Congratulations to GLAAD. A group that claims to speak for 4% of the population has already reached its 2020 goal of bullying Hollywood into over-representing gays on TV. In fact, according to the organization’s “Where We Are On TV” report, gay characters are at an “all-time high.” The group boasts “10 percent LGBTQ inclusion among broadcast series regular characters on primetime scripted series,” with all LGBT series regulars comprising 10.2% of network characters.
If there’s one thing Kanye West shouldn’t be worried about, it’s the elitist music critics who claim his most recent album is a bust. The hip hop artist and fashion-designer has just topped the official Billboard Music “Artist 100” Chart for the second time thanks to the influence of his recently-released Jesus Is King hip hop/Gospel album.
While 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris is not leading in any national polls or major fund-raising efforts, the California senator is ahead in a significant category for the Democratic Party: Hollywood celebrities, who have contributed $1.1 million to her campaign so far. As further proof that entertainment is wildly disconnected from people across the country, Pete Buttigieg -- the homosexual mayor of South Bend, Indiana -- is Hollywood’s second choice, with more than $922,000 coming from stars in the entertainment business during the third quarter of 2019.
Despite his role in the ongoing debacle with disgraced former star Matt Lauer, NBC decided to renew the contract of embattled president Noah Oppenheim. According to Variety, this came even as the company prepared to defend itself against allegations recently raised by Ronan Farrow’s explosive book, Catch and Kill.
With all the lamentations of Trump’s divisiveness, one would think that last night’s closing debate question about “civility” and candidates’ friends from across the aisle would be a nice change of pace, or at worst a hokey diversion. Well not for the Hollywood left. Any show of bipartisan civility stands in the way of the leftist agenda and should be cast aside.
Unfortunately, time has not softened the extreme views of Robert De Niro regarding President Trump, and his hostility has apparently only been aggravated by the impeachment inquiry currently underway in the U.S. House of Representatives. The actor made his views clear on Monday by calling the GOP occupant of the White House “such a low life” who “taints everyone around him.”
A podcast interview with CNN’s executive Vice President Andrew Morse revealed three crucial facts about CNN’s outlook on the forms of media. Morse told Variety’s Strictly Business podcast that CNN.com does not rely on President Trump for web traffic. He also said that the digital media that criticized CNN is no longer around. Finally, he slammed Facebook and Apple for being “media companies,” and for “letting down audiences.”
This week, 250 news organizations around the world are colluding to produce global warming propaganda in the days surrounding the UN climate summit on September 23. Variety magazine is one of the publications involved and they reported on Hollywood’s efforts to combat global warming, wondering if the entertainment industry is doing enough to sway public opinion.
Apparently we don’t get enough progressive propaganda from mainstream streaming platforms, so pop music diva and former Disney Channel child star Selena Gomez is teaming up with Netflix to deliver viewers the harrowing experience of families who live in America “undocumented.” The goal, of course, is more lefty converts.
News consumers everywhere should prepare for the onslaught of climate change stories ahead of the UN climate summit next week.
Instigated by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation, more than 250 media entities joined forces to foster urgency and action regarding the climate “crisis” and devote extra time to what CJR claimed was “the defining story of our time.” Partners included CBS, PBS Newshour, Bloomberg, AFP, Getty Images, Adweek, CQ and Roll Call, The Guardian, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and many more including a huge number of local media.
More global warming propaganda: coming soon to a theater near you! That’s according to Variety magazine, a Hollywood trade publication whose most recent issue is dedicated to “The Climate Crisis,” with a cover story that asks, “Is Hollywood Doing Enough to Fight the Climate Crisis?”
More wealthy celebrities are coming out of the woodwork to tell you that your life, particularly your eating habits, aren’t working for Mother Earth. When he’s not busy helming those Avatar sequels you didn’t ask for (but you’re still gonna love, dammit) director James Cameron and his health food-obsessed wife are demanding that you “wake the fuck up” for the sake of climate change.