Cosmopolitan Magazine: The Clintons Are “Good Marriage Role Models”

(Published on July 28, 2016)

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Only the sex-obsessed writers at Cosmopolitan could try that line out. There are a lot of ways to try to defend the Clintons, but that’s not one.

In the article The Clintons and the Reality of a Long Marriage, the women’s magazine attempts to make the case that the Clinton marriage is actually one that everyone should look up to. Apparently, hating philandering men is no longer a part of the feminist agenda. At least, as long as one’s wife is running for president.

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Bill Cllinton’s lengthy stroll down memory lane reminded Cosmo writer Ada Calhoun that the Clintons’ 45-year marriage has “outlasted the Gores, the first two Trump marriages, and the first two Gingrich marriages.” Wow, rather a low bar. Why not throw in Elizabeth Taylor or Henry VIII?

The article attacks divorcees Trump, Giuliani, and Gingrich for all being critical of Hillary standing by her cheating man. These men, Calhoun laments, think “you should have the ‘decency’ to leave your spouse” if you cheat on them. Never mind the decency to not cheat on them in the first place, right Bill?

But virtuous Hillary Clinton stuck by her man! She “could have put her husband’s recklessness behind her like a bad haircut and moved on to continue her change-making and achievements without him too. But she stayed.” And now, the sweet old couple “get to be doting grandparents together, mutually supporting each other in their latest acts, and potentially becoming the first married to couple to ever both be President, which will make a good Christmas letter.”

Hillary shouldn’t be painted as “a doormat, a punching bag, a fool” for staying married to Bill. It’s a sign of strength and nobility! Or a savvy politician who is trying to be elected President.

The writer’s marital counseling goes on. “In the Clinton’s marriage model, you screw up. You forgive. You grow. And you grow old, together, making new memories and celebrating old ones with the same person you’ve known since she was “a girl,” someone you fell in love with many years ago in the spring.”

As gag-inducing as this is, it can’t be a surprise. A serial adulterer who’s still a popular national figure and married? That’s Cosmo’s idea of a hero.

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Somebody Went There: SNL Brings Up Lewinsky

(Published on July 28, 2016)

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Credit must be given where it’s due. Turns out Republicans aren’t the only ones who can find comedic relief in this week’s Democratic convention.

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Following last week’s episode at the RNC, Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted their Weekend Update sketch from Philadelphia Wednesday night.

They noted that Dems are excited about Tim Kaine because “he’s fluent in Spanish…only problem is, he’s whiter than me,” Colin Jost. They later nicknamed him “Rosetta Stone.”

And then there was Bill Clinton’s lengthy reminiscence on his and Hillary’s relationship, which was “sort of like The Notebook, but if Ryan Gosling had ripped out all those pages about how he had an affair with an intern.”

 

Bill tried to make Hillary Clinton seem relatable, but right after his speech she appeared via satellite on a giant screen like “some kind of Bond villain,” or “Kim Jung Clinton.”

The hosts also pointed out liberals’ aversion to acknowledging terrorism. Donald Trump criticized Dems for not mentioning ISIS at the DNC, but Jost pointed out “you know they’re not gonna. They’re democrats. They don’t say stuff like that, they don’t say radical Islam, they don’t even say Philly fanatic. They just say ‘he was a Mets fan until he was radicalized online.’”

Earlier this week, the pair admitted to Matt Lauer that Republicans are “better about laughing at themselves” than Dems are because “they’re honest” and not as concerned about being politically correct. So naturally, they threw in a few jibes at Republicans too.

On a play on Trump’s many “Trump etc.” business ventures, the pair handed out free “Trump Ice” on the streets pf Philly, which was actually just bottles of water. Because “Jesus turned water into wine and Trump turned ice into water.”

Watch Hillary’s speech tomorrow night. It’ll be the “least she’s ever been paid to give a speech.”

Watch the full clip here:

Aussie Comedian Mocks 2nd Amendment on Conan

(Published on July 27, 2016)

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Jim Jefferies’s Australian homeland implemented nationwide seizure of 650,000 guns. He’d love to have that in the USA.

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On Monday, late show host Conan O’Brien invited the Australian comedian on to the show for a gun-control love fest. Jefferies originally made waves when he went on a 14-minute anti-gun stint in his 2014 Netflix show Bare. Every time there’s another mass shooting, that video resurfaces, helping to make Jefferies the face of gun-control in the comedy world.

He told Conan that he said “common sense things” in that video. Common sense things like comparing the 2nd amendment to slavery. His common sense could use a little help though, because the “right to bear arms” has nothing to do with human bondage.

He also praised Australia’s 1996 federal gun confiscation for eliminating mass murders Down Under, and wondered why Americans don’t pass something similar. Again, Jefferies’s liberal version of “common sense” failed him. Immigrants smuggling in guns from elsewhere isn’t much of a problem for a country that’s, oh, an island.

He also quipped that the only legitimate argument anyone could ever have for owning a gun is because they just like guns. Not self-defense or hunting or any other nonsense like that.

Conan himself is also a gun-control lefty. Following the Orlando shooting, he called for a ban on “weapons of war.” He also signed Billboard magazine’s gun-control petition. So his show was a natural platform for Jefferies to continue mocking those who believe gun ownership should be protected.

 

In response to people who fear a little bit of gun control will lead to a full-on ban, Jefferies said “America, you already have gun-control. You already have it. We’re just asking for a little bit more, like terrorists can’t buy guns.” Of course, that meant people on the Terror Watch List who have not actually been convicted of anything.

Conan and the audience cheered as Jefferies continued, joking that, “you can open-carry a machine gun in Target but you can’t open-carry a chainsaw.” He went on to mock the oft-used pro-gun argument, saying that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a chainsaw is a good guy with a chainsaw.”

Jefferies’ newest Netflix show, Freedumb, aired July 1. In it, in addition to talking more about guns, he joked about rape and explained why he refuses to marry his girlfriend (whom he has 3-year old son with). He also claimed that Donald Trump’s Muslim ban will effectively be an ISIS recruitment tool and that “our fight in this world is not against Islam, it’s against religion.”

Watch his segment on Conan here:

Carl’s Jr. Features Bacon and Threesomes in Sleazy New Ad

(Published July 27, 2016)

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Why have one sexy model eating a burger when you can have three?

Carl’s Jr.’s most recent ad campaign features lots of burgers, bacon, and babes. The fast food chain’s newest item is the Bacon 3-Way Burger. The only thing that sells better than bacon is sex, but the restaurant took that to another level with their Three-Way “Fantasy.”

The provocative ad spot features former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Genevieve Morton, along with social media babes Emily Sears and Elena Belle. The women, clad only in white string bikinis, make grilling a greasy fast food burger actually look seductive.  The sultry trio cook bacon strips, spoon bacon jam, and dice bacon crumbles, while rapper Dirt Nasty’s “Threesome” plays in the background.

The girls sensually feed each other bacon pieces and spoonfuls of jam on the lyrics “she’s givin’ her some, they givin’ me some” and look seductively at each other as the rapper sings “we havin’ us a threesome.” The original video released cuts off in the middle of the word “threesome,” only implying that there’s more than just bacon-love going on here. But the director’s cut version of the “Fantasy” commercial leaves little to the imagination.

But Carl’s Jr. doesn’t want anyone to be surprised by the ad’s ménage a trois suggestion. One of the models in the video says “it’s called the Bacon 3-Way Burger. What did you expect?” She has a point, given the chain’s history of producing raunchy burger ads. Paris Hilton seductively “washed” a car while advertising the spicy BBQ burger, and another model took off her bikini top while selling the cod fish burger. Kate Upton got turned on by the Southwest Patty Melt, writhing around in a convertible and visibly sweating while taking bites out of the burger. That ad actually got banned from airing during the 2012 Super Bowl.

And now, Carl’s Jr. can’t wait for people to try the 3-way….burger.

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Celebrities Are #UnitedAgainstHate By Hating Donald Trump

(Published on July 27, 2016)

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Irony is lost on the residents of Tinseltown.

An open letter to American voters was released Tuesday morning by the progressive political action group MoveOn.org. The sole purpose of the letter is to take down Donald Trump. The pledge, #UnitedAgainstHate, has been signed by a who’s who of lefty Hollywood stars and activists. Signers “believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy.”

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It claims that alongside Muslims, Hispanics, Asians, blacks, and LGBT people, Trump’s rhetoric “exclude[s], degrade[s], and harm[s]…working class people, American prisoners of war, and those of countless other marginalized communities.”

The letter drivels on. “When dangerous and divisive leaders have come to power in the past, it has been in part because those of goodwill failed to speak out for themselves or their fellow citizens. Some of us come from the groups Trump has attacked. Some of us don’t. But as history has shown, it’s often only a matter of time before the “other” becomes me.”

 

Current darling of the DNC Chloe Grace Moretz added her name to celebs-against-Trump list. Which is to be expected, since she actually cried the first time she met her ‘idol’ Hillary Clinton. Hopefully she’ll be able to contain herself when she speaks at the Democrat’s convention in Philly this week.

Lewd feminist rape hoaxer Lena Dunham, who is also slated to speak at the DNC, was among the first to sign the anti-hate pledge. Ironic, since just a couple of weeks ago she hated on white Americans by blaming them for Alton Sterling’s death.

Lena Dunham has been busy on the campaign trail this week. She, along with a number of other Hollywood starlets, created a video pleading to get more women into office, which was, of course, a plug for Hillary.

Scandal creator and Hillary supporter Shonda Rhimes is among the #UnitedAgainstHate signers, along with lead Scandal actress Kerry Washington.

Mark Ruffalo, known for his role as the Hulk, is another one of the artists against “hate.” This goes right along with his belief that celebs have a responsibility to spread the liberal agenda.

And of course Michael Moore, who loves to point out right-wing “hate,” signed the pledge.

Other names among the more than 100 celebrity signers include Russell Simmons, Olivia Wilde, Meg Ryan, Neil Patrick Harris, Woody Harrelson, Jane Fonda, and Julianne Moore.

Hate is bad, unless you’re hating on political opponents. Then it’s alright.

Miley Cyrus Wants To ‘Make America Gay Again’

(Published on July 26, 2016)

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Donald Trump may want to make America great again, but Miley Cyrus has another idea.

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The singer and former Disney star, who once called Donald Trump a “f**king nightmare,” is proud to be sporting a different take on the candidate’s campaign slogan. Over the weekend, the Miley posted a selfie on Instagram wearing a hat with the words ‘Make America Gay Again.’ And shortly before that, she posted another pic of her wearing a t-shirt with the same rainbow-colored quote.

And for just $28, you can have one of those hats too. This is another instance of Miley advertising for a clothing line with a political agenda. In December 2015,American Apparel, in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, launched the line of LGBTQ themed clothing, including shirts, tank tops, totes, and, of course, hats. All proceeds are donated to a campaign for a federal Equality Act.

She might be best known for twerking, swinging naked on wrecking balls, and other wild antics, but Miley does understand the power of having 45.6 million Instagram followers. She frequently uses that platform to advocate for causes she deems worthy, like abortion and gender confusion. In May, Miley used her Instagram account to help Marc Jacobs sell ‘Miley Hearts Planned Parenthood’ shirts. She’s also posted selfies advertising ‘gender fluidity’ lipstick and apparel supporting her own LGBT charity, the Happy Hippie Foundation.

Miley herself has openly stated that she identifies as pansexual and gender fluid. In one interview, she said that “I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.” She also claims that “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”

Well, at least she ruled out animals.

Singer Criticized For Adultery Song, Blames Church Bigotry

(Published on July 25, 2016)

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A gospel music conference, featuring Jesus and…adultery?

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R&B artist Kelly Price performed her hit rendition of “As We Lay” at the Indiana Black Expo. The song, which is about a woman’s one-night stand with a married man, is one of Price’s best-known hits. The problem? She sang it during the event’s gospel music section.

Although Price was originally booked to sing her R&B songs during one time slot, a scheduling change landed her in front of a crowd anticipating Gospel music. Because event attendees were expecting to hear songs about Jesus and not some woman’s sexual dalliances, Price received major criticism for the performance.

Price though, thought this was unfair. Somehow, she missed the memo that she had ended up singing at the event’s praise and worship section and, therefore, shouldn’t be criticized for singing about a cheating woman instead of God. She posted on Instagram that she had “a very, very disheartening experience” at the expo.

Price is the daughter of a preacher and has been outspoken about her own faith, along with recording a Gospel album alongside her R&B ones. So one would expect her to understand why people were upset about being sung to about adultery during a worship event. But no, she didn’t understand. She continued her Instagram rant with “church bigotry is unacceptable. Either truly represent Christ’s views and his love or shut up! Christians are the ones who make Christ look bad! We cannot win people because all they see is hate and shade.”

Attacking anyone unfairly is wrong, but singing about infidelity during Jesus-time definitely doesn’t “represent Christ’s views” either.

Celebs Apologize for America After Trump Speech

(Published on July 22, 2016)

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As much as Hollywood hates Donald Trump, it’s amazing how many of them actually watched the nominee’s highly anticipated RNC speech last night. What’s less amazing were the typical cries of doom and gloom on their Twitter feeds in the wake of Trump’s remarks.

A lot of celebrities had a real problem with how long the speech, which clocked in at over an hour, lasted. Many took to Twitter to vent their frustration. Seinfeld and Veepactress Julia Louis-Dreyfus demanded to know “Is this speech going to end soon? I’ve had it. “Tremendous problem” #RNCinCLE.”

Jeffrey Wright, known from The Hunger Games and Casino Royale, didn’t realize that watching the speech was actually optional.

The Good Wife actor Alan Cumming was extremely disappointed:

“I am bored of you @realDonaldTrump
I actually thought you were a better entertainer. But no, you are not even good at that #shabby

Actress Mia Farrow suggested that it “Helps if you turn down the sound. And maybe take a clonipin” for those who didn’t want to just change the channel.

Singer Clay Aiken lamented that:

All of Me singer John Legend used the speech’s length as a reason to vote for Hillary:

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Other celebrities commented on the speech’s content. Like George Lopez, who offered this insightful rebuttal:

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Will Arnett, known for his roles in Arrested Development and 30 Rock mocked Trump, tweeting:

Rosie O’Donnell, who loves going on venomous Twitter rants about Trump, also commented on the golf course:

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She also had some words for everyone on the #TrumpTrain:

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Actress Olivia Wilde might be joining to celeb squad moving to Canada if Trump gets elected:

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Kathy Griffin invoked the popular #drumpf hashtag in her commentary:

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Michael Moore was one of many who compared the speech to that of a certain Nazi dictator, writing “To paraphrase Molly Ivins, I think this speech read better in the original German.”

Maybe not quite Hitler, but Josh Groban definitely thought Trump look monarchical:

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Michael Ian Black’s assessment:

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Actress Elizabeth Banks needed some help recovering after watching the speech:

She should have offered some to Frozen actor Josh Gad, who tweeted out this reaction:

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Businessman and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban offered this apology to the rest of the world:

Scandal: Hollywood Spends Decades Scripting Hillary Presidency

(Published on July 21, 2016)

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The Hillary Clinton propaganda machine has been hard at work leading up to her presumptive presidential nomination. Entertainment media have been littered with a multitude of TV shows, movies, children’s books, and even songs inspired by the Democratic candidate.

It’s typical for the media to get involved in a campaign during an election cycle. But in the case of Hillary Clinton, the media have been laying the groundwork for her ascendance to the Presidency since the early 1990s.

Beginning with an episode in the ‘90s featuring President Hillary Clinton, audiences have been treated to Hillary-inspired female presidents and politicians, fictional TV characters endorsing the real-life former FLOTUS, and children’s’ books singing her praises. Pro-Hillary propaganda has been saturating the entertainment world.

And this isn’t just a right-wing conspiracy theory: big names like Morgan Freeman and Sigourney Weaver have cited Clinton as inspiration for their projects.

It gets worse. From gospel hymns to Hillary to children’s books that offer up Clinton as an example of girl power, we’ve had three decades of liberals imagining – and pushing for – a Hillary Clinton Administration.

No Accident: TV Loves Female Presidents                  

15 TV Shows Support Hillary for President: Of the 15 TV shows supporting Hillary, at least fve are based entirely on fictionalizations of her real life, amounting to more than 189 hours of Hillary-positive airtime. Morgan Freeman, producer of Madam Secretary, was inspired by the way Clinton defended herself during the Benghazi hearings and even wrote the episode “Another Benghazi” as a white wash of the real incident. In an interview, actress Bellamy Young said that Scandal’s Mellie Grant running for president in the show because Hillary is in real life.

Not that there’s anything wrong with the notion of a female president. But as early as the 1990s, TV shows have been promoting the idea of one specific female as president: Hillary Clinton.                                          

One of the earliest cases of presenting the idea of a female President Clinton was in an episode of the ‘90s show Sliders. The characters of the show spend time traveling between alternate universes. At one point, they think they’ve finally landed in their own decade again. However, they realize their mistake when the nightly news host announces that President Clinton will be addressing the nation, and Hillary (not Bill) takes the stage. That was just a taste of the next three decades.

But Hillary Clinton doesn’t just appear in many TV shows. There have been five series actually based on her life. Commander-in-Chief, Political Animals, State of Affairs, The Good Wife, and Madame Secretary were all inspired by the life of the former Secretary of State.

Commander-in-Chief,which first aired in 2005, was about, well, a female Commander-in-Chief. Portrayed by Geena Davis, President Mackenzie Allen assumes her role after the former President suffers an aneurysm. A member of the Independent Party, she was originally put on the Republican ticket as VP to appeal to the woman vote, not because she was the best choice for the job. After the President’s death, Republican leadership tries to convince her not to assume the Presidency, but in a feminist, stick-it-to-the-man move, she refuses to resign. President Allen is portrayed as “equal parts powerful leader, conflicted mother and concerned wife,” i.e. the way liberals want to see Hillary Clinton.

Next came The Good Wife, which ran from 2009 to 2016. In that show, the fictional Democratic Illinois Governor Florrick runs for President … against real-life Hillary Clinton. However, the show’s premise focuses on Florrick’s wife, Alicia, as she pursues her career and sticks with her husband (hence “the good wife”) despite a public sex scandal. This is an onscreen attempt to justify Hillary standing by her own wandering man. Writer Michelle King openly admitted that the Florricks are partly based off of the Clintons.

In 2012, Political Animals premiered during Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. The show starred Sigourney Weaver as former First Lady Elaine Barrish serving as another Secretary of State. That was no coincidence – the show’s team openly acknowledged that it was directly based off of Clinton’s own political story. Weavertold NBC that “we are inspired by Mrs. Clinton, who’s such a remarkable woman and a great secretary of state. She was a great senator for New York State.”

And, just like the fictional Barrish, Clinton was married to a philandering but popular POTUS. The show, like The Good Wife, attempted to explain why a First Lady would stick with her man despite his sexual dalliances. After leaving the White House, the former FLOTUS went on to become Governor of Illinois and then ran for President. After losing the Democratic primary race to her opponent in the pilot episode, Barrish became Secretary of State, later declaring her intention to run for president again in the future. Sound familiar?

Political Animals only lasted for one season, so NBC’s State of Affairs picked up the Hillary torch in 2014. This show featured blonde Katherine Heigl as an ace CIA analyst tasked with preparing the president’s daily briefing … oh, and the president just happened to be a woman. President Constance Peyton was played by Alfre Woodard, who is also an activist in the Democratic Party. Perhaps the likeness of Hillary in two different characters, the analyst and the President, was just too much, because this show was also cancelled after one season. But it held out until just after Hillary announced her candidacy in 2015.

CBS ensured that a pro-Hillary drama stayed on the airwaves though, with its blatant propaganda piece Madam Secretary. The creators of Madam Secretary were inspired by Clinton’s testimony at the Benghazi hearings. Producers Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman were struggling to come up with a great character for the show, until they saw Clinton “raise her fist” at the hearings. (That they found her infamously petulant and dishonest “What difference does is make?” performance inspiring says volumes about McCreary and Freeman.)

The resultant show has been blatant Hillary propaganda. An attractive, blonde, pantsuit-wearing Tea Leoni plays Secretary McCord, who is valued for her knowledge of the Middle East and ability to think outside of the box.

Having admitted where their inspiration for Madam Secretary came from, its creators have gone on to deny that it’s Hillary agit-prop. Yet the second episode was titled “Another Benghazi,” and was a whitewash of the real Benghazi incident. In it, Secretary Clinton, er, McCord desperately wanted to beef up the Libyan Ambassador’s security, and had to jump through many hoops before finally acquiring a contract with a private security firm. And her heroic efforts payed off, of course, when terrorists struck the embassy.

From the start, the show has only portrayed Clinton-look-alike McCord as a wonder woman, juggling her family life with her high stakes job, always providing the right answers to the country’s problems. She’s liberal, values “diversity”, and wants to bring foreign “cultural values” to America – just like Clinton. When asked why they didn’t just name it Madam President, Leoni joked (partly) that “there’s season 4.” Season 3 is set to premiere October 2nd of this year, a month before the election.

Hillary Appears On T-shirts, Posters, and Birthday Promos

At least ten other TV shows have featured entire fictional plot lines or other show elements inspired by Hillary Clinton.

Several shows, such as House of Cards and Scandal, draw major plot lines from Hillary’s life. Others promote her in subtler ways.

Although the creators of 24 denied that the character was expressly based on Clinton, the counterterrorism drama featured a Hillary-esque President. In seasons seven and eight of the popular show, the country was led by President Allison Taylor, whom critics loved to compare to then-Secretary of State Clinton. Taylor’s opinions were similar to those of Barack Obama (despite being a Republican). Though Actress Cherry Jones repeatedly denied that her character was based on Clinton, she told reporters that she hoped Taylor might encourage Americans to elect a female president.

It isn’t that the idea of a female president is inherently bad. It’s that the majority of these onscreen female leaders seem so Hillary-like. The similarities between House of Cards’ Claire Underwood and Hillary Clinton are unmistakable. Both have powerful, popular husbands, but are constantly trying to gain more power for themselves. Claire Underwood’s failure as a UN Ambassador echoes of Clinton’s healthcare debacle in the 90s. Both women were trying to add accomplishments to their resume to lay the groundwork for political careers, and both attempts failed. As the show goes on, it’s clear that Claire’s ambitions reach all the way to the Oval Office; just like another blonde, powerful democratic female.

Actress Robin Wright has, of course, denied claims that her character is explicitly based on Mrs. Clinton. But the show has public ties to the Clinton Foundation. For Bill Clinton’s 68th birthday, the fundraising organization produced an ad featuring Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood on the phone with Hillary, advertising her husband’s upcoming celebration.

Another fictional First Lady runs for president in ABC’s Scandal. After her husband’s fall from grace, Mellie Grant seeks to take his place in the show’s fictional version of the 2016 election. Mellie, like Hillary, left her job as an attorney to get married and raise her family and support her husband as he ran for president. Creator Shonda Rhimes and lead actors Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn are all huge Hillary fans.

In contrast to the more serious Scandal and House of Cards, Veep is entirely satirical and pokes fun at both parties. But it’s no coincidence that the newest season debuted with Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s character Selina Meyer as the newly elected President. The show’s creator, Armando Iannucci, tries to “guesstimate” what the political reality will be when each new episode airs. Apparently, he supposes that that reality will soon include a female president.

Two other shows are set to include female POTUS’s, though how similar they are to Hillary is yet to be seen. What’s important with them is the timing. The newest player in the field, Supergirl, will introduce original Super Woman Lynda Carter as the female President when season 2 airs October 10th, coincidentally a month before the election. Showtime’s Homeland just announced that its season 6 will also feature a female president, though the new season won’t premiere until early 2017. Just in time for the inauguration, perhaps?

Other TV shows, though lacking in female politicians, still find ways to prop up Clinton. An episode of HBO’s organized crime drama The Sopranos saw the female characters praising Hillary as a “role model for all of us,” after turning her husband’s scandal into political “gold” for herself.

Several comedy shows have joined in the propaganda as well. In Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope is a huge Hillary fan-girl. She has Hillary’s official Secretary of State portrait displayed on her office wall. Actress Amy Poehler, who played Knope, helped Clinton stump in Indiana, where Parks and Rec was set, before that state’s primary in May 2016.

In The Big Bang Theory,popular, pretty Penny showed up in one episode sporting a Hillary Clinton campaign t-shirt from 2008, showing that cool kids can vote for Hillary too.

And then there was that flash-forward Simpsons episode that aired in 2000, where Lisa Simpson becomes President after a disastrous term by the one and only Donald Trump. She is tasked with saving the country from the financial disaster it now finds itself in.

Hillary Propaganda Goes Silver Screen

Movies are not exempt from the propaganda push. Several films, from a ‘90s Reese Witherspoon flick to the new Independence Day reboot, take inspiration from Clinton.

Actress Sela Ward plays the pantsuit-wearing female president in 2016’s Independence Day: Resurgence. No attempt at subtlety here; in an interview with Variety, Ward stated that she literally modeled her character off of Clinton. She said that she “watched a lot of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, just to see physically what she would do, how she would approach a podium, a crowd, etc.” and even listened “to the cadence of her speeches.”

Primary Colors was based off a book by the same name written by journalist Joe Klein, who covered Bill Clinton’s campaign for Newsweek. In the 1998 film expressly based on the Clintons, Hillary Clinton’s stand-in Susan Stanton is portrayed as her husband’s political superior, gifted with the foresight to navigate the choppy waters of the campaign and the know-how to cultivate critical relationships and connections.

1998 also saw Clinton inspire plot lines in a couple of more light-hearted films. Although multiple parties have denied that Tracy Flick was based on Hillary Clinton, critics often compare Reese Witherspoon’s Election character to the presidential nominee. Tracy is portrayed as smart and ambitious, and almost loses her high school election bid because of her own ruthlessness and desperation, an uncanny foreshadowing of Clinton’s own political journey.  And in the Godfather spoof Mafia!, Christina Applegate’s character Diane is elected President of the United States; her main goal is global disarmament.

In 2000 movie The Contender, the president must pick a new VP following the death of his current one. He passes over the logical choice, Virginia Governor Hathaway, in favor of female Ohio Senator, Laine Hanson. Why? Because the President wants his legacy to include breaking the glass ceiling for women.

From Golden Calf to Golden Boy

From bizarre religious lyric changes to a Kendrick Lamar rap song, the music industry has been busy promoting Hillary for President.

Hillary’s campaign inspired a woman’s gospel choir to replace the lyrics of a familiar gospel song with the word ‘Hillary’ instead of ‘Jesus.’ The new version of the hymn now goes “I woke up this morning with my heart stayed on Hillary.” (Umm, about that whole “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” thing …)

Kendrick Lamar, in the song “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” rapped “sittin’ next to Hillary smelling’ like dank/ Presidential pardon,” implying that it’s a status symbol to get to sit next to the former FLOTUS.

Several artists have created what can only be called pro-Hillary anthems. The Irish group the Corrigan Brothers released a song called “It’s Time For Hillary,” set to the tune of “I Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode. The band sings “love trumps hate and we just can’t wait to see the White House welcome Hillary,” in between painfully repetitive chants of “it’s time for Hillary” and “Hillary 16.” Folk Singer Sandy Rapp wrote a little ditty titled “Clinton, Clinton,” encouraging listeners to “vote for Hillary, keep the choices free, keep the country free” and to “beat the drum for Clinton!” It’s catchy, if hippie-esque lefty propaganda is your thing. Even jazz-hip hop artist Golden Boy Fospassin dedicated a song to the nominee, which can be bought on iTunes.

Less a campaign chant and more an attempt at lefty education, an album titled “The Wonderbroads” celebrates “the babes and broads who broke the rules.” No such album would be complete without an ode to Mrs. Clinton.

25 Children’s Books Teach About Wonder Woman Hillary

25 Children’s Books Promote Hillary: More than 25 children’s books aimed at kids as young as four years old have been published, singing Clinton’s praises, since 1994, and several more are set to be released right after this month’s Democratic convention. One book teaches kids how “tough as nails” Clinton single-handedly “paved the way for women everywhere.” Jonah Winter, author of Hillary, stated that “by becoming president, she would demonstrate that a girl can grow up to be the most powerful person in the world. That’s the world where I want to live. And this is a story I am thrilled to tell.” Clearly, many other children’s’ authors love to tell the same story.

The sheer volume of Pro-Hillary books marketed to children as young as four is appalling. At least 22 are currently on sale, and three more are set to be released the Democratic convention, making that number jump to a staggering 25 pro-Hillary children’s books.

Like movies and TV, the propaganda publishing machine has been at it ever since the Clintons first entered in the Oval Office in the 90s. One kids’ book, Partners: Bill & Hillary, published in 1994, teaches its readers about how the Clintons’ partnership changed “the way we think about traditional roles, both in and out of the White House,” setting up Hillary as more than just an average First Lady. Author Keith Elliot Greenberg also published a kid’s book about same-sex parents in 1996.

The “inspiring” Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton praises the First Lady for her multiple roles of wife, mother, FLOTUS, and successful lawyer. T.J. Stacey openly displays his admiration for Clinton in Hillary Rodham Clinton: Activist First Lady, and portrays her as a “symbol of American womanhood.” Published in ’97, Hillary Rodham Clinton also emphasizes the ways in which Hillary changed how Americans view the First Lady, and paints her as a talented, ambitious, and often humorous woman.

A picture book is no place to document the numerous affairs, scandals, and cover-ups that are a part of the Clintons’ story. Instead, these books focus on Hillary as a trailblazer for women’s rights everywhere. The cover of the comic book biography Female Force: Hillary Clinton portrays an art-rendering of Clinton posing superhero-esque in front of a waving American flag. The book is designed to prove why Clinton detractors are just wrong. The title of Michael Burgan’s Extraordinary Women: Hillary Clinton betrays what his account of Clinton is like. You can bet Burgan doesn’t call her “extraordinary” for the many crimes she hasn’t been indicted for.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight is gushy, over-the-top Hillary-worship, even according to several reviewers. The School Library Journal acknowledged that “ardent Clinton supporters may relish this homage, but others probably would appreciate a more down-to-earth biography.” The book was originally published at the end of Clinton’s 2008 campaign, but was updated with info on her time as Secretary of State and re-released in 2015.

Because there can apparently never be too many Hillary books, the list has continued to grow in the midst of her 2016 campaign. The Hillary Clinton Story: How a Girl with a Vision rose to the Center Stage of the World  documents how Clinton “overcame obstacles of discrimination and prejudice” (as a white, upper-middle class Chicagoan) to become one of the top women leaders in the world. Author T.S. Lee also wrote The Obama Story: The Boy With the Biggest Dream.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead is meant to instill girls ages 4-8 with “gender pride.” The book doesn’t really identify anything that Hillary has accomplished, but focuses on Clinton’s identity as a female and a victim of a male-dominated world. The book tells its readers that “in the 1950s, it was a man’s world” and that “only boys had no ceilings on their dreams.” Enter spunky Hillary Clinton, dressed in a bright jumper, set against a gray and brown collection of famous men of the time, such as Jackie Robinson. Only liberals could get away with implying that black men Robinson and Nat King Cole had an easier time succeeding in life during the Civil Rights era than Hillary.  Things weren’t rosy for Hillary, because the poor girl was “criticized – in ways [people] would never criticize a man.” But “tough as nails” Clinton single-handedly “paved the way for women everywhere.” Susan B. Anthony would probably disagree.

Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader, published in May 2016, is another released just in time for the election. It hypes on the many ways that Hillary is an excellent leader, from volunteering as a young child (never mind that many parents make their children volunteer at some point) to being a leader in college and become an accomplished attorney and president’s wife. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can was written by Cynthia Levinson, who once lived across the hall from Clinton at Wellesley. It focuses on how Hillary has spent her life “working for good in the world.”

Jonah Winter, author of Hillary, stated that “by becoming president, she would demonstrate that a girl can grow up to be the most powerful person in the world. That’s the world where I want to live. And this is a story I am thrilled to tell.” According to The Washington Post, the book “blends the twin goals of female empowerment and anti-bullying.”

And after the July 25th Democratic Convention, there will be at least three more books joining the ranks in preparation for the election. Who Is Hillary Clinton?, by Heather Alexander, is already the #1 new release in children’s biographies on Amazon, and it isn’t due to come out until August 2nd.

Superwomen Role Models: Hillary Clinton is “sure to hold readers attention as they learn valuable lessons about citizenship while exploring Clinton’s life story” when it debuts August 16th.  And on July 26th, while the Democratic Convention is still taking place, Hillary Clinton: American Woman of the World will hit bookshelves, showing kids that Hillary’s “list of accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary.”

The list of made-for-kids Hillary propaganda goes on:

The Washington Post praised this trend for providing kids with a “message of female strength.”

Coloring Books, Paper Hillary Dolls and More

There have also been adult fiction books, coloring books, and toys created to promote Hillary.

In the midst of those 25 children’s books, adults may feel like they’ve been left out. But there’s also a popular adult fiction series that promotes Hillary for President. Australian author John Birmingham has penned a series of novels named the Axis of Time trilogy. The books, which have been hailed by both Time magazine andEntertainment Weekly, take place in a post-Hillary Clinton world. She is known as the “most uncompromising wartime president in the history of the United States.”

If your kids don’t like to read, don’t worry, Clinton devotees have got parents covered there too. The Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset includes ten paper dolls and dozens of accessories, making this a “fun and feminist-friendly playset perfect for Hillary fans of every age.”

There’s also Hillary: The Coloring Book, which offers 30 different scenes from Clinton’s life, giving aspiring young artists ample opportunity to put Hillary in any color pantsuit they’d like.

To balance out the propaganda machine, at least there’s Hillary Says!: An Off-Color Hillary Clinton Coloring Book, which pokes fun at the nominee’s most shocking statements. It’s good to know that there’s still someone willing to poke fun at a democratic candidate.

And in case there’s any doubt who the entertainment industry is endorsing for president, Newsbusters recently reported the laundry list of TV shows that have viciously attacked Trump since he announced his candidacy.

If she doesn’t win, that’ll be 30 years of work wasted.

Cosmo Writer Says Defending Melania Is A Sign of White Privilege

(Published on July 20, 2016)

Go to Newsbusters for the original post.

Some folks, like Cosmopolitan writer Brittany Cooper, see racism everywhere.

Melania Trump’s Monday night speech sparked ridicule and outrage from people on both sides of the aisle. Plagiarism is stupid and dishonest, and denying it in the face of evidence is…stupid and dishonest.

But for the unhinged Brittany Cooper, any defense of Melania is just another example of white privilege. The Rutgers Women’s and Gender Studies professor wrote that Michelle Obama “had a lot riding on her 2008 convention speech.” That speech was “not only a referendum on her husband’s fitness for the presidency, but on her fitness for the position of first lady.” According to Cooper, Melania Trump did not have that same pressure riding on her RNC speech. She “did not have to prove the worthiness of white women to be granted the status of ladyhood, in the same way that Obama had to do as a representative black woman in 2008.”

Obama’s comments “on the campaign trail caused Americans of all stripes to characterize her as angry and divisive.” True, and well-deserved. Her husband’s nomination was, in Michelle’s own words, the first time the Ivy-League-educated, six-figure earner with her own chef had been proud of her country.

In truth, Michelle got a pass for that and other “divisive and angry” statements. The media was no more interested in holding her accountable for her words than it was in holding her husband accountable for his. Instead, they talked about her style, her sculpted arms, and mothering skills.

Somehow, to Cooper, that wasn’t enough, because she abhors the spectacle of the Trump campaign circling around Melania. This “is the essence of white privilege — even clear fuckups get explained away and come with little consequence. Meanwhile, if you’re black, telling the truth can cost you everything.” Obama, the current First Lady of the United States, definitely lost everything.

In addition, Michelle Obama has had her femininity “challenged on multiple occasions, as congressmen have referred to her “large posterior” and bristled at her audacity in taking an official portrait with her arms showing. Trump’s femininity will not be adjudicated in such terms.” That has less to do with white privilege than it does with the fact that Trump is a model. Like, a paid-to-be-pretty model. No, pundits probably won’t comment on her arms. But Brittany, please keep blaming everything on race.

And she does. Cooper claims that “there is a larger principle at play in the way that a Republican vision of the world relies on both the manual and intellectual labor of black women, while hating black women in practice.” For instance, Republicans are against abortion and taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, which “poor women of color rely on.” Ms. Cooper must not be aware that abortions disproportionately murder more black babies than any other American minority.

“And now pundits and commentators on the right and the left suggested on morning news programs that we should feel sympathy for Trump.” Some have, sure. But Newsbusters revealed that overwhelmingly, the media has been hammering away at Trump since the plagiarism claims first surfaced. In fact, they’ve attacked Trump four times as much as when Obama made a plagiarism gaff back in 2008. White privilege, you say?

Cooper also lays into Taylor Swift, who has “profited from this vulnerable white femininity narrative by trafficking in ideas that she was being picked on by Kanye West.” Or, maybe people just didn’t want to side with a jerk who makes music videos of naked celebrities.

Funny, Cooper didn’t bring up Hillary’s emails.