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

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For the past 13 days, comedian and writer for Vice, Josh Androsky has riled up liberals on social media to donate to Planned Parenthood. He’s done it by mocking GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).


This past Friday, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state was set on fire. Fortunately no one was hurt. Unfortunately, these few and far between acts of violence committed by lone wolves give the left ammo to make their case that the pro-life side is really pro-death. That’s exactly what Ana Kasparian, one of the hosts of the Young Turks, a popular left-wing talk show on Youtube, did in her September 7 article for Raw Story, “The deadly hypocrisy of the ‘pro-life’ movement.”

In her article, Kasparian used arguments sophisticated enough for a 9th grade debate class to contend that the pro-life movement is filled with “[r]eligious zealots” who’d rather save “non-viable zygotes” than “living, breathing human beings.” Below are her more absurd conclusions.

Academy-Award winning British actress Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Sense and Sensibility) doesn’t get why younger women are rejecting the label of feminist.

During a Sept. 2 interview with Variety about her new film A Walk in the Woods, the self-described “radical feminist” complained that she found the reluctance for young actressesto embrace the title of “feminist” simply, “bizarre.”

Thompson then astutely surmised the reason must be because these women don’t want to be treated equally.

Well this certainly falls into the weird news section. Longtime Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner is suing Hasbro toy company for making and selling a toy hamster with her exact name -- after Hasbro was warned earlier this year to discontinue selling it.

Six-time Emmy Award winning journalist Harris Faulkner (Outnumbered, Fox Report Weekend)  wasn’t too happy to find out her unique name was used for a plastic rodent (albeit a cute one) for Hasbro’s popular “Littlest Pet Shop” toy line. Faulkner alleges that her likeness was also used in designing the toy in terms of its complexion, eye shape and eye makeup, according to the suit.

This past Friday, a deputy in Houston, TX was gunned down “execution style” after an unprovoked altercation with 30-year-old Shannon Miles, who is black. ABC, NBC and CBS dutifully reported the tragedy during their Saturday and Sunday broadcast news shows while noting the increase of police officer deaths in 2015. But they left out that death threats against officers are a frequent occurrence at Black Lives Matter rallies, often preceding or following acts of violence against police.

Such was the case on Saturday afternoon when Black Lives Matter activists gathered at Minnesota’s State Fair. As they marched, they deemed cops “pigs” and called for them to “fry” while they were, ironically, protected by police escorts.

Black pastors and pro-life leaders held a press conference today protesting an exhibit some called “outrageous” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The exhibit contains a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an outspoken leader of the eugenics movement, ironically placed in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, right between iconic civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

Isn’t it ironic how liberals are the first ones to tell you how “bigoted” and “close-minded” conservatives are, but then they’re the first ones to bash individuals who think for themselves?

The Washington Post should be commended for publishing an articulate op-ed Aug. 25 by  freshman Duke University student Brian Grasso, who explained his reasoning for refusing to read one book on his school’s summer reading list. The graphic novel, called Fun Home by lesbian author Alison Bechdel, depicted graphic illustrations of masturbation and lesbian sex. Grasso cited his Biblical beliefs as the primary reason he objected to reading the “pornographic” material.

But of course the liberal media loved the book – so they were the first ones to mock the student who led the charge against it.

The media doesn’t take kindly to conservatives or Christians in Hollywood. At the best, they’re treated like simpletons or weirdos; at worst, they’re called names or rumors fly about their sexuality.

Pop singer Ciara and her openly Christian boyfriend Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson have been treated to both ends of the media’s gossip about their decision to practice celibacy.

Is 13 out of 319 million people killed a national "crisis"? Well The Washington Post and TIME would like you to think so. In the Post Aug. 14, reporter Michael E. Miller cited a bogus study from LGBT advocacy group, the National Coalition for Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), to claim violence against transgenders was on the rise.

  The NCAVP study claimed 12 people were killed in hate crimes in 2014 and 13 had been killed so far in 2015. TIME cited the same study Aug.17, calling the murder rate “historic,” adding two more people killed to make that number 15.  

The Post’s Miller wrote Friday, “According to transgender advocacy groups, at least 13 trans women have been killed so far this year.” He hyped, “That makes this year even deadlier for trans women than 2014, which was already the highest on record.”

What’s funnier than the illegal trafficking of aborted baby parts? To some comedians, it’s mocking the people shocked by it.

Will Ferrell’s comedy website, “Funny or Die” released a parody video, titled “The Shocking Truth about Planned Parenthood,” spoofing the Center for Medical Progress’ Planned Parenthood video series-- which revealed Planned Parenthood officials make profits off of selling aborted fetal tissues.

“Will the recent Obergefell decision protecting same-sex marriage apply to open the door to robot-human marriage?”

This absurd question is posed by Slate contributor and Arizona State University Law professor Gary Marchant in his Aug. 10 article "A.I. Thee Wed."

In his piece for Slate, Marchant claimed that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision confirmed the “fundamental right” of a person to freely choose “the nature of the relationships and lifestyle they choose to pursue.” Now, he said, that should apply to robots, too.

After glorifying armpit-hair-dying women and transgendered teens, what taboo will the media try to break next? Bestiality, if Vice has any say in the matter. "I mean, what's so wrong about desiring a reindeer?" asks writer Mish Way in her article "Animal Urges: Woman and Bestiality."

Way admitted she was initially confounded at the idea of women having sex with animals. “Why would anyone want to have sex with anything other than a human being?” she asked. (To which the only sane response is “Why would anyone want to write about people who want to have sex with anything other than a human being?”). “Most people think it's biologically gross and morally wrong. That is where I stood when I started this research,” she stated. Way equated the taboo to being tantamount to pedophilia.

The left loves to portray the right as bigots who hate minorities, women, Muslims, and gays. So the media latch onto any claim of perceived discrimination or hate, real or not, and report it with glee (forget investigation and due diligence!).

Obviously, crimes do occur that are genuinely motivated by someone’s ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. But many are simply hoaxes committed by liberal activists for the cause of furthering their agenda. The media makes no distinctions in figuring out which ones are real and which are staged.

Just this past week, two more alleged hate crimes were debunked. After a gay bar owner’s business burned down in 2012, he complained he was ‘targeted’ because of his sexual orientation. He finally admitted to committing the act himself and was charged August 4.

One year ago this Sunday, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot during a struggle with then police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Immediately after Brown was killed, protests and misinformation spread throughout Ferguson and across America, but not without the media’s help. Brown’s friend claimed Brown had his hands up and was facing away from Wilson when Wilson shot and killed him.

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” became a common crowd chant, a hashtag, and a national catch-phrase that held no credibility but still was repeated by the media that knew better.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got in trouble again for not falling prey to the lapdog media’s line of questioning.

For some reason the media is really, really interested see if Scott Walker thinks President Obama is a Christian.This past weekend at a fundraiser, Walker was asked yet again if he could confirm Obama was a Christian, and once again, Walker responded:

“I’ve never asked him about that. As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with them.” “He’s said he is, and I take him at his word,” he added.

Is political activism included in your phone plan? 

T-Mobile seems to have no problem selling it to current and potential customers. On Sunday, the wireless phone company added a political post on its Instagram and Twitter accounts, that seemed to advocate for illegal immigration. 

It’s another day and that means another day for the media to make false claims about guns while mocking 2nd Amendment advocates as “crazies” and “fanatics.”

In today’s New York Times Opinion section, author and contributor Timothy Egan argues that gun-related mass shootings is on the rise and it’s due to lax laws on obtaining them. He manages to weave in slams against “the fanatics” and the “gun crazies” while doing it, of course. This IS the New York Times.

It’s not surprising that the majority of actors and actresses in Hollywood are liberals. But the number of celebrities who go out of their way to support abortion rights and, in particular, Planned Parenthood, through PSAs, speaking engagements and finances is shocking. Here are 42 celebrities who have publicly supported the abortion giant.

It can only be described as both ludicrous and insensitive. Just days after a Muslim terrorist shot up two military recruitment centers, killing five servicemen in Chattanooga, TN, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told the media and high-ranking government officials to not mention the word “Islam” when talking about ISIS or terrorism.

Johnson made these comments at a national security conference July 23.  Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, moderated the event centering on the U.S.’s strategy for Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

After the movie theater shooting in Lafayette Thursday, liberals of all stripes came out in droves to push for stronger anti-gun measures, as they typically do. Despite the location being a “gun-free zone,” Democrat politicians, media personalities and actors insisted that more gun laws would prevent these type of tragic incidents.

Bernie Sanders advocated for banning “certain types of guns exclusively used to kill people, while President Obama audaciously said that guns kill more people  than terrorism.

Here are some more equally stupid statements made by famous liberals on why banning guns would eliminate violence.