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Character the Most Important Issue in the Presidential Primary Debates: Executive Summary

Reporters threw more softballs to Democrats overall but more hardballs at Democrats on honesty

ABC: Courts, not Chromosomes, Now Define Sex

Barbara Walters ignores biology while insisting the pregnant man is truly a man. After all, the state of Oregon says so.

Barbara Walters Uses Pregnant 'Man' to Redefine Sexes, Family

In her quest to revise America's understanding of man and woman, the veteran ABC news celebrity covers up the essential fact: Thomas Beatie is, in reality, a woman.

Washington Post Quotes Liberal Catholic Saying U.S. Bishops Hold Minority View on Abortion

Note to WaPo: religions don't base moral teachings on opinion polls.

Matthews on Palin Seeking God's Okay: 'A Lot of Our Enemies Talk Like That'

MSNBC Hardball host suggests that politicians should not openly say they're looking for God's guidance in America's secular environment.

Sex and Aggression: The Media Impact on Children

CMI Senior Writer Kristen Fyfe reports on two profoundly important studies that link childrens media consumption to teen pregnancy and hostile behavior.

Boston Legal's Balanced Look at Abortion

Last night's episode featured arguments in favor of abortion but also acknowledged the longterm damage done to women and men alike.

Apostles of Atheism

How the broadcast and print media helped spread the Gospel of Godlessness in 2007

Apostles of Atheism: Executive Summary

How the broadcast and print media helped spread the Gospel of Godlessness in 2007.

A Study in Character Assassination: How the TV Networks Have Portrayed Sarah Palin as Dunce or Demon

An analysis of two weeks of coverage of the GOP vice presidential nominee reveals unremitting hostility from the network news.

A Study in Character Assassination: Executive Summary

An analysis of two weeks of coverage of the GOP vice presidential nominee reveals unremitting hostility from the network news.

Nets Promote Prop. 8 Protesters

News coverage denies traditional marriage supporters any opportunity to make their case.

News Anchor: Hate on Both Sides as Prop. 8 Protesters Stomp on Cross

Talk about false moral equivalence.

'Access' Denied to Prop 8 Supporters

A popular entertainment news show, Access Hollywood, provides a platform only for celebrities in favor of same-sex marriage.

WaPo: Bush Pro-Life Regs Onerous, Ideologically Offensive

Reporters quote a former Clinton official accusing the Reagan and Bush administrations of establishing the Mexico City Policy, which limits the promotion of abortion by government-funded groups, ...

Unmasking the Myths Behind the Fairness Doctrine

I do not agree with what you have to say, but Ill defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire

Unmasking the Myths Behind the Fairness Doctrine: Executive Summary

I do not agree with what you have to say, but Ill defend to the death your right to say it.

Down a Dark Abby

The Culture and Media Institutes analysis of Dear Abbys 2007 columns reveals that the worlds leading advice columnist cannot be trusted to promote traditional sexual morality but she can be ...

Down a Dark Abby: Executive Summary

The Culture and Media Institutes analysis of Dear Abbys 2007 columns reveals that the worlds leading advice columnist cannot be trusted to promote traditional sexual morality but she can be ...

Access Hollywood Serves Up One Palin-Bashing Story, Two Kisses for Obama

Movie stars go gaga over Obama; Palin allegedly spent more than 150K on clothes and spoke with McCain staffers clad only in a towel; Obama to buy a puppy for his daughters.

WaPo Critic Seethes as Grey's Anatomy Drops Lesbian Character

ABC show continues to promote aberrant forms of sex.

ABC, NBC Repeat Anonymous Rumors Discrediting Palin

No acknowledgement that McCain campaign staffers may be scrambling to hang the blame for his defeat on the vice-presidential nominee.

Late Night Comics' Jabs Heavily Favored Obama

Study finds that Leno and Letterman monologues made GOP ticket butt of jokes 7-1 over Democratic ticket.

NBC Keeps Beating on Palin

The election is over, but Savannah Guthrie of the Today show is still assassinating the character of Sarah Palin.

Potty Mouths OK for TV but Not for the Supreme Court

As profanity explodes on television, lawyers arguing a broadcast decency case before the High Court are using euphemisms.

Ballot Measure Results Mixed for Values Issues

Voters upheld man-woman marriage in three states, but pro-life measures went down.

The Enduring Culture War

Some pundits claim the political battles over moral values are effectively at an end. They're kidding themselves.

ABC Shills for Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Network continues pattern of one-sided coverage of homosexuality, with a segment favoring opponents of California's Proposition 8.

CNN Host: GOP Palin Critics 'Intellectual,' Palin Backers 'Knuckle-Draggers'

Mike Malloy also described the GOP's social conservative base as crazy and mouth breathers.

Sexy TV Shows, Violent Video Games Linked to Teen Sex, Aggression

Two studies published by Pediatrics find that sexy TV shows are associated with higher teen pregnancy rates, and violent video games with increased hostility in children.