MRC Culture http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19167/all en 2015 Emmys Host Andy Samberg Touches On All Liberal Talking Points in His Opener http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/2015-emmys-host-andy-samberg-touches-all-liberal-talking-points-his-opener <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>2015 Emmy host Andy Samberg made sure to touch on all current lib talking points for his opener tonight:&nbsp;diversity, the wage gap, Donald Trump's racism, and even Kim Davis!</p><p> <iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/139345" width="610" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/2015-emmys-host-andy-samberg-touches-all-liberal-talking-points-his-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Emmys Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:33:23 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49670 at http://www.mrc.org CBS' 'Zoo' Speaks Of God And Prayer In A Positive Way http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/cbs-zoo-speaks-god-and-prayer-positive-way <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last night’s 2-hour episode of CBS’ ‘<a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/zoo">Zoo’</a> titled ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves; Wild Things’ surprised me in a very pleasant way. Not only did the show’s producers kick things up a notch with exciting fight scenes and interrogations that reminded me of one of my favorite old shows <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/24">’24</a>,’ but also they spoke of religion in a non-negative way, which is outright shocking given this is a network show and a show populated with militant animal activist characters. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/cbs-zoo-speaks-god-and-prayer-positive-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Animal Activism cbs Zoo Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:31:26 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49656 at http://www.mrc.org 'Zoo' Provides Some Balance In A Typically Unbalanced Show http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/zoo-provides-some-balance-typically-unbalanced-show <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s not often that we get to do this. However, kudos are in order for CBS’ action drama ‘<a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/zoo">Zoo</a>,’ because on this week’s episode, an episode called, “Emotional Contagion,” the animal rights wacko series actually gave credit to the other side of the argument. </p><p>But first things first. Let’s meet new character Ray Endicott (Warren Christie) who struggles to make friends with the locals:</p><p> <iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/138890" width="610" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/zoo-provides-some-balance-typically-unbalanced-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Animal Activism cbs Zoo Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:05:16 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49649 at http://www.mrc.org Cop Hate Rules the Evening at the 2015 MTV VMAs http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/cop-hate-rules-evening-2015-mtv-vmas <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether jokingly implied or painfully obvious, the 2015 MTV VMAs did not hide their support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement by providing some cop hate to go along with the movement’s mantra of violence and hatred towards police. All this while they sat safely inside the LAPD-guarded Microsoft Theater having their fun. I’m sure all of the celebrities arrived and left unguarded, especially Miss Miley Cyrus. </p><p>Actress Rebel Wilson made a show of saying “F*ck the Police Strippers” here. </p><p> **WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/cop-hate-rules-evening-2015-mtv-vmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment 2015 MTV VMAs Cop Hate Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:54:12 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49646 at http://www.mrc.org Big Sean's "Social Justice" Award Acceptance Speech on MTV VMAs Glorifies Police and Military http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/big-seans-social-justice-award-acceptance-speech-mtv-vmas-glorifies-police-and-military <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not surprisingly, the 2015 MTV VMAs gives an award for videos with a social message. Also, not surprising was the speech from presenters Jussie Smollett and Serayah from Fox’s Empire, who took the two biggest liberal hashtags of the year and let us know that they would continue to repeat them over and over until they become truth: </p><p> <iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/138783" width="610" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p><em>&gt;&gt;This past year has been one of epic highs and stunning lows. </em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/big-seans-social-justice-award-acceptance-speech-mtv-vmas-glorifies-police-and-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Culture MRC Culture Art & Entertainment 2015 MTV VMAs Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:38:55 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49645 at http://www.mrc.org Because the MTV VMA's Could Not Begin Without Mention of the Cecil the Lion Controversy http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/because-mtv-vmas-could-not-begin-without-mention-cecil-lion-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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/august/VMA%20Taylor%20Swift.jpg" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Taylor Swift's video "Wildest Dreams" debuted at the 2015 VMA's on MTV. This message is what followed the video.</p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Cecil the Lion MTV Taylor Swift VMAs Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:08:06 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49644 at http://www.mrc.org USA's 'Mr. Robot' Shouldn't Just Delay its Shooting Scene Out Of Respect for Roanoke, They Should Delete It http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/usas-mr-robot-shouldnt-just-delay-its-shooting-scene-out-respect-roanoke-they-shoul <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>USA’s <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/mr-robot">'Mr. Robot'</a> did not air its season finale Wednesday night. Citing a need to be sensitive to the shooting that killed two journalists in Roanoke, the network aired a previous episode along with this statement to explain their decision: </p><p><img width="610" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2015/august/8-27-15%20Mr.%20Robot.jpg" height="800" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/usas-mr-robot-shouldnt-just-delay-its-shooting-scene-out-respect-roanoke-they-shoul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Mr. Robot Roanoke USA Network Virginia Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:26:17 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49641 at http://www.mrc.org 'The Carmichael Show' Takes on Black Lives Matter in a Surprising Way http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/carmichael-show-takes-black-lives-matter-surprising-way <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/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/carmichael-show"><em>The Carmichael Show</em></a> continues to pleasantly surprise (<a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/carmichael-show-smashes-stereotypes-defends-bush-bashes-obama">read about the pilot here</a>) with its second episode, "Protest." It opens with the news that there is a protest going on because an unarmed teenager was shot by police in the city.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/carmichael-show-takes-black-lives-matter-surprising-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Black lives matter comedy Jerrod Carmichael NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:15:49 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49640 at http://www.mrc.org 'The Carmichael Show' Smashes Stereotypes: Defends Bush, Bashes Obama http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/carmichael-show-smashes-stereotypes-defends-bush-bashes-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/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For all conservatives sick and tired of being trashed and talked down to by network television, boy, do I have a show for you!</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/carmichael-show-smashes-stereotypes-defends-bush-bashes-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Jerrod Carmichael NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:14:17 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49639 at http://www.mrc.org TNT's 'The Last Ship' Reminds Us Who the People Who Fight For Us Are http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/tnts-last-ship-reminds-us-who-people-who-fight-us-are <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If Adam Baldwin gets all the cool one-liners on TNT’s “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/last-ship">The Last Ship</a>” (and he does), then the Command Master Chief Jeter (Charles Parnell) gets all the great speeches. On Sunday night’s episode, “Valkyrie,” Jeter addresses the crew after four of their fellow crewmen were killed in a sabotaged oil rig explosion. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/tnts-last-ship-reminds-us-who-people-who-fight-us-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Military Navy The Last Ship TNT Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:02:39 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49634 at http://www.mrc.org How Will 'I Am Cait' Ever Feel Part of the Trans Community When They Keep Making Her Feel Like a Freak Because Her Story is One of Success? http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/how-will-i-am-cait-ever-feel-part-trans-community-when-they-keep-making-her-feel-fr <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“<a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/i-am-cait">I Am Cait</a>” is nothing but a study in massive contradiction. On Sunday’s episode, “Take Pride,” Bruce Jenner’s weekly journey into the absurd continued as he took on two new and fearsome opponents: the pronouns “they” and “them.” </p><p>In this scene, Jenner lunches with two other trans people who appear borderline-offended that Jenner continues describing the trans community as “they” and “them”: </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/how-will-i-am-cait-ever-feel-part-trans-community-when-they-keep-making-her-feel-fr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Bruce Jenner Caitlyn Jenner I Am Cait transgender community Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:17:51 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49632 at http://www.mrc.org SHOCK: ABC Positively Portrays Scripture Reading http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shock-abc-positively-portrays-scripture-reading <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/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Christmas Eve 1968, after successfully becoming the first men to orbit the moon, the crew of Apollo 8 read from the book of Genesis. According to Wikipedia, at the time, it was the most-watched tv broadcast ever.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shock-abc-positively-portrays-scripture-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith abc Scripture The Astronaut Wives Club Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:26:23 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49624 at http://www.mrc.org Insensitive Priest Doesn't Understand the 'Pure Love' of Polygamy on ABC's 'Mistresses' http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/insensitive-priest-doesnt-understand-pure-love-polygamy-abcs-mistresses <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/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>File this under Words I Never Expected to Hear on Network Television: "Yes, Father, it's called a 'throuple.'" </p><p>And so began Karen's explanation to her priest of her threesome polyamorous relationship with a husband and wife that led to her getting pregnant, in <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/mistresses"><em>Mistresses</em></a> season 3's 10th episode "What Could Have Been."</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/138403" width="610" height="343" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/insensitive-priest-doesnt-understand-pure-love-polygamy-abcs-mistresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment abc Mistresses Polyamory Polygamy throuple Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:47:50 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49635 at http://www.mrc.org USA's Mr. Robot's Revolution will be Televised. But You Still Should Not Watch It. http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/usas-mr-robots-revolution-will-be-televised-you-still-should-not-watch-it <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/dylan-gwinn">Dylan Gwinn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week’s episode of USA’s <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/mr-robot">Mr. Robot</a> saw the computer-hacker, techno-geek drama finally get over its mid-season identity crisis, and get back to its obvious intended purpose: glorifying cyber revolution for the purpose of mass income redistribution. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/usas-mr-robots-revolution-will-be-televised-you-still-should-not-watch-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Liberalism Mr. Robot revolution save the world Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:04:54 +0000 Dylan Gwynn 49618 at http://www.mrc.org Media Applaud Target’s Removal of Gender 'Stigmas' on Toy Labels http://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/media-applaud-targets-removal-gender-stigmas-toy-labels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media Applaud Target’s Removal of ‘Boy’ and ‘Girl’ Labels on Toys </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 dir="ltr">The retail store is right on target to fight gender stereotypes – according to the media, that is.</p><p dir="ltr">On Friday, Target <a href="https://corporate.target.com/article/2015/08/gender-based-signs-corporate">announced</a> that it would “phase out gender-based signage” by not advertising differences between boys’ and girls’ items, including toys and bedding. From The Washington Post to Upworthy, writers praised the “exciting move” that bashes “harmful” “gender stereotyping” and connected the decision to “awareness of the transgender community.”</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://www.mrc.org/mrc-culture/media-applaud-targets-removal-gender-stigmas-toy-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Culture MRC Culture Business Family gender Target transgender Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:47:03 +0000 matt.philbin 49613 at http://www.mrc.org