“This is the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote,” joked host Jimmy Fallon as he commenced Sunday evening's festivities. That was only the beginning of the Trump jabs. Actor Hugh Laurie even jested that the president-elect would eradicate the awards event. If the award show was any indicator, 2017 will be just as fractious as 2016. And Hollywood will be just as political. Here we’ve collected several of the night’s most telling moments.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 9, 2017 | 2:56 PM EST
As if the media hasn’t fawned over President Obama’s “legacy” enough, NBC did so again Sunday night, promoting an over-the-top farewell video from the White House. In the video, celebrities and activists gush over their “favorite Obama moment” in the past 8 years. The answers ranged from the trite to the controversial, from climate change to Michelle’s fashion, from Obamacare to healthy school lunches.
By Katie Yoder | | January 9, 2017 | 2:45 PM EST
Such class! What poise! You can assume 99% of the liberal celebrities on the Golden Globes red carpet support Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider. But Lola Kirke was the one who felt she needed to publicly and obscenely attack someone who feels differently.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 9, 2017 | 2:22 PM EST
After Meryl Streep’s scathing speech condemning President-elect Donald Trump Sunday night, liberals came out in full force to defend the actress and left-wing activist’s “brave” move preaching to the choir. On ABC’s The View Monday morning, actress and host Whoopi Goldberg unsurprisingly came to Streep’s defense as well. While doing so, Goldberg made some absurd claims about which type of politics run Hollywood.
By P.J. Gladnick | | January 9, 2017 | 1:48 PM EST
Fake news. It was the term enthusiastically embraced by the mainstream media in the wake of the general election as an excuse to explain why Hillary Clinton lost. Unfortunately, that same term quickly boomeranged on them since skeptics pointed out that the MSM has used massive doses of fake news over the years to promote liberal causes including Hillary's career. And now that the "fake news" term has turned toxic for the left, they want to drop it entirely.
By Tom Blumer | | January 9, 2017 | 1:15 PM EST
During the panel discussion on the January 8 episode of Fox News Sunday, Juan Williams claimed that last week's torture of a mentally handicapped white man by four black adults "stirs up racial tensions already hot from the campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump," and that "white nationalists" would see this as an excuse to "legitimize acts of white racism." After the panel spent a couple of minutes dealing with a viewer's question about a perceived overemphasis on the "politics" of this crime instead of the fact that it was "a racial hate crime," Laura Ingraham circled back to criticize Williams's comment as "completely off base."
By Matthew Balan | | January 9, 2017 | 1:09 PM EST
Toure gave a spirited defense of Meryl Streep and the Hollywood left on Monday's MSNBC Live, after the actress gave an anti-Donald Trump speech at Sunday's Golden Globes. The 9/11 truther contended that movie stars are "just everyday Americans who did very well." He added that "they make up a significant and valuable portion of America....they are real Americans just as well." Toure also repeatedly rebuked Trump for his counter-attack against Streep: "He should not be attacking specific Americans and dissing them as if this is some playground."
By Curtis Houck | | January 9, 2017 | 1:06 PM EST
Fresh off her glowing column on Sunday polishing First Lady Michelle Obama’s apple, author and New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor appeared on Monday’s CBS This Morning to similarly praise President Obama for being “a big believer in taking a kind of above the fray, unifying, nonpartisan tone.”
By Katie Yoder | | January 9, 2017 | 12:07 PM EST
Hollywood actresses have fans of their own – but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to be fans themselves. Especially when it comes to places like Planned Parenthood.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 9, 2017 | 11:35 AM EST
All three networks on Monday eagerly hyped liberal celebrities trashing Donald Trump at Sunday night’s Golden Globes awards. ABC’s Good Morning America actually led the show with Meryl Streep bashing the President-elect. The Today show waited until five minutes into the program. The hosts at CBS This Morning restrained themselves until 7:06am ET.
By Matt Philbin | | January 9, 2017 | 11:23 AM EST
You silly American. You thought Meryl Streep’s six minute Golden Globes rant was just another instance of an entitled Hollywood gasbag using her position to speak whatever the opposite of truth to power is. You probably chafed at being talked down to by a political partisan who’s forked over six figures to Democrats in just four years.
By Sarah Stites | | January 9, 2017 | 10:50 AM EST
The liberal media’s handling of the election and Christmas revealed much about its disconnect with the average American. But MRC Culture’s Katie Yoder has some tips to help journalists reengage in 2017.
By Rich Noyes | | January 9, 2017 | 8:52 AM EST
With the Democratic Party defeated, ObamaCare set for repeal, and incoming President Donald Trump poised to revoke a host of his executive orders, Obama’s actual legacy will likely fall far short of what his media fan club once imagined. But one aspect of his place in history seems secure: Barack Obama has been the lucky recipient of more biased, positive “news” media coverage than any other President in history.
By Dan Gainor | | January 9, 2017 | 8:41 AM EST
It’s no surprise actress Meryl Streep leans left … like much of Hollywood. Golden Globes viewers got proof of that as they watched the Academy Award winner spend six minutes skewering Donald Trump and his supporters. What’s notable is that she is also a major Democrat funder -- giving $113,810 to Democrats since 2012.
By Karen Townsend and Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | January 8, 2017 | 11:57 PM EST
During the 74th Golden Globe Awards on NBC Sunday night, far left actress Meryl Streep delivered a dramatic, sanctimonious diatribe to the viewing audience and her fellow leftists in the audience. For almost six minutes, listeners were subjected to a laundry list of perceived wrongs that must be righted by liberal Hollywood. She may single-handedly assure Donald Trump a second term.