Kristine Marsh

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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.

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How does the left-wing ACLU weigh in on ISIS? Fox News’ Jesse Watters wanted to find out so he went to an ACLU conference in Princeton, N.J. and found out on Sept. 29’s O’Reilly Factor.


Watters began by questioning members about the “war on terror.” After several members told Watters they couldn’t support it, he wanted to know how America should treat ISIS instead. “These ISIS members that are beheading Americans, what would you do with them?”



The reality-TV Christian family the Duggars, spoke at the Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C. this past week and apparently while they were here got a chance to visit the National Holocaust Museum. 21-year-old daughter Jessa shared her thoughts about the sanctity of life to her Instagram afterwards and her comments drew a raging response from feminists like Cosmo’s Senior Political writer Jill Filipovic, who wrote a whole piece bashing Duggar.

Filipovic is full of demeaning comments about Jessa and the rest of her family, describing them as “tone-deaf” “deranged” and “kooky.” She accused Duggar of visiting the Holocaust museum and walking out, “not getting it.” Because, according to Filipovic, there is only one right response, and that one clearly has nothing to do with the “right” to abortion. She wrote:



Liberals have long-rallied against some parents attempts to ban controversial books from student curriculum. But at least one school is taking it a step further and purging books from the school library itself, to the dismay of some parents. What was so offensive that it garnered an entire purge of its content? Apparently, it’s the name of Jesus.

A charter school in Temecula, California has recently banned all Christian material from its school library.

One parent of students enrolled at Springs Charter School was shocked when she saw which books librarians were taking off the shelves to give away. Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom’s popular “The Hiding Place” was among the books targeted for removal.  When the parent asked what was going on, library staff told her that they had been given orders to remove all Christian books, books by Christian authors, and books by Christian publishers.



Holocaust survivor autobiography is one ‘too Christian’ example.



Editor’s Note: This article contains offensive language.

“There is a network of American extremists who work tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn. They spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science.” Sounds terrifying.  Actually, these ominous words are in a new report profiling Christian and conservative pastors, writers and other media as “radical extremists” who need to be shamed and monitored.

The Sept. 15 report entitled “Exposed: The Export of Hate” by the Human Rights Campaign, a gay “civil rights organization” has highlighted several members of “the radical right” they want to demonize as dangerous criminals.



Actor Viggo Mortensen hasn’t been in any big movies since he played Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, but now he’s promoting his new movie with Kirsten Dunst called “The Two Faces of January.” He stopped by Huffington Post Live September 16, to talk about the movie, but if a Huffington Post reporter is interviewing, you can be sure they will find a way to bash conservative media any chance they get.

As the interview turned to the actor’s past expressed liberal opinions, Mortensen lamented how most people only turn to media that reaffirms their own viewpoints, but claimed he was different because he tried to listen to right-wing news, but it was so offensive he can only listen in “small doses.” He called liberal radio is not as "brazen a form of lying" as Fox News.

See more of his outrageous comments and watch the whole video below.



Fox News is so terrible it’s ‘like a horror movie.’



Catherine Deveny is an Australian writer and comedian who has previously written for the Australian daily “The Age” and the UK daily “The Guardian.”  She is also an outspoken atheist and feminist. Her strong left-wing viewpoints denouncing marriage and motherhood have garnered much criticism including a tweet she posted Sept. 16.

 



It’s no secret that Hollywood loves Hillary Clinton, and now some network execs are openly basing their White House characters on her. The media’s new favorite, Dem. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is also an inspiration for some new Fall shows.

CBS will premiere “Madame Secretary” this Sunday night, Sept. 21. According to Politico, the show’s creators were inspired by both Clinton and Gillibrand in their portrayal of a female politician who struggles to juggle work and family life. The show stars Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA agent who becomes the new Secretary of State. The character Leoni plays is both blonde and the mother of two children, like Gillibrand. 



Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters makes trendy and vintage-style clothing for teens and young adults, but its latest offering doesn’t appear to be popular with any age group. Sunday night, the internet noticed when a “vintage” Kent State University sweatshirt went on sale on the company’s website for $129. It wasn’t the ridiculous price that sparked attention but the appearance of blood splatter and stains on the light-colored sweatshirt.  

Though many in Urban Outfitters’ customer base are too young to remember, in 1970, four unarmed students at Kent State were fatally shot by the Ohio National Guard during an anti-war protest. 



This weekend marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort McHenry, the battle which inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”

In honor of that historic day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the memorable moments the flag was lifted and shown reverence.



The ‘Star Spangled Banner’ through the years.



Imagine a sex scandal centered on a small area, involving decades of abuse, with hundreds of children raped, assaulted and prostituted. Authorities suspected or knew of the crimes but did nothing, preferring to protect the abusers than aid their victims or see justice done. 

If that city were in, say, Ireland, and the abusers Catholic priests, the U.S. networks would report it immediately and continuously. And rightly so. But move that city to northern England, and make the perpetrators Muslim men? Don’t look to ABC, NBC or CBS for details. 



Nets obsessed with Catholic sex abuse silent on Muslim crimes.



The “Christian Right” is not only “homophobic”  but also actively experiments on gays with science, according to “Sherlock” actor Benedict Cumberbatch.                                                                                   

In an interview with Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast published Sept. 8, the English actor also said that the U.S. needs to have a woman president next, followed by a gay president. Cumberbatch’s comments were apparently inspired by the lyrics to a Morrissey song. 



Although Phil Robertson had already dodged a bullet Tuesday morning by giving a clever answer to ABC reporter Ryan Owens, who asked Phil Robertson if “he was a homophobe,” Robertson still wasn’t out of hot water. The famous patriarch of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and outspoken Christian conservative is a frequent media target. Predictably, media lefties made it clear who they think the real enemy is. 

As news broke earlier in the day that a second American journalist had been beheaded by ISIL, Hannity asked Robertson what America’s options were for dealing with the terrorists. Robinson replied, “In this case, you either have to convert them,” Robertson paused. “Which I think would be next to impossible.” He explained, “I’m not giving up on them, but I’m just saying, either convert them or kill them. One or the other. Maybe that time has come and gone. So I think with this ideology ... we have to deal with this group way more harshly than we have up to this point.” He went on to make it clear he would “rather preach the Gospel of Jesus to them, but would be “prepared” to kill if they were looking for a fight.

Watch the rest of his comments below:



When far-left, white, British comedic actor Russell Brand scolded a black WSJ political commentator, Jason Riley as “freakish” and a “betrayer” of his race for not buying into the liberal narrative on the death of Michael Brown, Brand probably didn’t realize how racist and arrogant he came across.

In the video posted to Brand’s Youtube channel Aug. 21, he mocks Riley’s “white” sounding voice and mimicked Riley, saying,“I am a convenient African American who will betray my racial roots for Fox News!” Since the mainstream media never reports on these revealing confessions made by liberal actors, Greg Gutfeld did on Fox News’ “The Five,”Aug. 26.  



FNChost terms Brit a ‘racist’ and ‘coward.’



Editor's Note: Quotes contain explicit language

Just back from his summer hiatus on Aug. 26, Jon Stewart had a lot of hate to unload on Fox News, and a lot of sanctimonious posturing on race.

After lamenting the death of the 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer, Stewart went on to bash Fox News for suggesting that the mainstream media was automatically making this case a race issue.

Stewart condescendingly lectured Sean Hannity, saying “Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for white people and black people?