http://www.mrc.org/articles/culture en Media Applaud Pampers’ Heartwarming Ad Celebrating Unborn Babies http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-applaud-pampers-heartwarming-ad-celebrating-unborn-babies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pampers releases ad of babies’ and parents’ ‘firsts.’ </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><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3HWxiDsGenk" width="853" height="480" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>While the upcoming Superbowl ads <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/28/budweiser-super-bowl-pupp_n_6562890.html">count on puppies</a> and scantily clad women for views, Pampers is counting on something infinitely more precious: babies – both born and unborn.&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/media-applaud-pampers-heartwarming-ad-celebrating-unborn-babies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Life ads Pampers Super Bowl unbornbabies Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:15:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 48125 at http://www.mrc.org Former ‘Bachelor’ Sean Lowe Talks Faith in ‘Relationship Secrets’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-bachelor-sean-lowe-talks-faith-relationship-secrets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sean Lowe appears on Fox and Friends to talk about upcoming book on marriage. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132531" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>“The Bachelor” seems like the last place on earth to turn to for examples of marriage and faith. But if there’s one couple that stands a chance, it’s Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici.</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/former-bachelor-sean-lowe-talks-faith-relationship-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family faith Marriage The Bachelor Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:38:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 48122 at http://www.mrc.org Savaging Prime Time: ABC Orders Comedy Based on Gay Sex Provocateur http://www.mrc.org/articles/savaging-prime-time-abc-orders-comedy-based-gay-sex-provocateur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-Christian bully to bring his bile to a sitcom. </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><em>Editor’s note: This article contains profanity and graphic sexual language. </em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/savaging-prime-time-abc-orders-comedy-based-gay-sex-provocateur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics abc Dan Savage Gay agenda. antiChristian Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:03:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 48120 at http://www.mrc.org Women Conceived in Rape or Who Had Abortions Speak Out at March for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/women-conceived-rape-or-who-had-abortions-speak-out-march-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro-life women speak out against media’s treatment of them. </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gPy5k0bBlus" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/women-conceived-rape-or-who-had-abortions-speak-out-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion March for Life Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:09:52 +0000 mike.ciandella 48114 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg Drops Neutral Pretense with Ad Slamming Ted Cruz http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-drops-neutral-pretense-ad-slamming-ted-cruz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sneers that ‘religious liberty’ is ‘politics.” </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>A media outlet that’s abandoned its “neutral” pretense? That’s refreshing, if somewhat arrogant. Bloomberg Businessweek must be comfortable that its business and economic coverage is so good it can afford to alienate the conservative half of the population.&nbsp; </p><p>Bloomberg Businessweek ran an ad by Bloomberg Politics against Senator Ted Cruz, R—TX, in its Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 2015 issue. Picturing a swearing-in on a Bible (in black-and-white), the ad read, “Ted Cruz calls it religious freedom. We call it politics.” </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/bloomberg-drops-neutral-pretense-ad-slamming-ted-cruz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Politics bloomberg businessweek Gay Marriage Ted Cruz Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:42:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 48110 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast Cites SPLC to Assert Jindal, AFA Embrace ‘Hate’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-cites-splc-assert-jindal-afa-embrace-hate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Citing hate crime-inspiring hate group SPLC particularly hateful tactic. </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>The religious fundamentalists are coming! The religious fundamentalists are coming! Daily Beast writer Dean Obeidallah frantically warns, in his Jan.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/daily-beast-cites-splc-assert-jindal-afa-embrace-hate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Islamification Life Politics AFA Bobby Jindal SPLC Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:23:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 48101 at http://www.mrc.org EW Weeps ‘Warm and Vulnerable’ Abortion Comedy ‘Nominated for Nothing’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/ew-weeps-warm-and-vulnerable-abortion-comedy-nominated-nothing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Entertainment Weekly writes Oscar obituary for ‘Obvious Child.’ </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>Entertainment Weekly is trying a new method of writing: Oscar obituaries. </p> <p>In a Jan. 26 piece for Entertainment Weekly (EW), writer Emily Blake <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2015/01/26/nominated-for-nothing-obvious-child/">lamented</a> that “abortion comedy” “Obvious Child” was “nominated for nothing” for the upcoming Oscars. Laying out the reasons for the Oscar-censorship, she bashed the Academy Awards for refusing to recognize the “warm and vulnerable” film full of “humor.”</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/ew-weeps-warm-and-vulnerable-abortion-comedy-nominated-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life Academy Awards Entertainment Weekly Obvious Child Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:08:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 48095 at http://www.mrc.org Sundance Celebrates Underage Sex and Rape http://www.mrc.org/articles/sundance-celebrates-underage-sex-and-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood excuses rape on screen and off, if it involves one of their own. </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>To the hypocritical Hollywood elite, rape is deplorable and condemnable on college campuses but pedophilia on the big screen and in after-hour parties, it’s perfectly OK. </p> <p>Just look at this year’s Sundance favorite- “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” features a 15-year-old girl losing her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend. The media couldn’t be more in love with the film, with outlets like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian heaping praise on it.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/sundance-celebrates-underage-sex-and-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Sundance Film Festival Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:04:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 48093 at http://www.mrc.org March for ... Rape? Media Skew, Misreport on March for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/march-rape-media-skew-misreport-march-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you thought it was about babies ... </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>Did you know the March for Life was all about rape? Neither did I. But that is the impression one would get if they read the media’s take on the annual pro-life event.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/march-rape-media-skew-misreport-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life March for Life Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:22:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 48084 at http://www.mrc.org 200,000 March for Life – Networks Give them 15 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/articles/200000-march-life-%E2%80%93-networks-give-them-15-seconds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBS covered sex scandal, prehistoric shark instead. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132344" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>On Jan 22, 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life, commemorating the 57 million babies destroyed since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. </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/200000-march-life-%E2%80%93-networks-give-them-15-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life broadcast networks March for Life Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:28:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 48081 at http://www.mrc.org