students http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3044/all en Back to School Lunches: The 7 Worst Defenses of the First Lady’s Lunch Plan http://www.mrc.org/articles/back-school-lunches-7-worst-defenses-first-ladys-lunch-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks can’t ‘understand’ opposition to lunch changes, defend ‘unlikely gladiator’ Michelle Obama. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As the school season starts up again, parents will be facing the choice of having their kids buy their lunch or pack it. With the changes to the National School Lunch Program, many are choosing to brown bag it.</p><p dir="ltr">But in spite of backlash from children, parents and school districts, the media have been quick to defend First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/back-school-lunches-7-worst-defenses-first-ladys-lunch-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Government Health Media Politics education First Lady Food Let's Move campaign Mandate Michelle Obama national school lunch program networks Obama Administration obesity politics School Lunches Schools students Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:15:59 +0000 julia.seymour 47046 at http://www.mrc.org Seven Soros-Linked Groups Behind Left's Push on Student Loans http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-soros-linked-groups-behind-lefts-push-student-loans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing groups converge to demand rate cap, some push trillion-dollar bailout. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Ahead of a possible July 1 interest rate hike for federally subsidized student loans, a coalition of liberal and education groups announced a “<a href="http://studentdebtcrisis.org/social-media-day-of-action-today-thursday-june-13th/">Social Media Day of Action</a>” to demand congressional intervention.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-soros-linked-groups-behind-lefts-push-student-loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Government Bailout Campus Progress Center for American Progress day of action debt dreamsnotdebt equal justice works George Soros La Raza league of young voters Loans robert applebaum rock the vote social media student debt student debt crisis student loan StudentNation students The Nation USSA Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:58:51 +0000 julia.seymour 43810 at http://www.mrc.org Free Speech for Conservative Students? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/free-speech-conservative-students <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> It sounded like a freedom-of-religion case when a Columbus, Texas high school relay-race team was disqualified from the state track championship because Derrick Hayes pointed heavenward after his team won the race. That would seem odd in a red state like Texas. It turned out that officials were so strict, they warned runners to make no hand gestures after the finish line. Hayes had apparently pointed forward, and then upward, and for that, he was out.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/free-speech-conservative-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Abortion Free Speech students Mon, 13 May 2013 15:33:47 +0000 tim.graham 43548 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Treated Good Friday, Earth Day as Equals http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-treated-good-friday-earth-day-equals <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>This past Friday, April 22, 2011, marked the simultaneous celebration of Good Friday and Earth Day and ABC, CBS and NBC treated the two 'holidays' as equals.</p> <br /> <p>Though Good Friday has been celebrated by millions around the world for nearly 2,000 years, the 41-year-old liberal eco-celebration of 'green living' known as 'Earth Day' was put on the same platform as the sacred day that Christians remember Christ's death.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-treated-good-friday-earth-day-equals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment Faith Politics abc castro cbs day earth friday good jesus NBC negative networks news past percent recycling shows stories students Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:44:00 +0000 admin 2172 at http://www.mrc.org CMI Commentary: Media MIA on Scrutiny of Skins Creator http://www.mrc.org/articles/cmi-commentary-media-mia-scrutiny-skins-creator <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>Bizarre: 49 year-old 'Skins' creator Bryan Elsley claims expertise on the sexual behavior and drug use of high school students and his defense of the controversial show has gone unchallenged.<br /> <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cmi-commentary-media-mia-scrutiny-skins-creator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family behavior consequences controversial elsley parents school show skins students Teenagers teens truth young Sat, 29 Jan 2011 02:39:00 +0000 admin 2190 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell Still In Favor of Obama Indoctrination http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-norah-odonnell-still-favor-obama-indoctrination <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"> <object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdkUaG2GSU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <embed width="240" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdkUaG2GSU&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" height="194" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><p>A week after aggressively defending school children in New Jersey literally singing Barack Obama's praises, on MSNBC on Friday, anchor Norah O'Donnell once again expressed her supp</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/msnbcs-norah-odonnell-still-favor-obama-indoctrination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert liberalmediabias MSNBC NewYorkTimes NorahO'Donnell students ThomasFriedman Fri, 02 Oct 2009 20:34:00 +0000 35168 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Answer to Irresponsible College Student Borrowing: More Government http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-answer-irresponsible-college-student-borrowing-more-government <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>Another day with Barack Obama as President of the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region></st1:place>, and another media report on how he is going to save us from ourselves.</p><p>On NBC’s May 14 “Nightly News,” NBC identified a new problem facing society: credit card companies that use marketing gimmicks and low interest rates to lure in young borrowers. The solution, of course, is to continue the evolution toward a government that protects the individual womb-to-tomb.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-answer-irresponsible-college-student-borrowing-more-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Government BrianWilliams CreditCards LisaMyers NBC NightlyNews obama students Fri, 15 May 2009 14:33:43 +0000 admin 26793 at http://www.mrc.org NIGHTMARE ON PROM STREET http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/nightmare-prom-street <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Should the high school prom be renamed the high school porno? They call it "grinding" or "freak dancing" when students grind their pelvises into each other to the beat of sexually explicit music, sometimes in chains of three or four or more. This kind of dancing is so commonplace with high school students that some parents and cultural writers are suggesting all attempts at school dancing decorum should be abandoned. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/nightmare-prom-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes school sizefontppfont students Fri, 06 Jun 2008 04:00:00 +0000 4583 at http://www.mrc.org The Media Assault on American Values http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-assault-american-values <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 Culture and Media Institute Special Report, <em>The Media Assault on American Values</em>, is the second in a series of reports presenting the most important findings of CMI's major survey of American cultural and moral attitudes, the National Cultural Values Survey. CMI is a division of the Media Research Center, America's foremost media watchdog. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/media-assault-american-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Culture and Media Institute Abortion accept adults agree america american Americans americas assault assisted attend attitudes back balanced beneficial bias biased Bible big boy cases center character charity cheat church churches churchgoers CMI cmis College compared Conservatives country coverage created cultural culture damaging death Decline degrees Democrats depends divorce dont earth education effect entertainment evening factor fairly finding frequent generally god gods government graduates greater group groups harmful harming heavy helping high higher hollywood Homosexuality hours ideological impact important independents influence influential institute issues key law left legal liberal Liberals life light live Marriage medias men moderates moral morals MRC national nations negative news number orthodox overwhelmingly penalty people perceive percent percentages person personal physician postgraduate prefer principles private progressives providing public reliable religious report Republicans research responsibility responsible Retirement school scouts services sex sexual shaping sharply significantly situation size social students suicide support survey system table Television total traditional treat treated unmarried values viewers viewing watch watches Women wrong years Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:37:00 +0000 admin 31527 at http://www.mrc.org The Death Of Sportmanship http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/death-sportmanship <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Rutgers University is known as the birthplace of college football, but in the last few weeks it's seemed more like the deathplace of sportsmanship. On September 7, Rutgers hosted Navy's football team. What respect was shown in the wake of the Midshipmen's forthcoming service to the country and the approaching September 11 anniversary? The rowdy student fans of Rutgers hurled obscenities at Navy, thoroughly embarrassing their college and their town.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/death-sportmanship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes rutgers sizefontppfont students university Mon, 24 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4493 at http://www.mrc.org Audio Attacks on Catholics http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/audio-attacks-catholics <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Talk radio used to be a forum for public service. Now, too often in America, talk radio is a forum designed to turn men on with a level of sexual raunch unimagined 15 years ago.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/audio-attacks-catholics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division elliot facetimes school sizefontppfont students Thu, 09 Oct 2003 04:00:00 +0000 4083 at http://www.mrc.org 'Boston Public': Don't Be True to This School http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/boston-public-dont-be-true-school <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal">In forging a well-deserved reputation as perhaps the most sex-driven broadcast network, Fox has been subjected to frequent whackings from television critics and cold shoulders from the industry elite. The ribald "Married...With Children" and the steamy "Melrose Place" drew plenty of viewers, but little favorable press attention and few award nominations. </span> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/boston-public-dont-be-true-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division boston students Tue, 14 Nov 2000 05:00:00 +0000 39491 at http://www.mrc.org CyberAlert -- 10/26/2000 -- Excusing Gore's Tenn. Plight http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-10262000-excusing-gores-tenn-plight <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p><b>Excusing Gore's Tenn. Plight; More RAND Ranting; Media Skipping Gore's Secret Russia Deal; Bush a "Serial Killer" -- <a href="http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2000/cyb20001026_extra.asp">Extra Edition</a></b></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-10262000-excusing-gores-tenn-plight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign education report students Thu, 26 Oct 2000 04:00:00 +0000 32642 at http://www.mrc.org CyberAlert -- 10/24/2000 -- Bush's Threat to "Abortion Rights" http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-10242000-bushs-threat-abortion-rights <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p><b>Bush's Threat to "Abortion Rights"; Risky SS Plan; Anti-Bush Educational Achievement Study Touted</b><b> -- Back to today's <a href="http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2000/cyb20001024.asp"><i>CyberAlert</i></a></b></p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-10242000-bushs-threat-abortion-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion clanormal morning report students Tue, 24 Oct 2000 04:00:00 +0000 32640 at http://www.mrc.org More Foolishness in the Ivory Tower http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/more-foolishness-ivory-tower <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The tuition for the local Catholic high school - some $5,000 per year for each of my two eldest - would surely put a dent in the family budget, but if that was what it took to give them a real education, it was worth it. Or so I thought. </p> <p>I could have saved a bundle simply by renting that education at Blockbuster. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/more-foolishness-ivory-tower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division sizethe students university Wed, 24 Sep 1997 04:00:00 +0000 3548 at http://www.mrc.org