Special Reports

Read the Full Report Read the Executive Summary Center for Public Integrity Board of Directors: Christiane Amanpour - Anchor of 'This Week with Christiane Amanpour,' ABC's Sunday morning political affairs program Sheila Coronel - Director of The Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism Charles Eisendrath - Director of the Knight-Wallace Fellows and the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists at the University of Michigan Arianna Huffington - President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group, including: The Huffington Post, AOL Media and AOL Local properties Jennifer 8. Lee - Author and nine-year veteran of... continue reading
Read the Executive Summary Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial... continue reading
See Full Report See Detailed List of Soros-Connected Journalists George Soros is arguably the most influential liberal financier in the United States, donating more than $8 billion just to his Open Society Foundations. In 2004, he spent more than $27 million to defeat President George W. Bush and has given away millions more since to promote the left-wing agenda. But what goes almost without notice is Soros' extensive influence on and involvement with the media. Since 2003, Soros has donated more than $52 million to all kinds of media outlets - liberal news organizations, investigative reporting and even smaller blogs... continue reading
Click to read the Executive Summary Read the Sidebar: Live Earth: NBC Joins the Fight for 'Climate in Crisis,' Fails to Stay Objective Baaaa-dum. It only took two musical notes to set the mood and terrify viewers watching the movie "Jaws" in 1975. Today it only takes two words: global warming. Global warming, or climate change due to a phantom menace called carbon dioxide, is more frightening to many than aliens, evil robots and mad scientists. Why? Because this villain, according to Al Gore, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the TV networks, is the real thing... continue reading
The cause for the end of the world has been imagined by screenwriters to include everything from giant insects and malevolent robots to asteroids the size of Texas. But five year ago in May 2006, Hollywood found a new menace: carbon dioxide. This scenario was different in another respect. It was supposedly true. The documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" wasn't intended to be the blockbuster end-of-the-world tale that "Armageddon" was, but it was intended to frighten. The new film was full of disaster footage and catastrophic predictions about climate change. Its leading man: former vice president Al Gore. The apocalyptic warning... continue reading
Executive Summary As the nation prepares to pay tribute to former President Ronald Reagan on the 100th anniversary of his birth, it is amazing to consider that his success at turning the U.S. away from 1960s-style liberalism was accomplished in the face of a daily wave of news media hostility. The media’s first draft of history was more myth than reality: that Reagan only brought the nation poverty, ignorance, bankruptcy, and a dangerously imbalanced foreign and defense policy. The Media Research Center has assembled a report documenting the “objective” national media’s most biased takes on President Reagan, his record and... continue reading
See Executive Summary The Obama administration is trying its best to ram a health care reform bill through Congress by July 31. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., announced on July 16 that he hopes to see a Senate bill passed before recess begins early August, although some lawmakers have since suggested that might not be possible. The House is also frantic to pass its own legislation. Either bill would remake approximately one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy. But that change will happen to a largely uninformed public. Although President Barack Obama campaigned on health care reform, the network... continue reading
See Full Report President Barack Obama wants a health care reform plan by August and the news media are doing their part to make it happen. ABC, CBS and NBC have boosted the administration’s case with sad stories about children without medical care and cancer patients whose insurance was cancelled. At the same time, those networks are nearly ignoring trillion-dollar cost estimates for a universal health care package, and have been virtually silent on the failures of Medicare the government insurance program that “reform” would be modeled on. Some network journalists, like ABC medical editor Dr. Tim Johnson, are openly... continue reading
Sidebars Fire and Ice: Executive Summary U.S. Funds Nearly $4 Billion in Climate-Change Research The Times Warms to Cooling Al Gore: Still Hot for Global Warming Climate Change: Unpredictable Results It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. Page six of The New York Times was headlined with the serious concerns of “geologists.” Only the president at the time wasn’t Bill Clinton; it was Grover Cleveland. And the Times wasn’t warning about global warming – it was telling readers the looming dangers of a new ice age. The year... continue reading
Sidebars Fire and Ice: Full Report U.S. Funds Nearly $4 Billion in Climate-Change Research The Times Warms to Cooling Al Gore: Still Hot for Global Warming Climate Change: Unpredictable Results Thanks to the release of Al Gore’s latest effort on global warming – this time in book and movie form – climate change is the hot topic in press rooms around the globe. It isn’t the first time. The media have warned about impending climate doom four different times in the last 100 years. Only they can’t decide if mankind will die from warming or cooling. As the noise from... continue reading