If there's one thing “tolerant” liberals hate, it's being told they're wrong about something. That was the case when New York Times columnist David Brooks declared that the Women's Marches on Saturday "can never be an effective opposition to Donald Trump” because “this movement focuses on the wrong issues.”
Randy Hall is a contributing writer for NewsBusters.
Donald Trump has only been in the White House since Friday, but liberal extremists are already hammering the Republican president as a threat to human rights around the world who “despises the notions of fundamental rights and human dignity” and is a “blatant racist demagogue and would-be dictator.”
That's the opinion put forth on Monday by Natalie Nougayrede, a columnist for the liberal British Guardian newspaper who declared that Trump's presidency “risks unleashing a tsunami that could sweep away the human rights movement as it has so far existed.”
After winning a record 10 Emmy Awards for American Crime Story's first-season storyline based on the book The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the producers are planning to base an upcoming season of the series on another book written by the major Democratic donor and legal analyst for the Cable News Network: A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.
The book centers on intern Monica Lewinsky's affair with Democratic President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern from 1995 on. Clinton was ultimately impeached on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstruction of justice.
Lawrence O'Donnell, host of the weeknight MSNBC cable television program The Last Word and a stern critic of people who distribute “Fake News,” posted a tweet on Friday that contained what appeared to be a video of a female Muslim student beating up a “racist” male pupil at Washburn High School.
Unfortunately for the liberal anchor, he posted the video without checking whether or not it was legitimate, and it wasn't long before James Walsh of the Star Tribune newspaper in nearby Minneapolis declared the footage a “hoax” and a “play fight” after he talked with Dirk Tedmon, a spokesman for the school district.
The decision by the “mainstream media” to run a salacious and unsubstantiated article regarding President-elect Donald Trump that was first posted on the BuzzFeed website has drawn extensive criticism, including accusations that this choice is “the media's latest self-inflicted wound” and “irresponsible journalism.” Those accusations were made on Tuesday by James Warren, the chief media writer for the Poynter Institute website and former managing editor and Washington Bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News.
During Monday's edition of CBS's Late Show program, host Stephen Colbert chimed in on actress Meryl Streep's six-minute speech slamming President-elect Donald Trump at the Golden Globe Awards the night before, and he gleefully let his liberal perspective come shining through.
During a Thursday morning interview with Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, Chris Cuomo -- a co-host of the Cable News Network's New Day program -- clashed several times with her about whether the president-elect should accept the conclusion of the intelligence community that hacking by Russians took place during last November's election. The most volatile moment during the segment came when Cuomo accused Trump of “sheltering Russia,” and Conway slammed back: “He's not sheltering Russia, and don’t you say that again.”
Ever since Greta Van Susteren resigned from her weeknight On the Record program for the Fox News Channel on September 6, a great deal of speculation has centered on where the former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer would turn up next, with many pundits predicting that she would join the team on MSNBC.
MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough hammered Bill Clinton on Tuesday regarding a number of comments the former Democratic president had made blaming “angry white men” and other external factors for GOP candidate Donald Trump's win over his Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
.During a wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox, MSNBC Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski were asked about a “pseudo-feud” they've been having with Chris Cuomo, co-host of the Cable News Network's New Day rival program.
At one point in the discussion, Fox asked Brzezinski and Scarborough: “Some of your competitors have come out and criticized you guys in a much less veiled way. Chris Cuomo tweeted that you were campaign spokesmen. Let's just clear this up: How often are you talking to Donald Trump?”
Once again, a hostile liberal -- this time Chris Hayes, host of the MSNBC weeknight program All In -- has shown that he is willing to go to any length to diminish President-elect Donald Trump and his family before the Republican officially moves into the White House on January 20.
On Wednesday, the Politico website's Julia Ioffe complained about the fact that one of Trump's daughters -- Ivanka -- will set up an office in the White House that is usually reserved for the first lady, which led Ioffe to post on Twitter: “Either Trump is f***ing his daughter or he's shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?”
It's been more than a month since the November 8 election, and liberals are still struggling to find a way to make Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton the winner of this year's presidential contest.
One of those advocating the (s)election of the former secretary of state is Alan Gilbert -- the John Evans Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in the University of Denver – who declared on Sunday: “In any other country, the U.S. State Department would declare the presidential election results a hoax: Clinton won initial exit polls -- usually dead accurate -- in four swing states."
While discussing President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Andrew Puzder -- the chief executive officer of the Hardees and Carl's Jr. fast food restaurants -- as the new labor secretary, All in host Chris Hayes asked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a curious question.
“How much will reality matter under the presidency of Republican Donald Trump?” the MSNBC anchor asked, and the former Democratic presidential candidate replied that “he's a pathological liar who changes his mind every single day.”
While a guest on Wednesday's edition of the Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight program, Mike Rowe -- a cable television host best known for his work on the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs program and the Somebody's Gotta Do It series on the Cable News Network -- criticized students at colleges and universities who burn the American flag because it's not persuasive to destroy “a symbol so many people care so much about.”
Noting that “nobody's disputing the right to do any of this stuff,” Rowe stated that burning the flag is “a great way to get attention, but I'm not personally convinced it's a great way to make people think differently” about what they believe and “how they feel” about the nation.
In yet another example of the concept that liberals cannot accept defeat in a presidential election, author Mark Weston stated in a column posted on the TIME magazine website on Tuesday that the “approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge that in the future, if a Republican wins the presidency with fewer votes than a Democrat,” “we won't pay taxes to the federal government.”
Noting that Trump's win marks the second time in the past 16 years that “a Republican candidate who finished second in the popular vote has won the presidency,” Weston declared that Democrats should adopt the motto: “No taxation without representation!”
During Monday night's edition of The Daily Show on the Comedy Central cable television channel, host Trevor Noah slammed Donald Trump for making “outlandish” comments on the Twitter website, but the comedian saved his harshest criticisms for the GOP president-elect's “enablers” who worry that Trump is being “too casual with the highest office in the land.”
“If you're one of those people who thought Trump would magically give up Twitter once he was elected, think again because this weekend he gave us a definitive answer, and this is real,” Noah said at the beginning of the segment.
Liberals often have a difficult time understanding the concept of irony, as clearly demonstrated by Adam Horovitz, who was called “Ad-Rock” or “King Ad-Rock” when he performed with the Beastie Boys “hip-hop” band. While supporting the humane treatment of animals, Horovitz strongly believes in “a woman's right to choose” the inhumane abortion of unborn children. Yes, he opposes the slaughter of animals for meat or clothes, but the people who sell dead human baby parts deserve his contributions.
After more than three weeks since Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election on November 8, the liberals in the entertainment industry still have not accepted the fact that Republican Donald Trump won the contest, and they use every chance they get to slam the president-elect.
One such incident was the Gotham Awards, which are held every year on the Monday after Thanksgiving in New York City, when actor Ethan Hawke stated: “Whenever faced with fascism, the artistic community generally rises to the occasion.”
A Cable News Network panel discussion about President-Elect Donald Trump's habit of expressing his opinions on the Twitter website degenerated into a fiery clash on Tuesday morning between liberal and conservative guests despite the best efforts of anchor Carol Costello to prevent it from happening.
After Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the Republican victor's transition team, asserted that Trump received a mandate because he won the Electoral College with 306 votes, fellow guest Maria Cardona charged that the GOP victor has no mandate because Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton captured the popular vote by more than 2.3 million ballots.
During Sunday morning's edition of the Cable News Network's Inside Politics program, host John King read part of President Barack Obama's statement on the death of Fidel Castro before asking why the Democratic occupant of the White House did not mention the brutalities the 90-year-old dictator inflicted on his fellow Cubans for six decades.
Guest panelist Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post responded by calling the lack of that information “stunning” and slamming Obama's remarks as “an incredible dismissal of reality” and “a real missed opportunity” for the president to identify with the Cuban people.