Katie Yoder is Associate Culture Editor, the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow at Media Research Center
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, feminism, entertainment and religion, with a special focus on abortion. Katie has covered life issues from the March for Life and the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to the videos exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of baby parts. Her work has received attention from numerous media outlets including Fox News, The Washington 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.
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Ellen just called her the “mother of our country.” And, now, Jimmy Kimmel is saying Oprah is “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.
While many in Hollywood support and even praise abortion, one rapper’s new music video is breaking with the trend to stress the tragedy of abortion. On Valentine’s Day, Eminem released the music video for his song, “River.” The nearly seven-minute video came as a part of the 45-year-old’s Revival album released Dec. 15. The footage revealed the heartbreak of a couple who have an affair and the pain of losing a “little one” in abortion. Unlike the song itself, the video captured the couple’s fight over whether or not to keep their baby.
The democracy of American women depends on the ability to end the lives of their unborn babies, according to one feminist leader beloved by the media. On Tuesday, AP correspondent Julie Carr Smyth reported that just “hours” after pressure from feminist Gloria Steinem, a hospital system entered a patient-transfer agreement with the last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hollywood is honoring the founder of America’s largest abortion provider. On Tuesday, Comedy Central’s Drunk History aired its “Sex” episode.
Even though some media figures take to mocking Christianity, Olympic athletes aren’t shying away from speaking out about their faith – to reporters. On Monday, Eun Yang, who traditionally anchors for NBC’s Washington D.C. affiliate, reported from South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games. While there, Yang turned her attention to the “very impressive” U.S. women’s bobsled team of four, including Aja Evans.
It doesn’t matter if they get the gold: U.S. Olympic figure skating pair Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim say they’re already winners – for making it onto the ice. And, according to People, they’re crediting their Christian faith.
A national organization is calling out the media, entertainment figures, and corporations for normalizing sexual exploitation. In doing so, it hopes to inspire Americans to hold them accountable in the #MeToo era.
Taxpayers are funding porn education for teens, reports a New York Times Magazine story. On Wednesday, in an article titled “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn,” the outlet wondered “can they be taught to see it more critically?” For insight, contributing writer Maggie Jones turned to a “Porn Literacy” class – funded publicly and taught to Boston high schoolers.
One Planned Parenthood affiliate is asking women to host “Galentine’s Day” parties and fundraise with “safe sex themed Valentines” complete with “vagina and birth control cupcakes.”
Planned Parenthood has always boasted close ties to the media – but not this close. A media figure is now in charge of finding the next president for America’s largest abortion provider. In a Wednesday press release, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that its president, Cecile Richards, would step down from her position in May. Board chair Naomi Aberly named those conducting the “search” to replace her “outstanding and dynamic leadership.”
There are a lot of reasons people don’t like President Trump’s idea of having a military parade, but if you’re one of those troubled about the expense, national radio host Dana Loesch has a solution. Just redirect the federal money poured into the country’s largest abortion provider.
Feminist news outlets that say they support women are overlooking a human rights violation threatening millions of women and young girls around the world. Tuesday, February 6, marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. While general news outlets, government officials, and social media recognized the day, feminist and women’s news sites remained silent, even as they claim to champion women.
While many in the entertainment world mock Christianity, one Grammy award-winning artist is “cool with saying” he loves God. On Wednesday, CBS co-anchor Gayle King asked one “huge music star” and “philanthropist,” Chance the Rapper, about his music on This Morning.
Journalism is turning into activism for one Teen Vogue writer. On Feb. 4, Lauren Duca, known for her writing at Teen Vogue, asked her Twitter followers to donate to Planned Parenthood in Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s name. In exchange, she would send them a Valentine’s Day card.