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Uh-oh. So in all the justifiable uproar over the apparent murder — gruesome murder at that — of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, over at Fox Howard Kurtz of Media Buzz has opened a window on an amazing liberal media/liberal Hollywood double-standard. Kurtz’s headline: “A Reckoning for Those Who Take Dirty Saudi Oil Money.”
Although Hollywood’s political donors’ demographics and strategies are shifting, their direction — left — certainly isn’t. The Hollywood Reporter published an in-depth look at how liberal Hollywood’s “GOP loathing” has them more involved than ever this year, even as the makeup of Tinseltown’s political givers shifts from a cadre of liberal, old, white men, to a younger and more racial diverse crowd of liberals. One source told THR this year’s Hollywood spending will “blow away” previous midterms.
Did you have a sloppy desk in the third grade? Well, that shocking fact would probably be revealed to the world if you happen to be a White House aide for President Donald Trump. On October 10, the Hollywood Reporter published one of the great journalistic coups of our era. They tracked down the third grade teacher of Stephen Miller and she revealed that he had, wait for it, a sloppy desk. Okay, maybe he was a good student as his teacher conceded but that was overshadowed by the fact that he POURED GLUE ON HIS ARM!
If Tom Arnold was ever relevant, he’s working overtime to recapture that nanosecond. And his tactics are brilliant: act like a petulant baby. He was belligerent during his interview with Megyn Kelly, and quite combative during a recent sit-down with Ben Shapiro. Most recently, Arnold has been recorded being a complete jerk to Gosnell star Dean Cain, using politics as an excuse to smear and yell at him.
Desperate as ever, lefties are ramping up their midterm marketing tactics. What’s the best way to drum up a Democratic turnout, especially among the younger crowd? Offering free tickets to a stuffy movie about female Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of course. Well, Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media seem to think so. They announced free showings of their new movie On the Basis of Sex.
The Midterm elections are just two months away, and if some audiences weren’t aware of how important voting is, leave it to liberal celebrities to give a condescending civics lesson and drone on about the fragility of our democracy.
Tom Arnold's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes premieres on Tuesday but unfortunately there seems to be nefarious forces out there trying to hinder his quixotic quest. According to Arnold, one of those trying to stop his hunt is the former producer of The Apprentice, Mark Burnett, whom Arnold is accusing of choking him at a pre-Emmys party in Los Angeles on Sunday night. In another interview, TV Guide summerized the comedian: "Bob Woodward and I" "are basically the same guy."
Within the last decade, the NBCUniversal media conglomerate – at one point owned by General Electric – has gone further to the left. Unfortunately, nothing has changed since the conglomerate’s 2011 sale by GE to cable communications giant Comcast, perhaps best known for its cable TV and internet service.
The canceled ABC prime-time show Designated Survivor lived up to its name when the series was picked up this week by Netflix, which ordered a truncated third season of 10 episodes starting in 2019. Conservative viewers had hoped that the participation of Kiefer Sutherland – the actor and producer who portrayed heroic counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer for eight seasons on the popular Fox program 24 – would give the audience a fair representation of both conservative and liberal political views.
In a laughably obtuse interview with The Hollywood Reporter published August 21, April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio and CNN contributor, griped about needing to pay for security because of how often she is approached or heckled in public. This comes just a few weeks after Ryan complained that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shouldn’t need security guards.
Michael Shannon: He’s a great actor, but, right now, he’s behaving like an unhinged lefty maniac. In a recent interview with Playboy, the Waco actor gave his two cents on the Trump administration in such an overzealous manner that it left many fans wondering whether he was in the terminal stages of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Last Friday’s cancellation of Netflix’s new late-night series, The Break with Michelle Wolf, should be a clear indicator that the left’s outrage and anger towards conservatives isn’t doing much for cultural enrichment, much less carving out a compelling comedic platform.