Kristine Marsh

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News Analyst


Kristine Marsh is an analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division. She formerly was a staff writer for MRC Culture, where she started as an intern in January of 2013.  Kristine's work has been featured by media outlets such as Fox News, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Times, The Blaze, and Breitbart, among others. She is originally from Sacramento, California where she received her B.A. in English from CSUS in 2011. She can be reached through email at kmarsh@mrc.org.

Latest from Kristine Marsh

How low does left-wing hate-tank Southern Poverty Law Center have to go before the media stop sharing its “studies” as if they had objective merit? 

Even though the activist group uses easily disproven, bogus stats and a “hate map” that has inspired a potential mass murder at the Family Research Council in 2012, the media continue to cite them as a legitimate and neutral source.



On CNN’s Reliable Sources March 8, media correspondent and host Brian Stelter interviewed radical gay activist Dan Savage about author and neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s comments about homosexuality.

After Carson told CNN's Chris Cuomo last week he thought being gay was “absolutely a choice,” Savage lashed out at Carson on Twitter. Stelter brought up Savage’s scathing tweet to Carson where he invited the potential GOP candidate to “suck his d**k.” Stelter then asked Savage why he thought it was "appropriate or necessary to lower yourself to that level?”



CNN gives full context for Savage, but short soundbites for Carson.



A white police officer shoots and kills an unarmed black teen who fit the description of an earlier cell phone shoplifting incident. The African-American community responds in outrage and protests while the boy’s body lies on the ground for hours. The cop insists it was self-defense. Sound familiar? This was the plot on last night’s episode of Scandal where a real-life murder case was turned into a liberal fantasy.



Fiction does not mirror reality, but that never stopped entertainment media.



“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” has been the rallying cry of Ferguson protesters since officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown on a Missouri street last August. Brown, the “gentle giant,” was shot while trying to surrender or de-escalate his encounter with Wilson. It was an article of faith on the left, and the three networks used the phrase 140 times in their coverage of Ferguson.

Now, the DOJ report and Attorney General Eric Holder have admitted that the catch phrase was based on false witness accounts. None of the networks apologized or admitted their own reporting spread that false narrative. Instead, they focused on DOJ’s assertions of racism in the Ferguson police department.  



“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” has been the rallying cry of Ferguson protestors since officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown on a Missouri street last August. Brown, the “gentle giant,” was shot while trying to surrender or de-escalate his encounter with Wilson. It was an article of faith on the left, and the three networks used the phrase 140 times in their coverage of Ferguson.



After telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo March. 4 that being gay is “absolutely a choice” after being prodded to answer whether sexual orientation was genetic or not, the media pounced on Ben Carson’s comments, with a particularly vile attack by Dan Savage directed at the possible GOP presidential candidate.



Liberal gay activist Dan Savage, who was promoted and praised by the media for his anti-bullying campaign for gay youth a few years ago, is continuing to revisit his favorite past time -- bullying conservatives and Christians.



Everyone knows that college campuses are hubs for liberal groupthink and propaganda. But the media never cover the presence of conservative voices on campuses. So MRC Culture asked conservative students at CPAC, “Have you ever been treated differently because you’re a conservative on campus?”

The answers we got were not surprising and reveal stories that the media is too biased to report.



It’s not easy to be a conservative college student these days.



“Victims.” “Weak.” “Unintelligent.” “Hopeless.” That’s how the left and its media allies portray women, according to young conservatives at CPAC.

The “War on Women” has been debunked many times over, but still the media enjoy taking any opportunity they can to make conservatives look sexist, out-of-touch, and anti-women. So MRC Culture wanted to know what conservatives believe the left’s message to women is. We asked, in one word, describe how liberals portray women. Here are the answers we got:



It’s hard to imagine NBC’s Chuck Todd calling out a liberal  candidate in this way. On Sunday'sMeet the Press, Todd questioned how Dr. Ben Carson's Christian faith could "co-exist" with his trust in science.



In the latest example of “WTH?!” feminism, one liberal blog has taken a stab at conjoining one of your favorite childhood memories with militant abortion activism.

This is Fusion has come up with an interactive “Choose Your Own Adventure” game about, of all things, getting an abortion. You remember, those stories where you choose at the end of each chapter, what should happen next?



A story fit for the top fold of the front page of The New York Times Tuesday morning wasn’t important enough, apparently, for the big three networks to cover on Monday and Tuesday’s evening news broadcasts. Though they did find time to talk about a new development in treatment of peanut allergies. 

On the upper right corner of The New York Times, Feb. 24, the headline read “Palestine Groups Are Found Liable At Terror Trial.” The story went on to say that two groups- “The Palestinian Authority” and “The Palestine Liberation Organization” were found responsible for supporting six separate terrorist attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004. A Manhattan court has charged the groups with $655.5 million worth of damages for American victims killed in these attacks. 



Apparently the celebrity suck-ups at Access Hollywood and E! are not fans of those few celebrities who actually think for themselves. After Patricia Arquette’s speech at the Academy Awards condemning the supposed “wage gap” and inequality of women in the U.S., she was met with a standing ovation from the crowd and fawning support from the liberal media for her on-stage comments. But not everyone in Hollywood agreed with Arquette's sentiments. 

Fox News contributor and conservative actress Stacey Dash, of “Clueless” fame, refuted Arquette’s take, saying on Fox & Friends, Feb. 23, “I was appalled, I could not believe it. First of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history.” She continued, "In 1963, Kennedy passed an equal pay law. It’s still in effect. I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights." 



It’s a little strange how much the liberal elite, who tend to congregate in New York’s Upper-East side and in West Hollywood, enjoy punishing themselves by bemoaning their privileged status. The New York Times today published a story on pg. MB1 about a trend of private New York schools hosting seminars, workshops and classroom lessons on “white privilege.” These aren’t college campuses either; they’re doing it at elementary, middle, and high schools.

The long-winded Times story had room for everything but skepticism. It relayed several examples where schools were “helping students explore their white identity” through seminars, workshops and discussions led by diversity activists from around the country. But the propagandizing isn’t just happening within the classroom – schools took field trips to march in “Black lives matter” protests after the deaths of Eric Gardner and Michael Brown, and have increasingly started sending students to the annual “White Privilege Conference.” 



Don’t worry liberals! Jon Stewart may be going, but a new “fake news” program is stepping in to tell you what to think, courtesy of the far-left Huffington Post. 

Starting March 27, a weekly, hour-long Friday night series will feature a Daily Show-esque mix of satirical news and entertainment. The show will be featured on the live streaming video website, HuffPostLive and on the main homepage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 



Didn’t you know? Hashtags and publicity stunts are “changing the world” for the better? Thank God the Huffington Post is here to remind liberals of all the good they do – or would do, if empty gestures and moral preening actually accomplished something. Hash tags, silly street theater, bumper-sticker profundity, spewing cooked statistics and hypersensitivity to “micro-aggressions" – they’re all in the modern liberal toolbox. And now, HuffPo writer Nina Bahadur wants to add cartoons to that mix in her piece, “How Women are Changing the World, Shown in Gorgeous Illustrations.” Cartoonish pictures about cartoonish gestures. How post-modern.



Another case of liberals patting each other on the back for all the good they think they do.