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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In the liberal media world, it’s fashionable nowadays to say that Donald Trump is a racist. So in the aftermath of the NFL anthem protest, the racism accusations only doubled in length and stupidity.
No matter how wrong something sounds, if Hollywood decides to say it, it becomes celebrated.
The only unforgivable sin in this culture are being conservative. Everything else is so easily forgiven and forgotten by the media. Kathy Griffin made it to the cover of The Guardian this week, dressed as Che Guevara, the infamous Marxist revolutionary who helped bring communism to Cuba and murdered a whole lot of people while doing it. The public most likely knows her best as the woman who channeled ISIS and held up a severed bleeding fake head that looked like Trump for a photoshoot. But in the interview, Griffin maintained that she had done nothing wrong.
Profanity must get you extra brownie points in liberal Hollywood, especially when it’s aimed at President Trump. Michael Rapaport, an actor from Boston Public, posted a video of himself “taking a knee” and throwing a temper tantrum peppered with profanity to Twitter on September 23. Overall, he referred to President Trump as a “mother****er” six times to conclude in a yell, “get that son of a bitch out of the motherfucking White House. Get him the fuck out!”
Apparently, there is no point past which the left will not push identity politics.
According to The Daily Beast, Amazon’s Transparent has decided to show mankind (and womankind and ...) something no one really wanted to see. Transgender Alexandra Billings is slated to reveal all in a graphic scene on the second episode of the fourth season. This should come as no surprise to those who watch the show, since it follows a father who decides to become a woman.
Show business is just that: a business. When a business tries to offend and isolate customers, there is a fairly decent chance that it will go out of business.
In an interview with Variety, the cast of Will and Grace, as well as the creators, took on Trump and identity politics, and promised a vast score of political jokes to come in the popular sitcom’s reboot. Actor Eric McCormack stated, “We’re going to be as progressive and offensive as we can be. If we don’t offend somebody with every show, we’re probably getting a little safe.”
Ah, the media double standard. When a NFL player kneels in protest, it’s considered “unifying,” according to MSNBC. When Tim Tebow kneels in prayer, NBC calls it “polarizing.”
First they came for the statues, now they are coming for the national anthem. The left wants to rip the virtue of patriotism from the public eye. For some progressives, it isn’t enough that NFL players use the anthem for their protest. The anthem itself is a problem. On Sunday, on MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts, actor Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) expressed his opinion on Trump, the national anthem, and the NFL. He believed that the NFL was owned by Trump supporters who were “close friends with a very horrible guy who thinks he’s a dictator.”
To liberal Hollywood, Trump is the worst thing that could possibly happen. So when North Korean dictator Kim-Jong Un referred to him as a “dotard,” celebrity activists were quick to condone the insult. After all, it’s what they’ve been saying for years.
It’s a sad world we live in where talking about the Constitution is considered inappropriate for children. But for actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure), these are the accusations she faced from parents of the students she teaches about the Constitution. A former board member, who is a current member of the #Resistance, pushed the school who hosted Turner to apologize for inviting her.
You know something has to be bad when the Daily Beast calls it “wild.” “France’s most famous film star” Gerard Depardieu sat down with The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove, and while he delivered the kind of Trump-bashing liberal outlets adore, the actor also dished up some extra insanity to go with it -- including a conspiracy theory that the Pentagon was responsible for the AIDS epidemic. According to Grove, “Depardieu was musing on whether the AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s might have been the result of U.S. government research into biological weaponry, including monkeys.”
While celebrities and media alike are coming up with all sorts of conspiracy theories about Russia hacking the elections, Chelsea Handler has come up with a conspiracy theory all her own.
Russia gets a lot of attention in the media. Not because it’s super-important, but because the media can’t wait to validate their obsession with it, and in the meantime, it’s a handy club to beat Donald Trump with.
Hollywood has priorities: hate on Trump, stay politically relevant, and look good. If the most liberal of them are freaking out about a GOP bill, something good must be happening.
So it should come as no surprise that while the GOP tries to push Obamacare Repeal, Tinseltown’s brightest come to the rescue with some interesting tweets to protest. Jim Carrey shared a picture of a hurricane swirling around Republican Congressmen, with the caption, “While another storm heads r way, craven republican sock puppets in service of shameless greed, try AGAIN 2 ravage healthcare. #sickening.”
“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.