Washington Post http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19573/all en Mocking Prayer as 'Meaningless Platitudes' from 'Cowards,' Fearing 'Ugly Politics' of 'Islamophobia' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/mocking-prayer-meaningless-platitudes-cowards-fearing-ugly-politics-islamophobia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 24 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/Dec72015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=425270" title="Dec72015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Prayer = “Meaningless Platitudes” from “Cowards”</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/2015/NYDNCover.jpg" width="200" /></span> “God Isn’t Fixing This” <br />“As latest batch of innocent Americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end gun scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes” <br /><strong>— Front-page headline and sub-headline of the New York <em>Daily News</em>, December 3.</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/mocking-prayer-meaningless-platitudes-cowards-fearing-ugly-politics-islamophobia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division anti-Christian bias cbs CNN Gun Control Islamophobia NBC New York Daily News postpartum psychosis Terrorism Washington Post Sat, 05 Dec 2015 22:04:26 +0000 rich.noyes 49794 at http://www.mrc.org Don’t Bee-lieve Fearmongering about A ‘Beepocalypse’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/dont-bee-lieve-fearmongering-about-beepocalypse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington Post finds honeybee colonies hit 20-year high thanks to free market beekeepers. </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">Fear often trumps facts in media coverage. The past several years of worries about dying colonies of bees was certainly no exception, but The Washington Post recently supplied some much-needed sting to the honeybee situation.</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/dont-bee-lieve-fearmongering-about-beepocalypse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Government International Media abc adaptation Agriculture alarmism beekeeping beepocalypse bees Bjorn Lomborg capitalism colony collapse disorder commercial bees environment food production Forbes.com Free Market honeybee deaths honeybees hype Jon Entine NBC pesticides pollination Time Washington Post Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:18:43 +0000 julia.seymour 49534 at http://www.mrc.org New Digital Media Cater to Pot Heads, Social Justice Warriors http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-digital-media-cater-pot-heads-social-justice-warriors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News audience wants an ‘America that isn’t dominated by old white men’ </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>According to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/social-justice-and-tv-exploring-news-sites-aimed-at-the-change-generation/2015/07/13/9f8cbba8-25b3-11e5-b77f-eb13a215f593_story.html">a recent article in <i>The Washington Post</i></a>, <a href="http://fusion.net/">Fusion</a>, <a href="http://www.ozy.com/">Ozy.com</a>, <a href="http://mic.com/">Mic</a>, <a href="http://www.vocativ.com/">Vocativ</a> and <a href="https://www.upworthy.com/">Upworthy</a> are not your parents’ news sources.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-digital-media-cater-pot-heads-social-justice-warriors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Life Media Patriotism Journalism Online Millenials Washington Post Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:33:50 +0000 mike.ciandella 49402 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Journalist’: Objective Reporting Doesn’t Apply to ‘Fundamentalist Wackjobs’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalist-objective-reporting-doesnt-apply-fundamentalist-wackjobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalist celebrates ‘touting equal rights in the best way I can.’ </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>Objectivity doesn’t matter when you have an agenda to push. So admits reporter Jessica Bennett in <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/06/29/john-roberts-cited-my-article-in-his-dissent-on-marriage-equality-he-missed-the-point/">an article for the <i>Washington Post</i></a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalist-objective-reporting-doesnt-apply-fundamentalist-wackjobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Media Politics gay agenda Polygamy SCOTUS Washington Post Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:34:45 +0000 mike.ciandella 49286 at http://www.mrc.org Media Cheer SCOTUS Ruling: 'ObamaCare 2, Conservatives 0!' and ObamaCare: 'Quite Literally a Lifesaver' http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-cheer-scotus-ruling-obamacare-2-conservatives-0-and-obamacare-quite-literall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 13 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/June292015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=353087" title="June292015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Hurray for the Court! “ObamaCare 2, Conservatives 0!”</strong></h3><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-cheer-scotus-ruling-obamacare-2-conservatives-0-and-obamacare-quite-literall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Charleston Chris Matthews Climate Change CNN NBC obama obamacare Racism Supreme Court Terry Moran Washington Post Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:54:57 +0000 rich.noyes 49243 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Finds Environmentalism Sabotaged Recycling http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-finds-environmentalism-sabotaged-recycling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Green push has caused ‘recycling stream’ to become ‘polluted and less valuable.’ </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">Tucked away in an article about how recycling has become a losing proposition and recycling companies and facilities are deeply in the red, was a surprising reason.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-finds-environmentalism-sabotaged-recycling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment Media CNBC industry loss profit recycling recycling facilities Washington Post Waste Management Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:06:20 +0000 julia.seymour 49204 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Praises Pope Francis on Leaked Climate Change Encyclical http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-praises-pope-francis-leaked-climate-change-encyclical <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal media praising Pope now, but blasted Catholic leader for conservative positions on social issues. </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">Liberal media outlets have attacked Pope Francis for being “tone-deaf” when they disagreed with his views, but now that he’s hawking climate alarmism they’ve begun fawning.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-praises-pope-francis-leaked-climate-change-encyclical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Faith International Media abc attack Catholic Church Climate Change encyclical Gay Marriage Global Warming MSNBC NBC New York Times Pope Francis praise Washington Post Women's Rights Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:33:49 +0000 julia.seymour 49167 at http://www.mrc.org NARAL President: Abortion the Foundation ‘On Which Everything Else is Built’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/naral-president-abortion-foundation-which-everything-else-built <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington Post fawns over abortion extremist. </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>Want to frame one the most nihilistic and anti-religious political stances into a pro-family and relatable one? Let The Washington Post show you how!&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/naral-president-abortion-foundation-which-everything-else-built" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion Ilyse Hogue NARAL Washington Post Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:11:52 +0000 mike.ciandella 49093 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 Hillary's Scandals = 'Distractions' and 'Noise;' Touting Clintons' 'Heartwarming' Successes http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hillarys-scandals-distractions-and-noise-touting-clintons-heartwarming-successes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 28, No. 10 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/May182015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=451236" title="May182015.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Hillary’s Scandals Are Just “Distractions” and “Noise”</strong></h3><p><br /><span style="float: right;"><img style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/may/JuliannaGoldman.JPG" width="300" /></span> “Secretary Clinton has been trying to frame her campaign around issues like immigration reform....But her message has been muddled by a series of recent distractions, including questions about donations to the Clinton Foundation. And this morning, her campaign is once again trying to break through the noise.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/hillarys-scandals-distractions-and-noise-touting-clintons-heartwarming-successes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division amtrak Ben Carson Carly Fiorina cbs Chris Matthews Hillary Clinton MSNBC NBC Ruth Marcus Scandal Spending Washington Post Sun, 17 May 2015 12:55:42 +0000 rich.noyes 48920 at http://www.mrc.org No Fooling: Salon Hails Swedish Dictionary’s Inclusion of Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-fooling-salon-hails-swedish-dictionarys-inclusion-gender-neutral-pronoun-hen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal media want to know why English can’t figure out pronouns, but just a few years ago Slate admitted Sweden’s move was ‘radical.’ </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 dir="ltr">Hen. Three little letters that make up a gender-neutral Swedish pronoun could become a new progressive <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/2014/10/03/three-letter-word-driving-gender-revolution-272654.html">rallying cry</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/no-fooling-salon-hails-swedish-dictionarys-inclusion-gender-neutral-pronoun-hen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family International Media Children dictionary gender gender neutral hen inter-sex language pronouns Salon Slate Speech sweden Swedish pronouns transgender Washington Post Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:02:03 +0000 julia.seymour 48593 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo Buries Subpoena Scandal in Puff Piece on Houston Mayor http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-buries-subpoena-scandal-puff-piece-houston-mayor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mayor’s subpoena scandal buried 24 paragraphs in: false claim of bigotry never mentioned. </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/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It may seem hard for the average person to have sympathy for a pol who wields her power to unconstitutionally silence her opposition but that is exactly what Washington Post writer <a href="https://twitter.com/Krissah30">Krissah Thompson</a> tried to summon in her puff piece on Houston mayor and budding totalitarian Annise Parker in <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/houstons-annise-parker-a-gay-mayor-in-a-red-state-ponders-political-future/2015/03/17/c06c8b3e-c7f1-11e4-a199-6cb5e63819d2_story.html">March 18th’s paper</a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-buries-subpoena-scandal-puff-piece-houston-mayor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Constitution Faith Family Government Politics Anise Parker gay agenda Houston LGBT Washington Post Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:26:24 +0000 mike.ciandella 48480 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Devote Only 11 Minutes to Clinton Foundation Scandals in 2015 http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-devote-only-11-minutes-clinton-foundation-scandals-2015 <p><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/HillaryFoundation.jpg" width="300" /></p><p>While many Americans have by now heard about how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose to bypass her official government e-mail in favor of an account run from a server in her family's Chappaqua home, even avid news consumers may be in the dark about the troubling fundraising and conflicts of interest surrounding the Clinton Foundation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-devote-only-11-minutes-clinton-foundation-scandals-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Bill Clinton Clinton Foundation Hillary Clinton Scott Pelley Washington Post Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:30:12 +0000 geoff.dickens 48470 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo: Liberal Anti-Vaxxers ‘Ruining Things for Everyone’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-liberal-anti-vaxxers-ruining-things-everyone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parents who say vaccines are ‘harmful’ among ‘most liberal’ Americans. </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">Only days before <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/01/28/arizona-measles-disneyland-outbreak-phoenix-children/22452491/">USA Today</a> reported that the recent measles outbreak had reached a “critical point,” The Washington Post declared that opponents of vaccination were “ruining things for everyone.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-liberal-anti-vaxxers-ruining-things-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Media anti-vaccination anti-vax anti-vaxxer autism health scare Jenny McCarthy Liberals Robert F. Kennedy Vaccine Washington Post wonkblog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:52:33 +0000 julia.seymour 48112 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post Deflects from Virginia Dem’s Election While Serving Jail Sentence http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-post-deflects-virginia-dems-election-while-serving-jail-sentence <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday, Joseph Morrissey, Democrat turned Independent, was elected to the Virginia legislature despite currently serving a jail sentence connected to his relationship with a 17-year-old girl who worked in his law office.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washington-post-deflects-virginia-dems-election-while-serving-jail-sentence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Sex Scandal Washington Post Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:37:30 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48006 at http://www.mrc.org