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CBS: Parents Need Government Help to Raise Kids

Couric showcases expert who claims parents can't overcome advertising industry influence on children without assistance.

Online Dating Battle: What's Wrong With Dating Services Rejecting Unsuitable Suitors?

People magazine and NBC run competitor's ads attacking a company for responsibly turning down applicants unlikely to make good marriage partners.

'Inquisition' Docudrama Pillories Catholic Church

Is PBS trying to discredit contemporary Christian teachings about morality and personal responsibility by setting up a straw man?

CBS Carps About Moms Opting Out to Raise Families

Deciding to bring up your own children is a supreme expression of personal responsibility, but CBS attacks moms who choose motherhood just days before Mother's Day.

Celebrity Media, Heal Thyself

Fear or Bigotry? PBS to Reveal 'Truth' of the Inquisition

The Public Broadcasting System is planning to air a documentary certain to offend Catholics scant weeks after canceling a documentary for fear of offending Muslims.

Media Ignores Study Revealing Anti-Evangelical Bias

Isn't it newsworthy that a majority of American college faculty members hold unfavorable views of evangelical Christians?

The McGreeveys' Media Week

Manipulation of the media is alive and well in America.

Times Ignores Anti-War, Anti-Bush Rants of Arabic School Leader

"Where some see a bridge between cultures, others see an 'Islamist agenda.'" Guess which one the Times thinks you should see?

Verizon Connects Customers to Raunchy Rapper

It doesn't get any more hypocritical than a recording company using federal law to stifle free speech critical of its lewd and lascivious rapper while wrapping the First Amendment around him.

ABC World News Uses Scary Footage to Push Hate Crimes Bill

News report avoids the real story: the House hate crimes vote.

Russell Simmons' Solutions

Simmons declared, I think that children, and parents, and everyone else who doesn't really understand the hip-hop community should have a choice....we want people to choose what they want. And if ...

Picking on Patriotic Passports

Neil MacFarquhar finds a new passport design 'rife' with patriotic imagery.

Good Morning America: Sex and Sweeps

ABC makes the most of its 'exclusive' on the 'D.C. Madam' case

Only CBS Covers Rap Mogul's Call to Clean Up Lyrics

Couric acknowledges that the call to remove offensive words from rap music is a question of social responsibility, not censorship.

Rosie Will Quit on a Sour Note

Footage of embarrassing rant precedes announcement that O'Donnell is leaving The View at the end of the season.

ABC Attacks Reparative Therapy for Homosexuals

Diane Sawyer delivers hit piece based on the story of one disappointed lesbian.

ABC News Distorts Own Poll Showing Culture as Most Culpable in Virginia Tech Massacre

MRC's Culture and Media Institute Calls Discrepancy Evidence of Liberal Bias

NY Times Movie Reviewer Ignores Evidence about Effects of Media Violence

Scott irresponsibly ignores decades of social science studies that show a direct correlation between the consumption of violent media (movies, television, video games, and music) and increases in ...

'Soft Porn' in the Sunday Washington Post

Under the guise of promoting feminist art, the Arts section of the April 22 Washington Post featured four images of nude or partially nude women and suggested that pornography is aesthetic.

Why Abstinence Education 'Fails'

The authorities charged with implementing the abstinence-only curriculum don't like it, don't believe in it, and have done everything in their power to ensure that it should fail.

Drop the Scare Quotes – Call It Partial-Birth Abortion

The next time you hear a reporter use the term so-called 'partial birth abortion,' or the procedure that opponents call 'partial birth abortion,' keep in mind that he's making an editorial comment ...

Not with My Kid: Opting Out of Virginia's Mandated 'Cancer' Vaccine

If lawmakers really want to fight cancer with HPV vaccinations, they would mandate it for older girls, not pre-teens going into sixth grade.

Media Fret About Abortion Restriction

The liberal media were wringing their hands in anguish about the loss of abortion rights as they reported the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday upholding a ban on partial-birth abortions.

PTC: TV Networks Get 'F' for Ratings

New study shows networks fail to warn parents about program content

What a Difference a Judge Makes

The magnitude of who gets to appoint the next justice to the United States Supreme Court is supremely illustrated by the Court's ruling today upholding the congressional ban on partial birth abortion.

Liberal Media Use Flawed Study to Attack Abstinence-Only Education

For every study that disparages the abstinence approach, there are many others that point to its success and suggest that effective, long-term programs should be given more funding—not less.

Obscene Material -- Hard-Core Porn -- Is Not Constitutionally Protected Speech

While the ACLU and liberal judges have managed to create a body of distorted case law in which soft-core porn has legal protection, the hardcore stuff found in adult stores does not. Hard-core ...

Only ABC Addresses Broader Context of Imus Firing Adequately

Is the story of the firing of radio shock jock Don Imus only about racism, or is it also about hatred and incivility in hip hop culture?

Blood, Guts, but No (Box-Office) Glory

The message comes across loud and clear. Hollywood wants more – more violence, more gore, more blood. But another message, while a whisper, is just as powerful. Last weekend's box office ...