Eye on Culture http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/54/all en 10 Porniest Fall Flicks: Hollywood’s Sleazy Season Opens http://mrc.org/eye-culture/10-porniest-fall-flicks-hollywoods-sleazy-season-opens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tinsel Town’s creative imagination runs the gamut from sex to … sex. </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><span style="font-size: small;">Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s latest flick, “Don Jon,” asks the question: Which type of movie gives viewers more unrealistic expectations: chick flicks or porn? The fact that “Don Jon” is one of the tamer, more mainstream offerings among this fall’s movie crop goes to show, expectations aside, there’s far less difference between porn and other genres than there used to be.</span></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/eye-culture/10-porniest-fall-flicks-hollywoods-sleazy-season-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family Blue is the Warmest Color Don Jon hollywood porn Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:24:36 +0000 mike.ciandella 44614 at http://mrc.org Media’s New Mania: Transfixed by Transgender http://mrc.org/eye-culture/medias-new-mania-transfixed-transgender <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Normalizing sex identity confusion is ‘the next civil-rights struggle.’ </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>Back to school is an exciting time of year – new classmates, new subjects, new books, new gender and a new court-invented right to use the boys or girls room, depending on how you currently “identify.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/medias-new-mania-transfixed-transgender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Life Politics gay agenda transgender Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:10:45 +0000 matt.philbin 44401 at http://mrc.org Networks an ‘Inferno’ of Hype for Dan Brown http://mrc.org/eye-culture/networks-inferno-hype-dan-brown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Da Vinci Code’ author gets 532 mentions, lots of praise on ABC, CBS, NBC. Will new book be as celebrated? </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> <ul><li>ABC, CBS and NBC mentioned author Dan Brown or his books and movies 532 times since 2003.</li><li>Nearly 40 percent of those mentions were in stories that had nothing to do with Brown or his work or were not the main topic of the segment.</li><li>Networks dignified Brown’s conspiracy theories, bad theology and anti-Catholicism, equating them with religion.</li></ul><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/networks-inferno-hype-dan-brown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith broadcastnetworks Dan Brown Davinci Code Inferno Tue, 14 May 2013 12:53:42 +0000 matt.philbin 43567 at http://mrc.org Updated: NY Times Hyped Pope Abuse Cover-Up Questions, Buried Them for New CEO http://mrc.org/eye-culture/updated-ny-times-hyped-pope-abuse-cover-questions-buried-them-new-ceo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paper showed far less interest in new boss’ possible cover-up of BBC sex abuse. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Update: There hasve been recent deveklopments in this story that cast Mark Thompson's veracity in doubt. From Bill Donohue of The Catholic League: </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/updated-ny-times-hyped-pope-abuse-cover-questions-buried-them-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Faith International Media BBC Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson NY Times Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:03:17 +0000 matt.philbin 41783 at http://mrc.org Lies My Textbooks Told Me: Cuban Missiles and Kennedy’s Resolve http://mrc.org/eye-culture/lies-my-textbooks-told-me-cuban-missiles-and-kennedys-resolve <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five out of six American history textbooks ignore Kennedy’s secret compromise with Soviets during Cuban Missile Crisis. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis upon us and new documents surfacing about just how <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/1015/50-years-after-Cuban-missile-crisis-closer-than-you-thought-to-World-War-III">close to World War III</a> the United States and the Soviet Union came in 1962, it’s interesting to look at how the incident is regarded in the media and, especially, how it’s taught as history.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/lies-my-textbooks-told-me-cuban-missiles-and-kennedys-resolve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Education Politics Cubam Missile Crisis history kennedy Textbooks Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:02:39 +0000 matt.philbin 41562 at http://mrc.org Media Lions Roar at Christian Athletes http://mrc.org/eye-culture/media-lions-roar-christian-athletes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Tebow to Lolo, sports stars are penalized for not playing the secular game. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/tim-tebow-gq-september-cover-500x400.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />During the first centuries of Christianity, Christians were thrown to lions in arenas to be jeered by mocking crowds. Today, Christian athletes face the taunts of a media strongly opposed to their faith.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/media-lions-roar-christian-athletes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Politics Christian athletes Christianity sports stars Tim Teebow Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:44:37 +0000 Frenchy 41154 at http://mrc.org Spate of Documentaries Offers Ammunition to Conservatives http://mrc.org/eye-culture/spate-documentaries-offers-ammunition-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From ‘fracking’ to Obama’s ideology, films liberals don’t want you to see. </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 style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">Conservatives have long understood that they must fight through mainstream media bias to get their message out – or bypass the media establishment altogether. Conservatives have mastered talk radio, the internet and social media to reach broad audiences. Now, they’re increasingly turning to a traditionally liberal medium as another channel of communication: film.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/spate-documentaries-offers-ammunition-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Politics 2016 conservative Movies Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:08:23 +0000 Frenchy 41002 at http://mrc.org Media Repeatedly Ignores Violent Attacks Against Pro-Lifers http://mrc.org/eye-culture/media-repeatedly-ignores-violent-attacks-against-pro-lifers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks silent on harassment of conservatives, instead devote coverage to Tom Cruise’s divorce. </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>Lila Rose the 24-year-old founder and CEO of LiveAction told liberal website Jezebel <a href="http://jezebel.com/5932715/god-use-me-in-whatever-way-meet-the-24+year+old-whos-willing-to-die-for-the-anti+abortion-movement/" target="_blank">she would sacrifice her own life to stop abortion.</a> “I’d die to protect another life. I’m all in for this cause,” she stated in an interview with Katie Baker. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/media-repeatedly-ignores-violent-attacks-against-pro-lifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Faith Life Politics antiabortion violence Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:16:45 +0000 matt.philbin 40875 at http://mrc.org GLAAD Tidings: CNN, Gay Group in Committed Relationship http://mrc.org/eye-culture/glaad-tidings-cnn-gay-group-committed-relationship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CNN is a GLAAD Corporate Partner. GLAAD is CNN’s go-to for stories on gays. </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> <ul><li>CNN’s parent TimeWarner is a “Platinum Underwriter” of the GLAAD Media Awards.</li><li>In the last two years, GLAAD has nominated CNN reporting five separate times for its Media Awards, and given anchor Don Lemon an “Outstanding Citizen Award.”</li><li>In last two years, GLAAD has appeared in 41 stories on the network, and in 43 pieces on CNN.com.</li><li>CNN’s relationship with the group violates two separate items from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/glaad-tidings-cnn-gay-group-committed-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Media Politics Anderson Cooper CNN Don Lemon GLAAD Fri, 03 Aug 2012 19:17:35 +0000 matt.philbin 40797 at http://mrc.org Media Crusade Against Chick-Fil-A Continues http://mrc.org/eye-culture/media-crusade-against-chick-fil-continues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Press continues to hype made-up controversy, politicians continue onslaught </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/chick-fil-publicly-acknowledges-its-conservative-media-upset">manufactured controversy</a> over Chick-Fil-A won’t be dying down anytime soon, if media figures get their way. <img style="float: right;" src="http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Government/2012/07/23/chickFilA.jpg" width="266" height="190" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/media-crusade-against-chick-fil-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Business Faith Family Chick-fil-A Gay Marriage Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:49:56 +0000 matt.philbin 40772 at http://mrc.org Sports Media Launches Olympic-Sized Blitz from Left http://mrc.org/eye-culture/sports-media-launches-olympic-sized-blitz-left <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sportswriters advocate progressive Olympics, assault Republican politicians on air. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Olympic Games, which begin this week, is an exhibition of the sportsmanship, teamwork, and the competitive spirit that make sports so enjoyable. But for many in the media, sports is just another excuse to engage in divisive political commentary. The sports media transform an apolitical past-time into a forum for their own politics.<img height="200" width="285" src="http://www.mediaite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/obama_pitch.jpg" style="float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/sports-media-launches-olympic-sized-blitz-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Politics ESPN obama Olympics Sports Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:28:32 +0000 matt.philbin 40739 at http://mrc.org Liberal Media Cheer on Pro-Gay Discrimination http://mrc.org/eye-culture/liberal-media-cheer-pro-gay-discrimination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Governments in America, abroad practice pro-gay discrimination, press approves. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">The <a href="http://manhattan.about.com/od/glbtscene/a/gayprideweek.htm">week of June 16-June 24, 2012</a> has been designated by the homosexual community as <a href="http://www.sfpride.org/">Gay Pride Week</a>, during which LGBT people take pride in <a href="http://articles.kspr.com/2012-06-16/gay-pride_32272708">their triumphs</a> over “violence and discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals.”<img style="float: right;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F97mSpjV7xA/Tq1cCLLeaII/AAAAAAAACMc/zKIUmf9MQAs/s1600/336px-No_cross.svg.png</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/liberal-media-cheer-pro-gay-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Government Life Politics anti-Christian Gay Rights Same-Sex Marriage Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:18:15 +0000 matt.philbin 40423 at http://mrc.org Pay Cable’s Race to the Bottom http://mrc.org/eye-culture/pay-cables-race-bottom <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><span>Good news for pay cable viewers who like their sex scenes graphic, bloody and spiked with an unhealthy dose of violence. HBO’s original series “True Blood” is set to begin its fifth season on June 10.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>While it remains to be seen if “True Blood” can top a scene from a previous season in which a male vampire twists a female’s head around 180 degrees during a bout of blood-drenched “hate sex,” the promos make clear that the season won’t skimp on the sex and violence.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/pay-cables-race-bottom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family dexter Game of Throwns Pay cable True Blood Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:36:34 +0000 matt.philbin 40319 at http://mrc.org With Friends like Obama: President Undercuts U.S. Allies to Media Silence http://mrc.org/eye-culture/friends-obama-president-undercuts-us-allies-media-silence <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><i>Update --</i> President Obama has <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/obama-nazi-death-camp-gaffe-hurt-poles-pm-110505006.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CZgB8ZP_i0AndzQtDMD">done it again</a>, and again, the networks aren’t interested. On May 29, in a ceremony posthumously awarding the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/friends-obama-president-undercuts-us-allies-media-silence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute International Patriotism Politics allies Barack Obama Flexibility Great Britain Israel Fri, 18 May 2012 13:59:11 +0000 matt.philbin 40119 at http://mrc.org The Real Dan Savage Part II: Proudly Perverse http://mrc.org/eye-culture/real-dan-savage-part-ii-proudly-perverse <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>Part II of II</p><p>Americans tempted to turn to Dan Savage’s <st1:city><st1:place>Seattle</st1:place></st1:city> <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=13599292">sex-advice column</a> shouldn’t waste time. No matter what the question or how perverted the urge, Savage will – using the crudest possible language leavened with rabid <a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/real-dan-savage-bully-against-bullying">attacks</a> on Christians, Catholics and traditional lifestyles – advise you to go ahead and indulge. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/real-dan-savage-part-ii-proudly-perverse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Politics Dan Savage Tue, 15 May 2012 14:50:38 +0000 matt.philbin 40077 at http://mrc.org