http://mrc.org/articles/culture en What Terror? Networks Call Hamas ‘Militants,’ ‘Fighters,’ 9-1 Over ‘Terrorists’ http://mrc.org/articles/what-terror-networks-call-hamas-militants-fighters-9-1-over-terrorists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only CBS even admits group U.S. has called terrorist for 17 years isn’t just ‘militant.’ </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>Broadcast news outlets have figured out a way to end terrorism. Just stop calling it what it is. They identify terror groups like Hamas “militants” instead.</p> <p>Hamas has been raining rockets indiscriminately on Israel and is blamed for the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens. It’s a group the United States has designated as terrorist for nearly <a href="http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm">17 years</a>. Yet on evening and morning broadcasts, ABC, CBS and NBC called them “militants” and “fighters” by a 9-to-1 margin over “terrorists” (18-2).</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/what-terror-networks-call-hamas-militants-fighters-9-1-over-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute International Islamification GazaStrip Hamas Israel-Palestine Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:49:57 +0000 mike.ciandella 46647 at http://mrc.org Hobby Lobby Hysteria! Salon Writer Claims ‘This is a Religious Civil War’ http://mrc.org/articles/hobby-lobby-hysteria-salon-writer-claims-religious-civil-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul Rosenberg claims conservatives have secret agenda for building theocracy. </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Liberals <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/06/30/three-biggest-lies-liberals-spread-about-hobby-lobby-ruling">have been spewing absolute nonsense</a> since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood, and several other businesses that filed a suit against the HHS contraception mandate. Salon’s Paul Rosenberg is no different, except the fevered, high-pitched whine of his hysteria makes one suspect that, whatever he pays his drycleaner, it ain’t enough.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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://mrc.org/articles/hobby-lobby-hysteria-salon-writer-claims-religious-civil-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Life Politics Hobby Lobby Paul Rosenberg Religious Right Salon Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:56:47 +0000 matt.philbin 46644 at http://mrc.org Vatican Calls Out Media for Destroying Family, Teaching ‘Love Cannot Endure’ http://mrc.org/articles/vatican-calls-out-media-destroying-family-teaching-love-cannot-endure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Instrumentum Laboris’questions media for upcoming synod. </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 no secret the media scorn Catholic doctrine – but it’s not every day the Vatican accepts the challenge to respond.&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://mrc.org/articles/vatican-calls-out-media-destroying-family-teaching-love-cannot-endure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family family media Vatica Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:59:50 +0000 mike.ciandella 46639 at http://mrc.org July 4th: Planned Parenthood Tweets Lady Liberty Holding the Pill http://mrc.org/articles/july-4th-planned-parenthood-tweets-lady-liberty-holding-pill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new way to celebrate Independence Day, ‘liberty and justice for all.’ </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>Can Planned Parenthood get any classier?</p><p>On Independence Day, Planned Parenthood Action ignited its own fireworks by sharing a picture of Lady Liberty -- but replaced her traditional tablet with birth control pills. With a shout-out “to liberty and justice for all,” Planned Parenthood <a href="https://twitter.com/PPact/status/485057683582889984">tweeted</a>:&nbsp;</p><p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ppatweet.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="401" width="314" />&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://mrc.org/articles/july-4th-planned-parenthood-tweets-lady-liberty-holding-pill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Government Health Life Patriotism Hobby Lobby Independence Day Planned Parenthood Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:53:48 +0000 matt.philbin 46627 at http://mrc.org Media Keep Citing Bogus Stat about Catholics and Birth Control http://mrc.org/articles/media-keep-citing-bogus-stat-about-catholics-and-birth-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since Hobby Lobby, libs again using flawed stat about Catholic women and contraceptives. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the Hobby Lobby decision, liberals have been sputtering about the War on Women<sup>TM </sup>and trotting out arguments that are both beside the point and dubious in themselves.</p> <p>Take for example liberal radio personality Stephanie Miller. On CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley on July 6, Miller declared, “Every woman I know&nbsp;is furious about the hobby lobby&nbsp;decision.” Yes, she needs to get out more. But then she pulled out this liberal chestnut: “Ninety-eight percent of Catholic women use birth&nbsp;control.” </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-keep-citing-bogus-stat-about-catholics-and-birth-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Government Health Politics Birth Control Mandate Catholic Church Hobby Lobby Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:16:51 +0000 matt.philbin 46626 at http://mrc.org Twitter Trend: Planned Parenthood Makes Tim Howard Into ‘Sperm Goalie’ http://mrc.org/articles/twitter-trend-planned-parenthood-makes-tim-howard-sperm-goalie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PP takes to Twitter, memes to take a share in Howard’s internet popularity. </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">Planned Parenthood has chosen a new spokesman for birth control: Tim Howard.</p><p class="NoSpacing">Howard, the U.S. A. soccer team’s goalie, made 16 goal saves – the most recorded in World Cup history – in the team’s losing effort against Belgium. Howard instantly surfaced as a media darling – and, with his successful “prevention,” a new way for Planned Parenthood to advertise birth control on Twitter:</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://mrc.org/articles/twitter-trend-planned-parenthood-makes-tim-howard-sperm-goalie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Life Planned Parenthood Tim Howard Twitter Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:28:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 46618 at http://mrc.org Obama Bomb Pal on Independence Day: ‘Not proud to be American’ http://mrc.org/articles/obama-bomb-pal-independence-day-not-proud-be-american <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Domestic terrorist Ayers doesn’t ‘buy American exceptionalism at all.’ </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">Just in time for Independence Day, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly hosted a two part preview of an <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/07/01/foxs-megyn-kelly-smacks-down-terrorist-bill-ayers-you-sound-bin-lade">interview with Bill Ayers</a> that will air in full July 4. The July 2 segment pitted the former Weather Underground bomber against conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who’s new film, “America” was also released July 2.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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://mrc.org/articles/obama-bomb-pal-independence-day-not-proud-be-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Patriotism Bill Ayers Dinesh D'Souza Megyn Kelly Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:00:23 +0000 mike.ciandella 46617 at http://mrc.org Shhhh! Tim Howard’s a Christian http://mrc.org/articles/shhhh-tim-howards-christian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC leave out one crucial detail from hero soccer player’s life. </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">The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer team’s heroic goalkeeper. Here’s one the probably won’t mention: Tim Howard is a Christian.</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://mrc.org/articles/shhhh-tim-howards-christian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith christian Soccer Tim Howard Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:59:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 46609 at http://mrc.org For the Fourth, 5 Songs You May Not Know are Un-Patriotic http://mrc.org/articles/fourth-5-songs-you-may-not-know-are-un-patriotic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leave these rockers off your backyard BBQ play list this Friday. </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/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What music comes to mind when you think of America and Independence Day? “The Battle Hymn of the Republic?” A John Phillip Souza march? Glenn Miller or the Andrews Sisters?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fourth-5-songs-you-may-not-know-are-un-patriotic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Patriotism Politics Independence Day music patriotism Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:32:18 +0000 mike.ciandella 46607 at http://mrc.org Conservative Women: Hobby Lobby Ruling Was The Pro-Life ‘Super Bowl’ http://mrc.org/articles/conservative-women-hobby-lobby-ruling-was-pro-life-super-bowl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CWA’s Alison Howard and SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins offer positive reactions. </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">The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling isn’t anti-woman like the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2014/06/30/msnbc-contributors-henneberger-bernard-find-silver-lining-hobby-lobby-">media are reporting</a>, according to two influential conservative women. In fact, these women said that they were actually thrilled with the decision.</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://mrc.org/articles/conservative-women-hobby-lobby-ruling-was-pro-life-super-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Alison Howard Hobby Lobby Kristan Hawkins Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:28:50 +0000 mike.ciandella 46599 at http://mrc.org