Corinne Weaver

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Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRCCulture. Follow her on Twitter at @descarteslover. 

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Joss Whedon is a feminist. The director is a paragon of exquisitely progressive feminist sensibilities. He’s a right-thinking social justice warrior who values women as human beings, who believes in pay equality and probably likes to have a good cry.

That’s according to his fawning fans in the media, and Whedon himself, of course. To hear them tell it, the only thing that stands between Whedon and total feminist perfection is biology (and a sense of humor). Surprise! His ex-wife tells of a very different Joss Whedon.

 


Just when you thought the media couldn’t get any more profane or irreverent in bashing the patriotic, it got worse. Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story trailer was just released on August 21 on Twitter, and it’s horrific. As promised, the new season, to be aired on FX, called “Cult,” addressed the political tensions between Trump and Hillary. The preview showed clowns putting on masks made in the likeness of Trump and Clinton, with Clinton wagging her finger at the screen. But of course, the anti-patriotic America-hating climax of it all was the blood that was poured profusely on the American flag.


Its funny how the media will never actually practice what they preach. Consider the minimum wage argument. The liberal media has repeatedly endorsed raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour or more. However, in the case of the Huffington Post, at least, theory doesn’t apply to reality.

 


On August 17, CNN published a story with the headline: “Here Are All The Active Hate Groups Where You Live.” Was it a concise list of Nazi groups? No. It was the SPLC “hate map” and the “917 hate groups” that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated as dangerous. The post was just SPLC’s regurgitated map and list, given without comment, context or qualification.


There seems to be no bar to the crazy this week in the aftermath of Charlottesville. While critics are screaming at Trump’s suggestion that, after the Confederate monuments the left may go after the Founding Fathers, the fine people over at Newsweek are actually considering it. Not insane enough? Vice wants to “Blow Up Mount Rushmore.”


In the aftermath of Charlottesville, when the term “hate group” is used, images of the KKK and neo-nazis immediately come to mind.

However, according to CNN, the real hate groups to watch out for are the conservative organizations, specifically Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the Family Research Council (FRC), American Family Association and ACT for America.

 


Money walks, talks, and screams. At a protest, naturally, it should scream louder. So it should come as no surprise that some of Donald Trump’s famous (and wealthy) opponents went on a loud chanting protest in front of the Trump Tower on August 15, led by everyone’s favorite wealthy protester, director Michael Moore.

 


Dear liberals: if Donald Trump uses a word you aren’t familiar with, that doesn’t mean it’s a fake word. After the President mentioned the alt-left yesterday in a press conference, the New York Times ran a story that claimed, “Researchers who study extremist groups in the United States say there is no such thing as the “alt-left.”


One would think that a military coup is the end of the road for liberal activists, but Chelsea Handler has decided to keep the hope alive, at least, as of August 15. In response to the controversial press conference held by the POTUS, Handler joined the throng of celebrities who were outraged on Twitter. (She didn’t join the protest Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore held outside of Trump Tower that evening, but hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?) She stated, “It is time for all the generals that trump has appointed to declare him unfit for office. He is unfit and unstable. This is madness.”

 


Just how desperate are the writers at the New Republic? All of a sudden, they’ve moved from saying that Donald Trump is a neo-Nazi president to saying “Donald Trump is Killing Us: Notes From the End of the World As We Know It.”

 


When a lib turns on their movement’s idol, something must be very wrong indeed. So when Ta-Nehisi Coates blamed the Obama administration for allowing white supremacy to happen, one has to wonder if their common sense left them completely.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the race-obsessed National Correspondent for The Atlantic, gave an interview on August 15 to taxpayer-subsidized Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now, where he offered his opinion on Trump, racism (of course), Charlottesville, and white supremacy, as a plug for his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. And, while Republicans of course are the biggest culprits for allowing racism to continue, Coates stated that even former President Obama was in some way responsible.

 


As Hollywood reacted to the incidents that happened on Saturday in Charlottesville, some people definitely overreacted. Lorde, a pop star from New Zealand, offered her two cents on Twitter. On Saturday, August 12, as everyone panicked over the white supremacist rally, Lorde tweeted out, “Being a privileged white non-US citizen, I feel like tweeting to reinforce how horrific POC treatment here is unnecessary and inappropriate.”


Feminists can’t wait to find any reason, no matter how far-fetched, to justify their activism. Behold the feminists behind the Women’s March. On August 14, the facebook page for the Women’s March reshared the NRA video that sparked their 17 mile march in July. The video was captioned with the words, “If you didn’t get why we protested the NRA, watch this ad. The act of terror in #Charlottesville is the clenched fist of truth they called for.”


If both the Daily Beast and Fox News are disturbed by Chelsea Handler’s tweets, she must be doing Twitter wrong. While the rest of the media melted down over the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, on August 11. Chelsea Handler wrote, “To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief...the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history.”

 


Neo-nazis are bad. Trump is also bad. Therefore, Trump and neo-nazis must go together. This is the kind of logic liberal celebrities have been employing over the past two days. On August 13, comedian Michael Ian Black (who plays President George H.W. Bush on Wet Hot American Summer) joined the extremely vocal mob of famous has-beens on Twitter and blamed Trump for the “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 


Feminists are taking things a little too far these days. Of course, pro-abortion was always extreme, but having Donald Trump as a president was apparently the perfect way to trigger even more activism. At least, that’s what Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead told CNN.

In an interview with Deena Zaru, Winstead shared her thoughts on Trump, sexism, and her favorite topic: reproductive rights (read:abortion). She also addressed the infamous claim made by other members of the Daily Show, that their news was the most accurate. In her words, “You could fact check our show and it would be correct. Is it all the news you need? No. But, is it accurate? Yeah.”

 


In the face of a very real threat, Hollywood holds fast to its anti-Trump rhetoric. Because nothing, absolutely nothing, is worse than having Donald Trump as their president. Not even dictator Kim Jong-Un. After the POTUS announced that North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” should they continue to threaten nuclear war, celebrities took to their favorite podium--Twitter--and criticized the president endlessly.


It’s ironic that the American culture will embrace someone for the sake of their sexuality. When it comes to leaker Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning, the press has idolized the transgender convict to such an extent that Manning is now a celebrity. At least, Vogue seemed to think so. Nathan Heller wrote up a day in the life story following the “graceful, blue-eyed, trans” Manning to an after party for the Lambda Literary Awards.


Oh how the tables have turned. While the film Wonder Woman was heralded by feminists and liberal media everywhere (and while the proceeds from some screenings were sent to Planned Parenthood) the actual company that made Wonder Woman was in part funded by “the most reviled figures among Hollywood’s liberal crowd,” the Koch brothers.


With all of the media panicking over Trump’s message to North Korea, maybe it’s not such a good idea to be considering Kim Jong-un as a potential guest on a talk show. However, David Letterman is apparently willing to take the hit for the rest of America, in a Netflix series set to premiere next year.