Thought for the day

"Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges." -- George Carlin


The Johnny Depp Amber Heard defamation trial was one of the more celebrated and watched celebrity events of 2022.

Depp won his case that Heard had defamed him by claiming he had subjected her to domestic abuse. The court awarded the Pirates of the Caribbean actor $10.5 million because it found that a Washington Post op-ed in which Heard claimed domestic abuse was defamatory.

The New York Post reports that Heard has filed an appeal to the case, seeking a new trial.

The Daily Wire reports Megyn Kelly told blasts Will Smith and other celebrities blaming ‘Childhood trauma’ when they behave badly to “Go tell it to your therapist.”

During Kelly’s recent episode on “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast, she was speaking with “Ruthless” podcast members about Smith’s sharing how he had to “forgive” himself for slapping Chris Rock because “hurt people hurt people.”

The rapid decline of Disney is very instructive and it shows how we are not powerless to effect change.

Think of how Christians and conservatives could make a difference in Western culture if we stopped spending our money with those who work to denigrate our values — companies like Target, Netflix, Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber and Lyft, Microsoft, Comcast, AT&T, Levi Strauss, Dick’s, Tractor Supply, the big banks and the rest of the woke companies?

Hollywood isn’t exactly having a happy holiday season, at least not based on their box office results.

They are looking at some of the worst box office results since 1994 (disregarding 2020 as a COVID year), according to reporting by the Daily Wire.

The results were tabulated over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which is typically a busy weekend for people going to the movies. However, Hollywood did not see the results it might have hoped to see over this long weekend.

Recently-returned Disney CEO Bob Iger says he's "sorry" to see the company getting dragged into an ideological battle with Florida lawmakers over a ban on the discussion of sex and gender in early elementary classrooms.

The CEO of AMC Networks has stepped down in a shock move after just three months on the job, and the company plans to lay off about one-fifth of its US workforce as it faces pressure from streaming competitors and a slowing economy.

The cable network, home to hit shows such as Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul announced the moves in a press release and internal memos on Tuesday.