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Media Cash In on Racism

What is newsworthy about the latest Imus insult in the morning isn't that liberal and conservative commentators alike expressed moral outrage at Imus' remarks—it's that they agreed that Imus ...

Media Ignore Ford Boycott

As sales plunge and the automaker cuts jobs, the year-long action by a major pro-family group goes unreported.

Shhh! There's a Boycott Going On!

Since March 2006, the AFA and 18 other pro-family organizations have targeted Ford over the company's donations to homosexual political groups and advertisements in homosexual-themed magazines. ...

Bias in the Headlines

Gay marriage is not recognized in Florida or California, where Disney's amusement parks are located. The ceremonies that will be performed on the company's properties and cruise ships will not be ...

Anderson Cooper Defines Christians…Or Not

Cooper addressed topics apparently chosen to refute Christian faith or draw attention to controversies, not to understand what billions of people believe and why they believe it.

NBC Acknowledges U.S. a Very Religious Nation, Promotes Corporate Chaplains

In his lead-in to the last story of Holy Thursday's NBC Nightly News broadcast, a report on the growing trend of company-provided chaplains in the workplace, anchor Brian Williams acknowledges we ...

Fox Medical Drama Surprises Viewers with Pro-Life Storyline

House writers choose to value life, at least for an hour in prime time.

The Easter "Hit" Parade

Cultural elites launch a veritable blizzard of attacks on religion during Christianity's holiest time of the year.

The Easter Hit Parade (a summary)

Beginning on February 26, the news and entertainment media have fired a stunning barrage of criticism at religious beliefs, religious practice, and religious symbols. Nothing is too sacred to ...

Hollywood, in a Nutshell

A horror movie director delights in making people sick with on-screen violence, despite the correlation between watching violence and real-life aggression.

Showtime Renews Lesbian Series

The CBS-owned cable network is buying another season of The L Word despite its shrinking audience.

Homosexual Agenda Gets Two-fer in Sunday New York Times

Coming out is to be praised, as is attending the world's largest lesbian party.

Viacom Contributes to Cultural Corrosion

68 percent of Americans, including majorities in every demographic group, believe the media are contributing to moral decline.

To Protect Obama, a Journalist Excuses Lies

Cohen even proposes a rationale few philosophers, or journalism professors, would embrace: that emotional truth trumps intellectual truth.

Philosophers and South Park

From time to time we hear about zany professors of popular culture using their academic credentials to elevate the most aggressively offensive and potty-mouthed TV shows into the Great Works of ...

16 Questions for The New York Times Editorial Board

Given the Gray Lady's recent eye-opening stands on various issues, CMI Advisory Board member Jan LaRue thought that posing a few questions might help the editorial writers think more clearly.

It's All About Being on Television

NY Times article sums up obsession with celebrity.

AP Gets It Wrong on Evangelicals and Global Warming

Zoll writes that Cizik has been called on the carpet for trying to convince evangelicals about global warming. In fact, evangelicals leaders are concerned about what Cizik is saying to ...

Consumer Choice vs. Pointless Publicity

This ad campaign doesn't address the most glaring problem with the V-chip – that even if every parent became a technological whiz with the blocking buttons, the broadcast and cable networks do an ...

Jan LaRue Joins CMI's Board of Advisors

Lawyer and commentator will advise, write for MRC's Culture and Media Institute

NBC's Today Show Labels Purity Movement 'Controversial'

Children abstaining from sex until adulthood appears to be an alien concept in certain media circles.

New York Times Movie Reviews: We'll Take Lust over 'Moral Reprimand'

Which movie do you think would get a positive write-up in The New York Times? An inspirational movie about character building, or a comic tribute to lust?

Keeping Pace with the Right Stuff

The usual moral savants in Congress, who like to say it's wrong to say what's right and wrong, quickly passed judgment on Pace.

The View from the Bottom

The girls on The View are unanimous: Homosexuality is not only morally right but probably ought to be encouraged if we want to keep our military strong.

Scientist Calls Global Warming Theories 'Bunk,' Cites Errors of Logic

Just as Galileo and Einstein transcended the consensus of their day, so too will a growing body of scientific evidence eventually vindicate non-alarmist views on global warming, predicts ...

My Homosexual Agenda is Jesus, Bishop Declares

An openly homosexual Episcopal bishop from New Hampshire Wednesday asserted that the 500-year experiment in Anglicanism is being tested right now.

Protestors Wrong on Vietnam Then and on Iraq Now, Group Says

When thousands of people gather in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to protest the war in Iraq, a group of Vietnam veterans hopes to take advantage of what it sees as an unprecedented opportunity to ...

Nightline on Bush in Guatemala: 'Some Say He's Angered the Gods'

On Monday's Nightline, the ABC program continued the media's fascination with the Mayan "spiritual leaders" who protested this week's visit to Guatemala by President Bush.

PBS Alum Robert MacNeil Slams 'Fundamentalism' in Kennedy Center Speech

Smearing religious conservatives is not enough for the Washington Post; MacNeil should have attacked America as well.

Newsweek Demonizes Dr. Dobson

Evangelical leader's calm, reasoned letter described as "irate."