http://www.mrc.org/commentary/culture en Chick-fil-A, Media Magic and 68 Days That Didn’t Shake the World http://www.mrc.org/commentary/chick-fil-media-magic-and-68-days-didnt-shake-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The left tried to pull a fast on 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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;">It would have been a neat trick if they managed it. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/chick-fil-media-magic-and-68-days-didnt-shake-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Politics Chick-fil-A CNN GLAAD Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:37:58 +0000 matt.philbin 40977 at http://www.mrc.org Chick-fil-A, Media Magic and 68 Days That Didn’t Shake the World http://www.mrc.org/commentary/chick-fil-media-magic-and-68-days-didnt-shake-world-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The left tried to pull a fast one 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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;">It would have been a neat trick if they managed it. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/chick-fil-media-magic-and-68-days-didnt-shake-world-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Politics Chick-fil-A CNN GLAAD Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:38:24 +0000 matt.philbin 40978 at http://www.mrc.org Media Coverage of ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal Rare and Spurious http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-coverage-fast-and-furious-scandal-rare-and-spurious <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>According to The Washington Post, 40 years after Watergate “the future of investigative reporting is at risk.” Former <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/forty-years-after-watergate-investigative-journalism-is-at-risk/2012/06/07/gJQArTzlLV_story.html">Post Managing Editor Leonard Downie Jr.,</a> now a VP with the company, claimed we all need a “widespread recognition of the importance of accountability journalism in our democracy.” But he got so lost patting himself and the paper on the back that he missed one of the big reasons why many stories never get done by the traditional</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-coverage-fast-and-furious-scandal-rare-and-spurious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute Government Politics Fast and Furious networks Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:11:11 +0000 matt.philbin 40399 at http://www.mrc.org Media Have Made Traditional Values the Counterculture http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-have-made-traditional-values-counterculture-0 <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>When Americans triumphed in the Revolutionary War, it was said that the world had turned upside down.</p> <p>It has happened all over again 228 years later, except this time it's not the government that's changed, it's the culture. The 1960s ushered in counterculture in a big way. Long hair, psychedelic music, drugs and free love dominated the landscape for young people as many rebelled against traditional values.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-have-made-traditional-values-counterculture-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute people Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:20:00 +0000 admin 31496 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Commentary: Hollywood vs. Emilio Estevez http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-hollywood-vs-emilio-estevez <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Say the name Emilio Estevez and most people think of the 'Brat Pack,' when he was a star in popular Eighties youth movies like 'The Breakfast Club' and 'St. Elmo's Fire,' or maybe the hockey coach in the 'Mighty Ducks' films. Compared to his brother Charlie Sheen, he's become the quiet, stable brother. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-hollywood-vs-emilio-estevez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute avery camino canadian character charlie community difficult effects estevez faith father find hangover human interested Interview life lot movie policeman responsibility route sequel sequels sheens small sons spain story voice walk woman writer Fri, 14 Oct 2011 18:53:00 +0000 admin 2100 at http://www.mrc.org CMI COMMENTARY: Pageants and "Prosti-Tots" http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-pageants-and-prosti-tots <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> People who love reality television often have a special attraction to 'train wreck' shows. For two years now, the tasteless titans of the cable channel TLC have been exploiting the spectacle of hyper-ambitious stage mothers parading around 'beauty queens' just barely out of diapers in thousand-dollar gowns. The program is titled 'Toddlers & Tiaras.' But now it's even worse: they're dressing up little girls as what radio hosts are calling 'prosti-tots.'</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-pageants-and-prosti-tots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute aired awards cable dickey dolly episode facebook getup girl girls hair impact innocent julia license named offensive pageant parton pedophiles people prosti show tiaras tlc tlcs toddlers tots year years Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:26:00 +0000 admin 2101 at http://www.mrc.org The 'Innocence Snuff Film' http://www.mrc.org/commentary/innocence-snuff-film <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Actor David Schwimmer, best known as the sad-sack Ross Geller on the hit '90s sitcom 'Friends,' is now bemoaning the sex-saturated Hollywood business atmosphere and its corrosive effects on society, and women in particular. The first question many Hollywood critics should ask: Isn't it curious that Schwimmer would care about this issue - after he earned a million dollars per episode on one of the most sex-obsessed sitcoms of all time?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/innocence-snuff-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute actress adult Advertising child father film filming girl important Interview liana liberato rape room scene scenes schwimmer sex society star telegraph underwear victim Women year Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:47:00 +0000 admin 2102 at http://www.mrc.org America to Military: Thank You for Your Sacrifice http://www.mrc.org/commentary/america-military-thank-you-your-sacrifice <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>To the Men and Women of the United States Military:</p> <br /> <p>It's the July 4th weekend. Many of you are far from home in unpleasant places like Iraq and Afghanistan or off the coast of a hostile nation such as Libya. You are fighting at least three wars, and though bureaucrats don't call it the war on terror anymore, you still fight that as well. Every day poses a risk, whether on the streets of Baghdad or on duty in Fort Hood, Texas.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/america-military-thank-you-your-sacrifice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute Afghanistan nation remember Fri, 01 Jul 2011 19:08:00 +0000 admin 2103 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Commentary: Viacom's Endless Violations http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-viacoms-endless-violations <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's so ironic that in the very midst of the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal, television's most shameless channel, MTV, is working overtime to make any notion of sexual restraint obsolete. This year's MTV Movie Awards aerobically established a new low.</p> <p> Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are starring in the upcoming summer comedy "Friends with Benefits," yet another movie exploring the "dream life" of casual and very cold sex. As they introduced the award for Best Male Performance, Timberlake and Kunis grabbed each other's private parts on national TV.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-viacoms-endless-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute 2004 added air anthony audience breasts cut deal Donald green guidelines held history industry joked justin kunis life millions mother movie MTV music national network passionate pattinson performance played replied reynolds Rihanna sexual standards timberlake Trump Twitter Viacom videos vulgar witherspoon Fri, 10 Jun 2011 01:54:00 +0000 admin 2104 at http://www.mrc.org Commentary: Exposing the Hollywood 'Clique' http://www.mrc.org/commentary/commentary-exposing-hollywood-clique <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Born blocks from the NBC soundstage in 1984 to parents in the entertainment industry, Ben Shapiro is a natural choice to write a book about Hollywood. For his new book "Primetime Propaganda," Shapiro has studied decades of television content and interviewed a bevy of powerful Hollywood producers to document the degree to which they have created a political and cultural revolution of permissive leftism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/commentary-exposing-hollywood-clique" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Culture and Media Institute abc anti asked audience authentic blacklist book called cartoon character choice content continue cultural degree entertainment george goldberg hollywood insisted insisting introduction left life NBC political producer producers reality reflect schultz shapiro show social Television traditional world write Fri, 03 Jun 2011 01:25:00 +0000 admin 2105 at http://www.mrc.org