Christmas http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/158/all en Majority of Americans Aren’t On Board with Media’s ‘War on Christmas’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/majority-americans-arent-board-medias-war-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good news this Christmas season. </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">Good news from the latest Gallup poll – unless you’re a member of the Angry Atheists Club or the League of Whiny Secularists. <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/180347/three-quarters-americans-identify-christian.aspx?utm_source=alert&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=morelink&amp;utm_campaign=syndication">Three-quarters of Americans identify as Christian</a>. That number has remained virtually unchanged since last year- just a slight one percent drop. </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/majority-americans-arent-board-medias-war-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Government Politics Christians Christmas Gallop poll Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:27:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 47913 at http://www.mrc.org Merry Christmas! 5 Takeaways from Media Coverage of Christians in 2014 http://www.mrc.org/articles/merry-christmas-5-takeaways-media-coverage-christians-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gored or ignored, Christians can’t win with liberal media. </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">It’s the reason for the season, so naturally, attacks on Christianity tend to pick up around this time of year. The mocking and sacrilege gets a bit more pointed in the media. The sneering contempt from entertainers and lefty activists gets a bit thicker.&nbsp; <img src="http://c8.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/uploaded/pic_giant_122413_SM_Three-Meditations-on-the-Nativity.jpg" style="float: right;" height="136" width="235" /></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/merry-christmas-5-takeaways-media-coverage-christians-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Islamification Politics Christianity Christmas Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:39:13 +0000 mike.ciandella 47885 at http://www.mrc.org New Yorker’s ‘Climate Change” Carols: ‘Silent Night’ Cannibalism http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-yorkers-climate-change-carols-silent-night-cannibalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christmas and global warming make liberal elites laugh. </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 look, our betters at the New Yorker have found a way to trivialize a Christian holiday while warning us what happens if we don’t convert to their environmental religion. And it’s supposed to be funny, too!&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/new-yorkers-climate-change-carols-silent-night-cannibalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Climate Change Environment Faith Politics Christmas Climate Change The New Yorker Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:09:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 47867 at http://www.mrc.org Blue Christmas: Five Videos of Cops Brightening the Season http://www.mrc.org/articles/blue-christmas-five-videos-cops-brightening-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These remarkable police departments know how to celebrate Christmas and serve. </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>Being a cop is a tough job at the best of times, and this isn’t the best of times. Nationwide riots, social media rants and political t-shirts of the “I Can’t Breathe” variety continue to flash across our TV screens and social media, all depicting police in a negative light. The men and women who often put their lives on the line in service to their communities are slandered as racist, brutal and out of control.</p> <p>But with the Christmas season upon us, watch these five videos of police across the nation making a difference and bringing joy to those less fortunate.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/blue-christmas-five-videos-cops-brightening-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Government Christmas police Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:56:25 +0000 mike.ciandella 47851 at http://www.mrc.org Bah-Humbug: 6 ‘Naughty’ Christmas Themed Episodes http://www.mrc.org/articles/bah-humbug-6-naughty-christmas-themed-episodes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men’ nowhere to be found here </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>Christmas has a giant target on its back courtesy of the liberal left. They love trying to take Christ out of Christmas and attack family, morality and the joy of the holiday and make it all about commercialism, dysfunctional families and attacks on faith. The Christmas themed television line-up was no different this year. </p> <p>Leftist networks ABC and its affiliated network ABC Family, were the biggest offenders this holiday season with Fox, CBS and Comedy Central deserving of “honorable” mentions.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bah-humbug-6-naughty-christmas-themed-episodes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Christmas Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:37:21 +0000 mike.ciandella 47841 at http://www.mrc.org Celebs, Media Touched by Three-Year-Old's ‘Selfless Donation’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/celebs-media-touched-three-year-olds-selfless-donation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In touching move, toddler donates her hair – and the media cover. </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/131214" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p class="NoSpacing">As the media focus on <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/12/04/washpost-art-critic-wants-elephant-dung-picture-new-virgin-mary-art">crude</a> <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/11/26/comedy-central-creates-beef-baby-jesus-meat-feces-semen">topics</a> leading up to Christmas, they occasionally offer a gift – a tidbit of heartwarming news.&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/celebs-media-touched-three-year-olds-selfless-donation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Life Christmas Page 2 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:59:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 47791 at http://www.mrc.org Comedy Central Creates ’Beef Baby Jesus’ with Meat, Feces, Semen http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/comedy-central-creates-beef-baby-jesus-meat-feces-semen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Catholic League responds to ‘assault’ on military, Christians. </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">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanksgiving isn’t even past and Comedy Central has already started on its War on Christmas – in a way so foul it’s almost impossible to imagine.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/comedy-central-creates-beef-baby-jesus-meat-feces-semen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Culture MRC Culture Faith Christmas Comedy Central War on Christmas Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:33:28 +0000 mike.ciandella 47739 at http://www.mrc.org Cosmo’s ‘Holiday Sextacular’ Presents ‘Twelve Days of Sex Moves’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/cosmos-holiday-sextacular-presents-twelve-days-sex-moves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleazing up a Christmas classic. </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>Editor’s Note: Graphic content described below.</i>&nbsp; </p><p>Sex is the new reason for the season – at least according to women’s magazine Cosmo.&nbsp; <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/sextacular.JPG" style="float: right;" height="191" width="318" /></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/cosmos-holiday-sextacular-presents-twelve-days-sex-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Christmas CosmopolitanMagazine sex Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:40:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 45178 at http://www.mrc.org Toys for ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/toys-obamacare <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2548" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Children.jpg?1387553577" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 20, 2013 - 10:28am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Government Health Children Christmas Health Care Health Insurance Humor obama obamacare Santa Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:32:58 +0000 julia.seymour 45176 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Decries Megyn Kelly Saying Santa is White; Ignored Bashir Wanting Palin to be Defecated On http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-decries-megyn-kelly-saying-santa-white-ignored-bashir-wanting-palin-be-defecated <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Teasing an upcoming story on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over "the emotional debate ignited by a Fox News anchor over Santa's true race," referring to FNC host Megyn Kelly <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/12/12/leftist-outrage-brigade-cant-understand-megyn-kellys-santa-claus-" target="_blank">saying that Santa Claus is white</a>. Minutes later, news reader Natalie Morales promoted the same segment by proclaiming: <strong>"Why St.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-decries-megyn-kelly-saying-santa-white-ignored-bashir-wanting-palin-be-defecated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Christmas Fox News Kristen Welker Megyn Kelly NBC Santa Claus Today Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:14:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 45150 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post's Milbank Joins Sharpton in Mocking Conservatives Over War on Christmas http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-milbank-joins-sharpton-mocking-conservatives-over-war-christmas <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-03-MSNBC-PN-Milbank.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Tuesday's<em> PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, as host Al Sharpton went after FNC host Bill O'Reilly for metaphorically complaining about a "war on Christmas" by liberals who have worked to water down the Christian holiday's public presence, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Dana Milbank took his own jabs at O'Reilly and Republicans.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-posts-milbank-joins-sharpton-mocking-conservatives-over-war-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Bill O'Reilly Christmas Dana Milbank MSNBC PoliticsNation Religion Washington Post Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:08:52 +0000 45075 at http://www.mrc.org Palin Book: ‘Ignore’ the ‘Lamestream Media’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/palin-book-ignore-lamestream-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former governor attacks bias in ‘Tidings and Great Joy.’ </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>If anyone can be expected to have no love for the liberal, legacy media, it’s former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The character assassination, insults and slander leveled at her during the 2008 campaign were textbook examples of “the politics of personal destruction.” <img src="http://cdn.ph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-6721383751021/2013/1/13837539464620/Sarah-Palin-heads-out-on-Christmas-book-tour.jpg" style="float: right;" height="221" width="261" /></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/palin-book-ignore-lamestream-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Media Politics Christmas media Sarah Palin Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:27:12 +0000 mike.ciandella 44940 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Shutdown That Ended Before Halloween May Be 'Grinch That Stole Christmas' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-shutdown-ended-halloween-may-be-grinch-stole-christmas <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> After <a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-how-broadcast-networks-spun-shutdown-obamas-way" target="_blank">consistently blaming Republicans</a> for the government shutdown, on Sunday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, fill-in anchor Carl Quintanilla warned that while the budget stalemate ended days earlier, "Many people who were furloughed or otherwise affected are still paying the price, and will do so for some time." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-10-20-NBC-NN-Coombs.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-shutdown-ended-halloween-may-be-grinch-stole-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bertha Coombs Carl Quintanilla Christmas economy government shutdown NBC Nightly News Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:33:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 44793 at http://www.mrc.org Gay Channel ‘Logo’ Celebrates ‘7 Days of Holiday Sin’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/gay-channel-logo-celebrates-7-days-holiday-sin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘This holiday season be bad for goodness sake.’ </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s a novel take in the left’s <a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-taking-christ-out-christmas">war on Christ and Christmas</a>: a celebration of sinful behavior. The gay-friendly channel “Logo” – which airs shows such as “RuPaul’s Drag Race” – is lauding their “7 Days of Holiday Sin” with an especially lewd promo.&nbsp; </p><p style="text-align: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/119170" width="440" height="260" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gay-channel-logo-celebrates-7-days-holiday-sin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family 7 Days of Sin Christmas gay logo Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:27:42 +0000 matt.philbin 42094 at http://www.mrc.org Denis Leary: ‘Merry F***in’ Christmas’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/denis-leary-merry-fin-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Book twists childhood stories with profanity, pedophilia, drug use and alcoholism. </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/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic language. <br /></i></p> <p>In 2005 Comedy Central aired a special from actor and comic Denis Leary called “Merry Fucking Christmas” and Leary <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/erin-r-brown/2011/12/13/war-war-christmas">degraded the Christian holiday with references to alcoholism, drug use and sexual misconduct.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/denis-leary-merry-fin-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Christmas Denis Leary Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:17:19 +0000 matt.philbin 42085 at http://www.mrc.org