Netflix’s “Cuties” was controversial from the word “go” and for good reason. The entire movie centers around a young Muslim girl who joins other young girls to form a “twerking” dance troop against the beliefs and values of her family.
The revulsion started with the promotional art for the movie, which featured the girls in their skimpy dance outfits in provocative positions. This absolute rejection continued with the trailer which didn’t help the situation at all. [Read More]
AMERICA AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN
The next election is the most important one America has faced in more than a century.
That’s not campaign hype. America is divided as almost never before—with contesting political factions regarding themselves not as rivals but as enemies. [Read More]
We are now up to 5,692 death certificates in the COVID count that also list “Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events”https://t.co/tEdPgzMiNX
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 10, 2020
Newly released DOJ records show that multiple top members of Mueller’s investigative team claimed to have “accidentally wiped” at least 15 (!) phones used during the anti-Trump investigation after the DOJ OIG asked for the devies to be handed over. https://t.co/VVUnfZVolm pic.twitter.com/p50PnoCBse
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 10, 2020
America has long been a land where fiction seamlessly turns to fact and fact becomes fiction in turn. Bonnie and Clyde were Depression-era bank robbers before they became screen legends.
They also inspired Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, two real people who went on a killing spree in the 1950s; Starkweather and Fugate, in turn, inspired Terrence Malick to direct Badlands, his 1973 masterpiece. Walking Tall’s Buford Pusser; Death Wish’s Paul Kersey; Charles Whitman, the Texas Tower Sniper—the list of characters who inspired real people or real people who then became fictionalized characters is long. The never-ending, pingpong match can grow dizzying, but this is how American culture and, increasingly, American politics are made. [Read More]
“Why did you lie to the American people? And why should we trust what you have to say now?” ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl asked President Donald Trump at a press briefing Thursday afternoon.
After opening the briefing with a lengthy statement blasting his 2020 opponent Joe Biden, the president was confronted by the press corps on an audio recording of him admitting he deliberately downplayed the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.
Karl’s very direct question kicked things off. [Read More]