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CNN bans the “C” word. No, not the increasingly-controversial term Christian or even Christmas. The latest word to give the PC crowd the willies is “crosshairs.” So controversial has this word become that CNN, the network that brought us Crossfire (which, BTW, used crosshairs in its logo) issued an on-air apology when a guest let…

Two gay men are reportedly facing stoning in Iran. As the website for the International Committee Against Stoning reports the ultimate (and murderous) form of bullying is nothing new to the extremist thugocracy. What I don’t understand is why the media isn’t shining the spotlight on such reports. The world needs to know what’s really…

If Martin Luther King were alive today he’d be a pro-life social conservative. That’s what Dr. Alveeda King, full-time Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says. Some on the left are discounting that notion, arguing that, if anything, MLK leaned toward socialism — making…

Ricky Gervais gives a nasty spin to Golden Globes. Not that the British comedian/actor didn’t warn them. The producers got what they paid for. Still, he may have drawn more blood than laughs from his audience — and the laughs that he got weren’t the feel-good kind. One anonymous comment posted at Hollywood Reporter said…

Even Fox News praised President Obama’s Arizona memorial address. Can we set the reset button now and resolve to A.) resist assuming that anyone who disagrees with our particular politics is filled with hate, phobia or ill intent, B.) resist using inflammatory language or imagery in our discourse, C.) resist the urge to use tragedy…

Sarah Palin video gets negative media reviews. The conservative lightning rod responds to allegations that she was somehow responsible for the tragedy in Tucson. It’s seems clear that no matter what she said the left-leaning media wasn’t going to be pleased. Predictably, the pundits found a new line of attack in the video. They had…

Angels to protect Tucson mourners from Westboro kooks. The anti-gay, anti-Catholic, anti-everybody Westboro Baptist Church wackos are planning to picket the funerals of the victims of the tragic Arizona shooting that killed six and wounded 14 others (including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords). Fortunately, there are real angels out their in the form of area residents who…

The blame game continues as political pundits continue to try and make Saturday’s tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrelle Giffords and several others (six of whom died) about demonizing and blaming political opponents. Some on the left have exploited the event as a convenient club to pound Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives.…

The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and several other innocent bystanders (six of whom died) on Saturday is a horrible tragedy. Every sane person agrees with that and our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims. Every sane person can also agree with the need to tone down venomous rhetoric on both…

A Change of Plans, airing tomorrow night on Fox (8:00 PM ET), is family programming in the classic sense (think a multicultural Eight is Enough with half the kids) that may seem a little out of place on the network of the raunchy Family Guy. Still, if you can get past the apparent incongruity to…

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John W. Kennedy

John W. Kennedy is the founder and Dir. of Development of The Creative Universe Entertainment™, a media consultation and development company focusing on the creation, development and support of high-quality mainstream entertainment that upholds positive timeless values, including trust in God.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy) and "Photo Finish" (an award-winning sci-fi TV pilot). He has written over 100 children's novels based on episodes of the Cartoon Network series "Ben 10", "Ben 10: Alien Force", "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien", "Ben 10: Omniverse" and "Generator Rex" among others. He also writes Beliefnet’s "Faith, Media & Culture" blog.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation, Producing and Booking News and Talk shows.

He can be reached for writing, producing and consulting services at 516-640-1182.

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