The finale of the first season of Westworld went out in its usual bloody, sensual mess, only this time, we got 90 minutes of it. But the tenth episode touched on a new subject that has previously been overlooked: the existence of God. Since this is a science-fiction show created by liberal writers on an even more “progressive” HBO network, it’s about as bad as you can expect.
By Justin Ashford | | December 4, 2016 | 11:44 PM EST
Seth MacFarlane strikes again at Jesus on Family Guy, and just in time for Christmas…how thoughtful.
By Brad Wilmouth | | December 4, 2016 | 9:44 PM EST
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of recent instances of apparent Donald Trump supporters being recorded in public places being rowdy and sometimes saying racist things to strangers, former CNN correspondent Maria Hinojosa complained that the "mainstream media" have caused whites to be afraid of immigrants. And, moments later, guest Tim Wise -- identified as an "anti-racism educator" -- fretted about whether "white folks" would be "silent collaborators" with racists rather than opposing them.
By Tom Blumer | | December 4, 2016 | 6:46 PM EST
In a December 2 dispatch covering Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's request for a presidential pardon appearing at Page A18 in Saturday's print edition, New York Times reporter Charlie Savage insisted that President-Elect Donald Trump's 2015 campaign rally assertion that U.S. soldiers had died searching for Bergdahl after his desertion was false. Savage even claimed that allegations made by soldiers serving in Afghanistan at the time that "five to seven Americans had died searching for him ... (were) proved false."
By Jack Coleman | | December 4, 2016 | 5:27 PM EST
Hardly a news cycle passes without another phony controversy conjured by the left in a flailing effort to discredit Donald Trump before he takes office. The latest mock-outrage du jour stems from Trump's inexplicable refusal to observe the subtleties of diplomatic protocol by taking a phone call from another world leader without first getting it vetted through a State Department still run by the outgoing president of the opposing party. Such indelicacies can cause many a sleepless night for career diplomats. Have you no shame, Mr. President-elect?!
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 4, 2016 | 5:17 PM EST
CNN’s Brian Stelter took his anti-Donald Trump bias to new heights Sunday during his show “Reliable Souses,” where he argued that the media had to start referring to the president-elect as an authoritarian. “I talk to international correspondents who say to you, ‘This is exactly what authoritarians do. This is what strongmen do. This is what happens in authoritarian regimes,’” he claimed, “I think we need to start using those words on TV, at least, to discuss the possibilities before us.”
By Tom Johnson | | December 4, 2016 | 5:16 PM EST
Next month, Donald Trump will become president, just as he would have if he’d defeated Hillary Clinton in a landslide of Nixon-McGovern proportions. Nonetheless, Trump’s loss of the popular vote remains a liberal talking point, and a taunting point for Jesse Berney. “Trump lost the vote for president by well over two-and-a-half million votes and counting, and it's driving him out of his mind,” wrote Berney in a Friday piece, adding that “the majority [of voters] rejected a near-sociopathic celebration of ignorance and the least qualified person ever to become a major party's nominee for president.”
By Jeffrey Lord | | December 4, 2016 | 4:47 PM EST
The remarkable -- make that astounding -- presidential election of 2016 is over. Of the many “notables” and tradition-breaking moments, one has been the superb use of Twitter by President-elect Donald Trump that drove the media crazy. He was at it again over the weekend, this time messaging his thoughts on companies that depart the US for abroad, taking American jobs with them.
The fact that Trump turned Twitter and tweeting into such a deadly 21st century political weapon in his successful campaign -- a campaign that right up until election night most media savants were insisting he would lose -- has stuck in the media’s craw.
By Brad Wilmouth | | December 4, 2016 | 2:56 PM EST
On Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, while introducing a segment about how to deal with a President Donald Trump when he "lies" about something, host Brian Stelter dubiously included a clip of former President George W. Bush from his April 2013 speech declaring that the U.S. had "prevailed" in Iraq as an example of Presidents telling "lies" alongside deliberate presidential deceptions like Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," Barack Obama's "If you like your current insurance, you keep that insurance," and Richard Nixon's "I'm not a crook."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 4, 2016 | 1:32 PM EST
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday to discuss Donald Trump’s fast approaching presidency. What he got, at one point, was moderator Chuck Todd grilling him on why Trump couldn’t save some 700 jobs Carrier still sent to Mexico. “You gave a tax break -- some people could say you gave a tax break to Carrier so that they would only send 700 jobs overseas,” he told Pence.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 4, 2016 | 11:37 AM EST
President-Elect Donald Trump’s latest batch of cabinet nominations is drawing fire from liberal media elites with smears like “The wealthiest cabinet in history.” But the frustration over the nominees’ financial success is made humorous when it’s other super wealthy people throwing the fit, such as Al Sharpton during MSNBC’s PoliticsNation on Sunday. “I mean, how concerned… should Democrats be about the fact that all of these multi-corporate connected Wall Street millionaires guys,” he wondered.
By Tim Graham | | December 4, 2016 | 9:25 AM EST
CNN apologized for a producer who made a distasteful joke about Donald Trump's plane crashing. No one should expect The Washington Post will apologize for their Sunday magazine "humorist" Gene Weingarten writing poetry about the delight of dropping Trump out of an airplane to his death.
Then Hillary Clinton stood up, and she smiled, too.
“You know, I’ve a far, far better idea for you!
Throw no cash. Throw out just one Donald Trump
And bring joy to a hundred million people, chump.”
By Clay Waters | | December 4, 2016 | 9:05 AM EST
Presidential visits to wounded soldiers at Walter Reed should be non-political events worthy of non-partisan coverage, but the New York Times manages to shows its colors even in those solemn moments. In the half-page “Obama’s Sacred Duty: Visiting the Wounded -- Trips to Walter Reed Take Toll and Inspire," reporter Gardiner Harris brought a somber, emotional, personalized tone to the proceedings. But visits by George W. Bush were greeted with terse headlines and criticism.
By Tim Graham | | December 4, 2016 | 8:13 AM EST
One of the popular pages on the Washington Post website this weekend is the placement of "gay pride" rainbow flags on the homes of people around Vice President-Elect Mike Pence's rental home in the Maryland suburb of Chevy Chase. The headline was "In Mr. Pence’s new D.C. neighborhood, not exactly the welcome wagon."
Reporter Ian Shapira -- last memorably seen reporting fake news about Miley Cyrus "spontaneously" campaigning for Hillary on campus -- wisecracked the liberal protest meant "It was time to Make Chevy Chase Great Again."
By Melissa Mullins | | December 4, 2016 | 6:50 AM EST
Actor Mark Wahlberg (or “Marky Mark” as some of us remember him during his music days) was at a presser for his new movie Patriots Day when he made the comments to Task & Purpose – a news outlet whose audience is primarily American service veterans. When asked about the parade of celebrities that have come out to denounce President-elect Donald Trump, Wahlberg said he believed most of Hollywood lives in a bubble and out of touch with most of Americans: