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Media Juiced on Celebrity Hype

Camp O.J. has taken over Las Vegas.

"Resegregation" in Alabama Schools (and in Omaha Too?)

Guilt by association: "Tuscaloosa, where George Wallace once stood defiantly in the schoolhouse door to keep blacks out of the University of Alabama...."

Embarrassing Celebrity Pundits

A key measure we have for punditry in our political culture is fame, not a display of any brains.

Rutgers Fans' Abuse of Navy Players Elicits Media Yawn

Journalists leaped to the defense of the Rutgers women's basketball players, but Navy men's football players seem to be fair game.

Kathy Griffin's Unfunny Jesus Joke

Comedienne crosses the line by mocking Christ while accepting an Emmy award.

MSNBC's Olbermann Condemns Lieberman for Speaking at Pro-Troops Concert

TV host expresses disdain for flag-waving American patriots.

Running for President While Running from Marriage

The media must make candidates take clear positions on whether to amend the Constitution to protect one-man, one-woman marriage.

Opposing 9/11 Remembrance

Commemorating the victims of al-Qaeda's sneak attack is growing tedious, even annoying, and may play into the hands of the Bush administration, according to NPR and The New York Times.

Tempting Teens with Spicy Commercials

In the quest for buzz, advertisers continue to sink to new lows – now they're suggesting irresponsible sexual behavior to children.

Anti-Patriotism: the Press Undermines the Iraq War Effort UPDATED!!

Newspapers attacked military commander General Petraeus on the day he delivered his much-anticipated progress report on the war in Iraq.

Snarky Celebrity 'News' Show Premieres Tonight

Yet another television show draws attention to the antics of the rich and irresponsible. Whatever happened to programming that builds character?

In-Flight Fright

Chalk up a new outrage. The airlines are now airing graphically violent and sexualized R-rated movies, and it matters not a bit to them that children cannot help but sit there and watch, ...

Newsweek, MSNBC Rely on Atheist Critic to Discuss Mother Teresa's Spiritual Troubles

It's like asking the head of Hamas for insights into the Jewish mind.

NBC's Williams: A Lesson in Courage and Character

Nightly News highlights an upcoming documentary on wounded vets.

PTC Study: Violence, Sex and Profanity Overwhelm TV's Family Hour

Fox Network is the worst offender.

ABC News Anchor Admits Media Irresponsibility, Bias on Duke Rape Case

Chris Cuomo: Be careful what you hear from the media.

The Story Stalls Here

Ft. Lauderdale is among the nation's leaders in new AIDS cases, but the media are willfully blind to the consequences of men irresponsibly having sex with strangers in public bathrooms. Mayor Jim ...

'Dr. 90210' – or Dr. Crotch?

What compels anyone at this network, from the CEO to the lowliest of interns, to associate himself with this product?

Washington Post Bombards Craig, Shelters Hillary

The obscure GOP senator's public sex scandal gets five full stories, from the front page to the lead editorial. The Democratic presidential frontrunner's brewing campaign financing scandal gets ...

Networks Ignore Sparsely Attended Anti-Gun Rallies

Journalists refuse to embarrass activists attacking your ability to responsibly defend your loved ones.

God's Warriors Interviewee Says CNN Misrepresented Him and His Family

Christiane Amanpour reported her preconceived biases about Christians, rather than the facts.

God's Christian Warriors, the Newsweek Version

Story on small evangelical college highlights reporter prejudice.

The Media Assault on the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment is the ultimate Constitutional expression of personal responsibility. In the Bill of Rights, the Founding Fathers acknowledged the right of the American people to arm ...

Is President Bush Anti-Child, as ABC Suggests?

Still no mention of abortion or abstinence in coverage of the SCHIP bill, which would replace parental responsibility with government responsibility for children's health insurance.

The Ascent of 'Torture Porn'

We wondered then if a civilized society could ever accept this genre in the open. It's worth asking again because we are inching ever closer to it.

CNN's God's Christian Warriors Leaves Viewers… Scared

Reporter Amanpour says she's trying to understand Christian believers, but her special amounts to a call to arms against them.

FX Sinks to Greater Depths With Show About Transsexuality

Hollywood's obsession with 'edgy' programming is blinding the industry to the consumer preference for clean shows.

NBC's Williams Succumbs to His Inner Frat Boy

Coverage of senior sex story is downright sophomoric.

The MTV Disconnect

The network's own survey shows that family and faith, not sex, are what make young Americans happy. Guess what's on the nightly broadcast schedule.