Melissa Mullins is a freelance writer and public relations professional living in the Washington, D.C. area. 

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January 17, 2017, 9:57 PM EST

Reverend Al Sharpton is back to making outlandish statements, this time, praising President Obama for his “accomplishments” while in office, even going so far as thanking God we “lived in the age of Obama.”  

Sharpton used his airtime on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” to gush about the Messiah of the liberal left, just days away before he leaves the White House for good. 

January 16, 2017, 5:01 PM EST

When we hear celebrities speaking about politics, it usually includes a lot of Republican-bashing, so when we hear an actress speak about supporting whoever is president, it's news.Actress Nicole Kidman tries to avoid talking politics, but during a recent interview with BBC News, she suggested people rally behind Trump as America’s president elect. Kidman describes herself more issue based rather pledging to one certain political party.

January 12, 2017, 6:54 AM EST

In a phone interview this past Monday on MSNBC’s Hardball, legendary actress, singer, and huge liberal Barbara Streisand decided to use her appearance to gush about fellow actress Meryl Streep’s criticism of President-elect Donald Trump at Sunday’s Golden Globes awards ceremony (plus lob a few insults at Trump herself).  

January 1, 2017, 8:36 AM EST

Here’s a study you won’t find in any of the major-media headlines. According to the Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), Massimo Introvigne, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with over 90,000 Christians killed in 2016 alone.

Introvigne told Vatican Radio that there are nearly half a billion Christians who are unable to express or practice fully their Christian faith.

December 31, 2016, 8:17 PM EST

xThe "mainstream" media have been accused of being far too interested in promoting the Ku Klux Klan for ratings. The A&E cable network ended up pulling a new series slated for a January debut called Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America after allegations that they paid the Klan members and staged fictional events to add drama. That's fake episodes of hate.

December 29, 2016, 9:58 AM EST

The same liberal media that tout women’s rights, gender equality, equal pay, the freedom for a woman to express herself by choosing how to dress, is the same media now pushing the narrative that "modest" Islamic fashion is the hottest style to hit the catwalks.

New York Times writer Jori Finkel’s article, “The Fashion of Islam’ to Arrive at de Young in 2018” gushes about the de Young Museum in San Francisco crossing a fashion barrier – going from gowns and glam from Oscar de la Renta and Jean Paul Gaultier –to the hijabs and headscarves worn by Muslim women.

December 28, 2016, 9:22 AM EST

Oh, what happens when political correctness causes racism and sexism to clash. What began as an innocent email exchange between an actress wanting to learn and understand the view of a minority for a movie role, has been turned into another made up example of America’s new favorite trending term, “white privilege.”   
 
It all began last March when actress Tilda Swinton sent an email to Margaret Cho, asking the Asian-American comedian why Asians were upset Swinton was cast as a sorcerer in the Marvel Comics movie Doctor Strange. It went wrong enough that Swinton sent the entire e-mail exchange to the feminist website Jezebel.

December 27, 2016, 10:05 PM EST

Celebrities are getting desperate after the Trump victory. Leftist actress Olivia Wilde –a huge Clinton supporter –believed her hair resembled Melania Trump’s and decided to debut a new haircut on Instagram with the hashtag, “#nomoremelaniahair.”

People magazine reported that because they had the same length of chestnut brown hair with highlights at the end, and often styled it the exact same way — with long, loose face-framing waves, Wilde believed she had “Melania Trump” hair. As if anyone without a huge ego would notice “hair twins.”

December 26, 2016, 6:05 PM EST

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made the rounds on a few shows last week where she expressed her worry that a Trump administration will have a serious and negative impact on the profession of “journalism” -- it may "crumble" -- and that “just got different” under the incoming administration.

Last week Maddow was on NBC's Late Night with host Seth Meyers, who asked her if liberals had any reasons to be optimistic about the new administration.  Maddow hesitated before responding:  “I have bright red shoes, which is very festive. … I have a family I love and nice dogs.”

December 23, 2016, 10:25 PM EST

The Huffington Post prides itself on being a progressive and pro-feminist “news” outlet, so when it came to light that a teenage Syrian refugee columnist who writes for their German website made egregious comments on his Twitter account, namely blaming women for last year’s New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Germany, the Huffington Post has practically remained mum on the issue.

December 21, 2016, 11:15 PM EST

Transgender, cisgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, agender, or whatever name you want to call it, this “fluidity” seems to be the trending topic covered in the media these days – and although it may appear an unlikely outlet for such a topic, National Geographic is the latest to jump on the bandwagon by featuring a nine year old transgender girl by the name of Avery Jackson on the cover of its upcoming issue. If you are unaware of the aforementioned names, no worries – the upcoming issue comes complete with a glossary of more than 20 terms redefining gender.

December 17, 2016, 2:25 PM EST

Vanity Fair’s Peter Savodnik completely jumped the shark when it came to the outrageous article he wrote earlier this week. Savodnik’s article can’t even be considered news or actual reporting since it sounds more like a conspiracy theory, at best. It tries to link Donald Trump’s presidential win to Russian infiltrating American politics and blaming white American men because they apparently love white Russian girls. He even titled the article, “Why Angry White America Fell for Putin.”

December 13, 2016, 8:11 PM EST

Well this is a first.  In what is being touted as “Oscar history,” a gender-fluid actor could potentially be the first nominee in both male and female categories.  In addition to asking the question – what the heck is a “gender-fluid” actor? --  it also makes us wonder if that’s even fair – being eligible for both categories when everyone else is delineated to either a male or female category. 

December 9, 2016, 9:53 AM EST

Last week Penn wrote a long diatribe in the Daily Beast that not only treated the public to a lengthy rant on President-elect Donald Trump and the “hicks” who voted for him, but it also gave a glimpse on the beginning of his love affair with the recently departed Castro. Titled, “Sean Penn: Hollywood, Havana and Me” one would have thought to have it renamed “Hollywood, Havana and Hypocrite” because of some of the contradictory statements he made. Not only that, he somehow compared Castro to Martin Luther King and the NRA.

December 6, 2016, 7:06 AM EST

Now that Fidel Castro is dead, be on the lookout for Hollywood as they try to cash in on the life and death of the murdering, ruthless Cuban dictator.

Prior to his death, a movie had been in the works about the real-life girlfriend of Castro, Marita Lorenz, with Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence playing the lead role. Lorenz had begun an affair with the dictator at the age of 19, later left Cuba to join an anti-communist movement, and was then recruited by the CIA in an attempt to assassinate her former lover, only to inform him of her plans. The movie is looking at a late 2017 release date.

December 4, 2016, 6:50 AM EST

Actor Mark Wahlberg (or “Marky Mark” as some of us remember him during his music days) was at a presser for his new movie Patriots Day when he made the comments to Task & Purpose – a news outlet whose audience is primarily American service veterans.  When asked about the parade of celebrities that have come out to denounce President-elect Donald Trump, Wahlberg said he believed most of Hollywood lives in a bubble and out of touch with most of Americans:

December 1, 2016, 3:09 PM EST

Each year Dictionary.com and Oxford Dictionaries pick a Word of the Year that “embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months.”  Of all the words they could have chosen, this year, influenced by the presidential election, the words “xenophobia” and “post-truth” were given the star treatment.

Both dictionary organizations chose their specific words because they felt they both had been major headliners for (liberal) news stories in 2016, and had seen a drastic increase of word lookups after the U.K. left the European Union (Brexit)  in June and after then presidential candidate Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination in July.
 

November 30, 2016, 11:42 PM EST

In the new Winter issue of Jocks & Nerds magazine, singer John Legend sounded more like a promotional advertisement for President Barack Obama’s presidency… than say…a celebrity entertainer interviewed for a publication. Obama is "scandal-free"? We are "already missing" the Obamas?

November 28, 2016, 3:03 PM EST

Here’s something you definitely don’t hear often – if at all – a TV host and celebrity taking a stand against Planned Parenthood and calling it for what it is, “real genocide” against black Americans.
 
Nick Cannon, host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, was recently interviewed by The Breakfast Club (a radio show simulcast by the cable TV channel Revolt)  when he made those comments.

November 28, 2016, 7:32 AM EST

While most of the media and several Hollywood stars (hello Sean Penn) are mourning the loss Fidel Castro -- one of the worst dictators in the world -- one star had a more hopeful message.

Born in Havana, Cuba, and later relocating to Miami, Florida with her family at a young age,  Gloria Estefan has become one of the world’s greatest known singers and has always been outspoken when it came to Cuba and her family heritage. Estefan spoke on Instagram of "renewed hope" for Cubans who fled the Castro regime.