Midway through the Indiegogo campaign, the Gosnell movie raised $1 million– almost half of the $2.1 million needed to direct and produce the story of America’s “most prolific serial killer.” The project recently made headlines for becoming the most-funded movie ever on “crowdfunding” site Indigogo, with more than 10, 600 contributors.
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It might be best to keep the TV off this Easter.
WGN America’s new witch drama “Salem” premieres Easter and travels into 17th century Massachusetts. The show delves into what sparked the town’s notorious witch trials while deciphering who the real witches are – sex, nudity and devil worshipping included. “What if the witches were not the common folk,” John Alden (Shane West) asks in the trailer. “What if the witches were those we’ve entrusted to lead?” Besides West, the show rated for Mature Audiences stars Janet Montgomery and Seth Gabel.
Easter (n): The annual Christian celebration in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
Synonyms: 1. Peeps. 2. fashion. 3. martinis. 4. bonnets. 5. common thread of humanity.
Source: The liberal media.
Dilemma: You’re a thoroughly secularized, liberal TV journalist and the central religious holiday of the Christian faith is coming. You can’t completely ignore it and you can’t show your outright disdain for the faithful and their quaint beliefs. The solution: secularize and trivialize Easter to render it essentially meaningless.
With 34 days left to go, the Gosnell movie raised $500,000 of the $2.1 million needed to share the story of America’s “most prolific serial killer.” Willfully ignored by the news media and frozen out of mainstream Hollywood, the grisly tale of Kermit Gosnell’s crimes will only come to life through “crowdfunding.”
Pop star Lady Gaga’s third album “Artpop” debuted November 2013, but her song “G.U.Y.” caught attention this week for making Billboard's top 100, and the music video is boasting over 30 million views. The video features Hearst Castle, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and (of course) sex – but to really spice things up, Lady Gaga resurrects Jesus, Gandhi and Michael Jackson to create a clone army.
Talk about blatant bias. Although crowdfunded site Kickstarter refused the makers of the new Gosnell movie permission to fundraise, the same company hosted the recent “After Tiller” late-term abortionist documentary.
Filmmaker Phelim McAleer along with wife Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda aimed to raise $2.1 million in 45 days via Kickstarter for their Gosnell project, a scripted drama on based on abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s trial and the grand jury report. When Kickstarter complained about the project’s description of Gosnell, the team turned instead to site Indiegogo. In the past, Kickstarter also made news for hosting the controversial “After Tiller” abortionist documentary. The McAleer team reacted to the irony, telling MRC, “It’s clear Kickstarter is a site for narrow ideas where no diversity of opinion is tolerated."
Nearly a year after the end of the trial, there’s still opposition to telling the Kermit Gosnell story.
Fox News Contributor Kirsten Powers appeared on FNC’s “The Kelly File” April 1 to discuss how Kickstarter, a crowdfunding site, refused independent filmmaker Phelim McAleer and wife Ann McElhinney permission to fundraise for their new project: the Gosnell Movie. Powers explained that while a grand jury report accused abortionist Kermit Gosnell of “killing hundreds of babies,” Kickstarter only allowed McAleer’s Hat Tip Productions an account to fundraise “if they would remove references to babies being stabbed to death” in the project description. As a result, the husband-wife team turned to site Indiegogo to raise money from the public.
He’s America’s “biggest serial killer,” though hardly anyone recognizes his name: Dr. Kermit Gosnell. But an independent filmmaker plans to change that by challenging the media through a grassroots fundraiser.
A campaign headed by filmmaker Phelim McAleer, along with wife Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda, hopes to raise $2.1 million in 45 days to tell the story of Kermit Gosnell – a story well hidden by the media. Their company, Hat Tip Productions, will produce a scripted drama based on the abortionist’s trial and the grand jury report. Having already faced opposition from internet fundraiser Kickstarter, which placed restrictions on describing Gosnell, the team turned to site Indiegogo to ask for support from the public.
Lena Dunham has dun it again: pushing past the limits of controversial in the world of Hollywood.
Lena Dunham, star of the cable series "Girls," recently directed a music video for her boyfriend, "Fun." guitarist and Bleachers singer Jack Antonoff. In the video for the Bleachers' "I Wanna Get Better" single, Antonoff acts as a therapist who encounters a scantily clad patient. She reveals, "My parents gave me this dog so I would get an abortion. He's an abortion dog." Video Below.
Sometimes, all you can say is, “Keep telling yourself that.”
Elle’s Rachael Combe recently honored NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue as one of the “10 Most Powerful Women in D.C.” For Combe’s piece, Hogue told Elle that, “Even though states adopted 53 antichoice measures last year,” Americans “really do live in a pro-choice country.” Fortunately, the polls disagree.
Normally, a “doula” is a woman who assists other women with birth. But Roc Morin, writing for The Atlantic, found a “full-spectrum doula.” “On Being an Abortion Doula” was about Annie Robinson, and explored the “range of emotions involved in helping women terminate pregnancies.” Robinson told Morin that “the grief is celebratory” and that “some of the connections [with women aborting] are really joyful, and funny, and loving.”
To explain her attraction to her work, Robinson detailed how “I’m really interested in loss and grief.” She acknowledged that “Even if the grief is celebratory, it still is grief and it still is loss.” She argued that birth isn’t that much different: “There’s something lost with birth too—loss of pregnancy, loss of the in-utero experience.”
Here's a way to work around the liberal media bias.
The Family Research Council wants to re-create Mike Huckabee's “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” – this time for craft store Hobby Lobby. FRC is encouraging Americans to participate in a #HobbyLobbyDay on March 29th via social media and shopping.
In the case of Hobby Lobby’s fight for religious freedom, what you report is just as important as who you report – at least for the broadcast networks.
The evening news programs lavishly quoted the liberal female Supreme Court justices in their Hobby Lobby reports yesterday. Among ABC, CBS and NBC, the nets recognized only one conservative justice’s opinion: Chief Justice John Roberts.
Yes, Hollywood is dreaming of a Hillary Clinton administration. But for now, they’re settling for installing a female liberal activist as a fictional president.
Oscar and Emmy nominee Alfre Woodard will appear as president in NBC’s new political drama “State of Affairs,” The Hollywood Reporter noted last Friday. The show also stars Katherine Heigl as Charleston "Charlie" Whitney Tucker who serves as a legal briefer to Woodard’s character, President Roberta Payton. The part seems the perfect fit for Woodard, a Democrat activist in real life.
Calling your opponents un-American and agitating for the most extreme pro-abortion position doesn’t just get you the attention of Daily Kos or Democratic Underground. It can get you props from a mainstream women’s magazine.
Is it possible that some mischievous conservative created the Ban Bossy campaign to lampoon liberal hypocrisy (as well as liberal preoccupations)? The new initiative claims that championing young women’s leadership begins with banning the word “bossy.” But while Diane Sawyer was calling it “the powerful movement to change one word,” entertainment TV aired the word “bitch” 50 times last week.
And then there’s Beyoncé. As the campaign launched last week, the singer signed on, and made headlines for announcing, “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” Possibly the boss of “bitch.” Beyoncé uses that other B-word nine times on her most recent, self-titled album released last December. Mostly, she uses it to tell other women they’ll never be as good as her. Take a look at her “***Flawless” lyrics for example:
OK, try to follow this: It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. There’s a silly old saying about “the luck of the Irish.” “Getting lucky” is a term for having sex. So of course NPR had a “Get Lucky” promotion featuring R&B songs about sex. How else would you logically celebrate St. Patrick’s day?
You’d think conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are outspoken enough without liberal media sources having to lie about their words. But you’d be underestimating the unscrupulous partisanship of political “journalists."
Here’s a message the media won’t want to hear: the dangers of ignoring the devastation of abortion.
Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins compared remaining silent on abortion’s destruction to ignoring trains heading towards concentration camps. To a gathering of pro-lifers preparing to pray in front of abortion clinics, Hawkins declared, “We’re literally on the train track. Because this is where women are being led – to slaughter their children.” Hawkins spoke during a candlelit vigil on March 5 to kick-off the Washington D.C. 40 Days for Life campaign.
Everybody says something stupid and offensive at one time or another. But it takes a special kind of ideologue to turn it into a speech repeated over and over. And that ideologue is NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue.
We missed it the first time she told a crowd that pro-lifers are “un-American.” That was at a Feb. 4 event in Washington, D.C. marking the pro-abortion group’s 45th anniversary (see video below). But Hogue liked it so much she said it again in San Francisco on March 4, at an event featuring Sandra Fluke, America’s most famous birth control user.
Illegal immigration might be a hot topic for the media, but the networks remained mum when the government denied asylum to a German family seeking the freedom to educate their own children.
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike along with their children came to the United States in 2008, seeking political asylum because home-schooling is illegal in Germany. The family wants to homeschool due to its Christian beliefs. Obama’s U.S. Justice Department refused asylum status, and chose to defend its decision in litigation. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the Romeikes on March 3 which initially signaled a deportation for the family. Despite the win for the Obama Justice Department, ABC, CBS, and NBC have not mentioned the story.
Let’s see if this is something the networks air in their Oscar reviews: a thank you to God.
In his acceptance speech for Best Actor, McConaughey declared, “First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to.” Matthew McConaughey won his Oscar on March 2 for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof who smuggles drugs to help AIDS patients after he himself is diagnosed in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Besides McConaughey’s significant weight loss for the role, the movie fell under controversy when co-star Jared Leto played Rayon, a transgender woman, as a straight man. Article continues after the video.
Looks like the media are tiring of their attack on life, at least when that life turns out to be a celebrity success story.
During his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, Jared Leto told the story of his mother who fought to create a better life for him despite her status as a high school dropout and single mother. From Time magazine to ABC News, the media offered only praise for Leto’s words.
Something similar has happened to Jared Leto. His crime was being a straight actor who sympathetically played a transgender in “Dallas Buyers Club,” which is in the running for Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday.
“Safe, legal and RARE everywhere” is the new and improved abortion mantra – or so suggests The Daily Beast’s latest “Women in the World” blog.
Daily Beast Contributor Gabby Bess recently explored “The Architecture of Abortion Clinics” by interviewing architect Lori Brown for “Women in the World.” To introduce Brown’s “new book” (published June 2013), Bess noted that, “abortion clinics are often pushed to the fringes of communities where access is the most crucial” to ask, “But what if they were integrated into the mainstream of our everyday space: clinics in malls, clinics on military bases, clinics on high school campuses, and open access to preventative care?”
But “The Texas gubernatorial candidate didn’t flip-flop,” Goff assured readers on Feb. 18, “she just voiced what a large percentage of Americans already think of this hot button issue.” That issue is a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, and Davis’ recently expressed support for such a ban (provided certain changes) is indeed in line with what a large percentage of Americans think. But most Americans didn’t become media stars and jump-start their political careers staging a catheterized, cutely shod 11-hour filibuster against such a bill.
Nothing says romance like whacko green propaganda. The Huffington Post’s Valentine’s Day prescription: skip the chocolate and use condoms – particularly the “Endangered Species” ones.
Writing in HuffPo, Stephanie Feldstein, the population and sustainability director at the Center for Biological Diversity, listed the “5 Reasons Condoms Are Better Than Chocolate for Valentine's Day.” Feldstein introduced her piece by encouraging, “Instead of the shopping mood, let's talk about getting in a different kind of mood. You know what I'm talking about. Saving the planet. Okay, and sex” – as long as it doesn’t result in kids, of course.
Could a “childfree” life be the secret ingredient to a happy marriage? Many in the media certainly think so – and they’ve been promoting the idea more and more.
Journalists were abuzz with the topic last year after Time magazine’s cover story detailed a new British study claiming “childfree” translates to happier relationships. Lefty sites such as Slate, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast published articles on women romanticizing their childless lives where women and experts reasoned, “I don’t enjoy alien-parasites” (aka “babies”) and “people have children to glorify their own ego,” to then call “the childfree life” “the latest version of having it all” and being the “most aware and responsible beings on the planet.” Continuing the trend, outlets such as The Guardian and CNN also joined in on the redefinition of family.