Upon Ted Cruz’s victory in Iowa this weekend, late-night comedy host Jimmy Kimmel took the opportunity on Tuesday to mock Cruz and the Evangelical voters who voted for him. After remarking that GOP candidates like Cruz had been going “out of their way to talk about the Bible and their faith,” Kimmel wondered how it would look if Jesus himself had been running for President saying some of the more colorful rhetoric from certain GOP candidates.
By Sam Dorman | February 3, 2016 | 3:04 PM EST
Liberal propaganda ruins everything, even comic books.
The January edition of Captain America featured a reptilian supervillain named Viper who sounded a lot like Republican presidential candidates. Viper ranted about American exceptionalism and said, “Someone has to make America marvelous again.” He also complained about “overreaching government” oppressing businesses and asked, “Where in the constitution is anyone promised clean air, anyhow? Sounds to me like free market demand for filtration systems and gas masks.”
By Sam Dorman | February 3, 2016 | 1:45 PM EST
When gas prices were high, the media pumped their shows with stories about profit. But when prices were low, those stories took a back seat.
In 2015, gas prices tumbled from a high of $2.80 in June to a low of $2 in December after a glut in supply flooded the market. BP and Exxon reportedly lost billions in profit last year, and according to The Telegraph, oil prices crashed into 2016 with depths not seen since the housing crisis.
By Matthew Balan | February 3, 2016 | 1:24 PM EST
On Tuesday's America With Jorge Ramos, Fusion's Nando Vila advanced the left-wing cause of reparations to the descendants of slaves. Vila asserted "the moral case for reparations is a clear one. Black people are 16 times poorer than white people, because white people have systematically stolen wealth from black people for hundreds of years — through slavery, Jim Crow, housing discrimination, and various other crimes." He later suggested that one way to pay reparations would be to "pull it from elsewhere in the budget...like our excessive defense spending."
By Scott Whitlock | February 3, 2016 | 12:26 PM EST
Liberal actor Richard Dreyfuss on Wednesday couldn’t resist trashing Dick Cheney as he promoted his new film role of Bernie Madoff. After Good Morning America co-host Amy Robach suggested he was playing “the most despicable man in modern history,” Dreyfuss derided, “Actually, he is the second most despicable man because I've already played Dick Cheney.”
By Mairead McArdle | February 3, 2016 | 11:11 AM EST
Producers of “Machete,” a politically charged race war film about Hispanic immigration think Texas’ government should award them a grant to help fund the movie despite its anti-Texas stance.
A Texas appeals court ruled that Texas Film Commission was within its rights to deny producers of the movie “Machete” state incentive funds because the film shows Texas in a negative light.
By Tim Graham | February 3, 2016 | 10:37 AM EST
Brian Sternberg of Variety penned a gushing tribute to Rachel Maddow, cooking the piece exactly to her favorite flavors. She’s wonky, her office is “like a library,” her job is to take the cable-news audience “to graduate school.” She is the “linchpin” of MSNBC’s primetime, which means she has the only show that isn’t the subject of cancellation rumors. She is the “Steph Curry” of cable news?
By Mark Finkelstein | February 3, 2016 | 7:37 AM EST
Donald Trump normally projects the image of a guy with only one gear: warp drive. But on today's Morning Joe, Trump made an interesting admission, saying that in Iowa, "I sort of just went through the motions a little bit." According to Trump, he went less than flat-out in the Hawkeye State because he had been told he couldn't win, until a poll at the very end of the campaign indicated that he could.
Note: there was an odd moment at the very beginning of the phone interview. When Mika Brzezinski began by asking "let's talk about Iowa. What happened?" there was an awkward pause on Trump's end. "O-k-a-a-a-y," he eventually responded. The pause was so strange that Joe Scarborough asked "can you hear us?" Trump said he could hear fine, and the interview went on from there. So . . . was Trump distracted, or might he have been annoyed by Mika's entirely reasonable opening question focusing on his second-place finish in Iowa?
By Erik Soderstrom | February 3, 2016 | 2:23 AM EST
Last night’s episode of New Girl, entitled “Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt,” depicted the characters of FOX’s veteran comedy flirting with cuckolding. Lead Nick Miller (Jake Johnson), was visited by his cousin Bobby (Bill Burr) and Bobby’s wife Carol (Lennon Parham). Assuming they want money from him, Nick scrambles to hide his valuables. But when they finally get to the point of their visit, Nick is relieved to learn that his cousins “only” want his sperm.
By Dylan Gwinn | February 3, 2016 | 12:22 AM EST
The Muppets have given us many great moments over the years: Fozzie and Kermit taking the fork in the road, literally. Not to be outdone by Fozzie proving that a Studebaker can indeed be a bear’s natural habitat. However, Tuesday night’s edition of ABC’s The Muppets, titled “Swine Song,” left us with a moment that was most unnatural, and in a sexually suggestive habitat that I am absolutely not okay with finding my favorite childhood pig.
By Dylan Gwinn | February 2, 2016 | 11:49 PM EST
Because the rest of the world might not yet be completely convinced that the wussification of America has succeeded, USA Today unleashed a torrent of literary lameness by posing the question: Is watching the Super Bowl immoral?
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 2, 2016 | 11:02 PM EST
The results in the Iowa caucuses are a rebuke to the notion that the national media have all the influence over America’s voters. Donald Trump has been the overwhelmingly dominant figure on television news. Even his decision to duck a debate was treated as bigger news than the actual event, and he almost fell to third place in Iowa.
On the Democratic side, when Hillary Clinton entered the race last April, she was presented as an unstoppable colossus, the American royal family returning to its natural place of power and adoration. Time magazine published a nauseating tribute from Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple computer genius Steve Jobs, as “one of America’s greatest modern creations." Now she squeezed out a Pyrrhic victory in Iowa.
By Curtis Houck | February 2, 2016 | 9:54 PM EST
Despite coming in second place and nearly falling to third in Monday’s Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump was still the dominant focus of the GOP segment on ABC’s World News Tonight with well over half of the four-minute segment devoted to the “Mount Trump erupting” on Twitter on Tuesday because he “never surrenders ground.”
Pundit Amanda Marcotte: Cruz’s Iowa Victory Delights ‘Skin-Crawlingly Creepy Folks in the Religious Right’By Tom Johnson | February 2, 2016 | 9:46 PM EST
Much of the left is obsessed with the religious right’s supposed obsession with sex. Exhibit number whatever was Marcotte’s Tuesday piece in Salon about Ted Cruz’s win in Iowa’s Republican caucuses.
Marcotte alleged that Cruz’s supporters in the Hawkeye State featured “a veritable rogue’s gallery of every creepy straight guy who claims he loves Jesus but has his eyes fixed firmly on the crotches of America.” Moreover, she griped that Cruz’s evangelical-driven triumph meant that the GOP “will still have to pay tribute to the nasty crews that use Jesus as a cover to push their lifelong obsession with controlling other people’s sex lives, especially if those people are female or queer.”