MRC Culture http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19167/all en Houston Chronicle Fib: Ted Cruz Says Dems Forcing ‘All Americans’ into Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/houston-chronicle-fib-ted-cruz-says-dems-forcing-all-americans-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Twists Ted, sorta kinda retracts. </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>The media are twisting Ted Cruz’s words – <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/03/13/ap-dallas-news-washpo-etc-lie-about-ted-cruz-abortion-statement">again</a>. </p><p>When Republican Texas senator and 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz recently argued that the Democratic Party was “radical in its devotion to mandatory gay marriage,” he meant that same-sex marriage “efforts” “would force him to wed a man” – at least according to The Houston Chronicle’s <a href="https://twitter.com/DylanBaddour">Dylan Baddour</a>. </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/houston-chronicle-fib-ted-cruz-says-dems-forcing-all-americans-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Media Politics Gay Marriage Houston Chronicle Ted Cruz Fri, 22 May 2015 14:50:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 48968 at http://www.mrc.org Two Gender Bending Reality Shows to Air this Summer http://www.mrc.org/articles/two-gender-bending-reality-shows-air-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shows say more about atrocious parenting than gender identity. </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><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EdmAvT_ZVAM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Because we just haven’t heard enough about that tiny fraction of the population struggling against biology and reality, TLC and ABC Family are producing shows about transgender persons and their conversion experiences.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/two-gender-bending-reality-shows-air-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Health ABC Family transgender Fri, 22 May 2015 14:20:31 +0000 mike.ciandella 48967 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo’s ‘Cliteracy’ Project: Praising the Clitoris and Little Girl Masturbation http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpos-cliteracy-project-praising-clitoris-and-little-girl-masturbation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HuffPo makes the clitorus at priority. Really. </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: This article contains graphic and objectionable content. </i></p> <p>The things liberals spend time and energy on … The Huffington Post has a new mission: to fight media bias through clitoris education.</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/huffpos-cliteracy-project-praising-clitoris-and-little-girl-masturbation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Health huffington post live sex Thu, 21 May 2015 14:43:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 48956 at http://www.mrc.org Modern Family’s ‘Cam Tucker’ Claims to have the Pope’s Vote http://www.mrc.org/articles/modern-familys-cam-tucker-claims-have-popes-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vatican comments twisted again to favor gay agenda. </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>It looks like Eric Stonestreet creates fiction on more than just the set of <i>Modern Family</i>. Wednesday on Huffington Post Live, the prominent actor claimed to have the support of the Vatican in his efforts to normalize homosexual relationships and families. For those who are not familiar with his work, Stonestreet plays the flamboyant gay father Cam Tucker on the sitcom <i>Modern Family</i>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/modern-familys-cam-tucker-claims-have-popes-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics gay agenda Modern Family Vatican Thu, 21 May 2015 13:58:56 +0000 mike.ciandella 48955 at http://www.mrc.org Liberals Desecrate Old Glory; Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberals-desecrate-old-glory-networks-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Memorial Day, ABC, CBS and NBC probably won’t talk about lefties defiling the flag so many died for. </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>Time was, burning an American flag was a reliable way of getting on network TV, there to shock the taxpayers over their TV dinners. </p> <p>But these days, the network news programs don’t seem interested in American flag desecration, unless it happens in the Middle East. In the last five years, there have been only two mentions of domestic flag desecration on ABC, CBS and NBC. Both of those were on ABC.<img width="179" height="246" style="float: right;" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/US_Flag_Burn.jpg" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberals-desecrate-old-glory-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Patriotism Politics American flag Ferguson Missouri flag burning Memorial Day Occupy Movement patriotism protest Thu, 21 May 2015 12:43:25 +0000 mike.ciandella 48954 at http://www.mrc.org Anti-Christian Bigot and Bully Dan Savage Talks up Being ‘Kind, considerate.’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/anti-christian-bigot-and-bully-dan-savage-talks-being-kind-considerate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Newsweek, $1 magazine gets Savage’s 2 cents on ‘future of sex.’ </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>You have to wonder if there’s anything Dan Savage could do that would cost him the love of the media elites. His being a nasty bigot hasn’t kept ABC from developing a <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-philbin/2015/05/13/dan-savage-inspired-real-oneals-just-anti-catholic-you-imagined">prime time sitcom based on his life</a>, and now <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/sex-advice-dan-savage-326354">Newsweek</a> thinks readers would benefit from Savage’s thoughts on the state of sex in America. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/anti-christian-bigot-and-bully-dan-savage-talks-being-kind-considerate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Politics Dan Savage Newsweek Tue, 19 May 2015 18:35:22 +0000 mike.ciandella 48944 at http://www.mrc.org Fake but Accurate? Film Offers Sympathetic Take on Rather’s ‘Memogate’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/fake-accurate-film-offers-sympathetic-take-rathers-memogate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Redford to play Dan Rather in adaption of Mary Mapes’ book. </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>How does liberal Hollywood spin a scandal which disgraced a veteran journalist and an award-winning producer?&nbsp; Use a discredited liberal journalist’s take on it, of course.&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/fake-accurate-film-offers-sympathetic-take-rathers-memogate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Media Politics Dan Rather Mary Mapes memogate Robert Redford Tue, 19 May 2015 17:12:31 +0000 mike.ciandella 48941 at http://www.mrc.org Billboard Music Awards: Carrie Underwood Wins ‘Top Christian Song’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/billboard-music-awards-carrie-underwood-wins-top-christian-song <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christian country singer proves faith has an audience. </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>Despite the media’s <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/12/18/merry-christmas-5-takeaways-media-coverage-christians-2014">anti-Christian attitude</a>, this star’s faith isn’t holding her back.&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/billboard-music-awards-carrie-underwood-wins-top-christian-song" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Billboard Carrie Underwood Christianity Mon, 18 May 2015 17:26:46 +0000 mike.ciandella 48933 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today: Redskins Should Never Joke about Pale Faces http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-redskins-should-never-joke-about-pale-faces <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro tip: don&#039;t joke in earshot of sanctimonious sports writers. </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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Dad, what’s ‘humor?’</p> <p>“Well, it was a way of talking about things – mixing truth with absurdity or irony – that helped us navigate uncomfortable issues. It made people smile and laugh. They even allowed it in the media sometimes. But that was all long ago, before the Rise of the Perpetually Offended.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-redskins-should-never-joke-about-pale-faces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Media Politics USA Today Washington Redskins Fri, 15 May 2015 14:48:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 48911 at http://www.mrc.org Feminist Media Backlash: Abortion Legislation ‘Punishing Women’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/feminist-media-backlash-abortion-legislation-punishing-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feminist media lament 20-week abortion ban. </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>Abortion affects only one person – the woman – according to feminist media.&nbsp; </p><p>The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, in a 242 to 184 vote on May 13. In response, the feminist media like Slate and Salon accused the bill of “punish[ing] women” while also bashing the bill’s argument – that 20-week unborn babies feel pain.&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/feminist-media-backlash-abortion-legislation-punishing-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Amanda Marcotte feminists Fetal Pain Thu, 14 May 2015 19:11:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 48906 at http://www.mrc.org Larry Wilmore Show Cheers Zimmerman Shooting http://www.mrc.org/articles/larry-wilmore-show-cheers-zimmerman-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Attempted murder is comedy for the race-baiting Comedy Central host. </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/135651" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Yesterday, it was reported that George Zimmerman was injured in another road rage incident. Reports showed he was shot at by the same driver with whom he had an incident with in 2014. </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/larry-wilmore-show-cheers-zimmerman-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Constitution Politics George Zimmerman Larry Wilmore Wed, 13 May 2015 16:23:19 +0000 mike.ciandella 48895 at http://www.mrc.org UVA Dean Sues ‘Rolling Stone’ for $7.85 Million for Gang-Rape Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/uva-dean-sues-rolling-stone-785-million-gang-rape-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rolling Stone’s story isn’t over. </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 University of Virginia dean took action Tuesday against <i>Rolling Stone’s</i> now-infamous gang-rape story for its “false” and dishonorable statements. It’s a serious claim considering UVA is all about honor – for every test, a UVA student is required to write <a href="http://www.virginia.edu/uvatours/shorthistory/code.html">the honor code</a> up top. (Full disclosure: I’m an alumna.)&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/uva-dean-sues-rolling-stone-785-million-gang-rape-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Constitution Education Media Politics Campus rape Rolling Stone UVA Wed, 13 May 2015 16:11:43 +0000 mike.ciandella 48894 at http://www.mrc.org Dan Savage-Inspired ‘Real O’Neals’ Just as Anti-Catholic as You Imagined http://www.mrc.org/articles/dan-savage-inspired-real-oneals-just-anti-catholic-you-imagined <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trailer full of tired anti-Catholic, anti-traditional family gags. </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><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5FDEW9qoZ6A" width="640" height="390" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">Editor’s Note: Offensive Language Below. </span></i></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/dan-savage-inspired-real-oneals-just-anti-catholic-you-imagined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics anti-Catholicism Dan Savage the real o'neals Wed, 13 May 2015 15:35:11 +0000 mike.ciandella 48893 at http://www.mrc.org The Horror: Jessica Valenti Terrorized on Subway by ‘Passively Sexist’ Twitter Feed http://www.mrc.org/articles/horror-jessica-valenti-terrorized-subway-passively-sexist-twitter-feed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nosy feminist + mass transit Twitter use = ‘Dumbest tweet of the year.’ </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>If you take public transportation and use social media on a mobile device, beware rubbernecking feminists.&nbsp; </p><p>Specifically, beware Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti. Some poor guy had the misfortune to be sitting next to her while checking his Twitter feed on the New York subway yesterday. And just like that, average straphanger became “passive sexist.”</p><p>&nbsp;<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-12%20at%2011.04.04%20PM.png" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="306" width="529" /></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/horror-jessica-valenti-terrorized-subway-passively-sexist-twitter-feed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Politics Feminism Jessica Valenti Twitter Wed, 13 May 2015 12:05:44 +0000 mike.ciandella 48885 at http://www.mrc.org Larry Wilmore: ‘Muslim’ Is the New ‘Black,’ ‘Gay’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/larry-wilmore-muslim-new-black-gay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colbert replacement builds straw men. </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>As some words are losing their “bad” meanings, others are rising to take their place, according to comedian Larry Wilmore.&nbsp; </p><p>During Comedy Central’s May 11 <i>The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore</i>, the host proclaimed that the once-bad connotations associated with the words “black” and “gay” now apply to the word “Muslim.”</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/larry-wilmore-muslim-new-black-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Islamification Politics Islamophobia Larry Wilmore Tue, 12 May 2015 17:57:52 +0000 mike.ciandella 48884 at http://www.mrc.org