MRC Culture http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19167/all en Self-Inflicted Wounds: Phony ‘War on Women’ Falling Flat http://www.mrc.org/articles/self-inflicted-wounds-phony-war-women-falling-flat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even the media can&#039;t ignore the losing battle. </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">What if they gave a war on women and nobody came? Liberals may be in the process of finding out.</p> <p class="normal">In 2012, Democrats and their media parrots made hay accusing conservatives of waging a “war on women.” This election cycle, they’re doubling down. Their demands for “women’s rights” are more aggressive, expansive, and extreme as they look for any club to beat back possibly decisive losses November 4.&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/self-inflicted-wounds-phony-war-women-falling-flat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Health Life Politics War on Women Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:04 +0000 mike.ciandella 47488 at http://www.mrc.org Planned Parenthood Encourages Voting Against Babies – with Kids http://www.mrc.org/articles/planned-parenthood-encourages-voting-against-babies-%E2%80%93-kids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Abortion giant tries new tactic. </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">For a “women’s health” organization, Planned Parenthood doesn’t think too highly of women. We can’t be trusted to take responsibility for our sex lives, or even to get ourselves to the polls Nov. 2. The abortion giant wants to know our plan for voting, and suggests we go with someone else, like girlfriends going to the ladies room on a double date.&nbsp; </p><p class="NoSpacing">Oh, and Planned Parenthood isn’t above using children to make sure we go out vote for the destruction of children.&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/planned-parenthood-encourages-voting-against-babies-%E2%80%93-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics 2014 midterms Planned Parenthood Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:38:04 +0000 mike.ciandella 47480 at http://www.mrc.org Truth ... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/truth <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="2471" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/CMI-Vickers.jpg?1414525390" /> </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">October 28, 2014 - 3:44pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture Politics Gun Control Islamic Extremists Ottawa Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:43:10 +0000 mike.ciandella 47470 at http://www.mrc.org Misery Loves Company: Jon Stewart Hosts Wendy Davis http://www.mrc.org/articles/misery-loves-company-jon-stewart-hosts-wendy-davis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suggests a Texas ‘Planned Parenthood food truck;’ ’Get a Taco and a Pap Smear.’ </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/130154" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p class="normal">You can’t accuse Jon Stewart of not being a team player. Like the rest of his media colleagues, he’s done his part to help Wendy Davis – even having her as a “Daily Show” guest while her spectacularly awful Texas gubernatorial campaign is in its death throes.&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/misery-loves-company-jon-stewart-hosts-wendy-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life Politics Jon Stewart The Daily Show Wendy Davis Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:39:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 47469 at http://www.mrc.org Poehler to Create New Church-Centered Sit-Com for NBC http://www.mrc.org/articles/poehler-create-new-church-centered-sit-com-nbc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just what the media needs, another platform to mock religious values. </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>Oh good. A Hollywood liberal is doing a sitcom about a church. What could go wrong? </p> <p>With NBC’s popular comedic sit-com “Parks and Recreation” heading into its seventh and final season, lead actress Amy Poehler’s next project is one conservative Christians probably won’t welcome.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/poehler-create-new-church-centered-sit-com-nbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Politics Amy Pohler church Parks and Recreation Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:35:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 47461 at http://www.mrc.org Pollitt Book Gives New Talking Points to Pro-Abortion Media http://www.mrc.org/articles/pollitt-book-gives-new-talking-points-pro-abortion-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Infanticide is just super – Katha says so! </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 a Bible for the abortion uber alles set, the Good News According to Katha! This gospel of responsibility-free sex states that abortion is “right,” “good” and “moral.” It’s what’s “best for kids” and it’s all about a woman’s “unalienable right” to pursue happiness. And liberal journos have read, it, learned it, and love it.</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/pollitt-book-gives-new-talking-points-pro-abortion-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Abortion Katha Pollit Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:22:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 47442 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Opens to Standing Ovations http://www.mrc.org/articles/death-klinghoffer-opens-standing-ovations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still, protestors have had some victories. </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>The highly controversial and anti-Semitic opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on Monday, October 20, 2014.&nbsp; </p><p>It opened on time, as scheduled despite ongoing rallies, protests and petitions to Peter Gelb and the Met directly in an attempt to prevent the play’s production since June 2014 when the Met announced it would be bringing John Adam’s pro-terrorist opera to a city traumatized by the massive terror attack of 9-11.. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/death-klinghoffer-opens-standing-ovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment International Islamification Politics PLO The Death of Klinghoffer Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:28:54 +0000 mike.ciandella 47440 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Filibuster for Wendy Davis http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-filibuster-wendy-davis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forty-six stories with just two minor criticisms? It’s not the media’s fault she’s losing. </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/121904" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/nets-filibuster-wendy-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion Texas abortion bill Wendy Davis Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:06:42 +0000 mike.ciandella 47437 at http://www.mrc.org Little Girls Drop F-Bombs to ‘Empower’ Feminism http://www.mrc.org/articles/little-girls-drop-f-bombs-empower-feminism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media call the ad ‘brilliant’ and ‘adorable.’ </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="//player.vimeo.com/video/109573972?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p class="NoSpacing">The feminist movement is selling something, but it isn’t feminism.&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/little-girls-drop-f-bombs-empower-feminism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Politics FCKH8 Feminism Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:41:16 +0000 mike.ciandella 47434 at http://www.mrc.org One Week Later: Networks Still Ignore Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/one-week-later-networks-still-ignore-houston-sermon-subpoena-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS, NBC still disinterested in mayor’s attempt to infringe pastors’ rights. </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">Although <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/159548/identify-christian.aspx">77 percent of the population identifies as Christian</a> according to Gallup, the media often pay very little attention when the government infringes on the rights of Christians.</p><p dir="ltr">The broadcast networks didn’t care enough about Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoena of several pastors’ sermons to report on it in the entire week since the story broke. Parker is openly lesbian.</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/one-week-later-networks-still-ignore-houston-sermon-subpoena-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Government Media ADF Annise Parker churches city government David Feldman equal rights ordinance First Amendment gay and lesbian hero Houston pastor pastors subpoenaed religious rights sermons sermons subpoenaed Sexuality transgender transgender rights bill Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:17:21 +0000 julia.seymour 47428 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo Columnist: ‘Sex Only for Rich People’ in America http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-columnist-sex-only-rich-people-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Progressive feminists don’t fall far from the eugenics tree. </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>Maybe the War on Women is really a class struggle, and the wealthy are trying to make sure the proletariat doesn’t get to make whoopee. Or so suggests one Washington Post opinion columnist.&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/wapo-columnist-sex-only-rich-people-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Government Health Life Abortion Catherine Rampell contraception Washington Post Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:09:54 +0000 matt.philbin 47419 at http://www.mrc.org Media Abortion Champion Wendy Davis Sells Baby Onesies http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-abortion-champion-wendy-davis-sells-baby-onesies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Campaign profits from babies – in more ways than one. </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’s “<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/02/19/daily-beast-wendy-davis-america-s-conscience-abortion">conscience on abortion</a>” is profiting off of babies – in more ways than one.</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-abortion-champion-wendy-davis-sells-baby-onesies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion Texas Wendy Davis Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:46:01 +0000 matt.philbin 47418 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell: Network Censorship of Houston Mayor’s Subpoenas Part of Left’s ‘Relentless Assault on Free Speech’ http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-network-censorship-houston-mayors-subpoenas-part-lefts-relentless-assault-free <p style="text-align: left;">RESTON, VA – According to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/houston-attacks-religious-freedom-pastors-networks-unconcerned">new analysis</a> by MRC Culture, over the past two days the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have completely censored liberal Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s attempt to subpoena sermons of five pastors critical of the mayor, homosexuality, gender identity, or the city’s new “equal rights” ordinance.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-network-censorship-houston-mayors-subpoenas-part-lefts-relentless-assault-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases MRC Culture Censorship Free Speech gay Houston lesbian religous freedom Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:08:13 +0000 rich.noyes 47401 at http://www.mrc.org Houston Attacks Religious Freedom Of Pastors; Networks Unconcerned http://www.mrc.org/articles/houston-attacks-religious-freedom-pastors-networks-unconcerned <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC uncover male strippers movie and ‘Hunks and Hounds’ calendar, but not mayor’s anti-Christian jihad. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129944" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Houston’s attack on the religious liberty of five pastors created a nationwide uproar among conservatives. And not one second of attention from the broadcast news outlets.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/houston-attacks-religious-freedom-pastors-networks-unconcerned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Government Fox News Houston LGBT pastors subpoena Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:07:51 +0000 dan.gainor 47400 at http://www.mrc.org Pro-life Leaders Prefer Civil Disobedience to Obamacare’s ‘Blood Money’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/pro-life-leaders-prefer-civil-disobedience-obamacares-blood-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Live Action hosts a news conference at Planned Parenthood. </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>Here’s something the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/10/14/media-herald-heartwarming-powerful-letter-mom-baby-she-will-abort">pro-abortion media</a> won’t want to hear: the risks the pro-life movement will take to defend the defenseless, speak for the voiceless and stand up for the threatened.&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/pro-life-leaders-prefer-civil-disobedience-obamacares-blood-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Health Life Politics Abortion Live Action obamacare Planned Parenthood Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:02:16 +0000 mike.ciandella 47391 at http://www.mrc.org