Category: Media Double Standards


Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

 

 

 

” Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, THR reveals how much people are earning now, from stars including Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigl and the ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan to top agents including Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell

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  How bad is the decline in actor salaries over the past decade? Despite the huge sums still being raked in by such superstars as Robert Downey Jr. (his $75 million comes from his 7 percent, first-dollar slice of Iron Man 3, as well as his $12 million HTC endorsement deal) and Sandra Bullock (a 15 percent, first-dollar deal on Gravity and about $10 million more for her summer hit The Heat), most actors are feeling a definite squeeze, especially those in the middle.

” If you’re [a big star], you’re getting well paid,” says one top agent, “but the middle level has been cut out.” Sometimes with a hacksaw. Leonardo DiCaprio made $25 million (including bonuses) for The Wolf of Wall Street, while co-star Jonah Hill got paid $60,000. Granted, that’s an extreme example — Hill offered to do the part for scale (and got an Oscar nomination for his trouble). “

 

 

 

    The Hollywood Reporter provides us with an in-depth look at who makes what in the entertainment industry from the top “stars” to the extras on the set , and everyone in between . Very much worth your time if you are sick of hearing from the celebrity asshats how we need to combat wage inequality …

    Of course the wages provided for the different types of employment in Hollyweird are a reflection of the free market in action but one wonders why , if the “invisible hand” is good enough for them , why isn’t it good enough for the rest of us .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Racist, What’s Not …. As Of Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

” Liberals tend to devote a significant portion of their daily lives to proving how not racist they are. One particularly expedient way of doing this is to declare that something a conservative has said or done is totally racist, and then to place oneself in opposition to the thing that was racist: “See, I’m not a racist!”

  As result, the List of Things That Are Racist has grown incomprehensibly long.  The Free Beacon‘s devotion to public service obligates us to provide this list (not exhaustive by any means) of what liberals do and do not consider to be racist.

 

Things That Are Racist

1. Talking about Ebola (Salon)

2. Describing the Hong Kong protests as “clean and orderly” (Vox)

3. Pointing out that white people use heroin (Salon)

4. #BringBackOurGirls (Salon)

5. Describing Obama as “angry” (MSNBC)

6. The American Revolution (Salon)

7. Children’s books with white characters (Salon)

8. Criticizing the IRS (MSNBC)

9. Donating to the United Negro College Fund

10. Being half-white (Salon)

11. Supporting Herman Cain (MSNBC)

12. Opposing Obama (MSNBC)

13. Rocky III (Vox)

14. When black conservatives disagree with black liberals (Salon)

15. Noting that Obama has an Ivy League education (MSNBC)

16. Saying Obama likes to play golf (MSNBC)

17. Saying “Obamacare” (MSNBC)

18. Living in the suburbs (Salon)

19. Calling Obama “Obama” (MSNBC)

20. Criticizing liberals for constantly accusing people of racism (Salon)

21. “Tom and Jerry” cartoons

22. Cupcakes

23. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

 

Things That Are Not Racist

1. Suing a fertility clinic after giving birth to a mixed race child that you wish was white* (Salon) “

 

 

 

Thanks to Washington Free Beacon … keep checking back for the latest updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What The Media Does Not Want You To Know About The Muslim Terrorist Who Beheaded An American Woman In Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Alton Nolen is a the classic homegrown Jihadist and his Facebook says all we need to know: from his participation in beheading an American, the evolution of his theology to Islam, and for his support for Islamic terrorism including ISIS.

  Alton Nolen’s Facebook gives us enough clues beginning with the index finger as you see in this photo. The Muslim calls the index finger sabbabah, this is a sign that he believes that Allah is unique one who sent Muslims to destroy the concept of the Trinity. What we used to discuss on the dinner table when we were Muslims is much different from what so many tell you; we hated the followers of the Trinity; the Christians, their icons and their crosses specifically.

  And just as we estimated, he is definitely an ISIS sympathizer answering the call of Jihad which was obvious from his photo collection: “

 

 

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” But the evolution of his life to Islam started from his faith in the Black Israelite cult. I know all about this since I lost a friend who delved into this heresy, Simon Altaf.

  Alton started from a heresy in which he veered into Judaizing which begins to focus on mandatory circumcision and mandatory Jewish dietary laws. The abstinence from certain meats is what Paul forewarned us about in the last days (1 Timothy 4:3). This bring the person closer and closer to Islam and sets up the heretic as ripe plucking for the Muslim who is calling for Da’wa (Islamic Proselytization). There were definitely a few of these on his friends list.”

 

Theodore Shoebat has much more that the media won’t tell you about Alton Nolen , aka Jah’Keem Yisrael .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloggers, Surveillance And Obama’s Orwellian State

 

 

 

 

 

 After resigning as the press secretary for President Obama on June 20, Carney gave insight into the Obama administration’s handling of classified documents, and responded to criticism that this administration has been the most Orwellian in recent history.

“ I know — because I covered them — that this was said of Clinton and Bush, and it will probably be said of the next White House,” said Carney in a recent New York Times Magazine interview. “I think a little perspective is useful…It is a serious, serious matter to leak classified information. Some of the debate around this kind of forgets how serious that is.”

 

 

Even in retiring Carney can’t help but pull out the old “Bush did it” card …

 

 

” But, it could also be the changing nature of the relationship between the media and the White House. At a recent event at the New America Foundation, journalists and historians challenged Carney, arguing that this White House has been more secret than previous occupants.

“Increasingly, the Obama White House has become so brittle, and so controlling of the message, that people are afraid to respond to me,” said Kimberly Dozier, a former Associated Press reporter. She was one of the journalists whose phone records were obtained by the Department of Justice last spring during its investigation into a leak of classified information about a failed Al-Qaeda plot. The scope of that investigation, some critics said, was unprecedented overreach.

  According to ProPublica, the Obama administration has filed eight cases under the Espionage Act, which criminalizes disclosing information harmful to national security. Before the Obama administration, only three known cases had ever been charged under the act.”

 

    In the end Time reverts to it’s roots and blames bloggers in justifying the administration crack-down on journalistic freedom , comparing bloggers to “pamphleteers” and calling for them to uphold “the same standards as 20th century journalists” … LOL , not exactly setting a very high bar now are they ?  … Read the rest at Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HHS Will ‘Muzzle the Media’ During Tour of Immigrant Child Housing

 

 

 

 

” Health and Human Services officials will allow reporters to visit a military facility housing some of the immigrant children who have arrived at the southern border in recent weeks, but only if the media promises not to record anything, not to ask any questions during the tour, and not to talk to any of the staff members or children.

  HHS attached seven rules “in order to protect the safety and privacy of the children” for the media who come to the tour, according to an HHS invitation released by Bridenstine’s office:

No recording devices will be allowed
No questions will be allowed during the tour
No interacting with staff and children at the shelter
- We ask that your questions be provided via email or phone after the tour to Kenneth Wolfe
- HHS ACF public affairs will provide answers to your follow up questions as quickly as possible
We will provide photos of the facility after the tour
- There will be no on-site interviews by HHS staff before or after the tour, all inquiries go to Kenneth Wolfe “

 

 

    Another example of the Statist nature of the present administration , and as usual the mainstream (bootlickers) media will not raise an eyebrow even as they willingly undergo emasculation . 

    We are forced to pay for the care and feeding of this illegal foreign invasion and yet are denied our first amendment rights to the truth . If that isn’t tyranny , what is ?

 

 

NRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irony: George Soros-Funded Media Matters Fights Unionization

 

 

 

” George Soros-funded Media Matters for America , a far-left progressive group that has as one of their top priorities to attack FOX News, is taking a very unprogressive-like stance on labor unions. While MMFA has in the past taken a strong stance against secret ballot union elections, especially if it involved an opportunity to attack the GOP and conservatives, when it comes to their organization, they are not only in support of the secret ballot; they are forcing it. 

  The Washington Free Beacon  reported that Maryland based SEIU Local 500 filed papers to unionize at MMFA with the National Labor Relations Board. As workers prepare to vote on whether to join SEIU, George Soros’s Media Matters has told them the voting must take place by secret ballot.

  The liberal organization, which is headed by Hillary Clinton cheerleader David Brock, has hired management-side labor attorneys at Perkins Cole, a firm that has represented dozens of Democratic candidates and liberal PACs, to oversee the process.

  It is unclear why Media Matters did not opt to allow its employees to organize through a card check campaign, in which a union submits signed petitions from employees expressing their interest to join the union. MMFA, its attorneys, and the SEIU did not return requests for comment. “

 

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Exclusive To Power Line: Koch Industries Responds To New York Times Smears

 

 

 

 

” Indeed. It is revealing to compare Charles and David Koch with the owners and managers of the New York Times Company. The Koch brothers employ a growing, highly-paid work force of 60,000 in the United States, around one-third of whom are unionized. Koch Industries enjoys excellent relationships with its unions. The New York Times Company, on the other hand, employs a shrinking, largely ill-paid work force, and is embroiled in a long-running feud with its unions.

  Koch Industries and its subsidiaries produce tangible products that enrich the lives of Americans–among other things, Koch transports and refines oil, makes products that are used in construction, and manufactures a wide array of consumer products that are staples in most American homes. The New York Times Company produces nothing but shoddy left-wing journalism that is of questionable benefit to anyone.

  Then we have the roles of the two companies in their communities. Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have been recognized countless times for their many contributions to the communities where they operate. It is fair to say that there is no better corporate citizen than Koch. To take just one instance, Koch and its subsidiaries have been honored hundreds of times by the EPA for their environmental stewardship, which is second to none. And, as most people know, Charles and David Koch are two of the world’s most generous philanthropists. David alone has donated well over $1 billion dollars for medical research, the arts, and so on. You can read generally about the Koch Family foundations and philanthropy here.

  The New York Times? Not so much.”

 

Rest the rest . It’s devastating 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSNBC Cuts Away From Some Silly NSA Thing To Breaking Bieber News

 

NSA vs Beiber MSNBC

 

 

” For those of you who don’t like how the media prioritizes the superficial over the substantive, here is your new go-to video for everything you hate about cable news. On MSNBC Thursday, Andrea Mitchell was speaking with former Congresswoman Jane Harman about reviews and proposed restrictions on the NSA debate, but before they could really get down to the meat of the subject, Mitchell had to cut away for some breaking news.

  Specifically, news having to do with America’s favorite… whatever he is… Justin Bieber. “

 

Read more at Mediaite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Takes A Stand Over Duck Dynasty; Announces Department Will No Longer Assist A&E During Filming

 

 

 

” Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller posted the following statement on his personal Facebook page Friday announcing his own “business decision, saying, “It is time for someone other than Hollywood and the news media to stand up for what is right!”:

Screen shot via Douglasville & Douglas county for Civic Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement “Duck Dynasty” , A&E & “Duck Justice” 

 

 

Published on Dec 21, 2013

” RPT: A&E Publicist Not There When Phil Made Comments To GQ
Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement “Duck Dynasty” , A&E & “Duck Justice” 12-21-2013 “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Edwards Sacramento State Black Student Lynches Two White Males Calls It Art

 

 

Lynching

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” Christina Edwards is a black Sacramento State University student who recently hung two white males with nooses around their necks as they dangled from trees. As you would expect, the black racist Christina Edwards defended her lynchings, calling it ‘art’ and whining about social injustices. Just imagine if you would if some white college student attempted to do the same thing with two blacks hanging from trees and called it art? Think that white student would get away with it?”

 

 

Read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Steyn On ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy: Gay Lobby Enforcing ‘Ideological Compliance’

 

 

Steyn On Phil

” The syndicated columnist likened Robertson’s suspension from his A&E television program to something out of post-World War II Eastern Europe under Communist rule.

“ This is one of the biggest stories of our time – the strange need by the bureau of gay compliance or whatever the gay lobby group is calling itself these days and similar groups to enforce the most tedious ideological compliance,” he said. “It’s like something out of Milan Kundera’s Eastern European novel about post-war communist Europe, The Joke, where you make one little comment and your life is over. And we’re getting to that stage.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitchy Has The Story

Brad Thor DD

BlazeTV is the perfect venue for Duck Dynasty and the Robertson Clan’s family values . Great idea Brad .

 

 

Update : Beck jumps into the Duck Dynasty fray …

 

GLENN BECK MAKES A VERY EXCITING OFFER TO THE CAST OF ‘DUCK DYNASTY’

 

 

” “Duck Dynasty on TheBlaze” has a nice ring to it, according to Glenn Beck.

  One day after Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality earned him an indefinite suspension from the hit series “Duck Dynasty” on A&E, Beck offered the entire Robertson family a place on his own network.

“ [All the other networks] will fold to pressure,” he said. “They will all fold to sponsors. They will all fold to money because they are all in over their eyeballs are debt … the only reason why Phil was put on hiatus and not the rest is because it is a money-printing machine.” “

 

 

Fans Go Online To ‘Bring Back Phil Robertson’

 

 

 

 

” Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the reality program but his fans are taking action.

  A&E suspended Robertson following remarks he made in the January issue of GQ magazine where he says homosexuality is a sin along with bestiality and promiscuity.

  Fans have turned to the social media to oppose the suspension, there are at least seven variations of “Bring Back Phil Robertson” pages on Facebook. The most popular among them had 300,000 likes as of early Thursday morning. 

  The leading “Bring Back Phil Robertson” Facebook page features a link to a Change.org petition calling on A&E networks to “end the wrongful suspension of Phil Robertson”; the petition had over 32,000 supporters early this morning. “

 

 

    CNS is right about the outpouring of support for Phil but wrong with regard to the most popular Facebook page . While “Bring Back Phil Robertson” may have hundreds of thousands of supporters , the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty” page gained over a million likes in less than 24 hours and now stands at 1.39 million and growing . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gutfeld: ‘Knockout Game’ A Symptom Of Our Modern Decline

 

Greg Gutfeld Knockout Game

 

 

 

   The crowd at The Five call much needed attention to the growing frequency of a brutal street fad called the  “knockout game” or as it is increasingly being referred to , “polar bear hunting” . Over all we find it a very refreshing dose of sunshine on an otherwise deliberately media obscured act of sheer barbarism . For his part Gutfeld makes the obvious connection between the random acts of violence by these , mostly , young men against total strangers with the cheapening of society as a whole . He’s absolutely correct as anyone with half a mind and a data connection can see .

   While overall crime has been decreasing for years , the crimes that do occur have taken on a much more brutal and yet casual manifestation and Mr Gutfeld puts forth the undeniable proposition that the callous disregard for human rights , liberty and plain old common decency exhibited by these present day trolls is a direct reflection of the mores (or lack of) within our society today . 

    The money quote of the clip however belongs to Bob Bechel , who , believe it or not takes the harshest line of the lot against these savages and actually uses the word barbaric . The rest of the cast and the theme in general , though , take a somewhat PC stance in tiptoeing around the issue of race , motivations and the fact that the victims are predominantly white and the perpetrators mostly black . Still worth a view for both Gutfeld’s moralizing and Bechel’s demands for retribution .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich 1% Oprah, Your Racism Is Showing; Bashir’s War On Sarah Palin

 

 

    Mr Dupree has the stones to take on a pair of the stupidest statements of the week that , had they been uttered by conservatives would have caused a major uproar and fueled demands for heads to roll , but since they were uttered by leftist darlings Oprah Winfrey and Martin Bashir the merit nary a raised eyebrow . Two of the mainstays of the Democratic party’s talking points , racism and the “war on women” have jumped the shark . Good for him for calling them both out .

 

 

 

HT/ IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Begins: Major Newspapers In Reid’s And Obama’s Home States Call For Obamacare Repeal

 

Stop Digging

 

 

” The voters who vaulted both Barack Obama and Harry Reid to power and national office are seeing what must be shocking headlines today. On Thursday, the president offered an apology and an unworkable and possibly illegal “fix” to his troubled healthcare law. Today, the Chicago Tribune has had enough and wants the president’s signature law repealed.

In an editorial titled “Stop Digging. Demolish Obamacare” or “Stop Digging. Start Over,” the Chicago Tribune rips into Obama’s signature law.

For perhaps 5 million of those Americans thus far — estimates vary — the Washington-ordered cancellation of their policies is especially maddening. In the past these people took responsibility for their coverage and bought policies that balanced their needs, finances and personal choices. Congress and President Barack Obama, by enacting the Affordable Care Act, in effect ordered insurers to dismantle many of those individual plans — and cancel those policies.”

 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal was particularly harsh :

 

” The law is so deeply flawed, with so many components in direct conflict with one another, that tweaking just one part will accelerate its collapse.

The Obamacare debacle is just getting started — and it only gets worse from here. Repeal and replace.”

 

Obamcare Begs Repeal

 

You can read the complete editorials by clicking on the above screenshots . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservative Conflict With Science On Evolution And Global Warming Has Been Exaggerated—While Liberals Get A Free Pass For Their Own Failings.

 

 

 

” In his first State of the Union Address in 1790, George Washington told Congress, “There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature.” He went on to call science “essential” to our nation. Two hundred and twenty years later, in his first inaugural address, Barack Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.”

The president’s insinuation plays into the common perception in the media, electorate, and research community that Republicans are “anti-science.” I encountered that sentiment routinely in nearly a decade working for Republicans on Capitol Hill, and it has become more commonplace in the broader political discussion. Frequent offenders include Slate‘s Phil Plait,Mother Jones‘ Chris Mooney, HBO’s Bill Maher, a host of contributors at The Huffington Post, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

I’m the first to admit that there are elected Republicans with a terrible understanding of science—Representative Paul Broun of Georgia, an M.D. who claims evolution and the Big Bang are “lies straight from the pit of hell” is one rather obvious example—and many more with substantial room for improvement. But Republicans, conservatives, and the religious are no more uniquely “anti-science” than any other demographic or political group. It’s just that “anti-science” has been defined using a limited set of issues that make the right wing and religious look relatively worse. (As a politically centrist atheist, this claim is not meant to be self-serving.)”

 

   This is a fine piece that acknowledges the bias inherent in the media’s coverage of science . For once the Left is shown to have it’s own science failings while it is demonstrated that Liberal media control of the press has resulted in very slanted reporting on the Right’s beliefs in science . There is nothing really new about slanted media coverage of the Right but just having this article published in the Atlantic is change , of a sort .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study: Gun Violence In Movies On The Rise

Movie Violence

 

” A new study finds there are even more shootings in PG-13 movies than in R rated films.

Researchers found that when the new ratings were introduced in 1984, gun violence in G films went down.

In R rated movies it stayed the same. But gun violence went up dramatically in PG-13 films.

Gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Ted Cruz, Part 1 – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Senator Ted Cruz, Part 2 – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

 

 

Wall Of Shame: 100 Left-Wing Millionaire And Billionaire Celebs

 

” Tired of hearing limousine liberals complain about how unjust our economic system is? I know I am. That’s why I compiled a very short list of left-wing radicals who can’t practice what they preach.

These 100 left-wing supporters of wealth redistribution made millions and even billions off the free enterprise system. Many supported the Celebrity President himself Barack Obama, who has ironically gotten quite wealthy preaching against ‘evil’ rich people. This is just a taste of left-wing hypocrisy: “

 

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    Don’t get us wrong . We have no problem with people getting rich . Just don’t use the bully pulpit your wealth affords you to criticize those who try to do the same .

Independent Journal Review has the rest

DHS OFFICIAL WHO ADVOCATED FOR GREENTECH LANDS JOB WITH MAJOR MCAULIFFE DONOR

 

 

 

” Politico reported on Saturday that Doug Smith, the Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary, who exchanged a series of emails with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe about GreenTech Automotive, has landed a new job with MWW, a high powered Washington D.C. public relations firm headed up by a major donor to McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign.

According to Politico, Smith “is joining MWW public affairs as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Washington office.” Acting DHS Secretary Rand Beers told Politico “Douglas has played a key role in leading DHS’s efforts in working with the private sector and strengthening the collaboration between the department and all of its private stakeholders from aviation security to intellectual property and all points in between.”

Smith has been heavily criticized by Republicans for playing an inappropriate role as McAuliffe’s advocate within the Department of Homeland Security. McAuliffe’s company, GreenTech Automotive, which he served as chairman from 2010 to 2012 and chairman emeritus since, is currently under investigation by the Inspector General’s Office of the DHS for inappropriate influence in the granting of temporary green cards and permanent visas within the DHS’s EB-5 foreign investors program.”

 

 

    The revolving door between the federal bureaucracy and corporate America spins out of control and the average citizen gets screwed in the process . Whether it’s journalists on the White House staff or golden parachute jobs in the private sector for past helpful government bureaucrats , the old boy’s network takes care of their own .

 

 

 

 

 

 

90 Miles From Tyranny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Gets No Questions At Presser On ObamaCare Rollout

Or Shutdown Theater

 

 


” It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started rooting for the press corps to ignore them, not unlike how you might root for an opposing pitcher when he’s throwing a perfect game against your team in the ninth. On the one hand, it’s a disaster for your interests; on the other hand, you’re seeing something historic in process. Today, we all witnessed a perfecto — no runs, no hits, not the barest insinuation in front of a national television audience that the federal government’s behavior towards the public this week has alternated between almost literally unbelievable incompetence and vindictiveness. Amazing.”

 

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