On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of recent instances of apparent Donald Trump supporters being recorded in public places being rowdy and sometimes saying racist things to strangers, former CNN correspondent Maria Hinojosa complained that the "mainstream media" have caused whites to be afraid of immigrants. And, moments later, guest Tim Wise -- identified as an "anti-racism educator" -- fretted about whether "white folks" would be "silent collaborators" with racists rather than opposing them.
Next month, Donald Trump will become president, just as he would have if he’d defeated Hillary Clinton in a landslide of Nixon-McGovern proportions. Nonetheless, Trump’s loss of the popular vote remains a liberal talking point, and a taunting point for Jesse Berney. “Trump lost the vote for president by well over two-and-a-half million votes and counting, and it's driving him out of his mind,” wrote Berney in a Friday piece, adding that “the majority [of voters] rejected a near-sociopathic celebration of ignorance and the least qualified person ever to become a major party's nominee for president.”
TheRoot.com's Jason Johnson unleashed on Donald Trump on Friday's CNN Newsroom, after the President-Elect called for unity at his Thursday rally in Ohio: "I don't believe anything that Donald Trump says about unity. I can see that from the administration that he's picked. I can see that from the policies he's proposed." Johnson targeted the billionaire for an apparent lack of women and "people of color" in his Cabinet. The guest also blasted his senior advisor, Steve Bannon: "He has a website that terrorists – white nationalist terrorists – consider to be their home base; consider to be their personal bible."
Did you know that some Donald Trump supporters actively advocated for repealing the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote almost a century ago? Or that Hillary Clinton, who memorably characterized half of Trump's supporters as "a basket of deplorables ... racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it," really "went high" as "her opponent went even lower" during the presidential campaign?
By now, many people know that Newsweek, which prepared alternative "Madam President" and "President Trump" editions for its post-presidential election issue, accidentally sent 125,000 copies of the "Madam President" edition to newsstands on Election Night. But that's not the real news here. What is far less known, and far more disturbing, is that the pulled "Madam President" edition includes the outrageous contentions just cited, as well as others which will be seen shortly.
Sparks flew during CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront Thursday evening, as New York Times columnist, and radical leftist, Charles Blow announced how he really feels about supporters of the president-elect. “The flaw in that is that you assume that I care what his supporters think,” blow exclaimed to conservative radio host Ben Ferguson. Blow’s dismissal came after he denounced Donald Trump, saying everything he says “reeks of fraudulence.”
One bad month of subscriber losses might have been considered a fluke, but two bad months in a row has to be setting off alarms at ESPN and parent company Disney. The once seemingly invincible sports juggernaut, which has exponentially increased its political posturing in the past several years, lost 621,000 subscribers a month ago, and shed another 555,000 during November (i.e., heading into December), according to Nielsen's December 2016 Cable Coverage Estimates ("monthly" reports are apparently issued on the closest Monday to the first of the month on four-week, four-week, five-week rotation).
In an extraordinarily selective move which reeks of political motivations, the Associated Press has issued "usage" and "boilerplate" guidance relating to the "alt-right" which it clearly expects its "1,400 U.S. daily newspaper members and thousands of television and radio broadcast members" to follow. The AP is essentially demanding that journalists henceforth define the beliefs of the "alt-right" as the wire service defines them, and specifically insists that those alleged beliefs be identified "whenever 'alt-right' is used in a story."
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah injected lame comedy into the show's final segment as he cracked that, in the week ahead, Donald Trump might pick David Duke as a Supreme Court justice or someone who "hates the environment" for EPA administrator.
According to TNR’s Lovia Gyarkye, one of the less tangible things President Obama has tried to forge is “a liberalism that fuses identity politics with the idea of American greatness.” As for Obama’s successor, “the answer to the Trump presidency is not to abandon the progress we have made. It is not to yearn for the past glories of a nation that has wronged so many people. It is to do the hard work of abandoning this country’s self-serving myths, and realizing that America’s greatness is yet to come.”
The dateline: October 24, 2015. The cover of Time magazine? Art work of Donald Trump’s hair and face- melting. The headline: “Total Meltdown.” In fact, the cover was the second Time cover depicting a melting Donald, the first running in August of 2016 and titled simply: “Meltdown”
Did liberals’ reliance on so-called identity politics cost them the presidential election? It doesn’t matter, suggested Slate’s Michelle Goldberg in a Tuesday piece. Goldberg has no use for “the more illiberal aspects of social justice politics,” but thinks that in general Democrats stand for exactly what, and who, they should stand for. “There can be no going back on defending the tenuous gains of women and people of color, or foregrounding their demands for full equality. They are the base of the party,” wrote Goldberg, adding that “the focus of left-of-center politics in the dark years to come must be on protecting the groups of people who are targets precisely because of their identities…If Democrats standing up for diversity makes Trump voters feel disrespected, the best response is a slogan popular among enemies of political correctness at Trump rallies: Fuck your feelings.”
There are few if any signs that the left's unhinged behavior in the wake of Donald Trump's electoral victory is subsiding, even among those in positions of significant authority and responsibility. In addition to CEOs and university professors, we can now add the category of "high-ranking journalist" to the list of those who, since Trump's victory, have been unable to keep their violent emotional inclinations in check.
Michael Hirsh, Politico's national editor, who has previously served as the foreign editor and chief diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek, has resigned after publishing the home addresses of an Alt-Right leader and proposing that he and someone with whom he was corresponding visit the closer of those two addresses with "baseball bats."