The term “dumb down” and its variants apparently didn’t exist until the late 1920s or early 1930s. Rolling Stone’s Taibbi suggested in the cover story of the magazine’s April 6 issue that the dumbing-down of America may be complete before the expression is a century old, and that President Trump deserves a huge share of the blame. Taibbi declared that Trump is “transforming not our laws but our consciousness, one shriveling brain cell at a time…A president like Trump can have an impact even if he never manages to get a single law passed, simply by unleashing stupidity as a revolutionary force.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 1, 2017 | 3:25 PM EDT
As father and son comedy writers and liberal activists Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner appeared as guests on Friday's Tavis Smiley Show on PBS, the two lamented that former President Barack Obama -- whom Carl called "the smartest President we've had since way back" -- was replaced by President Donald Trump -- whom Rob derided as "clearly mentally unstable." A bit later, Rob Reiner blamed "racism" that was "unleashed" after Obama's election for the Republican-controlled Senate blocking him from appointing Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, as he seemed to tie in birtherism and declared that "all of that is about delegitimizing an African-American person and everything that's followed from that."
By Scott Whitlock | | April 1, 2017 | 3:10 PM EDT
Unsurprisingly, Politico isn’t interested in the news that Americans support Neil Gorsuch by a wide margin. As Matthew Balan at Mediaite noted on Wednesday, the liberal website buried the revelation that Americans support the judge by a 21 point margin.
By Tom Blumer | | April 1, 2017 | 1:07 PM EDT
A recent official tweet from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is not an April Fools Day joke. In full context, it's not even funny, because it's part of a long campaign by an utterly unhinged mob to shut down entire industries. Specifically, that March 31 PETA tweet claims that milk is an awful thing because it "has long been a symbol used by white supremacists."
By Christian Toto | | April 1, 2017 | 12:15 PM EDT
Amy Schumer's exit from the Barbie movie demands the kind of follow up questions reporters should ask. So why won't they? So Hollywood’s preeminent feminist won’t be playing Barbie on the big screen after all. We recently learned comedienne Amy Schumer decided against starring in the film version of the beloved Mattel toy.
By Dawn Slusher | | April 1, 2017 | 9:53 AM EDT
Gun? Check. Holster? Check. Bulletproof vest? Check.
Prius police cruiser? Umm….
By Karen Townsend | | April 1, 2017 | 9:33 AM EDT
During the March 31st season finale of ABC’s Last Man Standing, Outdoor Man store manager Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) was able to work in four quips with a political nature. Mike’s daughter, Mandy (Molly Ephraim) is fulfilling a business management class assignment by shadowing Mike for twenty hours in the store. She tests out her skills in handling conflict resolution using a textbook and jumping between Joe (Jay Leno) and Chuck (Jonathan Adams), who both want to pitch for the store’s softball team. Along the way, Mike shows her how he handles the bickering between Joe and Chuck which includes taking a swipe at former President Obama and also declaring he could solve the problem of ISIS.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | April 1, 2017 | 7:29 AM EDT
One might think that Fortune magazine would want to keep a sober reputation as a magazine for business executives. Then they made fools of themselves. They came out with a list of 50 “Greatest World Leaders,” and on that list was once-a-week, late-night TBS “comedy” scold Samantha Bee.
It’s one thing when a news magazine is hunting for cultural influencers, and the Left always picks their favorite people, whether or not they actually sway anyone outside the liberal bubble. But the fiercely feminist Full Frontal hostess isn’t a “leader,” unless you mean she’s one of America’s greatest Trump-era producers of rage and bitterness.
By P.J. Gladnick | | April 1, 2017 | 7:00 AM EDT
Warning! Do not look directly into the eyes of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson or you will not only turn to stone but place a curse upon your descendants for the next forty generations.
The Washington Post not only undermined its own story about diplomats being instructed to not look directly into the eyes of Secretary Rex Tillerson but had that report declared to be fake news by an Associated Press diplomatic writer. First let us look at the original March 30 fake news report by Anne Gearan and Carol Morello:
By Jorge Bonilla | | March 31, 2017 | 11:51 PM EDT
Univision has demonsrated, yet again, that unfettered access to abortion-on-demand remains high on the network's policy advocacy agenda, second, perhaps, only to immigration. The blatant advocacy was on full dsiplay in recent days, in a series of Univision stories on Planned Parenthood that was perfectly timed to coincide with the PinkOut campaign on behalf of the nation's leading abortion provider, and in opposition to cuts to the organization's federal funding.
By Tim Graham | | March 31, 2017 | 11:11 PM EDT
CNN.com ran a shocking headline on Thursday: “5 Must-Have Apps for Undocumented Immigrants.” Any one in CNN’s audience knows which side they take on immigration, but this is the most obvious they’ve ever been. “Here’s how to evade the law, by CNN.”
By Clay Waters | | March 31, 2017 | 10:01 PM EDT
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Thursday made a plea, as passionate as it was ignorantly soft-headed, for the continued funding by taxpayers of arts and humanities, because Trump: “President Trump vs. Big Bird.” Never mind Big Bird has gone to a private cable channel, HBO. Or that conservatives object less to children’s television as to the incessant liberal moralizing, on the taxpayer dime, of PBS omnipresent figures like Bill Moyers and Ken Burns, who treat the public airwaves like their own political playpen: "So what if President Trump wants to deport Big Bird?"
By Tom Blumer | | March 31, 2017 | 9:14 PM EDT
Virginia Democratic Senator and former vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine announced on Thursday that he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch. The smear Kaine has employed to justify his opposition has generated well-deserved criticism, especially in the Commonwealth. The Washington Post's alleged fact-checking operation, however, has given him an unearned pass.
By Curtis Houck | | March 31, 2017 | 7:53 PM EDT
The Washington Post Style section is known for gushy profiles of liberal actors or Democratic politicians, so it was no surprise when Friday’s paper fawned over “political star” and Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu (Calif.) eliciting cheers “as if he’s some TV hearthrob” trashing President Trump.
By Sarah Stites | | March 31, 2017 | 6:24 PM EDT
Have you ever read a left-wing news story and thought... "You've got to be kidding me"? We do. All the time. As our culture gets loonier, so does the media. So, in honor of April Fool's Day, here's your challenge: Which headlines are real stories, and which ones are fake?