MRC Culture http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19167/all en ‘Mr. Robot’ Channels Bernie Sanders http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/mr-robot-channels-bernie-sanders <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Mr. Robot: Democracy has been Hacked" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/mrrobot-democracy-hacked_0.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="316" width="560" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/mr-robot-channels-bernie-sanders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Mr. Robot Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:12:22 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49303 at http://www.mrc.org Artist Defends Using Iconic Patriotic Image to Make Gay Rights Statement http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/artist-defends-using-iconic-patriotic-image-make-gay-rights-statement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Artist Defends Using Iconic Patriotic Image to Make Gay Rights Statement </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><span><p dir="ltr">An image many call provocative, if not offensive, has been causing an uproar on social media platforms since last week. The photo, taken by gay artist Ed Freeman of young men holding up a rainbow flag, replicates the iconic picture of Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the American flag at Iwo Jima in 1945.</p></span></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/mrc-culture/artist-defends-using-iconic-patriotic-image-make-gay-rights-statement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Culture MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Patriotism American flag Gay Rights Independence Day Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:36:37 +0000 matt.philbin 49302 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo Live: Vatican’s ‘Big Gay Art Collection’ is ‘High-End Pornography’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-vaticans-big-gay-art-collection-high-end-pornography <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Church values are ‘stuck in the past,’ ‘backward.’ </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/andrew-miller">Andrew Miller</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The things you learn watching HuffPo Live! For instance, did you know the Vatican’s art collection is gay enough and dirty enough to earn an NEA grant?</p> <p>That’s the kind of information you pick up from a HuffPo Live <a href="http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/gay-tour-of-the-vatican-lgbt-travel/5591602702a7606eba0005e7">interview of a gay ex-Catholic priest</a>, a lesbian activist, and a Yahoo editor. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-vaticans-big-gay-art-collection-high-end-pornography" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Education Faith Family Life Politics anti-Catholicism gay agenda HuffPo Live Vatican Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:11:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 49301 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast Attacks Post-Abortion Counseling http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-attacks-post-abortion-counseling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You’re not allowed any regrets, so get over it, sister. </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/tory-mcclintock">Tory McClintock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To the abortion absolutists of the left, it isn’t enough that a woman kill off the life inside of her. She then has to be happy about it. </p> <p>Recently on <i>The Daily Beast</i>, writer Samantha Allen disregarded the voices of women who suffer Post Abortion Stress Syndrome and <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/01/pro-lifers-harrass-women-after-abortions.html">attacked post-abortion counseling</a> offered by pro-life groups. Allen accused counseling services of “peddling medical lies” about the procedure of abortion. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-attacks-post-abortion-counseling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Health Life Politics Abortion The Daily Beast Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:42:42 +0000 mike.ciandella 49300 at http://www.mrc.org Kim Kardashian: ‘Looks’ Not Enough; Girls Should “Put in the Work.” http://www.mrc.org/articles/kim-kardashian-looks-not-enough-girls-should-put-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If it weren’t hypocritical lefties, we’d have no celebrities. </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/sarah-stites-0">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get this: Kim Kardashian West thinks millennial girls need to ditch the make-up and focus on working hard. Success doesn’t come from being pretty.&nbsp; </p><p>You heard right. “People sometimes think that with looks things will be easy,” said the woman who owes her fame to a sex tape, “but I just encourage people to put in the work."&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kim-kardashian-looks-not-enough-girls-should-put-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics Kim Kardashian Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:49:28 +0000 mike.ciandella 49298 at http://www.mrc.org CBS' 'Zoo' Takes Predictable Shot at Hunters http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/cbs-zoo-takes-predictable-shot-hunters <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It must have been cold there in the shadow of radical gay activism, race-mongering, and all the other liberal causes that have served as the recent vanguard of the left’s culture war. But with last night’s premier of ‘Zoo’ on CBS, the animal rights activists have finally been shown a slim ray of the limelight. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/cbs-zoo-takes-predictable-shot-hunters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment cbs Zoo Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:22 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49280 at http://www.mrc.org Huff Po Pokes Fun at ‘Merican Citizens http://www.mrc.org/articles/huff-po-pokes-fun-merican-citizens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those redneck conservatives are as wacko as our Founding Fathers! </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/sarah-stites-0">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What better time to take a potshot at conservative rednecks than Independence Day week? No better time really, despite the fact that that liberal media does the same thing the other 51 weeks of the year. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huff-po-pokes-fun-merican-citizens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Patriotism Politics huffington post patriotism Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:04:25 +0000 mike.ciandella 49288 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Unselfish?’ Huff Po’s 270 Reasons Not to Have Children http://www.mrc.org/articles/unselfish-huff-pos-270-reasons-not-have-children <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/sarah-stites-0">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>HuffPo</i> wants to “open people’s minds to the wide range of mature, <i>unselfish</i> motivations” regarding women’s decision to forgo having children. </p><p>“Far too often,” <a href="http://data.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/choosing-childfree?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067">the article stated</a>, “women who choose to be childfree are asked to defend their ‘immature,’ ‘selfish’ lifestyles. They’re told that motherhood is the ‘most important job in the world’ and face accusations of living ‘meaningless’ lives.”&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/unselfish-huff-pos-270-reasons-not-have-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Life Children huffington post Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:47:25 +0000 mike.ciandella 49287 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Journalist’: Objective Reporting Doesn’t Apply to ‘Fundamentalist Wackjobs’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalist-objective-reporting-doesnt-apply-fundamentalist-wackjobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalist celebrates ‘touting equal rights in the best way I can.’ </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/sarah-stites-0">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Objectivity doesn’t matter when you have an agenda to push. So admits reporter Jessica Bennett in <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/06/29/john-roberts-cited-my-article-in-his-dissent-on-marriage-equality-he-missed-the-point/">an article for the <i>Washington Post</i></a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalist-objective-reporting-doesnt-apply-fundamentalist-wackjobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Media Politics gay agenda Polygamy SCOTUS Washington Post Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:34:45 +0000 mike.ciandella 49286 at http://www.mrc.org 1776 and All That: Four Ways the Left Destroys American History http://www.mrc.org/articles/1776-and-all-four-ways-left-destroys-american-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Confederate flag isn’t the only thing media liberals want to disappear. </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>Happy Independence Day, or, as the left might call it this year, “Original Sin Saturday.” July 4<sup>th</sup> is when we celebrate the birth of The United States. But, whereas you commemorate the inception of what Lincoln called “the last best hope of earth,” liberals lament that flawed people had the audacity to create a flawed nation. Then, that flawed nation had the bad taste to prosper! </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/1776-and-all-four-ways-left-destroys-american-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Patriotism Politics ConfederateFlag history Independence Day Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:42:35 +0000 mike.ciandella 49285 at http://www.mrc.org 'The Fosters' Shames Rather than Explains http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/fosters-shames-rather-explains <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the more intriguing aspects of the so-called “educational,” well-meaning, well-intentioned, gay-centered television shows on ABC Family is that few, if any of them, turn out to be well-meaning or well-intentioned at all.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/fosters-shames-rather-explains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment The Fosters Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:24:47 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49262 at http://www.mrc.org Look Away ... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/look-away <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="2717" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/CMI-Reenactment.jpg?1435687710" /> </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">June 30, 2015 - 2:05pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture Education Faith Family Politics ConfederateFlag Gay Marriage obamacare SCOTUS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:08:31 +0000 mike.ciandella 49263 at http://www.mrc.org Jimmy Kimmel: Are Kids ‘Sophisticated Enough’ to Understand Gay Marriage? http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/jimmy-kimmel-are-kids-sophisticated-enough-understand-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jimmy Kimmel asks kids ‘Could you tell me what gay marriage is?’ </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><span>&nbsp;</span>Can kids explain gay marriage? Late night host Jimmy Kimmel set to find that out-- with a generous laugh track included.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/jimmy-kimmel-are-kids-sophisticated-enough-understand-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Culture MRC Culture Family Media family late-night Same-Sex Marriage Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:05:26 +0000 matt.philbin 49261 at http://www.mrc.org Jeff Gordon Condemns Confederate Flag; Opts for Rainbow Car http://www.mrc.org/articles/jeff-gordon-condemns-confederate-flag-opts-rainbow-car <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drafting the gay juggernaught? </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/andrew-miller">Andrew Miller</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon unveiled the new paint scheme for his car on CBS’s <i>This Morning</i>. What did he change it to? (Hint: take a look at the White House or your Facebook newsfeed) Yup, you guessed it! A rainbow. <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/gordon%20car.JPG" style="float: right;" height="142" width="283" /></p> <p>The move isn’t totally unprecedented. Gordon started his career with the rainbow painted car and drove it until 2000, when he switched to a different paint scheme. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jeff-gordon-condemns-confederate-flag-opts-rainbow-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics ConfederateFlag gay agenda NASCAR Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:11:53 +0000 mike.ciandella 49260 at http://www.mrc.org Salon: Hollywood ‘Gutless Weasels’ are ‘Scared of Gay Characters’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-hollywood-gutless-weasels-are-scared-gay-characters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The whining never stops. </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/sarah-stites-0">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get this: Hollywood’s not gay enough! Having flooded entertainment TV with gay themes and characters, the gay inclusivity mafia is now demanding movies toe the line. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-hollywood-gutless-weasels-are-scared-gay-characters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics gay agenda hollywood Salon Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:10 +0000 mike.ciandella 49258 at http://www.mrc.org