Culture and Media Institute http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19167/all en Gutfeld Calls out Russell Brand for Lecturing Black Conservative on ‘How to be Black’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/gutfeld-calls-out-russell-brand-lecturing-black-conservative-how-be-black <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FNC host terms Brit a ‘racist’ and ‘coward.’ </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">When moonbat lefty – and, it should be noted, markedly white – British comedic <a href="http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/08/25/unbelievable-white-leftist-comedian-russell-brand-tells-black-conservative-author-jason-riley-how-black-people-should-think/">actor Russell Brand scolded</a> a black WSJ political commentator, <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonrileywsj">Jason Riley</a> as “freakish” and a “betrayer” of his race for not buying into the liberal narrative on the death of Michael Brown.</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/gutfeld-calls-out-russell-brand-lecturing-black-conservative-how-be-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Politics Ferguson Missouri Greg Gutfeld Jason Riley Russel Brand Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:01:22 +0000 mike.ciandella 47018 at http://www.mrc.org Stewart Attacks FNC; Claims ‘Every Person of Color’ has Experienced Racism in ‘Last Couple Hours’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/stewart-attacks-fnc-claims-every-person-color-has-experienced-racism-last-couple-hours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A lecture on racism from The Daily Show. </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">Just back from his summer hiatus on Aug. 26, Jon Stewart had a lot of hate to unload on Fox News, and a lot of sanctimonious posturing on race. </p> <p class="normal">After lamenting the death of the 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darrell Wilson, Stewart went on to bash Fox News for suggesting that the mainstream media was automatically making this case a race issue. </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/stewart-attacks-fnc-claims-every-person-color-has-experienced-racism-last-couple-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Media Politics Daily Show ferguson Fox News Channel Jon Stewart Racism Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:49:49 +0000 mike.ciandella 47015 at http://www.mrc.org Prof Loses Job Offer Over Israel Hate Tweets. Media Howls About ‘Academic Freedom’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/prof-loses-job-offer-over-israel-hate-tweets-media-howls-about-academic-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Abject hatred is suddenly a scholarly virtue. </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><em>Editor's note: This article contains offensive language.</em></p><p>You would think in uber-liberal academia, a leftist professor could get away saying anything. But apparently you can go too far. Earlier this month, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded its offer to Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American former Virginia Tech professor, for a tenured position in the American Indian Studies department. Why? </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/prof-loses-job-offer-over-israel-hate-tweets-media-howls-about-academic-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith International Islamification Politics anti-Israel Gaza Glenn Greenwald Steven Salaita Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:59:26 +0000 mike.ciandella 47008 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Silent as ISIS Continues ‘Convert or Die’ Oppression of Christians http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-silent-isis-continues-convert-or-die-oppression-christians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands killed, displaced, no word from ABC, NBC, CBS. </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">The broadcast networks haven’t reported on the plight of Iraq’s Christians in weeks – in fact, <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/08/14/abc-refuses-identify-isisisil-muslim-or-terrorists-victims-christian">ABC’s only mentioned them once.</a> &nbsp;So everything must be ok, right? Wrong.&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/networks-silent-isis-continues-convert-or-die-oppression-christians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith International Islamification Christianity Iraq ISIS Islam Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:44:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 47007 at http://www.mrc.org Crass Comic Sarah Silverman Shows Off Pot She Brought to Emmys http://www.mrc.org/articles/crass-comic-sarah-silverman-shows-pot-she-brought-emmys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Please, pay attention to me! </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">Last night’s Emmys was pretty tame, but one liberal comedian tried to make it more entertaining. On the red carpet beforehand, Sarah Silverman pulled out a pen and showed it to E!’s Giuliana Rancic bragging, “<a href="https://vine.co/v/MlqVmzgdUqt">This is my pot, liquid pot.</a>”</p> <p class="normal">In their Emmys roundup August 26, ABC’s Good Morning America managed to ask Silverman about being barefoot while accepting her Emmy award, but didn’t mention or ask her about her red carpet confession.</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/crass-comic-sarah-silverman-shows-pot-she-brought-emmys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family Emmys marijauna Sarah Silverman Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:19:01 +0000 mike.ciandella 47003 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 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 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 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 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 The Four Stages of Gaza Grief http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/four-stages-gaza-grief <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2250" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-Gaza%20copy.jpg?1407870736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 12, 2014 - 3:07pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Culture and Media Institute International Islamification Gaza Israel-Hamas Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:12:16 +0000 mike.ciandella 46904 at http://www.mrc.org