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Out This Weekend: High School Musical 2

The squeaky-clean first movie was a smash hit. When will Hollywood learn that films without sex and obscene language frequently sell like hotcakes?

The World According to the TV Critics

Showtime's new series, Californication, blatantly and obscenely blasphemes Christianity and insults the Catholic Church – and not a single major media critic even notices.

Rival Papers to Blame for Muslim Principal's Resignation

Why did a principal who defended the T-shirt "Intifada-NYC" resign? The Times blamed "inadequate support for the principal and relentless criticism from some quarters of the news media, primarily ...

Billy Graham With Devil's Horns?

TIME and 20/20 profile the preacher's remarkable access to American presidents, but ominously suggest that a religious leader having the president's ear is a bad idea.

The Daily Kos Bile Fest

How can politicians cooperate across the aisle when their backers are hurling hateful, shocking language at political adversaries?

NYT's Poster Child for Islamic Moderates Falls off the Poster

NYT May 4: "The principal, Debbie Almontaser...has been vilified on Web sites as having an 'Islamist agenda.'" NYT August 11: Almontaser "resigned under pressure after she was quoted defending ...

CBS Pumps Over-the-Counter 'Emergency Contraceptives'

News report dismisses the moral concerns of many pharmacists, and fails to consult medical experts about the controversial Plan B drug.

Big Media Week for the Homosexual Agenda

Journalists promote the gay presidential debate, but ignore a poll suggesting homosexual endorsements are the political kiss of death.

The Fall Season in TV Legislation

To say that Hollywood's apologists are running out of gas is an understatement. All they have left is hot air.

SF Chronicle Lauds Filthy Play as 'Raunchy, Irreverent Fun'

Avenue Q begins its nationwide tour in San Francisco.

Earth to Couric: Personal Responsibility, Not Socialized Medicine, Will Save Lives

CBS promotes universal health care again, but other stories in the news show that common sense and healthy habits are the keys to driving down mortality rates.

Are Evangelicals Really Becoming Environmentalists?

Wishful thinking from The Washington Post.

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Barry Bonds is responsible for cheating his fans, his fellow players, and himself.

Babies and TV Screens Don't Mix

U. Washington study finds that watching DVDs and television costs toddlers six to eight vocabulary words per hour.

Back to School Teen Shoppers Clamor for Luxury Items Sported by Celebs

Entertainment media and advertisers are promoting the wrong values and the wrong role models.

The New Nicole Richie -- Self-Proclaimed Role Model

ABC asks tough questions about drug abuse, but not about marrying the father of her child.

The Hero on the Bus

Jeremy Hernandez models courage and responsibility for the inner city kids he works with.

USA Today Weighs In Against Doctors' Freedom of Conscience

Religious convictions are trumped by patients' lifestyle preferences.

Vigilant Parents Required

Never underestimate a federal bureaucracy. The FCC has struck again.

NBC Nightly News Blames the Schism Between Liberal and Conservative Episcopalians on Homosexuality

The network obscures the broader conflict within a church whose American leadership has repudiated traditional Christian beliefs about God and Scripture.

Big Media Ignore the Devils in the SCHIP Bill's Details

The House version of the children's 'health' bill attacks abstinence education and promotes abortion.

LA Times Backs Away from Bias – But Not All the Way

A story on the House ethics bill paints Capitol Hill corruption as an exclusively Republican problem. The next day's revised version injects a little balance, but not enough.

A Radical Silence

Nets either ignore far left professor's dismissal, or mischaracterize him as a martyr.

Behind Closed Doors

Sometimes it's good when the news makes you squirm.

Schumer Vows to Block Bush Supreme Court Nominees

Media grant a silent pass, even though the New York senator would reject candidates solely because of judicial philosophy, a radical departure from Senate tradition.

TIME and Boys

Boys are doing better in America, in spite of the culture wars.

A Young Man's Love, Responsibility Inspire Praise

Quite a contrast to Hollywood's Pop Tarts, who are covered incessantly by the media.

Brooklyn Student Arrested for 'Hate Crime': Flushing a Koran

Media overlook the story: hate crimes laws are being used to punish speech.

NBC Uses One Mom's Woes to Argue for More Food Stamps

Emotional manipulation: nice storytelling, terrible reporting.

The Gentleman and the Juicer

Cal Ripken Jr. is a striking contrast to Barry Bonds.