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

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February 22, 2017, 8:15 PM EST

Well, this is certainly something to put in the “are you kidding me” category. The director, tutors, and staff of the University of Washington-Tacoma’s Writing Center have posted what they call an “anti-racist” poster, insisting that American grammar is in fact “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical correctness.”

February 20, 2017, 10:53 AM EST

It appears “feminists” are choosy when it comes to the type of woman they decide to rally behind and defend. Then again, it’s when it comes to the view of Heather Schwedel and her Slate post “When Melania Trump Is Thanking You for “Support[ing] Women,” Something Is Very Wrong.” A little backstory. Last week, The New York Times scolded one of their reporters for calling First Lady Melania Trump a “hooker.”  

February 19, 2017, 12:40 AM EST

In case you missed it, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has joined The Hollywood Reporter as a contributing editor. Under such arrangement, he’ll write a regular column and conduct celebrity interviews. His first column set be featured in THR’s February 24 print publication (currently available online), talking race, history, romance and the “bigoted” message of the Academy Award nominated movie musical La La Land.

February 16, 2017, 9:36 AM EST

We would’ve thought we had heard the last of Dear White People, a movie which followed black college students and their bouts with racism that eventually ended in a college riot, however, thanks to Netflix, they will be video streaming an upcoming series based on the movie. One would think Netflix would be praised and applauded for streaming such a racially conscious series, but not so; Ever since Netflix dropped the trailer, they’ve received a lot of backlash because of it.

February 13, 2017, 5:19 PM EST

The New York Times scolded one of their own for having the audacity to refer to First Lady Melania Trump as a “hooker.”  The disparaging remark came from a reporter who happened to be sitting beside supermodel and actress Emily Ratajkowski at a New York Fashion Week event.  Ratajkowski did not appear amused and made the reporter’s remarks known by posting a series of tweets.  In one tweet, she called the "gender-specific" comment “disgusting sexist bull---t.” The Times agreed it was "completely inappropriate."

February 9, 2017, 10:19 PM EST

In an exclusive interview with TownHall's Cortney O’Brien, country singer Justin Moore stated that trying to speak to gun control advocates is a “misguided” attempt to “to rationalize with irrational people.” Moore said in his view, gun control is a “cop out” by politicians who would rather blame the gun rather than the criminal. 

February 8, 2017, 9:55 PM EST

If you were like one of the many viewers watching the Super Bowl LI, you may have seen a commercial from the American Petroleum Institute (API) with the catchy opening line, “This ain’t your daddy’s oil.” It was actually a play on General Motors’ 1988 commercial pitch, “this is not your father’s Oldsmobile,” in an effort to attract a younger generation. 

February 6, 2017, 10:41 AM EST

Ellen DeGeneres likes to say she doesn’t “get political” when it comes to her daytime talk show, but you’d never know it considering her show has been used as a platform for Democrats and their agenda over the years.  

 

January 31, 2017, 10:13 PM EST

How’s this for irony? The same day The Daily Beast wrote an article on journalism’s gullibility, they get duped into writing a report based on a tweet from the parody twitter account, “Reuter News Braek” (yes, even with the incorrect spelling of “break,” they still used this as their source of information), where they wrongly identified the Quebec Mosque killers.

In his Sunday article, "What is Hiding Behind Donald Trump’s Lies," Clive Irving pontificated on the gullibility of journalism during the Bush years:

January 31, 2017, 3:39 PM EST

GQ magazine thought it would be fun to troll President Donald Trump by making a video of a presidential makeover. Cut the hair, fade the bronze skin tone, get a skinnier tie and a smaller suit. But the light-hearted video concluded with a list of Trump's terrible personal qualities that a makeover can't change.

January 30, 2017, 12:35 PM EST

Actor Peter Dinklage, best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Elf, was recently interviewed during the Sundance Film Festival where he was promoting Rememory, a new movie about a man disturbed by memories over the death of a friend in a terrible car accident and then becomes part of a murder-mystery.  During the interview, the actor showered praise on Chelsea Handler and the many other liberal Hollywood elite who took part in last week’s Women’s March in Park City, Utah and how honored he was to be involved in the "liberal bubble" of protest there.

January 27, 2017, 11:25 AM EST

After making her hashtag #OscarsSoWhite go viral last year by claiming the Oscar nominations were racist and urging a boycott in protest, April Reign is still unhappy.  This year, seven of the 20 nominations in acting categories went to minority actors and three films in the Best Documentary category are about black experiences in America. But Reign has now taken her hashtag tweeting advocacy campaign onto another social justice issue – stating that she’s still waiting for LGBT comedies and disabled superheroes.

January 26, 2017, 7:13 AM EST

Last week the Los Angeles Times ran a staff editorial claiming it would be a "silly, and dangerous idea" to allow concealed carry permit holders to be armed on campus.  What is “silly” is the Times also argued that guns are rarely used by citizens for protection, so there’s no need for them to be on campus. The Times even uses alcohol on campus as a lame excuse for why there shouldn’t be concealed carry permit holders:

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.