The Voice – Season 17 In a cover interview for Paper magazine that hit the web Wednesday, Gwen Stefani once again refused to provide an answer to one of Hollywood’s favorite guessing games — what are her political views?
In 2012, the singer was a major fundraiser for Barack Obama’s campaign. But that was before her relationship with country star Blake Shelton. Since then, Stefani has made no further personal political donations and seems to have adopted her fiancé’s policy of keeping her party allegiance to herself.
“I can see how people would be curious, but I think it’s pretty obvious who I am,” the Voice coach told reporter Kat Gillespie. “I’ve been around forever.”
Stefani then explained that she sees no reason celebs should have to divulge their decisions in the voting booth. “The whole point of voting,” she said, “is you have this personal space to feel how you feel. I use my platform to share my life story and to engage with people and to exchange whatever gift I was giving. I’m not a political science major. I am not that person. Everyone knows that. So why would I even talk about it?”
Stefani also downplayed a feminist reading of her monster 1995 hit, “Just a Girl,” saying, “I don’t even know if I knew what feminist at that time was. I was very sheltered growing up with my family. I wasn’t political. I wasn’t angry.” The No Doubt frontwoman then described a philosophy of personal empowerment that doesn’t rely on group identity. “I don’t need to go on Instagram and say ‘girl power.’ I just need to live and be a good person and leave a trail of greatness behind me. Stop talking about it and stop trying to bully everybody about it. Just do it.”
Shelton similarly declined to jump on the anti-Trump bandwagon in a 2016 interview with Billboard . Rather than following the lead of so many in his industry and condemning the former Apprentice host, he tried to explain why cancel culture and speech suppression led voters in red states like his native Oklahoma […]
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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