The Deadspin blog has been at the forefront of the "we won't stick to sports" movement, but that may be about to change. Megan Greenwell, who identifies herself as the site's "former editor-in-chief," writes that new management is insisting Deadspin change its ways (so often vulgar, irreverent, anti-Christian, anti-Trump) and she has submitted her resignation.
The New York Times was in a panic in Saturday’s edition, with reporters Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery relaying Democratic whining about a GOP fundraising letter in “Texas Democrats Urge G.O.P. to ‘Eradicate’ Incendiary Rhetoric.” The Texas-based team of Fernandez and Montgomery have previously teamed up for freak-outs over the “far right,” “ultraconservative” Texas GOP, and they are still skittish about their fellow Texans: "Leaders of the Texas Democratic Party called the letter racist, anti-Latino and anti-immigrant and said it was filled with the kind of rhetoric that fueled the hatred of the El Paso gunman."
CNN host Chris Cuomo devoted his closing argument Friday night to trashing President Trump. Cuomo declared that “the President’s mouth is a threat to this country” and accused the President of racism.
For anyone who listens regularly to Rush Limbaugh, they are familiar with his thoughts on the far-left (the "deranged left" as he puts it) redefining America as a racist country founded in racism and also his thoughts on the increasing problems with a college education. And like clockwork, within the space of a week, examples of both pop up in the hard news. On the “America was founded as a racist country” front we have the lefty Slate to thank for publishing the transcript of a secretly recorded internal “townhall” at the New York Times.
On Thursday's edition of the NPR morning talk show 1A, host Joshua Johnson devoted the first hour to promoting the "1619 Project" at The New York Times, which seeks to "reframe" American history as dominated to this very day by slavery. In a town hall meeting transcript that leaked, Times executive editor Dean Baquet explicitly announced that the project was meant to help the public understand why we narrowly elected Donald Trump in 2016. When Johnson made time for an opposing view, he quoted a note from "Charlie," and the assembled Times team burst out laughing at the idea that this was a partisan narrative.
For someone who was ultimately exposed as a liar, Brian Williams had no problems smearing conservatives as ignorant and gullible. Nine years ago this week, the now-disgraced NBC Nightly News anchor appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman to bash Tea Party conservatives. Teed up by Letterman as to why the Tea Party wants their “country back,” a smug Williams mocked, “It makes people feel better to say ‘Take our country back.’ If you ask them, they would say from, ‘from the Trilateral Commission, from the big bankers, from the Council on Foreign Relations.”
The press is getting worse at lying. Liberal media bias has been around for decades, but it often couched itself in subtle ways. An ignored story here, a lack of ideological labels there. Instead, we all shrugged. We know the truth. The charade is over. We all read Twitter and can see how news reporters can’t even hide their progressive bona fides on social media. That proved clear last year when media outlets reported on a mega-million dollar deal between Netflix and former President Barack Obama.
Sadly, Garfield creator Jim Davis sold his company Paws and Garfield to, wait for it… Nickelodeon – the far-left tween channel owned by the equally progressive Viacom, which inserts blatant propaganda promoting gun control on the Kids’ Choice Awards and SJW storylines in newer shows and revivals of past favorites, including the new transgender arc on the reboot of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life.
The New York Times loves a story about unfounded fears about Immigrants of Color. See Melissa Eddy's report from Germany, headlined "A Summer of Angst in One of the World’s Safest Countries." They buried the most interesting crime statistic in paragraph 23.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press event with the gangsta-rapper/mogul Jay-Z, and announced his company Roc Nation will take the lead in selecting the league’s live entertainment programming and advise on its “social justice” initiatives. Jay-Z once backed Kaepernick’s crusade, but now proclaimed the whole kneeling thing was yesterday’s news. “I think we’re past kneeling,” he said. It wasn’t hard to predict that the nation’s enlightened sports writers were going to erupt volcanically over this deal.
On Friday's Real Time show, liberal comedian Bill Maher displayed the latest example of ghoulishly celebrating the death of a prominent conservative as the HBO host used his monologue to trash conservative activist David Koch, declaring, "F***" him," and "I'm glad he's dead. ... I hope the end was painful."
When the FX cable TV channel announced in early August that the network will produce a series that would tell the story of Monica Lewinsky, the most interesting aspect about the Ryan Murphy-guided anthology was the fact that Lewinsky herself was going to serve as a producer. However, on Wednesday, FX CEO John Landgraf responded to the fact that no one has yet been signed to portray Hillary Clinton by stating that she “is actually not a significant character” in American Crime Story: Impeachment because it’s “told from the point of view of these women who were really far from the center of power.”
The NFL and its new partner, rapper Jay-Z, are trying to put ex-player and renegade Colin Kaepernick in the past and move social justice activities off the field, and The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin is fit to be tied about these developments. Zirin is so mad at Jay-Z for supposedly selling out Kaepernick that he wrote two blogs this week to blister the man who agreed to become a new social justice partner with the NFL.
The passing of free market and libertarian activist David Koch on Friday was met by much of the media with a dignified reaction that highlighted Koch's politics, but without portraying him as the cause of all that is wrong with the contemporary political climate. MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing took a different route, instead choosing to label the "Billionaire conservative donor" Koch "as one half of the Koch Brothers came to symbolize the influence of dark money in America" and hype NBC's recently concluded docu-series American Swamp where the Koch Brothers are portrayed as the nefarious billionaires out to control American politics.
Tom Wright-Piersanti, a senior staff editor on the political desk of the New York Times embarrassed his paper, which has been busy lately attacking President Trump for anti-Semitism, when several of his past offensive anti-Jewish tweets resurfaced at Breitbart, including one from New Year’s Day in which he resolves to be “less anti-Semitic” that year! It's revealing to see how the paper has dealt with previous examples of offensive (or “offensive”) social media comments, both from people in the news or on the Times’s staff. The paper’s outrage regarding “offensive” tweets seems connected to how many friends you have in liberal bastions like the mainstream press and Hollywood.