As one of the most iconic moments in American history, D-day always gets media commemoration. But here’s something that many mainstream outlets won’t highlight: former president and liberal darling Franklin Roosevelt firmly believed that God guided the U.S. in its dark hour in order to preserve “our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.”
VH1 premiered its new scripted series Daytime Divas on Monday, June 6, with lots of drama, catfighting, and controversy. The show is based on the book Satan’s Sisters by Star Jones, former co-host of The View, and follows the lives of female daytime talk TV hosts of The Lunch Hour and their behind-the-scenes interactions.
With their much hoped-for Seattle Seahawks-Colin Kaepernick dream team now reduced to dust in the wind, many in the left-stream sports media are crying unsportsmanlike conduct and some say he has a right to be on an NFL team.
Showtime’s new comedy I’m Dying Up Here premiered on Sunday, June 4. The show, produced by Jim Carrey, centers around a group of up and coming comics trying to become successful in the 1970s. Right off the bat, the show dove into the controversial topic of abortion, with the comic applauding the legalization of abortion. He encourages all the men to cheer, saying, "That's a big win for us, too."
These days, politics is always in fashion. At tonight’s Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) Gala, there’ll be talk of both pleats and protests, raglan and resistance. The event – usually tame on the political front – will this year highlight radical feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and actress and Black Lives Matter supporter Janelle Monae.
Both Refinery29 and The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof want a very specific addition to the television industry in order to solve the problem of female objectification. They want to “normalize male nudity on television,” according to Lindelof.
Refinery29 writer Britni de la Cretaz defended the statement made by saying that this addition would lead to “less objectifying nude images of women, and more positive visuals overall.” However, it is not clear how showing more and more images of naked men would enhance respect for women. In addition, part of this appeal seems to involve a call for more depictions of gay sex on television, which would evidently enhance the quality of entertainment offered to the American public.