CMI on TV Blog Post http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/23081/all en E!News Covers Miley Cyrus’ Free the Nipples Pictures … Barely http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/enews-covers-miley-cyrus-free-nipples-pictures-%E2%80%A6-barely <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.sawfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Miley-Cyrus-2013-MTV-VMA-12.jpg" style="float: right;" height="211" width="142" />From the Useless Celebrities file:</p><p>Thursday, <i>E!News </i>reported that activist and deep thinker Miley Cyrus is on a crusade to post pictures of her bare breasts all over Instagram because equality, or something.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/enews-covers-miley-cyrus-free-nipples-pictures-%E2%80%A6-barely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Art & Entertainment Family E!News Miley Cyrus Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:35:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 48710 at http://www.mrc.org VH-1 Turns ‘Walk of Shame’ into a Badge of Honor http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/vh-1-turns-walk-shame-badge-honor <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://s.sidereel.com/tv_shows/58083/giant_2x/WOSS.jpg" style="float: right;" height="167" width="115" />As if college students needed any more encouragement to exercise bad judgment.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/vh-1-turns-walk-shame-badge-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family VH1 Walk of Shame Shuttle Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:19:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 48707 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Young & Hungry’ for Pot on Primetime http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/young-hungry-pot-primetime <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.spoilersguide.com/media/images/d3/5f/980a5139d912010729dec3d5ff59.jpeg" style="float: right;" height="181" width="181" />As the legalization of pot slowly increases, so does its casual and positive attention in the world of entertainment.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/young-hungry-pot-primetime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics marijuanalegalization Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:51:25 +0000 mike.ciandella 48650 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Sports Media Demand NFL Bow to Agenda http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/liberal-sports-media-demand-nfl-bow-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Owners, league fear massive power of activist journalists. </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/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week the Indianapolis Colts and the NFL paused for an obligatory ode to the radical, leftist sports media that covers them by trashing the RFRA law passed in Indiana. </p> <p>According to <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/30/colts-irsay-issue-statements-on-indiana-law/">Mike Florio’s <i>Pro Football</i> Talk article on Monday</a>, the NFL said:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/liberal-sports-media-demand-nfl-bow-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Colts Gay Marriage nfl RFRA Sports Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:21:36 +0000 dan.gainor 48594 at http://www.mrc.org Which Jesus Should You Watch on TV This Easter? http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/which-jesus-should-you-watch-tv-easter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Competing biblical epics arrive in time for Christian holiday. </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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reruns of <i>The Ten Commandments</i> won’t cut it this Easter.</p> <p>In a rather unprecedented burst of religious programming, it appears that there will be a face-off between two different narratives about Jesus on television this coming weekend. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/which-jesus-should-you-watch-tv-easter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Faith Easter jesus O'Reilly Roma Downey Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:08:02 +0000 dan.gainor 48592 at http://www.mrc.org Network TV has a new Emperor http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/network-tv-has-new-emperor <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://lovelace-media.imgix.net/uploads/273/c05802a0-6841-0132-4359-0ebc4eccb42f.jpg?w=780&amp;fit=max&amp;q=70" style="float: right;" height="175" width="122" />For some time now, <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> (CBS) has been comfortable in its position as number one in popularity with viewership. But now, it has been dethroned by the new kid on the block: <i>Empire</i>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/network-tv-has-new-emperor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Art & Entertainment empire Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:45:42 +0000 mike.ciandella 48576 at http://www.mrc.org Catfish: Show Reveals the Danger of Online Relationships http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/catfish-show-reveals-danger-online-relationships <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.qwoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/catfish-the-tv-show-595x446.jpg" style="float: right;" height="211" width="283" />Be careful who you friend on the internet.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/catfish-show-reveals-danger-online-relationships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Art & Entertainment Family Catfish Internet MTV Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:20:26 +0000 mike.ciandella 48548 at http://www.mrc.org A&E Swinger Lifestyle Show 'Stilted,' 'Boring,' 'Awkward' TV http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/ae-swinger-lifestyle-show-stilted-boring-awkward-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reviews are not neighborly to Neighbors with Benefits. </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/jordan-ecarma">Jordan Ecarma</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://media2.wcpo.com/photo/2015/03/03/Neighbors_With_Benefits_1425422954353_14289710_ver1.0_640_480.jpg" style="float: right;" height="163" width="218" />Turns out that life as a swinger means a lot of work for a "cringe-worthy" payoff, according to&nbsp;<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>'s <a href="http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/22/neighbors-benefits-react-reality-swinging-no-surprise-cringe-worthy" target="_blank">review</a> of new A&amp;E show&nbsp;<i>Neighbors with Benefits</i>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/ae-swinger-lifestyle-show-stilted-boring-awkward-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family family Marriage Neighbors with Benefits Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:01:44 +0000 mike.ciandella 48525 at http://www.mrc.org Teen Mom OG: For Teen Parents, ‘it’s Hard Forever.’ http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/teen-mom-og-teen-parents-its-hard-forever <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://i2.wp.com/primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/teen-mom.jpg?resize=460%2C313" style="float: right;" height="251" width="368" />Pregnancy, family dysfunction, and juvenile drama: MTV is at it again.</p><p>The four young women who made up the old cast of ‘16 And Pregnant’—giving birth as teenagers on national television—are back nearly six years later on Monday night’s premier of <i>Teen Mom OG</i>. Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham are now older and, allegedly, wiser parents. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/teen-mom-og-teen-parents-its-hard-forever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family MTV Teen Mom Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:45:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 48524 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Drama Crafts Powerful Argument for the ‘Aborted Fetus’ http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/cbs-drama-crafts-powerful-argument-aborted-fetus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Good Wife crafts argument for the unborn. </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/134204" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>It a surprise from the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/06/02/media-planned-parenthood-hype-new-abortion-romantic-comedy">pro-choice entrainment world</a>, but CBS’ <i>The Good Wife</i> recently dared to present pro-life arguments in a rational, respectful way.</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/cmi-tv-blog-post/cbs-drama-crafts-powerful-argument-aborted-fetus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life Politics Abortion The Good Wife Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:30:42 +0000 mike.ciandella 48522 at http://www.mrc.org Shocking: in Scandal Role, Lena Dunham Lectures Us about Being Prudes http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shocking-scandal-role-lena-dunham-lectures-us-about-being-prudes <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/983601/images/o-GIRLS-GENERATION-facebook.jpg" style="float: right;" height="174" width="261" />Ok, ok, we get it. Lena Dunham likes sex.</p> <p>After creating the hit TV show<i> Girls </i>(HBO), Dunham has become something of a poster child for sex without consequences and abortion-on-demand in popular media. So it’s no surprise that her guest appearance on <i>Scandal</i> (ABC) came with a heavy side of sexual adventure and condemnation for anyone who would dare not affirm those choices.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shocking-scandal-role-lena-dunham-lectures-us-about-being-prudes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Art & Entertainment Family Politics ABC's Scandal Feminism Lena Dunham Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:16:50 +0000 mike.ciandella 48509 at http://www.mrc.org Is FOX’s Empire Perpetuating Racial Tensions? http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/foxs-empire-perpetuating-racial-tensions <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://projectcasting1.projectcasting.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/28JPEMPIRE4-articleLarge.jpg" style="float: right;" height="241" width="362" />Whether you look at the social effects of <i>The Cosby Show</i> or <i>Will &amp; Grace, </i>it is clear that television can influence public opinion for better or for worse. The question, then, is why does <i>Empire</i> (FOX) choose to shape it for the worse?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/foxs-empire-perpetuating-racial-tensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Constitution Politics Black lives matter empire race Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:51:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 48496 at http://www.mrc.org Four Shows Worth Watching for Their Soundtracks Alone http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/four-shows-worth-watching-their-soundtracks-alone <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/280/files/2014/05/Nashville-Rayna-and-Deacon.jpg" style="float: right;" height="169" width="274" />Music has always been a big part of television. But, let’s face it, some shows do it better. While many sitcoms and dramas rely on beats to merely fill in the background, these four shows represent musically distinct TV shows that allow the tunes to occasionally steal the spotlight.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/four-shows-worth-watching-their-soundtracks-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment empire music Nashville TV blog Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:29:02 +0000 mike.ciandella 48443 at http://www.mrc.org ‘The Bachelor’: Virgins ‘Come Out of the Closet’ http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/bachelor-virgins-come-out-closet <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bachelor-becca.jpg" style="float: right;" height="182" width="324" />Looking back on the latest season of The Bachelor, which had its finale Monday night, a surprising storyline about women’s virginity has emerged throughout the season.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/bachelor-virgins-come-out-closet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family The Bachelor Virginity Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:51:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 48415 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Dig’ Goes Deep in Series Premier with Biblical Prophecies, Murder, and Mystery http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/dig-goes-deep-series-premier-biblical-prophecies-murder-and-mystery <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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/76/7b/d51169014024905e4b13fbc27cc2/dig.jpg" style="float: right;" height="218" width="161" />The Thursday night series premier of <i>Dig</i> (USA) delivers on its promise of murder, conspiracy, and religion.</p> <p><i>Dig</i> wastes no time in making its religious undertones as blatant as possible. The show opens quoting a verse from Numbers 6 about bringing a red heifer to sacrifice, and then shows the red cow in Norway with one character stating cryptically: “It has started.” &nbsp;Another announces: “The prophecy has begun.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/dig-goes-deep-series-premier-biblical-prophecies-murder-and-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Dig Religion tv Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:53:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 48383 at http://www.mrc.org