Elliot Polsky

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MRC Culture Intern


Elliot Polsky is majoring in philosophy, economics, and Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is from Burnsville, Minnesota, and enjoys reading and learning in his free time.

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This June was marked by a wave of radical Islamic terrorist attacks – in Turkey, in Orlando, in a Paris suburb, in Israel, and elsewhere around the world. As the bodies piled up and nations were gripped with grief and rage, broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) did their best to call the horror anything other than the work of terrorists.



The comedy news Hillary fan club has “entertained” with its one-sided shtick for the entire campaign. Now, the fan club’s preeminent member, Stephen Colbert, will entertain America as its votes come in on election night.



Mic writer, Claire Lampen, boasted yesterday that Planned Parenthood will now be registering voters outside its clinics—in the words of pro-abortion activist, Anna Keene, “No matter what your political beliefs.”



For a progressive media outlet, like Daily Mail, balancing coverage of newly invented oppressed demographics and shock-value click bait, the mother-son couple made for a serendipitous story.



The PC victimhood adventure that is the Ghostbusters 2016 reboot is estimated to have a staggering 70 million dollars in losses after hitting theaters with a dull thud this Summer. Sony, the movie’s producer, is still “proud,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.



Brazilian women’s rugby player Isadora Cerullo got engaged to a female manager at the Deodoro Stadium after the manager Majorie Enya gave an “emotional speech.” The online media, including CNN, ABC, and The Huffington Post, saw the opportunity to resurrect the “love wins” slogan.



CBS flawlessly followed the template for liberal misreporting on the Catholic Church Sunday when announcing the new commission to study the role of women deacons in the early Church. 



Bill Nye’s evangelical atheism fit right in when he visited the new “Ark Encounter” theme park, run by creationist Christian Ken Ham.



Worried about that violence-inducing pistol emoji on your iPhone? Fret no more. As The Guardian boasts, Apple has removed the dangerous symbol, replacing it with a water gun emoji. 



As the liberal media waits on the edge of its seat for the moment Pope Francis will overturn Catholic doctrine, they are once again disappointed to find out that he’s still Catholic.



Millennials are having less sex than previous generations, and The Washington Post can’t figure it out. 



“With Hillary Clinton’s historic Democratic party nomination still fresh in our minds,” Salon decided to praise the other great female icon in its pantheon, eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.



After the first trailers for the new fantasy, action adventure “The Great Wall” came out, it was only a matter of time before the complaints ensued. The lead actor in this Chinese blow-‘em-up film is a white guy, Matt Damon.



The Simpsons went out of its way this weekend to advertise for a Hillary campaign bogged, down with repeated scandals, a “likeable enough” candidate, and inconvenient world events. While The Simpsons cracking jokes at Trump’s expense is easily forgivable—if unoriginal—its softball treatment of Hillary is not.



A liberal house divided… “You have to be quiet now. Now is the time to be quiet,” comedy news host Seth Meyers said as he finished his session upbraiding the Bernie-or-bust voters, who booed throughout the DNC and protested outside.



YouTube’s ad for its new music app portrays a typical American consumer… in the eyes of paranoid leftists, who think everyone is a minority oppressed by straight white men. 



For Cosmopolitan, it’s not enough to be “with her.” Hillary can’t just be a political compromise. Cosmo thinks you have to like her—to think she’s cool and “flirty.” 



The Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates is getting wealthy race baiting with thoughtful-sounding writing liberals love to nod their heads to. The professional memoirist—who confessed no sorrow for the police and firefighters killed on 9-11 because, “they were not human to me”— turned his attention to the shootings in Dallas in a July 12 article. 



Jennifer Lopez “needs to recognize the damage this kind of rhetoric inflicts on communities of color and issue an apology,” scolded Huffington Post’s Cole Delbyck. But what could “Jenny from the Block” have said to get demoted to "Jenny from the Burbs"—to get Delbyck self-righteously tutting, “Two steps forward, one giant step back”?



In the wake of the Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas shootings, Katie Couric had a lot to report about police violence, but nothing to say about the protesters’ violence in Minnesota.