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By Katie Yoder | | May 25, 2016 | 5:07 PM EDT

The media routinely insist on taking rape seriously (think: The Hunting Ground). But an odd hypocrisy arises when entertainment media suddenly praise a “rape comedy.”

Directed by 77-year-old Dutch-born Paul Verhoeven, Elle stars French actress Isabelle Huppert, 63, as Michèle, a video game company executive who is raped in her home by an unknown attacker. Advertised as a “rape comedy,” the film was deemed “empowering” and a “dangerous delight” by film critics who admitted they laughed throughout. 

By Mairead McArdle | | May 25, 2016 | 5:03 PM EDT

It took less than five seconds of animation in the latest trailer for Pixar’s Finding Dory to convince Twitter and some media outlets that Disney will finally feature a lesbian couple.

Around the one-minute mark, two women are shown with a little girl in a stroller during a fast-paced escape scene for Dory, the beloved forgetful fish. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 25, 2016 | 3:59 PM EDT

On Tuesday, the House began proceedings to impeach current IRS chief John Koskinen for his role in stonewalling the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal. Impeachment is something that hasn’t been done, according to Fox New’s Bill Hemmer, for a non-president since 1876. And despite Koskinen arrogantly ducking yesterday’s hearings the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks didn’t air a second of this latest development on their evening or morning newscasts. 

 

By Kyle Drennen | | May 25, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the network morning shows all promoted violent left-wing protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico as a sign of trouble for the “controversial” GOP candidate and even provided a platform for rioters to justify their actions. At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer breathlessly declared: “Breaking overnight, protests turn violent at a Trump rally in New Mexico. Demonstrators knocking down barriers and throwing rocks.”

By Jorge Bonilla and Daniel Garza | | May 25, 2016 | 3:18 PM EDT

As further proof that the nation’s leading Hispanic media are really a subset of the establishment media - as opposed to something independent of it - the Washington Post has decided to once again dedicate prime ink to the showcasing of Univision’s much-ballyhooed voter registration drive.

By Curtis Houck | | May 25, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT

In the overnight hours of Tuesday into Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggested that there’s a segment of Americans opposed to President Barack Obama who want him permanently wiped from U.S. history books and any list of American Presidents because of his race. Right on the dot at 1:00 a.m. Eastern, Matthews also creepily complimented NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson for having “definitely calmest voice out there” amidst the violence after a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico. 

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 25, 2016 | 3:04 PM EDT

The Washington Post sure knows how to very carefully nibble around the edges when it comes to criticizing the economic system that brought disaster to a country. In this case, the Post's editorial board managed to severely criticize Venezuela for being a complete economic failure despite have the largest known oil reserves of any nation in the world. It had to be an incredibly disastrous economic system to bring such a nation so low that now it is running out of food, toilet paper, and beer. So do you think the Washington Post editorial named that system? Nope. Instead they very carefully avoided any mention of that giant elephant in the room.

By Mike Ciandella | | May 25, 2016 | 2:36 PM EDT

The backlash against the increasing delays caused by the TSA has been so bad that on March 24, the TSA reassigned its head of security. According to CBS Evening News, 450 people missed their flights from Chicago’s O’Hare airport on May 15 because of TSA delays.

Despite devoting more than 42 minutes to the abysmal failures of the TSA since coverage began on May 10, neither ABC, CBS nor NBC once even hinted that the Obama Administration might bear even some of the blame on their evening news shows. Instead, the networks  pointed the finger at Congress, at airlines, at passengers – but criticism of the White House was as off limits as a 4 ounce bottle of water at airport security.

By Matthew Balan | | May 25, 2016 | 2:16 PM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN political analyst David Gregory downplayed the dispute between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters over DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "I do think this is overblown...the rules in the parties...[are] not meant to elevate the unconventional, outside candidate. That's true in the Republican side; and it's probably truer on the Democratic side with the super-delegates." Gregory later asserted that "there is certainly discord within the Democratic Party. It's not as big as we've seen and are seeing on the Republican side."

By Maggie McKneely | | May 25, 2016 | 2:07 PM EDT

There’s a new superhero in town, and he’s got a shockingly violent and irreligious sermon to preach. AMC’s Preacher debuted explosively over the weekend. Predictably, critics loved the politically correct, Christian-bashing new show.

By Mairead McArdle | | May 25, 2016 | 12:07 PM EDT

In the wake of the #GiveElseAGirlfriend campaign Twitter erupted last night with calls to turn one of  America’s most manly superheroes gay.

Many were excited by the idea of #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, and The Wrap, The Independent, Mirror, E!Online, The Los Angeles Times, and others quickly publicized the trend. 

By Mira Ebersole | | May 25, 2016 | 11:55 AM EDT

To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the film documentary An Inconvenient Truth, May 24, 2016, Participant Media introduced a celebratory campaign with the social media hashtag #AIT10, and the slogan “Share your truth.” It also made free digital copies of the film available for 24 hours through a number of digital retailers, including Amazon, Itunes, and Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 25, 2016 | 11:50 AM EDT

Socialist media critics always insist that the commercial media cannot be trusted because they are funded by Kellogg’s and Campbell’s and McDonald’s – a capitalist advertising structure. Non-commercial media are inherently much more trustworthy. They are funded by liberal politicians, liberal foundations and interest groups.

This bizarre stance came into stark relief on Friday when the Associated Press reported that the Ploughshares Fund, “a group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal,” gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on...the Iran nuclear deal.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 25, 2016 | 11:49 AM EDT

Just 11 days after Katie Couric’s documentary Under the Gun premiered on television, the media is still enamored by it and fervently promoting its message and messenger. Couric appeared on The Daily Show May 24 to promote the film and host Trevor Noah did his best at giving a softball interview that characterized the film as fact-based journalism. But a new report alleges that the filmmakers doctored at least one interview in the film to get the footage they wanted.

By Daniel Garza | | May 25, 2016 | 11:43 AM EDT

You’re probably thinking “there’s no way that’s true, they didn’t actually say that.” “It can’t be!” Well, they did. It’s literally in the title of the article: “No white people will star in the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ movie, and that’s a beautiful thing.” It’s also not the first time this subject has come up. The writer, Charles Pulliam-Moore, has a history of showing his contempt for white people. Just to give you an idea of what we’re dealing with here: he was upset at Marvel for casting a white woman for a role instead of an Asian man (how dare they cast a woman over a minority) and was upset at Kanye West for wearing blue contacts (because they are a sign of ‘internalized racism’.)