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.
While hosting a late-night edition of the CNN Special Report program on Wednesday, June 14, Jake Tapper asked Democratic Representative Eric Smalwell for his reaction to the shooting earlier that day of Republicans engaged in baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, by posing a surprising question: “Do you worry that the Left has gone too far in its rhetoric?”
“I worry that anyone would think that the way to express themselves would be through violence,” the member of the Democrats’ team replied after stating that the day had been “awful, just awful” for him because James Hodgkinson had vented his hatred of President Donald Trump by using a rifle to shoot Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three other people early that morning.
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Those are the famous words of then-Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Coming just a day after an alt-left nutball tried to kill a baseball diamond full of Republicans, it’s worth understanding how liberals see the event. It’s an opportunity.
The Trump administration recently announced that they planned to reinstitute some of the travel restrictions to communist Cuba that were dismantled by the previous administration. The liberal media has been up in arms, declaring Trump was rolling back Obama’s legacy. As though she was anticipating it to be her last trip there, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell frantically lobbied for travel to persist during her report on NBC Nightly News. She even parroted unsubstantiated claims made by the Cuba government to try and back herself up.
Americans were appalled Thursday to learn the medical condition North Korea left American Otto Warmbier in while he was in their custody. In a press conference, his father, Fred Warmbier, had stark criticism for the Obama administration. “Do I think the past administration could have done more? I think the results speak for themselves,” he said. And during their evening broadcasts, ABC and CBS ignored his comments while NBC downplayed them.
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple wrote a profile of CNN New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota that was posted Thursday, but the first eye-catching thing is she has a new novel coming this summer about a morning cable-news anchor working for a CNN-like network with the letters FAIR! CNN boss Jeff Zucker proclaimed without giggling that other networks have "partisans," while CNN only has "personalities."
The View, ABC’s morning talk program that elevated Raven-Symone to political punditry, engaged in one of its more oafish rants Thursday on one of the many topics about which it knows very little: the Constitution. In the wake of an agitated socialist attempting to engage in the mass murder of his political opponents, the panelists at The View changed the subject to berating the Second Amendment and the limits it places on gun control.
It’s mid-way through Pride Month, a celebration of LGBT rights, but broadcast networks -- no strangers to condemning Russia -- are largely ignoring major human rights abuses against Chechnya’s gay community. This, while in 2014, NBC made 26 mentions of Russia’s anti-gay legislation.
CNN’s CEO is defiant about funding a play in which a Donald Trump look-alike is stabbed to death. Attending a shareholder meeting, National Center for Public Policy Research Vice President David Almasi on Thursday confronted exec Jeff Bewkes about the cable channel’s support for the Public Theater in New York, a troupe that is putting on a bloody version of Julius Caesar featuring the President.
The liberal website Vox has recently released an article and video that calls for its adherents to not trust their own federal government, so long as President Trump is in office. This coming from the Editor-in-chief of Vox.
On Wednesday's All In, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson still seemed to be clinging to the discredited story that Republican Rep. Steve Scalise spoke to a "white nationalist" group in Louisiana 15 years ago, as he suggested that the congressman has helped "exacerbate" tensions in politics. Near the end of the show, as host Chris Hayes suggested that liberals should ponder what their reaction would be "if the shoe were on the other foot" with regard to the Scalise shooting, Johnson suggested that politicians, including Scalise, do things to get votes that "exacerbate" tensions and "activate" people into violent behavior.
While most liberal celebs are bemoaning the loss of their beloved Hillary in 2016, breakout star DJ Khaled is pretending like her loss never even happened. Instead, he’s getting to the real liberal MVP, Barack Obama. In an interview with Katie Couric on June 14, the hip hop producer talked about being a father, releasing his 10th album, and how he avoids negativity. His solution to the last one? He “keeps the haters away, shuts out all negativity, and doesn’t say President Trump’s name.”
In the aftermath of the shooting targeting Republican congressmen in Alexandria, VA, the media has called for both sides to cool down their rhetoric. As if the vitriol and hate were equal on both sides. The truth is it isn’t. Huffington Post writer Jesse Benn is case and point. The Huffington Post has long been a place for the fringe left to spew their venom.