Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC Culture.
Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRCCulture. Follow her on Twitter at @descarteslover.
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Why does Hollywood think that a lefty hate group deserves donations on Valentine’s Day? The leap of logic was promoted by actress Alyssa Milano, who partnered with the organization Love is Louder to fundraise for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Milano tweeted an encouragement to her followers, “Let’s inspire young people to embrace diversity and practice tolerance, respect, and acceptance,” and linked to the SPLC website. CNN’s Van Jones also tweeted his support for the project.
After the controversy that was stirred up by the media when Trump allegedly referred to countries like Haiti as “shitholes,” it would not be the brightest move to reference just how awful Haiti is.
But someone in the liberal media did just that. Obama’s former deputy campaign manager, Karine Jean Pierre, wrote in her op-ed for Teen Vogue, “My parents fled a dictatorship. And now, they feel as if they’re living it all over again.”
The far left is ready to say anything in order to villainize the current administration. After President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Sue Kruczek, a mother who lost her son to the opioid epidemic, who appeared on Fox and Friends on February 12, someone wasn’t happy. Dean Obeidallah, a columnist for CNN and the Daily Beast and a radio host on SiriusXM, replied to Trump’s tweet with a story from Politico about Kellyanne Conway and an angry statement blaming Trump for the death of Sue Kruczek’s son.
Every interviewer in the liberal media likes to think they’ve found the new face of the #resistance.
Whoever owns the news gets a say in what is reported. If the nets prefer audiences to stay in the lala land of fantasy wars, then reality will be ignored.
The media’s constant fawning over the “intersectionality” of the Women’s March feels like it will never end.
Neither will the consistent evasion of the fact that one of the founders, Linda Sarsour, sabotaged her claim to feminism through her defense of sharia law. At the BET Social Awards on February 11, CNN’s Symone Sanders presented the founders of the Women’s March with the Social Movement Award. Their acceptance speech, masked by supposed “unity,” highlighted the exclusionary tendencies of intersectional feminism.
It’s odd that a CNN anchor would consider a Trump tweet about him as his biggest achievement.
It’s one thing to attempt to reform Hollywood’s apparently chronic abuse of women. It’s another thing to say that due process shouldn’t apply to the accused. But feminist actress/activist Amber Tamblyn has decided that people accused of assault or rape are “suspect until proven innocent.”
You really have to credit liberal celebrities for their attempts to dial back the vitriol and heal the differences between us. If only we could find some of those celebs. Instead, we get director Rob Reiner who, in an acceptance speech for his Social Justice Award at the African American Film Critics Association Awards, referred to his issues with the current administration as the “last battle of the Civil War.”
It’s ironic that the people that have made money from Trump’s presidency are complaining that they don’t like their newfound source of wealth. According to Deadline Hollywood, Alec Baldwin and Michael Wolff made an appearance at New York’s Town Hall to whine about “acute Trump fatigue.”
Liberal media will go a long way to portray conservatives as liars -- all the way to England. A new study on “Junk News Consumption” was released on February 6 from the University of Oxford as part of the Computational Propaganda Research Project.
Hollywood has never really been a shining advocate of clear lines between right and wrong.
But when it comes to Tinseltown's favorite rapey auteur, Roman Polanski, somehow the moral boundaries are not applicable anymore. In an interview with Howard Stern in 2003, brought to light by Jezebel, director Quentin Tarantino defended convicted child rapist Roman Polanski as innocent. His reason? “He didn’t rape a 13 year old, it was statutory rape. That’s not quite the same thing, alright?”
If you ever wonder what the crazed feminists in Hollywood are up to these days, wonder no more. They’re raising money for abortions. On February 1, the Lady Parts Justice League, (founded by Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead) held a “telethon,” called Life Is a Living Nightmare: A Telethon to Fix It.
Reality is darker and scarier than fiction.
Novelist Stephen King took a page out of his own books on February 1 when he decided to comment on Wednesday’s train wreck in Charlottesville. The train was carrying a number of GOP lawmakers was headed to a retreat in West Virginia. It hit a garbage truck, killing one person in the truck and injuring many others.
Michelle Obama doesn’t want you to think that she has an agenda, in any way, shape, or form. But for all her talk about unity and being “an open-hearted nation,” she can’t resist the typical liberal complaints about the Trump administration. In the same vein, Ellen Degeneres, who denies being political, also cannot avoid slamming conservative politics on her show. When Ellen told Michelle Obama that “I feel like the world is a very scary place right now,” the former First Lady responded, “People are afraid … about the direction of the country.”
As President Trump delivered his State of the Union address on January 30, Hollywood expressed its outrage that Trump actually followed tradition and spoke to the people. Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton posted before the address: “Tonight, Shitler is going to read a speech filled with lies and falsehoods. He will say things that sound reasonable, but won't mean any of them. Pundits will declare him to be Super Totally Presidential For Real This Time. Do not be fooled. He is a liar, a racist, and a disgrace.”
At an event called the “People’s State of the Union,” one would not expect so many progressive partisan speeches from out of touch celebrities.
But the event, which took place on January 29th in Manhattan, was just that. Between Wanda Sykes starting the rally with a Margaret Sanger story and Mark Ruffalo telling the audience, “Don’t let the Koch brothers think that they can buy the American government!’, the entire evening was merely leading up to Michael Moore’s incendiary stemwinder. In the speech, the grade A America hater and D- documentary director stated that the people “must remove and replace the system and the culture that gave us Trump in the first place!”
It’s hilarious when wealthy, privileged members of Hollywood rail against the system that made them rich. So when director Michael Moore preaches about how capitalism is evil, it’s important to remember that he is worth $50 million, according to Celebrity NetWorth
Hollywood is trying so hard to be woke. It’s a pity actors don’t realize some of their associates are a part of the problem. Alec Baldwin, who recently tried to salvage his reputation by calling for a change in Hollywood, tweeted out his support for alleged molester Woody Allen. On his foundation’s Twitter account, Baldwin compared Dylan Farrow’s story to that of the girl in To Kill A Mockingbird, who lies about her supposed rape.
From carefully planned interviews to actual protests, Hollywood is doing its very best to thwart President Trump’s State of the Union speech.
Wealthy, over-privileged actors and actresses have decided to give what they think is a more accurate depiction of the state of the union. Mark Ruffalo, organizing a “star-studded counter-event”, told People Magazine that his protest would be “a better reflection of our state of the union based on a more populist point of view, based on the people’s point of view.”