Gov.RickScott http://archive2.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/499/all en Times Again Strikes at Conservative Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, 'Remote and Uncaring' http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/times-again-strikes-conservative-fla-gov-rick-scott-remote-and-uncaring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, and they&#039;re called &quot;liberal Democrats: &quot;And many voters have blanched at a number of [Florida Gov. Rick Scott&#039;s] legislative accomplishments, particularly a new state budget that puts thousands of state employees and teachers out of work and requires public workers to start paying part of their salary to cover pension costs.&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>The New York Times <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110309011756.aspx">once again</a> checks in with a hostile peek at Florida's conservative Gov. Rick Scott. Don Van Natta Jr.</p><p><a href="http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/times-again-strikes-conservative-fla-gov-rick-scott-remote-and-uncaring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DanVanNattaJr. Florida GaryFineout Gov.RickScott liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Trains Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:40:00 +0000 admin 393 at http://archive2.mrc.org Hostile Profile of Conservative FL Gov. Rick Scott, 'Political Novice' With 'Go-It-Alone Style' http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/hostile-profile-conservative-fl-gov-rick-scott-political-novice-go-it-alone-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A hostile profile of conservative Florida Gov. Rick Scott faults him for not being liked by his own party. Yet the Times celebrated liberal Republican Gov. Charlie Crist for the same thing: &quot;Rick Scott...vowed during his campaign to run the troubled state like a corporate chief executive (which he was) and not a politician (which he proudly says he is not). And now it has become a problem, some of his fellow Republicans say....Republican lawmakers in Florida were hoping for a smoother transition. Instead, they say, they got top-down management from a political novice.&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> Florida's new Republican Gov. Rick Scott is moving to cut state bureaucracy, reduce regulation and make the state a more business-friendly environment, and is meeting resistance among the old political guard in Florida. But instead of hailing the governor's fresh blood and independence, the Times does its best to paint him as an ideologue in over his head.<br /><br />Lizette Alvarez and Gary Fineout's Tuesday report from Tallahassee, "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08florida.html?pagewanted=all">Florida Republicans at Odds With Their New Executive</a>." <br /><p><a href="http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/hostile-profile-conservative-fl-gov-rick-scott-political-novice-go-it-alone-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2010 DoubleStandards Florida GaryFineout Gov.CharlieCrist Gov.RickScott liberalmediabias LizetteAlvarez NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:17:00 +0000 admin 189 at http://archive2.mrc.org