SouthPark http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1892/all en 'Big Fan' Jake Tapper Offers One-Sided Puff Piece on Vulgar Mormon Musical http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/big-fan-jake-tapper-offers-one-sided-puff-piece-vulgar-mormon-musical <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/regtapper.jpg" /></div><p>According to Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, reporter Jake Tapper is a "big fan" of South Park. His affection showed on Friday as he interviewed the program's creators, the duo behind a vulgar Broadway play mocking Mormons.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/big-fan-jake-tapper-offers-one-sided-puff-piece-vulgar-mormon-musical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert GoodMorningAmerica JakeTapper liberalmediabias MattStone Mormons SouthPark TreyParker Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:15:00 +0000 37484 at http://mrc.org 'South Park,' Muhammad, and Double Standards http://mrc.org/articles/south-park-muhammad-and-double-standards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The creators of the Comedy Central cartoon South Park had their lives threatened by a Muslim group for insulting the prophet Muhammad, but two Times headlines said they were merely being warned.&quot; It&#039;s not the first time the paper has expressed a double standard regarding insults of Islam versus Christianity. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A recent episode of Comedy Central's animated comedy show "South Park" caused an Islamic group to send a veiled death threat to show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, accusing them of insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Comedy Central reacted by censoring a later episode that also had scenes involving the cartoon version of the Islamic prophet.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/south-park-muhammad-and-double-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Censorship DaveItzkoff Headlines Hypocrisy Islam liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Religion SouthPark Television Terrorism TimesWatch Fri, 23 Apr 2010 16:20:00 +0000 admin 7525 at http://mrc.org Cable's Not Kid-Friendly http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cables-not-kid-friendly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shows like these routinely make you wonder why the cable companies can&#039;t offer parents the option to reject the sleaziest corners of cable TV. </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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cable television is a minefield of unspeakable raunch for children, who, like it or not, freely roam the hallways of this medium at night. The Parents Television Council has issued its list of the Top 10 Worst Cable TV Shows for Kids. One hopes that someone out there is shocked. <br /><br />Leading the list is Comedy Central and its vile celebrity roasts. These mean-spirited and vile knockoffs are nothing like the side-splitting, kid-because-we-love Dean Martin roasts of the Seventies. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cables-not-kid-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell ComedyCentral FX JoanRivers MTV SouthPark Sat, 12 Sep 2009 10:56:00 +0000 admin 4704 at http://mrc.org 'South Park' vs. Purity http://mrc.org/bozells-column/south-park-vs-purity-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rock stars are rarely controversial for acting like rock stars. A decadent lifestyle of sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse are the expected menu. In our upside-down popular culture, rock stars create controversy only when they advocate an alternative lifestyle when they wear purity rings and abstain from sex until marriage. </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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rock stars are rarely controversial for acting like rock stars. A decadent lifestyle of sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse are the expected menu. In our upside-down popular culture, rock stars create controversy only when they advocate an alternative lifestyle - when they wear purity rings and abstain from sex until marriage.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/south-park-vs-purity-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division ComedyCentral disney SouthPark Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:23:33 +0000 admin 4659 at http://mrc.org 'South Park' Vs. Purity http://mrc.org/articles/south-park-vs-purity <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Rock stars are rarely controversial for acting like rock stars. A decadent lifestyle of sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse are the expected menu. In our upside-down popular culture, rock stars create controversy only when they advocate an alternative lifestyle – when they wear purity rings and abstain from sex until marriage.</p> <p >     </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/south-park-vs-purity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family abstinence ComedyCentral JonasBrothers MTV purityrings RussellBrand SouthPark Thu, 19 Mar 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28736 at http://mrc.org South Park Filth Fest http://mrc.org/articles/south-park-filth-fest <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p ><em>South Park,</em> one of the signature shows on Viacom's Comedy Central network, is trumpeting this weekend's broadcast of  its “Dirty Dozen.”  And the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">South</i></st1:placename><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></i></st1:place> “Dirty Dozen” bears no resemblance to the 1967 movie classic of the same name.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/south-park-filth-fest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education ComedyCentral FCC foullanguage indecency SouthPark Fri, 15 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27795 at http://mrc.org Philosophers and South Park http://mrc.org/articles/philosophers-and-south-park <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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >From time to time we hear about zany professors of popular culture using their academic credentials to elevate the most aggressively offensive and potty-mouthed TV shows into the Great Works of Western Civilization. What causes these bookworms in academe to slither around trying to intellectualize our cultural rubbish? It's like getting a Master's degree in restroom graffiti. Can you really compare <em><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">South</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place></em> to Socrates?  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/philosophers-and-south-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture EndicottCollege ProfessorWilliamW.YoungIII SouthPark Wed, 28 Mar 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27879 at http://mrc.org