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60 Minutes Changes Tune on Thomas

The CBS news magazine treats the conservative black Supreme Court Justice with unprecedented respect, in contrast to Thomas's Senate confirmation hearings

A Modern-Day Stoning?!? Cold Case Smears Christian Kids

CBS's entertainment division portrays devout teens as murderers and hypocrites and their youth pastor as a pervert, while taking cheap shots at abstinence education.

Irresponsible Adults and 'Artistic' Perverts

When adults abdicate responsibility as protectors of children and vanguards of public morality and decency, children become the nation's most endangered species. When adults equate legal with ...

Was Blind, but Now She Sees – Thanks to a U.S. Soldier

ABC World News profiles an Army sergeant who took responsibility to help a suffering Iraqi girl.

TIME Plays TV Doctor: Suggests Vatican Gave Pope John Paul II A Push Into Death

TIME promotes the views of an Italian doctor who did what the magazine condemned Senator Bill Frist for doing: diagnosing a patient from video footage.

The Scoundrel Song of David Banner

No matter how pornographic his lyrics, no matter how many kids he helps to corrupt, no matter how callously he maligns fellow citizens as niggas and hoes and no matter how coarsely he portrays ...

Will the Media Cover THIS Story?

Will public nudity and sexual acts performed in broad daylight in San Francisco streets, while police stand by doing nothing, generate headlines on national newscasts?

The Death of Sportsmanship

Rutgers University is known as the birthplace of college football, but in the last few weeks it's seemed more like the deathplace of sportsmanship.

Kid Nation Ties for Top Ratings

Viewers attracted by adorable children or train wreck hype?

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.