Mira Ebersole is an intern for MRC Business.
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“Should We Be Having Kids In The Age of Climate Change?” That was the audacious question NPR’s website and “All Things Considered” radio show asked on Aug. 18, as it promoted a college professor’s “radical” proposal that people need to have fewer children because of the “prospect of climate catastrophe.”
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump bought an earring cuff from NYC-based jewelry company Lady Grey. When that company chose to insult her because of her father and brag about it, The Huffington Post applauded. The headline of HuffPo’s style section story was, “A Jewelry Brand Just Threw The Best Shade At Ivanka Trump.” “Mic.Dropped,” said Jenna Amatulli’s subhead on Aug. 17.
Olympic sharpshooter Kim Rhode won a bronze medal in skeet shooting on Aug. 12, becoming the first woman to win medals at six consecutive Olympics. That was a remarkable feat. But despite her achievements, Rhode does not have “a single sponsor from outside the firearm industry.” Major companies like Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble turned down sponsorship requests, according to Bloomberg.
Occasionally liberal agendas conflict with one another. The Washington Post exposed the challenge of promoting infrastructure spending and appeasing environmentalists in a recent story about Washington, D.C. gridlock. The liberal media generally support both climate alarmism and opposition to fossil fuels, as well as calls for greater infrastructure spending on “roads and bridges.”
The media frequently attempt to portray global warming as fact by eliminating opposing views and ignoring scientists who argue humans are not responsible for climate change. Now they’re celebrating the a prominent teacher’s union’s pro-censorship decision on the same issue.
Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 is known for his irreverent and sometimes controversial comedic style. A few years ago, he was criticized for joking about rape. However, the topics from his Aug. 2, show won’t attract any negative attention from the liberal media. While interviewing a climate activist and posing as a Fox News host named “Dannity,” Tosh mocked global warming “deniers,” Fox News and Christians.
Food is so scarce in Venezuela that last week a group of starving people broke into a zoo and killed a horse for food. Burdened by government regulations, Venezuela’s economic crisis and its food shortage are forcing many people to leave their country. However, the networks haven’t done much reporting on the subject. The July 31, NBC Nightly News was an exception.
Venezuela’s economy continues to deteriorate under the rule of its socialist president Nicolas Maduro. The collapsing economy, combined with government regulations and price controls created a food shortage so severe some have taken drastic measures. One group of desperate Venezuelans broke into a zoo and butchered a horse for meat on July 24, according to Fusion’s Manuel Rueda.
CNBC’s business news coverage took a humorous turn when Squawk Box anchors Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin’s conversation turned to social media. On July 27, after reporting that Twitter shares were down following a disappointing quarter, Kernen revealed what he likes about Twitter and who he follows.
The Democratic National Convention would not be complete without a group of liberal Hollywood celebrities anxiously warning that humans are threatening the planet. Avatar director and eco-hypocrite James Cameron premiered his short environmental film, Not Reality TV, at the convention. In addition to blaming floods, droughts, fires, and other natural disasters on human-induced global warming, the film also criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for calling global warming a “hoax.”
On the eve of the Democratic convention, CNBC’s Joe Kernen wanted to know why the media have failed to challenge Hillary Clinton on the issue of her personal wealth and the controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation. Kernen, a Squawk Box co-anchor, pointed out that the media have been suspiciously silent on the subject of Clinton’s finances. During a discussion regarding a recent book about the Clintons, he referenced the two journalists who exposed the Watergate scandal: “Where’s Woodward and Bernstein on any of this?”
Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is part of the latest anti-salmon farming campaign with an organization helmed by a man who has argued that the global population should be reduced by several billion people. Anderson, already on the board of directors of the radical Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, partnered with them to investigate the supposedly secretive world of salmon farming and film a PSA about alleged health and environmental risks.
Although he is frequently attacked by the mainstream media, Rush Limbaugh’s conservative radio show continues to flourish and maintain an audience of loyal followers. The radio show host’s $79 million income earned him the number 10 ranking on Forbes’ recently released list of top celebrity earnings of 2016.
Flaming tap water made for compelling imagery and anti-fracking activists and news media used it to make drilling for natural gas look dangerous. But a new study reported by the Denver Post further undermined such claims.
While radical environmentalists jointly claim greenhouse gases and fossil fuels such as oil and coal are responsible for global warming and endangering the planet, there is strong disagreement among them about what energy sources are acceptable. Environmental activists and groups are divided on natural gas and nuclear power, and even differ in their approach towards fossil fuel companies, according to The New York Times. Politically, the left is divided too, as evidenced by the recent, narrow decision not to include a ban on “fracking” in the Democratic platform.
Some high-powered celebrities are joining the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) alongside digital advocacy group Fight for the Future. Fight for the Future is organizing a series of summer events, including protests and free concerts.
Although the liberal media often turn to critics of genetically modified foods, a group of award-winning scientists not only affirmed the safety of GMO foods, they criticized Greenpeace for “obstruction.” More than 100 Nobel Prize winners signed a letter criticizing environment group Greenpeace’s campaign against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter accused Greenpeace of opposing “biotechnological innovations in agriculture” and misrepresenting the “risks, benefits, and impacts” of GMOs.
The environmental group WildAid claims livestock is a main cause of greenhouse gas emissions so it is targeting China, calling on people to reduce their carbon footprints by rejecting meat. They’ve recruited some star power to push their liberal agenda. But those stars are wealthy, elite eco-hypocrites.
Shocking the whole world, the British people voted on June 23, to leave the European Union — a move nicknamed Brexit. Unexpectedly, the Leave voters won 52 to 48 percent. Although there was much anger at the decision, there were also plenty of voices cheering on the British on June 24. That chorus included CNBC On Air Editor Rick Santelli who acknowledged there would be economic ramifications, but cheered the UK for having the “backbone” to change direction and head “down the right road.”
Hundreds of British actors and celebrities are clamoring for Great Britain to remain part of the European Union when the nation votes this week. That’s in direct opposition to the view of many conservatives on both sides of the pond. Either result could have major economic consequences. UK citizens will vote June 23 on the contentious “Brexit” referendum. Putting their high-profiles to use, 282 people involved in Britain’s creative industries signed a letter in May arguing many of their “projects” would not have been possible without “vital EU funding” or “collaborating across borders,” according to a website urging people vote “REMAIN.”