OccupyWallStreet http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/999/all en MSNBC's Chris Matthews Insists He Tries to Examine American Politics 'Objectively' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-chris-matthews-insists-he-tries-examine-american-politics-objectively <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>The former Tip O'Neill staffer-turned-political analyst who'd <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/01/25/chris-matthews-i-never-heard-congressional-insider-trading-until-obam">never heard of congressional insider trading</a> until President Obama mentioned it in last week's State of the Union, insists he is unaware of the Bush Derangement Syndrome of many on the Left during the former president's tenure in the Oval Office. What's more, that's not his bias talking, it's just objective reality.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-chris-matthews-insists-he-tries-examine-american-politics-objectively" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChrisMatthews DoubleStandards Hardball liberalmediabias Liberals MSNBC OccupyDC OccupyWallStreet TeaParty Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:35:00 +0000 38980 at http://mrc.org Alleged 'News' Headline Pits 'Have-Lots vs. the Have-Nots' http://mrc.org/articles/alleged-news-headline-pits-have-lots-vs-have-nots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eric Pfanner exudes leftist sensibilities in his report from the World Economic Forum in Davos: &quot;...a new wave of anger was welling up, one that, over the last year, would shake up old assumptions about the ultrarich, the middle class and the growing gulf that separates them.&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>Beware the 'new wave of anger' shaking up 'old assumptions about the ultrarich, the middle class and the growing gulf that separates them,' warned New York Times reporter Eric Pfanner in Wednesday's opinionated news filing for the Business section from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, under the sophomoric headline '<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/davos-attendees-confront-a-new-wave-of-anger/?ref=todayspaper">At Davos a Big Issue Is the Have-Lots vs.</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/alleged-news-headline-pits-have-lots-vs-have-nots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Davos EricPfanner IncomeInequality liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet TimesWatch Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:11:00 +0000 38796 at http://mrc.org NYT, Still Obsessed With 'Occupy' http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-still-obsessed-occupy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the front page to the education section to reality show reviews, the Times is still obsessed with Occupy Wall Street and the 99% &quot;aspiring idealists&quot; bravely fighting &quot;the political and financial masters of the universe.&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>Times Watch has shown <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20111206032202.aspx">how deeply</a> the left-wing motif of Occupy Wall Street – of the embattled impoverished 99% battling the over-privileged 1% – has sunken into the collective consciousness of New York Times journalists. It was all over the Times this weekend, from front page news to a special Education pullout featuring interviews with "aspiring idealists" fighting "the political and financial masters of the universe."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-still-obsessed-occupy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CaraBuckley DoubleStandards education Hospitals liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet TeaParty TimesWatch Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:53:00 +0000 38792 at http://mrc.org Occupy Wall Street, Still Seeping Into the NYT's Consciousness http://mrc.org/articles/occupy-wall-street-still-seeping-nyts-consciousness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times can hope: &quot;About two-thirds of Americans now believe there are &#039;strong conflicts&#039; between rich and poor in the United States, a survey by the Pew Research Center found, a sign that the message of income inequality brandished by the Occupy Wall Street movement and pressed by Democrats may be seeping into the national consciousness.&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>Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise highlighted a Pew Research Center survey on Thursday, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/us/more-conflict-seen-between-rich-and-poor-survey-finds.html?ref=todayspaper">'Survey Finds Rising Strain Between Rich And the Poor</a>,' and quickly suggested it meant 'the message of income inequality brandished by the Occupy Wall Street movement and pressed by Democrats may be seeping into the national consciousness.'</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/occupy-wall-street-still-seeping-nyts-consciousness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet PewResearchCenter SabrinaTavernise TimesWatch Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:39:00 +0000 38773 at http://mrc.org NBC: How Much Will Romney's Business Experience 'Hurt' Him in 'Anti-Wall Street Occupy Climate'? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-how-much-will-romneys-business-experience-hurt-him-anti-wall-street-occupy-climate <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-09-NBC-TDAY-CurryRatigan.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="178" /></div> <p>Talking to MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry portrayed one of Mitt Romney's strength's as a weakness: <strong>"How vulnerable do you think Mitt Romney could be in highlighting his business background, given this sort of anti-Wall Street Occupy climate we're in?"</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-how-much-will-romneys-business-experience-hurt-him-anti-wall-street-occupy-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnnCurry BiasAlert business Campaign2012 DylanRatigan liberalmediabias MittRomney NBC OccupyWallStreet Today Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:53:00 +0000 38878 at http://mrc.org Times Watch Quotes of Note 2011 Worst Quotes of the Year http://mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-2011-worst-quotes-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Welcome to the 2011 edition of the worst quotes from the New York Times this year, in three categories: &quot;Occupy Wall Street&#039;s &#039;Athenian Democracy&#039; vs. Tea Party &#039;Terrorists&#039;&quot;; &quot;Blaming Conservatism, not the Shooter, for the Rampage in Arizona&quot;; and &quot;Just Plain Bizarre.&quot; Ira Stoll, the editor of newstransparency.com and futureofcapitalism.com, offers his take on the &quot;best&quot; quotes from the New York Times for the 2011 edition. </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>Welcome to Times Watch's end-of-year awards issue, celebrating the best of the worst quotes that appeared in the paper or were uttered by Times reporters and columnists during 2011.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-2011-worst-quotes-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch IraStoll JoeNocera liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet TeaParty TimesWatch Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:33:00 +0000 38687 at http://mrc.org 99 Percent? Top 25 Occupy Wall Street Backers Worth $4 Billion http://mrc.org/articles/99-percent-top-25-occupy-wall-street-backers-worth-4-billion <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>Occupy Wall Street attacks income inequality and the richest 1 percent, adopting as its slogan ''we are the 99 percent.'' In October, its protesters staged a <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/11/wall-street-protesters-plan-millionaires-march-to-tycoons-new-york-city-homes/">''millionaires march''</a> in New York City, parading to the homes of wealthy citizens such as Rupert Murdoch and David Koch. But only some riches bother the Occupiers, who have ignored the massive wealth of celebrities in their own ranks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/99-percent-top-25-occupy-wall-street-backers-worth-4-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Media 100 Celebrities list million movement net occupy OccupyWallStreet percent street supporting tie wall wealth wealthy worth Wed, 28 Dec 2011 01:17:00 +0000 38621 at http://mrc.org Art Critic Takes on 'Noxious Vibes Emanating' from the Ultra-Rich '1 Percent' http://mrc.org/articles/art-critic-takes-noxious-vibes-emanating-ultra-rich-1-percent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Taking on the &quot;noxious&quot; 1 percenters in the arts pages: &quot;True, art-worldlings did at least adopt one thing from the Occupy Wall Street movement: a new identifying label for the source of particularly noxious vibes emanating from art fairs, V.I.P. galas and museum boardrooms: namely the 1 percent.&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 art critic Holland Cotter's year in review piece on Sunday opened with an awkward metaphorical shout-out to the lefty park-squatters of Occupy Wall Street and an excoriation of the 'noxious' 1 percent: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/arts/design/strong-showing-at-museums-while-galleries-seemed-complacent.html?ref=hollandcotter">Complacency Butts Up Against Game Changers</a>.'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/art-critic-takes-noxious-vibes-emanating-ultra-rich-1-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Arts HollandCotter liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet TimesWatch Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:09:00 +0000 38673 at http://mrc.org Tom Brokaw Warns 'Income Inequality' Could Lead to 'Class War' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/tom-brokaw-warns-income-inequality-could-lead-class-war <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-14-CNN-PMT-Brokaw1.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's <em>Piers Morgan Tonight</em> on CNN, as he discussed the Occupy Wall Street protests, former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw warned that a "class war" could develop unless "income inequality" is addressed. Brokaw:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/tom-brokaw-warns-income-inequality-could-lead-class-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN economy liberalmediabias NBC OccupyWallStreet PiersMorgan PiersMorganTonight TeaParty TomBrokaw Mon, 19 Dec 2011 01:56:00 +0000 38547 at http://mrc.org NBC's Curry Links Occupy Wall Street Protesters to Arab Spring http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-curry-links-occupy-wall-street-protesters-arab-spring <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>Following Time managing editor Rick Stengel revealing the magazine's "Person of the Year" to be "The Protester" on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry attempted to compared the Arab Spring democracy movement in the Middle East to Occupy Wall Street: <strong>"Are there links between what had happened in the Arab Spring...and also what's happening now on Wall Street and all across this country?"</strong> [<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-12-14-NBC-TDAY-CurryStengel.mp3">Audio available here</a>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-curry-links-occupy-wall-street-protesters-arab-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnnCurry ArabSpring BiasAlert liberalmediabias NBC OccupyWallStreet personoftheyear RickStengel Time Today Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:52:00 +0000 38537 at http://mrc.org Occupying the Classroom: NYU to Offer Class in Occupy Wall Street http://mrc.org/articles/occupying-classroom-nyu-offer-class-occupy-wall-street <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> <div>While it may sound like a joke, and New York City website <a href="http://gothamist.com/2011/12/08/nyu_offering_course_in_occupy_wall.php">Gothamist </a>reported it with plenty of snark, New York University will offer a class next semester on Occupy Wall Street (possibly two). Perhaps it's an attempt to keep their students in class making use of their students loans, rather than camped out in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/occupy-student-debt-campaign_n_1106379.html">Zuccotti Park </a>and other parks complaining about them.<br /></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/occupying-classroom-nyu-offer-class-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Media class College Credit cultural george left lists movement NYC nyu OccupyWallStreet offer pay political protest reported semester social street studentloan undergraduate university walk wall york Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:34:00 +0000 38620 at http://mrc.org Times Watch Quotes of Note - Surging GOPers 'Are to Varying Degrees Yahoos' http://mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-surging-gopers-are-varying-degrees-yahoos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: London rioters spurred by altars to consumption and greed,&quot; and lefty &quot;99 percent&quot; slogan compared to &quot;Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.&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><strong>Surging GOPers 'Are to Varying Degrees Yahoos'</strong></p> <p>'The candidates who surged before [Gingrich] are to varying degrees yahoos. They proved it anew last week. Michele Bachmann seemed to be under the impression that we had an embassy in Iran, and Rick Perry was definitely under the delusion that the voting age in this country is 21 instead of 18.' –<strong>Former White House correspondent, now columnist Frank Bruni, December 4.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-surging-gopers-are-varying-degrees-yahoos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillKeller BrianStelter Campaign2012 FrankBruni liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet TimesWatch Fri, 09 Dec 2011 17:02:00 +0000 38659 at http://mrc.org Surging GOPers 'Are to Varying Degrees Yahoos' http://mrc.org/quotes-note/surging-gopers-are-varying-degrees-yahoos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: London rioters were spurred by &quot;altars to consumption and greed,&quot; and the lefty &quot;99 Percent&quot; slogan compared to &quot;Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.&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><strong>Surging GOPers 'Are to Varying Degrees Yahoos'</strong></p> <p>'The candidates who surged before [Gingrich] are to varying degrees yahoos. They proved it anew last week. Michele Bachmann seemed to be under the impression that we had an embassy in Iran, and Rick Perry was definitely under the delusion that the voting age in this country is 21 instead of 18.' – <strong>Former White House correspondent, now columnist Frank Bruni, December 4.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Herman </strong><strong>Cain 'Seems Like Someone Who ...Has Never Opened a Newspaper' </strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/quotes-note/surging-gopers-are-varying-degrees-yahoos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quotes of Note TimesWatch BillKeller BrianStelter Campaign2012 FrankBruni liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet TimesWatch Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:55:00 +0000 38688 at http://mrc.org First '99%', Now the 'Robin Hood Tax': NYT Reporters Celebrate Another Leftist Idea http://mrc.org/articles/first-99-now-robin-hood-tax-nyt-reporters-celebrate-another-leftist-idea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times reporters enthuse over yet another catchy left-wing idea: &quot;They call it the Robin Hood tax - a tiny levy on trades in the financial markets that would take money from the banks and give it to the world&#039;s poor. And like the mythical hero of Sherwood Forest, it is beginning to capture the public&#039;s imagination.&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>First it was the '99 percent' slogan that captured the imagination of liberals, <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20111206032202.aspx">including Times journalists</a>. Now it's the 'Robin Hood tax, which is 'beginning to capture the public's imagination.' The liberal public, at least.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/first-99-now-robin-hood-tax-nyt-reporters-celebrate-another-leftist-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch GrahamBowley liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OccupyWallStreet RobinHoodTax StevenGreenhouse TimesWatch Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:05:00 +0000 38653 at http://mrc.org Occupy's '99%' Slogan Cropping Up in Large Percentage of Unrelated NYT Stories http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/occupys-99-slogan-cropping-large-percentage-unrelated-nyt-stories <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 media reporter Brian Stelter may have let his personal views color his <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20111201023539.aspx">enthusiastic reception</a> of the popularity of Occupy Wall Street's '99 percent' motif, but he was right that it is cropping up in a lot of places these days, especially among liberal activists. It has certainly sunken into the collective consciousness of New York Times journalists.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/occupys-99-slogan-cropping-large-percentage-unrelated-nyt-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BrianStelter CocoChanel Gaffes JuliaMoskin liberalmediabias OccupyWallStreet Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:10:00 +0000 38494 at http://mrc.org