the Big Three broadcast networks in their coverage of the <a href="http://www.cotton.senate.gov/content/cotton-and-46-fellow-senators-send-open-letter-leaders-islamic-republic-iran ">letter sent by 47 Senate Republicans</a> to the Iranian government? A new study by the Media Research Center has found ABC, CBS and NBC gave three times more coverage to critics of the GOP letter than to supporters, and more than eight times as much airtime fretting about the letter than about the substance of the Obama administration's dealings with Iran.</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/media-reality-check/study-nets-bury-obamas-iran-deal-under-criticism-gop-letter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Iran NBC Republicans Tom Cotton Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:58:54 +0000 scott.whitlock 48456 at http://www.mrc.org Media Fury Over Criticism of Obama; Acknowledging a "Huge Double Standard" http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-fury-over-criticism-obama-acknowledging-huge-double-standard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 5 </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/March92015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=351514" title="March92015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Outraged by Giuliani’s Criticism of Obama</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-fury-over-criticism-obama-acknowledging-huge-double-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama bias cbs Chris Matthews double-standards Hillary Clinton media MSNBC NBC politics Rudy Giuliani Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:15:15 +0000 rich.noyes 48394 at http://www.mrc.org NBC News Website Promotes Laissez-Faire ‘Confucian Capitalism’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In spite of network’s bias against capitalism and free-market economics. </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 dir="ltr">Confucius say surprising things about capitalism.</p><p dir="ltr">Even more surprising was the decision by NBC News to promote the video from sister network CNBC about “Confucian capitalism” and the Chinese philosopher’s laissez-faire views of economics, given the network’s past attacks on capitalism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media capitalism China chinese philosophy CNBC Confucius free markets laissez-faire NBC Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:02:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48392 at http://www.mrc.org Amidst NBC News Shakeup, MRC's Brent Bozell Asks: Will New Leadership Make Any Difference? http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/amidst-nbc-news-shakeup-mrcs-brent-bozell-asks-will-new-leadership-make-any-differenc <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/NBCAndrewLack.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" width="300" height="175" />RESTON, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after it was announced that NBCUniversal is shaking up its news division in the wake of a string of embarrassing scandals that have culminated in its suspension of Brian Williams, anchor of <em>NBC Nightly News</em>. For several years, NBC News has been plagued with controversy and ineptitude.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/amidst-nbc-news-shakeup-mrcs-brent-bozell-asks-will-new-leadership-make-any-differenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases Andrew Lack brent bozell Brian Williams MSNBC NBC Pat Fili-Krushel Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:05:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 48391 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Refuse to Report Latest IRS Scandal Developments, ABC Hasn’t Touched in 10 Months http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-developments-abc-hasnt-touched-10-months <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 src="/sites/default/files/uploads/IRSGraphicB.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Today House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued more <a href="https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/573162752816107522">subpeonas</a> for documents and hardware in the IRS scandal probe.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-developments-abc-hasnt-touched-10-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs IRS Lois Lerner NBC Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:16 +0000 geoff.dickens 48370 at http://www.mrc.org Debate Over a Dress Color Gets 3X More Network Attention Than ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling http://www.mrc.org/articles/debate-over-dress-color-gets-3x-more-network-attention-net-neutrality-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Morning news shows especially obsess over Twitter’s “great dress debate” rather than explain FCC Internet regulations. </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 dir="ltr">The latest social media phenomenon to “break the Internet” was more important to the broadcast news networks than the federal decision to regulate the Internet which could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/debate-over-dress-color-gets-3x-more-network-attention-net-neutrality-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media abc cbs dress Fashion FCC Ford Foundation George Soros internet control internet regulation left-wing activism liberal foundations NBC Net Neutrality Twitter debate Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:33:21 +0000 julia.seymour 48337 at http://www.mrc.org Delaying Obama’s Amnesty = Putting History on Hold http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/delaying-obamas-amnesty-putting-history-hold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 4 </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/February232015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=298685" title="February232015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Delaying Obama’s Amnesty = Putting History on Hold</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/february/HoltImmigration.JPG" width="300" /></span>“The showdown over immigration takes a dramatic turn: A last-minute ruling dashes American dreams for millions of families under the threat of deportation.”<br /><strong>— Fill-in anchor Lester Holt opening the <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, February 17.</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/delaying-obamas-amnesty-putting-history-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Brian Williams cbs Chris Matthews Climate Change CNN immigration Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC Muslims NBC Racism Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:49:50 +0000 rich.noyes 48289 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Poll: Most Americans Say Brian Williams Should Have Been Fired, Should Still Resign http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-poll-most-americans-say-brian-williams-should-have-been-fired-should-still-resign <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">RESTON, VA – A new poll commissioned by the Media Research Center reveals that the tales Brian Williams told – which led to his eventual suspension without pay – have severely undermined his credibility with the American people.</p><p>In a survey of 1,007 respondents:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-poll-most-americans-say-brian-williams-should-have-been-fired-should-still-resign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Brian Williams NBC Polls public opinion Scandal Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:17:01 +0000 Claire Chretien 48280 at http://www.mrc.org Obamacare Created or Hiked 13 Taxes, Networks Ignore Them in 87 Percent of Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast news networks promote idea Obama wants to help middle class rather than expose costly health care law. </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 dir="ltr">Obamacare has increased the tax burden on taxpayers and companies, a fact ignored in recent broadcast news reports.</p><p dir="ltr">Obamacare created or hiked at least <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/02/17/how-many-obamacare-taxes-are-there/">13 taxes</a>, Forbes reported Feb. 17. Forbes contributor and tax lawyer Robert Wood said that for the average American, “it’s easy to be overwhelmed” by all the new taxes and forms that come with Obamacare.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media Taxes abc cbs Health Care Health Insurance Mandates Middle Class NBC obama obamacare Obamacare taxes penalty tax penalty taxes Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:46:16 +0000 julia.seymour 48267 at http://www.mrc.org Snowbound Networks Devote 17+ Minutes to Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/snowbound-networks-devote-17-minutes-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In month of brutal cold, heavy snows and snowiest February for Boston, nets maintain warming obsession. </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">Just a year after The New York Times Sunday Review piece warned of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/opinion/sunday/the-end-of-snow.html?_r=0">“The End of Snow?,”</a> the East Coast was once again bracing for frigid temperatures and a major snowfall.</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/articles/snowbound-networks-devote-17-minutes-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media abc Al Roker cbs Climate Change Global Warming greenhouse gases India Nasa NBC NOAA Science severe cold Snow Snowstorm warmest year Weather winter Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:46:47 +0000 julia.seymour 48253 at http://www.mrc.org MRC's Bozell: NBC Chooses Dishonest Superstar Over Professionalism and Ethics http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-bozell-nbc-chooses-dishonest-superstar-over-professionalism-and-ethics <p><em>MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Tuesday night in reaction to NBC's decision to suspend </em>Nightly News<em> anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months:</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-bozell-nbc-chooses-dishonest-superstar-over-professionalism-and-ethics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Brian Williams ethics honesty NBC Nightly News Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:36:40 +0000 rich.noyes 48213 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell, Over 60 Military Leaders Demand NBC Apology for Chris Kyle Smear http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-over-60-military-leaders-demand-nbc-apology-chris-kyle-smear <p><em>In a February 10 open letter to the Comcast Board of Directors, MRC President Brent Bozell, 22 retired admirals and generals, and other distinguished military leaders asked Comcast to demand an apology from NBC for NBC News correspondent Ayman Moyheldin's smear of Iraq war hero as a "racist" whose military missions were "killing sprees."</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-over-60-military-leaders-demand-nbc-apology-chris-kyle-smear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division American Sniper Ayman Mohyledin Chris Kyle Generals and Admirals Iraq War military leaders NBC military NBC MRC NBC NBC News Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:26:54 +0000 Claire Chretien 48211 at http://www.mrc.org