WarrenBuffett http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/924/all en Obama's 2012 State of the Union: Tax the Rich http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamas-2012-state-union-tax-rich <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Helene Cooper claimed Republicans in Congress were seeing their &quot;poll numbers diving,&quot; but failed to note Obama&#039;s poll numbers are also underwater, and took Obama&#039;s lead in suggesting his message that the rich are undertaxed was vindicated by Mitt Romney&#039;s tax returns. </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>Barack Obama's aggressively liberal State of the Union address was Wednesday's top New York Times story: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/us/politics/state-of-the-union-2012.html?ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all">Obama Sets Goal Of Economy Built For The Long Run – Characterizes His Vision as an America 'Where Everyone Gets a Fair Shot.'</a>'</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamas-2012-state-union-tax-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama HeleneCooper liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias StateoftheUnion2012 taxes TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Wed, 25 Jan 2012 19:20:00 +0000 38793 at http://www.mrc.org NPR, CBS Play Up Romney's 'Provocative' Warren Buffett Tax Rate http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/npr-cbs-play-romneys-provocative-warren-buffett-tax-rate <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/main_photos/2011/December/NPR-HQ-BA.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>NPR harped on Mitt Romney's "<strong>provocative tax detail</strong>" on Wednesday's Morning Edition, highlighting that the GOP presidential candidate "<strong>disclosed he's in the same low tax bracket as the billionaire</strong> [Warren] <strong>Buffett</strong>." Correspondent Scott Horsley later used clips from President Obama to accent liberals' class warfare spin about the rich paying a lower tax rate than "<strong>millionaires and billionaires</</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/npr-cbs-play-romneys-provocative-warren-buffett-tax-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert cbs CBSThisMorning JanCrawford liberalmediabias MittRomney MorningEdition NPR ScottHorsley taxes WarrenBuffett Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:31:00 +0000 38911 at http://www.mrc.org Times Reporter Again Hails Warren Buffett, the Liberals' Favorite Billionaire Investor http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-reporter-again-hails-warren-buffett-liberals-favorite-billionaire-investor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Kocieniewski takes advantage of the controversy over Mitt Romney&#039;s 15% tax rate to again push for higher rates on the rich. </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>Times tax reporter David Kocieniewski took advantage of Mitt Romney's admission that his personal tax rate is around 15% to fight decades-old tax-cut battles in Wednesday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/us/politics/for-wealthy-tax-cuts-since-1980s-have-been-gain-gain.html?ref=davidkocieniewski">Since 1980s, The Kindest Of Tax Cuts For the Rich</a>." Naturally, he brought up liberals' favorite billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who made waves with an op-ed in the Times calling for higher taxes on "the rich." It's not Buffett's first appearance in one of Kocieniewski's slanted</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-reporter-again-hails-warren-buffett-liberals-favorite-billionaire-investor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DavidKocieniewski liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias taxes TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:09:00 +0000 38782 at http://www.mrc.org Buttressing Buffett: For 10 Years, the Liberal Media Championed Billionaire's Tax Increase Agenda http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/buttressing-buffett-10-years-liberal-media-championed-billionaires-tax-increase-agenda <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2007-11-15-ABC-GMA-Golodryga.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>President Barack Obama's nicknaming his new tax increases on the wealthy the "Warren Buffett rule" is fitting since the billionaire has spent a decade campaigning for a tax hike, a campaign his friends in the liberal media have been more than willing to join.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/buttressing-buffett-10-years-liberal-media-championed-billionaires-tax-increase-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AntonioMora BiannaGolodryga BiasAlert BrianWilliams dianesawyer GeorgeStephanopoulos JonathanAlter KatieCouric liberalmediabias TomBrokaw WarrenBuffett Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:16:00 +0000 38171 at http://www.mrc.org Voluntary Taxes? Obama Will 'Ask the Rich' to Pay More http://www.mrc.org/articles/voluntary-taxes-obama-will-ask-rich-pay-more <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus, great minds think alike? Two lead stories on consecutive days from different reporters contain an identical paragraph: &quot;The Obama proposal has little chance of becoming law unless Republican lawmakers bend. But by focusing on the wealthiest Americans, the president is sharpening the contrast between Republicans and Democrats with a theme he can carry into his bid for re-election in 2012.&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 lead story by White House correspondent Jackie Calmes pushed the president's new plan to raise taxes on 'the wealthy.' The president, in what the Times seems to think is a bright idea, is calling his proposal the 'Buffett rule,' after the billionaire who made waves with his complaint, printed in the Times, that uber-wealthy investors like him were not being taxed enough.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/voluntary-taxes-obama-will-ask-rich-pay-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes BarackObama Gaffes Headlines HeleneCooper JackieCalmes liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:06:00 +0000 admin 531 at http://www.mrc.org Editorial: Pay Up Like Buffett Wants Or Watch Your Mercedes Burn http://www.mrc.org/articles/editorial-pay-buffett-wants-or-watch-your-mercedes-burn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over the sanctimonious headline &quot;The Enlightened Want to Be Taxed,&quot; Times editors threaten: &quot;But altruism does not fully explain why members of the global elite are suddenly keen to prevent the deep budget reductions that will occur if governments don&#039;t raise more money. They are also moved by what some might call enlightened self-interest. Their walls may be high, but the wealthy live in the same world as the poor and the middle class, who have been walloped by unemployment and cuts to social welfare programs. When Mercedes-Benzes burned in Berlin and riots broke out on London&#039;s streets, the rich were watching on TV.&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>The headline to a New York Times editorial Saturday sounds like a conservative parody of liberal sanctimony: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/10/opinion/the-enlightened-rich-want-to-be-taxed.html?scp=1&sq=enlightened%20rich%20want%20to%20be%20taxed&st=cse">The Enlightened Want to Be Taxed</a>.' The content is no better, another boost of the paper's favorite multi-billionaire Warren 'tax me more' Buffett, whose crusade was launched on the Times opinion page <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110826022413.aspx">August 15</a>, while offensively crediting the left-wi</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/editorial-pay-buffett-wants-or-watch-your-mercedes-burn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes CarBurning Editorial Europe liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:11:00 +0000 admin 524 at http://www.mrc.org Buffett's 'Tax Me Please' Philosophy Welcomed in Europe, Cure for 'Social Unrest' http://www.mrc.org/articles/buffetts-tax-me-please-philosophy-welcomed-europe-cure-social-unrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Julia Werdigier suggests higher taxes would have stopped the riots in Europe. &quot;Some analysts said the calls for greater sacrifice from Europe&#039;s wealthy might have sprung from growing concern that austerity measures in Europe were leading to social unrest, after protests in Greece and Spain and images of burning police cars and shops in the streets of London.&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>The New York Times is still stirring up news based on an op-ed published in the paper two weeks by billionaire Warren 'Tax Me More' Buffett, '<a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110826022413.aspx">Stop Coddling the Super-Rich</a>,' pleading for the government to raise the effective tax rate on wealthy investors like him.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/buffetts-tax-me-please-philosophy-welcomed-europe-cure-social-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes Europe JuliaWerdigier liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:03:00 +0000 admin 504 at http://www.mrc.org Why Does the Times Adore 'Legendary Investor' Warren Buffett? http://www.mrc.org/articles/why-does-times-adore-legendary-investor-warren-buffett <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The answer is simple: He&#039;s the kind of businessmen that liberals like - who don&#039;t think they are paying enough money in 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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There's some strange respect shown today for one particular multi-billionaire investor in the liberal pages of the New York Times. Friday's lead story by Nelson Schwartz, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/business/buffett-to-invest-5-billion-in-shaky-bank-of-america.html?ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all">'Buffett to Invest $5 Billion In Shaky Bank of America</a>.' introduced Buffett as '<strong>Warren E.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/why-does-times-adore-legendary-investor-warren-buffett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Business Taxes liberalmediabias NelsonSchwartz NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias StrangeNewRespect TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:24:00 +0000 admin 497 at http://www.mrc.org Reporter Dubiously Claims Buffett Tax Hikes Would Raise Revenues, Falsely Claims Taxes at Historic Low http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-dubiously-claims-buffett-tax-hikes-would-raise-revenues-falsely-claims-taxes-histo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wishful thinking by reporter David Kocieniewski: &quot;But with the prospect of severe spending cuts and another round of bitter deficit negotiations in Washington, proposals like [Warren] Buffett&#039;s call to raise taxes on the affluent are likely to become an increasingly urgent part of the discussion.&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>New York Times reporter David Kocieniewski <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/business/buffett-calls-on-congress-to-raise-taxes-on-the-rich.html?ref=davidkocieniewski">reported</a> on the front of Tuesday's Business section reported on the op-ed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's in Monday's Times which has gone viral in liberal circles. Buffett called for higher taxes on rich people like him in the name of fairness, claiming his 17% effective tax rate was lower than anyone else in his office.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-dubiously-claims-buffett-tax-hikes-would-raise-revenues-falsely-claims-taxes-histo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Taxes DavidKocieniewski liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Op-ed TimesWatch WarrenBuffett Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:11:00 +0000 admin 477 at http://www.mrc.org Warren Buffett Give Obama 'High Marks,' Mocks Palin in CNBC Interview http://www.mrc.org/articles/warren-buffett-give-obama-high-marks-mocks-palin-cnbc-interview <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>It’s not a secret that billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) CEO Warren Buffett is a supporter of President Barack Obama – having endorsed and raised money for him. But has Buffett’s approval of the president mirrored the declining marks he’s getting from the rest of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place>?</p><p>No, according to Buffett, Obama’s earned “high marks.” Buffett appeared on CNBC’s March 1 “Squawk Box” and assessed Obama’s presidency to date.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/warren-buffett-give-obama-high-marks-mocks-palin-cnbc-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business BarackObama CNBC SarahPalin WarrenBuffett Mon, 01 Mar 2010 19:26:27 +0000 admin 27399 at http://www.mrc.org Fox Biz Host: Obama's Losing Ally Warren Buffett http://www.mrc.org/articles/fox-biz-host-obamas-losing-ally-warren-buffett <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>Liberal billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been very popular among the <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20071115151043.aspx"></a>news media, but that might not hold if Buffett continues to <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2010/20100107133452.aspx"></a>dissent from President Barack Obama.</p><p>On Jan. 20, <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&amp;sid=aPdhurDmpnhE"></a>Bloomberg reported that Buffett opposed Obama’s proposal to tax a number of large banks supposedly to pay for losses from the bank bailout.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fox-biz-host-obamas-losing-ally-warren-buffett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Politics banktax FoxBusiness WarrenBuffett Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:27:44 +0000 admin 27460 at http://www.mrc.org Liberals pass the bills, ordinary voters pay them http://www.mrc.org/commentary/liberals-pass-bills-ordinary-voters-pay-them <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 >Say the words “just a bill” and our TV civics lesson takes hold. Without realizing it, millions of Americans would instantly start humming a Schoolhouse Rock song entitled “I’m Just a Bill.”</p> <br /> <p >The song is cartoon version of how a bill becomes a law. It was produced in the mid-1970s and offered an idealized version of democracy. According to Mr. Bill, the congressional process began when “some folks back home decided they wanted a law passed.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/liberals-pass-bills-ordinary-voters-pay-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business BarackObama i'mjustabill MSNBC PaulKrugman schoolhouserock Stimulus stimulus2 WarrenBuffett WashingtonPost Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:09:21 +0000 admin 29790 at http://www.mrc.org Buffett: 'We Need More Taxes' http://www.mrc.org/articles/buffett-we-need-more-taxes <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/sarah-knoploh">Sarah Knoploh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Good Morning <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>” consulted one of the news media’s favorite investors on July 10 asking Warren Buffet to advise their audience.</p><p>ABC correspondent Bianna Golodryga interviewed the liberal billionaire Warren Buffett about investing and the economy. During the questioning, Buffett backed President Obama’s call for increased taxes on the wealthy.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/buffett-we-need-more-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Taxes BiannaGolodryga billionaire charity EstateTax GoodMorningAmerica obama taxhike taxincrease WarrenBuffett weneedmoretaxes Fri, 10 Jul 2009 22:24:39 +0000 admin 26701 at http://www.mrc.org Like a Mama Bear, Networks Protect Obama from His Down Market http://www.mrc.org/articles/mama-bear-networks-protect-obama-his-down-market <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>On Election Day 2008, as people anticipated Obama’s victory, global news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), called the biggest Election Day rally since 1984 an “Obama effect.”</p><p>Look at the market now: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 3,000 points from 9,625.3 to 6,547.05 between Election Day and March 9. From Inauguration Day to March 5, the Dow fell 20 percent – the very definition of a bear market. Although the market rallied on March 10 by nearly 400 points, credit for Obama was noticeably absent from stories that evening.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mama-bear-networks-protect-obama-his-down-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy abc AP BarackObama bearmarket bloomberg businessweek cap-and-trade cbs ChrisMatthews CNBC Dow DowJonesIndustrialAverage ElectionDay healthcare LarryKudlow NBC Nightline Obamaeffect Today WarrenBuffett WorldNews Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:20:58 +0000 admin 26913 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Kernen: 'You Might Not Have Fixed Global Warming' After D-Day http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-kernen-you-might-not-have-fixed-global-warming-after-d-day <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 <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> is at war with the failing economy, according to Warren Buffett, who told CNBC viewers that it had “fallen off a cliff.”</p><p>In September 2008, Buffett compared the market turmoil to “an economic <st1:place w:st="on">Pearl Harbor</st1:place>,” and on March 9 he returned to that metaphor in a CNBC interview that began at 6 a.m. and continued through the 7 and 8 a.m. program hours. Buffett also criticized the Democratic majority for losing focus and trying to move on “pet projects.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-kernen-you-might-not-have-fixed-global-warming-after-d-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change CNBC D-Day Earmarks JoeKernen obama WarrenBuffett Mon, 09 Mar 2009 16:24:04 +0000 admin 26921 at http://www.mrc.org