Mel Brooks is Right About Everything, Including Political Correctness

Mel Brooks, the comic genius behind The Producers, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety, shared what should be an obvious thought in a recent interview. He said Hollywood wouldn’t dare make his 1974 comedy, Blazing Saddles, today. Why? Political correctness would stop it dead in its tracks. The film traffics in racist characters, uses the “N-word” … Continued

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Alec Baldwin is ‘Blind’. Why is the Left Complaining?

Few entertainers have been more outspoken about their left-of-center politics than Alec Baldwin. Baldwin is currently (and literally) the face of anti-Trump sentiment in popular culture. The undeniably talented, decidedly progressive actor portrays Donald Trump in Saturday Night Live’s weekly efforts to lampoon and malign the President of the United States. Baldwin is a liberal’s … Continued

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Should a ‘Denver Post’ Reporter Been Fired for a Dumb Tweet?

At some point during the last ten or twenty years our culture shifted from accountability and forgiveness to intolerance and overreaction. One reason for this is the prevalence of social justice monitors eager to enforce their own vision of political correctness, aided and abetted by instantaneous punishment meted out on social media. Everyone is now … Continued

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The Brave New World of Publishing’s “Sensitivity Readers”

Nothing so surely kills artistic expression and the free spirit of the imagination as political dogma. When politics hijacks art the result is propaganda—a blunt instrument of control instead of a vehicle for transcendance. The Chicago Tribune reports that book publishers have begun to increase use of so-called “sensitivity readers” to examine manuscripts and to … Continued

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The Latest Front in the Culture Wars? Historical Correctness

If you think political correctness is disturbing, you probably aren’t fully aware of how deeply entrenched it is in American culture. But it is such an immutable characteristic of the Left that it can never be satisfied, and must always push on to the next frontier to satisfy its grievances. And the Left has already … Continued

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