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Lewis Black, Anti-Catholic Hack

Black is the star of a brand new Comedy Central show named The Root of All Evil. Comedians act like prosecutors, with Black as judge, trying to determine which of two allegedly evil forces is ...

A Book for Culture Warriors

CMIs Colleen Raezler reviews the blockbuster book by Carol Platt Liebau documenting the blizzard of provocative sexual messages the media are sending to our children. Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed ...

Couric Shocked, Shocked! That 50% of Teen Girls Are Sexually Active, and 25% Have STDs

An expert interviewed by CBS misses the link between 'comprehensive' sex ed and runaway rates of HPV.

Thanks, Kristen

The girl behind the Spitzer scandal deserves some media attention too.

Reporting the Spitzer Scandal: The Good, the Bad and the Outrageous

Jeff Greenfield tells it like it is; Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says sweep it under the rug.

Whoopi! ABC's Goldberg Calls for Legalizing Prostitution

The View's hostess responds to the Spitzer scandal by arguing for decriminalizing the flesh trade, ignoring the pain of infidelity and the exploitation of vulnerable women.

Stand By Your Womanizer

Hopefully, the Spitzer family will experience forgiveness and reconciliation. That takes time and work. But exploitation of the family by the one who broke the trust is hardly the right catalyst.

ABC, NBC Continue to Ignore Personal Responsibility for Foreclosures

Four months after CMI released a study on debt coverage,only CBS addresses the character question in mortgage crisis stories.

ABC Highlights Gambler Suing Casinos for Enabling Addiction

Good Morning America ditches character, personal responsibility.

Rolling Stone Editor: 'Hillary Clinton Has Really Exhibited Some of the Things that Most Disgust Us about Politics'

Eric Bates tells MSNBC the Clinton campaign attacks on Obama are a 'veiled kind of racism' and says he favors Obama's campaign approach with new media.

Washington Post Targets Mother in Tangled Tango Reporting

A Virginia school system employee and her children have been exposed to retaliation for opposing a pro-gay children's book.

Sermon from Mt. Obama Raises Big Questions

Barack Obama has expounded his revised standard version of the Sermon on the Mount, but the MSM couldn't care less if Obama waxes theological from here to eternity.

ABC Spotlights 'Woman' Who Is Husband and Dad

Good Morning America portrays transgenderism as just one of those complicated choices.

Today Show Features Author Who Excuses Lying

NBC host Meredith Vieira fails to stand up for character and truthtelling.

Rape Films at Yale

Pornographer runs afoul of a force more powerful than Christianity, at least in Ivy League precincts: feminism.

Runaway Bridal Coverage

Nets ignore crucial California Supreme Court case on same-sex 'marriage.'

'Aspirational TV?' Or More Cable Voyeurism?

Bravo introduces Real Housewives of New York City.

Media Spike Story on Obama Citing Jesus to Justify Same-Sex Civil Unions

Not a single paper or network covers Obama rejecting the Book of Romans' teaching on homosexuality.

NBC's Medium Casts Arizona Senator and Ex-POW as Murderer, Cannibal

Are the writers trying to send a backhanded political message, or will next week's episode feature a corrupt murdering female senator from New York?

Clueless in Obama Nation

On Sunday, at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Sen. Obama promoted homosexual legal civil unions in answer to a question posed by a pastor, and then threw out this challenge: If people find ...

The Sunday Washington Post on Satanic Rock: 'Two Horns Up!'

This underlines how low the Post will go for Internet traffic numbers.

Network Jailbreak

NBC, ABC and CBS loose their America-bashing impulse in stories on the U.S. incarceration rate.

ABC Addresses 'Moral Hazard' of Government Bailouts

Taxpayer-funded rescues for people facing foreclosure could encourage even greater financial risk-taking.

NBC Focuses on Quality Family Time

Today Show highlights low-cost, low-tech ways for families to spend time together.

GMA: Is Victoria's Secret Too Sexy?

ABC un-coverage crams dozens of semi-dressed models and naked body parts into two minutes of morning television news.

John McCain: Disqualified at Birth?

Just the latest flaky, negative story on McCain since he apparently clinched the GOP nomination.

Bill Buckley Made It Okay to Be a Conservative

I was a conservative as a kid, but fell under the sway of liberal profs and the New Age culture. But Buckley was a key force in pulling me back to reality.

Anointing Misguided Leaders: the Networks Disservice to Black America

CMI senior editor Brian Fitzpatrick studies coverage of the biggest civil rights story of 2007 and finds that the networks sought comments only from the liberal black establishment, never from ...

Religion in America and on the Network News

It's always interesting to see how different news organizations report the exact same information.

It's Sweeps Week -- ABC News to Focus on Sex Tonight

For 20/20 it's infidelity, for Nightline it's the merits of porn.