girls http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2553/all en Adoring Fan Savannah Guthrie Fawns Over Left-Wing Lena Dunham: 'Voice of Her Generation' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/adoring-fan-savannah-guthrie-fawns-over-left-wing-lena-dunham-voice-her-generation <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Introducing a gushing interview with HBO <em>Girls</em> star Lena Dunham aired on Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie eagerly proclaimed: <strong>"You know, to call her the voice of her generation might actually be underselling her abilities.</strong> At just 27 years old, she isn't just starring in the hit HBO show <em>Girls</em>, she created it, writes it, produces it, and she also directs it.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/adoring-fan-savannah-guthrie-fawns-over-left-wing-lena-dunham-voice-her-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division girls HBO Lena Dunham NBC Savannah Guthrie Today Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:28:17 +0000 kyle.drennen 45704 at http://mrc.org Dunham Needs Third ‘Girls’ Season to Air New Sex Positions http://mrc.org/articles/dunham-needs-third-girls-season-air-new-sex-positions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Given show&#039;s content, hard to know if she&#039;s joking. </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>According to Lena Dunham, HBO’s “Girls” television show needs a third season to explore new sex positions.&nbsp; </p><p>Writer and actress Lena Dunham <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-17-2013/lena-dunham">appeared on The Daily Show</a> with Jon Stewart Thursday to discuss her recent Golden Globe awards earned from her work with “Girls.”&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/dunham-needs-third-girls-season-air-new-sex-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Art & Entertainment Faith Family girls Jon Stewart Lena Dunham Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:56:18 +0000 matt.philbin 42290 at http://mrc.org Lena Dunham Named One of ‘Glamour Magazine’s’ Women of the Year http://mrc.org/articles/lena-dunham-named-one-glamour-magazines-women-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dunham rewarded for sleazy show ‘Girls’ and Obama virginity ad. </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/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lena Dunham, famous for her <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hbos-girls-voice-worst-generation">awful sex scenes</a> and pro-Obama ad which <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/26/girls-creator-lena-dunham-compares-voting-to-barack-obama-to-losing-virginity/">likened voting to losing your virginity</a> is being hailed as one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year.”</p> <p>Glamour <a href="http://www.glamour.com/inspired/women-of-the-year/2012/lena-dunham">declared</a> the 26 year old was “immensely likable” and a “voice of her generation.” </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lena-dunham-named-one-glamour-magazines-women-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Patriotism girls Glamor Lena Dunham Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:21:38 +0000 matt.philbin 41840 at http://mrc.org Liberal Critics Still Consider ‘Girls’ Irresistible http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-critics-still-consider-girls-irresistible <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite its ugliness, HBO show still getting praise. </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/ryan-robertson">Ryan Robertson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After ten awkward and unpleasant episodes, the first season of HBO’s critically acclaimed show “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hbos-girls-voice-worst-generation">Girls</a>” has mercifully come to an end. Each week seemingly tried to up the ante with graphic sex, gutter language and inappropriate innuendo. <img style="float: right;" src="http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/4f8c6774ecad04fc4d00000b-400-300/girls-hbo-show-lena-dunham.jpg" width="185" height="135" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-critics-still-consider-girls-irresistible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment girls HBO huffington post Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:31:30 +0000 matt.philbin 40436 at http://mrc.org NBC’s Brian Williams: ‘Unmitigated Joy’ Over Daughter’s Graphic TV Sex Scenes http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-brian-williams-unmitigated-joy-over-daughters-graphic-tv-sex-scenes <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/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>NBC anchor Brian Williams likes skin, and doesn’t seem to care whose. He once <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2012/01/05/brian-williams-gushes-over-shirtless-obama-vacation-photos">gushed</a> over a shirtless President Obama. Now, he’s enthusiastic about his own daughter, Allison Williams taking it off (to put it politely) for the public.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-brian-williams-unmitigated-joy-over-daughters-graphic-tv-sex-scenes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Life Allison Williams Brian Williams girls Fri, 04 May 2012 19:47:29 +0000 matt.philbin 39995 at http://mrc.org CMI COMMENTARY: Pageants and "Prosti-Tots" http://mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-pageants-and-prosti-tots <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> People who love reality television often have a special attraction to 'train wreck' shows. For two years now, the tasteless titans of the cable channel TLC have been exploiting the spectacle of hyper-ambitious stage mothers parading around 'beauty queens' just barely out of diapers in thousand-dollar gowns. The program is titled 'Toddlers & Tiaras.' But now it's even worse: they're dressing up little girls as what radio hosts are calling 'prosti-tots.'</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-pageants-and-prosti-tots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Culture aired awards cable dickey dolly episode facebook getup girl girls hair impact innocent julia license named offensive pageant parton pedophiles people prosti show tiaras tlc tlcs toddlers tots year years Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:26:00 +0000 admin 2101 at http://mrc.org Blue Tube http://mrc.org/special-reports/blue-tube <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's every parent's nightmare. A child hops on the computer for homework or to innocently play a game. But even a short time online can expose that child to an amazing array of obscenity, provocative material and links to porn on one of the world's most popular Internet sites - YouTube.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/blue-tube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture 2008 access account ads Advertising age ago asian called captures channel channels child Children comments community company concerned content core culture december description dont education explicit family find foot gay girl girls good groups guidelines hardcore hot hours inappropriate Internet isnt kissing language lesbian links make material million months objectionable obscene obscenity offensive older pants parents people popular porn pornography profanity results search sex sexual sexually short shows site sites song states subscribed suggestive title users Video videos viewed viewers views watch watched web week woman Women word xxx young YouTube Wed, 04 Nov 2009 22:10:00 +0000 admin 2097 at http://mrc.org How Mainstream is Porn? Just Ask Body Art Barbie http://mrc.org/articles/how-mainstream-porn-just-ask-body-art-barbie <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 >We can be sure she's not the first of her generation to mark her 50<sup>th</sup> birthday by getting tattoos. After all, the cultivation of youth-obsessed narcissism and bad taste is a Baby Boomer hallmark (see Clinton, Bill). But “Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie” is no less disturbing for being a product of her generation.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/how-mainstream-porn-just-ask-body-art-barbie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family barbie Bratz girls Mattel sexualization tatoo Tue, 10 Mar 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28747 at http://mrc.org CosmoGirl's Pot Calls the Kettle Black http://mrc.org/articles/cosmogirls-pot-calls-kettle-black <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editors at <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">CosmoGirl </i>would do well to remember that when they point at somebody else, three fingers are pointing back at them.    </p> <p ><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> </i></p> <p >The popular teen magazine<i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> </i>tackled the question “What is Sexy?” in the March 2008 issue, bemoaning the increased amount of sexual imagery being thrown at young girls but failing to acknowledge its own contribution to the problem.  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cosmogirls-pot-calls-kettle-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Education Media Cosmogirl girls MarinaKhidekel sex Wed, 06 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28385 at http://mrc.org Skank-o-ween 2007 http://mrc.org/articles/skank-o-ween-2007 <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/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >On the eve of Halloween stories are dotting the mainstream media landscape about the sleazy costumes for young girls this trick-or-treating season.  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/skank-o-ween-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith costumes girls halloween Tue, 30 Oct 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27633 at http://mrc.org