Articles http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10/all/articles/eye-culture/eye-culture/war-war-christmas en PBS Documentary Glamorizes ‘Right-to-Die’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/pbs-documentary-glamorizes-right-die <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tax-funded PBS normalizes euthanasia. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eo8Hn0DEcpw" width="853" height="480" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>For a peak at the culture of death, look no further than taxpayer-funded PBS.&nbsp; </p><p>A recent PBS <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/right-die-belgium-inside-worlds-liberal-euthanasia-laws-2/">video report</a> by NewsHour's Megan Thompson&nbsp;entitled “The Right to Die in Belgium”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pbs-documentary-glamorizes-right-die" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Belgium PBS Right-to-Die Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:59:57 +0000 matt.philbin 48133 at http://www.mrc.org Lefty Grist Now Claims Humans ‘Literally Breaking Polar Bear Penises’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-grist-now-claims-humans-literally-breaking-polar-bear-penises <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eco-blog calls people ‘the worst,’ says chemical pollution ‘a kick in the d**k’ for polar bears. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Warning: Graphic Language</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">Mankind really has it in for polar bears, at least according to the left. Liberal media have spent years claiming mankind was killing the cute little man-eating monsters by destroying their homes with global warming. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-grist-now-claims-humans-literally-breaking-polar-bear-penises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Media chemicals eco-blog environment Grist PCBs polar bear polar bear penises Pollution Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:58:38 +0000 julia.seymour 48126 at http://www.mrc.org Media Applaud Pampers’ Heartwarming Ad Celebrating Unborn Babies http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-applaud-pampers-heartwarming-ad-celebrating-unborn-babies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pampers releases ad of babies’ and parents’ ‘firsts.’ </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3HWxiDsGenk" width="853" height="480" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>While the upcoming Superbowl ads <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/28/budweiser-super-bowl-pupp_n_6562890.html">count on puppies</a> and scantily clad women for views, Pampers is counting on something infinitely more precious: babies – both born and unborn.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-applaud-pampers-heartwarming-ad-celebrating-unborn-babies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Life ads Pampers Super Bowl unbornbabies Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:15:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 48125 at http://www.mrc.org Former ‘Bachelor’ Sean Lowe Talks Faith in ‘Relationship Secrets’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-bachelor-sean-lowe-talks-faith-relationship-secrets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sean Lowe appears on Fox and Friends to talk about upcoming book 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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132531" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>“The Bachelor” seems like the last place on earth to turn to for examples of marriage and faith. But if there’s one couple that stands a chance, it’s Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-bachelor-sean-lowe-talks-faith-relationship-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family faith Marriage The Bachelor Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:38:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 48122 at http://www.mrc.org Savaging Prime Time: ABC Orders Comedy Based on Gay Sex Provocateur http://www.mrc.org/articles/savaging-prime-time-abc-orders-comedy-based-gay-sex-provocateur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-Christian bully to bring his bile to a sitcom. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor’s note: This article contains profanity and graphic sexual language. </em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/savaging-prime-time-abc-orders-comedy-based-gay-sex-provocateur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics abc Dan Savage Gay agenda. antiChristian Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:03:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 48120 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Suggests Connection Between Blizzard and Climate Change on Five Separate Shows http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbc-suggests-connection-between-blizzard-and-climate-change-five-separate-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cable network guests and hosts bring up climate change in snowstorm reports, although some scientists dispute connection. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As a blizzard threatened to bury northeastern U.S. cities with snow, MSNBC blanketed its coverage with connections to man-made climate change.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbc-suggests-connection-between-blizzard-and-climate-change-five-separate-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Media Bill Nye Blizzard cable networks Climate Change Ed Schultz Global Warming Hardball Jeffrey Sachs MSNBC NOW with Alex Wagner Roger Pielke Jr. Patrick Michaels Ryan Maue Science scientists Snowstorm The Cycle The Ed Show Weather Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:31:13 +0000 julia.seymour 48115 at http://www.mrc.org Women Conceived in Rape or Who Had Abortions Speak Out at March for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/women-conceived-rape-or-who-had-abortions-speak-out-march-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro-life women speak out against media’s treatment of them. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gPy5k0bBlus" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/women-conceived-rape-or-who-had-abortions-speak-out-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion March for Life Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:09:52 +0000 mike.ciandella 48114 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo: Liberal Anti-Vaxxers ‘Ruining Things for Everyone’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-liberal-anti-vaxxers-ruining-things-everyone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parents who say vaccines are ‘harmful’ among ‘most liberal’ Americans. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Only days before <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/01/28/arizona-measles-disneyland-outbreak-phoenix-children/22452491/">USA Today</a> reported that the recent measles outbreak had reached a “critical point,” The Washington Post declared that opponents of vaccination were “ruining things for everyone.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-liberal-anti-vaxxers-ruining-things-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media anti-vaccination anti-vax anti-vaxxer autism health scare Jenny McCarthy Liberals Robert F. Kennedy Vaccine Washington Post wonkblog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:52:33 +0000 julia.seymour 48112 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg Drops Neutral Pretense with Ad Slamming Ted Cruz http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-drops-neutral-pretense-ad-slamming-ted-cruz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sneers that ‘religious liberty’ is ‘politics.” </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A media outlet that’s abandoned its “neutral” pretense? That’s refreshing, if somewhat arrogant. Bloomberg Businessweek must be comfortable that its business and economic coverage is so good it can afford to alienate the conservative half of the population.&nbsp; </p><p>Bloomberg Businessweek ran an ad by Bloomberg Politics against Senator Ted Cruz, R—TX, in its Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 2015 issue. Picturing a swearing-in on a Bible (in black-and-white), the ad read, “Ted Cruz calls it religious freedom. We call it politics.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-drops-neutral-pretense-ad-slamming-ted-cruz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Politics bloomberg businessweek Gay Marriage Ted Cruz Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:42:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 48110 at http://www.mrc.org Leader of Soros-Founded INET: Rich are Ready to Flee in Case of Uprising http://www.mrc.org/articles/leader-soros-founded-inet-rich-are-ready-flee-case-uprising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros gave $100 million to INET, used it to host a conference to remake the global economy. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rich people are preparing to flee in case of social unrest, at least according to the head of one group founded and partly funded by George Soros.</p><p>Robert Johnson, the head of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), argued that many wealthy people feared an uprising because of “growing inequality.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/leader-soros-founded-inet-rich-are-ready-flee-case-uprising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Bretton Woods II Davos soros Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:30:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 48103 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast Cites SPLC to Assert Jindal, AFA Embrace ‘Hate’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-cites-splc-assert-jindal-afa-embrace-hate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Citing hate crime-inspiring hate group SPLC particularly hateful tactic. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The religious fundamentalists are coming! The religious fundamentalists are coming! Daily Beast writer Dean Obeidallah frantically warns, in his Jan.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-cites-splc-assert-jindal-afa-embrace-hate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Islamification Life Politics AFA Bobby Jindal SPLC Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:23:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 48101 at http://www.mrc.org EW Weeps ‘Warm and Vulnerable’ Abortion Comedy ‘Nominated for Nothing’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/ew-weeps-warm-and-vulnerable-abortion-comedy-nominated-nothing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Entertainment Weekly writes Oscar obituary for ‘Obvious Child.’ </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Entertainment Weekly is trying a new method of writing: Oscar obituaries. </p> <p>In a Jan. 26 piece for Entertainment Weekly (EW), writer Emily Blake <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2015/01/26/nominated-for-nothing-obvious-child/">lamented</a> that “abortion comedy” “Obvious Child” was “nominated for nothing” for the upcoming Oscars. Laying out the reasons for the Oscar-censorship, she bashed the Academy Awards for refusing to recognize the “warm and vulnerable” film full of “humor.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ew-weeps-warm-and-vulnerable-abortion-comedy-nominated-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life Academy Awards Entertainment Weekly Obvious Child Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:08:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 48095 at http://www.mrc.org Like Media, White House Misleads on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotional video for ‘wilderness’ plan mostly shows mountains, flowers and animals, even though drilling wouldn’t happen there. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Just days after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, introduced a bill to permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), President Barack Obama announced his plan to designate millions of acres of ANWR in a way that bans drilling.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government Media Alaska Alaska National Wildlife Refuge ANWR Climate Change Conservation drilling Environmentalism Obama Administration oil and gas politics wilderness act Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:10:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48094 at http://www.mrc.org Sundance Celebrates Underage Sex and Rape http://www.mrc.org/articles/sundance-celebrates-underage-sex-and-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood excuses rape on screen and off, if it involves one of their own. </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To the hypocritical Hollywood elite, rape is deplorable and condemnable on college campuses but pedophilia on the big screen and in after-hour parties, it’s perfectly OK. </p> <p>Just look at this year’s Sundance favorite- “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” features a 15-year-old girl losing her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend. The media couldn’t be more in love with the film, with outlets like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian heaping praise on it.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sundance-celebrates-underage-sex-and-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Sundance Film Festival Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:04:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 48093 at http://www.mrc.org March for ... Rape? Media Skew, Misreport on March for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/march-rape-media-skew-misreport-march-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you thought it was about babies ... </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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know the March for Life was all about rape? Neither did I. But that is the impression one would get if they read the media’s take on the annual pro-life event.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/march-rape-media-skew-misreport-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life March for Life Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:22:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 48084 at http://www.mrc.org