Rachel Peterson is a TV Blogger for MRC Culture
Rachel currently works as a TV Blogger for Media Research Center. She is a 2016 graduate of John Paul the Great Catholic University where she majored in Communications Media.
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USA Network introduced a future, dystopian United States in The Purge on Tuesday, where for one night a year “any and all crimes--including murder--is legal.”
In June 2017, during the very public case against Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop who politely declined making a wedding cake for a gay couple, transgender lawyer Autumn Scardina asked the baker for a cake to “mark the anniversary of her gender transition.” Unsurprisingly, Phillips declined. Samantha Allen of The Daily Beast called Phillips’ refusal to bake the cake “spurious.”
The environmentalists’ drive to limit plastic usage could impact your next celebration. After launching a crusade and petitions to ban plastic straws (harming disabled people who actually require them), environmentalists aren’t content to stop there. As cities and companies are starting to banish plastic straws there are “signs balloons will be among the products to get more scrutiny,” although they only account for “a very small part of environmental pollution” Associated Press reported on Aug. 15.
What started as a harmless place for teenage girls to learn how to straighten hair, apply makeup and style a dress has transformed into a parent’s nightmare. Teen girls’ magazines are loading their pages with left-wing propaganda and questionable sex advice.
You can’t just clock in and focus on your job anymore, identity politics now dictates how you introduce yourself to a room of colleagues. Julia Carpenter, CNN Money writer specializing in gender in the workplace, listed ways to avoid accidentally misgendering a coworker
The New York Times estimates transgender people make up, “0.6 percent of the adult population.” This doesn’t stop activists from bashing Hollywood for not catering to them. GLAAD and 5050by2020, led by Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent, an Amazon series starring a man playing a transgender woman, got “four dozen production companies, talent agencies, film studios, and advocacy groups” to show their “support for expanded LGBTQ representation."
Poor Anne Frank -- persecuted and murdered by the Nazis and now trivialized by progressives. The left has been pushing the narrative that ICE agents are equivalent of Nazis and now, for three weeks in an LA theatre, you can watch a play that drives home the point, at the expense of the millions of Jews and others who were systematically murdered by the Third Reich.
Does Melania Trump garden? Do you care if she does? What about how she dresses when she gardens or pretends to? Slate contributing writer Heather Schwedel sure seems to, and she went full “Mean Girl” on FLOTUS.
It’s refreshing to see a member of the Hollywood elite who decides to stay out of politics but instead focus on entertainment. The liberal media, however, this is akin to heresy. Kim Kardashian discussed her meeting with Donald Trump in May that lead to the release of Alice Maria Johnson on Jimmy Kimmel.
Breaking news: an unfunny female comedian takes a jab at a female member of the Trump family. What happened to supporting fellow women and feminism? Ivanka Trump released a statement published July 24 revealing that she shut down her clothing line to focus on her work in Washington and that it is the “only fair outcome for my team and partners.”
God forbid a Catholic priest preaches what the Catholic Church teaches. But because of that, Mary Elizabeth Williams, a staff writer for Salon and self-proclaimed Catholic, doesn’t know how she can be Catholic anymore.
Kelsey Grammer, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane in the 80’s sitcom Cheers and in the 90s’ Frasier may be reprising his role. This is sending liberals in a panic, worried that it would become, “a white-collar Roseanne motivated by self-righteous white panic.” Because Grammer supported Trump during the election.
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) just “dismissed seven out of eleven claims on Friday against [David] Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP),” but you wouldn’t know this unless you pay attention to pro-life organizations. The media are ignoring it.
Being transgender is a superpower, at least according to Nicole Maines, the transgender activist turned actress starring in Supergirl as the first transgender superhero.
The non-profit Americans for Affordable Birth Control is launching a new campaign that shows what it says the future will look like – if the Trump Administration manages to change Title X that will cut funding for Planned Parenthood and other “family planning” organizations. And it’s being advertised across the country, including on Hulu.
Have you noticed that today’s movie villains are “motivated not by avarice but by social injustice?” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has and he blames … Donald Trump. Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA legend, is now a contributing editor for the Hollywood Reporter and an elite social justice warrior -- back in 2017 his finely tuned outrage censor detected bigotry in La La Land.
Hollywood is hypocritical on a long list of issues, from gun control to #Metoo, our betters on the Red Carpet love to lecture Americans while they just ignore their sins.
According to Lauren Sandler, opinion columnist for Huffington Post, conservative’s “source document for understanding the rights of Americans is not the Constitution, but the New Testament.” She believes they use this document to force women to submit to their husbands and have babies.
Publicly shaming and harrassing Trump’s cabinet is increasingly becoming popular among the liberal left. The left thinks it should happen more often. Maxine Waters, the California Representative who told supporters “if you see anyone from the cabinet in a restaurant” they should “get out” and “create a crowd” has given a “voice and perhaps legitimacy” to “accosting members of his team in public places,” according to Sam Wolfson, journalist for The Guardian.
There really is nothing President Trump can do that won’t raise the hackles of his media foes. On July 9,he nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on live television. Certainly, progressives hated the pick, but seemed equally miffed by the rollout of the announcement.