Health http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19175/all en Media Commit ‘Cultural Imperialism’ in UN Report Pushing Abortion for Teens http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-commit-cultural-imperialism-un-report-pushing-abortion-teens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Mosher accuses media of taking ‘radical position that age of consent laws should be abolished.’ </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 class="NoSpacing">In a new report, the UN focuses on the importance of the world’s youth – with one exception: the unborn.</p> <p class="NoSpacing">The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) published its annual <a href="http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/SWP%202014/Report%20files/EN-SWOP14-Report_FINAL-web.pdf">State of World Population report</a> Nov. 18. In it, the UNFPA revealed an agenda: a removal of “barriers” like parents in order to readily provide contraception and abortions – to teenagers. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-commit-cultural-imperialism-un-report-pushing-abortion-teens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Government Health International Life Overpopulation population control UN Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:42:22 +0000 mike.ciandella 47684 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post: When Will GOP ‘Stop Worrying and Love Obamacare?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-when-will-gop-stop-worrying-and-love-obamacare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Post suggests Obamacare’s ‘biggest obstacle’ is ‘public image,’ ignores premium hikes, downgraded enrollment forecasts. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">“Bad publicity” was the reason a Washington Post writer came up with to explain Americans’ dislike of Obamacare, ignoring recent negative news about enrollment and rate increases. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-when-will-gop-stop-worrying-and-love-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media Politics Affordable Care Act enrollment Health Care Health Insurance IBD New York Times obamacare premium increases Washington Post WSJ Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:06:04 +0000 julia.seymour 47678 at http://www.mrc.org "ObamaCare is like a Box of Chocolates ..." http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/obamacare-box-chocolates <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="2542" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/CMI-Obama%20Gump.jpg?1416256491" /> </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">November 17, 2014 - 3:35pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture Government Health Politics Jonathan Gruber obamacare Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:34:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 47660 at http://www.mrc.org Media, Planned Parenthood Share ‘Birth Control Song’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-planned-parenthood-share-birth-control-song <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bedsider hosts second annual birth control day. </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><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TZHzNRWEDWA" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p class="NoSpacing">Bet you didn’t know birth control had its own day. Well it does – even has its own <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUPiR9pfls4&amp;feature=youtu.be">sing-along ditty</a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-planned-parenthood-share-birth-control-song" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Government Health Life Politics contraception mandate Planned Parenthood Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:48:08 +0000 mike.ciandella 47616 at http://www.mrc.org TMI from Cosmo: ‘Fifty Shades’ Actress Likes Whipping During Sex http://www.mrc.org/articles/tmi-cosmo-fifty-shades-actress-likes-whipping-during-sex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rita Ora tells Cosmo she likes being whipped. </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">Fiction, non-fiction – what’s the difference? Not much, reveals one “Fifty Shades” actress.</p> <p class="NoSpacing">For its December issue, Cosmopolitan featured 23-year-old actress Rita Ora on the cover. Ora plays the sister of Christian Grey, a BDSM-practicing billionaire in the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” film. To celebrate, Cosmo hyped “the ultimate cool girl” and highlighted her sex-life – complete with whipping.&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/tmi-cosmo-fifty-shades-actress-likes-whipping-during-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Health 50 Shades of Grey BDSM Cosmopolitan Rita Ora Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:25:13 +0000 mike.ciandella 47535 at http://www.mrc.org 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 Salon Writer Blasts U.S. Military Spending, Blames Ebola on ‘Greed’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-writer-blasts-us-military-spending-blames-ebola-greed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America ‘set the stage’ for Ebola outbreak with its ‘death-oriented spending priorities,’ Robert Hennelly claims. </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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Ebola epidemic in <st1:place>Africa</st1:place> is one of the worst public health crises in recent memory. The deaths of so many is a tragedy, one that Salon writer Robert Hennelly <a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/10/22/ebolas_grim_original_secret_how_capitalism_and_obscene_military_spending_got_us_here/?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=socialflow3">used</a> to blame American “greed,” “capitalism” and spending priorities.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-writer-blasts-us-military-spending-blames-ebola-greed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Health International Media Africa capitalism disease outbreak Ebola greed Military military spending Salon.com U.S. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:18:22 +0000 julia.seymour 47459 at http://www.mrc.org Blame Game: Media Ignore Acting Surgeon General to Blame NRA, Conservatives for Ebola http://www.mrc.org/articles/blame-game-media-ignore-acting-surgeon-general-blame-nra-conservatives-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conservative senators faulted for blocking Obama’s anti-gun activist nominee for nation’s doctor. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The Obama administration has taken heat during the Ebola crisis as many Americans worry not enough has been done. In response, the administration appointed a lawyer to be the country’s Ebola czar. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/blame-game-media-ignore-acting-surgeon-general-blame-nra-conservatives-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health International Media Politics Barack Obama CNN Confirmation Hearings crisis response disease Ebola MSNBC Obama Administration Ron Klain Senate Slate surgeon general Think Progress Vivek Murthy Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:13 +0000 julia.seymour 47447 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 NBC Reporter: Wasteful NIH Studies Still Worthwhile http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-reporter-wasteful-nih-studies-still-worthwhile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalist defends $3.2 million study on drunken monkeys </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 3px; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Phil%20Williams%202.jpg" width="375" height="211" />An NBC journalist has taken to social media to criticize “snarky posts” questioning whether apparently wasteful research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), like the one that spent $3.2 million studying <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/joseph-rossell/2014/10/16/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money">drunken monkeys</a>, was a worthwhile use of taxpayer funds.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-reporter-wasteful-nih-studies-still-worthwhile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Ebola Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:23:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 47405 at http://www.mrc.org Hey Journalists! 15 Ways NIH And CDC Wasted Taxpayer Money http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media complicit as agencies demand bigger budgets despite billions squandered. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129938" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Amidst the Ebola crisis, the government’s premier health agencies are burning their taxpayer funded budgets on wasteful programs faster than drunken monkeys. Based on a recent $3.2 million NIH study focused exclusively on getting monkeys drunk, that’s an analogy researchers should readily understand.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hey-journalists-15-ways-nih-and-cdc-wasted-taxpayer-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Big Government Budget CDC Ebola Government Waste Monkeys NIH taxpayer funding waste Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:30:15 +0000 dan.gainor 47395 at http://www.mrc.org Trust Me... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/trust-me <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="2495" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-CDC%202.jpg?1413577876" /> </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 15, 2014 - 4:28pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Government Health Politics Big Government CDC IRS VA Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:31:17 +0000 julia.seymour 47411 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 Laurie David: Girl Scouts Partnering with Nestle for Drink is ‘Immoral’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/laurie-david-girl-scouts-partnering-nestle-drink-immoral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal environmental movie maker ‘Fed Up’ with Girl Scouts’ relationship with food company. </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/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">To many people the Girl Scouts and cookies are synonymous, but liberal environmentalist and anti-obesity crusader Laurie David was unhappy with a recent announcement for Girl Scout branded, cookie-flavored drinks by Nestle.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/laurie-david-girl-scouts-partnering-nestle-drink-immoral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Family Health Media branding environmentalist Fed Up movie Food food industry Food Police food policy huffington post huffpost live Katie Couric Laurie David marketing Nestle The Girl Scouts Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:18:39 +0000 julia.seymour 47376 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Wonkblog Clarifies Outrageous Alcohol Stat http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-wonkblog-clarifies-outrageous-alcohol-stat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Original article claims heaviest drinkers in U.S. consume more than 10 drinks per day. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The Washington Post’s Wonkblog backpedalled slightly after being accused of making questionable claims about alcohol consumption patterns in the United States. Wonkblog published a second piece Oct. 3, clarifying the statistics from the<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/25/think-you-drink-a-lot-this-chart-will-tell-you/"> Sept. 25, article</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-wonkblog-clarifies-outrageous-alcohol-stat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media alcohol alcohol consumption data journalism drinking heavy drinking NIAAA philip cook Statistics substance abuse Trevor Butterworth Washington Post wonkblog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:44:23 +0000 julia.seymour 47368 at http://www.mrc.org