Articles http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10/all en Colbert Joke: A Banana Was ‘Crucified,’ ‘Saves Everybody.’ Not Jesus. http://www.mrc.org/articles/colbert-joke-banana-was-crucified-saves-everybody-not-jesus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colbert inserts ‘humor’ into Christianity. </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 class="NoSpacing">How a-peeling.</p> <p class="NoSpacing">After noting how DC Comics and Marvel earned billions at the box office, comedian Stephen Colbert decided to sell his own superhero story. On his Sept. 19 “The Colbert Report,” the host joked that, instead of Jesus, a banana was crucified. He marketed his plot to San Diego’s Comic-Con attendees. “All of mankind is saved&nbsp;by the banana,” he explained.&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/colbert-joke-banana-was-crucified-saves-everybody-not-jesus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith colbert Jesus Christ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:22:03 +0000 mike.ciandella 47171 at http://www.mrc.org Breaking: Gay Liberal Doesn’t Like NFL http://www.mrc.org/articles/breaking-gay-liberal-doesnt-nfl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HuffPo’s Signorile: sport ‘based on misogyny and homophobia.’ </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/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On his blog, Huffington Post Gay Voices, Op-Ed writer Michelangelo Signorile made the outrageous claim that: “Professional football, perhaps more than any other male team sport, is based on misogyny and homophobia, built on it from the ground up.”&nbsp; </p><p>Hmmm. It’s a sport women are physically unequipped to play at high levels – that must be the misogyny. And it so far hasn’t allowed itself to be bullied into pretending that two percent of the population that tends to self-select away from the game really matters to it: Homophobia.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/breaking-gay-liberal-doesnt-nfl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics HuffPo Michaelangelo Signorile nfl Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:13:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 47168 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Star: Right-Wing News ‘Appallingly Shallow And Manipulative’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lord-rings-star-right-wing-news-appallingly-shallow-and-manipulative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fox News is so terrible it’s ‘like a horror movie.’ </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><iframe src="http://embed.live.huffingtonpost.com/HPLEmbedPlayer/?segmentId=53ece4bffe3444b532000236&amp;autoPlay=false" width="570" height="351" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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/lord-rings-star-right-wing-news-appallingly-shallow-and-manipulative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Fox News hollywood huffington post Viggo Mortensen Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:44:49 +0000 dan.gainor 47162 at http://www.mrc.org Former NYTimes Bureau Chief: ‘Revolt is the only option left’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-nytimes-bureau-chief-revolt-only-option-left <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Claims conservatives have ‘retreated into Christian fascism.’ </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Notice how when liberals say <a href="http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/sacrificing_the_vulnerable_from_gaza_to_america_20140914">insane things</a>, they never make the news? Former New York Times Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Hedges has become open about his lunacy in recent years. Hedges went on a massive anti-Israel rant during a recent liberal event in <st1:state>Wisconsin</st1:state> where he also predicted that a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqnG6x-YOpM#t=660">“revolt”</a> is on the way.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/former-nytimes-bureau-chief-revolt-only-option-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Chris Hedges Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:18:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 47159 at http://www.mrc.org Media Applaud: Satanic Group to Distribute Children’s Book http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-applaud-satanic-group-distribute-childrens-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Salon columnist calls move ‘hilarious.’ </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 class="NoSpacing">Looks like the media need their own distribution – of dictionaries.&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-satanic-group-distribute-childrens-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Family Politics Satanists school Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 47157 at http://www.mrc.org From Promise Rings to Sex Scenes: Nick Jonas Grows Up http://www.mrc.org/articles/promise-rings-sex-scenes-nick-jonas-grows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another Disney star one bites the dusts. </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/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129368" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>To say that Nick Jonas lives by a double standard is an understatement. His views on faith, family, sex and homosexuality are so convoluted it makes one’s head spin trying to comprehend them. One need only consider his latest project, a DirecTV show called “Kingdom,” to see just how far Nick has fallen from his time on Disney’s “Jonas,” show as a respectable role model for younger kids in regards to faith, purity and strong family ties. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/promise-rings-sex-scenes-nick-jonas-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family disney Kingdom nick jonas Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:28:36 +0000 mike.ciandella 47156 at http://www.mrc.org Best-Selling Author Klein: US Should Pay ‘Trillions’ For Causing Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/best-selling-author-klein-us-should-pay-trillions-causing-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Occupy Supporter Klein rants against capitalism, conservatives by citing flawed data. </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>Facts, people. They’re not that hard.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/best-selling-author-klein-us-should-pay-trillions-causing-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Naomi Klein Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:34:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 47155 at http://www.mrc.org Hillarywood: New Fall TV Shows Inspired By Clinton, Gillibrand http://www.mrc.org/articles/hillarywood-new-fall-tv-shows-inspired-clinton-gillibrand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And the news media love it. </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 class="normal">It’s no secret that Hollywood loves Hillary Clinton, and now some network execs are openly basing their White House characters on her. The media’s new favorite, Dem. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is also an inspiration for some new Fall shows.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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/hillarywood-new-fall-tv-shows-inspired-clinton-gillibrand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Politics Hillary Clinton Madam Secretary State of Affairs Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:37:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 47148 at http://www.mrc.org Colbert joke! ‘Abortion’ is a ‘Funny Word’ – like ‘Guacamole’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/colbert-joke-abortion-funny-word-%E2%80%93-guacamole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colbert discusses abortion with star Mindy Kaling. </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 class="NoSpacing">Oh, the irony. The liberal feminist media are <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/09/05/feminists-vs-fox-star-abortion-perfect-topic-sitcoms">proving trailblazers</a>. At least, that is, for male comedians.&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/colbert-joke-abortion-funny-word-%E2%80%93-guacamole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Life Abortion Mindy Kaling Stephen Colbert Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:28:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 47147 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo Can’t Bring itself to Name Islam in Rotherham Editorial http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-cant-bring-itself-name-islam-rotherham-editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about the I-word? </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sure, nobody expects The Washington Post Editorial Board to earn a “Profile in Courage” entry anytime soon. But with <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/too-many-in-rotherham-turned-a-blind-eye-to-child-abuse/2014/09/15/5ef76b4a-3489-11e4-9e92-0899b306bbea_story.html">its Sept. 16 editorial</a> on the systematic decades-long sexual abuse of children in Rotherham, England, the Board showed the same cowardice that enabled the Rotherham abusers.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-cant-bring-itself-name-islam-rotherham-editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Islamification Politics Islam Rotherham Washington Post Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:59:34 +0000 mike.ciandella 47146 at http://www.mrc.org Democrat Gillibrand Drops F-Bomb on HuffPost Live http://www.mrc.org/articles/democrat-gillibrand-drops-f-bomb-huffpost-live <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Complains about sexist comments from unnamed colleagues. </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/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129336" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/democrat-gillibrand-drops-f-bomb-huffpost-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family Politics huffington post live Kirsten Gillibrand Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:07:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 47144 at http://www.mrc.org $6.4 Million from Soros Behind Legal Battles for 3 Conservative 2016 Contenders http://www.mrc.org/articles/64-million-soros-behind-legal-battles-3-conservative-2016-contenders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal billionaire funds groups trying to get potential presidential candidates recalled, indicted. </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 dir="ltr"><em>The media should be reporting on this, but they consistently ignore it.</em></p><p dir="ltr">Legal battles against state governor’s with higher political aspirations keep cropping up. But looking deeper into attacks on Republican governors from Texas, Wisconsin and Louisiana reveals George Soros’ checkbook was behind it all – but the news media aren’t about to point that out.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/64-million-soros-behind-legal-battles-3-conservative-2016-contenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Politics Bobby Jindal election financing George Soros governor politics recall Rick Perry Scott Walker soros funding state governments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:19:51 +0000 julia.seymour 47141 at http://www.mrc.org Nuns Slam Media Silence on Middle-East Christian Persecution http://www.mrc.org/articles/nuns-slam-media-silence-middle-east-christian-persecution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sisters speak out at In Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit. </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 class="NoSpacing">Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent.&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/nuns-slam-media-silence-middle-east-christian-persecution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Islamification In Defense of Christians Iraq ISIS Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:51:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 47134 at http://www.mrc.org Urban Outfitters Makes Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt; Feigns Ignorance After Public Outrage http://www.mrc.org/articles/urban-outfitters-makes-blood-stained-kent-state-sweatshirt-feigns-ignorance-after-public-ou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media outraged by hipster clothing company’s shirt ‘in bad taste’ </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 class="normal">Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters makes trendy and vintage-style clothing for teens and young adults, but its latest offering doesn’t appear to be popular with any age group. Sunday night, the internet noticed when a “vintage” Kent State University sweatshirt went on sale on the company’s website for $129. It wasn’t the ridiculous price that sparked attention but the appearance of blood splatter and stains on the light-colored sweatshirt.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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/urban-outfitters-makes-blood-stained-kent-state-sweatshirt-feigns-ignorance-after-public-ou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Business Politics Kent State Urban Outfitters Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:25:24 +0000 mike.ciandella 47133 at http://www.mrc.org Anthem’s 200th: 6 Most Memorable Moments in U.S. Flag History http://www.mrc.org/articles/anthems-200th-6-most-memorable-moments-us-flag-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ‘Star Spangled Banner’ through the years. </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>This weekend marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort McHenry, the battle which inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” </p> <p>In honor of that historic day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the memorable moments the flag was lifted and shown reverence.</p> <p><b>1. The </b><b>Battle</b><b> at </b><b>Fort</b><b> </b><b>McHenry</b><b> (9/13-9/14 1814)</b><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/Banner.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="400" width="534" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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/anthems-200th-6-most-memorable-moments-us-flag-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Patriotism Ft McHenry Star Spangled Banner Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:43:40 +0000 mike.ciandella 47116 at http://www.mrc.org