Entertainment Media http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22037/all en Liberal Journalists, Celebs Attack Rupert Murdoch’s Offer to Buy Time Warner http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-journalists-celebs-attack-rupert-murdochs-offer-buy-time-warner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Worst attacks include jokes about Murdoch being the ‘date rapist of media barons,’ news site shares song parody about him dying. </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 dir="ltr">Liberal journalists are fine with media moguls – unless the mogul happens to not be a fellow liberal. When word got out in July that 21st Century Fox owner Rupert Murdoch had made an offer to purchase Time Warner, the parent company for Warner Brothers, HBO and CNN, the media panicked.</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://mrc.org/articles/liberal-journalists-celebs-attack-rupert-murdochs-offer-buy-time-warner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Media 21st Century Fox Bill Maher CNN Entertainment Media Fox Fox News Humor insult Jane Fonda Jon Stewart Kickstarter Matthew Yglesias media baron media conglomerates media moguls media outlets news media Rupert Murdoch song parody time warner Vox Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:49:54 +0000 julia.seymour 46869 at http://mrc.org Actor Who Plays POTUS on Fox’s ‘24’ Touts He’s ‘a Big Fan’ of ‘Smart’ Obama http://mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-who-plays-potus-foxs-24-touts-hes-big-fan-smart-obama <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/WilliamDevane-asJamesHeller-24-2014-06-09.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin: 0px 3px; float: right;" /> William Devane (<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001137/" target="_blank">IMDb page</a>), who plays “President James Heller” on Fox’s prime time <em>24: Live Another Day,</em> told <em>USA Today</em> that “obviously I’m a big fan of Obama, as a guy who’s smart and articulate” and, in his acting, “I say to myself, ‘what has got to be going on in the private side of this guy’s brain’ –&nbsp; the pressure, the raci</p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-who-plays-potus-foxs-24-touts-hes-big-fan-smart-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Celebrities Entertainment Media William Devane Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:13:11 +0000 brent.baker 46482 at http://mrc.org Media Yawn at Hollywood Child Abuse http://mrc.org/bozells-column/media-yawn-hollywood-child-abuse <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In August of 2011, the former child actor Corey Feldman made a stunning assertion to ABC News: "I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry ... It's the big secret." The rest of the media said nothing.</p> <p> Almost three years later, it’s happening again. The Los Angeles Times reported on April 18 that "X-Men" director Bryan Singer “has been accused in a federal lawsuit of drugging and sexually assaulting an aspiring teenage actor in the 1990s.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/media-yawn-hollywood-child-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Catholic Church Entertainment Media pedophilia Mon, 12 May 2014 15:33:17 +0000 tim.graham 46222 at http://mrc.org KGB Operative on FX Drama Echoes Liberal Attacks on Reagan: ‘He Doesn’t Care – Kids, Nuns...’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/kgb-operative-fx-drama-echoes-liberal-attacks-reagan-he-doesnt-care-%E2%80%93-kids-nuns <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/ReaganonTVatCPAC-FX-TheAmericans-2014-04-16.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: right;" /> Sounding remarkably like American liberals and journalists at the time – not to be redundant – last week’s episode of FX’s<em> <a href="http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans" target="_blank">The Americans</a></em> set in the early 1980s (a new episode runs Wednesday night), included a scene in which a KGB operative, working in the United States, sputtered in disgust at President Ronald Reagan </p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/kgb-operative-fx-drama-echoes-liberal-attacks-reagan-he-doesnt-care-%E2%80%93-kids-nuns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Entertainment Media history KGB Ronald Reagan Video Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:33:49 +0000 brent.baker 46079 at http://mrc.org Obamacare Propaganda In TV Scripts? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obamacare-propaganda-tv-scripts <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett recently granted an interview to a celebrity-gossip website called Popsugar and revealed why she had come to Hollywood. “I'm meeting with writers of various TV shows and movies to try to get it into the scripts.” The “it” is Obamacare.</p> <p> Conservatives are no match for liberals in this arena. The White House people know the immense cultural power the Left has in the popular culture. Liberals rightly credit TV and movies and pop songs for America’s growing support for gay “marriage.” So why not use that power for Obamacare?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obamacare-propaganda-tv-scripts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Entertainment Media obamacare Valerie Jarrett Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:48:32 +0000 tim.graham 46063 at http://mrc.org FX’s The Americans Returns Tonight; Last Season: Reagan ‘Chicken Hawks,’ SDI a ‘Fantasy’ of Deluded Reagan http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fxs-americans-returns-tonight-last-season-reagan-chicken-hawks-sdi-fantasy-deluded-reagan <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/TheAmerican-premieredatepromo.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Season 2 debuts tonight of <a href="http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans" target="_blank"><em>The Americans</em></a>, the FX drama centered around husband and wife KGB undercover agents (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as “Philip and Elizabeth Jennings”) who live with their kids as ordinary Americans in suburban Washington, DC when Reagan becomes President.&nbsp;<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fxs-americans-returns-tonight-last-season-reagan-chicken-hawks-sdi-fantasy-deluded-reagan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Entertainment Media foreign policy FX history Ronald Reagan Russia THe Americans Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:35:06 +0000 brent.baker 45633 at http://mrc.org Star of Showtime Series Delights in Britain’s ‘Amazing...Free Health Care’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/star-showtime-series-delights-britains-amazingfree-health-care <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002536/" target="_blank">Emmy Rossum</a>, the 27-year-old star of Showtime’s <a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/shameless/home" target="_blank"><em>Shameless</em></a>, which had its fourth season debut Sunday night (Jan 12), on Wednesday’s <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live</em> marveled at the “amazing” and “free health care” in Britain.<br /> <br /> Recounting her travails during a recent visit to the nation with nationalized healthcare, she told Kimmel that food poisoning sent her to a hospital. “The hospitals are amazing there,” she exclaimed, citing “free health care” and how “they don’t even ask you for your I.D. You give your name, you give your symptoms, they hook you up to a bunch of fluids. They say just leave when you feel like it. You pay nothing!”</p> <div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/star-showtime-series-delights-britains-amazingfree-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Britain Celebrities Emmy Rossum Entertainment Media Health Care Video Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:02:51 +0000 brent.baker 45275 at http://mrc.org Friends on CBS’s ‘Good Wife’ Appalled by Man Who Supports Palin and Owns Guns http://mrc.org/biasalerts/friends-cbss-good-wife-appalled-man-who-supports-palin-and-owns-guns <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Some more bashing of Sarah Palin on Sunday night’s episode of CBS’s <a href="http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/" target="_blank"><em>The Good Wife</em></a>, but the scene also managed to deliver an illustrative dramatization of liberals in a bubble displaying arrogant condescension toward those who dare stray from liberal orthodoxy – and how they learn to despise the Fox News Channel via Jon Stewart.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/friends-cbss-good-wife-appalled-man-who-supports-palin-and-owns-guns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio cbs Entertainment Media Sarah Palin Video Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:14:05 +0000 brent.baker 44767 at http://mrc.org Successful KGB Operation to Discredit an Anti-Soviet Polish Priest Portrayed on FX’s ‘The Americans’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/successful-kgb-operation-discredit-anti-soviet-polish-priest-portrayed-fxs-americans <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/KGBAnnBeatUp-TheAmericans-2013-03-13.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> <a href="http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans" target="_blank">FX’s <em>The Americans</em></a>. Last week, the historic drama set in 1981, portrayed a successful KGB effort to discredit a Polish priest, who is leading an anti-Soviet liberation movement, by smearing him as a rapist during his visit to New York City.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/successful-kgb-operation-discredit-anti-soviet-polish-priest-portrayed-fxs-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Entertainment Media foreign policy history Ronald Reagan Russia Video Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:59:42 +0000 brent.baker 42990 at http://mrc.org ‘Conservative’ Journalist on Reagan: ‘I Hope the Bastard Bleeds to Death on the Operating Table’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/conservative-journalist-reagan-i-hope-bastard-bleeds-death-operating-table <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> KGB operatives infiltrated conservative media? Wednesday night’s episode of FX’s <a href="http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans" target="_blank"><em>The Americans</em></a> imagines that in 1981 a conservative magazine employed a journalist who was really a mole for the KGB. On the day of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, “Charles Duluth” of the “<em>Conservative Statesman</em>” magazine, proclaims to a KGB operative who he is helping: “Frankly, I hope the bastard bleeds to death on the operating table.”<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/conservative-journalist-reagan-i-hope-bastard-bleeds-death-operating-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Entertainment Media FX history KGB Ronald Reagan Russia Soviet Union Video Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:12:07 +0000 brent.baker 42703 at http://mrc.org FX’s ‘The Americans’ Imagines Moment When Soviets Learned of Reagan’s Plan to Deploy SDI http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fxs-americans-imagines-moment-when-soviets-learned-reagans-plan-deploy-sdi <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Last week’s second episode of <em>The Americans</em> (the third episode will run tonight, February 13, on FX), dramatically ended with a scene showing the horror realized by KGB operatives at the Soviet embassy in Washington, DC when they learn President Ronald Reagan intends to build “a ballistic missile shield” – aka the Strategic Defense Initiative. (video below)<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fxs-americans-imagines-moment-when-soviets-learned-reagans-plan-deploy-sdi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio Entertainment Media history John Nott KGB Margaret Thatcher Ronald Reagan Russia Soviet Union Video Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:09:39 +0000 brent.baker 42632 at http://mrc.org CBS Prime Time Judge Declares ‘Global Warming 1, Skeptics 0’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-prime-time-judge-declares-global-warming-1-skeptics-0 <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> A fresh insertion of leftist politics into prime time entertainment television. On Sunday night’s <em>The Good Wife</em> on CBS, which is set in Chicago, a judge strode into court and observed: <strong>“I hope you’re staying cool today on this unusually hot November day.” He then declared, “I hope you don’t mind me saying: Global warming 1, skeptics 0.”</strong><br /> <br /> He next insisted, in a case of a contractor who supposedly assaulted a soldier in Afghanistan, “I have great respect for all those in uniform, no matter how our government sees fit to employ them.”</p> <p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-prime-time-judge-declares-global-warming-1-skeptics-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs Entertainment Media Global Warming Video Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:39:13 +0000 brent.baker 41714 at http://mrc.org Five Days Before Election, Sit-Com Producer Uses CBS to Publicize Anti-Romney/Anti-Republican Rant http://mrc.org/biasalerts/five-days-election-sit-com-producer-uses-cbs-publicize-anti-romneyanti-republican-rant <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/cbs this morning-lorre-2012-10-17_20121102235418.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Chuck Lorre, executive producer of three sit-coms on CBS (<em>The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike &amp; Molly)</em>, used the ends of two of his shows Thursday night to tease an online diatribe ridiculing Mitt Romney’s “magical underwear” as part of a series of questions mocking right of center policies, such as: “What does it say about us when we export democracy with Hellfire missiles, then restrict t</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/five-days-election-sit-com-producer-uses-cbs-publicize-anti-romneyanti-republican-rant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential cbs Celebrities Chuck Lorre Entertainment Media Sat, 03 Nov 2012 21:55:53 +0000 brent.baker 41711 at http://mrc.org