Alexa Moutevelis

ON TV Editor


Alexa is MRC Culture's On TV blog editor. She has previously worked for Students for Life for America and Citizens United Productions. Alexa graduated in 2006 from Washington & Lee University.

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Free college tuition is the big cause célèbre on the left these days, with Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders getting a lot of support on the issue from people who don't understand that "free college" costs at least $70 billion. So, of course, ABC’s Scandal has to get in on the action to push it just like it has promoted gun control, Black Lives Matter, and Planned Parenthood funding in the past.



"Journalistic integrity" and "Mother Jones" are two phrases that should not be in the same sentence. But alas, the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat has lent some gravitas to the infamous lefty rag. 



A show that has already attacked conservatives and brought us evil pro-life Catholics this season just portrayed terrorists in a totally unexpected way.

The X-Files episode “Babylon” begins with a young Muslim man praying to Allah before going about his day, speaking Arabic with a friend and heading to an art gallery. But in The X-Files, nothing is ever as it seems and audience members have learned after many years to anticipate a big twist in the cold opening. In this case, we’re thinking, surely they are going to be politically correct and the Muslim aspect is just a red herring.



Maybe ABC got a message from the higher ups that the show Last Man Standing was getting a little too conservative and anti-Obama for their liking. This week for the first time this season, in the episode "Home Sweet Loan," when Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) gave a great line mocking Obama, his hippy-dippy liberal son-in-law came back with a rejoinder defending him.



Wow. NBC went there. The freshman comedy Superstore went out of its way to offend Christians by having characters opine on Jesus’ beliefs about gays – including suggesting that Jesus Himself was gay! They wouldn't be so edgy and provocative to suggest that's where Muhammad would be. 



In the new X-Files episode "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster," the monster of the week is a horned lizard that transforms into a human and back. At one point the monster is hit by a former man who "transitioned last year" into a woman. Talking about it later, Fox Mulder tries to explain what transgender means to the human form of the lizard, and it does not compute.



Stop me if you’ve heard this storyline before: a pious Catholic turns out to be an evil hypocrite. Yes, this tired trope was seen once again on TV last night, this time in The X-Files episode “Founder’s Mutation.” Sadly this is the second time in a row The X-Files has used conspiracy theories to impugn the right and it's getting old.



It’s been said, “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” Fox’s new drama Lucifer seems hell bent on convincing the world he is harmless and sympathetic. Look no further than Fox’s slogan for the show, “He gives bad a good name.”



The popular 90's-era science fiction TV show The X-Files is back on prime time with a special 6 episode run. The series, which ran on Fox for 9 seasons between 1993 and 2002 and produced two movies, returned with some new conspiracy theories related to the show’s long quest for the truth about extraterrestrials – as well as a lot of unnecessary politics.



Fourteen-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard, who just last August wrote about her "personal feminism" and has tweets supporting Bernie Sanders all over her timeline, came out as "queer" on Twitter the other day. Blanchard plays Riley Matthews, the star of the Disney Channel's Girl Meets World, a spin-off of ABC's Boy Meets World. But while main characters Corey and Topanga famously waited to have sex until their wedding night on Boy Meets World, today's fans want their young daughter to "explore her sexuality" in Girl Meets World



Jay Leno made another cameo appearance on Last Man Standing with Tim Allen, and the two were back to their old hijinks. In the episode Mike and the Mechanics,” the comedians rip on each other through their characters Mike and Joe, joking about Allen sticking to TV sitcoms and Leno leaving "The Tonight Show," respectively.



Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, but you knew the lefty global warming extremist wouldn't just stick to thanking his family and friends. Watch him rail against "corporate interests" exploiting Native Americans' "indigenous land," and "protect[ing] this planet for future generations."



NBC (“the only network with zero nominations") had to know things would be bad when they asked Ricky Gervais to host the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards for the fourth time, but did they know it would be THAT awful? Gervais literally started the show with the words, “Shut up, you disgusting, pill-popping, sexual-deviant scum” – and it only went downhill from there. 



It is the 15th and final season of Fox's reality singing competition show American Idol and they saved the best audition moment of the night for last. You will definitely want to watch this - and have the tissues handy!



Everyone’s talking about how the wrong person was crowned Miss Universe but did you hear what Miss USA said about gun control or Miss France about terrorism?

While Steve Harvey majorly screwed up last night when he announced the wrong 2015 Miss Universe winner, some of the contestants really stepped in it themselves during the question and answer portion of the competition. 



Last night’s winter finale of the new ABC drama Quantico and was chockfull of unrealistic politics – and unintentional comedy! The present day storyline of the episode “Inside” had the Democratic National Convention starting in New York City the day after Grand Central Station was bombed and over 100 people were killed. Right, the DNC would TOTALLY take place as scheduled the day after a terrorist bombing in the same city!



Your Friday night funny: Tim Allen, as Mike Baxter in the ABC comedy Last Man Standing, gets in hits at the Nanny State and King Obama in this scene from the episode "Gift of the Wise Man."



Liberals must be so disappointed with the much-hyped “gun control” episode of South Park. There was a big build up that the show’s season 19 finale, “PC Principal Final Justice,” would see every South Park citizen arm themselves and lead to an explosive conclusion, but that never happened, much to their chagrin. 



Tonight's Fresh Off the Boat episode, "The Real Santa," featured a hilarious scene mocking political correctness run amok in our schools at Christmas time.

When Evan and his parents go to the third grade school play, they are told that a new law bans "any religious, spiritual, or gender-y connotations." Instead of Santa, this year will feature a "pan-cultural seasonal entity!"



BOOM! Hollywood just dropped some truth about Hamas’ tactic of trying to get as many Palestinian civilians killed as they can for propaganda purposes in its war against Israel! On the 10th episode of ABC’s Quantico, Nimah Anwar, a Lebanese Muslim, attempts to impugn the integrity of Simon Asher, an American Jew, by revealing the truth about his relationship with Israel - and fails miserably.