Fortune Magazine published its annual and seemingly arbitrary list of the top fifty world leaders online Thursday, and as per usual, liberal politics were at play. In 2015 and 2016, the sister magazine of Time honored Black Lives Matter activists as “extraordinary” people who “transformed business, philanthropy and government.” This year, fiercely anti-conservative and vulgar comedian Samantha Bee made the top 20 in Fortune’s list of “world leaders.”
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Put this one in the loony lefty bin. Hollywood actress Patricia Arquette, known for winning the best supporting actress Oscar two years ago, revealed she’s a conspiracy theorist last night on Twitter. After an Islamic terrorist killed 4 people and wounded at least 40 others in London Wednesday, the actress claimed it was all a ruse by President Trump to distract us from the FBI investigation into his ties with Russia:
ABC’s terror-themed drama Quantico is back again for its second season and ready to make conservatives and Donald Trump the enemy, instead of actual terrorists, according to a new report in the Hollywood Reporter. After a few attacks on Republicans, Tea Partiers and Trump fans in the first season, show frontrunner Joshua Safran said in an interview published Wednesday that he had plans for more overtly anti-Trump episodes in the works for season two.
Last Thursday, a young girl attending Rockville High School in Maryland was brutally gang raped in her school’s bathroom by two fellow students, at least one of which was in the country illegally. Fox News was the first network to tell the story on national television on Monday. Tuesday, a local Fox affiliate reporter asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about the crime. Despite the room being packed with reporters from every national news network, ABC, NBC and CBS refused to report the story on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, anchor Robin Roberts and Nightline anchor Juju Chang touted a story of a mother and son both declaring themselves as transgender and getting gender re-assignment hormones and surgery. The two ABC anchors mutually gushed over the “incredible” “moving” and “touching” story. At the end of the report, Roberts and Chang even praised the “courage” of the mother for being “inspired” to change genders because of her child’s transformation.
Friday on ABC’s The View, the show immediately began by lamenting loudly over the proposed 2018 budget, released Thursday. Host Joy Behar complained that she couldn’t wait to bring up the topic because it was “so horrific and so horrendous:”
Thursday on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, former DNC chair and ex-CNN analyst Donna Brazile appeared to talk about her time as chair and the scandal that ousted her from her 14-year-run at CNN. While host Trevor Noah asked her why she gave questions to the Clinton campaign before a town hall, he didn’t push back when Brazile defended her actions and downplayed the controversy as media spin.
After the Trump Administration released a budget proposal for 2018 early Thursday, the media threw a fit at the suggested cuts to programs like the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute of Health. ABC and NBC’s evening news programs Thursday even hyped that the poor and those suffering from cancer would be hurt the most by the proposed cuts. Journalists also took to Twitter to express their dismay and outrage at the budget for daring to redistribute spending on these programs to national security.
Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America, anchor George Stephanopoulos blasted White House budget director Mick Mulvaney’s proposed budget as “dead on arrival,” complaining that it would never pass in Congress. Stephanopoulos even raised concerns about the budget not reducing the deficit, concerns the media didn’t have when Obama was in office and was proposing budgets that would massively increase the deficit.
The reporter who was lauded by the media for sharing Trump’s boring 2005 tax return is not getting much attention for his politics but perhaps he should be. While the networks Wednesday morning described David Cay Johnston as a “Pulitzer Prize winning reporter,” they apparently didn’t notice that he was a hardcore liberal as well.
The morning after President Trump’s 2005 tax returns were leaked to the press, the media eagerly reported on the returns, speculating whether there was more to the story than the documents revealed. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos even interviewed the journalist who first reported the story Tuesday night on MSNBC, asking him what Trump could be “hiding” in the benign report.
“Fake” news host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight John Oliver is apparently trying to “explain” to Trump about healthcare, through advertising on Fox News’ Fox and Friends. The liberal comedian bought ad time on the news network to play spoof ads for his show, where an actor talks directly to the camera, pleading with the president to reconsider repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post reported.
New York Times columnist Charles Blow went on another Twitter rant Monday, attacking the GOP again for being “on the wrong side of history.” This time, it was over the Republicans fight to repeal Obamacare. Blow actually claimed that Republicans were so “clouded by partisan hatred” in their hatred of Obama, that “they’d rather die of disease” than “be kept alive” by a plan bearing his name.
Who can forget when the media spent endless days of outrage hyperventilating that Republicans would “shutdown the government” in 2013? Well the media had quite the opposite reaction Monday when Democrats threatened to do the same thing, not even two months into Trump’s presidency.
If blaming Bush for any negative economic news was the pattern for the left during Obama’s years in office, it seems like thanking Obama for any positive economic news will be the routine for the next four years Trump is in office.
CNN’s Sally Kohn is known for saying wonky and demonstrably false things on air and in her Twitter feed, whether it’s promoting the “hands up, don’t shoot” meme, comparing Christians to ISIS, or saying she wanted her young daughter to “copy the Caitlyn Jenner model of femininity.”
In another case of liberal nastiness, TBS's Full Frontal host Samantha Bee mocked a young man at last month’s CPAC conference for having “nazi hair.” But today, the man’s sister shot back at Bee on Twitter, telling her he actually had stage 4 brain cancer. Whoops!
For someone who's supposedly anti-bullying, Dan Savage sure likes to bully conservatives and Christians a lot. In his latest “Savage Love” podcast, the liberal gay activist went on a tirade against First Lady Melania Trump, calling her “ugly on the inside,” and a host of other names, according to TheWrap.
On Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn appeared to talk about his new show Designated Survivor. Since he plays the White House Press Secretary on the fictional show, Kimmel asked Penn if Sean Spicer influenced his acting at all. Penn took that opportunity to mock Spicer as a joke and praise the former press secretary, Josh Earnest, as a more honorable mentor that influenced his role.
On International Women’s Day, feminists are here to remind you that their morality is primarily driven from their genitals. Liberal actress Cate Blanchett proudly told Late Show host Stephen Colbert as much, on his March 3 show.