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

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March 23, 2017, 10:26 PM EDT

On Wednesday in Washington D.C., Jessica Chastain appeared at the Holocaust Memorial Museum for a special advance screening of her new movie The Zookeeper’s Wife when she commented that the Trump administration could learn a thing or two about compassion when it came to refugees.

 

March 23, 2017, 2:16 PM EDT

The New York Times has penned an op-ed pushing their agenda of long-term amnesty for illegal immigrants. Try and follow along. It’s difficult, but they wrote that "the only long-term solution to this conundrum is returning to the bipartisan consensus that enabled the 1986 bill."

March 21, 2017, 9:48 PM EDT

The Obama White House got the star treatment when they were in office, so they were all-but-guaranteed the same Hollywood treatment out of office. Universal Pictures and Anonymous Content supposedly have a “high-concept workplace comedy” in the works, a movie called From the Corner of the Oval. Set for a 2018 release, the movie will be based on a book proposal from former White House stenographer, Beck Dorey-Stein. 

March 14, 2017, 9:07 PM EDT

In what could only be described as one of the most cringe-worthy and disrespectful interview to date, Fox News Channel host Martha MacCallum took on a petulant filmmaker in Jason Pollock and his “documentary” on the murder of Michael Brown during Monday night’s First 100 Days.

March 6, 2017, 4:38 PM EST

During an interview on Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN host Jake Tapper asked if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi condemn Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond’s sexist comments about White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

 

March 6, 2017, 10:32 AM EST

Buzzfeed senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen wrote on Thursday what could only be described as a hit piece on President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka by throwing shade at her faith, family, and feminism. Peterson claimed that her piece, “Ivanka Trump And The Aesthetics Of Denial,” was to “analyze Ivanka's celebrity and how she's crafted that image on social media,” which was interesting since Peterson actually had to issue that statement to clarify the meaning of her story.  

March 4, 2017, 6:49 AM EST

Actor Riz Ahmed, a star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, gave a warning to the British Parliament and entertainment industry that due to a lack of diverse roles in television and movies, people could turn to ISIS in an effort to feel they “belong” to something or somewhere. “In the mind of the ISIS recruit, he’s the next James Bond, right? Have you seen some of those ISIS propaganda videos, they are cut like action movies."

February 28, 2017, 5:40 PM EST

Apparently, the well-known kids rhyme “Eeny meeny miny moe…” is offensive and racist.  At least that’s what department store chains in the U.K. are calling an official Walking Dead t-shirt featuring the children’s rhyme in conjunction with a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat the notorious character Negan used to kill his victims. 

 

February 23, 2017, 8:54 PM EST

On Sunday, NBC News has resorted to using children in videos to deliver statements criticizing to President Trump just one month into his presidency. Opening with a young boy eager about an outsider coming to Washington to bring people together, the series, “Dear Mr. President: Letters from the American Children,” then begins throwing cheap shots by using kids.  

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.