By Sarah Stites | April 19, 2017 | 5:15 PM EDT

National Geographic is delving into hot-button social issues for a second time this year with its announcement of a new drama The Birth of the Pill. According to an exclusive statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary will follow a group of four activists who “took on the scientific establishment, the church and cultural norms in their fight to make safe and effective contraception available to millions of women.”

By Sarah Stites | April 18, 2017 | 4:01 PM EDT

Although she’s an out and proud lesbian, Hollywood actress Jane Lynch is looking forward to the time when our culture lets go of all labels. In an interview with NBC Out’s Mary Emily O’Hara, the actress—known for her roles in Glee and The 40-Year-Old-Virgin—dished her take on LGBT representation in the media. Although some in Hollywood have complained that it is lacking, Lynch is not one of them. 

By NB Staff | April 18, 2017 | 2:30 PM EDT

RESTON, VA — Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell and ACT for America Chairman Brigitte Gabriel issued the following statement slamming the networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) for ignoring the first federal case of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States filed under the U.S. legal code.

 

By Sarah Stites | April 18, 2017 | 10:41 AM EDT

The media love to analyze Girls. Somehow, despite its low viewership, Lena Dunham’s raunchy show about four millennial women finding their way in New York City captured the fancy of the journalistic world – from Jezebel to The New York Times. Now, in the wake of the final episode, writers and critics are “mourning the end of an era” with the loss of the “influential” HBO series. But, amidst all the ruminations on the show’s legacy, no one is asking: what does the journalist-hype for Girls say about the media? 

By Alex Nitzberg | April 17, 2017 | 3:17 PM EDT

An April 10 Rolling Stone article featured an interview with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortionist who identifies as a Christian. Parker’s recently released book is titled “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” and was ghostwritten by Lisa Miller according to NYMag.com.

 

By Matt Norcross | April 17, 2017 | 2:33 PM EDT

As most readers may know by now, one of the biggest Trump-haters in Hollywood is television producer Shonda Rhimes, a fanatical progressive who has created the highly successful prime time soap operas Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal for ABC. Rhimes is now admitting she is in a “trauma” as a result of her candidate in Hillary Clinton, losing the 2016 presidential election. 

 

By Tom Blumer | April 17, 2017 | 11:25 AM EDT

On Thursday, "President Donald Trump signed a bill Thursday undoing an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding money from Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health clinics." On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Andrea Mitchell's sense of cruel irony was utterly absent, as she described the bill potentially affecting the nation's largest abortion provider as "a killer decision."

By Curtis Houck | April 17, 2017 | 11:13 AM EDT

Former George W. Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer gave a great interview to The Hill’s Joe Concha posted Sunday in which he slammed the liberal media for their bias “particularly on social issues” and proving daily how they’re too disconnected from their audiences. On media bias itself, Fleischer said “there’s no question about it” as the media have “an inherent bias toward conflict.”

By Karen Townsend | April 17, 2017 | 12:11 AM EDT

ABC’s new Match Game has gotten quite raunchy and crude, unlike last week’s show, which was tame in comparison. The celebrity panelists on that aired on April 16th were Horatio Sanz, Niecy Nash, Mario Cantone, Casey Wilson, Lamorne Morris and Martha Stewart. The tone was set when, during the introductions at the beginning of the show when the celebs hold up a card in greeting, Mario Cantone’s card read “Slut.” 

By Clay Waters | April 15, 2017 | 12:26 PM EDT

Hollywood Reporter critic Daniel Fienberg found ominous parallels in The Handmaid’s Tale a series on Hulu that debuts its first three episodes April 26. The subhead: “Hulu's all-too-timely adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel is one of the spring's best new shows and makes Elisabeth Moss an immediate Emmy contender.”

 

By Sarah Stites | April 14, 2017 | 1:01 PM EDT

To the liberals who cleave to the mantra “love is love,” all that matters in a relationship is consent. So whether it’s BDSM, a threesome or marriage to a robot, anything goes. On April 14, CNN Money promoted the latter by highlighting the world of “robosexuals” – people romantically or sexually attracted to bots – which incidentally can’t consent. 

By Dawn Slusher | April 14, 2017 | 2:45 AM EDT

It’s no secret that writer and show creator Shonda Rhimes, who is responsible for hits such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder (by becoming an abortionist?) and The Catch, is a strong pro-abortion advocate. Not only does she make zero effort to hide her view on the controversial topic or try to appear bias-free, she now has gone so far as to join the board of abortion-giant Planned Parenthood.