Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC Culture.
Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRCCulture. Follow her on Twitter at @descarteslover.
Latest from Corinne Weaver
There’s a war on women, but it’s not what you think. The media who so often decry gun violence and rape in real life are normalizing it in their entertainment shows -- and HBO’s upcoming season of Westworld is no exception. HBO’s violent, sexist and anti-religious show, Westworld, hit the San Diego Comic-Con last week with a new trailer. The violence and blood showcased in the teaser were set to the carefree song, “I’ve Gotta Be Me,” by Sammy Davis Jr. In various scenes, bodies were strewn all over the floor, and, in another, two characters gunned down a fleeing couple, who die in a field, covered in blood.The trailer, which lasted about one minute and fifty seconds, boasted 22 dead bodies, or one body every five seconds.
Tinfoil hats are rarely a good look -- even the chic designer kind Hollywood celebrities can afford. But here come TV stars Alyssa Milano and Misha Collins, barking conspiracy theories and joining the throng of actors who want to be activists. Amber Tamblyn, see what you started?
Liberals love being depicted as modern saints. The members of the Daily Show cast are just another example of the snowflake daydreams surrounding feminist rights and Hillary Clinton. Bustle writer Martha Sorren did an interview with Desi Lydic and Michelle Wolf of the Daily Show on July 19, 2017.
Yet another artist is getting publicity only for apparently bashing Trump in and outside of his career. Singer/songwriter Conor Oberst, allegedly known for his “bracingly political music,” aired his grievances against the President of the United States in an interview with the New York Daily News. He was excused as having more reason to be angry with the POTUS than most people because his wife is a Mexican immigrant, who became a United States citizen in December of 2016.
Reporters and journalists tend to avoid the stories that are personal to them on principle. But when it comes to LGBTQ rights, not so much. CNN practically needs a dedicated trophy case for all the GLAAD awards it’s talent has brought home.
As if further proof were needed, Out Magazine recently released its Power 50 list for 2017, a list of the most powerful people in the media who identify as LGBTQ. Mixed in with drag queen RuPaul Charles, Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai and Caitlyn Jenner were top anchors and reporters for CNN, MSNBC, and ABC: Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Robin Roberts. In total, seven news anchors were named as part of the Power 50.
While President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit sparked media speculation, HBO host Bill Maher tweeted another, very explicit question for liberals to ponder.
The media can turn anyone into a hero or a villain. In the case of R&B pop star R. Kelly, they’ve promoted his career and downplayed at least 15 years of sex crime allegations. He’s been featured both as a guest and musical performer on top network shows. Late night TV talk programs such as The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as daytime’s Good Morning America, have given the singer glowing airtime and promotions for his many albums.
Yet another media mogul has slammed religious freedom group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) as an “anti-LGBTQ hate group” as it defends a Christian baker who refused to sell a cake for a gay couple’s wedding. This time, it was late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert.
ABC and NBC can’t seem to accept the consequences of their mistakes. Instead of focusing on the apology called for by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the nets decided to cover Game of Thrones instead, calling it “the show so big it crashed the Internet.”
In a statement to the MRC, ADF slammed the networks for “journalistic malpractice.”
Cultural appropriation isn’t just for barbeque and white people’s dreadlocks any more. It’s now oppressive towards the gender bending community. How dare Zayn Malik avoid wearing a ballgown and makeup for Vogue!! Cosmopolitan contributor Jacob Tobia was significantly peeved by Vogue’s cover shoot of singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid, because Vogue described the stars as “embracing gender fluidity.”
Hollywood has never beat around the bush when it comes to proclaiming its politics -- and that includes the shows and stars the industry honors with nominations and awards. Yesterday, July 13, the complete list for the Emmy nominations was released. Most of nominees were shows or actors that supported Planned Parenthood, Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders, in the case of Susan Sarandon), and supported the LGBTQ in their political correctness. In fact, some of the shows nominated have been so outspoken and even scandalous in their content that it seems as if the media will willingly praise only political, liberal programs as quality television.
Apparently if you defend the 1st Amendment, you are guilty of hate speech. That’s the argument put forth by several news outlets -- ABC, NBC, CNN -- and even Teen Vogue. On Tuesday night, June 11, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech to the members of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a religious freedom group. The ADF is assisting the Supreme Court case involving Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to bake a gay wedding cake.
Abortion and cherry pies: that’s what Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards does best. According to People magazine, she is the “Wonder Woman” of abortion rights. The interview, posted on People on July 12, called the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation a “passionately committed dynamo” who is “marshaling thousands in the battle” for lots of abortions.
Charlton Heston must be rolling over in his grave. The new Apes film cast is monkeying around with political statements. Set to be released on July 14, War for the Planet of the Apes is the third installment in the rebooted franchise. While some denied any intentional parallels to the Trump era, cast members and The Hollywood Reporter said the film eerily mirrors present day politics.
Hillary Clinton was, in the words of Donald Trump, the original “Nasty Woman.” And she’s apparently proud of it.
The former Democratic presidential candidate used a picture to publicize her support of Samantha Bee and her “Nasty Woman” products. The photo, shared on Clinton’s twitter page, shows Clinton holding the ‘Nasty Woman’ shirt up to herself as she smiles into the camera.
A senator and a retired late-night talk show host walk into a bar. There was no punchline. “Let’s do a thought experiment,” said Senator Al Franken, as an introduction to his new video series “Boiling the Frog” found on “Funny Or Die.” The series, first published June 10, consists of six videos; 5 of them co-starred David Letterman. The endeavor is a part of Letterman’s project, funded by National Geographic, called Years of Living Dangerously.
Kids these days. They love listening to rappers who threaten to reenact the Columbine High School massacre. On Monday, Jezebel launched their Teen Week (it’s like Shark Week, only better!) with an article devoted to breakout teen star Lil Yachty, complete with reviews from real teens.
The writers at Jezebel must have had a liberal melt-down last week that rivalled their forecast of the ice caps melting. It resulted in two diatribes against the easiest targets they could find: Donald and Ivanka Trump. On Thursday, July 6, Jezebel contributor Stassa Edwards, instead of merely reporting on the fake news that Poland’s First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda refused to shake hands with President Donald Trump, reported on all the times that a European leader allegedly snubbed America’s POTUS. While Edwards admitted that “the slight was likely accidental,” she went on to call the cycle of handshakes and snubs the “Trumpian game of handshake.”
It looks like the liberal minds behind the Women’s March know how to stay triggered by constitutional rights.
Tamika Mallory, the co-president of the Women’s March Inc., announced that the movement was going to to host a protest in front of the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, on July 14th. They will march 17 miles from the NRA to the Department of Justice.
Can popular comedians actually contribute something of value to this world, or are they stuck mindlessly mimicking liberal intellectuals? Case in point: Russell Brand and his Under the Skin podcasts. In an interview Brand held with liberal author and activist Naomi Klein, whose latest book, No Is Not Enough, analyzes Trump and where he came from, the comedian tried to wax intellectual. Quite frankly, he failed. But he won when it came to parroting liberal catch phrases.