cocaine http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/8629/all en Not Subtle: ABC Touts Cocaine Arrest of 'Conservative' 'Tea Party' 'Republican' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/not-subtle-abc-touts-cocaine-arrest-conservative-tea-party-republican <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>ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;may be many things, but subtle isn't one of them. George Stephanopoulos and Pierre Thomas on Wednesday made sure to point out to viewers that it was a "conservative," "Tea Party" "Republican" congressman who was arrested for buying cocaine. The journalists found the story so enticing, the show led with it, bumping an "exclusive," "frightening" story about al Qaeda operatives secretly living in America.</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://mrc.org/biasalerts/not-subtle-abc-touts-cocaine-arrest-conservative-tea-party-republican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cocaine congress Republican Trey Radel Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:55:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 44994 at http://mrc.org Pro-Gay Hero Obama vs. Anti-Gay Bully Romney on Front Page of New York Times http://mrc.org/articles/pro-gay-hero-obama-vs-anti-gay-bully-romney-front-page-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>Friday's off-lead New York Times story by Mark Landler and Jeff Zeleny portrayed a triumphant Obama and his likely November opponent Mitt Romney on the defensive after Obama's announcement that he now supports gay marriage: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/us/politics/obama-campaign-tries-to-capitalize-on-marriage-issue.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Obama Campaign Pushes the Issue Of Gay Marriage – Romney Avoids Subject – Biden Said to Apologize Over Comment That Hastened Action</a>."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pro-gay-hero-obama-vs-anti-gay-bully-romney-front-page-new-york-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ashley parker Barack Obama bullying cocaine Cranbrook Double Standards Gays Jodi Kantor Mitt Romney Washington Post Fri, 11 May 2012 17:17:42 +0000 clay.waters 40056 at http://mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010 <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><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2010 list:</em></p> <br /> <p>10. GM Repayment Shows Taxpayer Bailout Worked</p> <p>9.<strong> </strong>All the Economy Needs is More Stimulus</p> <p>8. Soda is Like Cocaine and Ads Cause Obesity</p> <p>7. Obama the Tax Cutter</p> <p>6.<strong> </strong>The Tea Parties are Astroturf, but Green Groups Aren't.</p> <p>5. Despite Largest Budget in History, Obama is Fiscally Conservative</p> <p>4. Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Doesn't Point to Obama</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2010 access administration ads american april Astroturf auto bad Bailout big billion BP broadcast Budget burnett bush business called cancun cbs chamber ChamberofCommerce claim claims class climate climategate cnbcs coast cocaine commerce company conservative corporate coverage cuts day earth economic economy election Elections ErinBurnett federal Food foreign global good government green group groups guard history House institute isnt jobs june KeithOlbermann lack largest liberal mediamyth middle money myth national nbcs networks news obama obamas oil oilspill outlets parties people percent political president Press progress repayment report Reporters rich scientists Soda Spending spill sponsored Stimulus stop stories story support tax taxes taxpayer taxpayers ThinkProgress told tomdonohue Top10 treasury unemployment warming white worked year Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 30125 at http://mrc.org From Soda Taxes to Happy Meal Toy Bans, Media Feed Viewers Food Police Message http://mrc.org/articles/soda-taxes-happy-meal-toy-bans-media-feed-viewers-food-police-message <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>Food-filled winter holidays will soon arrive. But the liberal news media have already spent recent days comparing soda to an illegal drug, promoting a toy ban in kid’s Happy Meals, and generally bashing fast food companies for giving customers exactly what they want.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/soda-taxes-happy-meal-toy-bans-media-feed-viewers-food-police-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Health Media anti ban burnett called center cheese CNBC cocaine CSPI dairy dont drink ErinBurnett fast fat Food FoodPolice foods happy industry kids management marketing meal meals news obesity parents police public Regulation Restaurants RuddCenter Soda StreetSigns toy Thu, 11 Nov 2010 03:11:00 +0000 admin 27041 at http://mrc.org Networks Forget Raul Castro's 'Economic Reforms' Include Drug Running http://mrc.org/articles/networks-forget-raul-castros-economic-reforms-include-drug-running <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; It may be the end of an era for Fidel Castro, but his brother is no sweetheart either.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Unless you’re some sort of Cuban sycophant, like <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070622174827.aspx"></a>Michael Moore who spent time praising the Cuban health care system in his 2007 movie “SiCKO,” there’s little reason to think things will be any different now that Raul Castro is in charge. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-forget-raul-castros-economic-reforms-include-drug-running" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute International abc BillClinton cocaine Cuba Fidel JeffreyKofman MediaBias RaulCastro Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:29:29 +0000 admin 26366 at http://mrc.org New York Times Showcases Fashionable Cocaine Use http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-showcases-fashionable-cocaine-use <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 >Cocaine got the star treatment in the June 10 <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">New York Times.</i>  In a lengthy article by reporter Melena Ryzik, the drug is celebrated as “something that's offered like coffee” in meetings of people in the “night life, entertainment, media and finance industries.”</p> <br /> <p >It is “more socially acceptable than smoking” according to a former night-life reporter quoted in the story.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-showcases-fashionable-cocaine-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education cocaine NewYorkTimes Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27801 at http://mrc.org Raul Castro's Idea of 'Free Enterprise': Drug Smuggling? http://mrc.org/articles/raul-castros-idea-free-enterprise-drug-smuggling <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nearly two week ago, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell suggested hard-line Communist Raul Castro really did have a <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2006/20060802142856.aspx"></a>soft spot for capitalism.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Raul has been in charge of the military and the economy,” Mitchell explained to the August 2 “Today” show audience, calling Fidel’s younger brother “politically hard-line but more open than his brother to free enterprise, including foreign investment.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/raul-castros-idea-free-enterprise-drug-smuggling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Health Labor abc castro cocaine freeenterprise NBC smuggling Mon, 14 Aug 2006 17:54:47 +0000 admin 25093 at http://mrc.org CyberAlert -- 08/20/1999 -- Bush & Drugs a Big Story on Outlets Which Ignored Broaddrick http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08201999-bush-drugs-big-story-outlets-which-ignored-broaddrick <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> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p><big><big><strong>Bush & Drugs a Big Story on Outlets Which Ignored Broaddrick</strong></big></big></p> <p><a href="#1">1) The nets jumped on the Bush drug issue. NBC's Brian Williams called it "the question that will not go away," though it is reporters who are making it an issue. The ABC and NBC evening shows never ran stories on Juanita Broaddrick's rape charge.</a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08201999-bush-drugs-big-story-outlets-which-ignored-broaddrick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division broaddrick clinton cocaine Fri, 20 Aug 1999 04:00:00 +0000 32382 at http://mrc.org CyberAlert -- 08/13/1999 -- Corporate America Dominates PBS; Cronkite Denounces Jarvik http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08131999-corporate-america-dominates-pbs-cronkite-denounces-jarvik <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> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p><big><big><strong>Corporate America Dominates PBS; Cronkite Denounces Jarvik</strong></big></big></p> <p><a href="#1">1) Today's Media Reality Check fax report: "Reporters Look Biased in Pressing Bush, But Not Forcing Clinton's Answer About Cocaine or Broaddrick: Coke-Question Pushers Should Ask Bill."</a></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08131999-corporate-america-dominates-pbs-cronkite-denounces-jarvik" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cocaine public question Fri, 13 Aug 1999 04:00:00 +0000 32379 at http://mrc.org