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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“Fear not, teenagers, because Nick Kroll is here to guide you through the awkward journey of puberty,” says Variety’s Rebecca Rubin. Actually, teenagers should fear indeed.
We live in bizarre times. A famous rapper dedicated a song about a famous football player/murderer to a football player that sat out the national anthem because he doesn’t like America. Sounds about right.
The media has their priorities: when Trump tweets a slapstick video, it’s more important than addressing a college professor who tweeted about “teaching dead cops.”
Comedy Central has always tried to capitalize on mocking conservative audiences. Stephen Colbert’s old show, based on Bill O’Reilly, and Broad City, worshipping Hillary and bleeping out Trump’s name, are just prime examples.
But in an interview with The New York Times, it seems like the outlet is going a step further. Its new show, The Opposition, a spinoff of The Daily Show, is a satire based on Trump supporters. Jordan Klepper, who plays a “buffoonish and yet smart character” who defends Trump on the Daily Show, is basing a show on it, much like Stephen Colbert’s previous The Colbert Report.
Modern art has come to a bizarre stage: anything, literally anything, can be justified for the sake of it. When a film, that reviewers claim is based on biblical allegory, showcases graphic cannibalism and torture porn, you can bet the liberal media will cheer.
This Fall TV season is starting to arrive and the Emmys are just around the corner. Likely both will provide the media with new opportunities to preach to ordinary Americans about how diverse Hollywood is. But what those claims won’t tell you is that Hollywood is one of the most racist, sexist places to work.
Artists are more than willing to jump on the political train to make a buck these days. Trump, presidents, politics, these are all dollar signs to singers and actors alike. After a long hiatus spend dabbling in Haitian politics, singer and rapper Wyclef Jean made a return to the stage to sing once again. Only this time, it was the Salon stage, and this time, he sang a song called “If I Was President.” The lyrics started with “Donald Trump” and several references to American politics.
Starring in movies about politics allegedly gives celebrities a political background. At least, that’s what Robert Redford thought in his latest interview.
The arguments made by liberal hypocrites as to why -- and how -- Hillary Clinton lost her bid for the presidency in 2016 are astounding. What’s even more astounding is how this topic is still consuming them, ten months after the election was over.
One has to wonder: Are some celebrities promoting communism in their anti-Trump rants? According to Jim Carrey, the hurricanes and politics are linked, “Trump is a fucking imbecile,” and Americans are going to “struggle” like “people did under the czar,” which, unless Carrey doesn’t know, means that his idea of “progress” is the tyrannical communism brought to Russia by Stalin.
Kicking someone when they are down is never a good thing. It’s even less tasteful when wealthy, entitled Hollywood uses national tragedies to preach to the public about climate change. But while Hurricane Irma threatened Florida over the weekend, many celebrities did just that.
Next time you’re stuck in an airport (the only time most people subject themselves to CNN) and Don Lemon is on, pretending to be a reasonable, unbiased journalist, remember his September 9 award speech from at the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) San Francisco Gala -- the one where he responded, “Thank you, it’s about time!”
“The Obamas won an Emmy!” At the Creative Arts Emmys in Hollywood, the real winner was the liberal agenda, as represented by CNN, the Obamas, climate change, drag queens, and the Women’s March.
Relics of the past should be preserved, for the sake of history, art, and future generations. But the current frenzy to demand removal of (and in some cases actually violently destroy) Confederate monuments, and even American monuments threatens to erase large swaths of American history -- noble and deplorable alike.
Sometimes, one has to wonder what people are learning in schools. And in the wake of the Charlottesville incident, one especially has to wonder what they learned about Christopher Columbus.
Ah, Hollywood: once you’ve directed a movie about white people being paranoid, you know it all.
Especially if your name is George Clooney and you live in an 18th century Italian villa. The actor, whose latest project, Suburbicon, addresses racist agendas in the 1950’s, had a lot to say on the subject of racism, Charlottesville, and of course, Trump. Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway wrote that Clooney stated in a phone call in late August, “You can never say, ‘Well, those guys were bad and these guys were bad.’ And to hear those words come out of the president of the United States, that is a great crime.”
Race relations and identity politics are what drive some people to make some unbelievable judgments on the United States. Long before the Charlottesville incident in August, the left has slimed the right at racists and white supremacists. In The Atlantic, an essay by National Correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates, with the headline, “The First White President,” was published this week. Coates, of course, is a man so blinded by his own rage-addled racism that he declared the cops and firemen who died in the 9-11 attacks “were not human to me.” An excerpt from his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power, the essay detailed the sins of white folk in politics since 1776.
Vulture would have us believe that being Michael Moore a “thankless task.” But what’s so tough about being a wealthy socialist who sold his lake house for $5.2 million in 2015? How hard is it doing agitprop for communist Cuba’s health system, or making movie after intellectually bankrupt movie about how lousy America is? Certainly his daily grooming habits can’t be what you’d call oppressive.
It’s easy to say that many people don’t understand just what Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is. It’s harder to say that Trump doesn’t understand what DACA is. But can one say that the administration is gaslighting people? (Seems like the media would be a more likely candidate for that.)
Well, Hollywood celebrities and other elite liberals reacted about like you’d expect to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The overwhelming accusations of racism and hatred levied by Hollywood’s loudest (and most privileged) in the past two or three days have glossed over the context of the DACA policy, the decision to overturn it, and the potential consequences (which are unknown at this point).