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Priyanka Chopra on Getting Paid ‘a Lot Less Than the Boys’ in Hollywood: ‘It’s a Scary Place’

priyanka-chopraKeep in mind this womyn is worth $8 million and is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. But playing the victim card gets you a cover on Glamour magazine to whine about sexism.

From Yahoo: Priyanka Chopra has amassed millions of fans playing agent Alex Parrish on ABC’s hit drama Quantico – but being a woman in Hollywood hasn’t come without its challenges.

The actress opens up about her experience in the industry, as well as what advice she would give to women stepping into that world, for the cover story of Glamour’s June issue (out May 9).

“It’s a scary place,” she says. “You will be rejected. I was rejected many times. I cried. I was told that female actors are replaceable in films because they just stand behind a guy anyway.”

“I’m still used to being paid – like most actresses around the world – a lot less than the boys,” she continues. “We’re told we’re too provocative or that being sexy is our strength, which it can be, and it is, but that’s not the only thing we have.”

“So there are so many things that you will be told,” she adds. “It’ll be scary. There will be strife. But women have incredible endurance and incredible strength. Your ability to deal with it is within you.”

Chopra, 34, moved to the United States to live with her aunt and uncle when she was 12, but moved back to India during her high school years after experiencing serious bullying. “There was this girl who was a major bully. I think she didn’t like me because her boyfriend liked me, or some high school dynamic,” says Chopra. “She made my life hell. She used to call me names and would push me against the locker.”

High school’s hard for everybody, and then there’s this woman,” she continued. “I asked my mom, What do you think about me coming back?’ She flew down and picked me up.”

Being an Indian woman in the U.S., Chopra believes that many don’t “understand what Indians are.”

“And that’s our fault, a little,” she says. “We tend to forget our roots a bit. As kids [we think], If I’m too Indian, I’ll be put in a box, and people will think of me as different. They’ll think I’m weird, because I eat Indian food or my name is difficult to pronounce.”

“That girl in school used to call me curry,’ ” she adds. “You’re scared of those things. We’re afraid of letting people see the glory of who we are.”

And while she admits we’re living in “an extremely scary time,” Chopra argues that no one should be afraid to be themselves.

“Maybe I, being on the platform that I am, can say this louder than the kid who has to get on the subway and go to school: You don’t need to be afraid of who you are,” she says. “I don’t want any kid to feel the way I felt in school. I was afraid of my bully. It made me feel like I’m less – in my skin, in my identity, in my culture.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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Cowards – and bast*rds: Networks censor rape of 14-year-old girl in Maryland by an illegal alien

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The narrative must not be destroyed…even if an American citizen (child) is raped and sodomized. Shame, shame, SHAME on the State Run Media (SRM).

Attention SRM: Read the police report here. The VICTIM of this rape by an illegal alien had her 14-year-old anus penetrated by the illegal alien’s penis. She replied “stop” several times during her rape. Before penetrating the child/victim in the anus, the illegal alien forced his penis inside the victim’s mouth. She cried out IN PAIN.

SHAME on you for not reporting the truth to protect your narrative. SHAME ON YOU!

From Newsbusters: The “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC continued their shameful blackout into Wednesday night of the horrifying alleged rape of a teenage girl in a Washington D.C. suburb high school bathroom by two men, including one here in the U.S. illegally. 

Instead, the pathetic liberal media that’s shown no interest in the Rockville High School case complied with Rolling Stone in giving over 10 minutes of coverage in two days to the fake 2014 claim that a University of Virginia fraternity gang raped a female student.

Before breaking down how blind the media were in furthering a narrative about college fraternities and sexual assault (which can be a noble cause), the pro-illegal immigrant media were surely displeased with the Fox News Channel’s Special Report as it again offered a story on the events in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Fill-in host James Rosen noted that “the Maryland State House of Delegates has approved a bill to make Maryland a sanctuary state…just days after Maryland authorities charged two immigrants, one of them confirmed to be here illegally, in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville High School bathroom.”

Correspondent Doug McKelway provided the latest from the school and told viewers how the cowards with the school district banned TV cameras from Tuesday’s packed PTA meeting as “[t]he red-hot controversy…lit up social media.”

McKelway also noted how the school district has shifted their focus from the rape to blaming average citizens for being outraged about how such a thing could have happened.

At the same time, local and state Democrats went ahead with their desire to make Rockville and Maryland a sanctuary city and state, respectively. This was despite strong opposition from Republican Governor Larry Hogan.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’

Works for me. Biased liars had it coming.

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Via NY Post: Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post. “It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added. A second source confirmed the fireworks.

“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said. “Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.

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“Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.”

The stunned reporters tried to get a word in edgewise to discuss access to a Trump Administration.

“[CBS Good Morning co-host Gayle] King did not stand up, but asked some question, ‘How do you propose we the media work with you?’

Chuck Todd asked some pretty pointed questions. David Muir asked ‘How are you going to cope living in DC while your family is in NYC? It was a horrible meeting.”

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway told reporters the gathering went well. “Excellent meetings with the top executives of the major networks,” she said during a gaggle in the lobby of Trump Tower. “Pretty unprecedented meeting we put together in two days.”

The meeting was off the record, meaning the participants agreed not to talk about the substance of the conversations.

The hour-long session included top execs from network and cable news channels. Among the attendees were NBC’s Deborah Turness, Lester Holt and Chuck Todd, ABC’s James Goldston, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Martha Raddatz. Also, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, Christopher Isham and King, Fox News’ Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace, Suzanne Scott, MSNBC’s Phil Griffin and CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett.

Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, plans to meet with Trump Tuesday. There was no immediate comment from the Trump Team.

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Obama’s FCC turns blind eye to network TV porn of fisting, anal sex & penis jokes

There is no end to the depths to which American popular culture sinks.

Now it’s network TV, in a bid for ratings, resorting to smut in prime time — all aided and abetted by the Obama administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that’s supposed to regulate the air waves.

Leslie Goldberg reports for The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Oct. 5, 2014, that nearly two months into TV’s fall season, the Big 5 networks are pushing new boundaries with jokes about anal sex, “fisting,” penises, never-heard-of sex positions, and teen masturbation, which Parents Television Council president Tim Winter says are “absolutely inappropriate for primetime broadcast television. The networks are able to do that with few, if any, fines from the FCC.

[Note: For the blessedly innocent who don’t know, “fisting” is the unbelievably perverse homosexual sex act of thrusting a fist into a man’s anus.]

As examples:

Fox’s New Girl: The season premiere featured Zooey Deschanel repeatedly muttering “sex fist!” as an expression for the roommates’ quest to hook up at a wedding. Multiple fisting jokes followed. There were also episodes where the gang got stoned and Deschanel dated a guy with a micropenis (defined as an adult penis that’s less than 2.8 inches in length). “We got away with murder,” exec producer Brett Baer proudly told THR after the premiere. “We’ve given broadcast standards a run for their money.”

Brett Baer

Brett Baer

Fox’s The Mindy Project: Nearly an entire episode focused on Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina debating whether he “slipped” and attempted to “go in the back door” (anal sex). That led to discussions of sexual positions, including the “necktie,” “ascot” and “bagpipe.” [I have no idea what those positions are, nor will I find out. ~Eowyn]

Disney-owned ABC’s Scandal: The season opening had Kerry Washington and Scott Foley in an explicit entanglement on the beach. Weeks later, showrunner Shonda Rhimes, who defiantly said “I look forward to being censored,” brought “Eiffel Towering” to primetime when the president’s teenage daughter was caught on tape performing the lewd sex act that many had to Google.

[I had to google “Eiffel Towering” as well. It is downright disgusting. Urban Dictionary‘s definition: “Eiffel Tower” is when a woman is on her knees performing fellatio to a man standing, and another man is railing her from behind, thus the two men join hands above the woman to form what looks the Eiffel Tower.]

On Oct. 30, ABC aired a Scandal sex scene minutes after a Charlie Brown Halloween special aimed at children.

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, another Shonda Rhimes show, featured a character saying, “He did things to my ass that made my eyes water” [more anal sex] and ended an episode with Viola Davis asking, “Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?”

Tim Winter says, “We have to start asking if some of these gray area instances really do cross the line. Hopefully, the FCC will levy a fine or two and let broadcasters know that the law is still in place and they have to respect it.”

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~Eowyn

Media Bias: coverage of govt shutdown victims vs. Obamacare victims 100 to 1

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The Mainstream Media continue to be whores for President Lucifer.

The media’s coverage of “victims” of the recent federal government shutdown vs. their coverage of victims of Obamacare is a shocking ratio of 100 to 1.

Ben Shapiro reports for Truth Revolt, Oct. 17, 2013, that since October 1, when the government shutdown began, the media have run dozens upon dozens of stories about victims of the shutdown. Over the same period of time, the media have run virtually no stories about businesses suffering thanks to Obamacare, low-income people victimized by the new Obamacare tax, and economic chaos thanks to the impact of Obamacare.

The Washington Post was a key offender in its bias, with over 220 stories on the supposedly horrible effects of the government shutdown vs. only 3 stories on the individuals and small businesses victimized by Obamacare.

The New York Times ran well over 80 stories about victims of the government shutdown, but ran zero stories about those negatively affected by Obamacare.

The story was the same on television. From October 1 to October 15, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer spent approximately 21 minutes over the course of eight broadcasts covering stories of the shutdown and its effects on victims. Over the course of the same period, ABC News covered Obamacare twice, and then only to point out website difficulties quickly but praise Obamacare overall. There were no stories of victims of Obamacare in that entire period.

Brian Williams’ NBC Nightly News was no better. From October 1 to October 16, the program spent over 30 minutes discussing victims of the government shutdown. All Obamacare coverage was relegated to discussion of website glitches, but no actual victims of Obamacare were shown.

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had approximately 27 minutes worth of stories on government shutdown victims. Aside from segments about the Obamacare glitches, there were no stories about victims of Obamacare. There was a two minute segment about evil Republican governors who hadn’t expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, however. So much for Pelley’s “real consequences for real people”.

Overall, the Washington Post and New York Times covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of 100 to 1; ABC, NBC, and CBS News all covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of over 78 minutes to zero.

~Eowyn

Will you be watching “The Mistresses?

ABC’s new show ‘Mistresses’ accused of glamorizing adultery

Desert News: “Attraction. Passion. Deception. I can’t help it.” These phrases are used to set the stage for ABC’s upcoming provocative show “Mistresses.”

The passion-filled drama, based off of a British series, is set to debut Monday, June 3, at 10 p.m. MDT. The show follows the “scandalous lives” of four close friends and the men they encounter. It will air in a nighttime slot, given that much of the content has been classified as soft pornography.

Although the consequences of infidelity in the world today are not enforced by law and society as they were in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter,” adultery continues to be viewed negatively.

A recent Gallup poll, released on May 20, 2013, found that a majority of Americans continue to believe that married men and women having an affair is morally wrong. In fact, cheating on a spouse was the least acceptable behavior, according to the 1,535 Americans who participated in the poll about moral acceptability.

That’s why when ABC announced its new drama people quickly began to question the glamorization of infidelity.

In an article published on The Daily Beast titled “Hey, ABC, so mistresses are OK now?,” Sophia A. Nelson discusses the type of entertainment that has now become acceptable.

Nelson begins by repeating the show’s description as being a “provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.” Nelson then questions the clarity of the show’s statement.

“Okay. So sleeping with married men (and in this case, married women) is now a pathway to self-discovery?” Nelson wrote. “Oy vey! What are we coming to?”

Nelson also discusses other shows, such as ABC’s “Scandal,” that has similar concerning content. Nelson then ultimately admits her own guilt for having supported some of the controversial content on television.

“I suddenly feel the need to drop to my knees, pray, and repent for gleefully indulging in promoting a show each week (‘Scandal’) that glorifies adultery, human weakness, human desire, murder, torture, and unbridled passion. I fear that doing so has given the executives at ABC license to now take ‘cheating’ to the next level by giving us an insider’s view into the lives of the ‘other woman.’”

Ultimately, Nelson pointed out the influence such entertainment may have on the future. “We as adults and as creators of entertainment should be careful of the subtle yet powerful messages we are sending to the next generation about love, loyalty, honor, integrity, and commitment,” Nelson said.

Nelson is not the only one speaking out. Several organizations, including One Million Moms, have already begun the fight to remove the program from network television.

Elaine Bradley, the drummer from the Provo-based band Neon Trees, also commented on the show’s content. Bradley recently tweeted: “ABC’s show Mistresses. Tag line: You can’t help who you fall in love with. Um, you CAN choose to NOT sleep with a married man. Just sayin.”

Several others on Twitter have responded similarly. Kenzie Ziegler wrote, “The fact that ABC is making a show that glorifies cheating on your spouse disgusts me. #brokenworld.”

Actor Jason Winston George, who plays Dominic in the series, discussed the show’s content on Huffington Post Live, describing the focus of the plot. “The fun part is that it’s about the relationships, between the four women but also between the men that come in and out of their lives,” George said. “Occasionally that means that people fall into a bed, for the most part it’s about the decisions you make before you fall into bed, or the decisions when you decide not to fall in the bed.”

George continued to express that while he believes in fidelity, the show simply opens up the topic discussion, rather than making any judgments. With this approach, George expressed that those who are in similar situations may watch the show and recognize the consequences could happen to them.

The founder of Mistresses Anonymous, and former mistress herself, Sarah Symonds also joined the conversation. To her, this type of network television show is long overdue. “Of course America is ready — we’ve been ready for years. It’s just the networks who haven’t been willing to take those risks. I for one am thrilled that ABC is taking this show on,” Symonds said. “It’s very astonishing it hasn’t happened before because in the states you’ve got shows about everything.”

Others participating in the discussion had differing opinions. Tracy Schorn, founder of a site for individuals who have been cheated on, expressed her distaste for the show’s portrayal of a glamorous and sophisticated mistress.

“It’s the fluffy soap opera stuff I could watch before I was cheated on, but anyone who’s experienced infidelity would find the premise of the show hugely offensive,” Schorn said. “I think something like ‘Mistresses’ desensitizes our culture to the actual harm that infidelity does.”

Yet, the cast and producers of the drama have continued to express that the show is not just about the scandal and deceitfulness of affairs. “I’m getting really excited for you guys to see ‘Mistresses,'” leading actress Alyssa Milano tweeted. “I promise it is about so much more than the title implies.”

I know people that have been very hurt by infidelity. And there’s nothing entertaining at all about it. I for one won’t be watching.

DCG

Vote for the Worst Media Bias of 2012!

What’s the Worst Media Bias of 2012?

Here are the candidates (from NewsMax):

1. In March 2012, two Newsweek/Daily Beast staffers were discussing former Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart transplant in March. Senior writer Ramin Setoodeh (who’s gay) said, “I would never give my heart to Dick Cheney. It would freeze over.” Assignment editor Allison Yarrow chimed in: “He may be one of the most evil people in the world.”

ramin setoodehRamin Setoodeh (l); Allison Yarrow (r)

2. In July 2012, while reporting on the Aurora, Colo., theater massacre, ABC’s Brian Ross proclaimed that James Holmes of Aurora had joined the tea party a year earlier, only to admit later that the tea party member was a different James Holmes.

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3. On July 4, 2012, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said: “The land on which [the Founders] formed the Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class. This is the imperfect fabric of our nation. . . It’s ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery.”

harris-perryMelissa Harris-Perry

4. In September 2012, CNN’s Piers Morgan fawned over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Morgan asked Ahmadinejad, “How many times in your life have you been properly in love?” Ahmadinejad responded, “I’m in love with all humanity. I love all human beings.” To which Morgan gushed: “That might be the best answer I’ve ever heard to that question.”

Piers Morgan in Burger King Flame Fragrance AdvertPiers Morgan in an advertisement for Burger King’s new scent for men called “Flame” which smells like grilled meat. (This is not a joke)

Sound off on which of the above four is your choice for the Worst Media Bias of 2012!

~Eowyn