Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch
Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch. Follow her on Twitter at @descarteslover.
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Fantasizing about someone’s death is always the best way to #Resist, at least in the mind of the deranged Hollywood elite. Actor Jim Carrey took his new artistic hobby a bit too far when he drew a cartoon of President Trump’s sons being gored to death by an angry elephant. He tweeted the image on March 27, with the caption “#teamelephant.” Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were depicted as bleeding with an elephant tusk protruding from each of their stomachs.
If Stephen Colbert calls out a joke for going too far, then it must be bad. On Monday night, actor Sean Penn appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The outspoken liberal talk show host, Colbert, warned the outspoken liberal Hollywood star that he couldn’t “make jokes” about assassinating President Trump. Making a reference to a character in Penn’s new novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, who wants to assassinate the fictional president, Colbert asked Penn, “Have the Secret Service contacted you?”
The media has always made a point to pit itself against President Donald Trump. And now, they’re employing Kathy Griffin’s help.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, media newsrooms have been hit with allegations of sexual harassment and assault again and again.
In the midst of the utterings of doom from Hollywood, it’s interesting to see what merits a gleeful response from celebrities.
The ongoing controversy over pornstar Stormy Daniels and President Trump has celebrities frolicking over the media’s salacious coverage of the story, the lawsuit, and the people involved. During Anderson Cooper’s Sunday interview with Stephanie Cliffords, otherwise known as Stormy Daniels, on CBS’ 60 Minutes, some of the more outspoken in Hollywood hypocritically weighed in.
It’s never too early to become a liberal activist, according to the media.
On March 24, after the much-hyped March for Our Lives was over, the celebrities at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards decided to incorporate anti-gun politics into the green-slime filled event. Nothing says educational politics like celebrities -- fearing the infamous slime bath associated with the award show -- talking about gun control.
Identity politics can only go so far.
However, people on the left, especially people in political activism, tend to connect their sexuality with other topics. The Parkland survivors, in an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle senior editor Beth Greenfield, revealed how their work as LGBTQ activists has helped them now that they are part of the “antigun movement.”
Christian films risk being torn to shreds by the secular Hollywood media. While the critics were dismayed at the surprisingly popular I Can Only Imagine last week, this week they find themselves being put to sleep by the “boring” Paul, Apostle of Christ film, released on March 23. While Christian critics are willing to give the film its chance, critics at Variety and The Wrap are disappointed that the film isn’t a Marvel movie.
As the latest Supreme Court case to address abortion and free speech comes to the public eye, the leftwing media have decided that their own opinion deserves to be front and center.
Hollywood tends to ignore or downplay Christian themes. So it was a surprise when the film I Can Only Imagine, a Christian movie about the story behind the popular song from the band MercyMe, did well in theaters, it beat the LGBT film Love, Simon, at the box office over the weekend.
It would be interesting to know if there’s a “pay gap” at CNN. If so, it’s terribly unfair. The network’s female employees run down all things Trump with just as much skill and vigor as their male colleagues. CNN International and PBS host Christiane Amanpour was a guest on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show on Thursday. She came to promote her new show Sex and Love Around the World, but stayed to tell Noah that she enjoyed his “wonderful profile of Trump’s new chief economic advisor.”
After the nauseating rounds of awards season in Hollywood, it’s nice to see someone who can call TinselTown what it is: truly awful.
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.”