oil http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/71/all en Vanity Fair Used Polluted Journalism Against Chevron in Ecuador Story http://mrc.org/articles/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magazine reporter worked with eco-lawyer to help spin facts. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In 2011, Steven Donziger, an activist lawyer won a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Chevron over environmental damage in Ecuador. But a U.S. district court ruled it a “fraud” in 2014, once it was apparent that Donziger’s own case was polluted and the award <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-big-win-chevron-court">“obtained by corrupt means.”</a></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment International Media 60 Minutes bloomberg businessweek cbs Chevron Corruption Ecuador environmenal law environment environmental damage Glenn Garvin journalism ethics Lawsuits legal cases Miami Herald oil Oil Companies oil company racketeering RICO steve donziger texaco texpet Vanity Fair William Langewiesche Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:32:50 +0000 julia.seymour 47053 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Compares Using Oil to Drug Addiction, Opposes Keystone Pipeline http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-compares-using-oil-drug-addiction-opposes-keystone-pipeline <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 style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-31-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes gave a commentary opposing the Keystone pipeline as he compared America's use of oil to "drug addiction," and pushed the far left idea of leaving 80 percent of the world's oil reserves untapped to supposedly prevent the world's temperature from increasing<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-compares-using-oil-drug-addiction-opposes-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics All In Chris Hayes Global Warming MSNBC oil Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:34:39 +0000 45455 at http://mrc.org Running on Empty http://mrc.org/cartoons/running-empty <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="2570" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Pipeline.jpg?1379017275" /> </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">September 12, 2013 - 4:05pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Economy Energy Environment Government Politics business economy environment gas industry jobs oil pipeline Regulation Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:21:15 +0000 julia.seymour 44477 at http://mrc.org ‘Rock Center’ Blames America, and Texaco in Anti-Oil Tirade http://mrc.org/articles/rock-center-blames-america-and-texaco-anti-oil-tirade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBC pits tribes in ‘paradise’ against Ecuador’s government, U.S. and American oil company. </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">Ecuadorian villagers are upset and ready to fight to protect their rainforest homeland, from the government of Ecuador which has “launched a new oil boom,” according to NBC’s Ann Curry. But Curry turned this battle into an attack on the U.S. and Texaco, now owned by Chevron.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/rock-center-blames-america-and-texaco-anti-oil-tirade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment International Media Ann Curry Chevron donald moncayo drilling Ecuador Ecuador tribe energy kelly swing Lawsuit oil oil production Rock Center texaco Wed, 08 May 2013 18:46:55 +0000 julia.seymour 43512 at http://mrc.org NBC's Curry: U.S. to Blame for 'Toxic Legacy' of Oil Drilling in the Amazon http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-curry-us-blame-toxic-legacy-oil-drilling-amazon <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> Previewing an upcoming story for NBC's <em>Rock Center</em> on Friday's <em>Today</em>, correspondent Ann Curry warned that tribes of the Amazon rain forest "are sharpening their spears and preparing their blow guns to fight Ecuador's new plan to auction as much as 8 million acres of the rain forest for oil drilling." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-05-03-NBC-TDAY-Curry.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-curry-us-blame-toxic-legacy-oil-drilling-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amazon Ann Curry environment NBC oil Today Fri, 03 May 2013 19:13:15 +0000 kyle.drennen 43467 at http://mrc.org Broadcasts Ignore ‘Bizarre twist’ of Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit http://mrc.org/articles/broadcasts-ignore-bizarre-twist-chevron-ecuador-lawsuit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stratus Consulting disavows its contamination research, ‘regrets its involvement’ in case. </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">Several years ago, CBS’s “60 Minutes,” <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-sanchez-blasts-america-first-asks-questions-later-chevronecuador-dispute">CNN </a>and <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-bolsters-ecuadors-27-billion-shake-down-chevron">The New York Times</a> tarred Chevron with biased reporting about a lawsuit between the oil company and an “eco-radical” group called Amazon Defense Coalition (ADC).</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/broadcasts-ignore-bizarre-twist-chevron-ecuador-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment International 60 Minutes ADC Amazon Defense Coalition bloomberg businessweek Chevron CNN Ecuador environmental damage extortion fraud lago agrio Lawsuit New York Times oil Oil Companies Petroecuador Scott Pelley steven r. donziger texaco Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:59:30 +0000 julia.seymour 43198 at http://mrc.org Matt Damon Anti-Fracking Movie Flops at Box Office http://mrc.org/articles/matt-damon-anti-fracking-movie-flops-box-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oil-nation-funded film villainizing natural gas industry earns half what it cost to make. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Matt Damon’s much hyped anti-fracking film “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign">Promised Land</a>” has failed to make the impact that its producers and environmental groups had hoped for. As of January 20, “Promised Land” has raked in a whopping total of $7,542,000 since it opened on December 28, according to <a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=promisedland2012.htm">Box Office Mojo</a>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/matt-damon-anti-fracking-movie-flops-box-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Energy Fracking Matt Damon natural gas oil Phelim McAleer Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:34:05 +0000 dan.gainor 42344 at http://mrc.org Reporter Wonders if Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Film Will Have Any Effect in Texas http://mrc.org/articles/reporter-wonders-if-matt-damons-anti-fracking-film-will-have-any-effect-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter from Soros-funded NPR StateImpact confuses fact and Hollywood fiction. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If Hollywood doesn’t like something, then clearly state legislators should react. At least that’s what Dave Fehling, NPR’s StateImpact Texas reporter suggested. StateImpact is a “reporting project of local public media and NPR,” and has many financial backers including George Soros (through his Open Society Foundations).<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/reporter-wonders-if-matt-damons-anti-fracking-film-will-have-any-effect-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Media Dave Fehling drilling film Fracking gas George Soros hollywood Holman Jenkins hydraulic fracturing Matt Damon movie NPR oil Phelim McAleer Promised Land Regulation StateImpact Texas Variety Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:02:30 +0000 julia.seymour 42075 at http://mrc.org Just in Time for Election, Media Forecast Falling Gas Prices http://mrc.org/articles/just-time-election-media-forecast-falling-gas-prices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists continue to make predictions about gas prices despite being consistently wrong. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Up or down, the media often hype changing gas prices, in spite of a long track record of incorrect predictions. But the most recent forecast stands to benefit media favorite: President Barack Obama.</p><p dir="ltr">In recent months, all three broadcast news networks and the USA Today have offered predictions ahead of the presidential election, saying prices would be much lower by late November: after the election.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/just-time-election-media-forecast-falling-gas-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Energy Media abc cbs nbc election forecast fuel gas gas predictions gas price predictions gas prices gasoline hype oil prices pump prices USA Today wrong predictions Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:22:26 +0000 julia.seymour 41696 at http://mrc.org Networks Ignore Pipeline Protesters in Texas http://mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-pipeline-protesters-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activists chained to trees shutdown work in a weak economy; broadcast news turns a blind eye. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are reckless protesters in Texas chaining themselves to trees, houses, and halting precious jobs, but you won’t hear about that on ABC, CBS, or NBC broadcast news programs. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-pipeline-protesters-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government abc Blockade cbs energy Environmentalism gas keystone pipeline keystone xl NBC obama oil shale tar sands trespassing Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:34:02 +0000 julia.seymour 41402 at http://mrc.org TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Rivalry: Evil Oil vs. Alternative Energy http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-dallas-rivalry-evil-oil-vs-alternative-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Generation of Ewings pits wildcatter John Ross against ‘alternatives are the future’ Christopher. </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/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the original “Dallas” debuted in 1978, times have changed. Texas has prospered but the liberal agenda against big oil stayed the same. TNT’s “Dallas” remake introduced the Ewing family feud with a twist, and the rest of the season is set for a showdown: Alternative energy against drilling for oil.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-dallas-rivalry-evil-oil-vs-alternative-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Energy Media Alternative energy anti-fracking anti-oil Bobby Ewing dallas drama drilling Fracking gas hollywood J.R. Ewing oil oil industry Texas TNT Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:30:49 +0000 julia.seymour 40416 at http://mrc.org TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Demonizes Fracking http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-rizzoli-isles-demonizes-fracking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In ‘Dirty Little Secrets’ episode, murderous villain kills to cover up his ‘illegal’ drilling for natural gas. </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/scott-robbins">Scott Robbins</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new villain, same as the old villain, but with a twist.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-rizzoli-isles-demonizes-fracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment Media anti-business anti-fracking drilling Environmentalism gas hollywood natural gas oil rizzoli & isles rizzoli and isles TNT TV drama villain Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:05:37 +0000 julia.seymour 40409 at http://mrc.org Obama Misleads on Oil Reserves, Networks Defend Him, Fail to Fact Check http://mrc.org/articles/obama-misleads-oil-reserves-networks-defend-him-fail-fact-check <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS, NBC ignore estimates U.S. has 60 times more oil than ‘proven reserves.’ </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When President Barack Obama recently pontificated on gas prices, the broadcast networks listened, parroted his explanations of why gas prices have <a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/08/michele-bachmann/michele-bachmann-says-gasoline-cost-179-gallon-whe/">more than doubled</a> since he took office. But the networks had a much different take on gas prices when a Republican president was in office.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-misleads-oil-reserves-networks-defend-him-fail-fact-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Energy Media abc Barack Obama cbs gas prices george c. marshall institute George W. Bush global oil supply NBC oil oil reserves proven reserves Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:29:35 +0000 julia.seymour 39519 at http://mrc.org Obama's Energy Plan http://mrc.org/cartoons/obamas-energy-plan <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="2591" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI7-PondScum.jpg?1330554175" /> </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">February 29, 2012 - 5:21pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy algae Coal energy policy natural gas obama oil Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:22:57 +0000 julia.seymour 39292 at http://mrc.org Electric http://mrc.org/cartoons/electric <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="2615" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Foden20120206-Lectric.jpg?1328814814" /> </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">February 9, 2012 - 2:13pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy Environment Automobiles Coal electric car liberal hypocrisy oil Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:13:36 +0000 julia.seymour 39083 at http://mrc.org