Health http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19175/all en Two Gender Bending Reality Shows to Air this Summer http://mrc.org/articles/two-gender-bending-reality-shows-air-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shows say more about atrocious parenting than gender identity. </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><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EdmAvT_ZVAM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Because we just haven’t heard enough about that tiny fraction of the population struggling against biology and reality, TLC and ABC Family are producing shows about transgender persons and their conversion experiences.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/two-gender-bending-reality-shows-air-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Health ABC Family transgender Fri, 22 May 2015 14:20:31 +0000 mike.ciandella 48967 at http://mrc.org HuffPo’s ‘Cliteracy’ Project: Praising the Clitoris and Little Girl Masturbation http://mrc.org/articles/huffpos-cliteracy-project-praising-clitoris-and-little-girl-masturbation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HuffPo makes the clitorus at priority. Really. </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><i>Editor’s note: This article contains graphic and objectionable content. </i></p> <p>The things liberals spend time and energy on … The Huffington Post has a new mission: to fight media bias through clitoris education.</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://mrc.org/articles/huffpos-cliteracy-project-praising-clitoris-and-little-girl-masturbation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Health huffington post live sex Thu, 21 May 2015 14:43:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 48956 at http://mrc.org ABC, CBS Censor Study Showing Babies Viable at 22 Weeks http://mrc.org/articles/abc-cbs-censor-study-showing-babies-viable-22-weeks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NYT front-page-worthy story ‘could affect the abortion debate.’ </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> <iframe title="MRC TV video player" width="640" height="360" src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/135568" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Broadcast networks have taken their cues from The New York Times, except when it publishes stories about babies that they don’t like. </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://mrc.org/articles/abc-cbs-censor-study-showing-babies-viable-22-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Health Abortion New England Journal of Medicine New York Times pro-life Fri, 08 May 2015 18:18:40 +0000 dan.gainor 48856 at http://mrc.org “Last Week Tonight” Dissects Dr. Oz Claims http://mrc.org/articles/last-week-tonight-dissects-dr-oz-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Oliver is the first to address major flaws in the latest Dr. Oz 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/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" id="docs-internal-guid-b92336fe-fc53-e5ab-0883-0806c667a4ff"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Editor’s Note: Some readers may be bothered by the language used in this story.</span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/last-week-tonight-dissects-dr-oz-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Education Health Last Week with John Oliver The Dr. Oz Show Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:17:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 48774 at http://mrc.org Physicians Fighting to Remove Dr. Oz From Columbia http://mrc.org/articles/physicians-fighting-remove-dr-oz-columbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Popular TV doctor accused of an ‘egregious lack of integrity,’ and hawking ‘quack treatments.’ </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>&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">“America’s Doctor” has made a bad impression on 10 American doctors, and in response they have put his claims under the knife. TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz isn’t happy about it.</p><p dir="ltr">On April 16, 10 doctors wrote a joint <a href="http://www.vox.com/2015/4/16/8423867/dr-oz-letter-columbia">letter </a>to Columbia University’s Dean of Medicine, asking that Dr. Oz be removed from his position as the Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery. Oz is the host of the nationally syndicated Dr. Oz Show and is often cited as a medical/health expert by the media. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/physicians-fighting-remove-dr-oz-columbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Dr. Oz GMO Oprah The Dr. Oz Show Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:20:28 +0000 dan.gainor 48744 at http://mrc.org CBS This Morning Highlights California Legislator ‘Under Personal Attack’ for Vaccine Bill http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-morning-highlights-california-legislator-under-personal-attack-vaccine-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-vaxxers condemn bill as they cling to fears once promoted by the network news media. </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 wasn’t just children who were running fevers after the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. California parents and lawmakers’ temperatures were also rising over the subject of vaccination legislation. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-morning-highlights-california-legislator-under-personal-attack-vaccine-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media anti-vaxxers autism bullying cbs childhood disease health scare immunizations legislation mandatory vaccination protest RFK Jr. Richard Pan Science state senate This Morning Threats vaccination Vaccine Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:53:53 +0000 julia.seymour 48709 at http://mrc.org MSNBC’s Harris-Perry: Abortion a ‘Basic Core Skill’ for Med Students http://mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-harris-perry-abortion-basic-core-skill-med-students <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Host wants med students to learn 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>Hippocratic Oath be damned. Abortion schooling is a must for physicians, according to one MSNBC host.&nbsp; </p><p>During her MSNBC’s <i>Lean Forward</i> on April 11, host Melissa Harris-Perry questioned Physicians for Reproductive&nbsp;Health’s Dr. Anne Davis on a North Carolina bill that would prohibit the “basic core skill” of abortion at state medical schools. The two described abortion education as a “core part” or a “core skill” <i>five times</i> during the five-minute seventeen-second interview.&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://mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-harris-perry-abortion-basic-core-skill-med-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Health Life Politics Abortion Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:48:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 48672 at http://mrc.org Obamacare Penalty Starts Hitting Taxpayers, Nets Ignore in 91% of Stories http://mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Millions of Americans could face tax penalties, but could be surprised since broadcast media barely mentioned 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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Surprise! Millions of uninsured Americans could owe Uncle Sam extra this tax season because of Obamacare.</p><p dir="ltr">The IRS began penalizing tax filers this year if they failed to purchase insurance in 2014. Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included an insurance mandate.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Taxes abc Affordable Care Act cbs Health Care Health Insurance health insurance mandate IRS Mandates NBC obamacare Regulation tax forms tax penalty taxes uninsured Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:44:04 +0000 julia.seymour 48638 at http://mrc.org Slate’s Marcotte Finds Free Birth Control Bill ‘Condescending’ http://mrc.org/articles/slates-marcotte-finds-free-birth-control-bill-condescending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apparently, free contraceptives should also come with a pat on the head. </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/jordan-ecarma">Jordan Ecarma</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Government-funded contraception is a fine mantra, say liberals – but you’d better be careful to offer it in a way that shows you “respect women’s intelligence.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/slates-marcotte-finds-free-birth-control-bill-condescending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Government Health Politics Amanda Marcotte Government funded contraceptives Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:30:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 48556 at http://mrc.org Liam Neeson: Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun Control? http://mrc.org/articles/liam-neeson-live-gun-die-gun-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First Neeson shoot-em-up to open after his call for gun control tanks at box office. </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>OK, it’s probably not cause and effect, but it’s definitely karma. Liam Neeson’s new flick, <i>Run All Night</i>, just posted the worst opening of any of the Irish actor’s action movies. And it’s the first Neeson movie to premier after his January public assertion that <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-philbin/2015/01/13/liam-neeson-rails-against-guns-america">“There’s too many [expletive] guns out there, especially in America.”</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liam-neeson-live-gun-die-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Constitution Health Politics Gun Control Liam Neeson second amendment Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:10:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 48455 at http://mrc.org And That’s the Way It Was: In 1972, Cronkite Warned of ‘New Ice Age’ http://mrc.org/articles/and-thats-way-it-was-1972-cronkite-warned-new-ice-age <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Legendary journalist’ and CBS news anchor shared ‘bad news’ about cold during ‘70s cooling scare. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/133640" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/weather/2015/03/04/boston-gets-more-snow-inches-closer-record/OGc6FfWX7pJ6LXD4mRPxUM/story.html">2 inches away</a> from hitting an all-time record for snow, Boston.com reported.</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://mrc.org/articles/and-thats-way-it-was-1972-cronkite-warned-new-ice-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Health 1970s cbs Climate Change cooling scare CRU global cooling Global Warming ice age journalism Science veteran journalist Walter Cronkite warming scare Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:44 +0000 julia.seymour 48371 at http://mrc.org 'Sharknado 3' to Star Ann Coulter as Vice President http://mrc.org/articles/sharknado-3-star-ann-coulter-vice-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter will run the ‘Sharknado 3’ government. </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>Washington, D.C. is about to be swimming with sharks – and Ann Coulter will be tasked with saving it.&nbsp; </p><p>For the upcoming “Sharknado 3,” “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the president with conservative political commentator Ann Coulter as his VP. The two will <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/sharknado-3-mark-cuban-ann-778413">confront</a> sharks causing “mass destruction in the nation’s capital” before heading down the coastline.&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://mrc.org/articles/sharknado-3-star-ann-coulter-vice-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Business Climate Change Constitution Economy Education Energy Environment Faith Family Government Health International Islamification Labor Life Media Patriotism Politics Ann Coulter mark cuban sharknado Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 48349 at http://mrc.org Obamacare Created or Hiked 13 Taxes, Networks Ignore Them in 87 Percent of Stories http://mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast news networks promote idea Obama wants to help middle class rather than expose costly health care law. </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">Obamacare has increased the tax burden on taxpayers and companies, a fact ignored in recent broadcast news reports.</p><p dir="ltr">Obamacare created or hiked at least <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/02/17/how-many-obamacare-taxes-are-there/">13 taxes</a>, Forbes reported Feb. 17. Forbes contributor and tax lawyer Robert Wood said that for the average American, “it’s easy to be overwhelmed” by all the new taxes and forms that come with Obamacare.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media Taxes abc cbs Health Care Health Insurance Mandates Middle Class NBC obama obamacare Obamacare taxes penalty tax penalty taxes Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:46:16 +0000 julia.seymour 48267 at http://mrc.org Shhhhh! Study Shows Kids of Same-Sex Parents Have More Emotional Problems http://mrc.org/articles/shhhhh-study-shows-kids-same-sex-parents-have-more-emotional-problems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media played up earlier flawed buy positive study; ignore better one with negative results. </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>You remember last July, when the media gushed about an Australian study which showed children of gay parents were healthier and happier than children of hetero parents?</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://mrc.org/articles/shhhhh-study-shows-kids-same-sex-parents-have-more-emotional-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Health Politics gay parenting Same sex marriage studies Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:12:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 48239 at http://mrc.org CBS Forgets Its Own Anti-Vaccine Reporting, Wonders Why View Gained ‘Any Traction At All?’ http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-forgets-its-own-anti-vaccine-reporting-wonders-why-view-gained-any-traction-all <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Evening News’ says autism link ‘discredited,’ but fails to criticize CBS role in publicizing such claims. </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">CBS “Evening News” attempted to show that there is no link between vaccines and autism on Feb. 10, but seemed confused that anti-vaccination views got “traction at all.” </p><p dir="ltr">CBS News National Correspondent Jim Axelrod did a good job of showing how a “discredited” study by Dr. Andrew Wakefield scared parents away from the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, but he failed to acknowledge that his own network played a part in that fearmongering.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-forgets-its-own-anti-vaccine-reporting-wonders-why-view-gained-any-traction-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media 60 Minutes anti-vaccination anti-vaxxers autism cbs childhood diseases Children Evening News fear of vaccination health immunization junk science measles mumps rubella Science vaccination vaccination fear Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:37:16 +0000 julia.seymour 48228 at http://mrc.org