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by: Dylan Gwinn | Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 3:59pm

Mr. Robot: Democracy has been Hacked

USA’s TV show ‘Mr. Robot’ prides itself on its subtitle, “Our democracy has been hacked.” Yet, after tonight’s episode, they may have succeeded in hacking more than just democracy. After watching the following scene, where the “FSociety” underground that is holding corporate America hostage releases its militant manifesto on the internet, it has become alarmingly clear to me that the leftist, techno-drama may have hacked the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign as well:

Hello, Evil Corp. We are society. Over the years, we have been watching you. Your financial abuse of the poor; your corruption of...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:04pm

It must have been cold there in the shadow of radical gay activism, race-mongering, and all the other liberal causes that have served as the recent vanguard of the left’s culture war. But with last night’s premier of ‘Zoo’ on CBS, the animal rights activists have finally been shown a slim ray of the limelight.

Though, not too much. ‘Zoo’ is a TV adaptation of James Patterson’s novel, where humans are, in the words of Patterson himself, “doing a lot of bad stuff and they need to be reminded.  'Zoo' is a fable saying, 'Look at what's going on here. Look at our government, and look at the controls that we're accepting as human beings,' like in the case of  '1984' and 'Animal [Farm].' Think about it. Here's another way to look at that same problem.”

Which, sounds like the show has the potential to be awfully biased. And...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 2:31pm

One of the more intriguing aspects of the so-called “educational,” well-meaning, well-intentioned, gay-centered television shows on ABC Family is that few, if any of them, turn out to be well-meaning or well-intentioned at all.

Take last night’s episode of “The Fosters,” "More Than Words." For those who don't know, “The Fosters" is the show about an interracial lesbian couple and their blended family of biological and adopted children of varying ethnic and sexual orientations. Most infamously, last season they had the distinction of bringing us the youngest ever on-camera gay kiss between two 13 year old boys.

Well, on last night’s episode, Cole (Tom Phelan), the 15 year old transgendered friend of one of the adopted children, Callie (Maia Mitchell), shows up at the...

by: Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:50pm

**SPOILER ALERT**

The Fox tv show 'Wayward Pines' is an M. Night Shyamalan mystery-thriller, which means that all is not as it seems and there are major plot twists and turns. If you don't want the 6th episode 'Choices' or the series spoiled, don't read any further!

**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD**

Last week's big reveal was that the reason the town of Wayward Pines is so Orwellian, insular, and creepy is that the elites are hiding the fact that the year is actually 4028, the people living in the town have all been cryogenically frozen for 2000 years, and they are the only humans left on the planet.

This week, we hear more explanation from the scientist and creator of the town, Dr. David Pilcher. And the reason he had to save humanity from extinction is ... drum roll, please ... man-made global warming, of course!

 

We'd left...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 12:56pm

It takes most new series at least 5 or 6 episodes before they complete the metamorphosis into full-blown mouthpiece for the left. Then there’s USA’s new series “Mr. Robot,” which took literally all of about 5 or 6 seconds to come to full collectivist froth.

The following clip is from the very beginning of the very first episode:

What I'm about to tell you is Top Secret. A conspiracy bigger than all of us. There's a powerful group of people out there that are secretly running the world. I'm talking about the guys no one knows about, the guys that are invisible. The top 1% of the top 1%, the guys that play God without permission.

Nice how the left sees fit to work in references to God when it suits an anti-corporate agenda, isn’t it? But hey, no biggie, right? Maybe this was just some...

| Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 3:09pm

The gals on The View had quite the time on Monday yucking it up over a Texas pastor who preached that that women who use the Lord’s name during sex should be sent to prison. They laughed at the backward Christians and wondered how they thought people got here if not for sex.

One problem: It was a hoax – complete and total. No Texas pastor ever said that. The article that purportedly broke the story was satire. Whoopi Goldberg brought it up on The View on Monday, because she had bought a phony story that reinforced her prejudice against believing Christians.

And the others played along, unleashing a supernova of silly. Newly-minted, full-time host Raven Simone proved she’s going to add intellectual heft to The View’s insightful discussions.

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by: Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | Monday, June 22, 2015 - 1:33pm

The Astronaut Wives Club

When I saw the previews for "The Astronauts Wives Club" were set to the Meghan Trainor song that goes "I know you lie cause your lips are moving," I just knew the new ABC show would set its sights on tearing down America's heroes by showing them in an unflattering light - and I was right.

The show focuses on the seven wives of NASA's original Mercury astronauts during the height of the space race, when America was transfixed by exploration into the Final Frontier. The hour long series premiere is a whirlwind, taking place over two years, from the time the group was selected in 1959 to just after the first manned Mercury launch by Alan Shepard in 1961. Of the seven wives, Shepard's wife Louise is the focus, but she is stand-offish to the other wives who...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:46am

Comedy Central “Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore unwittingly – which is how it normally works on Comedy Central – swerved into making the case for how the Rachel Dolezal story is an exact metaphor for climate change advocates, while attempting to prove that Dolezal is a metaphor for climate change deniers.

In responding to Dolezal’s statement that she didn’t like the term “African-American,” but did indeed consider herself to be black, Wilmore said “Let me see if I can clarify that. It is her opinion that she is black. Much like climate change denial, this is not based on science.”

Of course, Wilmore has this backwards, given that we’ve had more than 18 years without any global warming – an inconvenient truth...

| Friday, June 12, 2015 - 2:05pm

So the media has finally found a member of the LGBT community they feel comfortable criticizing/downplaying:  a Republican one. On Wednesday night’s edition of ET, the show led with coverage of Caitlyn Jenner going through the drive-thru at Jack in the Box. I suppose to show all men out there that just because you change the way you “self-identity,” the Sourdough Jacks and Spicy Sriracha burgers need not stop.

There is hope.

But quickly after cataloguing the latest wanderings of America’s largest symbol of societal decay, the episode turned critical. Specifically of ESPN and their decision to award Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage award. ET played this clip of NBC sportscaster Bob Costas letting fly in an interview where he referred to ESPN’s decision to award Jenner as “crass” and “a tabloid play.”

Next up on “The View,” Raven Simone and...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Friday, June 12, 2015 - 1:53pm

On Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel produced a subtle yet telling gem. The show began with an interview of Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Harington told Kimmel how he shares his screen name, Jon Snow, with a legendary British journalist, and that as a child Harington had actually wanted to be the journalist Jon Snow, a news-getting war correspondent out there bringing people the news.

This set Kimmel searching his memory for an American equivalent to the legendary British journalist. This is what he came up with:

Really, Dan “False but Accurate” Rather is Kimmel’s go-to reference for a “legendary” American journalist. And he said the former CBS anchor was “retired,” the way one might refer to a once proud champion racehorse who has been put out to stud.

In fact, Rather was forced to resign in utter disgrace,...