http://www.mrc.org/articles/culture en WaPo Blogger: Abortion Is ‘A Deeply Affirmative Value’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-blogger-abortion-deeply-affirmative-value <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Abortion lobbyist argues for the positive in abortion. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">In a piece for The Washington Post, blogger <a href="https://twitter.com/CarterEskew">Carter Eskew</a> argued, “<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/08/19/its-time-for-a-new-dialogue-on-abortion/">It’s time for a new dialogue on abortion</a>.” Eskew, director at The Glover Park Group (<a href="https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/firmsum.php?id=D000034089&amp;year=2014">which lobbies for Planned Parenthood</a>) and <a href="http://www.gloverparkgroup.com/our-team/carter-eskew/">former strategist for Al Gore</a>, wrote in response to his colle</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-blogger-abortion-deeply-affirmative-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Life Politics Abortion Carter Eskew The Washington Post Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:54:53 +0000 mike.ciandella 46965 at http://www.mrc.org Al Jazeera America at One Year – Yes, it’s Still on the Air http://www.mrc.org/articles/al-jazeera-america-one-year-%E2%80%93-yes-its-still-air <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The emir&#039;s great left-wing, petro-dollar money pit. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The news that <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/business/media/al-gore-sues-al-jazeera-over-current-tv-deal.html?_r=0">Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America</a> for millions of dollars owed him from the purchase of his Current TV network rocked the media world last week. After all, who knew Al Jazeera America still existed?&nbsp; </p><p>But AJA is still there (probably), snug in the old Current TV channel slot on your cable guide. It’s just that you’re not watching. Neither is anyone else.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/al-jazeera-america-one-year-%E2%80%93-yes-its-still-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute International Islamification Media Politics Al Jazeera America Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:53:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 46964 at http://www.mrc.org Heresy! Michelle Duggar Doesn’t Think Men Belong in Women’s Rest Rooms http://www.mrc.org/articles/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Duggar’s statement on transgenders called “total bullsh*t,” “fear-mongering” </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Michelle Duggar, of the popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” is under heat again from the media for publicly sharing her conservative religious views. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics Michelle Duggar transgender Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:18:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 46959 at http://www.mrc.org Slate Writer Asks: ‘Is Kink a Sexual Orientation?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/slate-writer-asks-kink-sexual-orientation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The LGBT alphabet soup may just get thicker. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">It’s been nearly a whole month since anyone strung a new letter on the LGBTQIA freight train. How about “K?”&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/slate-writer-asks-kink-sexual-orientation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics 50 Shades of Grey gay agenda Kink LGBT Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:33:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 46947 at http://www.mrc.org On 2-Yr Anniversary of FRC Shooting, WaPo Cites SPLC to Bash … FRC http://www.mrc.org/articles/2-yr-anniversary-frc-shooting-wapo-cites-splc-bash-%E2%80%A6-frc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Education writer rants about conservatives ‘spewing such garbage’ about Common Core. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>How’s this for timing? <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/08/14/blame-the-common-core-for-miley-cyrus-phones-in-toilets-and-everything-else/">The Washington Post</a>’s Valerie Strauss, on the two-year-anniversary of the FRC shooting, launched its own attack on FRC – with the help of a study released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the same group that inspired that shooter.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/2-yr-anniversary-frc-shooting-wapo-cites-splc-bash-%E2%80%A6-frc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith Family Politics Common Core FRC Shooting SPLC Washington Post Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:07:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 46937 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Refuses to Identify ISIL Victims as Christian http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-refuses-identify-isil-victims-christian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And isn’t eager to call the caliphate Muslim, either. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">As liberal columnist <a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/08/13/kirsten-powers-obama%25E2%2580%2599s-inattention-iraqi-christians">Kirsten Power recently noted</a>, President Obama is notably reluctant to acknowledge that Iraqi Christians are facing lethal persecution at the hands of ISIL. Unfortunately, he’s not alone. ABC has been almost completely silent about the religious minorities that ISIS’ self-declared Islamic caliphate is intent on wiping out.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-refuses-identify-isil-victims-christian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith International Islamification ABC News Christians Iraq ISIL Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:48:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 46920 at http://www.mrc.org The Kotex Lobby: Feminist, Liberal Media Demand ‘Free Tampons’ For All http://www.mrc.org/articles/kotex-lobby-feminist-liberal-media-demand-free-tampons-all <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I am woman, hear me whine. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;It’s the terminus point of modern feminism: make the deeply personal very publicly political, and get someone else to pay for it! If one man is keeping you in the style to which you’re accustomed, you’re a kept woman – perhaps even [shudder] a stay-at-home mom. But if your sugar is funneled from thousands of hapless tax payers through a legion of faceless bureaucrats, you’re&nbsp; a tower of feminist self-determination. &nbsp;Fight the power, sisters! Demand government tampons!&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kotex-lobby-feminist-liberal-media-demand-free-tampons-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family Government Health Life Politics Feminism Jessica Valenti womens' health Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:49:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 46908 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Calls Out Show’s Shallow Treatment of Sex http://www.mrc.org/articles/bachelorette-contestant-calls-out-shows-shallow-treatment-sex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Viall explains his view on sex. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">A “Bachelorette” contestant seems anything but the ideal candidate to offer love advice (does anyone <i>really</i> believe in <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/504061/bachelor-bachelorette-the-definitive-list-of-who-s-still-together-and-why-sean-and-catherine-are-so-surprising">finding true love on reality TV</a>?). But this guy gets one thing right: sex is sacred.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bachelorette-contestant-calls-out-shows-shallow-treatment-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Bachelorette sex Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:16:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 46892 at http://www.mrc.org Lefty Media Love Profane, Anti-Catholic Disney ‘Art’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-love-profane-anti-catholic-disney-art <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gay drug use in the Magic Kingdom? Sign HuffPo up! </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/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s all for the art, <i>man</i>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-love-profane-anti-catholic-disney-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family CosmopolitanMagazine HuffingtonPost Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:01:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 46889 at http://www.mrc.org Terrorists? Not in Gaza! Nets Call Hamas ‘Militants,’ ‘Fighters’ By Factor of 13-to-1 http://www.mrc.org/articles/terrorists-not-gaza-nets-call-hamas-militants-fighters-factor-13-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. declares Palestinian group ‘terrorists’ for 17 years, but networks largely stop. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the fighting between Israel and Hamas halted – for now – it’s important to look at the role media played aiding Palestinian terrorists. Network news shows embraced a new narrative – moral equivalency. Hamas and Israel were treated as equals. Reporters and anchors almost never called Israel’s enemy Hamas a “terrorist” organization.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/terrorists-not-gaza-nets-call-hamas-militants-fighters-factor-13-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute International Islamification broadcast networks Hamas Terrorism Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:17:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 46878 at http://www.mrc.org