Eye on Culture

Editor’s note – This article contains graphic language, sometimes of an extremely sexual nature. Liberals and the media continue to be upset about Rush Limbaugh’s comments, despite his public apology. Limbaugh’s comments, we’re told, were “unforgivable.” That’s laughable coming from those who’ve ignored or excused attacks from the left against conservative women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter and Carrie Prejean. Liberals slime conservative women regularly, usually in language far worse than Limbaugh used. And they are seldom, if ever, held to account for sexual, violent misogynistic speech. Conservative women – whether pundits, politicians or even politicians’... continue reading
It seems media outlets only care about reporting on Planned Parenthood when its funding is threatened . When that happens, the liberal press goes ballistic. When cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure cut funding to Planned Parenthood, the abortion mill reacted swiftly, with a press release that rallied its allies in the media to create a ruckus about losing more than $600,000 in funding. The liberal media echo chamber began ringing with howls of rage that the cancer charity would dare to say no to funding the abortion giant . Strangely, the three networks seemed to have difficulty... continue reading
Conservative media outlets raised the alarm about a song praising the Occupy movement, called "Part of the 99," that was supposedly created by Albermarle County, Va. third graders and supervised by members of a group called Kid Pan Alley. The mainstream media, predictably, tried to sweep the controversy over the rug. But both conservative and mainstream outlets failed to report the fact that the several of the directors of Kid Pan Alley are avowed liberals, donating to Democratic politicians and embracing liberal causes. As reported by Weasel Zippers , the Occupier-praising song was created under the auspices of Kid Pan... continue reading
Less than 8 percent (4 out of 55) of stories on three major networks about Planned Parenthood in 2011 mention scandals Media focus on trivial stories about celebrities (38 stories on Charlie Sheen, 10 stories on Mila Kunis' Marine Corps Ball invite), bury Planned Parenthood-related scandals with just four mentions 61 percent of Americans think that abortion should be legal in "only a few" or no circumstances, yet Planned Parenthood, nation's largest abortion provider, receives $487 million in federal funding. What does Planned Parenthood have to do for a mention on the network news? The group provides services abhorred by... continue reading
Yes Virginia, there really is a war on Christmas. Every year, millions of Christians that celebrate the birth of their Savior are faced with the attacks on Christmas - "holiday trees," atheist ad campaigns and even outright blasphemy in mocking nativity scenes. To Christians and conservatives, the evidence is overwhelming. But in recent years, the left and the mainstream media have actively denied that the war even exists. From the hard left gang of current and former MSNBC personalities to CNN hosts to Huffington Post writers, the watch words have been "fake" and "phony" and "ridiculous." With varying degrees ire,... continue reading
These are tough times to be an American dad, and indeed, an American man. The recession, or "mancession," as it's been called, hit men harder than women; male unemployment was 8.9 percent compared to 8 percent for women in May. Adding insult to injury, leftwing journalists have sniggered about the plight of the "beached white male." In 2010, women became the majority in the work force for the first time in history. More women receive college degrees than men do. Culturally, in article after magazine article, on TV and in films, fathers and men in general are portrayed as hapless... continue reading
Talk show pioneer. Best selling author. Incredibly successful business woman. Actress. Philanthropist. Billionaire. "Most influential woman in the world." Oprah Winfrey, the King Midas of her day , is ending her 25-year, multi-award-winning talk show this May, signaling the end of a staple in 21 st century television. But amid all the fawning retrospectives and misty tributes, it's important to remember just who Oprah is, the biased viewpoint she represents and the damage she's done to popular culture. Before Rosanne Barr called Oprah "the African Mother Goddess of us all," a prominent cultural researcher called her the "Queen of Trash"... continue reading
Major Findings: Media Undermine Christian Holiday: Nearly two thirds of all stories about Easter were negative (22 out of 34). Easter Used to Attack Catholic Church: Ninety-one percent of the negative Easter stories were about the pedophilia scandal in the Roman Catholic Church. Love That Mother Nature: 100 percent of Earth Day stories were positive. Easter is the quintessential Christian holiday - the celebration of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection. Although it has been celebrated by billions of people around the world for nearly 2,000 years, the mainstream media would rather celebrate the liberal holiday known as "Earth Day" and... continue reading
MSNBC's new slogan may be "Lean Forward," but the brazenly left-wing cable network does a lot of looking back - to the 1860s. April 12, 2011, will mark the 150 th anniversary of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter in South Carolina - the beginning of the American Civil War. As Americans observe this milestone, they'll hear a lot of words they only vaguely remember from U.S. History class - terms like "secession," "states rights," "nullification," "contraband," or "Dred Scott." Not MSNBC viewers. To them the language of the Civil War is remarkably familiar, since the network's liberal hosts and guests... continue reading
ABC, NBC and CBS news programs have mentioned the Muslim Brotherhood 135 times in 17 years, but only linked them to fundamentalist Islam 37 percent of the time. Just since the unrest in Egypt began in January, they've mentioned the Brotherhood 85 times, and decreased how often they report the nature of the group - just 32 percent of those stories mentioned the group's extremism. Declaring "jihad" against the United States. Taking credit for deadly bombings in Cairo. Sponsoring Hamas. Assassinating Egyptian leaders. Making common cause with Nazi Germany. Openly calling for shariah law. Spawning prominent al-Qaida leaders. Only the... continue reading