As a liberal feminist comedian, Kathy Griffin has never shied away from mocking the Palins, so it’s not surprising that Bristol Palin blogged that Griffin needs to “grow up” after she gave Donald Trump the middle-finger “salute” at a recent event with Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
By Brad Wilmouth | | December 10, 2016 | 8:00 PM EST
On Saturday's New Day on CNN, during a seven and a half minute segment dealing with Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill" that seeks to ban abortion after a heartbeat can be detected, partisan phraseology associated with the liberal side of the issue were repeatedly used by the various on-air CNN personalities who commented on the issue, while the only couple of times when the word choice preferred by conservatives could be heard was in a soundbite from a pro-life activist when the word "pro-life" was used.
By Tom Blumer | | December 10, 2016 | 6:30 PM EST
The unsolicited "Step away from your Twitter account" advice Donald Trump is constantly receiving needs to be turned around on certain members of the media. One such person would be Kurt Eichenwald at Newsweek — except, as will be seen later, the magazine apparently lets him intemperately and obsessively tweet at will. In claiming that Donald Trump's victory rally audience in Iowa began booing at the mention of John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth who died on Thursday.
Singer Moby After Trump: ‘Americans are Either Really Stupid or Incredibly Bigoted....Really, Really Dumb People'By Clay Waters | | December 10, 2016 | 5:55 PM EST
American pop musician Moby (perhaps best known in his home country for “South Side,” his duet with Gwen Stefani), is a Hillary Clinton supporter not shy about personally offending half of his country. He recently talked to Kate Mossman of the left-leaning British magazine The New Stateman about “how dumb and delusional so many Americans are” for having voted for Donald Trump. “Because really -- in terms of the subsets of people who would vote for Trump -- you have to be delusional, or racist, or stupid. I am so confused as to the fact that such a high percentage of Americans are either really stupid or incredibly bigoted.”
By Tom Johnson | | December 10, 2016 | 5:24 PM EST
Though it’s not clear whether the Democratic party will produce a post-presidential-election “autopsy report” like Republicans did in early 2013, there has been a lot of self-scrutiny among liberals since Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss. One example is Kevin Drum's Friday post written in response to a fellow liberal’s cluelessness. After New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed to be unaware that “affluent liberals…sneer at the Joe Sixpacks,” an amazed Drum declared, “I'm not here to get into a fight with Krugman, but come on. Sure, the right-wing media fans the flames of this stuff, but is there really any question that liberal city folks tend to sneer at rural working-class folks? I'm not even talking about stuff like abortion and guns and gay marriage, where we disagree over major points of policy. I'm talking about lifestyle.”
By Tony Perkins | | December 10, 2016 | 5:11 PM EST
If there's anything the liberal media despises more than typing "President-elect" before Donald Trump's name, it's having to acknowledge the political influence of evangelicals. There's no hiding their impact now -- not after they helped propel Trump to the biggest election upset in modern history. For years, the press has tried to fake a death certificate for the religious right, insisting right up to last month that the bloc was either extinct or too fractured by Trump to reverse America's political and cultural backslide. Headlines like the Washington Post's "This Is the Last Spastic Breath from the Religious Right before its Overdue Death" fed this false narrative right up to Election Day.
Now, faced with the undeniable existence and impact of "values voters" the liberal media has a new strategy -- using evangelicals' influence to drive the media's agenda and divide the church.
By Tom Blumer | | December 10, 2016 | 5:10 PM EST
Now that President Obama has officially joined the crowd which wants America to believe that it's Russia's fault that Donald Trump won the presidential election, it's quite timely to revisit an item published in the Boston Globe during the week before Thanksgiving.
By Jeffrey Lord | | December 10, 2016 | 3:30 PM EST
Put simply, the mainstream media are beside itself. Among other reasons — many of them fairly standard like the shape of the economy — one the central reasons Donald J. Trump is president-elect is because he ran a very unconventional campaign. Time after time after time since he famously descended that Trump Tower escalator to announce his candidacy in June of 2015, one journalist after another predicted his political demise. And invariably the reason for this allegedly inevitable failure was because Trump had violated some supposed sacred convention of the political and media world.
By Scott Whitlock | | December 10, 2016 | 2:30 PM EST
Even liberal film critics aren’t raving about the pro-gun control film Miss Sloane. Jessica Chastain stars as a lobbyist pushing for anti-Second Amendment legislation. But the movie only has a 67 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
By Brent Baker | | December 10, 2016 | 1:32 PM EST
Pot: Kettle. In Friday’s Washington Post, media columnist Margaret Sullivan told those with “news fatigue” that “this is no time to tune out,” yet Sullivan soon displayed how clueless journalists are about their own leftward bias which leads so many to distrust the media and want to tune out. Presuming President-elect Trump’s personnel choices are “upsetting,” she cited how Trump “has nominated for national security adviser a general who pushes conspiracy theories, and a climate change denier to head the EPA.”
By Tim Graham | | December 10, 2016 | 1:14 PM EST
Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday was clearly signaling the arrival of a Trump commentary in a Thursday piece headlined "Jackie, art and accuracy in a post-fact world." She's a fan of the film, but she was willing to admit that maybe all the mythmaking and celebrity-building around the Kennedys made President Trump possible.
Even so, she's consoled by the "halcyon legend" that Jackie Kennedy could summon a writer from Life magazine and just dictate to him (like a dictator) how the Kennedy legend should be established. That's a consoling and "quaint" concept, that liberal journalists could submit themselves as "news" butlers and maids to their leaders?
By Christian Toto | | December 10, 2016 | 12:15 PM EST
Hollywood's latest gun control measure doubles down on a failed Clinton campaign trick. Hillary Clinton nearly threw out her shoulder playing the Gender Card during her recent White House. It didn’t work. Now, the minds behind the Twitter account for “Miss Sloane” are milking one of Clinton’s failed feminist memes.
By Tom Blumer | | December 10, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST
The competition was fierce, but there's little doubt that the New York Daily News was in the upper echelon of publications which came down with a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome during the presidential election campaign.
We can now say with confidence that a major contributor to that posture at the Daily News was now-departed executive editor Rich O'Malley. On his way out the door, O'Malley, who had been with the paper for 11 years, posted 23 tweets. The first eight were classy expressions of gratitude. Boy, did it ever go downhill from there.
By Tom Johnson | | December 10, 2016 | 11:36 AM EST
After nearly eight years of competing theories, the essence of the Tea Party has been determined, says Jonathan Chait. In a Wednesday post, Chait claimed that Donald Trump’s election as president verifies liberals’ explanation of what the movement stood for. The right, wrote Chait, was wrong to argue that the Tea Party was all about “timeless principles of conservative movement thought” such as “advocacy of balanced budgets [and] adherence to a strict constructionist version of the Constitution,” while the left understood that the movement was “an expression of ethno-nationalist rage centered around a black president and the belief that his coalition stood for redistribution from older, white America to its younger, more diverse supporters.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | December 10, 2016 | 10:19 AM EST
Actor T.J. Miller portrays Erlich Bachman, an over the top obnoxious character, on the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." Well, it turns out that perhaps his obnoxiousness wasn't all acting since the virulently anti-Trump Miller turned his political obsession into a physical assault upon an Uber driver on Friday morning for the high crime of disagreeing with him about Donald Trump. The New York Post Page Six provides some of the details of the incident: