Articles http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10/all/articles/eye-culture/eye-culture/war-war-christmas en Taxpayer-Funded PBS Pushes Teaching Sex-Ed to 4-Year-Olds http://mrc.org/articles/taxpayer-funded-pbs-pushes-teaching-sex-ed-4-year-olds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PBS finds something else those enlightened Europeans can teach us. </div> </div> </div> <p>Watching PBS? Might want to ask the kindergartners to leave the room.</p> <p>In a May 27 <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/spring-fever/">piece</a> for tax-funded PBS, NewsHour producer <a href="https://twitter.com/Sdemelker">Saskia de Melker</a> argued “The case for starting sex education in kindergarten.” In her piece, she held up the Netherlands as an example for the United States in “sexuality education” – for those as young as 4-years-old to learn “honest conversations about love and relationships.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/taxpayer-funded-pbs-pushes-teaching-sex-ed-4-year-olds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Faith Family Health PBS Sex Education Fri, 29 May 2015 19:37:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 49019 at http://mrc.org Where's the Violence? TIME Publishes ‘Elephant Dung Madonna’ Photo http://mrc.org/articles/wheres-violence-time-publishes-elephant-dung-madonna-photo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No Muslims were insulted in the making of this TIME article. </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/andrew-miller">Andrew Miller</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If Christianity is the subject, TIME gives a crap … literally.</p> <p>This Friday, TIME<i> </i><a href="http://time.com/3901360/elephant-dung-painting/">published a story</a> about a 1996 painting of the Madonna by contemporary British artist Chris Ofili. ‘The<i> </i>Holy<i> </i>Virgin<i> </i>Mary’ is encrusted with elephant dung and surrounded by cutouts of female genitalia from porn magazines. It’s a degrading, insulting portrayal. Naturally, TIME published a color photo of it.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/wheres-violence-time-publishes-elephant-dung-madonna-photo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Islamification Elephant Dung Madonna Muhammed Cartoons Time Fri, 29 May 2015 18:19:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 49018 at http://mrc.org Adorable! Chris Pratt Teaches 2-Year-Old Son Pledge of Allegiance http://mrc.org/articles/adorable-chris-pratt-teaches-2-year-old-son-pledge-allegiance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor teaches his son the pledge for Memorial Day. </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>One famous Hollywood celebrity is sharing his American pride – in a touching dad-to-son kind of way.&nbsp; </p><p>For Memorial Day, actor Chris Pratt (<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, <i>Jurassic World</i>), taught his 2-year-old son Jack the Pledge of Allegiance – and captured the moment on camera. The May 27 Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PrattPrattPratt/videos/981885381843291/">video</a>, with almost 2 million views and more than 85,000 likes, shows the two saying the pledge in front of the American flag.&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://mrc.org/articles/adorable-chris-pratt-teaches-2-year-old-son-pledge-allegiance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Patriotism Chris Pratt Pledge of allegiance Fri, 29 May 2015 15:33:11 +0000 mike.ciandella 49017 at http://mrc.org Waste Management CEO: Recycling Unprofitable, So ‘People Don’t Invest’ http://mrc.org/articles/waste-management-ceo-recycling-unprofitable-so-people-dont-invest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive tells CNBC WM halted investment in recycling two year ago. </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/136088" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The truth about recycling according to a waste disposal company may come as a shock. It is “unprofitable,” according to Waste Management (WM) CEO David Steiner.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/waste-management-ceo-recycling-unprofitable-so-people-dont-invest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment Government Media CEO CNBC David Steiner EPA investment profit recycling Squawk Box subsidies unprofitable Waste Management Fri, 29 May 2015 14:51:12 +0000 julia.seymour 49010 at http://mrc.org Actress Tells Teens She’s ‘Eternally Grateful’ for Planned Parenthood http://mrc.org/articles/actress-tells-teens-shes-eternally-grateful-planned-parenthood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teen Vogue pushes abortion mill to readers. </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>It’s hard to critique personal stories – but not when the media use them to teach teens that they need Planned Parenthood.&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://mrc.org/articles/actress-tells-teens-shes-eternally-grateful-planned-parenthood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Life Politics Abortion Planned Parenthood. Contraception Teen Vogue Thu, 28 May 2015 19:10:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 49008 at http://mrc.org NBC ‘Sports’ Helps Bully Clemson Coach Out of Family Group Appearance http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-sports-helps-bully-clemson-coach-out-family-group-appearance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What’s helping broken families compared to running afoul of the LGBT agenda? </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/andrew-miller">Andrew Miller</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dabo Swinney just learned that in the age of cultural fascism, no good deed goes unpunished, and no issue is too beside-the-point for the “sports” media to offer their liberal opinions on.</p> <p>The Clemson head football coach recently was invited to receive the award of “South Carolina Family Champion of 2015” from the Palmetto Family Council. A small outcry ensued from a handful of students at Clemson along with a wider variety of pro-gay media outlets demanding that Swinney reject the award. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-sports-helps-bully-clemson-coach-out-family-group-appearance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics Clemson Dabo Swinny family gay agenda Thu, 28 May 2015 18:41:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 49007 at http://mrc.org Game of Thrones Books Boast 4 Times More Rape than TV Show http://mrc.org/articles/game-thrones-books-boast-4-times-more-rape-tv-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tumblr user discovers vile show could be … a lot more vile. </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>Half a cheer for HBO! It turns out the network’s graphic <i>Game of Thrones</i> TV series doesn’t feature nearly as much sexual violence as it could. A fan has discovered that, far from the usual Hollywood pattern of sexing up a story when bringing it to the screen, the series actually shows many fewer rapes than George R.R. Martin’s books contain.</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://mrc.org/articles/game-thrones-books-boast-4-times-more-rape-tv-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Game of Thrones Thu, 28 May 2015 17:48:56 +0000 mike.ciandella 49006 at http://mrc.org MSNBC, HuffPo, Other Media Link Texas Floods to Climate Change http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-huffpo-other-media-link-texas-floods-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Outlets use tragedy to promote idea that global warming causes more ‘extreme weather.’ </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/136049" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Despite media denials that “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-use-crazy-weather-hype-global-warming-despite-admissions-weather-isnt-climate">specific weather events</a>” can be linked to overall climate patterns, that is exactly what several major news outlets have done in the wake of deadly floods in Texas.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-huffpo-other-media-link-texas-floods-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media Chris Matthews Climate Change Flooding Global Warming Hardball huffington post MSNBC Texas Texas Morning News Thu, 28 May 2015 15:07:57 +0000 julia.seymour 48998 at http://mrc.org Tom Steyer Tells PBS He’s ‘David’ Standing Against Koch ‘Goliath’ http://mrc.org/articles/tom-steyer-tells-pbs-hes-david-standing-against-koch-goliath <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal donor Steyer considers his $74 million in donations are only ‘five rocks and a sling.” </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/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/136042" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Apparently Tom Steyer knows his Bible better than he knows math. Or perhaps he just hasn’t had a heart to heart with his accountant in several years.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/tom-steyer-tells-pbs-hes-david-standing-against-koch-goliath" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media Politics $74 million Climate Change liberal donor political activism political donations Tom Steyer Wed, 27 May 2015 18:08:06 +0000 julia.seymour 48997 at http://mrc.org Abortion Worker ‘Proud’ of Job Where ‘Tiny Arms and Legs’ Float in ‘Baking Pans’ http://mrc.org/articles/abortion-worker-proud-job-where-tiny-arms-and-legs-float-baking-pans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Salon provides a platform for abortion worker’s story. </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>If you want to learn how horrendous abortion is, go straight to the source: abortion clinic workers with a media platform.</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://mrc.org/articles/abortion-worker-proud-job-where-tiny-arms-and-legs-float-baking-pans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Abortion Salon Wed, 27 May 2015 17:46:35 +0000 mike.ciandella 48996 at http://mrc.org ‘How Many Times’ will Lewd Rap Songs be Popular? http://mrc.org/articles/how-many-times-will-lewd-rap-songs-be-popular <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Billboard&#039;s new filth-filled hit. </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/andrew-miller">Andrew Miller</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/136045" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Maybe it shouldn’t be surprising anymore when a rap song contains offensive content. But ‘How Many Times’ by DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Big Sean makes even some of the worst material seem somewhat benign.&nbsp; </p> <p>The song focuses on the rappers’ attempts at enticing women to have sex with them, with the recurring line, “How many times I gotta tell that ass to come over? (sic)” It’s a safe assumption that they’re not talking about a stubborn mule.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/how-many-times-will-lewd-rap-songs-be-popular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Chris Brown Hip hop Lil Wayne Wed, 27 May 2015 17:27:10 +0000 mike.ciandella 48995 at http://mrc.org Broadway Playwright: God is ‘Jealous, Vindictive, Self-Defeating’ http://mrc.org/articles/broadway-playwright-god-jealous-vindictive-self-defeating <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smug lefty writer enthralls smug HuffPo Live lefties with smug lefty take on religion. </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/andrew-miller">Andrew Miller</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>David Javerbaum is proving himself to be the newest anti-God “theologian” from the left.&nbsp; In the past few years, he has come out with numerous works dedicated to ridiculing Christianity in as general terms as possible.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/broadway-playwright-god-jealous-vindictive-self-defeating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith David Javerbaum HuffPo Live Religion Wed, 27 May 2015 15:49:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 48987 at http://mrc.org CBS Highlights Liberals vs. Conservative 10-1 as Graduation Speakers http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-highlights-liberals-vs-conservative-10-1-graduation-speakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CBS seems to think conservatives don&#039;t have wisdom to impart. </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/136031" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Yes, on America’s college campuses, liberal commencement speakers outnumber conservatives (it would be shocking if they didn’t.) But not by the margin CBS would have viewers believe.&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://mrc.org/articles/cbs-highlights-liberals-vs-conservative-10-1-graduation-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Media Politics graduation Higher Education liberal vs conservative Wed, 27 May 2015 14:41:19 +0000 mike.ciandella 48986 at http://mrc.org James Woods Calls Out ‘Corporate Scum’ PacSun on Flag Tees http://mrc.org/articles/james-woods-calls-out-corporate-scum-pacsun-flag-tees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teen retailer pulls anti-American shirt amid backlash. </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>Tip for retailers: If you’re trying to make money disrespecting the American Flag – especially on Memorial Day Weekend – just hope James Woods doesn’t hear about. Or, for that matter, thousands of other patriots on Twitter.<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/screen-shot-2015-05-25-at-1-13-10-pm.jpg" style="float: right;" height="130" width="257" /></p> <p>&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://mrc.org/articles/james-woods-calls-out-corporate-scum-pacsun-flag-tees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Patriotism James Woods Pacific Swimwear U.S. flag Tue, 26 May 2015 14:01:54 +0000 mike.ciandella 48978 at http://mrc.org NY Times Op-ed Lays Guilt Trip on Los Angeles for Climate ‘Sins’ http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-op-ed-lays-guilt-trip-los-angeles-climate-sins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angeleno Héctor Tobar says California’s ‘endless summer is our punishment’ for freeways and gas-guzzling. </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">Author Héctor Tobar used the pages of <em>The New York Times</em> to confess his “sins against Mother Nature” and promote the unproven claim that the California drought is the consequence of carbon emissions and climate change.</p><p dir="ltr">In his May 22 op-ed, “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/opinion/the-sins-of-angelenos.html?_r=1">The Sins of Angelenos</a>,” Tobar said the “endless summer” in California is his “punishment.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-op-ed-lays-guilt-trip-los-angeles-climate-sins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media California carbon emissions Climate Change climate models climate sins drought freeways Global Warming guilt Hector Tobar Hurricanes karma Mother Nature New York Times Fri, 22 May 2015 15:30:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48969 at http://mrc.org