The View is a show that has, for much of its history, profited off of manufactured outrage. Friday’s broadcast took a similar turn, when they discussed the multifarious “sexism” embedded in liberal favorite Senator Kamala Harris getting “interrupted” by her fellow Senators. Other supposed examples: Reminding her not to interrupt Attorney General Jeff Sessions who was attempting to answer her question, and being called “hysterical” by a Trump surrogate.
On Thursday's CBS Evening News, as Nancy Cordes filed a report with the latest on the aftermath of the Steve Scalise shooting, the CBS correspondent made a point of highlighting Democratic criticisms of Republicans New Gingrich and New York Rep. Chris Collins for complaining about "hostility" and "rhetoric" coming from the far left. Cordes notably did not mention that Rep. Collins had already decided to retract his comments as he feared they were not appropriate in the aftermath of the violence.
Tragedy is painful, but it sometimes has the side benefit of bringing people together during a time of crisis. However, Politico columnist Roger Simon declared his intent to refrain from such action with a hit piece for the Chicago Sun Times on Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which he also decided that it would be appropriate to make light of the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise.
After the network evening newscasts downplayed or ignored the father of freed North Korea hostage Otto Warmbier criticizing the Obama administration’s failure to bring his severely injured son home, on Friday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell actually devoted a full report to the topic. However, her focus was on parroting excuses from former Obama officials.
Two days after a Bernie Sanders-supporting, Republican-hating gunman attempted to slaughter GOP members of Congress, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King on Friday asked Elizabeth Warren if “both sides” were responsible for the heated climate. The co-hosts also failed to press the liberal Democrat on some of her angry rants.
Singer and songwriter Andy Grammer is known by millions worldwide for hit songs like Honey, I’m Good and Fresh Eyes. But now, just in time for Father’s Day, he wants to be known for something else too: being a dad.
Tom Morello constructed a band dedicated to bashing capitalism, among other supposed “injustices.” But beware, Morello fans: this guitarist is, unsurprisingly, worth millions.
Tom Morello, lead guitarist of Prophets of Rage and Rage Against the Machine, takes to Twitter constantly – though not necessarily to discuss his music (given the band’s taste for screaming and ear-ringing metallica, maybe this isn’t such a bad thing). Given his loud adherence to the Resistance, Morello has an unquenchable penchant for the political.
For two Nigerian girls, tragedy spurred a desire to impact the world for good. Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu—abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram in April 2014—just graduated from Oregon’s Canyonville Christian Academy. From the bright smiles on their faces as they proudly displayed their diplomas, you’d never know the trauma they had overcome to get to that point.
Actress Amy Brenneman thinks the right has committed an injustice. They’ve paired pro-life with the term Christian. In a video done for the Lives of Women series, the star of “The Leftovers”, while being filmed in a church, started her PSA by saying, “I absolutely think the term ‘Christian’ has been stolen in 2017 in America by the ‘Christian Right.’”
Talk about fake news. At Thursday’s congressional baseball game, there were a number of touching tributes to the victims and the heroes. This included a prayer for the still-critically injured Congressman Steve Scalise. Yet, CNN’s Twitter page told viewers that only Democrats were involved in the prayer.
On Friday’s Good Morning America, ABC correspondent Cecilia Vega claimed that President Trump was violating the spirit of political unity following Wednesday’s shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise by taking to Twitter to criticize the ongoing Russia investigation. Of course there was no criticism of The Washington Post putting out a report on the day of the shooting based on anonymous illegal leaks claiming the President was a target of the investigation.
On Wednesday's Fox and Friends, as Fox News producer Greg Pergram reported in by phone in the aftermath of the attack on congressional Republicans in Alexandria, Virginia, he incorrectly recalled that it was the KKK that Scalise was accused of meeting with, when in reality the debunked accusation was that he spoke to a white nationalist group that was founded by David Duke. Additionally, Pergram failed to inform viewers that, even though Scalise issued an apology, the central claim that Scalise spoke to Duke's group was undermined both by a flyer from the event that did not list Scalise as a speaker, and by a man who helped organize the event who claimed that he invited Scalise to speak at a separate gathering that was not part of the white nationalist convention.
HuffPost — previously known as the Huffington Post, the far-left entity whose cashed-out original owners made themselves millionaires on the backs of thousands of unpaid bloggers — "laid off 39 staffers on Wednesday, a move that follows parent company AOL's acquisition by telecom giant Verizon." On Thursday, Sam Stein, the website's senior politics editor, demonstrated such tone-deafness that one has to wonder how he escaped being among those who were let go.
While many liberal media outlets and activists push an abortion-without-apology perspective, nearly all promote the view that abortion is justified in cases of sexual violence. Thus, it was refreshing when Washington Post reporter Danielle Paquette took a pro-life tone in her report of the stories of young men and women born through the tragedy of rape.
Al Franken’s recent book Giant of the Senate has a single aim, very much in line with Franken’s careers in media and politics: take down conservatives. Chock-full of quintessential nasty Franken wit, the book guides readers through Franken’s time on SNL, Air America, and – in recent years – the U.S. Senate. Reflections on (as well as various defenses of) his previous books, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and The Truth (with Jokes) crop up throughout the memoir. The book recounts Franken’s time in media and politics. Yet it ultimately boils down to a constant (albeit comedic) attack on anything that hints at conservatism.