Tag: mass media

Coronavirus Denier Sean Hannity Switches Tune: ‘Please Take COVID Seriously…Enough People Have Died’

Photo: JIM WATSON (Getty Images) It only took more than 600,000 deaths in the United States from COVID-19 for some Fox News hosts to finally take the virus seriously. Advertisement On Monday, whiny klan adjacent Republican SpankBang host Sean Hannity totally switched his tune, noting that he now “believes in science” and the “science of […]

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A Black-Owned Tech Startup Received a $1 Million Boost from an Initiative Backed By Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams performs onstage during the 7th Biennial UNICEF Ball on April 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images) A tech startup founded by two Black entrepreneurs is getting a $1 million boost, thanks to Pharrell Williams and his Black Ambition prize competition. Advertisement Black Ambition, a non-profit started by Williams, […]

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Fox News Is Tired of Trump’s Lies, Runs Disclaimer During the Former President’s CPAC Speech

Photo: Andy Jacobsohn (Getty Images) I don’t know how former President Trump did it, but he’s finally reached the point where even Fox News is tired of his bullshit. Advertisement On Sunday, the former president’s favorite porn channel ran a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen during the one-term president’s speech on election fraud […]

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Anti-CRT Republican Senate Candidate Claims Military Has Been ‘Colorblind’ for Nearly 200 Years

Screenshot: The Post Millennial/ Twitter At this point, any reasonable person should be able to see that when it comes to the subjects of Critical Race Theory and other anti-racism teachings, Republicans really just be out here saying shit, and because conservative media outlets are always ready and willing to act as vessels for GOPropaganda, […]

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I May Destroy You Earns a 2021 Peabody Award, Raises Emmy Expectations

Screenshot: HBO The multi-day celebration that is the 81st annual Peabody Awards continued on Wednesday with some well-deserved flowers for HBO’s I May Destroy You, the much beloved limited series created by and starring Michaela Coel, which won in the Entertainment category. Advertisement Per a press release provided to The Root: One of the year’s […]

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The Funk Boutique: Self-Representation—How Can It Expand the Boundaries of Black Fashion?

“Enjoy the opulence.” Twitter is a magical thing, and Jeremy O. Harris knows it. In just over a week, the long-awaited Zola—a film based on a viral Twitter thread in 2015 about Aziah “Zola” Wells and her 140+ tweet rant about a weekend Florida—will be available to view, and the playwright turned screenwriter hosted a […]

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Newsmax ‘Reviewing’ Host’s Racist Tweets About How White People Being in the Military ‘Made a Big Difference With Morale’

Screenshot: HuffPost/ YouTube In today’s episode of The Fragile Whites Say the Darndest Things, Greg Kelly, a host on Newsmax—which is basically Fox News’ illegitimate love child that it only claims during tax season—posted then later deleted a pair of racist tweets about how the existence of white people in the military and government made […]

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Here’s an Idea for Liberals: Propaganda

“Pod Save America” is actually one undeniably successful example of Democratic progressive messaging, but it—like most avowedly progressive media—is for self-identified politics junkies. Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting are for anyone with a TV. For much of their audiences, they are simply “the news.” In order to give voters the positive messages Democrats want them […]

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Hollywood Reporter Takes Us Behind the Screen of Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad

Image: Amazon Each week on The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind The Screen podcast, host Carolyn Giardina chops it up with the secret weapons who help bring some of your favorite films to life, such as cinematographers, editors, production designers, composers, visual effects supervisors, and other unsung heroes in entertainment. Advertisement In the latest episode, editor Joi […]

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Rick Santorum Ousted From CNN Over His White Nationalist Remarks on Native Americans and How Colonizers ‘Birthed a Nation’

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) You know how I know that the Republican war on Critical Race Theory and The 1619 Project has nothing to do with a fear that students will be taught an inaccurate version of History that teaches that some races are superior to others? Two words: Rick Santorum. Advertisement When the […]

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