cuts http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/93/all en Networks Allow a Scant Two Minutes for Obama's 'Dramatic' Reduction of the Army http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-allow-scant-two-minutes-obamas-dramatic-reduction-army <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>The plan by Barack Obama's government to "dramatically" shrink the size of the Army to its lowest level since World War II warranted a scant one minute and 56 seconds of total coverage on Monday's morning shows. Yet, CBS, NBC and ABC devoted 19 and a half minutes to such topics as TV shows, makeup and viral videos. [MP3 audio of ABC's military coverage&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-ABC-GMA-Raddatz.mp3">here</a>.] None of the networks mentioned the President, shifting the responsibility solely to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.</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/biasalerts/networks-allow-scant-two-minutes-obamas-dramatic-reduction-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc army cbs Chuck Hagel cuts Military NBC Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:20:09 +0000 scott.whitlock 45612 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Hypes Obama's Sequester Warnings, Spins Cuts as Sounding 'Like a Disaster Movie' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-obamas-sequester-warnings-spins-cuts-sounding-disaster-movie <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> <div id="content-inner"><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-24-ABC-GMA-cuts.JPG" width="300" height="167" /><p>ABC on Sunday continued to hype Barack Obama's hyperbolic claims about sequester cuts.&nbsp;<em>World News&nbsp;</em>reporter David Kerley played a clip of the President and then insisted that the relatively small $85 billion in spending "sounds like a disaster movie." </p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-obamas-sequester-warnings-spins-cuts-sounding-disaster-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cuts David Kerley sequester World News Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:47:42 +0000 scott.whitlock 42736 at http://www.mrc.org Stenographers at ABC: Obama Will Work to 'Pressure' and 'Shame' Congress on Cuts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/stenographers-abc-obama-will-work-pressure-and-shame-congress-cuts <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 journalist Jon Karl continued his role as White House stenographer, Tuesday, repeating Barack Obama's talking points on the upcoming sequester cuts. Karl insisted that the President is "<b>really trying to shame Congress into doing something to replace these cuts."&nbsp;</b>Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos&nbsp;asserted that Obama is going to "ratchet up the pressure on Congress." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-19-ABC-GMA-CARL.mp3">here</a>.]</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/stenographers-abc-obama-will-work-pressure-and-shame-congress-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cuts George Stephanopoulos Jon Karl sequester Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:12:44 +0000 scott.whitlock 42683 at http://www.mrc.org Under Deal, Debt to Rise $12 Trillion and 95% of Network Stories Leave That Out http://www.mrc.org/articles/under-deal-debt-rise-12-trillion-and-95-network-stories-leave-out <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>If you've been watching the news media react to the debt ceiling deal you might thing some drastic spending cuts were signed into law. After all, ABC made it sound like Congress took a "machete" to the budget and NBC's "Today" wondered if those spending cuts could <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2011/08/03/nbcs-curry-warns-minuscule-spending-cuts-debt-deal-could-harm-economy">harm the economy</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/under-deal-debt-rise-12-trillion-and-95-network-stories-leave-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media aug billion Budget cut cuts deal debt federal network news projected Spending trillion washington years Mon, 08 Aug 2011 17:57:00 +0000 admin 27510 at http://www.mrc.org Media Leave Out Economists from Stories on Debt Crisis 'Calamity' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-leave-out-economists-stories-debt-crisis-calamity <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 United States is in debt up to its eyeballs - or more realistically the Statue of Liberty's eyeballs. On May 16, America hit the debt ceiling. which is slightly less than <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/16/news/economy/debt_ceiling_deadline/index.htm">$14.3 trillion.</a> That works out to about $46,000 for every man, woman and child in the nation.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-leave-out-economists-stories-debt-crisis-calamity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes ceiling cuts deal debt DebtCeiling DebtLimit default Deficit economic economists federaldeficit House june Limit nationaldebt Negotiations networks news president rating Spending tax trillion Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:12:00 +0000 admin 27518 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Money Blames Budget Deficit on Tax Cuts http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-money-blames-budget-deficit-tax-cuts <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</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The liberal news media have long blamed tax cuts for deficit, rather than blaming government spending. CNN Money.com's senior writer, Jeanne Sahadi, repeated this worn out meme again on <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/08/news/economy/tax_cuts_national_debt/index.htm?source=cnn_bin&hpt=hp_bn3">June 8</a>.<br /><br />Sahadi's piece cited 'two factors' that caused the national debt to "exceed the size of the economy this year:" lower GDP estimate than last year and of course … the tax cuts. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-money-blames-budget-deficit-tax-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes 2011 billion Budget cuts Deficit obama sahadi Spending tax trillion year Thu, 09 Jun 2011 19:34:00 +0000 admin 27523 at http://www.mrc.org Media Won't Budge on Ridiculous Size of Budget http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-wont-budge-ridiculous-size-budget <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>Liberals hate government. Huh?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-wont-budge-ridiculous-size-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business big billion Budget cuts dont GOP government Journalists left public Republicans Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:00:00 +0000 admin 30004 at http://www.mrc.org CNNMoney Misrepresents Rep. Mike Pence's Opposition to Tax Cut Deal http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnnmoney-misrepresents-rep-mike-pences-opposition-tax-cut-deal <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/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you only read CNNMoney.com's attack on the <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/16/news/economy/tax_cuts_economic_impact/index.htm">tax cut deal</a> you might think that Congressman Mike Pence, R-Ind., opposed extending the Bush-era tax cuts because of the cost. But that's not the case.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnnmoney-misrepresents-rep-mike-pences-opposition-tax-cut-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes american benefits bill billion bush cbo chris chrisisidore cnnmoney compromise congress costliest cuts deal deficits economic extension failed investment liberal lower make Mikepence money occur opposing pence people permanent quoted rates revenue tax taxcuts temporary uncertainty wrote Tue, 21 Dec 2010 03:06:00 +0000 admin 39 at http://www.mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://www.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://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 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://www.mrc.org Despite GOP Sweep, Liberals Make Tax, Spending Decisions in Lame Duck Session http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-gop-sweep-liberals-make-tax-spending-decisions-lame-duck-session <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 Republicans took back control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 2, gaining more seats than the “Republican Revolution” of 1994. But the Democrats still have the majority for the lame duck session and there is plenty of legislation waiting for them.</p> <br /> <p>Even if the election outcome does represent a mandate for “<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0326698320101103">smaller, less costly</a>” government as Rep. John Boehner, the likely new House speaker, said on Nov. 3, liberals in Congress may not obey it during the lame duck session that begins Nov. 15.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-gop-sweep-liberals-make-tax-spending-decisions-lame-duck-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Health Media Taxes AMT benefits bush Bushtaxcuts capitalgains class congress cuts Deficit Democrats disclose discloseact docfix Duck extension insurance job lame lameduck liberal Liberals mainstream make middle million news obama president Republicans session social Spending tax unemployed unemployment years Thu, 04 Nov 2010 20:00:00 +0000 admin 27045 at http://www.mrc.org Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale <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><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Obama_the_Tax_Cutter_A_Network_Fairy_Tale.html"></a></strong></p> <p><strong>Full Report</strong></p> <br /> <p>Once upon a time, there was a nation besieged by what many called The Great Recession. The unemployment rate was climbing, businesses and families were struggling, and everyone was holding out for a hero.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 2009 2010 administration Americans aug average bill billion broadcast Brookings Budget burman bush campaign cbs center class congress conservative consulted Credit cut cuts cutter Deficit economic economists economy election evening experts expiration expire fact found government health higher House included including Income increase increased increases institute jan Journalists law left liberal Liberals lower made making massive mccain middle million muir NBC network networks news obama obamas pay people percent point policies policy political president problem quintanilla raise Reporters rich rivlin sept signed size Spending Stimulus stories tax taxes temporary turned unemployment warned wealthiest wealthy white year years Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:52:00 +0000 admin 30584 at http://www.mrc.org Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale-executive-summary <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><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <br /> <p>Like the fabled town of Hamelin that hired the Pied Piper to conquer its rat problem, America needed a hero to overcome a faltering economy. According to the news media, that hero was Sen. Barack Obama who made extravagant promises about tax cuts for 95 percent of “working families” and getting the economy back on track.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business cbs class cuts cutter economists increases JohnHarwood JohnYang Journalists liberal MediaBias NBC network networks news obama obamas percent SpecialReport stories tax taxcuts taxes TaxHikes wealthy Wed, 20 Oct 2010 01:45:00 +0000 admin 2085 at http://www.mrc.org A Tale of Two Medicare Reforms: Obama's Benign "Overhaul" vs. GOP's Scary "Big Cuts" http://www.mrc.org/articles/tale-two-medicare-reforms-obamas-benign-overhaul-vs-gops-scary-big-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A lead story by Jeff Zeleny and John Harwood shows that the Times has lost its false fear of &quot;big cuts&quot; in Medicare when they&#039;re proposed by Barack Obama. </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 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">With a liberal Democrat coming to power, it seems the Times has gotten overthe false fear of "big cuts" in Medicare it displayed when Republicans tried to trim the program back in 1995. </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tale-two-medicare-reforms-obamas-benign-overhaul-vs-gops-scary-big-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama cuts DoubleStandards Headlines JeffZeleny JohnHarwoo Medicare NewtGingrich NewYorkTimes NYTimes Spending TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:56:00 +0000 admin 6608 at http://www.mrc.org The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2005 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2005 <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><br />The Media’s Top 10 Economic Myths of 2005</strong></p> <br /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2005/The_Medias_Top__Economic_Myths_of__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <br /> <hr /> <p><strong>“So people at home right now are saying, ‘Economic slowdown? How slow is it going to go?’ Are we headed for another recession?”<br /><br /></strong>– Anchor John Roberts, “CBS Evening News,” April 15, 2005</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2001 2005 abcs america april Audio back boom bubble business Christmas cnns companies consumers continued coverage cuts Deficit dont economic economy elizabeth federal Food frances gas GDP global good government growth health heating higher housing huge Hurricane Hurricanes industry job jobs Katrina lost market medias money months morning myth national nations news numbers october oil pay people percent positive prices public raise rate report reported reporter Reporters reserve rising season sept september states stocks tax taxes tonight truth unemployment united Video wal warming week weeks work workers world year Wed, 14 Dec 2005 20:31:00 +0000 admin 30096 at http://www.mrc.org