Anyone who watches TV, with everything from "Glee" to "America's Next Top Model," sees a torrent of homosexuality promotion. But the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of TV and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) produced a study that insists that Hollywood is still backwards on the LGBT agenda. The study, four years in the making and performed by the UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute, was unveiled for the union’s convention this weekend.
Newly elected SAG-AFTRA executive vice president Gabrielle Carteris ("Beverly Hills 90210") said she planned to introduce a resolution at Saturday’s convention session supporting LGBT performers. Among the findings:
Melanie Hunter at CNS News reports Al Gore launched some hot rhetoric at the normally sedate Brookings Institution on Friday on the threat of a shutdown over Obamacare. " I think the only phrase that describes it is political terrorism." He spoke in an alleged Tea Party voice: "‘Nice global economy you got there. Be a shame if we’d have to destroy it. We have a list of demands. If you don’t meet ‘em all by our deadline, we’ll blow up the global economy." Then he said: "Really?:
No, not really. This isn't exactly burning through the liberal media. But my friend at Laurence Jarvik Online reports that Brookings was proud of this uncivil mess in an e-mail to supporters. This is a think tank the leftists think is way too moderate and part of the milquetoast establishment:
Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas thinks conservatives live in a hermetically sealed bubble of Fox News and Breitbart commenters. On Thursday he mocked "reality-bending" Michael Walsh of National Review for suggesting the country would tilt away from Republican Tea Party-bashers like John McCain.
“Conservatives love to quote the 'public', the 'country', the 'American people' without ever pointing to a single poll because, as we all know, they're on the wrong side of virtually every issue,” Kos proclaimed, ignoring how polls have showed the approval of Obamacare has been underwater for years.
Wisconsin’s McIver Institute reports that the school district in Hudson, Wisconsin (part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area) is apologizing after showing a pro-Barack Obama video to students on Wednesday. It's a sappy “I Pledge” video stuffed with celebrities made by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions in 2009. The school district played the video for middle school students as a part of their “Peace One Day” event.
Jay Leno took another comedic shot at the White House Thursday.
Early in his Tonight Show monologue on NBC, the host said, “President Obama now making his case for raising the debt limit. He said raising the debt limit does not increase debt – you know, like raising the speed limit does not increase speed” (video follows with commentary):
The Ted Cruz “filibuster” drew obvious hate from liberal talk radio. On Tuesday afternoon, Thom Hartmann proclaimed “The Republican party has become the party of suicide bombers. I mean, you go back to January 20, 2009.” Cruz is the Harvard Law version of the Taliban: “There's no chance that the Democrats are going to agree to defund Obamacare, but Ted Cruz is still leading his Taliban-style suicide-bomber charge to shut down the government if Obamacare isn't defunded.”
Then it was another night, another death wish for Mike Malloy on Senator Cruz:
Stephen Colbert is a funny man, and he's got the Emmys to prove it.
The comedian's Colbert Report won big at Sunday's Emmys Awards for his Comedy Central faux news show, but he's equally funny in thinking audiences don't know where his personal politics fall. Colbert shared that view point after his show snared two Emmys over the weekend.
Left-wing media critics are continually fond of pointing out Fox News president Roger Ailes's past as a Republican political operative as some sort of indirect proof that his employees are nothing but Republican robots. The fact is, however, that Ailes is a comparative rarity in the TV business coming at it from the political Right.
The new president of CNN's HLN channel, Albie Hecht, is a perfect example of this fact. As reported by Politico's Dylan Byers, Hecht has made about $45,000 to Democrats and liberal groups over the years:
The secular-left group Americans United for Separation for Church and State is rolling out a series of “Voices United” concert events this fall to raise funds. “In these times of increasing fanaticism and heated rhetoric, Americans United needs your support more than ever,” they declare.
So it’s a bit surprising that their most famous opponent of “heated rhetoric” and “fanaticism” is comedienne Sarah Silverman, the infamous one who filmed a skit where she had a one-night stand with God and sent him packing. She's appearing in Los Angeles, and she also offered her “talent” at a similar AU event last fall.
An ABC star is trashing CBS for its Emmy-show telecast being too white. “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo (who plays Dr. Meredith Grey) told the Associated Press she was “really disappointed” by host Neil Patrick Harris being surrounded by white dancers.
"I didn't see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me," she said in an interview Monday. "... That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?"
The new Robert Reich documentary has yet to become a left-wing sensation when its promotional website can only tout its Audience Award at the Traverse City Film Festival. No one knew Traverse City even had a film festival.
But Parade magazine on Sunday put the film in its “Parade Picks,” and compared Reich’s new work to that classic Al Gore science-fiction movie on global warming:
We sure have come a long way from the rebellious Hollywood of the 1960s and 70s; the Hollywood that railed against The Man and conformity, and preached to a generation of young people about the idea of liberty and individualism.
In just a few generations the guardians of Hollywood have gone from Easy Riders to "Funny or Die" sell-outs eager to propagandize for Big Government, all in an effort to dupe young people into paying for health insurance they do not need:
While liberal journalists have a thrill up their leg over Pope Francis telling an interviewer that Catholics have a much broader message than just opposing abortion and unrepentant homosexuality, they're missing other messages that show the Holy Father is still leading a pro-life church.
Francis X. Rocca of The Catholic Herald in the United Kingdom reports the Pope told a gathering of Catholic gynecologists: “In all its phases and at every age, human life is always sacred and always of quality. And not as a matter of faith, but of reason and science.”
Liberal radio host Randi Rhodes was ranting about conservatives loving guns more than their children on Wednesday: “You value guns more than you value children! And that is a sad reality, that is just a fact of life in this country, that you could lose your children but you can't lose your gun. That's how twisted people are.”
While she was making stuff up, Rhodes decided to add that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is dumb, meaning she fits in at Fox News. Then Rhodes – nobody’s idea of a beauty pageant contestant – mocked former 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson as a “funny-looking girl” that Fox put out to pasture in daytime news:
Starbucks Coffee is now living up to its effete liberal image by telling customers that they shouldn't carry guns in their stores (or the outdoor seating areas around their stores). But The Washington Post headline on an AP dispatch Thursday was "Starbucks walks a fine line over gun issue."
AP found them walking away from becoming an "unwitting supporter of gun rights." Chief executive Howard Schultz claimed the company is not "pro-gun or anti-gun," but they've clearly knuckled under to anti-gun pressure groups. The actual AP headline was "Starbucks' progressive ways draw fire on guns." Their latte sippers lean leftish: