Articles http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10/all en Debate Over a Dress Color Gets 3X More Network Attention Than ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling http://www.mrc.org/articles/debate-over-dress-color-gets-3x-more-network-attention-net-neutrality-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Morning news shows especially obsess over Twitter’s “great dress debate” rather than explain FCC Internet regulations. </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">The latest social media phenomenon to “break the Internet” was more important to the broadcast news networks than the federal decision to regulate the Internet which could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/debate-over-dress-color-gets-3x-more-network-attention-net-neutrality-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media abc cbs dress Fashion FCC Ford Foundation George Soros internet control internet regulation left-wing activism liberal foundations NBC Net Neutrality Twitter debate Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:33:21 +0000 julia.seymour 48337 at http://www.mrc.org FCC Passes Regulations Enabling Government to ‘Micromanage’ Internet http://www.mrc.org/articles/fcc-passes-regulations-enabling-government-micromanage-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deep pockets of left-wing foundations helped finance activism on ‘net neutrality.’ </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">The FCC is from the government and they’re here to help with your internet. </p><p dir="ltr">Invoking the agency’s Title II authority, commissioners of the FCC passed a plan to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) like public utilities on Feb. 26. This decision surely pleased the left-wing Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundation which gave groups calling for government Internet regulation millions of dollars.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fcc-passes-regulations-enabling-government-micromanage-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Politics FCC Ford Foundation freedom George Soros Internet internet regulation left-wing activism liberal donors Net Neutrality open society Regulation Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:34:53 +0000 julia.seymour 48329 at http://www.mrc.org Top UN Climate Official Resigns After Sexual Harassment Claims, Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/top-un-climate-official-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-claims-networks-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rajendra Pachauri leaves IPCC chairmanship after an employee accuses him of ‘unwanted’ communications. </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">The news networks failed to report on the resignation of top UN climate official Rajendra K. Pachauri after he faced yet another scandal. Pachauri resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.</p><p dir="ltr">As the chairman of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) beginning in 2002, Pachauri was a visible and controversial proponent of climate alarmism. The IPCC has been a <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-embrace-catastrophic-warnings-latest-ipcc-report">favorite source</a> for the networks catastrophic climate change claims. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/top-un-climate-official-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-claims-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change International Media Amazon rainforest climate alarmism Climate Change glacier Global Warming Himalaya ipcc Rajendra Pachauri Resignation Scandal sexual harassment allegations UN UN IPCC United Nations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:03:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48328 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Ignore Alleged Rape Inspired by ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/nets-ignore-alleged-rape-inspired-fifty-shades-grey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, something the nets won’t hype about ‘Fifty Shades.’ </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>You can imagine the media outcry if a gunman attributed an attempted shooting to viewing “American Sniper.” What if “Fifty Shades” was cited in a real-world violent incident? That’s right: crickets.&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/nets-ignore-alleged-rape-inspired-fifty-shades-grey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family 50 Shades of Grey broadcast networks Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:17:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 48320 at http://www.mrc.org Soros, Ford Foundations ‘Lavish’ $196 Million to Push Internet Regulations http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-ford-foundations-lavish-196-million-push-internet-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Net neutrality’ activists at White House also linked to lefty Ford Foundation, Soros’ Open Society. </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/133340" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">The government could gain unprecedented control over the Internet, depending on the decision made this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is a move long supported by top liberal foundations to the tune of at least $196 million.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-ford-foundations-lavish-196-million-push-internet-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Center for American Progress FCC Ford Foundation George Soros Internet internet regulation left-wing activism Net Neutrality NetGain conference Obama Administration open society foundations White House Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:01:02 +0000 julia.seymour 48319 at http://www.mrc.org Court Rules Palestinian Groups Liable for Americans Killed in Terror; Nets Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/court-rules-palestinian-groups-liable-americans-killed-terror-nets-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Palestinian terrorism victims receiving justice less sexy than peanut allergies. </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>A story fit for the top fold of the front page of the New York Times Tuesday morning wasn’t important enough, apparently, for the big three networks to cover on Monday and Tuesday’s evening news broadcasts. Though they did find time to talk about a new development in treatment of peanut allergies.&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/court-rules-palestinian-groups-liable-americans-killed-terror-nets-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture International Islamification Politics broadcast networks Israel-Palestine terror Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:41:53 +0000 mike.ciandella 48318 at http://www.mrc.org New ‘Girls’ Episode: ‘I Can’t Go for a Run Because I Had an Abortion’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-girls-episode-i-cant-go-run-because-i-had-abortion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ calls aborted baby a ‘ball of cells.’ </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><b>Abortion</b> (n) <i>The destruction of a ball of cells</i> </p> <p><b>Source:</b> HBO’s “Girls.”</p><p>In its fourth season, Lena Dunham’s execrable “Girls” aired Feb. 22 on HBO. Entitled “Close-Up,” the episode featured one character, Mimi-Rose (Gillian Jacobs), who described how she “can’t go for a run” because she had an abortion the day before. In the show, she confronted her boyfriend, Adam (Adam Driver), with the news that she aborted the “ball of cells” without a “penis or a vagina.” </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-girls-episode-i-cant-go-run-because-i-had-abortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Politics Abortion girls Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:58:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 48308 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood’s War on Success Teaches Youth All the Wrong Lessons http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young audiences hit by barrage of TV and movie negativity about businesses, corporate ethics, capitalism. </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> <ul><li>Children and young adults are spending more than 100 hours each month watching video, many in front of their TVs.</li></ul><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business 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/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Media 2 Broke Girls anti-business anti-capitalism blacklist business capitalism CEOs consulting firms corporations dallas entertainment for youth Entertainment Media ethics fake news Frozen hard work hawaii 5-0 hollywood House of Lies How to Get Away with Murder Identity Thief Iron Man Occupy Wall Street Scandal Spiderman success The Daily Show The Great Gatsby top grossing films TV viewing young audiences Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48307 at http://www.mrc.org Entertainment News Bashes Conservative Actress Stacey Dash http://www.mrc.org/articles/entertainment-news-bashes-conservative-actress-stacey-dash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s not Dash but Access Hollywood, E! trolls who are ‘clueless.’ </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/133335" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/entertainment-news-bashes-conservative-actress-stacey-dash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Business Family Politics Access Hollywood Oscars Patricia Arquette Stacy Dash wage gap Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:35:35 +0000 matt.philbin 48299 at http://www.mrc.org NARAL Prez: Abortion about ‘Freedom, Equality, Self-determination’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/naral-prez-abortion-about-freedom-equality-self-determination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cosmo details how to ‘get’ Ilyse Hogue’s life. </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>Cosmo’s role models are clear: the magazine <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/12/09/planned-parenthood-prez-we-want-make-pro-life-candidates-unacceptable">featured</a> Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards last December, and now, for their next pro-choice celebrity, they’ve chosen NARAL’s Ilyse Hogue.&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/naral-prez-abortion-about-freedom-equality-self-determination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion CosmopolitanMagazine Ilyse Hogue NARAL Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:12:18 +0000 matt.philbin 48298 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood Millionaire Demands Equal Pay at Oscars http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywood-millionaire-demands-equal-pay-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patricia Arquette uses acceptance speech to demand ‘wage equality,’ and equal rights for women. </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/133279" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">At the Academy Awards, Patricia Arquette won the Oscar for best supporting actress for “Boyhood.” Then rather than just making the traditional expressions of gratitude, she made a left turn into politics. </p><p dir="ltr">The millionaire actress used her acceptance speech to promote the myth that women in the workplace are largely paid less than men for the same jobs.</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/hollywood-millionaire-demands-equal-pay-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Labor Politics Academy Awards acceptance speech actress Boyhood equal pay equal rights for women hollywood millionaires Oscars Patricia Arquette pay disparity Pay Gap political rants Statistics wage equality Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:33:43 +0000 julia.seymour 48294 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Applauds Elite NY Private Schools’ ‘White Privilege’ Propaganda http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-applauds-elite-ny-private-schools-white-privilege-propaganda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News flash: white liberals are masochists. </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>It’s a little strange how much the liberal elite, who tend to congregate in New York’s Upper-East side and in West Hollywood, enjoy punishing themselves by bemoaning their privileged status.</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/nyt-applauds-elite-ny-private-schools-white-privilege-propaganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Patriotism Politics New York Times White privilege Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:23:10 +0000 mike.ciandella 48288 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Silent about ‘Green’ Nature of Kitzhaber Corruption Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-silent-about-green-nature-kitzhaber-corruption-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS, NBC fail journalism 101 in coverage of Oregon governor’s ‘shocking fall from grace.’ </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">It’s the job of a reporter to answer all the basic questions in a news story. Telling the who, what, when, where, why is foundational.</p><p dir="ltr">Yet, the broadcast network news media omitted key details from reports on the ethics scandal that led to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation. ABC, NBC and CBS admitted Kitzhaber and his live-in fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, are both under federal investigation because of “allegations” she “used their relationship to benefit her energy consulting business.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business 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/networks-silent-about-green-nature-kitzhaber-corruption-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment Government Media chris horner Corruption Cyvlia Hayes ethics scandal federal investigation First Lady of Oregon green card marriage green consulting green energy John Kitzhaber journalism 101 Oregon political advisers Resignation Scandal state politics Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:50:26 +0000 julia.seymour 48287 at http://www.mrc.org Despite its Success, it’s still Worth Protesting ‘50 Shades’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-its-success-its-still-worth-protesting-50-shades <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bondage porn flick made $80 Million last weekend. All the more reason to oppose it. </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/cathy-ruse">Cathy Ruse</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Editor's Note: This article was originally published at the <a href="http://www.frcblog.com/">Family Research Council's blog</a>. </p><p>Truly bad news for the good, the true and the beautiful: <a href="http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=fiftyshadesofgrey.htm">with $81 million in box office receipts</a>, “50 Shades of Grey” came in second only to “The Passion of the Christ” for the best February weekend opening ever.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-its-success-its-still-worth-protesting-50-shades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family 50 Shades of Grey pornography Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:23:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 48278 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo to Launch its Own ‘Fake News’ Comedy Show http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-launch-its-own-fake-news-comedy-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stepping in to fill Jon Stewart’s void? </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="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_WfEgQMF2g8" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Don’t worry liberals! Jon Stewart may be going, but a new “fake news” program is stepping in to tell you what to think, courtesy of the far-left Huffington Post.&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/huffpo-launch-its-own-fake-news-comedy-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics huffington post live Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:19:16 +0000 mike.ciandella 48276 at http://www.mrc.org