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RIP Sir John Templeton

CMI mourns the death of our benefactor, a great and humble man.

Jesse Helms and Mangled Manners

Leftwingers in the news media and the blogosphere embarrassed themselves with meanspirited slurs directed at the fallen American patriot.

Swingtown Swings for Sleaze Fences; Advertisers Head for Exits

Has CBS gone too far in pushing sexy programming?

CBS Reality Show Goes Blue

Big Brother recruited a Hooters waitress, a body builder and a gay cowboy for the new season.

Conservatives Making "Racially Tinged Remarks" Against Obama

Reporter Patrick Healy: "McCain advisers also say they are wary of unleashing allies to attack Mr. Obama, given how some conservatives have overstepped and been criticized for racially tinged ...

CBS, NBC Downplay Serious Gardasil Side Effects

Should the government force sixth grade girls to risk death to protect them against a sexually transmitted disease?

C-Word Dropped on C-Span's Washington Journal -- No Bleep Button?

Caller uses obscene word while repeating unconfirmed McCain tale; leftist Web sites cheer.

Washington Post Addresses Obama's Faith -- with NO Wright

How can responsible journalists explain the candidate's beliefs and ignore his lengthy relationship with a politically and theologically radical preacher?

Weeds and Marijuana Chic

Hollywood is glamorizing pot smoking, despite the evidence of the drug's danger.

Exposé or Exploitation?

ABC Family's new show on teen pregnancy attempts to walk the line between cautionary tale and entertaining programming – and fails.

Washington Post Tells the Truth about 'Safe Sex' -- Then Ignores It

A guest columnist exposes PC ideologues jeopardizing an effective morality-based AIDS prevention program in Uganda, while a house editorial calls for more of the failed condom approach here in the ...

CBS Lashes Out at Pro-Gun Rights Ruling

A Sunday Morning reporter confronts the lawyer who won the Supreme Court case, and a commentator blasts the decision.

The Expatriots

What do you call a person whose heart has long since departed these shores, but who lacks the courage, integrity or self-awareness to renounce his citizenship, and continues to bedevil his ...

Remembering George Carlin

He joked that inside every cynic is a disappointed idealist. But hunting for idealism in Carlin's late work would be a search for a blade of hay in a large mountain of needles.

CNN Joins the Choir Touting Obama Outreach to Evangelicals

No mention on American Morning that the religious leaders flocking to Obama are far from the evangelical mainstream.

Celebrating the Second on the Fourth

America's Founding Fathers sharply disagree with opponents of the right to keep and bear arms. Just read the quotations.

CMI Urges Media Not to Fire from the Hip on Gun Ruling

Will journalists pack their stories with anti-gun zealots, or report the story with objectivity and balance?

Media Silent on Far-Left Anti-Abstinence Alliance

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood are teaming up to take down federally funded abstinence education.

Life Savers vs. Gun Nuts

Nets react sourly to the Supreme Court decision finding that individual Americans have the right to keep and bear firearms.

ABC Keeps Flacking Obama's Outreach to Evangelicals

Good Morning America hosts follow up the Obama story with interviews of a leftwing minister and a radical priest.

Babies Raising Babies

NBC responds to the rising teen birth rate with a show that uses children, infants through teens, as human guinea pigs.

ABC, CBS Journalists Celebrate Acceptance of All Religions as Path to Salvation

Theologically informed commentators on CBS and NBC, however, point out the down side of a Pew poll's finding that 70% of Americans believe their faith is not the only way to God.

CBS Allows Theologian to Defend Belief

The Early Show's Maggie Rodriguez interviews Father Thomas Williams, whose new book debunks atheism.

ABC: Evangelicals 'Buzzing' Over Obama

World News Sunday promotes unprecedented campaign to woo millions and highlights importance of the abortion issue in the process.

NBC's Today Showcases Edgy Singer Rihanna

Kathie Lee Gifford called Rihanna an absolute doll. What about the sexually suggestive songs she performed before an audience peppered with children?

The New TV Trend: Call Girls

Hollywood's champions of immorality always say they're exploring the gray areas of morality. Now they've transcended even that. They are actively depicting evil as good.

AP Suggests Christians Oppose Faith-Affirming License Plates

Article quotes three pastors who oppose I Believe license plates in SC, but no pastors in favor.

CNN Portrays The Da Vinci Code Movie as Sin 'Too Grave to be Forgiven'

Like ABC, CNN sides with Hollywood against Rome.

ABC Reporter Sides with Hollywood against Rome

Good Morning America's Nick Watt sneers at the Vatican for refusing to allow a Catholic-bashing movie to be filmed in historic churches.

'The Sky Is Not Falling' – Yet

Get used to hearing this term in the coming weeks, as the media interview pro-homosexual spokesmen about same-sex marriage in California.