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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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.”
The media circus would love nothing better than a celebrity showdown in the next presidential election year.
So even though Oprah Winfrey, the bright star of the liberal media’s horizon, has denied over and over again plans to run in 2020, publications just won’t take “no” for an answer. Fashion magazine InStyle put Oprah on the cover of its February issue, with the caption, “Hello, Madam President? We Asked, She Answered.”
As the Academy prepares to celebrate the “best” in Hollywood, stars are already preparing their political speeches.
The star of Get Out, Daniel Kaluuya, gave an interview with W magazine on January 23, where he spoke about racism in America and in Great Britain. The Oscar-nominated Kaluuya told Lynn Hirschberg, “I think racism is more pronounced in America.”
In the past year of rape and assault allegations from Hollywood, the last thing the film industry needs is more graphic, disturbing pornography.
And yet the 2018 Sundance film festival has decided to give the world just that. According to Marlow Stern of the Daily Beast, Piercing can apparently be classified as “Sundance’s Kinkiest Movie.” With its “carnival of perversions,” the film focuses on a man whose greatest desire is to “pierce the female flesh.”
The media loves to slobber over The Post.
In the recently released list of 2018 Oscar nominations, The Post (Steven Spielberg’s attempt to address Trump through film) was recognized twice. The film, which was cobbled together after Trump was elected president as some form of cinematic resistance, somehow managed to be nominated for best film and for best actress.
Sometimes, a proposed solution becomes part of the problem.
Pedophilia and rape are evil. But making a graphic film about a young girl who is raped by a 40 year old man adds more to the problem. At the Sundance Film festival in Utah, the movie The Tale premiered and caused much of the audience to walk out, according to the Daily Beast, because of the “purposeful, unflinching detail” of a young girl’s rape on screen.
Ask any celeb in Hollywood and they will tell you: Trump as President might as well be the end of the world. Female rapper Cardi B, best known for her 2017 chart-topper “Bodak Yellow,” recently made it clear where she stood in the political Hollywood spectrum. On her Instagram account, the pop star shared a screenshot of a tweet that wished the President was dead.
Democrats in the legislative branch of the government have decided to broaden their horizons. A lot. While Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may have gotten a Grammy nomination this year, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has decided to take an extra step. She will guest judge in the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, in what E! calls her “reality show debut.”