Health http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19175/all en Journalist Laments: We ‘Won’t Be Forcing the Faithful into Straightjackets Any Time Soon’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalist-laments-we-wont-be-forcing-faithful-straightjackets-any-time-soon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> He’s disappointed that an APA study on religion and mental illness is a hoax. </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/sarah-stites">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>The Atlantic</i> writer Jeffrey Tayler is annoyed at the “educated elite” in our country. Why have they not risen to the occasion and labeled passionate religious belief a mental illness? </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalist-laments-we-wont-be-forcing-faithful-straightjackets-any-time-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Health Politics Religion Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:46:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 49511 at http://www.mrc.org Marcotte: Credit Rise in Teen Abstinence to Anything but Abstinence http://www.mrc.org/articles/marcotte-credit-rise-teen-abstinence-anything-abstinence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because science! </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/tory-mcclintock">Tory McClintock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You know the climate change-obsessed liberals who claim every weather phenomenon proves them right? Hurricanes, blizzards, cold-snaps – no matter how counterfactual, they all prop up the global warming narrative.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/marcotte-credit-rise-teen-abstinence-anything-abstinence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Faith Family Health Life Politics abstinenceeducation Amanda Marcotte Sex Education Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:15:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 49496 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPost: LGBTQ Sex-Ed “Vital to Healthy Behavior by Youth” http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpost-lgbtq-sex-ed-vital-healthy-behavior-youth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just not enough gay propaganda in schools. </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>In a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janson-wu/lets-talk-about-sex_4_b_7845448.html">Huffington Post article</a>, Janson Wu, executive director of Gay &amp; Lesbian Advocates &amp; Defenders (GLAD), wrote, “One of the fundamental reasons why people are prejudiced against gay people is because they are uncomfortable with the idea of two people of the same sex having sex.” (Ya think?) How do we reform this? By normalizing gay sex and sharing it with children, of course. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpost-lgbtq-sex-ed-vital-healthy-behavior-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Faith Family Health Life Politics GLAAD Schools Sex Education The Huffington Post Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:39:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 49477 at http://www.mrc.org SHOCK VIDEO: Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood Sells Baby Parts http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/shock-video-taxpayer-funded-planned-parenthood-sells-baby-parts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SHOCK VIDEO: Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood Sells Baby Parts </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">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Planned Parenthood thinks it can put a price on a baby: $30 to $100 per part.</p><p dir="ltr">An undercover investigative video released July 14 showed a Planned Parenthood executive confess that her taxpayer-funded organization sells the body parts of aborted babies by using the partial-birth abortion procedure to ensure the baby parts stay intact. Pro-life leaders challenged the abortion giant after the<a href="http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/about-us/"> Center for Medical Progress</a>, a citizen journalist group focused on medical ethics, caught the scene on camera.</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/mrc-culture/shock-video-taxpayer-funded-planned-parenthood-sells-baby-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Culture MRC Culture Faith Family Government Health Life Abortion Planned Parenthood Video Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:23:10 +0000 matt.philbin 49399 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Promote Fears of ‘DNA Tinkering,’ But Ignore GMO Benefits in 78 Percent of Stories http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-promote-fears-dna-tinkering-ignore-gmo-benefits-78-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC downplay GMO positives, frequently focus on controversy and critics. </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/137267" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Prominent scientists say genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are vital to feeding the world and solving undernourishment, but the broadcast networks were more focused on unproven claims about their “potential health risk.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-promote-fears-dna-tinkering-ignore-gmo-benefits-78-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Business Government Health Media abc Agriculture cbs Dr. Mehmet Oz Dr. Oz Food Food Safety food supply genetically modified organism GMO GMO benefits GMO critics GMO problems GMO safety Hunger malnourishment NBC Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:26:39 +0000 julia.seymour 49392 at http://www.mrc.org Trans-Jenner to Chronicle ‘Journey’ in HuffPo Blog http://www.mrc.org/articles/trans-jenner-chronicle-journey-huffpo-blog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Transgender ‘poster-girl’ beginning original series called ‘The Real 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/sarah-stites">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Caitlyn” Jenner is now blogging for the <i>Huffington Post</i>.&nbsp; </p><p>At the beginning of the week, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/caitlyn-jenner/the-journey-begins_b_7736160.html">the news outlet revealed that Jenner will be authoring an original series called “The Real Me,”</a> about LGBT issues. &nbsp;</p><p>“First of all, I want to thank you all for your support,” Jenner began in Monday’s inaugural post. “The response to my new journey has been overwhelmingly positive.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/trans-jenner-chronicle-journey-huffpo-blog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Health Bruce Jenner HuffingtonPost Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:42:46 +0000 mike.ciandella 49326 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast Attacks Post-Abortion Counseling http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-attacks-post-abortion-counseling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You’re not allowed any regrets, so get over it, sister. </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/tory-mcclintock">Tory McClintock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To the abortion absolutists of the left, it isn’t enough that a woman kill off the life inside of her. She then has to be happy about it. </p> <p>Recently on <i>The Daily Beast</i>, writer Samantha Allen disregarded the voices of women who suffer Post Abortion Stress Syndrome and <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/01/pro-lifers-harrass-women-after-abortions.html">attacked post-abortion counseling</a> offered by pro-life groups. Allen accused counseling services of “peddling medical lies” about the procedure of abortion. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-beast-attacks-post-abortion-counseling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Health Life Politics Abortion The Daily Beast Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:42:42 +0000 mike.ciandella 49300 at http://www.mrc.org Anti-Vaxxer Jim Carrey Lashes Out at California Governor Vaccine Mandate http://www.mrc.org/articles/anti-vaxxer-jim-carrey-lashes-out-california-governor-vaccine-mandate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor’s twitter tirade hits Gov. Jerry Brown and the CDC. </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 dir="ltr">According to liberal actor and anti-vaccine activist Jim Carrey, mandating vaccines for children in order to prevent deadly infectious diseases is fascism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/anti-vaxxer-jim-carrey-lashes-out-california-governor-vaccine-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Government Health Media actor alarmism anti-vax celebrity fear health scare Jerry Brown Jim Carrey Science vaccination Vaccine Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:48:09 +0000 julia.seymour 49283 at http://www.mrc.org Newsweek Writer Hits Medical Group With Opinion Labeled As News http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweek-writer-hits-medical-group-opinion-labeled-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> American Board of Internal Medicine calls out columnist for ‘erroneous reporting’ and failing to disclose wife’s profession. </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">Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald publicized what he called an “ugly civil war” between doctors and one of America’s largest medical organizations in a series of lopsided attacks on the group some of which remain labeled as "Tech &amp; Science" rather than opinion.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweek-writer-hits-medical-group-opinion-labeled-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Media ABIM conflict of interest journalism ethics Kurt Eichenwald medical groups Medscape news Newsweek opinion SPJ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:06:52 +0000 julia.seymour 49144 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times: Transgender Kids’ Lit ‘Part of Fabric of Who We Are’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-transgender-kids-lit-part-fabric-who-we-are <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gray Lady welcomes trans titles for children. </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/sarah-stites">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bet you didn’t know there was a transgender “void” in the children’s literature market. Well there was, but we can relax. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/business/media/transgender-childrens-books-fill-a-void-and-break-a-taboo.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0">an article in <i>The New York Times</i></a>, transgender themes have now joined the line up of “difficult issues like suicide, drug abuse, rape and sex trafficking” as topics in children’s and young adult books.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-transgender-kids-lit-part-fabric-who-we-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Education Faith Family Health Politics children's books NY Times transgender Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:51:39 +0000 matt.philbin 49102 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Panel: Using ‘Women’ in Abortion Language ‘Excludes Trans Men’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbc-panel-using-women-abortion-language-excludes-trans-men <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Really. Someone said that. On 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/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/136229" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>If you’ve ever wondered whether modern progressivism could create an argument so convoluted, contradictory and esoteric that it collapses on itself, we have an answer. And it comes at the expense of feminists who believe they can fight for “women’s rights” without running afoul of their own speech police.</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/msnbc-panel-using-women-abortion-language-excludes-trans-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Health Politics Abortion Chris Hayes Feminism MSNBC transgender Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:14:02 +0000 mike.ciandella 49058 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo: A Woman won the 1976 Men’s Decathlon http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-woman-won-1976-mens-decathlon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Post article advocates for full memory scrub for Jenner. </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><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/02/did-bruce-jenner-or-caitlyn-jenner-win-those-olympic-gold-medals-wikipedia-says-caitlyn/?tid=pm_national_pop_b">A Washington Post article</a> titled ‘How Caitlyn Jenner won Bruce Jenner’s Olympic medals’ began by denouncing Nickelodeon star Drake Bell and a tweet he wrote about Jenner, but went on to ponder the deeper implications of transgenderism on history. The result is as bizarre as the photo that inspired it.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-woman-won-1976-mens-decathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Health Politics Bruce Jenner transgender Washington Post Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:21:31 +0000 mike.ciandella 49056 at http://www.mrc.org Lefty HuffPo: ‘Serious People’ Agree Major Obamacare Hikes Possible http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-huffpo-serious-people-agree-major-obamacare-hikes-possible <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Insurers reportedly push for higher premiums as young, healthy individuals fail to enroll. </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/136191" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The liberal website Huffington Post, that once advised readers on how <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2013/11/28/worried-huffpo-urges-liberals-change-subject-obamacare-thanksgiving-tab">to avoid talking about Obamacare</a> during Thanksgiving dinner, surprisingly confronted a serious problem for the Affordable Care Act recently.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-huffpo-serious-people-agree-major-obamacare-hikes-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Affordable Health Care Health Care huffington post huffpost live insurance Jonathan Cohn obamacare premiums Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:00:49 +0000 julia.seymour 49042 at http://www.mrc.org Neil Young’s New Song Attacks Starbucks for GMO Use http://www.mrc.org/articles/neil-youngs-new-song-attacks-starbucks-gmo-use <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Environmental artist perpetuates false information with upcoming album. </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 dir="ltr">It’s no secret that 1960s rock star turned environmentalist-musician Neil Young of Buffalo Springfield fame uses his celebrity status to push political agendas.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/neil-youngs-new-song-attacks-starbucks-gmo-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Coffee Environmentalism Food Safety GMOs Monsanto music Neil Young protest song rock star starbucks Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:13:22 +0000 julia.seymour 49043 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Slam Salt, Ignore Contrary Views in More Than 93 Percent of Stories http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/nets-slam-salt-ignore-contrary-views-more-93-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Growing chorus’ of scientists say salt in diet is beneficial, contrary to federal guidelines. </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/136126" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Media coverage of food has become as tough to swallow as a piece of gristle. Cholesterol, food dyes, salt and more dominate headlines -- even though news stories often can’t decide if those things are good or bad for us. Now the Obama administration is moving to practically ban trans fat, an ingredient once promoted as a “<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/11/when-trans-fats-were-healthy/281274/">health product</a>.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/nets-slam-salt-ignore-contrary-views-more-93-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Government Health Media abc cbs cholesterol Diet food regulations food scares food stories health HHS Michelle Obama NBC Nutrition Obama Administration Regulation Salt Science trans fats USDA Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:17:37 +0000 julia.seymour 49030 at http://www.mrc.org