Katie Yoder

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Associate Culture Editor


Katie Yoder works as the associate culture editor for the Media Research Center. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, Katie's coverage has been instrumental on a variety of issues in relation to the media including family, entertainment and religion, with a special focus on feminisim, including abortion. Katie has covered life issues from the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to the media coverage of the March for Life and Women's March. Her work has received attention from numerous media outlets including Fox News, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Times, EWTN, HLN, and One America News Network. Katie has spoken on these issues in both radio and TV appearances. Before her current position, Katie interned at The Heritage Foundation after graduating from the University of Virginia with a major in English and a minor in Foreign Affairs.

Latest from Katie Yoder

In reaction to media support for abortion based on Down syndrome, parents are speaking up about the beauty of their children with Down syndrome. On Friday, The Washington Post published an opinion piece with the headline, “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome.



While the Oscars and Top Chef celebrate Planned Parenthood, a former star of ABC’s The Bachelor is going against the grain – and taking a stand for the unborn because “God loved us when we were in our mothers’ wombs.”

 


A new CNN series on the papacy boasts star power and controversy in an attempt to retell the history of the Catholic Church. On Sunday, CNN will debut a six-part series on the papacy: Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History. The docuseries stars actor Liam Neeson as narrator.



Cooking competitions are the perfect place to insert some politics, according to actress and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. Because Planned Parenthood is as essential as food to her. On Thursday night, during the 15th season finale of Bravo’s Top Chef, judges Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, and Graham Elliot sported Planned Parenthood pins. Lakshmi took to Twitter to defend the fashion choice and elaborate on the reasoning behind them.

 


As many in the liberal media recognize International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, here's a number they’ll likely overlook: 22 million women missing in the United States due to abortion.



One actress is celebrating God and womanhood in honor of International Women’s Day – and it’s a breath of fresh air after Sunday’s political Academy Awards.



The man in charge of a new effort to sort news from “fake news” has given four times more money to Democrats than to Republicans, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. But don’t expect to hear that tidbit from the media.



Instead of trying to understand different cultures and religions, some in the media are trying to stamp them out in favor of their own opinions. Talk about media superiority. On Monday, CNN tweeted out multiple times that “in a deeply devout country where abortion is illegal, progress is slow.” In this particular case, the outlet pointed to the Philippines. And instead of trying to comprehend the majority-Catholic country, correspondents lamented what they saw as drawbacks for the teen pregnancy rates there: religion and the protection of unborn life.



The president of America’s largest abortion provider is a celebrity in Hollywood’s eyes, and she’s using that status to praise young people – many of whom are missing today because of her organization.

 


The vice president fits in with Margaret Atwood’s story of a forced-birth dystopia, according to the author herself. In an interview published Thursday by The Irish Times, author Margaret Atwood revealed that Vice President Mike Pence (not President Trump) is like the “puritanical model” that she “imagined” while writing The Handmaid’s Tale.



The media and entertainment industry constantly pose as champions of female empowerment. But when it comes to Hope Hicks, all bets are off – including attacks targeting her as a woman. After the news broke Wednesday that White House Communications Director Hope Hicks had resigned, Twitter erupted. Media figures and celebrities attacked Hicks, from one artist asking about the president trying to “fuck” her to Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca calling her “super pretty and pretty complicit.”



What do food and Planned Parenthood have in common? More than you’d expect, according to Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. They’re connected, just like the #MeToo movement and abortion activists. 

 


No man is perfect. That’s why, as Billy Graham’s faith teaches, Jesus Christ died on the cross. But few men also impact the faith of millions – by preaching Jesus’ sacrificial love for all. When Billy Graham recently passed away at 99-years-old, many media figures saw it as an opportunity to attack the influential preacher (and his mourning family), rather than also remembering the good he did.

 


Ellen just called her the “mother of our country.” And, now, Jimmy Kimmel is saying Oprah is the “best president we’ll never have.” Don’t expect the talk to end either, as Oprah’s movie tour continues.

 


While she used to shy away from the word, one big name star is now embracing the term “feminism.” On Sunday, Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien aired an interview with actress Charlize Theron and Kweku Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela. While speaking, Theron addressed equal pay and insisted that she was a “fucking feminist.”



If the media are going to cover teenagers’ opinions on guns, they should also listen to them on abortion, according to two Fox News hosts. Fox hosts Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson recently slammed the liberal media for their “double-standard” in coverage on American youth. During their shows February 20 and 21, they criticized journalists for voicing teenagers who support gun control, while ignoring youth who back abortion restrictions.

 


To see just how out of touch some in the liberal media are, look no further than Billy Graham. On Wednesday, world-famous Christian evangelist Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99. While Americans, former U.S. presidents and many in the media mourned his death, several journalists took to Twitter to celebrate Graham’s death by hoping he was enjoying hell.

 


Nothing’s off limits when you’re doing PR for your show, suggests one Comedy Central star. On Friday, Comedy Central’s Jake Weisman tweeted out a ChristianNewsWire press release “about me threatening to take the whole system of Christianity down and consider[ing] me a serious threat.”



Young Americans are changing their minds on guns just like abortion, according to one Morning Joe co-host. On Tuesday, a Morning Joe panel discussed gun control following the Parkland, Florida shooting. During the segment, co-host Joe Scarborough stressed that young Americans support abortion restrictions, and argued that “the same thing’s going to happen with guns.”



Actions speak louder than words. As ABC offered Sports Illustrated a platform to defend itself from charges of objectifying women, the network, at the same time, couldn’t air the magazine’s photos without editing or blurring many of them.