http://www.mrc.org/articles/culture en NBC Host: ‘Life in the Womb Much Busier Than You Might Expect’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-host-life-womb-much-busier-you-might-expect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBC ‘Today’ Host Savannah Guthrie explores the ‘secret lives’ of babies. </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">Well, Savannah Guthrie probably shouldn’t wait by the phone for any Planned Parenthood or NARAL awards. In a move that qualifies as revolutionary among the liberal media, the NBC co-host acknowledged unborn babies as life.&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/nbc-host-life-womb-much-busier-you-might-expect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Life Abortion NBC 'Today' Savannah Guthrie Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:37:56 +0000 mike.ciandella 46836 at http://www.mrc.org Couric Baits Justice Ginsburg: Could Male Justices ‘Truly Understand’ ‘What It’s Like To Be a Woman?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/couric-baits-justice-ginsburg-could-male-justices-truly-understand-what-its-be-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gender-based questions are a staple in former anchor’s liberal playbook. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/128565" width="320" height="180" frameborder="0"></iframe></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://www.mrc.org/articles/couric-baits-justice-ginsburg-could-male-justices-truly-understand-what-its-be-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute couric Feminism ginsburg Women Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:14:34 +0000 dan.gainor 46829 at http://www.mrc.org NBC’s 13 Ways to Hype Sister Company’s Kinky ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-13-ways-hype-sister-companys-kinky-fifty-shades-grey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks, online outlets promote BDSM-glamorizing trailer. </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>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SfZWFDs0LxA" width="320" height="180" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Editor’s Note: Extremely Graphic Content Below.</i></p> <p>NBC really wants you to see the kink-fest “Fifty Shades of Gray.” In the week around the release of the film’s BDSM trailer, the network mentioned the movie 13 times for a total of 19 minutes, 12 seconds. </p> <p>Naturally, NBC’s sister company Focus Features is producing “Fifty Shades.” The network mentioned that just twice.</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/nbcs-13-ways-hype-sister-companys-kinky-fifty-shades-grey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family 50 Shades BDSM bondage NBC sex Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:49:25 +0000 dan.gainor 46828 at http://www.mrc.org Media Prey Upon Strange New Species: Virgins http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-prey-upon-strange-new-species-virgins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top 10 ways movies, TV treat virginity as feature of a bizarre breed. </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><i><strong>SPECIES: </strong>The Virgin (Sexus Nontilnuptials)</i></p> <p><i><strong>PREDATOR: </strong>The Media </i>(<i>Sexus Perpetual Obsessicus</i>)</p> <p><i><strong>METHOD OF ATTACK:</strong> Exploitation and Extinction </i><img alt="Virgins" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/virginterr.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black;" height="104" width="185" /></p> <p>Peer through a leafy curtain deep in the Amazon and you might just catch a glimpse of an elusive specimen: “the virgin.” </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/media-prey-upon-strange-new-species-virgins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Movies tv virgin Virginity Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:24:40 +0000 dan.gainor 46802 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Covers A Few Million Gays More Than 76 Million Catholics http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-covers-few-million-gays-more-76-million-catholics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New graphing tool shows paper biased against religion that is one-fourth U.S. population. </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>Want confirmation that The New York Times is biased? Just ask it</p> <p>The Times unveiled a new graphing tool called Chronicle, designed as “a tool for graphing the usage of words and phrases in New York Times reporting.” Chronicle allows anyone to search the “162-year archive of Times reporting” for how often words were used.</p> <p>The tool is simple to use and the results can be damning. The New York </p><p><img alt="Graph 1" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/chron1.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black;" height="163" width="280" /></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/ny-times-covers-few-million-gays-more-76-million-catholics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith catholic Chronicle gay New York Times Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:26:49 +0000 dan.gainor 46779 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Favorite, NYT Reporter Josh Barro: ‘We Need To Stamp [Anti-LGBT] Attitudes Out Ruthlessly’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-favorite-nyt-reporter-josh-barro-we-need-stamp-anti-lgbt-attitudes-out-ruthlessly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another tolerant man of the left. </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">Last night on Twitter, Josh Barro, the openly gay, neo-conservative political editor for Business Insider, <a href="http://newsbusters.org/people-and-organizations/josh-barro">MSNBC regular</a>, and columnist for Bloomberg and reporter for the New York Times went on a tirade against “anti-LGBT” people, calling on the public to shame them, and stamp out their views “ruthlessly.” <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Barro.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" /></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://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-favorite-nyt-reporter-josh-barro-we-need-stamp-anti-lgbt-attitudes-out-ruthlessly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Politics gay agenda Josh Barro Twitter Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:31:21 +0000 mike.ciandella 46770 at http://www.mrc.org Media’s New NFL ‘Anti-Gay’ Target After Dungy: David Tyree http://www.mrc.org/articles/medias-new-nfl-anti-gay-target-after-dungy-david-tyree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Giants hired former player with the ‘medieval’ view that marriage is between a man and a woman. </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">It’s open season. Since the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/07/22/dungy-pathetic-homophobe-saying-he-wouldn-t-have-drafted-gay-player">media attacked</a> former NFL coach and NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy for saying he wouldn’t have picked openly gay player Michael Sam during the draft, the sports media now has its pitchforks and torches out for anyone in the NFL guilty of thought crimes.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/medias-new-nfl-anti-gay-target-after-dungy-david-tyree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics David Tyree gay agenda nfl Sports media Tony Dungy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:30:55 +0000 mike.ciandella 46765 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hail Canadian Teen That Protested Abstinence Sex Ed http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hail-canadian-teen-protested-abstinence-sex-ed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Human rights’ suit got faith-based org out of public school. </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><i>Editor’s note: this article quotes angry feminists. Thus it contains objectionable language.</i>&nbsp; </p><p>Imagine the horror of being told – by someone you suspect is a <i>Christian</i> – that not having sex is the only fool-proof method of birth control! Chilling, isn’t it?&nbsp; </p><p>Luckily, one heroic Canadian teen did something about it – striking a blow against having to hear opinions she doesn’t like. And the media is celebrating her for it.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hail-canadian-teen-protested-abstinence-sex-ed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith Family Politics Abortion abstinence Sex Education Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:51:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 46764 at http://www.mrc.org Teen Sex Ed? Planned Parenthood Employee Suggests Pretending to be Babies http://www.mrc.org/articles/teen-sex-ed-planned-parenthood-employee-suggests-pretending-be-babies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Live Action video shows more bizarre ‘education’ at abortion giant. </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 might <a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/planned-parenthood-did-1-adoption-referral-149-abortions">champion the destruction of babies in the womb</a>, but the sometimes the abortion giant finds babies a real turn-on.&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/teen-sex-ed-planned-parenthood-employee-suggests-pretending-be-babies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Health Life Live Action Planned Parenthood Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:26:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 46761 at http://www.mrc.org Mark Levin Slams 'Brilliant Comedian' Jon Stewart: He's Not Funny or Smart http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-levin-slams-brilliant-comedian-jon-stewart-hes-not-funny-or-smart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stewart shouldn&#039;t get a pass. </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/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Tuesday night’s Hannity show on the Fox News Channel, talk-radio star and author Mark Levin attacked Jon Stewart for trashing Israel -- and then <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/jon-stewart-addresses-self-hating-jew-claims-video/">mocking critics</a> by insisting he should be allowed to have nuance. “Just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel's policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas,” he said.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/TimJGraham" target="_blank">Follow Tim Graham on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-levin-slams-brilliant-comedian-jon-stewart-hes-not-funny-or-smart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment International Media Politics Israel-Palestine Jon Stewart Mark Levin Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:48:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 46760 at http://www.mrc.org