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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The Democrats should give their new darling a couple of speech writers before she goes too far on camera. In a Facebook Live interview with Mic’s Jake Horowitz, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic nominee for the 14th district of New York, (which includes the Bronx), was grilled on her positions. Her statements on poverty, the Democratic party, and foreign policy were at best poorly worded.
Hollywood loves to preach it’s supposed wisdom to the mob at every opportunity.
There’s nothing quite so rare as a “fair and balanced” media take on entertainment and politics. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. During a special report, aired on July 20, titled The Trump Show: TV’s New Reality, CNN host Brian Stelter, New York Times critic James Poniewozik and Salon critic Melanie McFarland talked to television producers and actors about the rise of Trump TV and its significance.
There apparently is no backing down for the “politically correct” left. Trevor Noah of the Daily Show was hit with a wave of outrage after his comment, “Africa won the World Cup,” was construed as racist by the French. The comedian finally addressed the issue on his Youtube series, “Between the Scenes.” Reading a letter from the French ambassador, Gerard Araud, Noah refused to offer an apology to the French, but instead tried to dig himself further into a hole by saying, “When I say they're African, I’m not saying it as a way to exclude them from their Frenchness. I’m saying it to include them in my Africanness.”
When social justice warriors in Hollywood screw up, it’s absolutely hilarious. The host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah, has stated again and again that President Trump is a racist. So the wheel turned full circle when France and French comedians accused Noah of making a racist comment about their soccer team. Echoing the sentiments of Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, Noah stated on his July 16 episode of the Daily Show: “Africa won the World Cup!”
Even congressmen can’t get calls for assassination deleted from Facebook — unless they bring them up at a congressional hearing.
The controversy over social media censorship of conservatives has not died down, and the House Judiciary Committee is holding a second hearing on the topic.
The rhetoric in this country over politics has become so extreme. Yet somehow, for a few media outlets, it’s not extreme enough.
Is it too much to ask that Hollywood types know what they’re talking about before the express their opinions?
Hollywood stars and the liberal media had a very mature reaction to President Trump’s announcement — they whined. A lot. Some even called for protests. After Trump announced U.S. circuit court judge Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for the Supreme Court’s vacant seat on July 9, liberals turned into children at a daycare in need of a nap and bottle.
The left in Hollywood enjoy extremist rhetoric because it makes them heroes in their own eyes.
Best way to celebrate Independence Day in the #resistance, is to apologize to the world for this awful thing called the Trump administration. Comedian turned activist Chelsea Handler did that on Twitter on the 4th of July, addressing every other country. The unhinged entertainer tweeted, “To every country on the 4th of July. We’re sorry about our president. He doesn’t reflect all of our views -- and we hope you know that the majority of us are ashamed. We will rally each other and come back to the world one step at a time. #novemberiscoming #alsosorryabouthotdogs.”
The left can’t help but own up to its insanity, apparently. On Netflix, comedienne Michelle Wolf, best known for her White House Correspondents Dinner debacle, was so proud of being labelled “unhinged” by the Republican National Committee that she built an entire episode of her show The Break around it.
Everyone’s favorite liberal commentator, that esteemed analyst, Rob Reiner, has an opinion again. Heaven help us.
In the increasingly bipolar media coverage, Justice Kennedy retiring is bad, but a socialist winning a Democratic primary is cause for overwhelming, sickening joy.
The push for “rights” goes above and beyond a Supreme Court decision, apparently.
The wealthy elite actors who are the face of the #resistance have had a very bad day. After Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on June 27, wailing and grinding of teeth could be heard from Tinseltown across the Twitterverse. The apocalyptic predictions reached a fever pitch: Kennedy’s retiring meant the end of Roe v. Wade, the end of democracy, and the end of our government, according to Hollywood. Statements like, “This is a disaster,” “We are in MAJOR, MAJOR trouble,” and “SCOTUS is going to be a dumpster fire,” echoed throughout.
Hollywood has a unique way of overreacting and completely missing the point.
The insane rhetoric used by the left in the media has reached an unbelievable fever pitch. Anywhere right of center on immigration is deemed racist, Nazi, and criminal. On CNN’s Reliable Sources on June 24, with host Brian Stelter, actor George Takei compared illegal immigration detention to the Japanese internment camps that happened in the 1940s. Stelter began the conversation with an ominous note, saying that there “is an undercurrent of racism and intolerance in the debate about immigration.”
Climate change, “actress/activists,” galas, what’s not to love?