Articles http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10/all/eye-culture/war-war-christmas en Leader of Soros-Founded INET: Rich are Ready to Flee in Case of Uprising http://www.mrc.org/articles/leader-soros-founded-inet-rich-are-ready-flee-case-uprising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros gave $100 million to INET, used it to host a conference to remake the global economy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rich people are preparing to flee in case of social unrest, at least according to the head of one group founded and partly funded by George Soros.</p><p>Robert Johnson, the head of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), argued that many wealthy people feared an uprising because of “growing inequality.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/leader-soros-founded-inet-rich-are-ready-flee-case-uprising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Bretton Woods II Davos soros Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:30:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 48103 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast Cites SPLC to Assert Jindal, AFA Embrace ‘Hate’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-cites-splc-assert-jindal-afa-embrace-hate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Citing hate crime-inspiring hate group SPLC particularly hateful tactic. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The religious fundamentalists are coming! The religious fundamentalists are coming! Daily Beast writer Dean Obeidallah frantically warns, in his Jan.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-cites-splc-assert-jindal-afa-embrace-hate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Islamification Life Politics AFA Bobby Jindal SPLC Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:23:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 48101 at http://www.mrc.org EW Weeps ‘Warm and Vulnerable’ Abortion Comedy ‘Nominated for Nothing’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/ew-weeps-warm-and-vulnerable-abortion-comedy-nominated-nothing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Entertainment Weekly writes Oscar obituary for ‘Obvious Child.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Entertainment Weekly is trying a new method of writing: Oscar obituaries. </p> <p>In a Jan. 26 piece for Entertainment Weekly (EW), writer Emily Blake <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2015/01/26/nominated-for-nothing-obvious-child/">lamented</a> that “abortion comedy” “Obvious Child” was “nominated for nothing” for the upcoming Oscars. Laying out the reasons for the Oscar-censorship, she bashed the Academy Awards for refusing to recognize the “warm and vulnerable” film full of “humor.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ew-weeps-warm-and-vulnerable-abortion-comedy-nominated-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life Academy Awards Entertainment Weekly Obvious Child Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:08:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 48095 at http://www.mrc.org Like Media, White House Misleads on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotional video for ‘wilderness’ plan mostly shows mountains, flowers and animals, even though drilling wouldn’t happen there. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Just days after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, introduced a bill to permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), President Barack Obama announced his plan to designate millions of acres of ANWR in a way that bans drilling.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government Media Alaska Alaska National Wildlife Refuge ANWR Climate Change Conservation drilling Environmentalism Obama Administration oil and gas politics wilderness act Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:10:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48094 at http://www.mrc.org Sundance Celebrates Underage Sex and Rape http://www.mrc.org/articles/sundance-celebrates-underage-sex-and-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood excuses rape on screen and off, if it involves one of their own. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To the hypocritical Hollywood elite, rape is deplorable and condemnable on college campuses but pedophilia on the big screen and in after-hour parties, it’s perfectly OK. </p> <p>Just look at this year’s Sundance favorite- “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” features a 15-year-old girl losing her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend. The media couldn’t be more in love with the film, with outlets like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian heaping praise on it.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sundance-celebrates-underage-sex-and-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Sundance Film Festival Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:04:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 48093 at http://www.mrc.org March for ... Rape? Media Skew, Misreport on March for Life http://www.mrc.org/articles/march-rape-media-skew-misreport-march-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you thought it was about babies ... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know the March for Life was all about rape? Neither did I. But that is the impression one would get if they read the media’s take on the annual pro-life event.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/march-rape-media-skew-misreport-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life March for Life Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:22:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 48084 at http://www.mrc.org 200,000 March for Life – Networks Give them 15 Seconds http://www.mrc.org/articles/200000-march-life-%E2%80%93-networks-give-them-15-seconds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBS covered sex scandal, prehistoric shark instead. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132344" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>On Jan 22, 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life, commemorating the 57 million babies destroyed since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/200000-march-life-%E2%80%93-networks-give-them-15-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life broadcast networks March for Life Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:28:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 48081 at http://www.mrc.org Will Media Show Berserk Pro-Abortion Protestors Blocking Pro-Life March? http://www.mrc.org/articles/will-media-show-berserk-pro-abortion-protestors-blocking-pro-life-march <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing activists arrested, say poor woman &#039;should get a f---ing abortion.&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VMpKaKLnfgU" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><i>Editor’s Note: This story includes some language that might be considered offensive.</i></p> <p>It’s hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers versus 75 pro-abortion protesters – but whose message will the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/10/23/top-10-ways-media-spin-abortion-moral-social-good">abortion-fawning</a> media choose to focus on? </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/will-media-show-berserk-pro-abortion-protestors-blocking-pro-life-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Health Abortion March for Life pro-abortion pro-life Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:49:22 +0000 dan.gainor 48079 at http://www.mrc.org 57 Pro-life Youth Hold Die-In on White House Lawn http://www.mrc.org/articles/57-pro-life-youth-hold-die-white-house-lawn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Star Parker calls out ‘post-abortive’ media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jkKJRVoH8Mc" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Are members of the media “post-abortive?”&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/57-pro-life-youth-hold-die-white-house-lawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family life March or Life pro-life Star Parker Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:15:57 +0000 dan.gainor 48070 at http://www.mrc.org At Davos, Soros-funded Group’s President Says Look to Bretton Woods for Economic Advice http://www.mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New America Foundation foundation promotes initiative with same name as earlier Soros conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132289" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy International Bretton Woods II capitalism Davos George Soros New America Foundation society World Economic Forum Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:16:19 +0000 julia.seymour 48068 at http://www.mrc.org Claims of 1,800+ Deaths from Binge Drinking Is Wrong, WaPo Fact Checker Says http://www.mrc.org/articles/claims-1800-deaths-binge-drinking-wrong-wapo-fact-checker-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chronicle of Higher Education, PBS recently reported alcohol stat Post Fact Checker gives three Pinocchios. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Media outlets and politicians often fall for junk science and misleading statistics. This happened recently with alcohol-related death statistics, which The Washington Post exposed as factually incorrect.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/claims-1800-deaths-binge-drinking-wrong-wapo-fact-checker-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media alcohol alcohol-related death binge drinking Chronicle of Higher Education drinking Fact Checker Glenn Kessler junk science NewsHour NIAAA PBS Statistics The Washington Post Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:51:05 +0000 julia.seymour 48064 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC Rebuts Obama’s SOTU Statement on Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-rebuts-obamas-sotu-statement-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Co-anchor Jim Cramer calls Obama’s tax comments ‘out of sync with what’s really happening’ because of Obamacare. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132300" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>During his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama said he wanted to “simplify” the tax paperwork required for small businesses, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer pointed out that Obamacare is doing just the opposite. </p> <p>Obama had said during his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20, that a small business owner should be able to file taxes “based on her actual bank&nbsp;statement instead of the number&nbsp;of accountants she can afford.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-rebuts-obamas-sotu-statement-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Jim Cramer State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:01:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 48063 at http://www.mrc.org New March for Life Video Celebrates Defenders of the Unborn http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-march-life-video-celebrates-defenders-unborn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prolife protestors overcome freezing temps, challenging travel to save the children. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZZWKIyjZp-g" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>This is the march the media don’t want you to see.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-march-life-video-celebrates-defenders-unborn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Health Abortion Gosnell March for Life prochoice prolife Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:24:40 +0000 dan.gainor 48053 at http://www.mrc.org Jon Stewart: Wimpy White House Won’t ID Islam in Charlie Hebdo Shootings http://www.mrc.org/articles/jon-stewart-wimpy-white-house-wont-id-islam-charlie-hebdo-shootings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal comedian mocks the ‘Impotence of Being Earnest’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132227" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Even some on the left are starting to call out the ridiculous, distorting nature of the politically correct White House. Following the Charlie Hebdo shootings a few weeks ago, White House officials and President Obama were “reticent” to even mention the word “Islam,” said liberal Jon Stewart.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jon-stewart-wimpy-white-house-wont-id-islam-charlie-hebdo-shootings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Charlie Hebdo Jon Stewart Josh Earnest The Daily Show Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:09:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 48050 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hype Davos Climate Change Focus as 1,700 Private Jets Fly In http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hypocrisy of flying to climate change conference in private jets is lost on the media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As media outlets focused on the World Economic Forum’s plans to address climate change it ignored the hypocrisy of the huge number of private jets flying world leaders and celebrities to that conference.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Economy Davos JoyBeharHuffingtonPost World Economic Forum Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:41:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 48043 at http://www.mrc.org