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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To compete for Miss Universe you cannot be married, divorced, separated or have ever been pregnant. But hey, you can be a man. Local and international media are praising Angela Ponce for winning Miss Spain and getting a shot at Miss Universe. Usually international media wouldn’t praise a contestant who has yet to win Miss Universe. But the left is going wild because Ponce was born male.
Manipulative and deceitful pro-life pregnancy centers must be stopped at all costs, according to Huffington Post. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show states that we are “living in a country where lying to women is now a First Amendment Right” because of the latest Supreme Court decision that, to her, gives fake reproductive health centers the right to “deceive women about their reproductive care.”
Christians who further the LGBT agenda get a national platform; Christians who do not repeatedly get bashed by the same media. Church of Freedom in Christian Ministries, a self-proclaimed “inclusive LGBT affirming” Church attended a pride parade in Philippines carrying signs apologizing for Christian belief in traditional marriage. Not too surprisingly, the media is eating it up.
Liberals are never comfortable with displays of American patriotism, so Independence Day is particularly awkward for them. Everybody likes cold beer, hot dogs and fireworks, but the militarism and U.S. imperialism and corporate greed and ... as Broadly assistant editor Leila Ettachfini declares, “America has always been bad, no matter who the president is or was.”
The Huffington Post is promoting a man who tells women what they should think.
We’re living in a dystopian future where women are forced to have babies and the government takes away children, yadaydayada. As everyone knows, The Handmaid’s Tale is a hit Hulu show that liberals love to use as an example of what Trump’s America will look like at some unspecified time in the future. But in a new twist on the tired scare tactic, Bazaar writer Alexis Brent says we’re already living The Handmaid’s Tale, and the proof is at the America/Mexico border.
It was a huge win for the First Amendment and for the pro-life movement. The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in NIFLA v. Becarra that California cannot mandate that pro-life crisis pregnancy centers give out abortion information at their clinics. The two sides of the abortion debate had different reactions to this ruling. Guess which side the media went with?
Ivanka Trump can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of the media. On Friday, Vanity Fair accused Ivanka of superficially making a private donation to a church that helps kids at the border.
Many in the media aren’t happy that one of their own is writing about trans people – with regrets. The Atlantic’s “When Children Say They’re Trans” article in its July/August issue was recently met with completely expected outrage across media platforms. That’s because the article featured several transgender people who went back to their biological gender.
The American Library Association is trying to politically-correct historical American frontier. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal was changed to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award in a unanimous decision Saturday over racist language and themes present throughout Wilder’s series. The Board of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) stated that her books have “expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values.”
The left has discovered the importance of the nuclear family -- at least until the midterms -- and they’re not going to share their newfound respect for the essential building block of society with ideological foes. Conservative’s warnings about society “destroying the family” have been “myopic and self-focused,” according to Neil J. Young, writer for Slate in the article “Family Values” Conservatism is Over.
Ronald Reagan finally gets the movie he deserves. After several Hollywood movies putting the 40th President in a negative light, Dennis Quaid is slated to play Reagan in summer of 2019. Producers call Ronald Reagan: The Movie “a journey of a lifetime, the all-American story of the boy from Dixon, Illinois, who grew up to be president and changed a nation and the world.”
Oh look, an unfunny comedian expressed her political views with vulgar language against a member of the Trump family. It seems like an everyday occurance. At this point should we even be surprised? Ivanka Trump thanked her father for “taking critical action ending family separation at our border” via a tweet. Wanda Sykes, a comedian/actor took to twitter to insult Ivanka saying:
Not surprisingly, there’s another performer with a negative opinion about the president. But, this time, it’s about comparing Bill Clinton’s affair to Donald Trump’s infidelity. Rapper Cardi B compared Trump to Clinton in an interview for the July issue of Rolling Stone.
The trans community doesn’t seem like much of a “community,” at least not if you regret your transition. They only care if you advance their agenda; no matter how miserable you may be. Carey Callahan, interviewed for a documentary with The Atlantic, experienced it first hand when she decided to go back to her biological gender.
It’s nice to wish your father a Happy Father’s Day, unless your father thinks he is a woman. Then you are horrible, homophobic, and transphobic.
A 10-year-old boy dresses in drag and walks down a runway while adults watch. You would think that this was a headline for a story about child abuse. Instead the media uses a confused little boy to help push an agenda.
Abortions are safe for everyone, according to one Salon writer. Except for the unborn baby, that is. According to Amanda Marcotte, a politics writer for Salon, abortions are even safer than “carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term.” On Friday, she argued that “for decades” Americans have been subject to misinformation that “paint[s] abortion as some kind of dangerous and gruesome medical intervention” that is “born out of desperation.”
You can’t be friends with people who disagree with you about politics. At least that’s what Salon wants you to think. Salon political staff writer Chauncey Devega commands you to cut Trump supporters completely out of your life, saying that, “If you have friends or relatives who support Donald Trump you should confront them. Explain to them that they are complicit with Trump's cruelty and sadism.”