Articles http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10/all en Couric Baits Justice Ginsburg: Could Male Justices ‘Truly Understand’ ‘What It’s Like To Be a Woman?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/couric-baits-justice-ginsburg-could-male-justices-truly-understand-what-its-be-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gender-based questions are a staple in former anchor’s liberal playbook. </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://www.mrctv.org/embed/128565" width="320" height="180" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/couric-baits-justice-ginsburg-could-male-justices-truly-understand-what-its-be-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute couric Feminism ginsburg Women Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:14:34 +0000 dan.gainor 46829 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s 13 Ways to Hype Sister Company’s Kinky ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-13-ways-hype-sister-companys-kinky-fifty-shades-grey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks, online outlets promote BDSM-glamorizing trailer. </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>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SfZWFDs0LxA" width="320" height="180" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Editor’s Note: Extremely Graphic Content Below.</i></p> <p>NBC really wants you to see the kink-fest “Fifty Shades of Gray.” In the week around the release of the film’s BDSM trailer, the network mentioned the movie 13 times for a total of 19 minutes, 12 seconds. </p> <p>Naturally, NBC’s sister company Focus Features is producing “Fifty Shades.” The network mentioned that just twice.</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/nbcs-13-ways-hype-sister-companys-kinky-fifty-shades-grey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family 50 Shades BDSM bondage NBC sex Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:49:25 +0000 dan.gainor 46828 at http://www.mrc.org Networks That Ignored Bad GDP News, Eagerly Cover ‘Good News’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignored-bad-gdp-news-eagerly-cover-good-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, NBC skipped first quarter drop and downward revisions, but happy to report growth. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">All three broadcast network evening shows reported the higher than expected 4 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for the second quarter on July 30. However, ABC and NBC evening shows previously skipped the three prior GDP announcements that showed the economy shrinking in the first quarter.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignored-bad-gdp-news-eagerly-cover-good-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media abc BEA Brian Williams cbs commerce department Diane Sawyer economy shrank Evening News GDP gross domestic product NBC negative growth network Nightly News World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:00:16 +0000 julia.seymour 46825 at http://www.mrc.org Senate Report Ties Soros Group to 'Billionaire's Club' Dictating EPA Actions http://www.mrc.org/articles/senate-report-ties-soros-group-billionaires-club-dictating-epa-actions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros-founded Democracy Alliance influences EPA decisions, report says. </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>An "elite group of left wing millionaires and billionaires" fund "the far-left environmental movement, which in turn controls major policy decisions," according to a U.S. Senate&nbsp;<a href="http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&amp;FileStore_id=8af3d005-1337-4bc3-bcd6-be947c523439">report</a>&nbsp;released on July 30. The report singled out, among other groups, the secretive Democracy Alliance, a group founded in part by liberal billionaire George Soros.</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/senate-report-ties-soros-group-billionaires-club-dictating-epa-actions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute EPA Jonathan Soros soros Tom Steyer Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:27:18 +0000 mike.ciandella 46824 at http://www.mrc.org Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns http://www.mrc.org/articles/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It’s easy in America to take refrigeration for granted. After all, it has been in use since the late 1800s and home refrigerators became ubiquitous in the 1950s.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Environment International Media China Climate Change cold chain food borne illness food in China Food Safety food supply Global Warming greenhouse gases New York Times Magazine nicola twilley refrigerants refrigeration refrigeration boom Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:52:08 +0000 julia.seymour 46816 at http://www.mrc.org Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharknado http://www.mrc.org/articles/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crazy disasters aren’t limited to SyFy channel; the media embrace them too. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">“Sharknado 2: The Second One” is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week’s water-cooler conversations. Like the first “Sharknado” movie, the premise is so ridiculous it actually manages to entertain.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media Climate Change Earth will spin faster Global Warming Great Britain Hockey Italy Met Office pasta predictions about global warming red hair extinct redheads Scotland sharknado sports stadiums SyFy UFOs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:32 +0000 julia.seymour 46805 at http://www.mrc.org Media Prey Upon Strange New Species: Virgins http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-prey-upon-strange-new-species-virgins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top 10 ways movies, TV treat virginity as feature of a bizarre breed. </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><i><strong>SPECIES: </strong>The Virgin (Sexus Nontilnuptials)</i></p> <p><i><strong>PREDATOR: </strong>The Media </i>(<i>Sexus Perpetual Obsessicus</i>)</p> <p><i><strong>METHOD OF ATTACK:</strong> Exploitation and Extinction </i><img alt="Virgins" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/virginterr.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black;" height="104" width="185" /></p> <p>Peer through a leafy curtain deep in the Amazon and you might just catch a glimpse of an elusive specimen: “the virgin.” </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-prey-upon-strange-new-species-virgins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Movies tv virgin Virginity Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:24:40 +0000 dan.gainor 46802 at http://www.mrc.org Journalists Subpoenaed In Defamation Suit against ABC http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalists-subpoenaed-defamation-suit-against-abc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Industry blames lost profits and layoffs on ABC’s propaganda over so-called ‘pink slime.’ </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Several journalists at Food Safety News and The New York Times were subpoenaed in the the latest development in the legal fight between a beef producer and ABC News, according to <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/journalists_subpoenaed_in_pink.php">Columbia Journalism Review</a> (CJR). Beef Products Inc. (BPI), which filed the $1.2 billion lawsuit, <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/journalists_subpoenaed_in_pink.php">claimed the attacks had cost</a> more than $400 million and destroyed more than 700 jobs.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalists-subpoenaed-defamation-suit-against-abc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Pink Slime Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:08:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 46796 at http://www.mrc.org ‘True Blood’ Actress: ‘I Did Have Fun’ Making Sarah Palin Angry http://www.mrc.org/articles/true-blood-actress-i-did-have-fun-making-sarah-palin-angry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comic-Con panel shows Hollywood liberals’ disdain for the right. </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 dir="ltr"><em>Editor’s note: This story contains strong language.</em></p><p dir="ltr">HBO certainly isn’t subtle about their disdain for conservatives. Last week, HBO’s “True Blood”<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/07/21/hbo-s-true-blood-mocks-ted-cruz-republicts-aholes"> mocked conservatives at a fictional Ted Cruz fundraiser, as “Republicunts”</a> and this weekend’s cast panel at Comic-Con brought up the episode again.</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/true-blood-actress-i-did-have-fun-making-sarah-palin-angry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Comic-con Sarah Palin Ted Cruz True Blood Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:30:59 +0000 dan.gainor 46794 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Covers A Few Million Gays More Than 76 Million Catholics http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-covers-few-million-gays-more-76-million-catholics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New graphing tool shows paper biased against religion that is one-fourth U.S. population. </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>Want confirmation that The New York Times is biased? Just ask it</p> <p>The Times unveiled a new graphing tool called Chronicle, designed as “a tool for graphing the usage of words and phrases in New York Times reporting.” Chronicle allows anyone to search the “162-year archive of Times reporting” for how often words were used.</p> <p>The tool is simple to use and the results can be damning. The New York </p><p><img alt="Graph 1" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/chron1.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black;" height="163" width="280" /></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/ny-times-covers-few-million-gays-more-76-million-catholics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith catholic Chronicle gay New York Times Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:26:49 +0000 dan.gainor 46779 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Favorite, NYT Reporter Josh Barro: ‘We Need To Stamp [Anti-LGBT] Attitudes Out Ruthlessly’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-favorite-nyt-reporter-josh-barro-we-need-stamp-anti-lgbt-attitudes-out-ruthlessly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another tolerant man of the left. </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">Last night on Twitter, Josh Barro, the openly gay, neo-conservative political editor for Business Insider, <a href="http://newsbusters.org/people-and-organizations/josh-barro">MSNBC regular</a>, and columnist for Bloomberg and reporter for the New York Times went on a tirade against “anti-LGBT” people, calling on the public to shame them, and stamp out their views “ruthlessly.” <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Barro.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" /></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/obama-favorite-nyt-reporter-josh-barro-we-need-stamp-anti-lgbt-attitudes-out-ruthlessly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Politics gay agenda Josh Barro Twitter Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:31:21 +0000 mike.ciandella 46770 at http://www.mrc.org Media’s New NFL ‘Anti-Gay’ Target After Dungy: David Tyree http://www.mrc.org/articles/medias-new-nfl-anti-gay-target-after-dungy-david-tyree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Giants hired former player with the ‘medieval’ view that marriage is between a man and a woman. </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 open season. Since the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/07/22/dungy-pathetic-homophobe-saying-he-wouldn-t-have-drafted-gay-player">media attacked</a> former NFL coach and NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy for saying he wouldn’t have picked openly gay player Michael Sam during the draft, the sports media now has its pitchforks and torches out for anyone in the NFL guilty of thought crimes.</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/medias-new-nfl-anti-gay-target-after-dungy-david-tyree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics David Tyree gay agenda nfl Sports media Tony Dungy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:30:55 +0000 mike.ciandella 46765 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hail Canadian Teen That Protested Abstinence Sex Ed http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hail-canadian-teen-protested-abstinence-sex-ed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Human rights’ suit got faith-based org out of public school. </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/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>Editor’s note: this article quotes angry feminists. Thus it contains objectionable language.</i>&nbsp; </p><p>Imagine the horror of being told – by someone you suspect is a <i>Christian</i> – that not having sex is the only fool-proof method of birth control! Chilling, isn’t it?&nbsp; </p><p>Luckily, one heroic Canadian teen did something about it – striking a blow against having to hear opinions she doesn’t like. And the media is celebrating her for it.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hail-canadian-teen-protested-abstinence-sex-ed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith Family Politics Abortion abstinence Sex Education Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:51:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 46764 at http://www.mrc.org Teen Sex Ed? Planned Parenthood Employee Suggests Pretending to be Babies http://www.mrc.org/articles/teen-sex-ed-planned-parenthood-employee-suggests-pretending-be-babies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Live Action video shows more bizarre ‘education’ at abortion giant. </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">Planned Parenthood might <a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/planned-parenthood-did-1-adoption-referral-149-abortions">champion the destruction of babies in the womb</a>, but the sometimes the abortion giant finds babies a real turn-on.&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/teen-sex-ed-planned-parenthood-employee-suggests-pretending-be-babies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Health Life Live Action Planned Parenthood Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:26:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 46761 at http://www.mrc.org Mark Levin Slams 'Brilliant Comedian' Jon Stewart: He's Not Funny or Smart http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-levin-slams-brilliant-comedian-jon-stewart-hes-not-funny-or-smart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stewart shouldn&#039;t get a pass. </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Tuesday night’s Hannity show on the Fox News Channel, talk-radio star and author Mark Levin attacked Jon Stewart for trashing Israel -- and then <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/jon-stewart-addresses-self-hating-jew-claims-video/">mocking critics</a> by insisting he should be allowed to have nuance. “Just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel's policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas,” he said.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/TimJGraham" target="_blank">Follow Tim Graham on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-levin-slams-brilliant-comedian-jon-stewart-hes-not-funny-or-smart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment International Media Politics Israel-Palestine Jon Stewart Mark Levin Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:48:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 46760 at http://www.mrc.org