"We are so indoctrinated with these happy images of animals on farms, on the covers of meat containers, at restaurants and it’s a lie. I think people need to know the truth and we have an obligation to do that. Those of us that have seen it for what it really is, we have an obligation to expose it, so I have to be here.” … [Read more...] about Joaquin Phoenix comforts pigs at slaughterhouse after SAG win: ‘I have to be here’
Hollywood closeted actors
"When celebrities take off their clothes for the purpose of raising awareness of a cause, they are showing a vulnerability,” he said. “They're also relaying a message that they have nothing to hide. Because of these two elements, I think they minimize their chances of eliciting a negative provocation against their cause… Using sex and beauty to sell products has been a part of our culture for a very long time and this another expression of that practice." … [Read more...] about Do nude celebrity PETA ads make any difference?
“It’s so easy for us to — we want the simple answers, we want to vilify people. It allows us to feel good if we can identify that as evil,” he said. “But that’s not healthy because we’re not really examining our inherent racism that most white people have, certainly. Or whatever it may be. Whatever issues you may have. It’s too easy for us and I felt like, yeah, we should explore this villain. This malevolent person." … [Read more...] about ‘Joker’ director blames ‘woke culture’ for abandoning comedies: ‘I don’t want to offend you’
The Citizens United decision has leveled the playing field for conservatives. Before Citizens United, the left had a massive advantage because of the support they received from labor unions and media corporations such as The New York Times and Washington Post. During Trump administration, many media corporations are showing their true colors and behaving more like Democratic Super PACs than objective journalists and this calls into question why they receive special exemptions under the law. … [Read more...] about David Bossie: Supreme Court ‘Citizens United’ decision still protects the First Amendment 10 years later
The band, which focuses on 18th and 19th century folk songs of the British Isles, rides into the Chapel in San Francisco on Wednesday as part of an inaugural tour. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Are Facebook and Twitter helping or hurting justice?