Michele Norris has “a sense of vertigo and justifiable anger.” Perhaps because the latest product line she and others in the race industry are hawking isn’t quite catching on. It’s the idea that those who want to go back to work, or go shopping, or have a beer on a sunny day, are, in Norris’s formulation, “impervious to black pain.”
After opening Thursday night’s Late Show by labeling a visit from President Trump to be the latest “disaster” to befall the state of Michigan, liberal host Stephen Colbert later began a softball interview with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden by hopefully asking: “Are you gonna beat this guy?”
New York Times fashion reporter Vanessa Friedman paid homage to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s politically powerful...facemasks? "The Many Masks of Nancy Pelosi" came complete with five photos of Pelosi in masks which were color-coordinated with her scarves and outfits. Friedman praised Pelosi for "demonstrating good mask habits, civic awareness and solicitude for those around her....support for small businesses."
Yes, we should really be listening to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban when he speaks on the stuff that leaders are made of. Mr. Cuban forfeited his credibility on this subject in 2018 when he was forced by the NBA to pay $10 million to women's leadership and domestic violence organizations. Why? Because he permitted a culture of sexual harassment in the team's front office. Nevertheless, Cuban appeared on Sean Hannity's television program Wednesday and belittled President Trump's leadership performance on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday, it was Mika Brzezinski calling for Twitter to cancel President Trump's account. Today, it's her husband's turn to rip social media, as Joe Scarborough vehemently tore into Mark Zuckerberg for allowing "vile, disgusting, despicable" lies and conspiracy theories about Dr. Fauci to be spread on Facebook.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has been vastly criticized for his poor handling of the coronavirus, and one Fox Business anchor has had enough of him. “You wouldn’t know energy if you ran it over with your chauffeured SUV as you napped in the back seat, having awoken at noon.”
One governor made the mistake of ordering coronavirus patients back into their nursing homes resulting in almost 5000 deaths in those facilities in his state. The other governor took measures that resulted in a not only a flattening of the coronavirus cases curve but a general decline despite his state having a large elderly population.
President Trump has tweeted feverishly about “Obamagate,” loosely defined as everything the Obama-Biden team did to ruin Trump’s candidacy (and then presidency) using their executive-branch powers. The Trump-loathing press has responded with an unusual tactic. The self-appointed guardians of democracy who have auditioned themselves as America’s great explainers are playing dumb.
With all 50 states beginning to reopen in various ways, much to the chagrin of the liberal media panic peddlers, they needed a new way to try and scare the public from going outside and trying to get their lives back on track. Thursday's NBC Nightly News trotted out a new strategy in suggesting that mass shootings were going to skyrocket as people ventured to public places.
While speaking Wednesday to Nikole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 Project about racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., PBS and CNN International host Christiane Amanpour surprisingly admitted that the UK's National Health Service has not prevented a similar disparity there after Hannah-Jones claimed that racism has prevented universal health care from being implemented in the U.S.
Somewhere, Matt Dornic, Jeff Zucker, and the rest of CNN must be nodding and smiling in approval. Thursday afternoon on Twitter, Never Trumper and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro gleefully attacked Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean for calling out Wednesday’s despicable, mega-swab-filled, and now-infamous Cuomo Prime Time segment. Check out the full post to see Dean’s powerful appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight paying tribute to her in-laws, speaking of how Mickey and Dee Newman were “real people…not just numbers on a curve.”
In major breaking news, President Trump took off his mask during his visit to a Ford plant in Michigan on May 21. The earth shook, the sky was blackened, and the dead walked the earth due to the mystical power of the scandal. Well, no not really, but considering the reaction of lefty mask police in response to the president's latest faux pas, it seemed like Trump committed an impeachable offense.
Showing their discontent for religious liberty and penchant for just being petty, the Thursday evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC refused to cover a Mississippi church burned to the ground Wednesday in an act of arson because they had sued to stay open. Instead, all three of them threw a hissy fit because President Trump wasn’t wearing a mask for part of his visit to a Ford factory, which was making ventilators.
For all of CNN’s conspiracy theories, juvenile news coverage, and lack of accountability on the left, MSNBC has had many of the same issues. On Thursday’s Deadline: White House, host Nicolle Wallace and former Obama official Richard Stengel flaunted their opposition to the First Amendment, equating President Trump’s pandemic rhetoric to Chinese disinformation campaigns. But even more sinister came from Stengel, who falsely claimed that “the First Amendment doesn’t protect false speech about a virus or a false speech that endangers the health” of social media users in context of clamping down on Trump.
New York Times reporter Michael Wines is back on his hobby horse of downplaying vote fraud and throwing accusations of bad faith and voter suppression at Republicans. The front of Tuesday’s paper, “Republicans to Pursue a Crackdown on Voting” by Michael Wines. He dipped into anti-Trump paranoia, citing vaguely sourced “concerns that the Republican fraud drumbeat could lay the groundwork for Mr. Trump and his supporters to reject the election results should he lose."