Faith, Media and Culture

Here are today’s dispatches from the FM&C Hot List: 1. The don’t call it The Left Coast for nothing. Ben Shapiro, author of Primetime Propaganda, is unleashing audio evidence of Hollywood’s blatant anti-conservative bias on YouTube. Here’s Susan Harris, the creator of Soap and The Golden Girls lamenting the “medieval minds” of people who don’t…

Yesterday this space reported (#2 on the FM&C Hot List) on the really not-so-shocking revelations found in Ben Shapiro’s new book Primetime Progaganda.  What was kinda shocking was the pride some in the industry openly took in their anti-conservative bias, a bias that sometimes apparently involves job discrimination based on political leanings. And, of course,…

Here are today’s Top 10 dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. 40 years since the debut of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Here’s star Malcolm McDowell talking about the milestone to The Wrap: “When it first came out, the audience sat there in stunned silence. And I’m thinking, ‘They hate it!…

Here are today’s Top 10 dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. Glenn Beck talks about GBTV and his new clothing line (for real!). 2. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz apologizes to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1mQS3zxPF4 …and she accepts. If you’re curious about the comment that led to all this, here it…

Actually, I expected to write something a little bit snarky about Oprah’s final show.  While I’ve always liked her and acknowledged the genuine good she has accomplished, I (like many others) was sometimes turned off by the near Oprah worship sometimes exhibited by her fans. But, to her credit, she acknowledges that her message is…

Here are today’s Top 10 dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. O nO!  HarOld Camping wrOng. The wOrld tO end tOday! Or maybe I’m just suffering frOm the Onset of EOS (“Empty Oprah SyndrOme”). Check out 8 defining moments from the Oprah show here. 2. Sarah Palin: The Movie. From Real…

Here are today’s Top 10 dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. (Almost) Final thoughts on Harold Camping. From Anthony Sacramone @ First Thoughts (posted on Sunday): With the possible exception of Harold Camping himself, nobody wanted the world to end yesterday more than me. I’m thoroughly sick of the joint. War,…

Here are today’s Top 10 items from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. And that’s the way it wasn’t. The world didn’t end on Saturday. Here’s how CBS News reported the non-Apocalypse. 2. Volcanic rupture — but not quite Rapture — in Iceland. From The Christian Post: On Saturday, a small island in…

As the TV network’s conclude their fall schedule announcements, I conclude my week-long fantasy about how I would program the sox major broadcasters (including the thus far-imaginary My Family Network) if it were up to me.  Here goes Part 5 of 5. The CW Fall Schedule (New Show in CAPS). Details about the new shows…

Emboldened Media Matters expands its campaign to control speech. From Hollywood Reporter: Glenn Beck, it turns out, was just a warm-up for Media Matters. This week, the progressive watchdog group launched a campaign targeting all companies that advertise on Beck’s TV home, the Fox News Channel. Headquarters for the campaign is a website called DropFox.com…

John W. Kennedy
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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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