pop http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2757/all en Modern Family, Major Plot Problems http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/modern-family-major-plot-problems <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/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://bmicmistockphotos.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mod-family.jpg?w=600" width="200" height="125" />What has an absurdly negative attitude toward <i>Modern Family</i> and a blogging column?</p> <p><b>THIS GUY!!!</b></p> <p>Now, most sane people would focus on the brilliant lines or comedic gold from this episode. But that's so... boringly predictable. Instead, let's focus on one problem from a minor scene in last night's episode.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/modern-family-major-plot-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Culture and Media Institute Cam cola mitchell Modern Family plot hole pop Soda soda can Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:56:56 +0000 emantel 44746 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Passes, After Steady Stream of Media Attacks on Soft Drinks http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York City Board of Health approves the mayor’s proposed soda ban in spite of lack of evidence regulation will lower obesity. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soda was demonized by the media and food police groups for years, long before New York City’s Board of Health voted Sept. 13, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyregion/health-board-approves-bloombergs-soda-ban.html?smid=tw-share&amp;_rmoc.semityn.www">overwhelmingly approving</a> Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban on certain sizes of soda. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Health abc ACSH alina cho CNN Food Police gavin newsom John Berman kelly brownell mayor Michael Bloomberg Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe nanny state NYC obesity pop Sanjay Gupta Soda soda pop soda tax soft drink sugar sweetener toxic toxin Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:14:29 +0000 julia.seymour 41219 at http://www.mrc.org YouTube? More Like LibTube http://www.mrc.org/articles/youtube-more-libtube <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You Tube is launching a series of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/creators/original-channels.html">nearly 100 new channels</a>. The set of new channels is laden with liberal voices and controversial material, and is practically devoid of conservative and Christian voices.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/youtube-more-libtube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics age brand censoring channel channels Children content controversial explicit google include liberal material MSNBC pop religious sexually Slate support voices YouTube Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:36:00 +0000 admin 2116 at http://www.mrc.org 'Yay for Gay' iPad Kids' Book 'Teaches Open-mindedness' http://www.mrc.org/articles/yay-gay-ipad-kids-book-teaches-open-mindedness <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new iPad children's book featuring gender-shifting parents,"Pop It," is the latest attempt by activists to "educate" children about homosexuality and transgender behaviors.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/yay-gay-ipad-kids-book-teaches-open-mindedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith Family artist book boy California child Children childrens featured gay gender history Homosexuality latest pop program propaganda raghava school shifting transgender Video Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:54:00 +0000 admin 2152 at http://www.mrc.org Rebecca Black... On Second Thought http://www.mrc.org/articles/rebecca-black-second-thought <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's a "uniquely terrible" song, and it may just be music to parents' ears. Rebecca Black's "Friday" says more about the state of cultural values in America, than perhaps her shallow teeny bopper song may let on.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/rebecca-black-second-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family age black friday fun innocent Internet million music pop Rebecca shallow song Video Fri, 01 Apr 2011 20:21:00 +0000 admin 2176 at http://www.mrc.org Music Producer Slams 'Soft Pornography' of Pop http://www.mrc.org/articles/music-producer-slams-soft-pornography-pop <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Credit Mike Stock for saying what a lot of us were thinking.</p> <br /> <p >Stock, a legendary English music producer, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1301974/Mike-Stock-Pop-charts-porn-putting-children-risk.html" />warned parents</a> this week much of today's popular music is dangerous for kids because of the sexual and violent themes.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/music-producer-slams-soft-pornography-pop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family MikeStock music pop porn Wed, 11 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28927 at http://www.mrc.org Media Praise Catholic-Bashing Lady Gaga Video http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-praise-catholic-bashing-lady-gaga-video <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-bell">Katie Bell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Pop singer Lady Gaga's newest music video, for the song “Alejandro,” is earning praise from the media. Others are calling it blasphemy.</p> <p >Gaga described the video to <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/111856" />Rolling Stone</a> as, "a celebration of my love and appreciation for the gay community, my admiration of their bravery, their love for one another and their courage in their relationships. In the video I'm pining for the love of my gay friends--but they just don't want me to be with them."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-praise-catholic-bashing-lady-gaga-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith BillDonahue catholic entertainment LadyGaga MTV music pop RollingStone Video Wed, 09 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 29013 at http://www.mrc.org 'World News' Shills for Soda Tax to Fight Obesity http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-shills-soda-tax-fight-obesity <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Saving the world one tax at a time might sound like a silly notion. Not to those who want a soda tax to control people’s consumption habits in the name of fighting obesity.</p> <br /> <p >On ABC’s April 8 “World News with Charles Gibson,” John Berman reported that soft drinks were making people fat – something you don’t see in soft drink advertisements.</p> <br /> <p >“If you watch the commercials, soft drinks make us sing, soft drinks make us smile,” Berman said. “But researchers say they also make us fat.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-shills-soda-tax-fight-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Taxes abc cigarettetaxes fat JohnBerman KellyBrownell nannystate NewEnglandJournalofMedicine obesity pop publichealth Soda WorldNewswithCharlesGibson Thu, 09 Apr 2009 14:04:11 +0000 admin 26862 at http://www.mrc.org Assault on the Great American Cookout http://www.mrc.org/articles/assault-great-american-cookout <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What’s on your menu this Memorial Day weekend?</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you thought about grilled steaks, barbequed chicken, burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs, chips, cake, soda or beer, think again.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “We can’t broil and grill anymore?” replied “Today” co-host Ann Curry after a nutritionist said grilling is dangerous. She was talking to Joy Bauer, who said people need to avoid salty foods, grilling, frying and whole milk dairy products.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/assault-great-american-cookout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment american bar-b-q barbecue BBQ Beer burger chicken chips cookout eat Food grill holiday Meat Memorial Day picnic pop Soda soft drink weekend Wed, 23 May 2007 15:39:48 +0000 admin 25509 at http://www.mrc.org Media Operate in Concert with Gore's Music Plans http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-operate-concert-gores-music-plans <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 >     Whoever said you can lead a horse to water but can’t make him drink never met the America media. Since Al Gore’s announcement of worldwide concerts to combat climate change, journalists have been swallowing Gore’s claims that it’s purely a “message of urgency and hope.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-operate-concert-gores-music-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy airplane AlGore band car CarbonDioxide ClimateChange concert flying gas GlobalWarming LiveEarth music Pollution pop rock Fri, 16 Feb 2007 16:54:03 +0000 admin 25619 at http://www.mrc.org