By NB Staff | November 17, 2016 | 2:11 PM EST

RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the launch of its new documentary titled, Collateral Damage: Forgotten Casualties of the Left’s War on Coal. Several organizations, including, ATR, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Cornwall Alliance, E&E Legal, and The Heartland Institute, have joined the MRC’s effort to tell the story the liberal media won’t tell.

 

By Julia A. Seymour | November 17, 2016 | 9:20 AM EST

Peaceful protest is a protected right in America. Trespassing on private property, tire slashing, damaging equipment, arson, Molotov cocktail-throwing and shooting at police are not acts of protest. They are crimes. Even eco-terrorism. Yet, the network news media sympathetically covered the “activists,” “protesters” and “demonstrators” in North Dakota opposing completion of the Dakota Access oil Pipeline (DAPL) — even as they grew violent.

By Scott Whitlock | October 28, 2016 | 12:28 PM EDT

Violent rioters on Thursday burned a bridge, shot at police and threw bombs in order to stop the building of a pipeline in North Dakota. Yet, the journalists at CBS This Morning saw only “activists” and kept the focus on their plight. Reporter Barry Petersen interviewed four of the radical protesters, but just one representative attempting to stop the chaos. He also ignored the Molotov cocktails being hurled at law enforcement. 

By Julia A. Seymour | October 12, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT

While many activists fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline have been exposed and even arrested for trespassing on the property, Climate Direct Action turned to criminal eco-terrorism in “solidarity” on Oct. 11.

Climate change activists disrupted crude oil flowing through multiple pipelines by tampering with pipelines in four states simultaneously, according to Reuters. Enbridge Inc. pipelines in Minnesota had to be temporarily shut down as well as Spectra Energy’s Express Pipeline in Montana.

By Justin Ashford | October 6, 2016 | 2:11 AM EDT

Wednesday's episode of Blindspot, “If Beth,” took a rather liberal bent with an environmental message laced throughout the hour. The NBC drama began with a conversation between Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and her brother Roman (Luke Mitchell) at a lake where he attempts to justify the tactics of the terrorist group Sandstorm that he's trying to bring her back into. He explains to her to how a plant supposedly leaked chemicals for years causing many inhabitants around the lake to suffer various ailments, while elected officials did nothing to stop it.

By Tom Johnson | September 20, 2016 | 11:17 AM EDT

A current MSNBC personality just passed the half-decade mark as a host on the channel. A former MSNBC personality who’s made plenty of comebacks just made another one. The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker praised each man to the skies this past weekend. Tucker called Chris Hayes "the classiest man on cable” and opined that from the get-go, he was brilliant, “an engaging, charismatic host whose mind moved faster than Usain Bolt’s legs." As for Keith Olbermann, now of GQ, Tucker gushed that Olby "recognizes that conservatism…is a metastasizing cancer within the American body, and that if that cancer is left untreated, the American body will be consigned to hospice care."

By Julia A. Seymour | September 14, 2016 | 11:38 AM EDT

The Dakota Access pipeline has attracted a host of liberal protesters including Black Lives Matter, in addition to the many Native American groups upset by the pipeline’s proximity to their lands. Over Labor Day weekend, protesters trespassed by entering the construction area, confronted security — some even threw rocks at security — and vandalized equipment.

By Sam Dorman | August 18, 2016 | 11:01 AM EDT

Overreaction and panic are typical of the environmentalist left. Cosmopolitan magazine proved it again as they ordered people to stop consuming avocados ... for the trees’ sake. “You need to stop eating avocados, right now,” Cosmopolitan demanded Aug. 17. 

By Sam Dorman | August 17, 2016 | 10:40 AM EDT

After the Rio Olympics’ opening ceremony inundated viewers with climate propaganda, liberal media outlets did more than cover the climate agenda. They carried the torch for it. As if liberal propaganda weren’t seeping into enough of life, the Olympic opening ceremony on Aug. 5, hit viewers with alarmist warnings about climate change. The Associated Press reported on Aug. 6, that viewers saw an illustration depicting “carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, swirling in the Earth's atmosphere.”

By Julia A. Seymour | August 11, 2016 | 4:13 PM EDT

Oil giant Chevron won in court again as a federal appellate court recently upheld a 2014 ruling blocking enforcement of an $8.65 billion claim against the oil company. But just as they did in 2014, the broadcast evening news shows ignored the latest in a decades-old legal fight.

Years earlier, CBS boosted the Ecuadorean battle against Chevron in a segment so biased Columbia Journalism Review’s “The Audit” blasted it for not checking facts. While all three networks should have reported the story, CBS had a greater responsibility given its history of biased coverage of the case.

By Matthew Balan | July 20, 2016 | 11:44 PM EDT

Wednesday's CBS Evening News used the recent heat wave in the United States to hype climate change. Mireya Villarreal featured a meteorologist who contended that "this is such a massive problem — and even if we were to completely stop all carbon emissions right now, we would still have a very serious situation. We've passed the tipping point." Villarreal underlined that "2016 is the hottest year ever recorded," and that "this season, fires are more intense; drought conditions are growing; and the arctic sea ice is melting sooner."

By Sam Dorman | July 11, 2016 | 3:52 PM EDT

Media coverage put a Republican face to the water crisis in Flint. The broader story on lead contamination revealed that Democratic mayors vastly outnumbered Republicans in cities with lead testing problems.