Saturday, January 07, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
For the most part, the critics agree that Brokeback Mountain is one of the year's most commendable films.
Then there's Gene Shalit's point of view.
The veteran Today show critic has been taken to task by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation over his negative review of the gay cowboy western, in which he referred to Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack, as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."
The group claimed that Shalit's statements, delivered during his "Critic's Choice" segment on Thursday's Today show, promoted "defamatory anti-gay prejudice to a national audience," and criticized NBC News for providing the eccentric critic with a platform from which to air his views.
"Shalit's bizarre characterization of Jack as a 'predator' and Ennis (Heath Ledger) as a victim reflects a fundamental lack of understanding about the central relationship in the film and about gay relationships in general," GLAAD said in a statement. "It seems highly doubtful that Shalit would similarly claim that Titanic's Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) was a 'sexual predator' because he was pursuing a romantic relationship with Rose (Kate Winslet)."
GLAAD demanded an apology from both Shalit and NBC News and urged supporters to contact the network and complain.
In addition to offering his searing analysis of the romantic relationship between the lead characters, Shalit commended Ledger's performance in Brokeback and allowed that the film had a "few dramatic peaks." He concluded that Ang Lee's much-nominated oeuvre was "wildly overpraised, but not by me."
"Shalit has every right as a film critic to criticize Brokeback Mountain," GLAAD retorted. "But his baseless branding of Jack as a 'sexual predator' merely because he is romantically interested in someone of the same sex is defamatory, ignorant and irresponsible."
Yeah, tell me that there isn't an agenda here.
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Not that I'm a big fan of the show anyway, but now that the unfunny and untalented Jon Stewart has been comfirmed as host I definitely won't be watching the Oscars this year.
I'm sure that they're probably busy thinking up a new reason why President Bush doesn't like Black people, but in the meantime can the hypocrites within the Congressional Black Caucus please tell us why they have yet to distribute over $400,000 in Hurricane Katrina relief funds?
- a Lesbian couple can't adopt a kid. Good. Morals, what's in the best interest of the child and sexual deviance do not mix.
CaribPundit is endorsing a petition calling for the U.S. to stop providing aid to Egypt and its corrupt government. I signed it and so should you.
A second NBC affiliate has decided to not show the network's controversial, conservative/religion-bashing "The Book of Daniel". Here's hoping that more will follow.
- Mahndisa's back, feeling better and provides an introspective look at capitalism.
In 2000, the Florida Supreme Court tried to illegally hand Al Gore the position of President of the United States, thanks to Sandra Day O'Connor, they failed. Last year the court listened to liberals and killed Terri Schiavo. Now the Leftist court gets a bit of revenge against President Bush by stopping his brothers' state school voucher program.
The Clinton's remain corrupt. It's not a right-left thing. It's just who they are.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
A pro-family group has launched a protest campaign against a new NBC drama featuring a troubled, pill-popping Episcopal priest who is the father of a dysfunctional family.
"The Book of Daniel," written by a homosexual, is being promoted as the only show on television in which Jesus appears as a recurring character and the only network prime-time drama series with a regular male "gay" character, a 23-year-old Republican son, says the American Family Association, which has an online petition.
Touted as the riskiest show of the year, it includes a wife who relies on mid-day martinis, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter. At the office, the priest's lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.
As WND reported earlier this month, the series debuts Jan. 6 with back-to-back episodes and will air regularly Friday nights at 9 p.m. The cast also includes Ellen Burstyn and Susanna Thompson. Comedienne Phyllis Diller plays a member of the congregation.
Is it any wonder more and more people are not only watching less TV, but switching to cable? NBC, a desperate network constantly being killed in ratings by the other major networks, has sunk to a new low by clearly deciding to become a non-cable version of MTV.
By blatantly expressing dysfunction within EVERY member of a family led by of all people, a priest, it is clear that this show is intended to be a testimony to the failure of Christianity. The destruction of the goals and ideals that Christ set for us, so that liberals can have a good laugh at His expense. So I am not surprised that this show was written by a homosexual. The acceptance of sexual deviance and the destruction of the traditional family is far more important to many homosexuals than examining a life better lived. Aided and abetted by liberals, who heaven forbid, should ever consider a choice that does not include indulging themselves.
Is it any wonder they hate Christ, who happened to have made the hardest choice of all?
Bottom line, "The Book Of Daniel" is nothing but utter bigotry.
Monday, January 02, 2006
You may remember him from VH1's hit shows "The Surreal Life 3" and "Strange Love," but just when you thought you heard your last "Yeah, Boyeee!" VH1 is hitting you with a third dose of the Public Enemy hype-man who made sporting big clock necklaces famous. Flavor Flav is back once again, this time as an eligible bachelor where women will try to win his heart in the new series "Flavor of Love," premiering Sunday, January 1 at 10:00 PM*. The series can also be seen on VH1.com at "The VSpot" on December 25.
After his failed romance with Brigitte Nielsen, Flavor Flav is ready for a new and true romance. In "Flavor of Love," 20 single women from all walks of life, selected for their expressed love for Flav, will move into a "phat crib" in Los Angeles and vie for his affection. With help and advice from Big Rick, Flav's gigantic body-guard and chauffeur, Flavor Flav will date all of the women, weed out the ones who are only after his fame and fortune ... and in the end will choose his one true love.
Back in the days when I was a naive liberal, Public Enemy, with Chuck D, Professor Griff, Terminator X and Flavor Flav as hypeman, was one of my favorite rap groups. And PE was widely successful too as despite Chuck's pro-Black, militant rhymes, PE and their rock mantras were a huge hit with young white teens and middle-class surburbia. Therefore, having kept in touch with the going-on's of the group the idea of Flavor Flav (who now has 6 kids, has a huge load of child support payments to make, still wears a big clock around his neck and has proven to be a reality-TV star) exploiting his zany persona for more $$$ makes plenty of sense. But where they found 20 women that would actually vie to compete for Flav's love is a whole 'nother story.
Must be some really desperate times we live in.