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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We know rank and file liberals aren’t happy to have a reality show host as their president. But we don’t know yet how they feel about their betters in the media anointing the Doyenne of Daytime TV as President Oprah.
Timing is everything, and if you’re going to argue that American women are oppressed by the current administration, the patriarchy, the wage gap, or ponying up for their own birth control, try not to do it while women are very publicly facing actual oppression of the jailing-beating-shooting variety.
Apparently, an actress can dodge a bullet by making an issue about conservative politics. Actress Meryl Streep, interviewed by the New York Times along with her co-star in The Post Tom Hanks, was asked by Cara Buckley about her silence on sex predator Harvey Weinstein, the producer Streep worked with for many years. She deflected the question by telling Buckley, “I don’t want to hear about the silence of me. I want to hear about the silence of Melania Trump. I want to hear from her. She has so much that’s valuable to say. And so does Ivanka. I want her to speak now.”
Angry old liberals are convinced that they are always right. So when actor Ed Asner was interviewed by the Daily Beast, he tried to discredit anyone who thought outside of the progressive box. When Craig Modderno asked Asner why he wrote his book, The Grouchy Historian, Asner replied smugly: “If right-wingers truly understood what the Constitution meant they wouldn’t use it as a crutch every time they screw over the poor and the disenfranchised.”
It’s ironic how liberal celebrities preach tolerance and acceptance but apparently possess neither. After singer Lorde announced her decision to cancel her concert in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and World Values Network took out an ad in the Washington Post to criticize her for her decision. While the ad went after Lorde, it also targeted the media in New Zealand, which influenced Lorde to make her decision.
Hollywood and the media are willing to swallow any and all negativity geared towards President Trump and his administration. U2’s lead singer Bono decided to gripe about Trump in his latest interview with Rolling Stone. His complaint? The president and the vice-president did nothing to stop cuts to PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).
In an unexpected twist, noted rapper Eminem has released a single that details his experience with abortion. The media hailed his new album, Revival, as an anti-Trump anthem, but they missed an important detail.
Pop stars and celebrities are no strangers to liberal media influence.
Singer Lorde decided to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv after reading a pro-Palestine criticism published in a New Zealand magazine called The Spinoff. In the article, headlined, “Dear Lorde, Here’s Why We’re Urging You Not to Play Israel,” Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs wrote, “A performance in Israel sends the wrong message. Playing in Tel Aviv will be seen as giving support to the policies of the Israeli government, even if you make no comment on the political situation.”
There’s an unspoken rule in Hollywood: If someone is public about the Christian faith or conservative beliefs, they won’t be able to work as much.
How can someone claim to be interested in national unity when they think the Christian right is like ISIS?
Liberal Hollywood is ready to spring into action at the first whisper of a rumor that President Donald Trump might not get impeached. After The Hill reported Friday that Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier (Calif.) hinted that Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller, two Hollywood actresses called for a strong protest. Singer Cher announced the idea on Twitter.
Will masquerading as “woke” and anti-Trump hide the fact that Eminem is a sexist entertainer hell bent on perpetuating the war on women? The rapper seems to think so. Even though Eminem may pretend to be woke by slamming Trump on his new album, Revival, he still falls into his routine of making violent and misogynist comments directed towards women.
The scandal-plagued sports network ESPN is suffering another blow -- the resignation of its left-wing president. John Skipper, described in the Washington Post as a “gangly, Southern hippie,” announced his decision to resign as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks on Monday, December 18. He cited a “substance addiction” as the main reason for his resignation.
When all else fails, a comedian can grab for Hollywood’s default talking point: President Trump.
On Conan Thursday night, comedian Jack Black joked to host Conan O’Brien that he felt like Trump stole from one of Black’s old acts, the rock duet Tenacious D. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the conversation began when Conan asked Black, “Do you think it’s at all possible that your balls-to-the-wall, I’m the best, and everything I do is amazing shtick may have influenced our current president? Is that possible?”
Hollywood celebrities are predicting the end times. And, in true liberal fashion, the future isn’t going to be pretty for conservatives. Just ask Will Smith. He may have been born and raised in West Philadelphia, but the actor is apparently ready for apocalyptic measures. According to IndieWire reporter Jenna Marotta, at a California press event, Smith commented on the special election results in Alabama, which resulted in a win for the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones.
As several men in the media are being accused of sex harassment and assault, one liberal director has decided to come clean about his past on his own terms.
After preaching at the world that thoughts and prayers were useless in tragedy, Hollywood has proven that yet again they are nothing but hypocrites.
The left has found itself stuck between a rock and a hard place. Bullying is bad, on the one hand, but on the other hand, isn’t it important to stick to the narrative of racism?
Should a major network give voice to one of the most vitriolic, hateful personalities in Hollywood under the guise of a Christmas special?
Hypocrites are best known for their practice of hypocrisy. In Hollywood, celebrity is another word for hypocrite. Comedian Patton Oswalt, in his guest appearance on Conan on December 7, discussed with host Conan O’Brien the overuse of President Trump as a catalyst for comedy in Hollywood. Oswalt told O’Brien, “Like having Trump as a comedian … Trump is like, imagine there’s a guy out on the sidewalk and he’s just taking a dump on the pavement and yelling about Hitler and he’s hanging wallpaper.”