Articles http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10/all en Lean, Finely-Textured Beef Making a Comeback In Spite of Media Attacks http://www.mrc.org/articles/lean-finely-textured-beef-making-comeback-spite-media-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rising food prices have driven up demand for the meat media denigrated as ‘pink slime.’ </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Lean, finely-textured beef (LFTB), commonly referred to by media outlets as “pink slime,” is “back in demand,” according to Yahoo! News.</p><p dir="ltr">In 2012, a series of media attacks on LFTB, including several by ABC News, scared grocery stores like Kroger and Safeway and restaurants like McDonald’s away from using the meat product even though it had been safe and approved for use by the USDA for many years.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lean-finely-textured-beef-making-comeback-spite-media-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Health Media beef beef products inc. food prices Lawsuit lean finely textured beef Meat media scares Pink Slime record high beef prices supply and demand Yahoo! News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:36:27 +0000 julia.seymour 46979 at http://www.mrc.org Forget #IceBucketChallenge, Lefty Blogger Starts #TacoOrBeerChallenge for Abortion http://www.mrc.org/articles/forget-icebucketchallenge-lefty-blogger-starts-tacoorbeerchallenge-abortion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RH Reality Check’s Andrea Grimes starts a ‘challenge’ to fund infanticide. </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 class="NoSpacing"><i>Editor’s Note: this article contains offensive language.</i></p><p class="NoSpacing">You know what’s funny? Infanticide! It’s the point of a hysterical new meme from a left-wing blogger.&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/forget-icebucketchallenge-lefty-blogger-starts-tacoorbeerchallenge-abortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Life Abortion Amanda Grimes RH Reality Check Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:16:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 46974 at http://www.mrc.org Nicki Minaj, MTV and Pornified Pop http://www.mrc.org/articles/nicki-minaj-mtv-and-pornified-pop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Madonna to stripper hip, pop goes porn. </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/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Editor's note: This article contains offensive language and content. </em></p> <p>The 2014 MTV Music Awards air Sunday night, and Nicki Minaj’s new video “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZX4ooRsWs">Anaconda</a>” is finally out. It’s a good week for porn, er, pop.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nicki-minaj-mtv-and-pornified-pop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family Media Beyonce madonna Nicki Minaj pornography Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:26:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 46972 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore 'Unpatriotic' Tax Decisions of Obama Donors http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-ignore-unpatriotic-tax-decisions-obama-donors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President condemns tax ‘inversions,’ yet profits from them politically. </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 class="normal">President Barack Obama has come out strongly against corporations moving their addresses overseas in an attempt to pay lower taxes – while several of his own donors saved money by employing this very tactic, known as “inversion.” Yet, ABC, CBS and NBC have completely ignored that hypocrisy since the president addressed the issue on July 24.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/networks-ignore-unpatriotic-tax-decisions-obama-donors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama businesses cbs companies corporate taxes corporations Double Standard Hypocrisy Obama Administration political donations tax inversion tax policy tax rates taxes USA Today Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:01:31 +0000 julia.seymour 46971 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo Blogger: Abortion Is ‘A Deeply Affirmative Value’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-blogger-abortion-deeply-affirmative-value <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Abortion lobbyist argues for the positive in abortion. </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 class="NoSpacing">In a piece for The Washington Post, blogger <a href="https://twitter.com/CarterEskew">Carter Eskew</a> argued, “<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/08/19/its-time-for-a-new-dialogue-on-abortion/">It’s time for a new dialogue on abortion</a>.” Eskew, director at The Glover Park Group (<a href="https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/firmsum.php?id=D000034089&amp;year=2014">which lobbies for Planned Parenthood</a>) and <a href="http://www.gloverparkgroup.com/our-team/carter-eskew/">former strategist for Al Gore</a>, wrote in response to his colle</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/wapo-blogger-abortion-deeply-affirmative-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Life Politics Abortion Carter Eskew The Washington Post Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:54:53 +0000 mike.ciandella 46965 at http://www.mrc.org Al Jazeera America at One Year – Yes, it’s Still on the Air http://www.mrc.org/articles/al-jazeera-america-one-year-%E2%80%93-yes-its-still-air <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The emir&#039;s great left-wing, petro-dollar money pit. </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The news that <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/business/media/al-gore-sues-al-jazeera-over-current-tv-deal.html?_r=0">Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America</a> for millions of dollars owed him from the purchase of his Current TV network rocked the media world last week. After all, who knew Al Jazeera America still existed?&nbsp; </p><p>But AJA is still there (probably), snug in the old Current TV channel slot on your cable guide. It’s just that you’re not watching. Neither is anyone else.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/al-jazeera-america-one-year-%E2%80%93-yes-its-still-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute International Islamification Media Politics Al Jazeera America Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:53:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 46964 at http://www.mrc.org Heresy! Michelle Duggar Doesn’t Think Men Belong in Women’s Rest Rooms http://www.mrc.org/articles/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Duggar’s statement on transgenders called “total bullsh*t,” “fear-mongering” </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 class="normal">Michelle Duggar, of the popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” is under heat again from the media for publicly sharing her conservative religious views. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics Michelle Duggar transgender Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:18:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 46959 at http://www.mrc.org Slate Writer Asks: ‘Is Kink a Sexual Orientation?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/slate-writer-asks-kink-sexual-orientation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The LGBT alphabet soup may just get thicker. </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 class="NoSpacing">It’s been nearly a whole month since anyone strung a new letter on the LGBTQIA freight train. How about “K?”&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/slate-writer-asks-kink-sexual-orientation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics 50 Shades of Grey gay agenda Kink LGBT Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:33:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 46947 at http://www.mrc.org Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Soros http://www.mrc.org/articles/group-behind-perrys-indictment-got-500k-soros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks ignore Soros connection, hype indictment charge. </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><strong><em>Update, August 19:&nbsp;</em></strong><em>On ABC “<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/08/18/abc-continues-network-cheerleading-perry-indictment-kind-high-noon">World News with Diane Sawyer</a>” on Aug. 18, Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila included a soundbite from Texans for Public Justice Director Craig McDonald in his story. McDonald was merely introduced as a “critic,” with no ideological label, and Avila never verbally said the name of his group. The Soros connection and the group’s involvement in Perry’s indictment charges were not addressed.</em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/group-behind-perrys-indictment-got-500k-soros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Constitution Government Politics George Soros Indictment Rick Perry Texas Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:46:24 +0000 mike.ciandella 46944 at http://www.mrc.org On 2-Yr Anniversary of FRC Shooting, WaPo Cites SPLC to Bash … FRC http://www.mrc.org/articles/2-yr-anniversary-frc-shooting-wapo-cites-splc-bash-%E2%80%A6-frc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Education writer rants about conservatives ‘spewing such garbage’ about Common Core. </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>How’s this for timing? <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/08/14/blame-the-common-core-for-miley-cyrus-phones-in-toilets-and-everything-else/">The Washington Post</a>’s Valerie Strauss, on the two-year-anniversary of the FRC shooting, launched its own attack on FRC – with the help of a study released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the same group that inspired that shooter.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/2-yr-anniversary-frc-shooting-wapo-cites-splc-bash-%E2%80%A6-frc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith Family Politics Common Core FRC Shooting SPLC Washington Post Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:07:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 46937 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Editorial Calls for Lower Corporate Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newspaper’s view says to keep companies here, ‘write a rational tax code.’ </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>Liberal media outlets often champion higher taxes, or at the very least lash out at businesses for finding ways to lower their tax bills. However, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/13/inversions-corporate-tax-rates-irs-code-business-editorials-debates/14026589/">USA Today</a> offered an editorial on Aug. 14, doing the very opposite: calling for lower corporate taxes.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute 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/usa-today-editorial-calls-lower-corporate-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Media Taxes companies corporate corporate taxes corporations Editorial editorial board our view tax code tax inversion tax reform taxes USA Today Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:56 +0000 julia.seymour 46922 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Refuses to Identify ISIL Victims as Christian http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-refuses-identify-isil-victims-christian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And isn’t eager to call the caliphate Muslim, either. </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 class="normal">As liberal columnist <a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/08/13/kirsten-powers-obama%25E2%2580%2599s-inattention-iraqi-christians">Kirsten Power recently noted</a>, President Obama is notably reluctant to acknowledge that Iraqi Christians are facing lethal persecution at the hands of ISIL. Unfortunately, he’s not alone. ABC has been almost completely silent about the religious minorities that ISIS’ self-declared Islamic caliphate is intent on wiping out.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer 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/abc-refuses-identify-isil-victims-christian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith International Islamification ABC News Christians Iraq ISIL Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:48:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 46920 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Media Love Flawed Studies Claiming a Vast Scientific Consensus on Climate http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-love-flawed-studies-claiming-vast-scientific-consensus-climate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest study had low response rate, while previous studies criticized for ‘math errors,’ ‘fuzzy’ definitions. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A new survey of climate scientists published in “<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es501998e">Environmental Science and Technology</a>” is poised to become the latest weapon used by the left and the liberal media to try to shut down climate change debate, even though more than two-thirds of the scientists contacted failed to return a completed questionnaire.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-love-flawed-studies-claiming-vast-scientific-consensus-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media 90 percent of scientists 97 percent of scientists Climate Change climate consensus consensus flawed studies Global Warming manmade global warming Science surveys Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:06:23 +0000 julia.seymour 46913 at http://www.mrc.org The Kotex Lobby: Feminist, Liberal Media Demand ‘Free Tampons’ For All http://www.mrc.org/articles/kotex-lobby-feminist-liberal-media-demand-free-tampons-all <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I am woman, hear me whine. </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>&nbsp;It’s the terminus point of modern feminism: make the deeply personal very publicly political, and get someone else to pay for it! If one man is keeping you in the style to which you’re accustomed, you’re a kept woman – perhaps even [shudder] a stay-at-home mom. But if your sugar is funneled from thousands of hapless tax payers through a legion of faceless bureaucrats, you’re&nbsp; a tower of feminist self-determination. &nbsp;Fight the power, sisters! Demand government tampons!&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/kotex-lobby-feminist-liberal-media-demand-free-tampons-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family Government Health Life Politics Feminism Jessica Valenti womens' health Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:49:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 46908 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Calls Out Show’s Shallow Treatment of Sex http://www.mrc.org/articles/bachelorette-contestant-calls-out-shows-shallow-treatment-sex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Viall explains his view on sex. </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 class="NoSpacing">A “Bachelorette” contestant seems anything but the ideal candidate to offer love advice (does anyone <i>really</i> believe in <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/504061/bachelor-bachelorette-the-definitive-list-of-who-s-still-together-and-why-sean-and-catherine-are-so-surprising">finding true love on reality TV</a>?). But this guy gets one thing right: sex is sacred.&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/bachelorette-contestant-calls-out-shows-shallow-treatment-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Bachelorette sex Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:16:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 46892 at http://www.mrc.org