downgrade http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/9670/all en CBS Tries To Spin ‘Nasty’ GDP Data; ABC, NBC Ignore -2.9 Percent Drop http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-tries-spin-nasty-gdp-data-abc-nbc-ignore-29-percent-drop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite dramatic economic downgrade, ‘Evening News’ gives little more than a minute to GDP. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">After downplaying bad economic news for months, the broadcast networks continued their head-in-the-sand approach once again.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-tries-spin-nasty-gdp-data-abc-nbc-ignore-29-percent-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Media -2.9 percent abc cbs downgrade economic data economic growth economic recovery GDP IBD NBC revisions Wall Street Journal Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:50:27 +0000 julia.seymour 46569 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Completely Ignore $70 Billion Puerto Rican Debt Crisis http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-completely-ignore-70-billion-puerto-rican-debt-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Instead, ABC, CBS and NBC spend more than 11 minutes on Obama’s new dog. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">With rapidly rising debt and an unprecedented credit downgrade, Puerto Rico is facing a looming default with terrifying implications on American bond markets, though you would never know about it watching broadcast news.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-completely-ignore-70-billion-puerto-rican-debt-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Taxes credit rating debt crisis default Detroit downgrade networks obama obama's dog Puerto Rico Spending taxes Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:00:01 +0000 julia.seymour 45482 at http://www.mrc.org The Truth Greenspan Knows http://www.mrc.org/commentary/truth-greenspan-knows <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-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sunday, August 7's "Meet the Press," of everybody at the table, only Alan Greenspan came close to truth, and host David Gregory quickly moved the conversation away from it.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/truth-greenspan-knows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business downgrade rather Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:35:00 +0000 admin 29969 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Take Cue from Obama, Wait Nearly 6 Years to Attack S&P http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-take-cue-obama-wait-nearly-6-years-attack-sp <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> <ul> <li><strong>Media Back Democrat Push Against S&P</strong>: The decision by Standard and Poor's to downgrade the U.S. credit rating was met with harsh criticism from the left, and the news media reacted by asking whether they have the power or "expertise" to rate the U.S.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-take-cue-obama-wait-nearly-6-years-attack-sp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media 2011 agency april Credit critical criticism debt downgrade experts House housing interviewed network networks news obama poors rating ratings standard stories white years Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:03:00 +0000 admin 27507 at http://www.mrc.org Soros-Funded Media Toe Liberal Line in Debt Coverage http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-media-toe-liberal-line-debt-coverage <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>Coverage of the debt battle and ratings downgrade by Soros-funded media outlets followed the standard liberal line. Conservatives are blamed for blocking tax hikes, the ratings agency itself is called unreliable, and increased financial regulations are called for.</p> <br /> <p>Forget the House proposal of Cut Cap and Balance. Further spending cuts aren't even given the time of day among top Soros-funded news sites, unless they are being criticized. Increased taxes are the only option in their world.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-media-toe-liberal-line-debt-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media debt downgrade GeorgeSoros S&P Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:47:00 +0000 admin 27508 at http://www.mrc.org