Looking into the Rockefellers

Rockefeller Money funds anti-oil groups and media covering them By: Media Research Center Staff Environmental groups’ hatred for fossil fuels is to be expected. But when the same money is flowing into the green groups and the media outlets covering those groups, there’s a big problem. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), recently published a “climate accountability scorecard” to catalog transgressions by fossil fuel companies it claims “bear a particular responsibility for climate change.” The scorecard rated the companies on...

Pipeline Tampering Is ‘Civil Disobedience,’ Not Crime to Democracy Now!

By Julia A. Seymour A group calling itself Climate Direct Action simultaneously tampered with oil pipelines in four states Oct. 11, claiming it was necessary to stop all tar sands oil flowing into the U.S. because of the climate “emergency.” At least 10 people were arrested in connection with the dangerous pipeline interference. Climate Direct Action also claimed their actions were done in “solidarity” with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The White House took the tampering seriously. According to The...

Activists Sue Exxon

Activists Sue Exxon For Climate ‘Crime Against Humanity’ By Aly Nielsen If liberals have their way, ExxonMobil will be destroyed for not pushing out an extreme enough climate change message. On Sept. 29, the liberal Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced that it was suing ExxonMobil for “deceiving the public about climate science while using its knowledge about climate change to advance its business operations.” A video further explaining the lawsuit hyperbolically claimed “eXXon Climate Change Denial is a Crime Against...

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Research Center Launches a Website to Uncover How Wealthy Foundations Drive Liberal Ideology through Nonprofit Journalism RESTON, VA: Media Research Center (MRC) Vice President of Business Dan Gainor issued the following statement announcing the launch of Buying Bias, a new website that exposes the web of funding behind billionaire foundations and nonprofit journalism outlets, which have insinuated themselves into traditional media outlets. With journalism rapidly changing in the last decade, news outlets have begun outsourcing...

Questioning the Source

How Wealthy, Liberal Foundations Drive Ideology through Nonprofit Journalism By Dan Gainor   Journalism has rapidly and fundamentally changed in the last decade. With the rise of the internet and the destruction of the classified ad market, through developments like Craigslist and other innovations, nearly 40 percent of the nation’s journalists are out of work in less than a decade. While the Great Recession happened to America, it was the equivalent of a depression to traditional news outlets. As a...

DeSmog Blog’s Energy Bias

How DeSmog Blog Covers Energy with a Bias to Benefit Their Founder’s PR Firm By Aly Nielsen   DeSmogBlog claims it exists to “clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science on climate change.” In reality, it’s just one more voice of alarmism that the media turn to for climate disinformation. The blog was started not by scientists or climatologists, but by public relations expert James Hoggan, who is the owner and president of the Canadian PR firm Hoggan...

Anti-Business Climate Rhetoric

Media Gobble Up Anti-Business Climate Rhetoric From InsideClimate News By Aly Nielsen   The climate alarmist blog, InsideClimate News, has been peddling climate change attacks against ExxonMobil, and the media are eating it up. InsideClimate News, together with the Los Angeles Times, is responsible for starting the witch hunt against ExxonMobil, and outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post have continued it. In September, 2015, The left-wing climate blog, which is published by anti-capitalist David Sassoon, accused...
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