When “Obvious Child” hit theaters this month, conservatives were aghast the media glorified it – without irony – as an “abortion romantic comedy.” Liberals lashed back, claiming, like the movie’s Director Gillian Robespierre, that "[Conservatives bashing Obvious Child] haven't seen the movie; they're basing it on articles and trailers."
That defense is bogus. We are, after all, talking about the destruction of innocent human life – something nearly impossible to contextualize and utterly repulsive as a romantic comedy plot device.
Was St. Joan of Arc a medieval French heroine who followed God’s instructions and united her country against the marauding English? Or was she a dude Jay Michaelson sat next to in his Queer Theory survey class?
Michaelson, writing for The Daily Beast, recently bashed the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention for declaring, to his ears, that, “Trans People Don’t Exist.” He vented that “the Southern Baptist Convention has gone ahead and decided gender is only about your junk” – and countered the decision by claiming St. Joan of Arc as a transgender.
Well this is a pleasant surprise: the media incorrectly depict fathers, according to today’s dads – and, for once, the media agree.
Just in time for Father’s Day, soap brand Dove hired Edelman Berland to survey 1,000 dads for Dove Men+Care. The dads challenged the media’s representation of fathers – with 80 percent agreeing the media fail to portray fathers roles accurately. When asked what attributes describe fathers in the media, dads most frequently responded with "disconnected, bumbling and incompetent.” Videos Below.
Hey, in these days of same-sex marriage, why not? That, at least, seems to be NBC’s thinking.
NBC.com published a video report entitled “True Believers: One Big, Happy (Poly) Family” June 11 where one reporter followed a “polyamorous family on living with multiple partners, without sacrificing the comforts of home.” The group of five adults and one 9-year-old girl insisted on normalcy (“we’re not doing anything freaky”) as the network spent over two days with them.
Let’s pretend – just for a moment – to believe Planned Parenthood when the nation’s largest abortion mill maintains that the taxpayer money it receives doesn’t go toward the abortion side of its business. We’re still left with the following question:
How much of the $540.6 million in government grants Planned Parenthood received in 2013 went to educate teens on the pleasures of “torture sex?”
That statement should offend both sides: not only those who oppose abortion but also those who abort (after all, if it wasn’t difficult, why the “not in her shoes” mantra?). But not so for the media – abortion is the very definition of “funny,” in The Washington Post’s latest piece.
Finally, a movie that presents the murder of an innocent as the laugh riot it is!
In the new abortion romantic comedy hitting theaters, the child in “Obvious Child” is anything but obvious. In fact, it’s dead, which is why so many pro-abortionists are praising the movie.
Director Gillian Robespierre’s “Obvious Child” follows an aspiring young comedian, Donna Stern, whose abortion turns into a “happily ever after” love story. Opening June 6, the film stresses “self-discovery and empowerment” and the “realities of independent womanhood.” With endorsements from Planned Parenthood and NARAL as well as applause from the media, the abortion “comedy” serves as the latest push for normalizing abortion.
Perhaps one day Hollywood will lose interest in people losing their virginity. But until then, it will continue to produce formulaic peons to the only aspect of adulthood Tinsel Town ever gets enthusiastic about.
Actresses Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen star in the upcoming movie “Very Good Girls” as best friends who make a pact to lose their virginity before heading off to college. Directed by Naomi Foner, the film boasts a cast including Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Peter Sarsgaard and Clark Gregg. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and hits theaters July 25. Continued after the video.
Expectant moms: Be careful shopping in the baby department, ladies – you might just dictate your bundle of joy’s gender with your next purchase, or so says TIME Magazine.
TIME Magazine’s Eliana Dockterman recently examined “The Problem with Wanting to Know Your Baby’s Sex before Birth.” In her article, Dockterman argued that buying pink or blue clothes could “pressure” children “into specific gender roles.” The article pointed to a study that claimed that women who wait to find out a baby’s sex are “more egalitarian, conscientious.” And probably more likely to care what Eliana Dockterman thinks of their choices.
“When a man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything.” – G.K. Chesterton
Katy Perry not only knows how to sing about fireworks, but also how to create them – with crystals.
Comedian Chelsea Handler interviewed pop icon Katy Perry for Cosmopolitan’s July issue. When their conversation turned to frequency of sex, Perry revealed, “I carry a lot of rose quartz” to attract men. The 29-year-old Perry appeared on Cosmo’s cover in addition to the article.
Here’s a new oxymoron, even for the liberal media: abortion comedy.
Opening this Friday, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s “Obvious Child” tells the story of an aspiring young comedian, Donna Stern, who has an abortion after a one-night stand. The film, which focuses on “self-discovery and empowerment” and the “realities of independent womanhood,” garnered endorsements not only from Planned Parenthood and NARAL, but also the media as an “abortion romantic comedy.” The film starring Jenny Slate (“SNL,” “Parks and Recreation”) caught the attention of distributor A24 after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
It seems like prime media bait: a group accusing a taxpayer funded organization of horrors from racism to sex trafficking. Except that the story is centered on abortion – and the accused is Planned Parenthood.
Pro-life advocacy group Live Action has released an investigative report and video compiling “shocking activity” that occurs within Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics. As part of a Planned Parenthood Exposed campaign, Live Action asked Americans to sign a petition to halt the $500 million per year in taxpayer money that funds Planned Parenthood. Members of Congress received copies of the report on May 28, according to the press release. Continues after video.
At some point, left-wing Catholics should just drop the “Catholic” part because, really, why bother? They clearly have more in common with their ideological fellow travelers than their co-religionists. Case in point, the National Catholic Reporter’s assertion that “Climate change!” has become the new rallying cry of the pro-life community.
In a recent editorial, NCR, which calls itself “one of the few independent journalistic outlets for Catholics and others,” announced that, “Climate Change is Church's No. 1 Pro-Life Issue.” The editorial staff warned of the “enormous” problem and urged, “The Catholic church should become a major player in educating the public to the scientific data and in motivating people to act for change.” Strangely enough, the piece didn’t once mention abortion.
It turns out President Obama is a moderate after all – at least in one matter. Remember when he said of abortion, “I don’t want my daughters punished with a baby?” Well, to one U.N. committee, the Roman Catholic religious doctrine against abortion may just be – get this – “torture.”
Here’s a sign the pro-choice side is running out of arguments: praising God as an abortionist.
RH Reality Check, a “reproductive health blog” with strong ties to Planned Parenthood, recently argued that the Bible supports abortion, tweeting “The Bible Is #ProChoice” and “Most anti-choicers claim obedience to the divinely inspired word of God. Does the Bible support that?” on May 6. In the linked article, the staff embedded a video from something called “The Kyle Kulinski Show,” where the host, Kyle Kulinski, revealed that “God actually performs abortions” in the Bible.
American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather just announced on Facebook that he split with fiancée Shantel Jackson because she “killed our twin babies” via abortion. In reaction to his May 1 post, feminist site Jezebel called him “bats**t insane” via columnist Erin Gloria Ryan. She bashed, “Oh my f*****g god what is wrong with you Floyd?” When the couple broke-up earlier this year, entertainment rumors alleged Mayweather cheated on Jackson.
Hat Tip Films, responsible for the Gosnell movie, erected a billboard slamming Kickstarter – a half mile away from Kickstarter’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. Erected on April 29th, the sign criticized crowdfunding site Kickstarter for refusing permission to fundraise for the Gosnell project. Picture Below.
ABC, CBS and NBC news should sit down and write George Clooney a thank you note for the timing of his engagement rumor. Oh, the networks weren’t ever going to report the horrific news that an Oregon plant burned aborted babies to fuel homes. But now they can credibly say they were busy with real, important news – the kind about celebrities.
The macabre story from Oregon, coming on the heels of a similar report about the fate of aborted babies in the U.K., might have garnered a mention on a slow news week, but we’re talking about George Clooney! And talk they did: for a total 21 minutes and 52 seconds in just three days. Video below.
Spike Lee and Phelim McAleer are both film-makers who’ve both achieved something unique: each has successfully raised $1.4 million to finance his movie through crowdfunding – a campaign seeking donations from the public. But Spike Lee is famous and established, with a net worth of $40 million. Phelim McAleer isn’t. So it’s a bit odd that the networks took note when Lee (a famous, if not household name) did it, but not when McAleer overcame greater odds to reach that number. Well, it would be odd, except that McAleer is trying to fund a movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell – America’s “most prolific serial killer,” and the media’s most ignored story.
With 16 days left, the Gosnell movie raised over $1.4 million with 14,500 funders – closing in on the $2.1 million needed to produce the story of abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The Gosnell Movie has beaten Lee's total in a shorter period of time with over twice the number of backers.
Correspondent Tracy Smith traveled to the farmlands north of Kansas City to explore “Heavenly Songs from Classical Music’s Unlikely Rock Stars.” Smith visited the priory of The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, which houses a group of cloistered nuns who recently rose to fame for their voices. Beating even the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the sisters reached number one on the Billboard traditional classical music chart last year, and earned Billboard’s recognition as “classical artists of the year” in 2012 and 2013.
If there’s one comedian who needs a laugh track, it’s Sarah Silverman – and even that might not suffice to drown out the booing.
The 43-year-old comedian Sarah Silverman recently took to social media to share a swastika she had drawn. She announced, “I doodled a bubble-lettered swastika. I shall call it ‘Holocaust High’” and then added in parentheses, “Sorry.” Picture Below.
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.