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  • Upcoming 1776 (Broadway) Revival to Feature Entirely Female, Nonbinary, Trans, Genderqueer Company

    04/18/2020 10:24:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Theater Mania ^ | April 16, 2020 | David Gordon
    American Repertory Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page. The entire multiracial company is made up of artists who identify as female, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans. It is led by Crystal Lucas-Perry as John Adams, Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin, Kerry O'Malley as John Dickinson, Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge, Joanna Glushak as Stephen Hopkins, Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson, Liz Mikel as John Hancock, Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Shawna...
  • Local Actress Successfully Deprograms Member of Hereditary Cult

    01/22/2020 11:08:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Beaverton ^ | Mary Gillis
    Meghan Markle, an actress best known for her role on the USA network series Suits is now adding another role to her CV: deprogrammer. “Extracting a cult member is notoriously difficult, managing to do it after joining the cult itself is almost unheard of,” says cult expert Joanie Gorski. “This is one for the history books. Or at least several dozen podcasts.” The Cult of Windsor, which in its current form dates back to 1917, is known for being insular and territorial. Along with documented instances of incest and the grooming of teenage brides, accusations of pedophilia have also recently...
  • That's Rich: Jerry Springer Blames Trump for Decline in Civility

    11/08/2019 5:21:04 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    pjmedia ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2019 | TYLER O'NEIL
    On Friday, Jerry Springer — who made millions capitalizing on fights between family members on his decades-long NBC show after a scandal-plagued political career — blamed President Donald Trump for America's declining civility. "We can’t function as a society unless we have norms of how to behave," Springer told MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle. He insisted that when political leaders "misbehave, when they say the norms don’t matter, when they say, 'You can use whatever language you want, anything you can get away with, get away with it. If you don’t pay taxes, you’re smart.' ... When they have this behavior,...
  • CNN's Jeff Zucker Says He's Interested in Hiring Former Fox News Host Shepard Smith

    10/31/2019 7:58:59 AM PDT · by central_va · 37 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10.24.91 | Jeremy Barr
    When he's available, he is somebody who is very talented, and I would be very open to talking to him," the network president said.
  • Norah O'Donnell Is Killing What's Left of the CBS Evening News

    10/22/2019 10:32:43 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 22 Oct 2019 | Stephen Green
    The Brits call them "newsreaders." Their job is to sit behind a desk on a TV set and read the news -- ostensibly written by actual journalists, but also by the propagandists at the BBC -- off the teleprompter in a professional-sounding manner while looking reassuringly into the camera. In America we call them "anchors." Their job is to be the star of the show, to determine what goes on the air, to provide the desired slant to the news, and then at some point during the evening, to read the news off the teleprompter in a professional-sounding manner while...
  • Fox News Leads the Parade of Garbage Impeachment Polls

    10/10/2019 4:41:04 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 73 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) These impeachment polls are very mysterious and confusing. Until you look at the details, that is. – The increasingly-trending-left Fox News came out with a “bombshell” new poll on impeachment Wednesday which Bret Baier solemnly told us shows that 51% of those polled favor both impeachment and removal from office. Baier further said that is an increase of 9% over an earlier poll taken before any of this nonsense about Ukraine broke. Which basically means that every leftist nitwit in the country has always wanted him impeached and removed, which should surprise...
  • Bongino: Chuck Todd should resign and apologize for contentious interview with Sen. Ron Johnson

    10/07/2019 8:17:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    fox ^ | 10/07/2019 | Joshua Nelson
    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino called out NBC News' Chuck Todd Monday over his heated debate with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. “Chuck Todd is a disgrace to humankind. How this guy pretends still to be a journalist to this day is still an embarrassment,” Bongino told “Fox & Friends,” taking issue with Todd accusing Johnson of pushing a "Fox News conspiracy" on the show.
  • 'President Isn't Telling the Truth': Nicolle Wallace Cuts Away from Press Conference

    09/26/2019 6:42:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 26, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wow! The MSNBC host of Deadline: White House, Nicolle Wallace, declared President Trump to be a liar on Wednesday (how original) and used that as an excuse to cut away from the televised press conference almost 24 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared the House's formal attempt to impeach the President. Perhaps Trump's truth telling about Joe and Hunter Biden was too much for her to tolerate. In any event, it was a stunning act of anti-journalism. Here was Nicolle cutting away from the Trump press conference because she has passed judgement that he wasn't being truthful...or was it...
  • TV Ratings: Emmy Awards Hit New Low

    09/23/2019 7:39:28 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | September 23, 2019 | WILL THORNE
    Sunday night’s hostless Emmys on Fox was likely hoping to emulate the Oscars ratings success in cutting out an emcee. However, according to preliminary Nielsen figures, the 2019 Emmys have gone the way of seemingly all awards shows in declining year on year. Fox’s broadcast posted a 5.7 rating and a 10 share in the overnight metered market ratings, which is down 23% on last year’s Monday night show on NBC and 30% below the preliminary rating for the 2017 ceremony which also aired on a Sunday night on CBS. The total viewership for TV’s big night, as well as...
  • Andrew McCabe irks some CNN colleagues: ‘I have no sympathies for him‘

    09/13/2019 5:15:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | September12, 2019 | by Brian Flood
    CNN contributor Andrew McCabe is making waves at the cable news network after a U.S. attorney on Thursday recommended moving ahead with potential charges against the FBI honcho-turned-pundit. Some CNN staffers were reportedly aghast when the network hired McCabe in late August, simply because he'd been fired from the FBI for lying. Now that charges against McCabe are seemingly looming, some of the shock has turned to anger and confusion. A current CNN on-air personality told Fox News this week that "it erodes our journalistic credibility to have so many highly anti-Trump, former Obama DOJ/security officials without a semblance of...
  • UPDATE: New ‘CBS Evening News’ Anchor Hemorrhaged Viewers for First 7 Weeks!

    09/04/2019 2:09:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.newsbusters.org ^ | By Nicholas Fondacaro | September 3, 2019 11:14 PM EDT
    UPDATE September 4, 2019: This blog has been updated with the Nielsen ratings from the week of August 26. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Things are not at all well on CBS Evening News, the flagship evening program for the third-place broadcast network. After making the major transition from CBS This Morning anchor Norah O’Donnell has been floundering in the ratings fight with ABC and NBC by hemorrhaging viewers for the first six weeks, according to the Nielsen ratings. For all the talk about CBS News head Susan Zirinsky booting the more-balanced Jeff Glor (whose last newscast was May 10) under the guise of...
  • Donald Trump Hits ‘New Fox News’ for Letting Supporters Down

    08/28/2019 4:25:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Aug 2019 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump criticized Fox News on Wednesday for allowing professional Democrats to spread their message unchallenged. “The New Fox News is letting millions of GREAT people down!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!” The president ripped Fox News for allowing Democrats like former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile to spread her views on the network. He also accused anchors like Sandra Smith for failing to challenge them. “Just watched Fox News heavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she...
  • Garrison Keillor to reunite with 'Prairie Home' companions for Christmas shows

    08/19/2019 7:45:08 AM PDT · by rintintin · 50 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | Aug 19 2019 | Neil Justin
    Those pining for the comforts of "Prairie Home Companion" are getting the ultimate Christmas gift. Garrison Keillor will reunite with key members of the old gang for a series of holiday shows, starting with a performance Nov. 30 at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis. Stops in San Francisco, New York and Atlanta have also been announced. The shows will include actors Sue Scott and Tim Russell, as well as sound effects wizard Fred Newman and musicians from Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Most of the alum members remained on the radio program after Chris Thile took over in 2016, but were...
  • Taylor Swift Fails to Save Teen Choice Awards from Record-Low Ratings

    08/13/2019 4:24:40 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | John Nolte
    To say that a highly-publicized Taylor Swift appearance on Fox’s 2019 Teen Choice Awards failed to save the award show from a ratings catastrophe would be quite the understatement. After hitting a record low in the ratings last year, the Teen Choice Awards collapsed Sunday night with a 28 percent freefall in total viewers and an incredible 50 percent drop in younger viewers, aged 18-49. Hoping to boost the night’s ratings, left-wing diva Taylor Swift landed the inaugural Icon Award. But Swift’s cynical move to embrace divisive politics has obviously dented her mass appeal and, by extension, her popularity. In...
  • Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Depicts Trump Supporters as KKK Members

    08/07/2019 12:42:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17,2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The race-baiting Netflix series Dear White People has debuted its third season, and this year the show portrays supporters of President Donald Trump a racists and KKK members. In the season’s third episode, Chapter III, a family of Trump voters is being given a makeover by a group of gays in a parody of the Netflix series Queer Eye called the U.S. of Gay. The episode portrays the family as thoroughly low brow, slow-witted, and racist. They have Confederate flags posted around their home and property and have Trump signs in their yard. One member of the pro-Trump family —...
  • Marvel announces lesbian subplot of next ‘Thor,’ teases future LGBT content in movies

    07/24/2019 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 80 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 23rd 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    The wildly-popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously one of Hollywood’s last bastions of entertainment that stayed mostly above the political and cultural fray, dipped its toe in LGBT “representation” with April’s Avengers: Endgame, and is slated to introduce a lesbian subplot with the next sequel for one of the team’s founding superheroes, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Marvel Studios announced its next two years’ worth of films and streaming series this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, concluding with Thor: Love and Thunder in November 2021. The film will see Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) continue as ruler of the titular hero’s surviving Asgardian...
  • CNN's Brian Stelter Loses 42% of His Audience

    07/22/2019 10:12:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/22/2019 | Michael W. Chapman
    CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by left-wing "media correspondent" Brian Stelter, is not having a good year -- it's average audience has fallen 42% since January. Between Jan. 6 and Jan. 27, 2019, Reliable Sources averaged 967,000 viewers, according to ShowBuzzDaily broadcast data as reported by John Nolte at Breitbart News. But for June 16 to July 7, 2017, the data show that Reliable Sources' audience had fallen to an average of 557,000 viewers, an audience about the size of Albuquerque, New Mexico. That audience size is also about half the number of prostitutes in the United States, which is estimated...
  • CNN, MSNBC say "racist" 636 times regarding Trump 'go back' tweet since Sunday

    07/16/2019 9:46:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/19 | Joe Concha
    CNN and MSNBC have said the word "racist" more than 630 times since Sunday, according to a tally conducted by Grabien Media, an online media production and news prep service. The count, which doesn't include on-screen graphics commonly known as chyrons, comes two days after President Trump in a Sunday tweet said four Democratic congresswomen — all U.S. citizens and members of minority groups — should "go back" to their home countries. Just one of the four Democrats was not born in the United States, and Trump's remarks have been called out as racist by much of the Democratic Party...
  • Sunday talk shows falter in the ratings

    07/08/2019 6:54:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 4, 2019 | Jennifer Harper
    Sunday morning political talk shows have some surprising heritage. It is interesting to note, for example, that NBC’s “Meet the Press” is the nation’s longest running television show, debuting as a half-hour program on Nov. 6, 1947, with serious topics and notable guests — back in the days when anchors spoke in the voice of doom, with an intense demeanor. CBS’s “Face the Nation” went on the air seven years later in 1954, while ABC’s “This Week” debuted in 1981. So between the three of them, the shows have been on the air for 175 years. Sunday talk, however, appears...
  • Today Show (NBC) Doing Massive Salute to Homosexuality

    06/27/2019 5:24:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    NBC | 6/27/19
    So right now the people at the Today Show are doing a long salute to homosexuals. They're calling it "coming out" day, and it appears to consist of people proclaiming their sexual preferences. I guess the excuse is that this is the anniversary of the Stonewall riots.