Gabriel Hays is a staff writer for MRC Culture
University of Dallas Class of '16. Lives in Clifton, VA
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Both DC and Marvel are hellbent on a new diversity initiative, looking to capture the hearts of a “global” audience. Maybe the comic book giants figure they’ve wrung as much money as they can from the straight, mostly white heros of DC’s Arrow and Marvel’s Avengers. A lesbian “Batwoman” is on the way from DC, and Marvel has confirmed that soon we will get our first gay crimefighter.
It takes one “smirk” from a conservative teen in a MAGA hat to generate a national news meltdown, yet prolonged verbal harassment from a Democratic state representative towards an older woman praying in protest at a Planned Parenthood clinic hardly gets any mainstream attention. Neither ABC, CBS or NBC nightly news programming paid any attention to Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims’ 8-minute plus video of him bullying a peaceful pro-life protester.
Pro-life film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer continues it’s hot streak of indie film success with Director Nick Searcy winning “Best Director” over the weekend. Film producers Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer, and Magdalena Segieda released a statement congratulating Nick Searcy on his achievement and thanked the film’s supporters and pro-life community for continuing to make Gosnell a success.
NYT columnist Paul Krugman just can’t get one right these days. After blasting rural America as a bunch of backward racists, the bitter economist recently took to Twitter to voice his displeasure that President Trump awarded Tiger Woods with the Medal of Freedom, cheapening the honor by insinuating the Woods is a lame choice compared to all the important people receiving the honor before him.
Following the GLAAD Media L.A. awards show in March, the gay entertainment lobby hosted another evening in New York City to ensure that several other of the culture’s most putrid influencers wouldn’t go without their LGBTQ advocacy trophies.
The beauty of establishing three million plus politically correct rules to defend your weird fringe diversity interests is that you’ll never have a shortage of things to be angry about. Hollywood Reporter published an insipid collection of anecdotes from anonymous minority individuals complaining about fellow Hollywood staffers’ idiosyncrasies, and spun it as “10 pieces of advice to avoid missteps and marginalization on set and in meetings.”
Who said lefties don’t have a sense of humor? Well, no one really ever had to say it, because it’s painfully obvious that none of these folks can take a joke, especially about their precious and “totally misunderstood” socialism. In response to the Daily Wire posting a Game of Thrones meme lampooning the economic system beloved by progressives, Thrones actor and apparent left wing nut Miltos Yerolemou had a mini meltdown on social media.
“Pete Buttigieg is having his Vogue moment,” began a Style section article by Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan. It’s the latest attempt by progressive media to force the transformation of the boyish and soft-spoken left-wing candidate into a pop culture phenomenon. On the paper’s May 1 Style front page, Buttigieg’s smoldering black-and-white Vogue photoshoot image stood out, accompanied by Givhan’s lusty sales pitch for this sexed-up version of the gay South Bend mayor.
While the folks over at CNN, MSNBC and their friends in Hollywood would have audiences believe that there is nothing too concerning or crisis-like happening at the southern border, at least the producers over at Paramount Network find there to be enough drama down there to warrant a crime thriller. Emmy-winner Michael Chiklis is set to star in a new show about the perils of being a border guard facing retirement while dealing with human trafficking and “drugs pouring in” from Mexico.
Well, we finally have the opportunity to see what the Obamas have up their media mogul sleeves. After announcing a multi-million dollar Netflix deal, the former first couple have spilled the beans on their new streaming content, offering diehard Obama fans several options for clinging to the “Hope” and “Change” social justice dream from the comfort of their living rooms.
Americans don’t learn much about the American founding in school anymore, so other institutions have stepped into the gap, including progressive Broadway. So we get rapping Hamilton, and now a play whose point is to convince us that the Constitution is a largely obsolete document in our brave new world, leading to societal problems, particularly in putting “women’s bodies on the line.”
You know the power of imagination is one of the most important characteristics of the mind of a child. Just ask Don Cheadle about his ever-more involved fantasies about the death of President Donald Trump. They’re getting more creative. A couple of years ago he just wanted Trump to “die in a grease fire.” Now the actor is on record to say that he wished Trump could be killed off by Marvel supervillain Thanos and his infamous Infinity War “snap.”
Hollywood may be one big sexually perverse cesspool, but for it’s languid denizens, it’s still not weird enough. Bisexual actress Kristen Stewart had a lot to say about LGBTQ representation in Hollywood this past week, demanding that the tired old straight people angle needs to go in favor of a whole new set of gay fictional material.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg sure seems to be taking a liking to the Hollywood crowd these days. Lavish donations aside, the attention from all those pretty people must be exhilarating for a guy that looks like the MC at a local Star Trek convention. He’s being hosted around L.A. over the next few weeks by celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Billy Eichner.
Amy Poehler, famous SNL alum and star of NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation got candid about feminism and the state of America under President Trump, revealing that such intense topics may be starting to push her over the edge. In a Hollywood Reporter interview, the comedian spoke to journalists about how she has become a rabid feminist in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and how the election of Donald Trump was “so upsetting” and a “huge loss for all of us.”
Phase II of the Marvel comic book cinematic universe is going to involve a few less of our classic superheros in favor of a bold new array of diverse and inclusive characters. Yes, Marvel’s going a lot more ethnic, and a lot more gay because what’s cooler than finding out that your new favorite Avenger enjoys his skintight latex suit for far more than just crime-fighting purposes?
Outraged about the hundreds of people blown to shreds as they were (in Dem PR-speak) Easter worshipping in Sri Lanka? You might be a member of the “far-right.” So say the Washington Post’s Adam Taylor and Rick Noack. The pair sought to delegitimize anger at the Islamist barbarism by reactions from “far-right” figures in Europe and the U.S.
Al Jazeera’s never exactly been a reliable source of news when it comes to Islamist atrocities. So it’s not surprising that an Al Jazeera English reporter cried “Islamophobia” in response to reports that an outspoken extremist Muslim leader had a part in the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people and injured 500 others visiting local Christian Churches for Easter Sunday services.
In an effort to stick it religious conservatives, Magnolia Pictures is premiering their new documentary on the Satanic Temple, Hail Satan? in Los Angeles on Good Friday. Hail Satan? chronicles the Satanic Temple members’ fight for “religious freedom” against organized religion.
In back-to-back articles, The Washington Post slimed conservative commentator Ben Shapiro as being ‘far-right’ and that his recent comments claiming that Notre Dame belongs to the “Judeo-Christian heritage” have contributed to “baseless, racist conspiracy-peddling” targeting Muslims.