facetimes http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19763/all en A Low-Tech Lent? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/low-tech-lent <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Lent is a season of sacrifice and repentance. Most commonly, the discussion of Lenten commitments revolves around our obesity problem, sounding like a recommitment to already dissolved New Year's resolutions about a better diet or more exercise. Sometimes, we can sound like we're more focused on Jenny Craig than Jesus Christ.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/low-tech-lent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division electronic facetimes fontppfont sizefontppfont social Thu, 05 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4639 at http://mrc.org Breathtakingly Bold Barack? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/breathtakingly-bold-barack <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>As Gov. Bobby Jindal began to offer a Republican response, it became apparent that he would be no match with Barack Obama in the soaring-oratory department. The Republicans really should have tried a gimmick instead. Perhaps Jindal could have simply walked on and said, "Today, the president held what he called a fiscal responsibility summit." He could afford a wide smile at that point, knowing his audience had erupted in laughter.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/breathtakingly-bold-barack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes obamas president sizefontppfont Wed, 04 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4620 at http://mrc.org A Commercial For Adultery http://mrc.org/bozells-column/commercial-adultery <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Everyone who enjoys NFL football games knows they're going to be sitting through an avalanche of those awkward ads for erectile-dysfunction drugs, and ads soaked in sex and violence selling new movies or prime-time TV shows. Despite this barrage, the NFL has managed to show some standards, believe it or not.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/commercial-adultery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division ashley Children facetimes fontppfont sizefontppfont Fri, 27 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4638 at http://mrc.org Eric Holder's No Healer http://mrc.org/bozells-column/eric-holders-no-healer <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/eric-holders-no-healer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont holder racial sizefontppfont Tue, 24 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4619 at http://mrc.org Sex And The Single Priest http://mrc.org/bozells-column/sex-and-single-priest <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>The dictionary defines prejudice as premature judgment: making a decision before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case or event. Some forms of prejudice are fading, racism being the primary and obvious example. The backlash against prejudice is so intense it has spurred its opposite, the call toward tolerance.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/sex-and-single-priest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont priests sizefontppfont Fri, 20 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4637 at http://mrc.org We're Not All Socialists http://mrc.org/bozells-column/were-not-all-socialists <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>As the Democrat-dominated House and Senate thoughtfully passed judgment on a 1,100-page "stimulus" bill that Sen. Frank Lautenberg admitted no one would read before the vote, the media elite were positively giddy. On the "NewsHour" on PBS, liberal analyst Mark Shields proclaimed "I think it's a monstrous success" for President Obama. That's correct, with an emphasis on the "monstrous."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/were-not-all-socialists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont george Republican sizefontppfont Wed, 18 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4618 at http://mrc.org The Other Side of Disgust http://mrc.org/bozells-column/other-side-disgust <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Daniel Bergner isn't the devil's advocate, but he is a pervert's apologist. This author and contributor to the New York Times Magazine has a new book titled "The Other Side of Desire" which argues it is unfair to judge bizarre, harmful, and disgusting sexual attractions as bizarre, harmful, and disgusting.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/other-side-disgust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division bergner facetimes gottlieb sizefontppfont Fri, 13 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4636 at http://mrc.org Galluping Past Bad Polls? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/galluping-past-bad-polls <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Some of President Obama's policies are not faring well in public opinion, but will anyone be told? On February 2, a Gallup poll found that Obama's executive order "allowing U.S. funding for overseas family planning organizations that provide abortion" was decidedly unpopular: only 35 percent approved, while 58 percent disapproved.</p> <p> You didn't know this? You're not alone: A Nexis survey finds none of the television networks, cable or broadcast, noticed these results, either.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/galluping-past-bad-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes Gallup percent sizefontppfont Tue, 10 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4617 at http://mrc.org Hurray for Hollow-Wood? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hurray-hollow-wood <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Beware celebrities getting involved in politics. In a 2007 CBS News poll, 49 percent of the public agreed with the notion that "Hollywood celebrities are inexperienced about politics and should stay out of politics." When asked if celebrity endorsements would make voters more or less to support a candidate, 78 percent said it "won't matter to people on way or the other."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hurray-hollow-wood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Celebrities facetimes hollywood sizefontppfont Mon, 09 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4635 at http://mrc.org It's Not a "Stimulus" Bill http://mrc.org/bozells-column/its-not-stimulus-bill <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Must we always fight Washington policy wars using preferred Democrat terms? Today's example is the "stimulus package," or as ABC touts on screen during its newscasts, the Obama "Rescue Plan," as if the new president was donning Ronald Reagan's lifeguard uniform and pulling the economy out of the surf. Despite the dominant media terms, liberals like those at the Huffington Post are complaining the Democrats aren't effectively resisting "as Republicans seek to tar it as a 'spending bill.'"</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/its-not-stimulus-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes million sizefontppfont Stimulus Wed, 04 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4616 at http://mrc.org Why Do We Love Profanity? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/why-do-we-love-profanity <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>McKay Hatch is a 15-year-old boy from South Pasadena, California who people clearly hate. He's received over 60,000 negative E-mails, most of them vicious, some including death threats that have spawned police and FBI investigations. What has this boy done that's caused such anger? Was he caught dealing drugs? Did he rage? Did he kill? No. He started a No Cussing Club.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/why-do-we-love-profanity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont school sizefontppfont Fri, 30 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4634 at http://mrc.org Tony Blankley's Untimely Cry http://mrc.org/bozells-column/tony-blankleys-untimely-cry <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/tony-blankleys-untimely-cry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division blankley during facetimes sizefontppfont Tue, 27 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4615 at http://mrc.org Harvard vs. The Hood http://mrc.org/bozells-column/harvard-vs-hood <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Barack Obama's inauguration was an enormous magnet for the stars of stage, screen, TV, and the radio, the celebrity-stuffed culmination of the goals of the Sixties civil rights movement. Some of the most prominent stars were black musicians. This is an opportunity to raise the question: Whither goest black popular culture, especially hip-hop music, under the new president?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/harvard-vs-hood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont rapper sizefontppfont Fri, 23 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4633 at http://mrc.org Inauguration: Joy or Pain? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/inauguration-joy-or-pain <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Walking the freezing streets of Washington D.C. at 5:00 on the morning of the Inauguration, you could already feel the excitement. In a sense, it's understandable that so many in the press went overboard in their coverage Tuesday: history was made before our eyes. I didn't mind it, really. But what is offensive was the constant refrain that "America comes together" during Inaugurations. This is a line applied to Democrats. Republicans are not awarded that courtesy by the press.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/inauguration-joy-or-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont inauguration sizefontppfont Wed, 21 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4614 at http://mrc.org No Poetry Controversy? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/no-poetry-controversy <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><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>For the fourth time in modern history, a presidential inauguration ceremony will include an official poet. Barack Obama has tapped Yale African-American Studies professor Elizabeth Alexander to compose an original poem for the historic occasion of welcoming America's first black president.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/no-poetry-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division alexander facetimes sizefontppfont Thu, 15 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 4632 at http://mrc.org