Medicare http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/622/all en Which Way Is It, NY Times? Will Social Programs Suffer 'Cutback' or Just 'Smaller Increase'? http://www.mrc.org/articles/which-way-it-ny-times-will-social-programs-suffer-cutback-or-just-smaller-increase <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>The deck of headlines over Friday's lead <em>New York Times</em> story by White House reporter Jackie Calmes illustrated how hard it will be for conservatives to actually reduce the national debt: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/social-programs-face-cutback-in-obama-budget.html?pagewanted=all">Social Programs Facing A Cutback In Obama Budget -- Smaller Increase Seen -- Show of Compromise Is Aimed at Reviving Deficit Deal</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jackie_Calmes_20.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="149" width="252" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/which-way-it-ny-times-will-social-programs-suffer-cutback-or-just-smaller-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Budget Cuts Chained CPI Jackie Calmes Medicare Social Security Spending Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:20:31 +0000 clay.waters 43109 at http://www.mrc.org Backhanded Compliment for AZ Gov. Brewer: 'Compassionate...Not a Word Often Used to Describe Her' http://www.mrc.org/articles/backhanded-compliment-az-gov-brewer-compassionatenot-word-often-used-describe-her <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>New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Fernanda Santos reported Sunday on Arizona Gov.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/backhanded-compliment-az-gov-brewer-compassionatenot-word-often-used-describe-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Arizona Fernanda Santos Illegal Immigration Labeling Bias Medicare Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:25:43 +0000 clay.waters 42309 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC’s Jim Cramer: ‘No More Taxes’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-jim-cramer-no-more-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following jobs report, tells ‘Squawk Box’ audience government should address Medicare, not raise taxes. </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>“No more tax revenue! None. NONE.” <br /><br />That was not the cry of a dyed-in-the-wool conservative politician. Rather it was Jim Cramer, CNBC’s own host of “Mad Money,” speaking to the upcoming fight in Washington over the debt ceiling. <br /><br />Cramer was talking about the issue with Joe Kernen on “Squawk Box” January 4, shortly after the December jobs report showed 155,000 jobs added and a 7.8 percent unemployment rate.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-jim-cramer-no-more-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Health Taxes CNBC fiscal cliff Jim Cramer Joe Kernen Medicare no more taxes reform Tax Hikes tax increases taxes Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:24:05 +0000 julia.seymour 42140 at http://www.mrc.org NPR Slants Towards Advocates of Obama's Medicare Plan; Omits Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-slants-towards-advocates-obamas-medicare-plan-omits-conservatives <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://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/main_photos/2012/February/julie_rovner.jpg" style="float: right;" height="166" width="240" />Julie Rovner, NPR's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/people/julie-rovner" target="_blank">resident ObamaCare flack</a>, failed to include any conservatives experts for her report on Medicare on Tuesday's <em>All Things Considered</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/npr-slants-towards-advocates-obamas-medicare-plan-omits-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All Things Considered Barack Obama Drew Altman Jonathan Gruber Julie Rovner Medicare Mitt Romney NPR obamacare Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:04:16 +0000 matthew.balan 41552 at http://www.mrc.org Whoa: Mary Matalin Tells NYT's Paul Krugman 'You're Hardly Credible on Calling Somebody Else a Liar' http://www.mrc.org/articles/whoa-mary-matalin-tells-nyts-paul-krugman-youre-hardly-credible-calling-somebody-else-liar <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>At TimesWatch sister site NewsBusters, <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/07/krugman-makes-fool-himself-press-just-doesnt-know-how-handle-flat-out">Noel Sheppard</a> documented the fireworks as <em>Times </em>columnist Paul Krugman accused the press of not uncovering Mitt Romney's "flat-out untruths" on ABC's <em>This Week</em> show,&nbsp; then was accused of lying about Medicare by Republican strategist Mary Matalin.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Krugman_Matalin.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="150" width="301" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/whoa-mary-matalin-tells-nyts-paul-krugman-youre-hardly-credible-calling-somebody-else-liar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Debates Mary Matalin Medicare Mitt Romney Paul Krugman Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:58:08 +0000 clay.waters 41449 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Blares Mildly Good Poll News for Obama on Two Consecutive Front Pages http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-blares-mildly-good-poll-news-obama-two-consecutive-front-pages <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>The <em>New York Times</em> is milking its latest poll, showing some good news for Obama, to maximum effect. Sunday's front-page featured a poll story from one of the paper's top Obama boosters, White House correspondent Jackie Calmes (pictured): "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/us/politics/in-poll-obama-opens-medicare-edge-over-romney.html?pagewanted=all">Challenged on Medicare, G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-blares-mildly-good-poll-news-obama-two-consecutive-front-pages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Campaign 2012 Jackie Calmes Jeff Zeleny Medicare Michael Barbaro Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:37:04 +0000 clay.waters 41251 at http://www.mrc.org Weisman Cheers on Prospects of Ryan-Bashing Democrats in Congress for New York Times http://www.mrc.org/articles/weisman-cheers-prospects-ryan-bashing-democrats-congress-new-york-times <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>So much for budget and Medicare reform. On Saturday, <em>New York Times </em>congressional correspondent Jonathan Weisman sounded pretty confident that Paul Ryan's budget plan would sink Republican prospects in Congress in November, forwarding confident-sounding Democrats set to bash Ryan's proposals, even naming individual races, in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/us/politics/republican-troops-keeping-ryans-budget-plan-at-arms-length.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Ryan's Budget Proposal Is Pitting G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/weisman-cheers-prospects-ryan-bashing-democrats-congress-new-york-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Budget Campaign 2012 congress Jonathan Weisman Medicare Paul Ryan Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:37:08 +0000 clay.waters 41114 at http://www.mrc.org Times Fronts Pro-Obama Medicare Poll Findings; Other Outlets Focus on Tightening Race Instead http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-fronts-pro-obama-medicare-poll-findings-other-outlets-focus-tightening-race-instead <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>Thursday's <em>New York Times</em> front page included a report by Michael Cooper (pictured) and Dalia Sussman on a new CBS News/Quinnipiac University/New York Times poll of likely voters in the crucial states of Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin, after Romney's choice as running mate Medicare reformer Rep.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-fronts-pro-obama-medicare-poll-findings-other-outlets-focus-tightening-race-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Dalia Sussman Headlines Medicare Michael Cooper Poll Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:02:20 +0000 clay.waters 40999 at http://www.mrc.org Mediscare Tactic http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/mediscare-tactic <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2556" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Mediscare.jpg?1345580630" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 21, 2012 - 4:15pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Economy Government Health Campaign 2012 election entitlements Medicare mediscare obama Paul Ryan retirees Retirement Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:23:51 +0000 julia.seymour 40968 at http://www.mrc.org Paul Ryan: Budget "Slasher," "Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver" http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/paul-ryan-budget-slasher-zombie-eyed-granny-starver <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 25, No. 17 </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/Aug202012.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1004272" title="Aug202012.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Journalists Falsely Portray Paul Ryan as Budget “Slasher”</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/paul-ryan-budget-slasher-zombie-eyed-granny-starver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Bob Schieffer Budget cbs Chris Matthews CNN Medicare Mitt Romney MSNBC NBC Paul Ryan Sun, 19 Aug 2012 16:55:01 +0000 rich.noyes 40947 at http://www.mrc.org Mediscare! CNN Hypes Cartoon Characters' Plight Under Romney-Ryan's Medicare, Medicaid Plans http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mediscare-cnn-hypes-cartoon-characters-plight-under-romney-ryans-medicare-medicaid-plans <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/2012-08-14-CNN-Cohen-Medicare.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="133" width="240" />In what seemed like a White House commercial, CNN used <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/06/27/pushing-hypothetical-scenarios-cnn-stirs-fear-obamacare-being-overturned">cartoon characters</a> to explain the benefits of ObamaCare back in June. Now CNN is trotting out the same elementary and partisan stunt to hype that seniors might lose ObamaCare benefits if the Romney-Ryan ticket wins in November.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/mediscare-cnn-hypes-cartoon-characters-plight-under-romney-ryans-medicare-medicaid-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Elizabeth Cohen Medicaid Medicare Mitt Romney obamacare Paul Ryan Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:25:52 +0000 matt.hadro 40904 at http://www.mrc.org Paul Krugman Not Crazy About Paul Ryan Pick: 'He Is, in Fact, a Big Fraud....Proposals Are Sloppy as Well as Dishonest' http://www.mrc.org/articles/paul-krugman-not-crazy-about-paul-ryan-pick-he-fact-big-fraudproposals-are-sloppy-well-dish <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>In September 2011, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman told CNN's Gloria Borger that Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare voucher plan "<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-class-krugman-rep-ryans-medicare-plan-would-kill-people-no-question">would kill people, no question</a>." As you can imagine, he's not terribly happy about Romney picking Ryan as his running mate in November. <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Krugman_on_Ryan_CNN_092511_20110927160701_3.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="152" width="273" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/paul-krugman-not-crazy-about-paul-ryan-pick-he-fact-big-fraudproposals-are-sloppy-well-dish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Budget Campaign 2012 Conservative Media Bias Medicare Paul Krugman Paul Ryan Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:31:46 +0000 clay.waters 40894 at http://www.mrc.org Todd Corrects Romney, Not NBC's Own Distortion on Cuts to Medicare; Tapper Corrects Stephanopoulos http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/todd-corrects-romney-not-nbcs-own-distortion-cuts-medicare-tapper-corrects-stephanopoulos <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/NBC-NN-Todd-2012-08-13.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Chuck Todd has chutzpah. Jake Tapper has some integrity. For decades, journalists have aided liberals by mischaracterizing proposed slight reductions in the rate of spending hikes on a program as a “cut” or “slash” to it, so many trusting people, naively presuming the words have meaning, thus assumed there’d be an actual reduction.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/todd-corrects-romney-not-nbcs-own-distortion-cuts-medicare-tapper-corrects-stephanopoulos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Audio Budget CBS Evening News Chuck Todd George Stephanopoulos Jake Tapper Medicare NBC Nightly News Peter Alexander Video World News Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:51:37 +0000 brent.baker 40892 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Shill? Soledad O'Brien Says Factually-Correct GOP Claim Was 'Debunked' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-shill-soledad-obrien-says-factually-correct-gop-claim-was-debunked <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> What exactly is Soledad O'Brien arguing? On Monday's Starting Point she slapped away a factual statement that President Obama has cut Medicare funding by $700 billion as "debunked" and "very much political spin."<br /> <br /> "But I have to tell you as I'm sure you know, that 700 million dollar figure has been – billion dollar figure has been debunked by CNN and the Congressional Budget Office," O'Brien lectured Romney surrogate Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-shill-soledad-obrien-says-factually-correct-gop-claim-was-debunked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Medicare Mitt Romney Paul Ryan Randy Forbes Soledad O'Brien Starting Point Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:06:25 +0000 matt.hadro 40889 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews Slams Paul Ryan Budget as 'Screwing' Needy People http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-slams-paul-ryan-budget-screwing-needy-people <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-05-01-MSNBC-BigMatthew.jpg" style="float: right;" />On a special Saturday edition of <em>Hardball</em>, MSNBC host Chris Matthews twice claimed that Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget "screws" needy people. During a segment with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, as he asked what it was like to work with Rep.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-slams-paul-ryan-budget-screwing-needy-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Government Politics Taxes Campaign 2012 Chris Matthews Medicaid Medicare Mitt Romney MSNBC Paul Ryan poor Presidential race Republicans Sun, 12 Aug 2012 00:58:39 +0000 40871 at http://www.mrc.org