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  • Bozell & Graham Column: An Overwrought Hatefest At The Emmy Awards

    09/23/2017 12:49:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 23, 2017 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The latest telecast of the Emmy awards on CBS drew the lowest audience ever, 11.4 million, and that is no surprise. This show could not have been more predictable -- quickly devolving into a boorish hours-long festival of Trump-bashing and Hillary-mourning. Awards shows used to be blockbusters for TV. But in the Age of Trump, they’re becoming screaming political spectacles, like the infamous Paul Wellstone funeral/pep rally of 2002. The red-state audience knows it’s going to be a leftist hootenanny attacking conservatives, all night long. Why put up with it? So they don’t bother. Naturally, the Hollywood crowd gave out...
  • Should Conservatives Boycott Hollywood Films?

    09/23/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies ^ | September 23, 2017 | Christian Toto
    A group calling itself the Women’s Media Summit has a radical plan for fixing Hollywood’s gender imbalance. Boycott Hollywood movies that don’t meet the group’s definition of a gender-balanced production. What does that actually mean? Another goal is to have production companies adopt a labeling system, similar to the “No animals were harmed in the making of this film,” but for equitable gender representation behind-the-scenes and on the screen. Boycotts are hardly new on the left. Just ask Chik-fil-A, which endured a progressive-powered boycott following news that the company’s founder didn’t support same sex marriage. That’s a position President Barack...
  • Help Us Rank The Ten Most Annoying Celebrities

    09/23/2017 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Rank Politics ^ | September 22, 2017 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Hollywood has become a platform for propaganda and politics. Celebrities spout activism at every available opportunity. Many Americans have tuned them out and quit watching them almost entirely over it. They don’t seem to get they are alienating half of their audience either way they go. There’s no way we could list all of them, but here are ten of the most irritating celebrities that just won’t shut up today. Let us know which ones annoy you the most. Rank it! IMPORTANT VOTING INSTRUCTIONS: If you think a celebrity is really annoying, hit the up arrow. If you think they...
  • John McCain wins over BIG fans in Cher, Rosie O, Cecile Richards, Jimmy Kimmel & MANY others

    09/22/2017 1:39:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 22, 2017 | Doug P.
    As Twitchy reported earlier, Sen. John McCain has once again won applause from Obamacare supporters for being among the senators holding off another “repeal and replace” effort:
  • John McCain wins over BIG fans in Cher, Rosie O, Cecile Richards, Jimmy Kimmel & MANY others

    09/22/2017 1:39:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 22, 2017 | Doug P
    Sen. John McCain has once again won applause from Obamacare supporters for being among the senators holding off another “repeal and replace” effort: first things first – you are the realest thank u SENATOR – for all you have given to this great nation @SenJohnMcCain — ROSIE (@Rosie)
  • Best Critique of Burns Vietnam

    09/22/2017 11:10:12 AM PDT · by grayhog · 34 replies
    Vietnam Veterans for Factual History ^ | 9/22/17 | Steve Sherman
    Steve Sherman and VVFFH are reviewing each episode, pointing out the falsehoods, misrepresentations, outright lies and propaganda as they come up. Here is a summary of the first episode: Segment One: (1945-1959) Fails to mention that Ho Chi Minh was a Comintern (Soviet) agent for nearly 20 years, not a nationalist as portrayed in the documentary. If he was a true nationalist, he would have worked with the other anti-French nationalists (VNQDD, Dai Viet, Catholic, Cao Dai, etc.) instead of betraying them to the French Surete to be imprisoned or killed. He also murdered many anti-French nationalists and Vietnamese patriots...
  • Director Stephen Frears: 'Victoria & Abdul'Film Was Made for Donald Trump

    09/22/2017 9:03:31 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/3/2017 | Ariston Anderson
    The British director says it's no accident that he made a historical film that seeks to dismantle Muslim stereotypes. Stephen Frears returns to royal territory with the debut of his new film, Victoria & Abdul, about an unusual relationship the queen had toward the end of her life. Judi Dench returns to form as Queen Victoria in the late 19th century. Bored of her royal duties, and increasingly depressed at the world around her, she meets Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a handsome Indian clerk who is recruited to be a part of a Golden Jubilee ceremony. They grow closer and...
  • 'Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy', warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks

    09/21/2017 4:39:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 52 replies
    society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy", the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned. Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians. "It's not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks," he said. "Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king's ear, always telling the truth about human behaviour." The producer and director said that his iconic western parody Blazing Saddles could not be made in today's political climate.
  • Women’s Media Summit Calls For Boycott Of Movies That Snub Female Filmmakers

    09/21/2017 4:27:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 20, 2017 | David Robb
    The Women’s Media Summit, a group of more than 100 leaders from various industries, has issued a white paper outlining a plan of action for “eliminating gender inequity in U.S. entertainment media.” One of its strategies is to “boycott films that score poorly on gender equity.” “Women hold only 3% of above-the-line and greenlighting positions in the media industry and are vastly underrepresented as protagonists and lead characters in film and television,” according to the white paper (read it here). In film, “Women hold only 17% of influential positions behind-the-scenes as directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers. This...
  • Media's wistful longing for President Hillary is both sad and persistent

    09/21/2017 4:10:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2017 | Becket Adams
    You'd think Hillary Clinton's fans in the news and entertainment industries would've moved on from the 2016 election by now. But you'd be wrong. Many reporters, singers, anchors, actors, editors, and funnymen are still in mourning over the former secretary of state's second botched attempt at capturing the White House. Some are in greater pain than others, but even those who are trying to hide their grief show obvious signs they're not quite ready to concede she lost to a former reality TV host. Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, for example, embodied this sort of gloomy wistfulness this week when he...
  • Ellen: Trump Too ‘Dangerous’ To Be On My Show

    09/21/2017 2:49:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Katie Jerkovich
    Ellen DeGeneres told Megyn Kelly during her show Wednesday that she wouldn’t have President Donald Trump on because he’s “dangerous to the country” and “the world.” “I just, you know, he is who he is, and he has enough attention, and he has his Twitter account, and he has ways to get his message across,” the 59-year-old host of “The Ellen DeGerenes Show” explained. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “There’s nothing that I am going to say to him that is going to change him, and I don’t want to give him a platform because it just validates him,” she added. “And for me...
  • ABC Developing Comedy About Undocumented Family With ‘New Girl’ Writer

    09/21/2017 1:49:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Joe Otterson
    ABC is developing a comedy about an undocumented family with “New Girl” writer and co-executive producer David Feeney, Variety has learned. Titled “Sanctuary Family,” the single camera comedy would follow a hard-bitten husband and empathetic wife who butt heads over the chaos created when they provide sanctuary for their undocumented nanny and her family. This is the latest project about immigration to go into development at the broadcast networks in recent weeks. Gina Rodriguez has set up Latino-led series at CBS and The CW. At CBS, drama “Have Mercy” centers around a Latina doctor who is unable to practice when...
  • Ellen Degeneres to Megyn Kelly: As A Gay Woman, I Can't Have "Dangerous" Donald Trump On My Show

    09/21/2017 12:11:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 21,2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Journalist Megyn Kelly told Ellen she'd welcome President Donald Trump on her new show, Megyn Kelly Today. After telling Kelly she would not have the sitting president on her show, DeGeneres received massive applause from her studio audience. "I just, you know, he is who he is and he has enough attention and he has his Twitter account and he has ways to get his message across. There's nothing that I am going to say to him that is going to change him and I don't want to give him a platform because it just validates him. And for me...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Threatens To ‘Pound’ Fox’s Brian Kilmeade

    09/21/2017 8:59:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Amber Athey
    Jimmy Kimmel went on a tirade against Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade Wednesday night, ultimately threatening to “pound” him the next time he saw him. On Fox News early Wednesday, Kilmeade criticized Kimmel for constantly talking about health care despite running a comedy show.
  • The Megaphone Left vs. Non-Megaphone America

    09/21/2017 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 6 replies
    There is a highly visible split in America that is barely recognized and seldom talked about, but is growing both in reality and in understanding in the new age of technology. Those who have a megaphone for what they want to say and preach…and those who don’t. This is not your traditional haves and have nots. This cuts differently. Those who have a megaphone — which I am defining as the ability to reach large numbers of people through social media, normal media and other means — include the traditional media, the emerging media, public media, the music industry and...
  • SHOW BIZ MELTDOWN: Hollywood is turning up the Trump hate and people are tuning out.

    09/21/2017 7:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/21/2017 | Michelle Malkin
    The numbers don't lie. Across the entertainment industry, viewers and fans are tuning out. It's no coincidence ratings are cratering as unhinged celebrities crank up their anti-Trump and anti-American antics. Pro tip, Tinseltownies: Swapping your jazz hands for middle fingers and waving resistance fists at your customer base is bad for business. Let us count the waning ways. Emmy emetics. Who wanted to see smirking Stephen Colbert lead a cast of Botoxed starlets and men in hot pants, handing out TV industry awards to diamond-draped elites hoisting up their gilt statues as emblems of victory on behalf of the hegemonically...
  • Morgan Freeman powers effort to raise awareness of Russia's true intentions: 'We are at war'

    09/21/2017 3:08:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 20, 2017 | Douglas Perry
    "We have been attacked," Morgan Freeman stoically announces. "We are at war." The Oscar-winning actor has played the president of the United States in a time of crisis (in 2008's "Deep Impact"), but this time he's speaking as himself, as a citizen. In a video from the activist news organization ATTN:, Freeman encourages Americans of every ideological stripe to look with clear eyes at Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Russian President Vladimir Putin, he argues, wasn't just punking the U.S. He was trying to undermine the country's government and values. "Imagine this movie script," Freeman says, and then...
  • Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would 'never' be made today

    09/20/2017 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies
    Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would 'never' be made today By Rebecca Jones Arts correspondent, BBC News 14 minutes ago From the section Entertainment & Arts Mel Brooks, one of Hollywood's funniest film-makers, has told the BBC political correctness is "the death of comedy". He said Blazing Saddles, his Western spoof about a black sheriff in a racist town, could "never" be made today. "It's OK not to hurt the feelings of various tribes and groups," he said. "However it's not good for comedy. "Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. It's the lecherous little elf whispering in the...
  • Dirty Little Emmy Secret: Trump Supporters Much More Racially Diverse Than Lily-White Television

    09/20/2017 1:58:23 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 20, 2017 | John Nolte
    According to the latest census figures, white people make up 61.3 percent of the American population. Rounding out those numbers, Hispanics (17.8 percent), blacks (13.3 percent), and Asians (5.7 percent), fill in most of the rest of our glorious melting pot. And yet… The oh-so progressive left-wing television industry, the very same television industry that spent almost every minute of Sunday’s disastrously low-watched Emmy Award Show smugly blasting away at Trump and his supporters as unrepentant racists, looks nothing like America. Not even close. In fact, the broad coalition of Trump’s “racist” supporters is much more racially diverse than the...
  • There was a distinctly Stalinesque feeling to the 2017 Emmy Awards

    09/20/2017 8:23:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies ^ | 9-20-2017 | Bookworm
    Trump Derangement Syndrome at the Emmy Awards revealed that in Hollywood, as in the USSR or North Korea, it's dangerous to deviate from the party line. (A very surprised Dolly Parton, who didn't expect her Nine to Five co-stars to go all "Cultural Revolution" on her at the Emmy Awards.)I didn't watch the Emmy Awards. In fact, I haven't watched the Emmy Awards in at least 20 years.I don't watch the Emmy Awards in part because, with a very few exceptions, I don't watch television. Those exceptions are: Dancing With The Stars (I know, I know, but I do love...