Aly Nielsen is a staff writer and research analyst for MRC Business.
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The White House declared the week of July 16, “Made in America” week to celebrate U.S. manufacturing -- a continuance of President Donald Trump’s “America First” campaign focus. But ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows minimized the administration’s focus, mentioning it only one night of the week and used it to criticize Trump.
The liberal media would have you believe Russian involvement in the U.S. is new and tied solely to the Trump administration. But records from 2010 and 2011 reveal Russia may have funded U.S.-based environmental groups, 10 of which are also backed by liberal billionaire George Soros.
Climate alarmists regularly claim combating climate change is a moral issue. But some take their hyperbolic rhetoric to new heights.Vox energy and climate change writer David Roberts claimed “This generation of humanity is engaged in a moral crime, the scale & consequences of which dwarf anything in our species’ history.”
As fact-checkers play an increasingly important role in journalism, it’s important to fact check who funds them. One such journalistic operation -- the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) -- just received a massive financial boost from two liberal groups: George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) and The Omidyar Network.
The broadcast networks have refused to cover the conclusion of a massive defamation case involving one of their own. ABC News and Beef Products Inc (BPI) reached a confidential settlement which concluded a 5-year-old lawsuit as of June 27. BPI filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against ABC News in 2012 for reports that the company’s lean finely textured beef (LFTB) as dangerous “pink slime.” ABC may have been liable for up to $5.7 billion if it lost the case because of South Dakota’s Agricultural Food products Disparagement Act.
Climate activist Tom Steyer thinks “grassroots” and Astroturf are the same thing. The billionaire told Politico he would spend $7.5 million in eight states this year to teach young voters about “traditional American ways of grass-roots organizing.”
Climate alarmist and former vice-president Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Sequel is getting updated to slam President Donald Trump’s withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. An Inconvenient Sequel, as its name suggests, is a follow-up to Gore’s inaccurate 2006 climate change film An Inconvenient Truth. The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was the climax of Sequel.
Four years after Beef Products Inc. (BPI) filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for smearing its lean finely textured beef (LFTB) as “pink slime,” the two have reached a settlement.
The $1.9 billion case against ABC News finally went before the jury June 5, 2017 and was settled June 28. While the terms were confidential, BPI spokesperson Tom Becker told The Media Research Center it was “a great point for the company. They’ve been vindicated.”
The broadcast networks routinely cover so-called “hate” crimes, but when conservative nonprofits were smeared as hate groups, they said nothing. The Associated Press (AP) reported on June 8, nonprofit-tracking organization Guidestar had added “hate group” tags to 46 nonprofit groups’ profiles including The Family Research Council (FRC) and The American Family Association.
Georgians in the sixth Congressional district just elected their first female to the House of Representatives in the most expensive House race in history. While all three broadcast networks reported the race was historic in terms of spending, only NBC clearly acknowledged that most of the donations came from outside the state of Georgia.
The coal industry is often ignored by the liberal media and simultaneously attacked by left-wing environmentalists. That’s precisely what happened over a recent mine, but the New York Post told a far different story from both of them.
Judicial Watch recently filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice after uncovering evidence it forced companies to give money to left-wing nonprofits during the Obama administration — nonprofits which also received millions from billionaire George Soros and other liberal foundations.
Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein’s argument that businesses “dump” President Donald Trump demonstrated why many Americans think the liberal media is out of touch with reality. “Now is the time for business leaders to dump Trump — for the good of the country,” the headline of Pearlstein’s proclaimed on the front page of the Post’s Business section June 11.
Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen condemned climate change as a “socialist, global wealth redistribution scheme” on Twitter. “Who in their right minds believes this?” he tweeted on June 9, “And what does it say about the veracity of CAGW [Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming] if acolytes call this ‘science’ and accept as fact?”
When President Donald Trump proposed privatizing air traffic control, liberal media outlets like Slate and The Los Angeles Times only told half the story. “Trump has picked a rather thorny subject on which to wage his first infrastructure battle,” Slate staff writer Henry Grabar declared on June 5.
Billionaire George Soros donated at least $10.5 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. But the two families are chummy beyond that and they don’t even try to hide it.
Soros’ son Alexander posted a selfie of himself with Chelsea Clinton on his Instagram Story on Tuesday. The photo was taken at the Gordon Parks Foundation June 6 gala, which, according to the website, honored specific “individuals who have enriched our lives.” The younger Soros was one of the honorees.
He captioned the selfie with Chelsea and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, as a #familyphoto, and thanked them for “enduring the night with me."
Since President Donald Trump’s election, the major media have feverishly covered alleged collusion with Russia. But they refused to report on evidence that the government worked with George Soros to fund “left-leaning policies” in foreign countries.
InsideClimate News may have won a Pulitzer Prize, but it looks like it skipped Journalism 101: report, don’t speculate. InsideClimate writer David Hasemyer launched into a series of speculations about “perhaps damaging” information that Exxon documents “could” provide. That isn’t how news works. But it proves that the agenda of InsideClimate News isn’t news, it’s promoting a liberal agenda on climate change and the environment.
Every major news outlet is reporting that President Trump will likely cancel the controversial Paris Climate Agreement. President Barack Obama intentionally avoided signing a climate treaty because it probably wouldn’t have passed the Senate.