The world of television and how Hollywood delivers it keeps changing. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have become prestige brands whose original programming draws a pile of Emmy nominations. But as much as technology changes, some things remain the same. The entertainment factories keep ripping on Republican politicians in the crudest terms.
Former CBS News correspondent and Fox News analyst Bernard Goldberg ran through a list of polls showing President Trump "embarrassed" America, then championed a column by never-Trumper Bret Stephens in The New York Times challenging Trump backers: "If the president were to sexually assault a woman in the Oval Office tomorrow, would you still justify your vote on the view that Neil Gorsuch's elevation to the Supreme Court made it all worthwhile?"
So much for the “tolerant” left being tolerant of anyone else who has views that differ from their own – at least when it comes to actor Joshua Malina and his views for anyone who supports or voted for President Donald Trump. The 51-year-old former West Wing actor, who now plays Attorney General David Rosen on ABC’s show Scandal unleashed some of the most disparaging statements about Trump supporters, actually giving Anthony Scaramucci a run for his money in the department of derogatory talk.
On Friday, in an op-ed which made the paper's print edition, David Brooks, the alleged conservative commentator at the New York Times, surprised more than a few people by calling for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to resign over his awful handling of now ex-employee James Damore's "Echo Chamber" document. Brooks identified the five key players in the drama, and directed sharp criticism at three of them: Google's diversity officer, the press, and ultimately Pichai.
You actually expect me to read an entire 140 character tweet? Oy! The aggravation! That means putting a tremendous strain on my eyeballs. Just a step away from reading the entire "War and Peace" in one sitting. If you think that was ridiculous, try to pretend that many people won't read an entire tweet as Chris Cillizza did on Friday's New Day on CNN. Cillizza seemed to think that many people will focus only on the "locked and loaded" part of President Donald Trump's August 11 tweet and ignore the rest of it which puts that term entirely into context.
If liberal activist and filmmaker Michael Moore thought his Broadway play -- entitled The Terms of My Surrender -- would draw rave reviews from fellow progressives who would be “galvanized” into taking out Republican President Donald Trump, he was sadly mistaken. While New York Times theater critic Jesse Green claimed the play, which opened on Thursday at the Belasco theater, “is a bit like being stuck at Thanksgiving dinner with a garrulous, self-regarding, time-sucking uncle,” Peter Marks of the Washington Post asserted that “Michael Moore should leave Broadway to the pros.”
Univision's dependence on unchecked immigration evidently demands that any effort to control our borders be attacked and smeared - even at the expense of the truth. That is precisely what viewers saw on Univision's weekly public affairs program, Al Punto, as anchor Jorge Ramos made blatant material misrepresentations of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act to Univision's audience.
Talking to NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres on Friday about the Trump administration promising aggressive action on the nationwide opioid crisis, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin worried that the focus on the deadly drug abuse epidemic was based on race.
On Tuesday, NRATV released yet another video responding to false attacks from the New York Times and the Washington Post. In the video, Grant Stinchfield goes after the media and exposes their hypocrisy.
CNN fired commentator Jeffrey Lord after his big Twitter battle with Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. Lord had criticized the lefty outlet for being Soros-funded. Carusone repeatedly claimed on Twitter that Media Matters had only received “one donation one time...in 2010” from billionaire George Soros.
Turns out, that’s not at all true.
On Friday, CNN sent out an alert for an article suggesting Americans are murderers and are responsible for the death of a woman killed in a flood. Why? Because Americans contribute to climate change. This misuse of alerts normally reserved for actual news is nothing new. CNN now promotes propaganda via mobile alerts on a regular basis.
If you ever wonder how wildly out-of-touch the media is, look no further than The New York Times’ Twitter account. Friday morning, the leading newspaper in the country actually wondered if climate change would be the "greater threat" for the island of Guam than being hit with a nuclear bomb. The New York Times’ World section’s Twitter account proposed the ludicrous question earlier this morning, to much deserved backlash.
Two days after informing viewers that his “job...actually is to scare people to death” about war with North Korea, MSNBC host Brian Williams and guests served up more kooky thoughts on Thursday’s The 11th Hour by comparing President Trump to Kim Jong-un and swooning over a “renaissance” in American journalism. Oh, and that was all within the show’s opening segment, aka the A-Block.
Conservatives who’ve rallied behind former Google engineer James Damore traditionally have undermined workers like him, contended The New Republic’s Josephine Livingstone on Wednesday. Livingstone has no use for Damore’s now-famous, if little-read, memo, which allegedly “contained a bunch of ‘red-pill’ nonsense about biological differences between men and women,” but she also claimed that the right typically objects to certain protections for fired employees like Damore.
A journalist who famously offered Bill Clinton oral sex as a thank you for keeping abortion legal is now decrying the Trump women for encouraging sexism by wearing high heels. Writing for Newsweek on Friday, Nina Burleigh seethed, “Six months in, and the Trump women are well on their way to normalizing the footwear of the beauty pageant.”